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: Open University

(UHF only)

6.40 Managing Work: Britain and France, 2.

7.5 Voyager's Travels.

7.30 Silicate Structures.

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart
Weather JIM BACON

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Jim Bacon

: Regional News

(London and SE only: Financial
Report and News Headlines, with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing)

: Pebble Mill at One

Culinary expert Michael Smith joins the regular team of lunchtime presenters to introduce his new series Smith's Markets. For the next three Wednesdays he'll be our guide around Britain's greatest markets - Smithfield, Billingsgate and New Covent Garden - and apart from meeting the characters who trade there, he'll be picking up tips on what to buy and how to prepare it for the table.

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Smith

: Postman Pat: Postman Pat's Finding Day

A See-Saw programme
A series of eight programmes.

Postman Pat and Jess, his black and white cat, call in, as they do every day, at Mrs Goggins' Post Office to collect the post to be delivered in Greendale. But his round also becomes a search for Katy Pottage's missing doll.
Written by John Cunliffe.

Contributors

Narration and voices: Ken Barry
Writer: John Cunliffe
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Closedown

: Play School

Presenters
BRIDGET MCCANN
BEN THOMAS

Contributors

Unknown: Bridget McCann
Unknown: Ben Thomas

: Puzzle Trail

Presented by TOMMY BOYD With SALLY GRACE
The halfway stage of the trail and an amazing clue to where it is: There's a rabbit in it!
Director FRANCES GIFFORD Producer CLIVE DOIG
(Part 4 tomorrow at 4.20)

Contributors

Presented By: Tommy Boyd
Unknown: Sally Grace
Director: Frances Gifford
Producer: Clive Doig

: Stopwatch

Bobby Charlton , the former Manchester United and England star, and a legendary name in the soccer world, shows how he is passing on his skills to a new generation of footballers.
Derby winner Walter Swinburn, partner of the fabulous Shergar, talks about the hard work behind his glamorous life as a jockey.
And we'll also be looking at synchro swimming, and the skills and thrills involved in the comparatively new sport of cyclo trials.
Introduced by Peter Purves, Daley Thompson, Nigel Starmer-Smith, Janice Long
Executive producer Hazel Lewthwaite, Producer Brian Rogers

Contributors

Presenter: Peter Purves
Presenter: Daley Thompson
Presenter: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Presenter: Janice Long
Guest: Bobby Charlton
Guest: Walter Swinburn
Executive producer: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Brian Rogers

: Playhouse

The Magician's Heart by E. NESBIT adapted for television by DAVID WADE
When a wicked magician goes to royal christenings giving presents like ' stupidity ' and ' ugliness ', he should not be surprised when the fairies take a hand and spoil his little schemes ...
Producer ANGELA BEECHING
Director ROGER SINGLETON-TURNER

Contributors

Unknown: E. Nesbit
Television By: David Wade
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Roger Singleton-Turner
Professor Taykin: Peter Jones
Nurse: Patricia Hayes
Prince Fortunatus: Simon Shepherd
Princess Aura: Michelle Newell
King of Bellamont: Angus MacKay
Fairy Godmother: Joan Benham
White Fairy: Tricia George
Prince Arbuthnot: Roger Elliott
Guard: Leslie Hull
Herald: Andrew Berezowski
Taykina as a child: Aaron Burchell

: Willo the Wisp

The Gnome
With the voices of KENNETH WILLIAMS
Written and directed by NICK SPARGO

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Directed By: Nick Spargo

: Evening News

with Richard Baker Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: Regional news magazines and Nationwide

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today Nationwide (London and SE) Points West, South Today Spotlight South West
6.25
Nationwide
In which Britain learns what's happening from studios throughout the country.
Linked live from London by FRANK BOUGH, SUE
LAWLEY RICHARD KERSHAW , HUGH SCULLY SUE COOK and Gillian Miles
(Regional details as Monday)

