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: Bagpuss

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

For Asian viewers.
Produced and presented by Mahendra Kaul.
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Producer/presenter: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Modern Language Teaching

A series of five programmes 4: Huntington School, York
Where German stands alongside French as the first foreign language in an otherwise orthodox modern languages department.
Booklet, price 60p, from [address removed]

: Realidades de Espana

2: Cataluna - A Region Apart

: Erica on Embroidery

Ten programmes introduced by ERICA WILSON. 7: Thinking Bigger

Contributors

Introduced By: Erica Wilson.

: Having a Baby

A Parents and Children series.
A premature baby is in the 'breech' position. CLAIRE WOOL-FORD follows the progress of mother and baby. CLAIRE RAYNER answers a viewer's letter.

Contributors

Unknown: Claire Rayner

: The Office Line

The last of four films
... Will You Answer True?
Featuring JOHN CLEESE and PENELOPE KEITH in part two of a training film for staff who deal with sales enquiries on the telephone.
Written by JONATHAN LYNN and ANTONY JAY
Directed by PETER ROBINSON A VIDEO ARTS production

Contributors

Unknown: John Cleese
Written By: Jonathan Lynn
Directed By: Peter Robinson
Mr Golledge: John Cleese
Mr Bentley: Norman Bird
Mr Golledge's secretary: April Bird
Margo: Penelope Keith

: Do It Yourself with Roy Day

Sawing Wood
To work efficiently with wood you will need to use a saw. In this programme ROY DAY offers practical advice on which saw to use for what job.
Director PAULA GILDER Producer BRIAN DAVIES

Contributors

Director: Paula Gilder
Producer: Brian Davies

: Other People's Children

A series of eight programmes for childminders.
2: Parents! Other children's parents may depend on you more than you think. MAVIS NICHOLSON investigates.
Book (same title), £1.00, from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown: Mavis Nicholson

: The Business World

A series of ten programmes with DAVID BLAKE and LINDA REILLY 4: Show Business
A new BBC Radio station, Radio Scotland, opened last November. What will be its image and its objective? Will it be like its neighbour - Independent local radio station Radio Clyde?

Contributors

Unknown: David Blake
Unknown: Linda Reilly

: Sunday Worship

'I believe in Jesus Christ who made the gallows a Rood.'
A meditation on the Rood led by the REV GORDON WAKEFIELD from Gawsworth Parish Church in Cheshire with music and readings.
When I survey the wondrous cross; The royal banners forward go; At the cross her station keeping; Sing, my tongue: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem; The strife is o'er.
Readers ANN ARIS, PETER WHEELER THE VEN RENNIE SIMPSON , Rector of Gawsworth
The choir conducted by BARBARA WILLIAMS Organist GEOFFREY CROFT Producer STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Wakefield
Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Unknown: Rennie Simpson
Conducted By: Barbara Williams
Organist: Geoffrey Croft
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: Farming

With PHILIP WRIXON and DAN CHERRINGTON
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers BILL GILES

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: It's a Great Life - If You Don't Weaken

starring NICKY MARTYN
The series with comedy, music and information for mums and dads of all ages. Guest DEREK GRIFFITHS
Director ERICA GRIFFITHS Producer PAUL KRIWACZEK

Contributors

Unknown: Nicky Martyn
Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Director: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Paul Kriwaczek

: News Headlines

: Bing Sings! Two for Tonight

continues the season of films featuring the legendary Bing Crosby
In this romantic comedy Bing plays a would-be composer-playwright who - naturally - does his own tuneful singing. A lively film with the accent as much on comedy as on music as Bing tries to write a play and finds that life provides the story.
Screenplay by GEORGE harion JR and JANE STORM. Produced by DOUGLAS MACLEAN Directed by FRANK TUTTLE
(First showing on British television) . Films: page 25

Contributors

Play By: George Harion Jr
Unknown: Jane Storm.
Produced By: Douglas MacLean
Directed By: Frank Tuttle
Gilbert Gordon: Bing Crosby
Bobbie Lockwood: Joan Bennett
Mrs J S K Smythe: Mary Boland
Harry Kling: Lynne Overman
Lilly Bianca: Thelma Todd
Homps: Ernest Cossart
'Buster' Da Costa: James Blakeley
' Pooch ' Donahue: Douglas Fowley

