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: Open University

6.40 International Aid

7.30 Maths: In Perspective

: Closedown

: Magic Roundabout


Created by: Serge Danot

: Jackanory

with June Whitfield
The House that Sailed Away by PAT HUTCHINS
It had rained every single afternoon since Grandma had arrived, and she'd been feeling decidedly peaky all week. She was putting the finishing touches to her hair, when she looked out of the window and saw that it wasn't her imagination - they were actually floating down the middle of the High Street!
Today: One Very Rainy Day in Hampstead.


Unknown: Pat Hutchins

: Don and Pete

cause chaos and laughter when they are roadsweeping.

: Hong Kong Phooey

The Claw and Hong Kong Phooey versus Hong Kong Phooey

: Take Hart

with Tony Hart , Colin Bennett and Morph
Mr Bennett and Morph struggle over a ' work of art'.
(if you're aged 15 or under, Take Hart , BBC Television Centre, London W3 6XZ. is the address to send paintings for 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
Unknown: Colin Bennett
Unknown: Mr Bennett
Director: Christopher Pilkington
Producer: Patrick Dowling
Unknown: Take Hart

: Laurel and Hardy in: Way Out West

with James Finlayson, Rosina Laurence, Sharon Lynne
Stan and Ollie as two unlikely looking - prospectors journey to Brushwood Gulch in the wild west with the deeds to a valuable gold mine. On their way they take time off to perform their celebrated version of 'Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.'
Directed by JAMES w. HORNE

and at 11.55
Fraternally Yours with Charlie Chase, Mae Busch, Dorothy Christie
Stan and Ollie make whoopee with fellow members of their fraternity 'The Sons of the Desert' while their loving wives think they are in Honolulu for their health.
Films: page 17


Unknown: James Finlayson
Unknown: Rosina Laurence
Unknown: Sharon Lynne
Unknown: Charlie Chase
Unknown: Mae Busch.
Unknown: Dorothi Christie

: Tom and Jerry: Missing Mouse; Tom's Photo Finish

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.
MGM cartoons

: Weather

Bill Giles


Weatherman: Bill Giles

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
1.20* International Dressage The Toyota Grand Prix
Goodwood House in Sussex provides the splendid setting for this country's premier dressage event. With an overseas entry of 28 riders from 14 countries, a high standard of competition was assured.
1.50; 2.20; 2.50* Racing from Ripon
2.0 The Palmers Scaffolding Handicap Stakes (6f)
2.30 The Champion Two Year Old Trophy 1979 (6f)
3.0 The Ripon Rowels Handicap Stakes (1m)
2.5; 3.5; 3.35* Motor Racing from Brands Hatch
The Fuji Tapes Trophy Race
The 12th round of the Aurora AFX British Formula 1 Championship. Championship leader EMILIO DE VILLOTTA of Spain (54 pts), is being challenged by Irishman DAVID KENNEDY (51 pts) with GUY EDWARDS and RUPERT KEEGAN of Britain equal on 33 points.
2.35; 4.5* International Show Jumping from The All England Jumping Club, Hickstead: The Embassy Fault and Out
In this unusual competition, competitors jump one fence, the vertical post and rails in quick succession. The fence is then raised three inches at a time until a winner is found.
3.35; 4.30* International Athletics from Crystal Palace
England v Poland v Switzerland
England face a tough test on the track against the formidable Polish squad, who can call upon such men as MALINOWSKI, WORONIN, pusty and PIETRZYK. Switzerland have top-class internationals PETER MUSTER and MARKUS RYFFEL in their squad. STEVE OVETT and SEBASTIAN COE compete for England.
Organised by the AAA in association with MK Electric.
5.0* Final Score: Including racing results and cricket scoreboard
Today's timetable
1.20 Dressage: 1.50 Racing
2.5 Motor Racing: 2.20 Racing
2.35 Show Jumping: 2.50 Racing
3.5 Motor Racing
3.35 Athletics/Motor Racing
4.5 Show Jumping; 4.30 Athletics
5.0 Final Score
Timings subject to alteration
Television presentation: Dressage TERRY LONG Racing KEITH PHILLIPS
Motor Racing Richard TILLING , JIM RESIDE Show Jumping FRED VINER Athletics HUW JONES
Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand HAROLD ANDERSON
Results from all the day's main race meetings on Ceefax


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Leader: Emilio De Villotta
Unknown: Irishman David Kennedy
Unknown: Rupert Keegan
Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Unknown: Peter Muster
Unknown: Markus Ryffel
Unknown: Steve Ovett
Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Commentators: Barry Davies
Commentators: Christopher Thorneycroft-Smith
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Harold Anderson

: Emu's Scottish Walkabout

Rod Hull and Emu Rod and Emu take a motorbike tour through Scotland meeting Pipers and monsters, and sampling everything Scottish from kilts to Porridge.
Film cameraman DAVID JACKSON Film sound DENNIS CARTWRlGH Film editor DAVID SHORE
Producer HAZEL LEWTHWAITE BBC Manchester


