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: Open University

Maths: Modelling Stock Control

: Cricket: Fifth Test

Comhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from the Oval
TONY LEWIS introduces live coverage of the whole of the morning's play.
Commentators richie BENAUD
Television presentation KEITH MACKENZIE


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Alan Griffiths

: Pinny's House

Pinny and the Truck
Pinny is a doll no bigger than a pin but when Victor gets in to trouble she is able to help him. Story and pictures by PETER FIRMIN
Read by Matilda Thorpe Music by AR LOG
Directed and animated by OLIVER POSTGATE (R)


Unknown: Peter Firmin
Read By: Matilda Thorpe
Unknown: Oliver Postgate

: Bric-a-Brac

A See-Saw programme with Brian Cant.
Among the bric-a-brac that Brian is tidying today, are a triangle, a tambourine, a trumpet and a tandem that Timothy and Tessa Tideman tried to take from Tankerton to Tibet. (R)


Shopkeeper: Brian Cant
Producer: Michael Cole
Executive producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Cricket: Fifth Test

Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from the Oval Fourth day
TONY LEWIS introduces live coverage of the start of the afternoon's play.


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: News

Weather followed by Songs of Praise
... Boards the Wesley Express

: Exploring Photography

A series of six programmes about the creative possibilities of still photography presented by Bryn Campbell 4: Social DocumentaryProducer PETER RIDING (R)


Presented By: Bryn Campbell
Producer: Peter Riding

: News, Weather; followed by: One Man and His Dog

Introduced by Phil Drabble
with Eric Halsall

The current International Shepherds Champion, a farmer who grazes sheep on the rough slopes of Ben Lawers in Perthshire and a sheepman who's one of five shepherding brothers, make up today's team as the trials continue at Chatsworth. Heat 4: Scotland The competitors: JOHN WILSON with Peg, JOHN MACLEOD with Ben III, WILLIE WELSH with Gail


Presenter: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: Ben Lawers
Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: John MacLeod
Unknown: Willie Welsh
Producer: Ian Smith

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Cricket: Fifth Test

Comhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from the Oval Fourth day
TONY LEWIS introduces live coverage of the rest of the afternoon's play.


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: Behind the Beat Special

The O'Jays in Concert
The O'Jays caught in the act at London's Hammersmith Odeon, demonstrating the art of soul survival.
After a 15-year absence from Britain, they prove they can still perform at a level that leaves younger competitors gasping for air.
The O'Jays have now been together for over 30 years and are enjoying a new surge in popularity. Researcher MARTIN SHAW Produced and directed by TERRY JERVIS (R)


Unknown: Martin Shaw
Directed By: Terry Jervis

: Rough Guide to Europe

Magenta De Vine and Sankha Guha discover there's more to Copenhagen than the Little Mermaid.
They find a city very much geared up for the young traveller.
While Magenta pumps iron with a fit and famous footballer and finds out what happens at a 'happening', Sankha samples the city's night life with another great Dane and tours Christiania - a city within a city.
Director JOSH HAUL
Series producer RACHEL PURNELL BBC North West
For a booklet containing further information, please send crossed cheque/postal order for £1.50 made payable to: [address removed]


Unknown: Sankha Guha

: Cartoon

Popeye in Popeye Makes a Movie
Lights, camera, spinach ... action!
The world's most celebrated sailor man decides it's about time to commit his fame to celluloid.

: Top Crown

BBC2 Invitation Pairs Crown Green Bowling Tournament
From the M and B Sports and Social Club, Birmingham Second Semi-Final
Tonight's match threatens to be the best of the tournament so far. with a classic struggle in prospect between the recently-formed partnership of KEN STRUTT and TOMMY
'MIGHTY ATOM' HEYES, who take on the 1986 winners, BRIAN DUNCAN and NORMAN FLETCHER.
Since getting together, the formidable Strutt and Heyes have already won three titles, including the BCGBA Pairs Championship. And their quarter-final victory over top-ranked Stan Frith and Arthur Murray merely underlined the potential of their threat to add
Top Crown to that list. Introductions from


Unknown: Ken Strutt
Unknown: Brian Duncan
Unknown: Norman Fletcher.
Unknown: Stan Frith
Unknown: Arthur Murray
Commentator: Harry Rigby
Director: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Wildlife Showcase

A series of eight programmes featuring natural history film from around the world.
:The Elk of the Northern HerdBetween 1870 and 1880 the elk of the northern area of the Yellowstone National Park were decimated by hunters and poachers.
As a measure to conserve the elk, park managers exterminated the wolf and mountain lion. The elk herd increased dramatically and, somewhat disastrously, there was severe over-grazing. For
40 years, the rangers trapped or shot them until, finally, in the 60s, they decided that they would be allowed to increase without human interference, restrained only by predators and availability of forage. This film was shot in the spectacular Lamar and Lower Yellowstone valleys which, today, sustain one of the most varied collection of large mammals in North America.
Produced and directed by BOB LANDIS
Presented for the BBC by GEORGE INGER


Directed By: Bob Landis
Unknown: George Inger

: Classified Love

Continuing the season of films specially made for television.
Tonight starring Michael McKean, Stephanie Faracy, Dinah Manoff

When three friends at a busy New York ad agency decide to use their copywriting skills to market themselves in the 'lonely hearts' ads, they just aren't prepared for the response. And anyway, why cast your net wide when there could be someone waiting in your own back yard...? A witty, romantic comedy about love, life and the power of advertising.
Films: page 18
(Ceefax subtitles)


Screenplay: Diane English
Producer/Director: Don Taylor
Pete Newly: Michael McKean
Kate Harris: Stephanie Faracy
Theresa Leonetti: Dinah Manoff
Greg Madison: Franc Luz
Grandma: Paula Trueman
Rose: Chevi Colton
Howie: Matt Craven
Harry: Barrett Heins

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick Reporters NICK CLARKE


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Reporters: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Linda Christmas
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: David Coss.
Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel
Unknown: Margaret Gilmore
Unknown: James Hogg.
Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Wesley Kerr.
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: David Tindall
Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: Weatherview

: Cricket: Fifth Test

Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from the Oval

: Open University

Arts Foundation Course The Other Virtuosos
They were working men who plaved in the brass bands of Victorian Britain. Follow the career of one of the most famous bands, the Black Dyke Mills Band. from the 1840s to Crystal Palace contests of the 1880s. Producer AILEEN LLEWELLYN (R)


Unknown: Victorian Britain.
Producer: Aileen Llewellyn

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