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: Open University

6.40 Rhondda, 2: A Community in Search of Itself. 7.5 Beta Bartok. 7.30 Maths: Complex Analysis.

: Closedown

: Noah and Nelly

in Skylark
During a Very Funny Day Told by RICHARD BRIERS and PETER HAWKINS
Animation by BOB GODFREY


Told By: Richard Briers
Told By: Peter Hawkins
Written By: Grange Calveley
Unknown: Bob Godfrey

: Jackanory: Jonny Briggs and the Whitby Weekend: Razzle

by Joan Eadington
With Bernard Holley
Today: Razzle


Storyteller: Bernard Holley
Author: Joan Eadington

: The Boy from 5B

The last of three parts
Nina makes Boris realise that he has as much to learn from the youngest children in the school as they have from him.

: Why Don't You?

' Why Don't You just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead?
Your own ideas, games and activities presented for children by children.

: Closedown

: 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. Finding Out
Illustrated by JOAN HICKSON Percussion GREG KNOWLES
Musical director PETER PETTINGER
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Written and directed by CAROLE WARD


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

: Midday News



Unknown: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Animal Magic

Introduced by Johnny Morris with TERRY NUTKINS
Ever seen an aviary where the birds fly around in the wild? Johnny feeds the free-ranging macoawa at Rhode, and watches possibly the most spectacular display in the animal world - the peacocks showing off their tails.
And Gemini the sea-lion gets her first smell of the sea when Terry takes her for a walk by the sea-shore-watching a colony of grey seals.
Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Johnny Morris

: Grandad

The first in a series of five programmes written by BOB BLOCK starring Clive Dunn
Charlie Quick , known as ' Grandad ', is the caretaker of the Park-view Rehearsal Hall. During the rehearsal of a television show he decides to help young Brian Plum ber with his dancing career. The help gets out of hand and causes chaos!
Devised by CLIVE DUNN
Incidental music by ROY CIVIL Executive producer ANNA HOME Directed by JEREMY SWAN BBC Manchester


Written By: Bob Block
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Charlie Quick
Unknown: Brian Plum
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Music By: Roy Civil
Producer: Anna Home
Directed By: Jeremy Swan
Digby Rigby: Maurice Thorogood
Mildred: Jane Waddell
Hitchin: David English
Barnes: Jeremy Anthony
Susie: Eileen Fletcher
Brian Plumber: Andrew Bagley
Cheeky little blighter: Dexter Fletcher
His father: Iain Rattray
Mr Plumber: Michael St John
Captain Flint: Laura MacAw

: Evening News

John Edmunds ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Edmunds

: Nationwide

News and views from around the South East

: Dr Who: Destiny of the Daleks: Episode 2

Starring Tom Baker
A four-part story by Terry Nation.
The Movellans try to discover the purpose of the Daleks. The Doctor has a terrible suspicion.


Writer: Terry Nation
Dr Who: Tom Baker
Romana: Lalla Ward
Tyssan: Tim Barlow
Commander Sharrel: Peter Straker
Davros: David Gooderson
Agella: Suzanne Danielle
Lan: Tony Osoba
Jail: Penny Casdagli
Veldan: David Yip
Dalek Operator: Cy Town
Dalek Operator: Mike Mungarvan
Dalek Voice: Roy Skelton

: Top Sailing

A series of four programmes Learning in the Sun with Patrick Mower and Suzanne Danielle
Joining the increasing number of people learning to sail, PATRICK MOWER and SUZANNE DANIELLE chose the Mediterranean as a calm, sunny place for their first lesson. With an experienced skipper, Peter Nunn , and his wife Margaret, they boarded their cruising yacht in Rhodes and set off for Turkey. Learning to tack and gybe, to reef in a gale, they discovered a brand-new world to enjoy.


