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: Open University

Maths: Group Theory

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme (R)
1.35 Pages from Ceefax
2.0 News and Weather followed by See Hear!

: Songs of Praise

from Ludlow Castle
(Ceefax subtitles)

3.0 News and Weather

followed by:

Only a Game?: The Player
For over a century, a team of football heroes have graduated from the school of the tanner ba'. But who were the all-time greats? What do they have in common?
How would you sum up the archetype of a Scottish footballer?
William Mcllvanney seeks the answers with the help of Paddy Crerand, Denis Law, Jim Baxter, Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Billy Bremner, Billy McNeill, John Greig, Sir Matt Busby, Bill Shankly, James Sanderson, Ian Archer, Hugh Mcllvanney. Jinky Johnstone's words and actions speak for themselves. Interviewer Roddy Forsyth
Assistant producer JOHN ADAMS


Unknown: William McLlvanney
Unknown: Paddy Crerand
Unknown: Denis Law
Unknown: Jim Baxter
Unknown: Kenny Dalglish
Unknown: Graeme Souness
Unknown: Billy Bremner
Unknown: Billy McNeill
Unknown: John Greig
Unknown: Sir Matt Busby
Unknown: Bill Shankly
Unknown: James Sanderson
Unknown: Ian Archer
Unknown: Hugh McLlvanney.
Unknown: Jinky Johnstone
Interviewer: Roddy Forsyth
Unknown: Bill Kirkwood
Producer: John Adams
Producer: David Martin
Director: Mike Alexander

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: The Affairs of Annabel

starring Lucille Ball and Jack Oakie
A scatter-brained actress,
Annabel Allison , is completely under the influence of her smart-talking agent, Lanny Morgan. Lanny's methods are certainly unusual - he persuades his star to live out her roles for maximum publicity. After a spell in prison, Annabel is cajoled into becoming a maid in a wealthy household, with hilarious results.
Screenplay by BERT GRANET and PAUL YAwrrz from a story by CHARLES HOFFMAN
Produced by LOU LUSTY Directed by BEN STOLOFF
(Annabel Takes a Tour on Wednesday at 4. Opm)
» FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Lucille Ball
Unknown: Jack Oakie
Unknown: Annabel Allison
Unknown: Lanny Morgan.
Unknown: Bert Granet
Unknown: Paul Yawrrz
Story By: Charles Hoffman
Produced By: Lou Lusty
Directed By: Ben Stoloff
Annabel Allison: Lucille Ball
Lanny Morgan: Jack Oakie
Josephine: Ruth Donnelly
Howard Webb: Bradley Page
Vladimir: Fritz Feld
Major: Thurston Hall
Mrs Fletcher: Elisabeth Risdon
Mr Fletcher: Granville Bates
Bobby Fletcher: Lee van Atta

: Undercurrents

Directed by ROBIN LEHMAN (R)


Directed By: Robin Lehman

: One Village in China

The first of three films about the Chinese countryside. Small Happiness
In this unusual film, made by Carma Hinton , an American who was brought up in China, the women of a small village talk unrestrainedly about love and marriage, husbands and mothers-in-law, babies and childbearing.... And the grandmothers talk touchingly of the bad old days: child marriages, footbinding, servitude....
Seldom has a film got as close to the ordinary women of China - and there are 400 million of them!
Narrator Libby Purves Produced and directed by CARMA HINTON and RICHARD GORDON Produced for the BBC by VIVIANA WOODRUFF (R)


Unknown: Carma Hinton
Narrator: Libby Purves
Directed By: Carma Hinton
Directed By: Richard Gordon

: Norman Wisdom in The Bulldog Breed

When he is crossed in love, grocer
Norman Puckle joins the navy. Aboard the destroyer
Dorchester, the admiral calls for an ordinary, simple-hearted sailor to man an interplanetary rocket and new recruit Norman, is put into training....
Screenplay by JACK DAVIES
* FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Norman Puckle
Unknown: Jack Davies
Unknown: Henry Blyth
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Directed By: Robert Asher
Norman Puckle: Norman Wisdom
Admiral Blyth: Ian Hunter
CPO Knowles: David Lodge
Commander Clayton: Robert Urquhart
Mr PhilpotS: Edward Chapman
PO Filkins: Eddie Byrne
Diving instructor: Peter Jones
Prosecuting counsel: John Le Mesurier
Defending counsel: Terence Alexander
Boat owner: Sydney Tafler
NAAFI girl: Liz Fraser
Marlene: Penny Morrell

