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: Cricket: Second Test Match: England v India

First day
The whole of the morning's play direct from Old Trafford
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: Jack Scott

: 'Steddfod 71

National Eisteddfod Report

: The Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales Bangor 1971

The Chairing Ceremony Outside broadcast cameras are once again at the giant Eisteddfod Pavilion to bring you this colourful annual event.


Commentator: Alun Williams
Television Presentation: Myrfyn Owen

: Cricket: Second Test Match: England v India

Further coverage from Old Trafford
(On BBC2 from 4.30)

: Play School

: Apollo 15: Space Walk

As Apollo 15 hurtles back to earth, Major Al Worden leaves the Spacecraft and walks in Space to recover vital film cassettes.
In the London Space Studio a group of children who will be watching the Space Walk with James Burke and Wg. Cdr. Tony Nicholson, aerospace physiologist.
Produced by the BBC Apollo Space Unit


Presenter: James Burke
Expert: Wing Commander Tony Nicholson

: Wacky Races

A cartoon film series

: Summer Search: Exmoor

Freddie Burnell and Rosemary Clatworthy from Withypool go exploring the moor where cattle, ponies and red deer live.


Presenter: Freddie Burnell
Presenter: Rosemary Clatworthy
Film Cameraman: George Gibbings
Film Cameraman: Jim Saunders
Producer: David Turnbull

: Abbott and Costello

A cartoon series

: Your Region Tonight

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

: Dog Watch: 5: The Family Pet

So you want to buy a puppy - how do you make sure he's going to be the right dog in your home? And how best can you keep him fit and happy?

In the last programme in this series Peter West seeks expert advice from
A Veterinary Surgeon
Charles Cruft, dog specialist
Jack Kenworthy, Chairman of The Kennel Club Obedience Council
David Churchman, who directs his weekly obedience training class
with a demonstration by Frank Smith and 'Jaff' - 1971 Obedience Champion dog at Cruft's.


Presenter: Peter West
Panellist: A Veterinary Surgeon [name uncredited]
Panellist: Charles Cruft
Panellist: Jack Kenworthy
Panellist: David Churchman
Dog trainer: Frank Smith
Producer: Mary Evans

: He Who Dares: 5: Doing a Perish

They call it the Never-Never Land - because people never, never go there. Bob Ritchie certainly hadn't meant to go there. He lost his way while gliding and was forced to crashland somewhere in the millions of acres of scorched desert and bush surrounding the small town of Alice Springs in Central Australia.
Bob Ritchie's is just one of the many stories from this rugged country, where anyone who strays off 'the bitumen' (the only made-up road) stands a pretty good chance of 'doing a perish.'
A co-production with the Australian Broadcasting Commission


Subject: Bob Ritchie
Producer: David Gerrard

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Ed Stewart
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Ed Stewart
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: Edith has Jury Duty

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

As far as Archie is concerned, a wife's place is in the home waiting on her husband hand and foot; not wasting everyone's time sitting on some fool jury.
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

: Pure Goldie

Goldie Hawn shows her 24-carat mettle in a song, dance and comedy show of her very own with guest stars Ruth 'Laugh-In' Buzzi, Johnny Carson, Bob Dishy and The Dee Dee Wood Dancers


Entertainer: Goldie Hawn
Comedienne: Ruth Buzzi
Comedian: Johnny Carson
Performer: Bob Dishy
Dancers: The Dee Dee Wood Dancers
Director: Marty Pasetta
Producer: Bill Persky
Producer: Sam Denoff

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The First Churchills: 5: Rebellion

by Donald Wilson
A serial in 12 parts
Starring John Neville, Susan Hampshire, James Villiers, Margaret Tyzack and John Standing

Charles has been forced to send James into exile and dissolve his factious parliament at Oxford. The Princess Anne has married George, Prince of Denmark and has chosen Sarah to be one of her Ladies of the Bedchamber.


Writer/Producer: Donald Wilson
Film Cameraman: John McGlashan
Film Editor: Alistair MacKay
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Director: David Giles
John Churchill: John Neville
Sarah Churchill: Susan Hampshire
Princess Anne: Margaret Tyzack
George of Denmark: Roger Mutton
Sidney Godolphin: John Standing
Lord Rochester: John Ringham
Charles Churchill: Michael Culver
Lady Clarendon: Pauline Loring
Lord Bruce: Alan Lee
Charles II: James Villiers
Mallard: Peter Morton
Chiffinch: Barry Wade
Earl of Feversham: John Rapley
Doctor King: Norman Atkyns
James, Duke of York: John Westbrook
Father Huddleston: Walter Horsbrugh
Bishop Compton: George Merritt
Halifax: Austin Trevor
Sunderland: John Humphry
Princess Mary: Lisa Daniely
Prince of Orange: Alan Rowe
Bentinck: Roger Booth
Duke of Monmouth: James Kerry
Henrietta Wentworth: Kay Patrick
Sir Winston Churchill: Cameron Miller
Dassell: Peter Whittaker
Thorold: Steve Emerson
Ferguson: Milton Johns
Colonel Kirke: Robert Aldous
An Officer: Gordon Pitt
Duchess Mary: Sheila Gish

: Nairn's Journeys: Finding the Finns

Ian Nairn travels north from Helsinki into the very heart of Finland by coach, hydrofoil and on foot. While attempting to discover what makes the Finns tick, Nairn finds a surprising mid-western town, and buildings designed by an 'architectural Sibelius.'
(from Manchester)


Presenter: Ian Nairn
Producer: Barry Bevins

: 24 Hours

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Victorian Pastimes: 2: The Fashion Plate

Introduced by Lionel Lambourne

Do fashions reflect the changing status of Victorian women?


Presenter: Lionel Lambourne
Speaker: Anne Buck
Director: Terry Doyle
Producer: Victor Poole

: Weatherman; Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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