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: Roobarb

When the Opera wasn't a Phantom Told by RICHARD BRIERS


Told By: Richard Briers

: Jackanory

Today: Lost - One Tie


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Joan Aiken

: Why Don't You...?

A collection of your letters and ideas on how to use your spare time, presented by the WDY gang.

: The Boy from Lapland

5: Per's father tries to teach Ante a lesson because he has let his reindeer stray through the broken fence.

: Lippy Lion

Lippy Lion and Hardy Har Har plan to win the competition.

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill

with DONNY MACLEOD , DAVID SEYMOUR MARIAN FOSTER and JAN LEEMING including Grace and Flavour with Michael Smith
Michael Smith 's Saucy Cookbook, 45p, from bookshops


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Michael Smith
Unknown: Michael Smith

: Mister Men

Mr Dizzy and Mr Greedy by ROGER HARGREAVES Told by ARTHUR LOWE
Animation TERRY WARD


Unknown: Mr Dizzy
Unknown: Mr Greedy
Unknown: Roger Hargreaves
Told By: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: Terry Ward

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Touche Turtle

Touché and Dum Dum answer the cries for help in their own inimitable way.

: Jackanory

with Bernard Holley
Jonny Briggs and the Ghost by JOAN EADINGTON Today: Trapped!


Unknown: Bernard Holley
Unknown: Jonny Briggs
Unknown: Joan Eadington

: Screen Test

Grand Final
Michael Rodd shows scenes from Swiss Family Robinson, Busy Bodies, Echo of the Badlands, and 101 Dalmatians to the winning Semi-finalists.
There will also be news of this year's Young Film-makers' Competition, details of which can be obtained from Screen Test, BBCtv, Manchester X.
Directed by PAUL LOOSLEY
Produced by JOHN BUTTERY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Rodd
Designer: Peter Mavius
Directed By: Paul Loosley
Produced By: John Buttery

: Grange Hill

in nine parts by PHIL REDMOND
Part 8: A valuable antique pistol is stolen and suspicion falls on Form 1 Alpha. The headmaster threatens to call in the police and cancel the School Festival unless the pistol is returned.
Grange Hill pupils:
Studio lighting DEREK SLEE Studio sound JEFF BOOTH Designer JOHN O'HARA Director COLIN CANT
Executive producer ANNA HOME


Unknown: Grange Hill
Unknown: Derek Slee
Designer: John O'Hara
Director: Colin Cant
Producer: Anna Home
Sheila Anderson: Ann Mannion
Canning: Tim Slender
Michael Doyle: Vincent Hall
Benny Green: Terry Sue Patt
Hughes: Donald Waugh
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Mary Johnson: Kim Benson
Judy Preston: Abigail Brown
David Robinson: Franco Manzi
Ann Wilson: Lucinda Duckett
Trisha Yates: Michelle Herbert
First 3rd Year: Nicola Cave
Second 3rd Year: Karen Saunders
Miss Mather: Carole Nimmons
Mr Mitchell: Michael Percival
Mrs Monroe: Dorothea Phillips

: Ludwig

Music arranged by PAUL READE
Created by MIREK and PETER LANG


Unknown: Jon Glover
Arranged By: Paul Reade
Arranged By: 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: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sue Lawley
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: The Tom and Jerry Show

The Truce Hurts

: Max Bygraves - This is Your Lunch

In a career which spans 30 years of stage, radio, television and films, Max Bygraves is as easily identified with catchphrases such as 'That's a good idea, son' and I wanna tell you a story' as songs like ' Tulips from Amsterdam ' and ' You Need Hands ' which have become the trademark of his sing-along style of entertainment.
THE VARIETY CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN today held a luncheon in his honour at the Savoy Hotel and among the guest speakers were Arthur Askey , Cliff Michelmore Eric Sykes , Jimmy Tarbuck Ernie Wise
Introduced by RAY MOORE
Television presentation by PETER HYLTON CLEAVBR


Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Introduced By: Ray Moore
Presentation By: Peter Hylton Cleavbr

: The Liver Birds

by CARLA LANE , starring featuring in Yellow and Green make Blue
It's time to decorate the flat. Carol and Sandra have different ideas about how it should be done - so they decide on a disastrous compromise.
Produced by Douglas ARGENT
Book, same title, £2.50 (hardback), 60p (paperback), from bookshops


Unknown: Carla Lane
Designer: Ian Rawnsley
Produced By: Douglas Argent
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Carol: Elizabeth Estensen
Mrs Hutchinson: Mollie Sugden
Mrs Boswell: Eileen Kennally
Mr Boswell: Ray Dunbobbin
Lady from flat 8: Elizabeth Benson
Bessie: Marjorie Wilde
Her friend: Beatrice Shaw
Removal man: Phil Ryan
Children in street: Adele Mansell
Children in street: Sarah Drinkwater

: Miss Wales 1978

with Terry Wogan
Tonight, in the first of three national beauty contests, TERRY WOGAN is joined by Brian Hoey in the search for Miss Wales. The winner will represent Wales in the Miss United Kingdom contest and a victory there will put her in the running for the coveted title of Miss World. In cabaret:
The Arcadia Theatre, Llandudno
<A Mecca promotion in association with the Variety Club of Great Britain, arranged by ERIC o. MORLEW Designer ALAN TAYLOR
Series producer KEN GRIFFIN Producer DAVID RICHARDS Preview: page 19


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Brian Hoey
Unknown: Johnny Tudor
Unknown: Ann Griffiths
Directed By: Phil Tate
Arranged By: Eric O. Morlew
Designer: Alan Taylor
Producer: Ken Griffin
Producer: David Richards

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: The Hong Kong Beat

Nine documentary programmes 5: The Great Payroll Robbery
Half-a-million dollars have been snatched in the middle of a crowded market place. The gang of four held two security guards at gunpoint, while they stole the day's takings. But no one heard anything. No one saw anything. DETECTIVE INSPECTOR WONG'S Only resort is to the murky world of the informer, where a man will help the police with their enquiries - at a price. But can the informer be trusted?
Film cameraman PATRICK TURLEY Film recordist MIKE SAVAGE Film editor BRIAN TOMKINS Producer JOHN PURDIE


Unknown: Patrick Turley
Editor: Brian Tomkins
Producer: John Purdie

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter European Soccer Action
Highlights from one of tonight's European Semi-final first leg matches.
Commentator BARRY DAVIES The Hero of Aintree
In five visits to the world's toughest racecourse, Red Rum has galloped into racing history with an unparalleled record of three wins and two second places. The greatest Grand National horse of all time tries again on Saturday. ' Ginger ' McCain, whose life as a trainer has been transformed by Rummy's exploits, and Tommy Stack , his jockey, review the career of the horse who now claims a special place in the nation's affections, with Sports-writer of the Year Hugh Mcllvanney.
Soccer TV presentation ALEC WEEKS Film director BOB ABRAHAMS Producer JOHN PHILIPS


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Barry Davies
Commentator: Tommy Stack
Unknown: Hugh McLlvanney.
Unknown: Alec Weeks
Director: Bob Abrahams
Producer: John Philips
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Tonight

Including News Headlines

: The British Connection?

Twelve films from different parts of the UK which explore people's sense of identity. 7: Kelso
Framed by the Tweed and Teviot rivers and the Border Hills, Kelso and its people nestle gently in the richness of the soil. Border feuds are remembered with a peacefulness which mirrors the quiet passage of their most famous of salmon rivers. Neither a quiet nor a busy place. Scottish but not Nationalist. Everything has its time, every person his place.


Producer: Ken Little

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