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: Bric-a-Brac

Quiz about antique odds and ends

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Chigley: Trouble with the Crane

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


Animation: Bura and Hardwick

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Jackanory: Greyling

by Jane Yolen
With Lawrence James


Storyteller: Lawrence James
Author: Jane Yolen
Illustrator: William Stobbs
Adapted by/Director: John Prowse
Series Producer: Anna Home

: Score with The Scaffold

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

Inspector Boniface Investigates
and the answer to:
A rope ladder hangs over the side of a ship and just reaches the surface of the water. Its rungs are 12 inches apart and there are 15 rungs in all. How many rungs will be under water when the tide has risen five feet?
(from Manchester)


Entertainers: The Scaffold
Guest: Jimmy Savile
Presenter: Wendy Padbury
Musicians: The Fourmost
Artist (Inspector Boniface Investigates): Nigel Barron
Reader (Inspector Boniface Investigates): David Scase
Script (Inspector Boniface Investigates): Brian Finch
Design: Peter Mavius
Production: Stan Parkinson

: Wacky Races

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

: Junior Points of View and Requests

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


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Entertaining with Kerr: Barossa Cream

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 next Monday, Entertaining with Kerr will be shown in all regions)
(London Region only)


Cook/Presenter: Graham Kerr

: Champions' Quiz Ball: Challenge Match

After their skilful Cup Final win on the general knowledge field of Quiz Ball last week
The 1970 Champions' Quiz Ball Winners are challenged by The England Squad

Playing for England: Gordon Banks, Bobby Charlton, Keith Newton, Henry Cooper, celebrity supporter
Referee Stuart Hall


Panellist (England): Gordon Banks
Panellist (England): Bobby Charlton
Panellist (England): Keith Newton
Panellist (England): Henry Cooper
Referee: Stuart Hall
Question Setter: John Witty
Question Setter: Stan Greenberg
Devised by: George Woolley
Director: Douglas Boyd
Producer: Mary Evans

: The Virginian: Yesterday's Timepiece

Another new tale from the frontier of the Great American West
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

Stacy buys a watch, not because he needs it, but for its significance.


The Virginian: James Drury
John Grainger: Charles Bickford
Stacy Grainger: Don Quine
Elizabeth Grainger: Sara Lane
Amos Tyke: Andy Devine
Elaine Potter: Kelly Jean Peters
Doc Bigelow: Pat O'Brien
Rafe Potter: Robert F. Simon
Indian Agent: Stu Erwin
Swift Wolf: Henry Brandon
Silas Graham: Bruce Bennett

: 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 Director: Kenny Woodman
Costumes: Raymond Hughes
Make-up: Teresa Wright
Sound: Mike McCarthy
Lighting: Alan Horne
Design: Gillian Howard
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Roger Ordish
Producer: David O'Clee

: Me Mammy: The Night I Left the Church

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

Mammy arranges for Bunjy to be given confession by Father Patrick.

(Next week "Me Mammy" is earlier at 8.0 with Moira Anderson's new series at 8.30 - not Scottish)


Writer: Hugh Leonard
Music composed and conducted by: Max Harris
Lighting: Ronald Robinson
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: James Gilbert
Bunjy Kennefick: Milo O'Shea
Mrs Kennefick: Anna Manahan
Miss Argyll: Yootha Joyce
Fr Patrick: Ray McAnally
Cousin Enda: David Kelly
Fr Feargal: Des Keogh

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and Weather
(From next Monday the Main News will be at 9.0)


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: An Evening with Nana Mouskouri

Starring Nana Mouskouri and her special guest Harry Belafonte in a spectacular programme of song and dance from many nations, which includes Try to Remember; Catari; O Sole Mio; Roses Blanches de Corfou; Rock Island Line
with Franco Corelli, Dimitris Stayias and The Athenians

A programme recorded in Paris and produced by Pierre Jourdan


Singer: Nana Mouskouri
Singer: Harry Belafonte
Singer: Franco Corelli
Singer: Dimitris Stayias
Musicians: The Athenians
Producer: Pierre Jourdan

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: David Dimbleby

: The 21st Edinburgh Military Tattoo

From the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle The 21st Edinburgh Military Tattoo, opened by The Fanfare trumpets of The Blues and The Royals

The Massed Pipes and Drums
1st Battalion Queen's Own Highlanders, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, 1st Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

and from Canada
Pipes and Drums
from The Lorne Scots, The Highland Fusiliers of Canada, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada

The Royal Air Force Police Dogs
from No 3 Police Dog Training Squadron, RAF Police Depot, Saffron Walden

The Massed Bands
The Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion The Black Watch, 1st Battalion Queen's Own Highlanders, 1st Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
under the direction of Major Rodney Bashford, LRAM, ARCM, MBE

The Installation of Gen Lord George Hamilton, Kt. as Constable, Governor, and Captain of Edinburgh Castle 1714

The Royal Brunei Malay Regiment
A ceremonial and historical display with the Regimental Band

Salute to Canada
The Massed Pipes and Drums and Highland Dancers

The Grand Finale

The Tattoo presented by HQ (Scotland) (Army) and produced by Brigadier John S. Sanderson, DSO, OBI

12.5 Weatherman
Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales)



The Massed Bands under the direction of: Major Rodney Bashford
Television Commentary: Tom Fleming
Tattoo Producer: Brigadier John S. Sanderson
Produced for television by: Charles Clifford

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