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: Open University

6.5 Learning Problems. 6.30 Conversing with Computers. 6.55 Physics Beyond Experience. 7.28 Interpretation in the Arts. 7.45 Water Resources.

: Gharbar

Featuring Ghazals and Geets by SHEILA MOHINDRA , SURESH WADEKAR and SATISH BABBAB , and a Marathi song recorded by the late c. RAM-CHANDRA. SULTAN KHAN presents RAAG DADRA on the Sarangi.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Sheila Mohindra
Unknown: Suresh Wadekar
Unknown: Satish Babbab
Producer: Krishan Gould

: Play School

Story: Don Pedro Buys a Donkey Written by JEAN MCKENZIE
Presenters Johnny Ball , Sarah Long


Unknown: Don Pedro
Written By: Jean McKenzie
Presenters: Johnny Ball
Presenters: Sarah Long

: Closedown

: Trades Union Congress 1983

Further coverage from Blackpool

: Interval

: Body Language

Dramatised sequences explore the extent to which relationships be tween the sexes are structured around dominance and submission.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Frances Berrigan

: F.A.C.T.S.

Football Association Coaching: Tactics, Skills
A series of 14 programmes
6: Passing and Support
(Part 7 tomorrow at 5.35 pm)

: Wildlife on Two

The Gentle Giants
Narrated by David Attenborough
Every year grey whales make the longest migration of any mammal -from the Arctic to Mexico and back again. The round trip of 10,000 miles is so slow and gentle that boat-trippers can actually stroke the whales as they cruise down the Californian coast.
This programme shows for the first time the extraordinary courtship and mating of these 30-ton ocean travellers.
Photography FRANZ LAZI
TV presentation JOHN DOBSON Series producer PETER BALE
BBC Bristol
* Subtitles on Ceelax page 270


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: John Dobson

: Great Railway Journeys of the World

The first of seven programmes Three Miles High with Miles Kington
The highest railroad in the world climbs the Peruvian Andes. Then it's the night steamer across Lake Titicaca. Journey's end was to have been La Paz, but it was not to be....
Train sequences NICK LERA Producer TONY MORRISON
BBC Manchester
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Unknown: Nick Lera
Producer: Tony Morrison

: Year of the French

A documentary series, giving an insight, month by month, into the lives of individual French men and women.
September: The Queen of Beaujolais Marguerite Chabert is the only woman president of a wine cooperative in France. She is 83 years old, and is loved and feared throughout the French wine trade. In her own vineyard the grape harvest is in full swing. In the narrow streets of Fleurie truck-loads of grapes cause traffic jams. Mlle Chabert keeps a sharp eye on everything.
Lovely lady. lovely country. Here's looking at them! (DAILY MAIL) A delicious aeries (GUARDIAN) Series editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
Producer JONATHAN CILI (Repeal)


Unknown: Beaujolais Marguerite Chabert
Unknown: Mlle Chabert

: Timewatch

Albert, Prince Consort
A special programme presented by John Tusa
This month Timewatch is devoted to the life and historical reputation of Prince Albert, husband to Queen Victoria.
From Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, designed by Albert for his family, the many different sides of his remarkable character are brought into focus.
Albert the foreigner - his upbringing in Coburg, the tiny German principality where he was born.
Albert the reformer - his belief in improving public services.
Albert the instigator of the Great Exhibition - the biggest triumph of his life and Albert the politician -his huge and controversial influence on British politics.
Historians Asa BriggsRobert, Rhodes James and David Cannadine reassess one of the most important figures of Victorian Britain.
Programme adviser HERMIONE HOBHOUSE Executive producer TIMOTHY GARDAM


Presented By: John Tusa
Unknown: Hermione Hobhouse
Producer: Timothy Gardam
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Butterflies

First of seven programmes by CARLA LANE starring Wendy Craig
Geoffrey Palmer , Bruce Montague
Film cameraman DAVID SWAN Film editor MONICA MEAD
Studio lighting RON BRISTIDW Designer JANET BUDDEN
Produced and directed by SYDNEY LOTTERBY * Subtitles on Ceejax page 270


Unknown: Carla Lane
Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Bruce Montague
Unknown: David Swan
Editor: Monica Mead
Unknown: Ron Bristidw
Designer: Janet Budden
Directed By: Sydney Lotterby
Ria: Wendy Craig
Ben: Geoffrey Palmer
Leonard: Bruce Montague
Adam: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Russell: Andrew Hall
Ruby: Joyce Windsor
Thomas: Michael Ripper
Youth in park: Mark Hadfield
Tramp: Bobby Bragg

: Not the Nine O'Clock News

The first of three programmes re-edited, reorganised, once more as re-edits and now repeated as compilations; entitled ... Not the Nine O'Clock News, providing another opportunity to savour the delights offered by that award-winning team
Pamela Stephenson Rowan Atkinson
Griff Rhys Jones , Mel Smith


Unknown: Pamela Stephenson
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Mel Smith
Director: Geoff Posner
Producers: John Lloyd
Producers: Sean Hardie

: The Gathering Seed: 1

A serial in six episodes by Jim Allen
A bare-knuckle fight on a patch of waste ground. A hard, bruising, savage battle between Welsh Dave and Jim Larkin - who is watched and hero-worshipped by his grandson, the 13-year-old Joe Henshaw. But Joe's childhood is soon to come to a shattering end.


Writer: Jim Allen
Title Music: Daryl Runswick
Script Editor: Sally Head
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Colin Tucker
Director: Tom Clegg
Jim Larkin: James Ellis
Welsh Dave: Dinny Powell
Joe Henshaw: David Philburn
Martin Kilbride: Lee Daley
Kitty Henshaw: Brenda Fricker
Bob Henshaw: Paul Copley
Mr Crawford: Shay Gorman
Soldier: John Wilde
Peggy Henshaw: Karen Meagher
Fr Healy: Niall Buggy
Irene Kilbride: Gilly Coman
Rita Kilbride: Sophie Kilmister
Sam Goldman: Toby Salaman
Dennis Kilbride: Dave Hill
Martha Kilbride: Rita May
Sgt 'Scarface' Molloy: Harry Goodier
Pawnbroker: Ian East
Pawnbroker's boy: Glen Buckley
Lizzie Scanlon: Christine Hargreaves
Mr Vickers: Stanley Lloyd
Rafferty: Paul Bromley
Neighbour: Carol Reeve
Radio announcer: Vincent Gray
Joe Henshaw (aged 23): David Threlfall

: Newsnight

: Open University

11.50 Geometric Topology: Flows: What sort of pattern can you make on a hairy sphere n you brush the hairs smoothly? What about a hairy torus? The answers lead to some ideas in topology.
12.15ConcreteandSteel:Reinforcedconcrete can be an exciting and dramatic building material and has largely replaced stone construction. But will it prove as durable as stone?
12.45 Tunnels and Tunnelling: When mining or tunnelling, engineers have to consider not only the safety of the tunnel, but also the above-ground effects such as subsidence.

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