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JULY 1979: Episodes 3176– 3192

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Crossroads Episode: 3176 Original TX: 02-07-79 (Monday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 02-07-79 MONDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3176

Production Office Paperwork CONFIRMS 3176 on 02-07-79 (VTR 7167)

 

TV Times (Granada):

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

HTV – 5:20

 

TV Times (Anglia):

ANGLIA – 6:35

SOUTHERN – 5:20

 

Meg Mortimer and David Hunter come to a mutual decision.

TV Times (Anglia for 02-07-79)

 

Meg Mortimer and David Hunter come to a mutual decision. Eira Turvey extracts a promise from Marion Owen

TV Times (Granada for 02-07-79)

 

Writers: Raymond Bowers, Michala Crees, David Garfield, Arthur Schmidt (TVT)              Director: Geoff Husson (TVT)

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/881556925816729602

 

Crossroads Episode: 3177 Original TX: 03-07-79 (Tuesday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 03-07-79 TUESDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3177

Production Office Paperwork CONFIRMS 3177 on 03-07-79 (VTR 7300)

 

TV Times (Granada):

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

HTV – 5:20

 

TV Times (Anglia):

ANGLIA – 6:35

SOUTHERN – 5:20

 

Barbara Brady’s talk about poisons makes Lloyd Munro very apprehensive.

TV Times (Anglia for 03-07-79)

 

Barbara Brady’s talk about poisons makes Lloyd Munro very apprehensive. Sharon Metcalfe’s suspicions regarding Geoffrey continue to grow.

TV Times (Granada for 03-07-79)

 

Writers: XXXX                                                                                                         Director: XXXX

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/749640030143049728

 

 

Crossroads Episode: 3178 Original TX: 04-07-79 (Wednesday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 04-07-79 WEDNESDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 31788

Production Office Paperwork CONFIRMS 3178 on 04-07-79 (VTR 7301)

 

TV Times (Granada):

 

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

HTV – 5:20

 

TV Times (Anglia):

ANGLIA – 6:35

SOUTHERN – 5:20

 

Sandy Richardson gets a demonstration of how to slip poison into a drink. Meg Mortimer doggedly tries to help Benny.

TV Times (Granada for 04-07-79)

 

Sandy Richardson gets a demonstration of how to slip poison into a drink.

TV Times (Anglia for 04-07-79)

 

Writers: XXXX                                                                                                         Director: XXXX

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/882285823856701441

 

 

Crossroads Episode: 3179 Original TX: 05-07-79 (Thursday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 05-07-79 THURSDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3179

Production Office Paperwork CONFIRMS 3179 on 05-07-79 (VTR 7306)

 

TV Times (Granada):

GRANADA – 5:15

 

TV Times (Anglia):

ANGLIA – 6:35

SOUTHERN – 5:20

 

Lloyd Munro is in a state of confusion and fear. Meanwhile, Meg Mortimer outwits Reg Cotterill

TV Times (Granada 05-07-79) (Anglia for 05-07-79)

 

Writers: XXXX                                                                                                         Director: Desmond McCarthy (TVT)

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/882644726251433984

 

 

Crossroads Episode: 3180 Original TX: 09-07-79 (Monday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 09-07-79 MONDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3180

Production Office Paperwork CONFIRMS 3180 on 09-07-79 (VTR 7307)

 

TV Times (Granada):

ATV -  6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

 

TV Times (HTV Wales and West)

ATV – 6:35

WESTWARD – 6:35

 

Meg Mortimer phones America with an urgent warning for Jill Harvey.

TV Times (Granada for 09-07-79) (HTV-Wales and West for 09-07-79)

 

Writers: Raymond Bowers, Michala Crees, David Garfield, Arthur Schmidt (TVT)              Director: Desmond McCarthy (TVT)

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/884089824348708865

 

 

Crossroads Episode: 3181 Original TX: 10-07-79 (Tuesday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 10-07-79 TUESDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3181

Production Office Paperwork CONFIRMS 3181 on 10-07-79 (VTR 7308)

 

TV Times (HTV Wales and West):

ATV – 6:35

HTV – 5:20

 

TV Times (Granada):

GRANADA – 5:15

 

Victor Lee sets a trap for Sharon Metcalfe. Jill Harvey arrives from America and stages a takeover.

TV Times (HTV Wales and West for 10-07-79) and (Granada for 10-07-79)

 

Writers: XXXX                                                                                                         Director: XXXX

 

Source: https://radiosoundsfamiliar.com/complete-tv-times-july-1979.php

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/884460971565211648

 

 

Crossroads Episode: 3182 Original TX: 11-07-79 (Wednesday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 11-07-79 WEDNESDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3182

Production Office Paperwork CONFIRMS 3182 on 11-07-79 (VTR 7309)

 

TV Times (GRANADA):

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

 

TV Times (HTV Wales and West):

ATV – 6:35

HTV – 5:20

WESTWARD – 6:35

 

Meg Mortimer is deeply concerned about something Jill Harvey did in America. Becky Foster decides to confront Sharon Metcalfe with the unpleasant truth about her father.

