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: Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

Songs of Praise

1.25 Interval

: Camberwick Green: Mr Dagenham, the Salesman

Today's Watch with Mother

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: My Friend Mr Leakey: A Morning with a Magician

by J.B.S. Haldane
with Milo O'Shea



Author: J.B.S. Haldane
Storyteller: Milo O'Shea

: Mole and the TV Set

Another of the popular 'Mole' cartoons from Czechoslovakia.
When the gardener watches a TV programme about how to get rid of moles Mr Mole has to act fast to protect himself and his home.

: Dick Turpin and The Legend of Black Bess

by Margaret Potter
The true story of Turpin, the famous highwayman, and the legend of the horse he is supposed to have ridden to York.
Dick portrayed by Colin Edwynn
(from Manchester)


Writer: Margaret Potter
Narrative and voices: Geoffrey Banks
Music composed by: Johnny Hawksworth
Producer: Trevor Hill
Dick Turpin: Colin Edwynn

: Harlem Globetrotters: Hooray for Hollywood

The first of an action-packed cartoon series, starring Meadow Lark, Curly and the rest of the Zany, world-famous basketball team.

The Globetrotters have to take a hand when ex-Hollywood star Reggie Lovermore tries to make a big come-back to the screen.

: Adventures of Parsley


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: Nationwide

The news, features, opinions of the country at large, and Your Region Tonight in particular (including Regional Weather) co-ordinated by Michael Barratt


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Assistant Editor: Phil Sidey
Editor: Michael Bunce

: The Pink Panther: Prehistoric Pink, Reaux Reaux Reaux Your Boat, Come on in the Water's Pink

A cartoon film series

Today: Prehistoric Pink, Reaux Reaux Reaux Your Boat, Come on in the Water's Pink


The Pink Panther Theme: Henry Mancini

: Z Cars: Who's Your Friend?: Part 2

by Peter Grimwade
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen and Douglas Fielding

An informant - like Liam Murphy - can be useful, if you're an experienced copper. If you're not...


Writer: Peter Grimwade
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Roger Liminton
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Timothy Combe
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Liam Murphy: David Lincoln
Des Scammell: Peter Newton
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Terry Snell: Tommy Boyle
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Mather: Peter Stephens
Mrs Murphy: Sheila Manahan
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Bunny Ives: Eric Francis

: Starring Elvis!: Tickle Me

The last of three films featuring one of the phenomenal successes of show business - Elvis Presley also starring Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane, Jack Mullaney

An out-of-work rodeo star gets a job on a health farm for models and film starlets - and predictably sets the female hearts aflutter.
Elvis finds himself kept busy protecting the pretty PT instructress from mysterious kidnappers - but still sings plenty of songs in the forceful Presley style.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Director: Norman Taurog
Lonnie Beale: Elvis Presley
Vera Radford: Julie Adams
Pam Merritt: Jocelyn Lane
Stanley Potter: Jack Mullaney
Estelle Penfield: Merry Anders
Deputy Sturdivant: Bill Williams
Brad Bentley: Edward Faulkner
Hilda: Connie Gilchrist
Barbara: Barbara Werle
Adolph: John Dennis
Mr Dabney: Grady Sutton
Mabel: Allison Hayes

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Take Me Somewhere East of Suez: Tuesday's Documentary

East of Suez for Jack Briggs means the oil-rich Sheikdoms of the Persian Gulf. Twenty years a policeman, along the shores of the Gulf he has found the most exotic beat in the world. This ex-PC from Blackpool is now Commandant of Police to Sheik Rashid Bin Maktum, the Ruler of Dubai.

Soon the last of the British garrisons and British administrators in the Middle East will be leaving the Persian Gulf. The remaining British Protectorates there will emerge from the shadows of the Empire on which the sun has set - seven tiny desert sheikdoms of which Dubai is one. But there will still be jobs for British administrators and policemen East of Suez - men like Jack Briggs.

Tonight's film is about an Arab Sheik, his British policeman and the patch of desert they both love and for which they both feel deeply responsible.
Written and narrated by Jim Douglas Henry


Subject: Jack Briggs
Subject: Sheik Rashid Bin Maktum
Writer/Narrator: Jim Douglas Henry
Producer: Ramsay Short

: My World... and Welcome To It: Native Wit

An invitation to step into the humorous and imaginative world of James Thurber
[Starring] William Windom as John Monroe, Joan Hotchkis as his wife Ellen, Lisa Gerritsen as his daughter Lydia

Old soldiers never die so they say, neither do old jokes, and if one is armed with enough you are bound to win a laughing contest. Aren't you?


Based on stories and cartoons by: James Thurber
John Monroe: William Windom
Ellen: Joan Hotchkis
Lydia: Lisa Gerritsen

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own.



Presenter: Robert Robinson

: 24 Hours

Presented by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: David Dimbleby

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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