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: Open University

6.55 Management at Priory School
7.20 Weekend Outlook

: Daytime on Two

9.35 Dicho y hecho
Basic skills in Spanish
Talking about yourself; feeling ill; saying you're sorry. (R)
9.52 Look and Read The Boy from Space Where is Tom?
10.15 Mathscore One
What Next? Stacking cans, shaking hands, and the sequence 1, 3, 6, 10, ... (R)
10.38 History 11-13: The Tudors The Vicars of Hessle
This true story, about Catholic and Protestant vicars at the time of the Reformation, reveals some of the problems which changes in the official religion of England caused to ordinary members of their congregation.
11.0 Around Scotland The Valley of the Scots 1: The Scots of Dalriada
11.22 Update USA Farming Country
Grain mountains are piling up and farmers are feeling the pinch as changes in US foreign policy and farm financing take their toll. (R)
11.44 Going to Work: Life and Social Skills. 1: Family Life
Gary leaves home to live with his sister in London, but life there is not quite what he imagined. (R)
12.5 pm
Making the Most of the Micro
Ten programmes showing what micros can do and how to use them. Presented by IAN MCNAUGHT-DAVIS
6: Getting Down to Business (R)
The Learning Machine
A personal view of computers in education by TIM O'SHEA ,
Director of the Microelectronics in Schools Project at the Open University.
5: Having a Bash at BASIC (R)
1.10 Science Topics Electronics in Action
1.33 General Studies Brave New Births
Test-tube babies, surrogate mothers, experiments on human embryos: many people are now beginning to question these new scientific techniques.
2.0 Scene
Funny People
Scene spent a week in a school in Bristol finding out about those people who make their classmates laugh. Why does every class have its clown?
What are the different styles of being funny? Once you've got it, can you get rid of the role of joker?
Producer ROGER TONGE (R)
2.30 English File Media Studies
Front Page
Story HENRY KELLY examines the way a story hits the headlines in the dailies and discusses our national press with a group of young people from a London school. MIKE MOLLOY , Editor of the Daily Mirror, puts the journalistic angle.


Producer: Jill Sheppard
Presented By: Ian McNaught-Davis
Unknown: Tim O'Shea
Producer: Roger Tonge
Unknown: Story Henry Kelly
Unknown: Mike Molloy

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: An Elephant Called Slowly

The first in a season of animal films for the family
Today starring
Virginia McKenna
Bill Travers
Ginny and Bill are invited to exchange the cold of the English winter for the Kenya sun. While there they enjoy a series of unexpected encounters with a trio of amiable elephants.
This charming film, shot largely on location in Kenya, comes from the makers of Born Free and Ring of Bright Water.
The lions: Boy, Girl and Ugas The elephants:
Eleanor, Kadengi and Pole Pole
Written and produced by BILL TRAVERS and JAMES HILL Directed by JAMES HILL 0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: Bill Travers
Produced By: Bill Travers
Unknown: James Hill
Directed By: James Hill
Ginny: Virginia McKenna
Bill: Bill Travers
George Adamson: George Adamson
Mr Mophagee: Vinay Inambar
Henry, the chauffeur: Joab Collins
Mutiso, warden: Ali Twaha

: Micro Live

A weekly look at the world of computers and information technology.
Long Distance Information Electronic information is changing the way we do business - forcing even the most ancient British institutions to update themselves.
Andrew Neil, Editor of the Sunday Times, gives a special report on the way that the Stock Exchange, Fleet Street and the legal profession are falling dangerously behind as they struggle to keep pace with the booming electronic information market.
Eddy Shah talks about new opportunies to start your own newspaper; a leading barrister admits that now the law is electronic he makes fewer mistakes; while a computer programmer from the Stock Exchange is afraid that his work will destroy the Exchange's famous trading floor.
Monthly programme notes on Ceefax Page 700: on the Micro Live Bulletin Board. [number removed]. 300 baud; on Telecom Gold - type INFO BBC; on Micronet 800, page [number removed]; or send sae and cheque or PO for 50p to: Micro Live [address removed]


Unknown: Andrew Neil
Talks: Eddy Shah
Director: Alan H Griffiths
Editor: David Allen

: Ebony

Juliet Alexander presents the weekly magazine programme for Britain's black communities. Each week
Ebony reports on the issues which matter most.
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Juliet Alexander
Producer: Krishna Govender
Director: Annie Morris
Producer: John Wilcox

