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: Open University

6.40 Water for Oxford

7.5 Crust and Mantle

7.30 Minimum Cost Flows

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.35 Maths File
10: Three Dimensions
9.58 Let's Go
10: Let's Go Outdoors
10.12 Words and Pictures What is It?
10.30 Japan: The Crowded Islands Too Far, Too Fast?
11.2-11.22 Everyday Maths
Say it with Figures: 2
11.40 Resource Unit: English In Your Own Words

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill at One

With DONNY MACLEOD , MARIAN FOSTER BOB LANGLEY and JONATHAN FULFORD Michael Smith returns with a new series of cookery demonstrations. In A Fine Kettle of Fish he brings a special touch of Grace and Flavour to everything from fish and chips and fishcakes to lobster and clam chowder.
Editor jim dumigiuk BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Jonathan Fulford
Unknown: Michael Smith

: Trumpton: The Greenhouse

A See-Saw programme.


Puppets, script and production: Gordon Murray

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Watch
Indian Dancing
JAMES EARL ADAIR is joined by an Indian dancer, RAT! karthigesu. She teaches him some sign language and together they use shadow puppets to tell the Indian folk story of ' The Four Friends '. Producer PAT FARRINGTON
Music from the series (record REC 314, cassette ZCM 314), from record shops
2.18 Twentieth-Century History India: the Brightest Jewel
2.40 Read On!
10: Top of the Books


Unknown: James Earl Adair
Producer: Pat Farrington

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Mr Gumpy 's Motor Car by JOHN BURNINGHAM Presenters
Carol Chell , Ben Thomas
(Shou-n on BBC2 at 11.0 am)


Unknown: Mr Gumpy
Unknown: John Burningham
Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Ben Thomas

: Winsome Witch

babysits for Clyde and Ringo, the two toughest boys in town, in Have Broom, Will Travel

: Jackanory

with Sheila Steafel Super Gran by FORREST WILSON 3: The Kidnap
A popular story from the series Arabel's Raven (record REC 292, cassette ZCM 292), from record shops


Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Super Gran

: Take Hart

with Tony Hart . ,
Leaping figures, plastic squiggles, floating paper and swinging salt.
Tony's quiet day is interrupted by Morph's battle with a blue * thing
Executive producer MOLLY COX
If you re aged 15 or under, Take Hart ,
BBC Television Centre, London W3 6XZ is the address to send paintings for the gallery. There's a prize for any that are shown, as long as you put your name, age and address; but we're sorry we can't promise to return any,


Unknown: Tony Hart
Director: Jane Tarleton
Producer: Chris Pilkington
Producer: Molly Cox
Unknown: Take Hart

: The Bagthorpe Saga

by HELEN CRESSWELL dramatised in six parts by JAMES ANDREW HALL
The Bagthorpes have started a phase of entering for all sorts of competitions - with some hilarious results. Jack's visions are beginning to astound the family-then
Uncle Parker arrives with quite the most surprising news. Ordinary Jack: 2
The Bagthorpes:
Costume designer ANNE BARFIELD. Make-up artist JACKIE HODGSON Designer )AN RAWNSLEY
Executive producer ANNA homi Director PAUL STONE


Unknown: Helen Cresswell
Unknown: James Andrew Hall
Music By: Alan Roper
Designer: Anne Barfield.
Artist: Jackie Hodgson
Director: Paul Stone
Henry Bagthorpe: Edward Hardwicke
Laura Bagthorpe: Angela Thorne
Grandma: Phillada Sewell
William: Ceri Seel
Jack: Richard Orme
Tess: Ruth Potter
Mrs Fosdyke: Dandy Nichols
Uncle Parker: Tim Preece
Telegraph lady: Margaret Stallard
Dr Winters: Peter Kemp
J E Fern: Frank Vincent
Zero, the dog: Lottie

: Fred Basset

Lending a Hand
Written by HITCH hitchens


Written By: Hitch Hitchens

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Regional news magazines and Nationwide

