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: Open University

6.40 The Dragon School. 7.5 The Noble Savage. 7.30 The Professional Network.

: Closedown

: Cricket: Third Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v West Indies from Old Trafford i' First day
PETER WEST introduces live coverage of the first two hours' play in this critical test match.
TV presentation
NICK HUNTER , BILL TAYLOR Test Match scores and reports on Ceejax


Introduces: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Nick Hunter

: Mister Men

Mr Bounce and Mr Silly by ROGER HARGREAVES Told by ARTHUR LOWE
Animation TERRY WARD


Unknown: Mr Bounce
Unknown: Mr Silly
Unknown: Roger Hargreaves
Told By: Arthur Lowe
Told By: Animation Terry Ward

: Midday News

Weather jim BACON

: Interval

: Cricket: Third Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from Old Trafford
Further coverage of the first day.

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Presenters SARAH LONG, BEN BAZELL

: Excuse Me!

An unpredictable mixture of songs, poems and sketches performed - and interrupted - by Jon Skolmen , Chloe Ashcroft Sam Dale and Liza Goddard


Unknown: Jon Skolmen
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Sam Dale
Unknown: Liza Goddard
Designer: Jan Spoczynski
Director: Christine Secombe

: We are the Champions

Heat 3: Northern England
SOUTH SHIELDS compete in a series of games on the field and in the pool at Temple Park Leisure Centre, South Shields. Introduced by Ron Pickering with special guest gymnast Joanna Sime
Production assistant TONY cox Producer PETER CHARLTON


Unknown: Carlisle Mortimer
Introduced By: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Joanna Sime
Producer: Peter Charlton

: Evening News

Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

The Nationwide team of FRANK BOUGH , SUE LAWLEY
HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS provides you with background to the news of the day and presents some of the less serious features and stories that make up the scene Nationwide.
Also from far and near the programme's team of reporters, LUKE CASEY, BERNARD CLARK , SUE COOK, VERA GILBERT , SALLY HARDCASTLE , JOHN HITCHINS , JAMES HOGG , BILL KERR ELLIOTT , LAURIE MAYER , TONY WILKINSON and NICHOLAS WOOLLEY , brings you films and features that reflect the way life is Nationwide.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Bernard Clark
Unknown: Vera Gilbert
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Unknown: John Hitchins
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: The Wonderful World of Disney

The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove
The second of a two-part story
The true nature of the beast emerges through the mists of intrigue but there is still one surprise in store for Mr Meade.
A WALT DISNEY production


Unknown: Mr Meade.
Henry Meade: Burgess Meredith
Mrs Pringle: Agnes Moorehead
Tippy: Annie McEveety
Catfish: Patrick Creamer
Scott: Jimmy Bracken
Sheriff: Bill Zuckert
Mr Halper: Larry Mann

: Top of the Pops

Legs & Co
Top of the Pops Orchestra

(Fifteen Years of Top of the Pops (record BELP 014, cassette ZCF 014), from record shops)


Dancers: Legs & Co
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Choreographer: Flick Colby
Sound: Alan Machin
Lighting: Don Babbage
Designer: John Holland
Producer: Phil Bishop
Executive Producer: Robin Nash

: Taxi: Elaine and the Lame Duck

America's comedy hit
Alex picks up a fare - an all-time loser with women. Alex hits upon the perfect date - Elaine.
Starring Judd Hirsch as Alex Rieger
with Randall Carver as John Burns, Jeff Conaway as Bobby Wheeler, Tony Danza as Tony Banta, Danny De Vito as Louie de Palma, Marilu Henner as Elaine Nardo, Andy Kaufman as Latka Gravas
Special guest star Jeffrey Tambor as Walter Griswold


Writer: Glen Charles
Writer: Les Charles
Director: James Burrows
Alex Rieger: Judd Hirsch
John Burns: Randall Carver
Bobby Wheeler: Jeff Conaway
Tony Banta: Tony Danza
Louie de Palma: Danny de Vito
Elaine Nardo: Marilu Henner
Latka Gravas: Andy Kaufman
Walter Griswold: Jeffrey Tambor

: Last of the Summer Wine: The Flag and Its Snag

by Roy Clarke
Starring Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde

Foggy is in the grip of another enthusiasm. "What better to complete the great British landscape than the great British flag - stirring the pride of future generations." But to reach the summit of Foggy's ambitions needs a certain amount of energy - not too apparent in Foggy's two compatriots, Clegg and Compo.

