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: Open University

6.40 Computers at United Biscuits 7.5 Discourse Analysis. 7.30 The Way to Work.

: The Wombles

Music by MIKE BATT
Animated and directed by IVOR WOOD


Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Told By: Bernard Cribbins
Music By: Mike Batt
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: Jackanory: The Wildling: The Hero

by Violet Bibby
with James Laurenson
Part 5: The Hero


Storyteller: James Laurenson
Author: Violet Bibby
Adapted by: Janie Grace
Pictures: Barry Wilkinson
Director: Sarah Hillings
Producer: Angela Beeching

: Champion, the Wonder Horse

Rails West
A railroad threatens to destroy the land where Champion and the wild herd live. Ricky and Sandy try to save the valley from destruction.

: Take Hart

With TONY HART and Morph and The Tin Pots


Unknown: With Tony Hart

: Cricket: Sixth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from The Oval Second day
PETER WEST introduces the whole of this morning's play.
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
TV presentation BILL TAYLOR , MIKE ADLEY Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Introduces: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Unknown: Bill Taylor
Unknown: Mike Adley
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Midday News

Weather john SHERWOOD

: Chigley

A See-Saw programme.

: Cricket: Sixth Test

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

: Play School

Story: A Long Way for a Birthday written and photographed by BARRY BOXALL Presenters
Floella Benjamin , Don Spencer
Video tape editor CHRIS BOOTH Directed by MARTIN FISHER
Series producer JUDY WHITFIELD
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Barry Boxall
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Pianist: Don Spencer
Pianist: Paul Reade
Designer: Martin Childs
Written By: Peter Wiltshire
Editor: Chris Booth
Directed By: Martin Fisher
Producer: Judy Whitfield
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: The Space Sentinels


: Rentaghost

A series in five parts by BOB BLOCK 1: Rentaghost becomes Rentananny when Mr Claypole and Hazel the McWitch go into the nursery business, but extra help is needed so Tamara, a nanny ghost, arrives. Mr and Mrs Meaker find it difficult living with a panto horse - and their neighbours find it difficult living next door! and the pantomime horse
Incidental music JONATHAN COHEN Producer JEREMY SWAN


Unknown: Mr Claypole
Unknown: Mrs Meaker
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Director: David Crichton
Timothy Claypole: Michael Staniforth
Harold Meaker: Edward Brayshaw
Ethel Meaker: Ann Emery
Hazel the McWitch: Molly Weir
Tamara Novek: Lynda Marchal
Rose Perkins: Hal Dyer
Arthur Perkins: Jeffrey Segal
Policeman: Nigel Greaves

: Roobarb

* When Custard Stole the Show


Told By: Richard Briers

: Evening News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Regional news magazines

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

: Oh Happy Band!

by JEREMY LLOYD and DAVID CROFT starring Harry Worth and featuring
A Song in the Air
The town Band try to get themselves into the Guinness Book oj Records by playing at 1,000 feet in four hot-air balloons.
Musical director GEORGE PRIOR
Theme music on record (RESL 79), from record shops


Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Harry Worth
Director: George Prior
Designer: Garry Freeman
Producer: David Croft
Mr Herbert: Jonathan Cecil
Mr Braithwaite: John Horsley
Mr Sowerby: Billy Burden
Mr Pilgrim: Tom Mennard
Mr Giles: Tony Sympson
Mrs Draper: Jan Holden
Vicar: Harold Bennett
Glenda: Moira Foot
Mrs Tickford: Peggyann Clifford
Miss Mayhew: Margaret Clifton
Umpire: Robin Parkinson
Photographer: Gordon Peters
Winnie: Miyrtle Devenlsh

: Zulu Wilderness

Black Umfolozi Rediscovered Told by Laurens van der Post
The fourth of five programmes from The World About Us
For several days and nights, writer LAURENS VAN DER POST and his granddaughter, Emma walked through the bush and slept under the stars in the midst of an African wilderness. Accompanying them were Ian Player , an almost legendary ranger; and a guide and keeper of Zulu history,
Magqubu Ntombela. At night, they heard the haunting cry of baboon hunted by lions and leopards. By day, they explored the country around the crocodile-infested Black Umfolozi , sometimes crossing it to avoid a rhino or two. Above all, this is a record of an English girl experiencing at first hand the impact ot the African wilderness.
Film editor TOM POORE
Produced by PETER JONES BBC Bristol


Told By: Laurens van Der Post
Unknown: Laurens van Der Post
Unknown: Ian Player
Unknown: Magqubu Ntombela.
Unknown: Black Umfolozi
Produced By: Peter Jones

