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: Open University

What Value Nuclear
Protests? (R)

: Dangerous Sunlight

Could sun worship be the death of you?
Producer John Coleman BBC South (R)


Producer: John Coleman

: White Horses

Robin Henbury-Tenison and his wife Louella rode two white horses from the Camargue home to Cornwall. (R)


Unknown: Robin Henbury-Tenison

: Farrell's Travels

Nigel Farrell meets people determined to get the most from their weekends. (R)


Unknown: Nigel Farrell

: Hidden Depths

Cameraman Sid Perou is under ground in north and west England.
Narrator: Ken Cooper. (R)


Unknown: Sid Perou
Narrator: Ken Cooper.

: Star of Midnight

Starring William PoweU Ginger Rogers
When a gossip columnist drops dead in debonair lawyer Clay Dalzell 's office, he finds himself pursuing cocktails and assassins.
Director Stephen Roberts
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: William Poweu
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Clay Dalzell
Director: Stephen Roberts
Clay Dalzell: William Powell
Donna Mantin: Ginger Rogers
Kinland: Paul Kelly
Swayne: Gene Lockhart

: Battleship Bismarck

How 'the pride of the German Navy' was sunk by the British fleet.
Written and presented by Ludovic Kennedy. Director Robin Bootle
Producer Gordon Watkins (R)


Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy.
Director: Robin Bootle
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: The Adventures of Spot

Told by Paul Nicholas. Cartoon by Eric Hill
Animation Leo Beltoft
Production Clive Juster (R)


Told By: Paul Nicholas.
Unknown: Eric Hill
Unknown: Animation Leo Beltoft
Unknown: Clive Juster

: What's Inside

With Floella Benjamin,
David, Elizabeth, Ivan, James, Larissa and children from
Lovelace Primary School. Story: The Present by Peter Bonnici.
Storyteller: Saeed Jaffrey. Illustrations Lisa Kopper
Musical director Richard Brown Producer Sheila Fraser Executive producer Cynthia Felgate (R)


Unknown: Peter Bonnici.
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey.
Unknown: Lisa Kopper
Director: Richard Brown
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Better than New

Finishes and polishes.
Presented by Albert Jackson and David Day. (R)


Presented By: Albert Jackson
Presented By: David Day.

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5- year olds. (R)

: Sign Extra

The education programme Clean Slate with sign language and subtitles.

: Look, Stranger

Stonemason Cecil Durston believes there will always be a place for his craft.
Executive producer Bridget Winter Producer Peter Bale (R)


Unknown: Cecil Durston
Producer: Peter Bale

: News

Weather followed by The Mick Burke
Second of a two-part programme for amateur film-makers, presented in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society.
A team of students voyages to Robinson Crusoe Island to examine an endangered species of humming bird; another group builds an adventure playground for handicapped children in Morocco and a group of kayakers from Portsmouth Polytechnic brave a Himalayan torrent.


Unknown: Mick Burke

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Starsky and Hutch

Paul Michael Glaser
David Soul
Starsky's reckless driving causes a serious accident.


Unknown: Paul Michael Glaser
Unknown: David Soul
Starsky: Paul Michael Glaser
Hutch: David Soul

: Notes in the Margin

Will Hutton argues that it is simplistic to portray recent events in eastern Europe simply as the triumph of capitalism and democracy over communism. As people build new democracies, they will make judgments on western ideas of citizenship. Series producer Sam Organ
Producer Timothy Copestake BBC Bristol (R)


Producer: Timothy Copestake

: Gardeners' World at Chelsea

Chelsea Flower Show, the Mecca for gardeners.
0 INFO-LINE: [number removed] (calls cost 25p per minute off-peak and 38p per minute at all other times)
0 GARDENING: page 83

: Magic Town

Starring James Stewart, Jane Wyman

Rip Smith's opinion poll organisation is going broke when he hears from a pal that the town of Grandview exactly reflects 'national' opinions. Knowing that he can make his fortune Rip heads for Grandview.
Films: pages 17-20


Director: William A. Wellman
Rip Smith: James Stewart
Mary Peterman: Jane Wyman
Hoopendecker: Kent Smith

: Open Space

The series where the public can make their own programmes.
Poppies in a Field of Corn In every major British town and city people live rough. Peter Buchanan spent five years as a down-and-out in the wealthy university town of Cambridge. Now a writer, he returns there to record the lives of the city's homeless. Production assistant Jane Brooks Producer Ray Hough
Community programme unit editor Tony Laryea
0 WRITE TO: Open Space, BBC Television Centre, London W12
8QT with your programme ideas.


Unknown: Peter Buchanan
Editor: Tony Laryea

: Byline Special

Dreams and Revolution
Czech dissident
Zdena Tomin chose exile in Britain ten years ago. Earlier this year she returned to Prague for an emotional reunion of the Charter 77 group. She describes the years of exile, when her only contact with her homeland was through a microphone for the BBC World Service. She recounts her nightmares, remembers her clandestine life in Prague and talks to Vaclav Havel and Jifl Dienstbier , once fellow dissidents, now part of a fledgling government. Producer Nick Shearman
Executive producer Peter Symes


Unknown: Zdena Tomin
Unknown: Vaclav Havel
Unknown: Jifl Dienstbier
Producer: Nick Shearman
Producer: Peter Symes

: Tygo Road

A comedy series written by Richard Cottan and Christopher Douglas. To celebrate 'green day' in the centre, Spinnij the clown is hosting a 'mimathon'.
Producer Andre Ptaszynski Director Bob Spiers
A Pola Jones film production for BBCtv


Written By: Richard Cottan
Written By: Christopher Douglas.
Producer: Andre Ptaszynski
Director: Bob Spiers
Unknown: Pola Jones
Adam: Kevin McNally
Kate: Isobel Black
Leo: Steven O'Donnell
Gary: Vas Blackwood
Lionel: Gordon Gostelow
Spinnij: Bill Bailey
Val: Leila Bertrand
Selina: Alisa Bosschaert
Chief Inspector: John Savident
Fire officer: Peter Caffrey
DC Ferris: Jonathan Coy
Cllr Roberts: David Henry
PC Edwards: Bobby Collins
PC Gunter: Bryen Lawrence
PC Kellard: Andrew Rattenbury
PC Watkins: Jonty Stephens
WPC Harris: Rosalyn Elvin
Photographer: Dan Hildebrand

: Present Imperfect

Ten films observing the fortunes of those most affected by a changing Britain. 3: Thorny and Co.
Thornton went to Harrow, his friends to other public schools. At 18 they made serious money in commodities and lived the high life. Then the City bubble burst.
Executive producer Paul Watson Producer Peter Gordon BBC Elstree


Producer: Paul Watson
Producer: Peter Gordon

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman with the day's top stories and the background on events making the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

Michael Ignatieff chairs a discussion from the Cafe Slavia in Prague which examines the moral dilemmas facing the Czechoslovakian people as they prepare to vote for a new government. How can a peaceful transition to democracy be reconciled with a desire for revenge against those who collaborated with the old regime?
Director Kevin Loader
Producer Janice Hadlow


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Director: Kevin Loader
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: Weatherview

: Open University

Introduction to Psychology: Personnel Selection
How psychologists help appoint the right people. Producer Graham Turner (R)


Producer: Graham Turner

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