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: Open University

6.5 Music: Score Reading. 6.30 Work and Retirement. 6.55 Maths: The Binomial Theorem. 7.20 Ecology. 7.45 Telecommunications: Modulation.

: Daytime on Two

9.10 A Good Job with Prospects
Agricultural College: how are agriculture's future manpower needs covered in the courses of study offered by a typical agricultural college? Producer JOHN CHAPPLE
9.38 Going to Work
Market Town: although Leominster itself is a small town it is an important centre for the surrounding countryside. Young people leaving school there can choose both town and country jobs.
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Ride a Cock Horse
Kim, Elouise, Vicky and Georgia enjoy their riding lesson with JACKIE STORY.
10.15 Music Time
16: Question and Answer
The West Indian song which tells the story of the greedy man who lost his dumplings.
Presenters JONATHAN COHEN and HELEN SPEIRS with JEFF CRAMPTON (guitar) DAVID ROSE (bass guitar) KEVIN HATHWAY (percussion) PAUL ABBERLEY (drums)
10.38 British Social History
The Man Who Made the Labour Party: the story of Keir Hardie
11.0 Zig Zag
In Step with the Stars
What is time? How do we measure it? What has it got to do with the sun?
11.23 Talkabout
Mr Cosmo the Conjuror: when posters appear announcing 'Mr Cosmo is coming!' there is great excitement in the town. But who is Mr Cosmo?
11.42 General Studies Genetics and Society
Genetics and Food Production
A look at ways in which animals and plants are being redesigned to give us more food more economically.
12.10 pm Hold Down a Chord
A beginner's course in folk guitar with JOHN PEARSE
Book (same title) 92.50, from booksellers
12.25 Plants in Action
Nine programmes on the science behind gardening presented by ALAN HIBBERT.
6: Why All that Water? Conservation
Inside YTS
Five programmes on the Youth Training Scheme in action.
1: It Ain't What You Do....
This first programme looks at what the Manpower Services Commission hopes trainees will get out of their training in terms of new skills and abilities.
1.20 Encounter: Italy
Town and Country. Italian contrasts: provincial life in Siena; the remote village of Basilicata; the city of Milan.
1.38 Scotland this Century
A Century on Film: archive film including Glasgow in 1910; Laurel and Hardy in Edinburgh and the Loch Ness Monster.
2.1 Words and Pictures
Oink and Pearl: Pearl is irritated by her little brother and yearns for an older sister. However, when older children are unkind it is Oink who gives his big sister the comfort she needs. Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON
2.18 Exploring Science
Cells: every living thing-on the Earth -is made up of cells.
2.40 The Music Arcade
6: Brass-trumpet calls, fanfares and the brass section of a symphony orchestra.


Producer: John Chapple
Producer: Peter M. Evans
Producer: Paul Mitchell
Unknown: Cock Horse
Presenters: Jonathan Cohen
Presenters: Helen Speirs
Guitar: Jeff Crampton
Guitar: Kevin Hathway
Director: David Scott Cowan
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett
Unknown: Keir Hardie
Unknown: John Pearse
Presented By: Alan Hibbert.
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: They'll Not Stand with Nellie

Keighley: An Educational Report
A portrait of a Yorkshire mill town. Keighley people talk about education past and present. 'Standing with Nellie' meant traditional on-the-job training now largely gone-but what has replaced it?
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Suzanne Campbell-Jones

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Charlie Chan Mystery

Sidney Toler in Murder Over New York Also starring
Marjorie Weaver , Ricardo Cortez On his journey to a police convention in New York, Chan meets up with his old friend Inspector Drake of Scotland Yard. But in the big city Drake, who is on the trail of an international saboteur, is found murdered by a new poison gas ...
Screenplay by LESTER ZIFFREN , based on the character created by EARL DERR BIGGERS Produced by SOL M. WURTZEL Directed by HARRY LACHMAN
Films: page 14


Unknown: Sidney Toler
Unknown: Marjorie Weaver
Unknown: Ricardo Cortez
Unknown: Lester Ziffren
Unknown: Earl Derr Biggers
Produced By: Sol M. Wurtzel
Directed By: Harry Lachman
Charlie Chan: Sidney Toler
Patricia Shaw: Marjorie Weaver
David Elliott: Robert Lowery
George Kirby: Ricardo Cortez
Insp Vance: Donald MacBride
Herbert Fenton: Melville Cooper
Jimmy Chan: Sen Yung

