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: Trumpton: The Bill Poster



Puppets and production: Gordon Murray

: Midday News


: Wimbledon 80

The Lawn Tennis Championships direct from the All England Club
Eight of the top men's tennis players in the world are just two matches from winning through to the final of Wimbledon. BBC cameras bring you the best of the quarter-final matches in the Men's Singles from the Centre Court and the No 1 Court. HARRY CARPENTER provides you with a full service of news and results of the rest of the day's play.


Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 t Shown on BBC2 at 11.0 am)

: Battle of the Planets

Attack of the Space Terrapin
G-Force is a group of five fearless young people with super-hero powers. Their main activity is protecting Earth from intruders and invaders from other planets. i Repeat)

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your requests from recent BBC television programmes.
With him in the studio this week:
Lynn Seymour , choreographer and ballet dancer. A regular guest artist with The Royal Ballet and, for the past two years, Ballet Director with the Munich Opera House.


Introduces: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Lynn Seymour
Director: Keith Stewart
Producer: Philip Chilvers

: Evening News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

Including all the news from London and the South East, and a special series on West End theatre.
Tonight John Stapleton meets Gavin Richards , currently appearing in Accidental Death of an Anarchist at Wyndhams Theatre.


Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Gavin Richards

: Wimbledon 80

The Lawn Tennis Championships
HARRY CARPENTER reports direct from the All England Club and introduces highlights, news and results from the eighth day's play which features the Men's Singles Quarter-finals.


Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: The Wonderful World of Disney

Fire on Kelly Mountain
Alone on his ' ivory tower', trainee fire-spotter Phil Mallory is bored and frustrated while his friends fight a raging inferno in another area, but his ordeal is to come.
Directed by ROBERT CLOUSE A WALT DISNEY production


Unknown: Phil Mallory
Directed By: Robert Clouse
Phil Mallory: Larry Wilcox
Ed Jorgenson: Andrew Duggan
Karen: Anne Lockhart

: International Athletics

from Oslo - The Bislett Games
Triple world-record holder SEBASTIAN COE returns to the track where he set two of those records last summer, the 800m and the mile. Tonight he runs in the 1,000m-perhaps a fourth world record? More than one world record is in jeopardy tonight as STEVE OVETT competes in the mile; BAYI, WES-SINGHAGE, COGHLAN, MCLEOD and FOSTER meet over 3,000m; and ED MOSES runs in the 400m hurdles. Commentators


Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Unknown: Steve Ovett
Commentators: David Coleman
Commentators: Ron Pickering

: Rings On Their Fingers

by RICHARD WARING starring Diane Keen as Sandy and Martin Jarvis as Oliver Oliver is not a particularly jealous person, but when he sees Sandy out and about with two different men, he can't help wondering ... Job Lot featuring Derek Waring
Tim Barrett , Donald Hewlett
Producer HAROLD SNOAD (.Repeat)


Unknown: Richard Waring
Unknown: Diane Keen
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Oliver Oliver
Unknown: Derek Waring
Unknown: Tim Barrett
Unknown: Donald Hewlett
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: Harold Snoad
Victor: Tim Barrett
Meter reader: Timothy Bateson
Deirdre: Anna Dawson
Edgar: John Kane
Secretary: Julia Watson
Mr Brewster: Derek Waring
Mr Fenton: Donald Hewlett

: Nine O'Clock News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: I'm Not a Bloody Parcel

Shunted from pillar to post all their young lives - sometimes in and out of 20 institutions before they're 16 - some children in trouble never recover, and may wind up spending much of the rest of their lives in prison. While some of them are thieves or tearaways others are kids who've had a raw deal from life and are in desperate need of help and stability. Harold Williamson looks at two alternatives to the current cry for short, sharp, shock treatment. Dolrhyd School in the Welsh mountains believes it has an answer. There cockney, scouse and geordie kids are made to face up to a life vastly different from their day-to-day, street urchin existence. The other alternative is an experimental home at Greenwich where a last-ditch struggle goes on to prepare broken apathetic teenagers for the outside world.
Woddis on ... page 74


Presenter: Harold Williamson
Film editor: Michael Casey
Film cameraman: Martin Patmore
Producer: Terence O'Reilly

: Play for Today: Fearless Frank

or Tit-Bits from the Life of an Adventurer by Andrew Davies
starring and
A dramatic romp in the company of Frank Harris , 1855-1931, the most infamous man of letters of his day, and author of the scandalous My Life and Loves, banned in this country until 1964.
Fearless Frank was brilliantly executed ... was the best comedy seen on television this year ... (THE TIMES) Leonard Rossiter turns in one of his brilliant performances in a part that suits him perfectly. (SUNDAY TIMES) Absolutely not to be missed. (EVENING STANDARD)


Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Frank Harris
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter
Director: Colin Bucksey
Frank Harris: Leonard Rossiter
Susan Penhaligon: Leonard Rossiter
Secretary: Susan Penhaligon
Nursemaid: Donna Evans
Schoolgirl: Susan Fenhaligon
Young man: Alun Lewis
Headmaster: William Russell
Actress: Susan Penhaligon
Jessie: Susan Penhaligon
Shoe-shine boy: Donald Waugh
Kendrick: Alun Lewis
Cowboy: Hal Galili
Prof Byron Smith: Denis Lawson
Mrs Mayhew: Elizabeth Revill
Lily Robins: Donna Evans
Topsy: Pepsi Maycock
Kate: Susan Penhaligon
Waiter: Albert Shepherd
Thomas Carlyle: Andrew Downie
Chapman: William Russell
Laura Clapton: Katherine Fahy
Mrs Clapton: Margaret Courtenay
Mr Clapton: Hal Galili
Lord Folkestone: William Russell
Tibbett: Albert Shepherd
Maupassant: John Rhys-Davies
Mrs Clayton: Margaret Courtenay
Butcher's boy: Keith Jayne
Whistler: Ben Aris
Oscar Wilde: Philip Sayer
Ernest Dowson: Denis Lawson
Enid: Susan Penhaligon
Nellie Harris: Sylvia Kay

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