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: Watch with Mother: Bizzy Lizzy: Ring

For the very young

(to 11.00)

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from India and Pakistan

Health and Welfare

Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 31

Asian Music

from the Midlands

'Look, Listen, and Speak,' Book 3, in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, and English (the vocabulary in Gujarati is available in leaflet form), and long-playing record with English dialogue and practice sentences to accompany Book 3 obtainable from booksellers/record dealers. Asian stores, or by post from BBC Publications, [address removed] Book 4s. 6d. (by post 5s. 3d.) (crossed postal order, please, not stamps). Records 41s. (by post 42s. 10d.).


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman

: Cricket: Gillette Cup: Sussex v. Leicestershire

One of the top games in today's third round of the 1969 Cup from the County Ground, Hove.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Ted Dexter
Television Presentation: Philip Lewis

: Wimbledon Preview

David Coleman introduces highlights of yesterday's Men's Quarter-Final Matches


Presenter: David Coleman

: News Headlines and The Weather Man

Jack Scott


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Wimbledon and Cricket

Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you The Semi-Finals of the Ladies' Singles and all the highlights of the ninth day's play direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon
Introduced by David Coleman with News-results-summaries
Commentaries by Dan Maskell, Jack Kramer, Peter West and Bill Knight
(Also on BBC-2 in colour)

and Cricket: Gillette Cup: Sussex v. Leicestershire
One of the top games in today's third round of the 1969 Cup from the County Ground, Hove


Presenter (Wimbledon): David Coleman
Commentator (Wimbledon): Dan Maskell
Commentator (Wimbledon): Jack Kramer
Commentator (Wimbledon): Peter West
Commentator (Wimbledon): Bill Knight
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Richard Tilling
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Brian Johnson
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Bob Duncan
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Fred Viner
Producer (Wimbledon): A.P. Wilkinson
Commentator (Cricket): Brian Johnston
Commentator (Cricket): Richie Benaud
Commentator (Cricket): Ted Dexter
Television Presentation (Cricket): Philip Lewis

: The Astronut Show

A cartoon film series
The adventures of a little man from outer space and the daring deeds of a super mouse

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home: a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic
From the South and West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: George Inger
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The News and The Weather Man

Jack Scott


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Town and Around

Kenneth Kendall looks at London and the South-East


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, featuring the highlights of the Semi-Finals of the Ladies' Singles with expert comment by Dan Maskell and Jack Kramer
(Match of the Day: BBC.2 at 10.20 p.m.)


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer

: The Newcomers

Philip is expected home at the weekend. Janet seeks advice from Peter Metcalfe. Jimmy finds himself unpopular at home.
From the Midlands
(For cast list see page 57)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Alan Whiting
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen

: News Headlines

: Wednesday Show Time presents: Monte Carlo - C'est La Rose

Princess Grace of Monaco as the guide on a musical tour of Monte Carlo

Former film star Grace Kelly introduces the glamorous sights and sounds of the legendary principality and the stars who appear at its world-famous Casino
including Terry Thomas, Gilbert Becaud, Francoise Hardy and David Winters and his Dancers
A Wolper production
(First shown on BBC-2)


Presenter: Princess Grace of Monaco [Grace Kelly]
Comedian: Terry-Thomas
Singer: Gilbert Becaud
Singer: Francoise Hardy
Dancers: David Winters and his Dancers
Director: Michael Pfleghar
Producer: Roger Gimbel
Music arranged by: Jerry Fielding

: Wink to Me Only: The Council Wears Earrings

Written by Jennifer Phillips
Starring Beryl Reid and Hugh Paddick
with Ken Jones as Jack and Christopher Burgess as Alf


Writer: Jennifer Phillips
Sound: John Delany
Lighting: John Green
Music: Max Harris
Design: Brian Tregidden
Producer: Douglas Argent
Rene: Beryl Reid
Sydney: Hugh Paddick
Jack: Ken Jones
Alf: Christopher Burgess

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Wednesday Play: A Night with Mrs. Da Tanka

by William Trevor
With Jean Kent as Mrs. Da Tanka, Geoffrey Bayldon as Mr. Mileson, Arthur Lowe as Colonel Harrap, Peter Bathurst as Colonel Gregson

The setting is an off-season seaside hotel. Year after year Mr. Mileson has returned to this scene of his youth for his holiday, a picture of Cynthia, his long-lost love, accompanying him everywhere. Into his quiet world crashes Mrs. Da Tanka, a figure of pure vulgarity, almost always drunk, and excessively outspoken. Mr. Mileson has never been confronted with such an opponent before...

"Jean Kent was brilliant" (Stan Reynolds, Guardian)
"Good performances... camera work delightful... splendidly and perceptively dressed" (Virginia Ironside, Daily Mail)
"It is very funny as well as tragic" (George Melly, Observer)


Writer: William Trevor
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: John Gorrie
Mrs. Da Tanka: Jean Kent
Mr. Mileson: Geoffrey Bayldon
Colonel Harrap: Arthur Lowe
Colonel Gregson: Peter Bathurst
Mrs. Edgell: Daphne Heard
Miss Palmer: Rosamond Burne
Mr. Miller: John Savident
George: Reginald Barratt
Miss Thomson: Lala Lloyd
Waitress: Julia Gareth
Yvonne: Brenda Peters
Andre: Christopher Burgess
Honeymoon couple: Janet Key
Honeymoon couple: Barry Andrews
Mr. Gray: Lionel Wheeler
Palm Court Trio: Tom Harrison
Palm Court Trio: Betty Connor
Palm Court Trio: Michael Salmons
Cynthia: Carla Challoner
Children: Susan Payne
Children: David Howe

: Twenty-Four Hours

with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt, Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane
with on-the-spot reports by Fyfe Robertson, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy, Linda Blandford


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Linda Blandford

: Cricket: Gillette Cup Third Round: Sussex v. Leicestershire

Highlights of today's match from the County Ground, Hove.

Sussex, with an outstanding record in the Gillette Cup, take on a rejuvenated Leicestershire side captained by Ray Illingworth and also including Australian opening bowler Graham McKenzie.

The programme will also include reports from the other three matches in the third round: Surrey v. Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire v. Essex, Glamorgan v. Derbyshire
Introduced by Frank Bough


Presenter: Frank Bough
Television Presentation: Philip Lewis
Producer: Nick Hunter

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