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: Open University

6.40 Heavy Metal Tolerance

7.05 M101/27 Group Theory

7.30 A Study in Design

: Bod

A See-Saw programme
Bod and the Birds

: The Wombles

: Jackanory: The Tales of Beatrix Potter

with Sarah Porter
Today: The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny


Storyteller: Sarah Porter

: Sports Allrounder of the Year: 1: The Preliminary Rounds

Introduced by Paul McDowell
Featuring the 1981 Trophy
(In association with Nabisco Ltd)
The first of six programmes in which Kevin Keegan, Brendan Foster, Donna Hartley and Lawrie McMenemy stage a multi-sports competition for 12- and 13-year-olds to find the Sports Allrounder of the Year.

(Part 2 tomorrow at 9.40 am)


Unknown: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Kevin Keegan
Unknown: Brendan Foster
Unknown: Donna Hartley
Unknown: Lawrie McMenemy

: Take Hart

with Tony Hart
COLIN BENNETT as the Caretaker
Morph and The Tin Pots
10.52 Weather MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Colin Bennett

: Cricket: Sixth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from The Oval Fourth day
PETER WEST introduces the whole of this morning's play.

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
1.05; 1.25*
International Moto Sprint from Esgair Dafydd, Powys
The Kawasaki Moto Sprint
Thirteen top riders race up and down this spectacular loose-surfaced, open-sided mountain track. The winner will be the rider with the best overall time for the two runs. Commentator MURRAY WALKER
International Racing from Arlington Park, Chicago The Arlington Million
Exclusive coverage of the world's most valuable thoroughbred race. Representing Great Britain will be Madame Gay, ridden by LESTER PIGGOTT, winner of the French Oaks.
1.40; 2.10; 2.40; 3.10*
Cricket: Sixth Test
The Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v Australia from The Oval Continued coverage 1.50; 2.20; 2.50*
Racing from Ripon
2.0 The Massingberd Audi Volkswagen Handicap Stakes (6f)
2.30 The Champion Two-Years-Old Trophy 1981 (Listed race. 6f)
3.0 The Ripon Rowels Handicap Stakes (1 mile). Commentators JULIAN WILSON, JIMMY LINDLEY
3.40; 4.30*
International Athletics from Crystal Palace
The Amoco International Games England v Cuba v Switzerland v Poland
The last of England's home fixtures this season presents a big challenge to our unbeaten record over the past two years. Poland, always formidable opponents, and the strength of the Cuban track stars, will ensure a tough afternoon for England's athletes. Commentators DAVID COLEMAN
Show Jumping from Hickstead featuring The Hambro Life Falcon Stakes
The final day of this exciting weekend held at the All England Jumping Course. This afternoon's featured class consists of one round and a jump-off against the clock. Commentators RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD and STEPHEN HADLEY
4.55* Final Score
*Timings subject to alteration
Television presentation:
Moto Sprint HUW JONES
International Racing NBC
Racing results from the day's main meetings on Ceefax


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Esgair Dafydd
Commentator: Murray Walker
Unknown: Madame Gay
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Jimmy Lindley
Commentators: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Produced By: Jim Reside
Editor: Mike Murphy

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Disney Time

The traditional summer look at the world of Walt Disney films, Introduced by Lenny Henry from Great Yarmouth
Films include: Melody Time, Popeye, Sleeping Beauty, Fantasia, Dumbo, The Fox and the Hound, Condorman, Mickey's Parrot

(Lenny Henry is in Blankety Blank on Thursday at 7.55 pm)


