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: Open University

6.30 Cheddar: Mapping the Mendip Anticline
6.55 Cogs in the Wheel?

: Having Wonderful Time

Starring Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Lucille Ball.
A fortnight's vacation relaxing in the peace and quiet of the pines is exactly what typist Teddy needs. But Camp Kare-Free is not what she expects....
FILMS: page 23.


Screenplay: Arthur Kober
Producer: Pandro S. Berman
Director: Alfred Santell
Teddy: Ginger Rogers
Chick: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Fay: Peggy Conklin
Miriam: Lucille Ball
Buzzy: Lee Bowman
Henrietta: Eve Arden
Itchy: Red Skelton

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Jet Trail

A three-part history of jet flight
2: Three Knights of Bristowe After the Second World War, Bristol fought to regain its place at the heart of the British aircraft industry. In the race to build modem passenger aircraft capable of crossing the Atlantic, the pace was set by three great Bristol Aircraft Company designers: SIR ROY FEDDEN , SIR ARCHIBALD RUSSELL and SIR STANLEY HOOKER.
Narrator Peter Brown
Film cameraman PAUL MORRIS Film editors DAVID KJTSON
Original film sequences directed by DAVID KITSON
Written and produced by JOHN ELLIOT


Designers: Sir Roy Fedden
Designers: Sir Archibald Russell
Narrator: Sir Stanley Hooker.
Narrator: Peter Brown
Unknown: Paul Morris
Produced By: John Elliot

: The High Chaparral: The Kinsman

Blue's uncle, Dan Brookes, turns up badly wounded at the Cannon Ranch after a 15-year absence.


Writer: Richard Carr
Director: Seymour Robbie
John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Dan Brookes: Jack Lord

: Off the Record

Charlie Nicholas , Arsenal and Scotland international, kicks his favourite records around with Steve Blacknell.
High scorers include Frank Sinatra , U2, and Alison Moyet.


Unknown: Charlie Nicholas
Unknown: Steve Blacknell.
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Alison Moyet.
Producer: Jon Plowman

: Whistle Test

David Hepworth and Mark Ellen introduce live music fromTimezone, atransatlantic combination of John Lydon and Afrika Bambaata , plus Sisters of Mercy.
Andy Kershaw joins 29-year-old blues performer, Robert Kray , for last Saturday's gig at London's Dingwalls Club. Holly and the Band join the Whistle Test en route to this evening's Frankie Goes to Hollywood concert at Hammersmith Odeon.
Hindsight features John Foxx leading Ultravox from 1978.
Richard Skinner 's new charts survey and Video Vote requests on [number removed]. Producers JOHN BURROWES , TREVOR DANN. Director DAVID G. CROFT Editor MICHAEL APPLETON


Unknown: David Hepworth
Unknown: Mark Ellen
Unknown: John Lydon
Unknown: Afrika Bambaata
Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: Robert Kray
Unknown: Hammersmith Odeon.
Unknown: John Foxx
Unknown: Richard Skinner
Producers: John Burrowes
Producers: Trevor Dann.
Director: David G. Croft
Editor: Michael Appleton

: Top Gear

Behind every new car lies years of planning and hundreds of thousands of miles of testing. This week William Woollard visits Ford's top secret proving ground at Lommel in Belgium, to experience for himself the testing of the new Granada. But how will it fare in the market place? Sue Baker compares the Granada with some of its rivals, the Renault 25, Volvo 740 and Rover 2300.
How thief-proof is your car? Why do cars worth many thousands of pounds have vulnerable locks costing only a few pence? Frank Page gets locked into the world of car security and also test drives the new Rover 216.
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Producer: Brian Strachan
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Entertainment USA 2

Jonathan King dubbed it 'Naffville' the Entertainment USA team voted it worst place in America. Despite that Nashville, Tennessee is fascinating as Music City USA. Tonight in this semi-repeat Jonathan King is at his most cynical as he re-introduces the renowned Elmer Fudpucker, Twitty City, Minnie Pearl and the Goo Goo Cluster.
Lots more bad taste besides, plus latest videos and a chat with the man who revolutionised dancing-inventor of the twist, Chubby Checker.
Compiled and researched by COLIN MARCHANT
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Producer GORDON ELSBURY


Unknown: Jonathan King
Unknown: Elmer Fudpucker
Unknown: Minnie Pearl
Unknown: Colin Marchant
Producer: Michael Hurll
Producer: Gordon Elsbury

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party (Also on BBC1)

: Pot Black 85

Introduced by David Icke The first semi-final of BBC2's International
Snooker Championship.
Northern Ireland Champion Dennis Taylor , a former Pot Black finalist, meets Doug Mountjoy from Wales, the winner of the 1978 Pot Black
Commentator TED LOWE
Referee JOHN WILLIAMS Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Referee John Williams
Producer: John G. Smith

: African Calvary

Images of Ethiopia are familiar, but Mohamed Amin , whose award-winning pictures have been seen in 470 million homes, brings images of the 21 African countries now facing what Mother Teresa described as: 'an open Calvary', 'a place of crucifixion for perhaps 10,000 a night'.
In this moving personal view of Africa, statesmen and religious leaders unite in their views on what needs to be done, but also extend a message of hope. MO Production Limited


Unknown: Mohamed Amin
Unknown: Mother Teresa

: Newsnight

11.15 Weatherview

: Animation Now

Tonight from Yugoslavia, Skyscraper, an award-winning film by JOSKO MAHUSlC which takes a wry look at the pressures of urban living.
A Zagreb film production

: Open University

11.30 The Effective Manager: Crisis or Control?
Part three of a dramatised trilogy about the problems facing Lewis Jones in his first managerial job.
11.55 Religion: The Mindful Way
The original forest tradition of the Buddha's earliest disciples - simplicity, discipline and meditation - is carried on today in the monastery of Wat Nong Ba
Pong in the forest of north-eastern Thailand.


Unknown: Lewis Jones

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