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: Open University

6.40 Respiratory Mechanism
7.5 Silicon solar Cells
7.30 Species and Evolution

: The Wombles

Orinoco's Midnight Feast

: Jackanory

Oriental Folk Tales
Today: The Greedy Polecat


Unknown: Cyd Hayman
Unknown: Gillian Chapman

: Cheggers Plays Pop

starring Keith Chegwin with special guests Matchbox, Dave Edmunds, Duran Duran


Presenter: Keith Chegwin
Musicians: Matchbox
Musician: Dave Edmunds
Musicians: Duran Duran

: Why Don't You....?

Ideas, games and activities presented by children of the Bristol Why Don't You ... ? gang. Producer HILARY MURPHY
Executive producer MOLLY COX


Producer: Hilary Murphy

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Heads and Tails

A See-Saw programme

Out in the Cold
Music and narration by Derek Griffiths
Research Robin Haldane
Producer Michael Cole


Narrator/music: Derek Griffiths
Producer: Michael Cole
Researcher: Robin Haldane

: Closedown

: Goreuon Gwynfryn

Highlights of Hywel Gwynfryn 's variety show.
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)


Unknown: Hywel Gwynfryn

: Paul's Children

This week the choirboys of St Paul's Cathedral are singing for their largest ever worldwide congregation. But what is life like for these 38 young musicians? This film, first shown at Christmas 1978. explores this little-known world from audition day to special performances before the Queen Mother, through a typical day starting at 7.0 in the morning to the glories of Christmas carols in the darkened Cathedral.
The choristers' devotion was fully matched by the dedication and acute observation of this delightful documentary. (THK DAILY TELEGRAPH) Master of the Choristers BARRY ROSE Producer PETER ARMSTRONG
An Everyman production


Producer: Peter Armstrong

: Play School

: Joey and Redhawk

A programme in five parts
1- Joey, on a tough hiking holiday meets Tom Redhawk , an Apache Indian, when each is faced with a different disaster.
A DANIEL WILSON production Directed by LARRY ELIKANN
Written by ART WALLACE


Unknown: Tom Redhawk
Unknown: Daniel Wilson
Directed By: Larry Elikann
Joey Harker: Chris Petersen
Tom Redhawk: Guillermo San Juan
Sam Harker: Bert Kramer
Laura: Hersha Parady
piggy: Stephen Furst

: The Record Breakers

with Roy Castle
Another chance to see the spectacular attempt made in Japan by two American college students to set a new world record - the toppling of over a quarter of a million dominoes.


Producer: Alan Russell

: Evening News

with Jan Leeming Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Nationwide

including at 6.20 Regional news magazines Look East, Look North, Look North West, Midlands Today, Nationwide (London and SE), Points West, South Today, Spotlight South West
and at 6.45 The Royal Wedding
On the eve of the marriage of HRH The Prince of Wales to The Lady Diana Spencer Nationwide sets the scene for a historic day.
Frank Bough, Sue Lawley, Richard Kershaw, Hugh Scully and Sue Cook report from vantage points around the capital. Glyn Worsnip talks to the kindergarten children whose teacher is destined one day to be Queen, and Bill Kerr Elliott meets the flatmates who kept the secret of the bride-to-be.
(Regional details as Monday)


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Presenter: Richard Kershaw
Presenter: Hugh Scully
Presenter: Sue Cook
Reporter: Glyn Worsnip
Reporter: Bill Kerr Elliott

: The Tuesday Film: Dad's Army

1940: With a German invasion threatened, the defence of Walmington-on-Sea is in the hands of Captain Mainwaring.
The stalwarts of one of television's most popular comedy series reunited in this feature film version.
Screenplay by JIMMY PERRY , DAVID CROFT Produced by JOHN R. SLOAN
Directed by NORMAN COHEN. Films: page 82


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Produced By: John R. Sloan
Directed By: Norman Cohen.
Capt Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
L/Cpl Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike: Liz Fraser
Gen Fuller: Bernard Archard
RSM: Derek Newark
Hodges: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Police sergeant: Anthony Sager
Mrs Hall: Pat Coombs

: Main News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: The Royal Fireworks

A celebration for the Wedding of HRH The
Prince of Wales and The Lady Diana Spencer in the presence of HM The Queen
The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Charles and their guests
Before an estimated crowd of half-a-million people in Hyde Park, Prince Charles will light the initial beacon to set off a chain of over 100 bonfires throughout the country, organised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Outside broadcast cameras will relay the bonfire lighting ceremonies at Balmoral, Caernarvon and at Althorp, the family home of Lady Diana, where her brother Viscount Althorp will salute the occasion.
In Hyde Park the Royal Family and their guests from all over the world will witness a re-creation of the premier performance in 1749 of HANDEL'S Firework Music.
A vast firework palace, built especially in the park, will feature set-piece firework displays reflecting the life of Prince Charles. The music accompanying the fireworks will be performed by The Massed Bands of the Guards The Morriston Orpheus Choir
The Choir of the Welsh Guards Event devised and staged by MAJOR MICHAEL PARKER
Engineering manager RON CHOWN
Television production PETER HYLTON CLEAVER


Unknown: Lady Diana Spencer
Unknown: Viscount Althorp
Unknown: Major Michael Parker
Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Ron Chown
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: The Queen's Realm: A Prospect of England

An aerial anthology - film, poetry, and music of England - with the Poet Laureate, Sir John Betjeman. A look from the air at England through the seasons of the year. From the cliffs of Cornwall to the Farne Islands, from Castle Howard to Harlow New Town - this is a land of wild uplands and tamed suburbia, of rural solitude and seaside holiday camps, of industrial chimneys and landscaped gardens, of Roman walls, Georgian canals, steam engines and motorways.
To accompany the pictures Sir John Betjeman has chosen verse from the English poets, ranging from Shakespeare to Philip Larkin, linked with his own commentary. Voices Michael Hordern, Richard Pasco, Prunella Scales, Janet Suzman
"Had enough beauty to make the heart lift in joy and wonder." (DAILY MAIL) "Magical and often very funny." (DAILY EXPRESS) "A luscious, glorious film." (YORKSHIRE POST)


Presenter: Sir John Betjeman
Voice: Michael Hordern
Voice: Richard Pasco
Voice: Prunella Scales
Voice: Janet Suzman
Film Editor: Edward Roberts
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

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