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: For Schools, Colleges

9.0 A Good Job with Prospects
Fire! features the daily life of Blue Watch at Southsea Fire Station in Portsmouth, and follows them on an emergency call. It looks at the range of careers available in the service. Director ANDY WALKER
Series producer RONALD SMEDLEY
9.30 Biology: Behaviour
9.52 Communicate!
Comedy Writing
10.15 Music Time
Christmas Carols: 2
Music from the series (record REC 362, cassette ZCM 362) from record shops
10.38 Maths Topics: Statistics 3 Data Reduction
11.0 Merry-go-Round
Time and History. How Old is It? How do we know that things are old? Signs of growth, wear or decay provide some answers. Series producer EDWARD HAYWARD


Producer: Ronald Smedley
Producer: Edward Hayward

: For Schools, Colleges

General Studies: Abortion
Every day 350 abortions are performed in Britain, 100 of them on teenagers. This film looks at the medical and moral issues, and asks how the number of unplanned pregnancies can be reduced. Narrator SUE MACGREGOR Producer ANDREW NEAL

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill at One

with Donny MacLeod
Marian Foster and Bob Langley
The television magazine that provides relaxed entertainment at lunchtime. In between the information and informality, there is good music and interesting guests.
Editor JIM DUMIGHAN. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Bob Langley
Editor: Jim Dumighan.

: Camberwick Green

A See-Saw programme. (Repeat)


Narration: Brian Cant

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Words and Pictures Monkey Tricks
2.18 Out of the Past
A Village at War, AD1188: 3
2.40 Going to Work
Craft Apprentice

: Closedown

: Songs of Praise

I vow to thee, my country (Flight of the Earls); The love of my Lord (Estelle White); How great thou art (Russian folk melody); Lead, kindly light (Sandon); 0 Jesus, I have promised (Day of Rest); Blessed assurance; Our God reigns (Leonard E. Smith Jr); Be still, my soul (Finlandia)


Unknown: Leonard E. Smith

: Play School

: The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor

A cartoon film


Told By: Paul Jones

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Sarah Greene and Peter Duncan
Death of the Ark Royal
Simon reports from Loch Ryan, where 50,000 tons of the Royal Navy's best-loved aircraft carrier are being turned into scrap metal.


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Sarah Greene
Presenter: Peter Duncan

: Spine Chillers

Not for the nervous! Classic tales of fear and imagination
Today Freddie Jones tells
The Red Room by H. G. WELLS
' Looking round, one could well understand the legends that had sprouted in the room's black corners. My candle was a little tongue of flame in its vastness, that left an ocean of mystery and suggestion beyond its island of light ...'
See Back Page 102


Unknown: Freddie Jones
Unknown: H. G. Wells

: Evening News

with John Edmunds ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Edmunds

: Nationwide

Look North, Look North West South Today, Look East Midlands Today, Points West
Spotlight South West
Then at 6.20 Nationwide Presented by Frank Bough , Sue
Lawley Richard Kershaw , Hugh Scully and Sue Cook
Including Watchdog
Presented by HUGH SCULLY


Presented By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Lawley Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Presented By: Hugh Scully
Producers: Peter Ceresole
Producers: Andrew Clayton
Producers: Lino Ferrari
Editor: Andrew Taussig
Editor: Hugh Williams

: Angels

by PETER WHALLEY featuring
Sharon Rosita Martin Barrass
Kathryn Apanowicz
Fleur assists at an operation. Russell and Kevin hear about the casualty job. And a member of staff is taken ill ...
Theme music by ALAN PARKER Script editor TONY HOLLAND Designer JIM HATCHARD Producer JULIA SMITH
Theme music on Top BBC TV Themes (record REH 310, cassette ZCR 310) from record shops


