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: Open University

8 St Paul's Cathedral. 6.30 Abstracting the Meaning. 6.55 Geology: The Captain Reef 7.20 A Golden Age of Work. 7.45 For the Good of the Company

: Gharbar

Today's Gharbar is the final of the present series of music programmes and includes a song from the film Kabuliwala by HEMANT
A Punjabi song from the film Naukar Wohtida by AFSHAN
A Ghazal by PALAT aziz
And a Bengali folk song by SHANKAR GANGULI
Producer bish MEHAY
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill
Book, Speak for Yourself, £2.75 from booksellers


Unknown: Naukar Wohtida
Unknown: Priya Pawar

: Play School

Story: Mr Tuckett Moves to Town by JOAN SNAPES
Presenters Sarah Long , Ben Thomas
Written and directed by PENNY LLOYD Produced by ANNE GOBEY


Unknown: Mr Tuckett
Presenters: Sarah Long
Presenters: Ben Thomas
Produced By: Anne Gobey

: Closedown

: Open University

Physics for Schools
1: The Ware-Particle Paradox
Wave-particle duality describes the nature of matter and radiation. Reconstructions of key experiments demonstrate that at a fundamental level matter and radiation show a mixture of particle and wave-like properties.

: Krishna and Christ

Dom Bede Griffith used to be an English priest and is now an Indian guru. The film looks at his beliefs and practices in the south of India, where he teaches people from East and West.
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: Dom Bede Griffith
Producer: David Thompson

: F.A.C.T.S.

Football Association Coaching: Tactics Skills
10: Defending (2)
And supporting match action showing the close relationship between coaching, practice and performance.


Unknown: Ron Atkinson
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Graham Taylor
Unknown: Allen Wade
Unknown: Charles Hughes
Unknown: Robin Russell.
Unknown: Kevin Keegan
Unknown: Trevor Brooking
Unknown: Vince Hilaire.

: Eight Days a Week

The first of eight weekly programmes presented by Robin Denselow who looks at the week's most interesting events in contemporary music - single and album releases, books, videos, films, concerts and news.


Presenter: Robin Denselow
Devised by: Michael Watts
Designer: Donald Woods
Executive Producer: Michael Appleton
Director: Philip Cbilvers
Producer: Jill Sinclair

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Pop TV - From Hit Parade to Later... 15 February 2017

: Great Railway Journeys of the World

The second of seven programmes Confessions of a Train Spotter with Michael Palin
As a boy MICHAEL PALIN spent hours on Sheffield Midland Station train-spotting. Now he fulfils every enthusiast's dream - a journey from Euston to Kyle of Lochalsh.
Flying Scotsman, Mallard, Black Fives, Deities . he meets them all.
Producer KEN STEPHINSON BBC Manchester
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Michael Palin

: Great Gardens

Gardeners often complain that the bitter winter weather in Britain makes their hobby unrewarding. But take heart as Nationwide's resident gardener Alan Titchmarsh visits a great garden - Crathes
Castle near Aberdeen, where in the winter of 1982 the temperature dropped to -24 C.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Editor: Roger Bolton

: Discovering Hedgerows

Seven monthly films: September
September hedgerows are ablaze with berries and shimmering with the gossamer of spiders webs.
David Streeter and Rosamond Richardson seek out the spiders and some of the less obvious insects of the hedgerow, explore the uses made of different hedgerow woods in the past, and give some tempting recipes.
Film cameraman KEN WESTBURY


Unknown: David Streeter
Unknown: Rosamond Richardson
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Refugee

' Can you imagine what it's like to be forced into exile? To have to give up your sense of belonging?
Leaving home. friends and often family behind? To be without papers? Without a government or embassy to protect you ... ?
For the past 15 years
Peter Ustinov has travelled the globe on behalf of the world's refugees. In this television history, he traces the storv of the hundred million men, women and children who this century have been uprooted from the country of their birth.
' The exodus from Hungary the Vietnamese boat people, the thousands fleeing in Central America ... so often these are presented as single, dramatic acts. In tacx, they are part of the normal condition of mankind. And todav there are more refugees than at any previous time in history. This is truly the century of tne refugee.'
Written and researched by GEORGE REID Directed by ADRIAN HERRING Produced by NEIL FRASER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: George Reid
Directed By: Adrian Herring
Produced By: Neil Fraser

: Butterflies

by CARLA LANE , starring
Wendy Craig , Geoffrey Palmer and Bruce Montague with Angela Browne
Film cameraman DAVID SWAN Film editor MONICA MEAD
Studio lighting RON BRISTOW DesignerJANETBUDDEN
Produced and directed by SYDNEY LOTTERBY *Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Unknown: Carla Lane
Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Bruce Montague
Unknown: Angela Browne
Unknown: David Swan
Unknown: Ron Bristow
Directed By: Sydney Lotterby
Ria: Wendy Craig
Ben: Geoffrry Palmer
Leonard: Bruce Montague
Amanda: Angela Browne
Adam: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Russell: Andrew Hall
Thomas: Michael Ripper
First girl: Rebecca Calder
Second girl: Amanda Warwick

: Not the Nine O'Clock News

The second 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

A serial in six episodes by JIM ALLEN
2: The war is over, and in the General Election the Labour Party has swept to a colossal victory. Joe Henshaw , home on leave, joins the VJ night celebrations.
Film cameraman PETER hall Film editor amis WIMBLE Designer RAYMOND CUSICK Producer COLIN TUCKER Directed by TOM CLEGG BBC Scotland


Unknown: Jim Allen
Unknown: Joe Henshaw
Unknown: Peter Hall
Editor: Amis Wimble
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Colin Tucker
Directed By: Tom Clegg
Joe Henshaw: David Threlfall
Joe Henshaw (aged 13): David Philburn
Bob Henshaw: Paul Copley
Father Healy: Niall Buggy
Martin Kilbride: Tony Westrope
Irene Kilbride: Gilly Coman
Jim Larkin: James Ellis
Kitty Henshaw: Brenda Fricker
Peggy Henshaw: Karen Meagher
Lizzie Scanlon: Christine Hargreaves
Martha Kilbride: Rita May
Dennis Kilbride: Dave Hill
Gorman: Tommy Summers
George: Mark Hudson
Fred Pawsey: Peter Kerrigan
Billy Eccles: Bill Dean
LeS: Mike Hayden
Alma: Debbie Bowers
Tom McCabe, MP: Peter Schofield
Danny: Peter Martin
Sarah Goldman: Caroline Hutchison
Barman: Harry Webster
Drunk: Al T Kossy
Policeman: Ted Beyer
Sgt' Scarface ' Molloy: Harry Goodier
Solicitor: David Kitchen
Bridie: Kathleen Harwood
Derelict: Anthony Benson
Magistrate: Allan Mitchell

: Newsnight

including SDP Conference Report Donald MacCormick presents a full report on the SDP conference in Salford; with JOHN TUSA and IAN SMITH in London to assess the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Ian Smith

: Open University

11.55 Mental Health: Whittingham
The conditions in a mental hospital are illustrated by showing a wide range of activities carried out by patients and staff.
12.20 IATA: Clinching a Deal
This film shows what happened when IATA met the Israel airport authority at Tel Aviv In 1979.

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