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: Open University

Motion: Newton's Law

: Daytime on Two

9.52 Look and Read Fair Ground
5: Come to the Fair!
10.15 Around Scotland Home and Abroad
2: In the Community
10.38 Geography Casebook: Britain
The Changing Coastline
BERNARD CLARK investigates efforts to defend the coastline of Dorset and Hampshire. Producer LEN BROWN (R) (e)
11.0 Wondermaths: Logo
11.17 Update USA Deep South Town Greenville, Mississippi, is a small town in the poorest region of the poorest state in the USA. The economic boom in the US south has reached it, but has left numerous questions about its effect on the roots of the area's poverty.
Producer LEN BROWN (R) (e)
11.40 Making History
The Middle Ages: The Traders (e)
12.0 English File
Science Fiction: Visions of Tomorrow?
The popular image of science fiction is challenged.
Producer DIANE MORGAN (R) (e)
12.32-12.52 pm Scene
Somewhere to Call My Own
Night shelters, hostels, hotel rooms and council flats - teenagers talk about leaving home.
1.0 Designers
What Price Furniture? (R) (e)
1.33 General Studies
Ways to God: Searching the Self (ShownonMondayat12.40pm)(e)
2.0 News and Weather
2.2 You and Me
Dibs, Cosmo and Jeni play a game of hide-and-seek. Book: Ten Sleepy Sheep
Presenter JENI BARNETT (e)


Unknown: Bernard Clark
Producer: Len Brown
Producer: Len Brown
Producer: Diane Morgan
Producer: Peter M. Evans
Presenter: Jeni Barnett

: Heroin: Addicted Crime

A Panorama report
In Britain today there may be as many as 100,000 heroin addicts. Many are teenagers. Where do they get their money from? The answer is an ever-growing wave of crime.
Reporter John Ware Producer MICHAEL HOGAN Editor DAVID DICKINSON (R)


Reporter: John Ware
Producer: Michael Hogan
Editor: David Dickinson

: Wild World

Wildlife of New York City New York - the ultimate man-made environment and the last place to make a wildlife film ... or is it?
There are, in fact, parakeets nesting in air-conditioners, and western jack-rabbits living alongside the jets at Kennedy Airport.
In New York it is short-sighted to see only the people, concrete and glass in front of your eyes.
Written and narrated by Kenneth AUsop
Producer BARRY PAINE BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Kenneth Ausop
Producer: Barry Paine

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Pamela Armstrong

The weekend more or less starts here with Pamela and a wide variety of guests. BBC Pebble Mill

: Bazaar

A marketplace of ideas

: Delia Smith's One is Fun

Delia creates three more recipes especially for those who cook for one.
This week the subject is meat dishes and Delia gets fruity with a pork chop, gives a toad in the hole a good grilling and adds a piquant touch to liver. Director JOHN ROONEY
Executive producer CYRIL GATES BBC North West (R)


Director: John Rooney

: Horizon

Energy from Outer Space

: Lassie: The Miracle

starring Lassie with Michael James Wixted Robert Rockwell Jack Bannon Skip Homeier
Carolyn Kearney
Sally Fraser , Rod Hughes
Jack Brown , Myron Healey
Robert Foulk , Michael Clough Another film featuring the screen's best-loved canine star. This week, the story of a mute little boy whose parents are despairing of him ever being able to speak. He befriends Lassie and her pups, and in a thrilling climax is rescued by Lassie from a mountain lion. Produced by ROBERT GOLDEN Directed by DICK MODER , JACK B. HIVELY
0 FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Michael James Wixted
Unknown: Robert Rockwell
Unknown: Jack Bannon
Unknown: Skip Homeier
Unknown: Carolyn Kearney
Unknown: Sally Fraser
Unknown: Rod Hughes
Unknown: Jack Brown
Unknown: Myron Healey
Unknown: Robert Foulk
Unknown: Michael Clough
Produced By: Robert Golden
Directed By: Dick Moder
Directed By: Jack B. Hively

: Hua Shan - The One Way Mountain

Hua Shan , one of China's holy mountains, is an irresistible attraction for tourists with the nerve to tackle the narrow path - inches wide in places - up its precipitous cliffs, to the Wild Geese Peak high above the clouds.
Narrated by Alexander John Written by GILLIAN GEERING Directed by FAN HOUQIN


Unknown: Hua Shan
Unknown: Alexander John
Written By: Gillian Geering
Directed By: Fan Houqin

