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: Open University

6.40 The Novel and TV (2)

7.5 The Resistance

7.30 The Surface of Mars

: Closedown

: Paddington

: Jackanory

with OLU JACOBS African Legends by AMABEL WILLIAMS-ELLIS
Mandu had set his heart on the daughter of the Rain-God. But in order to win her hand in marriage, first he had to outwit her father.
Today: The Rain-God's Daughter

Contributors

Unknown: Amabel Williams-Ellis

: Belle and Sebastian: 12: The Enquiry

A serial from France in 13 episodes.

: Closedown

: Tybed

Mysteries for children
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Bod

Bod and the Rain

: Midday News

Weather JACK SCOTT

: The Xlth Commonwealth Games

By satellite from Edmonton, Canada, the outstanding events on the fourth day of competition
Athletics Finals
Men's 110m Hurdles Women's 400m Men's 400m
Men's 3000m Steeplechase Women's 100m Men's 100m
Women's 3000m Women's Discus
Commentators DAVID COLEMAN, RON PICKERING and STUART STOREY
Swimming Finals
Men's 200m Individual Medley Women's 100m Backstroke Men's 400m Freestyle
Women's 200m Freestyle Men's 200m Breaststroke
Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Women's Highboard Diving
Commentators ALAN WEEKS and HAMILTON BLAND
Starting block or stumbling block? - a problem for Allan Wells. The XIth Commonwealth Games; 2.0, 6.50 pm
Gymnastics Final
The Men's Team competition Commentator RON PICKERING
Cycling Finals The Sprint
4000m Individual Pursuit
Commentator BARRY DAVIES
Weightlifting Finals Middle Heavyweight 100 Kiloweight
Commentator DAVID VINE
Plus action, news, and results from boxing, bowls and shooting.
Introduced by Frank Bough
Producers ALAN CHIVERS, JOHN SHREWSBURY, JOHNNIE WATHERSTON, BOB DUNCAN, MARTIN HOPKINS
Studio producer John PHILIPS Editor JONATHAN MARTIN
Executive producer ALAN HART

Contributors

Commentators: David Coleman
Unknown: Bon Pickering
Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Allan Wells.
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Introduced By: Frank Bough
Producers: Alan Chivers
Unknown: Johnnie Watherstolf
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Editor: Jonathan Martin
Producer: Alan Hart

: Eisteddfod 78

The Crowning Ceremony The first of the week's colourful rituals is covered live from the stage of the National Eisteddfod of Wales, held this year in Cardiff. The scene is described by B. ALUN EVANS
TV presentation hy HUW BRIAN WILLIAMS
(A Welsh language commentary can be beard on BBC2 in Wales)

Contributors

Unknown: B. Alun Evans
Unknown: Huw Brian Williams

: The Xlth Commonwealth Games

Further coverage

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: We are the Champions 1978

The Final
Introduced by Ron Pickering
Special guests Debbie Johnsey , Olympic show jumper, and Daley Thompson , British decathlon champion. The teams are from: ANTRIM SECONDARY SCHOOL,
NORTHERN IRELAND; GIRV AN ACADEMY, SCOTLAND; CRISPIN SCHOOL, SOMERSET POYNTON HIGH SCHOOL, CHESHIRE
Film cameraman MIKE SOUTHON Directed by ROGER GALE Produced by CLIVE DOIG

Contributors

Introduced By: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Debbie Johnsey
Unknown: Daley Thompson
Unknown: Mike Southon
Directed By: Roger Gale
Produced By: Clive Doig

: The Story Behind the Story

with John Craven
The Walls that Fell
The ancient city of Jericho was suddenly destroyed; but who destroyed it? Storyteller RAY SMITH Illustrations RICHARD DALKINS
Music BBC Radiophonic Workshop Producer MOLLY COX

Contributors

Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Storyteller Ray Smith

: Captain Pugwash

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

Zoo
A high summer day at Bristol Zoo; a dawn-to-dusk study of creatures great and small and the families who came to visit them.
Camera GRAHAM EDGAR
Film editor PAM BOSWORTH Producer RONALD WEBSTER

