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: Open University

6.40 Evolution of an Ocean. 7.5 A Study in Control. 7.30 Homogeneous Catalysis.

: Closedown

: Noah and Nelly

in Skylark
During a Journey Abroad

: Jackanory

Today: Bring Mrzle for Jurney

: Cheggers Plays Pop

starring Keith Chegwin with special guests including
Darts, B. A. Robertson , Jona Lewie The irrepressible Cheggers will be assisted by Vivienne McKone and Gordon Astley leading their teams, the ' Yellows ' and the' Reds .


Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Unknown: B. A. Robertson
Unknown: Jona Lewie
Assisted By: Vivienne McKone
Assisted By: Gordon Astley

: Take Hart

With Tony Hart
Spartacus is still' in the air and causes some confusion!


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Colin Bennett

: Closedown

: Ymryson Cwn Defaid

Sheep dog trials
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Bod

Bod's Dream
Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE


Unknown: John Le Mesurier
Unknown: Maggie Henderson
Unknown: David Music
Produced By: Michael Cole

: Midday News

Weather jim BACON

: Closedown

: Play School

: Buford Files and Dinky Dog

The Missing Bank and Foggy Doggy
Buford, the smart but sleepy bloodhound, helps solve another baffling mystery.
Dinky, the largest pup in the world, blunders into a further adventure.

: We're Going Places

Peter Purves and Sue Cook with their Weekend Diary of events and attractions tomorrow and Sunday.
Producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester
(For factsheets send large sae to [address removed]
Answer-phone numbers: London [number removed]; Manchester [number removed]; Bristol 0[number removed]; Glasgow [number removed]


Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Sue Cook
Producer: David Brown

: Hey Look, That's Me!

Settling down for the night in his pink caravan, Chris Harris looks back over an exciting week's holiday when he met the water-skiing dog, took part in a pony round-up, and had his chin painted.
Film editor ALAN KNIGHT


Unknown: Chris Harris
Producer: Patrick Taggart

: Evening News

with Peter Woods Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

The Nationwide team with their views of South East current affairs - news, interviews and features.

: Sportswide

A new season of Sportswide presented by Desmond Lynam


Presented By: Desmond Lynam

: Encounters with Animals

Three films showing man's varied involvement with wild animals on land and in the sea.
2: Last Stand in Eden
The scene is Kenya - homeland for elephants but also for man, and there's the dilemma.
Threatened by drought, shrinking food supply and human poaching the elephants instinctively migrate from their traditional pastures. They invade farmlands creating havoc and destroying man's crops. In fertile Africa, people and elephants are now competing for space and food supplies. How can the African elephants survive?

: The Awakening Land

A three-part film version of CONRAD RICHTER 'S
Pulitzer Prize-winning novel starring Elizabeth Montgomery Hal Holbrook
1.: The Trees -Worth Luckett , with his wife and four daughters, is the first white man to hack his way through the trackless forests of 18th-century Ohio in search of game. Finding a small clearing near a river, Worth builds a cabin and with the few possessions they have carried from Pennsylvania, the Lucketts settle into their new home.
Teleplay by JAMES LEE BARRETT Produced by ROBERT E. REYLE. A Directed by BORIS SAGAL (Part 2 next Friday)


Unknown: Conrad Richter
Unknown: Elizabeth Montgomery
Unknown: Hal Holbrook
Unknown: Worth Luckett
Unknown: James Lee Barrett
Produced By: Robert E. Reyle.
Directed By: Boris Sagal
Sayward Luckett: Elizabeth Montgomery
Portius Wheeler: Hal Holbrook
Genny Luckett: Jane Seymour
Jake Tench: Steven Keats
Worth Luckett: Tony Mockus
Jary Luckett: Louise Latham
Sulie Luckett: Michelle Stacy
Will Beagle: W H MacY S

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Edmunds
Weekend Weather JIM BACON


Unknown: John Edmunds

: Starsky and Hutch

The Specialist
Four cops and an accidental death. Then two of the policemen are ruthlessly eliminated. The other two, Starsky and Hutch, are next on the death list - but why the obsession for revenge?


Written By: Robert Earll
Directed By: Fernando Lamas
Starsky: Paul Michael Glaser
Hutch: And David Soul

: I Didn't Know You Cared

What's in a Name?
Pat lies stricken in hospital. Is this Carter Brandon 's great chance to escape from drudgery and boredom? Or will Uncle Mort find himself trapped with a vicar who finds himself confused with a change of name?


Written By: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Carter Brandon
Music: Ronnie Razlehurst
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Producer: Bernard Thompson
Uncle Mort: Robin Bailey
Mr Brandon: John Comer
Mrs Brandon: Liz Smith
Carter Brandon: Keith Drinkel
Pat: Liz Goulding
Uncle Stavely: Leslie Sarony
Olive Scrimshaw: Diana Harker
The Rev Haliburton: Frank Compton
Herbert Lowfield: Arthur Hewlett
Patient: Graham Hamilton

: 1980 World Professional Dancing Championships

from Perth, Western Australia
For the first time Australia's largest covered auditorium, the Perth Entertainments Centre, becomes the venue for the World Professional Latin American and Modern Ballroom Dancing Championships. Ray Moore and Peggy Spencer follow the reigning World Champions Alan and Hazel Fletcher and Richard and Janet Gleave in their attempt to retain for Britain the two premier professional dancing titles.
Competition arranged by The Australian Dancing Board of Control, Organiser R. E. WRIGHTSON
Television coverage by TVW7 Perth
Television presentation by KEN GRIFFIN


Unknown: Ray Moore
Unknown: Peggy Spencer
Unknown: Hazel Fletcher
Unknown: Janet Gleave
Unknown: R. E. Wrightson
Presentation By: Ken Griffin

: The Late Film: Angels One-Five

starring Jack Hawkins with Michael Denison , Dulcie Gray Summer, 1940: a fighter station somewhere in Kent. A squadron of Hurricanes heads towards German aircraft in the Channel. This is the ' Pimpernel Squadron ', whose lives, battles and deaths are depicted in this stirring film of the Battle of Britain. Jack Hawkins excels as the Group Captain, played with the actor's characteristic blend of integrity and intelligence.
Screenplay by DEREK TWIST from an original story by PELHAM GROOM Produced by JOHN W. GOSSAGE and DEREK TWIST
Directed by GEORGE MORE O'FERRALL Films: page 13


Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Michael Denison
Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Play By: Derek Twist
Story By: Pelham Groom
Produced By: John W. Gossage
Unknown: Derek Twist
Directed By: George More O'Ferrall
Grp-Capt Small: Jack Hawkins
Sqn-Ldr Moon: Michael Denison
Sqn-Ldr Ponsford: Andrew Osborn
Sqn-Ldr Clinton: Cyril Raymond
Flt-Lt Salter: Humphrey Lestocq
Pit-Off Baird: John Gregson
Group Controller: Ronald Adam
Nadine Clinton: Dulcie Gray
Betty Carfax: Veronica Hurst
Aunt Tabitha: Amy Veness

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