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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
For regular features see Monday
Plus today: The Breakfast
Time Doctor between 8.30 and 9.0 Food and Cooking with Glynn Christian between 8.30 and 9.0


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: Quilting: Crazy Quilts

The last of ten programmes
Presented by Penny McMorris
'Crazy' quilts consist of an apparently random collection of fabrics sewn on to a backing fabric. Penny McMorris shows how to make them and gives hints on the storage and care of quilts.
Production WBGU-TV, Ohio
Book (same title) £3.25 from booksellers

: Animal Magic and Gemini

with Johnny Morris and Terry Nutkins
Today Gemini the Animal Magic sea-lion, goes to Lloyds of London, where Terry takes out a special insurance for her.


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Producer: Mike Beynon

: Jackanory

with Jane Asher
The Sylvia Game by VIVIEN ALCOCK Part 4


Unknown: Jane Asher

: Take Hart

with Tony Hart and Morph and The Tin Pots
Teeth. Cut out teeth, stick on teeth, teeth that stick up, and teeth that do surprising things.


Unknown: Tony Hart
Producer: Christopher Pilkington

: The Wombles

Music by MIKE BATT
Animated and directed by IVOR WOOD


Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Told By: Bernard Cribbins
Music By: Mike Batt
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: Play School

Presenter Andrew Secombe Guest Elizabeth Watts
Story: The Jumping King by PETER WILTSHIRE


Presenter: Andrew Secombe
Presenter: Guest Elizabeth Watts

: Magic Roundabout


Created by: Serge Danot

: Cricket

Cornhill Insurance Test Match

England v Sri Lanka from Lord's First day

After the tribulations of the West Indies series, England's bruised team take on the Sri Lankans for the first time ever in a Test Match in England. David Gower's men will be favourites to beat a side that plays attractive cricket, but does not have a penetrating attack.

Peter West introduces coverage of the whole of this morning's play.


Scorer: Wendy Wimbush
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Jim Laker
Commentator: Tom Graveney
Commentator: Ray Illingworth
Television presentation: Mike Adley
Television presentation: Keith MacKenzie
Television presentation: Tom Graveney
Television presentation: Ray Illingworth
Executive producer: Nick Hunter

: News After Noon

with Frances Coverdale and Chris Lowe


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Regional News

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

: Postman Pat: Pat's Windy Day

A See-Saw programme

It's a windy day in Greendale. Pat has a job steering his van, Alf Thompson is nearly blown off his feet, and Peter Fogg has to cut up a fallen tree to unblock the road.

: Cricket

Cornhill Insurance Test Match
England v Sri Lanka from Lord's Introduced by PETER WEST


Introduced By: Peter West

: Play School: It's Thursday

Listen to the ocean
Echoes of a million sea-shells Presenter Fraser Wilson Guest Kate Copstick
Story: Clams Can't Sing by JAMES STEPHENSON


Presenter: Fraser Wilson
Presenter: Guest Kate Copstick
Unknown: James Stephenson

: Huckleberry Finn and his Friends

A serial in 26 parts based on the stories by MARK TWAIN
Huck was about to leave the Granger-fords for ever when he heard that Sophia had eloped with Harney Shep herdson. This caused a battle between the feuding families. Huck went to help Buck, but Buck signalled and then fired a shot to drive him away. Huck got away but knew that while covering him Buck had been killed. Huck and Jim start their journey down river again.
21: Meet the Duke and Dauphin
Executive producer TOM WAGNER


Stories By: Mark Twain
Unknown: Harney Shep
Director: Michael Berry
Director: Writer Alf Harris
Producer: Tom Wagner
Huck Finn: Ian Tracey
Jim: Blu Mankuma
Duke: Heinz Schimmelpfennig
Dauphin: Joe Golland

: Bellamy's Backyard Safari

The award-winning series in which David Bellamy , shrunken in size-but not in enthusiasm -takes a journey through an ordinary British garden, proving that you don't have to go to remote parts of the world to learn about the wonders of evolution. 2: Through the Lawn
Book (same title) 94.50 from booksellers


Unknown: David Bellamy
Director: Paul Kriwaczek
Producer: Mike Weatherley

: Evening News

with Moira Stuart Weatherman


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Regional Magazines

(For regional details see Monday)

