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: Bagpuss



Unknown: Peter Firmin
Unknown: Oliver Postgate
Music By: Sandra Kerr
Music By: John Faulkner

: Art-Asia

Focus on Asian arts and artists in multi-racial Britain. Interviews with members of the TARA ARTS GROUP, London, who are aiming to put forward the Asian point of view through the medium of drama and stage shows, like their latest production Yes Memsahib.
Studio director KRISHAN GOULD Producer SALEEM SHAHED BBC Birmingham

: Russian-Language and People

A series of 20programmes 12: Introducing the past.
Also Goodbye, Summer: Episode 7 Olga goes home to the country and finds problems waiting for her ...

: The Skill of Lip-Reading

A series of 16 programmes 13: North and South
Regional accent affects the shape of some words for the lip-reader.


Producer: Brigit Barry

: Accident of Birth

Aspects of Mental Handicap
A series of six short films for parents and those professionally concerned with mental handicap, developed with additional material from the documentary first shown in September 1978.
2: Long Stay Hospitals
Written and produced by CORDON CROTON


Produced By: Cordon Croton

: It Figures

Guide to Everyday Maths
Ten programmes to brush-up your confidence with numbers. 4: More About Decimals
Join Jimmy Young 's guests DAVID BELLAMY , HILARY PRITCHARD and NORMAN BOWLER , as he explains how to multiply and divide decimals and how to use a calculator. With RAY LONNEN and MANDY MORE
Sketches written by CHRIS MILLER


Unknown: Jimmy Young
Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Hilary Pritchard
Unknown: Norman Bowler
Unknown: Ray Lonnen
Written By: Chris Miller
Unknown: Anna Jackson
Unknown: Chris Jelley

: Easter Communion

Sung Eucharist for Easter Day from Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire.
Celebrant: The Provost, The Very Rev Murray Irvine
Preacher: The Bishop of Southwell, The Rt Rev Denis Wakeling
The service is sung to the setting by Darke in F.
Introit: This joyful Eastertide (Wood)
Hymns: Christ the Lord is risen again! (Wurtemburg); Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn); Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (St John Damascene); Love's redeeming work is done (Sarannah)
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15, vv 12-20
Gospel: John 20, vv 1-10
Rector Chori and organist Kenneth Beard
Assistant organist Peter Wood

(BBC Birmingham)
(Christian comment on Ceefax [page number removed](BBC2))


Celebrant: Very Rev Murray Irvine
Preacher: Rt Rev Denis Wakeling
Organist: Kenneth Beard
Assistant Organist: Peter Wood
Television Presentation By: Michael Shoesmith

: UrbietOrbi

Pope John Paul II gives his Easter Blessing to the city and the world. FR CRISPIAN HOLLIS describes the scene in the Square before St Peter's in Rome.


Unknown: Pope John Paul Ii
Unknown: Fr Crispian Hollis

: Interval

: The 607080 Show

This week we analyse the Budget from the pensioner's point of view, and CHRISTOPHER JONES interviews Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment HECTOR MONRO.


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Christopher Jones
Unknown: Hector Monro.
Director: Giles Oaklet
Producer: Brigit Barry

: Farming

featuring the news and views, politics and policies of those involved with the land. with PHILIP WRIXON
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers BILL GILES


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Beside the Sea

Ten films about the wildlife of the seashore, presented by TONY soper. 4: Between the Tides
Animals that live between high and low tides are alternately covered by water, then dried out by the sun. How do they cope? Barnacles cover themselves with limey plates, limpets stick to rocks and periwinkles have a trap-door on their shells. And one of them is on the way to becoming a land animal.


Presented By: Tony Soper.
Producer: Ron Bloomfield
Director: Judy Brooks

: News Headlines

: Film Matinee: Support Your Local Sheriff

starring James Garner
Joan Hackett , Walter Brennan
The discovery of gold in the small Western town of Calendar brings wealth, a gold rush and-inevitably - lawlessness. What the town needs is a fearless, dedicated, sharp-shooting lawman. What the town gets is Jason McCullough -just ' passing through ' on his way to Australia.
James Garner stars as the easy-going sheriff in this lively mixture of comedy and action.
Written and produced by WILLIAM BOWERS
Directed by BURT KENNEDY. Films: page is


Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Joan Hackett
Unknown: Walter Brennan
Unknown: Jason McCullough
Produced By: William Bowers
Directed By: Burt Kennedy.
Jason McCullough: James Garner
Prudy Perkins: Joan Hackett
Pa Danby: Walter Brennan
Oily Perkins: Harry Morgan
Jake: Jack Elam
Joe Danby: Bruce Dern
Henry Jackson: Henry Jones
Fred Johnson: Walter Burke
Luke Danby: Dick Peabody

: Eurovision Song Contest Previews

Part 1: an opportunity to preview some of this year's entries in the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held on Saturday 19 April, in The Hague, Holland.
Introduced by Terry Wogan
(Part 2 will be shown next Sunday)


Introduced By: Terry Wogan
Presented By: Brian Whitehouse

: The Bugs Bunny Easter Special

Superstar Bugs Bunny, too busy to play the part himself, auditions a host of his celebrated friends for the role of Easter Bunny. A determined Daffy Duck refuses to accept he is nobody's choice!
Executive producer HAL GEER. Preview: P 27


