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: Open University

6.5 Modem Art: Abstract Expressionism
6.30 PaUadio: Three Villas
6.55 Plant Propagation
7.20 Quantum Theory: Electrons and Photons
7.45 Light on Lasers

: Social Democratic Party Conference 1984

Further live coverage of the afternoon's debates from Buxton.

: The Appraisal Interview

Every year thousands of college students take examinations. Their year's work is assessed. But who evaluates the performance ot their lecturers? This programme looks at one approach to staff development. Producer ANNE DIACK
A BBC/Open University production

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Islanders

In the second of four programmes Dennis Skillicorn samples the beer from
Ventnor brewery and meets the latest generation of the brewing family. He also finds out about deck chairs and pleasure boats.


Unknown: Dennis Skillicorn
Editor: Bev Ambrose
Producer: John Coleman

: The Rockford Files

starring one of television's most popular private eyes.
The Fourth Man
A page from Rockford's telephone book comes to life as repeated assassination attempts are made on an air-stewardess named Lori. Jim sets himself up as a target to draw the fire, in spite of the unreliable help of Angel!


Written By: Juanita Bartlett
Directed By: William Wiard
Jim Rockford,: James Garner
Joseph (Rocky) Rockford: Noah Beery
Becker: Joe Santos
Beth: Gretchen Corbett
Angel: Stuart Margoun
Lori: Sharon Gless
Tim Farrell: John McMartin
Stehler: Michael Bell

: Cartoon Two

The Fly
An award-winning animated film from Yugoslavia


Directed By: Aleksandar Marks

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

Lee's Team v Jerry's Team for the Marley Trophy
This week's match features:
George C. Scott and Lee Trevino v
Bruce Forsyth and Jerry Pate Peter Alliss commentates and talks with the players over nine selected holes on the beautiful Queen's Course at
Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland. Television presentation RICHARD TILLING


Unknown: George C. Scott
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Jerry Pate
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Producer: David Kenning

: Q.E.D.

The People's Medicine ... The City
What happens to the average Chinese when he falls ill? Does he always just get acupuncture and weird herbs - or is there more to medicine in China than these bizarre treatments?
Q.E.D. went to Kunming in southern China to find out - and got many surprises. Some of the treatments - like moxibustion - are certainly strange, but the Chinese could have something to teach us about medical care.
Narrator Anthony Clare Series editor MICK RHODES Producer JONATHAN CRANE


Narrator: Anthony Clare
Editor: Mick Rhodes

: Top Crown

BBC2 Invitation Pairs Crown Green Bowling Tournament
Second semi-final
The extrovert pair from Wales, Alan Green and Ivor Williams , flushed from their success in the quarter-finals, come up against the on-form Manchester pair, Eddie Hulbert and Tommy Johnstone. The winners earn a place in the final against last week's winners.
Introduced by Richard Duckenfield from Mitchells and Butlers Social Club in Birmingham.
Commentator Harry Rigby Producer KEITH PHILLIPS
(Final tomorrow night 8.15)


Unknown: Alan Green
Unknown: Ivor Williams
Unknown: Eddie Hulbert
Unknown: Tommy Johnstone.
Introduced By: Richard Duckenfield
Commentator: Harry Rigby
Producer: Keith Phillips

: High Anxiety

Opens a short season of films from the American master of outrageous comedy - Mel Brooks
Starring Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman
Strange happenings greet Dr Richard H. Thorndyke on his appointment as head of The Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous. The staff seem to have distinctly weird habits and Thorndyke finds his own neuroses increasing as he struggles with a plot against him and some very familiar incidents involving showers, birds, cool blondes and dizzy heights... Dedicated to the 'Master of Suspense' this affectionate parody of Hitchcock features a hilarious performance from Brooks himself as the psychiatrist with more problems than his patients.
Produced and directed by MEL BROOKS
(First showing on British television) (The Producers: Friday 11.40)
FILMS: page 29
FEATURE: page 5


Written By: Mel Brooks
Written By: Ron Clark
Written By: Rudy de Luca
Written By: Barry Levinson
Directed By: Mel Brooks
Richard H Thorndyke: Mel Brooks
Victoria Brisbane: Madeline Kahn
Nurse Charlotte Diesel: Cloris Leachman
Dr Charles Montague: Harvey Korman
Brophy: Ron Carey
Professor Lilloman: Howard Morris
Dr Philip Wentworth: Dick van Patten
Desk clerk: Jack Riley
Cocker Spaniel: Charlie Callas
Zachary Cartwright: Ron Clark
Killer: Rudy de Luca
Bellboy: Barry Levinson
Norton: Lee Delano
Dr Baxter: Richard Stahl
Dr Eckhardt: Darrell Zwerling
Arthur Brisbane: Albert J. Whitlock

: Good Time George starring

George Melly with John Chilton 's Feetwarmers
In the first of a new series the inimitable jazz entertainer performs on stage, in his unique style, numbers that include 'The Black Mountain blues' and Django Reinhardt 's evocative 'Nuages'. His special guest at the Theatre Royal,
Lincoln, is the stylish singer, Helen Shapiro. featuring
Musical director JOHN CHILTON Sound BARRIE HAWES
Lighting BERT ROBINSON Designer LAN RAWNSLEY Producer SIMON BETTS BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Chilton
Unknown: Django Reinhardt
Singer: Helen Shapiro.
Unknown: John Chilton
Piano: Collin Bates
Bass: Barry Dillon
Bass: Chuck Smith
Director: John Chilton
Producer: Simon Betts

: Newsnight

Peter Snow and Vincent Hanna with a full report on the day's proceedings at the Social
Democratic Party Conference in Buxton. John Tusa and Donald MacCormick in London assess the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Open University

11.50 Calculus: the Directional Derivative
For science the programme uses the common features of contour maps, heat flow, and electrical conduction, as an introduction to vector calculus.
12.15 IATA: Tel Aviv Negotiations
The second of three programmes on the International Air Transport Association explores how negotiations with a major airport are carried out for an increase in landing charges.
12.40 Managing the Desert Margin This shortened version of a World About Us programme looks at the way of life of people living at the edge of the Sahara and how that way of life is changing due to political and economic forces.

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