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: Open University

9.45 Countdown to the OU (2)
10.10 Studying with the Open University

: Blue Peter

with Janet Ellis, Mark Curry and Caron Keating
If you always miss a Monday or Thursday Blue Peter now's your chance to catch up with the week's adventures.


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating

: The Children of Green Knowe

Dramatised in four parts by JOHN STADELMAN
1: Tolly is invited by his great-grandmother to spend Christmas at her remote and mysterious house in the country.


Unknown: John Stadelman
Tolly: Alec Christie
Miss Spud: Yvette Byrne
First woman on train: Virginia Courtney
Second woman on train: Meg Ritchie
Taxi driver: Brian Osborne
Boggis: George Malpas
Mrs Oldknow: Daphne Oxenford

: Windmill

Chris Serle goes down to the archives in search of The Sea and Ships.
There's undersea diving adventure from Hans and Lotte Hass , and Jacques Cousteau. Rod Stewart is 'Sailing' for The Old Grey Whistle Test, and guest cameraman Dave Whitson talks of the problems of filming Shackleton and Moonfleet in a tank of water in Ealing. Special guest
Ludovic Kennedy talks of his association with the sea with excerpts from Scapa Flow, The Life and Death of the Scharnhorst and Target Tirpitz.
You can also discover Sykes and a Boat, Morecambe and Wise and Captain Pugwash. Director MIKE SEDDON
Series producer ALBERT BARBER


Unknown: Lotte Hass
Unknown: Jacques Cousteau.
Unknown: Rod Stewart
Talks: Dave Whitson
Talks: Ludovic Kennedy
Director: Mike Seddon
Producer: Albert Barber

: No Limits

Stoke-on- Trent Arnold Bennett 's mother-in-law lived in one, so he didn't count it - and that's why the five towns turn out to be six - a city with No Limits called Stoke-on-Trent.


Unknown: Trent Arnold Bennett

: Rugby Special

Llanelli v Newport Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith
Club rugby in Wales is always of the highest standards, and these two famous clubs guarantee a full house at Stradey Park.
Highlights of this match as well as the best moments from the Anglo-Welsh encounter between Neath and Bath, and news of the rest of the weekend's rugby. Series producer HUW JONES


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: The Week in the Lords

Christopher Jones , BBC
Parliamentary Correspondent, reports on the politics and personalities of the Upper Chamber, with interviews and extracts from major debates in the House of Lords.


Unknown: Christopher Jones
Editor: Philip Campbell

: Kes

starring David Bradley, Colin Welland and Brian Glover
For 11-year-old Billy, life holds few prospects or excitement. But one day he finds a kestrel's nest and takes one of the fledgelings. As he trains the bird, his life takes on new meaning and there seems some escape from the routine of school and an unhappy home life.
FILMS: page 30


Screenplay/Based on the novel Kestrel for a Knave by: Barry Hines
Screenplay/Director: Ken Loach
Screenplay/Producer: Tony Garnett
Billy Casper: David Bradley
Jud: Freddie Fletcher
Mrs Casper: Lynne Perrie
Mr Farthing: Colin Welland
Mr Sugden: Brian Glover
Mr Gryce: Bob Bowes
MacDowall: Robert Naylor
Mr Crossley: Trevor Hesketh
Maths teacher: Geoffrey Banks
Farmer: Eric Bolderson
Librarian: Zoe Sutherland
Mrs Casper's friend: Joe Miller
Pub entertainer: Joey Kaye
Youth employment officer: Bernard Atha
Tibbutt: David Glover
Boy: Stephen Crossland
Boy: George Speed
Boy: Frank Norton

: Music in Camera

Mayumi Plays Mozart
Continuing her recitals with Scottish Chamber Orchestra,
Mayumi Fujikawa plays Mozart Violin Concerto inG(K216).
The programme begins with the Divertimento (K 136), conducted by Janos Furst. Introduced by Charlotte Green Sound BRIAN DEWAR
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland


Conducted By: Janos Furst.
Introduced By: Charlotte Green
Producer: Hilary Boulding
Editor: Keith Alexander

: Cricket: Second Test

Australia v England
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the third day's play in Perth.
Television presentation CHANNEL 9 Australia


