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: Open University

Seeing Through the Smoke

: International Golf

The Walker Cup from Sunningdale
The final day of the match for the International Challenge Trophy donated by G. H. Walker of the USA and first played for 65 years ago.
Great Britain and Ireland has not won the trophy since 1971 at Muirfield, but will be hoping for a moment of history today. Commentators
FRED VINER , ALASTAIR SCOTT Executive producer JOHN SHREWSBURY including at
2.0 and 3.0 News and Weather and at
News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: G. H. Walker
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Tony Jacklin
Unknown: Clive Clark
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Producers: Fred Viner
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: John Shrewsbury

: Mission Impossible

The Merchant
Jim and his team exploit the twin emotions of greed and jealousy as they take a gamble to ensnare a very sophisticated illegal arms dealer.


Written By: Harold Livingston
Directed By: Leon Benson
Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Paris: Leonard Nimoy
Dana: Lesley Warren
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Anderssarian: George Sanders
Nicole: Jo Morrow
Leon: Jan Merlin

: The Mecca of Motorcycling

The TT 80 Years On
It's a paradox that the world's most dangerous race track should also be the one to have survived the longest. The Isle of Man has been on the international motorcycle racing calendar since 1907, and has claimed 141 lives, but support for it is as fanatical now as at any time in its history. The Isle of Man government plays some part in this by making sure its number one tourist attraction doesn't run into any financial barriers. But, strangely in this modern age, money alone is not the lure here. In no other motor sport arena is the pursuit of the perfect performance so elusive as on the 37 and three-quarter-mile Isle of Man mountain course.... and for the specialist road-racer, that is an attraction that exceeds all others.
Narrator "Brian Perkins
Film cameraman TONY MALLON Film editor JOHN CALUSTER Produced and directed by BRUCE BATTEN
BBC Northern Ireland


Narrator: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Tony Mallon
Editor: John Caluster
Directed By: Bruce Batten

: Call My Bluff

Last in the duels of words and wit between Arthur Marshall Gemma Craven , Chris Serle and Frank Muir
Hannah Gordon , Ian Ogilvy Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON Directed by BRUCE MILLAR Producer PAUL CLAM


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Ian Ogilvy
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Directed By: Bruce Millar
Producer: Paul Clam

: The Celts

A series of six programmes about 'the fathers of Europe'. Presented by Frank Delaney 3: A Pagan Trinity
'Exceedingly given to religious superstition' was how Julius Caesar described the Celts. Certainly their pagan worship and ritual practices are the stuff of legend. They believed in an otherworld of peace, joy and eternal youth. They found their gods and goddesses in the natural world. They worshipped the severed head and their Druids conducted strange sacrifices in sacred groves.
When the Christians arrived there was amalgamation as well as conversion. Film editors
Associate producer TONY MCAULEY Director DAVID RICHARDSON
Executive producer GORDON MENZIES BBC Scotland
Book £14.95; record, cassette, or compact disc (REB/ZCF/BBC CD 605) from retailers


Presented By: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Producer: Tony McAuley
Director: David Richardson

: Fans

'Dear Nick....How much fan mail do you get? Too much I expect. You obviously can't answer them all so what happens to them? In the bin? I think I deserve something more than to be thrown away among the cigarette ends, beer cans, and bills. Love Cheryl.'
A film which looks behind the millions of fan letters sent to pop stars to show what a disturbing and often frightening form of obsession this can be.
Film cameraman CLIVE NORTH Film editor ROBIN INGER


Editor: Robin Inger

: Edge of Life

The last film of the series returns to the world of astonishingly tiny newborns to observe their progress over many months.
Narrated by Anna Massey Born too Soon
Jamie [text removed], born 17 weeks early, and Christopher [text removed] , born at 17 1/2ounces, have been struggling against the odds. Both of them are now growing and developing. Every hopeful sign is a poignant reward for their parent's endurance. But what sort of future can Jamie and Christopher expect in the longer term?
Their doctors regard such tiny and premature babies as 'the next great challenge'. Should we encourage this sort of medical pioneering? Researcher SALLY DIXON Film editor SIMON ROSE
Executive producer DAVID PATERSON Series producer STEPHEN ROSE


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Jamie McDonald
Unknown: Christopher Swain
Unknown: Sally Dixon

: Newsnight

including Election Debate
Donald MacCormick invites three leading party spokesmen to discuss the major election issues.
Adam Raphael reports on the key moments from tonight's election events, with analysis of the issues raised.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

: International Golf

The Walker Cup
Highlights of the final day's play from Sunningdale.

: On the Hustings

with Julia Somerville

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