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: Open University

6.50 Man of Mode by George Etherege
7.40 Vibrations in Car Suspensions
8.5 Industrial Strife
8.30 Brain and Skull
8.55 Volunteering the Unemployed
9.20 The Public Inquiry
9.45 The Social Primate: Good Timing
10.10 Chemistry: History of Norethindrone
10.35 Internal Combustion Engine
11.0 Ethnic Minorities: Colonisin' in Reverse
11.25 The Oldham Experience
11.50 Music: Formal Analysis
12.15 Baffled by Design
12.40 Mantegna: The Triumphs of Caesar
1.5 Football: Constructing the Spectacle
1.30 Modem Art: Greenberg on Pollock
1.55 Synthesis in the Laboratory


Unknown: George Etherege

: Network East

The magazine in English, bringing both current affairs and entertainment from the Asian world. It's lively, fun and sometimes controversial, covering stories affecting
Asians both here and abroad. Entertainment ranges from music to dance, from film clips to star interviews, from the classic to the modern. Producer NARINDER MNHAS
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR Executive producer JOHN WILCOX


Producer: John Wilcox

: No Limits

Ross-on- Wye
After four sodden weeks at the seaside, Tony Baker and Jenny Powell plunge into a PGL activity holiday on the river Wye.
Co-starring in these tales of the river bank are Sandra Roberts and Emma Jones , the two new presenters from Wales, appearing under slightly false pretences because Ross-on-Wye is just over the border in England. It's an orgy of outdoor pursuits, abseiling, motocross, horse riding, and grass ski-ing.
Associate producer JONATHAN KING Production PETER HAMILTON BBC North West


Unknown: Tony Baker
Unknown: Jenny Powell
Unknown: Sandra Roberts
Unknown: Emma Jones

: Go West

Voted the best pop newcomers of 1985, Go West have now emerged as an original, innovative group whose distinctive sound is akin to modern Motown.
In this concert, recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, Go West add some contemporary material to the songs from their previous best-selling LP of the same name.
Producer JOHN G. SMITH
Produced by WHITE RABBIT productions for BBCtv.
0 FEATURE: page 82


Producer: John G. Smith
Produced By: White Rabbit

: Cricket: MCC Bicentenary Match

MCC v Rest of the World from Lord's. Third day
Introduced by TONY LEWIS


Introduced By: Tony Lewis

: Just for William

Written and narrated by Nicholas Woolley
'I've caused you a lot of trouble, Dad', whispered 9-year-old William [text removed], in bed in London's Royal Free Hospital, desperately ill with leukaemia. His best chance of survival was a bone-marrow transplant. Nicholas Woolley tells the story of what happened to William, his 6-year-old sister Harriet - donor of the bone marrow - and their parents Tim and Sue [text removed].
Inspiring TIMES Memorable and moving GUARDIAN
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley
Unknown: William [text removed]
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff
Unknown: Sue [text removed]
Producer: Julia McLaren

: Discovering Portuguese

The last of a six-part introduction to the language and people.
Language and Culture Writer Jose Saramago , television presenter
Edite Estrela , and President Mario Soares discuss the future of Portuguese language and culture, from Portugal itself to Brazil, Africa and the Far East.
Presented by Roberta Fox Production assistant ELIZABETH MCDOWELL Producer TERRY DOYLE


Unknown: Jose Saramago
Unknown: Edite Estrela
Unknown: Mario Soares
Presented By: Roberta Fox
Unknown: Elizabeth McDowell
Producer: Terry Doyle

: NewsView

Debbie Thrower with today's latest news and sport.
Moira Stuart reviews a week of news in pictures - with subtitles.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Dennis O'Neill

The famous Welsh tenor sings his favourite songs and arias with his special guests: Nancy Argenta (soprano) Robert Codd (bassoon) BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra leader BARRY HASKEY conducted by Andrew Greenwood
Recorded at the Opera House, Buxton
Producer HEFIN OWEN BBC Wales


Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Bassoon: Robert Codd
Leader: Barry Haskey
Conducted By: Andrew Greenwood

: Movie Greats: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

John Wayne Joanne Dru
In this exhilarating Western, shot against the majestic background of Monument
Valley, Wayne plays Nathan Brittles , a US Cavalry officer on the point of retirement. On his last mission he suffers a setback and is 'retired'.
In order to avert a full-scale Indian war Capt Brittles decides to act on his own ... Wayne's performance ranks as one of his finest and most complex in a film regarded as a Ford 'masterpiece'.
Screenplay by FRANK NUGENT and LAWRENCE STALLINGS , based on a Story by JAMES WARNER BELLAH Produced by JOHN FORD and MERIAN C. COOPER Directed by JOHN FORD


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Joanne Dru
Unknown: Nathan Brittles
Unknown: Frank Nugent
Unknown: Lawrence Stallings
Story By: James Warner Bellah
Produced By: John Ford
Produced By: Merian C. Cooper
Directed By: John Ford
Capt Brittles: John Wayne
Olivia: Joanne Dru
Lt Cohill: John Agar
Tyree: Ben Johnson
Lt Pennell: Harry Carey Jr
Sgt Quincannon: Victor McLaglen
Maj Allshard: George O'Brien
Mrs Allshard: Mildred Natwick
Dr O'Laughlin: Arthur Shields
Toucey Rynders: Harry Woods
Pony-Thay-Walks: Chief Big Tree

: On Stage

Robin Bailey ,
Leslie Crowther , Patricia Hayes and Paula Wilcox tell Glyn Worsnip about ham acting, live television, and fan letters - all part of a life On Stage Assistant producers


Unknown: Robin Bailey
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Paula Wilcox
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Patricia Mifflin.

: Cricket: MCC Bicentenary Match

MCC v Rest of the World from Lord's
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the third day's play.


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Hammer Horror: Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

Peter Cushing
Veronica Carlson
Simon Ward
Baron Frankenstein's latest scheme is to preserve the medical knowledge of an insane surgeon by transplanting his brain into another body. Surprised by a burglar,
Frankenstein is forced to flee to Altenburg - merely the first step on a trail of terror leading to a fiery climax.
Screenplay by BERT BATT
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Veronica Carlson
Unknown: Simon Ward
Unknown: Bert Batt
Produced By: Anthony Nelson
Directed By: Terence Fisher
Baron Frankenstein: Peter Cushing
Anna Spengler: Veronica Carlson
Karl Holst: Simon Ward
Professor Richter: Freddie Jones
Inspector Frisch: Thorley Walters
Ella Brandt: Maxine Audley
Dr Brandt: George Pravda
Police doctor: Geoffrey Bayldon
Madwoman: Colette O'Neil
Burglar: Harold Goodwin
Principal: Peter Copley

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