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: Open University

6.30 Maths: Area Games
6.55 Science: Elements Discovered

: Daytime on Two

9.38 Appuntamento in Italia Citta e Campagna
Una giomata a Siena; Un altro mondo; La grande citta.
9.55 Tout compris
Everyday life and language of French teenagers. En ville; au garage; au marche
10.12 Science Workshop Twigs and Wood 'A'
10.34 Scene. Baby I Love You
11.5 Near and Far Living in the Alps
The winter sports centre Livigno was once an inaccessible farming community. Why did it change? What was the effect?
11.25 Pages from Ceefax
11.55 Mindstretchers: Problems Seven Problems (age 10-12) Pairs of five-minute programmes setting problems and suggesting possible solutions. The series covers a range of practical and thinking skills. An omnibus edition for block recording.
Series producer EDWARD HAYWARD (Mindstretchers: Solutions: 1.25pm)
12.30 Pages from Ceefax
1.25 Mindstretchers: Solutions Seven Solutions. An omnibus edition for block recording.
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds A Different Sort of Home
ROY HUDD learns about the old woman who lived in a shoe from some young friends and then finds out about a windmill.
2.15 Music Time
1: Anansi and the Sky God A musical story in which
Anansi uses cunning to win back his job as the village drummer.


Producer: Robin Gwyn
Producer: Edward Hayward

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Lifegames

The Powers That Be
Steve Blacknell finds out what bureaucracy is and how it affects you. How do you cope with it and where can you get advice?


Unknown: Steve Blacknell
Producer: Tony Matthews
Director: Paul Simons

: The Invaders

The Ransom starring
David Vincent and one of his group of 'believers' capture an alien leader. Taking refuge in the home of an elderly poet they are surrounded until the aliens agree to bring Vincent back from the dead.


Unknown: David Vincent
Written By: Robert Collins
Directed By: Lewis Allen
David Vincent: Roy Thinnes
Claudia Stone: Karen Black
Alien leader: Alfred Ryder
Cyrus Stone: Laurence Naismith
Bob Torin: Anthony Eisley
Edgar Scoville: Kent Smith

: Sergeant Bilko: Dinner at Sowici's

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Afraid that Sergeant Joan Hogan is softening him up for marriage, Bilko invites her to the Sowicis' home to show her how a married couple really live - or do they?


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Cartoon Two

Seaside Woman: This story of life in a sleepy Caribbean fishing village illustrating a song by LINDA MCCARTNEY and WINGS won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Directed by OSCAR GRILLO


Unknown: Linda McCartney
Directed By: Oscar Grillo

: Recovery

Presented by Brian Redhead British companies that made it -their story of recovery from recession.
1: The Move:
Vickers Defence Systems A futuristic army tanks factory on the banks of Newcastle's River Tyne, was Vickers' answer to a century-old legacy of old buildings, old attitudes and an annual heating bill of one million pounds! Film editor AL GELL


Producer: Brian Da Vies

: How We Look

The Art of Making Faces Artists have always been fascinated by the way the face reveals character and emotion. Since Renaissance times, they have been aided and abetted by the researches of philosophers and physiognomists, from
Descartes to Darwin. In the light of the theories they devised, Colin Thompson looks at faces in painting and the ways in which artists have shaped and interpreted how we look.
Music composed by JOHN MCLEOD Rostrum camera MALCOLM PARIS Graphic designer JIM JACKSON Film editor BOB BATHGATE Producer KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Colin Thompson
Composed By: John McLeod
Designer: Jim Jackson
Editor: Bob Bathgate
Producer: Keith Alexander

: Topol's Israel

Topol completes his journey through Israel, passing through the Biblical landscapes of Masada, the Dead Sea, Sodom and Solomon's Pillars, emerging from the baking desert at the Red Sea resort of Eilat.
Here, at Israel's southern-most border, he is hurled back into the 20th century with a vengeance, and a world of topless bathing, surf boarding and reef diving. Film cameraman JOHN WILLIAMS Sound ALEX CHRISTISON DAVID BAUMBER
Film editor MIKE DUXBURY
Assistant producer PAMELA CREED Director CHRIS WRIGHT


Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Sound Alex Christison
Unknown: David Baumber
Director: Chris Wright
Producer: Peter Hercombe

: Leaving

Six programmes starring Keith Barron Susan Hampshire written by CARLA LANE
1: Martha and Daniel are now divorced - they are ready to make new lives - but new lives need new people and they are out of practice.
Produced and directed by JOHN B. HOBBS


Unknown: Keith Barron
Unknown: Susan Hampshire
Written By: Carla Lane
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Directed By: John B. Hobbs
Daniel Ford: Keith Barron
Martha Ford: Susan Hampshire
Mr Raphael: Philip Latham
Josephine: Caroline Dennis
Mrs Ford: Elizabeth Bradley
Freda: Norma Streader
Ivor: Neil West
Mrs Barry: Myrtle Devenish
Milkman: Michael Bertenshaw
Car driver: Ken Barker

: Forty Minutes

Laughter in Gabrovo
Bulgaria - one of Russia's staunchest allies - isn't usually thought of as a great source of jokes -yet it is Bulgaria that mounts a unique biennial laughter festival in the House of Humour and Satire in Gabrovo. From around the world wits and comics converge on this Balkan town to exhibit, judge, or simply discuss the serious business of humour. There were two British participants at the last festival. One was exhibiting, the other, 'Larry' of Punch, was a judge.
This film tackles the weighty question of whether humour can leap national boundaries, whether the same joke can reduce communist and capitalist to the same helpless giggles.
Film cameraman LAURIE RUSH Film recordist CHRIS LOVELOCK Film editor TONY HEAVEN
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer ROBYN WALLIS
0 FEATURE: page 13 and WODDIS ON: page 71


Unknown: Chris Lovelock
Producer: Robyn Wallis

: Nat Gonella - That Rhythm Man!

On 1 April 1935, the Newcastle Empire was set ablaze with the 'hot' music of Nat Gonella and his
Georgians on their first date. In a special celebration concert recorded 50 years to the day after that Newcastle date, Nat Gonella sings some of his favourite 'hot' choruses, accompanied by the Digby Fairweather Sextet. Introduced by Benny Green Lighting PETER GREENYER Sound PAUL CUNLIFFE


Unknown: Nat Gonella
Unknown: Digby Fairweather Sextet.
Introduced By: Benny Green
Producer: Laurence Vulliamy

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with Jenni Murray and Ian Smith


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

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

helps you plan your weekend by previewing daytime programmes of special interest from the Open
University on Saturday and Sunday.

: Open University

11.35 Machine Tools: Control
How does automatic machinery know what it is doing? This outside broadcast from the National
Engineering Laboratory, features the control of cutting tools for three computer.controlled machines.
12.0 Accounting for Managers (1)
This lighthearted dramatised look at a serious subject focuses on a manufacturing company in financial difficulties. Whose fault is it? WiU the managers be able to pull the company back from the brink of disaster?

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