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: Open University

6.40 Engineering Mechanics

7.5 Science - Bonding Theories

7.30 Isotopes in Geology

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.41 Merry-go-Round: A Topical Programme

10.3 Scan: Richard III - Man or Monster?: 1: Duke of Gloucester

10.25-10.45 Mathshow: Full Up

11.0 Scene: Gulpin

: Closedown

: On the Move

A lively look at words and letters with DONALD GEE


Unknown: Donald Gee
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Hamilton Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Norman Rossington

: Midday News

Weather Michael Fish


Weatherman: Michael Fish

: Pebble Mill

: Chigley: The Broken Bridge


: Closedown

: Closedown

3.53 Regional News (exc London)

: Play School

: Sinbad and the Magnetic Mountain

Told by Paul Jones
Long ago, in the city of Baghdad, there lived a man called Sinbad. One day he decided to travel and see the world so he bought himself a ship. He made so many voyages and had so many adventures that he became known as Sinbad the Sailor.
A cartoon film made by Czechoslovak Filmexport


Narrator: Paul Jones

: Heads and Tails: Skip to the Ewe

It's lambing time on the farm. Not all the lambs can be fed by the ewe - some have to be bottle fed by the farmer and his family.


Music and narration: Derek Griffiths

: Laff-a-Lympics: Italy and North Carolina, USA

A cartoon series
Three teams compete for gold medals in different sports in many countries.
This week: Italy and North Carolina, USA

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes and Lesley Judd


Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Lesley Judd
Assistant Editor: John Adcock
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Roobarb: When the Tree Fell to Pieces

Told by Richard Briers


Narrator: Richard Briers

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon


Newsreader: Angela Rippon

: Nationwide in Europe

All this week Nationwide comes live from Brussels, headquarters of the European Community. More and more decisions that affect us all are made in Europe - and the programme will be looking at the things we have in common as well as the differences between Us and Them.
Including tonight: A rather unusual gastronomic tour of Europe.

: Tomorrow's World

Michael Rodd, Judith Hann and William Woollard report on the achievements, and occasional failures, of the scientists and technologists who are shaping our future.


Reporter: Michael Rodd
Reporter: Judith Hann
Reporter: William Woollard
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Producer: Robin Bootle
Assistant Editor: Alan Dobson
Editor: Michael Blakstad

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Tony Blackburn.
Legs & Co, Top of the Pops Orchestra


Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Dancers: Legs & Co
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical director: Johnny Pearson
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Anthony Philpot
Director: Phil Bishop
Producer: Robin Nash

: Rosie: Wilmot Gets a Bad Case of Big Cyril's Second Wife

Written by Roy Clarke
Starring Paul Greenwood

Wilmot begins to conceive a Grand Passion and Rosie fears the worst.


Writer: Roy Clarke
Signature tune written by/Sung by: Paul Greenwood
Signature tune written by: Ian Wilson
Incidental Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Studio Lighting: Ron Bristow
Studio Sound: Michael McCarthy
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Bernard Thompson
PC Penrose: Paul Greenwood
PC Wilmot: Tony Haygarth
Norman: Allan Surtees
Millie: Avril Elgar
Ida: Lorraine Peters
Police Clerk: Sue Lynne
Chief Insp Dunwoody: Paul Luty
WPC Whatmough: Penny Leatherbarrow
Drunk: Joe Belcher
Gillian: Frankie Jordan
Merv: John Cater
Big Cyril: Dudley Jones
Liz: Geraldine Gardner
Passer-by: Joyce Kennedy

: Happy Ever After

by John Chapman and Eric Merriman
Starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield

Aunt Lucy's present leads to a rude awakening...


Writer: John Chapman
Writer: Eric Merriman
Executive Producer: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Ray Butt
Terry Fletcher: Terry Scott
June Fletcher: June Whitfield
Aunt Lucy: Beryl Cooke
Norman: Terence Alexander
Sybil: Jane Downs

: Nine O'Clock News

with Angela Rippon; Weather


Newsreader: Angela Rippon

: Des O'Connor Tonight

Starring Des O'Connor who plays host to a gathering of some of the finest entertainment talent from Britain and America.
Tonight's special guests include:
from Los Angeles: The Keane Brothers
from Hollywood: Tom Bresh
from Sheffield: Marti Caine


Presenter: Des O'Connor
Musicians: The Keane Brothers
Singer/Guitarist: Tom Bresh
Comedienne: Marti Caine
Orchestra directed by: Colin Keyes
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Producer: James Moir

: Face Values: Body and Soul

HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron of the Royal Anthropological Institute presents Face Values with people from Bali, Brazil, California. Malta, Tanzania and Britain.

An African woman wants to know why her four-year-old child cannot walk, and a woman in West London asks the Holy Spirit to make her well. Human society has a place for everybody, but those who are sick, unfortunate or unhappy may have to go outside the normal everyday world and make use of powers that are dangerous to handle.
Narration written by Paul Kriwaczek
Spoken by Elizabeth Bell
Book (same title), £8.50, from bookshops


Writer: Paul Kriwaczek
Narrator: Elizabeth Bell
Assistant Producer: Peter Ramsden
Producer: David Cordingley

: Tonight

Introduced by Denis Tuohy
With the Robin Day interview
Including News Headlines


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Interviewer: Robin Day

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