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: Open University

6.40 Electrolytic Chlorine Cells

7.5 Applicant Advisory Programme (1)

7.30 An Abattoir for Ibadan?

: Closedown

: Roobarb

When Roobarb Made a Spike
Told by RICHARD BRIERS

Contributors

Told By: Richard Briers

: The Saga of Noggin the Nog

by OLIVER POSTGATE and PETER FIRMIN (in six parts)
Prince Noggin must choose a Queen within six weeks or lose his throne to his wicked uncle. 1: The King

Contributors

Unknown: Oliver Postgate
Unknown: Peter Firmin

: Why Don't You....?

Why Don't You just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead?
The WDY gang present your ideas
Director HILARY MURPHY
Producer PATRICK DOWLING

Contributors

Director: Hilary Murphy
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Golden Hair

A film from Czechoslovakia (in three parts)
1: The King is angry because Martin has discovered the secret of the language of animals and sends him on a perilous journey. Story told by COLIN JEAVONS

Contributors

Told By: Colin Jeavons

: FabulousAnimals

The first of six programmes presented by David Attenborough 1: Here Be Monsters
In past centuries travellers' tales about strange animals led people to believe that dragons and giants, sea-monsters and the magical unicorn might really exist. Today DAVID ATTENBOROUGH tries to discover the truth behind these old stories.
Research BARBARA KINDRED
Producer MOLLY cox
David Attenborough 's Fabulous Animals,
12.25 hardback, 50p paperback, from bookshops

Contributors

Presented By: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Attenborough

: Closedown

: Midday News

Weather KEITH BEST

: Pebble Mill

with Bob Langley , Donny MacLeod David Seymour , Marian Foster and Jan Leeming

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Flumps: Something Different

by Julie Holder

Contributors

Narrator: Gay Soper
Writer: Julie Holder
Musician: Paul Reade
Animator: David Kellahar
Producer: David Yates

: Closedown

: Songs of Praise

: Play School

: Lippy Lion

and his Friends
A cartoon

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes
Peter Purves , Lesley Judd The Big Band Sound with the girls and boys of Rawlins School, Quorn joined by guest soloist Roy Castle
Assistant editors JOHN ADcocx and ALAN RUSSELL
Editor BIDDY BAXTER

Contributors

Unknown: John Noakes
Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Soloist: Roy Castle
Editors: John Adcocx
Editors: Alan Russell
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Michael

by NEVILLE SMITH
Why is Michael a part-time truant? He is 15 and has a problem but can't talk about it. Even when help is at hand, Michael isn't sure what the future can offer him.
Designer AUSTIN RUDDY
Executive producer ANNA home Director DAPHNE JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Neville Smith
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Anna Home
Director: Daphne Jones
Mr Hibbit: Michael Robbins
Mrs Hibbit: Renny Lister
Michael: Jack Wild
Mr Shopwith: Norman Mitchell
Mr Patton: Tim Preece
John Gee: Peter Hugo Daly
Grandad: Leslie Dwyer
Supermarket manager: Michael Segal

: Evening News

Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

Tonight's features include
Pigeonhole with Richard Stilgoe reflecting ideas and opinions.
Producers ANDREW TAUSSIG
GORDON WATTS, HUGH WILLIAMS
Deputy editor STUART WILKINSON Editor JOHN GAU

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Producers: Andrew Taussig
Unknown: Hugh Williams
Editor: Stuart Wilkinson

: Ask the Family

Chairman Robert Robinson
Second Semi-final
The second semi-final is between the Midlands and the North West. The HARVEY FAMILY from Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, compete against the BARKER FAMILY from Woolton in Liverpool.
Director ROSALIND GOLD Producer ROBERT TONER
,(The Final is on Friday at 5.50 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Robert Toner

: Poldark

A romantic serial in 16 parts set in Cornwall of the 1780s based on the novels by WINSTON GRAHAM
Part 14 by JACK RUSSELL
Ross determines to find Mark Daniel who may be able to remember where he saw copper while hiding down Wheal Grace. It means Ross accompanying Trencrom's smugglers to the Scilly Isles - a dangerous undertaking since among the smugglers there is an informer.
Producer MORRIS BARRY
Director PAUL ANNETT

Contributors

Unknown: Winston Graham
Unknown: Jack Russell
Unknown: Mark Dan
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Paul Annett
Ross Poldark: Robin Ellis
Demelza: Angharad Rees
Prudie: Mary Wimbush
Lady Constance: Cynthia Grenville
Sir Hugh: Christopher Benjamin
Charlie Kempthorne: Barry Jackson
Jacka Hoblyn: David Garfield
Paul Daniel: Pip Miller
Rosina Hoblyn: Peta Mason
Caroline Penvenen: Judy Geeson
Dr Dwight Enys: Richard Morant
Ballad singer: Alan Leith
Mark Daniel: Martin Fisk
Penvenen: Patrick Holt
Zacky Martin: Forbes Collins
Coxswain: Ken Plested
Captain McNeil.: Donald Douglas
Sergeant: Joe Dunlop
Jud: Paul Curran
: Maureen Morris
Women: Pam Scotcher

: The Writing on the Wall?

Part 1
The Berlin Wall stands as both symbolic and concrete testimony to the post-war divide between East and West - witness to the war of words and nerves which has blown hot and cold with the changes in political climate. As Churchill said, ' Better jaw, jaw, than war, war '. And so it has been for 30 years. But today, as Russia and the Warsaw Pact countries continue their massive military build-up, creating, as some believe, not only nuclear but conventional arms superiority, what happens if and when the talking stops? The message to Belshazar, burnished on another wall, over 2,500 years ago read: ' Thou hast been weighed in the balance and found wanting.' In the first of two programmes, Lord Chalfont weighs the military balance and comes up with a critical interpretation of what he sees as today's Writing on the Wall. Presented by Ludovic Kennedy ,
Film editor COLIN JONES
Studio director mike CATHERWOOD
Executive producer FRANK SMITH
Producer ROGER BOLTON (Part 2 at 11.0 pm)

Contributors

Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy
Editor: Colin Jones
Producer: Frank Smith
Producer: Roger Bolton

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Whitmore ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: The Monday Film: Steptoe and Son

starring Wilfrid Brambell
Harry H. Corbett , Carolyn Seymour In this film version of one of television's most popular comedy series, Harold falls for a stripper. But when the happy pair set off on their honeymoon, Albert goes too!
Screenplay by RAY GALTON , ALAN SIMPSON Director CLIFF OWEN. Films: page 11

Contributors

Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Harry H. Corbett
Unknown: Carolyn Seymour
Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Director: Cliff Owen.
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H Corbett
Zita: Carolyn Seymour
Vicar: Arthur Howard
Chauffeur: Victor Maddern
Barman: Fred Griffiths
Arthur: Perri St Claire
Compère: Mike Reid

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Alan Simpson 8 February 2017

: The Writing on the Wall?

Part 2: Reading the Writing
-There is no Soviet threat ... It is all a monstrous lie from beginning to end.' (LEONID BREZHNEV) ' The struggle will continue.... until the complete and final victory of Communism on a world scale.' (PRAVDA) What are the Russians' intentions and What should the West do in the face of their military build-up? For this second programme, Helmut Sonnenfeldt, Henry Kissinger's Russian expert, and Vladimir Dunaev, top Soviet commentator from Moscow, have flown to London to debate with Lord Chalfont.








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