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: Open University

6.40 Conversing with Computers

7.5 Festival of the Supreme Being

7.30 Planning for Disaster

: Closedown

: Cricket: Fourth Test

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


Introduced By: Peter West
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Nick Hunter
Unknown: Huw Jones

: Ragtime

Music by PETER GOSLING and DAVE MOSES Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE (Repeat


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

: Midday News


: Interval

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v India From The Oval
The final afternoon's play up to the tea interval.

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Presenters
Libby Murray
Stuart McGugan


Unknown: Libby Murray
Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Hunter's Gold

An adventure story in 13 episodes set in New Zealand in the 1860s.
12: Scott and his father have been tied together and held prisoner until they tell where the gold is. Scott escapes but is hopelessly lost in a desolate part of the country, without food and water. Will he ever be found?
Written by ROGER simpson Producer JOHN MCRAE


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

: Stopwatch

Stop with Peter Purves , Susan King and Nigel Starmer-Smith Watch
Robin Cousins at a summer school for young skaters
Emlyn Hughes giving tips on soccer skills to improve your game Mike Slemen, Liverpool and England winger, on rugby tackling Director
Producer HAZEL LEWTHWAITE BBC' Manchester


Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Susan King
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Mike Adley
Producer: Hazel Lewthwaite

: 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

Television's most popular current affairs magazine, presented each weekday evening by FRANK BOUGH , SUE LAWLEY, HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS , with contributions from BBC studios throughout the country. Also from far and near, the programme's team of reporters, LUKE CASEY , BERNARD CLARK , SUE COOK, KEVIN COSGROVE , VERA GILBERT , DIANE HARRON , JOHN HITCHINS , JAMES HOGG , BILL KERR ELLIOTT , TONY WILKINSON , NICHOLAS WOOLLEY and GLYN WORSNP , bring you films and features that reflect the way life is Nationwide.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Reporters: Luke Casey
Reporters: Bernard Clark
Unknown: Kevin Cosgrove
Unknown: Vera Gilbert
Unknown: Diane Harron
Unknown: John Hitchins
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley
Unknown: Glyn Worsnp

: Dad's Army

Arthur Lowe
John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
Never Too Old: love comes to Corporal Jones in this, the final episode of Dad's Army. featuring
Studio director BOB SPIERS
Produced by DAVID CROFT


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: John Le Mesurier
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Director: Bob Spiers
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
Mrs FOX: Pamela Cundell
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
Private Sponge: Colin Bean
Dolly: Joan Cooper
Colonel: Robert Raglan

: It's a Championship Knockout

The eight teams who will represent Great Britain in the 1979 series of Jeux sans Frontières compete for the RADIO TIMES Trophy and the title Knockout Cham pions 1979
Competing teams:
HENLEY-ON-THAMES, KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES, NORTH WALSHAM, ST ALBANS Introduced from Arena North, Charnock Richard , Lancashire by Stuart Hall and Eddie Waring Referees:
Designer STUART FURBER Director GEOFF WILSON Producer CECIL KORER BBC Manchester


Unknown: Knockout Cham
Unknown: Charnock Richard
Unknown: Stuart Hall
Unknown: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Gennaro Olivier
Unknown: Arthur Ellis
Unknown: Mike Swann
Unknown: Paul Ridyard
Unknown: Terry Harland
Unknown: Christopher Coldrey
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Geoff Wilson
Producer: Cecil Korer

: A Moment in Time

by H. E. BATES dramatised in four parts by ROBIN CHAPMAN with Jill Balcon
Benjamin Whitrow and Alison Elliott
1: The summer of 1940. The German invasion of France is under way - a prelude to the invasion of Britain. In a small village in Kent a young girl remains unaware of the momentous events about to engulf her and change her life for ever.
Music composed by PAUL READE Technical adviser
GROUP CAPTAIN W. S. 0. RANDLE, CBE AFC. DPM Costume designer GEORGE WARD Make-up artist DAWN ALCOCK Script editor SALLY HEAD Designer PAUL ALLEN
Producer COLIN TUCKER Directed by RENNY RYE (Part 2 on Thursday at 8.30 pm)