: International Athletics

from Brussels
Ivo Van Damme
Memorial Meeting
Forty thousand spectators are expected to cram the Heysel Stadium for the fourth running of the IAAF Golden Mile.
Britain has dominated this event so far, with STEVE OVETT in 1978 and 1980 and SEB COE with a new world record time in 1979 giving us a clean sweep. One of these magnificent athletes should maintain our record tonight. Commentators DAVID COLEMAN
Television presentation by the BELGIAN TELEVISION SERVICE


Athlete: Steve Ovett
Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Ron Pickering

: Sink or Swim

by ALEX SHEARER starring Peter Davison as Brian and Robert Glenister as Steve MUSIC
Executive producer GARETH GWEMAN Director ROGER RACE


Unknown: Alex Shearer
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Robert Glenister
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Producer: Gareth Gweman
Director: Roger Race
Sonia: Sara Corper
Burnley: John Abineri
Barnes: Brian Haines
Old man: Hedley Goodall

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weekend Weather JOHN SHERWOOD


Unknown: Peter Woods
Unknown: John Sherwood

: Knots Landing

starring and special guest star
The Loudest Word
Val bravely faces up to yet another ordeal in her life as she prepares to undergo surgery for cancer. But Gary, whose support she needs so badly, seems unable to stand up to the test.


Written By: Joseph B. Wallenstein
Directed By: Kim Friedman
Gary Ewing: Ted Shackelford
Valene Ewing: Joan van Ark
Sid Fairgate: Don Murray
Karen Fairgate: Michele Lee
Kenny Ward: James Houghton
Ginger Ward: Kim Lankford
Richard Avery: John Pleshette
Laura Avery: Constance McCashin
Bobby Ewing: Patrick Duffy

: LONDON Fivepenny Piece

Recorded at Bredbury Hall, Stock-port, with the Oldham Tinkers.
SOUTH WEST That's Rich: Craig Rich frustrates Hi-De-Hi! star Su Pollard as he spends the day as a holiday camp red coat.
SOUTH More Ways Than One: A Way of Giving. Alan Adams gave up acting to become a Buddhist monk on the Isle of Wight. He believes he offers a priceless gift-an opportunity for charity.
WEST Shutdown: St Anne's Board Mill was for years part of Bristol's industrial prosperity but when cheap foreign board began to flood the market, the mill was eventually closed. This film examines the reasons for the closure, and its effect on the men who worked there.
MIDLANDS Nights at the Swan: From Worcester's Swan Theatre the Birmingham-based Jenny Miller Trio make their television début, introduced by Alton Douglas. EAST Weekend: John Mountford introduces the who, why, what, where and when of life in the Eastern Counties.
NORTH WEST Home Ground: Morecambe Bay, famous as a tourist spot, now finds itself sitting on a huge field of gas which will be piped ashore at Barrow. Brian Redhead and frank Mellor look at the implications and the future for energy supplies in the North West.
NORTH EAST The Gentleman's Game Played by Cads: A Telling of Soccer's Story. At the start of the new football season Arthur Apple-ton, the distinguished Northern football writer, looks back at the history of the game in a region renowned for its footballing talent. NORTH Direct Line: The English Pub. Leeds [number removed]links you with Tony Warde-Norbury , managing director of Tetley's Brewery, and Alf Slinn , vice-president of the National Union of Licensed Victuallers, who will answer your questions.


Unknown: Craig Rich
Unknown: Su Pollard
Unknown: Alan Adams
Introduced By: Alton Douglas.
Introduces: John Mountford
Unknown: Tony Warde-Norbury
Unknown: Alf Slinn

: The Late Film: Norwood

Glen Campbell , Kim Darby
Ex-marine Norwood Pratt dumps his car when he learns that it is ' hot' and buys himself a ticket on a bus. But strange people travel on buses too, and Norwood has a talent for meeting them. However, most of them are quickly charmed by his playing of good ol' country songs.
Based on the novel by CHARLES PORTIS Produced by HAL B. WALLIS Directed by JACK HALEY JR Films: page 13


Unknown: Glen Campbell
Unknown: Kim Darby
Unknown: Norwood Pratt
Unknown: Marguerite Roberts
Novel By: Charles Portis
Produced By: Hal B. Wallis
Directed By: Jack Haley
Norwood Pratt: Glen Campbell
Rita Lee Chipman: Kim Darby
Joe William Reese: Joe Namath
Yvonne Phillips: Carol Lynley
Grady Fringe: Pat Hingle
Marie: Tisha Sterling
Bill Bird: Dom de Luise
Vernell Bird: Leigh French
Kay: Meredith MacRae
Wayne T E B Walker: Sammy Jackson
Edmund B Ratner: Billy Curtis
Grandma Whichcoat: Merie Earle

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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