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: Open University

Maths: Least Squares

: On the West Highland Way

First of three daily Programmes.
Jimmie Macgregor follows
Scotland's first long-distance footpath which runs 95 miles from Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow to Fort William at the foot of the Great Glen. Produced and directed by DENNIS 01CK


Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor
Directed By: Dennis 01ck

: Charlie Chaplin

in The Vagabond
The first of a daily double bill to celebrate the 100th anniversary this month of the birth of silent cinema's comic genius.
Music composed by DENNIS WILSON Written and directed by CHARLIE CHAPUN


Composed By: Dennis Wilson
Directed By: Charlie Chapun

: Popeye Double Bill

Gym Jam
Pop Pie a la mode

: Charlie Chaplin

in The Adventurer

: One Man and His Dog

A chance this week to see again five of the most fascinating finals. The Finals of 1981 from Cilycwm, in Wales.
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall. Brace
THOMAS LONGTON with BeSS and Lassie v GWILYM JONES with Glyn and Queen Singles
David BRADY and Meg Producer IAN SMITH (R)


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall.
Unknown: Thomas Longton
Unknown: David Brady
Producer: Ian Smith

: Another Six English Towns

Written and presented by Alec Clifton-Taylor .
2: Whitby, North Yorkshire (R)


Presented By: Alec Clifton-Taylor

: Gran

A See-Saw programme by JOANNE AND MICHAEL COLE.
Narrated by Patricia Hayes Gran Gliding
Gran flies a kite
Music and lyrics by BRYAN DALY Animation DEREK MOGFORD Designed and directed by IVOR WOOD (R)


Unknown: Michael Cole.
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Gran Gliding
Unknown: Bryan Daly
Unknown: Animation Derek Mogford
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: Chris and Crumble

Chris discovers that she need never use a vacuum cleaner again.
Narrated by Peter Hawkins Produced by MAURtCE POOLEY


Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Produced By: Maurtce Pooley

: Under Sail

Sixth in a ten-part series for those who love the sea and sailing ships.
The Great Mail Race
For one day each year the Baltic harbours of Grissleham and Storby are transformed. They're taken back to the days when the mail was transported by small open boats across those hostile seas. (R)

: News Weather followed by Songs of Praise


: The Collectors

Children's Songs
Adam McNaughtan has been collecting children's street songs and games for over 20 years and, as he shows in schools in Glasgow,
Aberdeen and Milnathort, playground inventiveness is as vigorous as ever. (R) ('The Collectors: Butterflies at


Unknown: Adam McNaughtan

: Play Chess!

A series of ten programmes with Bill Hartston. 8: Passed Pawns
Will Tamsin catch the passed pawn?


Unknown: Bill Hartston.
Producer: Jill Dawson

: News

Weather followed by Indian Summer
Reporters Jeremy James Jeanne La Chard
John Pitman , Jack Pizzey Desmond Wilcox
Harold Williamson.
Jack Pizzey and a Man Alive film team go to the once-fashionable hill resort of Ootacamund in southern India.
Producer philip GEDDES (R)


Reporters: Jeremy James
Reporters: Jeanne La Chard
Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Jack Pizzey
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Harold Williamson.
Unknown: Jack Pizzey

: Life in the Slow Lane

During the last 12 weeks of 1988, the south of England witnessed the longest journey of one of the biggest loads carried on the roads of Britain. This is the story of the journey and the men who made it possible. Producer JOHN COLEMAN


Producer: John Coleman

: The Collectors

George Thomson has been collecting butterflies since childhood. This film follows George on one of his expeditions.
Senes producer KEITH ALEXANDER Director mike BARNES (R)


Unknown: George Thomson
Producer: Keith Alexander
Director: Mike Barnes

: Country File

: Radio City Revels

starring Jack Oakie, Milton Berle, Ann Miller, Bob Burns
Harry Miller is a struggling songwriter on the poverty line, until he meets Lester - an aspiring tunesmith who unwittingly composes hit songs in his sleep.
(Black and white)
FILMS: page 15


Screenplay by: Matt Brooks
Music by: Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by: Herb Magidson
Produced by: Edward Kaufman
Directed by: Ben Stoloff
Harry Miller: Jack Oakie
Teddy: Milton Berle
Billie: Ann Miller
Lester: Bob Burns
Kenny: Kenny Baker
Plummer: Victor Moore
Gertie: Helen Broderick
Jane: Jane Froman
Squenchy: Buster West
Lisa: Melissa Mason
Crane: Richard Lane
Delia: Marilyn Vernon

