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: Open University

IT: A Link in the Chain

: On the West Highland Way

with Jimmie Macgregor.
2: Jimmie makes his way from Inversnaid to the northern end of Loch Lomond.


Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor.

: Charlie Chaplin

in One AM
Celebrating the 100th anniversary this month of the birth of silent cinema's comic genius.
Written and directed by CHARLIE CHAPLIN
Music composed by LES WILLIAMS


Directed By: Charlie Chaplin

: Woody Woodpecker Double Bill

Fouled Up Falcon and Rock-a-Bye Gator

: Charlie Chaplin

in The Cure
Charlie's attempts to avoid alcoholism inadvertently turn a health spa into a source of good cheer.
Music composed by ALAN ROPER


Composed By: Alan Roper

: One Man and His Dog

Finals of 1982 from Bala, North Wales
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall.
Brace: MEL PAGE with Nell and Fly v GEOFF BILLINGHAM with Jed and Trim
Singles: STUART DAVIDSON and Ben v RON BAILEY and Spot (R)


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall.
Unknown: Stuart Davidson
Unknown: Ron Bailey

: Another Six English Towns

Written and presented by Alec Clifton-Taylor
Bury St Edmunds , Suffolk
This town has a magnificent inheritance of Georgian brick buildings. (R)


Presented By: Alec Clifton-Taylor
Presented By: Bury St Edmunds

: King Rollo

A See-Saw programme (R)

: What's Inside?

Flying Things with Floella Benjamin Story: The Kite Flight by PETER BONNICI
Illustrations by LISA KOPPER Storyteller Saeed Jaffrey
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Producer SHEILA FRASER Executive producer


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Illustrations By: Lisa Kopper
Illustrations By: Storyteller Saeed Jaffrey
Director: Richard Brown
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Unknown: Cynthia Felgate

: Under Sail

The Bembridge Tradition For over a century the Bembridge Sailing Club has promoted and encouraged sport under sail in a variety of craft.
Narrated by Tom Salmon Producer BRIAN HAWKINS (R)


Unknown: Tom Salmon
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: News Weather followed by Holiday Outings

A Summerhouse in Denmark Bill Buckley takes a ferry to
Esbjerg in Denmark and joins families on a summerhouse holiday near Ebeltoft. Director ANNE MORRISON


Director: Anne Morrison

: Sign Extra

: Seabrook

with Peter Seabrook.
The last programme in the present series of gardening stories from around the world visits Singapore Botanic Gardens.
At the southern tip of the Malay peninsula is the island republic of Singapore, famous as one of the world's greatest commercial centres. It is equally famous for its spectacular botanic gardens housing thousands of rare, exotic and tropical plants - all within minutes of the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
A WGBHtv production
BBC presentation DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Peter Seabrook.

: News

Weather followed by Battle for the Acropolis
The 20th century is rapidly destroying the remains of the world's ancient civilisations. In Greece the expertise of academics and technicians has been concentrated on preserving the Acropolis of Athens. The staggering problems they face stem from atmospheric pollution and the remarkable but ultimately disastrous restorations earlier this century.
Series editor BRUCE NORMAN
Written and produced by ROY DAVIES


Editor: Bruce Norman
Produced By: Roy Davies

: Birmingham

Celebrating 100 years of a city, presented by Michael Buerk. 3: A City at War
During the Second World War. Britain's 'motor city' was once again called upon to arm the Empire, and became the centre of the aircraft and armaments industry. Output was colossal, and by the end of 1944 half the city's
Population were working in munitions factories. With archive film, Michael Buerk looks back at Birmingham's 'darkest hours', while others recall evacuation, the ration book, ARP, the Home Guard, and the horror of the Blitz. Producer DAVID NELSON
0 MY KIND OF DAY: page 86


Presented By: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: David Nelson

: Just for William

'I've caused you a lot of trouble, Dad', whispered
9-year-old William [text removed] , in bed in London's Royal Free Hospital, desperately ill with leukaemia. His best chance of survival is a bone-marrow transplant. Nicholas Wooley tells the story of William, his 6-year-old sister [text removed] - donor of the bone-marrow - and their parents Tim and Sue [text removed]. The family knows there is a real risk of failure. Happily, all goes well for William after emotional months of treatment.
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF Producer JULIA MCLAREN


Unknown: William [text removed]
Unknown: Nicholas Wooley
Unknown: Sue [text removed]
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff
Producer: Julia McLaren

