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: Open University

6.30 Sociology: Caste and Class. 6.55 Maths: Catastrophe Theory. 7.20 Discovering Chemistry. 7.45 King Frederick and Voltaire.

: Play School

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor Written and directed by MAUREEN ROFFEY Presenters
Sarah Long , Andrew Secombe
Book Play School Stories. 95p from booksellers; Bang on a Drum (record REC 474, cassette zcm 474) from retailers or Teledata (phone [number removed])


Directed By: Maureen Roffey
Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Andrew Secombe

: Closedown

: Bedford: a Pioneering College

Bedford College of Higher Education offers a remarkable range of courses, catering for PE students, retired people, farm-workers, and the mentally handicapped, as well as traditional further education students. At Bedford, FE really does mean For Everyone.
A BBC/Open University production

: topper

Selected episodes from this delightful and imaginativeAmerican comedy series from the 50's starring
Bank Securities
Those blithe, spirits the Kerbys and their dog Neil Cause problems for their host, when $50,000-worth of bonds mysteriously disappear from Topper's huse.
Produced by JOHN.W LOVETON


Anne Jeffreys is: Marion Kerby
George Kerby: Robert Sterling
Cosmo Topper: Leo G Carroll
Henrietta Topper: Lee Patrick

: Three Monks

There is an old Chinese saying: ' One monk will shoulder two buckets of water, two monks will share the load, but add a third monk and no one will want to fetch water'. When a third monk arrives at a temple high up on a -hill, all three monks go thirsty, until there is a fire
Directedby^da. Produced by SHANGHAI ANIMATION FILM STUDIO (Postponed from IS May)

: I Can Jump Puddles

An Australian drama in nine parts adapted from the. autobiographical novelsbY'ALAN Marshall starring Lewis fite-Gerald 6 Getting
YourBreath Alan , now 19, sets off from his home in the bush armed with appointments for job interviews and; a manuscript for the Bulletin; His dreams of instant literary success, however, are soon shattered.
Screenplay by SONIA BORG Produced by JOHN CAUCI


Unknown: Alan Marshall
Unknown: Yourbreath Alan
Play By: Sonia Borg
Produced By: John Cauci
Produced By: Directedby Keith Wilkes
Alan Marshall: Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Father: Tony Barry
Mother: Julie Hamilton
Arthur: Terry Gill
Bluey: Reg Evans
Tom Mitchell: Jack Perry
Rèceptionist ,: Elizabeth Kemp
Mr Simpson: Andpew Gilmour
Mr Ford: Ian Sprake
Mr Ransome: Ian Cumming
Spruiker: Maurie Fields

: Party Election Broadcast

(For details see BBC1 at 8.0 pm)

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Wildlife on Two

Whale of a Tangle
Narrated by David Attenborough
What happens when a 40-ton whale, hits a fishing net?
In 1979, 30 whales died and three million dollars were lost in wrecked nets and lost catches off the Atlantic coast of Canada. David ATTENDOROUGH reports from Newfoundland on the causes and the attempts that were made to find a solution to the head-on collision between this endangered species and desperate fishermen.
Written and produced by RICHARDSBROCK BBC Bristol Subtites on Ceefax page 270


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Joanna Lumley , Hugh Leonard and Arthur Marshall
Patricia Hodge , Niek Ross Referee Robert Robinson
Devised by MaryGOOBSON and BILL TODMAN
Produced and directedby PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Hugh Leonard
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Niek Ross
Unknown: Referee Robert Robinson
Unknown: Bill Todman

: Petula

40th Anniversary Concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor KENNY CLAYTON from, the Royal Albert Hall , London ,The first of two programmes in which Petula Clark musically celebrates her 40 years in showbusiness; from her first broadcast singing to forces overseas in the 40s; through numerous films, record hits like ' Downtown' and ' This is my song'; to television and concert appearances worldwide and, most recently, her West End starring role in The Sound of Music.
A. BBC co-production with PROGENAR SA
Television presentation YVONNE LITTLEWOOD


Conductor: Kenny Clayton
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

: Spotlight

Spike Milligan in the last of the Spotlight series.
With his mischievous sense of humour, his acute powers of observation, his amusing interpretation of the ludicrous, Spike recalls the circumstances which led to him becoming a performer on the stage, and describes with a sequence of true stories 'much funnier than the ones you invent' his showbusiness career, full of hilarious and bizarre happenings.
Trio: Alan Claire, Allan Ganley and Lenny Bush
Recorded at the Forum Theatre, Hatfield.


Speaker: Spike Milligan
Musician: Alan Claire
Musician: Allan Ganley
Musician: Lenny Bush
Lighting: John King
Sound supervisor: Alan Taylor
Producer: Don Sayer

: Privfate Lives

Presented by Maria Aitken
Once again Maria tempts famous guests to reveal their more personal memories by inviting them to take part in her game of reminiscence. Peter Skellern plays their favourite music. Appearing tonight are
Yehudl Menuhin and Clare Francis


Presented By: Maria Aitken
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Unknown: Yehudl Menuhin
Unknown: Clare Francis
Producer: Nicholas Shakespeare
Director: David G

: Newsnight

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's review and analysis of the rest of the day's events with the programme's correspondents in Britain and around the world.
Assignment Editors
Deputy editor PAUL NORRIS


Presenter: John Tusa
Presenter: John Snow
Presenter: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Presenter: Linda Alexander
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Peter Bell
Producer: Tony Hall
Producer: Dave Stanford
Director: Mike Catherwood
Director: John Wilkinson
Assignment editor: John Morrell
Assignment editor: Nick Guthrie
Editor: Paul Norris
Editor: David Lloyd

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