: Paddles Up

from Blubberhouses, Yorkshire, an international field of lady canoeists compete in BBC Television's canoeing competition.
Liz Sharman , the Ladies World and Paddles Up champion, defends her title against national champions from Holland, USA, Germany and Great Britain.
Tomorrow, the two fastest ladies compete against the four men from the first and second heats. Commentators
Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Liz Sharman
Unknown: Alan Parry
Unknown: John Gosling
Producer: John G. Smith

: Encounters with Animals

The second of three films showing man's varied involvement with wild animals on land and in the sea. Last Stand in Eden
The scene is Kenya-a homeland for elephants but also for man, and there's the dilemma. Two thousand elephants are on the move. Threatened by drought, shrinking food supply and human poaching, they instinctively migrate from their traditional pastures. They invade farmlands, creating havoc and destroying man's crops. In fertile Africa, people and elephants are now competing for space and food supplies. How can the African elephants survive?

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Mike Read and Tommy Vance.


Presenter: Mike Read
Presenter: Tommy Vance
Sound: Scott Talbott
Lighting: Dickie Higham
Designer: Rod McLean
Production: Michael Hurll

: Taxi

starring and guest starring
Like Father, Like
Son Alex 's reluctant reconciliation with his father is severely strained when they both date the same girl....
Written by DAVID LLOYD Directed by JIM BURROWS


Unknown: Son Alex
Written By: David Lloyd
Directed By: Jim Burrows
Alex: Judd Hirsch
Louie: Danny Devito
Elaine: Marilu Henner
Tony: Tony Danza
Latka Gravas: Andy Kaufman
Jim: Christopher Lloyd
Jo: Jack Gilford
Karen: Barbara Babcock

: The Paras

Seven programmes written and presented by Glyn Worsnip 6: Ready for Anything
The Falklands war is at its height. Still on stand-by, 480 Platoon are hurried off to Wales for Advanced Battle Training. Now it is live ammunition, fire and movement, street fighting - all to get rid of 'gun-shyness', say the instructors. The weapons and the fieldcraft they use are being tested at that very moment on Mount Longoon, 8,000 miles away. But will 'our boys' be given the chance to join in, or will the war be over before they can get there... ? Either way, there is still the Passing Out Parade to look forward to. Yet even on the platoon's big day the fates have it in for them.... with Andy Cunningham perhaps the inevitable victim.
Executive producer DAVID HARRISON


Presented By: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Andy Cunningham
Producer: David Harrison

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Iolanthe

or The Peer and the Peri An opera in two acts by GILBERT AND SULLIVAN starring Derek Hammond-Stroud Richard Van Allen
Alexander Oliver , Kate Flowers Anne Collins with the Ambrosian Opera Chorus and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Faris
Banished for 25 years for marrying a mortal, a beautiful fairy, Iolanthe, returns from her watery prison at the bottom of the pond still only 17 years old. But her youth and beauty cause trouble for her half-mortal son Strephon. His fiancee, Phyllis, a ward in Chancery, refuses to believe lolanthe is his mother and breaks off their engagement....
Directed by DAVE HEATHER
Produced by JUDITH DE PAUL A Brent Walker production
(There is a series about Gilbert and Sullivan on Fridays on Radio 2)
0 Woddis On: page 69


Unknown: Derek Hammond-Stroud
Unknown: Richard van Allen
Unknown: Alexander Oliver
Unknown: Kate Flowers
Unknown: Anne Collins
Conducted By: Alexander Faris
Directed By: Dave Heather
Produced By: Judith de Paul
Lord Chancellor: Derek Hammond-Stroud
Private Willis: Richard van Allen
Strephon: Alexander Oliver
Phyllis: Kate Flowers
The Earl of Mountararat: Thomas Hemsley
Fairy Queen: Anne Collins
Iolanthe: Beverley Mills
Celia: Sandra Dugdale
Leila: Pamela Field

: Action Replay

Arsenal v Newcastle United and Leicester v Birmingham, December 1976
For five years Malcolm Macdonald was the idol of Tyneside - but at High-bury he lined up for Arsenal against his former club. Tonight, 'Supermac' looks back with John Motson at a Match of the Day programme which contained no fewer than 16 goals. Producer ALAN GRIFFITHS
(Match of the Day returns next Saturday on BBC1)


Unknown: Malcolm MacDonald
Unknown: John Motson
Producer: Alan Griffiths

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