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: Open University

Science: The Fabric of Life

: Postman Pat

A See-Saw programme Postman Pat and the Magpie Hen
Postman Pat stops off for a picnic lunch. He falls asleep in the warm sunshine and, while he sleeps, a thieving hen causes him no end of trouble.
Narration and vocals by Ken Barrie
Designed and directed by IVOR WOOD (R)
1.35 Pages from Ceefax
2.0 News and Weather followed by Transit
Live action by land, sea and air.
Introduced by Mike Smith and Vivien Creegor
A first look at track racing from Silverstone and a report from the International Balloon Fiesta at Bristol. (Transit is at 7.25pm)


Unknown: Ken Barrie
Written By: John Cunuffe
Music By: Bryan Daly
Directed By: Ivor Wood
Introduced By: Mike Smith
Introduced By: Vivien Creegor

: Racing from Newbury

2.30 The Tom Caxton Home Brew Handicap Stakes (1m)
3.0 The Trusthouse Forte
Hungerford Stakes (7f 60yds) Print, owned by the Chairman of the Racecourse Lord Porchester, would be a popular winner of this, the season's most valuable seven furlong event.
3.30 The Washington Singer Stakes (7f)
Introduced by RICHARD PITMAN
Commentators JULIAN WILSON
JIMMY LINDLEY. JOHN HANMER Television presentation BOB DUNCAN including at
2.50 News and Weather


Introduced By: Richard Pitman
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley.
Unknown: Bob Duncan

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Racing and Golf

Racing from Newbury
4.0 The Seven Barrows
Maiden Fillies Stakes (6f) Introduced by RICHARD PITMAN
International Golf from Fulford Golf Club, York Coverage of the second round continues over this challenging, 6,809 yard, par 72 course.


Introduced By: Richard Pitman

: Tarzan's Greatest Adventure

continues the season of films featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs 's legendary jungle hero. Tonight starring Gordon Scott
Sean Connery and Anthony Quayle A band of murdering adventurers in search of a hidden diamond mine is pursued up river by Tarzan and his companion, Angie.
Screenplay by BERNE GILER based on a story by LES CRUTCHFIELD
Produced by SY WEINTRAUB
0 FILMS: page 14


Unknown: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Unknown: Gordon Scott
Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Play By: Berne Giler
Story By: Les Crutchfield
Produced By: Sy Weintraub
Directed By: John Guillermin
Tarzan: Gordon Scott
Slade: Anthony Quayle
Angie: Sara Shane
O'Bannion: Sean Connery
Kruger: Niall MacGinnis
: Toni Scillagabel
Dino: Al Mulock

: Transit

Presented by Mike Smith and Vivien Creegor
Live action by land. sea and air from Silverstone.
A preview of the British
Supertruck Trophy meeting with racing, displays and customising.
Also Ashton Court, Bristol. The first day of the International Balloon Fiesta. Transit continues to negotiate the motorways and it looks at wings, wheels and water in Australia. Technical co-ordinator BERNIE DAVIS Directors


Presented By: Mike Smith
Presented By: Vivien Creegor
Unknown: Bernie Davis
Unknown: Bob Wild
Unknown: Simon Betts
Producer: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Face the Music

The renowned soprano
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf is the special guest of chairman Joseph Cooper in this programme from 1983.
Actress Prunella Scales joins Richard Baker and Robin Ray on the panel of this popular musical parlour game.
Director HELEN MORTON (R) (Regional programme - for variations see below)


Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Robin Ray
Producer: Peter Butler
Director: Helen Morton

: Gardeners' World

from Northlew, north Devon with Geoff Hamilton and Roy Lancaster
Gillian West has the true pioneering spirit, and a tremendous capacity for hard work. She acquired some cold, windswept clay on top of a hill and now has a beautiful garden, full of good plants and good ideas.
Production assistant JEAN LAUGHTON Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Gillian West
Unknown: Jean Laughton
Producer: John Kenyon

: City Lights

by BOB BLACK starring
Lost Weekend
Willie's plans for a weekend away from it all take him further than he anticipated.
Music by DAVID MCNIVEN Designers
HELEN RAE. CAMPBELL GORDON Associate producer RON BAIN Studio director ALEX YOUNG Producer colin GILBERT


Unknown: Bob Black
Music By: David McNiven
Unknown: Helen Rae.
Unknown: Campbell Gordon
Producer: Ron Bain
Director: Alex Young
Producer: Colin Gilbert
Willie Melvin: Gerard Kelly
Chancer: Andy Gray
Mum: Jan Wilson
Janice: Elaine Collins
Brian: Jonathan Watson
Vicki: Louise Beattie
Mr McLelland: Dave Anderson
Irene: Elaine C Smith
Tam: Iain McColl
Teacher: Donnie MacLeod

: Maharajas

2: Kings to Commoners With the declaration of Indian Independence, at midnight on 14 August, 1947, the fate of the Maharajas was sealed. In less than a generation they lost everything.... states, special privileges and pensions.
In this programme, the former rulers talk frankly of how they adjusted - or failed to adjust - to the new age.
Empty thrones and deserted palaces - the evidence of decline and decay is everywhere. But some of the present generation are finding new roles ... in politics, tourism, even conservation. Others are keeping the old pageantry alive: the Maharaja of Mysore holds court each evening during the spectacular Dassera festivities; and the ladies of the harem in the City Palace at Jaipur make the traditional preparations for the 17th birthday celebrations of a very special princess.
Once again, the fictitious princess (Simi Garewal) is the narrator and Jugal Hansraj plays her nephew growing up in an India that may soon have forgotten the Maharajas.
Written by CHARLES ALLEN Researcher YASMIN ARCHER Film editor OLIVER WHITE Executive producer PETER HERCOMBE


Unknown: Jugal Hansraj
Written By: Charles Allen
Written By: Researcher Yasmin Archer
Producer: Peter Hercombe
Directed By: Jonathan Fulford

: Newsnight

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

: The Best of the Bs: The Clay Pigeon

Bill Williams
Barbara Hale
Recovering from an illness after the war, ex-sailor
Jim Fletcher finds himself on a charge of treason. He is accused of selling out to the Japanese in a POW camp. Convinced of his innocence he contacts another ex-prisoner. But is this the right move?
Inspired by a true story, this tightly-made film is a rarity of special interest for the script by Carl Foreman , direction by Richard Fleischer and a leading role played by Richard Quine - all of whom later became leading writer-directors in Hollywood.
Screenplay by CARL FOREMAN Produced by HERMAN SCHLOM
0 FILMS: page 14


Unknown: Bill Williams
Unknown: Barbara Hale
Unknown: Jim Fletcher
Script By: Carl Foreman
Unknown: Richard Fleischer
Played By: Richard Quine
Unknown: Frank Fenton
Unknown: Frank Wilcox
Unknown: Marya Marco
Unknown: Robert Bray
Unknown: Carl Foreman
Produced By: Herman Schlom
Directed By: Richard Fleischer
Jim Fletcher: Bill Williams
Martha Gregory: Barbara Hale
Ted Niles: Richard Quine
Ken Tokoyama: Richard Loo

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