: Ebony

This week a special report on black cinema.
The last few months have seen the West End opening of a number of films by black film makers, including the much praised Handsworth Songs.
Twenty five years ago Lionel N'Gakane was making award-winning documentary films and Horace Ove directed the first black feature film
Pressure almost a decade ago. So what lessons are the new generation learning from the pioneers and what developments need to happen to create a genuine black film culture in Britain? Producer INGRID LEWIS
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Horace Ove
Producer: Ingrid Lewis
Producer: John Wilcox

: On the Road

Glyn Worsnip
Diane Kenwood John Diamond each with a story of the week from the cities and counties of the south-east corner of England. Producers
DAVID HANINGTON. BILL JONES BBC South and East: Elstree (Regional programme - for variations see foot of column)


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Diane Kenwood
Unknown: John Diamond
Unknown: David Hanington.

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Swithinbank
Planning and preparing to make the most of a small vegetable garden, the easy and cheap-to-make 'Hamilton small greenhouse', and Brian Rittershausen on the wonders of an orchid collection - how to start one without spending a fortune. Production assistant CHRISTINE HARDMAN
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Brian Rittershausen
Unknown: Christine Hardman
Producer: John Kenyon

: Indelible Evidence

The last of six murder investigations featuring the forensic scientists and police officers who solved the original cases. Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy
Process of Elimination
An 11-year-old boy is the victim of a sexually-motivated killing. Police enquiries in the homosexual community lead nowhere. However, some tiny fibres found on the body attract the attention of the forensic scientists ...
Names of people and places have been changed.
Photography ALEX HANSEN Film editor MIKE FLYNN
Executive producer DAVID PATERSON Directed and produced by OLIVER MORSE and IAN DUNCAN


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy
Editor: Mike Flynn
Producer: David Paterson
Produced By: Oliver Morse
Produced By: Ian Duncan
Andrew Boulden: Philip Martin Brown
Mrs Hodgson: Vicky Ireland
Michael Hodgson: Adam Charvet
Scoutmaster: Terry Cundall

: Arena

Ruth, Roses and Revolver In tonight's Arena,
David Lynch , director of some of the strangest films in today's cinema, including Eraserhead and Elephant Man, guides us through the film works of a peerless group of artists - the Surrealists.
Working in Paris from the mid-1920s, such legendary figures as Jean Cocteau ,
Man Ray and Luis Bunuel were the first to explore techniques so startling that they have passed into the common language of mainstream cinema, video and advertising. Extracts from their classics combine with the lesser-known films by Rene Clair , Fernand Leger , Marcel Duchamp ,
Hans Richter and Max Ernst to produce a box of unearthly delights. And, to bring us up to date, Arena includes a sneak preview of David Lynch 's Blue Velvet, the most talked-about film of recent years.
Production assistant DEBBIE ROBERTS Film editor TIM CAWSTON
Director HELEN GALLACHER Executive producers
0 FEATURE: page 90


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Jean Cocteau
Unknown: Man Ray
Unknown: Luis Bunuel
Unknown: Rene Clair
Unknown: Fernand Leger
Unknown: Marcel Duchamp
Unknown: Hans Richter
Unknown: Max Ernst
Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Debbie Roberts
Editor: Tim Cawston
Director: Helen Gallacher

: Newsnight

Coverage of all the major news events

: Weatherview

: Hard, Fast and Beautiful

Claire Trevor Sally Forrest continues a season of films celebrating the diverse talents of Ida Lupino.
When Florence Farley is invited to join the local tennis club, her ambitious mother sees it as an opportunity to climb the social ladder.
Soon Florence is entered for important national championships and her mother's obsessive concern for her future and for financial and social well-being drive her to the edge of a breakdown ...
Ida Lupino directed this intense drama which reveals her concern for the feminist issues that were later displayed in such films as The Bigamist.
Screenplay by MARTHA WILKERSON Based on a novel by JOHN R. TUNIS Produced by COLLIER YOUNG Directed by IDA LUPINO (Blackandwhite)
0 FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Claire Trevor
Unknown: Sally Forrest
Unknown: Ida Lupino
Unknown: Martha Wilkerson
Novel By: John R. Tunis
Produced By: Collier Young
Directed By: Ida Lupino
Milly Farley: Claire Trevor
Florence Farley: Sally Forrest
Fletcher Locke: Carleton G. Young
Gordon McKay: Robert Clarke
Will Farley: Kenneth Patterson
Miss Martin: Marcella Cisney
J R Carpenter: Joseph Kearns

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