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: The Debbie Reynolds Show: In the Soup

Another hilarious episode in the life of the delectable Debbie Reynolds starring as Debbie Thompson with the family she delights, mystifies and maddens

This week: In the Soup ...and Sis stirs it up!


Debbie Thompson: Debbie Reynolds
Husband Jim: Don Chastain
Sister Charlotte: Patricia Smith
Brother-in-law Bob: Tom Bosley
Nephew Bruce: Bobby Riha

: Good Friday Grandstand

featuring Show-Jumping
from the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead
Introduced by Frank Bough Wills Parcours de Chasse
The big names of show-jumping compete for a first prize of £100 in this international speed competition over the famous Hickstead fences.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Show-Jumping): Dorian Williams
Commentator (Show-Jumping): Raymond Brooks-Ward
TV Presentation (Show-Jumping): Alan Mouncer
TV Presentation (Show-Jumping): Fred Viner

: Grandstand: Football Preview

Sam Leitch introduces action, personalities, and the latest news of today's outstanding fixtures on the first day of the busy holiday programme.


Presenter: Sam Leitch
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Watch with Mother: Along the River

For the very young
A series of five programmes looking at wild creatures in their natural surroundings.


Producer: Dave Ellison
Producer: Roy Billings

: Tom and Jerry: The Framed Cat

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The Liverpool Good Friday

A united Act of Witness from the steps of St George's Hall
The Lord Bishop of Liverpool The Rt Rev Stuart Blanch
The Archbishop of Liverpool The Most Rev George Andrew Beck
The Chairman of the Liverpool Methodist District The Rev Rex Kissack
with a section of the University of Liverpool Dramatic Society
The Quintillion Folk Group, The Salesian College Band
and members of Liverpool churches


Subject: The Rt Rev Stuart Blanch
Subject: The Most Rev George Andrew Beck
Subject: The Rev Rex Kissack
[Actors]: A section of the University of Liverpool Dramatic Society
Musicians: The Quintillion Folk Group
Musicians: The Salesian College Band
Narrator: John Gregson
Script: John Farrell
Presented for television by: Raymond Short

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

3.5; 4.30* Motor Racing from Oulton Park: The Rothmans Formula One Trophy Race
Former world champions Graham Hill, Denny Hulme, and John Surtees are among the leading drivers who have entered for this special holiday event.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Racing driver: Graham Hill
Racing driver: Denny Hulme
Racing driver: John Surtees
Commentator (Motor Racing): Murray Walker
TV Presentation (Motor Racing): Richard Tilling

: Grandstand: Rugby League: Hull v Hull Kingston Rovers

from Hull
The second half of this important 'Derby' encounter.


Commentator: Eddie Waring
TV Presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Grandstand: Show-Jumping: The Wills Three Castle Stakes

from Hickstead

The final stages of one of today's big events from the All England Jumping Course.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
TV Presentation: Alan Mouncer
TV Presentation: Fred Viner

: Grandstand: Results Service


Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner.
Editor: Alan Hart

: Dolphin Safari

from Windsor Safari Park

Michael Aspel ...takes a suburban safari through 140 green acres of Berkshire, and en route to meeting the amazing performing dolphins Cookie, Flipper and Smartie and Bubbles the killer whale he encounters free-roaming lions, cheetahs, baboons, elephants, zebras and ostriches.


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Production: Ian Smith
Production: Douglas Boyd

: Easy Street

[Starring] Charlie Chaplin
His famous vintage comedy with Edna Purviance and Eric Campbell

Charlie joins the police force and tames the town terror, despite the help of the Keystone Cops.


The Derelict: Charlie Chaplin
The Mission Worker: Edna Purviance
The Bully: Eric Campbell

: National News

and Weather

: Today's Sport

including classified football results

: One Small Step

A special edition of Tomorrow's World
Just 10 years ago, on 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin entered history as the first man in space.
Since then so much has happened so fast in the conquest of space, that the average British child today regards the sight of a man in a space-suit bouncing across the surface of the moon as a relative commonplace.
Yet, simply in terms of the size of our own galaxy, our so-called 'conquest of space' is little more than one small step outside our front door. Has it been worth while, and can we ever hope to venture further?
In this special edition of Tomorrow's World James Burke reviews the extraordinary milestones of the first years of the space age, and looks ahead to assess the chance and value of further, bigger steps into the unknown.
To make the film involved Burke and the BBC team in thousands of miles of inner space travel. It includes reports from both the USSR and America. There will also be much Russian space film hitherto unseen in the West.



Presenter: James Burke
Editor: Lawrence Wade
Producer: John M. Mansfield

: The Virginian: The Crooked Path

A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

It's tough on a youngster finding his feet away from home, especially with Trampas watching his errant footsteps!


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Kiley Cheever: Kevin Coughlin
Melissa: Ellen Moss
Rondell: John Marley
Moran: Tom Skerritt
Roy Cheever: Karl Swenson

: The Dick Emery Show

Written by Garry Chambers
A new comedy series starring Dick Emery
featuring Keith Smith as the interviewer, Graham Armitage, Gordon Clyde, Myles Hoyle, Raymond Mason


Writer: Garry Chambers
Design: Anna Ridley
Executive producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Colin Charman
Comedian: Dick Emery
The interviewer: Keith Smith
[Actor]: Graham Armitage
[Actor]: Gordon Clyde
[Actor]: Myles Hoyle
[Actor]: Raymond Mason

: Gala Performance

from Sadler's Wells Opera at the London Coliseum
Michael Flanders introduces Beverly Sills, Marcel Marceau, Gyorgy Cziffra, Ryland Davies
Sadler's Wells Orchestra, leader Barry Collins, conductor Charles Mackerras


Presenter: Michael Flanders
Soprano: Beverly Sills
Mime artist: Marcel Marceau
Pianist: Gyorgy Cziffra
Tenor: Ryland Davies
Musicians: Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Barry Collins
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Chorus Director: Bowles Bevan
Lighting: A.E. Oaten
Sound: Graham Haines
Designer: Don Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: The Main News

Presented this week by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Making of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"

Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross and director George Roy Hill in a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the top Western of 1970 - the film that won five awards for its makers and its stars at the recent British Screen Awards in London.

The programme includes sequences from the film and features the hit song 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head' sung by B.J. Thomas
(Postponed from 9 March)


Subject: Paul Newman
Subject: Robert Redford
Subject: Katharine Ross
Subject: George Roy Hill
Singer (Raindrops keep fallin' on my head): B.J. Thomas
Writer/Director: Robert L. Crawford
Producer/Photography: Ronald Preissman

: Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Something Beautiful for God

In January this year Mother Teresa of Calcutta was the first recipient of the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize. Her Order, the Missionaries of Charity, which she founded 21 years ago, is dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor. This film is a record of five days spent in Calcutta during which Malcolm Muggeridge looked at the work of Mother Teresa and discussed with her the faith which makes it all possible.

(First shown on BBC2)


Interviewee: Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Interviewer: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Peter Chafer

: The Galileans: Part 5

The story of 13 young men from the North who came to Jerusalem for the Spring Holiday.
Written and told in six parts by Tom Fleming
From BBC Scotland


Writer/Narrator: Tom Fleming
Producer: James Dey

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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