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: Open University

6.40 Before Einstein

7.30 The Planet Earth

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.35 Mathshow. Factor Fiction
9.58 Maths-in-a-Box
A mathematical story by ALEX GLASGOW 4: At the Seaside with PIPPA SPARKES
10.16 Look and Read The Boy from Space by RICHARD CARPENTEB 4: In Danger! -
10.38 Resource Unit 11-13: History The Sea, the Sea!
11.0 Watch
Robinson Crusoe - Pottery
11.17 Television Club My Way
11.38 Design by Five
4: A sitting room for ALAN COREN designed by MAX CLENDENNING
12.5 pm General Studies
Technology - Anyone's Guess Alternatives


Story By: Alex Glasgow
Unknown: Pippa Sparkes
Unknown: Eugene Geasley
Unknown: Clark Flanagan
Unknown: Melissa Wilks
Unknown: Alex Glasgow
Producer: Morton Surguy
Presented By: Phil Cheney
Presented By: Charles Collingwood
Director: Pat Farrington
Unknown: Alan Coren
Designed By: Max Clendenning

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill at One

Today's programme includes
Family Matters - Dr David Delvin , Pat Petch and Vincent Duggleby discuss and offer advice on legal, financial and medical matters.


Unknown: Dr David Delvin
Unknown: Pat Petch
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: For Schools, Colleges

2.14 Treffpunkt: Deutschland Schule
2.30 English
The BBCtv Shakespeare 'Julius Caesar ' reshown for Schools in five episodes. Episode 4


Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Keith Michell

: Closedown

: Dechrau Siarad

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

: Play School

: Yogi Bear

Booby Trapped Bear
A cartoon series starring Yogi and Boo Boo

: Jackanory: Pepito: Escape

by Nina Warner Hooke
With Steve Hodson
Today: Escape
Book, Pepito, 85p from bookshops


Storyteller: Steve Hodson
Author: Nina Warner Hooke

: Wildlife On One

Introduced by David Attenborough Foxes on the streets of a city calling to each other in the early hours of the morning. A vixen suckling her newborn cubs. A dog fox leaving the earth to return with food for his dependent family. These intimate scenes of fox family life were recordea oy remote-controlled cameras hidden under the floorboards of a house in the middle of Bristol.
Here is a second chance to see this unique study of nine months in the life of a family of town foxes.
Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Attenborough

: Grange Hill

A series in 16 episodes
Penny is banned from contributing to the school magazine after writing a provocative article exposing Doyle's lack of interest in the council.
Grange Hill pupils:
And members of the FULHAM
Series devised by PIIIL REDMOND Film editor JANE VALBAKER
Designers TONY SNOADEN , BARRIE DOBBINS Executive producer ANNA HOME Producer COLIN CANT
Theme music on BESL 64 /rom record shops


Editor: Jane Valbaker
Designers: Tony Snoaden
Designers: Barrie Dobbins
Producer: Anna Home
Producer: Colin Cant
Director: Brian Lennane
Alan Humphries: George Armstrong
Duane Orpington: Mark Baxter
Michael Green: Mark Bishop
Karen Stanton: Carey Born
Cathy Hargreaves: Lyndy Brill
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Penny Lewis: Ruth Davies
Andrew Stanton: Mark Eadie
Gary Hargreaves: Mark Farmer
Robo: Sean Gascoine
Michael Doyle: Vincent Hall
Trisha Yates: Michelle Herbert
Tommy Watson: Paul McCarthy
Tracy Edwards: Mandy Mealing
Pogo Patterson: Peter Moran
Justin Bennett: Robert Craig Morgan
Benny Green TERRY: Sue Patt
Gus: Philip Poole
Steve: Michael Salmon
Geoff McNulty: Leroi Samuels
Susi McMahon: Linda Slater
Dukesey: Danny Steggall
Julian Hennessy: Grant Wadey
Hughes: Donald Waugh
Mr Thomas: David Adams
Mr Curtis: Neville Barber
Miss Miles: Penny Brownjohn
Mr Hopwood: Brian Capron
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Miss Mooney: Lucinda Gane
Mr Wainwright: Bernard Kay
Mr Green: Al Matthews
Mr Brown: David Rolfe
Mr Sutcliffe: James Wynn

: Evening News

with Kenneth Kendall Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: 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 , VERA GILBERT , SALLY HARDCASTLE , JOHN HITCHINS , JAMES HOGG , BILL KERR ELLIOTT, TONY WILKINSON , NICHOLAS WOOLLEY and GLYN WORNSNIP , bring you films and features that reflect the way life is Nationwide.
Including Home Office with Glyn Worsnip learning to do it himself and presenting more thoughts and suggestions from your letters.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Bernard Clark
Unknown: Vera Gilbert
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Unknown: John Hitchins
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley
Unknown: Glyn Wornsnip
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip

