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: Open University

6.40 No Regards for William Therefore

7.5 A Matter of Fact?

7.30 Interviewing Technique

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.35-9.55 Exploring Science Designing Structures
What are structures? What do they do? Why don't they fall down? Narrated by IVAN HOWLETT Directed by PETER BRATT
Series producer ROBIN GWYN
10.12-10.30 Words and Pictures
When Willy Went to the Wedding
11.2 Science All Around Plants: 2


Unknown: Ivan Howlett
Directed By: Peter Bratt
Producer: Robin Gwyn

: You and Me

A Wet Day
Introduced by MICHAEL MAYNARD and Duncan the Dragon
Puppet animation JOE BARTON Director DIANE MORGAN


Introduced By: Michael Maynard
Unknown: Joe Barton
Director: Diane Morgan
Producer: Judith Miles

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

Russian - Language and People
18: How do you feel? And ' Good-bye, Summer': Episode 13

: Closedown

: Heads and Tails

Music and narration by DEREK GRIFFITHS


Unknown: Derek Griffiths

: Midday News


: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Watch. Africa: Cocoa
A trip to Ghana to see the cocoa being harvested. JAMES EARL ADAIR is introduced to African drumming by FELIX COBBSON and learns a Ghanaian folk song.
Music Watch Again (record REC 375, cassette zcm 375), from record shops
2.18 Near and Far
Moving There for Work


Unknown: Felix Cobbson

: Closedown

: Regional News

(exc London, Scotland and Wales)

: Play School

: The Record Breakers

with Roy Castle and Norris McWhirter
In Hawaii, home of modern surfing, Roy gets a few tips from an ex-World Champion. Norris demonstrates the bounciest substance in the world and answers questions from the studio audience.
Producer ALAN RUSSELL (Repeal)


Unknown: Norris McWhirter
Designer: Dinah Walker
Producer: Alan Russell

: Huntingtower

Dramatised in six parts by EDWARD BOYD with and Heritage and the Gorbals Diehards prepare the defences at Huntingtower against the expected attack by Loudon and the men from the sea. Dickson McCunn and Saskia have gone to enlist the help of a local landowner. While they are away, the mysterious motorcyclist reappears at Mrs Morran 's cottage. Part 5
Directed by BOB HIRD. BBC Scotland.


Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Edward Boyd
Unknown: Dickson McCunn
Unknown: Mrs Morran
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
Sir Archibald Roylance: David Wood
McGuffog: Victor Carin
Tinkers: Bill Armour,
Tinkers: Jake D'Arcy
Tinkers: James Kennedy
Tinkers: Hans Mater
Napoleon: Lain Stewart
Old Bill: Neil Crossan
Dougal: Iain Andrew
Dobson: Liam O'Callaghan
Tammas Yownie: John Keenan
Peter Paterson: Alan Hunt
Wee Jaikie: Eric Cullen
Carfrae: Jim Byars
Sime: Tom Watson
Spidel: Tutte Lemkow
Leon: Stanley Lebor
Alexis: Shane Briant

: The Wombles

: Evening News

Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

Look North, Look North West South Today, Look East Midlands Today, Points West
Spotlight South West Scene Around Six
Reporting Scotland, Wales Today present news and views in your area tonight. Then at 6.17 Nationwide

: The Wednesday Film: Carry On Cruising

Sidney James , Kenneth Williams Kenneth Connor , Liz Fraser Dilys Laye , Esma Cannon Lance Percival
Captain Crowther of the SS Happy Wanderer sets off on a Mediterranean cruise with a new crew-and grave misgivings. The Carry On crew create havoc afloat in their efforts to impress Captain Sidney James with their efficiency.
Screenplay by NORMAN HUDIS Produced by PETER ROGERS Directed by GERALD THOMAS Films: p 17


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Liz Fraser
Unknown: Dilys Laye
Unknown: Esma Cannon
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Captain Sidney James
Unknown: Norman Hudis
Produced By: Peter Rogers
Directed By: Gerald Thomas
Captain Crowther: Sidney James
Leonard Marjoribanks: Kenneth Williams
Arthur Binn: Kenneth Connor
Gladys Trimble: Liz Fraser
Flo Castle: Dilys Laye
Wilfred Haines: Lance Percival
Sam Turner: Jimmy Thompson
Tom Tree: Cyril Chamberlain
Bridget Madderley: Esma Cannon
Jenkins: Vincent Ball

: The Big Time: Keith Rawlinson - Wrestler

Another series of the programme which gives an amateur the chance to join the professional world of his dreams.
Reporter Paul Heiney
Keith Rawlinson is a schoolmaster in Burnley - but he has always longed to be a professional wrestler. Now "The Big Time" gives him the chance. It takes three months of strict training and body building during which Keith is advised by some of the biggest names in wrestling including Kent Walton, Big Daddy and World Lightweight Champion, Johnny Saint. His big moment is a match - in an all-star bill at the most glamorous wrestling venue in the country - London's Royal Albert Hall.


Subject: Keith Rawlinson
Reporter: Paul Heiney
Expert: Kent Walton
Expert: Big Daddy
Expert: Johnny Saint
Film Editor: Roger Guertin
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Director: Nick Handel

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: Main News

with Peter Woods and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: A Moment in Time

by H. E. BATES
Dramatised in two parts by ROBIN CHAPMAN with Alison Elliott and Robin Davies
2: Elizabeth's happiness is increasingly threatened as the strain of war begins to tell. Matters is dead, Bill has vanished and Splodge is under increasing stress.
Music composed by PAUL READE Producer COLIN TUCKER Directed by RENNY RYE


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Unknown: Robin Chapman
Unknown: Alison Elliott
Unknown: Robin Davies
Composed By: Paul Reade
Producer: Colin Tucker
Directed By: Renny Rye
Elizabeth: Alison Elliott
Splodge: Robin Davies
Tom: Michael Troughton
Doll: Cheryl Hall
Bill: John Moulder-Brown
Catharine: Jill Balcon
Harry: Benjamin Whitrow
Mr Hudson: Bob Cartland
Landlord: Harry Littlewood
Smithy: Ron Flanagan
Fred: Jimmy Gardner
Amos: George Malpas
Fitzroy: Geoffrey Burridge
Mac: Neil McCaul
Vicar: Noel Howlett
Rose: Betty Alberge
Edna: Lucy Griffiths
Jimmy: Lee MacDonald
Derek: Gus Robbins
Newsreader: Alvar Lidell

: International Match of the Day

The 1980 European
Football Championship
Jimmy Hill introduces action highlights of today's opening games in the European Championship, with comment from LAWRIE MCMENEMY and LOU MACARI. Group One
This afternoon in Rome's Olympic Stadium, Czechoslovakia, the holders, met West Germany-a repeat of the 1976 Final, in the first match in Group One.
Commentator BARRY DAVIES
This evening in the San Paolo Stadium, Naples, Holland, the 1978 World Cup Finalists, met Greece. This is the first time ever that the Greeks have qualified for a major tournament. The Dutch, led by Rudi Krol , one of the best players in the world, are not the force they were since the loss of Cruyff and Neeskens to America. Commentator DESMOND LYNAM
Plus a special report from the England training camp from BOB WILSON.
Television presentation: THE ITALIAN TV SERVICE


Introduces: Jimmy Hill
Unknown: Lawrie McMenemy
Unknown: Lou MacAri.
Commentator: Barry Davies
Unknown: Rudi Krol
Commentator: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Bob Wilson.
Producers: Fred Viner
Producers: Jim Reside
Editor: Mike Murphy

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