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: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Bricks

Pippin and Tog watch the wire people building.


Puppets and pictures: Peter Firmin

: He and She: Dog's best friend

A comedy film series which recognises the difference
Starring Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin as Paula and Dick Hollister
with Jack Cassidy as Oscar North and Kenneth Mars as Harry Zarakardos

Dog's best friend ...should be his man!


Paula Hollister: Paula Prentiss
Dick Hollister: Richard Benjamin
Oscar North: Jack Cassidy
Harry Zarakardos: Kenneth Mars

: Cricket: The County Championship: Surrey v Worcestershire: Second day

The whole of this morning's play in this vital match affecting the top of the Championship table.
Introduced from The Oval by Peter West


Presenter: Peter West
Commentary Team: Richie Benaud
Commentary Team: Jim Laker
Commentary Team: Denis Compton
Commentary Team: Ted Dexter
Production: Nick Hunter
Production: David Kenning

: Holiday Grandstand

featuring Racing, Cricket Athletics
Introduced by Frank Bough

1.35; 2.5; 2.35; 3.5* Racing from Newcastle
1.45 Leaf Maiden Stakes (over 1 mile and 1 furlong)
2.15 Wills Goblet Stakes (over 7 furlongs)
2.45 W.D. and H.O. Wills Trophy (over 2 miles)
3.15 Virginia Stakes (over 141 miles)

1.50* Water Ski-ing from Ruislip: The British Dauphin and Junior Water-ski Championships

2.20; 2.50; 3.20* Cricket from The Oval: Surrey v Worcestershire
Further coverage from the second day's play of this important County Championship match.

2.20; 2.50* International Athletics from White City: England v Benelux
England's top men athletes meet Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg in the last senior international athletics meeting of the season.

5.5. Results Service

Grandstand Timetable:
1.35 Racing from Newcastle
1.50 Water ski-ing from Ruislip
2.5 Racing from Newcastle
2.20 Cricket/Athletics
2.35 Racing from Newcastle
2.50 Cricket/Athletics
3.5 Racing from Newcastle
3.20 Cricket/Athletics
5.5 Results Service
(This sporting strife: page 3)


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Racing): Peter Bromley
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Ray Lakeland
Commentator (Water Ski-ing/International Athletics): Ron Pickering
Commentator (Cricket): Peter West
Commentator (Cricket): Richie Benaud
Commentator (Cricket): Jim Laker
Commentator (Cricket): Ted Dexter
Commentator (Cricket): Denis Compton
TV Presentation (Cricket): Nick Hunter
TV Presentation (International Athletics): Bob Duncan

: The Anglesey Climb: The Spider's Web: Stage 1: The Assault from the Sea

Woven by six men and one woman on the sea cliffs of Holy Island, North Wales.
British climbers have discovered a new playground - the sea cliffs of Britain. This evening seven experts (three of them were involved with the televised climb of The Old Man of Hoy in 1967) will attempt three very severe routes on the sea cliffs of Anglesey:

Spider's Web: 'a unique and sensational route' with Joe Brown and Ian McNaught-Davis

Wen Slab: 350 feet of pure white rock rising straight out of the sea with Peter Crew and Don Whillans (who reached the summit of the Himalayan giant, Annapurna, earlier this year)

Tyrannosaurus Rex: the fiercest of the Dinosaurs-a 370-ft face with Laurie Holliwell who made the first ascent; his brother Les; and Janet Rogers who was also on the first ascent in June 1969.

Christopher Brasher reports live on: Stage 1: The Assault from the Sea
'If the sea is rough these confounded great waves are trying to pluck you off the rock. But if you get your footing on the cliff, you climb up this groove, round a corner, up a wall, until you get to 20 feet of holdless rock which Pete says I won't get up. If I do -then the only danger from the sea is falling off into it.' So says Ian McNaught-Davis who, this afternoon, will try to follow Joe Brown, the only man to have led this climb.
(Cover story: see pages 46-48)


Climber (Spider's Web): Joe Brown
Climber (Spider's Web): Ian McNaught-Davis
Climber (Wen Slab): Peter Crew
Climber (Wen Slab): Don Whillans
Climber (Tyrannosaurus Rex): Laurie Holliwell
Climber (Tyrannosaurus Rex): Les Holliwell
Climber (Tyrannosaurus Rex): Janet Rogers
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Associate Producer: Philip S. Gilbert
Producer: Alan Chivers

: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: 11: Injun Joe's Treasure Trove

Tom and Huck make another visit to the caves.

