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: Play School

Storr Red Fox and His Canoe
Written by NATHANIEL BENCHLEY Illustrated by ARNOLD LOBEL Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Don Spencer


Unknown: Storr Red Fox
Written By: Nathaniel Benchley
Illustrated By: Arnold Lobel
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Wimbledon 79

The Lawn Tennis Championships direct from the All England Club
The best of the action from the Centre Court and No 1 with four semi-final places to be won in the Men's Singles.
HARRY CARPENTER in the WimWedon studio keeps you up-to-date with all the news and results from the outside courts.


Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: The Mid-Evening News

including a news summary, with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Brass Tacks

The second of two programmes about the ethical problems which face today's medical profession, and the rest of us.
Every Child a Wanted Child?
Horror stories about 'crying foetuses' have created public unease about the 1967 Abortion Act. Are 'abortions of convenience' becoming too common and too easy? . ,.
Women's rights organisations claim the stories are part of a propaganda war aimed at repealing the Act.
Tonight's programme reports on the struggle between those campaigning for better facilities for early abortions, and those who feel that the rights of the unborn child should come first.
Assistant producer LYN WEBSTER
Editor ROGER LAUGHTON. BBC Manchester
If you want to take part in the Brass Tacks debate, either phone a participating BBC radio station immediately after the programme (details on the air and on Local Radio pages of RADIO TIMES) or tcrite to Return Call, Brass Tacks, BBCte Oxford Road, Manchester [Postcode removed]


Producer: Brian James
Producer: Lyn Webster
Editor: Roger Laughton.

: Rhoda

A comedy film series starring
Meet the Levys
Disaster area. Gary's parents give Rhoda the once-over as their prospective daughter-in-law. At least, that's what they think!


Written By: Michael Leeson
Directed By: Tony Mordente
Rhoda: Valerie Harper
Brenda: And Julie Kavner
Gary Levy: With Ron Silver
Sylvia Levy: Doris Roberts
Ben Levy: Norman Burton

: The Mayor of Casterbridge

Dramatised by DENNIS POTTER in seven episodes starring and Jack Galloway , Janet Maw
2: Eminent, rich, respected, feared - Michael Henchard is the Mayor of Casterbridge. Eighteen years ago he sold his wife, Susan. Now she has returned. For honour's sake, Henchard decides they must remarry.
Directed by DAVID GILES


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised By: Dennis Potter
Dramatised By: Jack Galloway
Unknown: Janet Maw
Unknown: Michael Henchard
Music By: Carl Davis
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Directed By: David Giles
Michael Henchard: Alan Bates
Susan: Anne Stallybrass
Priest: Mischa De La Motte
Nancy: Deddie Davies
Buzzford: Joe Ritchie
Longways: Clifford Parrish
Coney: Douglas Milvain
Elizabeth Jane: Janet Maw
Donald Farfrae: Jack Galloway
Abel Whittle: ,peter Bourke
Carter: Jeffrey Holland
Boy: Steven Warner
Man at fete: Stuart Fell
Farmer: Antony Spicer
Second farmer: Arthur Bridgeman
Henchard's maid: Patricia Fincham

: Top Gear

with Angela Rippon
Barrie Gill reports from the International Transport and Traffic Exposition in Hamburg.
Noel Edmonds drives around Silverstone in his own Ford GT40.
Producer DEREK SMITH. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Barrie Gill
Director: Keith Ackrill
Producer: Derek Smith.

: Late News


: Wimbledon 79

Match of the Day
DAVID VINE introduces highlights of the Men's Singles Quarter-finals and a review of the day's main news and results.

: Fox Watch

The last chance to observe a family of town foxes, inside and outside their underground earth in the middle of Bristol.
Infra-red cameras that can ' see in the dark' have been watching the vixen, the dog fox and their four cubs since a few weeks after the birth. Already the cubs are becoming more independent of their parents - preparing for the autumn, when they will leave.
Producer MIKE BEYNON. Presented by the Natural History Unit, Bristol.
The highlights of this unique television experiment can be seen on 12 July on BBC1 in Wildlife on One-Fox Watch: nine months in the life of a family of foxes.


Producer: Mike Beynon.

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