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: Open University

6.40 Ecosystem.

7.5 Handicapped in the Community.

7.30 Teletext

: Closedown

: Eisteddfod 77

A report, in Welsh, on yesterday's events at the National Eisteddfod being held this week at Wrexham.
(English transmitters only. Shown last night on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: The Wombles



Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Told By: Bernard Cribbins

: Jackanory

Thunder and Lightnings by JAN MARK
Today: The Firegate


Unknown: Jan Mark

: John Burningham's Around the World in 80 Days: 8

The last of eight programmes.
Snowbound in Canada, and homebound in the rain.


Illustrated by: John Burningham
Director: Ron Johnston
Written and Produced By: Gordon Carr

: Jumbo Spencer: 1: The Jumbo Spencer Reform Club

A five-part story by Helen Creswell
Every summer holiday Jumbo Spencer had thought up something to occupy him and his friends. This summer it has to be the best yet...
Cast for the week


Writer: Helen Cresswell
Producer: Daphne Jones
Director: Jeremy Swan
Jumbo: Mark Weavers
Maggots: Natalie Boyce
Freckles: John Weavers
Mike: Huw Higginson
Bill: Christopher Watts
Dick: John O'Farrell
Steve: Jeffrey Chapman
Mr Spencer: Jim Smilie
Mrs Spencer: Helen Fraser
Mr Jefferson: Lionel Taylor
Vicar: John Quayle
Mrs Perkins: Judy Wilson
Teacher: Hubert Tucker
Miss Mogg: Betty Woolfe
PC Jury: David Weston
Driver: Charles Pemberton
Mr Bennett: Geoffrey Russell
Baby: Samantha Jayne Collard

: One Man and His Dog

In Search of a Champion Heat 1: England West
From Buttermere, Lake District, Phil Drabble and Eric Halsall introduce the first in this series of television sheep dog trials. Competing: TIM LONGTON with Roy GEORGE HUTTON with Nip


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: Tim Longton
Unknown: Roy George Hutton
Unknown: Raymond MacPherson
Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Cricket

The Gillette Cup
Northamptonshire v Leicestershire from Northampton
The morning's play in this quarter-final match.
Introduced by PETER WEST
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation by DAVID KENNING and BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Presentation By: David Kenning
Presentation By: Bill Taylor

: News



Unknown: Barbara Edwards

: Interval

: Cricket

The Gillette Cup
Northamptonshire V Leicestershire from Northampton
The afternoon's play and news of today's other quarter-finals

: Play School

: Ask Aspel

In the first of a new series of ten programmes, Michael Aspel introduces your requests from recent BBC television programmes.
With him in the studio this week: Rolf Harris
Send your requests to: Ask Aspel, BBC Television, [address removed]


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Guest: Rolf Harris
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: Young Explorers

Christmas in the Sun
Twenty-five young people from Somerset set out on an expedition to Ghana in West Africa. In today's film, they tell how they celebrated Christmas with their Ghanaian hosts' families and enjoyed traditional Ghanaian food. As well as visiting castles, joining in with the fishermen and buying souvenirs in the markets, they went on a 50-mile trek through tropical rain forests and helped a remote village to build a new school.
Film cameraman MARTIN SAUNDERS Film editor DAVID ALIBAND
Producer BRIAN HAWKINS. BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Gilbert
Unknown: Martin Saunders
Producer: Brian Hawkins.

: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

On the Road from Jarrow
The second part of a film compilation in which Luke Casey retraces the route of the Jarrow Crusade and some of the marchers recall the event and its significance.
Film cameraman COLIN MUNN Producer KEN STEPHINSON


Unknown: Luke Casey
Unknown: Jarrow Crusade
Unknown: Colin Munn
Producer: Ken Stephinson

: Bugs Bunny

in Hare Breadth Hurry

: The Wednesday Film: The Destructors

starring Richard Egan, Patricia Owens, John Ericson, Michael Ansara, Joan Blackman, David Brian
American National Intelligence Agent Dan Street has the daunting task of tracking down a ruthless gang who plan to capture a top secret government weapon called 'Cyclops' - a laser ray-gun capable of disintegrating any target - and sell it to a foreign power.
Films: page 11 (First showing on British television)


