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: Open University

Force and Violence

: Daytime on Two

9.52 Mindstretchers Bypass: Solutions
Classes work on routes for the bypass, and demonstrate solutions in various ways with FEROZA SYAL.
Series producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
9.57 Pages from Ceefax
11.0 Thinkabout Holiday Afloat
(e)
11.18 Life Goes On. Cells
Every living thing on the earth is made up of cells. The cells divide and specialise to produce the vast range of living material.
Producer PETER BRATT (R)
11.40 Scene
Fido, Friend or Foe? (R)
12.12 pm Seventeen. 6: Noorany (e)
12.45 A-Level Studies: Biology Mechanisms of Change (1)
Author FRANCIS HITCHING gives his personal view of the current theories of evolution, including recent work on punctuated equilibrium and catastrophes. Series producer PETER BRAIT (R) (e)
1.5 Quality Techniques
Capability and Process Control Quality and competitiveness mean the same thing in today's world markets. But how can a manufacturer ensure consistent quality? This programme is about one very powerful technique.
Producer BILL YOUNG
A BBC/OU production (R)
1.30 Pages from Ceefax
2.0 News and Weather

Contributors

Producer: Edward Hayward
Producer: Peter Bratt
Unknown: Francis Hitching
Producer: Peter Brait
Producer: Bill Young

: Wild Flowers

Water-lilies
Most of Britain's flowering plants live on dry land, but water-lilies are exceptions.
Michael Jordan reveals their reasons and secrets. Producer SARA FORD
Executive producer JOHN SPARKS (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Jordan
Producer: John Sparks

: Watch

Senses: The Feel of Things
Rough, smooth, hot, cold ... You can tell quite a lot about an object its feel.
For the blind children learning to read Braille, their sense of touch is even more important. In the story of the six blind men and the elephant, each man has a different idea of what an elephant is like.
Animation RICHARD TAYLOR Producer CAROLINE GODLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Taylor
Producer: Caroline Godley

: Music Time

The Sky God
More music from the story Anansi and the Sky God, including 'The sky god's song'.
Traditional stools, umbrellas and music from Ghana. Chanting and clapping rhythms in two groups.
Presenters JONATHAN COHEN and HELEN SPEIRS with FELIX COBBSON and AKLOWA and children from
SS PETER AND PAUL PRIMARY SCHOOL and TAKELEY CP SCHOOL
Producer ELIZABETH BENNETT (e)

Contributors

Presenters: Jonathan Cohen
Presenters: Helen Speirs
Unknown: Felix Cobbson
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: Cartoon

Detouring America

: News and Weather followed by The Art of Surviving

Narrated by Gary Watson Brazil's north east has been described as the region of perpetual calamity. Almost continuous drought, and a history of famine dating back 200 years, have produced in the people a determination to survive - whatever the odds. Their extraordinary ingenuity led to a new phrase being adopted to describe their way of life - 'the technology of survival.' Written and produced by BOB SAUNDERS

Contributors

Produced By: Bob Saunders

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: International Tennis

The Stella Artois Championships
Further coverage
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES

Contributors

Introduced By: Barry Davies

: Joan Crawford in Female on the Beach

continues a season of films starring the Hollywood actress. Today with Jeff Chandler
Lynn Markham , an attractive and wealthy widow, returns to her beach-side home to discover that her tenant has died under mysterious circumstances.
Screenplay by ROBERT HILL and RICHARD ALAN SIMMONS
Based on the play The Besieged Heart by ROBERT HILL
Produced by ALBERT ZUGSMITH
●FILMS: page 19

Contributors

Unknown: Jeff Chandler
Unknown: Lynn Markham
Unknown: Robert Hill
Unknown: Richard Alan Simmons
Unknown: Robert Hill
Produced By: Albert Zugsmith
Lynn: Joan Crawford
'Drummy' HaU: Jeff Chandler
Amy Rawlinson: Jan Sterling
Osbert Sorenson: Cecil Kellaway
Lt Sorenson: Charles Drake
Eloise: Judith Evelyn
Queenie: Natalie Schafer

: Lord John

'Lord John de Courcy, 35th Baron Kinsale and Premier
Baron of Ireland (that's me!). I inherited my title in 1969 at the age of 27, along with the family silver and Ireland's smallest castle, and have been going downhill ever since. I converted the silver into cash and enjoyed the proceeds.
'Now to make ends meet, I work as a plumber in Upton Noble, Somerset, where my story begins....'
Film cameraman JOHN WARWICK Film editor ROBIN INGER
Producer STEVE POOLE. BBC West

Contributors

Unknown: John Warwick
Editor: Robin Inger
Producer: Steve Poole.

