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: Trumpton: Mrs Cobbit and the Ice Cream Man

Today's Watch with Mother


Puppets and production: Gordon Murray

: Adventures of Parsley


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: Canoe: 1: Basic paddling

From the Outward Bound School at Ashburton, Devon; with Derek Pritchard and Jeff Choat.
Introduced by John Earle.


Presenter: John Earle
Canoeist: Derek Pritchard
Canoeist: Jeff Choat
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Closedown

: Fingerbobs: 8: Shadows

Today's Watch with Mother
with Rick Jones.


Yoffy: Rick Jones

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Interval

: Good Sailing: 3: Dinghy Tuning

Introduced by Jack Knights

('Good Sailing Aids' 62 1/2p; see page 58)


Presenter: Jack Knights
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Sights and Sounds of Britain: Isle of Islay: Changing Spirit


Narrator: Derek Cooper
Director: Ian Keill
Producer: Michael Croucher

: The Royal Palaces of Britain

Kenneth Clark tells the story of the Kings and Queens who built the Royal Palaces of Britain and filled them with the greatest private collection of art in the world.
Music composed and arranged by Sir Arthur Bliss, Master of The Queen's Musick
Sinfonia of London
Conducted by Muir Mathieson
Produced by BBC Television and Independent Television


Presenter: Sir Kenneth Clark
Music composed and arranged by: Sir Arthur Bliss
Musicians: Sinfonia of London
Conductor: Muir Mathieson
Executive Producer: David Windlesham
Director: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Mermaid of Zennor

"Cornwall is full of stories, and long ago when nights were dark and seas were high old Cornish-men would tell of Piskies and Knockers, Sprites and Spriggans, Giants and Skillywiddons".

This week Francis Monk tells some of these old stories, all taken from Eileen Molony's book Folk Tales from the West.


Storyteller: Francis Monk
Author: Eileen Molony
Illustrator: Bernard Blatch

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


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

: The Aeronauts: The Visitors from Canada: Part 3

Captain Merlet is rescued just in time to give Laverdure vital information about the Canadian pilots.


Director: Francois Villiers
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Hector's House

: National News

and Weather

: Magazine

The news and views in your area tonight

: The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The 45-Year-Old Old Man

Hardly fired with enthusiasm, Lou is resigned to losing his job!


Producer: Allan Burns
Producer: Jim Brooks
Mary Richards: Mary Tyler Moore
Lou Grant: Edward Asner
Ted Baxter: Ted Knight
Murray Slaughter: Gavin MacLeod

: A Question of Sport

with David Vine featuring 50 years of world sporting action
Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan captain two teams of sporting celebrities who will be trying to identify and answer questions about some of the most famous incidents, events and personalities in the history of sport.
The teams this week:

Henry Cooper, Mike Gibson, Bobby Moore
Cliff Morgan, John Edrich, David Broome
(from Manchester)
(Sports competition: page 12)


Presenter: David Vine
Team Captain: Henry Cooper
Team Captain: Cliff Morgan
Panellist: Mike Gibson
Panellist: Bobby Moore
Panellist: John Edrich
Panellist: David Broome
Director: Keith Phillips
Producer: Hazel Lewthwaite

: Z Cars: Quilley

by Len Rush
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Ian Cullen
with Sharon Duce

Quilley on and off duty - with trouble...


Writer: Len Rush
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Paddy Russell
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Mrs Quilley: Natalie Kent
Joszef Kovacs: Sandor Eles
Marjorie Kovacs: Christine Hargreaves
Carl Kovacs: Mark Rogers
DC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Sgt: Lynch Ellis
WPC Cameron: Sharon Duce
Raikes: Roy MacReady
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Mrs Jenkins: Sheila Keith
Doctor: David Weston

: Panorama

TV's top reporters close in on the most interesting topics of the day Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Julian Pettifer



Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Assistant Editor: David Harrison
Editor: Robert Rowland

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The Regiment: A Gentleman's War

by Arden Winch
Starring Christopher Cazenove

The Regiment has arrived in South Africa and the Boer War is at its height. Cecil Rhodes, the Lion of Africa, is in his town of Kimberley - besieged.


Writer: Arden Winch
Series originated by: Jack Gerson
Series originated by: Nick McCarty
Script Editor: Geoffrey Tetlow
Designer: Graham Oakley
Producer: William Slater
Director: Darrol Blake
Cpl. Hobbert: Christopher Beeny
Cecil Rhodes: Leon Sinden
Col. Kekewich: Peter Copley
Maj. O'Meara: Nicholas Hawtrey
Volunteer Sgt: Brett Lane
Pte. Walters: Alan Bone
Lt. Richard Gaunt: Christopher Cazenove
Cpl. Hooper: Chris Cunningham
Pte. Hanks: Melvyn Hayes
Piet: Phillip Hinton
Zulu Woman: Del McCrae
Danie: Michael Povey
Lt. Cunningham Glebe: John Quentin

: Tales from the Lazy Acre: The Pick-pocketer

Written by Hugh Leonard
Starring Milo O'Shea
with David Kelly
This week: The Pick-pocketer


Writer: Hugh Leonard
Music: Max Harris
Costumes: Dorothea Wallace
Make-up: Cecile Hay-Arthur
Lighting: Jimmy Purdie
Designer: Colin Green
Producer: James Gilbert
Dead Man: David Kelly
Stevie Fortune: Milo O'Shea
Warder: Pat Layde
Rose Dunphy: Laurie Morton
Mrs Dunphy: Elizabeth Begley
Drainpipe: John Molloy
Myrtle: Rosemary Martin
Superintendent: Tom Irwin

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: Weatherman

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

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