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: Open University

6.30 Form and Function of Fossils
6.55 Meanings of Madness: 2

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: What a Picture!

Morgan Cross shares the photographic memories of interesting Midlanders. From Ragley Hall, Hugh Edward Conway Seymour, The 8th Marquess of Hertford, talks about his ancestor who sold Coventry, remembers the day Queen Mary called for tea, and tells how and why he opened his stately home to the public.


Presenter: Morgan Cross
Guest: Hugh Edward Conway Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford
Director: John S.W. Taylor
Producer: Mike Derby

: Laramie

The Perfect Gift
The murder of an Indian chiefs daughter is thwarted by Slim's prompt and heroic action. Ancient Indian law decrees that out of gratitude she must become his
'property' for life - although three avenging brothers aim to make the arrangement short-lived!
Written by TOM SELLER


Written By: Tom Seller
Directed By: Lesley Selander
Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike Williams: Dennis Holmes
Matt Cody: John Anderson
Winona: Lisa Gaye

: Off the Record

The last in this series.
Alexei Sayle gets all his records free from record companies - one of the advantages of being in the business, he says. Included in Alexei's collection of freebies are Bob Marley, Billy Bragg, The Redskins, and Dexy's Midnight Runners.


Presenter: Alexei Sayle
Assistant Producer: Debbie Searle
Producer: Ultan Guilfoyle

: No Limits

Sheffield - the city of steel knives and the home of Joe Cocker, ABC, Def Leppard, Human League, and many many more. Metal and music. 'Anything else?' wonder Lisa and Jeremy, as they continue their magical mystery tour around Britain's sounds, films, sites and spirit.
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Jeremy Legge
Presenter: Lisa Maxwell
Writer: Jonathan King
Production: Peter Hamilton

: Cameo: Living River

Spring sun flushes colour and song to the Hampshire river where elvers snake upstream and the pike hunts; where warblers and buntings nest in the reeds. The riverside ripples with life until autumn fades into chill winter.
Narrator Douglas Leach
BBC Bristol


Narrator: Douglas Leach
Photography: Ronald Eastman
Producer: Keith Hopkins.

: Sutton Hoo: The Million-Pound Grave

"I didn't quite see how anybody was going to take it on, but since no one knew anything about it anyhow, it seemed to me that you might as well have a bash so bash we had." (C.W. Phillips - July 1939)
As Hitler's armies prepared to roll across Europe in the summer of 1939, three local men from Suffolk made one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the British Isles - the discovery of a spectacular hoard of royal regalia buried in the midst of the ghost outline of a great wooden ship. The Sutton Hoo treasure is now one of the show pieces of the British Museum and has been the subject of 20 years of analysis and research. Tonight's film The Million-Pound Grave was first shown in August 1965 and brought Sutton Hoo to an immense audience. It is the unchanging and fascinating story of that incredible discovery as told by the excavators themselves - a timeless story which loses nothing in its retelling. Introduced by Sir David Wilson, Dr Rupert Bruce Mitford
Original 1965 narrator Nicholas Thomas
Original 1965 production: PAUL JOHNSTONE
Revised version:
Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN
(Another programme Thursday 8.10)
FEATURE: page 74


Introduced By: Sir David Wilson
Introduced By: Dr Rupert Bruce Mitford
Narrator: Nicholas Thomas
Editor: Roger Guertin
Unknown: Colin Waldeck
Unknown: Peter Hall
Executive Producer: Bruce Norman
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Social Democratic Party (Also on BBC1)

: There's a Lot of it About

The last in the present series
Starring Spike Milligan, John Bluthal, Keith Smith
with David Adams, Suzanne Sinclair, Alan Clare, Mike O'Malley, Susan Jack and The King's Singers
and special guest appearances of David Jacobs, Cliff Michelmore, Peter Woods
In a programme celebrating his 63 years with BBC Television, 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 who had a profound effect on his life and getting his own back. Written by Spike Milligan, Neil Shand, Andrew Marshall, David Renwick


Comedian: Spike Milligan
[Actor]: John Bluthal
[Actor]: Keith Smith
[Actor]: David Adams
[Actress]: Suzanne Sinclair
[Actor]: Alan Clare
[Actor]: Mike O'Malley
[Actress]: Susan Jack
Singers: The King's Singers
Himself: David Jacobs
Himself: Cliff Michelmore
Himself: Peter Woods
Writer: Spike Milligan
Writer: Neil Shand
Writer: Andrew Marshall
Writer: David Renwick
Sound: Michael McCarthy
Producer/Director: Alan J. W. Bell

: Summer Season: The House on Kirov Street

by Stephen Mulrine
It is November 1941, and the German Army is sweeping through the Crimea. German officers are billeted in Yalta - some of them in Anton Chekhov's old house in Kirov Street. The house is now a museum, but it is guarded by Chekhov's sister for whom the war, like the Revolution before it, is just another unwelcome disturbance.
BBC Scotland


Writer: Stephen Mulrine
Music composed and conducted by: Ilona Sezacz
Script Editor: Marilyn Ireland
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Tom Kinninmont
Director: Tom Cotter
Maria Pavlovna: Patience Collier
Natalya Sergeyevna: Sarah Badel
Irina Nikolayevna: Lysette Anthony
Major Beckmann: Alan Dobie
Captain Schiller: Maurice O'Connell
Lieutenant Kaltz: Rupert Frazer
Pelageya: Mona Bruce
Osip Akmatov: Barrie Houghton
Sergeant: James Gaddas
Levitan: Keith Rawlings

: Newsnight

John Tusa, Peter Snow, Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Jenni Murray, Ian Smith and David Davies


Presenter: John Tusa
Presenter: Peter Snow
Presenter: Donald MacCormick
Presenter: Olivia O'Leary
Reporter: Jenni Murray
Reporter: Ian Smith
Newsreader: David Davies

: Weatherview

: Open University

11.50 Physics Beyond Experience
Outside the limited time and space of everyday perception, 'commonsense' is not a reliable guide to the microscopic world of the atom.
12.15 The Ravidasis in Birmingham How members of an untouchable leather-working caste are improving their social standing.

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