Unknown: Patrick Mower
Unknown: Suzanne Danielle
Unknown: Peter Nunn
Produced By: Jeremy Pallant

: Golden Soak

by HAMMOND INNES dramatised in six parts by PETER YELDHAM , starring
1: A beautiful wife and a lovely house in Cornwall-what more could a man want? But for mining engineer Alec Hamilton life is by no means perfect. To face the music or turn and run is the decision he must make quickly.
Presented for BBCtv by TIMOTHY COMBE


Unknown: Hammond Innes
Unknown: Peter Yeldham
Unknown: Alec Hamilton
Produced By: James Gatward
Produced By: Ray Alchin
Directed By: Henri Safran
Unknown: Timothy Combe
Alec Hamilton: Ray Barrett
Alec: Ray Barrett
Rosa: Christaine Kruger
Janet: Elizabeth Alexander
Ed: Heinz Schimmelpfennig
Kadek: Gunther Ungeheuer
Prophesy: Ruth Cracknell
Hastings: Jack May
Westrop: Vince Gil
Customs officer: Nigel Plaskitt
Inspector: Shaun Curry
Lomax: Morgan Sheppard

: The British Greats

Barry Norman presents profiles of five great British stars.
2: Robert Donat , the last of the romantic actors, who achieved his greatest success in a character role in Goodbye Mr Chips with personal comments from Sir John Mills , co-star in Goodbye Mr Chips and The Young Mr Pitt ; Peter Ustinov , whose play The Man Behind the Statue was produced by Donat; John Donat , son; Ella Hall , first wife; Renee Asher son, actress and second wife; Dame Flora Robson , actress; John Boulting , who directed Donat in The Magic Box; Freddie Young , cinematographer.
Film editor NORMAN CARR
Executive producer BARRY BROWN Producer JUDY LINDSAY
(Robert Donat is in Goodbye Mr Chips on Friday 11.35 pm)
Sub-titles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: Mr Chips
Unknown: Sir John Mills
Unknown: Mr Chips
Unknown: Mr Pitt
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Duced By: John Donat
Unknown: Ella Hall
Unknown: Renee Asher
Unknown: Dame Flora Robson
Unknown: John Boulting
Unknown: Freddie Young
Editor: Norman Carr
Producer: Barry Brown
Producer: Judy Lindsay
Unknown: Robert Donat

: Nine O'Clock News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: 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 Max Wall
Denny Willis and Company Eira Heath , Grace Kennedy
Deryk Parkin , Doreen Hermitage
Bill Drysdale , Christine Cartwnght James Rinehart
Members of the Players Theatre, London
Musical director BERNARD HERRMANN Producer BARNEY COLEHAN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Joseph
Introduces: Leonard Sachs
Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Denny Willis
Unknown: Eira Heath
Unknown: Grace Kennedy
Unknown: Deryk Parkin
Unknown: Doreen Hermitage
Unknown: Bill Drysdale
Unknown: Christine Cartwnght
Unknown: James Rinehart
Unknown: Jenny Till
Unknown: Penny Rigden
Unknown: Pauline Antony
Unknown: Nicola Kimber
Unknown: Deryk Parkin
Unknown: Peter Sutherland
Unknown: Martin Knight
Unknown: Chris Connah
Director: Bernard Herrmann

: Bloomers

Out-of-work actor Stan decides to get a job. He strikes up a friendship with Dingley. who offers him a partnership in his Florist Shop.


Unknown: James Saunders
Stan: Richard Beckinsale
Lena: Anna Calder-Marshall
Dingley: And David Swift
Diana: June Ritchie
George: Paul Curran
Pub landlord: Pat Gorman

: Medical Express

The first of seven weekly news programmes in which Hilary Hen -son and Chris Serle report on events in the medical world and investigate the latest developments in medicine and health,
-Studio director FIONA HOLMES
Series producer VIVIENNE KING


Unknown: Hilary Hen
Unknown: Chris Serle
Director: Fiona Holmes

: The Sky at Night

The Mapping of Venus
In December 1978 America's Pioneer Venus I reached its target. Since then it has been orbiting Venus, and mapping the planet's surface by means of radar. Venus is not the kind of world it was once believed to be; it has volcanoes, high plateaux, and deep canyons. In this programme Dr Garry Hunt joins Patrick Moore to describe the new findings, which have changed many of our past theories about this strange world.
Producer PATRICIA wood

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