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: Mister Men

A See-Saw programme
Mr Noisy and Mr Sneeze


Unknown: Mr Noisy
Unknown: Mr Sneeze

: The Sunday Gang

take a look at God's world.
JD tells the tale of Alfred Plun kett, the boy who couldn't care less, and the gang sing of Daniel. With ALISON CHRISTIE-MURRAY


Unknown: Alfred Plun
Unknown: Alison Christie-Murray
Unknown: John Dryden
Unknown: Jill Shakespeare
Unknown: Glen Stuart
Director: Cyril Gates
Producer: David Brown

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers With MAHENDRA KAUL
BBC Birmingham

: Closedown

: International Golf

The Haig Whisky Tournament Players' Championship, from
Dalmahoy Country Club, Scotland Introduced by HARRY CARPENTER


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter

: Sunday Worship

Holy Communion from Wesley's Chapel, City Road, London
Conducted by the Minister, THE REV DR RONALD GIBBINS. Preacher THE REV DR JOHN NEWTON , President of the Methodist Conference
Wesley's Chapel is the 'Mother Church ' of Methodism throughout the world, much visited by pilgrims from abroad. Traditionally the President of the English Methodist Conference preaches there each September, at the beginning of the Methodist year.
Christ, whose glory fills the skies (Heatnlands); Praise to the holiest in the height (Gerontius); 0 thou who earnest from above (Wilton); Let him to whom we now belong (Byzantium). Organist RONALD THOMPSON
Television presentation by RAYMOND SHORT


Unknown: Dr Ronald Gibbins.
Unknown: Dr John Newton

: Farming

Producer John KENYON. BBC Birmingham Weather for farmers JACK SCOTT


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon.
Unknown: Jack Scott

: Mr Smith's Fruit Garden

A series of five programmes on how to grow your own fruit. Presented by GEOFFREY SMITH 1: Apples and Pears
Series producer PETER RIDING Producer BRIAN DAVIES
Gardening hints on Ceefax
Book, (same title), 75p from bookshops
BBC video cassettes Mr Smith 's Vegetable Garden (bbcv 1000), Mr Smith 's Flower Garden (bbcv 1001), Mr Smith 's Indoor Garden (BBCV 1002), £37 95 each, from retailers


Presented By: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Brian Davies
Unknown: Mr Smith
Unknown: Mr Smith
Unknown: Mr Smith

: News Headlines

: Film Matinee: An Elephant Called Slowly

Virginia McKenna , Bill Travers
Ginny and Bill are invited to exchange the cold of the English winter for the Kenya sun. Whilst there they enjoy a series of unexpected encounters with a trio of amiable elephants and a rhino with a liking for lollipops. They also re-encounter George Adam son's lions, including Ugas the ' maneater ' from Born Free. This charming film shot largely on location in Kenya comes from the makers of Born Free and Ring of Bright Water.
The lions: Boy, Girl and Ugas
The elephants: Eleanor, Kadengi and Pole Pole
Written and produced by BILL TRAVERS and JAMES HILL
Directed by JAMES HILL . Films: page 16


Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: Bill Travers
Unknown: George Adam
Produced By: Bill Travers
Unknown: James Hill
Directed By: James Hill
Ginny: Virginia McKenna
Bill: Bill Travers
George Adamson: Himself
Mr Mophagee: Vinay Inambar
Henry, the chauffeur: Joab Collins
Mutiso, game warden: Ali Twaha

: Bonanza

Lome Greene as Ben Cartwright Dan Blocker as Hoss Cartwright Michael Landon as Little Joe To Stop a War
A friend of the Cartwrights is hired to break up a band of cattle rustlers. Known to be desperate for money, he is accused of accepting bribes and attempted murder,


Unknown: Lome Greene
Unknown: Ben Cartwright
Unknown: Dan Blocker
Unknown: Hoss Cartwright
Unknown: Michael Landon

: Did You Miss Me....?

