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: Open University

6.5 Maths: Eccentricities. 6.30 Conflict in the Family. 6.55 Brazil: Facing the 80s. 7.20 Competing Theories 7.45 The American Budgetary Process.

: Daytime on Two

9.15 Encounter: France: 1: Land and Sea
Five documentary films based on life in France, for European studies and background to language courses.

9.33 Rendez-Vous: France: Sur mer et sur terre
Language resource sequences, entirely in French, featuring everyday experiences of French teenagers and adults.

9.52 Talkabout. The King's Hiccups

10.12 Science Workshop: Fruit and Vegetables 'A'

10.34 Scene: Jackie McCafferty's Romance
by Peter McDougall.
(Repeat. For details see Friday)

11.5 Near and Far: What is a Street?
The first of three programmes for 9-11-year-olds about the geography of streets -how they are shown on maps, how they link places together and form natural centres.

11.30 Search: The Castles of Wales 1: Early Days
Wales is a land rich in castles-some remains date as far back as the Iron Age. These early strong-holds show age-old principles of defence but the 'castle' proper comes much later, introduced by the Normans.

11.55 Swim: 1: For Beginners
Andrew Harvey introduces ten programmes for swimmers and non-swimmers of all ages.

12.20 Illusions of Reality: 1: Window on the World
Cinema newsreels of the 1930s.
For series notes send a 12in x 9in sae (26p) to [address removed]

12.45-1.0 Write Away
Viewers are shown how to improve their spelling.
Presented by Barry Took.
With Michael Gambon, Zena Walker and Tilly Vosburgh.
Each programme advertises the national referral telephone number ([number removed]) to encourage people with reading, writing and spelling difficulties to get help from their local literacy centre. In Scotland the number is [number removed] and in Northern Ireland [number removed].

1.10 The Open University
Physics Demonstrations for Schools: 3: Gases - The Kinetic Theory
Using a series of models and demonstrations, the gas laws, diffusion and Maxwell-Boltzman distribution are explained.
Compiled from BBC/OU productions

1.38 Around Scotland: Burgh Life in 1623: 1: Merchant of Dunrossie
Written by Derek Walker.
A three-part unit on a merchant's family in 17th-century Scotland.

2.0 You and Me: Grand Old Duke of York
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Roy Castle and Lucy, Georgie and Hugo march up the hill to explore Corfe Castle.

2.15 Music Time: 1: Working with Sounds
Jonathan Cohen takes the children to a building site to listen to different sounds.

2.40 Des le debut: Asking the Way
Basic French language skills shown in action through sketches and documentary film.


Producer (Rendez-Vous: France): John Prescott Thomas
Presenter (Science Workshop): David Hargreaves
Presenter (Science Workshop): Lillian Evans
Presenter (Science Workshop): Malcolm McFee
Writer (Scene): Peter McDougall
Producer (Near and Far): Robin Gwyn
Producer (Search): J. Philip Davies
Presenter (Swim): Andrew Harvey
Producer (Swim): John Dobson
Presenter (Write Away): Barry Took
[Actor] (Write Away): Michael Gambon
[Actress] (Write Away): Zena Walker
[Actress] (Write Away): Tilly Vosburgh
Writer (Around Scotland): Derek Walker
Producer (Around Scotland): Tom Cotter
Presenter (You and Me): Roy Castle
Director (You and Me): Jill Glindon Reed
Producer (You and Me): Roy Thompson
Presenter (Music Time): Jonathan Cohen

: Closedown

: Racing from Ascot

Further coverage of the first day of Ascot's September Meeting
4.10 The Cumberland Lodge Stakes dim)
Introduced by .JULIAN WILSON
TV presentation by BILL TAYLOR

: Closedown

: The Universe Tomorrow

Is the Universe expanding? If it is, how long will the expansion continue, and what will follow?
Producer Andrew crillt
A BBC/ Open University production

: One of the Family

Hundreds of varieties of ' fancy ' pigeons have been bred over the centuries. Marian Foster visits Mike Knaggs , owner of the largest private pigeon loft in the country, and his sons Richard and David show Brian Watkins the simple way to keep pigeons.
Production assistant sue parley Produced by Andrew ueikle
Executive producer JOHN kehton BBC Pebble Mid


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Mike Knaggs
Unknown: Brian Watkins
Produced By: Andrew Ueikle

: Tarzan the Apeman

The feature film starring Denny Miller as Tarzan, Joanna Barnes as Jane

A colourful 1959 remake of the original Tarzan story.
Films: p 23


Screenplay: Robert Hill
Producer: Al Zimbalist
Director: Joseph Newman
Tarzan: Denny Miller
Jane: Joanna Barnes
Holt: Cesar Danova
Col Parker: Robert Douglas
Riane: Thomas Yangha

