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: Open University

6.5 Modern Art: Cubism, 1
6.30 Michelangelo: The Last Judgment
6.55 Biology: Genetic Expression
7.20 Science: A Portrait of Summer School
7.45 Physics: Painting Potentials

: Daytime on Two

9.9 Encounter: Italy Town and Country
Italian contrasts: provincial life in Sienna; the remote villages of Basilicata; the city of Milan.
9.24 Pages from Ceefax
9.48 New Series Maths at Work Young people use CSE maths; a factory supervisor, supermarket assistant, receptionist, printer and cabinet maker. Narrator KIERAN PRENDIVILLE Producer ROGER FRY
Series producer DAVID ROSEVEARE
10.10 New series Sex Education
Growing. How do children learn and grow, and what special changes take place at puberty? These questions are answered for 8-10 year-olds in the first of a three-part series.
10.35 New series Update USA Great Lakes City
Cleveland, on the shores of Lake Erie and one of the original capitals of industrial America, is struggling with the problems of decline as investment for new industry seeks out more profitable locations in the south and west of the USA.
Commentary PETER FRANCE Producer LEN BROWN
11.0 Watch. Trees 1. Leaves (Details on Wednesday at 2.1 pm)
11.17 Computer Club
The Computer and the Gymnast
How can a computer help up-and-coming young gymnasts master techniques that will bring them the medals?
11.40 Mindstretchers: Problems
Problems, with suggested solutions, for 10/11-year-olds to promote thinking skills.
1: Houses - designing a housing estate to fit a given site.
(Solution on Friday at 10.40 am)
11.48 Unter Uns. Deutsche Dialoge
Wir stellen uns vor; In der Stadt; Verbindungen. Interviews and everyday exchanges in basic conversational German.
12.3 pm Pages from Ceefax
2.0 You and Me. A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Open/Closed
Introduced by MICHAEL MAYNARD and Duncan the Dragon
2.15 British Social History
Nine days in May. In one of Britain's most dramatic clashes between the Government and trade unions, events led up to the call for a general strike. Was this the start of a revolution? Why was the Government so well prepared and why did the TUC abandon its support for the coal miners? Director TONY VIRGO


Producer: David Roseveare
Producer: Derek Longhurst
Unknown: Lake Erie
Producer: Len Brown
Producer: Robin Gwyn
Introduced By: Michael Maynard
Director: Tony Virgo
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: The Black English Case

In the USA, a judge has ruled that in some cases the English spoken by black pupils - black English - can be an education handicap which may not be properly recognised by teachers.
A BBC/Open University production

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Speak Out

Young people from throughout the country airing their views about topics and issues that matter to them. Introduced by John Craven.
Today: Micro computers-why is the boom leaving girls out?
It is feared micros are fast becoming male-dominated machines, and girls are not taking much interest. Is this really true, and will it harm their future prospects? With special guests Judith Hann and Ian McNaught-Davis.
Back Page: 86


Presenter: John Craven
Guest: Judith Hann
Guest: Ian McNaught-Davis
Director: Alan Russell
Producer: Eric Rowan

: Paddles Up

A canoeing competition for the BBC Paddles Up trophy. Heat 3
Seven of the world's best lady canoeists race against the clock. The fastest two join the men from heats 1 and 2 in the grand final.
Assistant producer REG PERRIN Producer JOHN G. SMITH
BBC Pebble Mill


Commentators: Alan Parry
Commentators: John Gosling
Producer: Reg Perrin
Producer: John G. Smith

: Tucker's Luck

Final episode by BARRY PURCHESE
The day of Tucker's interview arrives....
Produced and directed by DARROL BLAKE
Book: Forty Days of Tucker J , £5.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Barry Purchese
Directed By: Darrol Blake
Unknown: Tucker J
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Alan Humphries: George Armstrong
Tommy Watson: Paul McCarthy
Creamy: Adam Kotz
Sarah Gill: Lisa Geoghan
Susan Challis: Rebecca Calder
Junior: Christopher Chittell
Ade: Stephen McFarlane
Martin: Norman Comer
Neil: Martyn Read
Rob: Alan Downer
Christine: Dawn Keeler
College receptionist: Jean Channon
Applicants: Charlotte Barker
Applicants.: David Chesman
Applicants.: Michael Sundin
Student: Mark Hallett

: The Smiths

Highlights from the concert recorded in Whistle Test last December in front of an enthusiastic audience at The Assembly Rooms, Derby.


Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: The Lost River of Gaping Gill

The search for this underground river of the Yorkshire Dales and the hope of discovering a through passage from its dramatic beginning in the vast chasm of Gaping Gill to the cave over two miles away at Clapham has intrigued geologists and potholers since Victorian times. Part 1
The saga of these explorations, from the beginnings of potholing to the 1970s, is told in this film originally shot by award-winning cameraman Sid Perou for The World About Us series. On Thursday at 7.20 the story is updated as the potholers, using new techniques, attempt yet again to discover that elusive link.