' It suddenly dawned on me that I was absolutely broke, completely and utterly. I didn't have a penny in the world ... this was where fame was cruel.' (GARY GLITTER) Five years ago Gary Glitter announced his retirement - unfortunately the world took him at his word. Once he lived the life of a millionaire in a Sussex mansion, now he lives in Earls Court, hopelessly in debt. But the man who seemed to be just another in a long line of rock casualties has returned in triumph, welcomed back from the scrapheap by the punk generation for whom he's an idol and a legend. Director NIGEL FRENCH Producer ALAN YENTOB An Arena production


Unknown: Gary Glitter
Producer: Alan Yentob
Producer: An Arena

: Mickey and Donald

Mickey meets some unfriendly playing-cards when he dreams of an enchanted wonderland. Pluto suffers a spell of sleepwalking and Donald's mischievous nephews sabotage his golf game. A WALT DISNEY production

: Runway 08/26

Poignant memories of the glorious days of The Battle of Britain are evoked each September when THE ROYAL AIR FORCE holds its ' at home ' days to the public.
The spirit of earlier aviation lives on in this year's display of past and present aircraft above the runway of RAF Abingdon.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: News

with Kenneth Kendall Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Newseries Rolf's Here! OK?

The first of six programmes starring Rolf Harris with his special guests Keith Harris and Liquid Gold
Roll up this way What do you say
Pack your schoolbooks away Rolfs here today OK? is the invitation to schoolchildren all over the country to join Rolf and his guests for half-an-hour of acting, painting, but above all singing.
Featuring this week the children of PIPWORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL, SHEFFIELD Musical director BARRY BOOTH Script TONY HAWES
Executive producer JAMES MOIR


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Keith Harris
Script: Tony Hawes
Designer: Marjory Pratt
Producer: Brian Penders
Producer: James Moir

: Songs of Praise

from Dartmouth
'Abide with me fast falls the eventide ' must be among the best-known words of any hymn. They were written by a Devonian, The Rev H. F. Lyte , who was curate of Brixham in 1823. The hymn is chosen for tonight's Songs of Praise by Bob Middleton , 60 years a blacksmith in Dartmouth, and sung by local choirs and congregations in St Saviour's Church.
Noreen Bray meets other local inhabitants who tell her about their work, their faith and their favourite hymns.
Lord. enthroned in heavenly splendour (St Helen); Fierce raged the tempest (St Aelred); Abide with me (Eventide); Washed in the blood of the Lamb; Loving Shepherd of thy sheep (Buckland): Thou God of truth and love (St Godric); Stand up and bless the Lord (Carlisle); Sun of my soul (Hursley). organist ROBERT POMEROY Conductor BRIAN RIDALLS
Series producer RAYMOND SHORT
Hymns from previous series of Songs of Praise (record REC 338, cassette ZCM 338), from record shops


Unknown: H. F. Lyte
Unknown: Bob Middleton
Unknown: Noreen Bray
Organist: Robert Pomeroy
Producer: Christopher Mann

: The Sunday Film: The Odessa File

starring Jon Voight and Maximilian Schell
When journalist Peter Miller comes by chance on the diary of an old man who committed suicide it starts him off on a personal quest to penetrate a powerful, death-dealing secret organisation. Frederick Forsyth 's best-selling novel, set in the politically turbulent weeks of 1963, makes a taut screen thriller with a surprising denouement.
Screenplay by KENNETH ROSS , GEORGE MARKSTEIN Produced by JOHN WOOLF Directed by RONALD NEAME Films: page 16


Unknown: Jon Voight
Unknown: Maximilian Schell
Unknown: Peter Miller
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: Kenneth Ross
Unknown: George Markstein
Produced By: John Woolf
Directed By: Ronald Neame
Peter Miller: Jon Voight
Eduard Roschmann: Maximilian Schell
Frau Miller: Maria Schell
Sigi: Mary Tamm
Klaus Wenzer: Derek Jacobi
David Porath: Peter Jeffrey
Gustav Mackensen: Klaus Lowitsch
Alfred Oster: Kurt Meisel
General Glucks: Hannes Messemer
Israeli general: Garfield Morgan