: International Tennis

The Women's US Indoor Championships from Livingstone, New Jersey The final Grand Prix event of the women's 83/84 season with once again MARTINA NAVRATILOVA heading the seedings and both CHRIS LLOYD and JO DURIE looking for revenge. Commentators
Television presentation CBS


Unknown: Chris Lloyd
Unknown: Jo Durie
Unknown: John Barrett

: The Stateless Nations

A series of six films on the growth of the new nationalism in Europe. 3: The Valdotains
Val d'Aosta is one of the accidents of high diplomacy. It is French-speaking, but became part of a united Italy in 1860. Although allied with the French Maquis against Fascism, the Valdotains were made to remain Italian after World War II. They have local autonomy and official bilingualism, but successive waves of immigrant workers from the south carry a greater threat than Mussolini's army. Series devised and presented by George Reid
Film cameraman GARRY MORRISON Film sound PETER BRILL
Series editor Matthew SPICER. BBC Scotland


Presented By: George Reid
Unknown: Garry Morrison
Unknown: Peter Brill
Editor: Matthew Spicer.

: Leo

Last of six programmes Leo Sayer entertains.
Adding that extra glamour, LSD Leo's guests tonight are
Peter Skellern , Tina Turner and Bonnie Tyler
Script associate JOHN JUNKIN Choreography FLICK COLBY
Musical director JOHN MEALING Costume designer DORINDA REA
Sound HUGH BARKER. LightingBILL MILLAR Designer HUMPHREY JAEGER Produced and directed by STANLEY APPEL


Unknown: Peter Skellern
Unknown: Tina Turner
Unknown: Bonnie Tyler
Unknown: John Junkin
Director: John Mealing
Unknown: Hugh Barker.
Unknown: Bill Millar
Designer: Humphrey Jaeger
Directed By: Stanley Appel

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Arthur Marshall
Maureen Lipman , Roy Marsden and Frank Muir
Julia McKenzie , Melvyn Bragg Referee Robert Robinson
Devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Produced and directed by PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Roy Marsden
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Directed By: Paul Ciani

: Horizon

Conquest of the Parasites
Some grow 40ft long, others are as small as a blood cell. They're parasites -the most selfish and perhaps the most ingenious creatures nature has created. Selfish because they invade and live off another creature like man. Ingenious because they have all kinds of tricks to avoid being rejected by our body's immune system. One kind keeps changing its coating to evade capture; another can make itself invisible; others find special hiding-places out of the reach of the body's defence mechanisms. But now, after decades of neglect, science is fighting back against these creatures which afflict billions of people in the tropics with diseases like malaria, bilharzia and river blindness. Using the most modern techniques of molecular biology and genetic engineering scientists are trying to make special vaccines to remove the scourge. But their valiant efforts may come to nothing - not just because the parasites are too clever, but because of lack of cash and interest on the part of the West. Narrator Peter France
Film editor SIMON ROSE
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY Written and produced by JON PALFREMAN


Editor: Graham Massey
Produced By: Jon Palfreman

: A Fight to Remember

A selection of the best in British boxing over the last two decades. Written and narrated by Harry Carpenter
In action: JOHN CONTEH
CHRIS FINNEGAN and LONNIE BENNETT 'Brilliant', 'outrageous', 'controversial', all have been applied to John Conteh but above all else he had 'star quality'. At Wembley in front of his own crowd he was always at his best. Against the courageous Chris Finnegan in that huge arena a great fight was in prospect.
Nobody was to be disappointed.


Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: John Conteh
Unknown: Chris Finnegan
Unknown: Lonnie Bennett
Unknown: John Conteh
Unknown: Chris Finnegan
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with Maureen Carter and Bridget Kendall present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Maureen Carter
Unknown: Bridget Kendall

: Open University

11.35 Poetry: Blake the Artist
The small exquisite paintings, drawings and etchings of William Blake are not well known - indeed many of his finest works are in private collections. David Bindman looks in detail at some of his masterpieces.
12.0 Ontario: Land Use
Land use crisis in Canada. Urban sprawl threatens Ontario's precious fruit lands.


Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: David Bindman

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