: The Celts

A series of six programmes. Presented by Frank Delaney 5: The Final Conflict
What is going to happen to the Celts who remain? Cast into the limbo of history, the Celts of the west are in danger of disappearing. Yet a culture will do what it can to survive. In Wales they have obtained an all-Welsh TV channel, S4C. In Ireland
Celtic sport and pastimes still thrive. In Scotland and Brittany young people are striving to promote their linguistic ancestral heritage. Even those who took part in the migration to Canada and the USA are desperately clinging to their roots. Film editors
MICHAEL WATT . JOCK CLARK Producer TONY MCAULEY Director
DAVID RICHARDSON
Executive producer GORDON MENZIES BBC Scotland

Contributors

Presented By: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Michael Watt
Unknown: Jock Clark
Producer: Tony McAuley
Unknown: David Richardson
Producer: Gordon Menzies

: The Secret File on Citizen K

'Kimball's story reminds us that unless we control the file keepers the file keepers will control us.' (ARTHUR MILLER) Penn Kimball , a respected journalist and teacher, discovered that the FBI and CIA had declared him a dangerous national security risk. This film is Kimball's chilling investigation into the inner workings of government agencies who compile files on ordinary citizens and an account of his ten-year battle to clear his name.
As he tracks down colleagues who had spoken against him, Kimball uncovers an amazing story of special agents, foreign spies and hearsay allegations which make up the secret file which followed him all his life. At a time when there is widespread debate about access to personal files in Britain this story shows what is at stake. A tale by Kafka? No, the true story of what happened to an American: a man who discovered that he had another life in official files, a false life that did him immeasurable harm. (NEW YORK TIMES) Narrator Gordon Clough Editor MARGARET KELLY
Producer MICHAEL BARNES
Executive producer GEORGE CAREY
0 FEATURE: page 13

Contributors

Unknown: Penn Kimball
Narrator: Gordon Clough
Editor: Margaret Kelly
Producer: Michael Barnes
Producer: George Carey

: Jasper Carrott's Election Confidential

Live from the Television Centre
Written by JASPER CARROTT BARRY CRYER. KIM FULLER
JOHN LANGDON. STEVE PUNT NICK REVELL , LAURIE ROWLEY NEIL SHAND. JOHNNY SPEIGHT
Sound ADRIAN BISHOP LAGGETT Lighting WARWICK FIELDING Designer ROGER HARRIS Director GEOFF MILES Producer BILL WILSON
0 FEATURE: page 11

Contributors

Written By: Jasper Carrott
Written By: Barry Cryer.
Written By: Kim Fuller
Unknown: John Langdon.
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Laurie Rowley
Unknown: Neil Shand.
Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Sound Adrian
Designer: Roger Harris
Director: Geoff Miles
Producer: Bill Wilson

: Video Jukebox

Plus the latest Election 87 results on screen
An Omnibus history of rock videos presented by John Peel and John Walters . The roots of rock video from 30s animations, 40s jazz soundies, rock 'n' roll films of the 50s and the scopitones of the 60s. Including:
10.55* The Beatles films
11.25* The Rolling Stones promos
12.0* David Bowie talks of his videos
12.35* Ultravox, Duran Duran
1.10* Madness
1.40* Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton with animated videos.
2.15* David Byrne 's Talking Heads
2.45* Toni Basil and John Landis with dance videos including Michael Jackson 's Thriller
3.0* Kevin Godley and Lol Creme
3.20* Banned and political videos
3.50* Videos as commercials, with Malcolm McLaren and Paul Morley
4.10* Tim Pope 's videos for The Cure
4.30* Videos and film with Julien Temple and Ken Russell
4.50* Parody videos
The most lavish pop show ever (SUN) Smart perspective.... sceptical and amused (VILLAGE VOICE) Studio director KEVIN LOADER Producer JOHN ARCHER (R)

Contributors

Presented By: John Peel
Unknown: John Walters
Talks: David Bowie
Unknown: Duran Duran
Unknown: Annabel Jankel
Unknown: Rocky Morton
Unknown: David Byrne
Unknown: Toni Basil
Unknown: John Landis
Unknown: Michael Jackson
Unknown: Kevin Godley
Unknown: Malcolm McLaren
Unknown: Paul Morley
Unknown: Tim Pope
Unknown: Julien Temple
Unknown: Ken Russell
Producer: John Archer








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