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: Open University

6.40 17th-century Evidence: A Discussion. 7.30 Handicapped in the Community.

: Midday News



Unknown: John Sherwood

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme
With Carol Leader.
Chock-a-Block is chock-a-block with pictures to words that rhyme. See what words ring Chock-a-Block's rhyme chime today.


Presenter: Carol Leader
Music: Peter Gosling
Graphic Designer: Mina Martinez
Designer: Mary Penley-Edwards
Director: Nick Wilson
Producer: Michael Cole

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Tailor and the Giant written by PEGGY BLAKELEY illustrated by EDITH WITT Presenters
Lucie Skeaping , Ben Thomas


Written By: Peggy Blakeley
Illustrated By: Edith Witt
Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Ben Thomas

: Scooby Doo

A Clue for Scooby Doo (Rpt)

: We Are the Champions

The second of seven programmes
An inter-school competition with games on the field and in the swimming-pool.
Heat 2: Midlands from Pingles Sports Centre, Nuneaton between
REDMOOR HIGH SCHOOL, Hinckley, Leicestershire
RUSHCLIFFE COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire and SWINNERTON MIDDLE SCHOOL, Nuneaton, Warwickshire Presenter
Ron Pickering Special guest
Jonah Barrington
Director TONY cox


Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Jonah Barrington
Director: Tony Cox
Producer: Peter Charlton

: Evening News

with Kenneth Kendall Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: 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
Nationwide The team of FRANK BOUGH , SUE
LAWLEY RICHARD KERSHAW , HUGH SCULLY and SUE COOK provides you with the background to the news of the day and presents features and stories that make up the scene Nationwide.
Including Grass Roots: presented this week by Sean Rafferty from Scene Around Six in Belfast.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Lawley Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Newseries Bellamy's Backyard Safari

The first of four programmes
Shrunken in size - but not in enthusiasm - David Bellamy takes a journey through an ordinary British garden proving that you don't have to go to remote parts of the world to learn about the wonders of evolution. Down the Garden Path
A 5mm-tall Bellamy travels among the cracks in the crazy paving to find a world of plants and animals which have evolved to live out of the way of the drying winds of the surface. It's a hazardous journey because here everything is on the look-out for a tasty morsel for lunch.
Specialist natural history filming LONDON SCIENTIFIC FILMS
Film editor JOHN BILLINGHAM Director PAUL KRIWACZEK Producer


Unknown: David Bellamy
Editor: John Billingham

: Top of the Pops

A live edition celebrating the 900th show.
Introduced by Jimmy Savile , OBE LEGS & CO
Choreography FLICK COLBY


Introduced By: Jimmy Savile
Unknown: Flick Colby
Unknown: Peter Barville
Unknown: Bert Postlethwaite
Designer: Tony Burrough
Produced By: Michael Hurll

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The last of six parts adapted from the BBC Radio series, starring the voice of Peter Jones
David Dixon , Simon Jones Sandra Dickinson Mark Wing-Davey featuring
Aubrey Morris , Beth Porter
As a spectacular finale to 'Disaster Area's' rock concert, the megabig superstar 'Hotblack Desiato ' crashes an unmanned black spacecraft into the sun. When Arthur. Ford, Trillian and Zaphod realise that the black spacecraft they have stolen is relentlessly heading towards the sun, certain doubts arise as to the wisdom of their decision.
Radiophonic music PADDY KINGSLAND Animated sequences ROD LORD Sound MIKE MCCARTHY
Producer ALAN J. W. BELL


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: David Dixon
Unknown: Simon Jones
Unknown: Sandra Dickinson
Unknown: Mark Wing-Davey
Unknown: Aubrey Morris
Unknown: Beth Porter
Unknown: Hotblack Desiato
Unknown: Mike McCarthy
Producer: Alan J. W. Bell
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: David Dixon
Trillian: Sandra Dickinson
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Marvin: David Learner
Voice of Marvin: Stephen Moore
Newscaster: Rayner Bourton
Captain: Aubrey Morris
No 1: Matthew Scurfield
NO 2: David Neville
No 3: Geoffrey Beevers
Marketing girl: Beth Porter
Management consultant: Jon Glover
Hairdresser: David Rowlands

: Rings On Their Fingers

The fourth of five programmes by RICHARD WARING starringand
When Sandy complains of feeling unwell the day before she and Oliver are due to fly off on holiday, Oliver - in true chauvinist manner - makes light of her problems. However, events take a turn unforeseen by either of them. Home and Away featuring Tim Barrett
Royce Mills , Richard Heffer Designer
Sub-titles on Ccejax page 170


Unknown: Richard Waring
Unknown: Tim Barrett
Unknown: Royce Mills
Unknown: Richard Heffer
Unknown: Cynthia Kljuco
Producer: Harold Snoad
Sandy: Diane Keen
Oliver: Martin Jarvis
Victor: Tim Barrett
Ken: Royce Mills
Dr Blake: Richard Heffer
Receptionist: Elisabeth Day
Hostess: Jean Harrington
Mrs Bennett: Barbara Lott
Man at airport: Jay Neill

: Nine O'Clock News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Good Old Days

Old-time Music-hall from the stage of the famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds. (By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph ) For your delectation and delight, your Chairman, Leonard Sachs introduces
Bernard Cribbins , Barry Crycr
The King's Singers, Sheila Steafel Rita Morris , Jenny Wren
Guest artist Bertice Reading Members of the Players Theatre, London JENNY TILL, PENNY
Musical director BERNARD HERRMANN
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Joseph
Introduces: Leonard Sachs
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Barry Crycr
Singers: Sheila Steafel
Singers: Rita Morris
Singers: Jenny Wren
Unknown: Rigden Lisa Westcott
Unknown: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Norman Warwick
Unknown: Christopher Wren
Unknown: Peter Sutherland
Unknown: Martyn Knight
Director: Bernard Herrmann
Unknown: Doreen Hermitage
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Andre Previn and Friends

The second of three programmes in which Andre Previn makes music with some of his special friends.
Nathaniel Rosen (cello)
Richard Studt (violin)
ANDRÉ PREVIN accompanies these two brilliant young musicians in Prokofiev Cello Sonata in c
Chopin Cello Sonata in c minor (Largo)
Falla, arr Kreisler Spanish Dance from La Vida Breve
Mendelssohn Trio in D minor


Unknown: Andre Previn
Cello: Nathaniel Rosen
Violin: Richard Studt
Unknown: André Previn
Produced By: Ian Engelmann

: Smokers' Luck

Here's the good news. Three out of four smokers do not die of smoking-related diseases. They may find it difficult to breathe and may have circulatory problems, but they do live long enough to die of something else. And lung cancer and bronchitis deaths are marginally down.
The bad news is that heart disease in middle age has increased - possibly due to carbon monoxide, and that deaths among women are still going up. The UK is a world-leader, with some 200 smoking-related deaths a day - and Scotland is top of the local league.
Is there any way of predicting who will live and who will die? Smoking is becoming less socially acceptable, and 70 per cent of smokers would like to give up. If they do, will that take them out of the game? Or is the die already cast? Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
' Must ' viewing for those who want to Inch the habit. (MS LONDON) Editor SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES
Written and produced by ALEC NISBETT
(A Horizon production first shown on BBC2)


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Produced By: Alec Nisbett

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