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: Open University

Monetarism and Coal

: King Rollo

by David McKee. (R)


Writer: David McKee
Narration: Ray Brooks
Music: Duncan Lamont
Animation: Leo Beltoff
Production: Clive Juster

: What's Inside?

Parties and Festivals
Floella Benjamin with DAVID.
Story: Amar's City by PETER BONNICI
Illustrations by LISA KOPPER Storyteller SAEED JAFFREY Musical director RICHARD BROWN Designer RICHARD DUPRE


Illustrations By: Lisa Kopper
Illustrations By: Storyteller Saeed Jaffrey
Director: Richard Brown
Designer: Richard Dupre
Producer: Sheila Fraser

: Bugs Bunny

The Old Grey Hare

: King of the Rocket Men

A serial in 12 episodes
11: The Secret ofDr Vulcan The identity of Dr Vulcan is finally revealed.
(For cast see page 47)

: News

Weather followed by Writer's Houses
The Brontes Lived Here
Margaret Drabble at
Haworth Margaret Drabble visits the isolated Yorkshire parsonage where the three Bronte sisters wrote such masterpieces as Jane Eyre , Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Despite their shared isolation, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte wrote the most vivid accounts of human passion and inevitability. Producer JULIA CAVE


Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: Haworth Margaret Drabble
Unknown: Jane Eyre
Unknown: Anne Bronte

: Stirring Stuff

A tribute to the British national drink and all who serve it. We take 196,000,000 cups of tea a day. We reach for a cup in a crisis; we break for tea when we can.
And the heroines of our favourite brew are the ladies of the tea trolley.
Alice, Dolly, Edna and Margaret dispense advice and succour, entertainment and good cheer to their thirsty customers.
Jack and Daisy, who lost their partners years ago, tea dance their blues away in the Palm Court once a week. WVS ladies tell stirring tales of how a nice cuppa kept them going in the Blitz. Tough men on army manoeuvres prepare their own special brew. And so do the chimps. But over all hangs the threat of the dispenser ... Producer MARK CHAPMAN Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
(First shown on '40 Minutes


Producer: Mark Chapman
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: News

Weather followed by Wild World
Place of the Ancient King
A mountain revered as a god; a strange plant which flowers just once in its long life then dies; and the signs of an ancient sorcerer carved in the rocks. These are just a few of the mysteries uncovered 80 years ago in a remote Alpine valley by the English naturalist and clergyman, Clarence Bicknell. Today, the Val des Merveilles has become the Mercantour National Park. Alongside the natural and man-made marvels, one can still delight in a wealth of flowers and wildlife.
Narrated by Andrew Sachs Written by DESMOND HAWKINS Film editor CHARLES ALDRIDGE Producer DILYS BREESE


Unknown: Clarence Bicknell.
Written By: Desmond Hawkins
Editor: Charles Aldridge
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Is There Something after Death?

A personal enquiry in six parts by Ean Begg , a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist 4: The Smile of the Buddha Physical life may be a preparation rather than an end in itself. The Hindu scriptures say the journey to enlightenment takes many lifetimes: we must live and die many times before the end of our journey.
Is it possible to catch a glimpse of past lives, or prepare for future ones? Director SIMON HAMMOND Producer ANGELA TILBY
If you have any comments or experiences that you would like considered in this series, write to:
Ean Begg , BBCtv Centre, Wood Lane , London W128QT


Unknown: Ean Begg
Director: Simon Hammond
Producer: Angela Tilby
Unknown: Ean Begg
Unknown: Wood Lane

: Junior Darts

Haywards Pickles
British Youth Championship from the Lakeside Country
Club, Frimley Green, Surrey Three quarter-final matches played today complete the last eight players left in the championship. Prizes worth El,500 are to be won by the players who make the finals. Introduced by Tony Gubba Commentators
SID WADDELL. TONY GREEN Assistant producers


Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Sid Waddell.
Unknown: Huw Joseph
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Phillips

: My Music

The popular musical challenge featuring
Frank Muir , John Amis , Ian Wallace and Denis Norden under the musical chairmanship of Steve Race (R)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: The Travel Show Guide

First of six programmes Corfu
Presented by Paul Heiney with John Kettley and Matthew Collins
The brochures for next summer's holidays are now out. How can you be sure of picking the right resort?
The Travel Show Guide gives you the facts plus general information on the area. Producer JULIE BRADSHAW
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON BBC North West (R)
0 INFO: page 76


Presented By: Paul Heiney
Unknown: John Kettley
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Producer: Julie Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Battlestar Galactica - Galactica 1980

Super Scouts
Second of a two-part story. Troy and Dillon have disguised the Galactican children as a scout group to escape detection, but unused to the earth's gravity three children fall gravely ill.
Desperate to find a cure for them, Commander Adama and Dr Zee board their new anti-gravity spaceship for an emergency mission.
Written by GLEN A. LARSON Directed by SIG NEUFELD


