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: Open University

7.5 Educational Decision-Making

7.30 Miners - A Special Case?

(UHF only)

: Closedown

: Jackanory: A Wizard of Earthsea: 4

with Edward Fox


Storyteller: Edward Fox

: Roobarb

Told by Richard Briers


Narrator: Richard Briers

: Vision On: Opposites

Tony Hart, Pat Keysell, Wilf Lunn and The Prof


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Inventor: Wilf Lunn
The Prof: David Cleveland

: Closedown

: On the Move

With Donald Gee, Bob Hoskins and Gay Hamilton, Patricia Hayes, Martin Shaw


Unknown: Donald Gee
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Gay Hamilton
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Martin Shaw
Script: Barry Took

: News



Unknown: Jack Scott

: Bagpuss

Bagpuss, an old cloth cat by PETER FIRMIN and OLIVER POSTGATE


Unknown: Peter Firmin
Music By: Sandra Kerr
Music By: John Faulkner

: Closedown

: Tennis: Davis Cup

Great Britain v Italy
PETER WEST introduces live coverage from the No 1 Court at Wimbledon of the first two singles matches being played in this European Zone B Final.
ADRIANO PANATTA helped Italy through their semi-final three weeks ago and the'winners of this match will play Australia in the inter-zone semi-finals. The last tie between Italy and Great Britain was in 1962 when Great Britain were defeated in Milan. Italy have never won the trophy and it is 40 years since Great Britain's last victory.
Television presentation by JOHNNIE WATHERSTON


Unknown: Adriano Panatta
Unknown: Dan Maskell

: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales

The Chairing Ceremony
Live outside broadcast cameras cover the second of this week's major ceremonies from the stage of the Eisteddfod pavilion in Cardigan, described by ALUN WILLIAMS
Television presentation DEWI GRIFFITHS
(Simultaneous commentary in Welsh on BBC Cymru/Wales and on R4 Cymru VHF) BBC Cymru/Wales


Unknown: Dewi Griffiths

: Tennis: Davis Cup

Further coverage from Wimbledon

: Play School

: Here Come The Double Deckers: Helping Hound

A comedy adventure series.

: A House Full of Otters

Narrated by Philip Wayre
Otters are entertaining, intelligent and adapted to living on land as well as in water, so it seems they would make excellent pets....


Narrator: Philip Wayre
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Barbapapa

: Evening News

Kenneth Kendall; Weatherman


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

following your region tonight (Regional details as Monday)

: Bellamy's Europe: 5: The Sea that Lost its Savour

A series of ten films.
In the Baltic it is possible to catch fresh and salt water fish in the same net. David Bellamy visits this strange sea, where the plants and animals struggle to adapt to different degrees of saltiness.


Presenter: David Bellamy
Director: Anna Jackson
Producer: Mike Weatherley

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Jimmy Savile, OBE
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Ruby Flipper


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Dancers: Ruby Flipper
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Keith Gunn
Director: Phil Bishop
Producer: Brian Whitehouse

: Happy Ever After

by John Chapman, Eric Merriman
Starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield
Terry wants to get away from it all and live in the country....


Writer: John Chapman
Writer: Eric Merriman
Designer: Lesley Bremness
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Terry Fletcher: Terry Scott
June Fletcher: June Whitfield
Aunt Lucy: Beryl Cooke
Peggy Finch: Damaris Hayman
Arnold Finch: Bill Shine
Stable girl: Jillianne Foot

: The Risk Business: 1: Truck

A series of six programmes
For 12 years, Tomorrow's World has demonstrated more than 2,500 inventions and prototypes. Raymond Baxter, William Woollard and Michael Rodd now report on the hazards facing anyone who takes a new idea along the perilous road from the drawing board to the market place.
This first programme looks at the Cinderella of the British Motor Industry - Leyland's Truck and Bus Group. It has always made a profit but over the years most of it has been handed back to the ailing car division. Then the Ryder report made the Truck Group a profitcentre and Ron Ellis, the Manager of Truck and Bus, can move into battle in Europe with some of our best young engineers. The Risk Business lifts the covers on Ron Ellis's biggest gamble, the still-secret plans for the truck he hopes to launch in 1978.
Preview: p 11


Reporter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: William Woollard
Reporter: Michael Rodd
Subject: Ron Ellis
Producer: Patrick Uden
Editor: Michael Blakstad.

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Sailor: 1: Last Run Ashore

A frank account of life on the ocean wave in one of Her Majesty's ships.
A series of ten programmes
The pubs and clubs of Devonport's notorious Union Street are throbbing with laughter and life. Hundreds of sailors - out on a gaudy night ashore - drink away their last hours on home soil for six months. On the morning tide the largest ship in the fleet will thread her way out of the trickiest harbour in the land. The Captain of HMS Ark Royal and his Commander have a testing few hours ahead - a challenging exercise in navigation and the task of forging the sailors once more into a shipshape crew.
As Ark inches into the open sea, the vice of naval discipline begins to bite...
Preview: page 11


Photography: Patrick Turley
Film Recordist: Graham Rodger
Film Editor: Peter Gordon
Executive Producer: Roger Hills
Producer: John Purdie

: Play for Today: Back of Beyond

by Julia Jones
Starring Rachel Roberts as Olwen
with Edward Hardwicke as Gareth, Diana Bishop as Megan, Michael Griffiths as David and Lynne Jones as Rachel
Olwen lives in a tumbledown farm up in the mountains - a lonely widow, virtually a recluse. Her only human contact is with the occasional shopkeeper and young Rachel, who delivers her papers.
For Rachel her visits to Olwen are half adventure, half honest friendship. But they also mean a time to 'put aside childish things.'
"Back of Beyond had delicacy and rare conviction." (Daily Mail)
"A haunting portrait of a woman alone... Rachel Roberts managed, as few actresses do, to suggest that she had been part of a rural landscape for many years." (Daily Telegraoph)


Writer: Julia Jones
Music composed and conducted by: John Addison
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Desmond Davis
Olwen: Rachel Roberts
Gareth: Edward Hardwicke
Megan: Diana Bishop
David: Michael Griffiths
Rachel: Lynne Jones

: Ralph McTell Sings

Ralph McTell sings a selection of his own compositions. Starting from "The Streets of London" he takes us on an exploration of his personal impressions of love and life expressed in song.
BBC Manchester


Singer/Guitarist: Ralph McTell
Musical backing: Rod Clements
Musical backing: Mike Piggott
Vocal backing: Prelude
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Tony Harrison

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