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: Midday News

Weather jim BACON

: Pebble Mill at One

with DONNY MACLEOD
MARIAN FOSTER
BOB LANGLEY and BOB HALL
Today's programme includes
Family Matters - Dr David Delvin , Pat Petch and Vincent Duggleby discuss and offer advice on legal, financial and medical matters affecting every household.
Editor JIM DUMIGHAN BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Dr David Delvin
Unknown: Pat Petch
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Bagpuss

Bagpuss, an old cloth cat, lives with his friends in the window of Emily's shop ... where anything can happen.

: Closedown

: Dechrau Siarad

Learning Welsh
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Secret Squirrel

Ship of Spies
Secret Squirrel and his assistant Morocco Mole uncover villains in fountain pens and potted plants while pursuing their role of super secret agents,

: Jackanory

with Spike Milligan
Help! I'm a Prisoner in a Toothpaste Factory by JOHN ANTROBUS
Part 1: One morning, when Ronnie is brushing his teeth, a message appears in the toothpaste - it says: ' Help ! I'm a prisoner in a toothpaste factory.'

Contributors

Unknown: Spike Milligan

: Animal Magic

Introduced by Johnny Morris With TERRY NUTKINS
The animals - Cocky the cockatoo, Rocky the penguin, Kinky the kinkajou and Gemini the sealion -hold their Christmas party, but it's a party with a difference.
Special guest Paul Daniels puts on a dazzling display of animal magic. As a climax he attempts to change a penguin into a hippopotamus!
And Johnny will be riding into the studio in a sleigh drawn by a real live reindeer.
Producer mike ietkon. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Introduced By: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Producer: Mike Ietkon.

: The Record Breakers

with Roy Castle , Norris McWhirter explores the first - fastest -highest - heaviest - strongest - smallest - laziest - anything or anyone with a place in the record books.
In Hawaii Roy attempts to visit the wettest place on earth. Norris looks at a very remarkable book. Special guest Red Rum Designer DINAH WALKER Producer alas russell

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Norris McWhirter

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Nationwide

Including at 6.20
A Song for Christmas-The 1979 Nationwide Carol Competition.
In October young people all over the country were invited by Nationwide to write original Christmas carols. Tonight, from Coventry Cathedral, Sue Lawley presents the nine finalists who perform their songs before a panel of judges including Peter Skellern , Dana and Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues,
Lighting GORDON white Sound ROGER GUEST
Designer ANTHONY THORPE
Musical director ROBERT howes Producer ian SQUIRES

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Skellern
Unknown: Justin Hayward
Designer: Anthony Thorpe
Director: Robert Howes
Producer: Ian Squires

: Rolf Harris's Cartoon Time

Rolf Harris introduces half-an-hour of comedy with Daffy Duck in Daffy Duel; Hunt plus The Pups' Christmas and Alias St Nick
Presented by Richard evjns

Contributors

Introduces: Rolf Harris
Presented By: Richard Evjns

: The Tuesday Film: Gawain and the Green Knight

starring Murray Head
Ciaran Madden , Nigel Green
The arrival of the Green Knight at a royal banquet, and his challenge to the King's fat and lazy knights are the events which set young Gawain off on a year-long quest in which he is to have many magical encounters, including one with the beautiful maiden Linet. This tale of magical adventure is based on the anonymous early medieval poem.
Music by RON GOODWIN
Screenplay by STEPHEN WEEKS , Philip breen Produced by PHILIP BREEN
Directed by STEPHEN weeks . Films: p 2. (First showing on British television)

Contributors

Unknown: Murray Head
Unknown: Ciaran Madden
Unknown: Nigel Green
Music By: Ron Goodwin
Play By: Stephen Weeks
Produced By: Philip Breen
Directed By: Stephen Weeks
Gawain: Murray Head
LUiet: Ciaran Madden
Green Knight: Nigel Green
King: Anthony Sharp
Sir Bertilak: Robert Hardy
Humphrey: David Leland
Seneschal: Murray Melvin
Fortinbras: Tony Steedman
Oswald: Ronald Lacey
Knight: Willoughby Goddard
Old knight: George Merritt
Young knight: Peter Forbes-Robertson
Lady of Lyonesse: Pauline Letts
Bearded man: Richard Hurndall
Vqsper: Peter Copley
Wise man: Geoffrey Bayldon

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: Time Express

The last of a new four-part film series starring
Vincent Price as Jason Winters
Coral Browne as Margaret Winters Two bitter-sweet broken love affairs are given the opportunity to make fresh starts as the Time Express train takes another trip into the past. =
Written by STEPHEN KANDEL
RICHARD BLUELL and PAT FIELDER Directed by MICHAEL CAFFEY

Contributors

Written By: Stephen Kandel
Written By: Richard Bluell
Directed By: Michael Caffey
Sam Loring: Richard Masur
David Blaine: Lyle Waggoner
Michelle Flemming: Morgan Fairchild
Vanessa: Lee Meriwether
Jill: Terri Nunn
Paul Venard: Francois- Mariebenard
Ticket clerk: Woodrow Parfrey
Engineer Callahan: William Edward Phipps
R J Walker: James Reynolds

: Mainstream

with Bruce Parker
The last programme in the current season, presenting music, arts, news and entertainment from all over the country.
Director KEITH CHEETHAM
Associate producers RICHARD callanam DIANA LASHMORE and JULIA MATHESON Producer JOHN SELWYN GILBERT Editor HUMPHREY BURTON

Contributors

Unknown: Bruce Parker
Director: Keith Cheetham
Producers: Richard Callanam
Producers: Diana Lashmore
Producers: Julia Matheson
Producer: John Selwyn Gilbert
Editor: Humphrey Burton

: Question Time

with Robin Day
What do we think? What do we value? What are the choices to be made?
The hour to question the ideas and decisions of today.
ROBIN DAY takes the chair on stage at the Greenwood Theatre, South London, as public personalities face questions and reactions from the general public. With him tonight: Neil Kinnock , MP Bel Mooney Dr John Rae
Rt Hon Norman St John-Stevas , MP
Producer BARBARA MAXWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Dr John Rae
Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Producer: Barbara Maxwell








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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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