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: Bric-a-Brac

Quiz about antique odds and ends

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Chigley: Lord Belborough's Lucky Day

For the very young
This place is in Trumptonshire and contains a factory, a handmade pottery, a stately home, and a vintage steam railway.



Narration: Brian Cant

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Peter's Adventures: Peter and the Magic Car

A cartoon film series from Hungary

Peter, Cathie, and the dog take an exciting ride in their uncle's space car.

: Egbert's Sleepless Night

A cartoon film.
'Things that go bump in the night.'
Egbert doesn't hear bumps but he does hear noises and doesn't get much sleep because of them.


Designer: Hilary Hayton
Designer: Graham McCallum
Director: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: Score with The Scaffold

A zany zigzag of puzzles and quizzes featuring The Scaffold
with special guest Robert Hardy
and Wendy Padbury, The Fourmost
Inspector Boniface Investigates
and the answer to:
What unusual feature do the following two words have in common?
Abstemious and Uncomplimentary
In what way is one word the direct opposite of the other? PS: Forget all about their meanings.
(from Manchester)


Entertainers: The Scaffold
Guest: Robert Hardy
Presenter: Wendy Padbury
Musicians: The Fourmost
Artist (Inspector Boniface Investigates): Nigel Barron
Reader (Inspector Boniface Investigates): David Scase
Script (Inspector Boniface Investigates): Brian Finch
Director: Des Sissons
Production: Stan Parkinson

: Wacky Races

A cartoon film series
Dick Dastardly makes another villainous attempt to win

: Junior Points of View

Robert Robinson takes a weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers
(Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Junior Points of View, [address removed])


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Entertaining with Kerr: Graham Kerr Pate

The Galloping Gourmet
Graham Kerr takes a lighthearted look at one of his favourite recipes and cooks it with an expert eye.
(A series of programmes made in Canada)


Cook/Presenter: Graham Kerr

: Champions' Quiz Ball: First Semi-final: Everton v Falkirk

Soccer stars from champion British teams bring their skills of tactics and quick reactions to the general knowledge field of Quiz Ball aided and abetted by their celebrity supporters.
Tonight's teams

Harry Catterick, manager, Brian Labone, Joe Royle, Ed Stewart, celebrity supporter

Alex Ferguson, Robert Ford, Andrew Roxburgh, Chic Murray, celebrity supporter

Referee Stuart Hall


Panellist (Everton): Harry Catterick
Panellist (Everton): Brian Labone
Panellist (Everton): Joe Royle
Panellist (Everton): Ed Stewart
Panellist (Falkirk): Alex Ferguson
Panellist (Falkirk): Robert Ford
Panellist (Falkirk): Andrew Roxburgh
Panellist (Falkirk): Chic Murray
Referee: Stuart Hall
Question Setter: John Witty
Question Setter: Stan Greenberg
Devised by: George Woolley
Director: Douglas Boyd
Producer: Mary Evans

: The Virginian: The Gauntlet

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as the Virginian.

The Virginian is caught in the crossfire of a family quarrel.
(The myth that Presidents believe in: pages 43 and 45)


The Virginian: James Drury
Al Keets: Mark Richman
May Keets: Marion Moses
Jimmy Keets: Stefan Arngrim
Lund: Harry Lauter
Shoop: Tony Young
Gus: Calvin Brown
Hardy: Robert B Williams

: Don't Ask Us

A comedy revue with Frank Abbott, Russen Davies, Maureen Lipman, Adrienne Posta, Richard Stilgoe in a high-speed panorama of laughs, sketches, music, and things


Performer: Frank Abbott
Performer: Russen Davies
Performer: Maureen Lipman
Performer: Adrienne Posta
Performer: Richard Stilgoe
Script Editor: Austin Steele
Orchestra directed by: Alan Braden
Design: Gillian Howard
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: David O'Clee

: Me Mammy: The Night we saw Old Nick

The new comedy series by Hugh Leonard
Starring Milo O'Shea as Bunjy Kennefick, Anna Manahan as Mrs Kennefick

Father Patrick has invited a Jesuit priest to address the Ladies' Sodality. He brings along a relic from a somewhat obscure saint and the Mammy asks if she can look after it - promising to keep it safe. Bunjy and Cousin Enda accidentally dispose of it and their desperate attempts to replace it end in disaster.

[with] Yootha Joyce as Miss Argyll, Ray McAnally as Fr Patrick, Desmond Perry as Fr Sleeveen, David Kelly as Cousin Enda
also appearing Michael Stainton


Writer: Hugh Leonard
Music composed and conducted by: Max Harris
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: James Gilbert
Bunjy Kennefick: Milo O'Shea
Mrs Kennefick: Anna Manahan
Miss Argyll: Yootha Joyce
Fr Patrick: Ray McAnally
Fr Sleeveen: Desmond Perry
Cousin Enda: David Kelly
[Actor]: Michael Stainton

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: It's a Knock-Out!

(Jeux sans Frontieres)
The fifth International heat for the Eurovision Trophy from the grounds of the Castle, Cardiff.
Great Britain: Lowestoft
Belgium: Genk
France: Rheims
Germany: Kleve
Holland: Hoogland
Italy: Rimini
Switzerland: Locarno
Introduced by David Vine and Eddie Waring
International Referees Genaro Olivieri and Guido Pancaldi
British Referee Arthur Ellis


Presenter: David Vine
Presenter: Eddie Waring
International Referee: Genaro Olivieri
International Referee: Guido Pancaldi
British Referee: Arthur Ellis
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Alan Chivers
Producer: Barney Colehan

: 24 Hours

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer of the Week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Roly Poly

by Stanislaw Lem
Adapted for television by Derek Hoddinott
Starring John Alderton as Richard Fox, Thorley Walters as Marcus Sedden

Organ transplants can have their lighter side, as racing driver Richard Fox discovers when he receives parts of his dead brother.


Author: Stanislaw Lem
Adapted by: Derek Hoddinott
Music: Dudley Simpson
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Michael Hart
Richard Fox: John Alderton
Marcus Sedden: Thorley Walters
Mr Burton: Dudley Foster
Dr Banglos: Hugh Latimer
Mr Travers: Terence Brady
Miss Land: Elizabeth Bennett

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