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: Bagpuss



Unknown: Peter Firmin
Unknown: Oliver Postgate

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers, including discussion, review of recent news, music and stories from the communities.
Produced and presented by MAHENDRA KAUL
Directed by ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Ashok Rampal

: Company Account

The last of five programmes Show Business
In an effort to explain the facts of business life to employees many companies are using film and video presentations. How effective are they, and where should the line be drawn between education and propaganda?
Directed by CHARLES pascoe
Series producer TONY MATTHEWS


Directed By: Charles Pascoe
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Having a Baby

A Parents and Children series of 16 programmes.
5: Abnormality is every pregnant woman's secret fear. CLAIRE wool-FORD finds out about the tests doctors can use to check that a baby is developing properly. CLAIRE RAYNER presents her ' problem page'.
Producer DicK POSTER (itepeat)
Claire Rayner Answers Your 100 Questions on Pregnancy, 951) from bookshops


Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Claire Rayner

: Erica on Embroidery

Ten programmes introduced by ERICA WILSON 3: Chains
Book (same title), 14.50, from bookshops


Introduced By: Erica Wilson

: Festival Service

The Lord is risen: lie is risen indeed!
Choral Eucharist for Easter Day comes from the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Lincoln. The celebrant is the Dean, THE VERY REV OLIVER TWISTLETON -WYKEHAM-FIENNES and the preacher is the Bishop of Lincoln, THE RIGHT REV SIMON PHIPPS.
The service will be sung to the setting by Stanford in B flat and will include the anthem Ubi Caritas by Maurice Durufl6
Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn); Love's redeeming work is done (Savannah): Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Lasst Uns Erfrcuen); Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (Ave Virgo Virginum).
Organist and Master of the Choristers D-R PHILIP MARSHALL
Television presentation hy


Unknown: Oliver Twistleton
Unknown: Simon Phipps.
Unknown: Maurice Durufl6
Unknown: Stephen Whittle.

: Urbi et Orbi

After celebrating the first Easter Day Mass of his Pontificate, Pope John Paul II now gives his first
Easter Blessing to the City and the World.
FR CRISPIAN iiollis describes the scene in the Square before St Peter's in Rome.

: Multi-Racial Britain

The last extract from five public talks on race relations.
A Third World Perspective
The Bishop of Mauritius TREVOR HUDDLESTON reflects on ten years of living among immigrant groups in London's East End and explains why he thinks Britain's relationship with the Third World will be affected by the way we handle race relations now.
Texts available in a booklet, [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Huddleston
Producer: John Twitchin

: Farming

features the news and views, politics and practice, of those involved with the land.
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers JACK SCOTT i


Unknown: Dan Ciierrington
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Jack Scott

: Mr Smith's Vegetable Garden: Problem Patch

The last of five programmes on how to grow your own vegetables.
Presented by Geoffrey Smith
Can you grow carrots on a clay soil? Is it possible to grow celery on a sandy soil? Is there a cure for the vegetable gardener's curse -carrot root fly? This week Geoffrey Smith tackles these and other problems in the vegetable garden.
Book (same title), 60p, from bookshops
Gardening hints on Ceefax p 252 (BBC1)


Presenter: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Peter Riding
Director: Brian Davies

: News Headlines

: Bing Sings!: The Road to Morocco

The Road to Morocco opens a season of films featuring the incomparable entertainer Bing Crosby with Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour
Bob, Bing and Dottie are Morocco bound on the funniest road of all. Bob finds himself captive in a harem when his singing companion sells him for $200. He cheers up on discovering that he is prisoner to the beautiful Princess Shalmar, who has 'bought' him for the purposes of marriage ...
Films: page 11


Screenplay: Frank Butler
Screenplay: Don Hartman
Director: David Butler
Jeff Peters: Bing Crosby
Orville 'Turkey' Jackson: Bob Hope
Princess Shalmar: Dorothy Lamour
Sheik Kasim: Anthony Quinn
Mihirmah: Dona Drake

: Boswall's Wildlife Safari to Thailand: To the Island of Pi Pi Le

The third of a six-part series of zoological exploration.
Introduced by Jeffery Boswall
Pi Pi Le is one of many dramatic limestone islands off the Thai coast in the Indian Ocean. The expedition camps here for three weeks to discover monkeys, owls and land crabs that live in the forest, reef herons that forage along the shore and a colourful kaleidoscope of fish that live in the coral reefs.
Butterflies, puffers and parrots are all fish, each species with its particular niche in the economy of the reef. But why do these fish display such a variety of colour, pattern and shape?
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Jeffery Boswall
Photography: Martin Saunders
Film Editor: Andrew Naylor
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: Holiday Sports Special

