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: Open University

6.40 Complex Human Ecosystems (2)

7.5 Maths - Matrix Transformations

7.30 Control: A School Experiment

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 It's Maths!
11: Area
10.0 TV Club
Muscles and Machines
10.23 Music Time

: For Schools, Colleges

11.0 British Social History Goods and Chattels
11.23 Words and Pictures
The Little Boy's Secret
11.40 Appuntamento in Italia A language resource series 2: Un paese a lavoro
I pescatori di Cetara. n nord industriale. Corrente viva.
12.5 pm Kontakte
24: Wie wohnen Sie?
Complementary radio programme today,
6.30 pm, Radio 3


Script: Raffaele L. G. Moretto
Script: David Bowles
Unknown: Cici Gatti
Unknown: Giancarlo Ciccone
Producer: John Prescott Thomas

: 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
Editor: Terry Dobson
Unknown: Michael Smith

: Bagpuss

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Watch: Life on the Seashore
2.18 Science All Around
Looking at Animals
2.40 Encounter: Italy
An Italian Studies series
2: A Country at Work

: Closedown

: Play School

: Bailey's Comets

An Abominable Clue
Madagascar Mix-up

: The Canal Children

in six episodes by BRIAN WRIGHT
Tom is determined to raise some money for his crippled father, and Betsy tries to help.
3:Poor Man's Morris
Producer ANNA HOME


Unknown: Brian Wright
Producer: Anna Home
Director: John Prowse
Tom Brill: Andrew O'Connor
George Brill: Ralph Lawton
Betsy Russell: Maxine Gordon
Sarah Russell: Gwen Cherrell
Mary Brill: Barbara Hickmott
Joe Collingtree: Brian Hayes
Charlie-the-Mule: William Wilde
Conjuror: John Milner
Fiddler: John Ritchie
Dancer: Tom Cronin
James: John Beaver
Mick Murphy: Graham Cole

: Think of a Number

with Johnny Ball
A light-hearted exploration of numbers and science.
This week JOHNNY looks at family trees, works out how to get rid of a boomerang, puts nylon in an endless spin and turns a fossil back into a dinosaur with the aid of an element that never forgets. Meanwhile - Think of a Number - a half is a third of it -what's the number?*
Written by JOHNNY BALL
Production ALBERT BARBER Series producer ANN REAY BBC Bristol
(* Answer: One and a half)


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Written By: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Albert Barber

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon Weatherman


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Nationwide: Champion Children 1978

Chosen by a distinguished panel of judges from thousands of nominations by Nationwide viewers, a small group of talented and deserving children today have a day to remember. From all around Britain they have come to London's Royal Garden Hotel to receive their awards from HRH The Princess Margaret
Presented by Valerie Singleton and Bob Wellings
In association with Dr Barnardo's.


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Awards presenter by: HRH The Princess Margaret
Director: John Beveridge
Producer: Andrew Taussig
Editor: Gordon Watts

: The Wednesday Film: Earth II

starring Gary Lockwood Tony Franciosa Gary Merrill
When Earth II, an orbiting research space station, is menaced by a Red Chinese nuclear weapon, its 2,000 inhabitants take action to disarm and dispose of the missile without resorting to violence. Set sometime in the future, a space adventure about a project with a very special mission: to help planet Earth's inhabitants to put an end to hunger, pollution and disease.
Directed by TOM GRIES. Films: page 17


Unknown: Gary Lockwood
Unknown: Tony Franciosa
Unknown: Gary Merrill
Directed By: Tom Gries.
David Seville: Gary Lockwood
Jim Capa: Scott Hylands
Loren Huxley: Hari Rhodes
Frank Karger: Tony Franciosa
Lisa Karger: Mariette Hartley
Walter Dietrich: Gary Merrill
Ilyana Kovalefskii: Inga Swenson
Anton Kovalefskii: Edward Bell

: The Liver Birds

by CARLA LANE starring featuring and in The Flower
Picker Sandra and Carol continue their jobs as kennel maids. After an unfortunate mix-up with tablets for the dogs Carol is out of a job. There is romance in the air for Sandra and the vet Derek Paynton.
Produced by ROGER race
Book (same title), 60P (paperback), 2.50 (hardback), from bookshops


Unknown: Carla Lane
Unknown: Picker Sandra
Unknown: Derek Paynton.
Designer: Phil Roberson
Produced By: Roger Race
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Carol: Elizabeth Estensen
Mrs Hutchinson: Mollie Sugden
Mrs Boswell: Carmel McSharry
Lucian: Michael Angelis
Derek Paynton: Tom Chadbon
Mr Boswell: Ray Dunbobbin
Grandad: Jack Le White

: Nine O'Clock News

with Angela Rippen Weather


Unknown: Angela Rippen

: The Hong Kong Beat

The last of nine documentary programmes which take a close look at the world's most controversial police force in action. The Uneasy Summer
Back in 1967 a wave of revolutionary hysteria hit Hong Kong. Riots and demonstrations threatened a total breakdown of law and order in the Colony. The troubles were contained by a well-disciplined police force that rose to the occasion in exemplary manner. It was undoubtedly the Royal Hong Kong Police Force's finest hour.
Ten years later, the same Force is publicly discredited with revelations of gross corruption within its ranks. Reports, almost daily, of allegations against the police have reduced them to the point of mutiny. The summer of 77 is an uneasy time on the beat in Hong Kong.
Film cameraman PATRICK TURLEY Film recordist MIKE SAVAGE Film editor ARTHUR SOLOMON Producer joun PURDIE


Unknown: Patrick Turley
Editor: Arthur Solomon

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter Including tonight:
International Show Jumping from the Rome Horse Show -The Individual Grand Prix
This major event in the equestrian calendar has attracted competitors from ten nations to Rome's beautiful Piazza di Siena. Britain's team is DAVID BROOME , DEBBIE JOHNSEY , MAUREEN HOLDEN , HARVEY SMITH and FRED WELCH.
Commentator DORIAN Williams International Boxing from London's Royal Albert Hall
The pick of the action from last night's Mike Barrett promotion which featured two of Britain's young champions, light-middle-weight Jimmy Batten and flyweight Charlie Magri.
Commentator HARRY CARPENTER Goal of the Season
JIMMY HILL re-runs the best BBC1 goals in the annual competition, and thereis £300 in Premium Bonds to be won.
Television presentation:


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: David Broome
Unknown: Debbie Johnsey
Unknown: Maureen Holden
Unknown: Harvey Smith
Unknown: Fred Welch.
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Mike Barrett
Unknown: Jimmy Batten
Unknown: Charlie Magri.
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Tonight

Introduced by DENIS TUOHY Including News Headlines


Introduced By: Denis Tuohy

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