Unknown: Rod Hull
Unknown: Emu Rod
Unknown: David Jackson

: Evening News

Christopher Morris ; Weatherman


Unknown: Christopher Morris

: Disney Time

Comedy, adventure, spaceships, cops and robbers - all in our summer Bank Holiday look at some more Walt Disney films, old and new.
Introduced by Jim Davidson from Torbay.
Films include Dumbo, The Spaceship and King Arthur, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, The Incredible Journey, Hill's Angels, The London Connection, The Aristocats.
Presented by RICHARD EVANS


Introduced By: Jim Davidson
Presented By: Richard Evans

: Jim'll Fix it

with Jimmy Savile , OBE: Dear Jimmy, may I....
... appear in the musical 'Annie ... drive an amphibian truck
... turn into ' Wonder Woman' ... play with ' Status Quo ' ... work on 'Nationwide
In this Bank Holiday special, Jimmy makes these and other dreams come true.


Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Unknown: Bill Millar
Designer: David Buckingham
Unknown: Paul Ciani
Producer: Roger Ordish

: The Monday Film: The Great Escape

starring Steve McQueen James Garner
Richard Attenborough with James Donald
Charles Bronson , Donald Pleasence James Coburn , John Leyton
At the height of World War II the Nazis brought together the most active escape ' artists' into one camp - Stalag Luft North. A camp they considered escape-proof. This famous movie tells the exciting story of the Allied officers who were to prove the Germans wrong.
Screenplay JAMES CLABELL , w. R. BURNETT Based on the book by PAUL BRICKHILL
Produced and directed by JOHN STURGES Films: page 17


Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: James Donald
Unknown: Charles Bronson
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: James Coburn
Unknown: John Leyton
Unknown: Stalag Luft North.
Unknown: James Clabell
Unknown: R. Burnett
Book By: Paul Brickhill
Directed By: John Sturges
Hilts, The Cooler King ': Steve McQueen
Hendley, The Scrounger': James Garner
Bartlett, ' Big X ': Richard Attenborough
Ramsey, Senior British Officer: James Donald
Danny Velinski, The Tunneller': Charles Bronson
Blythe, ' The Forger': Donald Pleasence
Sedgwick, ' Man from Down Under ': James Coburn
Willie, ' The Tunnel King': John Leyton
MacDonald: Gordon Jackson
Ashley-Pitt: David McCallum
Cavendish: Nigel Stock
Von Luger, the Commandant: Hannes Messemer
Werner: Robert Graf

: Main News

with Christopher Morris Weather


Unknown: Christopher Morris

: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo of 1979

Highlights from the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.

For a Dignified Occasion
The Massed Pipes and Drums of 1st Battalion Scots Guards 1st Battalion The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
The Royal Irish Rangers
The Scottish Division School of Music
The Royal Regiment of Artillery present
The King's Troop
The Band and Gymnastic Display Team of the Junior Leaders Regiment and The Motorcycle Display Team from Bavaria the Alphorn Blaeser, The Feldmoching Brass Band and the traditional mixed group from the Bavarian capital Munich present Bavarian Dancers and Music
The Display Team of The Royal Navy accompanied by the bands of The Gordon Highlanders and The Scottish Division School of Music
Country Dancing with pipes and drums and dancers from Ireland and Scotland
The Massed Bands of The Royal Regiment of Artillery
The Finale with The Evening Hymn
The Lowering of the Colours The Lone Piper
The Bavarian Hymn
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is presented by HQ Scotland (Army)
BBC Scotland


Producer: Lt-Col Leslie Dow, OBE
Producer: Lt-Col David Murray
Commentator: Tom Fleming
Producer for television: Charles Clifford
Director of Music: Major S.W Patch, Royal Artillery, LRAM, ARCM

: My Way

Arena's celebrated investigation of this phenomenally popular hit song, starring
Frank Sinatra , Sid Vicious
Dorothy Squires , Barry John
Paul Anka , Lord George-Brown Elvis Presley
Professor Wilfred Mellers Shirley Bassey
The Disapointer Sisters
The St Paul 's School Choir
David Bowie and Claude Francois ' My Way ' has been recorded over 140 times and for every artist who has put it on wax, countless others sing it in pubs, clubs and bathtubs.
Witty, entertaining and sardonic...
Mr Anka 's hit may never sound the same again. (THE GUARDIAN) What a way to treat a song. A delight!


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Sid Vicious
Unknown: Dorothy Squires
Unknown: Barry John
Unknown: Paul Anka
Unknown: Lord George-Brown Elvis Presley
Unknown: Professor Wilfred Mellers
Unknown: Shirley Bassey
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: Claude Francois
Unknown: Mr Anka
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Nigel Finch

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