Unknown: Sid Perou

: Timewatch: The Conquest and the Conqueror

Presented by John Tusa
A special edition to mark the Romanesque Exhibition. 1066 still divides English history - it marks a complete takeover by a foreign culture and government.
Timewatch re-examines The Case for King William. Why did William of Normandy believe the Crown of England was his right? "The Norman Church and Castle Hastings", wrote the chroniclers, "was a fatal day for England." What do we know of the barons who stamped their authority on their newly-conquered possessions?
The Secrets of Domesday:
The Domesday Book is the greatest achievement of Norman government - it surveyed every acre of William's kingdom. Now a computerised study reveals details hidden for 900 years.
FEATURE: page 80


Presenter: John Tusa
Producer: Diana Lashmore
Executive Producer: Timothy Gardam
Editor: Bruce Norman

: The Young Ones: Sick

Written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall, Lise Mayer
A psychological British war film set in the Sahara desert. Hugh Freganotte's sombre Western is diversely episodic but the locations admirably sustain the journey. Like an old favourite shoe: not brilliant but sturdy. Pauline Melville makes a splendid quiche. starring Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan, Alexei Sayle with Madness and Mark Arden, Jim Barclay, Perry Benson, Ruth Burnett, Hugh Cecil, Jean Channon, Brian Croucher, Ben Elton, Stephen Frost, Peter Greene, Ceri Jackson, Kilian McKenna, Pauline Melville, Carla Mendonca, Michael Redfern, David Rolfe, Maggie Steed and Brian Oulton, Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Additional material Alexei Sayle Music Peter Brewis
Costume Barbara Kidd Sound Laurie Taylor Lighting Fred Wright
Designer Graeme Story
Production Paul Jackson Feature: page 3


Written By: Ben Elton
Written By: Rik Mayall
Written By: Lise Mayer
Ade: Adrian Edmondson
Rick: Rik Mayall
Neil: Nigel Planer
Mike: Christopher Ryan
The Balowski Family: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Mark Arden
Unknown: Jim Barclay
Unknown: Perry Benson
Unknown: Ruth Burnett
Unknown: Hugh Cecil
Unknown: Jean Channon
Unknown: Brian Croucher
Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Peter Greene
Unknown: Ceri Jackson
Unknown: Kilian McKenna
Unknown: Carla Mendonca
Unknown: Michael Redfern
Unknown: David Rolfe
Unknown: Maggie Steed
Unknown: Brian Oulton
Additional Material: Alexei Sayle
Music: Peter Brewis
Costume: Barbara Kidd
Sound: Laurie Taylor
Lighting: Fred Wright
Designer: Graeme Story
Production: Paul Jackson

: One Man and his Dog

The BBC Television International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall
For the next eight weeks the slopes above Loch Lomond make a sweeping backcloth to a new series of sheepdog trials specially held for television. with farmers and shepherds from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland invited to compete over the trials course.
Before the runs, meet the competitors on their farms and learn about their families and the dogs which play such an important part in their lives. Heat 1: Scotland The competitors:
Technical co-ordinator ROY SMITH Director MICHAEL KERR Producer IAN SMITH
.HELPLINES: page 75


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: Loch Lomond
Unknown: David Moodie
Unknown: Hope Bobby Dalziel
Unknown: Joe John Campbell
Unknown: Roy Smith
Director: Michael Kerr
Producer: Ian Smith

: Private Lives

Introduced by Maria Aitken
The first in a new series of the conversation game in which well-known public personalities are invited to reveal some of their private memories, pleasures and treasures.
Maria's guests tonight are
HRH Princess Michael of Kent and Sir Stephen Spender who discuss-among other subjects-memorable meals, unforgettable places and influential heroes and heroines.
Musical memories are arranged each week by Peter Skellern , assisted this evening by THE BRODSKY QUARTET.
Assistant producer PETER ESTALL Director philip CHILVERS


Introduced By: Maria Aitken
Introduced By: Sir Stephen Spender
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Producer: Peter Estall
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick , with MAUREEN CARTER and BRIDGET KENDALL , present the reports and interviews that matter.


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

: Foxwatch

Programme 1
A second chance to join Derek Jones and Dr Stephen Harris during their late-night observations of a foxes' earth under an old house in Bristol. Made possible by use of 'see in the dark' infra-red cameras, these programmes were first shown as a number of 'live' visits over a period of two months in the summer of 1979. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: Dr Stephen Harris

: Open University

12.5 Calculus: Iteration and Convergence
How quickly can a solution be found to a 'difficult' algebraic equation? Some techniques are explored, which provide possible answers.
12.30 The Technology of the Office
Introducing word-processors in offices has produced some unexpected reactions.

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