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: Closedown

: Mister Men

Mr Mean and Mr Tickle


Unknown: Mr Mean
Unknown: Mr Tickle

: Tabitha

A comedy series about the grown-up daughter of the Bewitched Samantha.

: Play Sport

DAVID VINE With DAVID RHYS JONES and other members of the English Indoor Bowling Association.
Directed by JOHN RICKWORD Produced by JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol


Coach: David Rhys Jones
Directed By: John Rickword
Produced By: John Dobson

: The Space Children

The feature film starring Adam Williams, Michael Ray

A group of children whose fathers work at an isolated missile base find a strange, luminous and pulsating object. They soon discover ' The Thing ' gives them the power to understand and act on the message it sends them....
Screenplay by Bernard C. Schoenfeld Based on a story by TOM FILER Produced by WILLIAM ALLAND Directed by JACK ARNOLD
(First showing on British television) . Films: page 19


Story By: Tom Filer
Produced By: William Alland
Directed By: Jack Arnold
Dave Brewster: Adam Williams
Ann Brewster: Peggy Webber
Bud Brewster: Michael Ray
Ken Brewster: John Crawford
Hank Johnson: Jackie Coogan
Eadie Johnson: Sandy Descher
Lt-Col Manley: Richard Shannon

: My Favourite Spy

The feature film starring Bob Hope , Hedy Lamarr
Comedian Peanuts White, exact look-alike of foreign spy Eric Augustine , is talked into impersonating his double to get at a vital microfilm. Fast and furious fun follows with Bob Hope in this zany comedy of love and espionage set in exotic Tangier.
Screenplay by EDMUND HARTMANN and JACK SHfiR Produced by PAUL JONES
Directed by NORMAN Z. MCLEOD
. Films: page It


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Hedy Lamarr
Unknown: Eric Augustine
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Edmund Hartmann
Produced By: Paul Jones
Directed By: Norman Z. McLeod
Peanuts White: Bob Hope
Eric Augustine: Bob Hope
Lily Dalbray: Hedy Lamarr
Karl Brubaker: Francis Sullivan
TaSSO: Arnold Moss
Monkara: Mike Mazurki
Bailey: Stephen Chase
Hoenig udis: Van Rooten

: Weather

Jim Bacon


Weatherman: Jim Bacon

: Wimbledon Grandstand

Introduced by Harry Carpenter direct from Wimbledon

1.5; 3.20* International Athletics: GDR v USSR from Leipzig
The clash of Europe's two giants earlier this week in a final preparation for this weekend's European Cup Semi-finals.
Commentator STUART STOREY The European Cup Men's Semi-final from Malmo
Eight countries compete, but only two will definitely qualify for the finals in Turin in August. USSR are favourites to win the group and Great Britain challenge for second place.
Among events later today are the 1500m, 10.000m and the Shot Putt. Commentators david COLEMAN and RON PICKERING

1.20* International Canoeing from Bala
With the world championships about to be held in Jonquire, Canada, this meeting offered a final opportunity to qualify for the British team.
Commentator BOB FISHER

1.40* Boxing from Wembley Arena
Highlights of Harry Levene's promotion in London earlier this week. Appearing on the bill was Alan Minter, fighting former Commonwealth Champion Monty Betham of New Zealand.

1.50; 3.20* Wimbledon 79: The Lawn Tennis Championships
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you today's outstanding matches from the Centre Court and No 1 Court as the last eight places in the Men's and Ladies' Singles are decided, Commentators DAN MASKELL, PETER WEST, JOHN BARRETT, ANN JONES and BILL THRELFALL

3.5* The Irish Sweeps Derby from The Curragh
Epsom Derby winner Troy could become the third successive horse to win the English and Irish ! double In 1977 it was The Minstrel and 1978 Shirley Heights.
5.50* Final Score, with cricket Scoreboard and racing results.

Today's timetable:
1.5 Athletics from Leipzig.
1.2* Canoeing: 1.40 Boxing
1.50 Wimbtedon Tennis
3.5 Irish Sweeps Derby
3.20 Wimbledon/Athletics from Malmo
5.50 Final Score
* Timings subject to alteration

Television presentation:
Boxing BOB DUNCAN. Canoeing huw jonks Malmo Athletics SWEDISH TV SERVICE Leipzig Athletics CDR TV SERVICE
Irish Sweeps Derby Radio Telefis Eireann
Grandstand studio director JIM RESIDE
Grandstand producer MARTIN HOPKINS
Grandstand Editor HAROLD Anderson
Latest scores and reports from Wimbledon on Ceefax page 151


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Stuart Storey
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Commentator: Bob Fisher
Unknown: Harry Levene
Unknown: Alan Minter
Unknown: Monty Betham
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: Peter West
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Ann Jones
Unknown: Bill Threlfall
Unknown: Shirley Heights.
Unknown: Fred Viner.
Unknown: John Shrewsbury
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Unknown: John Philips
Unknown: Boxing Bob Duncan.
Editor: Harold Anderson

: News

Kenneth Kendall; Weatherman

: Juke Box Jury

with Noel Edmonds who asks... will these new records be a hit or a miss?


