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: Open University

«.5 People into Politics. «.S5 Maths: Matrices, 1. 7.20 Technology: A Milk Run.
7.45 The Marriage of Figaro.

: Play School

: Closedown

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v New Zealand from The Oval
PETER WEST introduces coverage of the afternoon's play

: Topper

Selected episodes from this American 50s comedy series. starring
With a little help from the ghosts, Henrietta wins the starring role in an amateur play. But on opening night, the male lead is found unconscious....
Produced by JOHN w. LOVETON


Produced By: John W. Loveton
Mrs Marion Kerby: Anne Jeffreys
Mr George Kerby: Robert Sterling
Mr Cosmo Topper: Leog Carroll
Mrs Henrietta Topper: Lee Patrick

: Cartoon Two

How Death Came to Earth
An ancient folk tale from India , about the tragic love affair between the She-sun and the He-moon.
Directed by ISHU PATEL


Directed By: Ishu Patel

: Six Fifty-five

The location tonight is the village of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, home of John Dankworth and Cleo Laine. The occasion: an open-air jazz session and cricket match in which John and Cleo play for a celebrity team including John Alderton , Bill Oddie and Dennis Waterman. Presenter Paul Cola joins in the fun.


Unknown: John Dankworth
Unknown: Cleo Laine.
Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Dennis Waterman.
Presenter: Paul Cola

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: A Moment to Talk

A series of eight programmes. Men and women on the industrial production line stop for a breather-and to talk about their lives, jobs and concerns.
2: Firemen in White Watch, Ascot Drive Fire Station, Derby
Film cameraman STEVE SAUNDERSON Film editor GREG MILLER


Unknown: Steve Saunderson
Editor: Greg Miller
Producer: Philip Donnellan

: Q.E.D.

Riding on Air Narrated by Anthony Clare
An unusual, analytical took at how birds fly and how aeroplanes imitate them.... a lively and satisfying half-hour.
Why is a Tornado like a gannet? The first is an RAF combat aircraft while a gannet is a bird that dives vertically for fish. The answer? Well, both use variable-geometry wings. Birds and aeroplanes ride the air by the same rules but how far do the similarities go?
Aircraft sometimes stall dangerously - but do birds? Why do some birds fly in 'V formations? And how have birds' wings made flying safer for everybody?
Series editor mick RHODES Producer ALAN DOBSON BBC Manchester
* Subtitles on Ceejax page 270


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Editor: Mick Rhodes
Producer: Alan Dobson

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Another chance to see Paul Daniels as he sets out to amuse and amaze with his own special talent and introduces the remarkable skills of his international guests. From Las Vegas, the impossible balancing of Murillo and Ulises and from Monte Carlo , the zany mimicry of Jeff.
Special guest appearance by Anita Harris with Debbie McGee
Musical director KEN JONES
Programme associate ALl BONGO Director JOHN BISHOP
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Monte Carlo
Unknown: Anita Harris
Unknown: Debbie McGee
Unknown: Bongo Director John
Produced By: John Fisher

: Call My Bluff

between Frank Muir
Virginia McKenna , Richard Baker and Arthur Marshall
Julia McKenzie , Paul Eddington Referee Robert Robinson


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Directed By: John Bishop
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Cardiff Singer of the World

An international competition for singers at the start of their professional careers. Tonight's performance is the first of the preliminary rounds between
Anne Young (New Zealand) Chris De Moore (Belgium) Christine Cairns (Scotland) Piano accompanist GRAEME MCNAUGHT
Karita Mattila (Finland) with the ORCHESTRA OF THE
RICHARD ARMSTRONG Piano accompanist


Unknown: Anne Young
Unknown: Chris de Moore
Unknown: Christine Cairns
Accompanist: Graeme McNaught
Leader: John Stein
Piano: Richard Armstrong
Accompanist: Julian Smith

: Gorilla G. Gorilla

N'Pongo is pregnant. Quite how is a mystery. For Jambo - the Jersey Zoo's virile male gorilla - has all this time been penned in an adjoining den. While N'Pongo awaits the arrival of her fifth baby, an eminent zoologist is performing a delicate operation. Jambo lies anaesthetised in the zoo's operating theatre. Small electrical charges are passed through his body to make him ejaculate. Jambo is exceptionally fertile, his semen is in demand from zoos throughout the world.
As man's closest living relative will probably be extinct in the wild in about 20 years' time, it is through gorillas in captivity that the species has become a little less endangered. Its line becomes even surer, when N'Pongo finally prepares herself and gives birth, an event never before recorded. The baby is a girl - called Kumi.
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer A. R. JOHNSTON

: Newsnight

Presenters John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick , with Joan Bakewell and Linda Alexander


Presenters: John Tusa
Presenters: Peter Snow
Presenters: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Linda Alexander

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v New Zealand
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: * am Open University

12.15 Periodicity and the Lithium Rote
Careful comparison of the structures and properties of the chemical elements reveals a regularity that shows group relationships and understandable variations within the groups.
12.40 Pay for Play School
Is personal gain what motivates everybody? A look at a school based almost totally on reward. But is it education?

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