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: Open University

6.40 Glaciation. 7.5 Artists' Films. 7.30 Classical Greece: Games and Festivals,

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.5 Engineering Craft Studies Using Materials
9.35 Exploring Science
Problem Solving
9.58 Let's Go
A series of 19 programmes
3: Let's Go and Buy Clothes
10.12 Words and Pictures A Lost Button
10.30 The Long and the Short and the Tall. Part 3
11.2 Science AH Around Sound

: For Schools, Colleges

11.40 Resource Unit
Religious and Moral Education Who's the Greatest?
12.5 pm Télé-France
A series of ten programmes based on excerpts from French television. 2: Paroles

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill at One

Television's 'live' and liveliest magazine programme features Star Chef - today's guest, actress
Miriam Karlin , prepares her favourite dish in the foyer.


Unknown: Miriam Karlin

: Over the Moon


: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Watch
Robin Hood - The Castle
2.18 Near and Far
Exploring Your Neighbourhood
2.40 A Good Read
Programme 3


Unknown: Robin Hood

: Closedown

: Play School

: Pixie and Dixie

Light Headed Cat

: Jackanory 3000: The Hobbit: 3: Riddles in the Dark

by J.R.R. Tolkien
A story in ten parts told by Bernard Cribbins, Maurice Denham, Jan Francis, David Wood


Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins
Storyteller: Maurice Denham
Storyteller: Jan Francis
Storyteller: David Wood

: Think of a Number

with Johnny Ball
This week Johnny sets about Seeing the Light
Reflect on the speed of light and the colour of space. Why Father Christmas is never seen. See what your screen looks like in black and white, red, blue and green. A solar plane that could reach new heights and how you could ride on a sun-beam for free...
So if you don't want to be in the dark switch on to see the light - from infra red to ultra violet.
Meanwhile - Think of a Number - it's all relative!
If 2 is company and 3 is a crowd, what are 4 and 5? ** Written by JOHNNY BALL Designer JOHN BONE
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Producer ALBERT BARBER. BBC Bristol (* Answer: 9)


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Written By: Johnny Ball
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Albert Barber.

: Grandad: 1

Written by Bob Block
A series in five parts starring Clive Dunn
Charlie Quick, known as 'Grandad', is the caretaker of the Parkview Rehearsal Hall. During the rehearsal of a television show he decides to help young Brian Plumber with his dancing career. The help gets out of hand and causes chaos!
BBC Manchester


Writer: Bob Block
Devised by: Clive Dunn
Incidental Music: Roy Civil
Film Director: Alan Lenoir
Designer: Chris Edwards
Executive Producer: Anna Home
Director: Jeremy Swan
Grandad (Charlie Quick): Clive Dunn
Digby Rigby: Maurice Thorogood
Mildred: Jane Waddell
Hitchin: David English
Barnes: Jeremy Anthony
Susie: Eileen Fletcher
Brian Plumber: Andrew Bagley
Cheeky little blighter: Dexter Fletcher
His Father: Iain Rattray
Mr Plumber: Michael St John
Captain Flint: Laura Macaw

: Noah and Nelly

in Skylark
During a Very Funny Day Told by RICHARD BRIERS and PETER HAWKINS


Told By: Richard Briers
Told By: Peter Hawkins
Written By: Grange Calveley
Unknown: Bob Godfrey

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon Weatherman


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Nationwide

HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS present a mixture of topical reports, special investigations, films and features.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: Angels

By Peter King.
Featuring Kate Lock, Joanna Monro, Carol Holmes, Shelley King, Angela Bruce, Sharon Rosita, Martin Barrass.
Sarah's last day as a nurse. And she's not the only one to depart - as Anna Newcross finds out to her cost...
(BBC Birmingham)
Book, The New Angels: hardback £2.75; paperback 60p, from bookshops.


Writer: Peter King
Pat Banks: Carole Hayman
Maggie: Anne-Marie Davies
Anna Newcross: Joanna Monro
Jay Harper: Shelley King
Betty Carver: Doremy Vernon
Ken Hastings: Michael Howarth
Sarah Lloyd-Smith: Kate Lock
Sister Young: Nadia Cattouse
Sandra Ling: Angela Bruce
Fleur Barrett: Sharon Rosita
Jean MacEwen: Carol Holmes
Ron Frost: Martin Barrass
Dave: David Casey
Registrar: Jeremy Truelove

: Star Trek

This week: Catspaw
Dungeons and ancient instruments of torture are out of place in outer space, but, manacled to a dank wall, Captain Kirk concludes that they cannot be optical illusions!
Whose fevered imagination has brought them into being, and literally puts the heat on the uss Enterprise? It's surprising to see!


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Korob: Theo Marcuse
Sylvia: Antoinette Bower
Dr McCoy DE: Forest Kelley

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson
The first of the two Scottish groups taking part turns out to be something of a mini International, with THOMAS BLAHA working in Aberdeen, but who is from Cleveland, USA; LAI-NGAU PAUSON living in Glasgow, but originating from Seattle, Washington; STEPHEN SENN living in Fife, but a Swiss national by birth; and JOE WEST, a pilot stationed on Shetland, hailing from Bournemouth.
The venue. for this interesting match is Dundee University Thomas Blaha (teacher)
US Government and Politics Lai-ngau Pauson (editor)
History of Printing to 1860 Stephen Senn (lecturer)
The History and Geography of Dartmoor
Joe West (helicopter pilot) World War I
Book, Mastermind 3, SOp from bookshops


Director: Antonia Charlton
Producer: Bill Wright

: Rings On Their Fingers: 5: Moving Moments

A series of seven programmes by Richard Waring.
Sandy and Oliver are preparing to move home and, as we all know, this inevitably involves throwing out rubbish accumulated over the years. It's also the time for rediscovering cherished possessions - perhaps of a romantic nature. Of course, this sort of thing means more to the ladies... or does it?


Writer: Richard Waring
Unknown: Tim Barrett
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Harold Snoad
Sandy Pryde: Diane Keen
Oliver Pryde: Martin Jarvis
Mr Simmonds: John Leeson
Victor: Tim Barrett
Veronica: Jennifer Croxton
Leslie: Michael Knowles
Jennie: Rosanne Wickes

: Nine O'Clock News

Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter featuring
The 1979 Horse of the Year Show from the Wembley Arena ronight:
The Basildon Bond Championship for the Leading Show Jumper of the Year
With team selection for the Moscow Olympics very much in the minds of the amateur riders, and total prize money of £6,000 at stake, tonight's major class promises another close encounter. Last year 22-year-old NICK SKELTON , riding the Everest Stud's Maybe, won narrowly from HARVEY SMITH and DEREK RICKETTS.
Commentator DORIAN WILLIAMS European Football
The fates of Britain's 15 representatives in Europe could be decided in the second legs of tonight's first round matches.
BARRY DAVIES commentates on highlights from one of the three competitions.
TV presentation:
A selection o/ Sporting Themes: record REH 348, cassette ZCR 348, from record shops


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Nick Skelton
Unknown: Harvey Smith
Unknown: Derek Ricketts.
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: John Shrewsbury
Producer: John Philips
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Parkinson

Join Michael Parkinson and his midweek guests for conversation, entertainment and the occasional surprise.


Host: Michael Parkinson
Music: Harry Stoneham
Designer: Janet Budden
Programme Associate: Chris Greenwood
Assistant Producer: Sita Williams
Director: John Hughes
Producer: John Fisher

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