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: Open University

6 5 Maths: Complex Exponentials. 6.30 The Moonies: Why Join? Why Stay? 6.55 Images: Beyond the Eye. 7.20 Chemistry: Why Build Models? 7.45 Ethology: Newts to Newborns.

: Daytime on Two

9.8 Science Topics
Electromagnetic Spectrum
9.35 Maths-in-a-Box
A fantasy in ten parts. 9: Plum Crazy Producer MORTON SURGUY
9.52 Look and Read. The Boy from Space. 7: The Hunt for the Car
10.15 Mathscore Two. 9: Graphs Rule, OK? ELAINE DONNELLY and ROGER SLOMAN show how to turn a mathematical rule into a graph.
10.38 Exploring Science
Fertilisation. Sexual reproduction is one method of passing on genetic material from one generation to the next. The programme shows sexual reproduction in plants, animals and people. Producer PETER BRATT
11.0 Look, Look and Look Again
Pattern in Place. A Banbury class looks closely at natural textures and patterns.
11.22 Geography 11-13. The Iron and Steel Industry. BERNARD CLARK looks at how the iron and steel industry moved its location
11.44 Going to Work. Mum's at Work
12.5 Making the Most of the Micro
7: Sounds Interesting
Developing the principles explained in Series 1 and showing in more detail what micros can do, and how to use them.
12.30 Computers in Control
An introduction to the world of robotics. Making Sense of the Real World. How can the computer detect such widely different things as the whereabouts of a London Transport bus, fog, the length of an electronic flash or the speed of a motor? IAN MCNAUGHT -DAVIS and JOHN COLL look at a wide range of sensors which are available on the market.
Production DAVID ALLEN and ROBIN MUDGE
12.55 Speak for Yourself
18: 1 Want My Son to Go to College
How to overcome or avoid the misunderstandings which can arise between parents and the school over a child's future.
1.20 Pages from Ceefax
1.38 Around Scotland. Forestry
2.1 Scene. Wide Games
A play by LESLIE STEWART
After a 14-day adventure and survival course, run by the army for unemployed teenagers, Jet hates the thought of returning home. He's got better ideas - after all, he now knows how to survive. With HUGH QUARSHIE,
ADAM FRENCH, IAIN ANDREW ,
MARK DRAPER , FRANCESCA BRILL , PAUL GEN
TRY, KAREN LUCAS , TERRY SUE PATT Film editor TIM CAWSTON Producer ROGER TONGE
2.30 English File. Language in Action 2: Writing Stories. FARRUKH DHONDY helps a group of students from Haverstock Comprehensive School to shape and develop ideas for stories following a visit to Cookham.

Contributors

Unknown: Elaine Donnelly
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Producer: Peter Bratt
Unknown: Bernard Clark
Unknown: Ian McNaught
Unknown: John Coll
Unknown: David Allen
Unknown: Robin Mudge
Play By: Leslie Stewart
Unknown: Iain Andrew
Unknown: Mark Draper
Unknown: Francesca Brill
Unknown: Paul Gen
Unknown: Karen Lucas
Editor: Tim Cawston
Producer: Roger Tonge

: Weekend Outlook

helps you plan your weekend by previewing daytime programmes of special interest from the Open University
Producer CHARLES COOPER
A BBC/Open University production

Contributors

Producer: Charles Cooper

: Language Development

It's not what you say but how you say it. Even the very youngest schoolchild can interpret meaning from the inflection of the teacher's voice.
Producer CLARE FALKNER
A BBC/Open University production

Contributors

Producer: Clare Falkner

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Just My Luck

continues the season of films starring one of Britain's most endearing actresses Margaret Rutherford Today with Norman Wisdom
The inimitable Margaret Rutherford , as an eccentric old lady who keeps an elephant in her garden, encounters the gormless Norman in this fast and unlikely comedy. Norman works in a jeweller's shop while his loved one works in a dress shop across the road. How is Norman to get the money to declare his love properly?
Screenplay by ALFRED SHAUGHNESSY and PETER BLACKMORE Produced by HUGH STEWART
Directed by JOHN PADDY CARSTAIRS

