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: Cricket: First Test Match: England v The Rest of the World: Fourth Day

for the Guinness Trophy
The whole of this morning's play direct from Lord's
Introduced by Peter West


Presenter: Peter West
Commentary team: Richie Benaud
Commentary team: Jim Laker
Commentary team: Denis Compton
Commentary team: Ted Dexter
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter
Television Presentation: Philip Lewis

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Wimbledon and Cricket

The Wimbledon Open Lawn Tennis Championships
The opening day of the world's greatest tennis tournament reported for you direct from the All England Club by BBC outside broadcast cameras
Harry Carpenter introduces Wimbledon 1970 which features the best of the matches on the Centre Court and No 1 Court in The First Round of the Men's Singles
Rod Laver as an amateur and as a professional has dominated the Wimbledon scene. Winner of the first two 'Open' Wimbledons, he begins the defence of his title in today's first match on the Centre Court, and so poses the questions -can he at the age of 31 complete a fantastic hat-trick of 'Open' victories?
- will the younger stars challenge the supremacy of the established circuit pros?
The regular Wimbledon commentary team of Dan Maskell, Jack Kramer and Bill Knight together with Emlyn Jones will provide some of the answers in what promises to be a fascinating Championship.

and Cricket: First test Match: England v The Rest of the World
for the Guinness Trophy
Fourth day
Further coverage of today's play at Lord's


Presenter (Wimbledon): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Wimbledon): Dan Maskell
Commentator (Wimbledon): Jack Kramer
Commentator (Wimbledon): Bill Knight
Analysis (Wimbledon): Emlyn Jones
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Richard Tilling
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Bob Duncan
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Fred Viner
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Dewi Griffiths
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Brian Venner
Producer (Wimbledon): A.P. Wilkinson

: Jackanory Request Week: Clown Stories: The Gloves

Another story viewers have voted to see again
With Larry Parker

'Roll up, roll up, to the greatest show on earth! ' Every circus has a clown, and this week Larry Parker, with the patched coat, baggy trousers, and enormous boots, tells of his adventures as a travelling clown.
Today: The Gloves


Storyteller: Larry Parker

: 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

: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Part 1: Tom Plays Hookey

Tom makes the most of his punishment of painting the fence.
(Mississippi mischief: page 12)

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat, not forgetting next-door-neighbour Mrs Kiki Frog.

: London This Week

Focuses on events and people making the news around town

: Wimbledon 1970: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day including 'live' action, highlights of the first round of the Men's Singles, and a review of the news, results and personalities on the first day's play at the All England Club.

: Star Trek: Journey to Babel

The new adventures of the Star-ship Enterprise as it zooms across man's final frontier - space!
Its mission - to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and civilisations, to go boldly where no man has gone before.

In the resplendent dress uniform of a Star-ship Captain, Kirk welcomes the Vulcanian Ambassador and his wife aboard and is intrigued to learn that they are none other than the parents of his First Officer, Mr Spock.
Surprise at their ensuing reactions quickly gives way to alarm as crisis follows crisis, leading to a logical conclusion.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Amanda: Jane Wyatt
Sarek: Mark Lenard

: Panorama

Introduced by Robin Day
with Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Main News

with Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Troubleshooters: Operation Black Gold

by John Elliot
[Starring] Ray Barrett, Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham
Guest stars John Barcroft, Philippa Gail, Kit Taylor

What is it like to be captured by dangerous mercenaries in an African civil war? Willy Izard finds out the hard way when he replaces Thornton on a trip to Ebon.
Mogul's frantic efforts to free him centre on Jane Webb, Stead's former secretary (Philippa Gail), and her husband - a mercenary officer played by John Barcroft, best known for his performance as George Forsyte in "The Forsyte Saga".


Writer/Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Associate Producer: Michael Glynn
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Lennie Mayne
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Dudley Fitzgibbon: John Barcroft
Sergeant Willitt: Norman Florence
Jimmy Tyler: Kit Taylor
Andail: Alan Keith
Dobbs: Rex Robinson
Heinke: George Giles
Smith: Laurie Webb
Ikoto: James Fuller
Jane Webb: Philippa Gail
Ozi: Tommy Ansah

: Nana Mouskouri

The international singing star from Greece in one of the programmes from her series shown recently on BBC2
also featuring The Athenians and with her special guest Scott Walker


Singer/Presenter: Nana Mouskouri
Musicians: The Athenians
Singer: Scott Walker
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Sound: Michael McCarthy
Design: David Chandler
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Fyfe Robertson and Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain: Design for Export

Products - ideas - techniques
The export drive: spotlight on the men, the methods, the markets that are earning Britain's living abroad.

School buildings in Africa, housing in America, hotels in Europe. These are just some of the projects British architects have been designing overseas as increasing numbers of this country's 20,000 qualified practitioners face a drop in both public and private building at home. But there are other considerations; how to overcome local problems of climate, language, and labour, and what to do about getting paid if revolutions come and governments change.


Reporter: Ian Ross
Production: Ivor Yorke

: Weatherman

: Swim: 10: Synchronised Swimming

David Vine investigates the newest form of water sport, with Dawn Zajac and Doris Rackham from the National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, London



Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Dawn Zajac
Synchronised swimmer: Doris Rackham
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

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