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: Over the Moon

Presented by SAM DALE
Now you see it, now you don't
Sam experiments with camouflage. He tries to make himself ' disappear ' into the background like some animals can. In the story, sung by JASPER CARROTT , Angus McBluff dresses up as animals, to get close to them - but it gets ' tough for McBluff '.
Story animation by ALAN ROGERS and LEO BELTOFT Directed by MARTIN FISHER
Written and produced by MICHAEL colk


Presented By: Sam Dale
Sung By: Jasper Carrott
Sung By: Angus McBluff
Unknown: Alan Rogers
Directed By: Martin Fisher
Produced By: Michael Colk

: Ludwig

Music arranged by PAUL READE


Unknown: Jon Glover
Arranged By: Paul Reade
Unknown: Peter Lang

: Jackanory: Willow's Luck: The Hut in the Wood

by Gabriel Alington
With Ronald Pickup

When Willow Stubbs is evacuated from London to stay with her Great-Uncle Heriot during the Second World War, she is unhappy and homesick - until she discovers 'Von'...
Today: The Hut in the Wood


Storyteller: Ronald Pickup
Author: Gabriel Alington

: Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch

A cartoon series
No Space Like Home
I The adventures of a cool bear and his way-out companions in a quite impossible zoo.

: Why Don't You?

'Why Don't You just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead? '
Your own ideas, games and activities presented for children by children.
Director HILARY MURPHY ProducerMOLLY cox
(Please send your ideas to: [address removed] but if you want a reply please enclose a stamped addressed envelope)


Director: Hilary Murphy
Producer: Molly Cox

: The Big Trees

A feature film starring Kirk Douglas with Eve
Miller Patrice Wymore , Edgar Buchanan Jim Fallon , a charming but unscrupulous lumberman, moves from Wisconsin to California to exploit the giant Redwoods. He meets with opposition from the Quaker community, however, who hold the big trees in almost religious awe.
California's famous giant sequoias form an impressive backcloth in this colourful western adventure.
Screenplay by JOHN TWIST and JAMES R. WEBB from a story by KENNETH EARL Produced by LOUIS F. EDELMAN Directed by FELIX FEIST Films: page 15


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Miller Patrice Wymore
Unknown: Edgar Buchanan
Unknown: Jim Fallon
Unknown: John Twist
Unknown: James R. Webb
Story By: Kenneth Earl
Produced By: Louis F. Edelman
Directed By: Felix Feist
Jim Fallen: Kirk Douglas
Alicia Chadwick: Eve Miller
Daisy Fisher: Patrice Wymore
Yukon Burns: Edgar Buchanan
' Frenchy ' Le Croix: John Archer
'Tiny ': Alan Hale Jr
Judge Crenshaw: Roy Roberts
Elder Bixby: Charles Meredith
Cleve Gregg: Harry Cording
Mrs Blackburn: Ellen Corby

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
Football Focus
BOB WILSON previews today's important League fixtures and looks ahead to this week's semi-finals of the European competitions.
American Basketball from Indianapolis
The NCAA Championships
The final of the world's most prestigious basketball series.
1.30; 2.45; 4.0*
Motor Racing from Thruxton
The P&O Ferries European Formula 2 Championship
The first round of the series over 55 laps. Also featured this afternoon, the Vandervell Formula 3 Championship and a ten-lap race for Formula Fords. Commentators
1.50; 2.25; 3.0; 3.35*
Racing from Chepstow
2.0 The Raglan Novices' Hurdle Race (Division 1. 3m)
2.35 The Beachley Handicap Steeplechase (2m)
3.10 The Welsh Champion Hurdle Race (2m)
Monksfield seeks to crown a remarkable career with a second success in this valuable race.
3.45 The Tintern Handicap Steeplechase (3m)
International Cycling from Lee Valley Park Cycle Circuit The Alka-Seltzer Olympic Seven
The first of a series featuring British Olympic prospects in competition with overseas rivals. Today is concentrated on cycle road-racing in a special 100 km invitation event. Commentator TONY GUBBA
Squash from Wembley Conference Centre The Watneys Pro-Celebrity Challenge Final
Tommy Steele v Don Maclean
Holder of the title TOMMY STEELE is a self-confessed squash addict, with his own court built at home. He and his opponent DON MACLEAN combine good squash with some less orthodox antics.
4.40* Final Score
All today's news including coverage of the Irish Grand National. Today's Timetable:
12.35 Football Focus; 1.5 Basketball
1.30 Motor Racing: 1.50 Racing
2.10 Cycling: 2.25 Racing
2.45 Motor Racing: 3.0 Racing
3.20 Squash: 3.35 Racing
4.0 Motor Racing; 4.40 Final Score *Timings subject to alteration Television presentation:
Football Focus MIKE MURPHY Basketball NBC
Producer GrundstandMARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand HAROLD ANDERSON


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Murray Walker
Unknown: James Hunt
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Richard Pitman
Commentator: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Tommy Steele
Unknown: Don MacLean
Unknown: Tommy Steele
Unknown: Don MacLean
Commentator: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Martin Hopkins
Unknown: Harold Anderson

