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: Open University

6.5 Modern Art: Beautourg 6.30 Oceanography: A Look A6*ad. 6.55 Biology: Form and Functloii, JvlO Science: Particle Physics. 7.45 Structural Power 3: Strategies for Chankfi,,4 sift

: Daytime on Two

9.0 Shakespeare in Perspective: Twelfth Night
David Jones offers a personal view of a play he describes as 'full of fun and high spirits but with, a bitter-sweet quality'.

9.26 Twentieth-Century History: 1: Make Germany Pay
How the Treaty of Versailles affected Germany in the 1930s.

9.48 Mathscore Two: 1: Take it Away
Exactly how do you subtract 42 from 67? And what does one million of something look like?

10.10 Look and Read: Dark Towers: 2: The Man in the Picture
by Andrew Davies.
A reading series for 7 to 9-year-olds based on a ghost story in ten episodes.

10.35 Brazil: 1: Skyscrapers and Slums
Wealth and poverty in Sao Paulo - Brazil's biggest, richest and fastest-growing city.

11.0 Watch!: Robinson Crusoe - Settling In
The 'ghost' of Crusoe is summoned back to the studio, and tells how he built his stockade and caught his first goat.

11.17 Japan: The Crowded Islands: The City
The startling contrast between the facade of Tokyo and everyday life inside the Yagis' house - a Tokyo cockney family.

11.40 Religious and Moral Education: 1: Man-power
Five non-doctrinal programmes for 11-13s.
The intelligence and potential of the new-born child.

12.3 pm Whatever Happened to Britain?: 2: Voices in the Air
An eight-part analysis by John Eatwell of the history and current state of the British economy.
Book (same title) available from book-shops, £4.95 paperback, £9.95 hardback.

12.30 Other People's Lives: 2: Kayapo - Coming of Age
The second of ten films about the social values and organisations of five cultures.

12.55 Maths Help: 2: Percentages
A series for adults studying maths to O-level, offering help with common difficulties.
Book, Maths Help, Part 1 £3.93, available from booksellers

1.19 Science Topics: Darwin and Evolution
Evolution by natural selection, one of the greatest of all scientific theories, was put forward by Charles Darwin in 1859, How, has the theory stood the test of time?

1.40 Let's See: Houses: 2. Where Do You Live?
with Fiona Black, Jenny Baird, Sandy Morton, Sandra Robertson, Neil Stewart,
Douglas Crichton.
Garry looks at the difference between living in the town and living in the country both now and over 100 years ago.
BBC Scotland

2.0 You and Me: Ride a Cock Horse
A series for 4 and 5-year-olds.
Kim, Eloise, Vicky and Georgia enjoy their riding lesson with Jackie Story.

2.15 Near and Far: What is a Street?
The first of three programmes for 9-11-year-olds about the geography of streets.

2.40 Junior Craft, Design and Technology: Up and Down the Hill - Downhill
Craft, design and technology is about solving problems. In this programme we begin with the problem of going downhill.


Presenter (Shakespeare in Perspective): David Jones
Producer (Twentieth Century History): Paul Mitchell
Writer (Look and Read): Andrew Davies
Producer (Look and Read): Sue Weeks
Producer (Brazil/Japan: The Crowded Islands): Len Brown
Series producer (Watch!): David Taft
Presenter (Whatever Happened to Britain?): John Eatwell
Producer (Other People's Lives): Peter Ramsden
Producer (Maths Help): Robert Clamp
Series producer (Science Topics): Peter Britt
Presenter (Let's See): Garry Stewart
Producer (Let's See): Marianne Baird
[Actress]: Fiona Black
[Actress]: Jenny Baird
[Actor]: Sandy Morton
[Actress]: Sandra Robertson
[Actor]: Neil Stewart
[Actor]: Douglas Crichton
Presenter (You and Me): Jackie Story
Producer (You and Me): Roy Thompson

: Closedown

: * Unemployed in Clwyd

Thousands of steel workers were made redundant in 1980, when BSC stopped making steelat Shot-ton in North Wales. How has the local community fared sfnCe7"tMeri? What contribution can adult education make in circumstances like those?
Producer EDWARD uilner
A BBC/Open University production

: Harold Lloyd

The master comedian from the golden age of silent comedy in excerpts from the films that thrilled and entertained a generation.
Harold gets scalded in Hot Water when he takes his bride and in-laws for a ride in his new pride and joy -a Butterfly 6 automobile. He proves a little better at taming the West in an excerpt from his cowboy spoof Eastern Westerner.
Television version written by PETER DURSTON
Produced by BOB 1I0Adt


Written By: Peter Durston

: Cartoon Two

Getting Started
Eugene is a concert pianist with just two days to rehearse for his recital. But Eugene is also a grand master in the arts of procrastination. His room mate, David, however, has no trouble concentrating. Can Eugene learn from David's example? And, incidentally, who ordered the cheese?
Story directed and animated by RICHARD CONDIE for the NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA