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Thinking Aloud

If full employment is a dream of the past, how will the future look? Michael Ignatieff and his guests: John Lloyd , Editor of the New Statesman Jean Millar , Professor of Continuing Education, Brunei University
Ray Pahl, Professor of Sociology, Kent University
Dr Madsen Pirie , President of the Adam Smith Institute, ask Whose Future is Working? Researcher HILARY HODGSON
Studio director MARK HARRISON Producer AMANDA THEUNISSEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Jean Millar
Unknown: Dr Madsen Pirie
Unknown: Hilary Hodgson
Director: Mark Harrison

: The Money Programme

with Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton
Goldsmith and Goodyear Goodyear is spending one billion pounds fighting off an unwelcome takeover bid fronted by Sir James Goldsmith. Brian Widlake reports from America. Studio director KATHY GEE Editor JONATHAN CRANE


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Sir James Goldsmith.
Unknown: Brian Widlake

: The Natural World

The Elephant Challenge Narrated by lain Guest Elephants have always inspired awe and affection. Once described as a sea of elephant dotted with islands of people, the African continent is no longer a vast wilderness sanctuary for these vanishing giants.
Today, marooned on ever-shrinking islands, elephants are surrounded by people.
Space is at a premium. Across the continent, man and beast compete for living space. So what does the future hold for the elephant? Can they be afforded the protection and room they need if they are to continue to share the land they once ruled?
Photography MIKE HERD
Film editor COLIN CRADOCK Producer robin HELLlER
Series producer PETER JONES


Editor: Colin Cradock
Producer: Peter Jones

: Television on Trial

Is television a blessing or a menace? Many of us would not live without it, yet it is blamed for many social ills.
Tonight's inquiry, chaired by Anna Ford and conducted by Paul Sieghart , examines three popular charges levelled against television, with a participating audience.
TV and Violence:
Virginia Bottomley, MP argues that television can be blamed for rising levels of real-life violence, against TV critic Chris Dunkley who believes that TV can actually reduce real violence. Witnesses include Bill Cotton, Managing Director of BBCtv and Glynis Barber of Dempsey and Makepeace.
TV and the Home:
Concerned parents of the Television Action Group argue that television is harmful to children's development and to family life. The counter case is presented by the people of Poolewe in Scotland. Film evidence comes from Iceland on the effects of banning TV on Thursdays.
TV and Values:
Writer Bel Mooney argues that television trivialises and distorts our view of the world; in Russell Harty 's opinion, it is a vital eye-opener. Witnesses include
Dr George Gerbner from the United States and Tom Watt, 'Lofty' in EastEnders.
A jury of 500 viewers at home use their electronic vote to give their verdict on the three charges.
FEATURE: page 19 and WODDIS ON: page 105


Chair: Anna Ford
Inquiry conducted by: Paul Sieghart
Witness: Chris Dunkley
Witness: Bill Cotton
Witness: Glynis Barber
Witness: Bel Mooney
Witness: Russell Harty
Witness: Dr George Gerbner
Witness: Tom Watt
Director: Bob Marsland
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: The Great American Picture Show: Foxes

continues a major season of films new to television.
Tonight starring Jodie Foster
Scott Baio
Los Angeles, the city of youth, energy and dreams. Four teenage girls decide they have had enough of their families and set up home together - responsible
Jeannie, her flirtatious friend Deirdre, shy and overweight Madge, and the disturbed, uncontrollable Annie.
But the path to adulthood is posted with broken hearts, the false allure of drugs and unforeseen hardships.
Directed by ADRIAN LYNE
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 30


Unknown: Jodie Foster
Unknown: Gerald Ayres
Produced By: David Puttnam
Produced By: Gerald Ayres
Directed By: Adrian Lyne
Jeannie: Jodie Foster
Annie Mallick: Cherie Currie
Madge Axman: Marilyn Kagan
Deirdre: Kandice Stroh
Brad: Scott Baio
Mary: Sally Kellerman
Jay: Randy Quaid
Mrs Axman: Lois Smith
Bryan: Adam Faith
Loser: Jon Sloan
Sissie: Jill Barrie Bogart

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