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: Open University

6.40 The Case of William Tyndale

7.5 Widowhood - A Life after Death

7.30 Maths: Complex Integration

: Closedown

: International Cricket

England v
The West Indies for the Prudential
Trophy. The West Indies are the one-day cup kings, having won the World Cup at Lord's last summer, and the triangular series in Australia last winter. England will need to be at their very best in this 55-over match if they arc to contain the batting of Richards, King and Greenidge as well as the bowling of Roberts, Holding, Garner and Croft.

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Heads and Tails

Music and narration by DEREK GRIFFITHS

: International Cricket

England v The West Indies for the Prudential Trophy
Further coverage from Headingley

: Play School

: The Record Breakers

with Roy Castle and Norris McWhirter
explores the first - fastest - highest - heaviest - strongest - smallest - laziest - anything or anyone with a place in the record books. Roy visits the world's largest pineapple plantation and canning factory in Hawaii.
The studio audience pits its wits against Norris's record-breaking memory.
Designer Dinah Walker
Producer Alan Russell


Presenter: Roy Castle
Presenter: Norris McWhirter
Designer: Dinah Walker
Producer: Alan Russell

: Huntingtower

Dramatised in six parts by EDWARD BOYD with and Heritage and Dickson McCunn , with the help of the Gorbals Diehards, have managed to get inside Huntingtower and contact the imprisoned Princess Saskia. But can two men and six small boys defeat the combined strength of Loudon, Dobson, Leon, Spidel and the tinkers? Part 3
BBC Scotland


Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Edward Boyd
Unknown: Dickson McCunn
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Directed By: Bob Hird
Dickson McCunn: Paul Curran
John Heritage: Peter Settelen
Mrs Morran: Jean Taylor Smith
James Loudon: Andrew Faulds
Saskia: Emma Jacobs
Wee Jaikie: Eric Cullen
Tinkers: Bill , Armour
Tinkers: Jake D'Arcy
Tinkers: James Kennedy
Tinkers: Hans Mater
Dougal: Iain Andrew
Napoleon: Iain Stewart
Peter Paterson: Alan Hunt
Tammas Yownie: John Keenan
Old Bill: Neil Crossan
Dobson: Liam O'Callaghan
Leon: Stanley Lebor
Mackintosh: Moultrie Kelsall
Alec McNair: Leonard Maguire
Lawyer: Martin Heller
Laidlaw: Alex McAvoy
Alexis: Shane Briant
Eugénie: Izabella Telezynska

: The Wombles

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

Look North, Look North West South Today, Look East Midlands Today, Points West
Spotlight South West
Then at 6.20 the Nationwide team Of FRANK BOUGH , SUE LAWLEY


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sue Lawley
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: The Wednesday Film: Can Can

starring Frank Sinatra Shirley MacLaine Maurice Chevalier
Louis Jourdan , Juliet Prowse
The spectacular and tuneful film version of Cole Porter 's stage success, with Sinatra as a lawyer at the centre of a clash between the law and the daring cancan dance in the Paris of the 1890s. And among the numbers - ' C'est magnifique', 'You do something to me ', ' I love Paris ' and ' Just one of those things '.
Screenplay by DOROTHY KINGSLEY and CHARLES LEDERER based on the musical comedy by ABE BURROWS Songs by COLE PORTER
Directed by WALTER LANG. Films: page 19


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Louis Jourdan
Unknown: Juliet Prowse
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Dorothy Kingsley
Unknown: Charles Lederer
Comedy By: Abe Burrows
Songs By: Cole Porter
Produced By: Jack Cummings
Directed By: Walter Lang.
Frangois Durnais: Frank Sinatra
Simone Pistache: Shirley MacLaine
Paul Barriere: Maurice Chevalier
Philippe Forrestier: Louis Jourdan
Claudine: Juliet Prowse
Andre (headwaiter): Marcel Dalio
Orchestra leader: Leon Belasco
Bailiff: Nestor Paiva

