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: Open University

6.30 Geology: The Capitan Reef
6.55 Meanings of Madness (4)

: SOP Conference 1985

Including coverage of the debate on Crime and Policing.

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Umbrella

The umbrella doesn't only make an appearance in British summertime. As this award-winning documentary illustrates, the umbrella has an important role to play elsewhere. It is discovered hoisted above jazz funerals in New Orleans, Queens in Ghana, pagodas in Bali, in the bazaars of Nepal, in Hollywood musicals, and on the first trip to the moon.
Written, produced and directed by KATHY LEVITT


Directed By: Kathy Levitt

: Laramie

Shadows in the Dust
Acting Deputy Slim Sherman is wounded in a gun battle but manages to capture one of the fleeing cattle rustlers.
The discovery that the thief is a woman does not deter Slim from his official duty - but Slim may have little hope of reaching a US marshal alive. Written by LOWELL BARRINGTON Directed by JOE KANE (R)


Written By: Lowell Barrington
Directed By: Joe Kane
Slim Sherman: John Smith
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike Williams: Dennis Holmes
Jean Lavelle: Susan Oliver

: Off the Record

Alan Freeman
Steve Blacknell pops in on pop-picker Freeman and talks to him about some of his personal favourites culled from his three decades of DJ'ing. All right? Stay bright. Producer JON PLOWMAN


Unknown: Alan Freeman
Unknown: Steve Blacknell
Producer: Jon Plowman
Director: Christine Hall

: No Limits

'Yes, Lisa.'
'What is it that makes this programme so successful?' 'Probably me.' 'Or me.'
'Or the music.'
'The films are good, too.' 'Most people like the film trailers, and the fabulous videos. In fact....'
'It's probably not us at all.'
'Still - who cares - it's a great show.'
Writer and mascot JONATHAN KING Production PETER HAMILTON BBC Manchester

: Hooked! International

Presented by Derek Davis This popular angling programme goes international. Teams of top match anglers from six
European countries take on a combined team representing Great Britain and Ireland in a competitive fishing match in the lakelands of County Cavan in Ireland. Today's match:
Great Britain and Ireland v Germany The teams:
Great Britain and Ireland:
(England team manager) BOB NUDD
(Ireland team manager) Germany:
(twice world champion) H. L. FISCHER
Away from the match, actor Timothy Dalton takes time off from filming in France with Joan Collins to try his luck after the spring salmon in Lake Beltra, County Mayo. Match commentator Pete Thompson
Director PHILIP FRANKUN Producer ROY RONNIE BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Derek Davis
Unknown: Dick Clegg
Unknown: Bob Nudd
Unknown: Oliver McGauley
Unknown: Wolfgang Kremkus
Unknown: H. L. Fischer
Unknown: Gerd Ronellenfitsch
Unknown: Timothy Dalton
Unknown: Joan Collins
Commentator: Pete Thompson
Director: Philip Frankun
Producer: Roy Ronnie

: Top Gear

Top Gear turns its attention to West Germany tonight with a special programme direct from Europe's major motor show of the autumn which opened its doors just a few hours ago in Frankfurt.
William Woollard and Frank Page report from the giant exhibition halls on the latest trends and technical developments.
Sue Baker gets to grips with VW's new 16-valve version of its cult car, the GTI, and looks at an accident alert system still under test in Germany.
Away from the show, Frank Page tries out Subaru's hi-tech XT model, and there's news from Berlin of a spectacular driving simulator.
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Frank Page
Unknown: Frank Page
Producers: Philip Franklin
Producers: Brian Strachan
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Designs on Britain

A two-part documentary on design and how it shapes the world we live in. 1: Design in a Cold Climate Britain has a vigorous tradition of design. Men like William Morris shaped it, the 1951 Festival of Britain celebrated it. In the 60s we led the world in pop, fashion and graphic design. The Habitat look, created by Sir Terence Conran , has transformed the Way people live, from London to Paris and New York. In spite of the fact that once we designed for the world, at home we just don't seem to take design seriously. Until recently industry, designers, even government, haven't seen the need to get together. The price is economic and environmental failure. This first programme unravels the tangled story - the conflict, the rewards, the Penalties - and asks: What is 'good design'? Who is to say? Why do we need it? with HRH The Duke of Edinburgh The Prime Minister Sir Terence Conran Kenneth Grange David Mellor , MP Eduardo Paolozzi and Sergio Pininfarina
Film cameraman DAVID WHITSON Film editor RICHARD SEEL
Videotape editor DEREK ORMAN Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN
Producer DAVID SWEETMAN (Part 2 tomorrow at 9. 0 pm)
0 FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: William Morris
Unknown: Sir Terence Conran
Unknown: Sir Terence Conran
Unknown: Kenneth Grange
Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Eduardo Paolozzi
Unknown: Sergio Pininfarina
Unknown: David Whitson
Editor: Derek Orman
Producer: Christopher Martin
Producer: David Sweetman

: Jack High

The Gateway Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing
The second programme of the series featuring eight of the leading flat green bowlers in the world.
John Bell , the British Isles singles champion, is again featured tonight in his match against a newcomer to Jack High , Ron Jones. Born in Liverpool, he emigrated to Canada, where he and his family have all represented their country.


Unknown: John Bell
Unknown: Jack High
Unknown: Ron Jones.
Commentators: David Vine
Commentators: David Rhys
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Olivia O'Leary with Jenni Murray
Ian Smith and David Davies Including SDP Conference Report -
Donald MacCormick and Vincent Hanna report from Torquay.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: David Davies
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Vincent Hanna

: Weatherview

: Open University

11.40 Physics: Light on Lasers
What is so special about laser light? How do lasers work? Focusing a pulse of light from a ruby laser produces a miniature ball of lightning in mid-air.
12.5 Krishna and Christ
DOM BEDE GRIFFITH used to be an English priest and is now an Indian guru. This film looks at his beliefs and practices in the south of India, where he teaches people from East and West.

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