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: On the Farm

Today's Watch with Mother



Filmed by: Len Newson

: The White Horses: Horses Stampede

A film from Yugoslavia.

An old Lipizzaner returns to the stables and nearly ruins his own chances of staying there.

: Deputy Dawg

D.D. and his friends are on the trail once more and anything could happen

: Swim: 4: The Butterfly

Introduced by David Vine
with Ray Cayless of the ASA


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Ray Cayless

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Closedown

: Tresarn

Welsh serial by Islwyn Ffowc Elis
(English transmitters only)


Writer: Islwyn Ffowc Elis

: Interval

: The Herbs

Today's Watch with Mother



Puppets and animation: Ivor Wood

: News

1.53 Interval



Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Show Jumping: The 1972 Hickstead Easter International Meeting

From the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, Sussex featuring today The Wills Castella Stakes.

This opening day of the 1972 Hickstead Easter International Meeting heralds the start of a show jumping season which has as its summit the great equestrian competition that will climax the Olympic Games in Munich on the afternoon of Sunday, 10 September.
Introduced by David Vine



Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
TV Presentation: Alan Mouncer
TV Presentation: Fred Viner

: Conflict at Work: 10: Policy for the 70s

(Book 70p: see page 62)

: Interval

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Tales of Beatrix Potter: Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Mr Jeremy Fisher

With Dandy Nichols


Author/Original illustrations: Beatrix Potter
Storyteller: Dandy Nichols
Director: Jeremy Swan
Producer: Daphne Jones
Executive Producer: Anna Home

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves.


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Boss Cat: Griswold

Dibble's new police dog assistant makes T.C's life a misery.

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair


Animation: Richard Taylor

: Nationwide

News and opinions from the country at large including Weather for your area presented by Michael Barratt and Bob Wellings including Nationwide's search for the most lovable seaside landlady in the land.


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry playing Cat and Mouse in a cartoon film.
(Playing a cat and mouse game: p.11)


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Spy Trap: 4: Package Deal

by John Gould
[Starring] Paul Daneman, Julian Glover
A story in four episodes

"What do we lose if she does get caught?"

(For cast see Wednesday, page 40)
(A new story begins next Wednesday)


Writer: John Gould
Serial devised by: Robert Barr
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Terence Williams
Cmdr Ryan: Paul Daneman
Cmdr Anderson: Julian Glover

: 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: Johnnie Stewart

: It's Murder. But Is It Art?: 2: Mr Drake Goes to Jail

A comedy-thriller serial in six parts by David Pursall and Jack Seddon
Starring Arthur Lowe
with Dudley Foster, Arthur Howard, Richard Hurndall, Sheila Keith, Anthony Sagar

Inspector Hook is holding Brigadier Binghop in custody, convinced that he is the murderer. But Mr Drake thinks otherwise.


Writer: David Pursall
Writer: Jack Seddon
Theme Music: Ron Goodwin
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Graeme Muir
Inspector Hook: Dudley Foster
Samantha Preston: Jill Allen
Det-Sgt Watson: Anthony Sagar
Phineas Drake: Arthur Lowe
Sillitoe: Arthur Howard
Warder: Alister Williamson
Prison Visitor: Julie May
Brigadier Austin Binghop: Richard Hurndall
PC: Norman Mitchell
Chief Constable: Howard Lang
Mrs MacPherson: Sheila Keith
Helen Hunter: Vicki Woolf
Fanny Templer: Petronella Barker
Brian Gower: John Nolan
Tony Holland: Philip Dunbar
Julian Tomkin: Christopher Owen

: The French Way: Goosey, Goosey Gander

"How can you govern a country that makes 390 different cheeses?" (De Gaulle)

We are planning to join them - but what are they really like? Are the jokes and the legends true? The pattern of life in France is unknown to many of us. This series visits seven places in France - each revealing different aspects of a strange, beautiful country and its people.

It's called "the land where the stomach is king", "a place where ambition is aimed at the table": Perigord - the home of truffles, walnuts, geese - and men who are equal to them.



Narrator: Eric Thompson
Writer/Director: Michael Croucher

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker



Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Foxtrot

by Rhys Adrian
Another chance to see this Play for Today
Starring Donald Pleasence, Thora Hird
with Michael Bates

Arthur and Gwen, a cosy middle-aged couple, remember with nostalgia the pre-Motorway Britain of their youth. When Tom, an old friend, returns from voyaging the world their life takes a strange new turn.

"This is the best television play I have seen in months." (Peter Fiddick, the Guardian)


Writer: Rhys Adrian
Studio Lighting: Dennis Channon
Designer: Don Taylor
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Philip Saville
Tom: Donald Pleasence
Gwen: Thora Hird
Arthur: Michael Bates
Harry: John Collin
Maisie: Diana King
Old man in pub: Harry Brunning
Gwen's father: Harold Bennett
Drunk in pub: Wallace Campbell
Miss Windsor Castle: Penny Service
Television voices: Paula Stone
Television voices: Thick Wilson
Television voices: James Berwick
Television voices: Manning Redwood
Characters in the television show: Honora Burke
Characters in the television show: Seymour Green
Characters in the television show: Robin Ford

: The Lady of Aintree: Mirabel Dorothy Topham

During the early 1900s, a young actress Hope Hillier toured London and the provinces. She later married into the racing world and became the power and controlling force behind Aintree Racecourse and the Grand National Steeple-chase. Today, 80 and still as dominant as ever, Mirabel Topham can look back over decades of clashes with the racing world and arguments with broadcasters.
(from Manchester)


Subject: Mirabel Dorothy Topham
Narrator: Richard Baker
Producer: Barry Revins

: Phantom of the Opera

Starring Herbert Lorn, Heather Sears

The tragic and frightening film of a musician who terrorises a London opera house.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay: John Elder
Based on the story by: Gaston Leroux
Director: Terence Fisher
Producer: Anthony Hinds
The Phantom: Herbert Lom
Christine: Heather Sears
Lattimer: Thorley Walters
Harry: Edward de Souza
Lord Ambrose: Michael Gough
Rossi: Martin Miller

: The Day of the Lord: 3: The Day of Humility

With David Mahlowe


Presenter: David Mahlowe

: Weatherman

followed by National and Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales) Closedown

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