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: Open University

Maths: And So On ...

: The Waterloo

Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap introduced by RICHARD DUCKENFIELD This event is the most important competition in the Crown Green Bowling calendar and it's 80th anniversary.
Record prize money of E20,000 is being distributed in 1988, the winner receiving £2,500.
For the first time since it was inaugerated in 1977, the Ladies' Waterloo semi-finals and final will be featured. Today, the last 16 men are playing and this morning four matches are featured 'live' from the green at the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool. Summariser MIKE LEACH


Introduced By: Richard Duckenfield
Unknown: Mike Leach
Commentator: Harry Rigby.
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Pinny's House

Pinny in the Snow
Read by Matilda Thorpe
Story and pictures by PETER FIRMIN Music by AR LOG
Directed and animated by OLIVER POSTGATE (R)


Unknown: Peter Firmin
Read By: Matilda Thorpe
Unknown: Peter Firmin
Music By: Ar Log
Unknown: Oliver Postgate

: Bric-a-Brac

A See-Saw programme with Brian Cant. (R)


Shopkeeper: Brian Cant
Designer: Mary Penley Edwards
Producer: Nick Wilson

: The Waterloo

Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap RICHARD DUCKENFIELD introduces highlights of the ladies' semi-final direct from the green at the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool.


Unknown: Greenall Whitley

: News

Weather followed by Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon
Seventhof an eight-part series
Kings for a Day
Jack Pizzey follows two rival teams preparing for the annual Rio carnival: a black group from the slums and a team sponsored by a white entrepreneur from the boutiques of Ipanema. Produced and directed by GEOFFREY BARNES (R)
(Final programme tomorrow at


Unknown: Jack Pizzey
Directed By: Geoffrey Barnes

: News

Weather followed by The Waterloo
Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap The men's competition continues, including at
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather

: The Strange Affair Of....

The first of five original inquiries into the truth behind famous mysteries and popular stories.
Bob Symes follows the trail of Mary Godwin.


Unknown: Bob Symes
Unknown: Mary Godwin.

: In the Footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie

First of four programmes Culloden
It is exactly 200 years since Prince Charles Edward
Stuart, the 'Young
Pretender,' died in Italy.
But the legend of the Prince in the heather lives on. Last summer Jimmie Macgregor spent five months re-tracing the route the Prince took after his defeat at Culloden. Producer DENNIS DICK BBC Scotland


Unknown: Prince Charles Edward
Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor
Producer: Dennis Dick

: DEF II Degrassi Junior High

Series following a lively group of students from various backgrounds in the inner city neighbourhood of Degrassi Street, Toronto. Rumour Has It
Caitlin has disturbing dreams about her favourite teacher while Rick goes on a spending spree.
6.25 pm
Behind the Beat
7irst of five programmes
3et down with James Brown in an interview with Full
Force and the Godfather of Funk. See LL Cool J performing live. Also catch
Eddie Murphy in Raw taking off Bill Cosby to perfection! Producer TERRY JERVIS
Series producer SHARON ALI (R)


Unknown: James Brown
Unknown: Eddie Murphy
Unknown: Bill Cosby
Producer: Terry Jervis

: Rhythm of Life

Veteran Australian wildlife cameraman Ben Cropp has recorded the life of the Great Barrier Reef over 24 hours.
Directed and produced by BEN CROPP TV presentation GEORGE INGER
(First shown in 'Wildlife Showcase


Unknown: Ben Cropp
Produced By: Ben Cropp
Unknown: George Inger

: O'Donnell Investigates ... Age

Second of five programmes Fit for Life
Dr Michael O'Donnell investigates the ageing process, attempting to get at the truth behind our preconceptions of a slow but inevitable decline. There seems to be no reason why most of us shouldn't lead an active life well into our 90's, providing of course, that we choose the right parents - and put in a lifetime's preparation.


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Produced By: Vicki Moore
Produced By: David Williams

: Reaching for the Skies

The first programme in a 12-part series on the history of aviation.
Narrated by Anthony Quayle Pioneers
17 December 1903: on a windswept sand dune in North Carolina, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright , succeeded in making the first powered flight in an aeroplane made of muslin, wire and wood. In 12 seconds they changed the course of history. A new science had started - aviation had begun. Other pioneers were to follow - men like Louis Bleriot ,
Charles Lindburgh , Sir Frank Whittle and the 'Right Stuff test pilots at Edwards Air
Force Base who pushed the frontiers of flight to the very edge of space and beyond. This programme tells the story of aviation pioneers, both men and machines, with specially shot sequences, interviews with people involved and archive film not seen before on television. Film editor PETER COWER
Series producer IVAN REND ALL Executive producer JOHN GAU Producer TONY SALMON BBC Pebble Mill
● FEATURE: page &2 and INFO: page 70


Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Wilbur Wright
Unknown: Louis Bleriot
Unknown: Charles Lindburgh
Unknown: Sir Frank Whittle

: New Australian Movies: Phar Lap

Tom Burlinson
Martin Vaughan Ron Leibman
In 1928 trainer
Harry Telford bought a horse sight unseen. Despite good blood lines, the unprepossessing horse seemed a born loser, but he went on to become Australia's greatest racehorse. The extraordinary story of Phar Lap, whose spectacular wins heartened the nation during the bleak years of the early 1930s, is meticulously recreated in Simon Wincer 's stirring film.
Jim Pike. .............JAMES STEELE Screenplay by DAVID WILLLIAMSON Produced by JOHN SEXTON Directed by SIMON WINCER
(First showing on British television)
● FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Tom Burlinson
Unknown: Martin Vaughan
Unknown: Ron Leibman
Unknown: Harry Telford
Unknown: Simon Wincer
Unknown: Jim Pike.
Unknown: James Steele
Unknown: David Willliamson
Produced By: John Sexton
Directed By: Simon Wincer
Tommy Woodcock: Tom Burlinson
Harry Telford: Martin Vaughan
Bea Davis: Judy Morris
Vi Telford: Celia de Burch
Dave Davis: Ron Leibman
Lachlan McKinnon: Vincent Ball
Eric Connolly: John Stanton
Bert Wolfe: Peter Whitford
William Nielson: Robert Grubb
'Cashy' Martin: Richard Morgan

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with international reports by DAVID SELLS. CHARLES WHEELER GAVIN ESLER and JULIAN O'HALLORAN Producers


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producers: Mark Damazer.
Unknown: Liz Ramsay
Unknown: Keith Bowers.
Editor: Mike Robinson
Editor: John Morrison

: Weatherview

: The Waterloo

Greenhall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap RICHARD DUCKENFIELD introduces highlights of today's matches from the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool Summariser MIKE LEACH


Introduces: Richard Duckenfield
Unknown: Mike Leach
Commentator: Harry Rigby
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Open University

Rural Life: Image and Reality
Victorian landowners created ideal villages on their estates. Why did they do this? How did they compare with non-estate villages. Producer NICK LEVINSON


Producer: Nick Levinson

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