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today Nationwide (London and SE) Points West, South Today Spotlight South West
Linked live from London by FRANK BOUGH
The reporting team: LUKE CASEY
(Regional details as Monday)


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Luke Casey
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Unknown: John Hitchins
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: Triangle

The last of a series in 26 parts by SUE LAKE starring Kate O'Mara
Michael Craig and Larry Lamb with Diana Coupland
Katherine realises that had her father lived she might have one day managed to understand him...
(For cast see Monday, page 37)


Unknown: Kate O'Mara
Unknown: Michael Craig
Unknown: Larry Lamb
Unknown: Diana Coupland

: Wednesday Film: Take the High Ground

Richard Widmark , Karl Maiden Elaine Stewart , Russ Tamblyn
1952: at a US Army camp a new group of conscripts arrive to be trained for action in Korea. Tough training sergeant Thorne Ryan inspects the men: his verdict' You'll never make it!'
Screenplay by MILLARD KAUFMAN Produced by DORE SCHARY
Directed by RICHARD BROOKS. Films: p 11


Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: Karl Maiden
Unknown: Elaine Stewart
Unknown: Russ Tamblyn
Play By: Millard Kaufman
Produced By: Dore Schary
Directed By: Richard Brooks.
Sgt Thorne Ryan: Richard Widmark
Sgt Laverne Holt: Karl Malden
Merton Tolliver: Carleton Carpenter
Julie Mollison: Elaine Stewart
Paul Jamison: Russ Tamblyn
Elvin Carey: Jerome Courtland
Lobo Naglaski: Steve Forrest
Don Dover: Robert Arthur

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party
(Also on BBC2 at 10.40 pm)

: Main News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter
The top events, personalities and stories at home and overseas. Professional Boxing
The Light-Welterweight
Championship of Great Britain
CLINTON MCKENZIE topped the bill at last night's Duff/Barrett promotion at Wembley Conference Centre, defending his British title against SYLVESTER MITTEE, the 24-year-old from Bethnal Green.
Commentator HARRY CARPENTER Brazilian Grand Prix
Highlights of the second World Championship race of the 1981 season; following their comfortable first and second placings at Longbeach two weeks ago without the controversial skirts, the British Williams team will be confidently looking forward to their first-ever victory on the fast Rio de Janeiro circuit. Commentators MURRAY WALKER and JAMES HUNT The Grand National
Last year the American amateur jockey CHARLIE FENWICK shed 101b in order to ride the winner Ben Nevis. JULIAN WILSON has been looking at the privations endured by some of the amateurs who this year are in pursuit of steeple-chasing's greatest prize.
Boxing rv presentation BOB DUNCAN


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Clinton McKenzie
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Murray Walker
Unknown: Charlie Fenwick
Unknown: Ben Nevis.
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Unknown: John Rowlinson

: Are We Being Served?

A new three-part film series in which consumers come face-to-face with the men at the top of some of our public authorities to question them over how they run their businesses.
1: Trying to Connect You
' " Make someone happy with a phone call" say the advertisements, but as far as some 500,000 people throughout Britain are concerned -they'd just be happy with a phone,' says bank manager Arthur Tomlinson. So tonight Arthur, who waited over a year and a half for the installation of his family phone, challenges Buzby's bosses over their ' 24-hour buzz service '. As increasing phone bills continue to worry consumers, London businessman Stuart Elliott questions his local exchange personnel.
Series producer MARYSE ADDISOII Brookes On ... page 81
HELP! page 79


Unknown: Arthur Tomlinson.
Unknown: Stuart Elliott
Producer: John Pettman
Producer: Maryse Addisoii

: News Headlines

: Parkinson guests

The much requested show in which Michael Parkinson united the special talents of actress Lilli Palmer, violinist Itzhak Perlman and harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler.


Presenter: Michael Parkinson
Guest/Actress: Lilli Palmer
Guest/Violinist: Itzhak Perlman
Guest/Harmonica Player: Larry Adler
Musicians: Harry Stoneham
Director: Bruce Milliard
Producer: John Fisher

: Weatherman

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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