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: Open University

Education: The Standards Debate

: Daytime on Two

10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Dibs can't wait for Harry to arrive at his birthday party.
Animal song: 'Animals that live in cold places'. Book: Are We Nearly There? by Louis BAUM Presenter HARRY TOWB Film editor DAVID PAINTER Director SUE ARON (R) (e)
10.15 Pages from Ceefax
10.38 The Geography Programme
Once There Were Volcanoes Here From the Isle of Skye,
Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Northumberland,
MALCOLM STACEY looks into landscapes that owe their existence to volcanic rocks.
Producer LEN BROWN (e)
11.0 Words and Pictures Dizzy Duncan
11.17 Information World Five programmes about information technology. 5: Just Ask the Computer The 'clever computer': crunching numbers, making decisions and imitating the thinking of experts. But the human brain is not easily replaced.
Presenter CAROL LEADER Producer ROGER FRY (e)
11.37 Pages from Ceefax
12.50 France-Francais 10: Le quatorze juillet
Bastille Day is celebrated throughout France by military parades, but it's also an excuse for having a good time. Film editor JOHN DINWOODIE Producer SUSAN PATON (e)
1.5 Pages from Ceefax
1.38 Subtitle Slot
A series of programmes for hearing-impaired children. Zig Zag: The Eskimos Women and Children
Series producer TOM STANIER
Producer ROSANNA HIBBERT (R) (e)
2.0 News and Weather
2.2 Wild Flower
Michael Jordan unravels fact from folklore in an occasional series bringing a new view to some of our more familiar wild flowers.
Video cameraman SANDY TRISTEM (R)
You can drink it, freeze it, wash in it, float or sink in it and on a hot day everybody needs it for something. So what happens when the water supply is cut off?
Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON (R) (e)


Unknown: Louis Baum
Presenter: Harry Towb
Unknown: Malcolm Stacey
Producer: Len Brown
Producer: Susan Paton
Producer: Rosanna Hibbert
Unknown: Michael Jordan
Unknown: Sandy Tristem
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Zig Zag

Tomorrow's Arabs
What is it like to be an Arab.' Very few of them are bedouins and even fewer are oil millionaires.
SHEELAGH GILBEY visits a typical family in Tunisia and finds out how 9-year-old MOHSIN BEN HAMRA spends his days.
Producer TOM STANIER (e)


Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Mohsin Ben Hamra

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Boxing 1980
Colin Jones v Kirkland Laing (R)


Unknown: Colin Jones

: News and Weather followed by White Man in a Hole

with Rena Briand
ODal fever has attracted fortune seekers from all over the world to dig and burrow into the heart of Australia in seach of the exquisite and timeless opal. The world s richest opal field,
Coober Pedy , lies in the middle of a vast sunburnt plain; the population live underground, like moles, sheltering from the heat, dust and flies. producer BOB SAUNDERS


Unknown: Rena Briand
Unknown: Coober Pedy
Producer: Bob Saunders
Edited By: Anthony Isaacs
Edited By: Christopher Parsons

: Diversions

Emerald Isle
The essence of Ireland is found in her changing landscapes, distant mountains, gentle green hills and remote rocky islands where time stands still. (R)

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: The Animals Roadshow


: Around with Alliss

from Formby Golf Club, Liverpool
A most appropriate day for Peter Alliss 's guest
Edward John Stanley , Earl of Derby - the 18th earl, whose family established the Derby. (R)


Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Edward John Stanley

: Diversions

Sea Eagle
Hovering in the wind at 1,500 feet, watching for its prey, the white-tailed sea eagle, a majestic spectacular bird, plunges to the sea to catch a fish. (R)

: The Water Margin

When Liang Shan Po Robbed the Poor (R)


