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: Open University

6.40 A Control System Design

7.5 Maths: Oscillations

7.30 Handicapped in the Community

(UHF only)

: Closedown

: Paddington

Paddington goes Underground Narrated by MICHAEL HORDERN


Unknown: Michael Bond
Unknown: Michael Hordern

: Jackanory

A Stranger Came Ashore by MOLLIE HUNTER
Today: Deep Water


Unknown: Donald Douglas
Unknown: Mollie Hunter

: Tarzan: Tarzan and the Land of Giants

Tarzan and his animal friends are equal to the strength of the Giants. (Repeat)

: Belle and Sebastian: 8: Christmas Eve

A serial from France in 13 episodes.

Jean has tricked Sebastian and taken Belle for training up to the Grand Baou in accordance with Norbert's instructions.

: Cricket

The Gillette Cup
The morning's play from one of today's Quarter-final matches. Introduced by PETER WEST Commentators
Television presentation by DAVID KENNING and BILL TAYLOR
Gillette Cup Quarter-finals scores on CEEFAX


Introduced By: Peter West
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Presentation By: David Kenning
Presentation By: Bill Taylor

: Midday News



Unknown: Jack Scott

: Fingerbobs

Story and design by JOANNE AND MICHAEL COLE


Unknown: Michael Cole
Music By: Michael Jessett

: Interval

: Cricket

The Gillette Cup
The afternoon's play

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Boss Cat

A film cartoon series about the gang of Alley Cats captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Boss Cat.

: Going for a Gold

Caroline Cox from Stourbridge and Steven Sedlacek from South Shields have recently been to Buckingham Palace to receive their Gold Awards in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. Over the last few years they, like thousands of other young people, have been taking part in different activities which can vary from playing the bagpipes and going on expeditions to voluntary hospital service, and progressing from the Bronze Award through Silver to the Gold.
John Craven talks to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on a recent Royal tour and finds out more about the scheme which Prince Philip started 20 years ago.


Unknown: Steven Sedlacek
Talks: John Craven
Editor: David Aliband
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: Evening News

with Peter Woods Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

VALERIE SINGLETON , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS present the British scene to the British people


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

: The Wednesday Film: Panache

starring Rene Auberjonois David Healy , Charles Frank
Three loyal swordsmen in the service of the King of France pit their wits and swords against the scheming Cardinal Richelieu.
Directed by GARY NELSON


Unknown: Rene Auberjonois
Unknown: David Healy
Unknown: Charles Frank
Unknown: Cardinal Richelieu.
Directed By: Gary Nelson
Panache: René Auberjonois
Donat: David Healy
Alain: Charles Frank
Rochefort: Charles Seibert
Treville: John Doucette
Queen Anne: Amy Irving
King Louis XIII: Harvey Solin
Richelieu: Joe Ruskin

: Z Cars: 6: Exposure

by John Kershaw
A series in 13 episodes
Starring James Ellis, Douglas Fielding
with Allan O'Keefe, Victoria Plucknett

Roger Stevens is the quiet sort of copper, always there. Perhaps that's why Lynch tends to take him for granted. But sometimes it's the quiet kind one needs to worry about most of all...


Writer: John Kershaw
Designer: Pamela Lambooy
Director: Ron Craddock
Terry Cosgrave: Andrew Schofield
PC Render: Allan O'Keefe
Constable: John Scott Martin
Tina Stevens: Brenda Fricker
WPC Jane Beck: Victoria Plucknett
Insp Lynch: James Ellis
Sgt Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Mr Cosgrave: Bill Dean
Mrs Finch: Rosalind Elliot
Morris Trilling: Gerard Hely
Mark Stevens: Gary Carp
Mrs Robertson: Hilary Crane
Roger Stevens: Ralph Watson
Mr Robertson: Matthew Long

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: The Risk Business

Troubled Waters
At the beginning of this century Britannia really did rule the waves. Britain possessed the largest merchant fleet in the world. Developed initially as a bus-service carrying trade between the outposts of the Empire it had become a vast money-spinning industry. Although no longer as dominant, it is still highly successful. Last year it helped keep the country out of the red by bringing in £1,000-million in foreign exchange earnings.
But on the horizon loom two major threats. Firstly, the developing world is no longer content to spend its limited foreign currency buying our shipping services when it could do the job itself. Secondly, the Russians are moving in. Using competitive techniques which British shipowners describe as ' unfair', they are steadily carving their way into the market to a point where many Western shipping companies are in danger of going to the wall.
Tonight Andrew Neil and William Woollard look at why all this is happening and what, if anything, can be done about it.
Film editor ALASTAIR MACKAY Studio director JOHN GORMAN Producer JOHN GROOM


Unknown: Andrew Neil
Unknown: William Woollard
Editor: Alastair MacKay
Director: John Gorman
Producer: John Groom
Editor: Michael Blakstad

: Come Dancing

The 1978 series of inter-regional amateur ballroom dancing contests Terry Wogan introduces
The Home Counties North v The North East from Tiffany's Ballroom, Great Yarmouth
Commentator BARRI HAYNES
A professional demonstration by Richard and Janet Gleave , World Ballroom Dancing Champions Music by ANDY ROSS AND HIS ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
A MECCA promotion
Arranged by ERIC D. MORLEY Director KEN GRIFFIN
Series producer BARRIE EDGAR BBC Birmingham


Introduces: Terry Wogan
Commentator: Barri Haynes
Commentator: Janet Gleave
Music By: Andy Ross
Arranged By: Eric D. Morley
Director: Ken Griffin
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Omnibus

A summer season of five programmes about the arts and music of the 20th century. Tonight: The Art Show of Ed Kienholz
A film about an extraordinary and controversial American artist. KIENHOLZ is a unique kind of sculptor, constructing what he calls ' environments ' - bars, sitting rooms, portable war memorials. This film follows the making of his latest work-nothing less than an art gallery full of people.
Executive producer BARRIE GAVIN Directed by ERWIN LEISER


Unknown: Ed Kienholz
Editor: Leonard Trumm
Producer: Barrie Gavin
Directed By: Erwin Leiser

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