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: Open University

Measuring the Earth and the Moon

: Daytime on Two

9.20 Encounter: Germany Leisure
Shopping in Hamelin and an evening meal, a church service, the scouts, a pop group - and the volunteer fire brigade.
9.38 Encounter: France Spare Time
Visit a French television station, help in a butcher's shop, watch a cycle race with a journalist - or join a youth group.
9.55 Encounter: Spain Spare Time
10.12 Science Workshop Basic Patterns 'A'
10.34 Scene Sexual Harassment
11.5 Near and Far The Sea at Work The features of a coastline are sculptured by the sea - the sea that has proved both friend and foe to people.
11.30 Home Ground Made in Wales
3: Wheels of Fortune Manufacturing needs resources: raw materials, energy, a work force and communications.
STEPHEN BOTCHER examines these needs, looking in particular at plastics and steel. Producer DEREK TRIMBY BBC Wales
11.55 Better Badminton WithJAKE DOWNEY
Basics for beginners and film items about the past, present and future of the game.
5: Mixed Doubles Book, The Badminton Story, £6.75 hardback, £ 4.50 paperback from booksellers
12.20 Visions of Change Six programmes about newsreels and television in the 1950s.
5: At the Hustings
12.45 Out of the Undertow FAY WELDON and RICHARD HOGGART look at how people's lives are affected by the economic recession.
5: Mums and Minders
1.20 Encounter: Italy A Land of Custom
Italian traditions: a contrada in Siena; a primitive ritual in Basilicata; the 'race of the saints' in Gubbio.
1.38 Around Scotland Home and Abroad
2: In the Community
The contribution of Glasgow's Pakistanis to the life of central Scotland.
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Jeni and Gary have an argument: Cosmo and Dibs try to stop it. Transport song: 'Making a road'. Story: The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (trad)
Presented by JENI BARNETT
Series producer RICHARD CALLANAN
The Fourth You and Me Book
5: Musical Clocks
Music which copies the ticking and chiming sounds of clocks.
How freelance cartoonist PETER MADDOCKS produces his cartoons and co-operates with suzy BENGHIAT on a cartoon-strip cookery book. £2.75 from booksellers
2.15 Music Time
2.40 Communicate!


Unknown: Stephen Botcher
Producer: Derek Trimby
Unknown: Jake Downey
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Richard Hoggart
Producer: Robert Clark
Unknown: Frances Kay
Unknown: Francis Wright
Presented By: Jeni Barnett
Producer: Richard Callanan
Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Unknown: Suzy Benghiat

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Pride of Place

The Age of Elegance
The Marquis of Anglesey celebrates the beauty and history of the country house.
Photography by ROBIN ROLUNSON Film editor


Written By: Lindsay Evans
Unknown: Robin Rolunson
Unknown: Richard Trayler-Smith
Producer: Richard Lewis

: Monkey

Catfish, Saint and the Shape-Changer
When the catfish and the shape-changer fall out, the earth quakes and only the intercession of a holy man can restore equilibrium. Tripitaka and his companions are willing to help - but one of them is no longer what he seems.
English adaptation by DAVID WEIR English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for WORLD


Unknown: David Weir
Directed By: Michael Bakewell
Monkey: Masaaki Sakai
Tripitaka: Masako Natsume
Sandy: Shiro Kishibe
Pigsy: Toshiyuki Nishida

: Cartoon Two

The Cow That...

: The Entertainers: Gene Kelly in It's Always Fair Weather

Dan Dailey
Cyd Charisse
One of the last of MGM's great dance musicals, choreographed by Michael Kidd , who joins
Gene Kelly and Dan Dailey in front of the cameras to play one of the three soldiers who meet for a reunion ten years after
World War II. Many of the numbers are startlingly original - including one with the three stars dancing on dustbin lids!
W FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Dan Dailey
Unknown: Cyd Charisse
Unknown: Michael Kidd
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Dan Dailey
Unknown: Betty Comden
Unknown: Adolph Green
Produced By: Arthur Freed
Directed By: Gene Kelly
Directed By: Stanley Donen
Ted Riley: Gene Kelly
Doug Hallerton: Dan Dailey
Jackie Leighton: Cyd Charisse
Madeline Bradville: Dolores Gray
Angie Valentine: Michael Kidd
Tim: David Burns
Charles Z Culloran: Jay C. Flippen

: Out of Court

Television's law and justice programme.
David Jessel and Sue Cook throw light on the dark alleyways of crime and the crooks, justice and the judges, the laws and their flaws. With Ed Boyle reporting from the mean streets themselves.


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Ed Boyle
Director: Pleter Morpurgo
Producer: Hugh Purcell
Editor: Peter Chafer

: The Mistress

by CARLA LANE. Starring and Designer MARJORIE PRATT Produced and directed by GARETH GWENLAN


Unknown: Carla Lane.
Designer: Marjorie Pratt
Directed By: Gareth Gwenlan
Maxine: Felicity Kendal
Luke: Jack Galloway
Helen: Jane Asher
Jenny: Jenny McCracken
Simon: Tony Aitken
Richard: Jeff Harding

: Forty Minutes

Love Story
Chris and Heidi are in love, so are Mark and Christine. To both couples this most universal emotion is a uniquely personal experience. Terms of endearment fall like confetti between them, their letters and poems to each other read like lyrics from love ballads.
These two stories of love in the Midlands are Forty Minutes' tribute to the lovers' patron, St Valentine. They are dedicated to everyone who, like Chris and Heidi, and Mark and Christine, has thrilled to the ecstasy of that special moment when heart and soul moved in a love that will surely last till the end of time.
Film cameraman CHRIS WEAVER Film editor COLIN KNIJFF
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer ALAN LEWENS
0 FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: Chris Weaver
Editor: Colin Knijff

: The Rockford Files

starring James Garner as Jim Rockford
Dirty Money, Black Light While Rocky holidays in Hawaii, Jim relaxes at home - until he receives huge sums of money in the mail addressed to the old man. That is when his two-timing friend, Angel, takes an interest in the matter ...
Written by DAVIDc. TAYLOR


Unknown: James Garner
Written By: Davidc. Taylor
Directed By: Stuart Margoun
Det Becker: Joe Santos
Angel: Stuart Margolin

: Newsnight

: Open University

11.45 Weekend Outlook helps you plan your weekend by previewing daytime programmes of special interest from the Open University on Saturday and Sunday.
11.50 Making the Connections. Lead. brass, copper, plastics: the materials for the humble, yet vital, job of plumbing. The 'connections' form an intriguing history of manufacturing, from Roman times to today.
12.15 Gravity and the Stars. Stars form from interstellar gas and dust. But how do they form? And what becomes of them when their fuel is spent?

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