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: Open University

6.40 Production Systems

7.5 Beethoven

7.30 Earthquake Prediction and Prevention

: Closedown

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Jackanory

The Farthest-Away Mountain by LYNNE REID BANKS
Today: The Gargoyles


Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Lynne Reid

: Don and Pete

PETER GLAZE and DON MACLBAN cause chaos and laughter when they become removal men.


Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: Don MacLban

: Desert Adventure

An eight-part serial from Poland
7: Stas finds the camp of a Swedish geographer who, in spite of being a very sick man, is able to give him the means of saving Nel.

: Take Hart

with TONY HART , COLIN BENNETT and Morph "
Morph's attempts to get airborne backfire and give Tony and the caretaker quite a chase.


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Colin Bennett

: Cricket: Third Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India from Headingley Final day
The whole, of this morning's play. Introduced by PETER WEST


Introduced By: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Commentators: Jim Laker
Commentators: Ted Dexter
Commentators: M. J. K. Smith
Unknown: Huw Jones

: Ragtime

Music by PETER GOSLING and DAVE MOSES Devised and produced by MICHAEL COLE Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Maggie Henderson
Unknown: Fred Harris
Music By: Peter Gosling
Music By: Dave Moses
Produced By: Michael Cole
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Midday News

Weather MICHAEL liSH


Unknown: Michael Lish

: Interval

: Cricket; Third Test

England v India from Headirrgley
The final afternoon's play up to the tea interval.

: Play School

Story: Silver Daisy With KAREN MOORE Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , David Hargreaves


Unknown: Karen Moore
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: David Hargreaves

: Hunter's Gold: 10

An adventure story in 13 episodes set in New Zealand in the 1860s.
Scott Hunter is searching for his missing father who is being held prisoner by two thugs. Tindle arrives - he means to force Gordon Hunter to tell them where he struck gold. But how?


Written and devised by: Roger Simpson
Producer: John McRae
Director: Tom Parkinson
Scott: Andrew Hawthorn
Baddock: Ken Blackburn
Molly: Ilona Rodgers
Tindle: Ernie Stanley
O'Halloran: Gabriel Prendergast
Fraser: Scott Taylor
Cameron: Roger Oakley
Hunter: Bruce Allpress
Ryan: Bevan Wilson
Dodd: Peter Thorpe
Maxwell: Robert Bell
Collins: Richard Moss
Rose: Claire Oberman
Lily: Cathie Harrop
Teddy: Donald Snook
Charlie: Robert Pratt
Old miner: Jack Dobson
Stableman: Edwin Wright

: Young Explorers

What Makes a Champ?
The second of two programmes Introduced by Daniel Topoiski
Today we follow the training of two 11-year-old footballers in Somerset and see how their skills develop. Football Association coach Allan Jones comments on their progress. Daniel talks to a doctor to find out how modern technology can be used to measure the efficiency of the body, and is given advice on how eating the right foods can help people to get fit and stay fit.
Film editor PETER HEELEY
Producer BRIAN HAWKINS. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Daniel Topoiski
Unknown: Allan Jones
Editor: Peter Heeley
Producer: Brian Hawkins.

: 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
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: Evening News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

Gentleman Jim Steps Out
In the first of two excursions into the world of High Society, Nationwide's very own gentleman, James Hogg, sets himself up with an address, a butler and a club - and launches himself upon the upper classes.


Reporter: James Hogg
Film Editor: John Wilkinson
Producer: Ian Taylor
Editor: Hugh Williams

: Blue Peter Special Assignment

with Peter Purves
A series of four dramatised documentaries which re-create history in the places where it was made. 3: Saint Therese of Lisieux
' My name is written in heaven.' So said the five-year-old Therese Martin. Years later she knelt at the feet of the Pope and begged to be allowed to enter the austere Carmelite Convent at the age of 15. Ten years later she died in Carmel, unknown beyond its walls. Yet, after 30 years, she was proclaimed a saint, and millions all over the world became devoted to Saint Therese, the Little Flower of Lisieux.
Written and researched by DOROTHY smitb Directed by SARAH HELLINGS


