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: Open University

6.5 Pure Maths: Conic Sections.
6.30 History of Mathematics.
6.55 Copper as a Resource.
7.20 Questioning Assumptions.
7.45 Last of the Liberties.

: Daytime on Two

9.15 Encounter: Germany Meeting Point
Hamelin and the work of the post office; the frontier with the DDR - and a visit to the centre of Braunschweig
9.33 Treffpunkt: Deutschland An Ort und Stelle
9.52 Talkabout
Mr Cosmo the Conjuror
10.12 Science Workshop Tracks 'B'
10.34 Scene
Scene in New York
The Guardian Angels Producer ROGER TONGE
11.5 Maths-in-a-Box A fantasy in ten parts. 8: Weight-watchers
11.30 Outlook
Great Archaeological Mysteries 3: The Mysterious Bluestones
Why did the Megalith-builders create stone circles like Stonehenge? How were the huge stones transported from Wales to Wiltshire?
First shown on BBC Wales
11.55 Play Tennis
Five programmes with a new step-by-step method for beginners. Introduced by DEREK HORWOOD
1: Making Contact
12.20 Inside Women's Magazines
A look at the development of women's magazines from the 17th century to the present day. 1: Taking Shape
12.45-1.0 Write Away
A practical guide to everyday writing, with new and handy ways of remembering spelling. Presented by BARRY TOOK and ZENA WALKER
1.10 A Good Job with Prospects Agricultural College
1.38 Around Scotland
Behind the Scenes. Airport
A visit to Glasgow Airport, including areas normally out of bounds. Producer PETER WHITEFORD
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Sort them Out. Rabbit is on the loose in the party-tricks shop and Clive has to sort out the mess.
2.15 Music Time
Questions and Answers
2.40 Walrus. What's it Gonna Be?
Dip, Dip, Dip by GERRY HUXMAN


Producer: Roger Tonge
Producer: Morton Surguy
Introduced By: Derek Horwood
Presented By: Barry Took
Presented By: Zena Walker
Producer: Peter Whiteford
Unknown: Gerry Huxman

: Handicapped in the Community

JAMES WOODWARD , born with cerebral palsy, graduated in psychology. In this programme he tells us about his education and early career.
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: James Woodward

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Adventure Game

A pan-galactic broadcast from Arg, a small red planet often visited by time travellers from Earth seeking truth, enlightenment and cheese rolls. Exploring Arg this week are:-
Neil Adams , Nigel Crockett and Janet Fielding
Versus the resident Argonds:
CHARMIAN GRADWELL played by Gnoard CHRISTOPHER LEAVER played by Gandor BILL HOMEWOOD played by Dagnor KENNY BAKER played by a rather baatempered aspidistra.
Designer ROB HINDS


Unknown: Patrick Dowling
Unknown: Neil Adams
Unknown: Nigel Crockett
Unknown: Charmian Gradwell
Played By: Gnoard Christopher Leaver
Played By: Gandor Bill Homewood
Played By: Dagnor Kenny Baker
Designer: Rob Hinds
Director: Christopher Tandy
Producer: Ian Oliver

: Schools Prom

Introduced by Antony Hopkins from the Royal Albert Hall , London
The second programme featuring talented youngsters who took part in the recent season of Schools Proms. Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra
Penweddig School Choir
Guildhall School of Music Junior Brass Band
Thirsk School String Duo
Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra
King Edward VI College Sinfonia
Bury Schools Music Centre Mute Quartet
North Yorkshire EASY Band
Derbyshire County Youth Wind Band
With special guests
Stan Tracey (piano)
Art Themen (saxophone) and Mark Bebbington (piano)
Television presentation KEN GRIFFIN
(The Schools Prom is organised by Music For Youth in conjunction with Commercial Union Assurance and The Rank Organisation)


Introduced By: Antony Hopkins
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Piano: Stan Tracey
Piano: Mark Bebbington
Unknown: Ken Griffin

