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: Andy Pandy: Scooters

Today's Watch with Mother


Puppeteer: Cecil Stavordale
Puppeteer: Madge Stavordale
Puppeteer: Christopher Leith

: Adventures of Parsley


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: Canoe: 5: Racing

With Ron Emes, British Canoe Union sprint team coach, and Olympic paddlers from the Richmond Canoe Club.
Introduced by John Earle.


Presenter: John Earle
Canoeist: Ron Emes
Director: John Vigar
Producer: John Dobson

: 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 Letter

Today's Watch with Mother


Narration: Richard Baker
Narration: Isabel Ryan

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Interval

: Racing from Newbury: The Badminton Horse Trials

2.30 Spring Maiden Stakes (over 1 mile, 3 furlongs)

3.00 Chieveley Stakes (Handicap) (over 5 furlongs)

3.30 Fred Darling Stakes (over 7 furlongs, 60 yards Round Course)

4.00 Thatcham Stakes (Handicap) (over 2 miles)

and The Badminton Horse Trials, 1972
International Three-Day Event Day 1
The latest news of the Dressage Phase and a preview of tomorrow's awesome 32-fence cross-country course which will provide a real indication of the likely Olympic prospects of the participating Nations. For Great Britain the Olympic candidates include HRH The Princess Anne, the reigning European Champion.



Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Badminton Horse Trials): Dorian Williams
Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Play School

: Jackanory: Folk Tales from the West: Tregeagle

by Eileen Molony
with Francis Monk

(Next week: "The Escaped Black Mamba and Other Things" with Bernard Cribbins)


Author: Eileen Molony
Storyteller: Francis Monk
Pictures: Richard Dalkins
Pictures: Wendy Hall
Director: Marilyn Fox
Executive Producer: Anna Home

: Screen Test

Introduced by Michael Rodd.
This week the contestants come from London and Canterbury and will be looking at scenes from: Sleeping Beauty, Battle of Britain and Winnie the Pooh.
Behind the Scenes this week goes to the ABC Blackpool to look at the work of a cinema projectionist.


Presenter: Michael Rodd
Director: Des Sissons
Producer: John Buttery

: Hope and Keen's Crazy Bus: Safari So Good

by David A. Yallop
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 guest artists The Tropic Isles

(BBC Scotland)


Writer: David A. Yallop
Additional Material: Mike Craig
Additional Material: Lawrie Kinsley
Additional Material: John Morley
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
Musicians: The Tropic Isles

: Hector's House

: National News

and Weather

: Magazine

Your regular local programme

: George Best: The Best in Football: 9: Distribution for Goalkeepers

An Arrowhead production

(Next week: Weighting Pass)


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

: The Virginian

A new film series, starring
Woman of Stone
Given shelter at Shiloh, the gratitude of the white squaw conceals an all-consuming hatred for the husband who abandoned her to the redskins.


The Virginian: James Drury
Elizabeth: Sara Lane
Jim Horn: Tim Matheson
Cath Cantrell Cloud: Bethel Leslie
Wolf Cloud: Gerald Michenaud
Milo Cantrell: Charles Drake
Laurie Cantrell: Jane Actman
Abe Landeen: Tim Holt

: The Liver Birds

A new comedy series.


Script: Jack Seddon
Script: David Pursall
Incidental music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Anna Ridley
Producer: Douglas Argent
Beryl: Polly James
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Rupert: David Jackson
Rugby player: Myles Hoyle
Rugby player: Brendan Price
Rugby player: Geoffrey Evans
Uncle Dorr: Tom MacAulay
Club Official: Michael Earl

: The Brothers: 6: Turning Point

A serial in ten parts by Eric Paice.
Starring Jean Anderson, Glyn Owen, Jennifer Wilson
with Richard Easton, Robin Chadwick, Hilary Tindall, Julia Goodman

Conflicting family interests provoke a boardroom clash. Edward suspects the motives of his co-directors.



Writer: Eric Paice
Serial created by: N.J. Crisp
Lighting: John Green
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Producer/Serial created by: Gerard Glaister
Director: Philip Dudley
Mary Hammond: Jean Anderson
Edward Hammond: Glyn Owen
Ann Hammond: Hilary Tindall
Brian Hammond: Richard Easton
David Hammond: Robin Chadwick
Jennifer Kingsley: Jennifer Wilson
Barbara Kingsley: Julia Goodman
Marion: Sarah Grazebrook
Nigel Hammond: Dominic Christian
Carol Hammond: Nicola Moloney
Bill Riley: Derek Benfield
Sir John Borret: Hamilton Dyce
Sally: Annette Andre
Frank Walker: Michael Hawkins
MacDonald: James Copeland
Carter: Graham Weston
Peter Lowman: Phillip Trewinnard

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The American West of John Ford

A tribute to the veteran film-maker - director of more than 130 films, winner of six Academy Awards and leading creator of the Hollywood western. The story of his long career is recalled by some of the stars of his most famous films:
John Wayne, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Andy Devine and John Ford himself.
Ford makes a nostalgic return to Monument Valley, Utah, the location for Stagecoach; and an extract from My Darling Clementine shows Ford's re-enactment of the gun-fight at the OK Corral.

Sequences from such films as Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Cheyenne Autumn feature many regular members of the Ford Repertory Company. Among them Harry Carey Jr, John Qualen and Ben Johnson, current star of The Last Picture Show.

A Bob Banner Associates production


Subject: John Ford
Interviewee: John Wayne
Interviewee: James Stewart
Interviewee: Henry Fonda
Interviewee: Andy Devine
Writer: David H. Vowell
Director: Denis Sanders

: Come Dancing: Second Semi-Final: Home Counties South v Wales

At the Lyceum Ballroom (organised by Mecca Dancing)
Peter West introduces the Second Semi-Final

with The Ray McVay Orchestra


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: The Ray McVay Orchestra
Compere: Keith Fordyce
Compere: Alun Williams
Hostess (Miss United Kingdom): Marilyn Ward
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Series Producer: Barrie Edgar

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented tonight by Austin Mitchell and reports from Bernard Falk, Max Hastings, James Hogg, David Jessel, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose and David Taylor
Special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie with the latest news in pictures.


Presenter: Austin Mitchell
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Max Hastings
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Jessel
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Special Contributions: Keith Kyle
Special Contributions: Robert McKenzie
Producer: Michael Starks
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: The Marx Brothers: Monkey Business

Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo in Monkey Business
A season of films featuring these famous clowns of the cinema - the zany creators of chaos and confusion.
The setting for tonight's crazy excursion is a transatlantic liner. Four castaways hoodwink the captain and crew by impersonating the ship's personnel and passengers - and end up as rival teams of bodyguards to two feuding millionaires!

(Next week: Horse Feathers)
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay: Arthur Sheekman
From a story by: W.B. Johnstone
From a story by: S.J. Perelman
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Himself: Groucho Marx
Himself: Chico Marx
Himself: Harpo Marx
Himself: Zeppo Marx
Tom Helton: Rockcliffe Fellowes
Briggs: Harry Wood
Lucille: Thelma Todd
Mary Helton: Ruth Hall
Gibson: Tom Kennedy

: Weatherman

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

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