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: Open University

6.40 Genetics: The rll System. 7.5M101/10 Area Games. 7.30 Systems Organisation.

: Closedown

: Heads and Tails

A See-Saw programme Sounds that Talk
Swans whistle, geese honk, dogs bark, pigs grunt, stags bellow, but ' silence too has a tale to tell '.
Voice and music DEREK GRIFFITHS
Film editor DAVID PYGRAM
Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE


Music: Derek Griffiths
Produced By: Michael Cole

: You and Me: Let's Look!

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds, and adults watching with them.
Introduced by David Ashton.


Presenter: David Ashton
Puppets: Alan Platt
Animation: Bura and Hardwick
Producer: Barbara Parker

: Who's Minding the Store?

A feature film starring
Jerry Lewis Jill St John
Jerry Lewis , top comedy star of the 1950s, plays Raymond Phiffier , a walking disaster area in Tuttle's department store. Raymond is in love with Barbara, unaware that she is heiress to the Tuttle fortune. And neither of them know that Barbara's mother is plotting to break up the romance ...
Screenplay by FRANK tashlin and HARRY TUGEND
Directed by FRANK TASHUN
Films: page 17


Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Jill St John
Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Raymond Phiffier
Play By: Frank Tashlin
Unknown: Harry Tugend
Directed By: Frank Tashun
Raymond Phiffier: Jerry Lewis
Barbara Tuttle: Jill St John
Phoebe Tuttle: Agnes Moorehead
Mr Tuttle: John McGiver
Mr Quimby: Ray Walston
Shirley: Francesca Bellini
Mrs Rothgraber: Nancy Kulp
Lady wrestler: Peggy Nondo
Mattress customer: Mary Treen
Dowager: Isobel Elsom
Cop: Richard Wessel
Gourmet manager: Fritz Feld
Roberts: John Abbott
Smith: Jerry Haisnek

: Grandstand

Introduced by David Coleman
12.35; 1.20*
Gymnastics from Madrid. The European Ladies' Championships
Romania and the Soviet Union renew their long-standing rivalry in this individual competition. NADIA COMANECI and Russian star ELENA DAVYDOVA will ensure that the standard will be very high. Commentators ALAN WEEKS and RON Pickering
World Ice Hockey Championship from Moscow. The Final
After their shock defeat at the hands of the United States at last year's Winter Olympics, the Soviet Union will be determined to re-establish themselves as the world's top amateur team. Commentator ALAN WEEKS
1.35; 2.5; 2.40; 4.45* Badminton from the Royal Albert Hall The Friends' Provident International England v
The People's Republic of China
It is almost ten years since China last played here and little is known of their current side. Always considered among the world's most powerful badminton-playing nations, their match against players of the calibre of NORA PERRY and JANE WEBSTER - current World Doubles Champions - will be eagerly awaited.
1.50; 2.20; 3.0*
Racing from Haydock
2.0 The Royal Crown Derby Stakes (5f)
2.30 The Minton Steeplechase (Novices' Handicap. 21m)
3.10 The Royal Doulton Handicap Hurdle Race (2m)
The season's most valuable handicap hurdle, worth over E30.000 to the winner. Last season's winning trainer PETER EASTERBY again holds a strong hand. Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN , JULIAN WILSON JIMMY LINDLEY and RICHARD PITMAN
Rugby League
The Slalom Lager Premiership
Live second-half coverage of today's first-round match in a knock-out competition between the top eight teams in the league. Commentator EDDIE WARING
International Tennis from Dallas, Texas The WCT Final
In last year's final jimmy CONNORS beat his fellow American JOHN MCENROE in four pulsating sets. If Play goes to form then they should meet again in this year's final. For the winner there is a cheque for over £45,000. Commentators
5.0* Final Score
Todau's timetable:
12.35 Gymnastics; 12.55 Ice Hockey
1.20 Gymnastics; 1.35 Badminton
1.50 Racing; 2.5 Badminton; 2.20 Racing
2.40 Badminton; 3.0 Racing
3.20 Rugby League; 4.5 Tennis
4.45 Badminton; 5.0 Final Score
* Timings subject to alteration Television presentation:
Rugby League NICK HUNTER Tennis ESPN
Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand HAROLD ANDERSON


Introduced By: David Coleman
Unknown: Elena Davydova
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Jane Webster
Commentators: Barry Davies
Commentators: Derek Talbot
Unknown: Peter Easterby
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Jimmy Lindley
Commentators: Richard Pitman
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Unknown: American John
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Harold Anderson

: The All-New Pink Panther Show

Today: Pink Arcade
Life with Feather and Pink SWAT

: Evening News

with John Edmunds; Weatherman


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Tom and Jerry: Life with Tom

(London and South East only)

