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: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Football

Written by Alison Prince.


Writer: Alison Prince
Pictures: Joan Hickson
Music: Laurie Steele
Narrator: Lee Montague
Director: Diana Potter

: Cartoon Time: The Fifty-First Dragon

A comedy cartoon from the famous U.P.A. Library.

The Fifty-First Dragon ...falls victim to Gwain and his magic sword.

: Holiday Grandstand

Introduced by David Coleman.

See panel
Today's Timetable
1.10 Gymnastics
1.55 Target Golf
2.20 Motor Cycling
2.40 Racing
3.0 Swimming
3.15 Racing
3.35 Swimming
3.50 Racing
4.10 Motor Cycling
4.30 Swimming
4.40 Results Service
These timings may be altered by events

Racing from Market Rasen
2.50 2nd Cox-Moore (Sweaters) Handicap Steeplechase
3.25 Col. R. Thompson Memorial Hurdle
4.0 The Legsby Novices' Steeplechase

Motor Cycling from Oulton Park
At 2.20 750 c.c. race
At 4.10 Side-car race

Swimming from Dumfries: Scotland v. Northern Counties

Gymnastics from Tampere, Finland
European Championships for Men. Highlights of the second day of the competition
Television presentation by Finnish Television Service

Target Golf: Dai Rees v. Hugh Boyle
The second match of this series played at John Jacobs Golf Centre, Esher

At 4.40
Results Service: Football results, Racing results, Rugby League and Rugby Union results


Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Television Presentation (Racing): Ray Lakeland
Commentator (Motor Cycling): Murray Walker
Television Presentation (Motor Cycling): Nick Hunter
Commentator (Swimming): Max Robertson
Commentator (Swimming): Harry Walker
Television Presentation (Swimming): Bill Stevenson
Commentator (Gymnastics): Alan Weeks
Golfer: Dai Rees
Golfer: Hugh Boyle
Television Presentation (Target Golf): Alan Mouncer
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Editor: Lawrie Higgins

: Jackanory: The Phoenix and the Carpet: Part 1: The Golden Egg

with Rosalind Knight.
"Five children and It" by E. Nesbit was a story of five very ordinary children who had very extraordinary adventures. This week Rosalind Knight returns to read another book about the same children, "The Phoenix and the Carpet."


Author: E. Nesbit
Storyteller: Rosalind Knight

: Robinson Crusoe: Part 7

A film serial.

Robinson relates how he came to be involved in the wreck of the Esmeralda.

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
With Michael Aspel, Richard Baker, Michael Sullivan, Robert Williams.
Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presenter: Richard Baker
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: Robert Williams

: Disney Time

Music and comedy are the themes of this Easter's Walt Disney programme.
Introduced by Leslie Crowther with Peter Glaze and, from Paris, Maurice Chevalier.
With scenes from: Fantasia; Bambi; Follow Me Boys; In Search Of The Castaways; Monkeys, Go Home!; Wind In The Willows; The Gnome-mobile; Peter Pan; Song Of The South

Films by courtesy of Walt Disney Productions
See page 21


Presenter: Leslie Crowther
Presenter: Peter Glaze
Performer: Maurice Chevalier
Produced for TV by: Richard Evans

: Z Cars: The Great Fur Robbery: Part 1

by Colin Morris.
Starring James Ellis
with Stephen Yardley


Writer/Producer: Colin Morris
Director: Douglas Camfield
P.C. May: Stephen Yardley
Martin: Terence Woodfield
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Miss Bramble: Helen Booth
Charlie: John Garrie
Ron: Jon Finch
Ava: Hilary Martyn
Night-watchman: Barrie Fletcher
Policeman: Ken Haward

: Billy Smart's Circus

Presenting A Special Gala Show from the world's largest Touring Circus.
The Singing Ringmaster Operatic Star David Hughes introduces:

Tom-toms and totem-poles witch-doctor and fire-eater
and The Great Mohawk Troupe
Quick-fire acrobatics on horseback in full Red Indian war-paint.

Dogs Galore
Louise and her Canine Revue with clown Whimsical Walker

Czechoslovakian State Circus Stars
Gwyn Owen comes direct from Prague but hails from Wales and attempts his unique spinning heel-hold on the high trapeze.

Czech-Stealers on One-Wheelers
The Valia-Bertini Troup

The Sealions of Teddy Lorent
Balancing wizards from California with their own 'pop' group.

Mid-Aerial Magic
Mexico's great flying trapeze stars The Five Ibarras.

Throughout the show
The Irrepressible Don Saunders appears as clown, quick-change artist. Impressionist, musical eccentric but always as Master of Mime.

