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: Open University

Biology: Looking at Cells

: News Summary

with subtitles followed by Weather

: Terry Waite Takes a Different View

Terry Waite 's home territory is the north west, which has bred and attracted many people with strong, provocative ideas.
In the last programme in the series he meets Frankie Vaughan.
Frankie Vaughan was named Frank Ephraim Ableson when he was born into a Jewish family in Liverpool. Now he says, 'the Frankie Vaughan who walks on to the stage is somebody else. He knows he has to strut and look attractive. He knows he has to be cheeky, to cajole and to love. That helps me to get over my problems.' Director ALF BATES


Unknown: Terry Waite
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan.
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Unknown: Frank Ephraim Ableson
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Director: Alf Bates
Producer: Gerald Harrison

: Whistle Test Extra: Big Country

Listen to the unmistakable sound of Big Country, when you join an ecstatic audience of fans for a concert recorded earlier this year at the Hexagon, Reading. Director MAY MILLER
Producer JOHN BURROWES Executive producer MICHAEL APPLETON


Producer: John Burrowes
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Fat Man in the Kitchen

Writer and cyclist
Tom Vernon retreats to the comfort of his own country on his gastronomic tour of the world.
Deep in his Muswell Hill kitchen, Tom has a wallow in the national character and shares the traditions of great British cookery; Ston Easton kidneys for breakfast,
Aynsome roast beef for lunch, and a Manchester trifle for tea!
Production SUE LOCHEAD
Executive producer CYRIL NGATES BBC Manchester
0 RECIPE TIMES: page 101


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Unknown: Sue Lochead
Producer: Cyril Ngates

: Questions of Defence

Six episodes in the history of NATO
3: A 16-inch Manhole Cover
At NATO's Lisbon conference in 1952 it was decided that the alliance would need 90 divisions for the successful conventional defence of Europe. But NATO governments could not see how the alliance could afford them, and consequently there are now about 5,000 nuclear weapons on European soil. Was this the right decision? Introduced by John Barry with Wolfgang Altenburg
Robert Bowie , Pierre Gallois Andrew Goodpaster
The Rt Hon Denis Healey , mp Robert Richardson
Produced by HOWARD SMITH (E)


Introduced By: John Barry
Unknown: Wolfgang Altenburg
Unknown: Robert Bowie
Unknown: Pierre Gallois
Unknown: Andrew Goodpaster
Unknown: Rt Hon Denis Healey
Unknown: Robert Richardson
Produced By: Howard Smith

: Wildlife Showcase

A series featuring natural history films from other countries. Whitecoat
As February ends off
Canada's north Atlantic coast, it's the birth season for harp seals. The pups, known as whitecoats, enter a world of ice and snow - from the warmth of their mother's womb to sub-zero temperatures - a difference of almost 50° Celsius. This film by Norman Lightfoot looks at the survival strategy of the baby seals in coping with the harsh environment. They really need their white coats. Presented for television by GEORGE INGER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Norman Lightfoot
Television By: George Inger

: Steam Days

A series of six programmes about the glories of steam trains.
Introduced by Miles Kington 3: Quest for Speed
The fast express has exercised its hold over the imagination for generations. Miles Kington takes a trip back into the past and looks at three locomotives, each of which played a special part in keeping Britain on the tracks towards the world speed record.
Sterling's Single Wheeler, The City of Truro and Sir Nigel Gresley are the featured locomotives. Miles also manages to go backstage to meet Mallard, the world-record holder, being prepared for a new lease of life at the National Railway Museum.
Film editor MIKE FREEMAN Producer CLIVE HOLLOWAY Series producers


Introduced By: Miles Kington
Editor: Mike Freeman
Producer: Clive Holloway
Unknown: Peter Walton
Unknown: Neil Cameron

: Best of Oz: Newsfront

continues a season of classic films from
Australia. This week starring Bill Hunter and Gerard Kennedy Australia 1948-1956. During this period two great rival newsreel companies, Cinesound and Movietone, were the main source of visual information for people throughout the country. This fascinating portrait of almost a decade uses a 'fictional' story interwoven with actual and recreated newsreel footage from the period. The result is one of the most entertaining, exciting and innovative films to come from the new Australian cinema.
Produced by DAVID ELFICK Written and directed by PHILLIP NOYCE
0 FILMS: page 28


Unknown: Bill Hunter
Unknown: Gerard Kennedy
Produced By: David Elfick
Directed By: Phillip Noyce
Len Maguire: Bill Hunter
Frank Maguire: Gerard Kennedy
Amy McKenzie: Wendy Hughes
Fay Maguire: Angela Punch
Chris Hewett: Chris Haywood
Charlie: John Ewart
A G Marwood: Don Crosby
Ken: John Dease
Cliff: John Clayton
Geoff: Bryan Brown
Greasy: Tony Barry
Bruce: Drew Forsythe
Ellie: Lorna Lesley

: Newsnight

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


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

: Weatherview

: Open University

Basic Education for Adults
Ideas about community-based basic education have come from experience abroad. With limited funding available, is this an area of educational neglect?
Producer EDWARD milner (R)


Producer: Edward Milner

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