Unknown: Therese Martin.
Directed By: Sarah Hellings
Therese Martin: Catherine Enault
Monsieur Martin: Raoul Guillet
Marie: Valerie Dubois
Pauline: Pascale Dubois
Lenon: Séverine Dubois
Pope Leo XII: Grégoire Aslan
the voice of St Therese: Angela Down

: Dad's Army

Arthur Lowe , John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
The Miser's
Hoard Frazer keeps his savings in gold sovereigns. Mainwaring thinks the money should be in a safe place-such as a bank - his bank. featuring Guest appearance of Designer TIM GLEESON
Produced by DAVID CROFT


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Hoard Frazer
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Produced By: David Croft
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Chief Warden Hodges: Bill Pertwee
Dr McCeavedy: Fulton MacKay
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Pte Sponge: Colin Bean

: The Tuesday Film: Bengal Brigade

Tonight's adventure film starring Rock Hudson Arlene Dahl with Ursula Thiess
In mid-19th-century India nationalistic feeling is running high. When a British officer, Captain Claybourne, is courtmartialled and disgraced for rescuing his Sepoy troops against orders, he receives a tempting offer from a powerful rebel Rajah.
Screenplay by ALAN SIMONS. Based on the novel Bengal Tiger by HALL HUNTER Produced by TED RICHMOND
Directed by LASLO BENEDEK. Films: page 15


Unknown: Rock Hudson Arlene Dahl
Unknown: Ursula Thiess
Unknown: Alan Simons.
Produced By: Ted Richmond
Directed By: Laslo Benedek.
Jeff Claybourne: Rock Hudson
Vivian Morrow: Arlene: Dahl
Latah: : Ursula Thiess
Colonel Morrow: Torin Thatcher
Rajah Karan: Arnold Moss
Captain Blaine: Daniel O'Herllhy
Major Puran: Michael Ansara
Hari Lal: Harold Gordon
Major Jennings: Ramsay Hill

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Young Love

Louise Mutlow seemed to have everything against her when she announced she planned to marry Nigel Coo. She was a schoolgirl, he was out of work. Their parents disapproved. They had no chance of a home of their own. And the figures show that marriages where both bride and groom are teenagers are more than twice as likely to end in divorce. But Louise was determined ...
Christine Turner is a glamorous grandmother now. But she married at 16 and pregnant, like one in four of today's teenage brides. Her daughter Jackie was at technical college when she announced that she wanted to marry. Christine feared that the problems of her own first marriage were about to be repeated ...
Yet teenage marriages can last.
Irene Webb followed a family tradition when she married at 19, 40 years ago.
Jenny Conway reports on Britain's most vulnerable marriages.
Production assistant JUDY GRAHAM


Unknown: Louise Mutlow
Unknown: Nigel Coo.
Unknown: Christine Turner
Unknown: Irene Webb
Unknown: Jenny Conway
Unknown: Judy Graham
Producer: Harry Weisbloom

: Play for Today: Catchpenny Twist

A comedy with music
Roy and Martyn want to write the next Irish winner for the Eurovision Song Contest. So who thinks tfiey are working for British Army Intelligence? And why has someone sent them two bullets through the post?


Unknown: Stewart Parker
Music By: Shaun Davey
Designer: Chris Edwards
Director: Rob Knights
Martyn Semple: Sam Dale
Roy Fletcher: Gerard Murphy
Monagh: Francis Tomelty
Marie Kyle: Maggie Shevlin
Spalding: Donald Sumpter
Mrs Barker: Pat Leavy
Comedian: Des Keogh
Promoter: Michael Duffy
Willi Zero: Peter Kelly
Lady Mc: June Bolton
Meryl Shanks: Maureen Thornton
Floor manager: Miles Scott
DJ: Paul Clark
Ian Playfair: Derek Lord

: The Sky at Night

The Zodiac
Aries, the ram ... Taurus, the bull ... Gemini, the twins ... These are three of the constellations of the Zodiac, the belt stretching round the sky in which the Sun, the Moon and the bright planets are always to be found.
Tonight Patrick Moore talks about the Zodiac, what it meant to the old astrologers and how it is regarded by astronomers of today.


Talks: Patrick Moore
Producer: Patricia Wood

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