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: Open University

6.5 Personality and Learning. 6.55 Physics: Reflections on Waves. 7.20 Harris Tweed. 7.4S Industrial Relations: Us and Them.


Unknown: Harris Tweed.

: Gharbar

Today LALITA AHMED talks to SHARAN SACH DEVA, SWARAN TALWAR and SAMINA MIR about child-minding.
Music is provided by DEEDAR SINGH.
Producer BISH MEHAY. Executive producer AShOK RAMPAL , BBC Pebble Mill


Talks: Lalita Ahmed
Provided By: Deedar Singh.
Producer: Ashok Rampal

: Play School

Story: Indian Two Feet and His Horse by MARGARET FRISKY
Presenters Floella Benjamin Patrick Abernethy


Presenters: Floella Benjamin
Presenters: Patrick Abernethy

: Closedown

: Open University

12.30 The First Yearsoilife:AUYours.
12.55 Health Choices: Home Cooking.

: An Office Career

Has new office technology affected the traditional role of secretaries?
A BBC/Open University production

: SOS Coast Guard

5: TheMysteryShip
The saga of the lethal arnanite continues- suspecting that a ship is being used to transport the material Terry joins the ship's crew. But an exploding boilertraps them in the hold.
Directed by WILIAM WlTNEY and ALAN JAMES (A Republic Serial. Black and white)


Directed By: Wiliam Wltney
Directed By: Alan James
Terry Kent: Ralph Byrd
Boroff: Bela Lugosi
Jean Norman: Maxine Doyle
Commander Boyle: Herbert Rawlinson
Thorg: Michael Alexander
Snapper McGee: Lee Ford
Rackerby: John Plcorri

: The Great Egg Race

Presented by Charlotte Allen with Heinz Wolff
Music without Tears
Tonight's teams are challenged to do for music what the pocket calculator has done for mathematics. Accepting the challenge are teams from Oxford University. St George's Hospital, London, and a trio of Ergonomists from Burton-on-Trent. Guest judge is Terry Pamplin from the London College of Furniture.
Studio director CHARLES HUFF Producer PETER BRUCE


Presented By: Charlotte Allen
Unknown: Heinz Wolff
Unknown: Terry Pamplin
Director: Charles Huff
Producer: Peter Bruce

: Junior Pot Black

The last of the qualifying frames for the Junior Pot Black Trophy. Featuring Steve Ventham
(Mitcham), 1982 British Junior Under-16 Champion, v Chris Ham-son (Nottingham). 1981 British Junior Under-16 Champion Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Commentator TED LOWE Referee vie BARTLAM Director
JOHN g. SMITH producer KEG rounif. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Steve Ventham
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Unknown: John G. Smith

: Six Fifty-five

Tolethorpe Hall , Lincolnshire, is where the STAMFORD SHAKESPEARE PLAYERS perform in an open-air theatre. Paul Cola goes behind the scenes, meets Peggy Mount , who's joined the Royal Shakespeare Company after almost 50 years in show business, and also sees author Michael Green demonstrate the art of coarse acting.


Unknown: Tolethorpe Hall
Unknown: Paul Cola
Unknown: Peggy Mount
Unknown: Michael Green

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Travel Show

Paul Heiney and Lucie Skeaping with news and features, plus vital information for everybody going on holiday this summer. Holiday currencies - what's your pound worth today? Traffic Jam of the Week. But it there or take it with you? A weekly guide to typical holiday purchases. Weather facts and forecasts from Jim Bacon , including Britain's sunniest and cloudiest resorts this week.
Studio director JULIET MAY Producer ROGER MACDONALD
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Jim Bacon
Producer: Roger MacDonald
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Chronicle Over Egypt

Cleopatra's Needles
Narrated by Rene Cutforth
Cleopatra's Needles exist throughout the world: London, New York, Paris, Rome, Istanbul. And only five are left in Egypt.
But why were they built? What is the significance of their shape? What do the hieroglyphs on their side say? And why, for 2,000 years, has every aspiring empire felt the need to possess one as some kind of ' good housekeeping' seal of approval?
Chronicle tells the story of their erection in the service of the Egyptian sun god and their removal by pharaohs, emperors, popes and Victorian engineers.


Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Producer: Paul Jordan
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Film Buff of the Year

A movie quiz, devised, written and presented by Robin Ray
This week's contestants are from Wolverhampton, Plymouth, Cook-ham and Newcastle upon Tyne.
They each identify a compilation of films, answer general questions on stars and are given a specific area of the cinema on which to be more closely tested.
Tonight's chosen areas are: Marlon Brando, Science Fiction from 1950 onwards. Judy Garland and War Films of the 1960s.
Film editor/researcher MALCOLM ILLINGWORTH
Directed by PAUL LOOSLEY
Produced by JOHN BUTTERY BBC Manchester


Presented By: Robin Ray
Unknown: Malcolm Illingworth
Directed By: Paul Loosley
Produced By: John Buttery

: Reputations

R. A. Butler 1902-1982
' The Uncrowned Prime Minister
Rab Butler held every major Cabinet post in his long political career which he relinquished to become Master of Trinity College. Cambridge, in 1965. Twice he almost became Prime Minister - in 1957 and in 1963- but this always eluded him. Anthony Howard presents a portrait of one of the most influential politicians of the century, with contributions from his widow Lady Butler, his sister Iris Portal, Lord Home, The Rt Hon Enoch Powell , MP, Lord Carrington and The Rt Hon Julian Amery , MP.
Film editor IAN, FARR series producer PHILIP SPEIGHT Producer CAROL OWENS


Unknown: R. A. Butler
Unknown: Rab Butler
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Julian Amery
Producer: Philip Speight
Producer: Carol Owens

: Newsnight

: Golf: The Open 82

Tomorrow, at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, the 112th Open Championship begins and as a foretaste of the tension and excitement to be experienced over the next four days this report of last year's event at Royal Troon brings back the delights and disappointments.
Tom Watson , the champion, Bobby Clampett so far ahead only to face disaster and Nick Price , ' unknown ' but nearly a winner.
Written and directed by PHIL PILLEY A twi production
A book. The World of Golf, £9.95 is available from booksellers


Unknown: Tom Watson
Unknown: Bobby Clampett
Unknown: Nick Price
Directed By: Phil Pilley

: Open University

12.10 Topoloay: Covering Surfaces
A surface which can be wrapped around a second surface is called a ' covering surface ' - but which surfaces can cover which other surfaces?
12.35 Managing the Managers: Michael Jones , Jewellers
This firm in Northampton is run as a co-operative. The issue of bonuses highlights some of the distinctive features of the firm.
1.5 Bartholomew Fair bu Ben Jonson Bartholomew Fair was for three centuries London's most important event. The programme looks at its economic importance and the way the fair helped spread new ideas and was a centre of popular culture and entertainment.


Unknown: Michael Jones
Unknown: Ben Jonson
Unknown: Bartholomew Fair

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