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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
A programme for viewers from Pakistan and India which includes advice on health and welfare; lesson 42 of Look, Listen, and Speak; and Asian music
(from BBC Midlands)


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman
Assisted by (Look, Listen, and Speak): Sheila Dillon-Guy

: Interval

: Maes a Mor

Out and about with John Bevan
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield transmitters only)


Presenter: John Bevan

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Sheep

Today's programme for the very young is Joe and the Sheep

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: International Athletics: The European Championships

from Athens
Introduced by Frank Bough

David Coleman, Ron Pickering and Norris McWhirter report direct from Karaiskakis Stadium on the second day of Europe's biggest Athletics tournament
Today's events includeWomen's 100 metres semi-finals and final
Men's 800 metres heats
Men's and Women's 400 metres semi-finals
Men's 400 metres hurdles semi-finals
Men's discus final
Men's triple jump final
Six athletes in search of a victory: pages 10 and 11


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Production Team: Alan Mouncer
Production Team: Ian Smith
Production Team: Brian Venner
Production Team: Michael Dolbear
Editor: Alan Hart

: Jackanory: Here Comes Thursday: Rescue work

by Michael Bond
with Beryl Cooke


Author: Michael Bond
Storyteller: Beryl Cooke

: Zokko!

Today's edition includes part 7 of the adventure serial Skayn: Where the great moon monster lies sleeping...
with the voices of Sheelagh McGrath, Gordon Clyde, Anthony Jackson, and pictures by Leslie Caswell


Voices (Skayn): Sheelagh McGrath
Voices (Skayn): Gordon Clyde
Voices (Skayn): Anthony Jackson
Pictures (Skayn): Leslie Caswell
Producer: Molly Cox

: Wild World

Introduced by Tony Soper and Jill Dawe

Geoffrey Weaver and Jill Dawe visit an area which has been taken over by marsh frogs, invaders from the Continent. Also: how storks have learned to live with us in parts of Europe; and a look at dolphin hunters: each year the peoples of the Solomon Islands catch dolphins for their teeth! Without these the young men cannot get their brides
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Presenter: Jill Dawe
Presenter: Geoffrey Weaver
Director: Peter Crawford
Director: Keith Hopkins
Producer: John Sparks

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: National News

and Weather

: London - Nationwide

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital the news, features, opinions of the country at large co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lyn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Newcomers

Langley questions Gran about Peter Metcalfe. Jimmy's recovery proceeds and he receives a suggestion for filling in the period before going to University. Amelia and Malcolm return from a visit to London
(from BBC Midlands; for cast list see page 45)


Serial devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Islwyn Evans

: Tom and Jerry: Trap Happy

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.

Trap Happy - and slap happy


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Laugh Parade: Monkey Business

The second in a new season of comedy films stars tonight Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe with Charles Coburn, Hugh Marlowe

With the aid of a laboratory chimpanzee a research chemist formulates an elixir of youth - but the effects of rejuvenation turn out to have some unexpected and hilarious results.
Howard Hawkes gave Marilyn Monroe her first major comedy role in Monkey Business. It was the fourth in a series of stylish, breakneck comedies that he had made with Cary Grant, and one of the most successful.


Screenplay: Ben Hecht
Screenplay: Charles Lederer
Screenplay: I.A.L. Diamond
Producer: Sol C Siegel
Director: Howard Hawkes
Barnaby Fulton: Cary Grant
Edwina: Ginger Rogers
Mr Oxley: Charles Coburn
Lois Laurel: Marilyn Monroe
Harvey Entwhistle: Hugh Marlowe
Siegfried Kitzel: Henri Letondal
Dr Zoldeck: Robert Cornthwaite
Mr Culverly: Larry Keating

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Up Pompeii!

Written by Talbot Rothwell
[Starring] Frankie Howerd
A sort of 'Carry On up the Forum' starring Frankie Howerd as a slave who is too eager to please

Writer Talbot Rothwell has used more than a few old jokes in the Carry On films but never as old as this which is based, very loosely indeed, on the works of Plautus (who lived some 2,000 years ago)


Writer: Talbot Rothwell
Music: Alan Braden
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Michael Mills
Lurcio: Frankie Howerd
Ludicrus: Max Adrian
Cassandra: Ruth Harrison
Erotica: Georgina Moon
Ammonia: Elizabeth Larner
Nausius: Kerry Gardner
Plautus: Walter Horsbrugh
Bilius: Aubrey Woods
Cilia: Julia Goodman
Odius: John Junkin
Senator: Richard McNeff

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Saturday Satire 16 August 2015

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
The European Athletics Championships

David Coleman, Ron Pickering and Norris McWhirter report from the Karaiskakis Stadium.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Commentator: Norris McWhirter

: Grandstand: Association Football

BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the highlights of one of tonight's top matches


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Producer: Alec Weeks
Grandstand Production Team: Alan Mouncer
Grandstand Production Team: Ian Smith
Grandstand Production Team: Michael Dolbear
Grandstand Production Team: John Shrewsbury
Presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop with on-the-spot reports by Linda Blandford, Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Fyfe Robertson and Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle, Robert McKenzie and Olivier Todd including a round-up of the day's news in pictures

11.20 The Liberal Party Assembly at The Dome, Brighton
highlights of the first day's debates


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Olivier Todd
Commentator (The Liberal Party Assembly): Robin Day
Commentator (The Liberal Party Assembly): Alan Watson
Producer of the week: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

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