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: Open University

6.40 About Frequency Response. 7.5 Tropical Forest. 7.3* Handicapped in the Community.

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.41 Merry-go-Round: Keep up with the Times: 1 Seeing

10.3 Everyday Maths: 11: Try it for Size
Sam and Mike try to get things in proportion.

10.25-10.45 Near and Far: Moorlands
Traditionally home to the hill farmer, the desolate open landscapes of the moors are now a place for mining, water catchment, forestry and recreation.

11.0-11.20 Scene: James is Our Brother

11.30 Hyn o Fyd: Archaeoleg: Dirgelwch Gwern y Mawn


Director (Everyday Maths): Andrew Morgan
Producer (Everyday Maths): David Roseveare
Sam: Arthur English
Mike: Jack Wild
Elsie Kimble: June Ellis
Sheila: Julie Peasgood
Narrator (Near and Far): Mary Downing
Producer (Near and Far): Robin Gwyn
Presenter/cyflwynydd (Hyn o Fyd): Emlyn Davies
Producer/cynhyrchydd (Hyn o Fyd): R. Dilwyn Jones

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Pebble Mill

presents a look back at some highlights from the current series.

: You and Me: See

: For Schools, Colleges

2.15 Japan: The Crowded Islands: City

2.37 Merry-go-Round: It's all Right: 1

2.45 Rendez-vous: France: 1: Sur mer et sur terre - Fecamp

: Closedown

: Teliffant

Light entertainment
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)
3.53 Regional News (exc London)

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Story:
Grotty and the Honseivork by CATHERINE GAVIN Presenters
Karen Platt Brian Cant


Unknown: Catherine Gavin
Presenters: Karen Platt
Unknown: Brian Cant

: Boss Cat: Dibble's Double

A cartoon series about the gang of alley-cats, captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Boss Cat.

: Screen Test

Michael Rodd asks questions based on scenes from
Let George Do It Kidnapped
One Hour to Zero and The Aristocats
Looking for the answers will be contestants from THE SLATYFORD SCHOOL, Newcastle upon Tyne, and STAINSBY COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL, Middlesbrough.
Directed by PAUL LOOSLEY Produced by John BUTTERY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Rodd
Directed By: Paul Loosley
Produced By: John Buttery

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Christopher Wenner and Tina Heath

Blue Peter Make. Cook and Look Book, £1.50 from bookshops


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Christopher Wenner
Presenter: Tina Heath
Producer: Renny Rye
Assistant Editor: John Adcock
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Evening News

with Richard Baker Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

The Nationwide team of Frank Bough, Sue Lawley, Hugh Scully, 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.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Presenter: Hugh Scully
Presenter: John Stapleton
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Jimmy Savile , OBE LEGS & CO
Executive producer ROBIN NASH


Introduced By: Jimmy Savile
Director: Johnny Pearson
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Brian Whitehouse
Producer: Robin Nash

: Blankety Blank

Terry Wogan hosts the new comedy quiz game in which contestants attempt to match their ' blanks ' with six star guests: Lorraine Chase Val Doonican David Hamilton Dickie Henderson Karen Kay Elaine Stritch
Presented by arrangement with Coodson-Todman Inc and Talbot Television Ltd Music RONNIE HAZLEHURST
Programme associate TONY HAWES Designer BERNARD LLOYD-JONES Director MARCUS PLANTIN Producer alah BOYD


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Lorraine Chase
Unknown: Val Doonican
Unknown: David Hamilton
Unknown: Dickie Henderson
Unknown: Karen Kay
Unknown: Elaine Stritch
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Tony Hawes
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Director: Marcus Plantin
Producer: Alah Boyd

: The Day of the Dolphin

A feature film starring
George C. Scott
Trish Van Devere
At his secret marine laboratory Dr Jake Terrell has finally succeeded in teaching Alpha, a dolphin, to speak a few words of English. His relationship with Alpha is based on mutual affection and trust - which makes the dolphin tragically vulnerable to other men's greed and ruthlessness when mysterious outsiders suddenly begin to take too keen an interest in the experiment ... The mystery of the sea and the grace of its inhabitants is magically conveyed by stunning underwater photography and the leaping dolphins themselves in this arresting fable.
Screenplay by BUCK HENRY Based on the novel
Un animal doué de raison by ROBERT MERLS
Produced ty JOSEPH E. LEVINE Directed by MIKE NICHOLS i First showing on British television)


Unknown: George C. Scott
Unknown: Trish van Devere
Unknown: Dr Jake Terrell
Unknown: Buck Henry
Unknown: Robert Merls
Unknown: Joseph E. Levine
Directed By: Mike Nichols
Dr Jake Terrell: George C Scott
Maggie Terrell: Trish van Devere
Mahoney: Paul Sorvino
Harold DeMilo: Fritz Weaver
David: Jon Korkes
Mike: Jedward Herrmann
Maryanne: Leslie Charleson
Larry JOHN: David Carson
Lana: Victoria Racimo
Wallingford: John Dehner
Schwinn: Severn Darden
Dunhill: William Roerick
Mrs Rome: Elizabeth Wilson

: Main News

with Richard Baker; Weatherman
9.55 Decision '79
In the Results Studio, David Dimbleby and the Election Night team prepare for the 'off' as the polls close, with reports from outside broadcast units with the party leaders at Cardiff, Finchley, Roxburgh, and crucial marginal seats in England, Scotland and Wales.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Mike Yarwood

The Show We Couldn't Show
Another chance to see his highly successful Christmas Special postponed due to the General Election. with Janet Brown special guests Abba


Impressionist: Mike Yarwood
Impressionist: Janet Brown
Musicians: Abba
Writer: Eric Davidson
Writer: Neil Shand
Musical Director: Alan Braden
Director: Alan Boyd
Producer: James Moir

: Decision '79

Callaghan or Thatcher?
The polling booths have closed. The count is under way. The candidates prepare themselves for victory, or defeat.
In the Results Studio, David Dimbleby and Robin Day welcome you to a night of political drama as your votes add up to the kind of government you have chosen for the eighties. The questions of the night:
- Is it to be Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister?
- Will James Callaghan be returned in triumph to No 10?
- Was Edge Hill the start of a Liberal revival for David Steel ?
- What of the Nationalists, how big is their following now?
- And, of course, who is to be your MP at Westminster? Bringing you the answers, Robert McKenzie and David Butler with Election Summaries every hour on the hour from Angela Rippon.
BBC outside broadcast cameras will be with James Callaghan in Cardiff, Margaret Thatcher in Finchley, David Steel in Roxburgh, David Owen in Plymouth, Jeremy Thorpe in Devon, Sir Keith Joseph, Merlyn Rees and Denis Healey in Leeds, Donald Stewart in Glasgow and Gwynfor Evans in Carmarthen
With a BBC man in at every count, you will get the results fast. This is certainly not a night to go to bed early.

Election results constituency by constituency on Ceefax


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Presenter: Robin Day
Analysis: Robert McKenzie
Analysis: David Butler
Election summaries: Angela Rippon
Co-ordinator (Engineering): Don MacGregor
Co-ordinator (Outside Broadcasts): Mike Lumley
Co-ordinator (Computer): Chris Long
Co-ordinator (Production): Laura Hill
Producer: David Martin
Producer: Phil Harding
Producer: Jeff Iverson
Producer: Simon Berthon
Deputy Editor: Margaret Douglas
Deputy Editor: Ronald Neil
Director: Keith Clement
Editor: John Morrell

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