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: Open University

6.40 Haydn's London Symphony. 7.5 Evaluating a Merger. 7.30 Sanctions and Rhodesia: 4.

: Play School

: Closedown

: Cricket: Fifth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from Old Trafford Final day
PETER WEST introduces the whole of this afternoon's play.
Television presentation


Introduces: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Commentators: Christopher Martin
Commentators: Jenkins Tom Graveney
Unknown: Nick Hunter

: Closedown

: Open University

Engineering Energy.

: Six Fifty-five Special

The Special takes a trip to Chester Zoo which in the past 50 years has developed into one of Britain's most attractive zoos. Presenter Marian Foster and naturalist Roger Tabor meet some of the inmates as well as their keepers.
Joining in the zoo trek are comedian Bernie Clifton. impressionist Mike Carter and musical group Instant Sunshine.
Editor jim DUMIGHAN BBC Birmingham


Presenter: Marian Foster
Unknown: Roger Tabor
Unknown: Bernie Clifton.
Unknown: Mike Carter

: Return Call to Brass Tacks

Eric Robson reports what viewers have been saying about the issues raised in last week's Brass Tacks.
Editor COLIN ADAMS. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Peter Hamilton
Editor: Colin Adams.

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Under the Weather

with Jack Scott
A series of six programmes about the workings of our weather and why forecasting is such a complicated business. 5: On Ice
How much do the movements of the earth and other planets round the sun determine the timing of ice ages? Could they return?
Director FRANK ASH


Unknown: Jack Scott
Director: Frank Ash
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Secret Army

Just Light the Blue Touch-Paper by JOHN BRASON starring
The time has come for Bradley to use his ' private army ' of evaders to act positively against the V2 weapons.
Producer GERARD GLAISTER Director MICHAEL E. BRIANT . from record shops


Unknown: John Brason
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Michael E. Briant
Albert: Bernard Hepton
Monique: Angela Richards
Kessler: Clifford Rose
Reinhardt: Terrence Hardiman
Natalie: Juliet Hammond-Hill
Alain: Ron Pember
Dr Keldermans: Valentine Dyall
Bradley: Paul Shelley
Madeleine: Hazel McBride
Guissard: Morris Perry
Newman: Nigel Lambert
Stroem: Bunny May
Hauptmann Muller: Hilary Minster
De HOOCh: Derrick Slater
Wullner: Neil Daglish
German officer: Max Faulkner
Wade: John Cassady
Gestapo tail: Reg Woods

: Iris Williams

A series of four programmes
This young Welsh singer, whose recording of ' He was beautiful' brought her deep melodic voice into the homes of millions last year, hosts her first major television series. With music as the first essential, her regular guests are jazz pianist extraordinary
George Shearing accompanied bv
Brian Torff (bass) with singer/songwriter
Gerard Kenny teacher turned troubadour Earl Okin and The Paul Jury Quintet from The Fulcrum Centre, Slough
Exterior sequences recorded on location at Windsor, Eton and Romney Lock
Musical director NEIL RICHARDSON
Programme associate WALTER RIDLEY Sound CHRIS HOLCOMBE Lighting BERT OATEN


Unknown: George Shearing
Bass: Brian Torff
Unknown: Gerard Kenny
Unknown: Earl Okin
Director: Neil Richardson
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Brass Tacks

Presented by Eric Robson
Live debate and lively reporting of the decisions, issues and attitudes that divide public opinion.
Editor COLIN ADAMS. BBC Manchester
If after watching the programme you would like to let us know your views on the subject, write to Return Call, BBCtv, Oxford Road, Manchester M60 1SJ. Return Call next Monday evening will report back on what you think.


Presented By: Eric Robson
Editor: Colin Adams.

: Festival 81

For the 35th successive year Edinburgh plays host to the most comprehensive arts festival in the world. Opera, drama, dance, and a wide range of orchestral concerts display the talents of a galaxy of international artists, while the ' Fringe ' is bigger than ever with over 300 British premieres. The Film Festival, the Jazz Festival, the Television Festival, all add to the near infinite variety of entertainment.
In the first of seven programmes Mary Marquis and Michael Dean report on the news, personalities and performers who are making this year's headlines.


Unknown: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Michael Dean

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow , John Tusa
Peter Hobday , Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Cricket: Fifth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from Old Trafford Highlights

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