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: Open University

6.40 International Aid

7.30 Halogens and Noble Gases

: The Wombles

by Elisabeth Beresford.
Told by Bernard Cribbins.
Wombles Stories, from record shops


Writer: Elisabeth Beresford
Narrator: Bernard Cribbins
Music: Mike Batt
Animated and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Jackanory: The Wildling: Part 4: Fang

by Violet Bibby.
With James Laurenson.


Author: Violet Bibby
Storyteller: James Laurenson

: Champion, the Wonder Horse: The Die Hards

A young doctor and his wife find Prejudice hard to fight even among the sick and wounded.

: Take Hart

With Tony Hart.
Sand and spray, rock and pebbles, nuts and clay, a very smelly nsn and two precious diamonds.
Feeline makes a grand entrance and leaves a lasting impression on the ever-patient Mr Hart.


Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Assistant producer: Jane Tarleton
Producer: Christopher Pilkington

: Cricket: Sixth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from The Oval First day
England and Australia have played 27 Tests at The Oval, with England winning by 12 matches to Australia's 5.
England have two very different entries in the record books on this ground against Australia. In 1938 they made their highest Test innings score in this country totalling
903 for 7 (Hutton 364, Leyland 187,
Hardstaff 169) winning the match by an innings and 579 runs. Ten years later they made their lowest Test innings score in this country when bowled out for 52
(Lindwall 6 for 20) and losing the match by an innings and 149 runs.
PETER WEST introduces the wnoie of this morning's play. Commentators RICHIE BENAUD JIM LAKER , TONY LEWIS
Television presentation BILL TAYLOR. MIKE ADLEY
Executive producer NICK HUNTER
Run-bu-run scores on Ceelax page 144
BBC video cassette : Harry Carpenter 's Video Book of Sport (BBCV 5011) f37.95 from retailers


Commentators: Richie Benaud
Commentators: Jim Laker
Commentators: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Bill Taylor.
Unknown: Mike Adley
Producer: Nick Hunter
Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: Midday News


: Chigley: Trouble with the Crane

A See-Saw programme.
This place is in Trumptonshire and contains a factory, a pottery, a stately home and a vintage steam railway. (Repeat)


Narrator: Brian Cant

: Cricket: Sixth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v Australia from The Oval
Further coverage.

: The Skill of Lip-Reading

Ten programmes
2: ' Nobody wants to admit, even to themselves, that they're going deaf.'
If you are wondering whether you are or not, we suggest sources of advice and help. More ' brief encounters ' and a visit to a bakery give varied lip-reading practice for beginners, and there is a challenge for experienced lip-readers with newspaper cartoons.


Director: John Brooke
Producer: Brigit Barry

: Play School

Story: "Whoops, Hoops" written and illustrated by Yutaka Sugita.

(Shown on BBC2 at 11.0 am)


Author/Illustrator (Whoops, Hoops): Yutaka Sugita
Presenter: Floella Benjamin
Presenter: Don Spencer

: Scooby Doo: Backstage Rage

Scooby follows the white poodle and solves another mystery.

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell.


Newsreader: Paul McDowell

: The Swish of the Curtain: 2

by Pamela Brown.
Dramatised in four episodes by Julia Jones.

Starring The Blue Door Theatre Company

The children have converted the old chapel into a splendid theatre. In doing so, they have stirred up jealousy in the breast of Mrs Potter-Smith of the Ladies' Institute. While rehearsing for the opening concert, Viccy has sprained her ankle.
Back Pages: 70


Author: Pamela Brown
Dramatised by: Julia Jones
Music: Paul Reade
Choreography: Geraldine Stephenson
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Joan Craft
Viccy: Sally Jane Jackson
Mr Halford: Peter Clay
Mrs Halford: Marian Diamond
Nigel: Simon Cowell-Parker
Bulldog: Ashley Knight
Mr Fayne: Davyd Harries
Mr Darwin: Robert Austin
Sandra: Sarah Greene
Lynette: Amanda Kirby
Maddy: Jayne Stevens
Jeremy: Dominic Savage
Mrs Darwin: Shirley Dixon
Mrs Fayne: Jane Briers
Mr Bell: David Stoll
Mrs Bell: Jeanne Watts
Mrs Potter-Smith: Mona Bruce
Pinkie: Eliza Buckingham
Mrs Fortune: Joyce Windsor

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Regional news magazines

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today Nationwide (London and SE) Points West, South Today Spotlight South West

: Now Get Out of That

The last of four programmes Introduced by Bernard Falk
At last the Oxford and Cambridge teams prepare to break into the enemy-held castle and steal the electronic device known as ' The BEAST'.
But first they must build a boat, and a raft, scale the walls and avoid booby-traps. Luckily the Royal Navy comes to the rescue just in time ...
Executive producer DEREK SMITH BBC Birmingham


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Producer: Derek Smith

: Looking Good, Feeling Fit

The show that helps you make the best of what you've got, with Richard Stilgoe , Gillian Reynolds and Dr Mike Smith
We talk to Patti Boulaye about her beauty secrets, join the joggers of Burnham Beeches, investigate a treatment for allergies and find Richard among 800 keep-fit ladies at the Royal Albert Hall , London - tired but happy!
Assistant producer TAMASIN DAY-LEWIS Studio director MIKE DERBY
Producer KEITH SHEATHER. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Dr Mike Smith
Unknown: Patti Boulaye
Unknown: Albert Hall
Producer: Keith Sheather.

