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: For Schools, Colleges

9.0 Japan - The Crowded Islands City: Tokyo
9.25 Physical Science. Elements of the Periodic Table
9:47 Science All Around Friction
10.10 Merry-go-Round
Our Place: City
10.35-10.55 Scene
Hello! ... and What Then?
11.5-11.25 Near and Far
Earth in Action
11.55 On the Rocks 2: Break and Make
Presented by IAN MENCER


Presented By: Ian Mencer

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill at One

Including Tony Bilbow with Film
Focus - his weekly guide to the movie world.

: Heads and Tails

Swing High, Swing Low.

: For Schools, Colleges

2.15 Music Time
Does It Come Back?
2.40 Television Club
Against the Law

: Closedown

3.53 Regional News (exc London)

: Play School

: Deputy Dawg

A cartoon series

: Jackanory

with Kenneth Williams
The Dribblesome Teapots by NORMAN HUNTER. Today: The
King with the Paper Face


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Norman Hunter.

: Screen Test

Second Semi-final
Brian Trueman puts the questions to the winners of the second four heats who will be looking at scenes from Silent Movie, Bear Island and The Sword in the Stone.
Jan Pinkava will receive his trophy as director of The Rainbow, the winning entry in the Animated Section of the Young Film-makers' Competition.
Directed by PAUL LOOSLEY
Produced by JOHN BUTTERY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Trueman
Directed By: Paul Loosley
Produced By: John Buttery

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Christopher Wenner, Tina Heath
Operation Oily Bird
A mysterious oil-slick off the coast of Somerset has resulted in the biggest bird rescue operation since the Torrey Canyon disaster. Tina helps John Hughes, Warden in charge of the RSPCA's animal centre at Little Creech, near Taunton, clean up some of the 2,000 guillemots and razor-bills whose lives are in danger.


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Christopher Wenner
Presenter: Tina Heath
Guest: John Hughes
Producer: Renny Rye
Assistant Editor: John Adcock
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Evening News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

The Nationwide team of FRANK BOUGH , SUE LAWLEY
HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS with background to the news of the day, including The British Pop and Rock Awards 1980
A chance to see more contenders for the Nationwide
Golden Award.
This trophy is for the entertainer or performer who, in the opinion of Nationwide viewers, displayed the most all-round family appeal during the past year. Also, Anne Nightingale and Simon Bates look at some of the artists they'll be considering for the Radio 1 DJ's Award for outstanding contribution to British popular music.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Anne Nightingale
Unknown: Simon Bates

: Tomorrow's World

Presented by Michael Rodd
Kieran Prendiville , Judith Hann with reporter Su Ingle
The latest problems of the 1980s -and some of the solutions that science and technology has to offer


Presented By: Michael Rodd
Presented By: Kieran Prendiville
Presented By: Judith Hann
Reporter: Su Ingle
Director: John Gorman.
Producers: Andy Wiseman
Producers: John Groom
Producers: Laurie John
Edited By: David Filkin

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Mike Read.


Presenter: Mike Read
Dancers: Legs & Co
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Anthony Philpot
Lighting: Eric Wallis
Designer: Humphrey Jaeger
Producer: John Hughes
Executive Producer: Robin Nash

: Wildlife on One

Zen, the Pigtail Monkey
.: .. the monkey that goes to work - on a bike!
Zen's ancestors once roamed wild in the forests of South-East Asia. Because of their intelligence and ability to adapt to Man, macaque monkeys were trained as actors, and more recently, as travellers in the exploration of space!
This is the story of a more down-to-earth relationship between an animal and his master, in which we discover how Zen earns his Place as a full working member of Mr Tay 's household.
Filmed and directed by JACK BELLAMY Commentary written by PELHAM ALDRICH -BLAKE Film editor TOM POORE
Series editor PETER BALE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Mr Tay
Directed By: Jack Bellamy
Written By: Pelham Aldrich

: Watch This Space

After a highly-successful campaign for a perfume, Claire is approached by another advertising agency, with an offer she cannot refuse. starring Liza Goddard , Peter Blake and Christopher Biggins with GILLIAN TAYLFORTH , LEO DOLAN
Music DOUG WOOTTON Designer JOHN STOUT Producer ROGER rack


Written By: Ronald Wolfe
Written By: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Liza Goddard
Unknown: Peter Blake
Unknown: Christopher Biggins
Unknown: Gillian Taylforth
Unknown: Leo Dolan
Unknown: April Walker
Unknown: Timothy Carlton
Music: Doug Wootton
Designer: John Stout

: Nine O'Clock News

with Angela Rippon and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Play for Today: Thicker than Water

by BRIAN GLOVER with The Black Pudding Festival in Normandy, France, brings competitors from all over Europe. The British contingent is there for all the fun of the fair-and determined to win!
Music by NICK BICAT Designer GAVIN DAVIES Film editor MIKE HALL
Film cameraman MICHAEL WILLIAMS Producer TARA PREM Director ALAN GRINT BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Brian Glover
Music By: Nick Bicat
Designer: Gavin Davies
Unknown: Michael Williams
Director: Alan Grint
Jackson ArnQtt: Colin Douglas
John Arnott: Nicholas Ball
Ida Arnott: Paula Tilbrook
Will Haggett: John Nightingale
Lilian Haggett: Caroline Hutchison
George Willis: Ray Mort
Harry Dicks: Ted Morris
Richard Arnott: Paul Jaynes
Andrea: Janet Driver
Mary: Hope Johnstone
Slaughterer: Bill Tarmy
Mother: Joan Campion
Michael: Anthony Hull
Oxford: Norman Gregory
Charlotte: Sally Adams
Lottie: Judith Barker
Madame: Anne Bruzag
Monsieur Fontaine: John Serret
Severine: Elma Soiron
Yves: Jacques Maury
MC: Jan Rosol

: The 1980 European Figure Skating Championships

from Gothenburg featuring
The Men's Championship Tonight is the moment of truth for ROBIN COUSINS.
He is the best and most exciting free skater in the world, but he must win the overall championship here, otherwise his dreams of an Olympic gold medal will be even more difficult to achieve.
Last year's European Champion, JAN HOFFMANN , of East Germany, and the current World Champion, VLADIMIR KOVALEV of the Soviet Union, are the two skaters who provide the toughest opposition.
News, too, of the Ice Dancing competition.
Commentator ALAN WEEKS
Television presentation by the SWEDISH TELEVISION SERVICE Producer DAVID KENNING


Unknown: Jan Hoffmann
Unknown: Vladimir Kovalev

: Platform One

A weekly interview in which people whose decisions influence our lives talk about why they hold the views they do.
Sir Derek Rayner , joint-managing director of Marks and Spencer, talks to Robert McKenzie.
Sir Derek was appointed by Mrs Thatcher , as soon as she became Prime Minister, to be her personal adviser on waste in government.


Unknown: Sir Derek Rayner
Unknown: Robert McKenzie.
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Director: Ann Morley
Producer: Margaret Douglas

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