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: Open University

Science: Into the Earth

: 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 Greenville, but has left numerous question marks 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
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 Teenagers talk about the dreams and nightmares of leaving home. producer PETER M. EVANS
1.0 Designers
What Price Furniture? (R) (e)
1.33 General Studies
Ways to God: Searching the Self (e)


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

: You and Me

Dibs, Cosmo and Jeni play a game of hide-and-seek. Book: Ten Sleepy Sheep
Producer NICCI CROWTHER (R) (e)


Presenter: Jeni Barnett
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: What Happened to Flora Leipman

Fifty years ago a Glasgow family emigrated to the 'Socialist paradise' of Russia. One by one, they were taken into Stalin's labour camps - Flora's brother and two sisters died there. She is the sole survivor.
Reporter Mary Marquis Producer VALERIE ATKINSON


Reporter: Mary Marquis
Producer: Valerie Atkinson

: The Man Who Was Sammy

After Flora Leipman returned home from the Soviet Union, she heard that the brother whom she believed dead for
55 years might have survived. The search for Sammy began. Presenter Mary Marquis Producer VALERIE ATKINSON
3.50 News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Flora Leipman
Presenter: Mary Marquis
Producer: Valerie Atkinson

: Small World

The railway layouts of Mike Sharman , set in the period 1830-1870, and of The Rev Peter Denny , set in 1907. Presenter Eric Thompson Producer PAUL SMITH BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Mike Sharman
Unknown: Peter Denny
Presenter: Eric Thompson
Producer: Paul Smith

: Pamela Armstrong

Kettle on? Tea's made?
Then sit down and relax with some afternoon delights.

: Bazaar

: Delia Smith's One is Fun

Delia creates three more recipes especially for those who cook for one. This week's dishes will tempt the lone vegetarian.
The mighty brown lentil gets tossed around in a salad, finds itself in a moussaka, and sits nicely alongside tagliatelle in three cheeses. Director JOHN ROONEY
Executive producer CYRIL GATES BBC North West (R)


Director: John Rooney

: Horizon

The Return of the Osprey

: Lassie in Lassie and Neeka

with Jed Allan
Jeff Pomerantz
Philippine Douglas Henderson Robert Rockwell Mark Miranda
Alaska is the setting for
Lassie's adventures with an adopted Indian boy, Neeka, and his forest ranger father, which culminate in an exciting coastguard rescue. Produced by ROBERT GOLDEN Directed by DICK MODER
0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Jed Allan
Unknown: Jeff Pomerantz
Unknown: Philippine Douglas Henderson
Unknown: Robert Rockwell
Unknown: Mark Miranda
Produced By: Robert Golden
Directed By: Dick Moder

: Tex Avery Double Bill

A double-helping of cartoon fun from America's master animator.
Ventriloquist Cat and What Price Fleadom? (R)

: Ebony

with Vastiana Belfon
A visit to some unusual tourist traps from a new guide to 'Ethnic London'. A look at the future. What lies ahead for Vastiana?
Three clairvoyants give their opinion.
A profile of Rosamund Grant , owner of one of London's leading restaurants and an authority on Caribbean food. Plus Sonia Fraser 's weekly gossip column and Dixie
Peach On the Road with the Bundhu Boys in concert. Director ANNETTE MARTIN
Series producer VASTIANA BELFON Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Vastiana Belfon
Unknown: Rosamund Grant
Unknown: Sonia Fraser
Director: Annette Martin
Producer: Terrence Francis
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 below)


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

: Gardeners' World in Italy

from the Borromean Islands
Presented by Roy Lancaster In the middle of Lake Maggiore, opposite Stresa in northern Italy, are the Borromean Islands - Isola Bella and Isola Madre; each a plantsman's paradise.
Isola Bella was purchased in 1630 by Count Carlo Borromeo III, here he decided to build a palace and a garden for his wife Isobella. Today the results of his work have made Isola Bella the most famous of Italian gardens. It's a cathedral of flowers and sculpture - a shrine to nature.
Long before the Borromean family purchased Isola Bella, San Carlo Borromeo used to visit Isola Madre, or Mother Island, to pray in a small chapel. In 1502 Lancellotto Borromeo purchased Isola
Madre and built a palace and a garden. Unlike Isola Bella, Isola Madre offered ideal gardening conditions which have been exploited by succeeding generations of the Borromeo family. Production assistant CHRISTINE HARDMAN
Producer DENIS w GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261
0 FEATURE: page 8


Presented By: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Christine Hardman
Producer: Denis W Gartside

: Now - Something Else Again

Featuring Rory Bremner with Ann Bryson
Sara Crowe , John Dowie
Jeremy Hardy , Steve Steen Jim Sweeney


Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Ann Bryson
Unknown: Sara Crowe
Unknown: John Dowie
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Steve Steen
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Written By: Rory Bremner
Written By: Ann Bryson.
Written By: Sara Crowe
Unknown: John Dowie.
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: James Hendrie.
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Pete Sinclair.
Unknown: Steve Steen
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Music By: Simon Brint.
Unknown: Jeff Thacker
Director: Marcus Mortimer

: AIDS - The Facts

The Bad News and the Good News
How many people in Britain will die of AIDS?
What is safe sex?
Can you get AIDS from kissing?
A short programme of facts and figures to answer some of the most-frequently asked questions and to dispel some myths about AIDS.
Where did it come from?
Is it safe to give and receive blood?
The latest news is presented and yes, there is good news. Producer SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES (AlsoonBBCl)
0 FEATURE: page 3 and WODDIS ON: page 81


Producer: Simon Campbell-Jones

: Arena

A Brother with Perfect
Abdullah Ibrahim formerly Dollar Brand, pianist, composer, arranger, was bom in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1934. When Duke Ellington heard him in 1965 he was so impressed that he arranged for Ibrahim to move to
America where he quickly became a leading figure in the jazz avant-garde.
He has since lived and worked in exile in New York, developing a blend of jazz and the traditional styles of South Africa that have recently become fashionable in the West. Tonight's Arena moves between New York and the relics of the Cape Town he grew up in, explaining his beautiful, evocative music and the stories and feelings that inspired it.
Director CHRIS AUSTIN Series editors
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Abdullah Ibrahim
Unknown: Nigel Finch

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: The Bigamist

continues a season celebrating the diverse talents of Ida Lupino. Starring Joan Fontaine Edmond O'Brien Ida Lupino
When Eve,
Harry Graham 's wife, unable to have a child of her own, decides to adopt one, the investigator from the adoption agency looks into their seemingly-normal existence. By chance he discovers that Harry is leading a double life. This intelligent and often moving film examines the circumstances which led to Harry's bigamous life.
Written and produced by COLLIER YOUNG
Directed by IDA LUPINO
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 18


Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Unknown: Edmond O'Brien
Unknown: Harry Graham
Produced By: Collier Young
Directed By: Ida Lupino
Eve Graham: Joan Fontaine
Harry Graham: Joan Fontaine
Phyllis Martin: Ida Lupino
Mr Jordan: Edmund Gwenn
Mrs Connelley: Jane Darwell
Tom Morgan: Kenneth Tobey
Judge: John Maxwell

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