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: Open University

10.45 Science Foundation Course. Preparatory Maths: Angles
11.0 International Marketing: The Agent

: Horizon

Ivan

: The World Chess Championship

Anatoly Karpov v Gary Kasparov
Jeremy James reports
Commentary Bill Hartston

Contributors

Unknown: Anatoly Karpov
Unknown: Gary Kasparov
Reporter: Jeremy James
Commentator: Bill Hartston
Producer: Jill Dawson

: George Orwell: 4: The Lion and the Unicorn

A series of five programmes. For a brief period after the Spanish Civil War Orwell was violently opposed to the coming war with Germany. This Arena film shows his sudden emergence as a patriot in 1940, and closes with the end of the war and the writing of Animal Farm.

Contributors

Interviewee: Douglas Cleverdon
Interviewee: Lettice Cooper
Interviewee: Tosco Fyvel
Interviewee: Anthony Powell
Interviewee: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Nigel Williams

: Music from St George's

The fourth of six television concerts from St George 's, Brandon Hill. Bristol The Albion Ensemble
Philippa Davies (ilute) George Caird (oboe)
Andrew Marriner (clarinet) Jonathan Williams (horn) Felix Warnock (bassoon) Bizet Jeux d'enfants Ligeti Six Bagatelles
Mozart Adagio in B flat (K 411) Farkas Hungarian Dances Sound JOHN D. WILSON Editor FRANK RICHES
Lighting GEOFF STAFFORD Producer TONY STAVEACRE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: St George
Oboe: George Caird
Clarinet: Andrew Marriner
Horn: Jonathan Williams
Bassoon: Felix Warnock
Unknown: John D. Wilson
Editor: Frank Riches
Unknown: Geoff Stafford

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

Where do the plants grown in Britain's gardens come from? 4: Dahlias
Director ERICA GRIFFITHS
Producer BRIAN DAVIES

Contributors

Director: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Brian Davies

: Ski Sunday

featuring The Men's Downhill from Val d'Isere
DAVID VINE reports from the French Alps. Including the first dramatic downhill action of the 1984/85 World Cup series. Twelve different winners have climbed the victory rostrum after the 14 downhills at this famous ski resort; only the legendary FRANZ KLAMMER has conquered this exciting course three times.
Television presentation by FRENCH TELEVISION SERVICE Producer JIM RESIDE

Contributors

Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: Franz Klammer

: News Review

Moira Stuart looks at the best news pictures of the week. With subtitles Editor BOB MCDOUGALL

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Stuart
Editor: Bob McDougall

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton with LUKE CASEY , NICK CLARKE and MARK ROGERSON
Lift-off with Laser - 18 months after the launching of the compact disc the LP and the cassette have not yet been overthrown. How long will the laserdisc revolution take? Paying for Christmas - Money Maker on how to finance the festivities and not go broke. Director DON HARLEY
Deputy editor MICHAEL HOGAN Editor RICHARD TAIT
(Birth of an Old Lady - The story of the Bank of England, tonight at 8.0 on Radio 4)

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Luke Casey
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Director: Don Harley
Editor: Michael Hogan
Editor: Richard Tait

: Power and Thrust

The story of Sir Stanley Hooker
In the Second World War his work on the Rolls-Royce Merlin increased its power by 30 per cent, and helped win the Battle of Britain.
Later he led the design team that produced engines for Concorde and the Harrier Jump Jet. But in the 1950s and 1960s there were frequent cancellations: 'Over a period of years we were in, we were out, we were in, we were out. It was more like a boat race than a policy to follow.'
Sir Stanley died earlier this year. This special programme is based on an extended interview he gave Jonathan Lewis in 1981.

