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: Open University

6.40 Space in the City. 7.5 Chemistry of Carbon Compounds. 7.30 From Time to Time.

: Closedown

: Cricket: Second Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v West Indies from Lord's Final day

: Closedown

: The Flumps

Narrated by GAY SOPER

: Midday News



Unknown: Jack Scott

: Wimbledon 80

The Lawn Tennis Championships
The second day play direct from the All England Club featuring The Ladies' Singles
For the second time as champion, Czech-born American Martina Navratilova has the honour to open play on the Centre Court at 2 pm. She will have her sights on a third consecutive title to match the feats of Louise Brough , Maureen Connolly and Billie Jean
King in post-war years. Her strongest contender seems likely to be the outstanding young Californian Tracy Austin , who lost to the champion in last year's semi-final, but later became the youngest US Open Champion in history at 16. There are four former champions in the field: Chris Evert Lloyd , twice a winner, has been the losing finalist to Miss Navratilova for the last two years; Evonne Cawley 's victory was back in 1971; Virginia Wade won three years ago, while Billie Jean King will be looking for her seventh singles success. By contrast another American Andrea Jaeger , just 15, competes for the first time, with a reputation tar I beyond her tender years. I News, results, summaries by HARRY CARPENTER


Unknown: Martina Navratilova
Unknown: Louise Brough
Unknown: Maureen Connolly
Unknown: Billie Jean
Unknown: Tracy Austin
Unknown: Chris Evert Lloyd
Unknown: Evonne Cawley
Unknown: Billie Jean King
Unknown: Andrea Jaeger
Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: Play School

: Jigsaw

The last extraordinary picture puzzle until next year starring Adrian Hedley and Janet Ellis with Chris Emmett and Wilf Lunn

What would you do with a horseshoe? Can Noseybonk read music? Do Biggum's feet smell? What happens to Jigg pieces in winter-time? These and other questions have nothing to do with this week's competition word.


Unknown: Adrian Hedley
Unknown: Janet Ellis
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Wilf Lunn
Designer: Steve Brownsey
Producer: Clive Doig

: Ask Aspel

Introduced by Michael Aspel
With him in the studio this week: singer B. A. Robertson , recently in the pop charts with ' Bang bang' and ' Kool in the Kaftan '.


Introduced By: Michael Aspel
Singer: B. A. Robertson
Director: David F. Turnbull
Producer: Philip Chilvers

: Evening News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

Including all the news from London and the South East and a special series on West End theatre. Tonight Sue Cook meets Tom Courtenay , currently appearing in The Dresser at the Queen's Theatre.


Unknown: Tom Courtenay

: Wimbledon 80

The Lawn Tennis Championships
HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of the opening matches in the Ladies' Singles Championship, in which MARTINA NAVRATILOVA is seeking her third consecutive title, and there's a review of the news and results so far on the second day's play at the All England Club. Commentators DAN MASKELL
MARK COX , BILL THRELFALL and former Wimbledon champions ANN JONES and NEALE FRASER


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Martina Navratilova
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Unknown: Peter West
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Mark Cox
Unknown: Bill Threlfall
Unknown: Neale Fraser

: The Tuesday Film: Corey: For the People

John Rubinstein , Carol Rossen
A prominent New York doctor is found dead and his wife, Harriet, badly beaten. She confesses that she shot him in self-defence, but certain discrepancies in Harriet's testimony lead the Assistant District Attorney to suspect foul play.
Screenplay by ALVIN BORETZ Produced by JAY DANIEL
Directed by BUZZ KULIK . Films: page 7


Unknown: John Rubinstein
Unknown: Carol Rossen
Play By: Alvin Boretz
Produced By: Jay Daniel
Directed By: Buzz Kulik
Dan Corey: John Rubinstein
Harriet Morgan: Carol Rossen
Dr Paul Hanley: Ronny Cox
Patrick Shannon: Elgene Roche
Detective Gilman: Wynn Irwin
Judge Taylor: Frank Campanella
Mollie Schultz: Ysabel MacCloskey
Andy Hansen: Kip Niven
Nick Wolf: Steven Pearlman
Katie Ryan: Joan Pringle
Justin Milford: Bill Quinn
Fenniger: Arnold Soboloff
Laura Casey: Ann Sweeny
Spence Holland: Richard Venture
Janet Hanley: Lana Wood

: Rings On Their Fingers

by RICHARD WARING starring and Sandy and Oliver find married life not quite as idyllic as they had hoped. Well-meaning friends hardly improve matters ... Wholly Deadlock featuring John Kane , Derek Fowlds Designer


Unknown: Richard Waring
Unknown: John Kane
Unknown: Derek Fowlds
Unknown: Tony Snoaden
Producer: Harold Snoad
Sandy: Diane Keen
Oliver: Martin Jarvis
Edgar: John Kane
Mrs Bennett: Barbara Lott
Deirdre: Anna Dawson
Paul: Derek Fowlds
Jean: Paddy Frost

: Nine O'Clock News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Animal Olympians

Who are the wildlife winners - the fastest sprinters, the speediest swimmers, the highest jumpers, the best boxers, the finest gymnasts? This programme presents the superlative physical feats of the animal world, and reveals the ' how ' and the ' why' of their extraordinary prowess. In the human games the fastest and the strongest sportspeople in the world challenge the barriers of physical skill. But even the record breakers among them produce puny performances beside the champions of the animal kingdom.
Film editor ANDREW NAYLOR Assistant producer MIKE SALISBURY
Brookes' View and Woddis : page 74


Unknown: Jeffery Boswall
Editor: Andrew Naylor
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: Play for Today: On Giant's Shoulders

Based on the book by MARJORIE WALLACE and MICHAEL ROBSON dramatised by WILLIAM HUMBLE and ANTHONY SIMMONS , with and The true story of Leonard and Hazel Wiles. When they adopt Terry, a thalidomide child, their lives are completely transformed by their struggle to give Terry independence.
Dog trained by DOROTHY STEVES Producer MARK SHIVAS
Man's Estate ... a profile of Terry Wiles at the age of 18, Friday 11.35 pm, BBC2


Book By: Marjorie Wallace
Book By: Michael Robson
Dramatised By: William Humble
Dramatised By: Anthony Simmons
Dramatised By: Hazel Wiles.
Unknown: Dorothy Steves
Directed By: Anthony Simmons
Unknown: Terry Wiles
Hazel Wiles: Judi Deneh
Len Wiles: Bryan Pringle
himself: Terry Wiles
Sister Page: Hilda Braid
Cafe cashier: Barbara Keogh
Customer: Elizabeth Hunt
Washer-up: Sally Watkins
Girl at nurseries: Maria St Clare
Teacher at hospital: Barbara Young
Len Curry: Tim Wylton
Limb technician: Anthony Heaton
Hospital administrator: Tony Church
Bailiff: Wilfred Grove
Mrs Proctor: Anna Wing
Miss Hudson: Jean Rimmer
Solicitor: Frank Barrie
Judge: Charles West
Registrar: Elizabeth Morgan
Local reporter: Derek Seaton
Fire officer: Terence Davies
Employment clerk: Charles Pemberton
Young teacher: Nigel Nevinson
Journalist: Annabel Leventon
Photographer: John Muirhead

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