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: Open University

6.55 Chancellor's School
7.20 Weekend Outlook

: Daytime on Two

9.45 Mindstretchers
Lies and Statistics: Solutions The statistics in the 'Ticky Tacky ' report are analysed. With FEROZA SYAL and ANTHONY DANIELS Series producer
9.50 Pages from Ceefax
10.15 Subtitle Slot
Sex Education: Someone New
10.38 Home Economics Micronutrients
Micronutrients are important parts of every diet. LESLEY JUDD explains their role. (R)
11.0 Computer Club The Computer and the TV Producer
Can a computer help solve the problem of trying to produce the BBC's 5,500 television programmes every year? Producer ROBIN GWYN (R)
11.22 Japan:
The Crowded Islands Factory
A close-up view of a Hiroshima car factory and the everyday life of an assembly-line worker. Producer LEN BROWN (R)
11.44 Economics:
A Question of Choice
3: Workers or Machines?
Why introduce new technology? An investigation of its impact on a provincial newspaper and other workplaces.
12.5 pm Pages from Ceefax
1.38 Microelectronics in Action Controlling
2.0 Scene. Too Nice by Half! by WALLY K. DALY
Danny thought that it would be nice to try the grey powder.
'Chuck it in the canal,' said Jeff, but it had become a habit and dealing was the only way to support it. So why is Danny suddenly determined to stop - and why is Jeff putting himself out to help?
Danny ............ CHRIS HARGREAVES Jeff ....................MARK CROWSHAW Peter ..........................TIM DANTAY Mrs Powell ............. FIONA NELSON Mrs Saunders ..... DINAH HANDLEY Jackie ........MARGARETTA FRANCIS Sue ........................JAYNE DOWELL Johnno ...................MARK JORDAN Clive AKIMMOGAJI Marianne ............ LEILA BERTRAND Policeman ................... JOHN RYAN Photography ANDREW DUNN Producer ROGER TONGE Director ANDY WALKER
2.30 English File: Enjoying Books 3: Survivors
This is a crucial theme - in real life as well as fiction. Some teenagers agree that trying to survive may be grim - but reading about others' struggles is rewarding in many ways. Producer ROSANNA HIBBERT (R)


Unknown: Ticky Tacky
Unknown: Anthony Daniels
Unknown: Edward Hayward
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Producer: Robin Gwyn
Producer: Len Brown
Unknown: Steven Hodkinson
Editor: Barry Haigh
Unknown: Wally K. Daly
Unknown: Hargreaves Jeff
Unknown: Mark Crowshaw
Unknown: Tim Dantay
Unknown: Mrs Powell
Unknown: Fiona Nelson
Unknown: Mrs Saunders
Unknown: Dinah Handley
Unknown: Margaretta Francis
Unknown: Jayne Dowell
Unknown: Mark Jordan
Unknown: Clive Akimmogaji
Unknown: John Ryan
Producer: Roger Tonge
Director: Andy Walker
Producer: Rosanna Hibbert

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Goin' Places

Drag Racing near York
An old airfield at Melbourne near York is the setting for this noisy, spectacular sport. Harry Gration and BBC North outside broadcast cameras join the crowds on a day when street-legal machines show their speed, and a Yorkshire housewife has the last laugh on those who joke about lady drivers. Director MARCEL GUILLOU Producer MIKE MURRAY


Unknown: Harry Gration
Director: Marcel Guillou
Producer: Mike Murray

: Visit to a Chief's Son

continues a season of animal films for the family, today starring
Richard Mulligan Johnny Sekka
When an American anthropologist visits Kenya to film the Masai tribe, his teenage son, Kevin, befriends the chiefs son and together they go on an exciting trek in the bush, encountering wild animals in exotic landscapes. A witness to the strange and sometimes cruel rituals of the tribe, Kevin proves his manhood in this beautifully photographed adventure.
with members of the Masai tribe of Kenya
Screenplay by ALBERT RUBEN Produced by ROBERT HALMI
0 FILMS: page 14


Unknown: Richard Mulligan
Unknown: Johnny Sekka
Unknown: Albert Ruben
Produced By: Robert Halmi
Directed By: Lamont Johnson
Robert: Richard Mulligan
Nemolok: Johnny Sekka
Kevin: Philllp Hodgdon
Kodonyo: Jesse Kinaru
Jock: Jock Anderson
himself: Chief Lomoiro

