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: International Bowls

The Embassy
World Indoor Bowls Championship
Coverage of the first day's play from the Coatbridge Indoor Bowling Club. Defending champion DAVID BRYANT (England) v JACK HOSKING (Australia). Over six days, 16 of the world's top players compete for prize money of £12,000.
Producer BILL MALCOLM. BBC Scotland


Unknown: David Bryant
Unknown: Jack Hosking
Producers: Mike Abbott
Producers: John Graham.
Producers: Allan Fender
Producer: Bill Malcolm.

: Sandy Powell

in The Old Boy Network
Very few people can remember a time when Sandy Powell wasn't part of Britain's comic furniture.
In 1980 he recounted just some of the best parts of 60 years in show business. Recorded at the South-port Theatre.
Programme associate jimmy PERRY Producer DONALD SAYER


Unknown: Sandy Powell
Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Producer: Donald Sayer

: Laurel and Hardy: Midnight Patrol


Director: Lloyd French
Officer Stanley Laurel: Stan Laurel
Officer Oliver Hardy: Oliver Hardy

: The Waltons

The Unthinkable
Based on EARL HAMNER jr's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain Written by DAN ULLMAN
Directed by RALPH WAITE


Written By: Dan Ullman
Directed By: Ralph Waite
John Walton: Stars Ralph Waite
Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor
Jason: Jon Walmsley
Erin: Mary Elizabeth McDonough
Ben: Eric Scott
Jim-Bob: David W Harper
Elizabeth: Kami Cotler

: Spine Chillers

John Woodvine tells A Sin of Omission by R. CHETWYND-HAYES
' A flat head rose up, and small, watery-blue eyes glittered with malevolent intent, while jaws opened to their fullest extent, and Mr Faversham was permitted to view a pink-lined cavern that was equipped with two yellow, pointed fangs.


Unknown: John Woodvine
Unknown: R. Chetwynd-Hayes
Unknown: Mr Faversham

: News Summary

with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Australian Film Season: Blue Fin

Hardy Kruger , Greg Kowe
Blue Fin is a trawler, skippered by the tough and unyielding Bill Pascoe , who believes that his young son, Steve, will' never make * good sailor'. '. This adventure film is the story of how young Steve - known as ' Snook' - saves both his father's life and the ship. The film is based on a book by Colin Thiele , author of Storm Boywhich also starred Greg Rowe.
Screenplay by SONIABORG Produced by HAL MCELROY Directed by CARL SCHULTZ
(First showing on British television) Films: page 9


Unknown: Hardy Kruger
Unknown: Greg Kowe
Unknown: Blue Fin
Unknown: Bill Pascoe
Book By: Colin Thiele
Unknown: Greg Rowe.
Produced By: Hal McElroy
Directed By: Carl Schultz
Bill Pascoe: Hardy Kruger
Steve Pascoe: Greg Rowe
Mrs Pascoe: Elspeth Ballantyne
Ruth Pascoe: Liddy Clark
Sam Snell: John Jarratt
Stan: Hugh Keays-Byrne
Herbie: Ralph Cotterill
Con: George Spartels
Geordie: Alfred Bell
Andy Nelson: Wayne Rodda
Snitch: John Thompson
Ockie: John Godden

: Russell Harty

Live from London's Greenwood Theatre , television's most unpredictable half-hour,
Director RON ISTED
(Russell Harty visits Crujts on Thursday at 8.30 pm)


Unknown: Greenwood Theatre
Director: Ron Isted
Produced By: Tom Gutteridge
Produced By: Russell Harty

: Pot Black 82

BBC2 Snooker Championship
The sixth frame in the series of 16 programmes for the 1982 Pot Black Trophy.
Featuring in Group Two:
Eddie Charlton (Australia)' three-times Pot Black Champion v. Dennis Taylor (N. Ireland) the Irish Champion
They last met in the 1980 Pot Black semi-finals where Eddie had a narrow victory. This year he has one game to his credit but Dennis has yet to win.
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee JOHN WILLIAMS Commentator TED LOWE
Director ROY NORTON Producer REG PERRIN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Unknown: John Williams
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Roy Norton
Producer: Reg Perrin

: One Man and his Dog

The BBC Television International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall
The mountains and rolling pasture-land, with the waters of Bala Lake below, provide an ideal backcloth to the testing trials course in North Wales, where man and dog combine their unique talents to work as a partnership.
England's team today comprises a shepherd from an agricultural college in Northumberland, a former
Supreme Champion from Lancashire and a shepherd from Brackley in Northants. Heat 2 -England The competitors:
Technical co-ordinator JOHN EYNON Director MICHAEL KERR Producer IAN SMITH


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: Ron Bailey
Unknown: Spot Gerald Hawkins
Unknown: Trim Harry Huddleston
Unknown: John Eynon
Director: Michael Kerr
Producer: Ian Smith

: Arena

True to Life?
In a month of continuing controversy about the aims and methods of the ' documentary', Arena presents a classic film by one of the pioneers of the movement-Humphrey Jennings 's Listen to Britain. Made in 1941, it will be seen here, complete, for the first time on British television.
Also Gavin Millar looks at the craft of recent documentary makers, focusing on the techniques of the BBC's current Police series. With Roger Graef , Charles Stewart and the team who made it.


Unknown: Humphrey Jennings
Unknown: Gavin Millar
Unknown: Roger Graef
Unknown: Charles Stewart
Producers: Gavin Millar
Producers: Alan Yentos

: Newsnight

Peter Snow, John Tusa , Peter Hobday and Donald MacCormick
Directors ALEX SAWARD , JOHN WILKINSON Assignment editors
Deputy editor DAVID DICKSON Editor RON NEIL


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Producer: Paul Norris
Directors: Alex Saward
Directors: John Wilkinson
Unknown: Clive Syddall
Unknown: John Mahoney
Editor: David Dickson
Editor: Ron Neil

: International Bowls

The Embassy
World Indoor Bowls Championship
Highlights from today's play at the Coatbridge
Indoor Bowling Club, where 16 of the world's top players from five continents compete for total prize-money of £12,000.
Defending champion David Bryant (England) bids for his fourth successive title and first prize of £4,000. Commentators


Unknown: David Bryant
Unknown: Graham Howard

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