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: White Horses: Business Friend

A film from Yugoslavia.

: Keepers of Wildlife

A film about a famous Canadian wildlife centre, and how attempts are being made to repair the damage caused by man in nature.
A National Film Board of Canada film

: Closedown

: Piparbop

: News

Contributors

Weatherman: Barbara Edwards

: Pebble Mill

Bob Langley, Marian Foster, David Seymour, Donny MacLeod
including Collector's Corner with Arthur Negus

Contributors

Presenter: Bob Langley
Presenter: Marian Foster
Presenter: David Seymour
Presenter: Donny MacLeod
Expert (Collector's Corner): Arthur Negus

: Ring-a-Ding

With DEREK GRIFFITHS I

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Griffiths

: Boris the Bold

Boris and the Gamekeeper

Contributors

Story reader: Johnny Morris

: Closedown

: Play School

: Pixie and Dixie

A series of cartoons about two zany mice, Pixie and Dixie

: Jackanory

with Gerald Durrell
From his Zoo on the island of Jersey, Gerald Durrell tells his own story and the stories of his animals.
Today: A Collector of Animals

Contributors

Presenter: Gerald Durrell

: Valley of the Dinosaurs

A cartoon thrilling series of adventures The Volcano
John and Gorok break tribal law in order to save the other families in the valley.

: Vision On: Litter

Tony Hart, Pat Keysell, Sylvester McCoy and Wilf Lunn with his extraordinary machinery with The Prof

The address to send your paintings and designs is: [address removed]. Unfortunately paintings cannot be returned but a prize is given for each one shown.

(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Presenter: Sylvester McCoy
Presenter: Wilf Lunn
Designer: John Bone
Director: Clive Doig
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: National News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

Look North, South Today, Look East, Midlands Today, Points West, Spotlight South West
News, interviews and analysis from your region tonight, including local weather; with Michael Barratt, Frank Bough, Bob Wellings, Brian Widlake Sue Lawley and Susanne Hall
and Consumer Unit, your weekly guide to consumer problems and how to avoid them.
Presented by Valerie Singleton and Richard Stilgoe

(Regional details as Wednesday)

Contributors

Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Presenter: Brian Widlake
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Presenter: Susanne Hall
Presenter (Consumer Unit): Valerie Singleton
Presenter (Consumer Unit): Richard Stilgoe
Editor: Stuart Wilkinson

: The Little House on the Prairie

The adventures of a young family of homesteaders in the pioneering days of the American 1870s.
The Love of Johnny Johnson
A new boy turns up at school and suddenly to Laura it means everything that he should approve her prowess in playground games; but indoors he admires Mary's classroom performances.

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Johnson
Charles Ingalls: Michael Landon
Caroline Ingalls: Karen Grassle
Laura: Melissa Gilbert
Mary: Melissa Sue Anderson
Carrie: Lindsay Sidney Green Bush

: The Italian Way: 2: In Another Country

Seven samples of Italian life in seven different places.

In Lucania where the dialect word for countryfolk is pagani - "pagans" - daily life still embodies something of pre-Christian Europe. This is the poverty-stricken homeland of millions of Italian emigrants. The most successful of them, the legendary Filippo Gagliardi, so adored his mother that he treated her as a saint and built her an air-conditioned church.

(Bristol)
(Colour)

Contributors

Narrator: Eric Thompson
Producer: Michael Croucher
Writer/Director: Colin Rose

: The Rockford Files: The Countess

A new film series starring James Garner as Jim Rockford an amiable private eye with a nose for trouble and a talent for solving cases the police have marked "closed".

Why is a dark-eyed ex-Countess being blackmailed? By the time Jim Rockford has the answer he is wanted by both the police and the blackmailer's friends.

(Colour)

Contributors

Jim Rockford: James Garner
Deborah: Susan Strasberg
Ryder: Art Lund

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and Richard Whitmore and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Lothersdale: An Image of England: Tuesday's Documentary

It is a tiny village in the Yorkshire Pennines, yet it was already established when the Domesday Book was compiled. Its land was farmed by the Vikings and usurped by Normans. It has sent men to the wars from Flodden and Agincourt to Gallipoli and Alamein. It sheltered Quakers from persecution; gave Charlotte Bronte a job as governess; today its farmers grapple with the Common Market Agricultural Policy. The people of Lothersdale make their contribution to the programme in their own forthright way. 'Nobody's ever heard of Lothersdale,' says a local farmer but if the spirit of England is alive and flourishing it is in a place like this.

Village voice: page 4

Contributors

Writer: Patrick O'Donovan
Narrator: Michael Parkinson
Voice: Olive Gregg
Voice: Vernon Joyner
Film Cameraman: Tom Ingle
Film Editor: John Bush
Producer: Patricia Meehan

: Reunion

In this series, we shall be reuniting each week three personalities who once shared an experience, and who meet to recollect both that and what has happened to them since.

Eton is probably the most famous school in the world, and it was there that three small boys began a friendship which has lasted to the present day. One became a politician, the second a play-wright and the third a broadcaster. They are:

Rt Hon Jo Grimond, MP
William Douglas-Home
Brian Johnston

Prank confessions: page 5

Contributors

Presenter: Brian Redhead
Guest: Jo Grimond
Guest: William Douglas-Home
Guest: Brian Johnston
Designer: Paul Montague
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Hazel Lewthwaite

: Midweek

Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy

Contributors

Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Editor: John Gau

: Closedown









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