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: The Heart of Matter

A film on the life and thought of Teilhard de Chardin, SJ

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

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.


Script: Daphne Jones

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Jackanory Request Week: Wet Magic: 1: Mermaids Die in Captivity!

by E. Nesbit
Another story viewers have voted to see again
With Margaret Tyzack

'If you think something's magic you've got to believe in it,' said Francis. 'It's no good pretending you're not sure. Why, no magic would stand it.'
And just believing in magic lands Francis and his brother and sisters into the most extraordinary adventures.


Author: E. Nesbit
Storyteller: Margaret Tyzack

: Marine Boy

A cartoon film series
The underwater adventures of Marine Boy, the Ocean Patrol, and the white dolphin, Splasher.

: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: 6: The Wild Goose

Chase Huck and Tom realise that it is up to them to set Muff the carpenter free.

: 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

: The World Aerobatic Championships

A report by Raymond Baxter from RAF Hullavington on the people and planes competing in the Sixth World Championships, together with performances from yesterday's First World Festival of Aerobatics
Organised by the Royal Aero Club In collaboration with the Daily Mail and John Player and Sons


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
TV Presentation: Dennis Monger
TV Presentation: Douglas Hespe
TV Presentation: Alan Chivers

: Z Cars: Missile Mile: Part 1

by Allan Prior
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

A car crashes on the motorway - but this is no ordinary accident... so the Newtown Police are out in force.
(for cast list see page 28)


Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Christopher Barry
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding

: Star Trek: I, Mudd

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 great trepidation, the Captain of the USS Enterprise is forcibly transported to what some might suppose a dream world ruled, surprisingly, by the most incorrigible scoundrel of the space age.
Everything that Kirk and his crew could desire is theirs for the asking but there is a considerable snag.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Mudd: Roger C Carmel
Norman: Richard Tatro
Stella Mudd: Kay Elliot

: 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 Robert Dougall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Troubleshooters: A Truly Exotic Development

by John Elliot
[Starring] Ray Barrett, Geoffrey Keen
Guest stars Robert Hardy, Deborah Stanford

Robert Hardy and Deborah Stanford return tonight as the Stewarts, installed in the Caribbean. Alec is involved in an explosive situation. Mogul's drilling rig on the island has been sabotaged. Stead sends Alec's old rival Thornton out to investigate.


Writer/Series created by: John Elliot
Incidental Music: The Metaltone Steel Band
Designer: Richard Hunt
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Alec Stewart: Robert Hardy
Roz Stewart: Deborah Stanford
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
George Bartlett: Sam Kydd
Mary Bartlett: Barbara Keogh
Mr Grahame: Stephan Kalipha
The Governor: Richard Caldicot
Toolpusher: John Graham
Lois Turner: Anouska Hempel
McGrath: Dermot Tuohy

: The Royal International Horse Show 1970

introduced direct from the Empire Pool, Wembley by David Coleman
A post-war record entry of nine international equestrian teams have accepted invitations to compete at Wembley this week, including the reigning Olympic champions, Canada. They are joined by horsemen from the Argentine, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Italy, Ireland, Sweden and Holland.
The first major competition that they, and the best-known British names in show-jumping, contest is The Horse and Hound Cup
(Holder: Mrs D. Backhouse, GB 'Cardinal')
'There's no jumping like show jumping: p 12)


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented for television by: Alan Mouncer
Presented for television by: Bill Taylor

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Producer of the Week: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: * Weatherman

: In Rehearsal: 4: Ghosts - Act 3 (Ibsen)

Hugh Morrison works with a group of amateur actors and suggests ways of improving their performances.



Presenter: Hugh Morrison
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: Victor Poole

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