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: Cricket: Second Test Match: England v India

Second day
Coverage up to the lunch interval direct from Old Trafford

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

Written by Michael Bond.
For the very young


Writer: Michael Bond

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: 'Steddfod 71

National Eisteddfod Report

: Closedown

: Cricket: Second Test Match: England v India

Further coverage from Old Trafford
(On BBC2 from 4.30)

: Interval

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Stories from Australia: Wilkuda and the Giant

With Gordon Gostelow
Stories based on material by Marcus Cooney
Adapted and directed by John Prowse


Stories based on material by: Marcus Cooney
Adapted by/Director: John Prowse
Pictures: Carol Jones
Series Producer: Anna Home
Storyteller: Gordon Gostelow

: Score with The Scaffold

A zany selection of puzzles, quizzes and entertainment featuring
The Scaffold
with Annabel Scase and Little Ginny, Nigel Barron and his Toy Theatre
with reader David Scase
and two representative teams from BBC Radio Derby and BBC Radio Manchester
(from Manchester)
(How the Liverpool One Fat Lady became a 'diabolical show' page 8)


Entertainers: The Scaffold
[Actress]: Annabel Scase
Singer: Little Ginny
Performer: Nigel Barron and his Toy Theatre
Reader: David Scase
Script: Brian Finch
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: Paul Bernard
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Boss Cat: Hawaii Here We Come

A film cartoon series about the gang of Alley Cats captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Boss Cat.

Boss Cat and the Gang nearly realise a lifelong ambition.

: London This Week

People, places, and events in the news around town


Editor: Roger Ecclestone

: Apollo 15: Standby for Splashdown

A preview for tomorrow's re-entry and Splashdown of Apollo 15. The tragic deaths of the three Russian Soyuz 11 astronauts last month have served as a reminder of how dangerous this part of the mission can be. The Russians have now stated that the cause of the trouble was a fault in the Soyuz itself, in which case, presumably, measures can be taken to see that nothing of the sort happens again.

In the London Space Studio: James Burke with Wg Cdr Tony Nicholson, RAF Consultant in Aviation and Space Physiology and Geoffrey Pardoe, Director of Space Projects, Hawker Siddeley
In Moscow: Patrick Moore

Produced by the BBC Apollo Space Unit


Presenter: James Burke
Expert: Wing Commander Tony Nicholson
Expert: Geoffrey Pardoe
Commentator (In Moscow): Patrick Moore

: We Want to Sing

Dave Lee Travis joins 300 children in rousing uninhibited singing of songs they want to sing - aided and abetted by The Spinners
The Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
(from Manchester)


Presenter: Dave Lee Travis
Singers: The Spinners
Musicians: The Northern Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Nick Hunter

: The Virginian: Doctor Pat

[Starring] James Drury as The Virginian

There is need for another doctor in Medicine Bow, but the new-comer is a surprise.


The Virginian: James Drury
Patricia O'Neill: Jill Donohue
Doctor Spaulding: John Bryant
Charles Coulter: Donald Barry
Marie Coulter: Mari Blanchard
Tim Bates: Bobby Buntrock
Paul Bates: Walter Coy
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Roy Parker: Michael St Angel

: A. P. Herbert's Misleading Cases: What is a Snail?

adapted for TV by Michael Gilbert and Christopher Bond
starring Alastair Sim, Roy Dotrice, Avice Landon and Thorley Walters
with guest star John Le Mesurier



Author: A.P. Herbert
Adapter: Michael Gilbert
Adapter: Christopher Bond
Music: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Keith Harris
Producer: John Howard Davies
Mr Green: Christopher Guinee
Mr Mason: John Le Mesurier
Albert Haddock: Roy Dotrice
Mrs Haddock: Avice Landon
Mr Fowler: Sam Kydd
Mrs Fowler: Avis Bunnage
Councillor Mrs Worthington: Brenda Cowling
Sir Joshua Hoot QC: Thorley Walters
Mr Justice Swallow: Alastair Sim
Court Usher: Ray Sauvola
Pierre: Henry Szeps

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Kenneth Kendall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: It's a Knock-Out!

Jeux sans Frontieres
The second international heat in which teams from the following countries compete for the Eurovision Trophy
Great Britain: Kendal
Belgium: St Niklaas
France: Mulhouse
Germany: Schwabach
Holland: Drachten
Italy: Melfi
Switzerland: Willisau
Transmitted on the Eurovision network from Solothurn, Switzerland
Introduced by Jan Hiermeyer and Dorothea Furrer
International referees Genaro Olivieri, Guido Pancaldi
Programme presented by the Swiss Television Service
(Book: page 11)


Presenter: Jan Hiermeyer
Presenter: Dorothea Furrer
International referee: Genaro Olivieri
International referee: Guido Pancaldi
BBC Production Team - Commentator: David Vine
BBC Production Team - Commentator: Eddie Waring
BBC Production Team - Referee: Arthur Ellis
Producer: Barney Colehan

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy 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: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Max Hastings
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: Michael Starks

: Movie-Makers: James Mason at the NFT

Talking to Sylvio Narizzano and members of the National Film Theatre about his 35 years as a screen actor.
'When they write my obituary, I'd like to be regarded as just a serviceable actor of the day, cutting out all the trimmings...'
And introducing scenes from some of his 90 film appearances.
Odd Man Out (1946)
Julius Caesar (1953)
'I prefer film to the theatre, because I respond more to the idea of visual drama rather than spoken drama: there's a lot of talk in Shakespeare as a rule, which is a liability...'
A Star is Born (1954)
'I went to California because I'd set my sights on making myself an acceptable Hollywood leading man. Sadly it didn't work out that way, and I now feel those 20 years in Hollywood were entirely wasted - from a professional point of view they rendered nothing...'
The Pumpkin Eater (1964), The Deadly Affair (1967)


Interviewee: James Mason
Interviewer: Sylvio Narizzano
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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