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Unknown: Robin Chapman
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Benjamin Whitrow
Unknown: Alison Elliott
Composed By: Paul Reade
Designer: George Ward
Artist: Dawn Alcock
Editor: Sally Head
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Colin Tucker
Directed By: Renny Rye
Elizabeth: Alison Elliott
Tom: Michael Troughton
Catharine: Jill Balcon
Harry: Benjamin Whitrow
Edna: Lucy Griffiths
Rose: Betty Alberge
Group Capt O'Brien: James Greene
Bill: John Moulder-Brown
Matters: Richard Albrecht
Count: Nicolas Chagrin
Splodge: Robin Davies
Fitzroy: Geoffrey Burridge
Mac: Neil McCaul
Stephanie: Joanna Lloyd
Countess: Sharon Lee Hill
Roadworkers: Michael Goldie
Roadworkers: Derek Parkes
Sergeant: John Lyons
Corporal: Tommy Wright
Photographer: Barry McDonald
Newsreader: Alvar Lidell

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Prince Regent

A serial in eight episodes starring
Peter Egan , Nigel Davenport and Susannah York as Maria Fitzherbert with Keith Barron and Frances White
1: Mad for Love by ROBERT MULLER In his own estimate talented, passionate, sensitive, a lover of art, of sport, of freedom, of women ... In his father's opinion scandalous and irresponsible, a drunkard, a ne'er-do-well, a lecher ... 1782, and George Augustus Frederick , Prince of Wales, heir to the throne of England, approaches his coming-of-age.
Music composed by CARL DAVIS
Costume designer RAYMOND HUGHES Make-up artist TONI CHAPMAN Script editor SALLY HEAD Designer BARRY NEWBERY Producer COLIN TUCKER Directed by MICHAEL SIMPSON


Unknown: Peter Egan
Unknown: Nigel Davenport
Unknown: Susannah York
Unknown: Maria Fitzherbert
Unknown: Keith Barron
Unknown: Frances White
Unknown: Robert Muller
Unknown: George Augustus Frederick
Composed By: Carl Davis
Designer: Raymond Hughes
Artist: Toni Chapman
Producer: Colin Tucker
Directed By: Michael Simpson
George, Prince of Wales: Peter Egan
Frederick, Duke of York: Bosco Hogan
Lt-Col Lake: David Horovitch
Henry Holland: John Rowe
King George III: Nigel Davenport
Charles James Fox: Keith Barron
Queen Charlotte: Frances White
Maria Fitzherbert: Susannah York
Lady Effingham: Ellzabeth Power
Princess Mary: Katy Durham-Matthews
Richard Sheridan: Clive, Merrison
Mary Robinson: Chrissy Iddon
Lt-Col Hotham: John Bott
Dr Jameson: John Richmond
The Rev Robert Burt: Peter Yapp
Orlando Bridgeman: Sam Sewell
Coachman: John Bardon

: The Bear Next Door

The first in a series about four countries for each of which living next door to the Soviet Union is the dominant fact of life. But each has to find its own way of dealing with its giant neighbour. 1: Norway
Inside the Arctic Circle, Norway's frontier with the Soviet Union is close to one of the largest and most sensitive military complexes in the world. Three-quarters of the Russians' nuclear missile submarines are based nearby, hungry for ice-free access to the Atlantic. So Norway is the front line of NATO's northern flank. And as the Russian subs slip past the North Cape, she plays a vital role as a listening post for the Western Allies.
But Norway is not just a part of one power block confronting another. She must deal every day with her Soviet neighbour - over fishing, energy and military matters. And in the vast archipelago centred on Spitsbergen - 600 miles from the mainland but still Norway's territory - the Russians outnumber the Norwegians two to one and the diplomatic ice is thin indeed.
Jeremy Paxman reports on how Norway keeps its cool in the Arctic.
Research KATYA KRAUSOVA Producer
Executive producer JOHN REYNOLDS


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: John Reynolds

: International Athletics

from Brussels
The Ivo Van Damme Memorial
A star-studded international line-up of athletes compete in this meeting which commemorates the death of one of Belgium's finest athletes, IVO VAN DAMME.
The presence of Britain's SEBASTIAN COE and STEVE OVETT Will guarantee a packed Heysel Stadium, where the 'Golden 10,000 metres' has attracted the best runners in the world over that distance. They include world record holder HENRY RONO , Olympic gold medallist LASSE VIREN, European champion MARTTI VAINIO , Ethiopia's MIRUTS YIFTER and Britain's BRENDAN FOSTER. ALLAN WELLS again takes on top sprinters HASELY CRAWFORD , JAMES GILKES and HOUSTON MCTEAR.
Commentators DAVID COLEMAN


Unknown: Ivo van Damme
Unknown: Ivo van Damme.
Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Unknown: Steve Ovett
Unknown: Henry Rono
Unknown: Martti Vainio
Unknown: Brendan Foster.
Unknown: Allan Wells
Unknown: Hasely Crawford
Unknown: James Gilkes
Unknown: Houston McTear.
Commentators: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Stuart Storey

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