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: Open University

6.40 Baroque Stringed Instruments

7.5 Social Psychology Laboratory

7.30 The Interatomic Forces

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.10 Tele-Journal
9.38 Out of the Past The Fiery Pits
2: The Geordy Lamp
Written by IAN TAYLOR
10.0 Look and Read The King's Dragon
Banner Headlines
10.25-10.45 20th-century History India - the brightest jewel
11.0 Watch
Wheels: part 2
LOUISE HALL-TAYLOR and JAMES EARL ADAIR tell the tale of how the first wheel was invented. Story by JOHN RYAN
Producer JOHN THORNICROFT
11.18 Going to Work
Production Line
11.40 Physical Science Free Fall
12.5 pm A Job Worth Doing? Getting Ahead

Contributors

Written By: Ian Taylor
Unknown: Louise Hall-Taylor
Unknown: James Earl
Story By: John Ryan
Producer: John Thornicroft

: Closedown

: Midday News

Weather BILL GILES

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Giles

: Pebble Mill

with DONNY MACLEOD , DAVID SEYMOUR MARIAN FOSTER and JAN LEEMING including
Barbara Nissman and Friends
Editor TERRY DOBSON

Contributors

Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Barbara Nissman
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Ragtime

With MAGGIE HENDERSON and FRED HARRIS
Play words with Bubble, Humbug and the Spoons.

Contributors

Unknown: Maggie Henderson
Unknown: Fred Harris

: You and Me: 5

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds, and adults watching with them.
Today's Number: 5
with Kim Goody and Malcolm McFee.
You and Me Book 10 50p, from bookshops

Contributors

Producer: Barbara Parker
Shopper: Kim Goody
Lift attendant: Malcolm McFee

: For Schools, Colleges

2.14-2.30 Corners of France On the Road
2.40 TV Club
Fun and Games
TED MOULT visits a most unusual football match and DAVID FREELAND goes to a sports centre to find good and bad points about sport. Producer morion SURGUY

Contributors

Unknown: David Freeland

: Racing from Cheltenham

The National Hunt Festival
3.5 The National Hunt Two-Mile Champion Steeplechase Challenge Trophy
The main race on the opening afternoon of this three-day festival worth at least £ 11,000 to the winner.

: Poboly Cwm.

Serial
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

Story: The Emperor's New Clothes by HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN Presenters
Evelyn Skinner , Don Spencer
IShown on BBC2 at 11.0 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Unknown: Evelyn Skinner
Unknown: Don Spencer

: Wally Gator

(Repeat;

: Jackanory

with Bonnie Hurren
Daylight Robbery by JAY WILLIAMS Today: Becoming a Detective

Contributors

Unknown: Bonnie Hurren
Unknown: Jay Williams

: Playhouse

Big Little Pete by JOHN TULLY
Little Pete is ashamed of his small size and lack of strength. He is tempted to take a ' 'strong-man' medicine sold on the pier by a quack professor. The results are, in some ways, disastrous ...
Designer HUMPHREY JAEGER
Executive producer ANNA HOME Director DOROTHEA BROOKING

Contributors

Unknown: John Tully
Unknown: Little Pete
Designer: Humphrey Jaeger
Director: Dorothea Brooking
Monsieur Legrand: Robert Rietty
Professor Marvel: Clive Swift
Pauline: Julia Chambers
Little Pete: Steve Hodson
Big Pete: Michael Kilgarriff

: Take Hart

Tony Hart brings magic and originality to making pictures 'helped' by a self-propelled lump of clay called Morph. Your paintings are displayed in the Gallery.
(If you're aged 15 or under, Take Hart, BBC Television Centre, London W12 8QT is the address to send paintings for the Gallery. There's a prize for any that are shown, as long as you put your name, age and address, but we're sorry we can't promise to return any.)

