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: Open University

6.40 Solving the Problem

7.5 Ingres

7.30 Earthquakes and Technology

: Closedown

: Roobarb

When Roobarb Was Cheating

: Jubilee Jackanory: A Baker of Genius and Mouth-watering Simplicity

by Brian Patten.
With Arthur Lowe

There was once a very small king with a very small crown, and everybody in his kingdom was very happy, until a very fat king with a very large crown began spoiling things.



Storyteller: Arthur Lowe
Author: Brian Patten
Illustrator: Cynthia Pickard

: Alarm on the Danube Delta

The second episode of a three-part film from Romania.
Alex and Stefan manage to escape from the pumping station and set off through the swamps of the delta to warn the major in charge of the local militia.
Story told by JOHN WESTBROOK


Told By: John Westbrook

: Cricket: Second Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India from Lord's Final day
The whole of this morning's play, Introduced by PETER WEST
TV presentation NICK HUNTER , huw JONES


Introduced By: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Unknown: Nick Hunter

: Ragtime



Unknown: Maggie Henderson
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Midday News



Unknown: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Eisteddfod 79

r BBC cameras join the assembled members of the Gorsedd of Bards at the National Eisteddfod in Caernarfon to bring you live coverage of the first of the week's colourful ceremonies - the crowning of the winning bard.
The ceremony is described by R. Aiun Evans
TV presentation by nuw BRtAH w<.n*m
(Ceir sylwebaeth Gymraeg or BBC2 ung Nghymru)


Unknown: R. Aiun Evans

: Home on Sunday

(Shotcntast Sunday)

: Play School

(Shown on BBC2 at 11.00 am)

: Hunter's Gold

An adventure story in 13 episodes 8: Scott has come to Tucker's Gully to search for his father, who is suspected of murder. A posse ! sent to hunt him down, and a constable is killed. Sgt O'Halloran is more determined than ever to get Scott's father.
Written and devised by ROGER SIMPSON ?90« Producer JOHN MCRAE


Unknown: Sgt O'Halloran
Unknown: Roger Simpson
Producer: John McRae
Director: Tom Parkinson
Scott: Andrew Hawthorn
O'HaIloran: Gabriel Prendergast
Molly: Ilona Rodger9
Tindle: Ernie Stanley
Cameron: Roger Oakley
Fraser: Scott Taylor
Maxwell: Robert Bell
CoIIinS: Richard Moss
Constable's widow: Smrley Dukz
Old miner: Jack Dobson
Teddy: Donald Snook
Charlie: Robert Ppatt
Rose: Claireoberman
Lily: Cathie Harrof

: Young Explorers: Expedition Report

This week: Expedition Report with Daniel Topolski and Jane Trethowan
Daniel talks to 17-year-old Caroline Wood from Surrey, the first British girl to climb a mountain north of the Arctic Circle in Baffin Island, part of Canada's North West Territory. There's news of the expedition Caroline went on and the chance to see the film made.
Jane finds out from a group of Venture Scouts from Gloucestershire about exploring under water and talks to Arthur Phillips who runs an exploration centre on Exmoor. Arthur gives lots of hints and advice on how to organise your own small expedition.
BBC Bristol (Next week: What Makes a Champ?)


Presenter: Daniel Topolski
Presenter: Jane Trethowan
Guest: Caroline Wood
Guest: Arthur Phillips
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: TheWombtes


: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

A New Life .for David Latcretnott
In March this year, DAVID LAWREN soN's life depended on a kidney machine and the support it gave to his failed kidneys.
Kevin Cosgrove reported from David's bedside on the vital operation that gave him a new kidney and changed his life.
Film cameraman jtM KNIGT Sound TIM HODGE
Producer RON FtSHti )


Unknown: David Latcretnott
Unknown: David Lawren
Producer: Ron Ftshti

: Blue Peter Special Assignment: 1: Marie Antoinette at Versailles

with Peter Purves
A series of four dramatised documentaries which re-create history in the places where it was made.
'The Queen's face follows me wherever I go.' Fourteen-year-old Maria Antonia travelled from Vienna to Versailles to marry a French prince she had never seen. As Marie Antoinette she ruled as a glittering Queen of Hearts until, 25 years later, she was driven away to die on the guillotine.
with the voices of Anna Carteret as Marie Antoinette and Mary Wimbush, Geoffrey Matthews, John Gabriel
"Lovely photography and a devastating expose." (DAILY TELEGRAPH)


Presenter: Peter Purves
Writer/Researcher: Dorothy Smith
Director: Hugh David
Marie Antoinette: Blanche Ravalec
Louis XVI: Yves Fignot
Mme Etiquette: Renee Faure
Mme du Barry: Beatrice Costantini
Chamberlain: Jean Pierre Lituac
Marie Antoinette (voice): Anna Carteret
Voices: Mary Wimbush
Voices: Geoffrey Matthews
Voices: John Gabriel

: Dad's Army: The Making of Private Pike

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
Captain Mainwaring is given a staff car. It breaks down when Pike and his girlfriend borrow it to go to the pictures.


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Studio Director: Bob Spiers
Produced by: David Croft
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Hodges: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank WiliIams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Sylvia: Jean Gilpin
Colonel: Anthony Sharp
Brigadier: Jeffrey Segal
Mrs FOX: Pamela Cundell
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
Nora: Melita Manger

: The Tuesday Film: Return to Paradise

Tonight's adventure film starring Gary Cooper with Barry Jones
In his search for peace. Mr Morgan arrives on a tiny South Pacific island only to find it dominated by the puritanical Cobbett. Filmed on location in the idyilic setting of Western Samoa, this story of romance and adventure is based on James A. Michener's best-selling novel.
Screenplay by CHARLES KAUFMAN Produced by TBERON WARTH
Dtrected by MARK no*soN. Fttmt; p 1)


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Barry Jones
Unknown: Charles Kaufman
Produced By: Tberon Warth
Mr Morgan: Gary Cooper
Maeva: Roberta Hayne9
Pastor Cobbett: Barry Jones
Turia: Moira MacDonald
Harry Faber: John Hudson
Rori (aged 9): Va'A
Rori (aged 21): Hanskrusb
Tonga: Mamea Mataummua
Kura: Herbert Ah Sue

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: The Transplanted Self

Two films which look at the challenge of understanding the body's immune system and the consequences for the rare baby who has no defence system to protect itself from infection.
2: An Unrelated Case
In the first successful bone marrow transplant a baby's life was saved by marrow from one of his sisters. Ten years later, in May 1978, a desperately sick baby was admitted to a London hospital. She had no brothers or sisters to act as donors and for many months was to remain in a plastic isolation tent, while her mother cared for her from outside the tent.
Robert Reid follows the hospital's attempts to replace the baby't missing immune system using bone marrow transplantation. The techniques of this complex new science are far from certain, so what are the justifications for using them?
Written and narrated by ROBERT REID
Fttm editor Ian Harper


Unknown: Robert Reid
Unknown: Robert Reid

: Play for Today: Abigail's Party

Devised by MIKE LEIGH
Abigail is throwing her first teenage party. Meanwhile, two doors away, the grown-ups assemble for their own quiet beano....


Beverley: Alison Steadman
Laurence: Tim Stern
Angie: Janine Duvitski
Tony: John Salthousb
Susan: Harriet Reynolds

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