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: Open University

6.40 Constructing a Model

7.5 Red Grouse

7.30 Maths: Complex Integration

: Closedown

: International Golf

The Walker Cup
Great Britain and Ireland v USA
HARRY CARPEXTER reports from Muirfield, where the second and final day's play in this long-established amateur international match starts this morning with four foursome matches.

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Mr Benn: The Cowboy

Told by Ray Brooks.


Story and illustration by: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Boss Cat: Sergeant Top Cat

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

: Screen Test

First Semi-final
Michael Rodd asks questions based on scenes from
Now You See Him Now You Don't, Superman, Mr Selkie and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
Looking for the answers will be the winning contestants from the last four programmes, and they come from THE MERRILL SCHOOL, Derby, WOODCOTE HIGH SCHOOL, Coulsdon, CHALKSTONE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL, Haverhill, and THE HAYFIELD COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL, Auckley, Doncaster.
There will also be details of how to enter The 1979 Young Film Makers' Competition.
Directed by PAUL LOOSLEY Produced by JOHN BUTTERY BBC Manchester


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

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Christopher Wenner, 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

: Paddington

Paddington Cleans Up Narrated by MICHAEL HORDERN

: Evening News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

The Nationwide team of FRANK BOUGH
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


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

: Tomorrow's World

Judith Hann
Michael Rodd and Kieran Prendiville take their usual journey into the future reporting on the latest developments of the scientists, engineers and technologists at work today.


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Michael Rodd
Unknown: Kieran Prendiville
Unknown: Andrew Wiseman
Unknown: Laurie John
Editor: Alan Dobson
Editor: Michael Blakstad

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Paul Burnett
Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON Choreography FLICK COLBY Sound ALAN MACHIN
Executive producer ROBIN NASH


Introduced By: Paul Burnett
Director: Johnny Pearson
Unknown: Alan MacHin
Unknown: Lighting Ron Bristow
Producer: Phil Bishop
Producer: Robin Nash

: Wildlife on One

Squirrel on my Shoulder Narrated by David Attenborough
Found, by chance, in the wilds of the Oxfordshire countryside, an abandoned baby grey squirrel will certainly die without its mother.
' Beauty ' the cat is persuaded to foster the orphan squirrel as one of her newly-born litter of kittens, and for ' Sammy' life takes off with a flourish! His progress becomes a frantic story of domestic chaos as he plunges into the pastry, makes his nest in the food mixer, and charges round the picture rail, in preparation for his return to the wild.
Film editor TOM POORE
Photographed and produced by JOHN PALING Of
Oxford Scientific Films
Series producer PETER BALE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Attenborough
Produced By: John Paling

: Farewell to the ' Greatest'

Muhammad AH made his final ring appearance in London this week when he boxed a five-round exhibition bout on promoter Mike Barrett 's Royal Albert Hall bill.
Harry Carpenter , who has followed Ali's amazing career since he won an Olympic gold medal at Rome in 1960 as Cassius Clay , describes the action, and also recalls some magical memories of the man who, inside the ring. was the only fighter to win the World Heavyweight Championship three times, and outside it had a talent for talk and entertainment unmatched in sport.
Producer joii.v PHILIPS


Unknown: Mike Barrett
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Cassius Clay

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Whitmore and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Wodehouse Playhouse

starring John Alderton
Adapted by DAVID climik from the short stories by P. G. WOUEHOUSE
Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo
Cast in order of appearance


Unknown: John Alderton
Adapted By: David Climik
Stories By: P. G. Wouehouse
Designer: Ian Watson
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Augustine Mulliner: John Aldepton
Jane Brandon: Belinda Carroll
The Rev Stanley Brandon: 'John Barron
The Bishop: Cyril Luckham
Mrs Wardle: Avis Bunnage
Lady Bishopess: Beatrix MacKey

: The Brothers Grimm

Omnibus looks at the magical world of the classic fairy tales. and at the lives of those strange brothers who helped to preserve them.
Simple porridge pots that can never be drained, table-cloths that produce food on request, unconsumable loaves, real pearls for tears, invincible swords and wishing caps ... these are the elements that the story-tellers created: impossible objects, and yet almost within everyday grasp. In this dramatised film, scenes from these Germanic stories are reconstructed. We discover what extra measures were adopted when the Prince failed to wake Sleeping Beauty with a kiss; why Cinderella's slipper was originally made of fur; what revenge the traditional story-tellers took on their own version of Shylock.
Make-up artist JOYCE DEAN
Costume supervisor MARGARET HARWOOD Sound recordist MALCOLM IIILL
Film cameraman DAVID JACKSON Film editor ANGUS NEWTON
Written and directed by DAVID WHEATLEY
(Humpcrdinck's Hansel and Gretel Radio 3, next Sunday afternoon)


Artist: Joyce Dean
Unknown: Margaret Harwood
Unknown: Malcolm Iiill
Unknown: David Jackson
Editor: Angus Newton
Directed By: David Wheatley
Dorothea Grimm: Judy Cornwell
Jacob Grimm: David Collings
Wilhelm Grimm: Ian Marter
Dorothea: Linda Kennedy
Young Jacob: Gary Carp
Young Wilhelm: Garth Bardsley

: Tonight

With the Robin Day interview Including News Headlines

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