: SOE - Greek Entanglement

Eight stories of the Special Operations Executive.
Narrated by Michael Bryant In the early hours of 26 November 1942, the mountains of central Greece echoed with a double explosion. At dawn, the once impressive railway viaduct across the Gorgopotamos river lay in ruins. SOE had struck their first strategic blow in the occupied Balkans. Greek resistance fighters - the 'andartes' - had joined the British-led sabotage squad in the assault.But from now on, SOE's British commanders would become more and more enmeshed in the web of Greek politics.
For the first time in over 40 years, SOE's men return to their former mountain hideouts to report on how they cut Rommel's vital supply line, how they deceived the Germans about the invasion of Sicily and how they were treated by Churchill's Foreign Office. This superb documentary series
Series producer DOMINIC FLESSATI Written and produced by CHRISTOPHER RILEY (R)


Unknown: Michael Bryant
Produced By: Christopher Riley

: Star Cops

A series in nine parts devised by CHRIS BOUCHER starring
7: A Double Life by JOHN COLLEE
Three embryos are mysteriously stolen from the Moonbase hospital. Chamsya Assadi , whose fortune they were to inherit, is determined to track down the thief in her own way, at any cost, ignoring any advice from the police.
Theme music by JUSTIN HAYWARD Studio lighting PETER CATLETT Script editor JOANNA WILLETT Designer DICK COLES


Unknown: Chris Boucher
Unknown: John Collee
Unknown: Chamsya Assadi
Music By: Justin Hayward
Unknown: Peter Catlett
Editor: Joanna Willett
Designer: Dick Coles
Producer: Evgeny Gridneff
Director: Christopher Baker
Nathan Spring: David Calder
David Theroux: Erick Ray Evans
Colin Devis: Trevor Cooper
Pal Kenzy: Linda Newton
Alexander Krivenko: Jonathan Adams
Anna Shoun: Sayo Inaba
Bannerman: Brian Gwaspari
Chamsya Assadi: Nitza Saul

: ScreenPlay Firsts: Careless Talk

The first in a series of five short films by new young British film-makers.
The Isle of Man, 1940. A group of women find themselves behind barbed wire. All branded as 'enemy aliens', they have been interned for the duration of the war.
Friendships soon give way to tensions in this strange kind of prison.
Winner of the 1985 Bafta Award for the Best Short
Film. The film was made at the National Film School. Cast includes:
Lighting camera TOM MCDOUGAL Art director DENNIS DE GROOT Film editor BILL SHAPTER Directed by NOELLA SMITH


Unknown: Tom McDougal
Unknown: Art Director Dennis
Directed By: Noella Smith
Dora: Kate Percival
Maria: Sarah Parry
Peter: Colin Loose

: The Law after Spycatcher

An Out of Court special Presented by Ed Boyle
With division among the Law Lords, controversial injunctions against the press, and the British Government awaiting judgment in the Australian courts, the legal web around Peter Wright 's book Spycatcher has grown ever more tangled.
Some commentators argue that a precedent has now been set which threatens liberties. But what is the proper balance between the right to publish and the need to protect the national interest? Should the judges alone assess that balance? Would a Bill of Rights improve or impede the freedom of the individual? Studio director PIETER MORPURGO Producer ALAN BOOKBINDER


Presented By: Ed Boyle
Unknown: Peter Wright
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: Newsnight

presented by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael with reports from around Britain by Ian Smith
Chris Lowe and Nick Worrall Assignment editors


Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Adam Raphael
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nick Worrall
Unknown: Nick Guthrie.
Unknown: Adrian Milne
Producers: Diana Morton
Unknown: Eamonn Matthews.
Unknown: Nigel Chapman
Editor: Philip Campbell

: Weatherview

: Open University

Holidays by the Sea looks at the development of Blackpool, from its small genteel origins, to becoming the first and largest working-class holiday resort. Producer CHARLES COOPER (R)


Producer: Charles Cooper

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