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: Square Two: 28: Invariants

A second start in mathematics

The detergent market and the problem of finding a square root both involve invariant lines through the origin.
Introduced by Alan Tammadge
(For publication see page 13)


Presenter: Alan Tammadge
Director: Michael Lumley
Producer: David Roseveare

: Si Dice Cosi: 8: Ho sete!

For beginners in Italian
with Bianca Maria Corbella, Yole Marinelli, Luigi Basagaluppi, Alberto Colzi
(Books and records: see page 13)


Presenter: Bianca Maria Corbella
Presenter: Yole Marinelli
Presenter: Luigi Basagaluppi
Presenter: Alberto Colzi
Director: John Beveridge
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: Closedown

: Weatherman

Jack Scott looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Space Kidettes

Another space adventure with the Space Kidettes and Captain Skyhook,

: EdandZed!

Starring Ed Stewart
with Zed
and special guests Gulliver's People

"Oh kid, to think one day you might go into your Electric Kinema and see me on the silver screen!"
So says Zed, the Rebel Robot, who this week has been firmly bitten by the show-business bug. Luckily, Ed Stewart is there to keep him in check and to introduce some music from Gulliver's People and an excerpt from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland.


Presenter: Ed Stewart
Musicians: Gulliver's People
Script: Jack Tinker
Script/Producer: Paul Ciani
Director: Paul A. Smith

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.50* Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces Grandstand's up-to-the-minute football preview, featuring match analysis, the action and personalities in the news, and announcing the winner of the November Goals of the Month competition.

1.10*; 2.10* International Amateur Boxing: England v Poland from The Royal Albert Hall, London
The outstanding bouts from the most important amateur boxing international of the year. Commonwealth Games gold medallists David Needham and John Conteh are boxing for England, against a Polish team which for many years has been one of the strongest in Europe.

1.35* Cricket: Australia v England
Highlights of the First Test match which ended in Brisbane on Wednesday.

1.50*; 2.20*; 2.50*; 3.20* Racing from Chepstow
2.0 Poacher Handicap Chase (over 2 miles)
2.30 Forest Novices Hurdle (Div 1) (over 2 miles)
3.0 Quarry Handicap Chase (over 3 miles)
3.30 Gamekeeper Hurdle (over 21 miles)

2.40*; 3.10* Rallycross from the Lydden Circuit, Kent
The third round of the W. D. & H. O. Wills Trophy. Organised by the Thames Estuary Automobile Club

3.40* Rugby League from Leeds: Leeds v Warrington

4.50* Results Service
Including classified football, rugby and racing results, action highlights and reports on today's outstanding fixtures.

Grandstand Timetable:
12.50 Football preview
1.10 Boxing
1.35 Cricket
1.50 Racing
2.10 Boxing
2.20 Racing
2.40 Rallycross
2.50 Racing
3.10 Rallycross
3.20 Racing
3.40 Rugby League
4.40 Teleprinter
4.50 Results
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.
(Sports Personality coupon: page 9)


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer (England): David Needham
Boxer (England): John Conteh
Commentator (International Amateur Boxing): Harry Carpenter
TV Presentation (International Amateur Boxing): Bob Duncan
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Dewi Griffiths
Commentator (Rallycross): Murray Walker
TV Presentation (Rallycross): Richard Tilling
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: The Pink Panther Show: Lucky Pink; Shooting Caribou Lou; Pink in the Clink

A cartoon film series
Today: Lucky Pink; Shooting Caribou Lou; Pink in the Clink


Pink Panther Theme: Henry Mancini

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Wildlife Safari to Ethiopia: 5: The Tablelands

Introduced by Jeffery Boswall

Ethiopia is the roof of Africa: most of the country is a volcanic plateau over a mile and a half high. Addis Ababa at 8,500 feet has been called Eucalyptopolis - having been forested with gum trees from Australia. If the eucalyptus tree is the floral symbol of Ethiopia then the lion is its animal symbol.
The expedition explores one of the most beautiful subterranean watercourses in the world. The Cave of Sof Omar houses a million bats, and at the entrance mosque monkeys are fed by Moslem pilgrims.
In Harar town a man feeds wild hyenas that come out of the night to take bones from his hands. On the floor of the Great Rift Valley lies Lake Abiata - home to the Great White Pelican and an unrivalled variety of waterbirds, including the Black Heron whose fishing technique has to be seen to be believed.
(from Bristol)


Presenter/Producer: Jeffery Boswall
Filmed by: Douglas Fisher

: If it's Saturday it must be Nimmo

And if it's Derek Nimmo expect the unexpected as he talks, entertains, and welcomes his guests-including you.
(Derek Nimmo is appearing in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Presenter: Derek Nimmo
Musical Director: Ken Jones
Script: Peter Vincent
Director: Roger Ordish
Producer: Richard Drewett

: Dixon of Dock Green: Shadows

Written by Eric Paice
A series created by Ted Willis
starring Jack Warner

A smiling stranger. A savage dog. A sinister Colonel. Three links in an impending crime. The underworld - and the Police - know the crime will happen. But when?


