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: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Bears in the Wood

For the very young
Tog is worried by a new animal, but a story reassures him.


Voices: Olwen Griffiths
Voices: Steve Woodman
Voices: Oliver Postgate

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: On the Lion Hunt

A cartoon from Poland
A photograph of a lion is broken; the man in the photograph, now old, reminisces about the adventures leading up to the photograph.

: The General

A cartoon film designed by Michael Foreman
Told by Frank Middlemass
How General Jedpur became the most famous general in the whole world, not because he was a good soldier but just because he was good.


Designer: Michael Foreman
Animated by: Jannik Hastrup
Narrator: Frank Middlemass
Presented by: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: Marine Boy

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

: Babar: Babar's New Clothes

The Adventures of a Very Young Elephant.

After leaving the Great Forest Babar finds himself in a small French town and is befriended by the Old Lady.
Told by Eric Thompson
English version written by Peggy Miller


Narrator: Eric Thompson
Writer (English version): Peggy Miller

: London This Week

Focuses on events and people making the news around town

: Charlie Chaplin: The Vintage Comedies: Shanghaied

A new selection of the famous early films of the world's greatest comedian.
Tonight: Shanghaied
with Edna Purviance, Wesley Ruggles and Leo White

Charlie waives the rules when he finds himself all at sea.


The Assistant Cook: Charlie Chaplin
His Daughter: Edna Purviance
The Ship Owner: Wesley Ruggles
Third Shanghaied Seaman: Leo White

: Z Cars: Give and Take: Part 1

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

Saturday afternoon is a time for football and weddings... people expecting a good match... But not every one is a good match.


Writer: Len Rush
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Timothy Combe
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring

: Star Trek: The Omega Glory

Orbiting aimlessly without a crew, the USS Exeter presents the appearance of a Marie Celeste in space to the incredulous eyes of Captain Kirk and his boarding party, but they soon find something far more sinister than was seen in that ancient mystery of the sea.
Confirming their fears, the captain's log warns - 'If you've come aboard, you're dead men - don't go back to your ship!' The only alternative is the planet below... and the Yangs are coming!


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Captain Tracy: Morgan Woodward
Cloud William: Roy Jenson

: Panorama: What Price Air Safety?

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

Last year over 1,000 people died in 32 air accidents. In the near future, it would be possible for a similar number to die in one cataclysmic mid-air collision between two jumbo jets. But will it ever happen? How safe is this new era of flying? And what of the aircraft of today that already have that second-hand appearance? In tonight's Panorama, What Price Air Safety?, Richard Kershaw reports on the world of flying and how far it can be made safer.


Reporter: Richard Kershaw
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: Hey We've Got a Problem Here

by John Lucarotti
[Starring] Ray Barrett, Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham
Guest stars John Lee, Patricia English

Giant submarine tankers have been a dream in the oil industry for years. Now, they are not only possible but necessary - to ship oil out of Alaska under the ice.
Mogul's experiments have gone well. Now Stead, Thornton, and Izard visit their submarine - not in Alaska but in the Caribbean. Even there, though, things can go dangerously wrong - as Stead finds on his first underwater dive.


Writer: John Lucarotti
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: Raymond London
Associate Producer: Michael Glynn
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Lennie Mayne
Simon Broadsword: John Lee
Helmsman: James Garbutt
First hydroplane operator: Roy Evans
Sonar operator: David Lyell
Mike Fordham: Nik Zaran
Dave Pickering: Craig Hunter
Telegraph operator: Terry Bale
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Seaman: Bill Hayden
Panel operator: Laurie Webb
First officer: Terry Skelton
Jan Broadsword: Patricia English

: The Spinners

with Judith Durham
It is 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 Judith Durham.
Songs from North, South, East and West - from home and abroad -including: Mermaid, Waltzing Matilda, Dirty Old Town
(from Manchester)


Musicians: The Spinners
Singer: Judith Durham
Design: Paul Montague
Production: Nick Hunter

: 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: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain: The Export Sport

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

Golf - one of the world's fastest-growing sports and a mushrooming international industry, with British manufacturers of equipment busily exploiting the potentially vast markets of America, Japan, and the rest of Europe. It will mean big money for at least two firms already making handsome profits out of the golf explosion - one, the producers of millions of golf balls; the other, an old-established club makers in Scotland, the traditional home of a game which goes back at least 500 years.


Reporter: Ian Ross
Production: Ivor Yorke

: Weatherman

: Making Out: Ken Loach, Film Maker

Six programmes which examine how it is to be an artist in Britain today - the job, the means, the people involved.



Reporter: Magnus Magnusson
Interviewee: Ken Loach
[Interviewee: Tony Garnett]
[Interviewee: Neville Smith]
Director: Trevor Peters
Producer: Nancy Thomas

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