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: The Atheist and The Archbishop



Unknown: Marghanita Laski

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo, and Midge: Clocks

For the very young
Mary lives with her parents at the top of a tall block of flats in a busy town. Her friends are Mungo, her wise old dog, and Midge, a very inquisitive mouse.


Narration: Richard Baker
Narration: Isabel Ryan

: The News

Weatherman. JACK SCOTT


Unknown: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Jackanory Request Week

with Gordon Gostelow
The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse by URSULA MORAY WILLIAMS
Uncle Peder the Toymaker gave the little wooden horse a gay red saddle, blue-painted stripes and four green wheels. Surely he could sell him for at least five shillings? But the little wooden horse did not want to be sold and began to cry real tears!
Today: The Little Wooden Horse sets out to make his fortune


Unknown: Gordon Gostelow
Unknown: Ursula Moray Williams
Unknown: Uncle Peder

: Marine Boy

A new cartoon film series
The underwater adventures of Marine Boy, the Ocean Patrol, and the White Dolphin, Splasher.

: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

3 : The Start of the Adventure
Tom reveals his feelings for Becky, and Muff Potter falls into trouble.


Unknown: Muff Potter

: Abbott and Costello

A cartoon series about the adventures of the two crazy comedy stars.

: London This Week

Focuses on events and people making the news around town

: Music on Command

from the Queen's Parade, Aldershot
76 Trombones ... lead the parade of over 500 musicians from 15 Military Bands of the Army as they march and counter-march as one enormous band with the TRUMPETERS OF THE ROYAL MILITARY SCHOOL OF MUSIC (KNELLER HALL) Massed Band under the direction Of CAPTAIN G. H. J. HURST
Royal Army Medical Corps Guest conductor
Lt-Col C. H. Jaeger OBE ,
Introduced by biuan MATTHEW An outside broadcast from
The Aldershot Army Display
Television production KEN GRIFFIN


Unknown: Captain G. H. J. Hurst
Conductor: Lt-Col C. H. Jaeger OBE
Introduced By: Biuan Matthew
Unknown: Ken Griffin

: ZCars

A Couple of Comic Turns by LESLIE DUXBURY Part 1 starring James Ellis
John Slater , Derek Waring with Ian Cullen
Douglas Fielding ,Bernard Holley Bernie Spencer enjoys newspaper publicity of his crimes ... So what lengths will he go to in order to gain such publicity?


Unknown: Leslie Duxbury
Unknown: James Ellis
Unknown: John Slater
Unknown: Derek Waring
Unknown: Ian Cullen
Unknown: Douglas Fielding
Unknown: Bernard Holley
Unknown: Bernie Spencer
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Ron Craddock
Directed By: Christopher Barry

: Star Trek: A Private Little War

The new adventures of the Star-ship Enterprise as it zooms across man's final frontier - space!
Star Fleet orders specifically forbid intervention in the evolution of other races, yet Captain Kirk takes the grave risk of running guns to a previously peaceful tribe.
He runs a far greater peril without even realising it, which is perhaps just as well for his peace of mind.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Nona: Nancy Kovak
Tyree: Michael Witney

: Panorama

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


Introduced By: Robin Day
Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Nicholas Harman
Unknown: Alan Hart
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Robert MacNeil
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Main News

With RICHARD BAKER and Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker

: The Troubleshooters

Ray Barrett , Geoffrey Keen Philip Latham in I'm Glad I'm Just an Oilman ... by GEORGE BYATT Guest stars
William Dexter , Barry Dennen
In the desert, water can be just as valuable as oil - and as explosive, as Peter Thornton finds out to his cost.
Cast in order of appearance :
Series created by JOHN ELLIOT Designer BARRIE DOBBINS
Associate producer MICHAEL GLYNN Producer ANTHONY READ
Directed by FRANK cox


Unknown: Ray Barrett
Unknown: Geoffrey Keen
Unknown: Philip Latham
Unknown: George Byatt
Unknown: William Dexter
Unknown: Barry Dennen
Unknown: Peter Thornton
Unknown: John Elliot
Designer: Barrie Dobbins
Producer: Michael Glynn
Producer: Anthony Read
Directed By: Frank Cox
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Badra: Michael Mellinger
Captain Hamed: Julian Sherrier
Colonel Al Faraj: William Dexter
General Maitland: Bruce Carstairs
Chalmers: David Wood
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Professor Knox: Barry Dennen
Dr Kharma: Eva Haddon
Willington: Alan Bennion

: Professional Boxing

An international heavyweight contest over eight rounds between Dan McAlinden Great Britain and Ray Patterson
Sweden Dan McAlinden , known as ' Dangerous Dan,' with 11 wins inside the distance from 11 professional fights, and said by many to be a future British champion, takes on the experienced Swedish-based American Ray Patterson who recently gave that other British prospect, Joe Bugner , an extremely close fight.
Can McAlinden go one better than Bugner and stop Patterson? BBC outside broadcast cameras are at the ringside of the World Sporting Club, London, to bring you this top-of-the-bill contest. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
Television presentation by RICHARD TILLING


Unknown: Ray Patterson
Unknown: Sweden Dan McAlinden
Unknown: Joe Bugner
Presentation By: Richard Tilling

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures
Producer of the week JOHN DEKKER Editor ANTHONY SMITH


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman

: In Rehearsal

2 : The Bacchae (Euripides)
Hugh Morrison works with a group of amateur actors and suggests ways of improving their performances.


Directed By: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: Victor Poole

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