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: Open University

6.40 Understanding Fluid Effects. 7.5 The Earth's History. 7.30 Cratering and Lunar Geology.

: Closedown

: On the Move

A lively new look at words and letters With DONALD GEE
BOB HOSKINS and GAY
HAMILTON ROSEMARY LEACH , MARTIN SHAW
Script BARRY TOOK
Adviser CATHERINE MOORHOUSE Director BARBARA DERKOW
Producer DAVID BARGREAVES

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Gee
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Hamilton Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Catherine Moorhouse
Director: Barbara Derkow
Producer: David Bargreaves

: Midday News

Weather BILL GILES

: Pebble Mill

DONNY MACLEOD , DAVID SEYMOUR BOB LANGLEY and MARIAN FOSTER
Today's programme launches a new series in which Tony Bilbow presents his Preview of the Movie Industry, discussing the films, the film-makers and the stars, and presenting a taste of things to come in British cinemas. Plus a special Pebble Mill enquiry into a matter of public concern, the return of the Shopping Basket consumer service and music from Frankie Vaughan.
Editor TERRY DOBSON

Contributors

Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Tony Bilbow
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan.
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Mister Men

Mr Noisy and Mr Sneeze

Contributors

Unknown: Mr Noisy
Unknown: Mr Sneeze

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Big Henry and the Polka Dot Kid

Luke soon falls out with his formidable Uncle Henry when he goes to live on his farm. When he finds out that Dan, the old blind dog, is to be put down Luke is determined to save him - somehow.

Contributors

Luke Baldwin: Chris Barnes
Uncle Henry: Ned Beatty
Aunt Helen: Estelle Omens
Edwina Kemp: Estelle Parsons

: Ivor the Engine

by OLIVER POSTGATE
The Proper Container
Story told by OLWEN GRIFFITHS ANTHONY JACKSON and OLIVER POSTGATE
Pictures by PETER FIRMIN
Music by VERNON ELLIOTT

Contributors

Unknown: Oliver Postgate
Told By: Olwen Griffiths
Told By: Anthony Jackson
Told By: Oliver Postgate
Unknown: Peter Firmin
Music By: Vernon Elliott

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Nationwide

The Nationwide team of FRANK BOUGH , SUE LAWLEY JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS provides you with background to the news of the day and presents some of the less serious features and stories that make up the scene Nationwide.

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Lawley John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: Tomorrow's World

Judith Hann, Michael Rodd and William Woollard return with television's only regular report on what's happening in science, agriculture, medicine and technology.

A live look into the latest inventions and developments that could change our lives, for better or for worse.

During September and October we'll be producing major reports on:
- developments in making energy by growing it;
- latest research on ' the first year of life';
- ways out of the urban transport jam;
- a significant new technique for diabetics to improve the control of this disease; and - special filmed reports from Germany, Ireland and the USA.

Contributors

Presenter: Judith Hann
Presenter: Michael Rodd
Presenter: William Woollard
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Producer: John Groom
Editor: Alan Dobson
Editor: Michael Blakstad

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Peter Powell.
Legs & Co, Top of the Pops Orchestra

Contributors

Presenter: Peter Powell
Dancers: Legs & Co
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Anthony Philpot
Director: Stanley Appel
Producer: Robin Nash

: The Good Life

by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring
Richard Briers , Felicity Kendal and Penelope Keith with Paul Eddington The Early Birds
Barbara and Tom find it almost impossible to catch the early worm.
Music by BURT RHODES Designer PAUL MUNTING
Producer JOHN HOWARD DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Felicity Kendal
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Music By: Burt Rhodes
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: John Howard Davies
Margo Leadbeatter: Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter: Paul Eddington
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson
The ' black chair' stands ready in the centre of the Mastermind arena awaiting the presence of the 48 aspirants to the title ' Mastermind 1978 ', chosen from the many thousands of viewers who applied to take part in this year's series.
The Open University at Milton Keynes is the venue for the first of these opening heats and the contenders are:
JEAN ROBINSON , nurse life and works of W. S. Gilbert
AUBREY LAWRENCE , assistant librarian
Britain between AD 350 and 600 JONATHAN ALLUM , civil servant
20th-century British philosophy RAYMOND FELL. Detective
Sergeant, New Scotland Yard
I notable British poisoners Director PETER MASSEY Producer BILL WRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Milton Keynes
Unknown: Jean Robinson
Unknown: W. S. Gilbert
Unknown: Aubrey Lawrence
Unknown: Jonathan Allum
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Nine O'Clock News

with Angela Rippon ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Most Wanted

is the name of the team - a special crime-squad - ready to swing into action - any time, anywhere starring
in The Heisman Killer
An unseen sniper threatens to kill football hero Eddie Harris during a forthcoming match. Captain Line Evers and his team guard Harris closely round the clock -but unknown to them the would-be murderer is a'trusted official with complete freedom of access to the stadium where the game will be played.

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Harris
Unknown: Captain Line Evers
Capt Line Evers: Robert Stack
Sgt Charlie Benson: Shelly Novack
Officer Kate Manners: Jo Ann Harris

: Come Dancing

Terry Wogan introduces
The Grand Final of the 1978 series between
The North West and The Midlands and West from The Lyceum Ballroom, London Commentator BARRI HAYNES
A professional demonstration by Michael and Vicky Barr
The trophies presented by Elizabeth Seal
Music by ANDY ROSS , ms ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
A MECCA promotion
Arranged by ERIC D. MORLEY Director KEN GRIFFIN
Series producer BARRIE EDGAR BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Introduces: Terry Wogan
Commentator: Barri Haynes
Commentator: Vicky Barr
Presented By: Elizabeth Seal
Music By: Andy Ross
Arranged By: Eric D. Morley
Director: Ken Griffin
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Tonight

Explains the news and examines the issues from Britain and around the world that are still going to matter tomorrow.
Presented by DONALD MACCORMICK including the Robin Day interview.
Editor ROGER BOLTON

Contributors

Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Editor: Roger Bolton








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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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