Written By: Glen A. Larson
Directed By: Sig Neufeld
Adama: Lome Greene
Troy: Kent McCord
Dillon: Barry van Dyke
Jamie: Robyn Douglas

: Cartoon Two

Harlem Wednesday Directed by JOHN HUBLEY AND FAITH HUBLEY


Directed By: John Hubley
Unknown: Faith Hubley

: Cover to Cover

In the last of the present series, Jill Neville and her guests talk to exiled Russian writer Vladimir Voinovich about his comic, satirical novel, Moscow 2042, and to
Robin Blackburn , author of the first book about the overthrow of American colonial slavery. They also discuss
The Lantern Bearers, a selection of the finest essays by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON. Researcher CHRIS WILSON


Unknown: Jill Neville
Unknown: Vladimir Voinovich
Unknown: Robin Blackburn
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson.
Unknown: Chris Wilson
Producer: Nigel Williams
Producer: Rosemary Bowen-Jones

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir Jan Leeming
Jeffrey Archer and Arthur Marshall
Moira Anderson Ian Ogilvy
Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON
Produced and directed by PAUL ClANI


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Moira Anderson
Unknown: Ian Ogilvy
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Directed By: Paul Clani

: Top Gear

From the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull
Can motorcycling be made safer without destroying its inherent excitement? The 'Feet First' design concept is claimed to offer just that. Paul Blezard reports on various British attempts at designing such machines and tests the extraordinary Swiss Oekomobil - a fully enclosed motorcycle capable of 160mph and yet offering 90mpg at 75mph.
Four-wheel steering is said to offer safety advantages to car drivers. Chris Goffey compares the two cars, both Japanese, that are now available fitted with the system. It also forms the basis for a new technique for teaching all drivers how to control a skidding car.
William Woollard tries out the new device that may offer the key to skid training for all learner drivers.
Tony Mason reports on the result of the Radio Times Rally Quest 88 competition. BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: Paul Blezard
Presenter: Chris Goffey
Presenter: William Woollard
Presenter: Tony Mason
Producer: Ken Pollock
Executive Producer: Tom Ross

: Nature

From Aerosols to Zoos A hard look at the world around us with Michael Buerk and reporters John Howard and Linda Mitchell
Thousands of migrating geese invade the Scottish island of Islay ever year.
For bird-watchers the place is a unique and unspoilt paradise. But for some local crofters the birds are a pest, and for visiting hunting parties they're fair game. Is there a balance to be struck? Nature's Site Report brings together both sides of an argument that is splitting a close-knit community.


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Reporters: John Howard
Reporters: Linda Mitchell
Director: Andy Batten
Producer: Amanda Theunissen
Editor: Peter Salmon

: Blackadder II

5: Beer - England, 1565.
An embarrassing incident with a turnip, an ostrich feather and a fat aunt.


Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Ben Elton
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: John Lloyd
Edmund Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Lord Percy: Tim McInnerny
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Queen Elizabeth I: Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett: Stephen Fry
Nursie: Patsy Byrne
Lady Whiteadder: Miriam Margolyes
Simon Partridge: Hugh Laurie
Geoffrey Piddle: Roger Blake
Monk: William Hootkins
Lord Whiteadder: Daniel Thorndike

: 40 Minutes

A series of films about our lives - now
Who Needs a Machine Gunner? Colin Talbot has been out of work since 1980. It's not for want of trying. He trudges regularly to the nearest phone box, a mile away - but the message seems to be that, at 42, he's past it. He served in the army for 14 years, but his wife Leslie couldn't stand the life. Now they are in an isolated council house in rural Herefordshire, five miles from the nearest town. They have three children, with another on the way. Their total weekly income is E75.75. They don't want to be kept by the State.
There are glimpses of a life free from the shadow of long-term unemployment - a voluntary evening with the Territorials, even the rare treat of a picnic at the seaside. Then, for the Talbots, there's a happy surprise....
Sound recordist DEREK WILLIAMS Film editor GREG HARRIS
Directed and photographed by NICK GIFFORD
A LANDSEER film for BBCtv


Unknown: Colin Talbot
Unknown: Derek Williams
Editor: Greg Harris
Unknown: Nick Gifford
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Have Footlights - Will Travel

Three nomads, wandering the deserts of London and the provinces, and holding on by the skin of our teeth to keep the Yiddish theatre ... alive!
Anna Tzelniker , Harry Ariel and Bernard Mendelovitch are the last three Yiddish actors in the country. With no permanent theatre of their own, they struggle to bring their unique tradition of theatre to an audience of nostalgic older people and younger people searching for their roots.
Half an hour of unbroken interest and unalloyed entertainment STAGE A gentle, moving portrait of the last three professional Yiddish actors


Unknown: Anna Tzelniker
Unknown: Harry Ariel
Unknown: Bernard Mendelovitch
Editor: Peter Barber
Producer: Rosalind Gold

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

A BBC/Open University production

: Open University

Mathematics Foundation Course Producer GLAN THOMAS (R)

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