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: Andy Pandy: Hobby Horses

Today's Watch with Mother



Singer: Valerie Cardnell

: The White Horses: House Arrest for Othello

Uncle Dimitri requires all his courage to face a crucial situation.

: Deputy Dawg

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

: The Flying Falcons

Behind the scenes with the RAF Free Fall Parachute Display Team
'They say you get a bug for it and I suppose I've got the bug - I'm hooked' - the words of a man whose job is to jump out of an aircraft at 12,000 feet and free fall for 60 seconds before opening his parachute.
Introduced by Norman Tozer



Presenter: Norman Tozer
Director: Tim Byford

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Closedown

: Canu'r Bobol

Songs of the people and their background.
(English transmitters only: first shown on BBC Wales)

: Interval

: Mary, Mungo and Midge: The Crane

Today's Watch with Mother



Pictures, animation and production: John Ryan

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Tom and Jerry: Little Runaway

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

: Harlem Globetrotters: Shook-up Sheriff

Wally Weaknees wants to be a sheriff, but it needs all the Globetrotters' guile to persuade Wally he's not the coward he thinks he is.

: Racing at Aintree

The second day of the Liverpool Spring Meeting

2.30 The Coronation Hurdle race (Div 1) (over 2 miles, 100 yards)

3.05 The Mildmay Steeplechase (over 2 miles, 80 yards)

3.40 The Coronation Hurdle race (Div 2) (over 2 miles, 100 yards)

4.10 The 120th Liverpool Spring Cup (over 1 mile, 2 furlongs, 170 yards)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Peter Bromley
Producer: Alan Mouncer
Producer: Dennis Monger
Presented for TV by: Ray Lakeland

: Play School

: Clangers: 4: Music

Music hath charms... and it grows well too, which is fortunate because, as it happened, the soup-dragon ate most of it.


Puppets and settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: Screen Test

Michael Rodd introduces the first edition of a new series of this popular film quiz game of observation and general knowledge.
This week the contestants come from the cities of Carlisle and Durham and will be looking at scenes from Treasure Island, Horatio Knibbles and 101 Dalmatians.
Each week we shall be looking Behind the Scenes at a film studio. Today we watch Assistant Director Derek Cracknell on the set of Henry VIII and his Six Wives.


Presenter: Michael Rodd
Subject (Behind the Scenes): Derek Cracknell
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: John C. Miller
Producer: John Buttery

: Hope and Keen's Crazy Bus: Long Time No Sea

by John Morley
Starring Mike Hope and Albie Keen
with Peter Goodwright as Crumble the Butler, Una Mclean as Jessie McPherson, Ruth Kettlewell as Mrs Grapple the Cook, Dave Hatton as 'the Shadow'
and Music by Alastair Mcdonald's Bamsticks

Albie and Mike leave their Crazy House on a trip that takes them around the country on the trail of Uncle Ebenezer's buried treasure.
(BBC Scotland)
('My Daddy and Uncle Mike are very funny': see page 8)


Writer: John Morley
Additional Material: Mike Craig
Additional Material: Lawrie Kinsley
Additional Material: David A. Yallop
Additional Material: Harry Jones
Music: Alastair McDonald's Bamsticks
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: Paul Ciani
Mike: Mike Hope
Albie: Albie Keen
Crumble the Butler: Peter Goodwright
Jessie McPherson: Una McLean
Mrs Grapple the Cook: Ruth Kettlewell
'The Shadow': Dave Hatton

: Hector's House

The adventures of Hector the Dog, Zaza the Cat, Mrs Kiki Frog.

: Magazine

Your regular local programme

: George Best: The Best in Football 8: Heading

An Arrowhead production

(Next week: Distribution for Goalkeepers)


Presenter/Footballer: George Best
Producer: Ken Davis

: The Virginian: Journey to Scathelock

A new film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

Not without misgivings, The Virginian entrusts Jim Horn with a mission involving a large amount of Shiloh money, counting on the youngster to justify his judgment of character.


The Virginian: James Drury
Jim Horn: Tim Matheson
Karen Malloy: Ann Helm
Orrey Hills: Burr Debenning
Captain Cornish: Peter Bromilow
The Frenchman: Lawrence Dane
Hotel manager: Ed Peck
Night clerk: Arthur Malet

: The Liver Birds

Starring Polly James as Beryl and Nerys Hughes as Sandra


Script: Carla Lane
Script Editor: John Chapman
Incidental Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Design: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Beryl: Polly James
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Doctor: Tenniel Evans
Jenny: Diana Davies
Andrew: Bill Lyons
Tony: David Simeon
Lady: Pamela Cundell
Boy: Keith Chegwin
Waiter: Larry Martyn
Manager: Michael Stainton
Robin: Michael Howarth
Receptionist: Hilary Martyn

: The Brothers: 5: The Party

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

The Hammonds are invited to a party given by an old friend of their father.



Writer/Serial created by: N.J. Crisp
Serial created by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Ronald Wilson
Bill Riley: Derek Benfield
David Hammond: Robin Chadwick
Edward Hammond: Glyn Owen
Brian Hammond: Richard Easton
Charlie: Derrick Slater
Jennifer Kingsley: Jennifer Wilson
Barbara Kingsley: Julia Goodman
Ann Hammond: Hilary Tindall
Marion: Sarah Grazebrook
Jill: Gabrielle Drake
Photographer: Robert Tayman
Frank Walker: Michael Hawkins
Mary Hammond: Jean Anderson
Birkett: George A Cooper
Mrs Birkett: Marjorie Sommerville
Peter Lowman: Philip Trewinnard
The Man: Christopher Robbie

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Girls Galore

The search for this year's Miss England, Miss Scotland and Miss Wales

From over 5,000 entries, 31 girls compete at London's Lyceum Ballroom in the final stages of a nationwide contest to select the three most beautiful girls in England, Scotland and Wales who will represent their countries in both the Miss Universe contest at Puerto Rico and in the Miss UK competition, where victory would put them in the running for the Miss World title.
The evening dress and swimsuit parades are introduced by David Vine and Terry Wogan
Arranged by Eric Morley and organised by Mecca Promotions in conjunction with Woolworth
(Easter Holiday People: page 5)


Presenter: David Vine
Presenter: Terry Wogan
Music: The Phil Tate Orchestra
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Designer: Richard Levin
Presented for television by: Ian Smith

: 24 Hours

Presented by Austin Mitchell


Presenter: Austin Mitchell

: Animal Crackers

[Starring] The Marx Brothers
The first of a season of films featuring these famous clowns of the cinema.


Director: Victor Heerman
Captain Spaulding: Groucho Marx
The Professor: Harpo Marx
Ravelli: Chico Marx
Horatio Janison: Zeppo Marx
Mrs Rittenhouse: Margaret Dumont
Arabela: Lilian Roth

: Weatherman

National and Regional News; Weather (all except London and Wales) Close

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