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: Open University

Elements Organised - the Periodic Table

: Daytime on Two

9.45am Update Europe Southern Italy
10.05am Provision for
Hearing-impaired Children Who ME? Blue Skies
10.25am Look, Look and Look Again My Place
10.45am Storytime. Dogger
11.00am Living Decisions Living with Technology
11.25am The Geography Programme
Once There Were Volcanoes Here (e)
11.45am Mindstretchers
The Spy Who Came in from the Code: Solutions
VICKY LICORISH talks about different ways of making words hard to understand, unless you have the key.
Series producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
11.50am Micro Mindstretchers: Using the Computer Progress Reports Art and Design
See how Crown Wood Primary
School use their microcomputer to design personal logos, which can be made into book covers, birthday cards or even printed on to T-shirts.
Producer GEORGE AUCKLAND (R) (e)
12.00 Job Bank Computer Work
12.20pm Media File: Inside Television The Inside Story
Producers talk about their aims in making different types of documentary film.
Producer BRUCE JAMSON (R) (e)
12.55pm Scene
British Youth Today
It's not very often that we get the opportunity to 'see ourselves as others see us'.
Recently, Hungarian television visited our shores to ask some young people from a variety of backgrounds about family life in Britain today. They received some interesting replies. Director JANO PASZORY


Talks: Vicky Licorish
Producer: Edward Hayward
Producer: Bruce Jamson
Producer: Endre Kelermen

: Mr Benn: The Frogman

A See-Saw programme.
Told by Ray Brooks. (R)


Story and illustrations: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Walrus

You Know It Makes Sense
Some 'knock, knock' jokes, a bicycle factory and a girl called Bert, help to show how our language works, with Veronica Hyks and Ian Bamforth.
Narrator Ron Alldridge Sketches by CATHY PELLICER
Producer MORTON SURGUY (R) (e)


Unknown: Veronica Hyks
Narrator: Ian Bamforth.
Narrator: Ron Alldridge
Unknown: Cathy Pellicer
Producer: Morton Surguy

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Dibs has a strange dream, involving familiar objects. Bino watches her mother in a dancing show.
Song: Keep on Dancing Presenter Harry Towb
Producer JULIE CALLANAN (R) (e)


Presenter: Harry Towb
Producer: Julie Callanan

: Weekend Outlook

: Racing from Newbury

A charity day in aid of the police convalescent home.
2.40 Ultramar Stakes (Handicap. 1m)
3.10 Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (1m)
Last season's top miler
Warning makes his eagerly awaited reappearance in this prestigious event, worth over E30,000 to the winner.
3.40 William Hill Fillies Trial Stakes dim)
4.10 Hue-Williams Stakes (6f)
Introduced by Julian Wilson Commentators
Television presentation BOB DUNCAN including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Unknown: William Hill
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: John Hanmer
Unknown: Bob Duncan

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Holiday Outings

Palace on Wheels
Anne Gregg steps aboard the Palace on Wheels - India's answer to the Orient Express - and takes a magical steam journey through Rajasthan, living the life of a Maharaja. In the heat and dust of the Thar Desert, is it sheer luxury or a bumpy adventure?


Unknown: Anne Gregg
Director: Richard Lightbody
Producer: Patricia Houuhan

: Betjeman

Summoned by Bells
Sir John Betjeman revisits the places he knew as a child in this film which was first produced to celebrate the Poet Laureate's 70th birthday. Highgate, Oxford, old books and churches, boarding school, the dread of games, holidays in Cornwall, poetry and trains - so the story unfolds; a unique and touching account of an Edwardian middle-class childhood.


Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Producer: Jonathan Stedall

: The King of Instruments

Gillian Weir , the internationally-acclaimed organist, introduces and plays six of Europe's finest instruments.
The last programme goes to the Gothic grandeur of St
Ouen, Rouen, which contains the last organ to be made by the celebrated French builder Aristide Cavaille-Coll. With music by two of the greatest French masters,
Cesar Franck and Olivier Messiaen. Lighting STAN JONES Sound GEOFF ATKINS Producer HEFIN OWEN


Unknown: Gillian Weir
Unknown: Cesar Franck
Unknown: Olivier Messiaen.
Producer: Hefin Owen

: Jerry Lewis in Jumping Jacks

also starring Dean Martin
Mona Freeman.
When Hap Smith pays a visit to his former song-and-dance partner Chick Allen , now in training with the paratroops, he is persuaded to pose as a GI and liven up the camp show. Unfortunately for Hap, getting out of the army doesn't prove so simple!
Screenplay by ROBERT LEES
0 FILMS: page 14


Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Mona Freeman.
Unknown: Hap Smith
Unknown: Chick Allen
Unknown: Robert Lees
Unknown: Fred Rinaldo
Unknown: Herbert Baker
Story By: Brian Marlow
Produced By: Hal Wallis
Directed By: Norman Taurog
Hap Smith: Jerry Lewis
Chick Allen: Dean Martin
Betty Carver: Mona Freeman
Sergeant McCluskey: Robert Strauss

