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: Open University

6.55 Education: Who'll Be Mother?
7.20 Weekend Outlook

: Daytime on Two

Basic skills in Spanish: Making requests; coping with quantities; asking the time. (R)

9.52 LOOK AND READ: The Boy from Space 9. Captured!

10.15 AMTHSCORE TWO: Massive Ending
Roger Sloman finds his own volume and discovers that Elaine Donnelly can be balanced against one-third of one million pounds. (R)

10.38 THE HISTORY TRAIL: Mill Hands
The cotton factories of the Industrial Revolution were based on child labour. What was the life of a 10-year-old factory worker like 200 years ago?
Producer Alan Ereira (R)

11.0 AROUND SCOTLAND: Looking Around You: 2: Visual Messages

11.22 GEOGRAPHY CASEBOOK: Britain: The British Car Industry
Austin Rover's new cars face fierce competition in Britain from giant multinational companies. How are they meeting the challenge? (R)

11.44 GOING TO WORK: Life and Social Skills: Out of Work
Eddie has to go to the Social Security Office, and Steve has the chance of a job abroad. (R)

12.5 pm MAKING THE MOST OF THE MICRO: 9: Moving Pictures
Ten programmes showing what micros can do and how to use them. Presented by Ian McNaught-Davis (R)

12.30 MARKETING IN ACTION: Opening Principles
Researching the life-styles and habits of potential customers lays the foundation for the launch of a new chain of fashion stores.
Producer Roger Penfound
A BBC/Open University production

12.55 Pages from Ceefax

1.10 SCIENCE TOPICS: Metals and Plastics

1.33 GENERAL STUDIES: The Investigators

2.0 SCENE: Too Young to Have a Baby?
Most people think it will never happen to them - but about 80,000 unmarried teenage girls become pregnant each year. What are the consequences of teenage sex, especially for those girls, and boys, who become young parents?
Presenter Susan Tully
Producer Chris Ellis
Series producer Roger Tonge

2.30 ENGLISH FILE: Media Studies: Reporting From the Scene
How a news reporter puts a story together. Film of the BBC's Kate Adie on an assignment and a discussion between Home Affairs Correspondent Bill Hamilton and Brent students who have filmed their own local stories.
Series producer Geoff Wilson (R)


Unknown: Roger Sloman
Unknown: Elaine Donnelly
Producer: Alan Ereira
Presented By: Ian McNaught-Davis
Producer: Roger Penfound
Presenter: Susan Tully
Producer: Chris Ellis
Producer: Roger Tonge
Unknown: Kate Adie
Unknown: Bill Hamilton
Producer: Geoff Wilson

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Brother of the Wind

continues the season of animal films. Today starring Dick Robinson Sam Monroe lives alone in the Canadian
Rockies, among the wild animals he loves.
When 'Jenny', a mother timber wolf. is shot dead,
Sam rescues the orphaned pups. But raising four growing wolves proves to be tougher than he bargained for.
Screenplay by JOHN MAHON Produced by DICK ROBINSON and JOHN MAHON Directed by DICK ROBINSON
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Dick Robinson
Unknown: Sam Monroe
Unknown: John Mahon
Produced By: Dick Robinson
Produced By: John Mahon
Directed By: Dick Robinson

: Micro Live

Training an RAF air traffic controller costs around
£86,000. Lesley Judd tries out the multi-million-pound simulator at RAF Shawbury, and reports on a new micro-based training aid that will soon be installed in control towers around the country.
How many languages do you speak? Most home micros come with only one - BASIC. It's fashionable to knock BASIC, so Fred Harris considers learning some other languages, like
PASCAL, LOGO and C. And a music teacher in Reading explains how a computer has revolutionised her lessons ... Studio director
Programme notes, updated monthly, are available 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 postal order for 50p to: Micro Live, [address removed]


Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Alan Haydn Griffiths
Producer: Patrick Titley

