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: Open University

6.55 Management and the School
7.20 Weekend Outlook

: Daytime on Two

9.35 Dicho y hecho
Basic skills in Spanish
Asking for things; dealing with money; needing things. (R)
9.52 Look and Read
The Boy from Space. The Lake
10.15 Mathscore One Get Co-ordinated
Transatlantic chess and a street map help ELAINE DONELLY and ROGER SLOMAN to show how grids can be labelled. (R)
10.38 History 11-13: The Tudors
The Beggars are Coming
Who looked after the poor? A beggar, a spinner and a farm labourer find different ways of survival during the hard times of 1601. In between their adventures, the programme explains the importance of the Tudor parish, and the way the Poor Laws were carried out.
11.0 Around Scotland Looking Around You 1: Learning to See
11.22 Update USA Energy Boom
In 1977, Evanston, a small railway town in the wide open spaces of Wyoming, found itself sitting on top of the biggest oil and gas discovery the USA has seen in recent years. Whether it really wanted the oil boom is a question Evanstonians have been asking themselves ever since. (R)
11.44 Going to Work: Life and Social Skills
Working it Out by BILL LYONS
Looking for Work
Eddie goes to London to stay with his sister and her husband. He starts to look for work but without much luck. (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 8: Everything under Control (R)
12.30 Caring for Older People Work and Retirement
Today women, as much as men, have to adjust to retirement after a career. Two nurses, one retired and one near retirement, discuss how their work experiences affect their lives.
1.10 Science Topics
Energy Transfer Devices
A look at alternative ways of producing energy.
(Shown on Tuesday at 11.39 am)
1.33 General Studies Bias in the News?
For more than ten years the Glasgow Media Group has been finding evidence of bias in television news.
2.0 Scene
A Visitor from Outer Space
In an old railway station they're busy converting, a group of boys serving Community Service Orders are visited by a magistrate. But does he understand their problems?
And how do the boys respond to him?
Series producer ROGER TONGE
2.30 English File
The Mirror in the Corner?
Television and the Police
From Dixon of Dock Green to Juliet Bravo - do drama series accurately reflect how the police go about their work? Do they affect the way the public feels about the police? Is the television just the 'mirror in the corner'?
Writers IAN KENNEDY MARTIN and TONY CHARLES talk about their involvement.


Unknown: Elaine Donelly
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Producer: Jill Sheppard
Unknown: Bill Lyons
Presented By: Ian McNaught-Davis
Producer: Clare Falkner
Producer: Andy Walker
Producer: Roger Tonge
Unknown: Ian Kennedy Martin
Unknown: Tony Charles
Producer: Diane Morgan

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Rhino!

continues a season Df animal films for the family. Today starring
Harry Guardino Robert Culp
Shirley Eaton
While on safari,
Dr Jim Hanlon , a scientist devoted to saving African animals from extinction, finds himself at war with the big-game poachers - in particular the unscrupulous Alex Burnett.
Screenplay by ART ARTHUR and ARTHUR WEISS from a story by ART ARTHUR Produced by BEN CHAPMAN Directed by IVAN TORS
0 FILMS: page 22


Unknown: Harry Guardino
Unknown: Robert Culp
Unknown: Shirley Eaton
Unknown: Dr Jim Hanlon
Unknown: Alex Burnett.
Unknown: Art Arthur
Unknown: Arthur Weiss
Story By: Art Arthur
Produced By: Ben Chapman
Directed By: Ivan Tors
Alex Burnett: Harry Guardino
Dr Jim Hanlon: Robert Culp
Edith Arleigh: Shirley Eaton
Jopo: Hahry Mekela
Haragay: George Lane

: Micro Live

Computers have undoubtedly changed the way many people work since they were first introduced into business in the 1950s.
Technology is poised to be much more widely used and to change some jobs hitherto seen as 'safe' - including those in the professions. Speculating with Ian McNaught-Davis and Fred Harris about the future effects of computers on work, are The Rt Hon Shirley Williams , who is also a director of the Turing Institute for artificial intelligence, and Bob Latin of Standard Telephones and Cables.
Studio director TERRY MARSH Series editor DAVID ALLEN


Unknown: Ian McNaught-Davis
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Bob Latin
Editor: David Allen