: Cartoon Two


: House and Home

Fourth of eight programmes The Georgian Terrace
This week House and Home looks at the fashionable new terraced houses built in Islington, London, at the turn of the 18th century.
Presenter Nicholas Taylor Producer SUZANNE DAVIES


Presenter: Nicholas Taylor
Producer: Suzanne Davies

: Orchestra: 1: Prelude

Tracing the evolution of the modern symphony orchestra. Written and presented by Jane Glover
Man has always made music. For his own pleasure, for ceremonial, to enhance the drama and add mystery to the mass. This is where the story of the orchestra begins. (R)


Written and presented by: Jane Glover
Director: Paul Kriwaczek
Producer: Victor Poole

: Gardeners' World

from Clapton Court, Somerset Presented by Geoff Hamilton and Roy Lancaster
Clapton Court was taken over by Captain and Mrs Loder seven years ago and transformed into a feast of spring bulbs, rhododendrons, woodland, bog and water gardens with a host of rare and unusual plants and shrubs.
Geoff Hamilton and Roy Lancaster find out more from this husband-and-wife team about good garden design, plant care and the biggest private collection of fuchsias in the country with more than 1,000 different varieties. Executive producer JOHN KENYON
Production assistant CHRISTINE HARDMAN
Producer PHILIP FRANKLIN BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261


Presented By: Geoff Hamilton
Presented By: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Clapton Court
Unknown: Mrs Loder
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Christine Hardman

: Your Life in Their Hands

Narrated by Robert Winston
Holly and Carly: Siamese Twins
Jill Reich came round from her caesarean to find her worst fears confirmed: she had given birth to Siamese twins. Holly and Carly were born facing each other, joined from breastbone to navel.
Siamese twins are rare; even rarer is a successful separation. But without it, Holly and Carly would have certainly died.
Two days later, the cameras were there as the surgeons struggled for more than eight hours to separate the two tiny bodies.
This film is a unique record of that operation, and of the fight for the twins' survival in the year that has followed. It is also the story of a remarkable mother who had no idea whether either of her new daughters would ever pull through. Film editor STEPHEN BOTTOMORE
Series editor DAVID PATERSON


Unknown: Robert Winston
Unknown: Jill Reich
Unknown: David Paterson
Producer: Henry Campion

: Did You See... ?

Ludovic Kennedy makes his choice of the week's television and, with his studio guests, discusses: King of the Ghetto (BBC2) First Tuesday (ITV) and Gallery (Channel Four)


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

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.
Ian Smith and Jenni Murray with a round-up of the news from home and abroad. Producers JANA BENNETT


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producers: Jana Bennett
Unknown: Tim Gardam
Unknown: Mark Thompson
Unknown: Diana Morton
Directors: John Wilkinson
Editors: Nick Guthrie
Editor: Richard Tait

: Weatherview

: The Lords This Week

In the first of a new series of programmes Christopher Jones , BBC Parliamentary correspondent reports on the week's debates in the House of Lords, and questions
Government Ministers and Opposition Peers about this week's business in the Upper Chamber.


Unknown: Christopher Jones
Editor: Peter Kenyatta

: Riot in Cell Block 11

Neville Brand
Emile Meyer
During a nation-wide wave of prison riots, prisoners from the punishment block of a big state prison take advantage of an inexperienced guard and barricade themselves in. Taking four officers as hostages, they demand better conditions. The warden wants to negotiate, but the state prefers to use force ...
Screenplay by RICHARD COLLINS Produced by WALTER WANGER Directed by DON SIEGEL
0 FILMS: page 14


Unknown: Neville Brand
Unknown: Emile Meyer
Unknown: Richard Collins
Produced By: Walter Wanger
Directed By: Don Siegel
Dunn: Neville Brand
Warden: Emile Meyer
Haskel: Frank Faylen
Carnie: Leo Gordon
Colonel: Robert Osteloh
Monroe: Paul Frees
Newspaperman: Don Keefer
Gator: Alvy Moore
Schoyler: Dabbs Greer
Snader: Whit Bissell
Acton: James Anderson
Capt Barrett: Carleton Young
Graphic reporter: Harold J. Kennedy
First reporter: William Schallert
Russell: Jonathon Hale

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