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: Hobia

People and their hobbies

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy Meets a Stranger

For the very young
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Racing from Goodwood

2.35 Wills Embassy Stakes (5 furlongs)
3.10 Singleton Handicap (5 furlongs)
3.40 Goodwood Cup (2 miles 5 furlongs)
4.10 Gordon Stakes (1 1/2 miles)



Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
TV presentation: Dennis Monger

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Hullabaloo: Isabella and the Green Silk Frock

With Ronnie Corbett
Today's story: Isabella and the Green Silk Frock


Storyteller: Ronnie Corbett

: Wacky Races

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

: Blue Peter Flies the World: Expedition to Ceylon

Val, John and Peter are away on foreign location making films for Blue Peter's return in September.
But today you have a chance to share again their adventures in Ceylon. John and Peter try bathing elephants-with disastrous results. Val meets a Buddhist monk who is only 8 years old, and John climbs to the bottom of a deep smelly pit in search of gem stones.
(Blue Peter books: page 12)


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes

: Abbott and Costello

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

: Your Region Tonight

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

: Dog Watch: 4: Metropolitan Police Dogs

'A Policeman's lot is not a happy one,' they say, but it's a different Story for the Police Dog - as Peter West finds out at the Metropolitan Police Dog Training Establishment at Keston, Kent.

Tails wag a lot during training-whilst workers like 'Pytch' and 'Leo' - both labradors - show us how effortless it is to find drugs, guns, and explosives which a human being would never detect.


Presenter: Peter West
Producer: Mary Evans

: He Who Dares: 4: Seven Seconds to Run

Five true stories of people who survived against all odds
At midnight on 1 October 1969, George Fletcher and Stephen Hambrook knew there was an 80 per cent chance they would be destroyed. The mine they were working on contained 1,500 lbs of explosive: the time fuse had seven seconds left to run.
This film reconstructs that night with the Bomb Disposal men who were there at the time. What happened to the land mine, and why was 1 October the most dangerous night of their lives?
A co-production with the Australian Broadcasting Commission


Subject: George Fletcher
Subject: Stephen Hambrook
Producer: David John Kennard

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Mel Cornish

: All in the Family: Lionel moves into the Neighbourhood

The top-spot award-winning new comedy series adapted by Norman Lear from the favourite BBC series Till Death Us Do Part created by Johnny Speight

Lionel and Archie are in complete agreement on one basic issue: it is ludicrous to suggest that at least 12 per cent of Archie's neighbours should be black. After all, as Lionel points out, if you follow that kind of reasoning through to its logical conclusion then 88 per cent of the Harlem Globetrotters would have to be white!
Starring Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker, Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker, Rob Reiner as Mike Stivic, Sally Struthers as Gloria Stivic, Michael Evans as Lionel Jefferson
(from the USA)


Based on the BBC series "Till Death Us Do Part" created by: Johnny Speight
Adapted by/Producer: Norman Lear
Director: John Rich
Archie Bunker: Carroll O'Connor
Edith Bunker: Jean Stapleton
Mike Stivic: Rob Reiner
Gloria Stivic: Sally Struthers
Lionel Jefferson: Michael Evans

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds (by arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
Presenting Ronnie Hilton, Billy Dainty, Helen McArthur, The Three Squires, The Taylor Twins, Rita and Mia
Chairman Leonard Sachs

(Ronnie Hilton is appearing at the Queen's Theatre, Blackpool)


Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Comedian: Billy Dainty
Singer: Helen McArthur
Singers: The Three Squires
Performers: The Taylor Twins
Performers: Rita and Mia
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Robert Dougall


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The First Churchills: 4: The Lion and the Unicorn

by Donald Wilson
Starring John Neville, Susan Hampshire, James Villiers, Margaret Tyzack and John Standing

The rage against Popery in England continues. James, Duke of Monmouth, has become the protege of Shaftesbury, who plans to make him King, but Churchill has refused to support Monmouth.


Writer/Producer: Donald Wilson
Sound: Brian Hiles
Make-up: Ann Ferriggi
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Director: David Giles
James, Duke of York: John Westbrook
Charles II: James Villiers
Mallard: Peter Morton
Chiffinch: Barry Wade
Sidney Godolphin: John Standing
John Churchill: John Neville
Pringle: Hugh Martin
Prosecutor: John Graham
Sarah Churchill: Susan Hampshire
Laurence Hyde: John Ringham
Lord Halifax: Austin Trevor
Lord Russell: Colin Bean
Earl of Shaftesbury: Frederick Peisley
Duke of Monmouth: James Kerry
Jessie: Maureen Morris
Becket: John Tordoff
Barillon: David March
Louis XIV: Robert Robinson
Lord Bruce: Alan Lee
Mrs Jennings: Daphne Heard
Princess Anne: Margaret Tyzack
Earl of Mulgrave: John Dane
Duchess Mary: Sheila Gish
Lady Clarendon: Pauline Loring
George of Denmark: Roger Mutton

: Nairn's Journeys: With Good News from Ghent

Browning's poem 'How they brought the good news from Ghent to Aix' is the theme behind the third in the series of European journeys. While attempting to discover whether or not Browning did actually make the journey across Belgium, Ian Nairn finds experiences both pleasurable and sad in this country tinted with a feeling of happy madness.
(from Manchester)


Presenter: Ian Nairn
Producer: Barry Bevins

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: Victorian Pastimes: 1: The Magic Lantern

Introduced by Lionel Lambourne

Sometimes in the evening there would be a magic lantern show with mysteries of the planets, temperance tales and travelogues.


Presenter: Lionel Lambourne
Speaker: David Francis
Director: Terry Doyle
Producer: Victor Poole

: Weatherman; Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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