TV Times (Granada for 11-07-79) and (HTV Wales and West for 11-07-79)

 

Writers: XXXX                                                                                                         Director: XXXX

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/884844361506271233

Source: https://radiosoundsfamiliar.com/complete-tv-times-july-1979.php

 

 

Crossroads Episode: 3183 Original TX: 12-07-79 (Thursday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 12-07-79 THURSDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3183

Production Office Paperwork CONFIRMS 3183 on 12-07-79 (VTR 7320)

 

TV Times (Granada):

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

 

TV Times (HTV Wales and West):

ATV – 6:35

HTV – 5:20

WESTWARD – 6:35

 

Benny is in a quandary about what to do with his big prize. Meanwhile, Tish Hope has a strange meeting with Reg Cotterill’s niece.

TV Times (Granada for 12-07-79) and (HTV Wales and West for 12-07-79)

 

Writers: XXXX                                                                                                         Director: Michael Hart(TVT)

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/885182086423949312

Source: https://radiosoundsfamiliar.com/complete-tv-times-july-1979.php

 

 

Crossroads Episode: 3184 Original TX: 16-07-79 (Monday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 16-07-79 Monday

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3184

Production Office Paperwork CONFIRMS 3184 on 16-07-79 (VTR 7321)

 

TV Times (Granada):

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA -  5:15

HTV – 5:20

 

TV Times (Thames):

THAMES – 6:35

 

TV Times (Yorkshire):

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

Lloyd Munro puts on an act to confuse his housekeeper.

TV Times (Granada for 16-07-79) (Yorkshire for 16-07-79)

 

Lloyd Munro puts on an act to confuse his housekeeper. For Geoffrey Foster it’s the moment of truth.

TV Times (Thames for 16-07-79)

 

Writers: Raymond Bowers, Michala Crees, David Garfield, Arthur Schmidt (TVT)              Director: Michael Hart (TVT)

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/886638569598722048

 

 

Crossroads Episode: 3185 Original TX: 17-07-79 (Tuesday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 17-07-79 TUESDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3185

Production Office Paperwork CONFIRMS 3185 on 17-07-79 (VTR 7322)

 

TV Times (Granada):

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

HTV – 5:20

 

TV Times (Yorkshire):

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

Benny gets a grudging admission into the home of his new boss, Reg Cotterill.

TV Times (Yorkshire for 17-07-79)

 

Benny gets a grudging admission into the home of his new boss, Reg Cotterill. Jill Harvey comes to a decision concerning Sandy Richardson.

TV Times (Granada for 17-07-79)

 

Writers: XXXX                                                                                                         Director: XXXX

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/886991739571118080

 

 

Crossroads Episode: 3186 Original TX: 18-07-79 (Wednesday)

Episode Seen – VT Clock confirms Episode 3186

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 18-07-79 WEDNESDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3186

Production Office Paperwork CONFIRMS 3186 on 18-07-79 (VTR 7323)

 

TV Times (Granada):

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

HTV – 5:20

 

TV Times (Yorkshire):

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

Reg Cotterill makes Benny take several solemn oaths. Becky Foster puts an exciting proposition to her father.

TV Times (Granada for 18-07-79) (Yorkshire for 18-07-79)

 

Writers: Raymond Bowers, Michala Crees, David Garfield, Arthur Schmidt                   Director: Michael Hart

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/887361929655746561

 

 

Crossroads Episode: 3187 Original TX: 19-07-79 (Thursday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 19-07-79 THURSDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3187

Production Office Paperwork CONFIRMS 3187 on 19-07-79 (VTR 7324)

 

TV Times (Granada):

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

HTV – 5:20

 

TV Times (Yorkshire):

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

The motel staff get a welcome surprise visitor who has come to stay

TV Times (Granada for 19-07-79) (Yorkshire for 19-07-79)

 

Writers: XXXX                                                                                                         Director: XXXX

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/887715025728753664

 

 

Crossroads Episode: 3188 Original TX: 23-07-79 (Monday )

 

Production Office Paperwork CONFIRMS 3188 was originally scheduled on 23-07-79 (VTR 7325)

 

NOT TRANSMITTED (INDUSTRIAL ACTION)

Although an episode was scheduled for this date (see below) – a one-day strike strike was called, which led to all regions being blanked out except for Westward Television (whose members voted not to strike) and Channel Television.