: Cartoon

House Hunting Mice

: The 25th Anniversary of Eurovision

A Jubilee show live from the Casino in Montreux
In 1954, eight members of the Eurovision Broadcasting Union co-produced their first programme. Today, 25 years later, they come together again to celebrate this occasion. The international stars appearing are:
The Nolan Sisters Franco Ambrosetti Louis van
Dijk Stephane Grappelli Raffaela Carra
Toots Thielemanns
The Klyderne Group The Kessler Sisters and featuring ANDRE TAHON
GEOFF RICHER'S FIRST EDITION
THE BIG BAND OF THE GERMAN SWISS RADIO conducted by HANS MOECKEL Commentator JOHN DUNN
4.0* The Golden Rose of Montreux Also live from Montreux the presentations of the 1979 Light Entertainment Awards to the winning shows of this year's TV festival.
Presentation by the SWISS BROADCASTING CORPORATION

Contributors

Unknown: Dijk Stephane Grappelli
Unknown: Raffaela Carra
Unknown: Andre Tahon
Conducted By: Hans Moeckel
Commentator: John Dunn

: Bonanza

Today: Erin

Contributors

Ben Cartwright: Lome Greene
Hoss Cartwright: Dan Blocker
Little Joe: Michael Landon

: Show Castle

Music and magic, flying and flowei arranging, crosswords and cricket, dancing and dendrochronology, writing and running.
Roy Castle has been searching the country for young people with an outstanding talent. In the first of six programmes they meet experts and top performers in their particular field -and get the chance to work with them! This week's special guest experts are
Harry Mortimer (brass bands) and Michael Bond (author)
Music adviser JOHNNY PEARSON Designer PHILIP LINDLEY Producer ALAN RUSSELL

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Harry Mortimer
Unknown: Michael Bond
Unknown: Johnny Pearson
Designer: Philip Lindley
Producer: Alan Russell

: News

with Angela Rippon ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Treasure Island: Part 3

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised in four parts by John Lucarotti
Starring

Jim has warned Captain Smollett of Silver's intention to take the ship and murder all who oppose him. When some of the pirates go ashore, Jim, unknown to both friend and foe, is hidden in one of the boats.

Contributors

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: John Lucarotti
Music composed by: Carl Davis
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Michael E. Briant
Long John Silver: Alfred Burke
Dr Livesey: Anthony Bate
Squire Trelawney: Thorley Walters
Captain Smollett: Richard Beale
Ben Gunn: Paul Copley
Merry: Roy Boyd
Morgan: Talfryn Thomas
Anderson: Stephen Greif
Jim Hawkins: Ashley Knight
Tom: Derrick Slater
Hunter: Brian Croucher
O'Brian: Tim Condren
Gray: Edward Peel
Joyce: Roy Evans
Dick: Stephen Boswell
Redruth: Royston Tickner
Jeb: John Dearth
John: Keith Bartlett
Bill: Henry Knowles

: Songs of Praise

from Bridlington
MICHAEL BARRATT talks to local residents including the harbourmaster, the Mayor and a railwayman about their lives, hopes, and their faith. They join united church choirs and congregations to sing the hymns they chose in St Mary's, the Priory Church of Bridlington.
Conductor ALAN DANCE
Organist JOHN ARWEL HUGHES Film director jim MURRAY Producer STEPHEN WHITTLE
Series producer ANDREW BARR BBC Manchester
(For hymns see Monday at 3.15)

Contributors

Talks: Michael Barratt
Conductor: Alan Dance
Organist: John Arwel Hughes
Director: Jim Murray
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: Newseries A Family Affair

starring Barry Foster with Wendy Gifford , Jan Harvey and Frank Middlemass guest star Barrie Cookson 1: The Wedding by N. j. CRISP
' There are other people in the world who matter, Richard,besides your family.'
Scries created by N. J. CRISP
Music composed by FRANCIS SHAW Lighting ALEC ROBSON
Costume designer AL BARNETT Designer MYLES LANG
Producer PRUDENCE FITZGERALD Director PHILIP DUDLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Foster
Unknown: Wendy Gifford
Unknown: Jan Harvey
Unknown: Frank Middlemass
Unknown: Barrie Cookson
Unknown: N. J. Crisp
Unknown: N. J. Crisp
Composed By: Francis Shaw
Unknown: Alec Robson
Designer: Al Barnett
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Prudence Fitzgerald
Director: Philip Dudley
Richard: Barry Foster
Marjorie: Wendy Gifford
Elsie Bailey: Pamela Sholto
Harry Bailey: Iain Anders
John Barnes: David Sibley
Robert Barnes: Peter Duncan
Mary Simpson: Julie May
Henry Barnes: Frank Middlemass
Susan West: Jan Harvey
Liz Barnes: Sara Clee
Bernard Russell: Barrie Cookson
Jane Barnes: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Photographer: Edward Brooks
James Simpson: John Dawson -

