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: Open University

6.40 Control Systems

7.5 Maths - Matrix Transformations

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.15 Engineering Craft Studies Joining: Adhesives
9.38 It's Maths!
9: Tessellations lO.OTVClub: AsGoodasGold
10.23 Music Time

: For Schools, Colleges

11.0 British Social History The Festival of Britain .
11.23 Words and Pictures
Tale of the Turnip
11.40 Biology
12.5 pm Kontakte
18: Welche Grösse tragen Sie?
Complementary radio programme today,
6.30 pm, Radio 3.

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Barbara Edwards

: Pebble Mill

Including Grace and Flavour with Michael Smith


Unknown: Michael Smith

: Mister Men

Mr Fussy and Mr Snow


Unknown: Mr Fussy

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Watch: Dinosaurs, 2
2.18 Science All Around: Wind
2.40 Focus on Work
8: At a Time Like This
CAROL HAYNES is 15 and she is leaving school not because she wants to but because her father says she must. What kind of future does she have?
A specially edited version of a Man Alive programme.


Unknown: Carol Haynes
Producer: Ivor Dunkerton

: Closedown

: Play School

: Touche Turtle

: Jackanory

with Susan Jameson
Go Tell It to Mrs Golightly by CATHERINE COOKSON
Today: Bound and Gagged


Unknown: Susan Jameson
Unknown: Mrs Golightly
Unknown: Catherine Cookson

: Screen Test

Michael Rodd introduces extracts from Space Cruiser, Night Ferry, The Black Sheep of Whitehall and Alice in Wonderland to test the observation of winners of the first two heats.
There is also another top entry from The Young Film-makers' Competition.
Directed by PAUL LOOSLEY
Produced by JOHN BUTTERY BBC Manchester


Introduces: Michael Rodd
Directed By: Paul Loosley
Produced By: John Buttery

: Grange Hill

A series in nine parts by PHIL REDMOND
4: The swimming pool is the centre of activity in today's episode. Tucker sees a new opportunity to torment Justin, but this time Justin strikes back.
Studio lighting DEREK SLEE Studio sound JEFF BOOTH Designer JOHN O'HARA
Executive producer ANNA HOME Director colin CANT


Designer: John O'Hara
Grange Hill pupils:Justin Bennett: Robert Morgan
Grange Hill pupils:Winkle Graham: Christopher Hall
Grange Hill pupils:Benny Green: Terry Sue Patt
Grange Hill pupils:Alan Hargreaves: George Armstrong
Hughes: Donald Waugh
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Underwood: Paul McCarthy
Thomas Watson: James Jebbia
Trisha Yates: Michelle Herbert
Caretaker: Graham Ashley
Mr Malcolm: Christopher Coll
Mr Mitchell: Michael Percival

: Ludwig

What is the strange object that Magpie has found in the forest?
Music arranged by PAUL READE


Unknown: Jon Glover
Arranged By: Paul Reade
Unknown: Peter Lang

: Evening News

with Kenneth Kendall Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

Presenting the British scene to the British people.
FRANK BOUGH, SUE LAWLEY, VALERIE SINGLETON , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS are the team that mix together coverage of topical events, investigative reports, plus features and films for your tea-time viewing.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: Wednesday Film: The Kentuckian

starring Burt Lancaster
Dianne Foster , Diana Lynn
In the 1820s, Big Eli Wakefield and his son decide to leave their home in Kentucky and strike out for the wide open spaces of Texas.
Directed by BURT LANCASTER. Films: p 12


Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Dianne Foster
Unknown: Diana Lynn
Directed By: Burt Lancaster.
Big Eli: Burt Lancaster
Hannah: Dianne Foster
Susie: Diana Lynn
Zack: John McIntyre
Sophie: Una Merkel
Bodine: Walter Matthau
Fletcher: John Carradine

: The Liver Birds

by CARLA LANE starring featuring and in Love 'em-and Almost Leave 'em When Carol's cousin Aveline comes to stay she introduces a whole new set of rules into Carol and Sandra's life ...


Designer: Ian Rawnsley
Produced By: Douglas Argent
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Carol: Elizabeth Estensen
Mrs Hutchinson: Mollie Sugden
Mrs Boswell: Eileen Kennally
Lucian: Michael Angeus
Aveline: Judith Lloyd
Wrong number: Keith Washington
Hospital Sister: Marian Kemmer

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party
(Also on BBC2)

: Main News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: The Hong Kong Beat: 1: Detective

Nine documentary programmes which take a close look at the world's most controversial police force in action.
The Royal Hong Kong Police have been accused of corruption and bribery at all levels. This series shows the job they have to do - as a British Colonial Force working among 4 1/2-million Chinese.
John Norman, ex-London policeman is now a CID Inspector in Tsim Sha Tsui - Hong Kong's Soho -Triad Territory, where you're bought off or framed if you get too near the truth.
As Norman is drawn into robbery, kidnap and murder, he shows what it is to be on the Hong Kong beat, where British policemen bow before the God Kwandai. and where the Yaumati Force now row in a Dragon Boat Race against the Triads.


Subject: John Norman
Film Cameraman: Patrick Turley
Film Recordist: Mike Savage
Film Editor: Arthur Solomon
Producer: John Purdie

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter International Athletics
The Philips Indoor Spectacular
RAF Cosford acts as host to top competitors from Europe and America in this international meeting which incorporates a men's match between GB and Spain. In addition, this top-class invitation event features athletes from Poland, Romania, West Germany, France and the Netherlands
-many of whom will be looking forward to the European Indoor Championships in ten days' time. Commentators DAVID COLEMAN
Organised by the BAAB in association with Philips Industries The World Ski-jumping
Championships from Lahti, Finland The 90 Metre Jump
The world's top jumpers compete in one of the most daunting and spectacular events in the world. Can the Scandinavians on their home territory out-distance the powerful East Germans in this supreme test of courage and skill? Commentator DAVID VINE
Television presentation:
Ski-jumping FINNISH TV service Producer JOHN PHILIPS


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: St David's National Festival

Introduced by Cliff Morgan
Last Saturday musicians, singers and dancers travelled from the hills and valleys of Wales to entertain a capacity audience in London's Royal Albert Hall, at the 27th Annual St David's National Festival. Highlights from the festival include the Champion Brass Band of Wales Three Choirs traditional Welsh group Ar Log Caricature Theatre of Cardiff
Bands, choirs and an audience of thousands make music together to celebrate a day which is particularly Welsh.
Festival organised by the LONDON WELSH TRUST
Television presentation KEN GRIFFIN


Introduced By: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Ken Griffin

: Tonight

Introduced by DENIS TUOHY


Introduced By: Denis Tuohy

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