Show Jumping from Hickstead The Embassy Stakes
Riders from Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland and West Germany compete against the top British riders in this first meeting of Europe's outdoor season. Introduced by RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD Commentators
The Coca-Cola International from the National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace
Of the 24 nations competing in this event, Australia, Canada, East Germany and Russia will be the countries to offer the strongest opposition. In pre-Olympic year the British squad will be able to gauge their progress against some of the world's best swimmers. Commentators
Show Jumping producer FRED VINER
Swimming producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON


Unknown: Ann Moore
Unknown: Alan Weeks
Unknown: Hamilton Bland
Producer: Fred Viner
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

presents its
Star Awards 1979 Noel Edmonds hosts a star-studded show together with John Craven
Maggie Philbin and Keith Chegwin
Who's going to win the nine famous Eric trophies?
Who's the funniest man? Who's the funniest lady? Who is the Top Pop Star?
Which is the Top Pop Group?
Which Children's Television Programme got the most votes?
Who is Britain's favourite TV Star? Who's everybody's favourite expert?
Who won the Eric for Top Sportsman?
And who is the Top Sports Lady?
Join NOEL'S guests, celebrities, swappers and stars at the Presentation Ceremony and find out if all the other voters agree with you!
Don't forget! Cup Final Special Swap Shop is on 12 May!
Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON
Lighting JOHN FARR
Executive producer ROSEMARY GILL


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Director: Johnny Pearson
Unknown: John Farr
Unknown: Malcolm Johnson
Designer: Grenville Horner
Producer: Crispin Evans
Producer: Rosemary Gill

: News

with Richard Baker Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Dramatised in four parts by CONSTANCE COX Part 3 starring and Rebecca has found a friend in Emma Jane , and impressed the local hero Adam Ladd with her bright personality and consideration for others.
Music composed by DUDLEY Simpson Producer BARRY LETTS


Unknown: Kate Douglas Wiggin
Unknown: Emma Jane
Unknown: Adam Ladd
Composed By: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Rodney Bennett
Aunt Miranda: Brenda Bruce
Aunt Jane: Margery Mason
Jeremiah Cobb: Phil Brown
Rebecca: Julia Lewis
Emma Jane Perkins: Mandy Woodward
Mrs Randall -: Valerie Colgan
Hannah Randall: Gail Henley
Mark Randall: Graham Fletcher
Fanny Randall: Alison Portes
Jenny Randall: Natasha Lewer
Miss Dearborn: Shirley Cain
Adam Ladd: John Price
Huldah Meserve: Elizabeth Halliday
Miss Maxwell: Ingrid Bower
Mrs Cobb: Paddy Edwards

: Feeling Great!

In the last of the series
ROY CASTLE meets a family who have their normal diet analysed and then agree to go on a low-fat diet for a week. DR PHILIP JAMES points out that a lot of illnesses can be prevented by simple changes in our diet.
Production assistant JENNY STEVENS Producer PETER RIDING
For free copy of booklet, write to [address removed]


Unknown: Dr Philip James
Unknown: Jenny Stevens

: Easter Songs of Praise

from Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Congregations from the town's many churches join the choir in All Saints Cathedral to sing the Easter hymns they've chosen.
MICHAEL BARRATT has been hearing the stories behind their choice. The Provost, JOHN LISTER , casualty of a German bomb, remembers his long fight back from ' death's door and blindness', which culminated on Easter Day 1941: ' It's the nearest an ordinary man could get to resurrection.'
Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn); The head that once was crowned with thorns (St Magnus); What a friend we nave in Jesus (What a friend); Thine be the glory (Maccabaeus); There is a green hill (Horsley); Onward Christian soldiers (St Gertrude); God is love, his the care (Personent Hodie): This joyful Eastertide (Vruechten): For all the saints (Sine Nomine).
Film director jim MURRAY Producer STEPHEN WHITTLE
Series producer ANDREW BARR BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: John Lister
Conductor: Jonathan Rieiby
Organist: Peter Gould
Director: Jim Murray
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: My Son, My Son

HOWARD SPRING'S best-selling novel Dramatised in eight episodes by JULIAN BOND , starring
Michael Williams , Patrick Ryecart Frank Grimes. Ciaran Madden
5: When William accompanies Dermot on a visit to Dublin he is made bitterly aware of the difference between Rory and Oliver, from whom he is now totally estranged.
Studio lighting clive
Produced by KEITH williams Directed by PETER cregeen


