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: Open University

6.40 Geology: Granite

7.05 Images of the City

7.30 Novel Proteins

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 It's Maths
Axes and Grids
10.0 Television Club
Just Fishing
10.23 Music Time
At the Fair: 2

: You and Me: In the Wood


: For Schools, Colleges

11.0 Near and Far. Deserts
11.23 Words and Pictures Trip Trap
11.40-11.55 Rendez-vous: France A language resource series 4: École, Travail, Famille
En apprentissage; Vers un emploi; A propos de l'internat ... Narrated by CAROLLE ROUSSEAU , YVES AUBERT Producer JOHN PRESCOTT THOMAS
12.5 pm Realidades de Espana Five films about Spain
4: Madrid - a Housing Revolution Since the early 1970s the people living on the fringes of Madrid have tried to improve their living conditions and have succeeded in some places remarkably well.


Unknown: Carolle Rousseau
Unknown: Yves Aubert
Producer: John Prescott Thomas

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill

Including Grace and Flavour with Michael Smith


Unknown: Michael Smith

: Bod

Bod on the Beach

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Watch
Life on the Tree
2.18 Science All Around
Food and Nutrition: 2
2.40 Living in a Developing Country: Ghana. City

: Closedown

: Play School

: ScoobyDoo

What the Hex Going On

: Horses Galore

with Susan King
A series of programmes about horses and ponies, and the people who ride, drive, jump and breed them.
This week Susan takes a close look at the oldest of all horse breeds, the Arabian, spends a day with the Horse Rangers Association at the Royal Mews, Hampton Court , and tries her hand at driving a pair of ponies across country with expert' whip ' John Dick.


Unknown: Susan King
Unknown: Hampton Court
Unknown: John Dick.

: Rentaghost

When the Rentaghost trio are forced to move out of their premises, other occupants move in - they're ghosts, too!


Music: Jonathan Cohfn
Designer: Anna Ridley
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Fred Mumford: Anthony Jackson
Hubert Davenport: Michael Darbyshire
Timothy Claypole: Michael Staniforth
Mr Meaker: Edward Brayshaw
Ethel Meaker: Ann Emery
Welby: Michael Scholes
Squatters: Virginia Moore
Squatters: Barrie Stevens
Adam Painting: Christopher Biggins

: Paddington


: Evening News

with Richard Baker Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

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

: Lena Zavaroni and Music

starring Lena Zavaroni
with special guests Elaine Stritch, Wayne Sleep George Chisholm, Violinski


Star/singer: Lena Zavaroni
Special guest: Elaine Stritch
Special guest: Wayne Sleep
Special guest: George Chisholm
Musicians: Violinski
Dancers: The Ace Eight
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Choreography: Dougie Squires
Musical Director: Alyn Ainsworth
Vocal Backings: The Third Kind
Sound: Len Shorey
Lighting: Eric Wallis
Designer: John O'Hara
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Production: David G. Hillier

: The New Maverick

A feature film starring
James Garner , Charles Frank with Susan Blanchard
Susan Sullivan , Jack Kelly
James Garner again stars in the role he made famous in the long-running television series. The years have passed but Bret Maver ick has not changed. Still with an eye for a pretty girl and a buck, he agrees to meet brother Bart in New Mexico on the promise of a money-making venture. But in place of Bart a new Maverick turns up ...
Written by JUANITA BARTLETT Produced by ROBERT foster Directed by HY AVERBACK Films: page 25


Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Charles Frank
Unknown: Susan Blanchard
Unknown: Susan Sullivan
Unknown: Jack Kelly
Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Bret Maver
Written By: Juanita Bartlett
Produced By: Robert Foster
Directed By: Hy Averback
Bret Maverick: James Garner
Ben Maverick: Charles Frank
Nell: Susan Blanchard
Poker Alice: Susan Sullivan
Bart Maverick: Jack Kelly
Vinnie: George Loros
Judge Crupper: Eugene Roche
Dobie: Gary Allen
Mrs Crupper: Helen Paige Camp
Homer: Jack Garner
Lambert: Graham Jarvis
Vanders: MacOn McCalman
Leveque: Woodrow Parfrey
B J: Robert Ward

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker ; Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker

: The Great American Theme Park

A Risk Business Special Report on the world's most extravagant fairgrounds.
In which Michael Rodd sets out in search of the ultimate fairground ride. In two of America's sunshine states, California and Florida, he finds himself taking part in a high-wire act, in a Wild West shoot-out, and in the breath-taking twists and turns of a 400-foot aquatic Cresta run. Participation, it seems, is the name of the Theme Park game.
Every year the impresarios introduce new ways of luring customers through the turnstiles of their particular brand of money-spinning fantasy. It's an ' arms race ' in which the principal weapons are million-dollar roller coasters, breath-taking machines designed to carry the customer cork-screwing and gyrating in apparent defiance of the laws of gravity.
But the bills can escalate as rapidly as the thrills, and Parks can plunge from giddying heights to sickening depths almost as rapidly as their pleasure-seeking passengers. It's an industry where holidays are the most frantic time of the year, and where pleasure turns out to carry a very slender profit margin.
Film cameraman JOHN WYATT Film editor JON LEE
(Postponed from 20 December 1978)


Unknown: Michael Rodd
Unknown: John Wyatt
Editor: Jon Lee
Producer: Lyn Gambles
Editor: Michael Blakstad

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Marry Carpenter ■eaturing
England v Wales ronight's match in the Home International Championship from Wembley Stadium
Commentator JOHN MOTSON
Although England won comfortably by 3-1 last year in Cardiff on their way to the Championship, the Welsh will remember the Wembley upsets they have caused in recent years: a 1-1 draw in the World Cup in 1973, a 2-2 draw in 1975, and - most notably - victory two years ago, 1-0.
KEVIN KEEGAN assesses tonight's opposing managers:
Ron Greenwood
' It's a joy to play for Ron Green wood. He allows a player to bring his own ideas into the game,'
Mike Smith
'Mike Smith is an outstanding coach. He's shaped Wales, who haven't a lot of players to choose from, into a very effective force.'
Football television presentation ALEC WEEKS
(Northern Ireland v Wales, Friday, 10.50)


Introduced By: Marry Carpenter
Commentator: John Motson
Unknown: Kevin Keegan
Unknown: Ron Greenwood
Unknown: Ron Green
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Mike Smith
Producer: John Philips
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Tonight

Presented by valerie SINGLETON and DONALD MACCORMICK
Including News Headlines
Producers JOHN holme. Barbara MAXWELL Editor ROGER BOLTON


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Barbara Maxwell
Editor: Roger Bolton

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