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: Cricket: First Test Match: England v India

Final day
Coverage up to the lunch interval from Lord's
Introduced by Peter West


Presenter: Peter West
Commentary: Jim Laker
Commentary: Denis Compton
Commentary: Ted Dexter
Television Presentation: David Kenning
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Maes a Mor

Countryside magazine

: Racing and Cricket

Glorious Goodwood
This week BBC Television outside broadcast cameras will be covering some of the principal races of this famous Meeting
2.30 New Ham Stakes (6 furlongs)
3.10 Spillers' Stewards Cup (Handicap) (6 furlongs)
3.40 Warren Stakes (11 miles)
4.10 Charlton Stakes (Handicap) (Old Mile)

Cricket: First Test Match: England v India
Final day
Further coverage from Lord's
(On BBC2 from 4.30)


Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger

: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children under 5

(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: Hullabaloo: The Grand Feast

by Catherine Sinclair
With Ronnie Corbett
Today: The Grand Feast


Author: Catherine Sinclair
Storyteller: Ronnie Corbett

: The Best of Vision On

In which Humphrey goes to Buckingham Palace and the Prof is completely carried away!
Another look at the unexpected world of Tony Hart and Pat Keysell, who introduces it also for deaf children, with Ben Benison
The Prof, The Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne
The Vision On Gallery
and Wilfred Makepeace Lunn's Extraordinary Doorbell.

(More of your paintings and drawings will be shown in the Vision On Gallery later this year. Send them to "Vision On," [address removed], and there'll be a prize for any that are shown. Anyone under 16 can enter, but we're sorry we can't return paintings to you)


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Inventor: Wilfred Makepeace Lunn
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: The Flashing Blade: 7

The swashbuckling adventures of the daring chevalier, Francois de Recci.
A film serial in 12 parts

The Chevalier de Recci receives his orders from the Cardinal's agent.


Francois de Recci: Robert Etcheverry
The Duc de Sospel: Jean Martinelli
Isabelle de Sospel: Genevieve Casile
Mazarin: Gianni Esposito
Don Alonso: Mario Pilar
Mireille: Claude Gensac
Geronimo: Rene-Louis Lafforgue
Ricardo: Frank Estange

: Abbott and Costello

A cartoon series about the adventures of the two crazy comedy stars

: Your Region Tonight

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

: Charlie Chaplin: The Pawnshop

His famous vintage comedy
with Edna Purviance and Henry Bergman

Despite his pledges, Charlie upsets an uncle he would like to make his father-in-law before he can pop the question, but Fate redeems his fortunes.


[Actor]: Charlie Chaplin
[Actress]: Edna Purviance
[Actor]: Henry Bergman

: What's the Sense?

Taste, smell, hearing, sight, touch. Cardew Robinson controls the temperature of two teams of nurses who use their five senses in this light-hearted competition. Doing the rounds tonight are teams representing hospitals in Leeds and Bradford
With Lesley Turnbull and Harry Morriss
From the Royal Infirmary, Bradford, Yorkshire


Presenter: Cardew Robinson
Expert: Lesley Turnbull
Expert: Harry Morriss
Script: Bob Block
Designer: Lesley Joan Bremness
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Bill Wright

: A Taste for Adventure: River of Death

A hazardous dugout canoe journey through Venezuelan jungles towards the source of the Orinoco.
The Guaica Indians live short and violent lives, wife-stealing and feuding. But for centuries they have been protected from 'civilisation' by the remoteness of their jungle home. Six members from a Hovercraft Expedition brave dangerous rapids to seek out the secrets of some of the most primitive people still left on earth.


Writer/Producer: Brian Branston

: Pop Go the Movies!: Up Jumped a Swagman

Tonight's film in a season featuring the pop stars of the 60s who set Britain - and the world-swinging to a new beat.
Starring Frank Ifield
with Annette Andre, Ronald Radd, Richard Wattis, Suzy Kendall

A young Australian singer arrives in London to make his fame and fortune. One of the first things he sees is a giant poster of a beautiful blonde - with whom he immediately falls in love.
Frank Ifield, then at the height of his success, made his film debut in this mixture of pop and fantasy directed by Christopher Miles.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Christopher Miles
Dave Kelly: Frank Ifield
Patsy: Annette Andre
Harry King: Ronald Radd
Melissa: Suzy Kendall
Lever: Richard Wattis
Bockeye: Donal Donnelly
Jo-Jo: Bryan Mosley
Herman: Martin Miller
Luigi: Harvey Spencer
Analyst: Carl Jaffe
Phil Myers: Cyril Shaps
Wilkinson: Frank Cox
Docherty: Fred Cox
Mrs Hawkes Fenhoulet: Joan Geary
Mr Hawkes Fenhoulet: William Mervyn

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Robert Dougall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Professional Boxing: Ali v Ellis

A 12-round contest from the Astrodome, Houston, Texas
Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) former Heavyweight Champion of the World v Jimmy Ellis former WBA Heavyweight Champion of the World
Harry Carpenter reports from the ringside at Houston on this exclusive recording of the fight which earlier today brought Cassius Clay back to the ring for the first time since his world title defeat by Joe Frazier in March. Ellis lost his world title to Frazier after the WBA and WBC titles were merged.


Boxer: Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)
Boxer: Jimmy Ellis
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan

: My World... and Welcome To It: Monroe the Misogynist

The world of James Thurber
[Starring] William Windom as John Monroe, Joan Hotchkis as Ellen, Lisa Gerritsen as Lydia

There's nothing against making a woman happy. There's just no sense in being a fanatic about it


Based on stories and cartoons by: James Thurber
John Monroe: William Windom
Ellen: Joan Hotchkis
Lydia: Lisa Gerritsen

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own.



Presenter: Robert Robinson

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Reinhold Niebuhr Recalled

Reinhold Niebuhr was a brilliant American academic. He was also a prophet; he looked like one - tall, gaunt, fiery. He spoke like one - plunging into the morass of politics and teasing out their ethical dimensions. Some people called him 'Judgement Day in Breeches'. On both sides of the Atlantic his influence was enormous. Time magazine celebrated its Silver Jubilee by featuring him on the cover.
Last month he died. Tonight in a special "Viewpoint", he is recalled by some of the people who knew him, including The Rt Hon Anthony Wedgwood Benn, MP, Professor Ronald Preston and Roger Shinn, Arthur Schlesinger Jr, the Rt Hon Richard Crossman, MP, Baroness Lee
Introduced by Nicholas Partridge


Presenter: Nicholas Partridge
Speaker: The Rt Hon Anthony Wedgwood Benn
Speaker: Professor Ronald Preston
Speaker: Roger Shinn
Speaker: Arthur Schlesinger Jr
Speaker: The Rt Hon Richard Crossman
Speaker: Baroness Lee
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Weatherman; Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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