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: Open University

6.30 Database: Information Systems
6.55 Edinburgh Observed
9.0 Pages from Ceefax

: Daytime on Two

9.38 Science Workshop Water 'B'
Steamed-up windows? What causes condensation? How do you get salt from a salt mine? Why do some paints never dry? Series producer MICHAEL COYLE
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds MIKE GRADY and the puppets guess what's in some packages and sing 'Brown girl in the ring'. The programme spends some time with 3-year-old EZRA before and after the birth of his new baby brother.
10.15 Maths Counts by JOHN TULLY
9: According to Plan
Twice as big, 50 times as big - it's a question of scale.
Series producer DAVID ROSEVEARE
10.38 A-Level Studies:
Statistics. 3: Simulation
Exactly what factors cause a queue to develop? How can one usefully mimic random events on a computer?
11.0 Words and Pictures
The Three Billy-goats Gruff
11.17 The Music Arcade 8: Music and Dance (1)
11.39 General Studies Updating Shakespeare
12.5 pm Russian Language and People
19: Tourism in Moscow Book £5.50 from booksellers
12.30 Honourable Members
3: Come to the Party
12.55 Switch On to English
8: Talking About Yourself
1.21 Descubra Espada Las communicaciones
En camino; en el aeropuerto: por ferrocarril; por correo
1.38 Let's See. Minibeasts 1: The Plant Eaters
2.0 Watch. Looking Closer
By looking closely for clues, Sherlock Holmes is able to solve the case of the missing jewels. JAMES and LOUISE use a magnifying glass and a microscope to see things that are invisible to the naked eye. Discover how animals use camouflage to hide from danger. Producer DAVID TAFT
2.18 Update USA 4: Energy Boom
In 1977 Evanston, a small town in Wyoming, found itself sitting on top of the biggest oil and gas discovery the USA has seen in recent years.
Producer LEN BROWN
2.40 Zig Zag. The Open Road


Producer: Michael Coyle
Unknown: Mike Grady
Unknown: John Tully
Unknown: Roy Kinnear.
Unknown: Sarah James.
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford.
Unknown: James Taylor
Unknown: Alfie Curtis
Director: Derek Longhurst
Producer: David Roseveare
Producer: David Roseveare
Unknown: Descubra Espada
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Producer: David Taft
Producer: Len Brown

: The Cheltenham Festival

Coverage of the fourth race from today's card
4.5 The Sun Alliance Steeplechase (3m)
Can any horse beat Lady
Vestey's young powerhouse Drumadowney, one of the most exciting novice chasers for years?
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Reporter: Jonathan Powell
Producer: Richard Tilling

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Kingstone Lisle, Oxfordshire In this unique setting
Arthur Negus shares his love of furniture, silver and glass with his friend and colleague, Robin Butler. Director DAVID MITCHELL Producer ROBIN DRAKE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Robin Butler.
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Robin Drake

: The Wednesday Western: Roughshod

starring Robert Sterling John Ireland
Grloria Grahame
On his way to California Cay Phillips finds himself escorting a group of showgirls in distress. While romance beckons for Clay and the girls' leader, his troubles really begin when an old enemy escapes from jail ...
Screenplay by GEOFFREY HOMES and HUGO BUTLER from a story by PETER VIERTEL Produced by RICHARD H. BERGER Directed by MARK ROBSON
.FILMS: page 19


Play By: Geoffrey Homes
Unknown: Hugo Butler
Story By: Peter Viertel
Produced By: Richard H. Berger
Directed By: Mark Robson
Clay: Robert Sterling
Lednov: John Ireland
Steve: Claude Jarman Jr
Mary: Gloria Grahame
Elaine: Jeff Donnell
Helen: Myrna Dell
Marcia: Martha Hyer
Jim Clayton: George Cooper
Jed Graham: Jeff Corey
Ma Wyatt: Sara Haden
Pa Wyatt: James Bell

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

World Cup Final Stockholm 1958
When Sweden reached the final, their supporters sensed victory. After all, what was so special about Brazil, and who then had heard of Didi, Garrincha and Pele?
Series producer JEFF GODDARD

