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: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: The Busy Breakfast

Story by Alison Prince.



Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Interval

: The Favourites

A film by Anthony de Lotbiniere to celebrate the Greatest Race in the World.
This film picks two horses and follows them, their jockeys, owners and trainers for the three vital weeks leading up to one of the finest Grand Nationals ever - 1965
Commentary by John Lawrence
Spoken by John Lawrence and Derek Hart
(The 1971 Grand National: next Saturday BBC1)


Producer: Anthony de Lotbiniere
Writer/Narrator: John Lawrence
Narrator: Derek Hart

: Play School

: Budget Special: 'Mr Barber's first budget'

What will it contain? How will the Chancellor's changes affect you? For the quickest and most comprehensive news and analysis Budget Special
Introduced by Michael Barratt
Analysis by Michael Shanks and Roger Opie
News summaries with Peter Woods at 4.0, 4.30, 5.0, 5.30 for the latest details of the new measures and what they mean to you. Discussing this budget and the present economic situation
Brian Widlake with Lord Kearton, Chairman Courtaulds, Sir Frederick Catherwood, Director-General NEDO, Campbell Adamson, Director-General CBI, Hugh Scanlon, General Secretary AEF, Jim Mortimer, Prices and Incomes Board, Dick Taverne, MP, The Rt Hon Edward du Cann MP
At the financial and foreign desk
Alan Watson, John Davis, City editor Observer, Halmer Hudson, chartered accountant
Robin Day reporting on the mood and reactions at Westminster
Keith Kyle describing the Chancellor's speech and the scene in the House of Commons
For reactions around the country special reports from Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Norwich and Cardiff.
(What will the Chancellor say?: page 12)


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Analysis: Michael Shanks
Analysis: Roger Opie
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Chairman: Brian Widlake
Panellist: Lord Kearton
Panellist: Sir Frederick Catherwood
Panellist: Campbell Adamson
Panellist: Hugh Scanlon
Panellist: Jim Mortimer
Panellist: Dick Taverne
Panellist: The Rt Hon Edward du Cann
Reporter: Alan Watson
Panellist: John Davis
Panellist: Halmer Hudson
Reporter: Robin Day
Commentator: Keith Kyle
Director: Keith Clement
Producer: Peter Ceresole
Producer: Tam Fry
Editor: Michael Bukht
Editor: Robert Rowland

: Nationwide

The news and views of the country at large and Your Region Tonight including a report on how Mr Barber's Budget will affect you.
Presented by Michael Barratt


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Television Top of the Form: Tenth Anniversary: Heat Five: Midlands: Kenilworth v Lowestoft

The coveted Owl of Wisdom trophy is the goal of 16 schools ranging from the Islands of Orkney to the Dorset coast, in an anniversary series of this popular competition.
'Quick's the word and sharp's the action,' in this friendly general knowledge quiz.
Question-master Geoffrey Wheeler


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Bill Wright

: Z Cars: Kid's Stuff

by Len Rush
Starring John Slater, Derek Waring with Ian Cullen and Jack Carr


Writer: Len Rush
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Lennie Mayne
Brian: David Purcell
Keegan: Stephen Bent
Murray: Clyde Pollitt
PC: George Giles
Drunk: Rex Robinson
Miss Gladwell: Beryl Cooke
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Covill: Jack Carr
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
Mrs Murray: Cynthia Michaelis
Zelda: Christine Hargreaves
Christina: Wendy Padbury

: The Laugh Parade: Into the Blue

Starring Michael Wilding, Odile Versois

The Fergussons charter a yacht for their holiday but instead of a peaceful cruise to Norway they find themselves with a stowaway aboard and on the trail of a smuggling ring.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Herbert Wilcox
Nicholas Foster: Michael Wilding
Jackie: Odile Versois
John Fergusson: Jack Hulbert
Mrs Kate Fergusson: Constance Cummings
Bill: Edward Rigby

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon Anthony Barber, MP for the Government
(on BBC2 at 11.0 pm)


Speaker: The Rt Hon Anthony Barber

: Civilisation: 7: Grandeur and Obedience

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

"Papal Rome - the Rome of Sixtus V - is the most grandiose piece of town planning ever attempted. The amazing thing is that it was done only a generation after Rome had been-as it seemed - completely humiliated, almost wiped off the map."
Kenneth Clark is in the Rome of the Counter-Reformation - the Rome of Michelangelo and of Bernini. The Catholic Church in its fight against the Protestants developed a new splendour symbolised by the glory of St Peter's.

"This is a magnificent series and in each programme Sir Kenneth combines Metalled analysis with impressive large-scale judgments." (The Times)
"What Sir Kenneth is doing so admirably is not merely taking us on an extensive cultural tour; he is reminding us indirectly all the time of the oldest of old truths - but none the less true for that - that man does not live by bread alone." (Financial Times)


Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Stills Photography Director: Ann Turner
Director/Producer: Peter Montagnon
Producer: Michael Gill

: 24 Hours

Presented by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: David Dimbleby

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

conceived, written, performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Also appearing Carol Cleveland


Conceived, written, performed by: Graham Chapman
Conceived, written, performed by: John Cleese
Conceived, written, performed by/Animations: Terry Gilliam
Conceived, written, performed by: Eric Idle
Conceived, written, performed by: Terry Jones
Conceived, written, performed by: Michael Palin
[Actress]: Carol Cleveland
Design: Chris Thompson
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: Viewpoint: Four Faces of Death: 4: A Time to Die

In which Noel Picarda Kemp looks at different faces of 'the last enemy' in the light of his own life and beliefs.

Reflections on ultimate mortality with Lady Rugby, OBE and Dr Nathaniel Micklem


Presenter: Noel Picarda Kemp
Speaker: Lady Rugby
Speaker: Dr Nathaniel Micklem
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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