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: Open University

Raising Sons and Daughters

: Mastermind 1986

The final with Magnus Magnusson.


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.

: Goodbye Mr Chips

Robert Donat
Greer Garson
This charming, sentimental film traces the life and times of a shy schoolmaster - the inimitable and much-loved Mr Chips.
Director Sam Wood (Blackandwhits)
0 FILMS: pages 10-24


Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: Greer Garson
Unknown: Mr Chips.
Director: Sam Wood
Mr Chips: Robert Donat
Katherine: Greer Garson
John Colley, Peter Colley, Peter Colley II, Peter Colley III: Terry Kilburn
Peter Coley as a young man: John Mills

: The Skin Trade

Once a significant industry in the north west of England, the skin trade has been through hard times. Only the fittest have survived. The workers who've helped sustain the leather industry in the region reflect on their times and the pressures they face. Narrated and produced by Robin Anderson.


Produced By: Robin Anderson.

: Peace or Quiet?

Britain's biggest fighter base is nearing completion at Leeming,
North Yorkshire. Around Leeming is a rural community with an estimated 12,000 people living within two miles of the base. What will the impact be on them of having upwards of 40 noisy jets in their midst?
Producer Peter Pitt


Producer: Peter Pitt

: Of Gods and Men

A series of programmes about ancient Mexican Indian traditions. 4: The People of the Valley. The valley of Oaxaca was the home of the greatest craftsmen of Mexico - the Zapotec and the Mixtec.
Although they were conquered by the Aztecs, they managed to retain their own traditions, and descendants of both still live in the valley. In 1932, excavations of an ancient Mixtec burial revealed one of the most important treasures ever found in Mexico - nine skeletons surrounded by jade, turquoise and gold.
Narrated by Ian Holm.
(R) (Tomorrow: people of the rainforest)


Unknown: Ian Holm.

: Under Sail

A series for people who love the sea and sailing.
Prizes of War. 'Windfall yachts' were built in the 1930s for adventure training as part of Hitler's war preparations. In 1946 they were seized by the British and sailed to England. Retired naval commander Peter Richardson recalls those days in 1946 when he sailed the seized yacht Marabu from Keil to Portsmouth.
Tom Salmon narrates this lesser known sea story of the Second World War. (R)


Speaker: Peter Richardson
Narrator: Tom Salmon

: Charlie Chalk

Lewis T Duck decides it's time that
Merrytwit had a road so he builds one. Animation with the voices of Michael Williams , John Wells and Barbara Leigh-Hunt . Producer Ivor Wood (R)


Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Producer: Ivor Wood

: See Hear!

The monthly programme for the hard-of-hearing.

: News

Weather followed by The National Eisteddfod
The Crowning Ceremony.
Sara Edwards introduces live coverage of today's events and stage competitions from the National
Eisteddfod in Cwm Rhymni where attention is focused on the first of this week's major poetry ceremonies, the crowning of the Bard, awarded for composing a collection of poems in traditional style on a given subject. With commentary by Frank Lincoln.
Television presentation by Gareth Mainwaring Executive producer Huw Brian Williams


Introduces: Sara Edwards
Commentary By: Frank Lincoln.
Presentation By: Gareth Mainwaring
Producer: Huw Brian Williams

: In the Making

Glass Blowing. Studio glass-blower George Elliot is fascinated by the colours and shapes of primitive glass. He works by himself, free to experiment with his own design. Producer Anne James
Series producer John Read (R)


Unknown: George Elliot
Producer: Anne James

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: The Rainbow Warrior Conspiracy

First of a two-part mini-series from New Zealand, starring
Brad Davis , Jack Thompson
New Zealand, 1985: in an attempt to end the protests which are threatening to halt France's nuclear testing in Mururoa Atoll, the French Secret Service decide upon a plan which they believe will strike at the heart of the problem.
Director Chris Thomson (Part 2 tomorrow)


Unknown: Brad Davis
Unknown: Jack Thompson
Director: Chris Thomson
Neil Travers: Brad Davis
Stuart Irvine: Jack Thompson
Jenny Cullen: Mary Regan
Dominique Prieur: Louise Lapare
Dillais: Peter Carroll
Alain Mafart: Germaine Houde
Det Sgt Batchelor: Bruno Lawrence
Curry: Gary Day
Christine: Rosemary Blundo
Velche: Alex Menglet

: Gardeners' World

A gardener's tour of Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon and an imaginative gardening project at a Coventry primary school. With
Geoff Hamilton , Dr Stefan Buczacki and Anne Swithinbank.
0 GARDENING: page 83


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank.

: The Lady Vanishes

[Starring] Margaret Lockwood
The first of two films shown in tribute to the celebrated British actress who died last month.
Today also starring Michael Redgrave.

A classic comedy thriller from director Alfred Hitchcock. One moment Miss Froy was sitting there, on the train, London-bound from the Tyrol. The next she had vanished. Some passengers claim she was never there, but Iris is certain she saw her. Was it her imagination?
Films: pages 20-24


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Iris Henderson: Margaret Lockwood
Gilbert: Michael Redgrave
Dr Harz: Paul Lukas
Miss Froy: Dame Mary Whitty
Blanche: Googie Withers

: Bilko: Bilko and the Chaplain

A USA comedy classic starring Phil Silvers.

The Camp Fremont chaplain frustrates Sergeant Bilko's social life. (R)


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Hear-Say

Fifty years on, Britain celebrates the anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Tonight's Hear-Say looks at war and remembrance, as seen through the eyes of thousands of Africans and West Indians who responded to the plea from the 'mother country', and gives an insight into the war stories which have not been told before.
Presented by Jacqui Harper and Colin Charles.
Producer Colin Prescod
Executive producer Terry Jervis


Presented By: Jacqui Harper
Presented By: Colin Charles.
Producer: Colin Prescod
Producer: Terry Jervis

: Wildlife Showcase

The third of five programmes By film-makers from around the world. Under the Emerald Sea. The ghostly beauty of the coastal waters of British Columbia.
A Jack McKenney production * CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Jack McKenney

: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Comedy with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. (R)


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie.

: Roads to Xanadu

Four programmes tracing the epic rise and fall of science and technology in China.
2: The Invention of Progress
China's inventions helped create the Industrial Revolution in Europe. Director David Roberts
Executive producer Robin Brightwell 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Director: David Roberts
Producer: Robin Brightwell

: Mini Sagas

A series of short dramas.
The Nihilist's Double Vision, A local cinema. A scene of passion, conflict and reel changes. With Graham Stark and Tim Spall. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Tim Spall.

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Edinburgh Nights

Cezanne and Poussin: the Classical Vision of Landscape. Kirsty Wark introduces the first preview from this year's Edinburgh International Festival with a film based on the major exhibition at the National Gallery of Scotland, featuring the work of Nicolas Poussin and Paul Cezanne. With Prof Richard Verdi , who selected the exhibition. Producer Eleanor Aitken
Exhibition sponsored by General Accident


Introduces: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Nicolas Poussin
Unknown: Paul Cezanne.
Unknown: Prof Richard Verdi
Producer: Eleanor Aitken

: Weatherview

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