Writer: Eric Paice
Series created by: Ted Willis
Alsatian dog trained by: John Holmes
Designer: Jeremy Bear
Producer: Joe Waters
Director: Vere Lorrimer
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Mapledor: Derek Farr
Jenkins: Vincent Ball
Driver: Peter Dolphin
Det-Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Len Dyke: Godfrey James
Det-Con Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Byron: Peter Thomas
Duncan: Harry Fowler
Car Wash manager: Peter Brett
Det-Con Swain: Robert Arnold
Foreman: Philip Ross
Cordelia: Hilary Pritchard
Colonel: Bernard Archard
PC Forbes: Scott Fredericks
Sgt Wills: Nicholas Donnelly

: The Rolf Harris Show

Starring Rolf Harris
with The Young Generation: Heather Beckers, Marie Betts, Ann Chapman, Jackie Dalton, Denise Fone, Carol Forbes, Lynda Herbert, Carolyn Heywood, Linda Jolliff, Kay Korda, Linda Lawrence, Cheryl Matthews, Sandy Penson, Susan Toogood, Wei Wei Wong, Bobby Bannerman, Iain Burton, Chris Cooper, Roger Finch, Richard Gough, Chris Hennen, Harry Higham, Roger Howlett, Nigel Lythgoe, Colin Pilditch, Jeremy Robinson, Brian Rogers, Donald Torr, Kenneth Warwick, Trevor Willis

Guest artists Lesley Gore, Manitas de Plata, Harry Secombe
with Bibi Johns
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
(A BBCtv/ZDF co-production)


Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Heather Beckers
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Marie Betts
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Ann Chapman
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Jackie Dalton
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Carol Forbes
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Lynda Herbert
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Carolyn Heywood
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Linda Jolliff
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Kay Korda
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Linda Lawrence
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Cheryl Matthews
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Sandy Penson
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Susan Toogood
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Wei Wei Wong
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Bobby Bannerman
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Iain Burton
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Chris Cooper
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Roger Finch
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Richard Gough
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Chris Hennen
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Harry Higham
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Roger Howlett
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Nigel Lythgoe
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Colin Pilditch
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Jeremy Robinson
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Brian Rogers
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Donald Torr
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Kenneth Warwick
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Trevor Willis
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Singer: Lesley Gore
Guitarist: Manitas de Plata
Entertainer: Harry Secombe
Singer: Bibi Johns
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Musical Arrangements: Alan Roper
Musical Arrangements: Alyn Ainsworth
Script: Eric Merriman
Design: J. Roger Lowe
Associate Producer: Klaus Weising
Production: Stewart Morris

: The Saturday Thriller: See How They Run

A feature film specially made for television
Starring John Forsythe, Senta Berger, Jane Wyatt, Leslie Nielsen and Franchot Tone

When an American agent is murdered, his killers begin a desperate search for the incriminating evidence he had in his possession. As the search narrows it seems that only the agent's children can know the secret-and so begins a ruthless campaign of terror...


Writer: Michael Blankfort
Producer: Jack Laird
Director: David Lowell Rich
Martin Young: John Forsythe
Orlando Miller: Senta Berger
Augusta: Jane Wyatt
Elliot Green: Leslie Nielsen
Baron Frood: Franchot Tone
Tirza: Pamela Franklin

: The News

with Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

Action from two First Division matches, analysis and news from the day's Football League programme and the result of the November 'Goal of the Month' competition.

Match No 1 comes from a prominent Northern League ground.

Match No 2 involves a North-South battle in the most competitive division in British football.

The 'Goal of the Month' competition has produced an August winner from Salford; a woman supporter of Huddersfield Town won in September; and 11-year-old Jimmy Slattery from Redruth, Cornwall, selected the winning goals for October.


Commentator (Match No.1): Kenneth Wolstenholme
TV Presentation (Match No.1)/Producer: Alec Weeks
Commentator (Match No.2): David Coleman
TV Presentation (Match No.2): John McGonagle
Presented by: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Braden's Week

Bernard Braden takes a sideways look at the week and a cautionary look at the people who take us for a ride: with John Pitman, Esther Rantzen and Ronald Fletcher
Song of the week: Jake Thackray
Harold Williamson talking to children
Hilary Pritchard and Chris Munds
(How Bernard Braden left art for life: see page 6)


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Reporter: John Pitman
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Reporter: Ronald Fletcher
Singer: Jake Thackray
Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Performer: Hilary Pritchard
Performer: Chris Munds
Producer: Adam Clapham
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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