: Robbie

A Ripe Old Age
It's hard not to smile, but affectionately, when his name is mentioned, because Arthur Askey has been making Britain laugh for more than half a century.
Long before he became nationally famous in the first regular BBC radio series, Band Waggon, with Richard Murdoch , he was building a reputation in touring and summer seaside companies, and, of course, panto.
Show business has been his life and his consuming interest, and making people laugh gives him his greatest pleasure. Not age or illness or accident can keep him long off the boards. But with a modesty rare in showbiz, the man who was among the first to master the new techniques of radio, and television tells Robbie that he can't understand why he is still in demand when today's comedians are so much more talented than the old hands.


Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Richard Murdoch

: The Variety Club Awards

Terry Wogan and Ray Moore introduce the Variety Club of Great Britain
Annual Show Business Awards from the Savoy Hotel, London
In the presence of celebrities from the world of show business Lord Delfont, assisted by Chief Barker Tom Eggerdon presents the awards reflecting outstanding performances of 1979. Among the awards being made are: BBC and ITV Personalities, Film and Stage Actress and Actor, BBC and Independent Radio, and the premier award to The Show Business Personality for 1979.


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Ray Moore
Unknown: Barker Tom Eggerdon
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Decision

with John Pitman
A series of six programmes which follow the fortunes of people who have decided to risk a dramatic change in their lives. 5: A Home for Janice?
A year ago, 16-year-old Janice [text removed] asked to be taken into care because she was so unhappy at home. Since then, she's been shunted around various children s homes, never really settling anywhere. Now she has decided she wants to be fostered.
Lynn and Allen [text removed] have three young boys and a spare room in their house. For two years they have talked about becoming foster parents. Now they have finally decided they would like to give a home to a difficult disturbed teenager-and Janice fits the bill. On the surface it ought to be simple - she wants a home and they want a foster child. But because one in three foster placements break down, everybody knows there are going to be problems.
This is the story of how social workers at Coventry try to bring Janice and the [text removed]s together, try against the odds to make it work.
Film editor TERRY TWIGG
Series producer ADAM CLAPHAM Director GEOFF DUNLOP


Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Janice [text removed]
Unknown: Allen [text removed]
Editor: Terry Twigg
Director: Geoff Dunlop

: Nine O'Clock News

Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Flesh and Blood

A serial in ten parts by JOHN FINCH starring Thora Hird , Bill Fraser Michael Jayston and Nigel Stock 5: Day of Rest
Sarah hears some disturbing news, but Sunday lunch with a family gathering has somehow to be lived through, particularly when Max is worried that some kind of plotting is going on between Jim Turner and his father Henry, and more so when he finds out that they have both ' coincidentally' gone fishing ...
Directed by terenck Dudley BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Finch
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Bill Fraser
Unknown: Michael Jayston
Unknown: Jim Turner
Music By: Peter Skellern
Editor: Ted Rhodes
Designer: Paul Montague
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Terenck Dudley
Mabel Brassington: Thora Hird
Henry Brassington: Bill Fraser
Ross Brassington: Wichael Jayston
Jim Turner: Nigel Stock
Max Brassington: John Stone
Sarah Brassington: Ann Firbank
Dorothy Kemp: Dorothy White
Ruth Turner: Coral Atkins
Ian McKellar: David Allister
Les Turner: Martyn Read
Jessie Armstrong: Ann Castle
Rancott: Ian Barritt

: Blue Moon

Omnibus presents a film about the last days of a Paris night club, Concert Mayol. Since 1881, it was one of the top music-halls in Paris - with stars like Yvette Guilbert, Fernandel, and Felix Mayol himself.
In time, its glamorous soubrettes appeared with fewer and fewer clothes, until the Mayol became one of the last bastions of the classic Parisian nude show: striptease in the old French style. Last year, its proprietor decided that even that was out-of-date, and the Mayol closed its doors for the last time.
Omnibus was there for the final weeks, and this film is an intimate portrait of the women who performed there - on stage, behind the scenes, and in the daylight hours. We also record a unique event in industrial relations - a strippers' strike.


Film cameraman: John Wyatt
Film editor: Peter Evans
Film editor: Ardan Fisher
Executive producer: Leslie Megahey
Producer: Jana Bokova

: News Headlines

: Question Time

With Robin Day tonight:
The Rt Hon Edward Du Cann , MP Sir Monty Finniston Suzanne Lowry
Dr Oonagh McDonald , MP


Unknown: Edward du Cann
Unknown: Sir Monty Finniston
Unknown: Suzanne Lowry
Unknown: Dr Oonagh McDonald
Producer: Barbara Maxwell

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