: The Sunday Film: A Shot in the Dark

starring
Peter Sellers , Elke Sommer with George Sanders , Herbert Lorn
When a parlourmaid is accused of shooting her lover at the home of her wealthy employer, Inspector Clouseau is assigned to the case. His unusual - and blundering - methods leave a trail of unsolved murders in his wake and drive his superior to distraction.
The film that marked Peter Sellers's second appearance as Inspector Clouseau, the supremely incompetent French detective first seen in The Pink Panther.
Screenplay by Blake Edwards and Will Peter Blatty Based on the plays by Harry Kurnitz and Marcel Acbarb
Produced and directed by Blake Edwards. Films: page 25

Contributors

Director/producer: Blake Edwards
Screenwriter: Blake Edwards
Screenwriter: Will Peter Blatty
Author: Harry Kurnitz
Author: Marcel Acbarb
Insp Jacques Clouseau: Peter Sellers
Maria Gambrelli: Elke Sommer
Benjamin Ballon: George Sanders
Chief Insp Charles Dreyfus: Herbert Lom
Dominique Ballon: Tracy Reed
Hercule Lajoy: Graham Stark
Francois (Dreyfus's assistant): Andre Maranne
Henri Lefarge: Douglas Wilmer
Maurice: Martin Benson
Kato: Burt Kwouk

: That's Life

with Esther Rantzen Reporters
Paul Heiney , Chris Serle Featuring
Oddities of the Week from Cyril Fletcher
And a collection of the jokes, dramas and problems that happen in real life.
Studio director PIETER MORPURGO Produced by HENRY MURRAY and ESTHER RANTZEN Editor PETER CHAI 'ER

Contributors

Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Produced By: Henry Murray
Produced By: Esther Rantzen
Editor: Peter Chai

: News

Weather

: Heart of the Matter

The issues behind this week's headlines.
At the heart of the events that make the news lie deeper concerns: the principles on which decisions are based, the effective values and beliefs which are forming our society today.
Peter France asks the people in the news the questions that will outlast the news.
Producer colin CAMERON Editor WILLIAM NICHOLSON

Contributors

Producer: Colin Cameron
Editor: William Nicholson

: Film 79

Barry Norman presents a roundup of news, reviews and interviews from the movie world. Movie Movie
George C. Scott plays two roles in this spoof nostalgic double-feature complete with trailers and Movietone News. In Baxter's Beauties of 1933, he plays a Broadway producer, and in the classic boxing story Dynamite Hands, he plays a trainer. The Lady Vanishes
Elliott Gould. Cybill Shepherd and Angela Lansbury star in a remake of the classic 1938 Hitchcock movie. Agatha
A fictionalised solution to the mystery of why Agatha Christie , played by Vanessa Redgrave , disappeared for 11 days in 1926. Dustin Hoffman plays the journalist who tracks her down.
Director sue MALLINSON Producer BARRY BROWN

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: George C. Scott
Unknown: Elliott Gould.
Unknown: Angela Lansbury
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Played By: Vanessa Redgrave
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Director: Sue Mallinson
Producer: Barry Brown

: Whistle Blowers

Five programmes about investigative journalism on television. Introduced by CHRIS DUNKLEY 5: Secret - Official
The Official Secrets Act is ambiguous and restrictive. In America journalisis have much greater access to information. Should journalists in Britain have the same rights? with DUNCAN CAMPBELL
JAMES MICHAEL , LADY SHARP
Producer BERNARD ADAMS Director GILES OAKLEY

Contributors

Introduced By: Chris Dunkley
Unknown: Duncan Campbell
Unknown: James Michael
Producer: Bernard Adams
Director: Giles Oakley

: Weatherman









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