(Theme music on Top BBCtv Themes Vol 1 (record REH 310, cassette ZCR 310) from record shops)


Writer: Roy Clarke
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Tim Cleeson
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Sid: John Comer
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Willis: Gordon Gostelow

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Edmunds Weatherman
Weather news on Ceefax pages 181/2


Unknown: John Edmunds

: Square Mile of Murder

A dramatised reconstruction of four famous Scottish murder cases which took place within a square mile of the city of Glasgow.
Based on the book by JACK HOUSE 5 : The Trials of Oscar Stater (1) by TOM WRIGHT
On 21 December 1908 an 83-year-old lady was brutally battered to death in her dining-room. In a case full of inconsistency and mystery the police were completely baffled ... until they heard of Oscar Slater.
Introduced by Andrew Keir
Script editor MAGGIE ALLEN
Director BILL bain. BBC Scotland


Book By: Jack House
Unknown: Tom Wright
Unknown: Oscar Slater.
Introduced By: Andrew Keir
Editor: Maggie Allen
Unknown: Alan Henderson
Designer: Cuthrie Hutton
Producer: Bob McIntosh
Director: Bill Bain.
Detective John Trench: James Hazeldine
Supt Ord: Jack Watson
Oscar Slater: Peter Birrel
William Park: John Bett
Det-Lt Gordon: Bill Denniston
Det-Insp Pyper: James Copeland
Helen Lambie: Tricia Scott
Mary Barrowman: Maureen Carr
Lord Advocate Ure: Leon Sinden
McLure, KC: John Sheddon
Professor Glaister: Martin Heller
Judge Guthrie: Brown Derby
Arthur Adams: Ron Bain
Det Keith: Jim Byars
Miss Birrell: Harriet Buchan
Agnes Brown: Rose McBain
McCallum: Phil McCall
Warnock: Peter Finlay
McLean: Tony Roper
Cameron: Bill Riddoch
Pawnbroker: David Steuart
Bryson: Willie Joss

: Uncle Sam's Backyard

The last in a four-part series about American power, and challenges to it, in the Caribbean area.
4: Guatemala: the Next Domino?
' If we were to insist on overnight change we could end up with a red flag, and hammer and sickle,, flying over Guatemala City.'
In Guatemala the newspapers daily print photographs of mutilated corpses - victims of a bloody underground civil war raging between Marxist guerrillas and right-wing death squads. The military regime is ruthlessly determined to stop the country following Nicaragua and El Salvador down what it sees as the road to communism. Once, Washington would have backed the repression. Today President Carter's policy on human rights makes that unacceptable. Will the United States remain a spectator, waiting for the next domino to fall?
Bernard Falk reports.
Executive producer JOHN REYNOLDS Producer IAN TAYLOR


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Producer: John Reynolds
Producer: Ian Taylor

: All About Books

with Russell Harty
More books from the travelling library, about anything from garnishes to test-tube babies and from Arabia to Berlin, discussed by those who write them and some of those who read them.
Producer NIGEL Williams Editor RUSSELL HARTY


Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Chris Wilson
Director: Helen Morton
Producer: Nigel Williams
Editor: Russell Harty

: The Sky at Night

What are the quasars, which may be close to the edge of the universe as seen from Earth? Are they made up of exploding stars, or are they the centres of galaxies in which great outbursts have taken place? Patrick Moore talks to Professor Alec Boksenberg about these strange, super-luminous objects which have set astronomers so many problems since they were first identified less than 20 years ago.
The Sky at Night: 6, £ 5.25 from bookshops.


Talks: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Professor Alec Boksenberg
Director: Robyn Wallis
Producer: Patricia Wood

: News

Headlines; Weatherman and Holiday Weather/Regional News

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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