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: Trumpton: Miss Lovelace and the Mayor's Hat

Today's Watch with Mother



Animation: Bura and Hardwick

: The White Horses: A Dog's Life

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

: Deputy Dawg

D.D. and his friends

: Swim: 6: 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

: Magic Roundabout

Written and told by Eric Thompson.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Show Jumping

From the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, Sussex.
While Britain's top riders and horses are already preparing for the great competitions that lie ahead of them in this Olympic year the many youngsters who make up such an important part of any show or gymkhana are enjoying their own particular brand of equestrian rivalry. This morning's programme features the activities of the many young riders present at Hickstead during the last few days.
Introduced by David Vine.


Presenter: David Vine
Producer: Alan Mouncer

: The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy

All the best in comedy from two of the world's greatest laughter-makers including scenes from Way Out West, Swiss Miss Blockheads and many others.


Stan: Stan Laurel
Oliver: Oliver Hardy
Producer: Jay Ward

: News



Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Holiday Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

1.35* Heavyweight Boxing: Muhammad Ali (former World Heavyweight Champion) v Mac Foster (USA) (No 5 contender for the World title)
Highlights of this weekend's fight in Tokyo in which Ali faced his toughest opponent since his World title fight with Joe Frazier a year ago.
(Easter Holiday People: page 4)

1.55; 2.30; 3.05* Racing from Kempton
2.05 The Peter Robinson's Stakes (over 7 furlongs)
2.40 The Selfridge's Queen's Prize (Handicap) (over 2 miles)
3.15 The Debenham's Stakes (Handicap) (over 1 mile and 3 furlongs)

2.10*; 3.25* International Motor Racing from Thruxton: The BARC Diamond Jubilee Meeting
This afternoon's main event is the Esso European Formula 2 Championship race, in which many of the world's leading drivers will be taking part. Organised by the BARC.

2.45*; 3.25* Show Jumping from Hickstead
Leading riders compete for a first prize of £400 in the W.D. & H.O. Wills Grand Prix, the premier event of the 5-day Easter International Meeting.

4.45* Final Score
including today's football and rugby results, and late racing results.

Grandstand Timetable
1.35 Heavyweight Boxing
1.55 Racing
2.10 Motor Racing
2.30 Racing
2.45 Show jumping
3.5 Racing
3.25 Motor racing and Show jumping
4.45 Final Score

Timings are subject to alteration.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Boxer: Muhammad Ali
Boxer: Mac Foster
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Motor Racing): Murray Walker
Commentator (Motor Racing): Barrie Gill
TV Presentation (Motor Racing): Richard Tilling
Commentator (Show Jumping): Dorian Williams
TV Presentation (Show Jumping): Fred Viner
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Blue Peter Royal Safari

with HRH The Princess Anne and Valerie Singleton
"Since the first showing of this film Blue Peter launched an appeal for three million parcels of old socks and pillow cases to provide a dormitory for 20 children at the Starehe Boys Centre. The response was so great the target was trebled - so now 60 destitute African boys will be given the chance of a new life and a secure future. A truly happy ending to the film!
An excellent debut for the Princess in her first major television show."
(Daily Mirror)
(Book 30p; see page 58)


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Guest: HRH Princess Anne
Producer: Biddy Baxter
Producer: Edward Barnes

: National News

and Weather

5.45 Regional News
(London only: Sports News)

: A Question of Sport

with David Vine featuring 50 years of world sport.
Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan captain two teams of showbusiness celebrities who will be testing their knowledge of some of the most famous incidents, events and personalities in the history of sport.
The teams this week:
Cliff Morgan, Ed Stewart, Mike Yarwood
Henry Cooper, Bernard Cribbins, Charlie Williams
(from Manchester)
(Sports competition: page 12)


Questionmaster: David Vine
Team Captain: Henry Cooper
Team Captain: Cliff Morgan
Panellist: Ed Stewart
Panellist: Mike Yarwood
Panellist: Bernard Cribbins
Panellist: Charlie Williams
Director: Keith Phillips
Producer: Hazel Lewthwaite

: Disney Time

The world of Walt Disney films, old and new.
Introduced by Bruce Forsyth.

