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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
A programme for viewers from Pakistan and India which includes advice on health and welfare; lesson 42 of Look, Listen, and Speak (teacher ROBERT CHAPMAN assisted by SHEILA DILLON-GUY ); and Asian music
(from BBC Midlands)


Unknown: Robert Chapman
Assisted By: Sheila Dillon-Guy

: Interval

: Maes a Môr

(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield transmitters only)
Out and about with John Bevan


Unknown: Holme Moss
Unknown: John Bevan

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Sheep

Today's programme for the very young is Joe and the Sheep

: The News



Unknown: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: International Athletics

The European
Championships from Athens
Introduced by Frank Bough
DAVID COLEMAN , RON PICKERING , and NORRIS MCWHIRTER report direct from Karaiskakis Stadium on the second day of Europe's biggest Athletics tournament Today's events include
Women's 100 metres semi-finals and final
Men's 800 metres heats
Men's and Women's 400 metres semi-finals
Men's 400 metres hurdles semi-finals
Men's discus final
Men's triple jump final
Production team
Six athletes in search of a victory: pages 10 and 11


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Introduced By: David Coleman
Introduced By: Ron Pickering
Introduced By: Norris McWhirter
Unknown: Alan Mouncer
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Brian Venner
Unknown: Michael Dolbear
Editor: Alan Hart

: Jackanory

Here Comes Thursday by MICHAEL BOND
Today: Rescue work


Unknown: Beryl Cooke

: Zokko!

Today's edition includes part 7 of the adventure serial Skayn, Where the great moon monster ties sleeping ... with the voices Of SHEELAGH MCGRATH , CORDON CLYDE, ANTHONY JACKSON , and pictures by LESLIE CASWELL
Produced by MOLLY cox <


Unknown: Sheelagh McGrath
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Leslie Caswell
Produced By: Molly Cox

: Wild World

Geoffrey Weaver and Jill Dawe visit an area which has been taken over by marsh frogs, invaders from the Continent. Also: how storks have learned to live with us in parts of Europe; and a look at dolphin hunters: each year the peoples of the Solomon Islands catch dolphins for their teeth! Without these the young men cannot get their brides
(from BBC South and West)


Introduced by: Tony Soper
Introduced by: Jill Dawe
Presenter: Geoffrey Weaver
Director: Peter Crawford
Director: Keith Hopkins
Producer: John Sparks

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by ERIC THOMPSON


Told By: Eric Thompson

: National News

and Weather

: London - Nationwide

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital the news, features, opinions of the country at large co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lyn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Newcomers

Langley questions Gran about Peter Metcalfe. Jimmy's recovery proceeds and he receives a suggestion for filling in the period before going to University. Amelia and Malcolm return from a visit to London
Serial devised by COLIN MORRIS Story by JOHN CRESSWELL Script by BOB STUART
Directed by ISLWYN EVANS
(from BBC Midlands; for cast list see page 45)


Unknown: Peter Metcalfe.
Unknown: Colin Morris
Story By: John Cresswell
Script By: Bob Stuart
Producer: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Islwyn Evans

: Tom and Jerry

playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry Trap Happy and slap happy Created by WILLIAM HANNA and JOE BARBERA


Unknown: William Hanna
Unknown: Joe Barbera

: The Laugh Parade: Monkey Business

The second in a new season of comedy films stars tonight Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers Marilyn Monroe with Charles Coburn, Hugh Marlowe
With the aid of a laboratory chimpanzee a research chemist formulates an elixir of youth - but the effects of rejuvenation turn out to have some unexpected and hilarious results.
Howard Hawkes gave Marilyn Monroe her first major comedy role in Monkey Business. It was the fourth in a series of stylish, breakneck comedies that he had made with Cary Grant, and one of the most successful.


Screenplay by: Ben Hecht
Screenplay by: Charles Lederer
Screenplay by: I.A.L. Diamond
Produced by: Sol C Siegel
Director: Howard Hawkes
Barnaby Fulton: Cary Grant
Edwina: Ginger Rogers
Mr Oxley: Charles Coburn
Lois Laurel: Marilyn Monroe
Harvey Entwhistle: Hugh Marlowe
Siegfried Kitzel: Henri Letondal
Dr Zoldeck: Robert Cornthwaite
Mr Culverly: Larry Keating

: The Main News

With RICHARD BAKER and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Frankie Howerd in: Up Pompeii!

Written by Talbot Rothwell
A sort of 'Carry On up the Forum' starring Frankie Howerd as a slave who is too eager to please
Writer Talbot Rothwell has used more than a few old jokes in the Carry On films but never as old as this which is based, very loosely indeed, on the works of Plautus (who lived some 2,000 years ago)


Written by: Talbot Rothwell
Lurcio: Frankie Howerd
Ludicrus: Max Adrian
Cassandra: Ruth Harrison
Erotica: Georgina Moon
Ammonia: Elizabeth Larner
Nausius: Kerry Gardner
Plautus: Walter Horsbrugh
Bilius: Aubrey Woods
Cilia: Julia Goodman
Odius: John Junkin
Senator: Richard McNeff
Music by: Alan Braden
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Michael Mills

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Saturday Satire 16 August 2015

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough featuring
The European Athletics Championships
DAVID COLEMAN , RON PICKERING , and NORRIS MCWHIRTER report from the Karaiskakis Stadium.


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Norris McWhirter

: Association Football

BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the highlights of one of tonight's top matches Commentator
Grandstand production team ALAN MOUNCER , IAN SMITH
Presented by BRIAN VENNER Edited by ALAN HART


Unknown: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Producer: Alec Weeks
Unknown: Alan Mouncer
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Michael Dolbear
Unknown: John Shrewsbury
Presented By: Brian Venner
Edited By: Alan Hart

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop with on-the-spot reports by LINDA BLANDFORD , BERNARD FALK DAVID LOMAX , FYFE ROBERTSON and DENIS TUOHY and special contributions from KEITH KYLE , ROBERT MCKENZIE and OLIVIER TODD including a round-up of the day's news in pictures
11.20 The Liberal Party Assembly at The Dome, Brighton: highlights of the first day's debates Commentators
Producer of the week JOHN DEKKER Editor ANTHONY SMITH


Unknown: Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: Linda Blandford
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: David Lomax
Unknown: Fyfe Robertson
Unknown: Denis Tuohy
Unknown: Keith Kyle
Unknown: Robert McKenzie
Unknown: Alan Watson
Unknown: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman


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