Grand Finale

(Billy Smart's Touring Circus is appearing at Cardiff)
See page 20


Singer/Ringmaster: David Hughes
Acrobatics: The Great Mohawk Troupe
Dog act: Louise and her Canine Revue
Clown: Whimsical Walker
Trapeze artist: Gwyn Owen
Performers: The Vali-Bertini Troup
Sealion act: The Sealions of Teddy Lorent
Aerialists: The Five Ibarras
Clown/Mime artist: Don Saunders
Circus Direction: The Smart Brothers (Ronnie, David, and Billy Jr.)
Musical Director: Ken Griffin
Assistant Producer: Mary David
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Till Closing Time Us Do Part

Written by Johnny Speight.
A Bank Holiday Knees-up with the Garnett family.
Starring Warren Mitchell as Alf, Dandy Nichols as Else, Anthony Booth as Mike, Una Stubbs as Rita
and their special mates Ray Barrett, Dermot Kelly, Kenny Lynch, Arthur Mullard,
Joan Sims, Will Stampe, Jimmy Tarbuck, Rita Webb with Cleo Sylvestre, Charlie Bird, Fred McNaughton, Sid Lucas, Geoff Thompson
See page 19


Writer: Johnny Speight
Pianist/Musical director: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alf: Warren Mitchell
Else: Dandy Nichols
Mike: Anthony Booth
Rita: Una Stubbs
Himself: Ray Barrett
Irish: Dermot Kelly
Himself: Kenny Lynch
Arthur: Arthur Mullard
Gran: Joan Sims
Landlord: Will Stampe
Himself: Jimmy Tarbuck
Arthur's wife: Rita Webb
Kenny's Girlfriend: Cleo Sylvestre
Pub Regular: Charlie Bird
Pub Regular: Fred McNaughton
[Actor]: Sid Lucas
[Actor]: Geoff Thompson

: The Troubleshooters: Nothing to do with Mogul

by Eve Martell.
[Starring] Robert Hardy, Geoffrey Keen and Ray Barrett
with Deborah Stanford, Virginia Wetherell
also starring Stephanie Bidmead

An Easter tragedy forces Alec Stewart to choose between his personal life and Mogul.


Writer: Eve Martell
Series created by: John Elliot
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: David Proudfoot
Roz Stewart: Deborah Stanford
Alec Stewart: Robert Hardy
Police Sergeant: Joby Blanshard
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Marylin: Colleen Stirks
Elsie Parker: Stephanie Bidmead
Clerk of the Course: Bill Hepper
Julie Serres: Virginia Wetherell
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Arthur Masters: Hamilton Dyce
Jean Bagnall: Nancie Jackson
Jimmy Satchell: Noel Johnson

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
(By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
Presenting Ray Alan and Lord Charles, Jack Douglas and Jack Haig (assisted by Peter Vernon) Rogana, Stella Moray (with Denis Martin and Brian Blades), Ravic and Babs
Chairman, Leonard Sachs

(Jack Douglas is appearing in "Cinderella" at the London Palladium; Peter Vernon in "Way Out in Piccadilly" at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)
See page 20


Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Comedian: Jack Douglas
Comedian: Jack Haig
Assisted by: Peter Vernon
Sword balancer: null Rogana
Performer: Stella Moray
Performer: Denis Martin
Performer: Brian Blades
Roller skaters: Ravic and Babs
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Billy Ternent
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Dance Date: The Star United Kingdom Ballroom Dancing Championships

With the music of Joe Loss and his Orchestra.
Peter West introduces
The Grand Finals and Semi-Final of the Amateur Modern Championships
The best twelve couples from nearly 200 entrants dance the waltz, tango, foxtrot, and quickstep.
and The Grand Finals of the Professional Latin-American Championships
Twelve of the world's top dancers in the exciting rumba, samba, cha-cha, and paso doble.
The Humphrey's School of Dancing presents
The Broadway Quickstep, Tango Victoria, Idaho Foxtrot and Woodside Waltz
Four couples trained by Cecil Ruault in a demonstration of the latest form of sequence dancing.
(Organised by Mecca Dancing in association with Ovaltine)
Television presentation direct from the Lyceum, London by Mary David


Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Presenter: Peter West
Dancers: The Humphrey's School of Dancing
Dancers trained by: Cecil Ruault
Commentator: Alun Williams
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Television Presentation: Mary David

: The Weather Man

: The Unconquered Ocean: 3: Tides

Salt water covers seventy per cent of the earth's surface; a gigantic challenge to our curiosity and scientific skill.

Tides once a day; tides twice a day; tides two feet high; tides fifty feet high. Every tide is different and our best 'predictions' are still basically guess-work.
Peter Stone introduces the third of four programmes
with Dr. J.R. Rossiter, Tidal Institute and Observatory, University of Liverpool.
(First shown on BBC-2)
(Last programme in this series: Thursday evening)

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Presenter: Peter Stone
Speaker: Dr. J. R. Rossiter
Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

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