Contributors

Unknown: Jonathan Lewis

: The Natural World

Peacocks, Parasites and the Puzzle of Sex
What's the purpose of sex? To protect us from disease! Brian Leith unravels the intricate puzzle of sex and finds that:
Males seem to be a waste of time and energy - many of the successful plants and animals (like the weeds in your garden) do without them altogether!
Big animals - from polar bears to human beings - always have males as well as females - for a very good reason!
The vital clue to the mystery lies in parasitism and infection.
Out of the puzzle emerges a sparkling new theory of sex that looks set to keep biologists buzzing for years. Film editor COLIN CRADOCK Producer CAROLINE WEAVER Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol
9 FEATURE: page 14 and WODDIS ON: page 95

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Leith
Editor: Colin Cradock
Producer: Caroline Weaver

: News on Two

with Jan Leeming Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Did You See...?

The television review presented by Ludovic Kennedy , who discusses The Secret Servant (BBC1), Blankety Blank (BBC1), and the drama biography Puccini (C4).
Plus a sobering view from
Professor Anthony Clare on the portrayal of alcohol on television - are viewers unwittingly being encouraged to drink more by example?
Assistant producers
KEVIN LOADER. HENRIETTA GILPIN NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE Director BETH HOLGATE Producer JOHN ARCHER

Contributors

Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Unknown: Kevin Loader.
Unknown: Henrietta Gilpin
Unknown: Nicholas Shakespeare
Director: Beth Holgate
Producer: John Archer

: The Year of ...

Martin Kenrick
The last in a series of films that follow three people as their lives unfold in the year after General Election day 1983.
Martin Kenrick wanted a Government that would leave him to get on with the job of trying to save his family's 200-year-old engineering works in the West Midlands.
The orders came in -but the old machinery kept breaking down. Then the bank suddenly became nervous and on top of that some family shareholders started plotting to get rid of him ... Film editor STEVE WOFFENDEN Producer BRIAN JAMES BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Kenrick
Unknown: Martin Kenrick
Editor: Steve Woffenden

: Dear Ladies

by PATRICK FYFFE and GEORGE LOGAN starring Dr Evadne Hinge Dame Hilda Bracket with Rosalie Williams Richard Aylen
Maurice Thorogood
Friends and Neighbours written by GILES BRANDRETH A postcard from Westport
Bay prompts the unwelcome arrival of Dodie and Courtney, two old colleagues from the Ross Charles Opera Company.
Executive producer
PETER RIDSDALE SCOTT
Designer JOHN HOLLAND Produced and directed by MIKE STEPHENS. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Patrick Fyffe
Unknown: George Logan
Unknown: Rosalie Williams
Unknown: Richard Aylen
Unknown: Maurice Thorogood
Written By: Giles Brandreth
Unknown: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Designer: John Holland
Directed By: Mike Stephens.

: Future Tense! Nightwing

starring Nick Mancuso David Warner
'I kill vampire bats - that's what I do, I find them and kill them.' Phillip Payne utters these words to the disbelieving police deputy following the mysterious deaths of many animals in the Arizona desert. Payne believes that killer bats are responsible and has to convince the authorities of the danger....
Screenplay by STEVE SHAGAN
BUD STRAKE and MARTIN CRUZ SMITH based on the novel by MARTIN CRUZ SMITH
Produced by MARTIN RANSOHOFF Directed by ARTHUR HILLER
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 31

Contributors

Unknown: Nick Mancuso
Unknown: David Warner
Unknown: Phillip Payne
Unknown: Steve Shagan
Unknown: Bud Strake
Unknown: Martin Cruz Smith
Novel By: Martin Cruz Smith
Produced By: Martin Ransohoff
Directed By: Arthur Hiller
Duran: Nick Mancuso
Phillip Payne: David Warner
Anne Dillon: Kathryn Harrold
Walker Chee: Steven MacHt
Selwyn: Strother Martin
AbnerTasupi: George Clutesi
Roger Piggott: Ben Piazza
John Franklin: Donald Hotton
Henry: Charles Hallahan
Judy: Judith Novgrod
Claire Franklin: Alice Hirson








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