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson Heat 2 in the search for Mastermind 81 from the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell Captain Patrick Lawrence (retired soldier)
The Indian Mutiny (1857) Tim Parry
(trainee hospital administrator)
British political history since 1905 Madeline Simpson
(local government officer)
The novels of Margaret Drabble Nicholas Woodward
(district inspector of taxes)
Life and career of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith (1764-1840)
Book, Mastermind 3, 80p, from bookshops


Unknown: Tim Parry
Unknown: Madeline Simpson
Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: Nicholas Woodward
Unknown: Sidney Smith
Director: Antonia Charlton
Producer: Roger MacKay

: Blood Money

by ARDEN WINCH starring
Bernard Hepton , Michael Denison with Juliet Hammond-Hill Stephen Yardley and Cavan Kendall , Gary Whelan
2: Following up on the kidnapping of young Rupert Fitzcharles , the police have little to go on. Led by Chief Supt Meadows, they start their routine searches. Captain Percival of Special Intelligence intervenes.
Studio sound JOHN DELANY Script editor JOHN BRASON Designer richard MORRIS Producer GERARD GLAISTER Director MICHAEL E. BRIANT
Book (same title), hardback 18.25, paperback, 11.50, from bookshops


Unknown: Bernard Hepton
Unknown: Michael Denison
Unknown: Juliet Hammond-Hill
Unknown: Stephen Yardley
Unknown: Cavan Kendall
Unknown: Gary Whelan
Unknown: Rupert Fitzcharles
Unknown: John Delany
Editor: John Brason
Designer: Richard Morris
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Michael E. Briant
Irene Kohl: Juliet Hammond-Hill
James Drew: Stephen Yardley
Danny Connors: Gary Whelan
Charles Vivian: Cavan Kendall
Rupert GRANT: Ashley Warnock
Chief Supt Meadows: Bernard Hepton
WPS Barratt: Anna Mottram
Insp Clarke: Daniel Hill
Det Sgt Summers: Reg Woods
WPC Cooper: Barbara Peak
Det Insp Perry: Jack McKenzie
Ashmore-Watson: Julian Fox
Captain Percival: Michael Denison

: News


: The Preachers: John Wesley (1703-1791)

Great preaching has changed the course of British history, and great preachers were the celebrities or public enemies of their day. This is the first of a series of four dramatic reconstructions of sermons delivered by great preachers. starring
Alan MacNaughtan as John Wesley Sermon written by Denis Shaw from the journals and writings of John Wesley.
Introduced by Colin Morris
'The slave trade has given this city its wealth, and it is the execrable sum of all villainies. Aye, it is an offence that cries to heaven that men are become chattles so that Bristol merchants might wax rich!' Wesley preaches in the New Room at Bristol-one of the original Methodist chapels and now restored to its 1748 condition - a powerful and wide-ranging sermon including a scathing attack on the local slave traders.
Film recordist JIM MCALISTER
Produced by HUGH DAVID


Unknown: John Wesley
Unknown: Alan MacNaughtan
Unknown: John Wesley
Written By: Denis Shaw
Unknown: John Wesley.
Introduced By: Colin Morris
Unknown: Keith Hopper.
Unknown: Jim McAlister
Unknown: Stephen Saunders
Produced By: Hugh David

: The Editors

Presented by John Morgan
Who decides what you read in the newspapers or see on television? How - and why - are these decisions made? What are the real stories behind the news headlines? Each week The Editors questions the people responsible - the men and women who choose the stories you read, hear and see.


Presented By: John Morgan
Unknown: Maggie Brookes
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Jeremy Bennett

: 16 Up

A series of five films for young People. 1: The Human Factor
Out of school and out of work? You may be offered a place on a government scheme. Young people at the Wrekin Centre, Telford, say what they think of the Youth Opportunities Programme. Introduced by PADDY HALL
Director CHRIS lent Producer IAN woolp


Introduced By: Paddy Hall
Director: Chris Lent

: International Golf

The Haig Whisky Tournament Players Championship from
Dalmahoy Country Club, Scotland HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of the final round of this £60,000 tournament.


Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: Weatherman

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