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: Open University

Conflict 2: The Steel Strike

: Fingermouse

A See-Saw programme with lain Lauchlan and Jane Hardy Drum
The tom-tom beat makes a feather duster in Music-man's house think it's a parrot and fly off to the jungle.
Graphics CLARE BEATON graphics glare beaton


Music By: Richard Brown
Unknown: Joanne Cole
Unknown: Clare Beaton
Producer: Michael Cole

: Cricket: Fourth Test

The Cornhill Insurance
Test Series
England v Pakistan from Edgbaston First day
TONY LEWIS introduces coverage of this afternoon's Play.
1.50 Pages from Ceefax
3.0 News and Weather followed by Voyage of the Heroes The last of four programmes written and narrated by Libby Purves
Tim Severin and his modern Argonauts are becoming something of a legend themselves. A Turkish balladeer sings of the boat and its 'crazy captain' who, together with his crew, has rowed and sailed nearly 1,500 miles in search of the Golden Fleece. Now comes the highpoint of the voyage - landfall in Soviet Georgia and the final search for clues to the truth behind the legend.
. When Jason landed 3,000 years ago, he had to overcome an unsleeping serpent. Severin and his crew are more in danger from the hospitality.
Assistant producer


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Tim Severin
Unknown: Adaire Osbaldeston
Producer: John Miller

: Look, Stranger

Rivers of Pearl
'An average day's fishing depends on what river you are fishing. I was on the Spey last week and I was averaging 11 pearls a day - saleable
Pearls I mean - some of them worth E5.'
The tools of his trade are a glass-bottomed bucket and a cleft ash stick. His job is an eternal treasure hunt - he is Bill Abernethy, the only man in Britain to have on his passport, 'Profession, pearl fisher'.


Producer: Bridget Winter

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

How good a horse was he?
Lester Piggott believes that he was very good. Certainly his successes in the Derby and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 1970 were very impressive.

: Cricket: Fourth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
Further coverage of this afternoon's play.

: The Thursday Western: The Road to Denver

begins a short season of Westerns.
Today starring John Payne, Mona Freeman

Following a bitter quarrel, brothers Sam and Bill Mayhew find themselves on opposite sides in a feud over the establishment of a stagecoach line. One becomes a partner to the owner and the other a hired gunman.
Films: page 19


From a "Saturday Evening Post" story by: Bill Gullick
Screenplay: Horace McCoy
Screenplay: Allen Rivkin
Director: Joe Kane
Bill Mayhew: John Payne
Elizabeth Sutton: Mona Freeman
Jim Donovan: Lee J Cobb
John Sutton: Ray Middleton
Sam Mayhew: Skip Homeier
Whipsaw: Andy Cloyde
Pecos Larry: Lee van Cleef
Hunsaker: Karl Davis
Big George: Glenn Strange
Pete: Buzz Henry
Joslyn: Daniel White
Kraft: Robert Burton
Miss Honeywell: Anne Carroll
Passenger: Tex Terry

: Eye to Eye: 3: Mr Magic Feet

Six documentaries by black film-makers.
Born in Jamaica in 1928, Enrico Stennett, alias 'Mr Magic Feet', came to England in 1947. He soon became active in the Communist Party which, curiously, inspired his life-long passion, ballroom dancing. In 1952 he turned professional as one of Mecca's exhibition dancers, acutely aware of the colour bar which always prevented black people entering most dance halls. This, in turn, led to his involvement in politics - first the Communist Party and later the Labour Party. Mr Magic Feet's political and social life illustrates a largely-forgotten period in the history of black people in England from the late 40s to the Notting Hill race riots in 1958.
An Ebony production


Subject: Enrico Stennett
Producer: Julian Henriques

: The Grand Junction

The Story of a Railway Town Crewe celebrated its 150th birthday on 4 July this year. Not many towns can be so precise, but Crewe can because that was the date in 1837 when the first train of the new Grand Junction
Railway ran to Crewe station at the dawn of the railway age. The town followed, growing up around the railway works, and ruled for many years from Euston.
Presented by Brian Redhead , with writer Anthony Burton and David Jenkinson of the National Railway Museum, the programme tells the story of Crewe's development into a major engineering centre
(the reality behind the music-hall image), with a look at some of the events there at the start of a summer of celebrations - including the return of some famous Crewe-built steam locomotives.
Video cameraman GREN DOBSON Videotape editor JOHN TURNER Directed by MARTIN L. BELL (A Martin L. Bell Television production for BBCtv)


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: David Jenkinson
Unknown: Gren Dobson
Editor: John Turner
Directed By: Martin L. Bell

: The Travel Show

Presented by Paul Heiney The Resort Report - Jersey. Jackie Spreckley finds out what to see and do in the largest and most popular of the Channel Islands.
Matthew Collins goes on Special Assignment to somewhere in Europe.
Weatherman John Kettley comments on the summer so far, and forecasts what's in store. And the sheer variety of Britain - viewers report on their own holidays. Plus travel tips and the late availability bargains.
Studio director JONATHAN BULLEN Executive producer ALAN DOBSON BBC North West
Information line [number removed]


Presented By: Paul Heiney
Director: Jonathan Bullen
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Loving Memory

Written and presented by Tony Harrison
2: Mimmo Perrella non e piu
'Mimmo Perrella is no more
In Naples when you die you are buried, only to be dug up again two years later. The family examines you; if you are dry, your remains are placed in one of the many marble lockers in the walls of Poggioreale cemetery. This is a custom unique to Naples. Here the ceremony of death has many servants, from
Bellomunno the famous undertaker with his massive black hearse, to Giovanni the gravedigger who handles each corpse with great respect and a pair of pink rubber gloves.
In the second of this four-part journey through death and memorial, Tony Harrison follows Mimmo Perrella as he sets out on his bizarre voyage towards his final resting place. And he explores what consolation belief in an afterlife gives to those who remain behind.
Film cameraman JOHN GOODYER Sound recordist ROGER LONG Film editor LIZ THOYTS
Producer MICHAEL HUTCHINSON Series producer PETER SYMES BBC Bristol


Presented By: Tony Harrison
Unknown: Tony Harrison
Unknown: Mimmo Perrella
Unknown: John Goodyer
Producer: Michael Hutchinson
Producer: Peter Symes

: Cricket: Fourth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the first day. Producer KEITH MACKENZIE


Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Newsnight

11.25 Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

previews daytime programmes of special interest from the Open
University on Saturday and Sunday. A BBC/Open University production

: Open University

Nuclear Weapons: Arms Control
This programme explores the process of arms control negotiation from a US and a Soviet perspective.


Producer: Roger Penfound

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