Contributors

Unknown: Lawley Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Gillian Miles

: The Wednesday Film: Killer on Board

A season of adventure films tonight starring
Tense drama on the high seas aboard the luxury cruise liner SS Montclair when a mysterious-and deadly - virus reaches epidemic proportions, affecting passengers and crew alike.
Written and produced by SANDOR STERN Directed by PHILIP LEACOCK Films: page 16

Contributors

Produced By: Sandor Stern
Directed By: Philip Leacock
Capt Billingham: Claude Akins
Norma Walsh: Patty Duke Astin
Dr Paul Jeffries: Frank Converse
First Officer Glenn Lyle: George Hamilton
Julie: Susan Howard
Jan O'Neill: Jane Seymour
Beatrice Richmond: Beatrice Straight
Dr Ned Folger: Murray Hamilton
Marshall Snowden: William Daniels
Marvin Luck: Len Birman
Mitch: Jeff Lynas
Dr Berglund: Michael Lerner
Dr Alvarez: Thalmus Rasulala
Buddy Sterpa: John Roper

: Fighter Pilot

A series of eight films which follows the fortunes of the young men who aim to fly the fast jets of the Royal Air Force.
2:Officers and Gentlemen
Before you can sit in a cockpit you must know how to stand to attention. All pilots must be commissioned officers.
For 18 weeks their feet won't touch the ground. At the Officer Cadet Training Unit, RAF Henlow, they are taught everything an officer needs to know from gas and guns to wining and dining. This first hurdle claims the first casualty.
Film editor DAVID LEE Producer COLIN STRONG

Contributors

Editor: David Lee

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party
(Also on BBC2)

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: John Humphrys

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter The top events, personalities and stories in sport from home and overseas.
European Football
Highlights of one of the first round European cup-ties involving a British club.
Commentator
BARRY DAVIES Britain has 15 teams in the three Cup competitions:
Champions' Cup: Holders Liverpool, Aston Villa , Celtic and Glentoran Belfast.
Cup - Winners' Cup: Tottenham Hotspur, Swansea City, Glasgow Rangers and Ballymena United.
UEFA Cup: Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, Ipswich, Arsenal, Aberdeen, Dundee United and Linfield.
Boxing
The European Middleweight Championship Alan Minter v Tony Sibson
' This is my chance to come out of the shadows. I'm hungry for success,' said Sibson, the champion, when this long-awaited fight was announced. Minter, having lost his world crown to Marvin Hagler at the Wembley Arena last September, hoped to re-establish himself as a world-title contender, on the Levine/Duff promotion, in the same arena last night.
Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
Plus a look ahead to the Ryder Cup golf clash between the United States and Europe.
TV presentation:
Football FRED VINER Boxing BOB DUNCAN
Producer JIM RESIDE
Editor HAROLD ANDERSON
Ryder Cup coverage begins on Friday at 10.55 am)

Contributors

Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Barry Davies Britain
Unknown: Aston Villa
Unknown: Glentoran Belfast.
Unknown: Tony Sibson
Unknown: Marvin Hagler
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Producer: Jim Reside
Editor: Harold Anderson

: Down and Out

with Tony Wilkinson
Why do tens of thousands of men and women live as down and outs, sleeping rough, dossing down in flea-pit hostels, living from hand to mouth on the streets of Britain? During one of the coldest months of the year Nationwide reporter TONY WILKINSON became one to find out how it feels to be out of work and homeless in London. This film, made mostly using a hidden camera and microphone, traces his progress as he pretends to be an unemployed Yorkshire labourer called Tony Crabbe.
Film cameraman ALEX HANSEN Sound BRIAN BIFFIN
Film editor GRAHAM DEAN Producer MIKE SCHOOLEY Editor HUGH WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Reporter: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Tony Crabbe.
Unknown: Alex Hansen
Producer: Mike Schooley
Editor: Hugh Williams








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