: Open Space

where the public sets the agenda
Of Birds and Boys
When Fabian Smith read
Barry Hines 's novel Kes at the age of 8, he was so distressed by the ending that he promptly rewrote it. Now aged 13, Fabian's passion for birds of prey has led to his back garden in Essex being turned into a mini aviary, where he and his younger brother Oliver train kestrels, buzzards and barn owls. At the request of Maya Wisbey , the boys' neighbour, Open Space spent a snow-bound week with them, recording their patient dedication to the birds. Film cameraman BRIAN HALL Film editor ADELE REUBEN Producer STEVE CONNELLY Made by the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT


Unknown: Fabian Smith
Unknown: Barry Hines
Unknown: Maya Wisbey
Editor: Adele Reuben
Producer: Steve Connelly

: Brass Tacks

How Green is My Valley?
On 9 June 1983 Brass Tacks started filming
Doris Williams , a miner's widow in the Rhondda Valley. She and her family were going out to vote against a second term for Mrs Thatcher.
'Maggie's got no time for the working people. She'd like to build a big wall and pen us in.' Since then Doris's son has spent 12 months on strike from the last working pit in the valley. Her daughter-in-law has become a leading activist in the local miners' wives' group, and her grandson has given up any hope of a mining future for himself.
What will be left for the Rhondda after this bitter dispute? Is there any hope of work under present government policies? How far should any government go to help Britain's declining areas?
The Williams family and The Rt Hon Cecil Parkinson , MP come face to face to discuss their different visions of Britain after the strike.
Producer BRIAN JAMES Editor COUN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Doris Williams
Unknown: Rt Hon Cecil Parkinson
Producer: Brian James
Editor: Coun Adams

: Blott on the Landscape

The last of six parts dramatised by MALCOLM BRADBURY
Blott's destructive night out has had no effect in stopping the motorway. But he is determined not to be beaten and plans one final campaign to protect the estate.


Unknown: Tom Sharpe
Dramatised By: Malcolm Bradbury
Music By: David MacKay
Unknown: Bert Robinson
Unknown: Harry Thomas
Unknown: Ian Leiper
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Evgeny Gridneff
Director: Roger Bamford
Sir Giles: George Cole
Lady Maud: Geraldine James
Blott: David Suchet
Dundridge: Simon Cadell
Mrs Forthby: Julia McKenzie
Ganglion: Geoffrey Bayldon
Minister: Geoffrey Chater
Hoskins: Paul Brooke
Densher: Jeremy Clyde
Chief Constable: Christopher Benjamin
Bessie Williams: Sarah Porter
Mrs Wynn: Mary Healey
Gen Burnett: Nicholas Selby
Mrs Bullett-Finch: Georgine Anderson
Col Chapman: John Rapley
Miss Percival (1): Matyelok Gibbs
Miss Percival (2): Sylvia Barter
TV reporter: Jolyon McDowell
Governor: Tony Steedman
Detective: Roger Hume
Hefty: Brian Coburn
Major Templeton: Mark Jones
Orderly: Stephen Whittaker
Social worker: Natalie Caron
Policeman: David Rowlands

: Elisabeth Frink: Sculptor

The Royal Academy in London is host to the first major retrospective of the work of Dame Elisabeth Frink , famous for her sculptures of birds, animals and men.
With the help of Sarah Kent , the exhibition's curator, the themes of Frink's work that have made her one of Britain's most popular artists are explored, using film from the BBC archives and material shot during the setting up of the exhibition. Film cameraman NIGEL WALTERS Film editor PAM BOSWORTH
Executive producer IAN SQUIRES Director BOB LOCKYER


Unknown: Dame Elisabeth Frink
Unknown: Sarah Kent
Producer: Ian Squires
Director: Bob Lockyer

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with Jenni Murray and Ian Smith present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ian Smith

: Weatherview

: John D. Loudermilk and his Music

from the Kenton Theatre, Henley
The quiet man from Nashville who wrote
'Tobacco Road', 'Abilene' and 'Break my mind' sings his hit compositions from the 60s. Special guests The Fureys and Davey Arthur Producer MICHAEL BEGG


Unknown: Davey Arthur
Producer: Michael Begg

: Open University

11.50 Religion in a Hindu Village: 1 The Hindu religion involves every part of life, and this film offers a rare glimpse of its effects on daily activities in a remote North Indian village.
12.15 Biology: Membranes
The cell membrane is not just a barrier to the outside world. It is a complex structure, and has a sophisticated role to play.

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