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: The 100th Open Golf Championship

Played at The Royal Birkdale Golf Club Southport, Lancs.

Today marks the centenary of yet another British sporting institution - one now far removed from its humble beginnings upon the links of Scotland. On this, the first day's play in this classic 72-hole stroke-play tournament and with some £45,000 in prize money at stake, a field representative of the finest golfers in the world challenges the great Jack Nicklaus of the USA as he defends his title.
Introduced by Harry Carpenter
(...see them all on BBCtv: pp 8-9)


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentary Team: Henry Longhurst
Commentary Team: Peter Alliss
Commentary Team: Mark McCormack
Commentary Team: Peter Thomson
Director: Alan Mouncer
Director: Bill Taylor
Director: Fred Viner
Executive Producer: A.P. Wilkinson
Executive Producer: Ray Lakeland

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

Welsh Pop Show

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: The 100th Open Golf Championship

A further visit to the Royal Birkdale GC regarded by many as the finest test of a modern professional golfer in the British Isles. Four hundred acres of superb golfing country-of which only 48 are the playing area.
Introduced by Harry Carpenter


Presenter: Harry Carpenter

: Play School

: Jackanory: Fattypuffs and Thinifers: 3: Food v Fitness

by Andre Maurois
With Richard Wattis


Author: Andre Maurois
Storyteller: Richard Wattis

: Hope and Keen's Crazy House

Starring Mike Hope and Albie Keen
with Peter Goodwright as Crumble, Ruth Kettlewell as Mrs Grapple and special guests Freddie and the Dreamers

Crazy House, it's fun to be inside you,
Crazy House, where anything mad goes!
A multi-storey mansion made out of stone,
A hundred different rooms with tunes of their own.

Drop into the Crazy House for 25 minutes of fun with that zany pair Hope and Keen, aided and abetted by their ancient butler Crumble and Mrs Grapple, their cook.
Joining Mike and Albie, as this week's residents of the Guest Room, are Freddie and the Dreamers.
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Writer: Mike Craig
Writer: Lawrie Kinsley
Additional material: Hope and Keen
Additional material/Producer: Paul Ciani
Music: The Tom Gilhooly Trio
Designer: Colin Green
Comedian: Mike Hope
Comedian: Albie Keen
Crumble: Peter Goodwright
Mrs Grapple: Ruth Kettlewell
Musicians: Freddie and the Dreamers

: Chingachook: 1

Gold is discovered at Shining Stone Creek and Joe Bludgeon arrives in town.
English version by De Lane Lea Ltd


Presented by: Peggy Miller
Chingachook: Gojko Mitic
Bludgeon: Hannjo Hasse
Catherine: Barbara Brylska

: Abbott and Costello

A cartoon series

: Your Region Tonight

followed by Regional Weather
(London only: Nationwide in Colour)

: The Young Film-Makers

Introduced by John Craven
How much are children's thoughts and ideas influenced by television and films?
Last summer a competition was held for young film-makers. The winners were offered the chance to make a film of their own with a BBC film crew. This is a second chance to see some of these films and to hear the winners talking about the films they made. The Judges
Kenneth Loach , Anthony Squire The Chairman Norman Tozer
Producer DAVID TURNBULL (from Bristol)


Introduced By: John Craven
Unknown: Kenneth Loach
Unknown: Anthony Squire
Unknown: Norman Tozer
Producer: David Turnbull

: Sing Hi, Sing Lo

A non-stop programme of popular music by international artists starring
Julie Felix
Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor Tommy Makem and Ray Durham Johnny Silvo and David Moses and Magna Carta with the BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA leader IAN TYRE conductor lain Sutherland
Musical arrangements NICKY WELSH Designer JIM LONGMUIR
Producer IAIN MACFADYEN (from Scotland)


Unknown: Julie Felix
Unknown: Robin Hall
Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor
Unknown: Tommy Makem
Unknown: Ray Durham
Unknown: Johnny Silvo
Unknown: David Moses
Leader: Ian Tyre
Unknown: Nicky Welsh
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Mission Impossible

The exploits of a team of expert and daring undercover agents whose job is to prove that their missions are, in fact, anything but. Led by with This week: The Submarine
Twenty-five years of skilled torture has failed to extract his secret. To what depths are the team prepared to sink?


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Paris: Leonard Nimoy
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Tracey: Lee Meriwether
Schtelman: Stephen McNally
Sardner: Ramon Bieri
RaSkOV: William Wintersole
Carella: Albert Kramer
Somers: Steve London
Sergeant: Gene Tyburn

: Paul Temple

Created by FRANCIS DURBRIDGE starring
Sammy meets up with a jazz pianist friend, and involves Paul in a crime of considerable ingenuity.
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Unknown: Lindsay Galloway
Editor: Martin Hall
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Derrick Sherwin
Director: Ken Hannam
Paul: Francis Matthews
Steve: Ros Drinkwater
Sammy Carson: George Sewell
Joe Brand: David Dundas
Fred: John F Landry
Sweeney: Chris Cunningham
Liz: Jill Dixon
Melina: Cyd Hayman
Charlie: Ray Lonnen
Socrates Kouvakis: Denis Carey
Waites: Brian Glover
Chief Inspector McPhail: Bernard Archard
Girl at party: Maxine Casson

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson takes a look at March 1952.
Mr Butler's first budget put 71d on petrol. Lord Alexander became the seventh peer in a cabinet of 17, Batista took over Cuba, Neguib became premier of Egypt and Jennifer Gay takes us on a tour of Lime Grove.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Frost Over America

David Frost talks to Liza Minnelli about life with her mother, Judy Garland , and her career as an actress and singer since her mother's death. She sings:
' Stormy Weather'
' Come Rain, Come Shine' ' Something '
'Cant Help Loving that man of mine ' and the title song from the musical Cabaret.
At present she is playing the leading role of Sally Bowles in the film version of Cabaret now being shot in Berlin.
Creative consultant NEIL SHAND
Produced for Westinghouse by PETER BAKER
Presented for BBCtv by IAIN JOHNSTONE


Talks: David Frost
Unknown: Liza Minnelli
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Sally Bowles
Unknown: Peter Baker

: 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, Max Hastings, James Hogg, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose and David Taylor with special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Max Hastings
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Special contributions: Keith Kyle
Special contributions: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Where Do I Stand?

A man's ideas caught by the film camera

Jim Hanrahan from Ireland, travelling man
The last of five conversations with working people about their lives, jobs and beliefs.
(from Birmingham)


Interviewee: Jim Hanrahan
Producer: Philip Donnellan

: Anglers' Corner

A film series introduced by Bernard Venables
This week: Salmon
HERBERT NORMINGTON spinning for salmon on the River Lune in Westmorland in May.


Introduced By: Bernard Venables
Producer: Max Munden

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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