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: Open University

6.40 Everyman. 7.5 The Welsh Speak lack. 7.30 Maths: Measurable Functions.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Jenny Learns American by CHRISTINE HEWITT
Guest storyteller Betsy Blair Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Don Spencer
Written and directed by CHRISTINE HEWITT Producer ANNE GOREY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Betsy Blair
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Don Spencer
Musician: Peter Gosling
Designer: Mary Penley Edwards
Directed By: Christine Hewitt
Producer: Anne Gorey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Wimbledon 79

The Lawn Tennis Championships direct from the All England Club featuring
The men s Doubles Final
BBC cameras bring you live coverage of today's play on the Centre Court, together with a report on the Final of the Ladies' Singles Championship.

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: Heads and Tales

with Robert Erskine
A series of 13 programmes about 25 centuries of coins. 12: Two New Worlds
Spanish ' pieces of eight', coined in Mexico and Peru, became the currency even of the 17th-century English colonies in America: thus, leaving a lasting effect into our own times.


Unknown: Robert Erskine
Directed By: Philip Chilvers
Produced By: Betty White

: Gardeners' World

from Clacks Farm with Peter Seabrook and Arthur Billitt Carrots, cucumbers, peppers, asparagus, tomatoes, and for those with ambitions at the local show, Dave Chappell has some tips on growing prize vegetables. How much fruit should the new apple trees be allowed to produce; and getting the best from dahlias and roses.
Produced by JOHN KENYON BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Arthur Billitt
Unknown: Dave Chappell
Produced By: John Kenyon

: Westminster

David Holmes , BBC Political Editor, presents a weekly insight into the world of politics and outlines the conflicts and consequences.


Unknown: David Holmes
Editor: Paul Norris

: All Creatures Great and Small

from the books by JAMES HERRIOT A serial in 13 episodes starring and with Peter Davison and Carol Drinkwater
6: Nothing Like Experience adapted by JOHNNY BYRNE
James makes a date with Helen (without Tristan's help), The practice loses a customer (with Tristan's help). Siegfried stops smoking (which doesn't help).
BBC Birmingham.


Unknown: James Herriot
Adapted By: Johnny Byrne
Music By: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Christopher Baker
as James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Mrs Hall: Mary Hignett
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Helen Alderson: Carol Drinkwater
rharlip: John Who
Mrs Dalby: Janet Davies
I Billy Dalby: Cyril Appleton
William Dalby: Stephen Bratt
Gobber Newhouse: Ivor Salter
Handshaw: Peter Martin
Cranford: Jack Watson
Mallock: Frank Birch
Kendall: Dickie Arnold
Dawson: Joe Holmes
PC Blenkiron: Colin Fay

: Kilvert's Diary

The second of 18 excerpts from this curate's diary, dramatised by James Andrew Hall.

A miracle of precision and understatement.


Dramatised By: James Andrew
Producer: Rosemary Hill
Francis Kilvert: Timothy Davies
Edward Evans: Charles Turner
Josiah Evans: Raymond Young
Mrs Josiah Evans: Rita Davies
Farmer: Denis Carey
Hannah Whitney: Rachel Thomas
Director: Peter Hammond

: Around with Alliss

from the Notts Golf Club, Hollinwell
The fifth of six programmes in which Peter Alliss plays golf and talks with well-known people.
His guest today is Michael Parkinson, television chat-show host, journalist, author, cricket lover and former President of the 'Anti-Golf League'. He talks of a life that started in a council house in a mining village near Barnsley.


Presenter: Peter Alliss
Guest: Michael Parkin
Presentation: Alastair Scott
Producer: David Kenning
Producer: A. P. Wilkinson

: Wimbledon 79

Match of the Day
DAVID VINE introduces highlights of today's Ladies' Singles Final and Men's Doubles Final, and looks ahead to the Men's Final.

: Late News


: Salute to Chaplin

The Circus starring Charlie Chaplin
The film that brought Chaplin an Oscar in 1928, the first year of the Academy Awards, ' for versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing and producing The Circus.' And tonight, accompanied by music composed by Chaplin.
Charlie gets a job with a circus and creates chaos under the big top.
Written, produced and directed by CHARLES CHAPLIN
. Films: page 19


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Directed By: Charles Chaplin
A tramp: Charlie Chaplin
The circus proprietor: Allan Garcia
His step-daughter: Merna Kennedy
Rex, King of the high wire: Harry Crocker
A magician: George Davis

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