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: The Wombles

: Jackanory

with Kenneth Williams
Agaton Sax and the League oj Silent Exploders by NILS-OLOF FRANZEN
Today: The Magnetic Mr Kark


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Agaton Sax
Unknown: Nils-Olof Franzen
Unknown: Mr Kark

: Laff-a-Lympics

: Why Don't You...?

' 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.

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill

Posh Nosh in which Michael Smith goes behind the scenes to meet some of Britain's top cooks.


Unknown: Michael Smith

: Bod

Bod's Apple

: Closedown

: Play School

: Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch

Unbearably Peevly

: Think of a Number

with Johnny Ball
A light-hearted exploration of numbers and science. Lots of giggles and quite a few gurgles as Johnny explores water from H to o. Meanwhile - Think of a Number - water you think of this? At a quick guess, by adding the columns, which set of numbers has the largest total?*
Written by JOHNNY RALL
Production ALBERT BARBER Series producer ANN REAY BBC Bristol
* Both sets have the same total


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Written By: Johnny Rall
Unknown: Albert Barber

: Out of Bounds

A six-part serial by BRIAN CLARK and JIM HAWKINS based on an idea by DORIAN COWLAND
Terry and Helen have been trying unsuccessfully to get into the warehouse cellars to look for the blackmail gun. They turn up at the gym for training one night to find the whole place has been vandalised. Episode 5
Producer ANNA HOME


Unknown: Brian Clark
Unknown: Jim Hawkins
Unknown: Dorian Cowland
Terry Ashmoore: Melvyn McClymont
Len Morgan: John Price
Mr Robson: Frank Mills
Helen Parkin: Barbara Slater
Mrs Ashmoore: Marjie Lawrence
Det-Sgt Green: Michael Cronin
Pete Ashmoore: Kim Smith
Miriam: Dorothy Wojtulewicz
Mr Jenkins: David Pugh
Ginge Smith: Nigel Jeffcoat
Rod Miller: Christopher Cregan
Mrs Parkin: Amanda Walker
Chuck Harvey: Barrie Houghton

: The Perishers

Featuring LEONARD ROSSITER as 'Boot'
Music by TREVOR EVAN JONES A film FAIR presentation
Executive producer GRAHAM CLUTTRRBUCK


Written By: Maurice Dodd
Written By: Featuring Leonard Rossiter
Unknown: Judy Bennett
Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Music By: Trevor Evan Jones
Producer: Graham Cluttrrbuck

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon Weatherman


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Nationwide

Presenting the British scene to the British people.
HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS present a mixture of topical reports, special investigations, films and features.


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: The Wonderful World of Disney

The Track of the African Bongo
Part 1: In the lush forests of Kenya, 12-year-old Kikuyu boy Kamau catches a glimpse of Africa's rarest antelope and starts a three-fold race between hunters and rescuers.
A WALT DISNEY production (Part 2 next Wednesday)


Kamau: Johnny Ngaya
Njiri: Oliver Litondo
Jock McEwen: Charles Hayes

: Happy Ever After

by ERIC MERRIMAN and CHRISTOPHER BOND starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield
Who could manage to lose an elderly lady, temporarily confined to a wheelchair? Why, Terry, of course.


Unknown: Eric Merriman
Unknown: Terry Scott
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Terry FIetcher: Terry Scott
June Fletcher: June Whitfield
Aunt Lucy: Beryl Cooke
Police Sergeant: Michael Napier Brown
Old lady: Patsy Smart
Mr Bennett: Jeffrey Gardiner
Traffic warden: Joyce Windsor
Policeman: Richard Bartlett
Shopper: Philip Ryan
Mother: Lindy Alexander
Shop assistant: Kim Fortune

: Accident

A drama series in eight episodes
In the confusion of a road accident ten lives are mixed in a jig-saw of past and present.
4: Jack in the Middle by DEREK INGREY
The Minibus Driver: Jack Dutton seemed an ordinary sort of chap but the crash revealed a well-kept secret. featuring with and Producer JOE WATERS Director DON LEAVER


Unknown: Jack Dutton
Jack Dutton: Davyd Harries
Betty Richards: Gwyneth Powell
Bert Stacey: John Judd
Ruth Dutton: Hilary Crane
PC Banks: David Beames
Ted Pearce: William Wilde
Dorrie Stacey: Olivia Breeze
Joanna: Jane Collins
Tom Baxter: Daniel Will
Diana: Caroline Holdaway
Mitch: Martin Neil
PC Neil Galloway: David Sadgrove
Sgt Taylor: Michael O'Hagan
Terri: Michelle Newell
Edmunds: Geoffrey Hinsliff
Mr Asif: Marc Zuber
Sister: Sheila Dunn
Receptionist: Doremy Vernon
Nurse: Kara Noble
Naomi: Caroline Hunter
Kate: Emma Louise Fox
William: Novak Jovic

: Election Broadcast

(Also on BBC2)

: Main News

with Angela Rippon and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter featuring the Seiko Time Lightweight Championship of the World
Jim Watt (Glasgow) v Alfredo Pitalua (Colombia)
An exclusive of last night's big Scottish sporting occasion at the Kelvin Hall , Glasgow - the first world championship in Scotland, since Jackie Paterson retained the flyweight cTQwn at Hampden Park in 1946. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
Watt, 30, who has made three successful defences of the European title he won in 1977, was trying to win the title held from 1970 to 1972 by Scotland's last world boxing champion, Ken Buchanan. Pitalua, 25, is a Mexican-based Colombian with four defeats in 34 fights.
Boxing tv presentation BILL MALCOLM Producer JOHN PHILIPS


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Alfredo Pitalua
Unknown: Kelvin Hall
Unknown: Jackie Paterson
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Ken Buchanan.
Unknown: Malcolm Producer John
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Campaign Report 79

Presented by David Dimbleby and Donald MacCormick with Robin Day and Robert McKenzie.
Throughout the week, the ideas, the promises and the fundamental disagreements between the parties are discussed and analysed - -together with the latest campaign news and comment from all over the United Kingdom.
Producers JOHN HOLME , BARBARA maxwell Deputy editors


Presented By: David Dimbleby
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Robert McKenzie.
Producers: John Holme
Unknown: Ronald Neil
Unknown: John Reynolds
Editor: Roger Bolton

: Sportsnight

The ABA Championships from Belle Vue, Manchester
The pick of tonight's semi-final bouts, as the best amateur boxers in Britain battle for places in the ABA finals at Wembley on 4 May. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
Television presentation BOB DUNCAN


Unknown: Bob Duncan

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