: Australian Cinema: Manganinnie

continues a major season of films new to television, tonight starring
Mawuyul Yathalawuy , Anna Ralph Australia, the 1830s. When a gang of European soldiers massacre a tribe of Aborigines only Manganinnie survives. In despair she waits to die, but a chance encounter with the 8-year-old Joanna inspires her to resist fate. Together the old woman and the child explore the bush and the spirit of the murdered tribe is passed on..... This film was the first Tasmanian work financed by the Australian Film Commission and one of the most haunting and beautiful in this season.
Screenplay by KEN KELSO based on the novel by BETH ROBERTS Produced by GILDA BARACCHI
Directed by JOHN HONEY. Films: page 14 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Mawuyul Yathalawuy
Unknown: Anna Ralph
Play By: Ken Kelso
Novel By: Beth Roberts
Produced By: Gilda Baracchi
Directed By: John Honey.
Manganinnie: Mawuyul Yathalawuy
Joanna Waterman: Anna Ralph
Edward Waterman: Phillip Hinton
Margaret Waterman: Elaine Mangan
Meenopeekameena: Buruminy Dhamarrandji
Quinn: Reg Evans
Simon Waterman: Jonathan Elliott
William Waterman: Timothy Latham
Captain: Barry Pierce

: Out of Court

In the last of the present series David Jessel and Sue Cook present a weekly on-camera investigation into crime, punishment and justice.
Reports from Ed Boyle and expert comment from Michael Molyneux.
Film director SARAH CAPLIN. Studio director PIETER MORPURGO. Producer HUGH PURCELL Editor PETER CHAFER


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Ed Boyle
Unknown: Michael Molyneux.
Director: Sarah Caplin.
Director: Pieter Morpurgo.
Producer: Hugh Purcell
Editor: Peter Chafer

: Dear Ladies

by PATRICK FYFFE and GEORGE LOGAN starring Dr Evadne Hinge Dame Hilda Bracket
3: In Sickness and in Health Script by GYLES BRANDRETH
Evadne's brief stay in the Stackton Cottage Hospital is enough to persuade the 'Dear Ladies' to bring a little more life and interest to the hospital wards.
Executive producer PETER RIDSDALE SCOTT Producer MIKE STEPHENS. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Patrick Fyffe
Unknown: George Logan
Script By: Gyles Brandreth
Designer: Paul Montague
Producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Producer: Mike Stephens.

: Forty Minutes

... of documentary. Educating Michael Michael Light, son of a Barrow shipyard worker, is going to public school at the taxpayers' expense. He is one of 13,000 bright children from poor families whose fees are paid by the government's controversial Assisted Places Scheme.
This programme follows Michael through his first uneasy term at St Bees School in Cumbria. It also charts the progress of Kathleen Roberts , 13, whose father's dying wish was that she should win an assisted place, and Susannah Wright , 11, whose parents both taught at State Schools.
At a time when some comprehensive schools cannot even afford books, argument rages over this scheme, which will cost taxpayers £17 million this year. It has been dismissed as unfair, as divisive, and as an example of 'social engineering'. One critic accuses the scheme of 'trying to deal with a famine by paying for a few children to have lunch at the Ritz'.
Film cameraman JIM PEIRSON Film editor eric BROWN
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer HARRY WEISBLOOM


Unknown: Kathleen Roberts
Unknown: Susannah Wright
Unknown: Jim Peirson
Producer: Harry Weisbloom

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

From the heart of beautiful downtown Burbank, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin invite you to a laugh-a-minute extravaganza. The Laugh-In regulars are joined tonight by guest star Carl Reiner with Andy Williams
Executive producer GEORGE SCHLATTER


Unknown: Dan Rowan
Unknown: Dick Martin
Unknown: Carl Reiner
Unknown: Andy Williams
Producer: George Schlatter

: Newsnight

: The Innes Book of Records

Neil Innes plays all the major roles in this re-spin of some of his songs, with his special guest John Cooper Clarke
Musical director JOHN ALTMAN Designer chris ROBILLIARD
Producer IAN KEILL


Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: John Cooper Clarke
Director: John Altman
Designer: Chris Robilliard
Producer: Ian Keill

: * am Newsnight By-Election Special

Presented by John Tusa , Peter Snow Today in Chesterfield, voters have been going to the polls in only the second by-election of this Parliament. The result could determine the political future of the Labour candidate, Tony Benn. For the Conservatives, represented by Nicholas Bourne , and the Liberal/SDP Alliance, with Max Payne , it will also be seen as a key test of party popularity. With Vincent Hanna for the live declaration and Sir Robin Day in the studio with leading politicians.
Outside broadcast director NEIL ECCLES Studio director CHRIS FOX Producer PETER BELL


Presented By: John Tusa
Unknown: Tony Benn.
Unknown: Nicholas Bourne
Unknown: Max Payne
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Sir Robin Day
Producer: Peter Bell
Editor: David Dickinson

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