Contributors

Producer: Ronald Webster

: Hobby Horse

with Noel Edmonds
The first of the semi-finals Teams: Cardiff
RHODRI LLEWELLYN, age 11: fishing ANDREW BETHELL , age 12: football THOMAS PYKE , age 15: sailing v Ealing
SIMON MANLEY , age 10: British and German military planes 1939-45
SIMON WOOLDRIDGE , age 13: the life and films of Humphrey Bogart
HELEN LINDSAY , age 15: herpetology
Director ANTONIA CHARLTON Producer BILL WRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Andrew Bethell
Unknown: Thomas Pyke
Unknown: Simon Manley
Unknown: Simon Wooldridge
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Helen Lindsay
Director: Antonia Charlton
Producer: Bill Wright

: The Xlth Commonwealth Games

Introduced by Frank Bough
The fourth day oi competition in Edmonton, Alberta, featuring Athletics Finals
Swimming Finals
Plus gold medal action from cycling, gymnastics, shooting, and weightlifting, and HARRY CARPENTER reports on the best of the bouts in the boxing tournament

Contributors

Introduced By: Frank Bough
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter

: Who Pays the Ferryman?

by MICHAEL J. BIRD
A series of eight episodes starring Jack Hedley
Betty Arvaniti , Takis Emmanuel 5: Receive the Light
It is Easter in Elounda. Annika does not know and Haldane dare not reveal that her dead sister is an obstacle to their happiness.
Music composed by YANNIS MARROPOULOE Designer MYLES LANG
Producer WILLIAM SLATER

Contributors

Unknown: Michael J. Bird
Unknown: Jack Hedley
Unknown: Betty Arvaniti
Unknown: Takis Emmanuel
Composed By: Yannis Marropouloe
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: William Slater
Alan Haldane: Jack Hedley
Annika Zeferis: Betty Arvaniti
Nikos Vassilakis: Nikos Verlekis
Matheos Noukakis: Takis Emmanuel
Xenophon Hasapis: Nikos Kouros
Katerina Matakis: Patience Collier
The Major: Stefan Gryff
Babis Spiridakis: Neil McCarthy
Elena Vassilakis: Maria Sokali
Alexis Vassilakis: Alexis Sergis

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Woods

: Great Britons

The lives behind six legendary names - told by their biographers. 3: Florence Nightingale Written and presented by Philippa Stewart
The founder and inspiration of modem nursing, Florence Nightingale had to struggle until she was 33 to be allowed to do what she wanted. Heroine of the Crimean War, she became known the world over as the Lady with the Lamp.
In this programme, author PHILIPPA STEWART examines the many contradictions in the story of this extraordinary woman, bom with all the advantages of money, breeding and beauty, yet desperately unhappy for most of her life. She had a rational, scientific mind, yet was convinced she had been called by God. She was most attractive to men yet she never married and had perhaps her most profound relationships with women. Bedridden and considered on the verge of death at the age of 37. she lived to be 90.
Photography jim PEIRSON
Sound GEOFF TOOKEY , MIKE BILLING Film editor LES NEWMAN
Executive producer HARRY HASTINGS Producer JONATHAN STEDALL
Book (same title), £5.95, from bookshopM, from 11 August

Contributors

Presented By: Philippa Stewart
Unknown: Philippa Stewart
Unknown: Geoff Tookey
Editor: Les Newman
Producer: Harry Hastings
Producer: Jonathan Stedall

: Play for Today

The Price of Coal by BARRY HINES Two films set in South Yorkshire 2: Back to Reality
' You don't have fun when you play at cricket. Cricket's a serious business.'
That has to be a Yorkshireman speaking. But Mark hasn't a care in the world. His dad's promised to take him to the Test Match. What more could a lad want? Life seems perfect.
Producer TONY GARNETT
Director KENNETH LOACH

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Hines
Producer: Tony Garnett
Director: Kenneth Loach
Kath Storey: Rita May
Sid Storey: Bobby Knutt
Tony Storey: Paul Chappell
Janet Storey: Jayne Waddington
Mark Storey: Haydn Conway
Mr Forbes: Jackie Shinn
Geoff Carter: Duggie Brown
Phil Beatson: Bert Oxley
Albert: Stan Richards
Ronnie: Philip Firth
Harry: Ted Beyer
Alf Meakin: Tommy Edwards
Sheila: Anne Firth
NUM official: Max Smith
Jimmy: Michael Hinchcliffe
Eric: Les Hicken
Pete: Peter Black
Deputy: Wilfred Grove
George Kay: Gary Roberts
Mrs Kay: Jean Spence
Mrs Dobson: Mary Wray
Mr Dobson: Ron Delta
Mrs King: Christie Gee
Salvation Army lady: Olga Grahame
Mr Gates: Paul Bryan
Eric Johnson, MP: Henry Moxon








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