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: Play School

Story: The Ant and the Grasshopper (traditional)
Presenters: Sarah Long with Chloe Ashcroft and Jon Glover who are visiting a farm in Wetherby, Yorkshire
Musician PETER GOSLING
Written and directed by ALBERT BARBER

Contributors

Presenters: Sarah Long
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Jon Glover
Musician: Peter Gosling
Directed By: Albert Barber

: Closedown

: Wimbledon 78

The Lawn Tennis Championships from the All England Club
The Semi-finals of the Men's Singles Championship
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the news and live action from the Centre Court and No 1 Court.
Commentators DAN MASKELL
PETER WEST , JOHN BARRETT and BILL THRELFALL
Introduced by HARRY CARPENTER relevision presentation by RICHARD TILLING , FRED VINER , BOB DUNCAN JOHN SHREWSBURY, JOHNNIE WATHERSTON JIM RESIDE and RICK GARDNER Producer A. p. WILKINSON

Contributors

Commentators: Dan Maskell
Unknown: Peter West
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Bill Threlfall
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Presentation By: Richard Tilling
Presentation By: Fred Viner
Presentation By: Bob Duncan
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Unknown: Rick Gardner
Producer: A. P. Wilkinson

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: Gardeners' World

with Peter Seabrook visits the Yorkshire garden of George Smith , the internationally famous flower arrangement artist and demonstrator. Through his books and lecture tours, George Smith 's beautiful garden on the outskirts of York is known worldwide, and is a Mecca for garden and flower club groups.
Produced by BARRIE EDGAR BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: George Smith
Unknown: George Smith
Produced By: Barrie Edgar

: BC: The Archaeology of the Bible Lands

A series of 12 programmes Written and presented by Magnus Magnusson
2 : The Abraham Years
Was Abraham a nomad or a wealthy caravaneer? This was the burning question among Bible scholars 20 years ago. Abraham's journey from Ur in Mesopotamia to the land of Canaan (Genesis chapters 11 and 12) was confidently dated to 2000 BC.
Today, some scholars are asking a different question Was Abraham, father of the Hebrew people, an historical figure at all? Perhaps the answer to this and many other questions lies in Western Syria where Italian archaeologists have discovered clay tablets in a language which is the direct ancestor of Biblical Hebrew and full of Biblical names-used over 1,000 years before they appear in the Bible! Bible reader Eric Porter
Film editor IAN PITCH
Producer ANTONIA BENEDEK

Contributors

Presented By: Magnus Magnusson
Reader: Eric Porter
Producer: Antonia Benedek

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Liberal Party with The Rt Hon David Steel , MP, Leader of the Liberal Party, and John Pardoe , mp.
(Also on BBCl)

Contributors

Unknown: David Steel
Unknown: John Pardoe

: Midweek Cinema: I Never Sang for My Father

starring Melvyn Douglas
Gene Hackman , Dorothy Stickney and Estelle Parsons
Gene Garrison , a young widower, meets his parents on their return from a holiday in Florida. While they were away, he has fallen in love with a divorced doctor in California and the problem weighing on his mind is whether he should move to California or stay in the east, near his parents. Shortly afterwards, his mother dies and Gene is faced with a painful decision.
Written by ROBERT ANDERSON Directed by GILBERT CATES
(First showing on British television) Films: page 10

Contributors

Unknown: Melvyn Douglas
Unknown: Gene Hackman
Unknown: Dorothy Stickney
Unknown: Estelle Parsons
Unknown: Gene Garrison
Written By: Robert Anderson
Directed By: Gilbert Cates
Tom Garrison: Melvyn Douglas
Gene Garrison: Gene Hackman
Margaret Garrison: Dorothy Stickney
Alice: Estelle Parsons
Peggy: Elizabeth Hubbard
Norma: Lovelady Powell
Dr Mayberry: Daniel Keyes
The Rev Pell: Conrad Bain
Marvin Scott :: Jon Richards
Waitress: Nikki Counselman
First nurse: Carol Peterson
Second nurse: Sloane Shelton
Old Age Home director: James Karen
State Hospital director: Gene Williams

: Late News on 2

Weather

: Wimbledon 78

Match of the Day
Men's Singles Semi-finals day at The Lawn Tennis Championships.
HARRY CARPENTER introduces today's highlights.
Editor A. P. WILKINSON

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Editor: A. P. Wilkinson

: Closedown

GWEN WATFORD reads
Hellas by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Gwen Watford
Unknown: Percy Bysshe Shelley








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