: Travellers in Time

Six films of early exploration introduced from the Royal Geographical Society by the pioneer polar explorer Duncan Carse.
4: Red Indian Shadow-Catcher (1896-1930)
'The most spectacular ritual of the Hopi Indians is their Snake Dance, employing live rattlesnakes, and I became obsessed with the idea of participating.... I followed the dancer four times around the plaza, cast my snake aside, and received the next snake for a continuation of the dance....'
So the pioneer American photographer, anthropologist and explorer Edward Curtis describes one of the most dangerous incidents in his life-work of chronicling the vanishing customs and ways of life of the American Indian. This film is the spectacular story of that work.
Narrator Donald Sutherland
Film editor PAT O'GRADY


Unknown: Duncan Carse
Unknown: Edward Curtis
Narrator: Donald Sutherland
Film Editor: Pat O'Grady
Producer: Richard Robinson

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton Margaret Waddy and John Kelly
Time to sow early peas, broad beans, onions and others. Last year the organic trial was decimated by rabbits; this year the plots, well protected, will show the advantages and disadvantages of gardening without sprays and inorganic chemicals. Growing trees from seed is a long-term project, but very satisfying. Removing the stumps of old trees is not so much fun, but needn't be back-breaking. Production assistant CHRISTINE HARDMAN
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Margaret Waddy
Unknown: John Kelly
Unknown: Christine Hardman
Producer: John Kenyon

: Tom O'Connor

In the final programme of this series, Tom explores the 'pzazz' within the world of variety and entertainment, aided by Cherry Gillespie , Chris Emmett and Mike Berry.
Ventriloquist Neville King and his incredible menagerie call in to Tom's dressing-room, and members of the public tell their own entertaining tales.
Musically, Graham Preskett and Tom share with you the enigmatic secrets of Tom's friend Mike.
Sound supervisor DAVID THOMPSON Lighting director


Unknown: Cherry Gillespie
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Mike Berry.
Unknown: Neville King
Musically: Graham Preskett
Unknown: David Thompson
Unknown: Bert Postlethwaite
Unknown: Designers Michael Young
Unknown: Rick Gardner

: True Romance

On St Valentine's Day, the story of a competition to find the most romantic couple of the year.
To find out if a real-life love story can be as romantic as anything a writer could dream up, the magazine True Romances asked its readers to write in with their own stories. The three finalists are brought to London and interviewed.
Will the winners be Wendy and Steve - who met on holiday near Blackpool? Or
Karen and Nigel, both still in their teens? Or Jeannette and John, telephonist and telephone engineer?
For the winning couple there's a glamorous round of make-up sessions, photo-calls and press receptions. But the course of true romance never did run smooth ... Director ANN LALIC


Director: Ann Lalic

: Did You See... ?

Ludovic Kennedy makes his choice of the week's television and, with his studio guests, discusses:
Yes, Prime Minister (BBC2) Man and Music (Channel
Four) and Holiday 86 (BBC1) Studio director NICHOLAS BARKER Producer CHARLES MILLER


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Director: Nicholas Barker
Producer: Charles Miller

: Newsnight

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


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

: Weatherview

: Charlotte

Birgit Doll
Derek Jacobi
Elisabeth Trissenaar
In 1943, at the age of 26, the talented painter
Charlotte Saloman died in Auschwitz, a victim of Nazi oppression. This dramatic film portrait depicts her turbulent life in 30s Berlin, her jealous relationship with her beautiful opera singer stepmother, and her passionate love affair with Daberlohn, a charismatic voice tutor who befriends the family.
Directed by FRANZ WEISZ
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Birgit Doll
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Elisabeth Trissenaar
Unknown: Charlotte Saloman
Unknown: Judith Herzberg
Unknown: Frans Weisz
Produced By: Arthur Brauner
Produced By: Perenc Kalman Gall
Produced By: Robbert Wijsmuller
Directed By: Franz Weisz
Charlotte: Birgit Doll
Daberlohn: Derek Jacobi
Paulinka: Elisabeth Trissenaar
Albert: Max Croiset
Grandmother: Brigitte Horney
Grandfather: Peter Capell
Frau Schwartz: Maria MacHado
Herr Schwartz: Buddy Eljas
Herr Deutscher: Eric Vaessen
Mukki: Shireen Strooker
Frau Morgan: Yoka Berretty
Magda: Irene Jarosch
Art teacher: Patricia Hodge

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