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: Open University

4.5 Cosmology Before Newton. 6.30 The Plough and the Hoe: 4. 6.55 Inside Volcanoes. 7.20 Jumpers by Tom Stoppard.
7.45 Mining in Ireland: 1.


Unknown: Tom Stoppard.

: Gharbar

In today's programme NAHID SIDDIQUI talks to BIRJU MAHARAJ about his dancing career and demonstrates some classical Indian dancing of which he is one of the greatest exponents.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Birju Maharaj

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Indian Two Feet and his Horse by Margaret Friskey


Author (Indian Two Feet and his Horse): Margaret Friskey
Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Chris Tranchell

: Closedown

: Open University

12.30 Caring for Older People: Widowhood. 12.55 Consumer Decisions: TurnIng on the Heat.

: International Golf

from Hoylake
The 1983 Walker Cup
Great Britain and Ireland v USA
Live coverage of this afternoon's singles matches at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
Scores and reports on Ceefax


Commentators: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Bruce Critchley

: The Passover Among Yemeni Jews

The village of Yishi, about halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, was created by Arabic-speaking Jews from the Yemen, who came to Israel at the foundation of the state. Because of their isolation the Yemeni Jews have kept many of the most ancient practices of Judaism untouched, which they observe with an exceptionally joyous feeling. This film was shot during Passover, 1976. A family re-created the seder meal for the film crew, because no religious Jewish family would dream of allowing the seder itself to be witnessed by outsiders.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Nuala O'Faolain

: Hollywood's Children: Journey for Margaret

starring Margaret O'Brien, Robert Young, Laraine Day
Continuing a season of films starring celebrated child actors. Five-year-old Margaret O'Brien gives a remarkably tearful performance in a moving story of an orphan of the London blitz. When an American reporter meets two orphans, Margaret and Peter, they quickly become attached to him and he finds them hard to resist.
Screenplay DAVID HERTZ , WILLIAM LUDWIG Produced by B. p. FINEMAN Directed by w. s. VAN DYKE
Films: page 16


Unknown: O'Uiien Robert Young
Unknown: Margaret O'Brien
Unknown: David Hertz
Unknown: William Ludwig
Produced By: B. P. Fineman
Directed By: W. S. Van
John Davis: Robert Young
Nora Davis: Laraine Day
Trudy Strauss: Fay Bainter
Herbert V Allison: Nigel Bruce
Margaret: Margaret O'Brien
Peter: William Severn

: Mightier Than the Sword

R. F. Delderfield , playwright and novelist, was probably best known for his 1940s farce Worm's Eye View, until the BBC dramatised his final novel To Serve Them All My Days. It was an enormous success - expressing the ultimate fusion of Delderfield's love of history and his understanding of its significance in the lives of ordinary people. Born in London, he adopted Devon, where he went to live as a boy. He never lost his Cockney accent nor the common touch, and asked nothing more than that his writing should reach out and entertain people. Film editor CHRIS WARING Producer DAVID SPIRES


Unknown: R. F. Delderfield
Editor: Chris Waring
Producer: David Spires

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Ebony

The last in the present series
Introduced by Juliet Alexander
Vincc Herbert and Wayne Laryea This week, music from Peter Tosh


Introduced By: Juliet Alexander
Introduced By: Vincc Herbert
Introduced By: Wayne Laryea
Unknown: Peter Tosh
Producers: Roy Chapman
Producers: Amanda Theunissen
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Chelsea Flower Show

Every year thousands of garden lovers flock to view this exciting spectacle of colour, fragrance and design in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Peter Seabrook and Alan Titchmarsh see all that is best in British horticulture.


Producer: Neil Eccles

: Pinkerton's Progress

A series of six episodes by CHARLES MCKEOWN
2: Pinkerton fails to create a non-smokers' common room for Flax, but otherwise manages to maintain the peace by discovering that Davies and Renfrew have been lying to Miss Shilling about their marital statuses.
Produced and directed by GARETH GWENLAN


Unknown: Charles McKeown
Arranged By: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Jan Spoczynski
Directed By: Gareth Gwenlan
Pinkerton: Geoffrey Whitehead
Bursar: Paul Hardwick
Beech: Derek Francis
Flax: Alan Parnaby
Miss Shilling: Eleanor Bron
Hudson: Ralph Watson
Davies: Clive Merrison
Clifford: Andrew Robertson
Renfrew: Michael Elwyn
Headmaster: Derek Farr

: The Way of the Warrior

A series of eight documentaries about some of the leading masters of martial arts and their extra-, ordinary skills.
3: Aikido and Kendo - The Sporting Way Narrated by Dennis Waterman
Most people who practise the fighting arts today learn the sporting forms developed from the original martial arts. This film concentrates on aikido and kendo, once lethal skills, and sees the effect that practising them has had upon two Britishers.
Film cameraman jim SAUNDERS
Sound recordist KEITH RODGERSON Film editor IAN PITCH
Assistant producer HOWARD REID
Written and produced by MICHAEL CROUCHER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Dennis Waterman
Unknown: Jim Saunders
Unknown: Keith Rodgerson
Editor: Ian Pitch
Producer: Howard Reid
Produced By: Michael Croucher

: Empire, Inc

Kenneth Welsh , Jennifer Dale Martha Henry , Gabriel Arcand
A serial in six parts following the struggle for power of Canadian business tycoon James Munroe , from the roaring 30s to the liberated 60s, against a background of family intrigue and treachery. 3: The Party's Over
Seneville, Quebec, 1939: an extravagant garden party at the Munroes' country house is interrupted by the arrival of Cabinet Minister G. D. Howe. He wants ' Sir James' to mobilise the Canadian war production effort, trading his business power for the greater power of politics.
Screenplay by DOUGLAS BOWIE Directed by DOUG JACKSON
Executive producer MARK BLANDFORD A CDC production


Unknown: Kenneth Welsh
Unknown: Jennifer Dale
Unknown: Martha Henry
Unknown: Gabriel Arcand
Unknown: James Munroe
Unknown: G. D. Howe.
Play By: Douglas Bowie
Directed By: Doug Jackson
Producer: Mark Blandford
James Munroe: Kenneth Welsh
Catherine Munroe: Martha Henry
Jimmy Munroe: Peter Dvorsky
Cleo Munroe: Jennifer Dale
Larry Munroe: Joseph Ziegler
Amy Munroe: Mitch Martin
Bunny McKenna: Robin Ward
Helen: Pamela Redfern
Violet: Lyn Jackson
Gene Prudhomme: Gabriel Arcand
Adrien Arcand: Jean-Pierre Bergeron
Ralston: Bill Martin

: Newsnight featuring Campaign 83

JOHN TUSA , PETER SNOW and DONALD MACCORMICK present full coverage of the day's developments on the hustings, and examine the most important issues of the campaign with leading politicians.
VINCENT HANNA analyses the latest swings in voters' intentions with the Newsnight 100 - the programme's representative panel of voters from across the country, and Newsnight's team of reporters cover the country to bring you details of the constituencies, the personalities and the issues that will determine the result.
LINDA ALEXANDER and JOAN BAKEWELL present Newsnight review and analysis of the rest of the day's events with the programme's correspondents in Britain and around the world.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Linda Alexander

: Open University

12.0 Bart 2: Safety and Reliability
A major reason for the poor performance of the San Francisco subway system lies in the way reliability was conceived.
12.25 Engineering: Crates and Ale
Over the last 25 years the British crate has been evolving from wood to plastic and then to newer types of plastic. We look at how the crate's working life has dictated these changes.

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