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: Andy Pandy: Andy Pandy's House

Today's Watch with Mother
Andy Pandy, Teddy and, of course, Looby Loo come to play.
(TV playmates: page 13)


Music: Maria Bird

: The White Horses: A Dog's Life

A film from Yugoslavia.

Julia refuses to let a dog run into danger through the stupidity of one of her friends.

: Deputy Dawg

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

: Swim: 5: Training for Competition

Introduced by David Vine
with Eddie Gorton of the ASA and Roger Eady, Welsh ASA.


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Eddie Gorton
Instructor: Roger Eady

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Good Friday Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

Show Jumping from the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, Sussex: Wills Parcours de Chasse
The big names of show-jumping compete for a first prize of £100 in this international speed competition over the famous Hickstead fences.

12.50* Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces action, personalities and the latest news of today's fixtures on the first day of the holiday programme.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Show Jumping): Dorian Williams
TV Presentation (Show Jumping): Alan Mouncer
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Dusty Bluebells

Songs and games from the streets of Belfast... an eternal backdrop to a changing world, old perhaps, not as the hills, but spanning the centuries, advancing and retiring easily through time.
From Northern Ireland


Producer: David Hammond
Director: Bernard Torney

: Mr Benn: Pirate

Today's Watch with Mother
Told by Ray Brooks.
(Children's people: page 5)


Story and illustrations: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Yogi Bear: Brave Little Brave

When an Indian brave gets on the trail, Yogi has to keep his eyes skinned.

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Good Friday Service

From Coventry.
While worshippers inside the ancient Parish Church of Holy Trinity join in the traditional three-hour service, representatives of the Coventry Council of Churches take part in a united act of witness through the new shopping precinct.


Television Presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

3.5; 4.30* Show Jumping from Hickstead: The Wills Three Castle Stakes
The final stages of one of today's big events from Hickstead.

3.30* Boat Race Preview
A look ahead to tomorrow's 118th University Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge.

3.45* Rugby League from St Helens: St Helens v Wigan
The second half of the afternoon's outstanding League match.

Results Service
Including classified football and rugby results.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Show Jumping): Raymond Brooks-Ward
TV Presentation (Show Jumping): Fred Viner
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: George Best: The Best in Football: 7: Screening

Britain's No 1 Soccer star shows a group of young players how to improve their game.
An Arrowhead production


Presenter : George Best
Director: John Gibson
Technical Adviser: John Adams
Producer: Ken Davies

: Crackerjack 72

Introduced by Michael Aspel
With Syd Little, Eddie Large, Stuart Sherwin, Heather Barbour, Elaine Paige
Guest artists Chapman Brown, New Faces.


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Comedian: Syd Little
Comedian: Eddie Large
Performer: Stuart Sherwin
Performer: Heather Barbour
Performer: Elaine Paige
Performer: Chapman Brown
Musicians: New Faces
Script: Bob Block
Musicians: Norman Percival and his Orchestra
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: Brian S. Jones

: Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world - famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Magazine

Your regular local programme (London and Wales only: Sports News)

: The Virginian: A Touch of Hands

A new film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

The pig-tailed tomboy Trampas remembered returns a radiant woman and sets him thinking of settling down.


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Clay Grainger: John McIntire
Holly Grainger: Jeanette Nolan
Elizabeth: Sara Lane
Jim: Tim Matheson

: The Liver Birds

A new comedy series.


Writer: Jack Seddon
Writer: David Pursall
Incidental Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Anna Ridley
Producer: Douglas Argent
Beryl: Polly James
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Stan: Paul Angelis
Giles: Timothy Carlton
Tom: Frederick Treves
Hugh: Peter Fontaine
Farmer: Gordon Faith

: The Brothers: 4: Decisions

by N.J Crisp
A serial in 10 parts
Starring Jean Anderson, Glyn Owen, Jennifer Wilson
with Richard Easton, Robin Chadwick, Hilary Tindall, Julia Goodman

David Hammond decides finally whether to stay in the family business, or opt out and sell his shares to Edward.



Writer/Serial created by: N.J. Crisp
Serial created by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Lighting: John Green
Designer: David Jones
Director: Eric Price
Brian Hammond: Richard Easton
David Hammond: Robin Chadwick
Ann Hammond: Hilary Tindall
Nigel Hammond: Dominic Christian
Carol Hammond: Nicola Moloney
Barbara Kingsley: Julia Goodman
Jennifer Kingsley: Jennifer Wilson
Peter Lowman: Philip Trewinnard
Bill Riley: Derek Benfield
Edward Hammond: Glyn Owen
Mary Hammond: Jean Anderson
Frank Walker: Michael Hawkins
Storekeeper: Terence Brook
Marion: Sarah Grazebrook
Jill: Gabrielle Drake

: Main News

presented by Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: According to the Rules: A Doctor in Auschwitz

Can those who have not suffered an experience such as that of a concentration camp ever begin to understand the psychological as well as the physical pressures put on its inmates? In 1964 an English jury had to try.
On 13 April 1964 there began one of the longest libel actions in English legal history. Twenty years after his release from Auschwitz, an ex-prisoner, Wladislaw Dering - a doctor in London - entered the Royal Courts of Justice to prove that he had not carried out terrible medical experiments on his fellow prisoners on behalf of the SS.

Part 1: Auschwitz: The reality. Concentration camp ex-prisoners: Professor Bruno Bettelheim, Josef Garlinski, Mrs Maurice Stone.

Part 2: England: The trial: a reconstruction.

(After Auschwitz...: page 16)


Writer/Producer: R.W. Reid
Film Cameraman: John Hooper
Film Editor: Christopher Woolley
Director (Courtroom Sequences): David C. Rea
Narrator: Frank Gillard
Interviewee: Professor Bruno Bettelheim
Interviewee: Josef Garlinski
Interviewee: Mrs Maurice Stone
Professor Nixon: Frederick Treves
The Judge: Kenneth Benda
Male witness: Jouey Douben
Dr Grabczynski: John Harrington
Colin Duncan, QC: Andrew Laurence
David Hirst: Angus MacKay
Dr Dering: Richard Marner
A woman doctor: Irene Prador
Lord Gardiner, QC: Anthony Sharp
Marta: Izabella Telezynska

: Surrender to Everest

Narrated by Paul Scofield.
One of the most highly praised documentaries of 1971: 'A brilliant, a candid, often icily beautiful, always humanely dramatic film,' said The Daily Telegraph.
Twenty-four climbers from 12 different countries tackled the highest mountain by its two most difficult routes.
When the attempt was eventually called off, seven of the climbers had walked out, 11 had been sent home with severe illness, and one - Major Harsh Bahuguna - was dead.


Narrator: Paul Scofield
Film Editor: Philip Shaw
Film Cameraman: John Cleare
Film Cameraman: Ian Stuart
Film Cameraman: Jerzy Surdel
Sound: Arthur Chesterman
Sound: Ian Howell
Sound: Bill Kurban
Associate Producer: Ned Kelly
Producer: Antony Thomas

: The Day of the Lord: 4: The Day of Sacrifice

David Mahlowe takes illustrations from poetry and prose to talk about the days of preparation for Christ's Passion.


Presenter: David Mahlowe
Producer: Stewart Cross

: Weatherman

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

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