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: Bagpuss



Unknown: Peter Firmin
Unknown: Oliver Postgate

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers including discussions, review of recent news, music and stories from the communities.
Produced and presented by SALEEM SIIAHED
Directed by ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Saleem Siiahed
Directed By: Ashok Rampal

: The Education Debate

A series of five programmes
4: School and Community (2)
HARRY RÉE argues that The Sutton Centre, a Nottinghamshire Community School, provides the kind of context in which the issues raised in this series might be resolved.


Producer: Roger Owen

: Closedown

: Having a Baby

A Parents and Children series of 16 programmes.
13: CLAIRE WOOLFORD looks at the supportive role of the health visitor and the pros and cons of breast and bottle feeding. Your letters are answered by CLAIRE RAYNER in her ' problem page.'
Claire Ravner Answers Your 100 Questions on Pregnancy, 95p, from bookshops


Unknown: Claire Rayner
Producer: Dick Foster
Unknown: Claire Ravner

: It Figures

Guide to Everyday Maths
A series of ten programmes to help you build up your confidence with numbers.
5: Going Metric
This week's guests include DELIA SMITH with some useful tips on cooking ' metric style '. CHRis SERLE joins HILARY PRITCHARD and NORMAN BOWLER as they try measuring in metres, litres and grammes.
In the sketch MANDY MORE and PETER AUBREY '
Boofc (same title), £2.50, from bookshops For information about local classes in basic maths ring [number removed](England), [number removed](Scotland), [number removed] (Wales). [number removed]8 (N Ireland) between
9.30 and 5.30 from Monday to Friday


Unknown: Delia Smith
Unknown: Hilary Pritchard
Unknown: Norman Bowler
Unknown: Peter Aubrey
Unknown: Chris Miller
Unknown: Production Anna Jackson
Unknown: Chris Jelley

: Other People's Children

A series of eight programmes for childminders. 7: Happy Talk
Next to physical care, children need talk more than anything else. Presented by MAVIS NICHOLSON
Series producer DAVID ALLEN
Book (same title), £1.00, from bookshops


Presented By: Mavis Nicholson
Producer: Suzanne Davies

: The Business World

A series of ten programmes with DAVID BLAKE and LINDA REILLY 9: Staying in Business
Foreign competition, fashion and old machinery have combined to threaten one of Britain's oldest industries - woollen textiles. Already 60,000 jobs have been lost and £20m of Government money invested in an attempt to rescue the industry, but can it survive?
Producer cnRis JELLEY


Unknown: David Blake
Unknown: Linda Reilly

: Sunday Worship

The second of a series of four acts of studio worship in which different denominations celebrate Holy Communion - but only after giving thanks for the people and events which make them what they are today, as recalled in film and picture. 2: The Baptist Communion Celebrated by THE REV DR MORRIS WEST and members of Bristol Baptist College.
Producer PETER FIRTH. BBC Bristol


Director: Christopher Mann
Producer: Peter Firth.

: Farming

Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers JIM BACON


Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Producer: John Kenyon.
Unknown: Jim Bacon

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

says NICKY MARTYN. The series for mums and dads of all ages with comedy, information and music.


Unknown: Nicky Martyn.

: News Headlines

: Film Matinee: Some Will, Some Won't

A summer season of British comedy films. Today starring
Ronnie Corbett , Thora Hird
Michael Hordern , Barbara Murray Leslie Phillips
Eccentric practical joker Henry Russell falls from Big Ben in the middle of his latest stunt but, at the reading of the will, Henry's four surviving relatives find that the old man has saved his best joke till the end ...
Screenplay by LEW SCHWARZ Produced by GIULIO ZAMPI
Directed by DUNCAN WOOD . Films: page It


