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: Open University

6.40 The Adelaide Centre. 7.5 Production Systems. 7.30 Biological System: Respiration.

: Jackanory

' The Kind Farmer'


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Eleanor Farjeon

: The Wombles

: Take Hart

with TONY HART and Morph Mechanics
Clockwork toys, robots, leaping frogs, fire-engines, puppets and a second Mr Bennett !


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Mr Bennett
Caretaker: Colin Bennett
Mr Ben Tent: David Owen Smith

: Play Chess!

7: Traps and Swindles

: Closedown

: Palm Beach

An Interlude film first shown in the early 1950s

: Cricket: Third Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan from Headingley Fifth day
PETER WEST introduces the whole of the morning's play, which is scheduled to finish today.

: News After Noon

Richard Whitmore ; Moira Stuart Weather JACK SCOTT


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Jack Scott

: Regional News

: Bagpuss

A See-Saw programme

: Closedown

: Flirtation Waltz

An Interlude film first shown in the early 1960s

: Home on Sunday

: Play School

Story: Old Salt and the Lighthouse written by JEAN WATSON Presenters
Carol Leader, Chris Tranchell


Written By: Jean Watson
Leader: Chris Tranchell

: Blue Peter Flies the World

The Long Fall
Perhaps the most spectacular event Blue Peter ever filmed was
John Noakes ' five-mile free-fall parachute drop with the RAF's Flying Falcons. This is the story of the preparation, the training and the actual descent that made John the first civilian in Europe to achieve this extraordinary feat.


Unknown: John Noakes
Director: Harry Cowdy
Producer: John Adcock

: Animal Magic

with Johnny Morris and TERRY NUTKINS
Why did Mickey Mouse get younger as he grew older? To help find the answer Johnny brings a collection of young animals to the studio - including a young gorilla. Masa, the elephant, recently made news when she gave birth to a daughter, Sabi, the first African elephant to be born in Britain. Johnny brings a progress report from their home in Kent.
At the other end of the British Isles, Terry goes out to sea in search of a fish that grows to eight metres and weighs seven tons. It's a shark.
Producer ROBIN bellier. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Mickey Mouse

: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: South East at Six

Throughout the week Sue Cook and Fran Morrison bring you the issues that matter in London and the South East with LAURIE MAYER and MARGARET NELSON.


Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Margaret Nelson.
Producers: Lino Ferrari
Producers: Philip Harding
Unknown: Mike Hogan
Unknown: Richard Tait
Editor: Roger Bolton

: The Show Me Show

A heart-stoppin' fast-movin' mindticklin' science extravaganza with John Craven as chief torturer and Maggie Philbin on the rack.

An Olympic marksman lowers his heart-beat before shooting, a champion balloonist builds one in the studio, an aircraft flies like a spinning cricket ball, the audience exits on hover pads.


Presenter: John Craven
Presenter: Maggie Philbin
Production Team: Rob Bayly
Production Team: Robert Randell
Studio Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Lauris John

: Hi-De-Hi!

by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT Maplin's Holiday Camp, 1959 featuring
Sausages or Limelight
Spike Dixon is in love. Unfortunately his prospective father-in-law insists that Spike comes into his lucrative butchery empire.
Directed by JOHN KILBY
Produced by DAVID CROFT


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Spike Dixon
Directed By: John Kilby
Produced By: David Croft
Jeffrey Fairbrother: Simon Cadell
Ted Bovis: Paul Shane
Gladys Pugh: Ruth Madoc
Spike Dixon: Jeffrey Holland
Mr Partridge: Leslie Dwyer
Fred Quilly: Felix Bowness
Yvonne: Diane Holland
Barry: Barry Howard
Peggy: Su Pollard
Sylvia: Nikki Kelly
Betty: Rikki Howard
Val: Gail Harrison
Brenda: Julie-Anne Blythen
Yellowcoat boy: The Webb Twins
Yellowcoat boy: Chris Andrews

: An Inspector Calls

The last of three episodes starring
It seems that the whole Birling family is somehow involved in the suicide of a young girl. Yet it is only when the police inspector leaves the house that the family begins to ask questions: how did he know as much as he did? Why was his manner so strange?


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Directed By: Michael Simpson
Insp Goole: Bernard Hepton
Arthur Birling: Nigel Davenport
Sybil Birling: Margaret Tyzack
Gerald Croft: Simon Ward
Sheila Birling: Sarah Berger
Eric Birling: David Sibley

: A Day at the Zoo

Esther Rantzen reports on 24 hours in the life of London Zoo. This small corner of Regent's Park has become a treasure trove of some of the world's rarest animals. Each day there are moments of comedy and drama while vets and keepers struggle to keep exotic creatures alive and happy. A rare antelope is injured, an orphan chimp needs bottle-feeding, behind the scenes scientists breed test-tube marmosets and a giraffe is parcelled up for a long journey.
Tonight's film follows the animals' private lives, as well as their public ones, from dawn to night-fall.
(That's Life returns on Sunday)


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Film cameraman: Colin Waldeck
Sound recordist: John Hooper
Film editor: Roderick Longhurst
Produced by: Esther Rantzen
Directed by: Francesca Kirby-Green

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys; Weatherman

: Stocker's Copper

by TOM CLARKE , with

It's not easy being a striker with a strike-breaking policeman billeted in your home, but Manuel Stocker and Herbert Griffith manage to make a go of it. Until events turn violent.
Winner of the 1972 BAFTA and Writer's Guild Awards.
It's always exciting to watch a Jack Gold film because he always oet"veTVthing right. (DAILY MAIL)
Director JACK GOLD


Unknown: Tom Clarke
Unknown: Manuel Stocker
Unknown: Herbert Griffith
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Jack Gold
Manuel Stocker: Bryan Marshall
Alice Stocker: Jane Lapotaire
Herbert Griffith: Gareth Thomas
Glamorgan sergeant: Dominic Allan
Engine man: William Moore
Stocker children: Angela Billing
Stocker children: Barry Hawken
Cornish PC: Don McKillop
Clayworker: Harry Littlewood
The Rev Booth Coventry: Malcolm Tierney
Chief Supt: Michael Beint

: News Headlines

: Maigret

From a novel by GEORGES SIMENON starring with and Seven Little Crosses dramatised by GILES COOPER from
Sept petites croix dans un carnet
Seven broken alarm posts stretch an erratic trail across Paris one Christmas morning ... and a small boy leads Lucas on a dangerous manhunt.
Executive producer ANDREW OSBORN Producer GERARD GLAISTER
A produced in association With WINWELL PRODUCTIONS LTD


Novel By: Georges Simenon
Dramatised By: Giles Cooper
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Chief Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Mme Maigret: Helen Shingler
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Police Officer Lecoeur: Alfred Burke
Olivier Lecoeur: James Maxwell
Daniel: George Roubicek
Godin: Manning Wilson
Jean Bouchet: Michael Mellinger
Concierge: Fanny Carby
Police officer: Christopher Coll
Monsieur Guillaume: Fred Ferris
Monsieur Triboulet: Arthur Lowe
Madame Loubet: June Ellis
Gaston Loubet: George Roderick
Francois Lecoeur: Michael Phillips
Child's voice: Penny Morrell

: Rough Sea on Rocks

An Interlude film first shown in the early 1950s

: Weatherman

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