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: Open University

6.40 Caste and Class 7.5 Geothermal Energy. 7.30 Mechanical Manipulation.

: Cricket

The NatWest Bank Trophy Second Round
Live coverage from one of today's matches that will decide who goes into the quarter-finals.
Introduced by PETER WEST
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation NICK HUNTER , BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Fred Trueman
Unknown: Nick Hunter
Unknown: Bill Taylor

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Jim Bacon

: How Do You Do

A See-Saw programme
Introduced by CARMEN MUNROE Dressing Up
Illustrated by JOAN HICKSON Percussion GREC KNOWLES
Musical director PETER PETTINGER Designer JOHN HOLLAND
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Written and produced by CAROLE WARD


Introduced By: Carmen Munroe
Illustrated By: Joan Hickson
Illustrated By: Percussion Grec Knowles
Director: Peter Pettinger
Designer: John Holland
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Produced By: Carole Ward

: Closedown

: Play School

: Lassie


: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Think of a Number

with Johnny Ball
A lighthearted exploration of science, technology and numbers. This week Johnny says Hello Listeners
Listening to loud sounds, soft sounds, old sounds and new sounds. Recording some of the first sounds. Investigating drums in the head. Transmitting sounds with a milk bottle and asking a machine to do the talking.
Meanwhile, sort this out - A record costs £2 plus half its price. How much does it cost?
Written by JOHNNY BALL
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Producer ALBERT BARBER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Written By: Johnny Ball
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Albert Barber

: 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
Including Royal Progress
Nationwide's series of royal reports ends in Tetbury in Gloucestershire. the town where the Prince of Wales and his bride will make their home.

: The Royal Tournament

from Earls Court, London
For over 100 years this has been the annual opportunity for the armed forces to present their unique Pageant of music, skill and courage. The salute was taken earlier this week by HRH Princess Alexandra featuring
The Royal Navy Field Gun Competition
The Massed Bands of THE ROYAL MARINES
The Musical Drive by the KING'S TROOP ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY Gurkha Display ,
A jungle battle with the 7th Duke of Edinburgh's own Gurkha Rifles. White Helmets
Royal Signals demonstration team Royal Netherlands Navy THE MARINE CORPS BAND Grand Finale
The Battle of Trafalgar Commentator
Television production 'ETER HYLTON CLEAVER
Jailor II A Royal Navy (record REV
411, cassette ZCR 411) from record shops


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Hylton Cleaver

: The Olympian Way: 4: Family Business

A series in six parts by Tara Prem
with and featuring
As an acrobat Freddie Felice never got off the ground, when he comes across Stella's son performing in the men's gym, Freddie takes an unexpected trip down memory lane.
BBC Birmingham


Writer: Tara Prem
Title Song: Lynsey de Paul
Lighting: Bob Gell
Designer: Nigel Jones
Producer: Peter Ansorge
Director: Lovett Bickford
Stella Wilson: Lois Daine
Terry Wilson: Hugh Fraser
Freddie Felice: Alan Lake
Trevor Watt: Paul Brooke
Mark Wilson: Curtis Hepworth
Lottie: Jean Warren
Julie: Merdelle Jordine
Derek: Stephen Bill
Tania: Deirdre Costello
Charlie: Bernard Spear
Andrew: Trevor Butler
Roy: Ian Brimble
Marcia: Sharman MacDonald

: Three of a Kind

The last of four programmes starring Lenny Henry, Tracey Ullman and David Copperfield
with special guest Hank Marvin
and featuring Jane Darling, Tom Yang.

This week including The World One Man Wrestling Championships and the first-ever appearance of Disco Dave, the Biologist with the Beat.


Comedian: Lenny Henry
Comedian: Tracey Ullman
Comedian: David Copperfield
Guest: Hank Marvin
[Actress]: Jane Darling
[Actor]: Tom Yang
Programme Associate: Ian Davidson
Musical Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Choreographer: Bill Drysdale
Writer: Graham Dean Buxton
Writer: Kim Fuller
Writer: Trevor McCallum
Writer: David McKellar
Writers: null Murry/Rix/Wilton
Writer: Terry Ravenscroft
VT Editor: Ed Wooden
Sound: Mike McCarthy
Lighting: Fred Wright
Designer: Colin Green
Producer: Paul Jackson

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: The Royal International Horse Show

from Wembley Arena Tonight's show in the presence of HRH The Princess Anne features two of the most prestigious show jumping events of the year.
The Queen Elizabeth 11 Cup The King George V Gold Cup
Both classes last year were full of drama when CAROLINE BRADLEY won riding Tigre and then, in the evening, DAVID BOWEN was the surprise winner...
This year Caroline will again have to prove her skill with a new horse and the favourite for The King's Cup must surely be MALCOLM PYRAH after his triumph in the Aachen Grand Prix last month. Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators


Unknown: Caroline Bradley
Unknown: David Bowen
Unknown: Malcolm Pyrah
Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Raymond Brooks Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: * Cosmos

A Personal Voyage Travellers' Tales
Audacious voyages of exploration characterise the human species. Today it takes no longer to reach Mars than it took 15th-century adventurers to cross the Atlantic. It even costs relatively less. The quest in each case: new worlds and new discoveries.
Tonight's Cosmos looks at travellers' tales from the past and those sent back by the Voyager spacecraft from their explorations of the Jupiter planetary system. Presented by Carl Sagan
Executive producer ADRIAN MALONE
A joint production of KCETand CARL SACAN PRODUCTIONS INC in association with BBCtv (Carl Sagan is the guest on Desert Island Discs, Radio 4, Friday, 9.5 am)


Presented By: Carl Sagan
Producer: Adrian Malone
Unknown: Carl Sagan

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