: DEF II Open to Question

Curtis Sliwa
Dave Edmond
The Guardian Angels have 60 chapters operating on the streets and subways of America. Now they can be seen patrolling London's underground and they hope to open chapters in other British cities. Do we need vigilantes patrolling our stations and streets?
Tonight Curtis Sliwa , founder of the Guardian
Angels, and British co-ordinator Dave Edmond are open to question. Presenter
Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Director LIZ SCOTT
Producer DAVID MARTIN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Curtis Sliwa
Unknown: Dave Edmond
Unknown: Curtis Sliwa
Unknown: Dave Edmond
Unknown: Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Unknown: Paul Gallagher
Director: Liz Scott
Producer: David Martin

: That Was Then ... This Is Now

A look at the career, past and present, of prominent members of the pop establishment with reluctant superstars the Pet Shop Boys. Researcher RORY SHEEHAN Produced and directed by DAVID G. CROIT (R)


Unknown: Rory Sheehan
Directed By: David G. Croit

: The Education Programme

Last programme in the series Selling to the Customer with Miriam O'Reilly and Martin Young.
Can schools and colleges be marketed like different brands of washing powder? Should places ofeducation be more like businesses - concerned with marketing their services and competing for potential customers?
The Education Programme looks at how marketing is being used by Henley College, Coventry, and Ryeish Green School, Berkshire, and asks whether market forces and education mix.
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS Producer MARY FOURT (e)
0 FACTSHEET: send A4 sae with 19p stamp to [address removed]


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Unknown: Martin Young.
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Horizon

The Canal in the Jungle
In 1881, the Panama Canal was a snake-infested forest and swamp, harbouring yellow fever and malaria, with sawgrass that shredded skin like a razor.
Of the half-million workers who toiled for decades to create this new wonder of the world, 28,000 died.
Today the canal carries 12,000 ships a year. But its future is threatened, because of damage to the rain forest on which Panama depends for its life-blood....
Narrated by Paul Vaughan A sensationally interesting tale
Produced for WGBH Boston by CARL CHARLSON
Adapted for BBCtv by SUSAN SPINDLER (R)
0 TRANSCRIPT: send a cheque for £1.75 to[address removed]


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Susan Spindler

: Prime Suspect

^^ starring
F MikeFarrell
/ Teri Garr.
Frank Staplin , a L likeable, successful 38-M year-old businessman, finds himself in a waking nightmare when he becomes the chief suspect in a child murder case. Circumstantial evidence, coincidence and hasty assumptions seem to prove he is the 'Golden Girl Killer'. Frank knows he's innocent but, with the police against him and an unscrupulous television news team snapping at his heels, time is running out....
Frank Staplin. ....mike FARRELL
Written by DOUGLAS GRAHAM Produced by STEVE TISCH and JON AVNET Directed by NOEL BLACK
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Teri Garr.
Unknown: Frank Staplin
Unknown: Frank Staplin.
Written By: Douglas Graham
Produced By: Steve Tisch
Produced By: Jon Avnet
Directed By: Noel Black
Amy McCleary: Teri Garr
Janice Staplin: Veronica Cartwright
Tom Keating: Lane Smith
Bob Austin: Barry Corbin
John Malloy: James Sloy An
McKinney: Charles Aidman
Curry: Matthew Faison
Sgt Mendoza: Ron Joseph
Sonia Lindstrom: Nan Martin
Farmer: Peter Hobbs
Lyman: Terry Kiser
Ray Embry: Ray Girardin
Ursula: Martina Deignan

: Newsnight

Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with the day's top stories and the background on events making the news at home and abroad.
With international reports by DAVID SELLS,


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Charles Wheeler.
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Directors: John Wilkinson
Directors: Victor Mellaney
Editor: Nigel Chapman
Editor: John Morrison

: The Late Show

This week's presenters are Sarah Dunant ,
Waldermar Januszczak and Tracey MacLeod
The topical arts and media programme reports on issues and performances.
Executive producer KEVIN LOADER Editor MICHAEL JACKSON


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Waldermar Januszczak
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Producer: Charles Miller
Editor: Michael Jackson

: Weatherview

: Open University

Arts Foundation Course
Composer and Audience: Tippett and Sondheim
SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT and STEPHEN SONDHEIM explain how they go about the process of composition.
They go on to discuss how far what they compose is affected by an audience.
Producer TONY COE (R)


Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Producer: Tony Coe

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