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: Open University

6.40 Grammar Rules. 7.5 Computers - Case Studies. 7.30 Man-powered Air. craft: 3.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Magic Hole written and illustrated by CLIFF ROBERTS Presenters:
Chloe Ashcroft, Ben Thomas
Written and directed by PETER WILTSHIRE Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNIHIA FELGATE
Book, Play School: Ready to Play, £1.50, from bookshops; Play On (record REC 332, cassette zcm 332), Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away (record REC 242, or cassette URMC 004), from record shops


Illustrated By: Cliff Roberts
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Pianist: Ben Thomas
Pianist: Richard Brown
Designer: Paul Haines
Directed By: Peter Wiltshire
Producer: Anne Cobey
Producer: Cynihia Felgate

: Closedown

: Racing from Aintree

The second day of the Ladbrokes Grand National Meeting
Today, while the Grand National fences are being prepared for tomorrow's big race, BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you coverage of four races on the Mildmay course.
2.35 Arpal Chemicals Selling Hurdle (2m)
3.10 Dover Street Trophies Handicap 'Chase (3m If)
3.45 Sean Graham Trophy 'Chase (2m)
4.20 Kennedy Asphalt Hurdle (2m) Commentators
Introduced by TONY GUBBA
Television presentation


Unknown: Sean Graham
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Richard Tilling

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Electrolytic Chlorine Cells. 5.15 Isotopes in Geology. 5.40 ABC in Kansas City: 4. 6.5 Brain Structure and Behaviour. 6.30 Keynes and War Economy.

: Gardeners' World

Geoffrey Smith and Clay Jones at Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton
Plants to climb around the house, and how to hold them up; providing the garden with shelter; multiple seeding; slitted polythene; and the deepbed system.
Produced by JOHN KENYON BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Produced By: John Kenyon

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Five to One

' I think your writing is more hurtful than you realise ... '
Five young people put the questions professional interviewers rarely ask. This week: Ian Crawford , farmer
Sue Grimes , policewoman
David Harwood , unemployed fitter Krysia Kobziak , journalist Dave Silver , disc jockey talk to Jilly Cooper , Sunday Times writer and romantic novelist.
Producer LYN WEBSTER. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ian Crawford
Unknown: Sue Grimes
Unknown: David Harwood
Unknown: Krysia Kobziak
Unknown: Dave Silver
Unknown: Jilly Cooper
Director: Peter Hamilton
Producer: Lyn Webster.

: The One-Armed Bandit Murder

' Clubland was turning into gang-land. People were frightened. The police were nervous. Was the Mafia moving in? ' -Tyneside, 1966 The second of two documentary films which investigate the murder of ANGUS SIBBET, a gaming-machine collector who was shot dead in the Durham mining village of South lletton, in the New Year of 1967. Two men were convicted: Dennis Stafford and Michael Luvaglio , both leading figures in the clubland scene of Tyneside in the mid-60s. They have been released from prison recently and have been talking to Stuart Prebble.


Unknown: Dennis Stafford
Unknown: Michael Luvaglio
Unknown: Stuart Prebble.
Producer: David Seymour

: Vikings!: 2: Bolt from the Blue

Ten films in which Magnus Magnusson explores the Viking World.
"Never was it thought such an inroad from the sea could be made." (Alcuin of York, 793)
The ship was the true symbol and spirit of the Vikings: nothing has yet surpassed the elegance and beauty of its lines, deceptively disguising its power and versatility. The Viking mastery of all the seafaring arts gave them the instrument not only of terror but of trade and colonisation.
In 793 unexpected assaults by sea-borne warriors from the remote fastnesses of Norway introduced the peaceful monastic communities of the north of England to the awesome terror of lightning attacks from the sea. Magnus Magnusson describes this 'bolt from the blue' and shows how even the mastery of Norway itself depended upon sea power - the age of the Vikings had begun. With Colin Blakely, Daniel Massey, John Bennett
Peter Brookes's View: page 94


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
[Voice]: Colin Blakely
[Voice]: Daniel Massey
[Voice]: John Bennett
Music: Jack Point
Series adviser: Prof. P.H. Sawyer
Research: Liz Wright
Film Editor: Jeff Shaw
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe
Series Producer: David Collison
Producer: Peter Brookes

: Pot Black 80

BBC2 Snooker Championship
The first Semi-final for the 1980 Pot Black trophy, played over two frames. Featuring Ray Reardon
1979 Pot Black Champion v Doug Mountjoy
1978 Pot Black Champion
Last year's finalists meet again but this time only one can reach the 1980 Final. One thing is certain - one of this year's finalists will be a Welshman!
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS RefereeSYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Producer REG PERRIN. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Unknown: Sydney Lee
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Roy Norton
Producer: Reg Perrin.

: International Golf

Jack Nicklaus and Friends at the Home of Golf
Jack Nicklaus and Scan Connery v
Ben Crenshaw and Glen Campbell in the Marley Challenge
The last of three programmes especially recorded for BBC2, on the historic Old Course at St Andrews. Outside broadcast director


Unknown: Jack Nicklaus
Unknown: Jack Nicklaus
Unknown: Ben Crenshaw
Unknown: Glen Campbell
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Producers: David Kenning
Producers: A. P. Wilkinson

: Thérèse Raquin

Dramatised in three parts by PHILIP MACKIE. Part 3


Unknown: Emile Zola
Unknown: Philip MacKie.

: Late News


: The Outer Limits: Demon with a Glass Hand

The classic sci-fi series exploring the boundaries of man's inner self when faced with alien forces in time and space.
Starring Robert Culp
Alien space soldiers from the distant future invade Earth via a time mirror. Their mission: to capture the last man to survive a future space war. The single survivor appears normal in all respects save one ... his right hand is glass.


Created by: Leslie Stevens
Producer: Ben Brady
Writer: Harlan Ellison
Director: Byron Haskin
Trent: Robert Culp
Consuelo: Arline Martel
Arch: Abraham Sofaer

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