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: For Schools, Colleges

9.0 Biology ,
From Conception to Birth
9.25 Better Badminton
3: Defence into Attack
Book, The Badminton Story, £6.75 hardback, £4.50 paperback, from booksellers
9.52 Look and Read
The Boy from Space: The Man in the Sand-pit
10.15 Resource Units: Religious and Moral Education
More Man-Power
10.38 Exploring Science
Designing Structures
11.0 Hyn o Fyd
Congl y Casglwr: Erys Amser
(Collectors' Corner. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)
11.22 Talkabout
The Story of Chen Ping
11.40 Going to Work Life Styles
12.5 pm Plants in Action 2: Flower Power
(Firstshownon BBC2)
Book (same title), L9.50 from booksellers

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Anne Purvis

: Regional News

(London and SE only: Financial
Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)

: Pebble Mill at One

Including Living with Leisure: advice on sport and pastimes, how to take them up and what they will cost.
Peter Seabrook visits Kiftsgate
Court in Gloucestershire and its gardens built on a Cotswold cliffside.
Editor PETER HERCOMBE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Bagpuss



Programme By: Peter Firmin
Music By: Sandra Kerr
Music By: John Faulkner

: For Schools, Colleges

2.2 Scene
May All Your Troubles be Little Ones ....
This film looks at the realities of being a parent and the not-so-little troubles they often face. Producer PETER EVANS
Series producer ROGER TONGE
2.35 A Good Job with Prospects Real Estate


Producer: Peter Evans
Producer: Roger Tonge

: Closedown

: Pobol y Cwm

Serial: part 2
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Story: The King's Tune by ANDREW FRANK
Guest storyteller Andew Frank Presenters
Ben Thomas , Lola Young PAUL READE (piano)
DAVID MOSES (bass guitar)
Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Andrew Frank
Unknown: Andew Frank
Presenters: Ben Thomas
Unknown: Lola Young
Piano: Paul Reade
Produced By: Michael Cole
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Captain Caveman

A cartoon
Playing Footsie with Bigfoot

: Think Again

with Johnny Ball
Johnny discovers the fun behind the facts about Chairs
You spend most of your life sitting - so think again about seating, whether you're watching, working or eating. So pull up a chair and at one stage see Johnny get taken for a ride. Find out with Johnny that chairs are things you just can't stand up to and that it's three cheers for chairs.
Written by JOHNNY BALL
Designer JOHN BONE
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
BBC Bristol. Book, Think of a Number, £2.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Written By: Johnny Ball
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Albert Barber

: Grange Hill

Part 8 by Barry Purchese
Suzanne is in more trouble about her uniform, but Scruffy McGuffy looks just as untidy.
(Part 9 next Tuesday)


Writer: Barry Purchese
Series devised by: Phil Redmond
Designer: Andree Welstead Hornby
Designer: Gwen Evans
Producer: Susi Hush
Director: John Prowse
Grange Hill pupil - Duane Orpington: Mark Baxter
Grange Hill pupil - Clare Scott: Paula Ann Bland
Grange Hill pupil - Anita Unsworth: Joanne Boakes
Grange Hill pupil - Stewpot Stewart: Mark Burdis
Grange Hill pupil - Denny Rees: Julian Griffiths
Grange Hill pupil - Precious Matthews: Dulice Liecier
Grange Hill pupil - Pogo Patterson: Peter Moran
Grange Hill pupil - Gripper Stebson: Mark Savage
Grange Hill pupil - Suzanne Ross: Susan Tully
Grange Hill pupil - Matthew Cartwrigh: Nicholas Pandolfi
Grange Hill pupil - Marcus O'Halloran: Howard Taylor
Grange Hill pupil - Jane Donaghy: Atalanta White
Mr Thomson: Timothy Bateson
Mr McGuffy: Fraser Cains
Mr Hopwood: Brian Capron
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Sutcliffe: James Wynn
Mr Keating: Robert Hartley

: The Amazing Adventures of Morph

Introduced by TONY HART
Very Small Creature Green


Introduced By: Tony Hart
Introduced By: David Sproxton
Producer: Pitrice Dowling

: Welcome to Wodehouse

A series of short stories by P. G. WODEHOUSE
Paul Eddington tells Sir Agravaine
Everybody assumes that the knights of the Round Table were models of physical strength and beauty. Alas! there were exceptions ...


