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: Cricket: Second Test Match: England v India

Fourth day
Coverage up to the lunch interval 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

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: 6: A Wall and a Hedgehog


Narrator: Vera McKechnie

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: 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: The Dribblesome Teapots and Other Incredible Stories

by Norman Hunter
with George Benson



Author: Norman Hunter
Storyteller: George Benson

: It's Your Word: Bristol v Oxford

Question-Master Jonathan Dimbleby
A knock-out quiz with teams of boys and girls from all over the country.
This week Bristol v Oxford in the second semi-final


Question-Master: Jonathan Dimbleby
Questions by: Roy Smith
Questions by: Sue Pugh
Director: Brian Hawkins
Producer: David Turnbull

: Pixie and Dixie: Homeless Jinks

A new series of cartoons about two cheeky mice, Pixie and Dixie, and their ever-present foe, Jinks the cat.

When Jinks is in trouble, foes become friends.


: Belle, Sebastian and the Horses: 10: The Fourteenth of July

A film series in 12 episodes

Thomas learns that Sebastian can ride, and Monseigneur is entered for the race.


Pierre Marechal: Claude Giraud
Sylvia: Louise Marleau
M Lambert: Jose-Luis de Vilallonga
Bertrand: Jean Pierre Andreani
Cesar: Edmond Beauchamp

: Abbott and Costello

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

: London This Week

People, places and events in the news around town

(The weekday news magazine at 6.0 varies regionally)


Editor: Roger Ecclestone

: Here's Lucy: Lucy and the Bogie Affair

Lucille Ball stars
with Desi Arnaz Jr and Lucie and Gale Gordon

Lucy and the Bogie Affair ...literally a dog-gone nuisance!


Lucy Carter: Lucille Ball
Craig: Desi Arnaz Jr
Kim: Lucie Arnaz
Harrison (Uncle Harry) Carter: Gale Gordon

: He Said, She Said

with Lance Percival in a new television panel game where husbands and wives show just how well they really know each other.
This week's guests: Mr and Mrs Bernard Bresslaw, Mr and Mrs Matt Monro, Mr and Mrs Terry Scott, Mr and Mrs Richard Waring


Presenter: Lance Percival
Panellists: Mr and Mrs Bernard Bresslaw
Panellists: Mr and Mrs Matt Monro
Panellists: Mr and Mrs Terry Scott
Panellists: Mr and Mrs Richard Waring
Producer: Colin Charman
Producer: James Moir

: Z Cars: The Mystery: Part 1

by Allan Prior
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Douglas Fielding, Jack Carr

A teenage girl... night... at a railway station. And a problem for PC Covill.
(For cast list see Tuesday, page 26)


Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
PC Covill: Jack Carr
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding

: Battle Royal

Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh review The Household Troops in their fighting role at Long Valley, Aldershot.
Troops of the Household Division, who provide so much of the colour and spectacle on ceremonial and state occasions, appear today in a fighting exercise.
The battlefield of 1887 is seen in contrast to the combined air and ground warfare of modem times.


Commentator: Tom Fleming
Associate producer: Philip S Gilbert
Producer: Alan Chivers

: Panorama: Golda Meir

Television's top reporters close in on the most interesting topics of the day
Robin Day, Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer

"If Israel had not been in trouble all the time, nobody would have known my name." But with trouble came fame and power, and at 73, a grandmother, and Israel's Prime Minister, Mrs Meir is one of the world's most powerful women.
Born Golda Mabovitch to poor parents in Russia before the turn of the century, her story is as dramatic and complex as the Jewish nation she helped to build. After years of political and personal struggle, she feels no debt to history. She kept no diary, has no plans for memoirs.
But tonight she tells her story to Alan Hart.
(The first full-scale TV profile: page 3)


Interviewee: Golda Meir
Interviewer: Alan Hart
Assistant Editor: Frank Smith
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by John Edmunds


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Brett: Take a Long Spoon

by Donald Bull
Starring Patrick Allen
with Hannah Gordon , Robin Bailey, Windsor Davies, Michael Hawkins, Glyn Houston, Jennifer Lee

To be a successful financier one has to be part juggler, part puppeteer. When an old enemy puts a proposition to Brett we soon realise how adept he is at both.


Writer: Donald Bull
Created by: Derek Glynne
Created by: Compton Bennett
Script Editor: John Maynard
Designer: Richard Hunt
Producer: Royston Morley
Director: Keith Williams
Brett: Patrick Allen
Francoise: Hannah Gordon
Lois: Jean MacFarlane
Nick Brunel: Robin Bailey
Kramer: Alan Keith
Gregg: Frank Sieman
Spencer Griffiths: Michael Hawkins
Sir Goronwy Griffiths: Windsor Davies
Koshi: Geoff Chong
Clough: Haydn Jones
Morris: Glyn Houston
Gwyneth: Jennifer Lee
Proctor: Guto Roberts
Pugh: Reg Pritchard
Rhys: Alan Downer
Llewellyn: Mostyn Evans

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

Conceived, written, performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Also appearing Carol Cleveland
(Irma Kurtz drops in on Cleese: pp 6-7)


Conceived, written, performed by: Graham Chapman
Conceived, written, performed by: John Cleese
Conceived, written, performed by/Animations: Terry Gilliam
Conceived, written, performed by: Eric Idle
Conceived, written, performed by: Terry Jones
Conceived, written, performed by: Michael Palin
[Actress]: Carol Cleveland
Designer: Ken Sharp
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Producer of the Week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Swim: 7: Diving

Introduced by David Vine
with Eddie Gorton of the ASA, Steve Still and George Rackham


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Eddie Gorton
Instructor: Steve Still
Instructor: George Rackham
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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