Regional News
(All other English regions)

: Multi-Coloured Music Show 1981

Introduced by Noel Edmonds and featuring some of the very best music from Multi-Coloured Swap Shop including Roxy Music
The Stray Cats
Adam and the Ants The Police Status Quo
Brown Sauce
Dire Straits and The Pretenders
Plus a whole lot more, all requested by you!
Producer chris beli.inc.er
Executive producer rosemary gill


Introduced By: Noel Edmonds

: Ask the Family

Robert Robinson takes the chair in the fourth match of this exciting contest between families from all over the United Kingdom. Tonight the Pengelly family from Clifton in Bristol challenges the Beckett family from Gravesend in Kent.
Producer Rosalind Gold
Ask the Family 4, 60p from bookshops


Host: Robert Robinson
Producer: Rosalind Gold

: The Royal Ballet

in Frederick Ashton 's La fille mal gardee
Music by FERDINAND herold freely adapted and arranged by JOHN LANCHBERY
Choreography by FREDERICK ASHTON Scenery and costumes by OSBERT LANCASTER starring Lesley Collier and Michael Coleman from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden This month The Royal Ballet and the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet are celebrating their 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion BBCtv presents this happy and hilarious ballet about the girl who loved the boy next door despite her mother's grander plans.
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden leader JOHN BROWN conducted by John Lanchbery Produced in association with COVENT GARDEN VIDEO PRODUCTIONS LTD
Presented for television by JOHN VERNON (This week's Morning Concerts on Radio 3 celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Royal Ballet. On 19 May BBC1 shows a documentary Right Royal Company)


Unknown: Frederick Ashton
Music By: Ferdinand Herold
Arranged By: John Lanchbery
Choreography By: Frederick Ashton
Costumes By: Osbert Lancaster
Unknown: Lesley Collier
Unknown: Michael Coleman
Unknown: Rosalind Eyre
Unknown: Wendy Groombridge
Unknown: Jidith Howe
Unknown: Sally Inkin
Unknown: Pippa Wylde
Leader: John Brown
Conducted By: John Lanchbery
Television By: John Vernon
Lise: Lesley Collier
Colas: Michael Coleman
Alain: Garry Grant
Widow Simone (Lise's other): Brian Shaw
Thomas (Alain's father): Leslie Edwards
Village notary: Derek Rencher
Notary's clerk/Cockerel: Graham Fletcher
Hens: Jennifer Jackson
Hens: Elizabeth Morgan
Hens: Julie Rose
Hens: Anita Young
Lise's friends: Deirdre Eyden

: News


: The Getaway

opens a short season of films starring Steve McQueen with Ali MacGraw , Ben Johnson
Paroled with the help of a corrupt businessman, ' Doc ' McCoy finds that the price of his freedom is to mastermind a bank robbery. But the robbery goes wrong and ' Doc ' finds himself on the run with the money and his wife Carol. Bound together in a love-hate relationship of expediency and occasional tenderness, the two star-crossed fugitives embark on a violent odyssey through the flat lands of Texas, pursued by forces of the law and an underworld gangster.
In this characteristically tough film by director Sam Peckinpah , Steve McQueen stars as the ex-prisoner obsessed with money and fatally marked by his experiences ' in there '.
Screenplay by WALTER IJILL based on the novel by JIM THOMPSON Produced by DAVID FOSTER and MITCHELL BROWER Directed by SAM PECKINPAH
(First showing on British television) Films; page 17


Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: Ali MacGraw
Unknown: Ben Johnson
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Director: Steve McQueen
Unknown: Walter Ijill
Novel By: Jim Thompson
Produced By: David Foster
Produced By: Mitchell Brower
Directed By: Sam Peckinpah
'Doc' McCoy: Steve McQueen
Carol McCoy: Ali MacGraw
Jack Beynon: Ben Johnson
Fran Clinton: Sally Struthers
Rudy Butler: Al Lettieri
Cowboy: Slim Pickens
Thief: Richard Bright
Harold Clinton: Jack Dodson
Laughlin: Dub Taylor
Frank Jackson.: Bo Hopkins
Cully: Roy Jenson
Accountant: John Bryson

: Now Showing

Four programmes reviewing the past month's new films with Michael Wood. April releases include Foxes, featuring Jodie Foster and Sally Kellerman; Popeye, with Robin Williams of Mork and Mindy fame as the celebrated sailor and Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl; Superman II starring Christopher Reeve in the continuing adventures of that other American hero; and Tess, Roman Polanski's interpretation of the classic Thomas Hardy novel.


Presenter: Michael Wood
Producer: Jane Lush

: Phil Silvers

as Sergeant Bilko
The one and only Sergeant Bilko continues to con everyone in sight.

: Weatherman

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