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Today's Sport

: Disney Time

Introduced by Paul Daniels
Films include: The Black Hole; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; The Love Bug; Magician Mickey ; Castaway Cowboy; The Rescuers; The Last Flight of Noah's Ark.
Presented by RICHARD EVANS


Introduced By: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Magician Mickey
Presented By: Richard Evans

: Larry Grayson's Generation Game

A special edition for Easter
Monday with surprise guests and games for the contestants, which all the family can play at home. starring Larry Grayson with Isla St Clair
Orchestra conducted by RONNIE HAZLEHURST Programme associate TONY HAWES Designer BOB COVE


Unknown: Larry Grayson
Conducted By: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Tony Hawes
Designer: Bob Cove
Director: K. Paul Jackson
Producer: Alan Boyd

: The Great Waldo Pepper

The feature film starring Robert Redford with Bo Svenson
Susan Sarandon , Margot Kidder
Superstar Redford plays the dare-devil aerial stuntman Waldo Pepper whose ambition is to challenge the supremacy of the legendary German pilot Ernst Kessler. This entrancing, spectacular film vividly evokes the fast-changing world of flying and air circuses in the 20s and includes some of the most exciting aerial stunts in the history of the movies.
Screenplay by WILLIAM GOLDMAN from a story by GEORGE ROY HILL Produced and directed by GEORGE ROY HILL. Films: page 15
(First showing on British television)


Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Bo Svenson
Unknown: Susan Sarandon
Unknown: Margot Kidder
Unknown: Superstar Redford
Unknown: Waldo Pepper
Unknown: Ernst Kessler.
Unknown: William Goldman
Story By: George Roy Hill
Directed By: George Roy Hill.
Waldo Pepper: Robert Redford
Alex Olsson: Bo Svenson
Ernst Kessler: Bo Brundin
Mary Beth: Susan Sarandon
Newton PottS: Geoffrey Lewis
Ezra Stiles: Edward Hermann
Doe Dillhoefer: Philip Bruns
Werfel: Roderick Cook
Patsy KELLY: Jean Peters
Maude: Margot Kidder
Duke: Scott Newman
Ace: James S Appleby
Scooter: Patrick W Henderson Jr
Farmer: James Harrell
Farmer's wife: Elma Aicklen

: Mastermind International

with Magnus Magnusson
The Old Library, Guildhall, London, is host to seven countries who are in contention for the Mastermind International title for 1980.
The contenders' occupations are as varied as their specialist subjects: a teacher, proof-reader, chemical engineer, retired airline captain, student, conservationist and a research assistant. They are:
Rachel Stewart (Australia)'
Life and Times of Julius Caesar Paul Bowden (New Zealand)
World Heavyweight Boxing Championships, 1915-1975 Ehud Fuchs (Israel) Napoleon's
Marshals Gerrit Jan Korteling (Netherlands) History of Icons, 4th-15th Century Gina Barreca (USA)
Life and Works of Tennessee Williams
Lewis Clohessy
(Republic of Ireland) Life and Music of Bix Beiderbecke Philip Jenkins
(United Kingdom)
History of Christianity, AD 35-200


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Rachel Stewart
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Paul Bowden
Unknown: Ehud Fuchs
Unknown: Marshals Gerrit Jan Korteling
Unknown: Gina Barreca
Unknown: Tennessee Williams
Unknown: Lewis Clohessy
Director: Antonia Charlton

: Main News

with Jan Leeming and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Some Like It Hot

Billy Wilder 's comedy masterpiece starring Marilyn Monroe
Tony Curtis , Jack Lemmon
It's Chicago 1929 - the pre-depression, flapper era dominated by prohibition, hot music and tough racketeers. When Joe and Jerry, two under-employed musicians, witness the St Valentine's Day massacre, they nearly become victims themselves. The only escape is a jazz band heading for Florida. There's one great advantage and one big problem - it's an all-girl orchestra! With Curtis and Lemmon in drag, joining Marilyn as a tipsy, ukelele-playing band singer, this spoof on gangster movies rapidly becomes one of Hollywood's funniest and most inventive comedies.
Screenplay by BILLY WILDER and I. A. L. DIAMOND
From a story by R. THOEREN and M. LOGAN Produced and directed by BILLY WILDER . Films: page 15


Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: I. A. L. Diamond
Story By: R. Thoeren
Story By: M. Logan
Directed By: Billy Wilder
Sugar: Marilyn Monroe
Joe: Tony Curtis
Jerry: Jack Lemmon
Spats: George Raft
Mulligan: Pat O'Brien
OsgOOd JOE: E Brown
Bonaparte: Nehemiah Persoff
Sue: Joan Shawlee
Poliakoff: Billy Gray
Toothpick: George E Stone
Beinstock: Dave Barry
Spat's henchmen: Mike Mazurki
Spat's henchmen ,: Harry Wilson
Dolores: Beverly Wills
Nellie: Barbara Drew
Paradise: Edward G Robinson Jr

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