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: Open University

Dating a Granite

: Mordicus the Buzzard

Second of two programmes by Josephine Poole and Simon King.
Mordicus, the youngest of three buzzard chicks, begins to fend for himself, developing his hunting skills, finding his own territory and choosing a mate. But life still has a few setbacks in store.
Produced by JOHN KING BBC South West (R)


Unknown: Josephine Poole
Unknown: Simon King.
Produced By: John King

: Education Showcase

A special preview of programmes looking at
'Issues in Child Development'. Cognitive Development Out of Sight, Out of Mind When does memory begin, and how does it work? Producer ANNE DIACK

: Around the World

1944: Kay Kyser and his band - The Kollege of Musical Knowledge - entertain the war-weary Allied troops in Australia, India, China and North Africa in zany style. with Little Fred 's Football
Dogs and Kay Kyser 's Band. Written by RALPH SPENCE Produced and directed by ALLAN DWAN
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Little Fred
Unknown: Kay Kyser
Written By: Ralph Spence
Directed By: Allan Dwan
Kay Kyser: Kay Kyser
Mischa: Mischa Auer
Joan: Joan Davis
Marcy: Marcy McGuire
Pilot: Wally Brown
Joe Gimpus: Alan Carney
Georgia: Georgia Carroll
Harry: Harry Babbitt
Ish: Ish Kabibble
Sully: Sully Mason
Diane: Diane Pendleton

: Laurel and Hardy: Be Big

Stan eventually comes to realise that Ollie is too big for his breeches. (R)


Director: James Parrott
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Education Showcase

Cognitive Development
12.30 Piaget in Perspective A resume of the life of the Swiss psychologist.
12.55 Another Point of View Social cognition is the name for knowledge which derives from human interactions.

: Postman Pat: Pat's Difficult Day

A See Saw programme. (R)

: Look, Stranger

Sitting on a Fortune
Jesse Chandler owes his living to the punters. Because of them his family is still in business sewing saddles that sit on the backs of a fortune in horseflesh. The only time a trainer ignored Jesse's advice his horse ran off the course and lost the Grand National. Producer SANDRA WAINWRIGHT Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY (R)


Unknown: Jesse Chandler
Producer: Sandra Wainwright
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: News

Weather followed by Weekend Outlook

: The Dandy-Beano Story

In the pages of those great British institutions, the Beano and the Dandy, the softie has fought an unending losing battle against the likes of Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx, and the cow pie and the slap-up feed remain the just rewards for good behaviour.
But they have their stalwart fans, like cartoonist Steve Bell , singer
Joan Armatrading and leading young fogey A. N. Wilson. Director HELEN GALLACHER


Singer: Steve Bell
Singer: Joan Armatrading
Unknown: A. N. Wilson.
Director: Helen Gallacher

: News

followed by A Girl Named
Tirtza Kleinman is a 24-year-old Sabra, that is, an Israeli born in Israel. This film follows her through the summer of 1973.


Unknown: Tirtza Kleinman

: News and Weather Regional

News and Weather

: Attic Archives

Presented by John Huntley. 6: The Home Front
Rare footage of the people at home during the last war, including a unique collection of colour film about life in Bristol during the Blitz. Plus war footage of Aberdeen and pre-war training in the West Country and Scotland. BBC Scotland (R)


Presented By: John Huntley.

: Admiral of the Fleet

Earl Mountbatten of Burma A Man of Our Times
Last Sunday, 27 August, marked the anniversary of the death of Earl Mountbatten of Burma. This tribute, last shown in 1980, heralded a change in the style for obituaries - entirely due to Lord Mountbatten himself who agreed to be interviewed for the programme before his death. HRH The Prince of Wales also pays tribute to his great uncle in this memorable film. Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy.


Unknown: Earl Mountbatten
Unknown: Earl Mountbatten
Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy.
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Flaming Star

A family of mixed blood, the Burtons have long been accepted in their local community. But then the Kiowa tribe rises up and a settler family is massacred. Pacer, offspring of a white father and Indian mother, is hopelessly trapped by his divided loyalties.
Produced by DAVID WEISBART Directed by DON SIEGEL
9 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Clair Huffaker
Unknown: Nunnally Johnson
Produced By: David Weisbart
Directed By: Don Siegel
Pacer Burton: Elvis Presley
Clint Burton: Steve Forrest
Roslyn: Barbara Eden
Neddy Burton: Dolores Del Rio
Pa Burton: John McIntire
Buffalo Horn: Rodolfo Acosta
Dred Pierce: Karl Swenson
Doc Phillips: Ford Rainey
Angus Pierce: Richard Jaeckel
Dorothy Howard: Anne Benton
Tom Howard: L. Q Jones