: London This Week or Your Region Tonight

followed by the regional weather

: The Spider's Web: Stage 2: The Crux

Woven by seven climbers on the sea cliffs of Holy Island, North Wales.
Christopher Brasher reports on: Stage 2: The Crux

"You climb into the Apex of the Arch so that you are right over the sea, then fix a rope and descend it for 30 feet until you are hanging completely in space. Swing across on the rope until you can grasp a stalactite of rock, clip into a peg, and climb round the overhang..." That is how Joe Brown who, with Pete Crew, is the only man to have climbed the Spider's Web, describes it. A few other expert climbers have tried it and said: "You really do feel like the fly in the middle of the spider's web - it's out to get you."


Reporter: Christopher Brasher

: Disney Time

A lighthearted Bank Holiday look at some more Walt Disney films. Introduced by Ken Dodd from Scarborough with scenes from: Cinderella, Dumbo, Pinocchio, In Search of the Castaways, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, The Boatniks, Smoke, Treasure Island, The Aristocats
Films by courtesy of: Walt Disney Productions

(Ken Dodd is appearing in The Ken Dodd Show at the Futurist Theatre, Scarborough)
(Disney Time with Diddy: page 3)


Presenter: Ken Dodd
Producer: Richard Evans

: The Spider's Web: Stage 3: The Breakout to the Top

Woven by seven climbers on the sea cliffs of Holy Island, North Wales.
Christopher Brasher reports as the climbers are nearing their objective: Stage 3: The Breakout to the Top

"Never mind getting to the top - it's trying to get back down into a heaving rubber dinghy that worries me. After all Don and I have got to start our abseil 350 feet above the dinghy and plummet - not too fast I hope - straight into it..." That is Pete Crew's problem during this final live transmission from North Wales.


Reporter: Christopher Brasher

: The Cliff Richard Show

Starring Cliff Richard
A special Bank Holiday Show featuring Una Stubbs and Hank Marvin
with guest star Aretha Franklin
(Cliff and his gang are back!: see page 3)


Singer/Presenter: Cliff Richard
Performer: Una Stubbs
Guitarist/Performer: Hank Marvin
Singer: Aretha Franklin
Vocal Backings: The Breakaways
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Choreography: Nita Howard
Script: Eric Davidson
Sound: Larry Goodson
Lighting: Peter Smee
Design: Geoff Patterson
Production: Michael Hurll

: The Main News

with Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Troubleshooters: The Order of the Good Time

by John Lucarotti
[Starring] Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham

Industry, pollution, overcrowding - Stead is feeling the pressures of them all when he goes to Nova Scotia. Here, he finds the perfect site for Mogul's new refinery.
But is it perfect? In the peace of a small country hotel, Stead finds time to think.


Writer: John Lucarotti
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Associate Producer: Michael Glynn
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Douglas Camfield
Joe Meech: Jon Farrell
Gabriel Benoit: Shay Gorman
Angus Ross: Larry Cross
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Willy Izard: Philip La Tram
Julie Parnell: Linda Liles
Len McCall: Robert Sessions
Al Vlasov: Richard Pendrey
Don Harper: Gordon Sterne
Salesman: Seymour Green
Alice Ross: Tucker McGuire

: The Fallen Idol

The famous British film starring Michele Morgan, Ralph Richardson with Sonia Dresdel, Jack Hawkins, Bobby Henrey

Baines, the butler, is the hero of the Ambassador's young son, and when he thinks Baines is under suspicion by the police, the boy tries to protect his idol.
Carol Reed's distinguished film, which explores the mysteries of the adult world as seen through the eyes of a child.

(Philip Jenkinson writes on page 9)

11.20 Weatherman including long-range forecast
followed by Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales)



Screenplay/Original Story: Graham Greene
Producer/Director: Carol Reed
Baines: Ralph Richardson
Julie: Michele Morgan
Felipe: Bobby Henrey
Mrs Baines: Sonia Dresdel
Det-Insp Crowe: Denis O'Dea
Dr Fenton: Walter Fitzgerald
Det Lake: Jack Hawkins

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