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Richard Skinner.
Legs & Co
Recording of artists from series, from record shops
A BBC video cassette, Deep Purple, £37.95 from retailers


Presenter: Richard Skinner
Dancers: Legs & Co
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Peter Barville
Lighting: Eric Wallis
Designer: Geoff Powell
Executive producer: Michael Hurll

: Citizen Smith

The last of seven programmes Sweet Sorrow
Written by JOHN SULLIVAN starring
Robert Lindsay as Wolfie Smith
Wolfie finds himself in deep water when he tries to save the Tooting he loves.
Produced by RAY BUTT


Written By: John Sullivan
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Unknown: Wolfie Smith
Designer: Cynthia Kijuco
Produced By: Ray Butt
Ken: Michael Grady
Mum: Hilda Braid
Dad: Tony Steedman
Tucker: Anthony Millan
Speed: George Sweeney
Ronnie Lynch: David Garfield
Mandy Lynch: Susie Baker

: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

The sixth of seven programmes by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring
Windsor Davies also starring
Melvyn Hayes Don Estelle
Donald Hewlett Michael Knowles
The Long Road Home
The Royal Artillery Concert Party are due for demob and they start out on the return journey home. with Lighting
Theme music , from record shops


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Windsor Davies
Unknown: Melvyn Hayes
Unknown: Don Estelle
Unknown: Donald Hewlett
Unknown: Michael Knowles
Unknown: Duncan Frown
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Designer: Garry Freeman
Director: John Kilby
Producer: David Croft
Gunner Parkins: Christopher Mitchell
Gunner Graham: John Clegg
Gunner Mackintosh: Stuart McGugan
Char Wallah Muhammed: Dino Shafeek
Gunner Evans: Mike Kinsey
Gunner Clark: Kenneth MacDonald
Ah Syn, the cook: Andy Ho
the garage proprietor: Ishaq Bux
Captain Datchet: John D. Collins

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: The Four Seasons

Four films about the common experiences which highlight people's lives.
3: When the Rocking Chair Gets You ...
Does fetirement mean being discarded by society? Or can it mean the start of a new life?
Northumberland pit electrician Alf Goodall , Bournemouth bank manager John Chinneck , and Concorde pilot Leo Budd all face retirement, but from different angles with a different outlook.
Reporter Bernard Falk follows ALF GOODALL down the pit on his last day to share the camaraderie which he will miss most; across to New York with LEO BUDD flying the machine which is his obsession; and toasts JOHN CHINNECK when the great day finally arrives. He talks to Lord Soper, who is stilt going strong at nearly 80; and Kathleen Gibberd , 84, who thinks the old should be respected by society for their wisdom.
Series producer MARJORIE ORR Director BARRY TOOVEY BBC Scotland


Unknown: Alf Goodall
Unknown: John Chinneck
Unknown: Leo Budd
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Alf Goodall
Unknown: Leo Budd
Unknown: John Chinneck
Unknown: Kathleen Gibberd
Producer: Marjorie Orr
Director: Barry Toovey

: Kate, the Good Neighbour

by PETER RANSLEY starring and Kate seemed to be that rare thing, a television masterpiece (THE TIMES) A haunting play (DAILY MAIL) Producer RICHARD BROKE Director JOHN BRUCE


Unknown: Peter Ransley
Producer: Richard Broke
Director: John Bruce
Kate Dawson: Rachel Kempson
Kate Dawson: Sherrie Hewson
Jimmy: John Vine
Mrs Druce: Dandy Nichols
Mrs Baker: Penny Leatherbarrow
Richard Preston: John Price
Mrs Turner: Alison Groves
Mr Turner: Larry Dann
Boy in alley: Graham Fletcher-Cook
Boy in alley: Mark Monero
Mr Pritchard: Edwin Brown
Waitress: Debbie Wheeler
Greengrocer: Chuck Julian
Ann: Linda Robson
Girl in bathroom: Cate Fowler
Nurse in canteen: Elizabeth Archer
Warden: Terence Davies
Mrs Lewis: Jeanne Doree
Mr Frazer: Wally Thomas

: News Headlines

: Spike Milligan

in Q9
Produced by DOUGLAS ARGENT Directed by RAY BUTT


Written By: Spike Milligan
Written By: Neil Shand
Unknown: John Bluthal
Unknown: Bob Todd
Unknown: Keith Smith
Unknown: Doremy Vernon
Unknown: David Rappaport
Unknown: Jeanette Charles
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Ed Welch
Produced By: Douglas Argent
Directed By: Ray Butt

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