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: Open University

6.40 The Historical Legacy. 7.30 History of Mathematics.

: For Schools, Colleges

9.0 Biology
Artificial Selection
9.25 Play Tennis
5; Play the Game
Book (same title) £ 3.60; BBC videobook (same title, bbcv 1010) £37.95 from
9.52 Look and Read. The Boy from Space. In the Spaceship
10.15 It's Maths!
Capacity and Mass
10.38 Maths File
Three Dimensions
11.0 Hyn o Fyd. Y Rhufeiniaid Ymledu dros Ewrop
11.22 Talkabout
The Challenging Bull
11.40 Going to Work
12.5 pm Plants in Action
9: To Spray or not to Spray?
Book (some title) £9.50 from booksellers


Unknown: Rhufeiniaid Ymledu

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Linda Alexander Weather ANNE PURVIS
12.57 Regional News .
(London and SE only: Financial
Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Linda Alexander
Unknown: Weather Anne Purvis

: Pebble Mill at One

Peter Seabrook gives more topical gardening advice from the Dig This plot; and Living with Leisure offers more ideas for constructively using our spare time.


Unknown: Peter Seabrook

: Bagpuss

A See-Saw programme
BBC videobooks: BBC Children's Favourites (BBCV 9000) and Beebtots (BBCV 9004) £29.95 each from retailers

: For Schools, Colleges

2.2 Scene. Don't Shoot the Ref
Football teams have their supporters-referees don't. So what makes a referee tick? A look at two football referees - one at the top of his profession and the other just starting out.
Series producer ROGER TONGE
2.35 A Good Job with Prospects The Financial World


Producer: Roger Tonge
Producer: Alan Ereira

: Closedown

: Pobol y Cwm

(English transmitters onltf. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

Story: Junk Shop Jim and the Drum Kit
Written by FRED HARRIS Presenters
Lola Young , Fred Harris
Guest percussionist CHARLIE GRIMA
Graphic designer PETER WANE Designer SALLY MCKEE
Written and directed by PIPPA DYSON Produced by ANNE REAY
Executive producer CYNTHIA felgate


Unknown: Shop Jim
Written By: Fred Harris
Presenters: Lola Young
Unknown: Charlie Grima
Unknown: Peter Pettincer
Designer: Sally McKee
Directed By: Pippa Dyson
Produced By: Anne Reay

: Captain Caveman

A cartoon series
Double Dribble Riddle

: Jackanory

with Nerys Hughes
How Green You Are! by BERLIE DOHERTY
Today: Seagulls and Wedding Bells ' The wedding party was the first street party any of us kids had been to - and the only two people in the whole street who were missing were the bride and groom ...'
Pictures by JOHN HAYSOM
Adapted and directed by DAVID BILL


Unknown: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Berlie Doherty
Unknown: John Haysom
Producer: Angela Beeching
Directed By: David Bill

: Finders Keepers

Introduced by Richard Stilgoe Three of one, two of two, One of three, one of four And a block of five
Hidden in the grid - Squares alive! This week's teams:
Format devised by ROBERT GOULD Designer JANET BUDDEN Producer nick WILSON


Introduced By: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Robert Gould
Designer: Janet Budden
Producer: Nick Wilson

: The Song and the Story

with Isla St Clair
Miners and Mill Girls
This week Isla goes underground to mine coal and also works in a cotton mill to discover some of the stories and sing the songs of the men, women and children who were the power behind the industrial revolution.
Film cameraman keith BURTON
Written and directed by DAVID TURNBULL


Unknown: Keith Burton
Directed By: David Turnbull

: The Perishers

Written by Maurice Dodd, featuring Leonard Rossiter as 'Boot' with Judy Bennett, Sheila Steafel and Peter Hawkins


Written By: Maurice Dodd
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter
Unknown: Judy Bennett
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Peter Hawkins

: 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, Spotlight South West, Points West, South Today
6.22 Nationwide
Tonight, in the last of four reports from the House of Lords, Glyn Worsnip asks 'How important is party politics in the Lords? How do they divide up, politically? And given that they can only thwart the Commons for a year at the most, does it matter?' And at 6.45 Sportswide with Desmond Lynam
Producers Lino Ferrari, Philip Harding, Mike Hogan, Richard Tair


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Harding Mike
Editor: Roger Bolton