Director: Francis D. Lyon
Dan Street: Richard Egan
Charlie: Patricia Owens
Dutch Holland: John Ericson
Count Mario Romano: Michael Ansara
Stasso: Joan Blackman
Hogan: David Brian
Spaniard: Johnny Seven

: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Bang Goes the Maharajah
The only one who can save the Maharajah's life is Lofty. Will he be able to rise to the occasion ... ? featuring and Designers ERIC WALMSLEY , AUSTIN RUDDY Producer GRAEME MUIR


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Designers: Eric Walmsley
Designers: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Graeme Muir
Rangi Ram: Michael Bates
BSM Williams: Windsor Davies
Gnr Beaumont: Melvyn Hayes
Gnr Sugden: Don Estelle
Col Reynolds: Donald Hewlett
Capt Ashwood: Michael Knowles
Gnr Parkins: Christopher Mitchell
Gnr Graham: John Clegg
Gnr Mackintosh: Stuart McGugan
Char Wallah Muhammed: Dino Shafeek
Punka Wallah Rumzan: Babar Bhatti
Gnr Evans: Mike Kinsey
Gnr Clark: Kenneth MacDonald
Maharajah: Renu Setna
Butler: Ashwin Patel

: A Roof Over My Head

Adapted from The Art of Coarse Moving by MICHAEL GREEN starring
Brian Rix
Lynda Baron , Francis Matthews in First, Find Your House


Unknown: Brian Rix
Unknown: Lynda Baron
Unknown: Francis Matthews
Designers: Cynthia Kljuco
Designers: Ken Ledsham
Producer: Douglas Argent
James: Brian Rix
Sheila: Lynda Baron
Askew: Francis Matthews
Sir Phillip Comer: Dennis Ramsden
Gaye: Gail Harrison
Mrs Bagworth: Sheila Keith
Maureen: Louisa Rix
House agent: Donald Gee
Bert: Michael Stainton
House owners: Terence Conoley
House owners: Andy Ho

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Medical Story: Million Dollar Baby

A film series of hospital dramas.
Obstetrician Amos Winkler rejects the advice of friends to settle the suit when he is sued for malpractice but a discovery makes him wonder if he was wrong.


Dr Amos Winkler: John Forsythe
Alma Geary: Catherine Burns
Raymond Stettler: Farley Granger
Irma Taber: Kim Richards
Mrs Taber: Judy Farrell
Vars Holman: Harry Guardino

: The Risk Business: 2: Pop Goes the Market

A series of six programmes
Want to be rich, sought after, and influence half the population of the world? Michael Rodd and William Woollard reveal the recipe for success followed by the shadowy entrepreneurs of one of this country's most thriving industries: the making of pop records.
First find a band of school-leavers in the pub down the road (they need have no 0-levels, only an interest in music) and invest in them to the tune of £10,000. Split their efforts electronically into at least 24 separate strands and subject them to computer control. Feed the result into a complex industrial process that's taken 100 years to refine and sell a batch to every retail outlet in the country. That way you'll make a return on your investment of 10,000 per cent!
There's just one snag. If your record doesn't get into the top 50 - and thousands don't - you will not get your money back. Banks will not support even successful records, let alone failures. You're on your own in a fiercely competitive world, and it's your own money you're gambling with.
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Michael Rodd
Presenter: William Woollard
Studio Director: John Gorman
Producer: Laurie John
Editor: Michael Blakstad

: Commentator's Choice

This week: Henry Longhurst, CBE talks to Ian Wooldridge of The Daily Mail
One of the 12 books written by this world-renowned golf writer and broadcaster is entitled I wouldn't have missed it. If you are interested in fascinating stories of sport and life, beautifully told, this programme is for you.


Interviewer: Henry Longhurst
Guest: Ian Wooldridge
Producer: Bob Abrahams

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