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: Open University

6.5Control of Education. 0 Culture and Community: Spain (2). 6.55 Maths: Modelling,Stocks.7.10Livingwith Death. 7.45 Haydn's London Symphony.

: Play School

Story: Alexander's Flycycle Written by ELIZABETH ROSE AND GERALD ROSE Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Chris Tranchell


Written By: Elizabeth Rose
Unknown: Gerald Rose
Presenters: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenters: Chris Tranchell

: Closedown

: Cricket: Second Test

England v New Zealand from Headingley
PETER WEST introduces coverage of this afternoon's play.

: Topper

An American 50s comedy series starring
Anne Jeffreys as Marion Kerby
Robert Sterling as George Kerby Leo G. Carroll as Cosmo Topper Lee Patrick as Henrietta Topper Preparations for Europe
The Kerbys want a trip to Europe with the Toppers and resort to ghostly tricks to get their way ... Produced by JOHN W. LOVETON


Unknown: Anne Jeffreys
Unknown: Marion Kerby
Unknown: Robert Sterling
Unknown: George Kerby
Unknown: Leo G. Carroll
Unknown: Lee Patrick
Unknown: Henrietta Topper
Produced By: John W. Loveton

: Rudolf Ising Double Bill

A double helping of cartoon fun Little Goldfish
Little Buck Cheeser
MGM cartoons

: Six Fifty-five

Bob Langley visits Windermere in festive mood with the sights and sounds cf summer on lakeland's most popular stretch of water.
Singer Patti Boulaye joins in the fun.


Unknown: Bob Langley
Singer: Patti Boulaye

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: A Moment to Talk

A series of eight programmes
Men and women on the industrial production line stop for a breather -and to talk about their lives, jobs and concerns. 4: Tele-ads Salesgirls,'Express and Star', Wolverhampton
Film cameraman STEVE SAUNDERSON Film editor GREG MILLER


Unknown: Steve Saunderson
Editor: Greg Miller

: Q.E.D.

Acts of God
Narrated by Anthony Clare
This super science-made-fun series comes up with yet another irresistible subject. (DAILY EXPRESS) The 100-foot high wave, the little stream that suddenly becomes a raging torrent, the gale that topples trees, lorries and people. Q.E.D. looks at freak weather-its causes and effects.
John Lees , the ' Q.E.D. Test-Man,' takes on the power of nature. To simulate a flash flood, he stands below a 200-million-gallon reservoir as the sluices are progressively opened. He battles against a man-made hurricane until he blows away. And he shows how to be within an inch of a direct lightning strike - and still survive.
Series editor MICK RHODES Producer ALAN DOBSON BBC Manchester
* Subtitles on Ceelaz page 270


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Unknown: John Lees
Editor: Mick Rhodes
Producer: Alan Dobson

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Another chance to see Paul Daniels as he sets out to amuse and amaze in his own special fashion and introduces the remarkable skills of his international guests.
From Austria, the super-human strength of Markus
From Los Angeles, the magical mime of Tina Lenert with Ali Bongo and Debbie McGee
Musical director KEN JONES
Programme associate ALI BONGO Director JOHN BISHOP produced by JOHN FISHER (First shomn on BBCI)


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Tina Lenert
Unknown: Ali Bongo
Unknown: Debbie McGee
Produced By: John Fisher

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Sue Arnold , Nigel Hawthorne and Arthur Marshall
Liza Goddard , Russell Harty Referee Robert Robinson
Devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Produced and directed by PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Sue Arnold
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Liza Goddard
Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Directed By: Paul Ciani

: One Man and His Dog

The BBC Television International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall
Working as partnerships, three shepherds and their collies with total understanding and trust in each other tackle the challenging trials course at Kelburn, on the west coast of Scotland.
Each competing dog has seven Scottish blackface sheep to master and control, and is judged on his outrun, lift, fetch, drive, shed and Penning.
Heat 2: England The competitors:
TIMLONGTON with Tweed NORMAN DARRELL with Pat JOHN RUSSELL with Roy Director
Producer IAN SMITH


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: Tweed Norman Darrell
Unknown: Pat John Russell
Director: Michael Kerr
Producer: Ian Smith

: Motives

Seven public figures in conversation with Dr Anthony Clare 2: John Stonehouse talks about his mother's powerful influence, his first marriage, his driving political ambition, and the background to his sudden disappearance in 1974. ' I was a sham because I was Pursuing what is now quite clear to me was a total myth, and I became more and more of a sham the more I succeeded in my political work. And I didn't realise it until it hit me like a thunderbolt that all this was false. And what I had been all those years was an actor, a prop on this political stage, and I had lost myself in the process.'
Videotape editor PETER FRANCIS Director JONATHAN DENT
Executive producer BARRY BROWN Producer CHRIS MOHR


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Talks: John Stonehouse
Editor: Peter Francis
Director: Jonathan Dent
Producer: Barry Brown
Producer: Chris Mohr

: Newsnight

Presented bv John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick , with Joan Bakewell and Linda Alexander


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Linda Alexander

: Cricket: Second Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v New Zealand RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Open University

12.10 Geology of the Red Sea
In comparatively recent times the Earth's crust split apart to form the Red Sea cavity. What were the conditions which led to the splitting?
12.35 Community on Probation: Liverpool
Should probation officers be involved in court work and aftercare only. or should they get involved with the comnrunity in a preventative role? This programme looks at Liverpool in 1978.

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