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: Open University

6.40 Circles

7.5 Human Behaviour

7.30 Solids, Liquids and Gases.

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.38-9.58 Out of the Past: The Fiery Pits: 2: The Geordy Lamp

10.5 Look and Read: Sky Hunter: 4: Are They Crooks?
The children watch brave Mr Trim knock on the door of the crooks' house. Is he in danger? with Geoffrey Bayldon as Mr Trim and Luke Batchelor, Lennox Greaves, Isobil Nisbet, Mike Savage, Jayne Tottman, Donald Waugh
Written by Leonard Kingston

10.30-10.42 Let's Go: Let's Go to the Post Office
Presented by Brian Rix
We see Penny - a mentally-handicapped student - buying stamps, saving £1.00 and drawing Supplementary Benefit. Brian shows how to fill in a Savings Account form.

11.0 Watch: Seeing Things

11.17 Going to Work: Town and Country

11.38 The Craft of the Potter: 3: Decorating
Presented by Michael Casson
Book (same title), £2.75, from bookshops

12.5 pm A Job Worth Doing?: Agricultural Services
Three jobs which help farmers keep their farms running smoothly: an agricultural engineering apprentice, a farm secretary and a trainee sales representative. Producer GEOFF WILSON


Mr Trim: Geoffrey Bayldon
Unknown: Luke Batchelor
Unknown: Lennox Greaves
Unknown: Isobil Nisbet
Unknown: Jayne Tottman
Unknown: Donald Waugh
Written By: Leonard Kingston
Presented By: Brian Rix
Presented By: Michael Casson
Producer: Geoff Wilson

: Closedown

: Midday News

Weather Michael Fish

: Pebble Mill

With Donny MacLeod, David Seymour and Marian Foster, including Medicine Matters with Dr David Delvin


Presenter: Donny MacLeod
Presenter: David Seymour
Presenter: Marian Foster
Unknown: Dr David Delvin

: How Do You Do?

Carmen Munro introduces rhymes and counting games and tells a story about a group of children who all go to a place where there is plenty to do and room to play. The Special Pebble
Illustrated by Joan Hickson
Musical director Peter Pettinger
Written and directed by CAROLE WARD


Introduces: Carmen Munro
Illustrated By: Joan Hickson
Illustrated By: Percussion Greg Knowles
Director: Peter Psttinger
Designer: John Holland
Directed By: Carole Ward

: You and Me: What Shape is the Sun?

With Wendy Padbury and Stephen Leigh.


Presenter: Wendy Padbury
Presenter: Stephen Leigh

: For Schools, Colleges

2.14 Treffpunkt: Deutschland: Schule

2.30 The Plough and the Stars: 3: Tragic Consequences
by Sean O'Casey, starring Siobhan McKenna and T. P. McKenna
With Doreen Keogh, Stephen Rea and Dermot Kelly
A new production in three parts of the story of Dubliners during the Easter Uprising of 1916.


Author (The Plough and the Stars): Sean O'Casey
Music arranged by (The Plough and the Stars): Jonathan Cohen
Consultant (The Plough and the Stars): John O'Donovan
Consultant (The Plough and the Stars): James Plunkett
Designer (The Plough and the Stars): Ken Ledsham
Producer (The Plough and the Stars): Ronald Smedley
Nora: Angela Harding
Jack: Gerard Murphy
Brennan: Oengus MacNamara
Langon: Desmond Maurer
Mrs Burgess: Siobhan McKenna
Fluther: T.P. McKenna
The Covey: Stephen Rea
Uncle Peter: Dermot Kelly
Mrs Gogan: Doreen Keogh
Cpl Stoddart: Ivan Steward
Sgt Tinley: Peter Porteous

: Closedown

: Cawla Chan

Light entertainment
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

A programme for children under 5
Story: "Danny's Broken Arm" by Carole Ward
Presenters Carol Leader, Stuart McGugan


Presenter: Carol Leader
Presenter: Stuart McGugan
Author of story: Carole Ward

: Felix the Cat

The fantastic adventures of one of the world's most famous cartoon characters.
(Black and white).