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: The Risk Business

Land of the Rising Yen
Japanese companies are bursting out of their saturated home markets and are not only sending more and more goods to us, they're exporting their factories too. Over 200 Japanese businesses now have a base in Britain, and in some of the fields where they've set up, like zips and colour televisions, they show signs of dominating the market.
Kieran Prendiville and Bill Brcckon discover that they're bringing with them some startling new ideas in the way they manage British workers. So how much can we learn from them? Or are whole industries in danger of being swamped by this Far Eastern invasion?
Film editor IAN MCKENDRICK Researcher MAX WHITBY
Studio director CHARLES HUFF Producer JONATHAN CRANE Editor MICHAEL BLAKSTAD Preview: page 21


Unknown: Kieran Prendiville
Unknown: Bill Brcckon
Editor: Ian McKendrick
Unknown: Max Whitby
Director: Charles Huff
Producer: Jonathan Crane
Editor: Michael Blakstad

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter The Martini International Ice Gala from Queens Ice Skating Club
JOHN CURRY , the 1976 Olympic, World and European champion, and ROBIN cousins, 1980 Olympic and European champion, head a galaxy of world ice stars who perform tonight in celebration of the 50th anniversary of this renowned London skating venue.
Among those also taking part:
TAI BABILONIA and RANDY GARDNER (USA) 1979 World Pairs champions; KRISTINA REGOECZY and ANDRAS SALLAY , Hungary's World Ice Dance champions;
CHRISTOPHER DEAN and JAYNE TOR-VILL, British Ice Dance champions; The outstanding Swiss free skater DENISE BIELLMANN ;
DEBBIE COTTRILL , the former British champion;
Pairs champions ROBERT DAW and SUSAN GARLAND ; and two rising youngsters - 12-year-old TRACEY WAINMAN from Canada and 10-year-old CHARLES WILDRIDGE from Queens Club. Commentator ALAN WEEKS
Skating television presentation DAVID KENNING


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: John Curry
Unknown: Randy Gardner
Unknown: Kristina Regoeczy
Unknown: Andras Sallay
Unknown: Denise Biellmann
Unknown: Debbie Cottrill
Unknown: Susan Garland
Unknown: Tracey Wainman
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Target

starring Patrick Mower in Fringe Banking by KEN FOLLETT with Philip Madoc , Brendan Price and Vivien Heilbron and featuring John Judd
A top civil servant spends the night with a call-girl: a merchant banker strikes a bargain with a hoodlum. Something big is on-and Hackett has only a day to crack it.


Unknown: Patrick Mower
Unknown: Ken Follett
Unknown: Philip Madoc
Unknown: Vivien Heilbron
Unknown: John Judd
Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Directed By: Terry Green
Det-Supt Steve Hackett: Patrick Mower
Det Chief Supt Tate: Philip Madoc
Det-Sgt Frank Bonney: Brendan Price
Det-Sgt Louise Colbert: Vivien Heilbron
Chaz Carter: John Judd
Pa Carter: Leslie Sarony
John McCorqudale: Neville Barber
Mrs McCorqudale: Yvonne Antrobus
Ernest Millet: John Malcolm
Catherine Millet: Gwen Cherrell
Dee: Sally Faulkner
Alan Ziegler: Derek Martin
Hecht: John Rhys-Davies
Stan: Peter Quince
Mrs Templeton: Helena Niccarthy
Security guard: Phil Ryan
Deputy manageress: Fran O'Linn
Police sergeant: David Mallinson
Mr Allison: Reginald Jessup
Mr Enticott: Jonathan Scott
Bank teller: Simon Barry
Old lady: Doris Hall
Old man: Roy Denton
Hackett's girl: Gee Kee
Carter's gang: Les Crawford
Carter's gang: Del Baker
Carter's gang: Eddie Powell
Carter's gang: Steve Emerson

: News Headlines

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