: Ebony

Juliet Alexander presents the weekly magazine programme for Britain's black communities.
This week a special report on the fashion industry.
Many black youngsters are tempted to fame and fortune in the modelling business. Hair-care and beauty is a booming industry.
But shady promoters and badly organised beauty contests are giving the business a bad name. So what do the young contestants get out of beauty competitions? Have they any real chance of making it to the top? Ebony talked to the current Miss Elegance about her experiences with suspect promoters and went to Le
Bronze - a new organisation providing professional training and experience for young hopefuls.
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Director: Annie Morris
Producer: John Wilcox

: Moment of Truth

The second of six stories of courage, expertise, endurance, or the sheer human spirit which takes individuals to the brink of success or failure. Derek Ryan and Steve Blackwell are 17, football mad, and on the brink of being signed by Wolverhampton Wanderers FC as soccer professionals - or being thrown on to the scrapheap.
Derek's looking likely, but Steve's struggling. Desperate measures are needed before the boys make their long walk to the manager's office. Written and presented by Tony Wilkinson
Executive producer CYRIL GATES Director BRIAN JAMES BBC Manchester


Unknown: Derek Ryan
Unknown: Steve Blackwell
Presented By: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Cyril Gates
Director: Brian James

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale
Presented by Geoff Hamilton and Margaret Waddy
Hard landscaping in the Bolt-on Garden is going to plan, while in the greenhouse Margaret Waddy looks at a range of new half-hardy annuals and shows how to get three or four dahlia plants from one tuber. Potato expert Donald MacLean joins the team to demonstrate how to select good healthy seed potatoes and shows a wide range of potato varieties, some old and tested, others new, but among them there are some for the allotment holder and the show grower.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON
Production assistant JEAN LAUGHTON Producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261


Presented By: Geoff Hamilton
Presented By: Margaret Waddy
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Jean Laughton
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: Sporting Chance

Presented by Anneka Rice The fourth of eight programmes in which well-known personalities take up sports of their choice. Starting this week:
Stan Boardman gets his chance to learn to scuba dive. 'I learnt to swim in the river Mersey - I'm quite good at swimming on top of the water, but not under it. If you've seen the Mersey you'll know why!'
Brian Blessed continues with his longbow and goes out into the woods for his introduction to field archery. Marti Caine ends with a ski-ing trip around the Matterhorn and chats to
Anneka Rice about her ski-ing. Film editor PATRICK FLEMING
Assistant producer VICKI MOORE Producer PETER RAMSDEN


Presented By: 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
The sheepdog can be called upon to cover over 60 miles on the hills or lowlands in his task of gathering sheep.
Today he enjoys a few hours of sport as the trials continue on the slopes above Ullswater in the English Lake District. Heat 4 - England The competitors With
RAY OLLERENSHAW with Sam Technical coordinator


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: Alan Elliot Moss
Unknown: Maurice Collin
Unknown: Ray Ollerenshaw
Unknown: Steve Whitaker
Director: David Pickthall
Producer: Ian Smith

: Did You See... ?

Ludovic Kennedy makes his choice of the week's television and, with his studio guests, discusses in detail: Scott Free (BBC1),
No Limits (BBC2), and Mr Pye (Channel 4)


Director: Nicholas Barker
Producer: Charles Miller

: Newsnight

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


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

: Weatherview

: Robert Mitchum in The Night of the Hunter

also starring
Shelley Winters Lillian Gish
Before being arrested for murder, Ben Harper is able to tell his two children where he has hidden a large sum of stolen money. The children are sworn to secrecy but they soon find themselves terrorised by the frightening figure of Ben's ex-cell-mate, Harry Powell — a psychopathic preacher, portrayed by Robert Mitchum.
Screenplay by JAMES AGEE
Based on a novel by DAVIS GRUBB Produced by PAUL GREGORY
9 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Shelley Winters
Unknown: Lillian Gish
Unknown: Ben Harper
Unknown: Robert Mitchum.
Unknown: James Agee
Novel By: Davis Grubb
Produced By: Paul Gregory
Directed By: Charles Laughton
Preacher Harry Powell: Robert Mitchum
Willa Harper: Shelley Winters
Rachel: Lillian Gish
Joey: Evelyn Varden
Ben Harper: Peter Graves
John: Billy Chapin
Birdie: James Gleason
Walt: Don Beddoe
Ruby: Gloria Castilo

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