Films include: Dumbo, Sleeping Beauty, Lt Robin Crusoe, USN, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show, Babes in Toyland, Now You See Him, Now You Don't, Bear Island, The Three Caballeros
Films by courtesy of Walt Disney Productions


Presenter: Bruce Forsyth
Presented by: Richard Evans

: Billy Smart's Circus

A special performance from the ring of the great Big Top

Acrobatic Agility on Horseback
The world's largest riding troupe The Carolis

The Morning After the Night Before
Swaying 40 ft aloft at the top of a lamp-post Fattini

A Ringful of Poodles
presented by Leigh Marsh

Head to Head
A difficult, dangerous and delicate balance The Four Steckels

Knockabout Knonsense
The Francescos

Glamour on Globes
Rolling along with The Salvadors

A Circus of Doves
presented by Miss Vera

Riding for a Laugh
volunteers try the Circus Riding Machine

Flying Trapeze Thrills
from one of the world's great acts The Cardonas

Also in the Big Top, Clowns Jacko, Little Billy, Noe-Noe and Gary

(Easter Holiday People: page 4)


Acrobatics: The Carolis
Performer: Fattini
Poodle trainer: Leigh Marsh
Balancers: The Four Steckels
Performers: The Francescos
Performers: The Salvadors
Dove trainer: Miss Vera
Trapeze artists: The Cardonas
Clown: Jacko
Clown: Little Billy
Clown: Noe-Noe
Clown: Gary
Circus Direction: The Smart Brothers
Musical Director: Ken Griffin
Producer: Mary David

: Carry on Spying

Starring Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor, Bernard Cribbins, Charles Hawtrey, Eric Barker, Dilys Laye

As a special Bank Holiday diversion the 'Carry On' team - joined for the first time by the bubbling Barbara Windsor - appear, disappear and re-appear in the ultimate in spy spoofs!
(Kenneth Williams's Choice: page 5; This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay: Talbot Rothwell
Screenplay: Sid Colin
Producer: Peter Rogers
Director: Gerald Thomas
Desmond Simkins: Kenneth Williams
Daphne Honeybutt: Barbara Windsor
Harold Crump: Bernard Cribbins
Charlie Bind: Charles Hawtrey
The Chief: Eric Barker
Lila: Dilys Laye
Carstairs: Jim Dale
Cobley: Richard Wattis
The Fat Man: Eric Pohlmann
Milchmann: Victor Maddern
Dr Crow: Judith Furse
Headwaiter: John Bluthal
Professor Stark: Frank Forsyth

: Main News

Presented this week by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Steptoe and Son: The Desperate Hours

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week: The Desperate Hours
Guest star Leonard Rossiter
with J.G. Devlin


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental Music/Orchestra conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Original Theme: Ron Grainer
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Sound: Michael McCarthy
Designer: Roger Liminton
Producer: John Howard Davies
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
[Actor]: Leonard Rossiter
[Actor]: J.G. Devlin

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Alan Simpson 8 February 2017

: The Paris Affair

A film, shot during the first five hectic days of this year's Paris Collections, highlights the dilemma of the fashion industry. Haute couture or Ready-to-wear?
Fashion adviser Willie Landels, Editor of Harpers and Queen.
(Paris fashion at the cross-roads: p 13)


Narrator: David Jacobs
Fashion Adviser: Willie Landels
Film Cameraman: Tony Leggo
Sound Recordist: Brian Simmons
Director: Tom Taylor
Producer: Richard Levin

: Omnibus: I Regret Nothing

Another chance to see this much-praised musical biography of Edith Piaf.

Edith Piaf is known as 'The Queen of French Song.' This film retraces her legendary life, from her birth on a pavement in the slums of Paris in December 1915 to her death in 1963 at the age of 47. Helping to tell her extraordinary story are her two husbands, friends and colleagues.
With special contributions from: Charles Aznavour, Bruno Coquatrix,Eddie Constantine, Michel Emer, composer, Marcel Blistene, film director and many songs from Edith Piaf and Yves Montand, Les Compagnons De La Chanson

"The songs - masses of them - are ravishing, and reverberate through the film to its sad end." (Observer)
"Refreshingly free from the usual show business soft soap." (Telegraph)
"A triumph not only of technique, but also of taste." (International Herald Tribune)


Interviewee: Charles Aznavour
Interviewee: Bruno Coquatrix
Interviewee: Eddie Constantine
Interviewee: Michel Emer
Interviewee: Marcel Blistene
Narrator: David de Keyser
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Writer/Producer: Michael Houldey

: Weatherman

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

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