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: Open University

Social Science: Theories

: The Waterloo

The 77th Greenall Whitley Bowling Handicap
This year, for the first time since its conception in 1907, BBC cameras cover the last two days of the number one tournament in the crown green bowling calendar. Taking the green in Blackpool are the last 16 competitors out of 2,048 who started in July on the trail to win the coveted title, and total prize money of £13,600. RICHARD DUCKENFIELD introduces live coverage of the eight matches today.
Commentator HARRY RIGBY Producers


Unknown: Greenall Whitley
Introduces: Richard Duckenfield
Commentator: Harry Rigby
Unknown: Keith Phillips

: The Waterloo

Further live coverage of the bowling.

: Liberal Assembly 1985

Further live coverage from
Dundee, including the debate on Strategic Defence.

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Laramie

The Runaway (R)


Slim: John Smith
Jess: Robert Fuller
Daisy: Spring Byington
Mike: Dennis Holmes
Bill Watkins: Jack Chaplain

: Open to Question

First of 13 programmes
How can South Africa justify apartheid? Should the pill be illegal for under-16s? Is the Kremlin committed to peace or conquest?
Each week a personality in the news faces questions from 50 young people from senior schools all over Britain.
Presented by John Nicolson
CHARLES NAIRN. BBC Scotland The young interrogators have combined courtesy with startling tenacity. (SUNDAY TIMES)


Presented By: John Nicolson
Presented By: Research Allan
Director: Justin Adams
Producers: David Martin
Unknown: Charles Nairn.

: No Limits

Bournemouth, the pearl of the British Riviera - white castles of hotels, gleaming golden sand, piers packed with magical entertainment - a tri-city resort of fast-growing tourism, awash with suntanned girls and muscular Men - among whom this week are Lisa Maxwell and Jeremy Legg with hits before they're hits, trends before they're trends, pre-fashion fashion, in the most exciting new programme on TV today.
Writer and mascot JONATHAN KING Production PETER HAMILTON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Lisa Maxwell
Unknown: Jeremy Legg

: Hooked! International

In the second heat of this
Popular angling series, the home team of Great Britain and Ireland take on Denmark at Derryheen in the lakelands of County Cavan in Ireland. The teams:
(World Champion) Denmark
(Denmark team manager) KARLO JEPPESEN KAJ PEDERSEN
Away from the match, tope (a small but active fighting shark) is the_quarry in Lough Swilly, County Donegal. Presenter Derek Davis Match commentator Pete Thompson
Director PHILIP FRANKLIN Producer ROY RONNIE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Frank Barlow
Unknown: Sid Meads
Unknown: Bobby Smithers
Unknown: Karlo Jeppesen
Unknown: Kaj Pedersen
Presenter: Derek Davis
Commentator: Pete Thompson
Director: Philip Franklin
Producer: Roy Ronnie

: Top Gear

Chris Goffey reports on an E8 billion-a-year business
- the company car. The motor manufacturers sell about half their cars to the company fleets, so it's vital that they get their models right. How do companies choose and what do the manufacturers do to woo them?
Sue Baker rediscovers her youth when she tests the new Naylor sports car. It looks and feels like the old MG she drove as a teenager.
Frank Page rides a new BMW motorcycle and there's some advice on how to transport the family pet happily and safely.
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Chris Goffey
Producer: Jenny Cowan
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Lame Ducks

A six-part comedy series written by PETER J. HAMMOND starring
John Duttine
Lorraine Chase Brian Murphy
1: Mister Drake , would-be hermit; Angie, free spirit; Ansell, ailing detective; Tommy, reformed pyromaniac; and Maurice, round-the-world ball-walker; are settling in quite nicely at the cottage at Scar's Edge. Then Angie starts to find flowers - Drake and Ansell hear about Harold -
Mrs Kelly arrives dressed in black - and the peace is shattered once more.
Produced and directed by JOHN B. HOBBS


Written By: Peter J. Hammond
Unknown: John Duttine
Unknown: Lorraine Chase
Unknown: Brian Murphy
Unknown: Mister Drake
Unknown: Mrs Kelly
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Directed By: John B. Hobbs
Mister Drake: John Duttine
Angie: Lorraine Chase
Ansell: Brian Murphy
Tommy: Patric Turner
Maurice: Tony Millan
Mrs Kelly: Cyd Hayman
Roy: Giles Cole
Landlord: Brian Coburn
Old John: Michael Bilton
Ernie: Edward Highmore

: Probation

First of eight programmes Divorce
One marriage in three ends in divorce. One child in five is the subject of divorce proceedings.
Probation officers have to witness the pain behind these statistics as they mediate between couples in court and prepare reports on the children's welfare.
Executive producer JOHN SHEARER Producer STEVE TIMMINS
0 FEATURE: page 11


Editor: David Barrett
Unknown: Richard Leiterman
Producer: John Shearer
Producer: Steve Timmins

: The Waterloo

The 77th Greenall Whitley Bowling
Handicap RICHARD DUCKENFIELD introduces highlights of today's play, featuring the last 16 competitors.
Commentator HARRY RIGBY Producers


Unknown: Greenall Whitley
Introduces: Handicap Richard Duckenfield
Commentator: Harry Rigby
Unknown: Keith Phillips

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Jenni Murray Ian Smith and David Davies present the reports and interviews that matter, with the analysis that counts.
11.40 Weatherview


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

: Open University

11.45 The Social Primate: Growing Up An observational study of the relationship of primate infants with their mothers and other group members, as they grow up.
12.10 Health Care in Mozambique: 2 External political threats, as well as internal problems of inequalities and food shortages, threaten the time schedule for the introduction of a new health system.

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