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: Open University

7.15 Viewing with Electrons. 7.40 Classical Greece: Sculpture. 3.5 An Option for Eternity.

: Closedown

: The Banana Splits


: The Flashing Blade

A film serial in 11 episodes
6: Francois, on his quest for the agent who will help him to get his message through to the French, falls in with a group of strolling players.


Frangois de Recci: Robert Etcheverry
Guillot: Jacques Balotin
Isabelle de Sospel: Genevieve Casile
Due de Sospel: Jean Martinelli

: Athlete

A series of ten programmes
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Ron Pickering
Coach: Tom McNab
Athlete: John Crotty

: The New Adventures of Batman

A Sweet Joke on Gotham City Sinisterly smiling Sweetooth sabotages the city's water supply with chocolate syrup!

: TweetyPie

in I Taw a Putty Tat
The immortal words which inspired the celebrated song refer to Sylvester the cat, who finds the little bird is not as yellow as it looks!

: Abbott and Costello

in The Time of Their Lives with Marjorie Reynolds , Binnie Barnes 1780. When Horatio Prim and Mistress Melody Allen are mistakenly shot by George Washing ton's soldiers, they are condemned to a ghostly existence for 166 years in the colonial mansion Danbury Acres. But the shades' peace is disturbed - and the fun begins - when the old house is restored and people move in. Screenplay by VAL BURTON
(Block and white). Films: page 18


Unknown: Marjorie Reynolds
Unknown: Binnie Barnes
Unknown: George Washing
Unknown: Val Burton
Unknown: Walter de Leon
Produced By: Val Burton
Directed By: Charles Barton
Horatio Prim: Lou Costello
Cuthbert Greenways: Bud Abbott
Dr Ralph Greenways: Bud Abbott
Melody Allen: Marjorie Reynolds
Mrs Prescott: Binnie Barnes
Nora O'Leary: Anne Gillis
Tom Danbury: Jess Barker
Sheldon Gage: John Shelton
June Prescott: Lynne Baggett
Emily: Gale Sondergaard

: So You Want to Keep Your Hair

Joe McDoakes
... gets conflicting advice on how to keep his hair on. (Block and white)


Unknown: Joe McDoakes

: Grandstand

Introduced by David Coleman
Football Focus
On the opening day of the Football League season, BOB WILSON returns with his popular football magazine programme, reporting the soccer news from both home and abroad.
1.15; 2.5; 2.35; 3.35; 4.10* Eventing from Locko Park, Derby
The Midland Bank Horse Trials
Britain's top riders compete for the 1980 Open Championship - the most prestigious one-day event title in the equestrian calendar. Among those tackling this afternoon's cross-country course will be LUCINDA PRIOR-PALMER and CAPTAIN
Commentators DORIAN williams
1.50; 2.20; 2.50; 3.20*
Racing from Newbury
2.0 Swift Binocular Handicap (7f)
2.30 The Geoffrey Freer Stakes (Im 5f 60y)
Five-year-old Nicholas Bill , who made a shock-winning reappearance in Newmarket's Princess of Wales Stakes, heads a strong field for this valuable prize.
3.0 The ATS Trophy (Limited Handicap. 1½m)
3.30 Washington Singer Stakes (6f) Commentators JULIAN WILSON and JIMMY LINDLEY
3.5; 3.55; 4.30* AtMetics from Crystal Palace
TheSunsilkWAAA Championships Scotland's 16-year-old LINSEY MAC DONALD, who captured the hearts of British viewers during the Olympic Games, competes today in the 400m. HEATHER HUNTE , SONIA LANNAMAN, KATHY SMALL-WOOD and TESSA SANDERSON head a strong line-up which promises to provide a very competitive afternoon's athletics.
Organised by the WAAA
3.50* Half-time Football Scores
4.40* Final Score: Grandstand's vidiprinter provides the first Football League results of the season. Plus classified results, match reports and all the latest news of today's sporting events.
Today's timetable:
12.35 Football Focus
1.5 Sports Round-up: 1.15 Horse Trials
1.54 Racing: 2.5 Horse Trials
2.29 Racing; 2.35 Horse Trials
2.50 Racing; 3.5 Athletics
3.26 Racing; 3.35 Horse Trials
3.50 Football Scores; 3.55 Athletics
4.19 Horse Trials; 4.31 Athletics
4.40 Final Score
* Timings subject to alteration Television presentation:
Football Focus MIKE MURFHY Horse Trials JIM RESIDE Racing john MCNICHOLAS
Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand HAROLD ANDERSON
Soccer scores and pools news on Ceefax


Introduced By: David Coleman
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Lucinda Prior-Palmer
Unknown: Mark Phillips.
Unknown: Michael Tucker
Unknown: Nicholas Bill
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: Linsey Mac
Unknown: Heather Hunte
Unknown: Tessa Sanderson
Commentators: Ron Pickering
Commentators: Stuart Storey

