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: Open University

Meanings of Madness

: Fingermouse

A See-Saw programme (R)

: News and Weather followed by Wild World

The Year of the Green Centre Australia's wettest year on record brought floods and disasters to many areas.
Central Australia is the driest part of this driest of permanently inhabited continents, and yet even this 'red centre' was deluged with the most widespread and persistent rains for a century. It turned green almost overnight.
A normally drought-ridden land was awakened into the most vividly spectacular bloom of desert flowers and animals in living memory. The rains triggered birds into breeding and produced abundant food for insects, lizards, mice and men. Producers


Unknown: Barry Paine.
Unknown: Ken Taylor

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: The Year of the Balloon

At 1.54pm on 21 November,
1793, the Montgolfier brothers became the first human beings to fly. In 1983, to commemorate this remarkable event, the French launched replicas of the balloons that made history and played host to balloonists from all over the world. Written and narrated by Brian Thompson Music DON PERCIVAL Assistant producer


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Music: Don Percival
Unknown: Michael Hutchinson
Producer: Philip Speight

: European Show Jumping Championships

from St Gallen , Switzerland After the British team's resounding victory in the European Championships two years ago in France, hopes are high for another team gold medal.
This afternoon's competition is the first of three and consists of one round against the clock. Commentators RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD


Unknown: St Gallen
Commentators: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Thursday Western: Dragoon Wells Massacre

Jarry Sullivan Jennis O'Keefe ^ small group of ravellers are stranded n the Arizona desert.
Their only hope of ? survival is a military patrol - but the soldiers have been wiped out by a band of marauding Apaches....
Screenplay by WARREN DOUGLAS Based on a story by OUVER DRAKE


Unknown: Jarry Sullivan
Unknown: Jennis O'Keefe
Unknown: Warren Douglas
Story By: Ouver Drake
Produced By: Lindsley Parsons
Directed By: Harold Schuster
Link Ferris: Barry Sullivan
Captain Matt Riordan: Dennis O'Keefe
Ann Bradley: Mona Freeman
Mara Fay: Katy Jurado
TiOga: Jack Elam
Jonah: Sebastian Cabot
Phillip Scott: Casey Adams
Marshal Bill Haney: Trevor Bardette
Tom: Jon Shepodd
Hopi Charlie: Hank Warden
Jud: Warren Douglas

: Animando

An award-winning film from Brazil in which a film-maker tries to find the best technique for his animated film. His 'leading actor', however has his own ideas on the matter.


Directed By: Marcos Magalhaes

: Ebony

In this week's magazine programme from Britain's black communities there's a new feature: a regular review of the nation's press and how they report black issues.
Designer Enyote Wanogho , winner of the Prince of Wales
Enterprise Award and whose scarves are owned by well-dressed women like Donna of Dallas fame and Mrs Thatcher , presents a gift to HRH The Prince Charles. In New York, Tom Brook meets writer George C. Wolfe whose 'coloured museum' is now enjoying considerable success in London. And there's music from Britain's top duo Total Contrast. Producer TERRENCE FRANCIS
Series producer VASTIANA BELFON Exceutive producer JOHN WILCOX


Designer: Enyote Wanogho
Designer: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Tom Brook
Unknown: George C. Wolfe
Producer: Terrence Francis
Producer: John Wilcox

: Festival View 87

A personal view of this year's Edinburgh Festival by actor Bill Paterson.
It's a long time since Bill Paterson 's Fringe debut at Morningside Masonic Halls in a 1966 student performance that managed to total an audience of 30 over its entire three-week run.
Twenty-one years on, with plenty of full houses and triumphs to his credit (many of them at the Fringe), he's back at the festival as a spectator. He'll be working his way round the festival highlights such as the Berliner Ensemble's performances of Brecht songs and poems and The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and taking a special interest in Fringe companies across the whole range - from professional theatre to undergraduate productions. Perhaps TOM STOPPARD'S Dirty Linen will bring back memories of the insalubrious squat they both happened to be sharing back in the early days ... and he'll be finding out how things have changed since the 60s by talking to some of the performers and participants in Edinburgh.
BBC Scotland


Unknown: Bill Paterson.
Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Eleanor Aitken
Unknown: John Smith
Producer: Keith Alexander

: The Travel Show

Presented by Paul Heiney The last in this series of weekly magazines with the latest news and information for everybody interested in going away this summer. The Resort Report
The Bay of Palma in Majorca. More Britons holiday here than anywhere else in the Mediterranean. Jackie
Spreckley finds out what it offers.
Matthew Collins is on a Special Assignment to somewhere in Europe.
Weatherman John Kettley comments on the summer so far, and forecasts what's in store for the weekend.
Plus travel tips and the late availability bargains.
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON BBC North West
Information Line [number removed]


Presented By: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: John Kettley
Director: Jonathan Bullen
Producer: Karen Blumenfeld
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Going by the Book

The Bible
You don't have to go to
America or the Middle East to discover religious fundamentalism. It happens nearer home.
Two programmes which find both Christian and Islamic fundamentalism flourishing in Britain. First, the Christian kind: a church in Bradford with the Bible for its message, prophets for its leaders, and a TV station in its hardware. Narrator Robin Ellis Film editor MICHAEL ALOOF Producer OLGA EDRIDGE
Director STEPHEN WALKER Next week 'The Koran'


Narrator: Robin Ellis
Producer: Olga Edridge
Director: Stephen Walker

: Waterf rent

with Chris Denham
Little and Large: how sailing clubs up and down the country race the summer away in contrasting styles. Tales from the Canals: memories of life on the cut.
How a 12ft dinghy could alter the shape of future naval design. And all we ask is a taller ship: aboard the little brig Royalist with an old
Cape Horn hand, Waterfront asks why Britain hasn't got a real tall ship.
Film editor DIANA TAYLOR
Assistant producer ROBIN IMRAY Producer RONA CHRISTIE BBC Plymouth


Unknown: Chris Denham
Unknown: Cape Horn
Editor: Diana Taylor
Producer: Rona Christie

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael
International reports by David Sells , Charles Wheeler
11.25 Weatherview
11.30 Weekend Outlook previews daytime programmes of special interest.
A BBC/OU production.


Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: Open University

A look at car suspensions, with or without shock absorbers.


Producer: Martin Wright

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