Unknown: Peter Whalley
Unknown: Sharon Rosita
Unknown: Martin Barrass
Unknown: Kathryn Apanowicz
Music By: Alan Parker
Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Jim Hatchard
Producer: Julia Smith
Directed By: Matthew Robinson
Rose Butchins: Kathryn Apanowicz
Ron Frost: Martin Barrass
Fleur Barrett: Sharon Rosita
Russell Potter: Stephen Reynolds
SEN Grace Baldwin: Margaret Stallard
Sister Dawson: Kathleen Byron
Dr Mishna: Albert Moses
Royal Captain: Keith Bartlett
Kevin Foreman: David Troughton
Ernie: John Roden
Marian: Kate Edgar
Dr Drew: William Lindsay
Adrienne O'Shea: Fay Howard
Patrick: Michael Packer
Kevin: Charlie Hawkins
Terry Butchins: Richard Tolan
Anna Newcross: Joanna Monro
Beverley Slater: Judith Jacob
Katy Smart: Shirley Cheriton
Elizabeth Fitt: Susan Gilmore
Ruth Cayless: Gillian Bailey
Becky Cayless: Rebecca Everett Briggs
Sister Muncey: Christine Ozanne
Audrey Mears: Vivienne Martin
Leilah: Lenah Flanagan

: Star Trek

TV's most famous sci-fi series starring
The Paradise Syndrome
Oblivious to his duties, Kirk takes unto himself a wife and idles away time in an idyllic community, while Spock desperately tries to divert the huge asteroid hurtling on a collision course - and fails!
Directed by JUD TAYLOR


Written By: Margaret Armen
Directed By: Jud Taylor
Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: de Forest Kelley
Miramanee: Sabrina Scharf
Salish: Rudy Solari
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Scott: James Doohan
SulU: George Takei

: Panorama

Presented by David Dimbleby and including
Sir Harold Wilson talking to Robin Day about the crisis in the Labour Party and the country.


Presented By: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Harold Wilson
Unknown: Robin Day
Editor: Elwyn Parry
Editor: Roger Bolton

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: The Monday Film: Breezy

William Holden , Kay Lenz
In this contemporary love story, directed by Clint Eastwood , a teenage hitch-hiker thumbs a ride to Hollywood - and an affair with a middle-aged member of the Californian smart set. Frank Harmon has lost all passion and warmth since his divorce and his first reaction to young Breezy is anything but sympathetic. Gradually, however, the gap between them closes.
Screenplay by JO REIMS
Produced by ROBERT DALEY
Directed by CLINT Eastwood. Films: p 21 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: William Holden
Unknown: Kay Lenz
Directed By: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Frank Harmon
Play By: Jo Reims
Produced By: Robert Daley
Directed By: Clint Eastwood.
Frank Harmon: William Holden
Breezy: Kay Lenz
Bob Henderson: Roger C Carmel
Betty Tobin: Marj Dusay
Paula Harmon: Joan Hotchkis
Marcy JAMIE: Smith Jackson
Man in car: Norman Bartold
Overnight date: Lynn Borden
Nancy Henderson: Shelley Morrison
Bruno: Dennis Olivieri
Charlie: Eugene Peterson

: Film 80

with Barry Norman New York - a special report with news and interviews from the city which has once again become one of the film capitals of the world. Plus a look at some of the films currently on show there, including Stardust Memories, Woody Allen 's ninth movie as writer-director-star; and Ordinary People, the story of a family in crisis, starring Mary Tyler Moore and Donald Sutherland , which marks the directorial d6but of Robert Redford.
Director JANE LUSH


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Mary Tyler Moore
Unknown: Donald Sutherland
Unknown: Robert Redford.

: News Headlines

: The Past at Work

4: Spindle and Shuttle
The spinner or weaver working on his own at his own speed gave way to mills sited to take advantage of water. These were superseded by factory towns dependent on cheap coal and cheap labour. In the fourth of eight films, ANTHONY BURTON visits a weaver in Wales, a mill museum near Wilmslow, and Huddersfield.
Series producer MICHAEL GARROD


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Producer: Suzanne Davies
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Weatherman

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