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: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

(to 11.00)


Producer: Norman James

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Fourth Test Match

First day's play at Headingley.
See page 39
Armchair Cricket 1968: On sale at your bookseller, price 6s., or by post (7s.) from BBC Publications, [address removed]


Commentary team: Peter West
Commentary team: Richie Benaud
Commentary team: Ted Dexter
Commentary team: Denis Compton
Production team: Nick Hunter
Production team: Philip Lewis

: Headline News and The Weather Man


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Mae Gen I Air!

(Parlour Game: "I have a word")
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 14.03)

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Fourth Test Match

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

: The 1968 Royal International Horse Show: The Queen Elizabeth II Cup

(Holder: Miss Betty Jennaway, G.B. 'Grey Leg')
Featuring The Equestrian Teams of Great Britain, Germany, Italy, U.S.A., Ireland, Chile, France, Norway
This afternoon at Wembley Stadium the foremost lady riders of the world compete for their own premier trophy.
Introduced by David Coleman.


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator: Dorian Williams

: Noggin and the Ice Dragon: Episode 3: The Treasure

Written by Oliver Postgate
An adventure of Noggin, Prince of the Nogs

Who is the wicked person who smoked the Ice Dragon from his ice-cold cave?
Story told by Oliver Postgate and Ronnie Stevens.


Writer/Narrator: Oliver Postgate
Narrator: Ronnie Stevens
Pictures: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott
Music played by: The Vernon Elliott Ensemble

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Edmunds.


Presenter: John Edmunds

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Fourth Test Match

The closing overs of the first day's play at Headingley.

: 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

: It Strikes a Chord

The second of a new series of musical challenges tonight features students from the London College of Music:
Isobel Parfitt, Martin Davies, Sheila Pelzer
face professionals:
Owen Brannigan, Richard Rodney Bennett, Donald Swann.
Question-Master, Steve Race


Panellist (The London College of Music): Isobel Parfitt
Panellist (The London College of Music): Martin Davies
Panellist (The London College of Music): Sheila Pelzer
Panellist: Owen Brannigan
Panellist: Richard Rodney Bennett
Panellist: Donald Swann
Resident musician: Robert Docker
Question-Master: Steve Race
Devised by: Ken Griffin
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: The Newcomers

Vivienne incurs the displeasure of her new employer; Langley presents Arnold with the annual accounts; Gran finds a new subject for her curiosity.
From the Midlands
(For cast list see page 45)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Kenneth Hill
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Norman Stewart

: 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 Stuart Henry
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Stuart Henry
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The First Lady: A Time of Fear

by Leslie Sands
Starring Thora Hird, Robert Keegan, James Grout and Henry Knowles

Will Tarrant's Aunt Amy has been a sturdy fighter for a variety of causes ranging from the suffragette movement to the General Strike. The trouble is that she doesn't know when to stop. Now in her old age, she is still pitching in and her latest cause is the new home for the aged. Her battle is fought with all the ferocity of fifty years' experience at the barricades - no holds barred. As Sarah finds out, however, it is not Aunt Amy who really suffers... but how to stop her?


Writer: Leslie Sands
Series devised by/From an initial idea by: Alan Plater
From an initial idea by: Philip Levene
Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: David Proudfoot
Sarah Danby: Thora Hird
George Kingston: James Grout
Will Tarrant: Robert Keegan
Dudley Hill: Ray Fort
Miss Roach: Nancie Jackson
Matron: Madge Brindley
Amy Tarrant: Nan Marriott-Watson
Bella Dawson: Kay Dale
Tom Danby: Henry Knowles

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Thursday Grandstand

See panel below and page 39

Introduced from the Empire Stadium, Wembley by David Coleman

World Boxing at Porthcawl
Howard Winstone (Wales) v. Jose Legra (Spain)
for the Featherweight Championship of the World
Last night's big fight at Porthcawl, where, in front of his home Welsh crowd, Howard Winstone defended for the first time the World Championship he won earlier this year, by taking on the champion of Europe, Jose Legra.

The 1968 Royal International Horse Show
featuring the Equestrian Teams of Great Britain, Germany, Italy, U.S.A., Ireland, Chile, France, and Norway
Tonight at Wembley Stadium the men riders, who will almost certainly contest the Individual title in the Mexico Olympics, are competing for one of the most sought-after trophies in the world of show-jumping The King George V Gold Cup (Holder: Mr. Peter Robeson, G.B., 'Firecrest') which will be presented to the winning rider by Her Majesty the Queen


Presenter: David Coleman
Boxer: Howard Winstone
Boxer: Jose Legra
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation (Boxing): Richard Tilling
Commentator (Royal International Horse Show): Dorian Williams
Television Presentation (Royal International Horse Show): Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation (Royal International Horse Show): Roy Norton

: Twenty-Four Hours

A quick look at the news of the day and a longer look at what matters 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, Linda Blandford.


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
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Assistant Editor: John Dekker
Assistant Editor: Peter Pagnamenta
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: News Headlines and The Weather Man

including a look at Holiday Weather Abroad.

: I Mean to Say: Putting Yourself Across

A series which takes a look at situations where communication can be difficult.

Doing yourself justice in an interview.
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Director: John Prescott Thomas
Producer: Nancy Thomas

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