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: How Do You Do

CARMEN MUNROE introduces rhymes and counting games and tells a story about Annie, Louise, George, Kevin, Caroline, Cheng, Scott, Mary, Toni, and Sandra, who all go to a place where there is plenty to do and room to play. The Cupboard Door
Illustrated by JOAN HICKSON Percussion GREG KNOWLES
Musical director PETER PETTINGER
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Written and directed by CAROLE WARD (Repeat;


Introduces: Carmen Munroe
Illustrated By: Joan Hickson
Illustrated By: Percussion Greg Knowles
Director: Peter Pettinger
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Directed By: Carole Ward

: Midday News


: Wimbledon 80

The Lawn Tennis Championships direct from the All England Club
Semi-finals of the Ladies' Singles
The two top matches of the afternoon on the world-famous Centre Court will decide who goes through to Friday's Ladies' Final. With commentaries by DAN MASKELL , PETER WEST
HARRY CARPENTER introduces all the highlights of the ninth day's play with news and results from the BBC Wimbledon studio.


Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: Peter West
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Ann Jones
Unknown: Bill Threlfall
Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: The Record Breakers

with Roy Castle and Norris McWhirter explores the first-fastest-highest-heaviest - strongest - smallest-laziestanything or anyone with a place in the record books.
In New Zealand Roy talks to Sir Edmund Hillary , the first man to climb the world's highest mountain.
Book (same title), £1.50, from bookshops


Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Norris McWhirter
Unknown: Sir Edmund Hillary
Designer: Chris Hull
Producer: Alan Russell

: Rentaghost

Mr Meaker 's efforts to open a gentleman's tailoring shop push the Ghosts to their limits, so they go on strike - and visit the seaside.
Incidental music JONATHAN COHEN Designer CAROL GOLDER


Unknown: Bob Block
Unknown: Mr Meaker
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Carol Golder
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Fred Mumford: Anthony Jackson
Hubert Davenport: Michael Darbyshire
Timothy Claypole: Michael Staniforth
Mr Meaker: Edward Brayshaw
Mr Mumford: John Dawson
Mrs Mumford: Betty Alberge

: Evening News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

Including news from London and the South East. and a special series on West End theatre.
Hugh Scully meets William Franklyn , currently appearing in Deathtrap at the Garrick Theatre.


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: William Franklyn

: Wimbledon 80

The Lawn Tennis Championships
HARRY CARPENTER reports direct from the All England Club, including highlights of the Semi-finals of the Ladies' Singles, with news, results and interviews.


Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Lead Kindly Light
The senior Divisional Padre chances to see the Royal Artillery Concert Party show and finds it lewd, coarse and salacious.


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Battery Sergeant Major Tudor Bryn 'Shut up' Williams: Windsor Davies
Gunner/Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont: Melvyn Hayes
Gunner 'Lofty' Harold Horace Herbert Willy Sugden: Don Estelle
Colonel Charles Reynolds: Donald Hewlett
Captain Ashwood: Michael Knowles
Director: Phil Bishop
Producer: David Croft
Gnr Parkins: Christopher Mitchell
Gnr Graham: John Clegg
Gnr Mackintosh: Stuart McGugan
Char Wallah: Dino Shafeek
Punka Wallah: Babar Bhatti
Gnr Evans: Mike Kinsey
Gnr Clark: Kenneth MacDonald
The Rev Burgess: John Quentin
Capt Rogers: James Taylor
Capt de Wolfe: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Maj Loosemore: Michael Bevis
Sister: Fleur Chandler
First soldier: Rupert Bates
Second soldier: Denis Bond

: The Big Time: 3: Sheena Easton - Pop Singer

Another series of six of the programmes which give a talented amateur the chance to join the professional world of her dreams.
Reporter John Pitman
Sheena Easton is a 19-year-old student from Glasgow, who has always dreamed of becoming a pop star. We gave her the chance. A major recording company agreed, if she was good enough, to let her make a record. We watched her being photographed by Patrick Lichfield, advised by stars like Lulu, Dusty Springfield and Dorothy Squires, packaged and produced by one of the top recording men, Chris Neil. Finally, she made the record, but will it be a hit?


Reporter: John Pitman
Subject: Sheena Easton
Photographer: Patrick Lichfield
Expert: Lulu
Expert: Dusty Springfield
Expert: Dorothy Squires
Expert: Chris Neil
Film Editor: Peter Delfgou
Research: Linda McMullen
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Director: Patricia Houlihan

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: The Good Old Days

Old-time Music-Hall from the stage of the famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds. (By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
For your delectation and delight, your chairman Leonard Sachs introduces Moira Anderson, Jack Douglas, Robert White, Audrey Jeans, Jenny Till, Omar Pasha, Marc Metral.
Members of the Players Theatre, London.
BBC Manchester


Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Performer: Moira Anderson
Performer: Jack Douglas
Performer: Robert White
Performer: Audrey Jeans
Performer: Jenny Till
Performer: Omar Pasha
Performer: Marc Metral
[Actor]: Peter Sutherland
[Actor]: Christopher Molloy
[Actress]: Pauline Antony
[Actor]: Peter Loury
[Actress]: Nicola Kimber
[Actor]: Deryk Parkin
[Actress]: Julia Lewis
Choreography: Doreen Hermitage
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The White Tribe of Africa

Five programmes written and presented by David Dimbleby 3: The Grand Design
Thirty-two years ago the Afrikaner Nationalists came to power and began to unfold their Grand Design for South Africa. All races were to live separately and, in due course, each was to be independent. They called it apartheid. To the outside world the policy seemed at best irrational, at worst evil. But the Afrikaners have stuck to it believing it is the only way they can survive.
So what is it like to live under apartheid? As a black employee working in white man's land with a wife and children he rarely sees? As a squatter in Crossroads? What do they think of the Afrikaner system? And how do Afrikaners, who have to make it work, see it all now?
Film cameramen


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Butch Calderwood
Producer: David Harrison

: Barry Manilow

One of America's most popular entertainers in the first of two programmes recorded at the Royal Albert Hall , London, during his highly-successful visit to this country.
Among the hits included in tonight's programme are ' Copacabana', 'Could it be magic', 'Mandy', 'Even now with LADY FLASH and THE CITY RHYTHM BAND
Music director LEE GURST Producer STEWART MORRIS


Unknown: Albert Hall
Producer: Stewart Morris

: News Headlines Weatherman

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