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: Open University

Shorefields School: A new reality

: Liberal Assembly 1987

Live coverage of debates on animal welfare, the government in Scotland, and AIDS.
Commentators Sir Robin Day David Dimbleby with Vivian White


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Vivian White
Producers: Janine Thomason Virginia
Producer: Dave Pickthall
Editor: James Hogan
Editor: Philip Campbell

: The Flumps

A See-Saw programme Grandfather's Birthday by JULIE HOLDER
It's grandfather's birthday and everyone seems to have forgotten - but have they? Narration Gay Soper Music PAUL READE


Music: Paul Reade
Unknown: David Kellehar
Producer: David Yates

: The Waterloo

The Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap Highlights of the last two quarter-finals played earlier today. The last four players to fight for the first prize of E2,500 will now be known. Introduced by RICHARD DUCKENFIELD from the Waterloo Hotel in Blackpool.


Unknown: Greenall Whitley
Introduced By: Richard Duckenfield

: Liberal Assembly 1987

Live coverage from
Harrogate of debates on education, youth, and 'Closing the Divide', the growing problem of disparity between Britain's rich and poor.
Commentators Sir Robin Day David Dimbleby with Vivian White including at
3.00 News and Weather


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Vivian White

: The Waterloo

The Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap
The whole of the final of the biggest bowling handicap in crown green comes live to your screens from the Waterloo Hotel in Blackpool. The winner will take home E2,500 and the revered trophy, with the runner-up winning El,250. Introduced by RICHARD DUCKENFIELD
Commentator HARRY RIGBY
Summariser ARTHUR MURRAY Director PETER HAYWARD Producer KEITH Phillips


Unknown: Greenall Whitley
Introduced By: Richard Duckenfield
Commentator: Harry Rigby
Unknown: Summariser Arthur Murray
Director: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Northwards

Eric Robson introduces a selection of the best of BBC Newcastle's documentary film series.
Puppets on a Shoestring
Willie the wicked wolf is just one star of the Over the Top Puppet Company. Mike and Eileen Hares are the two pairs of hands behind this revival of the art of the puppeteer.


Introduces: Eric Robson
Unknown: Eileen Hares
Director: David Bean
Editor: John Mapplebeck

: Gardeners' World

with Geoff Hamilton and John Kelly


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: John Kelly

: Elvis Presley In Jailhouse Rock

also starring Judy Tyler Elvis rocks the prison walls and the music world in this famous rock 'n' roll picture from the late 50s.
— Sentenced to jail for manslaughter Vince Everett is taught to play the guitar by his cell-mate - and a sensational new rock star is born. In one of his most famous and successful films, Elvis's numbers include 'You're so square' and his No 1 hit 'Jailhouse rock'.
Screenplay by GUY TROSPER
Produced byPANDRO S BERMAN Directed by RICHARD THORPE I 0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Judy Tyler
Unknown: Vince Everett
Play By: Guy Trosper
Produced By: Pandro S Berman
Directed By: Richard Thorpe
Vince Everett: El Vis Presley
Peggy Van Alden: Judy Tyler
Hunk Houghton: Mickey Shaughnessy
Mr Shores: Vaughn Taylor
Sherry Wilson: Jennifer Holden
Teddy Talbot: Dean Jones

: The Victorian Kitchen Garden

A series of 13 films in which a walled garden is restored, and worked as it was a hundred years ago.
Presented by Peter Thoday with head gardener Harry Dodson
1: The Beginning
Once every big house had its walled kitchen garden. In an age before imports and deep freezers, the head gardener and his staff had to supply the household throughout the year.
Today most walled gardens lie derelict. To uncover the secrets of the great Victorian gardeners, restoration was begun on a kitchen garden in Berkshire. With the help of a rich legacy of gardening manuals, plans were made to grow vegetables and fruit similar to the Victorians and to revive forgotten crafts and skills - hoping to find out what it was like to feed a large country estate without modern technology and well-stocked supermarkets.
'When a gardener enters upon his first responsible situation, he should make it one of his first duties ... to ascertain the requirements, likes and dislikes of the family.'
Journal of Horticulture, 1867
Photography PAUL MORRIS Film editor CHRIS ORRELL
Associate producer JENNIFER DAVIES Producer KEITH SHEATHER BBC Bristol
9 FEATURE: page 10 and RECIPE TIMES: page 76


Presented By: Peter Thoday
Unknown: Harry Dodson
Music By: Paul Reade
Music By: Photography Paul Morris
Editor: Chris Orrell
Producer: Jennifer Davies
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Timewatch: Affairs of State

Presented by Peter France from the Banqueting House, Whitehall.
Political life has always been full of mysteries and secrets.
The Zinoviev Letter led to the defeat of the first Labour Government in 1924. Was it genuine - or was it an early attempt to use 'red scare' tactics to bring down a democratically elected government? And if so, who sent it? The Prince of Transylvania received a pension from Charles II and a magnificent burial in Rochester Cathedral. But was he a prince or a con-man - and why was he so hideously murdered?
Christopher Andrew and Gabriel Ronay investigate two political mysteries.


Presented by: Peter France
Reporter: Christopher Andrew
Reporter: Gabriel Ronay
Director: Pippa Holloway
Film Director: Antonia Benedek
Film Director: Jane Treays
Producer: Margaret Windham Heffernan
Editor: Roy Davies

: M*A*S*H

Of Moose and Men
Colonel Spiker finds reason to be thankful to Hawkeye when he receives shrapnel wounds from a grenade. B.J. finds a case of double standards when he comes across Sgt Zale drowning his sorrows in bourbon at breakfast and Frank finds a bomb.... or did he? Written by JAY FOLB
Directed by JOHN ERMAN (R)


Unknown: Sgt Zale
Written By: Jay Folb
Directed By: John Erman
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J: Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Major Frank Burns: Larry Linville
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher
Klinger: Jamie Farr

: ScreenPlay: The Shutter Falls

When a 19th-century photographer and a young
Gaelic-speaking girl meet on the east coast of Scotland, it is not only their cultures which clash violently as he competes with two Scottish fishermen to win her favours.
Music composed by JOHN MCLEOD Film editor BOB BATHGATE
Directed by PETER BARBER -FLEMING BBC Scotland


Unknown: Norman Malcolm
Composed By: John McLeod
Editor: Bob Bathgate
Designer: Campbell Gordon
Unknown: Alex Scott
Unknown: Roy Argyle
Produced By: Tom Kinninmont
Directed By: Peter Barber
Alexander Watson: Starring Anthony Higgins
Ceit: Emer Gillespie
Mairi: Stella Gonet
Christina: Mary McInnes
Donald MacLeod: Ewan Stewart
Jim Flett: Billy Riddoch
Nurse Paterson: Joan Scott
Cooper: Hugh Martin
Curer: Gerry Slevin
Gaelic minister: Leonard Maguire
Gaelic skipper: Iain Glass
Singer: Madelaine Taylor
Packer: Lloret McKenna
Minister: Robert Urquhart

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


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

: Weatherview

: The Waterloo

The Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap RICHARD DUCKENFIELD introduces highlights of the final played earlier today.

: Open University

12.10 Geology: The Capitan Reef
The Capitan Reef on the New Mexico/ Texas border is the largest-known fossilised reef in the world. DR PETER SKELTON. an OU geologist, visits various outcrops on different parts of this 230 million-year-old structure. Producer STUART CARTER (R)
12.35 The Thames Barrier: Systems in Action
The building of the Thames Barrier is traced from its original conception to its completion two decades later.
It is an example of some important aspects of the systems engineering method.


Unknown: Dr Peter Skelton.
Producer: Stuart Carter

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