Source: http://coronationstreet.wikia.com/wiki/1979_ITV_strike

 

My thanks also go to the experts at Kaleidoscope and TV Brain for bringing the events of today to my attention!

 

TV Times (Granada):

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

TV Times (Yorkshire):

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

Daily Mirror Listing:

ITV programmes may be disrupted or changed because of an industrial dispute

LONDON – 6:35

HTV – 5:20

GRANADA – 5:15

CHANNEL – 6:35

MIDLANDS – 6:35

WESTWARD – 6:35

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

Alison Cotterill is warned to keep away from Benny.

TV Times (Yorkshire for 23-07-79)

 

Alison Cotterill is warned to keep away from Benny. Jill Harvey confesses her fears to Jill Harvey

TV Times (Granada for 23-07-79)

 

Due to the strike on 23-07-79 – these TV Times listings are out by “one” as the episode was rescheduled for tomorrow.

 

Writers: Raymond Bowers, Michala Crees, David Garfield, Arthur Schmidt (TVT)           Director: Geoff Husson (TVT)

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/889165328193867776 (Granada)

Source: https://twitter.com/ITVonstrike/status/1153737067253379072 (Daily Mirror listing)

 

Additional: https://twitter.com/ITVonstrike/status/1153697453989908482 “Pay Dispute blacks out Granada television”

Additional: https://twitter.com/ITVonstrike/status/1153689306264985601 “’Wait and see’ in TV dispute”

* There is a discrepancy between the ATV transmission log and other contemporary sources.

 

The log states that episode 3188 was broadcast on 23-07-79 despite there being a one day strike that blanked out the ITV network.

 

Contemporary news reports state that 3188 would be shown instead on the following day, 24-07-79.

 

ATV transmission logs show that 3189 was broadcast.

 

By 06-08-79 the records tally with each other.

 

Crossroads Episode: 3188 Original TX: 24-07-79 (Tuesday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 24-07-79 TUESDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3188

Production Office Paperwork SHOWS 3189 on 24-07-79 (VTR 7326)*

 

Additional: https://twitter.com/ITVonstrike/status/1153948135133257730 “No Crossroads” on 23rd of July

Additional: https://twitter.com/ITVonstrike/status/1154037647485988865 “Yesterday’s edition of Crossroads will go out today”

 

TV Times (Granada):

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

TV Times (Yorkshire):

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

Florence Baker tries to get rid of an unwelcome caller. Meanwhile, Sandy Richardson puts a surprising proposition to Meg Mortimer.

TV Times (Granada for 24-07-79) (Yorkshire for 24-07-79)

Due to the strike on 23-07-79 –TV Times listings will be out by “one” episode

 

Writers: XXXX                                                                                                         Director: XXXX

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/757263697651924992

* There is a discrepancy between the ATV transmission log and other contemporary sources.

 

The log states that episode 3188 was broadcast on 23-07-79 despite there being a one day strike that blanked out the ITV network.

 

Contemporary news reports state that 3188 would be shown instead on the following day, 24-07-79.

 

ATV transmission logs show that 3189 was broadcast.

 

By 06-08-79 the records tally with each other.

Crossroads Episode: 3189 Original TX: 25-07-79 (Wednesday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 25-07-79 WEDNESDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3189

Production Office Paperwork SHOWS 3190 on 25-07-79 (VTR 7327)*

 

TV Times (Granada):

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

TV Times (Yorkshire):

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

Sharon Metcalfe has an unpleasant meeting with Reg Cotterill. Barbara Brady tells an unhappy Lloyd Munro why she wants to leave.

TV Times (Granada for 25-07-79) (Yorkshire for 25-07-79)

 

Due to the strike on 23-07-79 –TV Times listings will be out by “one” episode

 

Writers: XXXX                                                                                                         Director: XXXX

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/889923934904307712

 

NOTE: Thames Television closed early this evening (11:40) as a result of the ongoing electricians’ dispute. Crossroads was not affected as it was scheduled at 6:35.

 

ATV

Sharon has an unpleasant meeting with Reg Cotterill.

Coventry Evening Telegraph for 25-07-79 (British Newspaper Archive)

 

* There is a discrepancy between the ATV transmission log and other contemporary sources.

 

The log states that episode 3188 was broadcast on 23-07-79 despite there being a one day strike that blanked out the ITV network.

 

Contemporary news reports state that 3188 would be shown instead on the following day, 24-07-79.

 

ATV transmission logs show that 3189 was broadcast.

 

By 06-08-79 the records tally with each other.

