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: Open University

6.30 Geology: Glaciers
6.55 Inner City Story (2)

: International Marketing

Fourth of five programmes The Agent
The United States offers a huge potential market to British exporters, but specialist local knowledge is often important to win orders.
A BBC/Open University production

: Glorious Goodwood

4.10 The Gordon Stakes dim) The first significant trial for the St Leger. Commanche Run was a decisive winner 12 months ago.

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Heroes

For Royal Shakespeare Company actor
Richard Griffiths heroes are vital, 'lifting our horizons and making more things possible'. In conversation with Eric Robson he discusses his own very catholic choice, which includes
William Shakespeare ,
Sir Ralph Richardson , Pablo Casals ,
Randy Newman and Dr Jacob Bronowski.
Director JOHN METHERELL Executive producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK


Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Sir Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Pablo Casals
Unknown: Randy Newman
Unknown: Dr Jacob Bronowski.
Director: John Metherell
Producer: John Mapplebeck
Producer: Roger Burgess

: Laramie

and Handful of Fire
The peace of Wyoming is shattered when Chief Chato threatens the lives of every white man in the territory unless the ruthless Colonel Barrington is brought to justice for a raid on an Indian village. When Barrington escapes from an Army courtmartial it seems only Slim can stop an all-out Indian war.
Directed by JOE KANE


Written By: Rob Peterson
Directed By: Joe Kane
Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Mike Williams: Dennis Holmes
Col John Barrington: George MacReady

: Off the Record

When a man can tell the truth by putting words to music, that's the greatest gift of all.' Cricket superstar Viv Richards talking to David Hepworth about his love of reggae and in particular his admiration for Bob Marley. Other artists include Bunny Wailer , Aswad, Steel Pulse and Bob Dylan.


Unknown: Viv Richards
Unknown: David Hepworth
Unknown: Bob Marley.
Unknown: Bunny Wailer
Unknown: Bob Dylan.
Producer: Ultan Guilfoyle

: No Limits

First of nine programmes A major breakthrough for television presentation occurred when
Jonathan King , Britain's greatest living megastar and sex symbol, was asked to host a brand new series and refused to do so. Never before in the history of faces beaming through the tube has somebody turned down the chance to leer at the Public for nine weeks, but Jonathan decided it would be much more interesting to discover two new inexperienced young people and allow them a chance to
Present an original, exciting, stimulating display of great videos, fabulous music and fascinating information.
Production PETER HAMILTON An ORS presentation
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jonathan King
Unknown: Peter Hamilton

: Q.E.D.

How to Be a Professional Mum or Dad with Anthony Clare Both Tim and Joan Richardson are 'professional parents', formally approved by the Better Baby Institute in Pennsylvania, USA. They have three children; Rufus, 5, has 'a rage to learn'; Beth, 3, 'would rather learn than eat'; and Harry, at 18 months, 'would much rather learn than play'. Q.E.D. followed a group of learner parents through their one-week course in Pennsylvania. Series editor DAVID FILKIN Producer COLIN RIACH


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Unknown: Both Tim
Unknown: Joan Richardson

: Making Waves

Fifth of eight programmes
Bob Langley in Brighton for the Offshore Powerboat Race; Malcolm McKeag in France to meet the lady whose dynamism has created the world's largest yacht building company; and Debbie Rix in action, on water skis, hoping one day to emulate Thorpe Park Water Ski Show Team.
BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: Bob Langley
Presenter: Malcolm McKeag
Presenter: Debbie Rix
Director: Tony Rayner
Director: Chris Wright
Producer: Tony Rayner

: There's a Lot of it About

The first of six programmes starring Spike Milligan
John Bluthal , Keith Smith with David Adams Suzanne Sinclair
David Lodge , Julia Breck Alan Clare , Mike O'Malley Linzi Drew , Susan Jack and special guest appearances of Alan Minter , Peter Woods.
Spike Milligan looks back on his long career at Television Centre: serving his apprenticeship as canteen manager, before graduating to comedian. He remembers all those interesting people he worked with during that time and gets his own back. Written by SPIKE MILLIGAN
Produced and directed by ALAN J. w. BELL


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: John Bluthal
Unknown: Keith Smith
Unknown: David Adams
Unknown: Suzanne Sinclair
Unknown: David Lodge
Unknown: Julia Breck
Unknown: Alan Clare
Unknown: Mike O'Malley
Unknown: Linzi Drew
Unknown: Susan Jack
Unknown: Alan Minter
Unknown: Peter Woods.
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Written By: Spike Milligan
Written By: Neil Shand
Written By: Andrew Marshall
Unknown: David Renwick
Unknown: Bert Postlethwaite
Directed By: Alan J. W. Bell

: Summer Season Pythons on the Mountain

by ANDREW DAVIES 'John Prothero , internationally famous for his witty and iconoclastic TV criticism, now treats us to an outrageously comic helping of autobiography, Scenes from a Welsh Adolescence.'
Videotape editor STAN pow Lighting CLIVE POTTER Designer DON TAYLOR


Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: John Prothero
Unknown: Clive Potter
Designer: Don Taylor
Produced By: Rosemary Hill
Directed By: Mike Vardy
John Prothero: Richard Pasco
Marion: Rhoda Lewis
John (aged 17): Howard Cooke
Kelyth Pritchard: Karen Lucas
TheRevProthero: Alandavtd
Gareth: Tim Wylton
Gareth(aged 17): Charles Dale
Mr Watkins: Dudley Jones
John (aged 11): Edward Lewis
John (aged 4): Alyn Lewis

: After the Bomb The First 40 Years

Ludovic Kennedy introduces the second of five programmes to mark the 40th anniversary of the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Tonight: The First 40 Years Ludovic Kennedy discusses the lessons of the first four nuclear decades with the scientists who built the bomb and the politicians and strategists who have lived with it. Was it the Bomb that kept the peace?
Director VICTOR MELLENEY Producers


Introduces: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Director: Victor Melleney
Producers: Jana Bennett
Unknown: Denys Blakeway
Editor: Richard Tait

: Newsnight

11.40 Weatherview

: Open University

11.45 Physic:SpecialRelativity Particles created high up in the Earth's atmosphere, travelling close to the ultimate velocity of light, apparently live at least three times longer than if they were at rest in the laboratory.
12.10 Aladura: The Praying People London is the setting for an independent Christian church founded in Nigeria, the Cherubim and Seraphim.

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