Executive Producer: Hal Geer

: Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

presents its Star Awards 1980
Noel Edmonds hosts a star-studded show together with John Craven Maggie Philbin and Keith Chegwin Who's going to win the nine famous Eric trophies?
Who's Britain's favourite TV star and which is the most popular Children's Programme?
Who's the funniest man and who's the funniest lady? Which is the Top Pop Group and who is the Top Pop Singer?
Who's everybody's favourite expert? And who'll get the Erics for Top Sportsman and woman?
Join the stars, swappers and celebrities at the presentation ceremony and find out if your favourites are winners!
Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON
Lighting RON BRISTOW. Sound MIKE GILES Designer BRUCE MACADIE Producer Crispin EVANS
Executive producer ROSEMARY GILL


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Director: Johnny Pearson
Unknown: Ron Bristow.
Unknown: Mike Giles
Designer: Bruce MacAdie
Producer: Crispin Evans
Producer: Rosemary Gill

: News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Antiques Roadshow

This week: Maidstone
In this series Arthur Negus is joined by Angela Rippon and they go on the road with a team of Britain's leading experts. They meet the public informally and discuss treasured possessions brought along for their assessment.
Producer ROBIN DRAKE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Director: John Rickword
Producer: Robin Drake.

: Easter Songs of Praise

Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler from Glastonbury, Somerset
Long before the dawn of Christianity, Glastonbury had great spiritual significance. Pagan worshippers believed that the famous tor, which can be seen for miles around, was an entrance to a mysterious otherworld. News of Christianity came very early to Glastonbury - some say brought by Joseph of Arimathea - and it became the first British base of organised Christianity, centred on a simple wattle and clay church. Glastonbury continued to capture people's imagination, and by the sixth century it had a monastery with a perpetual choir - relays of choristers who filled it with song both day and night. Local people continue these long traditions today as they meet in St John's church to sing their
Easter Songs of Praise.
Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn); And did those feet (Jerusalem); In heavenly love abiding (Pen-Ian); Praise, my soul, the King of heaven; The strife is o'er (Victory); Jesus is Lord (Alleluia No 1); Jesus lives! (St Albinus); Thine be the glory (Maccabacus)
Organist robin WALKER Conductor
Producers PETER FIRTH. CHRISTOPHER MANN Series producer RAYMOND SHORT (Repeated: Tuesday at 3.15 pm)


Introduced By: Geoffrey Wheeler
Organist: Robin Walker
Conductor: John Loveridge
Director: Ralph Rolls
Producers: Peter Firth.
Producers: Christopher Mann
Producer: Raymond Short

: The Sunday Film: The Sound of Music

Julie Andrews
Christopher Plummer with Eleanor Parker
Richard Haydn , Peggy Wood
A special holiday showing of the most popular film ever made.
Salzburg, 1938. Maria, a young convent girl whose tomboyish behaviour makes the Mother Superior doubt her vocation as a nun, is sent to be temporary governess to seven motherless children. In spite of a daunting start, Maria soon wins the confidence of the children, her irrepressible sense of fun undermining their father's stern discipline-as well as his plans for a second marriage,
Screenplay by ERNEST LEHMAN
Based on the stage musical by Richard RODGERS and OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN 11
Produced and directed by ROBERT WISE Films: page 15


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Christopher Plummer
Unknown: Eleanor Parker
Unknown: Richard Haydn
Unknown: Peggy Wood
Play By: Ernest Lehman
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Directed By: Robert Wise
Maria: Julie Andrews
Captain von Trapp: Christopher Plummer
The Baroness: Eleanor Parker
Max Detweiler: Richard Haydn
Mother Abbess: Peggy Wood
Liesl: Charmian Carr
Louisa: Heather Menzies
Friedrich: Nicholas Hammond
Kurt: Duane Chase
Brigitta: Angela Cartwright
Marta: Debbie Turner
Gretl: Kym Karath
Sister Margaretta: Anna Lee
Sister Berthe: Portia Nelson
Herr Zeller: Ben Wright
Rolf: Daniel Truhitte
Frau Schmidt: Norma Varden
Franz: Gil Stuart
Sister Sophia: Marni Nixon
Sister Bernice: Evadne Baker
Baroness Ebberfield: Doris Lloyd

: News

with Richard Baker ; Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker

: A Coventry Kid Am I

An Everyman special
After the bombs had fallen Coventry was rebuilt as a model city community based on civic wealth and personal reconciliation. People from all over the world came to claim a share of the city's industrial riches - and now a Coventry kid is as likely to be a Moslem or a Geordie.
The wealth is no longer there but the will to co-operate still lingers. This film is about Coventrians, their city and their beliefs, and at the time of the most fundamental Christian festival they look forward to their children's spring awakening in Coventry.
Film cameraman EUCENE CARR Film recordist GEORGE CASSEDY Film editor RICHARD BRUNSKILL Research assistant PRTER DALE Producer PETER GORDON
Series editor ANDREW BARR


Unknown: Eucene Carr
Unknown: George Cassedy
Editor: Richard Brunskill
Unknown: Prter Dale
Producer: Peter Gordon
Editor: Andrew Barr

: Inside Japan

A series of 15 films
14: Echoes of the Wind
The Japanese try to achieve beauty in simplicity. The art of landscape gardening is to create a natural harmony. Space is a vital element in painting, and silence in music. The Kabuki Theatre is a highly-stylised display of controlled emotion. All contain Ma, the pause that gives you time to imagine.
Photography colin. MUNN Film editor LARRY TOFT


Directed By: Libby Halliday
Produced By: Howard Smith

: Cusden on Location

Quires and Places
As villages burgeoned and money flowed the parish church extended itself, sometimes up, sometimes sideways, often both.
In the last of three programmes Richard Cusden takes his paintbox into three churches in the Chalke Valiey in Wiltshire, to see how they grew.
Film editor BEV AMBROSE ProducerJOHN cox


Unknown: Richard Cusden
Editor: Bev Ambrose
Producer: John Cox

: Weatherman

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