: Toward the Unknown

The feature film starring William Holden with Virginia Leith, Lloyd Nolan, Charles McGraw
Korean veteran Major Lincoln Bond returns to the Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California, in the hope of resuming his career as a test pilot. It takes perseverance, however, to win the respect of his colleagues and prove his worth on the secret X-2 rocket programme.
This story of the early days of rocket-powered flight includes special aerobatics by the USAF Thunderbirds.
Screenplay by BEIRNE LAY JR
Produced and directed by mervyn LEROY Films: page 22


Unknown: William Holden
Unknown: Virginia Leith
Unknown: Lloyd Nolan
Unknown: Charles McGraw
Unknown: Major Lincoln Bond
Directed By: Mervyn Leroy
Maj Lincoln Bond: William Holden
Brig-Gen Banner: Lloyd Nolan
Connie Mitchell: Virginia Leith
Col Mickey McKee: Charles McGraw
Maj Bromo Lee: Muuray Hamilton
Lt-Gen Bryan Shelby: Pall Fix
Maj Joe Craven: James Garner
Lieut Sweeney: L Q Jones
Polly Craven: Karen Steele
Senator Black: Bartlett Robinson
Hank: Malcolm Atterbury
H G Gilbert: Ralph Moody
Mrs Sarah McKee: Maura Murphy
Debby: Carol Kelly

: Points of View

Barry Took presents more of your comments on BBC television programmes.

Send your letters to: Points of View, [address removed]
Book (same title), £1.50 from booksellers


Presenter: Barry Took
Producer: Brian Wolstenholme

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Simpson and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weekend Weather ANNE PURVIS


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Anne Purvis

: McClain's Law

It's fiesta time in San Pedro and the people are out to enjoy a happy holiday. But not everyone is in a festive mood - the police Department has been warned of an assassination attempt by highly trained terrorists.


as: Jim McClain
: James Arness
Harry Gates: With Marshall Colt
Lt DeNisco: George Dicenzo
Jerry Cross: Carl Franklin

: Regional Programmes

LONDON Eight from Ten
For six months cameras followed bachelor Mike Vicary as he adapted to a new life after winning three-quarters of a million pounds on the pools.

SOUTH WEST Newswatch
The region's current affairs team comes together with the fruits of another month's research, presented by Hugh ScuIly. A subject of topical interest to the region.

SOUTH Southern Life: Addiction
The growing problem of heroin addiction, and what is being done to help addicts.

WEST Who Cares?: an award-winning musical drama by the Bedminster Down Boys Club.
Written and performed by the boys themselves, it highlights their joys, fears and hopes.

MIDLANDS Midlands Tonight
The Black Country Soviet: Mike Dornan and Diana Walhs look at Walsall metropolitan borough council - democratic authority or mini-communist state?

EAST Weekend: the who, why, what, where and when of life in the Eastern Counties with reports on local issues and personalities, introduced by John Mountford.
NORTH WEST Sweet and Sour with Stuart Hall and Bill Grundy who offer their considered opinions on topics familiar and dear to the North West.

NORTH EAST Coast to Coast
Two Finger Typing: Eric Robson introduces the story of the first three months of a Workers' Cooperative at a clothing factory.

NORTH Regimental Showcase
Peter West at The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment Museum at Lincoln, with Maj-Gen Sir Christopher Welby-Everard, Capt Alwyn Smith, and David Smurthwaite, of the National Army Museum.


Unknown: Mike Vicary
Unknown: Hugh Scuily.
Unknown: Mike Dornan
Unknown: Diana Walhs
Introduced By: John Mountford.
Unknown: Stuart Hall
Unknown: Bill Grundy
Introduces: Eric Robson
Unknown: Maj-Gen Sir Christopher
Unknown: David Smurthwaite

: The Late Film: No Drums, No Bugles

starring Martin Sheen
Rather than serve in a war whose purpose he cannot share. Ashby Gatrell holes up in a cave near his West Virginian home. There he lives a life of total isolation, knowing that when the war ends he must stand alone to face the returning soldiers.
Martin Sheen gives a virtuoso performance as a man who became a legend of the American Civil War; not for his courage in battle but for his courage in refusing to fight at all.
Written, produced and directed by CLYDE WARE
Films: page 22


Unknown: Martin Sheen
Unknown: Martin Sheen
Directed By: Clyde Ware
Ashby Gatrell: Martin Sheen
Callie: Davey Davison
Lieutenant: Rod McCary
Sarah: Denine Terry
Foxhunters...............CARMEN COSTI: Ray Marsh, Frank Stubock
BOB WAGNER,: Edward Underwood
Soldiers: Members Of The North-

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