Unknown: Julian Bond
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Patrick Ryecart
Unknown: Frank Grimes.
Unknown: Ciaran Madden
Unknown: Thomas Studio
Produced By: Keith Williams
Directed By: Peter Cregeen
William Essex: Michael Williams
Livia Vaynol: Ciaran Madden
Dermot O'Riorden: Frank Grimes
Rory O'Riorden: Gerard Murphy
Kevin Donnelly: Patrick Waldron
Maggie Donnelly: Angela Harding
Oliver Essex: Patrick Ryecart
Detective: Alan Devlin
Annie Suthurst: Patsy Rowlands
Maeve O'Riorden: Prue Clarke
Josef Wertheim: Gregoire Aslan
Pogson: Julian Fellowes
Sheila O'Riorden: Kate Binchy
Sawle: Matthew Long
Captain Judas: Maurice Denham

: Jesus Christ Superstar

The film version of the famous rock opera by TIM rice and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER starring Ted Neeley
Carl Anderson , Yvonne Elliman
This unusual picture of the last seven days of Christ's life is based on the famous rock opera now in its seventh year on a London stage. A group of young people arrive in the Holy Land by bus to act out events leading to the Crucifixion in a blend of biblical and contemporary themes. To Judas Iscariot , Christ is a badly managed Superstar bound to lose the support of a fickle public; to the priests he is a real menace and to Mary Magdalene , he brings a love she has never known before. Photographed against some of the most dramatic scenery in Israel, the film is performed without dialogue and includes the hit songs ' I Don't Know How to Love Him', ' Superstar' and 'King Herod's Song'.
Screenplay by MELVYN BRAGG and NORMAN JEWISON based on the rock opera by TIM RICE WEBBER and ANDREW LLOYD
Produced by NORMAN jewison and ROBERT STIGWOOD
(First showing on British televisiuii) Films: page 19


Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Ted Neeley
Unknown: Carl Anderson
Unknown: Yvonne Elliman
Unknown: Judas Iscariot
Unknown: Mary Magdalene
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Norman Jewison
Unknown: Tim Rice Webber
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd
Produced By: Norman Jewison
Produced By: Robert Stigwood
Directed By: Norman Jewison
Jesus Christ: Ted Neeley
Judas Iscariot: Carl Anderson
Mary Magdalene: Yvonne Elliman
Pontius Pilate: Barry Dennen
Caiaphas: Bob Bingham
Simon Zealotes: Larry T Marshall
King Herod: Joshua Mostel
Annas: Kurt Yaghjian
Peter: Philip Toubis

: Film 79 Special

Child Stars
To celebrate the International Year of the Child, Barry Norman looks at children in movies - from the innocence of the 1920s and 30s to the precociousness of the 1960s and 70s.
Child stars appearing are Jackie Coogan , Our Gang, Mickey Rooney , Shirley Temple, Bobby Breen , Freddie Bartholomew , Elizabeth Taylor , Jean Simmons , David Hemmings , Hayley Mills , Jodie Foster and Tatum O'Neal. Also a remake of the 1931 Jackie Cooper picture The Champ, and Britain's latest film featuring children, The Water Babies.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Jackie Coogan
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Bobby Breen
Unknown: Freddie Bartholomew
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: David Hemmings
Unknown: Hayley Mills
Unknown: Jodie Foster
Unknown: Tatum O'Neal.
Unknown: Jackie Cooper
Director: Chris Mohr
Producer: Barry Brown

: News


: Easter in England

You don't have to go to the Holy Land to celebrate the theme of Easter: the story of death and rebirth is echoed in the cycle of the English seasons as spring begins, and in personal stories of hope triumphing over suffering.
For some, Easter means children acting out the resurrection of Jesus or making Easter gardens; for many others it means Dame Isobel Baillie singing ' I Know that my Redeemer Liveth '.
Film cameraman KEITH HOPPER
An Everyman film produced by PETER ARMSTRONG


Unknown: Isobel Baillie
Unknown: Keith Hopper
Editor: Michael Aloof
Produced By: Peter Armstrong

: Whistle Blowers

Five programmes about investigative journalism on television. Introduced by CHRIS DUNKLEY 1: The Markov Investigation
A team of Panorama journalists set out to discover who really killed Bulgarian defector Georgi Markov. This programme shows how they went about their investigation. what they found out, and how they told the story.
Production assistant GILES OAKLEY Producer BERNARD ADAMS


Introduced By: Chris Dunkley
Unknown: Georgi Markov.
Unknown: Giles Oakley
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Weatherman

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