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: Open University

7.15 Concrete

7.40 Handicapped in the Community

8.5 Tolstoy

(UHF only)

: Closedown

: Ragtime

: Scooby Doo

: Why Don't You....?

A collection of your letters and ideas on how to use your spare time, presented by the WDY gang.


Directed By: Hilary Murphy
Produced By: Patrick Dowling

: Rockface

JOHN EARLE continues his series about the techniques of rock-climbing; with RON JAMES Crag Rescue
Produced by JOHN DOBSON. BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Earle
Directed By: John Rickword
Produced By: John Dobson.

: Flipper

A feature film starring
Chuck Connors , Luke Halpin Kathleen Maguire
When Sandy rescues an injured dolphin on the Florida Keys he makes a lifelong friend. Despite his father's objections, Sandy wants to keep Flipper, who turns out to be smarter than the average dolphin!
Story by RICOU BROWNING and JACK COWDEN Directed by JAMES B. CLARK. Films: p 11


Unknown: Chuck Connors
Unknown: Luke Halpin
Unknown: Kathleen Maguire
Story By: Ricou Browning
Story By: Jack Cowden
Directed By: James B. Clark.
Porter Ricks: Chuck Connors
Sandy Ricks: Luke Halpin
Martha Ricks: Kathleen Maguire
Kim Parker: Connie Scott
Flipper: Mitzi

: Charlie Chaplin: The Rink

To escape from the chaos he has created, a waiter spends his lunch hour at the roller-skating rink and with grace and agility rescues Edna from the unwelcome attentions of Mr Stout.


A Waiter: Charlie Chaplin

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
Football Focus
On the opening day of the new Football League season BOB WILSON returns with your lunchtime football magazine programme - and a special spotlight on the transfer to Spurs of Argentina's World Cup stars, ARDILES and VILLA.
1.0; 2.5; 2.35; 3.10* Eventing from Locko Park, Derby
The Midland Bank Horse Trials
All of Britain's top riders, including last year's winner MARK PHILLIPS , and HRH PRINCESS ANNE, compete in the final cross-country phase of this one-day event, which has a special significance this year, as Britain's team for next month's World Championships in Kentucky will be chosen from the short list of eight after this competition. Commentators
1.50; 2.20; 2.50* Racing from Kempton Park
2.0 Brooke Bond Choicest Tea Cup (Amateur Riders) (1m 3f 30yds)
2.30 Geoffrey Hamlyn Stakes (Limited Handicap) (1m)
3.0 Twickenham Fillies' Stakes (7f) Commentators JULIAN WILSON and JIMMY LINDLEY
Athletics from Crystal Palace
The Sunsilk Women's AAA Championship
On their return from the Commonwealth Games, England's top women athletes - including DONNA HARTLEY , SONIA LANNAMAN, TESSA SANDERSON, ANDREA LYNCH , MARY STEWART and JANE COLEBROOK compete for Championship titles as part of their final preparation for the tough European Championships in Prague in ten days' time. Commentators DAVID COLEMAN
The World Show
Jumping Championships from Aachen,
West Germany
The Team Championship The British riders in the first-ever Team World
4.40* Final Score
The first results of the football season from the teleprinter, a full classified check, match reports and racing results.
Today's timetable :
12.35 Football Focus; 1.0 Horse Trials
1.58 Racing; 2.5 Horse Trials
2.20 Racing; 2.35 Horse Trials
2.50 Racing; 3.10 Athletics/Horse Trials/ Show Jumping: 4.40 Final Score
"Timings are subject to change according to events.
Television presentation:
Show Jumping WEST GERMAN TV service Grandstand directed by JOHN PHILIPS Producer MARTIN HOPKINS Edited by ALAN HART
Full football results service on CEEFAX


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Mark Phillips
Unknown: Michael Tucker
Unknown: Geoffrey Hamlyn
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: Donna Hartley
Unknown: Andrea Lynch
Unknown: Mary Stewart
Unknown: Jane Colebrook
Commentators: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Caroline Brad
Unknown: David Broome
Unknown: Malcolm Pyrah
Unknown: Derek Ricketts.
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Unknown: Mike Murphy
Unknown: Dennis Monger
Directed By: John Philips
Edited By: Alan Hart

: Emu's Broadcasting Company (EBC1)

starring Rod Hull and Emu with Billy Dainty and Barbara New EMU and his intrepid assistants invade the screen with your favourite shows in a final madcap 25 minutes from the zaniest TV channel in the world.
Devised and written by ROD HULL Director HAZEL LEWTHWAITE


Unknown: Rod Hull
Unknown: Billy Dainty
Written By: Rod Hull
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Peter Ridsdale

: News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Wonder Woman

A film series starring Lynda Carter
Today: The Mind Stealers from Outer Space (part 1)
Somewhere, amidst the stars, embodiments of evil collectively called the Skrill succeed in fighting off a battle squadron of the Planetary Council and go to Earth. Emissary Andros is allowed six days to try to prevent them taking over the hapless inhabitants - body and soul.


