Paddington turns Detective
with Arthur Lowe
Joan Aiken Short Stories Today: The Gift Pig
Pictures by JOHN LATHEY
Why Don't You just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead?
A programme for children, by children, about your own activities and ideas.
Directed by HILARY MURPHY
Produced by PATRICK DOWLING
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Why Don't You: String Games, 60p, from bookshops
A Norwegian film about their annual sled dog derby.
Story told by MARTIN WORSOE
Presented by DAPHNE JONES
A series of cartoons about two zany mice, Pixie and Dixie, and their ever-present foe, Jinks the cat.
The classic serial, in 12 exciting episodes, starring
Buster Crabbe as Buck Rogers 5: The Phantom Plane
In which Buck Rogers uses an invisibility ray to penetrate Killer Kane 's stronghold and then travels to Saturn by spaceship, where he is threatened by poison gas.
Directed by FORD BEEBE and SAUL GOODKIND
A Dream of Conquest
Varian and his companions cross another time zone. There they find the troops of would-be conqueror Tarant on the rampage.
Dr Fred Walters:
Guest Stars John
Every afternoon, as they returned from school, the children used to go and play in the Giant's beautiful garden until, one day, the Giant came back and built a high wall all round the garden and put up a notice board ' Trespassers will be Prosecuted '. He was a very selfish Giant.
A cartoon version of the fairytale by OSCAR WILDE, produced in Canada.
Produced and directed by MURRAY SHOSTAK and PETER SANDER
Weather JACK SCOTT
With the help of Petula Clark , Bruce Forsyth and Peter Sellers , Esther Rantzen explores the extraordinary world of Percy Edwards. PERCY EDWARDS is the most accurate and versatile animal impersonator in the world. He can ' become ' anything from a dormouse to a hippopotamus. His contribution to films, television and radio is unique. He was Psyche, the dog, in the long-running radio series A Life of Bliss and claims to be the only man in Britain to have received gifts of bones and dog biscuits.
Production assistant NICK HANDEL Director JEREMY BENNETT
The feature film starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak
Sinbad, renowned as a teller of improbable tales, describes a treasure hunt on the trail of Alexander The Great during which he falls in love with Shireen, the Emir of Daibul's slavegirl.
Written by JOHN TWIST
Produced by STEPHEN AMES
Directed by RICHARD WALLACE Films: pages 16-17
Presented today by Don Spencer with Chloe Ashcroft who is visiting Abbey Primary School, Leicester
Director AVRIL PRICE
with Timothy Davies
Belinda and Bellamant by E. NESBIT ' Prince Bellamant, aged 24, wants Princess who doesn't object to a christening curse. Nature of curse only revealed in the strictest confidence. Good tempered. Comfortably off. Quiet habits. No relations.'
Pictures by PETER RUSH
An animated version of RUDYARD KIPLING 'S classic story of how a young seal spends five years searching for waters away from the hunters. He then leads his family and friends to safety.
The narrator is RODDY MCDOWELL
with Lesley Judd, Simon Groom and Christopher Wenner
Re-live Blue Peter 's highlights of 1978 as Simon rides the Tower Bridge Death Slide, Christopher takes to the skies-on water-skis, and Lesley has a cuddle with Frankenstein's monster! Join ANNI-FRID, BJORN, AGNETHA and BENNY in the Blue Peter studio, float in space with Skylab Astronaut Owen Garriot and flex your lips with the Fuoptimists as they give their unique 'trim-phone' seminar.
Blue Peter Make, Cook and Look Book, Â£1.50. from bookshops
with Angela Rippon ; Weatherman
All other English regions: Regional News
The feature film starring
Charlton Heston , Michelle Mercier The exciting and moving story of Buck, a magnificent Alsatian dog stolen from his Californian home, shipped to the snowy wastes of Alaska and sold as a sled dog.
This adaptation of Jack London 's famous tale follows the hardships and adventures of Buck and his master, John Thornton , during the harsh and often brutal times of the Yukon gold rush.
Screenplay by PETER WELBECK , WYN WELLS and PETER YELDMAN
Produced by HARRY ALAN TOWERS
Directed by KEN ANNAKIN . Films: pp 16-17 (First showing on British television)
Starring Lennie Bennett and Jerry Stevens
with Karen Kay and special guests Patrick Moore, Magnus Pyke
ALYN AINSWORTH AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Script editor DENNIS BERSON
Costume designer LYNDA WOODFIELD
Sound LEN SHOREY
Lighting BILL MILLAR
Designer KENNETH SHARP
Produced by ERNEST MAXIN
with Angela Rippon ; Weather
The feature film starring
Wilfrid Brambell , Harry H. Corbett with Diana Dors
When the Steptoes' horse, Hercules, has to be retired, Albert gives Harold his life savings to buy a replacement, but he blows the whole amount on a dud grey-hound. Desperate measures are needed and Harold decides that Albert must die so he can collect the old man's life insurance policy.
Screenplay by RAY GALTON , ALAN SIMPSON Produced by AIDA YOUNG Directed by PETER SYKES
(First showing on British television) Films: panes 18-17
Woman in flat:
Angela Rippon and Richard Stilgoe invite you to look back at 1978: the year of the bitter winter, the non-summer, the Lib-Lab pact. the non-election. The year of three Popes, Camp David, sanctions busting and 5 per cent pay. The year Cambridge sank. Boycott was sacked and Colonel B was named.
It was a good year for Evita, a bad year for Scottish soccer. The first test-tube baby was born. Princess Margaret was divorced and Jomo Kenyatta died.
Reflecting on this dramatic year, Fred Emery with Mrs Edna Healey , Sir Freddie Laker
Hugh Scanlon , Paul Johnson and guests from politics, sport and showbusiness including Janet Brown with Mrs Thatcher 's Diary
Director TOM GUTTERIDGE Editor JOHN MORRELL
is the name of the team - a special crime squad - ready to swing into action - any time, anywhere starring with and The Hit Man
Wealthy financier Warren Hill has nursed a grudge against Mayor Stoddard for ruining his political career. Hill now seeks revenge - and hires an international hit man to kill the mayor ...
Written by ROBERT JANES Directed by RICHARD LANG
Capt Line Evers:
Sgt Charlie Benson:
Officer Kate Manners:
Mayor Dan Stoddard: