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: Open University

Science: Alcohols Apart.

: Daytime on Two

10.4 Mindstretchers
Mystery of the Five White Powders: The Problem
10.15 Subtitle Slot
Zig Zag: The Eskimos Women and Children
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
11.0 France-Francais 10: Le quatorze juillet
11.17 Information World Just Ask the Computer
11.40 Making History: Local Studies
The Countryside
12.0 English File
Enjoying Books: Outsiders
It really hurts to be an outsider. This programme features three books about young people who feel they have to struggle with life.
Presented by NIGEL HINTON
Producer ROSANNA HIBBERT (R) (e)
12.32 pm Scene
Personal View: Paul Gambaccini Throughout the world thousands of people are imprisoned, tortured and even executed because of their political or religious beliefs. But why should this concern us? Radio disc jockey
PAUL GAMBACCINI tells Scene why he cares about human rights and what he is doing to campaign on behalf of such victims of repression.
Series producer ROGER TONGE Producer CAS LESTER
1.0 Pages from Ceefax
1.38 Computer Club
The Computer and the Transport Planner
2.0 News and Weather


Unknown: Malcolm Stacey
Producer: Len Brown
Presented By: Nigel Hinton
Unknown: Helen Cresswell
Producer: Rosanna Hibbert
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: Cricket: First Test

The Comhill Insurance
Test Series
England v Pakistan
TONY LEWIS introduces live coverage of the start of this afternoon's play.


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: You and Me

When Sheila speaks Hindi to her friend, Cosmo and Dibs are worried that they don't understand her. PRIYA helps celebrate the 11th day after the birth of her baby cousin. Song: 'Day oh'
Presenter SHEILA CHITNIS Studio director SUE ARON
Producer NICCI CROWTHER (R) (e)
Books, You and Me: Cosmo and Dibs Get Lost, £1. 75. You and Me, Henry and the Birthday Surprise, £1. 75 from booksellers


Presenter: Sheila Chitnis
Director: Sue Aron
Producer: Nicci Crowther
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: International Golf

Dunhill British Masters from Woburn Golf and Country Club
CRAIG STADLER , the volatile
American who always seems to attract controversy, leads the overseas challenge for the E33,333 first prize.
KEN BROWN , recently returned from the American tour,
IAN WOOSNAM , SAM TORRANCE and HOWARD CLARK are among the competitors as the Second Round progresses over the beautiful King's Course. Introduced by HARRY CARPENTER
Commentators PETER ALLISS
FRED VINER , ALASTAIR SCOTT Executive producer JOHN SHREWSBURY including at
3.0 News and Weather


Unknown: Craig Stadler
Unknown: Ken Brown
Unknown: Bernhard Lancer
Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Unknown: Sam Torrance
Unknown: Howard Clark
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Tony Jacklin
Unknown: Alex Hay
Unknown: Clive Clark
Producers: Fred Viner
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: John Shrewsbury

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Cricket and Golf

Cricket: First Test
England v Pakistan from Old Trafford International Golf with HARRY CARPENTER


Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: Randolph Scott in A Lawless Street

continues a season of films in tribute to the star who died earlier this year. Tonight with Angela Lansbury
Calem Ware , Marshal of Medicine Bend, wouiq like to retire. It's a feeling that the town's gunslingers share - but they would like the 'retirement' to be very final. But Calem decides that before he settles down he will rid the town of its lawless elements once and for all ...
Screenplay by KENNETH GAMET Produced by HARRY JOE BROWN Directed by JOSEPH H. LEWIS
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Angela Lansbury
Unknown: Calem Ware
Play By: Kenneth Gamet
Produced By: Harry Joe Brown
Directed By: Joseph H. Lewis
Calem Ware: Randolph Scott
Tally: Angela Lansbury
Hamer: Warner Anderson
Cora Dean: Jean Parker
Dr Wynn: Wallace Ford
Cody Clark: John Emery
Asaph Dean: James Bell

: The Education Programme

Sarah Kennedy presents a weekly live look at the world of education.
Whether you are a parent, pupil, student, teacher or adult learner, this series should have something of interest for you.
Book, Education: An Action Guide for Parents, £5.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: Election South East

At the Greenwood Theatre, spokesmen from the main political parties are put in the hot seat. Tonight they are tackled by voters from the northern home counties about the issues of the day - aided by Vivian White in the chair.


Unknown: Vivian White
Producer: Don Harley
Director: Nigel Finnis
Editor: Rachel Attwell

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton Anne Swithinbank and Stephan Buczacki
This is the time for creating instant colour in the garden with summer bedding plants, hanging baskets and tubs. Anne Swithinbank will be selecting the best from the Chelsea Flower Show and, with the summer spraying programme well under way, Stephan Buczacki explains how, why and when not to apply insecticides.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON Production assistant CHRISTINE HARDMAN
Producer PHILIP FRANKLIN BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Stephan Buczacki
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Stephan Buczacki
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Christine Hardman

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

by DOUGLAS ADAMS adapted in six parts from the BBC radio series starring
David Dixon Simon Jones
Sandra Dickinson Mark Wing-Davey Richard Vemon and the voice of Peter Jones 4:In which Arthur Dentdiscovers the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything, and is subsequently harassed by hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional mice.
Radiophonic music PADDY KINGSLAND
Animated sequences ROD LORD Designer TOM YARDLEY-JONES Producer ALAN J. w. BELL ( R)


Unknown: David Dixon
Unknown: Simon Jones
Unknown: Sandra Dickinson
Unknown: Mark Wing-Davey
Unknown: Richard Vemon
Unknown: Peter Jones
Music: Paddy Kingsland
Unknown: Rod Lord
Designer: Tom Yardley-Jones
Producer: Alan J. W. Bell (
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: David Dixon
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Sandra Dickinson
Slartibartfast: Richard Vernon
Lunkwill: Antony Carrick
Fook: Timothy Davies
Majikthise: David Leland
Vroomfondel: Charles McKeown
Shooty: Matt Zimmerman
Bang Bang: Marc Smith

: German Festival

Lotte Lenya
Few people are as closely linked with the Berlin of the 20s and 30s as the famous actress and singer
Lotte Lenya , wife of the composer
Kurt Weill and close friend of Bertolt Brecht. Her name conjures up The Threepenny Opera and Mahagonny.
In this rare interview, first shown on Omnibus shortly before her death in 1981, Lenya talks about the exhilarating and often painful times in Berlin, which ended with emigration to America. The profile includes some of Lenya's most memorable performances: 'Mack the knife', 'Pirate Jenny',
'Surabaya Johnny' and 'Alabama song'.
A memorable 'Omnibus'
Essential viewing (TIME OUT) An absorbing programme (OBSERVER) Producer PETER ADAM (R)


Unknown: Lotte Lenya
Singer: Lotte Lenya
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Producer: Peter Adam

: Newsnight

Presented by Donald MacCormick
The late-night view of the Election campaign, with coverage, analysis and reaction to this evening's major speeches. And a look at the main issues to have dominated the week's campaign.


Presented By: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Cricket: First Test

The Comhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan from Old Trafford richie BENAUD introduces highlights from the second day's play.


Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: On the Hustings

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


Introduces: Julia Somerville

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