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: The Ringing Isle

A film about church bells and the people who ring them.

"England, alone in the world, has perfected the art of change-ringing... and will not lightly surrender her unique heritage." (Dorothy L. Sayers)
"You're met as friends in a tower, and I don't think there's anything can beat it... "
"I was never a lover of bells, the noisy things..."


Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Strong Music

Pippin and Tog find that instruments can do more than make nice music.


Music: Vernon Elliott

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: How the Mole Got his Trousers

When you collect things, as the Mole does, you need pockets to put them in, and pockets mean trousers - how was the Mole to find some trousers?
Story told by Colin Jeavons


Narrator: Colin Jeavons
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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: 8: The Treasure

Hunters Huck and Tom discover Injun Joe and his accomplice engaged in a search.

: 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

: Charlie Chaplin: The Vintage Comedies: Tillie's Punctured Romance: Part 2

A new selection of the famous early films of the world's greatest comedian.
Tonight: Tillie's Punctured Romance: Part 2
with Marie Dressier and Mabel Normand

Charlie stops at nothing for money - not even marriage! -but when the chaplain makes Miss Fortune his missus, misfortune follows his big mistake!


The City Slicker: Charlie Chaplin
Tillie: Marie Dressier
Mabel: Mabel Normand

: Z Cars: Weekend with Sally: Part 1

by James Doran
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring with Douglas Fielding

Sergeant Stone stands to lose a good housekeeper - his sister... John Meaker reports his wife missing - he has a great deal more to lose...
(for cast list see page 26)


Writer: James Doran
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Gerald Blake
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding

: Star Trek: The Immunity Syndrome

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.

The usually imperturbable Mr Spock is shaken to learn from his instruments that the USS Intrepid, with 400 fellow Vulcans aboard, has 'died.' Then comes news that the whole solar system has perished.
Incredibly on the screen looms a fantastic creature 1,000 miles across, setting the vengeful Spock on a suicide course from which he is not expected to return.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Chekov: Walter Koenig
Christine Chapel: Majel Barrett

: Panorama

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


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

: The Main News

With John Edmunds and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The Troubleshooters: They Shall Not Pass

by John Lucarotti
[Starring] Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham
Guest stars Denis Carey, Meadows White

'Oil for an aeroplane faster than sound - and it can't pass a lock which has not changed since Napoleon the First!'
Albert Lefioch, veteran of Verdun, stages a one-man strike and brings the whole of France's canal system to a halt. Since the barge traffic includes a vital consignment of secret oil for Concorde, Mogul is deeply concerned.
Meanwhile, in England, another old man succeeds in stopping the Mogul refinery which produces the oil.
Izard and Stead decide to cope with the problems personally.


Writer: John Lucarotti
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: Raymond London
Associate Producer: Michael Glynn
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Henri Safran
Maman: Rose Howlett
Marcel: Andre Maranne
Albert: Denis Carey
Freddy Frith: Ken Parry
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Cranleigh: Arnold Peters
Shop Steward: Edwin Brown
Charlie: Meadows White
Harry: Royston Tickner
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Secretary: Marie Sutherland
Sylvie: Dorothy Grumbar
Emile Pontrachet: Dudley Jones
Belanger: Raf de la Torre
Gendarme: Jean Driant
Newsman: Hugo de Vernier
Inspector: Robert Rietty
TV announcer: Denis de Marne

: The Spinners

with Esther Ofarim
It's 4 plus 400 when this international group return to the unique atmosphere of the Octagon Theatre, where they join forces with their audience and their guest Esther Ofarim.
Songs from North, South, East, and West - from home and abroad, including ones you know and one you have probably never heard before.
Including: Maggie May, Stanley and Dora, Skye Boat Song
(from Manchester)


Musicians: The Spinners
Singer: Esther Ofarim
Sound: Alan Fox
Production: Nick Hunter

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop 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: Kenneth Allsop
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: Michael Bukht
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain: The Glassmakers

What do we make? - what will they buy? Spotlight on the export drive: new ideas -new products - new markets.

Few gifts give more lasting pleasure than a piece of crystal glass. The craftsmanship involved in blowing and cutting by hand has remained basically unaltered since the turn of the century-so British cut glass still sells well abroad. But glassmaking, especially by automation for mass markets, has its problems. One leading manufacturer experienced an alarming slump in profits - and had to take drastic steps to put his house in order.


Reporter: Ian Ross
Production: Michael Woolard
Production: Ivor Yorke

: Weatherman

: In Rehearsal: 6: Death of a Salesman - Act 2 (Arthur Miller)

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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