25 July 1981

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ITV - Thames/LWT

Source: TV Times 25-31 July 1981 (Thames/LWT)

08.45 Seasame Street 
More fun and learning with the Muppets and their Sesame Street friends.
09.45 Joe 90 
"The Professional" by Donald James. Joe 90 races against time to break into a castle to rescue stolen gold.
10.10 The Beachcombers 
"The Swell" - Adventures in the great outdoors of western Canada with Greek Canadian Nick Adonidas and his friends.
10.35 Thunderbirds 
"The Duchess Assignment" by Martin Crump. Lady Penelope helps an old friend who is gambling away all her money.
11.30 Clapperboard 
Chris Kelly. Billy the Kid died 100 years ago this month. Clapperboard looks at the myth and the truth behind one of the West's most notorious characters, and at other well-known Western names like Wyatt Earp and Jesse James. As well as introducing film clips, Chris Kelly talks to Western folklore expert Richard Spendlove.
12.00 Lost Islands 
Robert Edgington in "The Angry Mountain". Adventures with the five children of different nationalities marooned on a group of uncharted islands after a shipwreck. They have discovered the islands' inhabitants, the "Q" people, are still living in the 18th Century, with no knowledge of the modern outside world.
12.30 World of Sport 
Introduced by Dickie Davies.

12.35 International Sports Special 1 - Cycling (The Tour de France) and Karting (The Hermetite Masters, from Donington)

13.15 ITN News

13.20 The ITN Seven - Derek Thompson at Newcastle and Jim McGrath at Beverley introduce the best races from both meetings: 13.30 Newcastle - North British Properties Stakes (6f.) 13.45 Beverley - Green Arrow Volkswage Passat H'cap (2m. 3f.) 14.00 Newcastle - Zanussi H'cap Stakes (1m.) 14.15 Beverley - Holsten Diat Pils H'cap Stakes (1m.) 14.30 Newcastle - Zanussi Sprinters H'cap Stakes (5f.) 14.45 Beverley - Philip Cornes Nickel Alloys Stakes (Qualifier) (5f.) 15.00 Newcastle - Beeswing Stakes (7f.)

15.10 International Sports Special 2 - Boxing (The W.B.A. Light-Heavyweight Championship - Eddie Mustafa-Muhammad v. Michael Spinks - from Atlantic City, New Jersey) and Water Ski-ing (The 1981 U.S. Masters from Calloway Gardens, Georgia)

16.00 Wrestling - from Morecambe.

16.50 Results Service - News round-up, cricket, racing and Australian Pools.

17.05 Worzel Gummidge 
by Keith Waterhouse, Willis hall. Jon Pertwee in "The Trial of Worzel Gummidge". Worzel's future is in danger - he is to be tried by his fellow scarecrows on a charge of bringing scarecrows into disrepute.
17.35 ITN News
17.40 Chips 
Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox in "Satan's Angels". A motorcycle gang turns a desert outing into a crime spree when its members kidnap a female officer from the Californian Highway Patrol and demand a ransom for her safe release.
18.35 Mind Your Language 
by Vince Powell. Barry Evans in "Brief Re-Encounter". The return after 25 years of an old admirer of the principal, Miss Courtney, sweeps the frosty lady off her feet. But Brown finds he is the one who has to pick up the pieces.
19.05 Russ Abbot's Saturday Madhouse 
with Dustin Gee, Patti Gold, Michael Barrymore, Susie Blake, Jeffrey Holland, Bella Emberg. Cliff Richard, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra and Adam and the Ants will not be appearing in tonight's show. However there are the Supreme Three Degrees Under and British supergroup Vince Prince and the Tone Deafs plus the Jimmies, Geronimo and all the usual favourites.
19.35 Hellinger's Law 
Telly Savalas, Rod Taylor. A court case with complications for renowned criminal lawyer Hellinger (Telly Savalas).
21.20 Seagull Island 
by Augusto Caminito, Jeremy Burnham.

Jeremy Brett, Nicky Henson, Prunella Ransome, Gabriele Tinti. Episode Two: Barbara continues the search for her blind sister, Mary-Ann, and learns of her involvement with David Malcolm, who lives on Seagull Island. Following the deaths of two blind girls, in mysterious circumstances, Inspector Casati takes a close interest in Mary-Anne's case.

22.20 ITN News and Sport 
A round-up of the day's news and main sporting events.
22.35 House on the Hill 
Annette Crosbie in "Credits and Distinctions", by Alma Cullen. Another play in this series about life in a house in Glasgow. It is now the 1930's. Maisie Gifford, a successful clothes' designer, find that the upper classes close in upon her when she accuses her daughter's school of negligence.
23.35 Let's Rock 
Lulu, Joe Brown, Alvin Stardust, Shakin' Stevens, Freddie "Fingers" Lee, Bill G.B.H. Hartman, Dogdan, Den Hegarty. "On your mark. Get set. Now ready..." and it's another rocking session with G.B.H. - your resident host - saying "Let's Rock" to "Shake a Tail Feather", "Only the Lonely", "Goody Goody" and much more.
00.05 Police Surgeon 
Sam Groom in "Web of Guilt". Dr. Simon Locke steps in when a woman judge endangers herself by becoming too protective of her brother, who is accused of murder.
00.35 Close 
"Sit Up and Listen" with Peregrine Worsthorne who ends the day's programmes now, and again tomorrow, with a poem. Tonight he reads "To His Sweetest Child" by Sir Thomas More.

followed by Closedown.

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