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: Open University

6.40 Curriculum Design and Development

7.5 Home from Home

7.30 Maths: Complex Analysis

: Closedown

: Noah and Nelly

in Skylark
During a Fishing Holiday Told by RICHARD BRIERS and PETER HAWKINS


Told By: Richard Briers
Told By: Peter Hawkins

: Jackanory

Fanny and the Monsters
The second of a two-part story by PENELOPE LIVELY
Pictures by GARETH FLOYD


Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Gareth Floyd

: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

Boardwalk Booby Trap
Arch villain 'The Hooded Claw schemes to inherit the wealth of the beautiful heroine. But the Ant Hill Mob race to rescue Penelope from her direst Peril.

: Take Hart

With TONY HART and Morph Tony makes a circle from straight lines, plays spillikins, and cuts up some felt before he is disturbed by the Caretaker's huge notice. Morph and Chas try their hands at do-it-yourself, with unfortunate consequences.


Unknown: With Tony Hart
Unknown: Morph Tony

: 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. A Windy Day
Illustrated by JOAN HICKSON Percussion GREG KNOWLES
Musical director PETER PETTINGER Designer JOHN HOLLAND
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
Designer: John Holland
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Directed By: Carole Ward

: Midday News


: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Mr Gumpy 's Outing written and illustrated by JOHN BURNINGHAM Presenters
Floella Benjamin
Christopher Bramwell


Unknown: Mr Gumpy
Illustrated By: John Burningham
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Christopher Bramwell

: Animal Magic

Introduced by Johnny Morris With TERRY NUTKINS
Otters, minah birds, voles, hedge-hogs, harvest mice, owls, a harris hawk, a rhino and a baby rhino, a fox and a fox cub - all guests on Johnny's show today with the Animal Magic regulars: Rocky the rockhopper penguin, and Brolly the umbrella cockatoo. And Terry goes bats looking for a flying mammal that has long ears, bad eyesight and built-in radar.
Producer MIKE BEYNON. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Johnny Morris
Producer: Mike Beynon.

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Grandad

Written by BOB BLOCK starring Clive Dunn
4: Grandad can't stand two people in this world and Amelia Wilcox, the famous actress, is both of them!
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
Music By: Roy Civil
Producer: Anna Home
Directed By: Jeremy Swan
Digby Rigby: Maurice Thorogood
Mildred: Jane Waddell
Amelia Wilcox: Pamela Cundell
Victor Mackenzie: Royce Ryton
Sergeant Stone: Colin Rix
Jameson: Brian Hawksley
Mabel: Sheila Vaudrey
Captain Flint: Laura MacAw

: Evening News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

A round-up of the day's most important events in the South East.

: Really Scent

: Medic 1-6

The Doctor's Dilemma
The second of two films which follow one seaside doctor through the busiest week of his life. This time there is a crisis as the doctor is faced with a major accident. Reporter TONY WILKINSON


Reporter: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Paul Berriff
Editor: Hugh Williams

: Top Sailing

The last of four programmes Cruiser Racer
Until the 1950s, off-shore yacht racing was a sport for the rich specialist. Nowadays people from all walks of life take part, especially in the fast-growing fleets of small one-design off-shore racers. A confirmed cruising man, writer and broadcaster Martin Muncaster signed on as crew for the ' E' Boat World Championships held this year on the River Forth. There in wind and rain he found family boats jousting with some of the country's great experts.


Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Producer: Jeremy Pallant

: Golden Soak

by HAMMOND INNES dramatised in six parts by PETER YELDHAM , starring
Ray Barrett as Alec Hamilton
4: The Golden Soak mine explosion ... was it an accident? Or did Ed Garrety deliberately set out to murder Phil Westrop and thereby bury the past?
Presented for BBCtv by TIMOTHY COMBE