: Horizon


: Sign of the Pagan

starring Jeff Chandler Jack Palance.
The spectacular tale of pagan ruler Attila the Hun, King of the Barbarians. In AD 450, a Roman centurion is captured by Attila and discovers a treacherous attempt to overthrow the Roman Empire ...
Produced by ALBERT J. COHEN Directed by DOUGLAS SIRK
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Jeff Chandler
Unknown: Jack Palance.
Play By: Oscar Brodney
Unknown: Barre Lyndon
Produced By: Albert J. Cohen
Directed By: Douglas Sirk
Marcian: Jeff Chandler
Attila: Jack Palance
Pulcheria: Ludmilla Tcherina
Kubra: Rita Gam
Paulinus: Jeff Morrow
Theodosius: George Dolenz
Astrologer: Eduard Franz
Chrysaphlus: Alexander Scourby

: Business Matters

In Conversation with Tom Peters
Tom Peters , the American business evangelist, talks to David Lomax about how companies must change if they are to survive in the next century. A sequel to last week's programme which featured Tom Peters talking to a London conference about the importance of customers. Film editor ALEX RICHARDSON Videotape editor PHIL SOUTHBY Series editor BRIAN DAVIES
0 VIDEO: Training video available for companies and institutions from BBC Education and Training Sales, BBC Enterprises Ltd. 80 Wood Lane. London W12 0TT.


Unknown: Tom Peters
Unknown: Tom Peters
Unknown: David Lomax
Unknown: Tom Peters
Editor: Alex Richardson
Editor: Brian Davies

: Open Space

The last of the present series where the public can take editorial control and make a programme with the help of BBC professionals.
Everywhere in Chains with Dennis Waterman.
The only part of slavery that has been abolished is its name, says the Anti-Slavery Society, 150 years old this month. They draw attention to the plight of the 200 million people who still live in conditions of slavery, including bonded labourers, child workers and tribal peoples.
In this film,
Dennis Waterman takes a voyage of discovery through the seas of misery, and charts the West's responsibility for them. He concludes that nothing has changed since Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote: 'Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.' Film editor JAMES HAY
Executive producer TONY LARYEA Producer PETER LEE-WRIGHT Director DIANA SIMPSON
BBC Community Programme Unit
4D FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: Dennis Waterman.
Unknown: Dennis Waterman
Unknown: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

: Top Gear

William Woollard looks at ways to mitigate traffic congestion, while
Jeremy Clarkson examines some of the competing solutions to London's problems and comes to a novel conclusion. Off-road motorcycle rallies have given rise to a new breed of commercial bikes. Chris Goffey assesses their leisure use off the road, and their practicality in towns. The AC Cobra still evokes a special excitement among enthusiasts. Beki Adam reviews this marriage of a big American V8 engine and a sophisticated British sporting chassis. Tiff Needell tests two Grand Prix Karts - 250cc machines capable of 150 mph. Producer KEN POLLOCK
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Beki Adam
Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Tom Ross

: Moonlighting

starring with Take my Wife, For Example
Messy divorces were attorney Betty Russell 's battleground, but now she wants to save a marriage. The duelling detectives are hired to find out about this thing called love in a case which raises the following questions: Is Maddie mean?
Does the size of your car matter?
Can David ever kiss again with confidence?
Written by JAMES KRAMER Directed by DENNIS DUGAN


Unknown: Betty Russell
Written By: James Kramer
Directed By: Dennis Dugan
Maddie Hayes: Cybill Shepherd
David Addison: Bruce Willis
Ms Dipesto: Allyce Beasley
Bert Viola: Curtis Armstrong
Betty: Colleen Dewhurst
Lydia: Jane Hallaren
Nathan: Lawrence Pressman

: Taking Liberties

Eight films with David Jessel. 4:Active Citizens
The Government may urge us to help the police and become 'active citizens', but Taking
Liberties finds out what really happens to people who stand up against fraud and corruption. Typical is Jim [text removed] , a lorry driver, who blew the whistle on a fuel racket that was costing the Government millions of pounds. His reward was to be sacked and blacklisted in the haulage trade. Unable to find work, he lives alone on a derelict trawler. 'This country needs honest people to keep rocking the boat, but no ... I wouldn't do it again.' Producer NICK CATLIFF
Assistant producer DEV VARMA
Series producer ELIZABETH CLOUGH
0 FEATURE: page 68


Unknown: David Jessel.
Unknown: Jim [text removed]
Producer: Elizabeth Clough

: 10x10

Unusual insights into Britain. 4: Ritual
Once a week a group of individuals swim at the old Victorian swimming pool. Executive producer (BBC) DAVID PEARSON


Unknown: David Pearson
Director: Tom Merllion

: Newsnight

: The Late Show

Performances, people and issues in the arts and media. Studio directors JOHN BUSH RENA BUTTERWICK


Directors: John Bush
Directors: Rena Butterwick

: Weatherview

: Open University

The Theatre and the State
Archaeological Reconstruction
Where and how were the plays of Aeschylus. Sophocles and Euripides performed? CHRIS EMLYN JONES looks at archaeological evidence to reconstruct a sense of the importance of Greek drama in the fifth century. Producer TONY COE


Unknown: Chris Emlyn Jones
Producer: Tony Coe

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