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: Open University

Rabbits and Chalk Grasslands

: Mastermind 1980

From Manchester Polytechnic,
Magnus Magnusson presents the second programme of the 1980 series.


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson

: Cricket: Second Test

England v India
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the first day's play in the Cornhill Insurance Test series from Old Trafford.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Star Paws

Since advertising began, animals have sold objects. A winsome, wide-eyed puppy sitting by a phonograph sold gramophone records. A shaggy dog called Duke is immemorially associated with a brand of paint. Pretty cats lick their whiskers on screen just long enough for the advertiser to get the message across. This documentary film looks at a cottage industry - the homes and owners who supply and train animal celebrities for gala performances, fetes, television and films.
Producer Judi Conner
Executive producer Roger Mills (First shown in '40 Minutes


Producer: Judi Conner
Producer: Roger Mills

: Cricket: Second Test

England v India
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the whole of the morning's play on the second day from Old Trafford.


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: Weekend Outlook

Previewing programmes of interest from the Open University.

: Children Talking: Running the Home

In this film from the classic series of the 60s, Harold Williamson, the man who talks to children, visits the Colmers Farm Junior School in Birmingham and asks the boys and girls their views on running a home. (R)


Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Director: Cecil Korer
Producer: Michael Barton

: Greenclaws

Green Claws decides to do-it-himself with interesting results. He makes so much noise that Iris tries to escape to the countryside for some peace and quiet. With Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier.
Producer Christine Hewitt (R)


Unknown: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Stella Goodier.
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Cricket: Second Test

England v India
Live coverage of the whole of the afternoon's play from Old Trafford. Introduced by Tony Lewis.
Including at


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: To Paris with Love

Alec Guinness
Odile Versois
Colonel Sir Edgar Fraser , a middle-aged widower, takes his student son Jon to Paris for a holiday and each secretly devises matrimonial plans for the other. Unfortunately, matters become confused when each falls for the charms of the 'wrong' woman.
Director Robert Hamer
* FILMS: pages 20-24


Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Odile Versois
Unknown: Sir Edgar Fraser
Director: Robert Hamer
Colonel Sir Edgar Fraser: Alec Guinness
Lizette Marconnet: Odile Versois
Jon Fraser: Vernon Gray
Victor de Colville: Jacques Francois
Sylvia Gilbert: Elina Labourdette
Leon de Colville: Austin Trevor
Georges Duprez: Claude Romain
Suzanne de Colville: Maureen Davis
Aristide Marconnet: Jacques Brunius
Madame Marconnet: Pamela Stirling
Madame Alvarez: Mollie Hartley Milburn

: What the Papers Say

Ann Leslie of the Daily Mail looks at the events of the past week as they were reported in the national press. A Granada Television production for BBCtv


Unknown: Ann Leslie

: The Roux Brothers

Famous chef-restaurateurs Albert and Michel Roux use their flair and expertise to give their creations that three-star Roux appeal.
Fish. This week the Roux brothers argue about where the best fish comes from and why Michel should not interfere when Albert is trying to finish a recipe. Today's dishes range from whiting with cheese and breadcrumbs to marguerite of salmon and turbot with a champagne sauce.
Director Sarah Novello Ruckley Producer Jill Marshall
A Hawkshead/ Frances Whitaker production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Michel Roux
Director: Sarah Novello Ruckley
Producer: Jill Marshall
Unknown: Frances Whitaker

: Gardeners' World

Ashley Stephenson , Bailiff of the Royal Parks, reflects on a lifetime in horticulture which began in the Newcastle upon Tyne Parks department. Plus Dr David Delvin prescribes the remedy for plants which can cause allergic reactions. Also jobs for the week from Barnsdale. Presented by Geoff Hamilton , Nigel Colborn and Pippa Greenwood.
Executive producer Stephanie Silk Editor Dennis Adams
Plant list on Ceefax page 617.
* INFO-LINE: [number removed] (calls charged at
25p per minute off-peak, 38p at all other times).
0 GARDENING: page 83


Unknown: Ashley Stephenson
Unknown: Dr David Delvin
Presented By: Geoff Hamilton
Presented By: Nigel Colborn
Presented By: Pippa Greenwood.
Producer: Stephanie Silk
Editor: Dennis Adams

: Naked Video

Tonight's edition of this comedy series finds Nesbitt getting back to nature, exposes the intimate details of a hamster's love life and gives one more good reason why the prisoners of Cell Block H should remain behind bars. Featuring Kate Donnelly , Gregor Fisher , Andy Gray , Helen Lederer , Tony Roper , Elaine C Smith and Jonathan Watson.
Director/Producer Colin Gilbert (R)


Unknown: Kate Donnelly
Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Andy Gray
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Tony Roper
Unknown: Elaine C Smith
Unknown: Jonathan Watson.
Producer: Colin Gilbert

: Acting

In the first programme of this new series on the craft of acting, internationally renowned stage and screen actress Janet Suzman imparts her knowledge of Shakespearian comedy to a group of young actors. Using extracts from three of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies in an informal workshop environment, Suzman produces a blend of enlightenment and entertainment.
With Ewen Cummins , Simon Heale , Ann-Marie Marriott ,
Veronica Roberts , Andrew Weale and Emma Cunningham.
Producers Maria Aitken and David G Croft


Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Ewen Cummins
Unknown: Simon Heale
Unknown: Ann-Marie Marriott
Unknown: Veronica Roberts
Unknown: Andrew Weale
Unknown: Emma Cunningham.
Producers: Maria Aitken
Producers: David G Croft

: Newsnight

Donald MacCormick presents the day's top stories.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Edinburgh Nights

Soundshape. Next week at the Edinburgh International Festival the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra gives the first performance of a new commission by the young Chinese composer Tan Dun. Tonight's profile follows the creation of Tan's work Soundshape, which is scored for a unique ensemble of more than 50 ceramic instruments created in collaboration with studio potter Ragnar Naess. Introduced by Kirsty Wark.
Producer Mike Newman


Unknown: Tan Dun.
Unknown: Ragnar Naess.
Introduced By: Kirsty Wark.
Producer: Mike Newman

: Weatherview

: Cricket: Second Test

England v India
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the second day's play from Old Trafford.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

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