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: Open University

6.40 Social Skills Therapy (2). 7.5 From Altar to Pulpit. 7.30 Forge Masters.

: Closedown

: Jackanory: Annerton Pit: The Caravan

by Peter Dickinson
With Patrick Stewart

Today: The Caravan


Storyteller: Patrick Stewart
Author: Peter Dickinson

: Don and Pete

PETER GLAZE and DON MACLEAN cause chaos and laughter at the circus.


Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: Don MacLean

: Desert Adventure

An eight-part serial from Poland
2: Stas and Nel have been kidnapped on the way to join their fathers, who are engineers working on the Suez Canal. Immediately a rescue party is organised -but by then the children have been carried far into the desert.
(For cast see page 32).

: Take 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.
Producer PATRICK DOWLING if you're aged 15 or under. Take Hart,
BBC Television Centre, London W3 6XZ, is the address to send paintings tor the Gallery. There's a prize for any that are shown, as long as you put your name, age and address, but we're sorry we can't promise to return any.)


Unknown: Tony Hart
Director: Christopher Pilkington
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Ragtime



Unknown: Maggie Henderson
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: Pawb yn ei Fro

Quiz game
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

Story: The Queen's Magic Shoes by KATHY SQUIRES. Presenters Floella Benjamin , Ben Bazell


Unknown: Kathy Squires.
Presenters: Floella Benjamin
Presenters: Ben Bazell

: Roobarb

: Hunter's Gold

An adventure story in 13 episodes set in New Zealand in the 1860s.
9: Scott has come to Tucker's Gully to search for his father, who is wanted for murder. The locals suggest a reward be given to whoever finds Gordon Hunter. Two people oppose this - Molly, who has her bar burned down, and Tindle, whose store is threatened when he refuses to sell guns. What will happen now.... ?
Written and devised by ROGER SIMPSO " Producer JOHN mcrae


Unknown: Gordon Hunter.
Unknown: Roger Simpso
Producer: John McRae
Director: Tom Parkinson
Scott: Andrew Hawthorn
Tindle: Ernie Stanley
Cameron: Roger Oakley
Fraser: Scott Taylor
O'Halloran: Gabriel Prendergast
Molly: Ilona Rogers
Commissioner: Gerrit Bahlman
Hunter: Bkuce Allpress
Maxwell: Robert Bell
Collins: Richard Moss
Ryan: Bevan Wilson
Dodd: Peter Thorpe
Rose: Claire OBErman
Lily: Cathie Harrop
Teddy: Donald Snook
Charlie: Robert Pratt

: Young Explorers

What Makes a Champ?
The first of two programmes
Introduced by Daniel Topolski
How do people get to the top of their particular sports?
What is fitness and how can it be measured?
Rowing coach Daniel Topolski finds out and compares how he trains his rowing squad with training -techniques abroad.
Skater Robin Cousins talks about his daily routine.
To see how skill is acquired through training, we follow the progress of a squad of gymnasts.
Film editor PETER REELEY
Producer BRIAN hawkins. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Daniel Topolski
Unknown: Daniel Topolski
Talks: Robin Cousins
Editor: Peter Reeley
Producer: Brian Hawkins.

: The Wombles

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

The 007 Set
Each new James Bond film creates a world more fantastic than the last - a challenge, above all, to set designer Ken Adam.
Bill Kerr Elliott talks to KEN ADAM about his work and looks at his sets in operation.
Film cameraman butch CALDERWOOD
Sound DUN martin. Producer mike STRONG Editor HIGH WILLIAMS


Unknown: James Bond
Designer: Ken Adam.
Talks: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Ken Adam

: Blue Peter Special Assignment

with Peter Purves
A series of four dramatised documentaries which recreate history in the places where it was made. 2: The Duke of Wellington at Stratfield Saye
' After all, home, you know, is what we must look to in the end.'
Until after the Battle of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington had never owned a settled home of his own, and when the grateful country gave him E600,000 to buy a country house, he chose Stratfield Saye, 30 miles from London. He put in central heating and water closets; and Copenhagen, the horse he had ridden at Waterloo, was installed in the stables.
Directed by HUGH DAVID
(An exhibition of the costumes from this programme is at Stratfield Saye, Reading)


