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: Open University

6.40Private Investment and thf Third World. 7.5 North Sea Oil. 7.30 Maths-The Dodecahedral Group..

: Closedown

: Magic Roundabout


Created by: Serge Danot

: Jackanory: Annerton Pit: The Motorbike

by Peter Dickinson
With Patrick Stewart

Jake is blind. When his grand-father goes missing on a ghost-hunting trip near Newcastle, he and his brother head north to look for him.
Today: The Motorbike


Storyteller: Patrick Stewart
Author: Peter Dickinson

: Don and Pete

Peter Glaze and Don Maclean cause chaos in the garden.


Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: Don MacLean

: Desert Adventure

An eight-part serial from Poland 1: Stas and Nel, two children whose fathers are working on the Suez Canal, are living near Port Said in 1884, a time of trouble and unrest in the Sudan. Suddenly they are plunged into a plot.
Story told by RICHARD PASCO
Scripted and directed by WLADYSLAW SLESICKI
Presented by PEGGY MILLER


Told By: Richard Pasco
Directed By: Wladyslaw Slesicki
Presented By: Peggy Miller
Stas Tarkowski: Tomasz Mendrzak
Nel Rawlison: Monika Rosca
Mr Tarkowski: Stanislaw Jasiuxiewicz
Mr Rawlison: Edmond Fetting
Chamis ,: Ahmed Marei
Fatma: Fatma Hetal
The Greek: Zygmunt Hebet
The Mahdi: Abdel Mennan
Kali: Enes Bango
Mea: Melimekkl

: Take Hart

with Tony Hart
TONY HART brings magic and originality to making pictures ' helped ' by a self-propelled lump of clay called Morph. Your paintings are displayed in the Gallery.


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Tony Hart

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Closedown

: Home on Sunday

Songs of Praise Summer Special
Sing for joy; Peace, perfect peace; The heavensaretelling(Haydn);Liftthine eyes (Mendelssohn's Elijah) ; Agnus Dei (Mozart's Mass in C); Moses I know you're the man; Noel; Forth in thy name, 0 Lord, I go (Angels Song).


Unknown: Agnus Dei

: Play School

: Roobarb

When Roobarb was at the end of his tether

: Jigsaw

An extraordinary picture puzzle with Adrian Hedley
Janet Ellis and John Leeson
Why is Billy's jelly sloppy? Wye is a river. Y is a letter in this week's jigsaw word. Pterry, the Pterodactyl, has something wise to say.


Unknown: Adrian Hedley
Unknown: Janet Ellis
Unknown: John Leeson
Producer: Clive Doig

: Big John, Little John

Off the Wall
The changes resulting from John s drink from the Fountain of Youth are bad enough, but not knowing when they will happen is worse.

: The Wombles

Music by MIKE BATT
Animated by BARRY LEITH Directed by IVOR WOOD


Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Told By: Bernard Cribbins
Music By: Mike Batt
Unknown: Barry Leith
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

The Peaks of Britain
In the second of his journeys up the highest mountains in Britain, Bob Wellings visits the Lake District and Snowdonia and meets some unusual characters along the way.
Film cameraman pun. BERRlFF Sound NICK HARNETT Producer PETER BATE Editor HUGH WILLIAMS


Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Nick Harnett
Producer: Peter Bate
Editor: Hugh Williams

: Kick Start

Introduced by Dave Lee Travis
The last chance for eight more of the world's top motorcycle trials riders to win a place in next week's Grand Final.
Organised by the BBC in conjunction with Eaton Yale
Producer DEREK SMlTH BBC Birmingham


Introduced By: Dave Lee Travis
Director: Phil Franklin

: Ask the Family

In the last of the semi-finals the LINTOTT FAMILY from Aberdeen and the HEPTONSTALL FAMILY from Wolverhampton meet in the penultimate contest of wit and nerve.
Chairman Robert Robinson


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Director: Rosalind Gold
Producer: Mark Patterson

: Explorers of the Deep

A series of discovery and underwater adventure
Jacques Cousteau s
Time Bomb at 50 Fathoms
Three hundred tons of lethal poison lying at 50 fathoms in the hold of a sunken ship can be ignored by some. But not by Italian Judge Maritatt in whose waters the rammed Cavtat lay.
When all official requests to remove the deadly threat were refused, Maritati took matters into his own hands. With the help of JACQUES COUSTEAU in Calypso, he commissioned a flotilla of salvage vessels at the cost of 12 million dollars. So for 10 months divers
- each one supported on the surface bv 150 men from doctors to crane operators - risked their lives amongst poison drums at unbelievable depths in the Adriatic. This story is one mans fight to save the waters of his Italian fishing town, Otranto, from disaster. A COUSTEAU SOCIETY production presented by BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jacques Cousteau
Unknown: Judge Maritatt
Unknown: Jacques Cousteau

: Star!

Part 1 of the feature film starring Julie Andrews
Richard Crenna , Michael Craig
A musical biography of Gertrude Lawrence who ran away from her East End home in 1915 - to join the music-hall. Within a few years she had become a star of the London stage and later went on to Broadway. films and recordings-working with other legendary figures of show business.
Part 2 follows at 9.25 pm


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Richard Crenna
Unknown: Michael Craig
Unknown: Gertrude Lawrence
Gertrude Lawrence: Julie Andrews
Richard Aldrich: Richard Crenna
Sir Anthony Spencer: Michael Craig
Noel Coward: Daniel Massey
Charles Fraser: Robert Reed
Arthur Lawrence: Bruce Forsyth
Rose: Beryl Reid
Jack Roper: John Collin
Andre Charlot: Alan Oppenheimer
David Hottzhan: Richard Karlan
Billie Carleton: Lynley Laurence
Jack Buchanan: Garrett Lewis
Jeannie Banks: Elizabeth St Clair
Pamela: Jenny Agutter
Ben Mitchell: Anthony Eisley

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Star!

Part 2 of the feature film starring Julie Andrews
Richard Crcnna , Michael Craig
This spectacular musical biography depicts Gertrude Law rence's rise to fame and wealth - and the great personal cost in terms of her private life, For cast see page 33
Directed by ROBERT WISE . Films: page IS


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Richard Crcnna
Unknown: Michael Craig
Unknown: Gertrude Law
Play By: William Fairchild
Produced By: Saul Chaplin
Directed By: Robert Wise

: World of Panorama

Who Killed Georgi Markov ?
Scotland Yard's Anti-Terrorist Squad is still seeking the killers of the exiled Bulgarian broadcaster, Georgi Markov.
Michael Cockerell reports on the murky world of intelligence agencies and secret policemen. The film reveals Markov's political background, his work for the controversial radio station 'Free Europe ', and tells how a battle of words with the Communists turned into something much more sinister,
Editor Christopher CAPRON


Unknown: Georgi Markov
Unknown: Georgi Markov.
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Producer: Phil Harding
Editor: Christopher Capron

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