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: Syr Thomas Parry-Williams

A film


Subject: Syr Thomas Parry-Williams

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy and Roddy prepare for a Party

For the very young
Roderick the Rat and the Hamster decide to give a party, but first they must put Roderick's house in order.


Director: Dave Ellison

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Interval

: International Athletics and Show Jumping

Introduced by Frank Bough

The European Championships
David Coleman, Ron Pickering and Norris McWhirter report from the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki on this afternoon's events on the third day of Europe's outstanding athletics occasion
Men's 400 metres, semi-finals
Ladies' 400 metres, Final
Ladies' discus, Final
Men's 200 metres, semi-finals

International Show Jumping from the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead,
incorporating the 1971 European junior Championships and featuring today
The Wills Europa Stakes
An international competition for Europe's leading young riders and The W. D. and H. O. Wills Castella Stakes


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Athletics): David Coleman
Commentator (Athletics): Ron Pickering
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Commentator (Show Jumping): Dorian Williams
Commentator (Show Jumping): Raymond Brooks-Ward
Outside Broadcast Presentation (International Show Jumping): Alan Mouncer

: Jackanory: The Dribblesome Teapots and Other Incredible Stories: The Dragon Who Cheated

by Norman Hunter
With George Benson


Author: Norman Hunter
Storyteller: George Benson

: Wacky Races

A cartoon film series

: Summer Search: Westmorland

Last year Paul Brook and Victoria Moss from Ravenstonedale spent a day with Tom Lancaster on his hill farm in Westmorland exploring the fascinating world of the shepherd and his dogs, and visited the gypsy horse fair at Appleby.


Presenter: Paul Brook
Presenter: Victoria Moss
Subject: Tom Lancaster
Director: David Turnbull

: 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)

: International Athletics: The European Championships

David Coleman, Ron Pickering and Norris McWhirter report direct from the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki on this evening's outstanding events
Men's 800 metres, Final
Ladies 800 metres, Final
Men's 400 metres hurdles, Final
Ladies 400 metres, Final
Ladies High Jump, Final
Ladies 200 metres, semi-finals
Ladies 100 metres hurdles, semi-finals
Men's 5,000 metres, heats
Introduced by Frank Bough



Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Presenter: Frank Bough
Producer: Jack Oaten
Producer: Brian Venner
Producer: Fred Viner
Editor: Alan Hart

: 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

: Moscow State Circus

with world-renowned spectacle, thrills, and daring
Starring the world's greatest clown Oleg Popov

Sixty minutes of outstanding circus featuring some of the greatest acts appearing in the world today, including:
Cossacks: Dzerassa Tuganova is the only girl in this daring display of superb horsemanship.
Acrobats: Semyon Arnautov leads a troupe whose beauty and grace belie the dangers.
Happy Bears: Elvina Podcherinkova - five brown bears, one Himalayan bear - and a trapeze!
Horizontal Bars: Irina Chestua performs on the horizontal bars with a difference.
Tightrope: Vladimir Volzhansky -the ex-engineer whose boredom resulted in one of the world's finest high-wire acts.

(The Moscow State Circus is currently appearing at the Empire Pool, Wembley)
(Popov the plain clothes clown (p 11)


Clown/Artistic Director: Oleg Popov
Rider: Dzerassa Tuganova
Acrobatics: Semyon Arnautov
Animal trainer: Elvina Podcherinkova
Performer: Irina Chestua
Highwire act: Vladimir Volzhansky
Musical Director: Vasili Petrus
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by John Edmunds


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The First Churchills: 6: The Protestant Wind

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

When James II succeeded his brother Charles, Monmouth was the hope of the Protestant rebels. He landed in the West Country but was defeated by John Churchill at Sedgemoor and brought to London a prisoner.


Writer/Producer: Donald Wilson
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Costumes: Joan Ellacott
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Director: David Giles
Sarah Churchill: Susan Hampshire
Duke of Monmouth: James Kerry
James II: John Westbrook
Rochester: John Ringham
Halifax: Austin Trevor
Sidney Godolphin: John Standing
Bishop Compton: George Merritt
Earl of Danby: Arthur Pentelow
Sunderland: John Humphry
John Churchill: John Neville
Mrs Jennings: Daphne Heard
Barillon: David March
Louis XIV: Robert Robinson
George of Denmark: Roger Mutton
Princess Anne: Margaret Tyzack
Princess Mary: Lisa Daniely
Prince of Orange: Alan Rowe
Bentinck: Roger Booth
Queen Mary: Sheila Gish
Lady Sunderland: Lilias Walker
Father Petre: Douglas Milvain
Earl of Feversham: John Rapley
Colonel Kirke: Robert Aldous
Becket: John Tordoff
An Officer: David Brook
Jessie: Maureen Morris
Lord Bruce: Alan Lee

: Nairn's Journeys: Orient Express

Day and night across Europe on the world's most romantic international express. A kind of shock therapy right across Europe - through France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Komania, Bulgaria and ending the 1,700-mile journey on the buses of Istanbul Central Station.

Nairn leaves Paris on the overnight train to find a nightmare experience in Munich, difficulty with officials in Salzburg and light relief in Vienna. Then into the East European cities of Budapest and Bucharest; finally, wearily into Istanbul Sirkeci Station.
(from Manchester)


Presenter: Ian Nairn
Producer: Barry Bevins

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: David Dimbleby

: Victorian Pastimes: 3: The Toy Theatre

Introduced by Lionel Lambourne

In which we meet Mr Kean, the Victorian 'pop idol,' who as Richard III was equally at home in Drury Lane or the Juvenile Theatre.


Presenter: Lionel Lambourne
Speaker: James Heard
Director: Terry Doyle
Producer: Victor Poole

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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