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: Open University

6.40 Chemical Reactions

7.5 Purification of an Enzyme

7.30 Shoreline Processes

(UHF only)

: Closedown

: Paddington

Trouble at No 32

: Jackanory

With ANN
MORRISH Rodge , Sylvie and Munch by PRUDENCE ANDREW
Mr Goosegog is going to be turned out of his home unless Rodge, Sylvie and Munch can raise the money for his rent.
Illustrated by NITA SOWTER (Repeal)


Unknown: Morrish Rodge
Unknown: Mr Goosegog
Illustrated By: Nita Sowter

: Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch

Love Biig Bungle

: The Islanders

A six-part serial from Norway
1: Lise is curious about a new arrival whom she meets on the boat back to her island off the coast of north-western Norway. Story told by GABRIEL WOOLF
Presented by PEGGY MILLER (Part 2 tomorrow)


Told By: Gabriel Woolf
Presented By: Peggy Miller

: Closedown

: On the Move



Unknown: Donald Gee
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Hamiltom Martin Shaw
Unknown: Patricia Hayes

: Mister Men

Mr Strong and Mr Happy


Unknown: Mr Strong
Unknown: Mr Happy

: Midday News


: Closedown

: Play School

: Graham's Gang

A series in five episodes by JOHN CHALLEN
Mildred persuades the Gang to take part in the school pageant-with disastrous results. 3: William's Week
Executive producer ANNA HOME Director MARILYN FOX


Unknown: John Challen
Graham: Mark Francis
Mildred: Melanie Gibson
William: Neill Lillywhite
LUX: Alan Corbett
Robert: Tommy Pender
Keith: Lloyd Mahoney
Headmaster: Peter Cellier
Mr Richardson: Christopher Owen
Evadne: Marcia Gresham
Barry: Steve Fletcher
Ted: Colm Daly

: Boss Cat

: Captain Pugwash

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon ; Weatherman


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Nationwide

Win Some - Lose Some
With the new soccer season only two days away Nationwide revisits Manchester City Football Club. Last year the programme followed the fortunes of a team that was tipped to win everything. Tonight the first of a two-part look back on Manchester City's year. Reporter Kevin Cosgrove


Reporter: Kevin Cosgrove

: Hugo van Lawick's Africa

Narrated by David Attenborough The Wild Dogs of Africa
The second of three films by JANE GOODALL and HUGO VAN LAWICK ; one of the most famous and controversial wildlife films ever made that won five major awards. It is the story of Solo, the frail, unwanted pup in a pack of wild African hunting dogs.
The study that Jane and Hugo undertook revealed in dramatic detail the social structure of the ' genghis pack', which they followed for over two years.
Directed by hugo VAN LAWICK
Produced by BILL TRAVERS and JAMES HILL Series editors
BBC Bristol.


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Jane Goodall
Unknown: Hugo van Lawick
Directed By: Hugo van Lawick
Produced By: Bill Travers
Unknown: Michael Andrews

: Dr Who: The Sun Makers: Part 2

starring Tom Baker
A four-part story by Robert Holmes
The Gatherer orders that the Doctor is to be dealt with in the infamous correction centre. Leela must escape from the rebels before she and K9 can rescue him.


Writer: Robert Holmes
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Graham Williams
Director: Pennant Roberts
Dr Who: Tom Baker
Cordo: Roy MacReady
Mandrel: William Simons
Veet: Adrienne Burgess
Leela: Louise Jameson
Goudry: Michael Keating
Collector: Henry Woolf
Hade: Richard Leech
Bisham: David Rowlands
Marn: Jonina Scott
Voice of K9: John Leeson

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Noel Edmonds.
Legs & Co, Top of the Pops Orchestra


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Dancers: Legs & Co
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Anthony Philpot
Director: Marcus Plantin
Producer: Robin Nash

: The Hollywood Greats

Profiles of five stars from the golden age of Hollywood. Written and presented by Barry Norman 3: Jean Harlow with personal comments from ..
Ben Lyon , who starred with Harlow in Hell's Angels journalist Adela Rogers St Johns
Hal Roach , the producer who gave Harlow her first role in a Laurel and Hardy film screenwriter John Lee Mahin
Blanche Williams , Harlow's personal maid
Kay Mulvey , her publicist
George Cukor , who directed Harlow in Dinner at Eight bandleader Roy Fox and the screenwriter Jesse Lasky Jr
Production assistant JUDY LINDSAY Director MARGARET SHARP Producer BARRY BROWN
(Jean Harlow stars in tomorrow's Late Film: Red-Headed Woman)


Presented By: Barry Norman
Presented By: Jean Harlow
Unknown: Ben Lyon
Unknown: Hal Roach
Unknown: John Lee Mahin
Unknown: Blanche Williams
Unknown: Kay Mulvey
Unknown: George Cukor
Unknown: Roy Fox
Unknown: Jesse Lasky
Unknown: Judy Lindsay
Director: Margaret Sharp
Producer: Barry Brown

: Nine O'Clock News

with Angela Rippon and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Big Band Special

A change in style from the world of the Yorkshire vet for actor Christopher Timothy who introduces your requests for the music of the big bands. Tonight in the studio
Syd Lawrence and his Orchestra featuring
Roy Marsden , Marie Toland and the Serenaders Winifred Atwell Tonight on film
Benny Goodman , Gene Krupa


Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Syd Lawrence
Unknown: Roy Marsden
Unknown: Marie Toland
Unknown: Serenaders Winifred Atwell
Unknown: Benny Goodman
Director: Roy Norton
Producer: Roy Ronnie

: I, Claudius

Based on the novels by ROBERT GRAVES
The Classic Serial in 12 parts 10: Fool's Luck
Written by JACK PULMAN
Claudius has been married to Messalina and is blissfuly happy. Caligula, grown increasingly mad, has been assassinated. To his astonishment, Claudius has apparently been proclaimed Emperor by the Praetorian Guard.
Cast in order of appearance


Written By: Jack Pulman
Producer: Martin Llsemore
Director: Herbert Wise
Claudius: Derek Jacobi
Cestius: Neal Arden
Silanus: Lyndon Brook
Gratus: Bernard Hill
Rufrius: Geoffrey Hinsliff
Herod: James Faulkner
Protector C: Lethbridge Baker
Messalina Claudius's wife: Sheila White
Marcus: Norman Eshley
Asorenas: James Fagan
Cassius: Sam Dastor
Domitia, Messalina's mother: Moira Redmond
Midwife: Amanda Kemp
Pallas: Bernard Hepton
Narcissus: John Cater
Slave: Terry Francis
Xenophon: John Bennett
Tortius: George Little

: Checkpoint

Six individuals take a highly-subjective look at Scotland at the crossroads.
Tonight: Billy Connolly
' I am a Scotsman, born and raised up a close in the big badlands of Glasgow. Many people have many ideas as to exactly what a Scotsman is. Tonight I'd like to give you my view of how we see ourselves.'
Editor DAVID MARTIN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Billy Connolly

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