Unknown: Richard Condie

: That Was the Year

1642: The King declares war on Parliament, and the Queen tries to pawn the Crown Jewels ... a 19 - year - old French student invents the pocket calculator ... a poodle is promoted to Major-General.
Chris Serle takes a modern look at the news bulletins of the past, with Judy Merry , John Mundy and Dr John Morrlll.
Director mike iiealev


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Judy Merry
Unknown: John Mundy
Unknown: Dr John Morrlll.
Producer: David Brown

: The Water Margin

A Foolish Sage Who Got Involved starring
Atsuo Nakamura Sanae Tsuchida
A thousand years ago, in China, the souls of 108 knights were reborn to fight the tyranny and corruption of the government. They lived by their wits and their swords in the marshy lands of the water margins of Liang Shan Po. Hu San-Niang seeks out the magus
Kung Sun Cheng in order to bring him to the assistance of Lin Chung who is confronted with magic.
English adaptation by david WEIR English version directed by Michael bakewell for World Wide Sound. London
Produced by ntv, Tokyo


Unknown: Atsuo Nakamura
Unknown: Sanae Tsuchida
Directed By: Yasuo Furihata
Directed By: Michael Bakewell
Lin Chung: Atsuo Nakamura
Hu San-Niang: Sanae Tsuchida
Kao Chiu: Kei Sato
Lo Chen Jen: Yunosuke Ito

: The Great Egg Race

Introduced this year by Heinz Wolff
Out of Your Depth
Heinz takes a trip in. 'a submarine to help him set this Tirobiem. The teams are presented wifh-a selection of thingsVlHai; flijarf> and things that <$m't, " plus; "springs, wires and j&tajc bands? losing all this,^5nr:^Tratt be, made tb submerge iri~& tank of water, travel under an -islan<t>tflëi1 resurface? Two teams.^iay yes; the third is riot so sure
Keeping the,(progranlme afloat is guest judged
Stlphen Sajter Assistant twodaeer m,ix wuit«y
Producer CHARLES buff - ,


Unknown: Heinz Wolff
Unknown: Stlphen Sajter

: Best of Brass 83

Gerald Harrison introduces BBC2's own Brass Band knockout competition from The Assembly Rooms, Derby
Round 1, Programme 3 The Sun Life Band
West of England Champions conducted by BARRY POPE play against
The Murray International
Whithurn Band from Scotland conducted by MAJOR PETER PARKES
Soloists Kevin Robbins , playing the cornet for Sun Life, and Archie Sutherland , also playing the cornet, for Murray International Whitburn Band, compete for the Viewers' Sovereign Award Special guest supporters
Graham Purches and Mary Marquis Judges LT-COL TREVOR L. SHARPE , MVO, OBE, and BERNARD KEEFFE
Designer MICHAEL YOUNG Producer ken griffin


Introduces: Gerald Harrison
Conducted By: Barry Pope
Conducted By: Major Peter Parkes
Soloists: Kevin Robbins
Soloists: Archie Sutherland
Unknown: Graham Purches
Unknown: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe
Unknown: Neil Murray
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Top Gear

William Woollard looks at the latest in motoring accessories and garage equipment when he visits Earls Court and the Autoquip '83 Exhibition.
Sue Baker, herself a recent victim of car thieves, investigates some of the security systems now available to 'beat the thief. While well away from a life of crime, she tries out the Orion - Ford's new Escort with a boot.
Meanwhile, as winter draws near, Frank Page reports on the menace of spray from heavy lorries. With government legislation planned to reduce this hazard the race is now on to produce a successful anti-spray system.
Producer ANDREW meikle
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Frank Page
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Film of the Week: Promises in the Dark

Marsha Mason Ned Beatty and ' Why me? asks 17-year-old Buffy Koenig, in one of the most heart-wrenching scenes ever put on the screen. She is young, attractive, popular and loved by her family, but following an accident she develops cancer. This brave and remarkable film examines the relationship between the girl, who is part of the American dream of the ' good life', her parents and her doctor.
Screenplay by LORING MANDEL Produced and directed by JEROME HELLMAN
(First showing on British television) Films: page 22


Unknown: Marsha Mason
Unknown: Ned Beatty
Play By: Loring Mandel
Directed By: Jerome Hellman
Buffy: Kathleen Beller
Dr Alexandra Kendall: Marsha Mason
Bud Koenig: Ned Beatty
Fran Koenig: Susan Clark
Dr Jim Sandman: Michael Brandon
Gerry Hulin: Paul Clemens
Dr Walter Mclnerny: Donald Moffat
Dr Frucht: Philip Sterling
Nurse Farber: Bonnie Bartlett

: Newsnight

: Open University

11.30 Graphs, Networks and Design
What Is the connection between the Hampton Court Maze, selecting places at a meal table, and traffic problems?
11.53 Putting the Pieces Together
In a review of the course, the discussion centres on the lack of consensus in macro-economic analysis and policy recommendations.

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