Unknown: Liang Shan

: The Southern Star

George Segal
Ursula Andress Orson Welles
An adventure set in French West Africa in the year 1912. Dan
Rockland, a penniless
American, is in love with Erica, the beautiful daughter of an autocratic tycoon who owns a fabulous diamond called The Southern Star. When the stone is stolen, Dan's African helper is blamed and an exciting upriver chase ensues through dangerous jungle....
Based on a novel by JULES VERNE Produced by ROGER DUCHET Directed by SIDNEY HAYERS
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: George Segal
Unknown: Ursula Andress
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: David Pursall
Unknown: Jack Seddon
Novel By: Jules Verne
Produced By: Roger Duchet
Directed By: Sidney Hayers
Dan Rockland: George Segal
Erica Kramer: Ursula Andress
Plankett: Orson Welles
Karl Ludwig: Ian Hendry
Matakit: Johnny Sekka
Jose: Michel Constantin
Andre: George Geret
Louis: Sylvain
Todd: Charles Lamb
Michel: Guy Delorme
Man in bar: Van Dooren
Kramer: Harry Andrews

: Cartoon Two

Many Moons

: Only One Earth

A series by Global Report about eight individuals who have come to realise there is, indeed, only one earth.
5: The Muck and Mystery Men Farm manager Eddy Fewings has been given a final ultimatum. He has just four months to make his farm break even - or it will go under the auctioneer's hammer. But Eddy is no ordinary farmer. He is one of 500 British farmers who have given up using chemical pesticides and fertilisers.
Some people call it muck and mystery farming. Those who do it call it organics. Eddy has four more months to prove it can work....
Film cameraman ANDY ELLIOTT Film editor LES NEWMAN
Series producer PETER FIRSTBROOK


Unknown: Eddy Fewings
Unknown: Andy Elliott
Editor: Les Newman
Producer: Clare Paterson
Producer: Peter Firstbrook

: Painting with Light

Jennifer Bartlett
This week one of America's most original young painters is introduced to the electronic palette and brush of the Quantel Paintbox.
Drawing directly on to the television screen, Jennifer Bartlett experiments with the computer to produce many variations on a theme, using only one simple model - a glass of water.
Executive producer MICHAEL DEAKIN Director
A GRIFFIN production for BBCtv


Producer: Michael Deakin
Unknown: Geoff Dunlop

: M*A*S*H

Adam's Ribs
Brave they may be, but 11 straight days of liver and fish for lunch can break the hardest of men. Hawkeye decides he can't live without a certain type of spareribs. Written by LAURENCE MARKS
Directed by GENE REYNOLDS (R)


Written By: Laurence Marks
Directed By: Gene Reynolds

: Lizzie's Pictures

by LESLEY BRUCE. Starring
Lizzie and Jack Dickinson , the golden couple of the 60s; the successful playwright and the promising young photographer. But now it's 1987, and coping with Jack and a houseful of his admirers is almost enough to make Lizzie start thinking of herself. The arrival of Sandra is the last straw.
Photography by CHRIS GREGORY
Directed by NICHOLAS RENTON Produced by BRENDA REID BBC Pebble Mill
* FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: Lesley Bruce.
Unknown: Jack Dickinson
Music By: Bill Connor
Unknown: Chris Gregory
Unknown: David Doogood
Designer: Sally Engelbach
Directed By: Nicholas Renton
Produced By: Brenda Reid
Lizzie: Lisa Harrow
Jack: Robert Stephens
Sandra: Sheila Ruskin
Danny: Philip Jackson
Tania: Amanda Boxer
Vernon: Richard E Grant
Angie: Melissa Simmonds
Fleur: Sarah-Jane Holm
Ellie: Catherine Fleetwood
Davie: Freddie Ingham
Sam: Matthew Bishton
Georgie: Teddy Ingham

: Newsnight

including Election Debate
Donald MacCormick invites three leading party spokesmen into the studio to discuss the major Election issues.
And 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

: On the Hustings

Julia Somerville introduces some of tonight's key speeches from the campaign trail.

: Open University

11.50 A Suitable Place to Have a Baby?
Home or hospital? Three couples discuss the factors which influenced their choice.
12.15 Maths: Testing for Telepathy If you try to guess a sequence of cards, you'll get some of them right, just by accident. But how many would need to be right before you'd be confident of some paranormal phenomenon?


Producer: Victor Lockwood
Producer: Andrew Barker

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