: Jackanory: Shiva's Pearls

by Harriet Graham
with Jan Francis
Today: Mrs Crighton


Author: Harriet Graham
Storyteller: Jan Francis

: The Space Sentinels: 1: Morpheus, the Sinister Sentinel

A new animated series of four science-fiction stories.
Three thousand years ago friendly visitors from a distant planet chose three teenagers from different parts of the world and took them into space. There they were given incredible powers before being returned to Earth with a mission - to guard the human race from evil.

: The Story Beneath the Sands: The Sacred Fires

with John Coston
Today, in the mountains of Iran, archaeologists are discovering the remains of ancient temples where once the kings of Persia worshipped in front of a sacred fire. Legend has it that it was the priest Zoroaster who first built these fire altars, but no one knows just when he lived or who he was. In today's programme John Coston finds an old temple in a Persian mountain village where a holy fire still burns and people still say the ancient sacred prayers of Zoroaster.
Storyteller Ray Smith.


Presenter: John Coston
Storyteller: Ray Smith
Illustrator: Paul Birkbeck
Film Cameraman: Azim Javon Rou
Film Editor: Larry Toft
Producer: Molly Cox

: Evening News

with Kenneth Kendall; Weatherman


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

Television's most popular current affairs magazine presented each weekday evening by FRANK BOUGH , SUE LAWLEY, JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS with contributions from BBC studios throughout the country.


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

: Star Trek: Tomorrow is Yesterday

TV's most famous sci-fi series starring William Shatner as Captain Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock

This week: Tomorrow is Yesterday
A freak of gravity propels the USS Enterprise into the past to become a UFO of the 1960s. Not the least of Captain Kirk's problems is to decide what on earth can be done so that the captured fighter pilot can take his allotted place in history.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy

: Happy Ever After

by Jon Watkins
Starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield
This week June gets a job - and Terry tries to change his image.


Writer: Jon Watkins
Sound: John Holmes
Lighting: Fred Wright
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Terry Fletcher: Terry Scott
June Fletcher: June Whitfield
Bob Holsgrove: Geoffrey Palmer
Beryl: Sabina Franklyn
Fiona: Valerie Leon
Milkman: Roy Holder
Barman: David Hayward

: Dallas

Reunion (Part 2)
Gary's homecoming with his wife Val is received with mixed feelings by the Ewing family. His mother is overjoyed; even Jock is pleased. And for Lucy, this longed-for reunion with her parents is a dream come true.
But J.R. is already scheming to prevent this happy state of affairs from continuing for very long ...


Jock Ewing: Jim Davis
J R Ewing: Larry Hagman
Bobby Ewing: Patrick Duffy
Barbara: Bel Geddes
as Eleanor: Southworth Ewing
: Victoria Principal
as Pamela: Barnes Ewing
Lucy Ewing: Charlene Tilton
: Guest Star
Digger Barnes: David Wayne

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Shirley MacLaine

Where Do We Go From Here?
The television special that won this year's Golden Rose Award at Montreux.


Produced By: George Schlatter

: Our Peter: The BBC1 Documentary

Peter Rory O'Neill was born severely disabled. His mother Valerie was just 18, and she had to face up to the fact that Peter would never lead a normal life. Peter's physical handicaps are unusually cruel but there's nothing wrong with his mind, and at 14 he seems to be winning his own brand of independence - he's not afraid of the future. Many of us shy away from disabilities in others; not knowing what to say or how to react. But Peter and his mother handle the problem as if it didn't exist.
Written and narrated by Harold Williamson.


Writer/Narrator: Harold Williamson
Film Recordist: Dennis Cartwright
Film Cameraman: David Jackson
Film Editor: Tony Tew
Producer: Ramsay Short
Producer: Christopher Sykes

: Tonight

Tonight explains the news and examines the issues from Britain and around the world that are still going to matter tomorrow. Presented by Denis Tuohy and Valerie Singleton
Including News Headlines


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Producer: John Holme
Editor: Roger Bolton

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