Diana Prince and Wonder Woman: Lynda Carter
Major Steve Trevor: Lyle Waggoner
Andros: Dack Rambo
Dr George Hess: Del Hinkley
Dr Ruth Blaine: Linda Ryan
Debbie: Kristin Larkin
Johnny: Vincent van Patten
General Miller: Barry Cahill
Karen: Lana Marie Henricks
Kim: Lori Ann Henricks

: Saturday Night at the Movies: Submarine X-l

starring James Caan with David Sumner , Norman Bowler
After losing most of his men in a disastrous submarine action against the German battleship Lindendorf, Lt-Cmdr John Bolton is accused of incompetence. Cleared by a court of inquiry, he is given command of the Royal Navy's newest secret weapon - the X-class miniature submarine. His target: the Lindendorj.
Directed by WILLIAM GRAHAM. Films: p 11


Unknown: James Caan
Unknown: David Sumner
Directed By: William Graham.
Lt-Cmdr Bolton, RN: James Caan
Vice-Admiral Redmayne: Rupert Davies
Lt Davies, RNVR: David Sumner
Lt Gogan, RNR: William Dysart
Sub,Lt Pennington: Norman Bowler
CPO Barquist, X-3: Brian Grellis
Leading Seaman Quentin: Paul Young
SubiLt Willis, RNVR: John Kelland

: Seaside Special

The second show from the French seaside resort of St Malo starring Sacha Distel , with special guest star Dionne Warwicke Baccara, Alain Souchon
Annie Cordy , Patrick Juvet
Jeane Manson , Martin Circus
Band a Basile, Chris Woodward and Arthur Scott and his Sealions With GEOFF RICHER'S FIRST EDITION
Choreography GEOFFREY RICHER Vocal direction and backing
MAGGIE STREDDER AND HER SINGER! Recorded in the Big Top of Gerrv Cottle 's Circus
Assistant producer Bob Spiers Producer MICHAEL HURLL


Unknown: St Malo
Unknown: Sacha Distel
Unknown: Dionne Warwicke
Unknown: Alain Souchon
Unknown: Annie Cordy
Unknown: Patrick Juvet
Unknown: Jeane Manson
Unknown: Chris Woodward
Unknown: Arthur Scott
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Maggie Stredder
Unknown: Gerrv Cottle
Producer: Michael Burll

: Kojak

starring Telly Savalas
Photo Must Credit Joe Paxton
Press photographer Joe Paxton has been pestering former film star Diane Marco for years until suddenly she disappears in suspicious circumstances -on Kojak's patch.


Unknown: Joe Paxton
Unknown: Diane Marco

: News

with Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Match of the Day

Jimmy Hill introduces the first action of the 1978/9 season.
Tonight, highlights of two outstanding first division games involving teams who were right at the top of last season's honours.
What sort of season will it be? Will another Nottingham Forest emerge... or can anybody afford to bet against Liverpool?
The commentators are Barry Davies and John Motson; Jimmy Hill looks at the key points of the games; and there's a round-up of the news from all four divisions.


Presenter: Jimmy Hill
Commentator: Barry Davies
Commentator: John Motson
Analysis: Jimmy Hill
Producer: John McGonagle
Producer: Huw Jones
Series Producer: Alec Weeks
Editor: Mike Murphy

: Sailor

A frank account of life on the ocean wave in one of Her Majesty's Ships.
The last of ten programmes Back Home
When the sailor changes from his bell-bottoms to his flared jeans, his psyche changes too. Gone is the rover, to be replaced by domesticated man.
Ark is docked and lifeless as its crew disperses into the laps of families ashore-the Fleet Chief, Tom Wilkinson , scourge of ratings, to a loyal dog and a loving wife, Captain Graham-man of decision-to the minutiae of life in his Surrey village, and Leading Seaman ' Twinkle ' Powell - heart-throb of the Spanish Main - to his mother, whom he festoons with gifts.
Only those without families do not change. They carry on the enduring and endearing traditions and pursuits of sailors of all generations.
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer JOHN PURDIE


Unknown: Tom Wilkinson
Producer: John Purdie

: The UK Show

The first of two programmes Scotland meets Wales
Comedy and music from north of the border and down in the valleys with John Laurie , Chic Murray , Kenny Smiles , The McCalmans and Mari Griffith.
Humour hunter Peter Moloney leaves his native Scouseland to go out amongst the people, and finds the natural humour of the Scots and the Welsh.
Film editor ROY NEWTON Lighting JOHN CROWTHER Sound ALAN fox
Producer BARRY BEVINS BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Laurie
Unknown: Chic Murray
Unknown: Kenny Smiles
Unknown: Mari Griffith.
Unknown: Peter Moloney
Producer: Barry Bevins

: Weatherman

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