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: Breakfast Special: The Race to the White House

News, comment, and highlights direct from the Republican Convention including the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates.
Introduced by Robert MacNeil in Miami and Ian Trethowan in New York.
The Morning News with Richard Baker at 8.10* and 8.55*
(to 9.00)


Presenter (Miami): Robert MacNeil
Presenter (New York): Ian Trethowan
Editor: Richard Francis
Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
(to 11.00)

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Heddiw Yn Y Genedlaethol

Owen Edwards yn cyftwyno adroddiad o'r Brifwyl yn y Barri gyda
Harri Gwynn a Mary Middleton
Gweithgareddau pafiliwn, pabell a maes
Cyfarwyddwyr, H. Rhys Lewis, Deryk Williams
Cynhyrchydd, Geraint Stanley Jones
(Eisteddfod report)
(Shown last night on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Wenvoe West)
(to 14.23)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: Mary Middleton
Unknown: Rhys Lewis
Unknown: Deryk Williams

: Summer Jackanory: The House at Pooh Corner: Pooh Invents a New Game

by A. A. Milne
Adapted for television and directed by Paul Ciani
with Alan Bennett


Author: A.A. Milne
Adapted by/Director: Paul Ciani
Pictures: E.H. Shepard
Storyteller: Alan Bennett
Producer: Anna Home

: The Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Rodney Bewes
with Marmalade

(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Rodney Bewes
Musicians: Marmalade
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Diana Wilson
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Laurel and Hardy: Thicker than Water

Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers in a selection of their famous short films.
This week: Thicker Than Water
A Hal Roach film

Mr. Hardy decides to put his financial affairs in order but he reckons without Stanley.


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: James W. Horne
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Junior Points of View

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


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News followed by The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: How It Is

and why
- as seen by Peter Asher.
with John Peel, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer


Presenter: Peter Asher
Presenter: John Peel
Presenter: Richard Neville
Presenter/Producer: Tony Palmer
Director: David Heeley

: Mothers-in-Law: A Night to Forget

Two related problems and double fun in a new comedy film series.
Starring Eve Arden and Kaye Ballard
with Herbert Rudley, Roger C. Carmel, Jerry Fogel, Deborah Walley

A Night to Forget ...it's a memorable occasion though!


Eve Hubbard: Eve Arden
Kaye Buell: Kaye Ballard
Herb Hubbard: Herbert Rudley
Roger Buell: Roger C. Carmel
Jerry Buell: Jerry Fogel
Suzie Hubbard Buell: Deborah Walley

: The Newcomers

Celia arouses Gran's curiosity; Caroline Kerr arranges an outing and causes tempers to be frayed; Mrs. Heenan has a visit from a soldier.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mary Ridge
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Celia Stuart: Beryl Cooke
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Margot Kerr: Sally-Jane Spencer
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Kirsty Kerr: Maggie Don
William Pargeter: Julian Somers
Gordon Pargeter: Colin Stepney
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Private Burgess: Gordon Griffin

: News Headlines

: The Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth

An excerpt from the 1968 Show
with Chipperfield's Elephants Presented by Doreen; Sblattero; The Trio Lorch; Marco and Partner; Noe Noe and Company; Bob Bramson; The Tisza Troupe; The Digger Pugh Girls.
Programme introduced by Peter West.


Chipperfield's Elephants presented by: Doreen
Performer: Sblattero
Performers: The Trio Lorch
Performers: Marco and Partner
Performers: Noe Noe and Company
Juggler: Bob Bramson
Springboardists: The Tisza Troupe
Dancers: The Digger Pugh Girls
The Orchestra under the direction of: Derek Iles
The Circus directed by: Roberto Germains
Presenter: Peter West
Television Presentation: Barrie Edgar

: A.S.A. National Swimming Championships

from the Derby Baths, Blackpool.
Among the finals to be swum tonight are: Ladies 110-Yards Butterfly, Men's 220-Yards Freestyle, Ladies 220-Yards Freestyle


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harry Walker
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter

: The News

with Robert Langley
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: Miss United Kingdom

at Blackpool
Including Miss England! Miss Ireland! Miss Scotland! Miss Wales!
Forty Misses - but only one hit! Tonight one of the girls will be nominated Miss United Kingdom and go on to the Miss World Contest in November.
Hosts, Michael Aspel, Dick Norton
Cabaret, Solomon King, Don Lang

(Organised by Mecca Promotions and Blackpool Corporation in conjunction with Hayward-Peck)
(Solomon King is appearing in "The Star Show '68" at the Central Pier, Blackpool; Don Lang is at the Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, London)


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presenter: Dick Norton
Singer: Solomon King
Trombonist: Don Lang
Music: Terry Reaney
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Producer: Philip Lewis

: 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
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: North and South: Part 1: Haste from the Wedding

by Mrs. Gaskell
Dramatised in five parts by David Turner

Mid-nineteenth century England presented great contrasts in social strata. The two-nation concept was reflected by the smug, agricultural South and the brash, industrial North. Margaret Hale's upbringing in a quiet, New Forest parsonage and in genteel London society hardly prepared her when circumstances forced her to live humbly in a murky, cotton-spinning town. Here she was brought into contact with both 'masters' and 'men' at a time of conflict between them.


Author: Mrs. Gaskell [Elizabeth Gaskell]
Dramatised by: David Turner
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Hugh David
Margaret Hale: Wendy Williams
Edith Shaw: Caroline Dowdeswell
Mrs. Shaw: Marjorie Mars
Henry Lennox: Bernard Brown
Mrs. Grey: Gillian Lind
Mrs. Gibson: Gladys Spencer
The Rev. Richard Hale: David Markham
Mrs. Hale: Betty Hardy
Dixon: Freda Bamford
John Thornton: Richard Leech
Bessie Higgins: Angela Crow
Mary Higgins: Sandra Williams
Nicholas Higgins: Edwin Richfield
Mrs. Thornton: Sonia Dresdel

: Made in Britain

A weekly report on exports and industry.

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