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: Open University

7.5 Chemistry

7.30 Computer Peripherals

(UHF only)

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Corners of France Village Life
10.0 The Electric Company: 8
10.23 Let's Look at Wales The First Farmers

: You and Me: Touch Wood

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds.

: For Schools, Colleges

11.0-11.20 Merry-go-Round: Full Circle
This is the third of three sex education programmes for 8- and 9-year-olds in schools. This programme deals with conception, the sexual differences between male and female bodies and the function of the sex organs. It also deals with the care of babies by their mothers.
Introduced by Richard Carpenter with Melissa Docker

11.30 Preview
A new series for teachers showing programmes for the new School Year.
Merry-go-Round: Why the Difference?


Introduced By: Richard Carpenter
Unknown: Melissa Docker

: Closedown

: Pobol y Cwm

Serial play

: Midday News

Weather Bill Giles


Weatherman: Bill Giles

: Pebble Mill

With DONNY MACLEOD , BOB LANGLEY MARIAN FOSTER and DAVID SEYMOUR including Dig This with Peter Seabrook


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Peter Seabrook

: In the Town

Meet Barry the lorry driver, and see what happens to trees that are specially grown to make things with wood.

: For Schools, Colleges

2.2 Scene: What a Waste!
2.30 Preview: a new series for teachers showing programmes for the new School Year. Biology: The Kidney

: International Tennis

The Davis Cup
Great Britain v Romania The doubles match of this tie which could decide which country meets France.

: Play School

Story: The Pineapple Story written by MICHAEL SHOESMITH photographed by JAMES MATTHEWS-JOYCE Presenters SUSAN MOSCO , JOHNNY BALL


Written By: Michael Shoesmith
Unknown: James Matthews-Joyce
Presenters: Susan Mosco
Presenters: Johnny Ball

: Dastardly and Muttley

in their flying machines

: Jackanory: Cart and Cwidder

by Diana Wynne-Jones
Adapted by Paul Stone
With Jack Watson
Today: Moril Moves Mountains


Author: Diana Wynne-Jones
Adapted by: Paul Stone
Storyteller: Jack Watson

: Right Charlie

Charlie Cairoli presents his own mixture of comedy, music and slapstick with a circus flavour.
Assisted by Charlie Jr and Jimmy Buchanan
Introduced by Norman Barrett with his performing budgerigars
This week's guests are The Fontaines, Hall, Norman and Ladd and there's more amazing Right Charlie film
Recorded at the Grange Arts Centre, Oldham.
BBC Manchester


Clown: Charlie Cairoli
Assisted by: Charlie Jr
Assisted by: Jimmy Buchanan
Introduced by: Norman Barrett
Performers: The Fontaines
Performers: Hall, Norman and Ladd
Musical Director: Harry Hayward
Designer: Stuart Furber
Producer: Tony Harrison

: Newsround Update: 4: The World's Youngest Country

Life was desperately hard for the children of Bangladesh when John Craven filmed his award-winning reports there nearly a year ago. Today John asks: have things got any better since then?


Presenter: John Craven
Producer: Jill Roach
Director: Michael Beynon

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon


Newareader: Angela Rippon

: Nationwide

Presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough, Bob Wellings and Dilys Morgan
and at 6.50 Sportswide
Jimmy Hill previews the weekend sport, including Wales's vital second-leg match against Yugoslavia in the European Championships. Also Tony Gubba introduces:
Music for Montreal
Your chance to vote for the theme music for the BBC Olympic Games programmes. The entry of 2,000 tunes is down to the last five. There's also £100-worth of premium bonds to be won for the first all-correct entry opened.
(Regional details as Monday)
Music voting coupon on Letters page


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Presenter: Dilys Morgan
Presenter (Sportswide): Jimmy Hill
Presenter (Music for Montreal): Tony Gubba

: The Wonderful World of Disney: Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates: Part 1

A two-part story. The Brinkers live happily in a picturesque village on the Zuider Zee, but then comes catastrophe.


Hans Brinker: Rony Zeander
Raff Brinker: Erik Strandmark
Gretel Brinker: Carin Rossby
Hilda Van Gleck: Gunilia Jelf
Mynheer Van Gleck: Ulf Palme
Schimmel: Lennart Klefbom
Dr Boekman: Gunnar Sjoberg
Frans Ruisdael: Alf Kfellin

: It's a Knockout

Meet the Dumpty, one of the new members of the Knockout team in the 1976 inter-town fun and games competition.
Morecambe v Blackpool v Liverpool
The winner will represent Great Britain in the first heat of the Eurovision Competition to be held in Nimes, France, on 11 August.
Tonight's programme introduced from Morecambe by Stuart Hall and Eddie Waring featuring Charlie Chester and McDonald Hobley
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Stuart Hall
Presenter: Eddie Waring
Guest: Charlie Chester
Guest: McDonald Hobley
Referee: Arthur Ellis
Designer: Paul Montague
Games arranger: Paul Trerise
Director: Geoff Wilson
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Nine O'Clock News

with Angela Rippon


Newsreader: Angela Rippon

: Starsky and Hutch

Tough and rough - but likeable and friendly. Two young cops walk a tightrope in the world of crime. starring
Giveaway on the Docks
Waterfront murder. Downtown wedding. Nancy Blake is getting married and her friends Starsky and Hutch are helping with the arrangements for the bride's big day. At the same time, down on the dockside, an undercover cop is being killed. Is there a connection?


Unknown: Nancy Blake
Starsky: Paul Michael Glaser
Hutch: David Soul

: Tonight

Presented by Denis Tuohy and Donald MacCormick


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Donald MacCormick

: A Throne of Kings

A series of six programmes
Professor Barry Cunliffe considers the years between the Norman Conquest and the death of Elizabeth I, which were some of the most turbulent in our history. 2 : The Last Invasions
In popular belief, the Norman Conquest was the last invasion of England. But there were many invasions during the 100 years war with the French, and perhaps the most terrible was the Black Death. BARRY CUNLIFFE as Dr Calvin Wells
Producer HUGH PITT


Unknown: Professor Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Norman Conquest
Unknown: Norman Conquest
Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Dr Calvin Wells
Producer: Hugh Pitt

: Ballroom Champions

From Tiffany's Ballroom, Glasgow, Terry Wogan introduces the finalists, who have travelled across the border to Scotland, of the United Kingdom Ballroom Dance Championships for 1976. In this second programme the couples compete for titles in the Professional Latin American and Amateur Modern Dances. To the music of RAY MCVAY AND HIS ORCHESTRA Commentators BARRI HAYNES and DAVID DOUGLASS
Arranged by ERIC MORLEY
Television presentation KEN GRIFFIN


Introduces: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Ray McVay
Commentators: Barri Haynes
Commentators: David Douglass
Arranged By: Eric Morley
Unknown: Ken Griffin

: The Friday Film: One Potato, Two Potato

Starring Barbara Barrie, Bernie Hamilton
Julie Cullen divorces her husband and takes their daughter Ellen to another town to begin a new life. She meets Negro Frank Richards, and the two fall in love. But they face strong opposition to their marriage from white and black.
Films: page 9


Director: Larry Peerce
Julie: Barbara Barrie
Frank: Bernie Hamilton
Joe Cullen: Richard Mulligan
Judge Powell: Harry Bellaver
Ellen Mary: Marti Mericka
William: Robert Earle Jones
Martha Richards: Vinette Carroll
Johnny Hruska: Sam Weston
Ann Hruska: Faith Burwell
Minister: Jack Stamberger

: Weather

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