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: Play School

Story: Lost Property Written by EDNA DORE
Illustrated by PETER WAYNE Presenters
Elizabeth Millbank , Fred Harris


Written By: Edna Dore
Illustrated By: Peter Wayne
Presenters: Elizabeth Millbank
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: Antiques Roadshow

This week: Stoke-on-Trent
Arthur Negus, joined by Angela Rippon goes on the road with some of Britain's leading experts. (The opinions expressed in the programme concerning age and value may no longer be completely accurate as the series was recorded in the summer of 1979). Director ROY CHAPMAN
Producer ROBIN DRAKE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: Robin Drake.

: Everybody's Doin' It

A series of eight programmes 7: The British Abroad (Greenland and Tibet)
All of the film in this programme was taken by COLONEL F. SPENCER CHAPMAN. He was one of those marvellous, somehow typically English, adventurers of the 1930s whose world was still full of remote, undiscovered corners, Written and narrated by JOHN JULIUS NORWICH
Film editor DAVID WYATT


Unknown: Colonel F. Spencer
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Producer: Margaret McCall

: In Search of ... Ethelred the Unready

The seventh of eight films written and presented by Michael Wood
Ethelred the Unready has the poorest reputation of any English king. His reign is synonymous with decline and moral failure.
MICHAEL WOOD , in his search for Ethelred, sets out to discover the truth behind the legend.
Much the best television I have seen this year. (THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT) Producer DEREK TOWERS
BBC Manchester


Presented By: Michael Wood
Unknown: Michael Wood

: Daredevils of the Red Circle

A series in 12 parts starring
CHARLES QUIGLEY as Gene Townley HERMAN BRix as Tiny Dawson DAVID SHARPE as Burt Knowles 6: Thirty Seconds to Live
The Daredevils encounter a mad genius and walk into a high voltage booby trap with a concealed time bomb ticking secretly away.
(Part 7 tomorrow at 5.40)


Unknown: Charles Quigley
Unknown: Gene Townley
Unknown: Herman Brix
Unknown: Dawson David Sharpe
Unknown: Burt Knowles

: Grange Hill

A series in 18 episodes Part 15 by ALAN JANES
After all the time and effort that Cathy and the others have put into forming the group, their first professional booking ends in disaster.
Grange Hill Pupils:
Series devised by PHIL REDMOND Producer COLIN CANT
Book, Grange Hill for Sale, £4.75; theme music on a. single (RESL 64), from retailers


Unknown: Alan Janes
Producer: Colin Cant
Director: Graham Theakston
Unknown: Grange Hill
Pamela Cartwright: Rene Alperstein
Alan Humphries: George Armstrong
Cathy Hargreaves: Lyndy Brill
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Kevin McGuire:: Brad Clayton
Gary Hargreaves: Mark Farmer
Michael Doyle: Vincent Hall
Ruth: Paula Harris
Trisha Yates:;: Michelle Herbert
Neil: Andrew Pearsoñ
Robo: Neil Rogers
Gerry: Karen Saundebs
Susi McMahon: Linda Slater
Mr Thomson: Timothy Bateson
Miss Peterson: Cheryl Branker
Geoff: Sandy Sinclair
Junky Mead: Harry Webster
Mr Sutcliffe: James Wynn

: The Waltons

The Journal
A time of heart-searching decision.
Based on- EARLHAMNER JR's autobio-I graphical novel Spencer's Mountain WrittenbyRobertpirosh Directed by PHILIP LEACOCK


Directed By: Philip Leacock
Olivia Walton: Michael Learned
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor
Jason: Jon Walmsley
Erin: Mary Elizabeth McDonough
Ben: Eric Scott
Jim-Bob: David W Harper
Elizabeth: Kami Cotter

: News Summary

With subtitles for the hard-ofhearingl followed by Weather

: A Question of Equality

Five programmes about the education system. 4: Gender
At 11 girls and boys enter secondary school with much the same abilities and qualifications. But when they leave they are unequal. 'This', argues Dale Spender , lecturer and author, ' is because the school expects different things from boys and girls-boys are-prepared for their place in the world while girls are prepared for their place in the home.' with Heather Brigstocke
Peter Newsam , Molly Hattersley Introduced by Patrick Nuttgens


Unknown: Dale Spender
Unknown: Heather Brigstocke
Unknown: Peter Newsam
Unknown: Molly Hattersley
Introduced By: Patrick Nuttgens
Produced By: Kthron Allinson
Produced By: John Radcliffe

: Top Gear

The last of seven programmes
Introduced by William Woollard
Frank Page takes a driving lesson from legendary rally driver Erik Carlsson to learn how best to cope with winter road conditions.
Sam Toy , Chairman and Managing Director of Ford of Britain, reviews the past year and looks forward to the future, in conversation with Peter Smith.
Stewart Woodcock tells the story of another classic car, the Jaguar, and WILLIAM WOOLLARD suggests sdme useful Christmas presents for the motoring family.
Executive producer DEREK SMIIH BBC Birmingham


Introduced By: William Woollard
Introduced By: Frank Page
Unknown: Erik Carlsson
Unknown: Sam Toy
Unknown: Peter Smith.
Unknown: Stewart Woodcock
Director: Brian Strachan
Producer: Derek Smiih

: Russell Harty

Live from London's Greenwood Theatre , television's most unpredictable half-hour.
Director RON ISTED
Assistant producer CHRIS RILEY Produced by TOM GUTTERIDGE
(Russell Harty from Manchester on Thursday at 8.30 pm)


Unknown: Greenwood Theatre
Producer: Chris Riley
Produced By: Tom Gutteridge
Produced By: Russell Harty

: Georgie Fame

in concert at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
As well as singing some of his own hits, Georgie Fame is joined by Annie Ross in a tribute to Hoagy Carmichael with such timeless classics as ' Georgia ', ' The old music master' and ' Hong Kong blues '.


Unknown: Georgie Fame
Unknown: Annie Ross
Unknown: Hoagy Carmichael
Designer: Paul Laugier
Director: Mike Stephens
Producer: Peter Ridsdale

: Arena

Brixton to Barbados
Reggae has its roots in Jamaica, and has found a home in Britain. But there are over 60 countries in the Caribbean, each with its own distinctive culture. Arena invited Linton Kwesi Johnson , Britain's foremost reggae poet, to investigate the remarkable richness and variety of Caribbean art on its home ground-the occasion was the Carifesta, a huge festival held this year in Barbados. Among the highlights were the Rene gades , one of Trinidad's most brilliant steel bands; the best of soul-calypso with The Mighty Arrow from Montserrat; ' Riddim ' poetry by young Jamaican Michael Smith; big-band Irakere with the exotic Latin jazz of Cuba and Rebirth, an extraordinary dramatic saga which symbolically unites the many different ethnic groups of Surinam through their myths and legends.
Film cameraman DAVID HAYLOCK


Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Unknown: Rene Gades
Unknown: Jamaican Michael
Unknown: David Haylock
Editor: Gerry Pomeroy
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Anthony Wall

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, JOHN TUSA , PETER HOBDAY and DONALD MACCORMICK present an informed account of what's happening in the world; special reports from the BBC's correspondents at home and abroad; the latest news and weather forecast from LINDA ALEXANDER plus sports results from DAVID ICKE.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Linda Alexander
Unknown: David Icke.

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