: Bilko: Bilko Saves Ritzik's Marriage

Starring Phil Silvers as Sgt Bilko

Sgt Ritzik's marriage is brought to the brink of divorce by Bilko, who then proceeds to save the day. (R)


Director: Aaron Rubin
Director: Al de Caprio
Producer: Edward J. Montagne
Sgt Bilko: Phil Silvers
Private Doberman: Maurice Gosfield
Sgt Ritzik: Joe E Ross
Cpl Henshaw: Allan Melvin

: Weekend

A live preview of events on offer from around the region - places to go and things to do to help you make the most of your weekend.
Presented by Richard Bath with reports from
Glyn Worsnip , Bill Buckley Mike Liggins , Nigel Farrell , up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information from Fiona Phillips and weather from Graham Parker.
Series producer PETER LOWE BBC South and East
(Regional programme - for variations see below)
0 WRITE TO: Weekend,
BBCElslree Centre. Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD61JF


Presented By: Richard Bath
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Bill Buckley
Unknown: Mike Liggins
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Fiona Phillips
Unknown: Graham Parker.
Directors: Tony Chapman
Directors: Michael Davidson

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale and Careby with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Swithinbank. Gardening articles in newspapers and magazines are always extolling us to do this and plant that but what are the authors' own gardens like? Horticultural journalist Nigel Colborn shows the Gardeners' World team that he practises what he preaches. Plus up-to-the-minute news of the horticultural event of the year - The Chelsea Flower Show. Production assistant JAYNE SAVAGE Producer MARK KERSHAW
Plant list on Ceefax page 261
0 GARDENING: page 86


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank.
Unknown: Nigel Colborn

: Comic Asides: Tygo Road

Comic Asides presents Kevin McNally in Tygo Road by RICHARD COTTAN and CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS with Deborah Norton, Steven O'Donnell, Vas Blackwood and Gordon Gostelow.
Rising proudly above the decay of the inner-city and dominating the desolate landscape between the Town Hall and Wat Tyler Infants stands the last bridgehead against the remorseless march of Thatcherism - Tygo Road Community Centre.
A BBC production in association with POLA JONES FILM


Writer: Richard Cottan
Writer: Christopher Douglas
Designer: Jo Day
Executive Producer: John Kilby
Executive Producer: Jamie Rix
Producer: Andre Ptaszynski
Director: Bob Spiers
Adam: Kevin McNally
Clare: Deborah Norton
Leo: Steven O'Donnell
Gary: Vas Blackwood
Spinnij: Bill Bailey
Val: Leila Bertrand
Selina: Alisa Bosschaert
Gandalf: Ben Thomas
Agoraphobic: Arthur Cox
Unassertive: Bernard Strother
Sophie's voice: Sophie Thompson
Lionel: Gordon Gostelow

: The Houses Are Full of Smoke

Hugh O'Shaughnessy introduces
Allan Frankovich 's three-part investigation of the United States's involvement in Central America.
3: Nicaragua
In 1979, Anastasio Somoza was overthrown by a popular uprising and a dynasty of dictators had come to an end. The victors were a coalition of priests, Marxists and nationalists, known as the Sandinistas. The ideological mix made a confrontation with their mighty neighbours to the north inevitable. In the final part of his trilogy, Allan Frankovich shows the devastating effects of this confrontation. Completed in 1987, the culmination of three years' filming, this remarkable documentary is an exhaustive and riveting enquiry into the extent and nature of US policy in their 'own backyard'.
Produced and directed by ALLAN FRANKOVICH
Television presentation by LINDSAY DA VIES


Introduces: Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Unknown: Allan Frankovich
Unknown: Anastasio Somoza
Unknown: Allan Frankovich
Directed By: Allan Frankovich
Presentation By: Lindsay Da Vies

: Newsnight

11.15pm Weatherview

: Tommy Smith

Jazz Types
Third of six programmes.
Tommy had been merely an admirer of pop music until he started to play with one of Scotland's most powerful and eclectic pop bands. Hue and Cry. Tommy writes a song with the band and together they perform a Thelonious
Monk standard in a symbolic meeting of jazz and pop. He also presents and plays with the John Rae Collective, a young Scottish jazz band gaining a reputation for uncompromising hard bop. Designer LAIN MCDONALD Sound MICK WILD


Unknown: Alan Henderson
Producer: Dave Batchelor
Directors: Hilary Boulding
Directors: Hamish Barbour

: The Wages of Fear

I (Le Salaire de la Peur) starring Yves Montand, Charles Vanel.
Drifters from all over the world end up in Las Piedras, with their dreams of making a fortune in the American-controlled oil-fields reduced to threadbare schemes for earning a ticket home. A fire in an oil-well means that anyone who volunteers to drive a consignment of nitroglycerine 300 miles over bumpy mountain roads can earn 2,000 dollars. The Wages of Fear features a masterly performance from Charles Vanel , who died recently.
FILMS: page 14


Written/Directed By: Henri-Georges Clouzet
Mario: Yves Montand
Jo: Charles Vanel
Linda: Vera Clouzot
Luigi: Folco Lulli
Bimba: Peter van Eyck
O'Brien: William Tubbs
Chief of 'boss' camp: Centa

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