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: Open University

6.40 Non-Euclidean Geometry. 7.5 Educating the Workforce. 7.38 Welfare and Politics - Britain.

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.5 Encounter: Germany Leisure
9.25 Athlete
10: Indoor Training
9.52 Look and Read
Banner Headlines!
10.15 Maths-in-a-Box
Evens and Odds and Ends
10.35 Going to Work
Motorway Services
11.2-11.22 Hyn o Fyd. Byd Natur 5: Y Morlo (this World)
11.40 Exploring Science
Solving the Energy Problem?

: Closedown

: Midday News

Weather MICHAEL fish

: Pebble Mill at One

Today's programme includes Dig This presented by Peter Scabrook. The lunchtime programme's gardening expert offers help and advice to all gardeners.
Editor JIM dumighan. BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Peter Scabrook.
Editor: Jim Dumighan.

: How Do You Do?

A See-Saw programme 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. Rainy Day

: For Schools, Colleges

2.2 Scene. On Holiday
Debbie, Mark, Sally and Kevin spent their holiday on the Spanish Costa Brava on a package tour for young people. Steve, John, Shaun and Rob chose to spend their holiday cycling and youth hostel-ling in northern Scotland. Why do people go on holiday and what do they hope to get out of it? Producer RICHARD CALLANAN
Series producer ROGER TONGE
2.35 A Good Job with Prospects Health Service Technician


Producer: Richard Callanan
Producer: Roger Tonge

: Closedown

: Trem

Llanthony Monastery at Capel y Ffin
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Heyyy, It's the King

Boat Fever
The King and the gang try to raise money for their dream boat.

: Jackanory

with Sheila Steafel Super Gran by FORREST WILSON 5: The Final Battle
Pictures by JAKE TEBBIT
Producer ANGELA beeching
Adapted and directed by CLARE ELSTOW


Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Super Gran
Unknown: Jake Tebbit
Producer: Angela Beeching
Directed By: Clare Elstow

: Finders Keepers

with Richard Stilgoe
The final game in this electronic quiz series between
Your last chance to find out how you could win a Finders Keepers pen.
Format devised bv ROBERT GOULD Producer UN Oliver


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Chalfont St Peter

: Homer and the Wacky Doughnut Machine

A machine that won't stop making doughnuts and a diamond ring lost in the batter. How does Homer come to the rescue and solve the problems?
An ABC CIRCLE FILM presentation


Homer: Michael M Leclaire
Uncle Ulysses: David Doyle
Mr Gabby: Jesse White

: Fred Basset

based on the characters created by ALEX GRAHAM
Morning After
VICTOR SPINETTI and ANN BEACH written by HITCH hitciiens
Music by IAN SAMWELL Directed by dick HORN


Unknown: Lionel Jeffries
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Written By: Hitch Hitciiens
Music By: Ian Samwell
Directed By: Dick Horn
Producer: Graeme Spurway

: Evening News

with Richard Baker Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: 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
Based in London, but reporting from all over the country, the programme brings you an up-to-the-minute analysis of events in the news as well as studio and film features from every corner of Britain.
Including Down to Earth: the guide to easy gardening with Alan Titchmarsh.
And at 6.45 Sportswide with Desmond Lynam


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.
Unknown: Desmond Lynam

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Coleman
Emlyn Hughes and Gareth Edwards captain two teams of sporting celebrities who'll be puzzling over faces, places, facts, figures and films from 50 years of sporting action.
Directed by MIKE ADLEY
Produced by HAZEL lewthwait ! BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Gareth Edwards
Directed By: Mike Adley
Produced By: Hazel Lewthwait

: Coming Home

The last of a comedy series in six parts by DAVID FITZSIMMONS starring
Sharon Duce , Philip Jackson
Lynda Marchal , Roger Sloman
Ted is surprised at Donald's new-found ambition but Donald is even more surprised by the competition he faces.


