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: Open University

6.40 The Madonna di San Biagio
(to 7.05)

7.30 Avoiding a Catastrophe

: Open University

6.40 The Madonna di San Biagio.
7.30 Avoiding a Catastrophe.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Garden from Frog and Toad, written and illustrated by ARNOLD LOBEL Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Johnny Ball
Photographs by BARRY BOXALL Designer BOB STEER
Scripts devised by ANNE DENEHY Directed by CHRISTINE HEWITT Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Illustrated By: Arnold Lobel
Presenters: Sheelagh Gilbey
Pianist: Johnny Ball
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Barry Boxall
Designer: Bob Steer
Directed By: Christine Hewitt
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Fractional Distillation

5.15 Earth Science Topics

5.40 Statistics - Using Computers

6.5 The Sense Organs

6.30 Microeconomics

: Gardeners' World

Geoffrey Smith and Clay Jones with Arthur Billitt at Clack's Farm. Geoffrey and Arthur plant-up window boxes and hanging baskets. Clay describes how he manages his home-made propagator and DAVE CHAPPELL prepares seed potatoes, carrots and beetroot.
Produced by jobn KENYON BBC Birmingham
Gardening hints on Ceefax page 268


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Arthur Billitt
Unknown: Dave Chappell
Produced By: Jobn Kenyon

: Mid-Evening News

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

: MacLeod's America

In this second leg of his coast-to-coast journey across America, Donny MacLeod visits a Country and Western jamboree at Nashville, Tennessee, better known as Music City, USA, the home of the rhinestone cowboys.
Produced and directed by PETER HERCOMBE Editor JIM DUMIGHAN. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Directed By: Peter Hercombe
Editor: Jim Dumighan.

: Five to One

' Is this a legacy to leave for our children and our children's children? '
Ian Crawford , farmer
Sue Grimes , policewoman
David Harwood , unemployed fitter Krysia Kobziak , journalist Dave Silver , disc jockey want to know just how safe our nuclear power stations really are. They put the questions to Dr Walter Marshall of the Atomic Energy Authority
Research CAROLE CALDWELL Producer LYN WEBSTER BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ian Crawford
Unknown: Sue Grimes
Unknown: David Harwood
Unknown: Krysia Kobziak
Unknown: Dave Silver
Unknown: Dr Walter Marshall
Producer: Lyn Webster

: Vikings!

Ten films in which Magnus Magnusson explores the Viking world.
5: England at Bay
' All they wanted was a nice warm welcome and a few beers in Weymouth, but they were insulted, so fists began to fly.'
That is MAGNUS MAGNUSSON 'S slightly tongue-in-cheek interpretation of events on the Dorset coast around AD 790, when England's first recorded Viking visitors arrived unannounced and slew the king's representative for daring to ask them their business!
Tonight's episode of Vikings! looks at the Viking kingdom of York and at the beleaguered kingdom of Wessex where it was left to a young Saxon king to stem the onslaught of the ' Viking host'-Alfred the Great. with Dennis Edwards
Daniel Massey , Jeremy Kemp
Series adviser PROFESSOR p. h. SAWYER Research LIZ WRIGHT
Series producer DAVID COLLISON


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Dennis Edwards
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: Jeremy Kemp
Music By: Jack Point
Editor: Malcolm Daniel
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe
Producer: David Collison

: Pot Black 80

BBC2 Snooker Championship
The ' best of three frames ' Final for the 1980 Pot Black Trophy and first prize of E2,000. Featuring
Ray Reardon (WALES), the 1979 and defending Pot Black Champion v Eddie Charlton (AUSTRALIA), twice Pot Black Champion
Presenting the awards, including the Highest Break Prize, the Joe Davis Trophy and the Pot Black ' Personality ' Award:
Cliff Morgan , June Davis
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Commentator TED LOWE Referee SYDNEY LEE
Producer REG PERRIN. BBC Birmingham
(Coverage of The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship begins on Monday)


Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: Joe Davis
Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Designer: Gavin Davies
Director: Roy Norton
Producer: Reg Perrin.

: Playhouse: The Dig

' No permissive society the Iron Age ... no messing about in those days.' A gruesome discovery on an archaeological excavation has more than historical interest when the love of a young man for an older woman gets out of hand.
Director CAROL WILKS. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: James Robson
Unknown: Ian Leiper
Designer: Rob Hinds
Director: Carol Wilks.
Peter Mountjoy: Eric Allan
Liz Mountjoy: Jennie Stoller
Charlie: Mervyn Watson
Bob Smith: Kevin Whately
Juntress: Stanley Lebor
Glaxo Smith: Dickie Arnold
Squirrel: Oliver Smith
Raymond: James Reddington
Reporter: Annie Hulley

: Newsnight

including news summary, weather forecast and sports results

: The Outer Limits: Soldier

The classic sci-fi series exploring the boundaries of man's inner self when faced with alien forces in time and space.
A time warp lands a future Earth soldier, programmed exclusively to destroy his enemies, back to the present day. But who on 20th-century Earth could possibly be his enemy?


Created by: Leslie Stevens
Writer: Harlan Ellison
Director: Gerd Oswald
Producer: Ben Brady
Executive Producer: Leslie Stevens
Kagan: Lloyd Nolan
Qarlo: Michael Ansara
Tanner: Tim O'Connor
The Enemy: Allen Jaffe
Abby Kagan: Catherine McLeod

: Closedown



Unknown: Julian Glover
Unknown: Margaret Willy

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