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: Open University

6.5 Maths: Algebra

: Daytime on Two

9.15 It's Your Choice: 4: Skills
The kind of life and social skills needed by young people when entering adult life. (Repeat)

9.38 Going to Work: Superstore
The rapidly expanding superstores and hypermarkets provide 'one-stop shopping'. They also offer jobs for young people.

10.0 You and Me: 'R' is for Robot
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Duncan learns to be a signwriter and Sam discovers how to make a robot. (Repeat)

10.15 Music Time: 4: The Sounds of the Voice
Making different vocal sounds and finding out that tone colour gives voices and instruments their own special sound.

10.38 British Social History: 2: The Poor Weaver
by John Prebble.
Glasgow - 1834: the city is filling with people all in search of work. (Repeat)

11.0 Zig Zag: Hungry Times: 1: The Trap
by Ian Taylor.
A new play in two episodes.

11.23 Talkabout: The Foolish Tortoise
A series for young children designed to encourage the development of oral language. (Repeat)

11.42 General Studies: Pictures: 3: Compelling Images
The programme follows the making of a television commercial from the initial brief to the finished film. (Repeat)

12.10 pm Wheels of Fire: 4: After the Flood
A series of ten films about development issues in India. (Repeat)

12.40 On the Rocks: 4: Granite
Ten programmes on the landscape around us.
How the intrusions were formed and how granite behaves at the surface. (Repeat)

1.5-1.30 Multi-Cultural Education: Language for Life
Ten case studies for teachers.
The case for mother-tongue teaching at primary and secondary levels. (Repeat)

1.38 Scotland this Century: 4: Two World Wars
Archive film along with memories of the Clydebank blitz. (Repeat)

2.1 Words and Pictures: The Hat
The hat that Frog gives Toad as a birthday present is too big but a practical solution to the problem is found. (Repeat)

2.18 Exploring Science: It's Only Water
Water is a common liquid with extraordinary properties. (Repeat)

2.40 The Music Arcade: 4: Vocal Sounds: 1
Led by 'Electric Phoenix' the children vocally imitate four different radio stations. (Repeat)


Producer (Going to Work): Peter M. Evans
Series producer (Going to Work): Paul Mitchell
Presenter (Music Time): Jonathan Cohen
Presenter (Music Time): Helen Spiers
Guest (Music Time): Brian Cant
Producer (Music Time): Elizabeth Bennett
Writer (British Social History): John Prebble
Producer (British Social History): Ronald Smedley
Writer (Zig Zag): Ian Taylor
Designer (Zig Zag): George Kyriakides
Producer (Zig Zag): Tom Stanier
Alfred: Godfrey James
Sir Walter de Lacy: Michael Goldie
Gerth: David Bartlett
Edith: Freda Dowie
Hugh de Lacy: Mark Colleano
Hilda: Daryl Back
Sergeant: Paul Angelis
Clerk: Richard Williams
Producer (Scotland this Century): Robert Clark

: Closedown

: Treasure Houses

The uniform that Nelson wore at the Battle of Trafalgar - complete with bullet hole; the sleeping-bag Captain Oates left to walk out into the Polar blizzard; Queen Mary's ration book; the skeleton of a mammoth that once ran wild in London and the lantern Guy Fawkes held on the night he was arrested ...
In the last of four films Mark Curry sets out to discover the true stories behind The Treasures of Captain Scott's Polar Expedition
Written by Dorothy smith Directed by Crispin evans


Unknown: Mark Curry
Written By: Dorothy Smith
Directed By: Crispin Evans

: Cartoon Two

Leonardo Da Vinci
One of sheila craber's lively animated films on artists and their works. ?

: The Best of Delia

Casseroles and Braised Dishes
DELIA SMITH shows how to produce succulent dishes such as Hungarian goulash and braised pork with apples and cider.


