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: Cricket: England v. Australia: First Test Match

The start of the 199th Test Match between England and Australia-and the twentieth that has been played at Old Trafford. England, fresh from their success in the West Indies last winter, are endeavouring to regain The Ashes, which Australia have held for the last nine years.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Ted Dexter
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter
Television Presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Headline News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Hob Y Deri Dando

"Mwyn nosweithiau, dyddiau diddan
Hob y Deri Dando
Cymru lan yw can a chytgan,
Hob y Deri Dando"

Glanville Davies gydag Eluned Evans, Aled a Reg, Marilyn Haydn Jones, Derek Boote, Tiptop 3, Eirlysiau

(Young people and their folk music)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 14.03)


Presenter: Glanville Davies
Musicians: Aled a Reg
Musician: Marilyn Haydn Jones
Musician: Derek Boote
Musicians: Tiptop 3
Musicians: Eirlysiau
Cyfarwyddwr: Hywel Williams
Cynhyrchydd: Ruth Price

: Cricket: England v. Australia: First Test Match

A further visit to Old Trafford.
(On BBC-2 from 4.30)
(to 16.15)

: Jackanory: A Dog So Small: Part 4: Pig Sty in the Rain

by Philippa Pearce
with Judi Dench


Author: Philippa Pearce
Storyteller: Judi Dench

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Overseas: The Golden Tent: Part 2

A Mongolian fairy-tale in three parts.

Dawa returns the black lamb to the beautiful blind girl and continues on his journey to the wise man.
Commentary spoken by Leigh Crutchley.


Narrator: Leigh Crutchley
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The News

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Edmunds and featuring George Villiers.
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: John Edmunds
Cook: George Villiers

: Cricket: England v. Australia: First Test Match

The closing overs of the first day's play from Old Trafford.

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Transworld Top Team: United Kingdom v. Australia: Heat 8: Lisburn v. Melbourne

An international series of Top of the Form.
A Joint BBC-ABC production


Question-Master (U.K.): Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master (Australia): Bill Salmon
Scorer: Bob Holness
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Associate Producer: Mary Evans
Executive Producer (United Kingdom): Bill Wright
Executive Producer (Australia): Ron May

: The Newcomers

Angleton finds it has a social problem among the young people; Vivienne has a brilliant idea for solving the by-pass problem; Janet engages a housekeeper.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mary Ridge

: News Headlines

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs-Stars-News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by The Resident D.J.
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Director: Mel Cornish
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Champion House: Handle with Care

by Robert Wynatt
Starring Edward Chapman, Nicole Maurey, Maurice Kaufmann, Virginia Stride, James Kerry

Erica Martin has her own ideas about cloth, fashion, and men. The wool men each have their own ideas about how to handle her.


Writer: Robert Wynatt
Devised by: Hazel Adair
Devised by: Peter Ling
Designer: Colin Shaw
Script Editor: Patrick Alexander
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Henri Safran
Joe Champion: Edward Chapman
George Nalder: Frank Middlemass
Michele Champion: Nicole Maurey
Liz Champion: Virginia Stride
Stephen Champion: James Kerry
Edward Champion: Maurice Kaufmann
Arthur Pryor: Harry Markham
Erica Martin: Valerie French
Reg Prentice: Michael Beint
Larry Grant: Michael Hawkins
Mrs. Lloyd: Pamela Manson

: The News

with Richard Baker
and The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Towards Tomorrow: A Plague on Your Children: Chemical and Biological Warfare

Your future is being created now - for better or worse.

One breath of a nerve gas will kill you... and so will a drop of it through the skin. One plane-load of it could wipe out the people of a city like Leeds without destroying the buildings.
One plane flying along the coast of Britain could spray enough germs in one night to infect much of the population of London... they would not know they had been infected and they would all become ill at about the same time.
What are the facts behind statements like these? How have chemical and biological weapons come to equal nuclear weapons as potential mass killers? What protection is there against them? What, if anything, prevents their being used? What goes on inside Britain's secret research centre at Porton Down in Wiltshire?
Tonight's documentary film sets out to provide an answer to these questions.
See page 30


Series editor: Max Morgan-Witts
Narrator: Alan Dobie
Associate producer: Dominic Flessati
Producer: Adrian Malone

: Twenty-Four Hours

A quick look at the news of the day and a longer look at what matters.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt, Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie.
with on-the-spot reports by Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Assistant editor: John Dekker
Assistant editor: Peter Pagnamenta
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: At A Time Like This: A Life of Her Own: 1: It All Seems Such a Waste

In 1943, when the war was at its height, a pretty girl of sixteen, crippled with rheumatoid arthritis, was admitted to a geriatric hospital. Today, twenty-five years later, Pamela La Fane is still there, living in a hospital surrounded by the old and the dying. Everyone agrees that she ought not to be there, that there should be some other way of caring for her and the 3,000 young chronic sick like her. This three-part enquiry looks not only at Pamela's life in hospital but her struggle to find a new life outside.
(Part 2: next Thursday)


Subject: Pamela La Fane
Reporter: Jeremy James
Producer: Richard Thomas
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: News Headlines and The Weather Man

including a look at Holiday Weather Abroad.

: Training in Skills: 2: Scope

Presented by David Shute.
(Shown on Sunday)

Close Down


Presenter: David Shute
Director: Harry B. Levinson
Producer: Gregory Clegg

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