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: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Closedown

: Cartoon 2

Animation from around the world Tonight: Oh! My Darling
A delightful Dutch cartoon about a young child growing up, set to the music of Clementine.
Directed by BORGE RING


Directed By: Borge Ring

: Monkey

Old Chinese proverb says ' He who mixes Monkey business with pleasure liable end up making people laugh.'
What Monkey Calls the Dog-woman
Or how a Dog-woman caught Tripitaka and tried to marry him.
English adaptation by david WEIR
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for WORLD WIDE SOUND LONDON Produced by NTV and KOKUSAI HOEI


Music By: Micky Yoshino
Directed By: Daisuke Yamazaki
Directed By: Michael Bakewell
Monkey: Masaaki Sakai
Tripitaka: Masako Natsume
Sandy: Shiro Kishibe
Pigsy: Toshiyuki Nishida

: Cricket: Australia v England

The Third Test from Melbourne
This could be MIKE BREARLEY 'S last test match as Captain and, after losing the first two Tests, he will be determined to finish on a winning-note.
Television presentation 9 NETWORK, Australia Producer NICK HUNTER


Unknown: Mike Brearley
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Delia Smith's Cookery Course

Part 2
A second series of ten programmes presented by DELIA SMITH
14: Casseroles and Braised Dishes
There's a casserole for every occasion ranging from the warming family hotpot to an elegant dinner party version, and the beauty of them all is that they are made with the cheaper cuts of meat.
Delia shows how to cook these cuts to produce such tender and succulent dishes as Hungarian / goulash and braised pork with apples and cider. /.
Book (same title), £3.75, from bookshops


Presented By: Delia Smith
Director: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Peter Riding

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: In the Country

Introduced by Angela Rippon
Land of Daffodils and Avocets
In spring the countryside around the River Orr in Suffolk is ablaze with daffodils, cultivated for their bulbs. Out in the estuary, the treasured avocets return to their island sanctuary to breed.
Country historian Bernard Price and artist Gordon Beningfield explore the mainland in and around the ancient town of Orford, with its castle and traditional country buildings. Ornithologist Roger Lovegrove and botanist Stephanie Poulter set out on a pilgrimage to see the wealth of wildlife on the famous Havergate Island.
Here is another corner of Britain which is rich in both natural and man-made history.
Film editor phil MUTTON
Production assistant RON MARTIN Producer PETER CRAWFORD BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Bernard Price
Artist: Gordon Beningfield
Unknown: Roger Lovegrove
Unknown: Stephanie Poulter
Unknown: Ron Martin
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Talking Pictures

Presented by Gavin Millar
' Bunuel told me that she s one ot the best actresses he has ever worked with. I don't know, I can t explain, but she is one cinematographic animal, you know what I mean? ' (JOSE-LUIS BORAU) If you saw Angela Molina in Bunuel's That Obscure Object oj Desire you will know what Borau means. Borau's new film, La Sabina, hinges around Miss Molina, Spain's fastest-rising actress. It's a Spanish-Swedish co-production with Jon Finch and Simon Ward , and a lesson for Britain
A location report from Madrid and Stockholm. *
Studio director JILL EVANS Research CARIN VON DREBLE Film editor NORMAN CARR Produced by GAVIN MILLAR


Presented By: Gavin Millar
Unknown: Angela Molina
Unknown: Jon Finch
Unknown: Simon Ward
Produced By: Gavin Millar

: Pot Black 80

BBC2 Snooker Championship
The fifth frame in the new series for the 1980 Pot Black Trophy, featuring in Group 1: Ray Reardon the reigning Pot Black Champion v John Spencer former World Champion
Rivals for over 15 years, these two famous snooker stars share nine World Championship and five Pot Black titles between them! Reardon continues the defence of his 1979 trophy.
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee SYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Producer REG perrin. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: John Spencer
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Roy Norton
Producer: Reg Perrin.

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

Lee's Team v Ben's Team for the Marley Trophy
Lee Trevino and Ben Crenshaw , two of America's superstars of golf, with the aid of their celebrity partners, oppose each other in the fifth match of this series.
This week's match features
Bruce Forsyth and Ben Crenshaw v John Spencer and Lee Trevino
BRUCE FORSYTH has appeared in this series every year and tonight he shows that his game is still very competitive. JOHN SPENCER 'S calmness under pressure has won him several world snooker championships, a quality he requires in tonight's very close match.
Peter Alliss introduces and talks with the players in these matches, played over nine selected holes on the King's Course at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland.
Television presentation


Unknown: Ben Crenshaw
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Lee Trevino
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: John Spencer
Introduces: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Alastair Scotz
Producer: David Kenning

: Sacha

starring Sacha Distel who continues his travelling around England visiting contrasting locations and sharing his Gallic charm with you at home and his talented guests.
In this, the last programme in the series from the Assembly Rooms, Derby, and Melbourne Hall, Derby-shire, Sacha is joined by Jacques Loussier and the lovely Patti Boulaye LAURIE HOLLOWAY SEXTET and ANTHONY VAN LAAST DANCERS
Choreography ANTHONY VAN LAAST Musical directors
Production assistant SIMON BETT1 Producer KEN GRIFFIN


Unknown: Sacha Distel
Unknown: Jacques Loussier
Unknown: Patti Boulaye
Unknown: Laurie Holloway
Dancers: Anthony van Laast
Directors: Colin Frechter
Directors: Laurie Holloway
Unknown: John Mason
Unknown: Simon Bett1
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Late News


: Friday Night ... Saturday Morning

A way of ending the week with Ned Sherrin , plus music, guests and Quiz of the Week.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Designer: Malcolm Thornton
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: Frances Whitaker

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