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6.40 Air Traffic Control

7.5 School Approach to Energy

7.30 Transmission Lines

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill

including The Musicmakers

: Heads and Tails

Where's the Farmer's Wife?
The farmer's wife is sitting down to tea. The nanny goats who provide her family with milk are getting impatient for their feed. Music and narration by DEREK GRIFFITHS


Unknown: Derek Griffiths

: Closedown

: Play School

Do you Want to be my Friend? Written and illustrated by ERIC CARLE. Presenters


Illustrated By: Eric Carle.
Unknown: Fred Harris

: The Wombles

: Jackanory

with David Garfield
The Claw of Mammon by MARTIN BOOTH. Today: The Tooth


Unknown: David Garfield

: Bailey's Comets

in Sargasso Sea You Later and Fast Lap in Lapland

: Out of Bounds

A six-part serial by BRIAN CLARK and JIM HAWKINS : based on an idea by DORIAN COWLAND
Terry is worried when his brother Pete's girlfriend, Linda, comes to the gym to tell him that Pete has been held by a group of thugs in the disco ...
Episode 3


Unknown: Brian Clark
Unknown: Jim Hawkins
Unknown: Dorian Cowland
Chuck Harvey: Barrie Houghton
Pete Ashmoore: Kim Smith
Linda: Gaynor Ward
Mrs Ashmoore: Marjie Lawrence
Ginge Smith: Nigel Jeffcoat
Rod Miller: Christopher Cregan
Terry Ashmoore: Melvin McClymont
Mr Robson: Frank Mills
Dr Parkin: John Line
Len Morgan: John Price
Helen Parkin: Barbara Slater
Det-Sgt Green: Michael Cronin
Alec Riley: Brian Miller
Mr Wilkins: Arthur Griffiths
Film recordist: Graham Hare
Film cameraman: Henry Farrar
Film editor: Tariq Anwar
Producer: Anna Home
Director: Colin Cant

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Evening News

with Kenneth Kendall Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

Presenting the British scene to the people of Britain.
Reports and features co-ordinated this week by MICHAEL BARRATT and FRANK BOUGH with DILYS MORGAN , VALERIE SINGLETON and BOB WELLINGS including
Slim and Trim


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Dilys Morgan
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: High Adventure: The Scarlet Blade

A feature film starring
Lionel Jeffries , Oliver Reed
Jack Hedley , June Thorburn
An exciting adventure story of Roundheads and Cavaliers, with Lionel Jeffries for once cast in the role of villain - the treacherous Colonel Judd, once a Royalist but now a staunch supporter of Oliver Cromwell. Opposing him is the daring, anonymous figure known as the Scarlet Blade.
Written and directed by JOHN GILLING Films: page 11


Unknown: Lionel Jeffries
Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: Jack Hedley
Unknown: Lionel Jeffries
Directed By: John Gilling
Colonel Judd: Lionel Jeffries
Sylvester: Oliver Reed
Edward: Jack Hedley
Clare: June Thorburn
Major Bell: Duncan Lamont
Constance: Suzan Farmer
Pablo: Michael Ripper
Drury: Charles Houston
Jacob: Harold Goldblatt
Philip: Clifford Elkin
Lt Hawke: Michael Byrne
King Charles: Robert Rietty

: Survivors

A series of 12 episodes starring Denis Lill
Lucy Fleming , John Abinerl in 3:Law of the Jungleby MARTIN WORTH with Brian Blessed, Barbara Lott
' Shoot me and you'd never get another chance, Steve. It'd be Brod for always. Hunting, foraging, shooting ... 'til you grow a bit restless and find yourself left behind one day in the woods ...'
Series created by TERRY NATION Designer GEOFF POWELL


Unknown: Denis Lill
Unknown: Lucy Fleming
Unknown: John Abinerl
Unknown: Martin Worth
Unknown: Terry Nation
Designer: Geoff Powell
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Peter Jefferies
Charles: Denis Lill
Jenny: Lucy Fleming
Hubert: John Abineri
Agnes: Anna Pitt
Brod: Brian Blessed
Edith: Barbara Lott
Steve: Eric Deacon
Owen: Keith Varnier
Mavis: Cheryl Hall

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: The Budget

Rt Hon
Sir Geoffrey Howe , MP for the Opposition
(Also on BBC2 at 10.15)


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter Britain's Fight of the Year
John H. Stracey
(former World Welterweight Champion) v
Dave 'Boy ' Green
(British and European Light Welterweight Champion)
Last night's 12 rounds welterweight fight on Harry Levene's Wembley bill between two all-out attacking fighters, a final eliminator for the world championship - promised to be one of the most thrilling in a British ring in years. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
The World Table Tennis
Championships from Birmingham
Today sees the finals of the team events - the Corbillon Cup for women and the Swaythling Cup for men. Commentators TONY GUBBA
The Grand National
CHARLOTTE BREW walks the Aintree course with TOMMY STACK, Red Rum's jockey, and RICHARD PITMAN.
Television presentation: Boxing RICHARD TILLING Table Tennis PAUL LANG


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Peter Walker
Unknown: Alan Ransome
Unknown: Richard Pitman.
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Paul Lang
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: The Energy File

with Raymond Baxter and Michael Buerk Sub-sea North
Britain's ' moonscape ' lies 600ft down in the hostile North Sea. It's become the shop floor for more than 1,000 divers and a whole range of strange-looking craft. A new technology is being developed to allow shirtsleeve working on the seabed - and even to replace men with robots.
Tonight's Energy File explores this Jules Verne underwater world and pinpoints the shape of things to come in sub-sea north.


Director: Roger Casstles
Producers: Arthur Binnie
Producers: David Martin

: Tonight

Including News Headlines

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