Presenter: Lenny Henry
Presented by: Richard Evans

: It's a Celebrity Knockout

Members of The Lord's Taverners challenge The Dodgers in a special edition of It's a Knockout
Taking part: Neil Adams, Raymond Baxter, Chris Blake, John Blythe, Bernard Bresslaw, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Paul Burnett, Harry Carpenter, John Challis, Alan Clark, Julie Dawn Cole, Jess Conrad, Barry Cryer, Linda Cunningham, Lynn Davies, Sharron Davies, Anna Dawson, Roger de Courcey, Ray Fell, Douglas Fielding, Liz Fraser, Ronnie Fraser, Jack Haigh, Anita Harris, Melvyn Hayes, Frazer Hines, Chris Hughton, The Jay Jays, John Junkin, Jeremy Kemp, George Layton, Fiesta Mei Ling, Arthur Mapp, Mick McManus, Bruce Montague, Lee Montague, Ron Moody, Patrick Moore, Ted Moult, Stirling Moss, Pete Murray, Roy Norton, Tony Osoba, Michael Robbins, Malcolm Roberts, Leanne Robinson, Gordon Rollings, Catherine Schell, Peter Sissons, Sheila Steafel, Jerry Stevens, Denise Thorne, Barry Took, Meriel Tufnell, Joce Walker and David Wilkie
Introduced from Fulham Football Club by Stuart Hall and Eddie Waring
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Neil Adams
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Chris Blake.
Unknown: John Blythe
Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Paul Burnett
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Alan Clark
Unknown: Julie Dawn Cole
Unknown: Jess Conrad
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Linda Cunningham
Unknown: Lynn Davies
Unknown: Sharron Davies
Unknown: Anna Dawson
Unknown: Roger de Courcey
Unknown: Ray Fell
Unknown: Liz Fraser
Unknown: Ronnie Fraser
Unknown: Jack Haigh
Unknown: Anita Harris
Unknown: Melvyn Hayes
Unknown: Frazer Hines
Unknown: Chris Hughton
Unknown: The Jay Jays
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Jeremy Kemp
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Fiesta Mei Ling
Unknown: Arthur Mapp
Unknown: Mick McManus
Unknown: Bruce Montague
Unknown: Lee Montague
Unknown: Ron Moody
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Ted Moult
Unknown: Stirling Moss
Unknown: Pete Murray
Unknown: Roy Norton
Unknown: Tony Osoba
Unknown: Michael Robbins
Unknown: Malcolm Roberts
Unknown: Leanne Robinson
Unknown: Gordon Rollings
Unknown: Catherine Schell
Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Jerry Stevens
Unknown: Denise Thorne
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Meriel Tufnell
Unknown: Joce Walker
Unknown: David Wilkie
Presenter: Stuart Hall
Presenter: Eddie Waring
Referee: Arthur Ellis
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Tony Harisson
Producer: Barney Coleman

: Jim'll Fix It

with Jimmy Savile OBE
Dear Jimmy, Please may I....
March in a pipe band? Be in The Sound of Music? Race the kart racing champion? Sing with Bucks Fizz? In this special bank holiday programme Jimmy Savile makes these and other dreams come true.


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Lighting: Brian Clemett
Designer: Derek Evans
Director: Peter Campbell
Producer: Roger Ordish

: The Monday Film: Aces High

starring Malcolm McDOWELL
Christopher Plummer Simon Ward October 1917-a Royal Flying Corps squadron somewhere in France. The latest recruit to this most dangerous of assignments is Stephen Croft , who finds the small group of officers under intolerable strain. This spectacular film set at the height of World War I, interweaves memorable action sequences with the dramatic story of men at war. The screenplay, is based on R. G, Sherriffs .classic play Journey's En4.
Screenplay by HOWARD BARKER Produced by S. BENJAMIN FISZ
Directed by JACK COLD. Films: page 14 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Malcolm McDowell
Unknown: Stephen Croft
Unknown: Howard Barker
Produced By: S. Benjamin Fisz
Directed By: Jack Cold.
Gresham: Malcom McDowell
Sinclair: Christopher Plummer
Crawford: Simon Ward
Croft: Peter Firth
Thompson: David Wood
Headmaster: John Gielgud
Silkin: Trevor Howard
Lyle: Richard Johnson
Brigadier Whale: Ray Milland
Roberts: Christopher Blake:
Beckenauer: Gilles Behat
Wade: Elliott Cooper
Bennett: David Baker
Joyce: Barry Jackson
Ponnelle: Jacques Maury
Eliot: Ron Pember
Stoppard: Tom Pigott-Smith
French singer: Jeanne Patou

: The Best of Dick Emery

A selection of some of the most popular items from the last series starring Dick Emery with special guests
Roy Kinnear and Lee Montague and featuring
Tim Barrett, Derek Francis

(See also Wednesday at 7.40)


Writer (Film sequence): John Singer
Writer (Film Sequence): Steven Singer
Sketch writer: Barry Cryer
Sketch writer: Colin Brown
Additional material: Graham Deykin
Additional material: Tom Magee-Englefield
Additional material: Eric Merriman
Additional material: Gavin Osbon
Additional material: Kenneth Rock
Producer: Harold Snoad
Comedian: Dick Emery
[Actor]: Roy Kinnear
[Actor]: Lee Montague
[Actor]: Tim Barrett
[Actor]: Derek Francis
{Actor]: Robert Cawdron
[Actress]: Carmel Cryan
[Actor]: Jerry Harte
[Actress]: Helen Horton
[Actor]: Roland MacLeod
[Actor]: Conrad Phillips
[Actor]: Stuart Sherwin
[Actress]: Janet Davies
[Actress]: Marguerite Hardiman
[Actress]: Marion MacLeod
[Actress]: Elizabeth Morgan
[Actress]: Barbara Rosenblat
[Actor]: Gordon Salkilld

: Main News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo of 1981

Highlights from the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Fanfare:
Royal Celebration
Scots Guards Musical History by BANDS OF THE SCOTS GUARDS Action Interlude by 1ST BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT and their CORPS OF DRUMS Canadiana - a portrait of Canada in music and dance by THE CANADIAN FORCES COMPOSITE PIPE BAND and the CANADIANA DANCERS

: Phil Silvers

as Sergeant Bilko
The one and only Bilko continues to con everyone in sight.

: Weatherman

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