: Open Space

Where the public sets the agenda. A Midsummer Night's Belfast
Zulu dancing and balloon ascents were among the more exotic events that the Victorians staged in Belfast's Botanic Gardens. In June this year a local community arts group imported a company of English carnival-makers to help them organise a spectacular event which would echo the Victorian tradition; three weeks' furious work with the community resulting in midsummer magic with dancing flamingoes, moving mountains, giant giraffe-eating vacuum-cleaners ...
(If you want to suggest programme ideas, get in touch with: Open Space, BBC TV, Wood Lane, London W12 SQT)


Producer: Gavin Dutton

: The Southampton International Boat Show

Outside Broadcast cameras on land and afloat accompany Paul Heiney around Mayflower Park, Southampton and on the Solent, as he takes a look at what's on offer at the 15th annual show. Producer KEN GRIFFIN


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Travellers in Time

Six films of early exploration Introduced by Duncan Carse
3: Pictures from the Pole (1911)
Herbert Ponting was the foremost travel photographer of his generation. When Captain Scott commissioned him to film his final South Pole Expedition of 1909-12 Ponting little realised the hazards and difficulties that he would face. Scott summed up his job by saying: ' This photographing is the coldest job I have ever struck as well as the most risky '.
Considering the tremendous difficulties that he worked under, Ponting's record of Antarctic wild-life and his chronicle of the events leading up to Scott's fatal march to the Pole are truly remarkable. Narrator NIGEL PEGRAM
Film editor TARIQ ANWAR


Introduced By: Duncan Carse
Unknown: Herbert Ponting
Narrator: Nigel Pegram
Editor: Tariq Anwar
Producer: John-Paul Davidson
Editor: Richard Robinson

: The Kenny Everett Television Show

Written by RAY CAMERON
Kenny sets sail on the good ship Wacky with his merry crew.


Written By: Ray Cameron
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: Kenny Everett
Designers: Martin Collins
Designers: David Hitchcock
Producer: Bill Wilson

: The Old Men at the Zoo

A version for television in five parts by TROY KENNEDY MARTIN 2: Godmanchester's Plan
The death of a young keeper has not provoked the public enquiry Simon Carter had hoped for. The zoo's director can only think of his forthcoming television lecture.
Music composed and conducted by SIMON ROGERS. Lighting JOHN KING Script editor BETTY WILLINGALE
* Subtitles on Cee/ax page 270


Unknown: Angus Wilson
Unknown: Troy Kennedy Martin
Unknown: Simon Carter
Conducted By: Simon Rogers.
Editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Directed By: Stuart Burge
Simon Carter: Stuart Wilson
Lord Godmanchester: Robert Morley
Edwin Leacock: Maurice Denham
Sir Robert Falcon: Robert Urquhart
Emile Englander: Marius Goring
Mr Sanderson: Andrew Cruickshank
Dr Langley-Beard: John Phillips
Matthew Price: Richard Wordsworth
Lord Oresby: Roland Culver
Strawson: Barry Stanton
Martha Carter: Toria Fuller
Diana Price: Shelagh Fraser
Harriet Leacock: Jan Harvey
Dr Erskine: James Grant
Mrs Purrett: Priscilla Morgan
Hinkley Barton: Rufus Collins
Maryon: Jacquie Cassidy
Dolly Grantallen: Fleur Chandler
Steve Kyte: Michael Siberry
Mrs Leacock: Anna Wing
Alfred Hancock: Robert Arden
Sultan Neri: Ahmed Khalil
French interviewer: Daniel Andre Pageon
Newsreader: Jill Meager
Reporter: Gayle Coleman
Frontman at lecture: Gabriel Woolf
Commissionaire ,: Rio Fanning
Johnstone: David Cole
Violet Carter: Kipper Ellis
Reggie Carter: Alan Renton

: Opera on Two

A preview of BBC2's new season which begins on Saturday and covers two centuries of opera.

: Championship Darts

The Unipart
British Professional Championship from The Coatham Bowl, Redcar
The first quarter-final


Commentators: Sid Waddell

: Newsnight

including PETER snow and VINCENT HANNA with a full report from the Liberal Assembly in Harrogate.


Unknown: Vincent Hanna

: Championship Darts

PETER PURVES introduces highlights of the second quarter-final


Introduces: Peter Purves

: Open University

12.10 Whittlesea Mere

12.35 Change in a Therapeutic Community

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