Crossroads Episode: 3190 Original TX: 26-07-79 (Thursday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 26-07-79 THURSDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3190

Production Office Paperwork SHOWS 3191 on 26-07-79 (VTR 7328)*

 

TV Times (Granada):

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

TV Times (Yorkshire):

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

Sandy Richardson sees Doctor Farnham for a check-up and says he’s desperate. Jill Harvey’s new lodger, Norma Cooke, entertains a boyfriend and upsets Florence Baker. TV Times

(Granada for 26-07-79) (Yorkshire for 26-07-79)

 

Due to the strike on 23-07-79 – TV Times listings will be out by “one” episode

 

Writers: XXXX                                                                                                         Director: XXXX

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/890268407186194436

 

Sandy sees Dr Farnham for a check-up and says he is desperate. Norma Cooke, Jill’s new lodger, entertains a boyfriend and upsets Florence Baker.

Coventry Evening Telegraph for 26-07-79 (British Newspaper Archive)

* There is a discrepancy between the ATV transmission log and other contemporary sources.

 

The log states that episode 3188 was broadcast on 23-07-79 despite there being a one day strike that blanked out the ITV network.

 

Contemporary news reports state that 3188 would be shown instead on the following day, 24-07-79.

 

ATV transmission logs show that 3189 was broadcast.

 

By 06-08-79 the records tally with each other.

 

Crossroads Episode: 3191 Original TX: 30-07-79 (Monday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 30-07-79 MONDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3191

Production Office Paperwork SHOWS 3192 on 30-07-79 (VTR 7329)*

 

TV Times (Granada):

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

TV Times (Yorkshire):

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

TV Times (Thames):

THAMES – 6:35

 

TV Times (Anglia):

ANGLIA – 6:35

SOUTHERN – 5:20

 

A character from the past arrives

TV Times (Granada for 30-07-79)

 

A character from the past arrives and disconcerts Meg Mortimer. Benny’s invitation upsets Alison Cotterill.

TV Times (Yorkshire for 30-07-79) and (Thames for 30-07-79) and (Anglia for 30-07-79)

 

Due to the strike on 23-07-79 –TV Times listings are out by “one” – see Coventry Evening Telegraph (below)

 

Writers: Raymond Bowers, Michala Crees, David Garfield, Arthur Schmidt (TVT-ANG)           Director: Peter Croft (TVT-ANG)

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/891707876280020992

 

Additional: "ITV programmes are subject to change due to an industrial dispute"

Some newspapers are warning of disruption today, even though no blackouts are expected.

Birmingham Daily Post, July 30 1979.

https://twitter.com/ITVonstrike/status/1156140254115618816

 

Sandy sees Dr. Farnham for a check-up. Jill’s new lodger entertains a boyfriend.

Coventry Evening Telegraph for 30-07-79 (British Newspaper Archive)

 

Southern – 5:20

ATV – 6:35

Granada – 5:15

Anglia – 6:35

Westward – 6:35

Daily Mirror for 30-07-79 (British Newspaper Archive)

* There is a discrepancy between the ATV transmission log and other contemporary sources.

 

The log states that episode 3188 was broadcast on 23-07-79 despite there being a one day strike that blanked out the ITV network.

 

Contemporary news reports state that 3188 would be shown instead on the following day, 24-07-79.

 

ATV transmission logs show that 3189 was broadcast.

 

By 06-08-79 the records tally with each other.

 

Crossroads Episode: 3192 Original TX: 31-07-79 (Tuesday)

 

TV Brain CONFIRMS 31-07-79 TUESDAY

TV Brain CONFIRMS Episode Number 3192

Production Office Paperwork SHOWS 3193 on 31-07-79 (VTR 7330)*

 

TV Times (Granada):

ATV – 6:35

BORDER – 6:35

GRANADA – 5:15

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

TV Times (Yorkshire):

YORKSHIRE – 6:35

 

TV Times (Anglia):

ANGLIA – 6:35

SOUTHERN – 5:20

 

Florence Baker is worried by an action of Norma Cooke.

TV Times (Yorkshire for 31-07-79) and (Anglia for 31-07-9)

 

Florence Baker is worried by an action of Norma Cooke. In furious desperation, Jill Harvey causes harm.

TV Times (Granada for 31-07-79) and (Thames for 31-07-79)

 

Due to the strike on 23-07-79 – TV Times listings are out by “one” – (See Birmingham Daily Post below) 

 

Source: https://twitter.com/woodg31/status/892107004269015040

 

Writers: XXXX                                                                                                         Director: XXXX

 

ATV

6:35 Alison Cotterill is upset over Benny’s invitation

Birmingham Daily Post for 31-07-79 (British Newspaper Archive)

 

Westward – 6:35

ATV – 6:35

Yorkshire – 6:35

Southern – 5:20

Granada – 5:15

Daily Mirror for 31-07-79 (British Newspaper Archive)

 

 

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