Unknown: David Fitzsimmons
Unknown: Sharon Duce
Unknown: Philip Jackson
Unknown: Lynda Marchal
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Directed By: Martin Shardlow
Donald Maddocks: Philip Jackson
Ruth: Eva Griffith
Ted Maddocks: Roger Six)man
Sheila Maddocks: Sharon Duce
Muriel Maddocks: Lynda Marchal
Joey: David Thackwray
Headmaster: David Lyn
Buckthought: Roy Sampson
Councillor Wainwright: Martin Wildeck
Dental receptionist: Mercedes Burleigh
Deputy head: John Rolfe
Mr Evans: Gwyn Parry
PoWelL: Gary Carp
Jarvis: Ashley Knight
Brown: David Clayforth
Simon: Philip Wileman
Jennifer: Sally Watkins
Mr Parkinson: Barry Craine

: Barry Manilow

World Tour 1981 Part 2
The recording of American superstar Barry Manilow 's concert from Wembley Arena. Among the hit songs included in tonight's programme are ' Mandy ', ' I write the songs ', ' Could it be magic', ' Copacabana'.
Musical director VICTOR vanacore Director STEWART morris


Unknown: Barry Manilow
Director: Victor Vanacore
Director: Stewart Morris

: Points of View

Barry Took presents more of your comments on BBC Television programmes.
Producer tim SIMMONS
Send your letters to Points of View, BBC Television Centre, London W12 8QT


Unknown: Barry Took
Producer: Tim Simmons

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker
Weekend Weather MICHAEL FISH

: Starsky and Hutch

Tough and rough - but likeable and friendly. Two young cops walk a tightrope in the world of crime. starring
Manchild on the Streets
A highly-respected black friend of Starsky and Hutch is accidentally killed by a police rookie with no love for blacks. His tragic death is an impossible load for his teenage son, who turns to crime as Starsky and Hutch stand helplessly by. Written by rick EDELSTEIN
Directed by david soul
Theme music on BBC Detective Themes (record reii 378, cassette ZCR 378), from record shops


Written By: Rick Edelstein
Directed By: David Soul
Starsky: Paul Michael Glaser
Hutch: David Soul
Huggy Bear: Antonio Farcas
Captain Dobey: Bernie Hamilton
Mrs Fellers: Helen Martin
Andrews: W K Stratton
Jackson: J Jay Saunders
Mrs Walters: Dorothy Meyer
Dewey: Fuddle Bagley
Maurice: Maurice Sneed
Mrs Hong: Shizuko Hoshi

: London - Issues and Answers

On 7 May the Conservative GLC'S record of government in London is put to the test at the ballot box. Whether you can vote or not, the way that London is run may considerably affect your way of life. In the first of four programmes focusing on the major issues of the Greater London Council elections, Robert McKenzie invites an audience of London's voters to question the leading party spokesmen on their policies. Housing, employment and rates will be featured in later programmes.
Tonight: ALAN GREENGROSS , leader, GLC Transport Committee
KEN LIVINGSTONE , Labour transport spokesman.


Unknown: Robert McKenzie
Leader: Alan Greengross
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Designer: Rosemary Hester
Director: Ann Morley

: The World Amateur Latin Dance Championships

Introduced by Peter Marshall from the Royal Albert Hall
Twenty-three countries are represented by dancers from all points of the globe competing to be the 1981 world champions. Music by ANDY ROSS AND HIS ORCHESTRA


Introduced By: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Music By: Andy Ross
Arranged By: Eric Morley
Producer: Rick Gardner

: The Late Film: The Woman in the Window

Edward G. Robinson. Joan Bennett Richard Wanley is a mild-mannered college professor who is intrigued one evening by the portrait of a beautiful woman in the window of an art gallery. He can have no inkling that soon he will be involved with her in a web of blackmail and murder.
Edward G. excels in this suspense-filled thriller, directed with consummate skill by Fritz Lang.
Screenplay by NUNNALLY johnson based on a novel by J. H. wallis Produced by NUNNALLY johnson Directed by FRITZ LANG
. Films: pane 11


Unknown: Edward G. Robinson.
Unknown: Joan Bennett
Unknown: Richard Wanley
Unknown: Edward G.
Unknown: Fritz Lang.
Play By: Nunnally Johnson
Novel By: J. H. Wallis
Produced By: Nunnally Johnson
Directed By: Fritz Lang
Richard Wanley: Edward G Robinson
The strange woman: Joan Bennett
District attorney: Raymond Massey
The blackmailer: Dan Duryea
Dr Barkstane: Edmond Breon
Insp Jackson: Thomas E Jackson
Mazard: Arthur Loft
Mrs Wanley: Dorothy Peterson

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