: News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Cliff Richard in Wonderful Life

with Walter Slezak , Susan Hampshire and The Shadows
When Johnnie and his friends lose their jobs entertaining the passengers on a Mediterranean cruise, they suddenly find themselves in the middle of a very exotic film set - and that's just the beginning of their troubles ...
Screenplay by PETER MYERS. RONALD CAU Produced by KENNETH HARPER Directed by SIDNEY J. FURIE Films: page 18


Unknown: Walter Slezak
Unknown: Susan Hampshire
Unknown: Peter Myers.
Produced By: Kenneth Harper
Directed By: Sidney J. Furie
Johnnie: Cliff Richard
Lloyd Davis: Walter Slezak
Jenny: Susan Hampshire
Mood musicians: Hank B Marvin
Mood musicians: Bruce Welch
Mood musicians: Brian Bennett
Mood musicians: John Rostill
Jerry: Melvyn Hayes
Edward: Richard O'Sullivan
Barbara: Una Stubbs
Douglas Leslie: Derek Bond
Miguel: Joseph Cuby
Senior sheikh: Gerald Harper
Scotsman: Gerald Harper
Harold: Gerald Harper

: It's a Knockout

(Jeux sans Frontieres)
The second international heat in which eight teams compete for the Jeux sans Frontières Silver Trophy and the chance to represent their country in the International Final. Great Britain: Rhuddlan
Belgium: Marche en Famenne France: Perigueux Germany: Todtnau Italy: Teramo
Portugal: Vilamoura Switzerland: Cernier Yugoslavia: Kikinda
Introduced from Vilamoura, Portugal, by jose FIALHO GOUVEIA and ELADIO CLIMACO
International referees GENNARO OLIVIERI and GUIDO PANCALDI
Commentator STUART HALL
Executive producer BARNEY COLEHAN
Presented by the PORTUGUESE TV SERVICE BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fialho Gouveia
Producer: Geoff Wilson

: The Martian Chronicles

A three-part film starring
2: The Settlers
February 2004. With the Martians wiped out by chickenpox, colonisation of Mars proceeds rapidly. Settlers pour in, each in search of a dream: Fr Peregrine wants to meet Christ in person; the Lustigs to find their missing son; the Parkhills to make their fortune; and Wilder himself to make contact with a Martian.
(Ray Bradbury - The Illustrated Man on Wednesday at 11.17 pm)


Unknown: Ray Bradbury
Unknown: Fr Peregrine
Unknown: Richard Matheson
Produced By: Andrew Donally
Produced By: Milton Subotsky
Directed By: Michael Anderson
Colonel John Wilder: Rock Hudson
Ruth Wilder: Gayle Hunnicutt
Fr Peregrine: Fritz Weaver
Fr Stone: Roddy McDowall
Anna Lustig: Maria Schell
Sam Parkhill: Darren McGavin
Elma Parkhill: Joyce van Patten
David Lustig: Michael Anderson Jr
Jesus Christ: Jon Finch
Lafe Lustig: Wolfgang Reichmann

: News and Sport

with Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: The Saturday Film: Serpico

starring Al Pacino with John Randolph , Jack Kehoe
The violent and corrupt world of the undercover cop is brought vividly to life in the true story of Frank Serpico. Joining the New York City Police as an idealistic young rookie he refuses the pay-offs which are commonplace. When he is transferred to plain-clothes work his uncompromising idealism and his unconventional behaviour isolate him from his colleagues making him an outcast -in jeopardy from both sides of the law.
Screenplay by WALDO SALT and NORMAN WEXLER based on the book by PETER MAAS Produced by MARTIN BREGMAN
Directed by SIDNEY LUMET. Films: page IS (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Al Pacino
Unknown: John Randolph
Unknown: Jack Kehoe
Unknown: Frank Serpico.
Play By: Waldo Salt
Unknown: Norman Wexler
Book By: Peter Maas
Produced By: Martin Bregman
Directed By: Sidney Lumet.
Serpico: Al Pacino
Sidney Green: John Randolph
Tom Keough: Jack Kehoe
Inspector McClain: Biff McGuire
Laurie: Barbara Eda-Young
Leslie: Cornelia Sharpe
Bob Blair: Tony Roberts
Pasquale: John Medici
D A Tauber: Allan Rich
RubellO: Norman Ornellas-
Lombardo: Ed Grover
Peluce: Al Henderson
Malone: Hank Garrett
Joey: Damien Leake
PottS: Joe Bova
Capt Tolkin: Gene Gross
Waterman: John Stewart
Larry: Woodie King
Steiger: James Tolkin
Barto: Ed Crowley
Palmer: Bernard Barrow
Mr Serpico: Sal Carollo
Mrs Serpico: Mildred Clinton
Smith: Nathan George
Dr Metz: Gus Fleming
Corsaro: Richard Foronjy
Brown: Alan North
Berman: Lewis J Stadlen
Kellogg: John McQuade

: Weatherman

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