: Ebony

Arts Special
With the GLC's arts funding programme coming to an end this moth, an Ebony special looks to the future of the performing and visual arts and at the development of the black arts movement from the 1950s to today.
Key moments in the artistic and political struggle are highlighted in discussion of the Spaghetti House siege and with the dub poetry of Linton Kwesi Johnson. Producer JULIAN HENRIQUES
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson.
Producer: Julian Henriques
Producer: John Wilcox

: Moment of Truth

Six stories of courage, expertise, endurance, or the sheer human spirit which takes individuals to the brink of success or failure.
1: Richard Cooke is a photographer with a passion for air-to-air pictures. He is obsessed by a single aerial photograph. He gets a first and last chance to capture the £20-million snapshot. Written and presented by Tony Wilkinson
Executive producer CYRIL GATES Producer ALAN DOBSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Richard Cooke
Presented By: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Cyril Gates
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Gardeners' World

from Raby Castle Gardens, County Durham with Roy Lancaster and Geoff Hamilton
By the standards of many estates, Lord Barnard and Lady Barnard are a bit behind in the development of their garden - 200 years perhaps. Head Gardener, Neil Ord , shares their enthusiasm for transforming the handsome walled kitchen garden, which already has fine herbaceous and shrub borders, into a place where visitors can enjoy good plants and planting in a tranquil setting. Production assistant JANE DON
Executive producer JOHN KENYON


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Lord Barnard
Unknown: Lady Barnard
Unknown: Neil Ord
Unknown: Jane Don
Producer: John Kenyon

: Sporting Chance

Presented by Anneka Rice The third of eight programmes in which well-known personalities take up sports of their choice. This week:
Brian Blessed takes up one of the oldest English sports, the longbow: 'I've often held a longbow on stage, playing Shakespeare, but I never thought I'd get the chance to shoot one.'
Marti Caine gets off the nursery slopes as her ski-ing improves: 'This is my first trip up the mountain and if you look down you don't need a laxative, I can tell you.'
Paul Nicholas gets to play his first snooker match: 'It's all very well knocking balls around with the lads, but playing in front of an audience with cameras and lights is something else.'
Anneka Rice chats to Paul at his home, about his experience on the snooker table.
Assistant producer VICKI MOORE Producer PETER RAMSDEN


Presented By: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Brian Blessed
Unknown: Paul Nicholas
Unknown: Anneka Rice
Editor: Patrick Fleming
Producer: Vicki Moore
Producer: Peter Ramsden

: One Man and His Dog

The BBC Television International
Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall
Total mastery of the sheep, with quiet control of their movements, is the aim of today's handlers as man and dog compete over the trials course above Ullswater in the English Lake District.
Before the runs, meet the competitors on their farms and learn about their families and the dogs which play such an important part in their lives.
Heat 3 - Scotland
The competitors
JOHN BATHGATE with Vic MICHAEL PEUGNIEZ with Gael BOBBY HENDERSON with Craig Technical co-ordinator


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: John Bathgate
Unknown: Vic Michael Peugniez
Unknown: Gael Bobby Henderson
Unknown: Steve Whitaker
Director: David Pickthall

: Did You See...?

Ludovic Kennedy makes his choice of the week's television and, with his studio guests, discusses in detail:
Tomorrow's World (BBC1), Hot Metal (ITV) and Architecture at the Crossroads


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

: Newsnight

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


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

: Weatherview

: Josef Von Sternberg's The Salvation Hunters

George K. Arthur Georgia Hale
The first film by Von Sternberg , the director of The Blue Angel, is a poetic depiction of the despair and hopes of the unemployed. A boy, a girl and a child find no comfort in their lives in the port as they watch a dredge go about its useless work. They seek salvation in the city, only to find corruption and exploitation.
This restored version of a silent classic has a specially composed organ soundtrack and an introduction by DAVID THOMPSON.
Written, produced and directed by JOSEF VON STERNBERG
●IN THE PICTURE: page 22


Unknown: George K. Arthur
Unknown: Georgia Hale
Unknown: Von Sternberg
Unknown: David Thompson.
Directed By: Josef von Sternberg
Boy: George K Arthur
Girl: Georgia Hale
Child: Bruce Guerin
Man: Otto Matiesen
Woman: Nellie Bly Baker
Brute: Olaf Hytten
Gentleman: Stuart Holmes

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