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Devised by: Peter Potter
Designer: Ken Starkey
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Saturday Night at the Movies: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Walter Pidgeon , Joan Fontaine Barbara Eden , Peter Lorre Robert Sterling
When the survival of the earth is threatened by a fiery belt of radiation, a last hope lies in the daring scheme proposed by the commander of an experimental atomic submarine. To put his plan into operation, however, the commander has to battle not only against time but against opposition from outside and within the submarine.
Screenplay by IRWIN ALLEN and CHARLES BENNETT based on a story by IRWIN ALLEN Produced and directed by IRWIN ALLEN
Films: page 19


Unknown: Walter Pidgeon
Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Unknown: Barbara Eden
Unknown: Peter Lorre
Unknown: Robert Sterling
Play By: Irwin Allen
Unknown: Charles Bennett
Story By: Irwin Allen
Directed By: Irwin Allen
Admiral Nelson: Walter Pidgeon
Dr Hiller: Joan Fontaine
Cathy: Barbara Eden
Emery: Peter Lorre
Capt Crane: Robert Sterling
Nyarez: Michael Ansara
Chip: Frankie Avalon
Dr Jamieson: Regis Toomey
Admiral Crawford: John Litel
Congressman Parker: Howard McNear
Dr Zucco: Henry Daniell

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Join Paul Daniels for the last of four special programmes in which television's top comedy magic star entertains in his own unusual fashion and introduces the remarkable skills of his guests:
Snooker champion Ray Reardon Illusionists The Morettis with THE PAUL DANIELS MAGIC SET
Choreography BRIAN Rogers Music BURT RHODES
Magic associate ali bongo
Script associate GEORGE uahtiH Sound MICHAEL WcCARTØY Lighting ALAN borne
Designer COLIN LOWRET Directed by PAUL CIANI
Produced by JOHN FISHES


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Designer: Colin Lowret
Directed By: Paul Ciani
Produced By: John Fishes

: Sword of Justice

A new film series starring with in The Gemini Connection
Jack and Hector are highly intrigued by the mysterious Gemini who is ripping off a top Syndicate man to the tune of millions in laundered cash, because they also intend to take the organisation to the cleaners.


Written By: Herman Groves
Directed By: Michael Caffey
Jack Cole: Dack Rambo
Hector Ramirez: Bert Rosario
Arthur Woods: Alex Courtney
Victor Radick: Cameron Mitchell
Agent Buckner: Colby Chester
Angie Parker: Cassie Yates
Cathy Wilson: Sarah Rush

: News

with Kenneth Kendall Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: The Voyage of Charles Darwin: 3: 'How wide was the distance between savage and civilised man.'

A seven-part historical series based on the life of the famous naturalist.

After facing the fearful gales of Cape Horn, the Beagle turned north into the quieter waters of Tierra del Fuego. On board Captain FitzRoy had three Indians, whom he planned to return to their homeland to found a Christian colony.


Script: Robert Reid
Music: Wilfred Josephs
Director: Martyn Friend
Director: Mike Kelt
Producer: Christopher Ralling
Charles Darwin: Malcolm Stoddard
Captain FitzRoy: Andrew Burt
Dr Darwin: Iain Cuthbertson
Josiah Wedgwood: George Cole
Lieut Wickham: David Ashton
Lieut Sulivan: Peter Settelen
Augustus Earle: Tony Calvin
Emma Wedgwood: Cherith Mellor
Matthews: David Sibley
Covington: Andrew Dunford
Catherine Darwin: Jenny Quayle

: The Quest

Two brothers search for their long-lost sister held by the Cheyenne and The Captive
The Baudine brothers join an attack on an Indian camp in the hope of finding their sister Patricia. Had they known the trouble to follow, they might well have left without the white girl they did rescue.


Morgan ' Two Persons' Baudine: Kurt Russell
Quentin Baudine: Tim Matheson

: Weatherman

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