Unknown: Delia Smith
Director: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Peter Riding

: Riverside

On Riverside this week studio music is provided by Paul Haig backed by an interesting new band that includes ex-members of Orange Juice, Gang of Four and The Associates. Mike Andrews visits the Hacienda Club, Manchester for a chat with New Order. There's a film profile of multi-talented musician, composer, producer, video-maker Bill Nelson and comedy from yet another Edinburgh festival success John Sessions of whom the press said 'Mr Sessions is a satirical mimic of the first order and a very fine actor to boot ... he populates a bare stage at dizzying speed and with breathtaking finesse '.
Executive producer MICHAEL APPLETON Director DAVID G. CROFT Producer JOHN BURROWES


Provided By: Paul Haig
Unknown: Mike Andrews
Unknown: Bill Nelson
Unknown: Mr Sessions
Producer: Michael Appleton
Director: David G. Croft
Producer: John Burrowes

: Photo-Assignment

Day One
Radio 1 DJ and amateur cameraman Dave Lee Travis launches BBC2's photo-week, during which equipment technology takes a back seat to the sheer fun of picture-making.
Top Fleet Street pressman Victor Blackman comes unstuck when he accepts an assignment in deepest
Wales. Our fearless photo-reporter. takes a photo-safari and amateurs are let loose on the Maddy Prior Band in the Photo-Assignment studio. Day one also sees the first heat of a nation wide Photo-Assignment competition.Musical director RICHIE CLOSE Designer MEL BIBBY
Sound TERRY GLASSTONE Lighting JOHN SPICER. .. Producer and director


Unknown: Dave Lee Travis
Unknown: Victor Blackman
Director: Richie Close
Designer: Mel Bibby
Unknown: Terry Glasstone
Unknown: John Spicer.
Director: Barry Bevins.

: Fun and Games

Continues a season of films made for television.starring
Valerie Harper , Cliff De Young
' He likes a little fun and games, who doesn't, he's just an ordinary family man.' That may be the male's eye-view of Garvey's antics on the shop-room floor but for Carol, who isn't prepared to sleep with him to earn promotion, fun and games means sexual hafrassement ... She takes oil, the factory, the union, and finally the Wall Street head office in her fight against Garvey and the attitude that a female employee's work does not stop when the office closes.
Screenplay by david smilow and ELIZABETH WILSON
Produced by LILLIAN GALLO and FAY kanin Directed by ALAN SMITHEE


Unknown: Valerie Harper
Play By: David Smilow
Unknown: Elizabeth Wilson
Produced By: Lillian Gallo
Directed By: Alan Smithee
Carol: Valerie Harper
Pete: Cliff de Young
Garvey: Max Gail
Laura: Jobeth Williams

: Horizon

Dr Priestley and the Breath of Life 1 August 1774: Dr Joseph Priestley , radical politician, theologian and scientist, adjusted the focus of his burning glass and discovered an unknown gas. That gas is now called oxygen-the breath of life itself.
Priestley was excited and puzzled by his discovery. Why did it keep mice alive? What happened when it turned blood red? How did plants make it when sunlight shone on their leaves?
Starting with reconstructions of Priestley's original experiments, Professor Ian Fells shows how we are still trying to understand the links between oxygen and living things which this remarkable Unitarian minister first demonstrated 200 years ago. Is oxygen connected with diseases ranging from brain haemorrhages in premature babies to rheumatoid arthritis in adults? And could we improve on the way plants make oxygen by also using sunlight to split water - and make cheap fuel?
Film editor LES FILBY
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY
Written and produced by ROBINBOOTLE


Unknown: Dr Joseph Priestley
Unknown: Professor Ian Fells
Editor: Graham Massey

: The Greeks Have a Word For it

The second of two films about modern Greece.
To Horio - The Village
A film about the disappearing Greek village, the drift from rural to urban life, the phenomenon of the Greek diaspora (emigration), and its effects on Greek society. Villagers in Epirus, Macedonia and the Peloponnese tell their stories. Narrator Denis Lill
Consultant DAVID a HARDY
(A new series, Greek Language and People, starts next Saturday)


Narrator: Denis Lill

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick , with Joan Bakewell , present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producers: Peter Bell
Producers: Tony Hall
Producers: Dave Stanford
Unknown: John Morrell
Directors: Mike Catherwood
Directors: John Wilkinson
Editor: Nick Cuihrie
Editor: Paul Norris
Editor: David Dickinson

: Photo-Assignment Extra

Dave Lee Travis recaps on heat one of the Photo-Assignment competition and the first amateur prints are screened from tonight's session with the Maddy Prior Band.
Musical director RICHIECLOSE Producer BARRY BEVINS


Unknown: Dave Lee Travis
Producer: Barry Bevins

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