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: Open University

6.40 Estimation

7.5 Fertilisation and Implantation

7.30 Fourier Analysis and Transducer Response

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.41 Merry-go-Round
Keep up with the Times: 5 A Topical Programme
10.3 Everyday Maths
13: Cheap at Half the Price by JOHN TULLY
Bulk-buying may be cheaper, but watch who you buy it from!
10.25-10.45 Near and Far: Tundra
One of the coldest places on earth, home to the Eskimo and the oil-man; a place where the landscape is transformed every summer. Narrated by MARY DOWNING Produced by ROBIN GWYN
11.0-11 25 Scene: The Police
What right do the police have to move you on, or to stop and search you? What happens when you are arrested? The Metropolitan Police talk about their dealings with teenagers, and show how some incidents are handled. Director DAVID s. BELL
11.30 Hyn o Fyd Cloi 'r gyfres
Arddangosfa o waith y plant a chyflwyno TIws Hyn o Fyd Cyflwynydd EMLYN DAVIES (Ail-ddarllediad)


Unknown: John Tully
Directed By: Andrew Morgan
Produced By: David Roseveare
Produced By: Robin Gwyn
Producer: Roy Thompson
Unknown: Fyd Cloi
Sam: Arthur English
Mike: Jack Wild
Reg Smart: Brian Peck
Sgt Stevens: Graham Weston

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Jim Bacon

: Closedown

: You and Me: See

: For Schools, Colleges

2.15 Japan: The Crowded Islands Too Far, Too Fast?
2.37 Merry-go-Round
It's All Right: 5
2.45 Rendez-vous: France 5: Loisirs

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Boss Cat: Naked Town

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
Swallows and Amazons, Boys Will Be Boys, Electric Eskimo and The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show. Looking for answers will be the winning contestants from the last four heats and they come from SLATYFORD SCHOOL, Newcastle upon Tyne, ST MARKS C OF E MIDDLE SCHOOL, Southampton, PEEBLES HIGH SCHOOL, Peebles, and BEAVER ROAD JUNIOR SCHOOL, Didsbury, Manchester.
There will also be details of how to enter The 1979 Young Film Makers' Competition.
Directed by PAUL LOOSLEY
Produced by JOHN BUTTERT BBC Manchester


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

: 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

Fortune Telling

: Evening News

with Peter Woods Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

The Nationwide tean,. 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.


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

: Tomorrow's World

Michael Rodd , Kieran Prendiville and Judith Hann report on the latest inventions that could change our lives for better or for worse.
Taking its regular journey into the future, Tomorrow's World brings you the achievements ... and sometimes the failures ... of the engineers, technologists and scientists at work today.


Unknown: Michael Rodd
Unknown: Kieran Prendiville
Unknown: Judith Hann
Producers: Laurie John
Producers: John Groom
Editor: Alan Dobson

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Jimmy Savile , OBE LEGS & CO
Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON Choreography FLICK COLBY
Executive producer ROBIN NASH


Introduced By: Jimmy Savile
Director: Johnny Pearson
Unknown: Lance Andrews.
Unknown: Ron Bristow
Producer: David G. Hillier
Producer: Robin Nash

: Wildlife on One

The Real Mr Ratty
The classic adventures of ' Toad ', ' Mole and Ratty ' in The Wind in the Willows are unforgettable childhood introductions to nature. Underground and underwater, among the wild creatures of a Devon river bank, we discover the true lifestyle of one of Kenneth Grahame 's fictional characters - 'Ratty', or to be more accurate, the water vole, one of our smallest aquatic mammals. Commentary written by BRIAN JACKMAN
Extracts from The Wind in the Willows read by FELICITY KENDAL
Photographed and produced by MAURICE TIBBLES
Series producer PETER BALE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Written By: Brian Jackman
Read By: Felicity Kendal
Editor: Andrew Naylor
Produced By: Maurice Tibbles

: Rosie

A series of seven programmes written by ROY CLARKE , starring
Paul Greenwood
Those Wonderful People in the CID A little mild friction between uniform branch and cid. As if PC Penrose has not enough problems with his own family, with his potential in-laws and with his recent awareness of the unreliable properties of the human skin.
Signature tune written by PAUL GREENWOOD and IAN WILSON. Sung by PAUL GREENWOOD Incidental music by RONNIE HAZLEHURST Film cameraman JOHN BAKER Sound recordist RON BLIGIIT Studio lighting RON BRISTOW Designer ERIC WALMSLEY


Written By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Paul Greenwood
Written By: Paul Greenwood
Written By: Ian Wilson.
Sung By: Paul Greenwood
Music By: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: John Baker
Unknown: Ron Bligiit
Unknown: Ron Bristow
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Producer: Bernard Thompson
PC Wilmot: Tony Haygarth
CID man: David Theakston
Fingerprint man: Stephen Churchett
WPC Whatmough: Fenny Leatherbarrow
Norman: Allan Surtees
Millie: Avril Elgar
Ida: Lorraine Peters
Gillian: Frankie Jordan
Glenda: Maggie Jones
Bill: Don McKillop
DC Morris: Albert Shepherd

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: The Deep Concern: 1: Arrivals and Departures

by Elwyn Jones
Six strands in a web of intrigue
"As undertakers walk before the hearse." (Garrick)
The guests at the Deep Corporation Conference expect lavish hospitality - not funeral trappings.
BBC Birmingham


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Michael Wearing
Designer: Charles Bond
Producer: David Rose
Director: Richard Callanan
Wyn Lloyd: Bernard Lloyd
Colin Eadon: Ronald Hines
Carrie Stone: Beth Porter
Nigel Jackson: Tim Preece
Jonathan Bross: Neil Cunningham
Marika Rau: Yolande Bavan
Frank Marsh: Allan Lander
Mary Eadon: Katharine Schofield
Mrs Kaye: Hilary Mason
Paul Parker: Sebastian Abinert

: Dread, Beat an' Blood

Omnibus presents the TV premiere of Franco Rosso's highly-praised film, made for the Arts Council. In Jamaica the poet is the voice of the people: 'toaster ' poets chant improvised lines to a backing of reggae music at dance halls, parties, anywhere people go to enjoy themselves.
Linton Kwesi Johnson, born in Jamaica, now resident in London, is a poet, writer and musician whose style is rooted in the Jamaican tradition in which art, society, politics and music are inextricably bound together.
This is a film not only about Linton Johnson but also about the community to which he addresses himself, the Black working-class community in London.
'I don't believe that poetry changes anything... You could write a thousand songs but that won't bring about the revolution.'
Omnibus editor LESLIE MEGAHEY
(Postponed from 5 April)


Director: Franco Rosso
Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Editor: Leslie Megahey

: Tonight

With the Robin Day interview Including News Headlines
Film producer HELEN JENKINS


Producer: Helen Jenkins

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