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: Open University

6.40 World War II

7.5 English Renaissance: Sacred Music

7.30 Earth Science Topics

: Closedown

: Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

Welsh hymn-singing
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Playboard

: News


: Wimbledon 1977

The Lawn Tennis Championships direct from the All England Club in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen.
The Final of the Ladies' Singles Championship
BBC outside broadcast cameras on the world-famous Centre Court reflect the tensions and the excitement of the first Final of these Centenary Championships.
Harry Carpenter sets the scene for the top ladies' match of the year, the winner of which receives a record prize of £13,500 and is regarded as 'Champion of the World'.
The Final of the Men's Doubles Championship
Commentaries from Dan Maskell, Peter West and John Barrett


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: John Barrett

: Play School

: Screen Test

Introduced by Michael Rodd
This week the contestants come from Ely and Felixstowe and will be looking at scenes from The King and I, The Eagle Has Landed, One Hour to Zero, and Lady and the Tramp.
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Michael Rodd
Director: Des Sissons
Producer: John Buttery

: Stories Round the World: Canada: That's My Name, Don't Wear It Out

This week: Canada
That's My Name, Don't Wear It Out by John Markham
Jimmy is deaf, but Nick thinks he's just plain stupid until the day when Nick runs into real trouble....


Writer: John Markham
Film Cameraman: Dennis Miller
Director: Don Thompson
Jimmy: Joey Davidson
Nick: Michael King
IriS: Sandra O'Neill
Sam: Al Bernardo

: Ludwig

: Evening News

Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Nationwide: The Winners: Claire Francis

During Wimbledon fortnight - a special series of interviews with personalities from the world of sport.
Tonight: Claire Francis


Interviewee: Claire Francis

: Wimbledon 1977

The Lawn Tennis Championships
Harry Carpenter introduces the final transmission of the day direct from the All England Club.


Presenter: Harry Carpenter

: The Water Margin

The freewheeling television adaptation of the Chinese classic
A Man's Only Happiness
Shih Chin saves a marriage, Sung Chiang falls into unfriendly hands.
English adaptation by DAVID weib with the voices of MICHAEL MCCLAIN , MIRIAM MARGOLYES
Dubbing director MICHAEL BAKEWELL


Unknown: Shih Chin
Unknown: Michael McClain
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Peteir Marinke
Unknown: David Blagden
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Unknown: Burt Kwouk
Director: Michael Bakewell
Lin Chung: Atsuo Nakamura
Hu San-Niang: Sanae Tsuchida
Kao Chiu: Kei Sato
Shih Chin: Teruhiko Aoi
Sung Chiang: Takeshi Obayashi
Pai Mien Lang: Hideo Amamoto

: No Appointment Necessary: Publish and be Damned

by Peter Robinson, Hugh Stuckey
Starring Roy Kinnear as Alf Butler, Josephine Tewson as Penelope Marshall, Avril Angers as Beryl Armitage and featuring Robert Dorning as Col Marshall and Elizabeth Larner as Mrs Stone
'It's purely a matter of observation. I always say, there's a story in everyone.'


Writer: Peter Robinson
Writer: Hugh Stuckey
Designer: Peter Blacker
Producer: Douglas Argent
Alf Butler: Roy Kinnear
Penelope Marshall: Josephine Tewson
Beryl Armitage: Avril Angers
Col Marshall: Robert Dorning
Mrs Stone: Elizabeth Larner
Sandra: Claire Faulconbridge
Mervyn: Denis Bond

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world.
Weekend Weather Michael Fish


Newsreader: Richard Baker
Weatherman: Michael Fish

: The Rockford Files

James Garner
The Hammer of C Block
A fearsome block of solid ebony and as tough as they come, excellmate Gandy Fitch is truly Jim's bête noir. Fresh from jail he makes a bee-line for his front door to start a trail of terror through town.


Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Gandy Fitch
Dennis Becker: ? Joe Santos
Gandy Fitch: Isaac Hayes
Mrs Bingham/Eunice: Lynn Hamilton
Debbie: Annazette Chase
Arthur: James Watson Jr
Oliver Prey: Jack SomacK
Betty: Helen Schu'Stack
ROSie: Bill Walker
' Pebbles: Allan Bich

: Tonight

JOHN TIMPSON and DENIS TUOHY and Tonight's reporters at home and abroad take their last look of the week at the topics and people that provoke, entertain, worry or amuse us.


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Denis Tuohy
Editor: Roger Bolton
Editor: Christopher Capron

: Top Cop

Sir Robert Mark talks to DESMOND WILCOX
Britain's number one policeman retired this spring in an atmosphere nearly as stormy as when he took over Scotland Yard five years ago. In his time, he threatened to put all the CID men back into uniform; he fired, or hounded out of Scotland Yard, perhaps as many as 500 corrupt policemen; he encouraged policemen to feel free to talk to the press and appear on television - and he himself did so frequently; he attacked corrupt lawyers and the present-day trial and jury systems; he made speeches which frightened his own men, won the confidence of the public and alarmed Home Secretaries; he took personal charge of the Spaghetti House and Balcombe Street sieges. He likes Gilbert and Sullivan and police horses. He's hated by all criminals and quite a few policemen. When he took over at Scotland Yard he believed his task was to shake things up and put them in good order. He succeeded. But he's quit because the new Police Act, which places police discipline under the control of political nominees, is something he refuses to administer.
Now, for the first time, he feels free to talk about his own police career, present-day police problems, and the kind of policeman he thinks we need today.
Film editor JONATHAN gili


Talks: Sir Robert Mark
Producer: Edward Mirzoef

: The Friday Film: The High Bright Sun

Starring Dirk Bogarde, George Chakiris, Susan Strasberg
also starring Denholm Elliott, Gregoire Asian
An exciting adventure story set in Cyprus in 1957 at the height of the Eoka campaign against the British Army. Dirk Bogarde plays the British Intelligence officer who, while on the trail of a guerrilla leader, becomes involved with an American girl of Cypriot origin.
Films: page 13


Screenplay: Ian Stuart Black
Producer: Betty E. Box
Director: Ralph Thomas
Major McGuire: Dirk Bogarde
Haghios: George Chakiris
Juno Kozani: Susan Strasberg
Baker: Denholm Elliott
Skyros: Gregoire Aslan
Emile: Colin Campbell
Dr Andros: Joseph Furst
Mrs Andros: Katherine Kath
Prinos: George Pastell
Alkis: Paul Stassino
Colonel Park: Nigel Stock

: Weather

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