Produced By: Edward Barnes
Directed By: Hugh David
Duke of Wellington: Tom Bell
Duchess of Wellington: Cheryl Campbell
Harriet Arbuthnot: Karin Fernald
Sir Robert Peel: Paul Beech
Admiral Lord Nelson: Alan Penn
Queen Victoria: Olwen Hughes
Prince Albert: Peter Kenvyn

: Dad's Army

by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring Arthur Lowe
John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn Knights of Madness
To help ' Wings for Victory' week, Mainwaring and the platoon stage the battle of Saint George versus the dragon. featuring
Produced by david CROFT (Repeal)


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: John Le Mesurier
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Designer: Tim Gleson
Produced By: David Croft
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Chief Warden Hodges: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
verger: Edward Sinclair
Pte Sponge: Colin Bean
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
Mrs Yeatman: Olive Mercer
Town Clerk: Eric Longworth
Mayor: Fred McNaughton

: The Tuesday Film: South of Algiers

Tonight's adventure film starring
Van Heflin
Wanda Hendrix , Eric Portman
Legend says the priceless mask of Moloch is buried in the lost tomb of Marcus Manilius in Algiers. An eminent archaeologist, Dr Burnet, sets out to investigate. Among his party is Nicholas Chapman , an American journalist intrigued by stories of a curse. However, they are not the only ones interested in the contents of the tomb.
Original story and screenplay by ROBERT WESTERBY Produced by AUBREY BARINR and MAXWELL SETTON
Directed by JACK LEE. Films: page 18


Unknown: Van Heflin
Unknown: Wanda Hendrix
Unknown: Eric Portman
Unknown: Marcus Manilius
Unknown: Nicholas Chapman
Unknown: Robert Westerby
Produced By: Aubrey Barinr
Produced By: Maxwell Setton
Directed By: Jack Lee.
Nicholas Chapman: Van Heflin
Anne Burnet: Wanda Hendrix
Dr Burnet: Eric Portman
Jacques Farnod: Jacques Francois
Dr Farnod: René Leplat
Prof Sir Arthur Young: Aubrey Mather
Thankyou: Marne Maitland
Petris: Charles Goldner
Kress: Jacques Brunius
Mahmoud: Alec Mango
Hassan: George Pastell
: Yasmin Marie-France
: Abdel Messaoud

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Top Brass

Field-Marshal Lord Carver, GCB, CBE, DSO, MC, talks to Desmond Wilcox
Field-Marshal Lord Carver is thought - even by his critics - to be Britain's cleverest and most able soldier since the Second World War. A descendant of the first Duke of Wellington, he never wanted to join the army - but he rose to the very top job of all, Chief of the Defence Staff.
Tonight he talks to Desmond Wilcox about his personal history, his military career and some of the important political and military issues with which he has been concerned, including Northern Ireland, Rhodesia and civil insurgency.
Research ANNE WEBBER Film editor SIMON ROSE
Producer Edward MIRZOEFF ,


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Field-Marshal Lord Carver
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Play for Today: Destiny

The death of a Conservative mp causes a bye-election in a West Midlands town. At first the campaign between the major parties follows a familiar pattern. But an extreme right-wing racialist party intervenes, and the campaign approaches a violent climax.


Unknown: David Edgar
Producer: Margaret Matheson
Director: Mike Newell
Turner: Colin Jeavons
Khera: Saeed Jaffrey
Col Chandler: Frederick Treves
Maj Rolfe: Nigel Hawthorne
Cleaver: Iain Cuthbertson
Maxwell: Joseph Blatchley
Tony: David Beames
Monty Goodman: Alan Lake
Paul: Paul Copley
Peter Crosby: David Robb
Jim Platt: Graham Ashley
Mrs Chandler: Ursula Howells
Kershaw: Peter Jeffrey
Bob Clifton: John Price
Sandy Clifton: Gabrjelle Lloyd
Patel: Marc Zuber
Liz: Annie Hayes
Mrs Howard: Rosalie Crutchley
AttWOOd: Stacy Davis
Newsreader: Astley Jones
Party secretary: Rolf Day
Don Matthews: Roderick Smith
Mayoress: Margot Field
Carol: Lydia Lisle

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