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: Bric-a-Brac

Quiz about antique odds and ends

1.25 Interval

: Watch with Mother: Chigley: Clay for Mr Farthing

For the very young



Script, puppets and production: Gordon Murray

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Noggin and the Flying Machine: 3: The City

by Oliver Postgate

There are secret ways in the great city, places to watch and listen and be discovered.


Writer: Oliver Postgate

: Score with The Scaffold

A zany zigzag of puzzles and quizzes featuring The Scaffold
with special guest Bernard Venables
and Wendy Padbury, The Fourmost

Inspector Boniface Investigates
and the answer to:
A man had to travel from London to Manchester for a business meeting. His wife accompanied him from his home to the station early on the morning of his departure and saw the train out of the platform. The train in which he rode north travelled without stopping. On leaving the train in Manchester, he was greeted straight away by his wife! She had travelled neither by air, rail, nor road. How did she get to Manchester?
(from Manchester)


Entertainers: The Scaffold
Guest: Bernard Venables
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: Masterton Chicken

The Galloping Gourmet
Graham Kerr takes a lighthearted look at one of his favourite recipes and cooks it with an expert eye.

(A series made in Canada. From Monday, 14 September, Entertaining with Kerr will be shown in all regions)
(London Region only)


Cook/Presenter: Graham Kerr

: Champions' Quiz Ball: Cup Final

Bobby Charlton of Manchester United-who has played more internationals than any other English soccer player - presents the Champions' Quiz Ball Cup to the winner of tonight's final.
Two champion soccer teams, aided and abetted by their guest supporters - top celebrities from the world of entertainment - have made good use of their general knowledge, quick reactions, and clever tactics to bring them through to this final match on the electronic field of Quiz Ball. Tonight's game decides who will be the Champions of Champions.
Referee Stuart Hall


Trophy Presenter: Bobby Charlton
Referee: Stuart Hall
Question Setter: John Witty
Question Setter: Stan Greenberg
Devised by: George Woolley
Director: Douglas Boyd
Producer: Mary Evans
Series Editor: Bill Wright

: The Virginian: Vengeance Trail

Tales from the American West
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

Stacy Grainger is the quarry in a man hunt after being forced to kill a desperate assailant in self-defence. Without realising it, he befriends the relentless pursuer, who is seeking the man who shot his brother, with only one thought in his mind - revenge.


The Virginian: James Drury
Stacy Grainger: Don Quine
Toby: Ron Russell
Ellie: Mary Ann Mobley
Quincy: Ben Hammer
Beldon: L.Q. Jones

: Don't Ask Us

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


Performer: Frank Abbott
Performer: Russell Davies
Performer: Maureen Lipman
Performer: Adrienne Posta
Performer: Richard Stilgoe
Script Editor: Austin Steele
Orchestra directed by: Kenny Woodman
Design: Gillian Howard
Executive producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Me Mammy: The Night Enda entered a Convent Father

The new comedy series by Hugh Leonard
Starring Milo O'Shea as Bunky Kennefick
with Anna Manahan as Mrs Kennefick
[and] Yootha Joyce as Miss Argyll, Ray McAnally as Fr Patrick, David Kelly as Cousin Enda

Patrick decides to save some money by putting on a drama that he has written himself. This creates problems as it involves a kissing scene between Bunjy and Chrissie. The Mammy objects to this, almost as much as his girl friend Miss Argyll.


Writer: Hugh Leonard
Music composed and conducted by: Max Harris
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: James Gilbert
Bunjy Kennefick: Milo O'Shea
Mrs Kennefick: Anna Manahan
Miss Argyll: Yootha Joyce
Fr Patrick: Ray McAnally
Cousin Enda: David Kelly
Chrissie: Rosaleen Linehan
Willie Canaan: Eamon Morrissey
Lilly Lally: Ann Rowan
Priest: Michael Stainton

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: It's a Knock-Out!

(Jeux sans Frontieres)
The seventh International heat in which teams from the following seven countries compete for the Eurovision Trophy
Great Britain: Great Yarmouth
Belgium: Woluwe St Lambert
France: St Malo
Germany: Gelnhausen
Holland: Alphen du Rhin
Italy: Bassano
Switzerland: Widnau
Transmitted on the Eurovision network from West Berlin, Germany
Introduced by Camillo Felgen and Tim Elstner
International Referees Genaro Olivieri and Guido Pancaldi
Referee Arthur Ellis

Great Yarmouth lost to their near neighbours Lowestoft in May but in fact have done rather well from their defeat. It was a very close match and Great Yarmouth ended up the 'highest-scoring losers,' earning themselves a trip to Germany for the first Jeux sans Frontieres from West Berlin.
Presented by the West German Television Service


Presenter: Camillo Felgen
Presenter: Tim Elstner
International Referee: Genaro Olivieri
International Referee: Guido Pancaldi
Commentator: David Vine
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Referee: Arthur Ellis
Producer: Barney Colehan

: 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

: A Hot Day

by Janus Wasylkowski
Translated and adapted by Michael Hayes
With Lee Montague as The Soldier and Michael Williams as The Prisoner

A soldier is taking a prisoner back to his village to be executed for fighting against the occupying forces. The heat of the day is oppressive and especially affects the soldier whose uniform and weapons make him agonisingly uncomfortable. When the soldier can stand it no longer he orders the prisoner to change clothes with him. For a moment they are enemies no longer...
(First shown in "Thirty-Minute Theatre" on BBC2)


Author: Janus Wasylkowski
Translated by/Adapter by: Michael Hayes
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Michael Hayes
The Soldier: Lee Montague
The Prisoner: Michael Williams

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