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Barbara Murray
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Henry Russell
Unknown: Lew Schwarz
Produced By: Giulio Zampi
Directed By: Duncan Wood
Herbert Russell: Ronnie Corbett
Agnes Russell: Thora Hird
Deniston Russell: Michael Hordern
Simon Russell: Leslie Phillips
Lucille: Barbara Murray
Henry Russell: Wilfrid Brambell
Benson: Dennis Price
Sir Charles Robson: James Robertson Justice
Sheila Wilcott: Sheila Steafel
Elizabeth Robson: Eleanor Summerfield
Police sergeant: Arthur Lowe

: International Sports Special International Show Jumping

The Benson and Hedges Championships from Cardiff Castle
The third and final leg of the amateur and professional championships with David Broome seeking to retain the title he won last year in front of his fervent hometown supporters.
Commentators DORIAN WILLIAMS and RAYMOND BROOKS-WARP Introduced by DAVID VINE and at 4.10
International Tennis
The Stella Artois Gross
Court Championships from Queen's Club,
The final of this tournament which acts as such a valuable run-up to Wimbledon, which is now only a week away. To the winner it is worth about £8,500 and to the runner-up half thai amount.
Show Jumping producer FRED VINER Tennis producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON


Unknown: David Broome
Commentators: Dorian Williams
Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Producer: Fred Viner
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Show Castle

Roy Castle continues his search for young people with outstanding talent. In the programmes they meet experts in their particular field, whether it's music or magic, crosswords or cricket, dancing or dendrochronology. This week's special guest experts are John Harben (business) Brian Jacks (judo)
Marisa Robles (harp)
Producer alan russeli.


Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: John Harben
Unknown: Brian Jacks
Harp: Marisa Robles
Unknown: Johnny Pearson
Designer: Philip Lindley
Producer: Alan Russeli.

: News

with Peter Woods Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: A Traveller in Time

by ALISON UTTLEY dramatised in five parts by DIANA DE VERE COLE 3: The Locket
During the church service Penelope drops her collection money and finds something lost long ago which links her once again with the Elizabethan Babingtons.
Executive producer ANNA HOME


Unknown: Alison Uttley
Unknown: Diana de Vere Cole
Unknown: Elizabethan Babingtons.
Director: Dorothea Bhooking
Penelope: Sophie Thompson
Uncle Barnabas: Gerald James
Aunt Tissie/Dame Cicely: Elizabeth Bradley
Parson: Derrick Gilbert
Francis Babington: Simon Cipps-Kent
Mistress Babington: Mary Maude
Arabella: Michele Copsey
Jude: Louis Hammond
Tabitha: Sarah Benfield
Mary, Queen of Scots: Heather Chasen
Seton: Gillian Maude
Anthony Babington: Charles Rogers
Chideock Tichbourne: Paul Geoffrey
Father Ballard: Seymour Green

: Hugh Scully

appeals on behalf of St Christopher's School, Bristol which provides residential education and care for over 200 mentally handicapped children and young people.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: Hugh Scully ,[address removed]


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: St Christopher

: Your Songs of Praise Choice

with Thora Hird
Thora Hird is back with another series of her own and viewers' favourite hymns.
This week Thora's theme is hymns for summer and, among others, includes some of the hymns sung in the open air around Coverack harbour last September.
Immortal, invisible (St Denio); My God, I thank thee (Wentworth): Praise the Lord (Austria): All things bright and beautiful (Royal Oak); At even, ere the sun was set (Angelus): God who for the world's new framing (Westminster Abbey); What a friend we have in Jesus (What a friend): For the beauty of the earth (Dix); Eternal Father (Melila): When God of old (Winchester Old); O worship the kins (Hanover)
'Repeated tomorrow at 3.40 pm)


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Thora Hird
Producer: Elizabeth Gort

: A Family Affair

stsrring Barry Foster with Wendy Gifford
Jan Harvey and Frank Middlemass guest star Barrie Cookson A serial in ten parts
6: Daytime Wife by ERIC PAICE
'Mr Clifford called me a daytime wife and wanted to know if I was going to follow you. Richard, or accept a new daytime husband.'
Series created by N. J. CRISP
Music composed by FRANCIS SHAW Film cameraman PHIL LAW Film editor MIKEROBOTHAM Designer MYLES LANG Producer PRUDENCE FITZGERALD