Stories By: P. G. Wodehouse
Stories By: Paul Eddington
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Christine Secombe

: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Regional news magazines and Nationwide

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today Nationwide - South East at Six Points West, South Today Spotlight South West
Including another chance for viewers to vote in the British Rock and Pop Awards for 1981. And at 6.45 Sportswide with Desmond Lynam
(Regional details as Monday)


Unknown: Desmond Lynam

: The Superstars

The Ferguson Men's Championship This week, Luton in Bedfordshire hosts the first of two programmes in which current sportsmen compete for a place in the -UK Final. Bryan Robson : At £1.5-million, Britain's most expensive footballer. Steve Moran : Southampton striker, known as the ' goal-a-game boy'.
Mike Slemen : England and Liver-pool wing-threequarter, one of Rugby Union's fastest men.
Tony Doyle : World Professional Cycling Pursuit champion.
Stewart Matthews : World Individual and synchro trampolining champion.
Paul Dickenson : Three times UK hammer throwing champion.
Alton Byrd : Basketball's National League Player of the Year in both 1980 and 81. Neil Adams : World Lightweight Judo Champion and Moscow Silver medallist. Commentators
Produced in collaboration with Trans World International and Candid Productions Inc. Assistant producers LAURENCE VULLIAMY, DAVID PICKTHALL TV production PETER HYLTON CLEAVER


Unknown: Bryan Robson
Unknown: Steve Moran
Unknown: Mike Slemen
Unknown: Tony Doyle
Unknown: Stewart Matthews
Unknown: Paul Dickenson
Unknown: Alton Byrd
Unknown: Neil Adams
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: David Pickthall
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Fame is the Spur

by HOWARD SPRING dramatised in eight episodes by ELAINE MORGAN featuring
4: Hamer is home again ... wiser, more experienced, but still unsure of what he wants from life"... until that reunion with Arnold in Bradford when suddenly, all in a moment, he knows...
Music composed by ALAN PRICE Film cameraman ALEC CURTIS Film sound BRUCE GALLAWAY Film editor JOHN LEE Designer DON HOMFRAY


Unknown: Elaine Morgan
Composed By: Alan Price
Unknown: Alec Curtis
Unknown: Bruce Gallaway
Editor: John Lee
Designer: Don Homfray
Producer: Richard Beynon
Directed By: David Giles
Hamer: Tim Pigott-Smith
Arnold: David Hayman
Tom: George Costigan
Ann: Joanna David
Pen: Julia McKenzie
Ellen: Paola Dionisotti
Lizzie: Phyllida Law
Mrs Ryerson: Sheila Reid
Jimmy Newboult: Steve Morley
Reporter: Brian Southwood
Gamekeeper: John Flint
Lady Lettice: Elizabeth Counsell
Lord Lostwithiel: Robert Flemyng
Viscount Liskeard: William Whymper
Chairman: David Pinrner

: Points of View

Barry Took presents more of your comments on BBC television programmes.
Send vour letters to Points of View, BBC Television Centre, London W12 8QT
Book (same title), £1.50 from bookseller)


Unknown: Barry Took
Producer: Brian Wolstenholme

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Simpson .
Weekend Weather ANNE PURVIS


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Anne Purvis

: Kojak

starring Telly Savalas as Police Lieutenant Theo Kojak Secret Snow, Deadly Snow
At last Kojak can arrest
Paul Malloy , a big-time drugs dealer.
The charge is murder. But a post mortem reveals that the victim didn't die from Malloy s gun.
Written by MORT FINE
Directed by JERRY LONDON


Unknown: Paul Malloy
Written By: Mort Fine
Directed By: Jerry London

: Face the Music

Joseph Cooper as questionmaster challenges the musical wits of Annette Page, Bernard Levin Robin Ray
Guest musician Tito Gobbi


Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Robin Ray
Musician: Tito Gobbi
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Roy Tipping

: The Late Film: The Lost Continent

Eric Porter
Hiklegarde Knef Suzanna Leigh
Captain Lansen is sailing his leaky old tramp, the Carita, from Africa to South America with a motley collection of passengers and a cargo of Phosphor B, an explosive which detonates on contact with water. When a hurricane is expected most of the crew mutiny and abandon ship and a strange ordeal begins for the remaining crew and passengers.
This Hammer fantasy features a lost world, a variety of monsters and some carnivorous seaweed!
Screenplay by MICHAEL NASII *
Based on the novel Uncharted Seas by DENNIS WHEATLEY
PrSduced and directed by MICHAEL CARKERAS Films: page 13


Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Hiklegarde Knef
Unknown: Suzanna Leigh
Unknown: Michael Nasii
Unknown: Dennis Wheatley
Directed By: Michael Carkeras
Lansen: Eric Porter
Eva: Hildegarde Knef
Unity: Suzanna Leigh
Tyler: Tony Beckley
Webster: Nigel Stock
Hemmings: Neil McCalum
Ricaldi: Benito Carruthers
Pat: Jimmy Hanley
Chief: James Cossins
Sarah: Dana Gillespie
Mate: Victor Maddern
Helmsman: Reg Lye
Jonathan: Korman Eshley
Sea lawyer: Michael Ripper
Sparks: Donald Sumpter
Jason: Alf Joint
Braemar: Charles Houston

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