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: Business World

The last of ten programmes with DAVID BLAKE and LINDA REILLY BigBusiness
Why hasn't British Leyland, once fifth largest motor company in the world been able to achieve those economics of scale that were predicted at the time of the company's foundation in 1968? Director PETER lee-wright producer CHRIS Jelley


Unknown: David Blake
Unknown: Linda Reilly
Producer: Chris Jelley

: Closedown

: Play School

Story : Down the Hill
(from Frog and Toad All Year) written and illustrated by ARNOLD LOBEL. Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Johnny Ball


Illustrated By: Arnold Lobel.
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: A Taste of Work

The last of five programmes on schemes for the young unemployed. Back to College?
'Some young people who've got nothing out of school find that college gives them the confidence to learn ... they become better at selling themselves to employers than a lot of 0-level school-leavers. Commentary PAUL HEINEY
Producer IAN WOOLF


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Closedown

: Laurel and Hardy

in Towed in a Hole
Stan and Ollie, not content with being fishmongers, decide to buy their own boat and go fishing, with disastrous and hilarious consequences.


Directed By: George Marshall
Unknown: Hal Roach

: Animation at Cambridge

The final programme in this series of films from the Cambridge Animation Festival looks at the work of some contemporary British animators.
Presented by Richard evans


Presented By: Richard Evans

: Grange Hill

The last of the series
Part 16 by Phil Redmond
Exams are over, term is ending quietly until Brookdale issues a challenge to Grange Hill.


Series devised by: Phil Redmond
Executive producer: Anna Home
Director: Colin Cant
Director: Roger Singleton-Turner
Cathy Hargreaves: Lindy Brill
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Sudhamani Patel: Sheila Chandra
Andrew Stanton: Mark Chapman
Justin Bennett: Robert Craig-Morgan
Penny Lewis: Ruth Davies
Michael Doyle: Vincent Hall
Trisha Yates: Michelle Herbert
Susi McMahon: Linda Slater
Benny Green: Terry Sue Patt
Hughes: Donald Waugh
Madelin Tanner: Lesley Woods
Judy Preston: Abigail Arundel
Mary Johnson: Kim Benson
Macker: Bobby Collins
Antoni Karamanopolis: Vivian Mann
Mr Llewellyn: Sean Arnold
Mr Keating: Robert Hartley
Librarian: Gilly Brown
Dr Farr: Antony Carrick
Mrs Lewis: Jennifer Hill
Mrs McMahon: Maggie Riley
Mrs Dunlop: Cleo Sylvestre
Mr McMahon: Bill Treacher
Mr Garfield: Graham Ashley
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Janet: Stella Haime
Miss Summers: Philomena McDonagh
Mr Mitchell: Michael Percival
Mr Sutcliffe: James Wynn

: Cricket: Australia v England

The First Test from
Perth RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the fourth day's play.
Television presentation by 9 NETWORK, Australia Producer NICK HUNTER


Introduces: Perth Richie Benaud
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Mid-EveningNews

including sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: A Kind of Childhood: 1: John and Friends

'I can remember this place, I just sat there and kept thinking why I wasn't living with my mum..." JOhn, 11 years old, looks back to when he was 7. He had just been taken away from home and put into care. There are 118,000 children like John in Britain today. How do they feel when they suddenly lose their parents? How do they adapt to a new home, cope with a new set of adults? John has been through it all. Now happily settled in a children's home, he talks about his life in care, and his feelings towards his parents, adoption and fostering, with his 9-to-11-year-old friends.
In the first of three films which look at the courage and resilience of children in the face of adversity, only the children are heard.
(Part 2 tomorrow at 7.40 pm)


Producer: Maryse Addison

: Chronicle

Digging for Rescue
The Chronicle Award for Archaeology 1979
The study of the pill-box defences of England, built in the early 1940s for ' Dad's Army ', is one of six projects chosen as finalists in this year's Chronicle Archaeology Awards. Other projects include the excavation of a Romano-British cemetery near Dunstable with its detailed analysis of skeletons and diseases; the clearing of the complex of caves that run under the streets of Nottingham; the unearthing of a Roman settlement at Kingscote in Gloucestershire; a study of the architectural history of farmhouses just north of Bristol; and a prehistoric settlement in the Test Valley in Hampshire.
During the summer, all the finalists were visited by a Chronicle film team and a panel of ' Rescue ' judges. Magnus Magnusson announces the judges' verdict and presents the prizes at a special ceremony in the British Museum. Film editor MICHAEL GOLDSMITH
EntHe, for the 1980 Chronicle Award should be sent to: ' 'Rescue', 15a Bull Plain, Hertford, Herts [Postcode removed]


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Editor: Michael Goldsmith
Producer: Kenneth Shepheard
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Beryl Reid

A special programme with guests Avril Elgar
Patricia Hayes John Hewer
Gerald James David Lodge Sally Smith
Musical director BURT RHODES Designer PAUL TRERISE


Unknown: Avril Elgar
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: John Hewer
Unknown: Gerald James
Unknown: Arthur MacRae
Unknown: Alan Melville
Unknown: Norman Newell
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Unknown: William Chappell
Director: Burt Rhodes
Designer: Paul Trerise
Producer: Brian Whitehouse

: Man Alive

Investigates, Discovers, Questions This week: One of the Family
In the last 100 years, some 2,000 of our stately homes have disappeared, together with the armies of servants that once maintained them. But the world of Upstairs, Downstairs still lingers on in some of our remaining great houses where it can take a silver steward 18 months to clean all the 1,000 silver pieces, and a gamekeeper works all year to provide just a few days' shooting.
In One of the Family, Jeanne la Chard looks at life behind the green baize door and talks to the men and women who enjoy their jobs and who are proud to be called servants, as well as some of the Dukes and Duchesses who employ them.
Editor TIM SLESSOR. Preview: page 27


Producer: Ruth Jackson
Editor: Tim Slessor.

: Floodlit Rugby League

for the BBC2 Trophy The Final
So far in this season's Floodlit Rugby League we have seen some highly-entertaining football. Tonight, after 12 weeks, we reach the climax of the competition, when there will be a new name on the coveted trophy.
Highlights of the match played earlier this evening. Introduced by RICHARD DnKKNFIKI.n '
Commentator Eddie Waring
BBC Manchester
Sports news and results on Ceefax


Introduced By: Richard Dnkknfiki.N
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Late News


: Closedown

DAVID MARKHAM reads Departmental by ROBERT FROST


Unknown: David Markham
Unknown: Robert Frost

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