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: Open University

Inner-City Story: Opposing Racism

: Mastermind 1980

Presented by Magnus Magnusson. (First shown on BBC


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.

: The Sacred Horses of Tamil Nadu

The villagers of south India have dedicated huge clay horses to their protector, the god Ayanar. They are carried in a festive ritual to the open-air temple where they join hundreds of others placed there through the centuries. This is the first time that the festival has been recorded on film.
Written and narrated by John Keay. Producer Desmond Lapsley (R)


Unknown: John Keay.
Producer: Desmond Lapsley

: It's that Meal Again

Chef Michael Barry recalls the delights of wartime cookery. Fifty years after Britons first registered for rationing, it's wartime again for two Southampton families who collect their coupons for a six-week experiment in living: restricting themselves to 1942 rations. Producer Chris Jones


Unknown: Michael Barry
Producer: Chris Jones

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Badminton, world-famous for equestrian events, has an interior seldom seen; it contains much of great quality, particularly furniture and clocks. Arthur Negus is joined on his visit by Antiques Roadshow colleague Simon Bull. Director David Mitchell
Producer Robin Drake (R)


Unknown: Simon Bull.
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Robin Drake

: Cricket: Third Test

England v India
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage from the Oval of the whole of the morning's play in the third and final Test in the Cornhill Insurance Series.
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Past and Present Preserved

Museum for Bicycles 'Velorama' This museum is situated in a historic building on the River Waal in the Netherlands and illustrates the history of the bicycle through one and a half centuries - from the wooden push-bike in the first half of the nineteenth-century to the bicycles of today.
Director/Producer Willy Lindwer
A Radio Netherlands television production

: Mr Benn

Animated story told by Ray Brooks. (R)


Told By: Ray Brooks.

: Cricket: Third Test

England v India
Live coverage of the whole of the afternoon's play. Commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister.
Summaries by Ray Illingworth and Sunil Gavaskar.
Including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar.

: Show Jumping

Highlights of the first day's competition from Hickstead, leading up to Sunday's running of the British Jumping Derby. Introduced by David Vine. Commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley. Producer Wendy Sheppard


Introduced By: David Vine.
Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: A Day in the Life of Sam the Dog

This verite portrait looks at an ordinary day in the mysterious life of a very ordinary dog. Director Kate Meynell
Producer Antonia Finchley


Director: Kate Meynell
Producer: Antonia Finchley

: Business Matters

The Company Wife. Yvonne Roberts traces the evolution of the phenomenon of the company wife over the past few decades, and talks to three women.
Jenilyn McConnell , in her 50s, has moved home eight times and currently lives in Norway where her husband heads a division of an American oil company. Sue Carr, in her 40s, has recently given up her traditional role. While her husband runs a department store chain in Spain, she pursues a different life in London. Amanda Slayton, in her
30s, is the new breed of company wife. How do these women feel about their role?
Producer Jenny Stevens


Unknown: Yvonne Roberts
Unknown: Jenilyn McConnell
Producer: Jenny Stevens

: The 'Slap' Maxwell Story

A comedy series from America starring Dabney Coleman Shirley Jones
Kitty attempts to persuade Slap to visit his invalid father.


Unknown: Dabney Coleman
Unknown: Shirley Jones
Slap Maxwell: Dabney Coleman
Kitty: Shirley Jones
'Pop': John McLntire
Judy Ralston: Megan Gallagher
Nelson Kruger: Brian Smiar
Dutchman: Bill Cobbs

: On the Line

Hopes are high for the new football season, but can the game survive in its present form? Presented by Sue Mott and Ray Stubbs. Producer Malcolm Betney Editor David Taylor


Presented By: Sue Mott
Presented By: Ray Stubbs.
Producer: Malcolm Betney
Editor: David Taylor

: The Travel Show

Tonight's resort report is on Praia de Rocha on the Algarve in Portugal.The UK Mini-Guide looks at the Gower Peninsula and Swansea. Plus last-minute bargains, your holiday horrors, ideas for the independent traveller and weather facts. Presented by Penny Junor with Andy Crane , Matthew Collins and Dr John Thornes. Producer Paul Colbert
Executive producer Alan Dobson
0 MOAN LINE: record your holiday horrors on [number removed]. 0 INFORMATION LINE: [number removed].
0 MAGAZINE: more information on all destinations covered by 'The Travel Show' in the September issue of 'World', £1.80, from newsagents.
• TRAVEL: page 71


Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Dr John Thornes.
Producer: Paul Colbert
Producer: Alan Dobson

: The Tracey Ullman Show

Her award-winning American comedy show. Dan Castellaneta 's 'arranged' wife turns out to be a bit deranged. Sam McMurray plays a temperamental pitcher and guest Marilu (Taxi) Henner is about to have a baby in a musical sketch.
0 FOCUS: page 3


Unknown: Dan Castellaneta
Unknown: Sam McMurray

: Strangeways

In the light of April's riots, a chance to see again the award-winning series ineightparts about life in one of Britain's overcrowded maximum security prisons.
The Block. D1 is Strangeways's punishment landing, known as the Block. It is a place where men are sent to be punished for breaking prison rules. There is also a segregation unit where prisoners regarded as too subversive to live in the main prison are placed by the governor for 'good order and discipline'. The officers who work here must be constantly on their guard, for it is a place of tension where the 'smash up' is almost commonplace. Tonight's programme offers a glimpse of cons' law (one inmate must never be seen to grass on another), and witnesses the tension and anguish of a prisoner being placed in the controversial strip cell. Producer Rex Bloomstein (R)


Producer: Rex Bloomstein

: Newsnight

Peter Snow presents the day's top stories and the background on events making the news at home and around the world.

: Edinburgh Nights

Kirsty Wark and Tracey MacLeod with more peformance and personalities from the Edinburgh Festival. Tonight their reports include the strange world of Philipe Genty : mime, puppets and surreal psychoanalysis from France.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Philipe Genty

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of this weekend's
Open University programmes.

: Open University

Special Needs in Education
The Pack report on truancy and indiscipline in Scottish schools was published in 1977. This programme looks at the impact it had on remedial education in Aberdeen, Fraserburgh and Glasgow.

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