Contributors

Presenter: Tony Hart
Director: Christopher Pilkington
Producer: Patrick Dowlng

: Ludwig

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Nationwide

Television's most popular current affairs magazine programme presented live each weekday evening by FRANK BOUGH
SUE LAWLEY
VALERIE SINGLETON JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS with contributions from BBC studios throughout the country. Also from far and near, the programme's team of reporters, LUKE CASEY, KEVIN COSGROVE , BERNARD FALK , DIANE HARRON , JAMES HOGG , PATRICK STENSON and MARTIN YOUNG bring you films and features that reflect the way life is Nationwide.
Editor JOHN GAU

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sue Lawley
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Kevin Cosgrove
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Diane Harron
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Patrick Stenson
Editor: John Gau

: Young Musician of the Year

Solo musicians under 19 years old from all over the British Isles compete for the title, trophy and prizes. There are four classes: Piano, Strings, Woodwind and Brass.
Tonight, the focus is on the Midlands and East Anglia regional final, introduced from Birmingham by Marian Foster. We feature the Woodwind class, all girls; and we also see part of the winning performances by two young men: a pianist and a violinist. Series introduced by Humphrey Burton
Executive producer WALTER TODDS Producer IAN CARSON Director RON ISTED BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Marian Foster.
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Producer: Ian Carson
Director: Ron Isted

: The Rockford Files

starring
James Garner in Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones but Waterbury will Bury You
One by one a procession of fellow private investigators beat a path to Rockford's caravan and complain of losing their licences to practise in seemingly unconnected circumstances. Jim opines they have been framed and proceeds to discover the surprising reason why.

Contributors

Unknown: James Garner
Joseph Rockford: Noah Beery
Det Becker: Joe Santos
Vern St Cloud: Simon Oakland
Billy Merrihew: Cleavon Little
Marv: Val Bisoglio
Ted Clair: Anthony Costello
Susan: Katherine Charles
Gwen Mollnaro: Linda Dano

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds. (By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph ). Leonard Sachs introduces
Ken Dodd , Kenneth McKellar Jan Hunt , Francis Van Dyke Soo-Bee Lee , Pat Mooney Bartschelly
Members of the Players' Theatre, London:
JENNY WREN , DUDLEY STEVENS JENNY TILL, NORMAN WARWICK
DIANE JANE ARGYLE, DERYK PARKIN PENNY RIGDEN, CHRISTOPHER WREN
Choreography DOREEN HERMITAGE
Musical director BERNARD HERRMANN
Producer BARNEY COLEHAN. BBCManchester

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Joseph
Introduces: Leonard Sachs
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Kenneth McKellar
Unknown: Jan Hunt
Unknown: Francis van Dyke
Unknown: Soo-Bee Lee
Unknown: Pat Mooney
Unknown: Jenny Wren
Unknown: Dudley Stevens
Unknown: Norman Warwick
Unknown: Diane Jane
Unknown: Deryk Parkin
Unknown: Christopher Wren
Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan.

: Nine O'Clock News

with Angela Rippon ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Pennies from Heaven

A play with music in six parts by DENNIS POTTER with Bob Hoskins
Gemma Craven, Cheryl Campbell
Part 2: The Sweetest Thing, with Kenneth Colley and Freddie Jones.
As Eileen is telling her school-children their favourite fairy story, song salesman Arthur, Prince Charming in the tale, is coming back to make her his Princess. He finds her in a magical forest. His wife Joan wonders if she has left him for good and the mysterious Accordion Player still haunts the story.
CHILDREN FROM THE FOREST OF DEAN
Choreography TUDOR DAVIES
Film photography KEN WESTBURY
Film sound MERVYN BROADWAY
Film editor DAVID MARTIN
Designer TIM HARVEY
Produced by KENITH TRODD
Directed by PIERS HAGGARD

Contributors

Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Kenneth Colley
Unknown: Freddie Jones
Editor: David Martin
Designer: Tim Harvey
Produced By: Kenith Trodd
Directed By: Piers Haggard
Headmaster: Freddie Jones
Eileen: Cheryl Campbell
Bank manager: Peter Cellier
Arthur Parker: Bob Hoskins
Maurice: Spencer Banks
Dad: Michael Bilton
Dave: Philip Jackson
Joan: Gemma Craven
Barrett: Arnold Peters
Customer: Cyril Cross
Ted: Roger Sloman
Bert: Roy Holder
Alf: Bill Dean
Accordion Man: Kenneth Colley
Irene: Jenney Logan

: Tonight

: The Engineers

RON CLARK , New Technical Director of Glynwed, among his many concerns is revitalising the Coalbrookdale Iron Foundry where the world's first iron bridge was cast.
Film editor PETER RINGSTED Producer MICHAEL GARROD

Contributors

Unknown: Ron Clark
Editor: Peter Ringsted
Producer: Michael Garrod








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