: International Athletics

Live from Monte Carlo.
This evening's Grand Prix final features the top-scoring athletes in each event from the season-long series. With the World Cup just a week away, there are bound to be some fascinating 'rehearsals' tonight, while 20-year-old javelin star Steve Backley can become the first Briton to win the overall men's Grand Prix title.
Comment from David Coleman , Ron Pickering , Stuart Storey. TV presentation RMC, Monaco Producer MARTIN WEBSTER Editor JOHN ROWLINSON


Unknown: Steve Backley
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Stuart Storey.
Producer: Martin Webster
Editor: John Rowlinson

: Farrell in Pursuit of....

Satisfaction in life is something we all strive for. Yet how many get even near achieving it? In the first of four progammes, in which Nigel Farrell tracks down different groups of people in pursuit of very different goals, we meet the men and women who like nothing better than to dress up and pretend they're the victims of dreadful accidents; the lorry driver whose tiny garden has become a mecca for horticulturists; and the secret behind getting real satisfaction from your money - give it away!
A TADPOLE LANE production for BBCtv
BBC South and East - Elstree (Regional programme - for


Unknown: Nigel Farrell

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton Anne Swinthinbank and Pippa Greenwood.
This week there are tasks for all seasons: planting hyacinths for Christmas, strawberries for next season, climbing roses for the summer. Plus plant disease prevention for now, and the safe storage and use of garden chemicals for always.
Production assistant CHRISTINE HARDMAN
Producer MARK KERSHAW BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261
W 'The Gardeners' World Handbook' is available from bookshops and BBC Enterprises.
0 VIDEO: 'Organic Gardening - an Introduction' available from retailers.
0 GARDENING: page 85


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swinthinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood.
Unknown: Christine Hardman

: The Great Bookie Robbery

A powerful three-part
Australian drama about one of the most daring crimes in that country's history. Starring
1: Parkhurst Prison, England. Mike Power prepares for release and return to his native Australia with a single thought in mind: one final audacious robbery. The target is Melbourne's
Victorian Club, the home of the city's bookmakers.
Power must also contend with police still tracking him for past offences and a faction-ridden Melbourne underworld where violence is a way of life.
Written by PHlLLIP CORNFORD Directed by MARK JOFFE


Written By: Phlllip Cornford
Directed By: Mark Joffe
Mike Power: John Bach
Cracka Park: Bruno Lawrence
Bonnie: Rebecca Gibney
Carol Power: Catherine Wilkin
Colin Reynolds: Gary Day
Tony Lott: Andy Anderson
Jaffa Davis: George Spartels
Merv Temple: Paul Sonkkila
Bob Temple: Ray Meagher
Sonya: Candy Raymond
Chicka: Gary Sweet
Robbins: Scott Burgess
Det Edwards: Dennis Miller
Ann: Madeleine Blackwell
Lockhart: Denis Moore
Collins: Conor McDermottroe
Slasher Grey: Gary Files
Castleway: Frank Gallagher

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Edinburgh Nights

The last programme from this year's Edinburgh
International Festival is the performance of a provocative, personal theatre-piece by the American director and choreographer
Martha Clarke. It is performed by the Music-Theatre Group and takes as its starting point the extraordinary 16th-century painting The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. Sound BOB GILLIES
Lighting JAMES MAIDEN Producer MIKE NEWMAN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Martha Clarke.
Unknown: Hieronymus Bosch.
Producer: Mike Newman

: Comedy Classics Double Bill

The Jack Benny Show starring the inimitable
Jack Benny with guest stars Mary Livingstone
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson and Dorothy Granger.
Mary Has May Co Reunion Jack is flattered to be invited to Mary's old firm's reunion.
Directed and produced by FREDERICK DE CORDOVA
Jackie Gleason In
The Honeymooners starring
The Worry Wart
The taxman cometh and the prospect gives
Ralph sleepless nights. Written by MARVIN MARX and WALTER STONE


Unknown: Jack Benny Show
Unknown: Jack Benny
Unknown: Mary Livingstone
Unknown: Dorothy Granger.
Produced By: Frederick de Cordova
Unknown: Jackie Gleason
Written By: Marvin Marx
Directed By: Frank Satenstein
Ralph Kramden: Jackie Gleason
Ed Norton: Art Carney
Alice: Audrey Meadows
Trixie: Joyce Randolph

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