Unknown: Barry Foster
Unknown: Wendy Gifford
Unknown: Jan Harvey
Unknown: Frank Middlemass
Unknown: Barrie Cookson
Unknown: Eric Paice
Unknown: Mr Clifford
Unknown: N. J. Crisp
Composed By: Francis Shaw
Editor: Mikerobotham Designer Myles
Director: Philip Dudley
Richard Barnes: Barry Foster
Henry Barnes: Frank Middlemass
Susan West: Jan Harvey
Clifford: David Dixon
Marjorie Barnes: Wendy Gifford
Bernard Russell: Barrie Cookson
Ruth: Danielle Carson
Liz Barnes: Sara Clee
Lucy: Debby Cumming
John Barnes: David Sibley
Ian Sachs: Richard Durden
Helen Mount: Veronica Strong
Clive Brabazon: Rowlanddavies
James: Stephen Williams
Madeleine: Lucinda Gane
Joseph: Christopher Asante
Aru: Indira Joshi
Tom Benson: Morgan Sheppard

: The Sunday Film: Return of the Seven

starring Yul Brynner with Robert Fuller , Julian Maleos Warren Oates , Claude Akins
The sequel to The Magnificent Seven, in which Yul Brynner again recruits a small band of fighters to go to the rescue of an impoverished Mexican village whose men have all been kidnapped by a band of gunmen. When Brynner finally catches up with the kidnappers, he finds himself involved in a desperate fight with an old adversary.
Screenplay by LARRY COHEN Produced by TED RICHMOND
Directed by BURT KENNEDY. Films, page 19


Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Robert Fuller
Unknown: Julian Maleos
Unknown: Warren Oates
Unknown: Claude Akins
Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Larry Cohen
Produced By: Ted Richmond
Directed By: Burt Kennedy.
Chris: Ycl Brynner
Yin: Robert Fuller
Chico: Julia Mateos
Colbee: Warren Oates
Frank: Claude Akins
Luis: Virgilio Teixeira
Lorca: Emilio Fernandez
Manuel: Jordan Christopher
Lopez: Rudy Acosta
Petra: Elisa Montes

: 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 of real life
Studio director PJETER MORPURGO


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Reporters: Paul Heiney
Reporters: Chris Serle
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Director: Pjeter Morpurgo
Producers: Henry Murray.
Producers: Esther Raktzen
Editor: Peter Chaper

: News

with Peter Woods Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: How is it in Cracow?

Everyman in Poland
As Pope John Paul II returns to the Vatican from his native Poland, Everyman looks back to the historic week in October when his election delighted an unprepared world. In Cracow that week the delight was mixed with sadness as the citizens felt the loss of their beloved Cardinal.
The Everyman team were the first Western journalists to reach Cracow the day following the announcement, and brought back exclusive film of the reaction in the city.
PETER FRANCE talks to the students, peasants and priests who made up the Pope's former diocese.


Producer: Colin Cameron

: Read All About It

The Paperback Programme
Introduced by Ronald Harwood Authors of the Week
Virginia Wade, the 1977 Wimbledon Champion, with her autobiography Courting Triumph.
Alistair Cooke with Six Men, portraits of six of the impressive men encountered during a lifetime of reporting.
Books of the Week chosen by Shusha. singer and songwriter
Sir Huw Wheldon , broadcaster and Beverley Nichols , author and journalist.


Introduced By: Ronald Harwood
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Sir Huw Wheldon
Unknown: Beverley Nichols
Producer: Julia Matheson

: What's Your Poison?

or how to enjoy drinking
At the bar - BRIAN TRUEMAN 4: It's Just a Habit
Why do we drink? Is it because we like the stuff or because it's expected of us? Most people find that both reasons are true on different occasions. In Glasgow many drinkers go for a binge at the weekend - it has become a habit.
Book (same title), £1.75, from bookshops


Unknown: Brian Trueman
Producer: David Cordingley

: Weatherman

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