Unknown: Peter Yeldham
Unknown: Ray Barrett
Unknown: Alec Hamilton
Unknown: Ed Garrety
Unknown: Phil Westrop
Produced By: James Gatward
Produced By: Ray Alchin
Directed By: Henri Safhan
Unknown: Timothy Combe
Rosa: Christiane Kruger
Janet: Elizabeth Alexander
Ed: Heinz Schimmelpfennig
Johnny: David Cameron
Culpin: Bill Hunter
Prophesy: Ruth Cracknell
Wolli: Steve Dodds
Jacko: Les Foxcroft
Coroner: Brian Wright
Duhamel: Phillip Hinton
Sgt Reynolds: Ken Blackburn
Tom: Victor Simms
Robbie: Rev Jones

: The British Greats

Barry Norman presents the last of five profiles of great British stars.
Gracie Fields with personal comments from:
Tommy Fields , Gracie's brother Boris Alperovici , her widower Arthur Askey , comedian
Roddy McDowall , friend and co-star in Molly and Me
John Loder , co-star in Sing as We Go and Queen of Hearts Lillian Aza, agent
Mary Davey , companion and friend
Neva Hecker , American secretary and friend
Executive producer BARRY BROWN
Producer JUDY LINDSAY Gracie Fields, tne Best of her BBC Broadcasts, (record REGL 380, cassette ZCF 380) from record shops
Sub-titles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Tommy Fields
Unknown: Boris Alperovici
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Roddy McDowall
Unknown: John Loder
Unknown: Mary Davey
Unknown: Neva Hecker
Editor: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Barry Brown
Producer: Judy Lindsay

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: A Century of Tests

In September 1880, England met Australia at The Oval in the first test match staged in this country. So began one of the great confrontations in sport - the battle for the Ashes. John Arlott tells the story of those 100 years - a rich history stretching back from Lillee and Thomson to the days of W. G. Grace. A chance to see Fred Trueman and Frank Tyson in action again in Colin Cowdrey 's Old England team which today met Bob Simpson 's Old Australia at The Oval.
Introduced by Peter West , who meets England's oldest living test cricketer - Andrew Sandham - together with one of cricket's oldest supporters, author and playwright Ben Travers.
Produced by MIKE ADLEY. BBC Manchester Feature: page 72
Peter Brookes 's View: page 82


Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Fred Trueman
Unknown: Frank Tyson
Unknown: Colin Cowdrey
Unknown: Bob Simpson
Introduced By: Peter West
Unknown: Andrew Sandham
Unknown: Ben Travers.
Produced By: Mike Adley.
Unknown: Peter Brookes

: Bloomers

by JAMES SAUNDERS , starring Richard Beckinsale as Stan Anna Calder-Marshall as Lena and David Swift as Dingley Dingley and O'Shaughnessy, a part-time helper at the florist shop, call at Stan's flat on their way to work on Dr Lamb's garden who happens to be Lena's psychiatrist.


Unknown: James Saunders
Unknown: Richard Beckinsale
Unknown: Stan Anna Calder-Marshall
Unknown: David Swift
Unknown: Dingley Dingley
Music: Ken Jones.
Designer: Tim Gleeson
O'Shaughnessy: Declan Mulholland
Dr Lamb: Vernon Dobtcheff
Dr Lamb's daughter: Glory Annan

: Medical Express

A weekly news series in which Hilary Henson 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 Henson
Unknown: Chris Serle
Director: Fiona Holmes

: News Headlines

: Kiss Me Petruchio

starring Meryl Streep and Raul Julia
This spirited and hilarious open-air production of The Taming of the Shrew takes place in New York's Central Park. For 23 years the park has been the setting for free theatre performances master-minded by JOSEPH PAPP. His actors are among the best in America: MERYL STREEP , who plays Kate, recently won an Oscar for her performance in the film Kramer vs Kramer.
In this documentary the arguments and intrigues of the play spill out delightfully into the dressing-rooms and even into the audience at the interval.
... a smacker of a programme.
... I delighted in eieru rowdy moment of it. (DAILY MAIL) Directed by WILFORD LEACH


Unknown: Meryl Streep
Unknown: Raul Julia
Unknown: Joseph Papp.
Unknown: Meryl Streep
Directed By: Wilford Leach

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