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Alfred Shaughnessy
Unknown: Peter Blackmore
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Directed By: John Paddy Carstairs
Mrs Dooley: Margaret Rutherford
Norman: Norman Wisdom
Hon Richard Lumb: Leslie Phillips
Miss Daviot: Delphi Lawrence
Mr Stoneway: Edward Chapman
Mrs Hackett: Marjorie Rhodes
Phoebe: Joan Sims
Weaver: Peter Copley

: ORS 84

No, not the American one. Dick Witts meets the other Johnny Carson - performance artist extraordinaire in Belfast. And the rest of Channel 2's electronic magazine? Peter Powell with music, info and features, and Nick Rowan reports on issues in the news.
Research BARBARA GIBSON. JUUE BRADSHAW Director JUUET MAY. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Witts
Unknown: Johnny Carson
Unknown: Peter Powell
Unknown: Nick Rowan
Unknown: Barbara Gibson.

: The World About Us

Amazon Gold
The Treasures of Serra Pelada
Every day except Sunday, in a clearing in the Amazon jungle, 60,000 men, coated in liquid mud, toil from dawn to dusk in a bizarre landscape of their own making. The few visitors to this remote place have likened the spectacle to the building of the pyramids in ancient Egypt. Serra Pelada is one of the strangest communities in the world: doctors, lawyers, teachers and engineers work alongside simple, illiterate peasants from all over Brazil. They are all searching for gold. Brazil, in recent years, has witnessed a gold rush of 19th-century proportions. Early in 1980, at Serra Pelada in the Amazon delta, was found one of the richest concentrations of alluvial gold known to history. In 12 months, ten tons of gold had been extracted from a single great hole. The programme shows what men will undertake in the timeless search for gold.
Film editor PAULINE DYKES
Photographed by NIGEL MEAKIN Producer BOB SAUNDERS
Series editor ANTHONY ISAACS

Contributors

Editor: Pauline Dykes
Unknown: Nigel Meakin
Producer: Bob Saunders
Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: Gardeners' World

from
Barnsdale Geoff Hamilton has a mammoth task in creating new and diverse gardens from a bare, featureless field. A few big trees will give immediate form to his plans. Expensive to plant, but not if discounted over the years.
Anne Mayo prunes and trains roses.
Production assistant JEAN LAUGHTON Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Barnsdale Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Mayo
Unknown: Jean Laughton
Producer: John Kenyon

: M*A*S*H

Picture This
Colonel Potter tries his hand at portrait painting, but finds his subjects a little difficult to control. Hawkeye leaves the picture altogether, preferring a room of his own to life under canvas. Can the 4077th persuade its favourite son to return to the fold?
Written by KAREN HALL
Directed by BURT METCALFE

Contributors

Written By: Karen Hall
Directed By: Burt Metcalfe
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J Hunnicutt: Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Charles: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher

: Whicker!

Tonight one of television's best known personalities reveals another surprise line-up of guests. After years of travelling the world in search of the weird, the wonderful and the wealthy, Alan Whicker invites guests from far and wide to join him in his studio for 40 minutes of intimate and self-revealing conversation.
Director JOHN ROONEY Producer JENNY DANKS
Editor KEN STEPHINSON. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Whicker
Director: John Rooney
Producer: Jenny Danks
Editor: Ken Stephinson.

: Waving to a Train

by M. J READ , starring
He last walked through these fields in 1953 when the sun always shone, a new Queen had been crowned and, with mother and sister Susan, Richard went on a picnic. Retracing his steps, he realises that the past is never very far away, even if it now seems very different.
Script editor ALISON ROUX Film editor DAVE KING
Lighting cameraman KENNETH MACMILLAN Designer RAY LONDON
Produced by TERRY COLES Directed by BILL HAYS
©FEATURE: page 11

Contributors

Unknown: M. J Read
Editor: Alison Roux
Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Designer: Ray London
Produced By: Terry Coles
Directed By: Bill Hays
Mother: Lynn Farleigh
Richard: Michael Pennington
Susan: Julia Gambold
young Richard: Richard Franklin
Father: John Kennan

: Newsnight

: Whistle Test

Howard Jones and The Style Council plus rock news, interviews, the latest videos and a look at the Australian charts with Mark Ellen and David Hepworth.
Director TOM CORCORAN. Producer
TREVOR DANN. Editor MICHAEL APPLETON

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Jones
Unknown: Mark Ellen
Unknown: David Hepworth.
Director: Tom Corcoran.
Unknown: Trevor Dann.
Editor: Michael Appleton








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