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: For Schools, Colleges

9.0 A Good Job with Prospects Freelance i Black and white. Repeat)
9.30 Biology
Artificial Selection
9.52 Communicate!
Mounting a Campaign
10.15 Music Time
Orchestral Christmas Music
Music from the series (record REC 362, cassette ZCM 362) from record shops
10.38 Maths Topics: Statistics 5 Probability 2
11.0-11.25 Merry-go-Round
Time and History: Generation after Generation
Ordinary families and the ordinary places where they live are both parts of history.
Produced by DIANE Morgan
11.40 General Studies Genetics and Society
Genetics and Food Production


Produced By: Diane Morgan

: 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 the informality, there is good music and interesting guests.
Editor JIM DUMIGHAM BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Bob Langley

: Camberwick Green

A See-Saw programme.


Puppets, script, and production: Gordon Murray

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Words and "Pictures Fat Fairy
2.18 Out of the Past A Story from Islam
The Man of Honour
2.40 Going to Work
Keep it Clean

: Closedown

: Songs of Praise

from Motherwell Hark the glad sound (Bristol); Jesus calls us (St Andrew ); At the name of Jesus (Camberwell); Oh, the love of my Lord is the essence; The King of love (Dominus Regit Me); Sing to the Lord (Gonfalon Royal); Guide me, 0 thou great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda); Lift high the cross (Crucifer). i Shown yesterday at 6.40 pm)


Unknown: St Andrew

: Play School

A programme for children under 5.

: Sinbad and the Flying Circus

A cartoon film
Told by pall JONES

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Sarah Greene and Peter Duncan
Last year nine million Blue Peter viewers raised nearly £4 million to help the starving people of Cambodia. Today you can discover more details about the 1980 Appeal. Your help is urgently needed, so have a paper and pencil handy to take down the Appeal address. There's good news for pocket money savers too, because Sarah will be showing a Christmas present to make for Grannies and Grandads - so keep a look out for old margarine carton lids - and all will be revealed!


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Sarah Greene
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Assistant Editor: John Adcock
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Spine Chillers: In the Avu Observatory

by H.G. Wells
Not for the nervous! Classic tales of fear and imagination
Today Freddie Jones tells...
Was the thing, whatever it was, inside or out? Then something flapped almost into his face, and the sense of some strange bird-like creature hovering a few yards from him was indescribably terrifying.


Author: H. G. Wells
Storyteller: Freddie Jones

: Evening News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Nationwide

Look North, Look North West South Today, Look East Midlands Today, Points West
Spotlight South West then at 6.20 Nationwide
The live current affairs magazine programme which links London with the BBC's regional studios. Frank Bough , Sue
Lawley Richard Kershaw , Hugh Scully and Sue Cook are the team that eacli weekday presents the features and films that make up the scene Nationwide. Including Watchdog
Presented by HUGH scllly


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Lawley Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Sue Cook
Presented By: Hugh Scllly

: Ange)s

Featuring Shirtey Cheriton
Susan Gilmore , Judith Jacob Joanna Monro , Sharon Rosita Martin Barrass
Kathryn Apanowicz
The wedding's off, so Ron tries to get into Flour's good books ...
Theme music by ALAN pARKEtt Script editor TONY HOLLAND Designer j;M HATCHARO Producer junA SMtTB
Directed by MARY RtDGt
Theme tttusic on Top BBC TV Themes (record REH 310, cassette ZCB 310) from record shopt


Unknown: Bill Lyons
Unknown: Shirtey Cheriton
Unknown: Susan Gilmore
Unknown: Judith Jacob
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: Sharon Rosita
Unknown: Martin Barrass
Unknown: Kathryn Apanowicz
Music By: Alan Parkett
Editor: Tony Holland
Directed By: Mary Rtdgt

: Star Trek

TV's most famous sci-n series starring __. ,
This week: A:! OMr Yesterdays
Browsing in a public library is an extraordinary way for Kirk to spend the last hours on a doomed planet with only the librarian lett; but this is no ordinary library or, indeed, librarian.
Strange that a centre of culture should be the cause of stripping 50 centuries of civilisation from Mr Spock , much to Dr McCoys amazement and horror.


Unknown: Mr Spock
Written By: Jean Lisette
Directed By: Maryin Chomsky
Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: de Forest Kelley
Atoz: Tan Wolfe
Zarabeth: Mariette Hartley

: Panorama

Presented by Richard Lindiey with Robin Day
The issues, the people, and the stories that matter, reported by television's top journalists:


Presented By: Richard Lindiey
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Tom Mangold
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Philip Tibenham
Unknown: Peter Taylor
Editor: Elwyn Parry
Editor: Roger Bolton

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Monday Film: The Ultimate Warrior

Starring Yul Brynner, Max Von Sydow

The year 2012: New York City is a 'ghost' town, dominated by two rival gangs. One group live on the streets, pillaging and murdering for food. The second, led by the Baron, live in a guarded compound attempting to grow food and keep some law and order. But the 'fortress' needs strength - a protector. They find Carson, the ultimate warrior who they hope will protect them from the violence and savagery which surrounds them in this futuristic metropolis.
(First showing on British television)
Films: page 25


Producer: Fred Weintraub
Producer: Paul Heller
Writer/Director: Robert Clouse
Carson: Yul Brynner
Baron: Max von Sydow
Melinda: Joanna Miles
Carrot: William Smith
Cal: Richard Kelton
Robert: Stephen McHattie
Silas: Darrell Zwerling
Barrie: Lane Bradbury
Garon: Nate Esformes

: Film 80

with Barry Norman
A weekly round-up of news, reviews and interviews from the world of cinema.
Jason Robards stars as the leader of an American expedition to "Raise the Titanic", and Sir Alec Guinness plays an octogenarian survivor of the 1912 disaster. Sam Neill and Lisa Harrow talk on location in St Austell about making "The Final Conflict" - the second and final "Omen" sequel.
The competition this week - 'Groucho gags' - is based on the humour of the Marx Brothers.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Interviewee: Lisa Harrow
Interviewee: Sam Neill
Director: Jane Lush
Producer: Margaret Sharp

: The Past at Work: 6: The Venice of England

The development and improvement of the British canal system is summed up by the Birmingham Canal Navigation. Birmingham has more miles of canal than Venice. In this film, the sixth of eight, ANTHONY BURTON follows One of the important industrial routes of the BCN, from Farmers Bridge by canal through Dudley tunnel to the Black Country Museum.
Book (same title), £8.95, from bookshops


Presenter: Anthony Burton
Producer: Suzanne Davies
Series Producer: Michael Garrod

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