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: Closedown

: Open Golf: The 1972 Open Championship

The big interest in this year's richest (£50,000) 101st Open centres around Jack Nicklaus. Can he grab the 'grand slam'? He took the US Masters in April, the US Open last month and, depending on the outcome at Muirfield, next month he can complete a clean sweep in the US PGA championships in Michigan. News of all the 150 qualifiers is reported from Muirfield by Harry Carpenter.
(Tony Jacklin's Guide to Open Golf: cover story, pages 50-53)
(Radio Times Olympic Summer of Sport, available from newsagents: 25p)


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentary Team: Henry Longhurst
Commentary Team: Peter Alliss
Commentary Team: Mark McCormack
Commentary Team: Peter Thomson
Director: Alan Mouncer
Director: John Shrewsbury
Executive Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Interval

: The Race to the White House

What sort of policy will the Democratic Party adopt? Do Senator McGovern's 'New Politics' have a wide enough appeal to beat President Nixon?
Michael Charlton and Julian Pettifer report from Miami Beach on the second night of the Democratic National Convention.
Presented in association with EBU and the US Networks


Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Producer: John Reynolds

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Open Golf: The 1972 Open Championship

From Muirfield Golf Club, East Lothian

: Play School

: Jackanory: Russian Folk Tales: The Midnight Dance

with John Stride
Today: The Midnight Dance


Storyteller: John Stride

: Starsport

with Roy Castle, who seeks advice on gymnastics from Nik Stuart, the National coach.


Presenter: Roy Castle
Instructor: Nik Stuart
Director: Douglas Hespe
Producer: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: Little Women: Part 3

by Louisa M. Alcott
Dramatised in nine parts from "Little Women" and "Good Wives" by Denis Constanduros and Alistair Bell

Beth has become the adored friend of Mr Laurence. Amy has met with an accident.


Author: Louisa M. Alcott
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros
Dramatised by: Alistair Bell
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: John McRae
Director: Paddy Russell
Amy: Janina Faye
Mrs March: Stephanie Bidmead
Hannah: Pat Nye
Jo: Angela Down
Meg: Jo Rowbottom
Beth: Sarah Craze
Laurie: Stephen Turner
John Brooke: Martin Jarvis
Mr Laurence: John Welsh
The Editor: John Rapley

: Sir Prancelot

: National News

and Weather

: Nationwide

News and opinions .from the country at large and, in particular, Your Region Tonight
(including Regional Weather)
presented by Michael Barratt and Bob Wellings


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Ryan and Ronnie

Starring Ryan Davies and Ronnie Williams
with Myfanwy Talog, Bryn Williams
and guest star Heather Jones
(from Wales)


Comedian: Ryan Davies
Comedian: Ronnie Williams
[Actress]: Myfanwy Talog
Singer: Brun Williams
Singer: Heather Jones
Choreography: Roy Gunson
Musical Director: Benny Litchfield
Designer: Michael Wright
Producer: David Richards

: Mission Impossible: Bag Woman

The exploits of a team of expert and daring undercover agents
Led by Peter Graves as Jim Phelps, Greg Morris as Barney, Peter Lupus as Willy, Lynda Day George as Casey

This week: Bag Woman
It's a case of Casey being too attached to her work.
(Today, living like a Hollywood star is passe: page 8)


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Casey: Lynda Day George
Luke: George Stanford Brown
Fife: Robert Colbert
Walding: John Lasell
Al: Joe E Tata
Dr Manning: Russ Conway
Pete: Glen Wilder

: No Exit: A Chain of Villas

by Marc Brandel
[Starring] Katharine Blake, Gillian Lewis, Edwin Richfield

In the South of France a man has a wife and a mistress but, as they say, two's company.
(Their own secret hell: pages 6-7)


Writer: Marc Brandel
Lighting: Mike Jefferies
Sound: John Straple
Script editor: Louis Marks
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Gerald Blake
Odette: Gillian Lewis
Raoul Dufort: Edwin Richfield
Claire Dufort: Katharine Blake
Dr Langlais: Michael Griffiths
Yvonne Langlais: Patricia Mort
Pierre: Ralph Arliss

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Battle for Moscow

Part 3 in the eight-part series Grand Strategy of World War II
Presented by Michael Howard

1941. Hitler has abandoned his plans for a cross-Channel invasion, and faces the unpalatable fact that Britain - as stubborn as ever - will fight on, with America openly giving support. So to avoid being ground down in a war of material, Hitler must get the resources he lacks.
On 22 June Germany invades Russia, and the massive Blitzkrieg machine rolls eastwards. By December Hitler's troops are just a few miles from Moscow. But now the German Army is confronted by two underestimated factors - the severe Russian winter, and the Soviet concept of war-in-depth which is backed up by massive industrial centres deep in the Russian interior.
Tonight Michael Howard analyses why Hitler tackled Russia and thought he could win - why the drive on Moscow failed - and how he misjudged the situation of the Soviet leadership. He also presents films of 'Operation Barbarossa' (the code-name for the German drive into Russia) and the vital Battle for Moscow.



Presenter: Michael Howard
Designer: Tony Halton
Director: Alex Saward
Producer: Peter Hill
Executive Producer: Ronnie Noble

: The Spinners

with Sandie Shaw
Once again TONY DAVIS , HUGHiE JONES , CLIFF HALL and MICK GROVES, surrounded by their audience of 400 enthusiasts, sing songs you can join in with and songs you can listen to in the unique atmosphere of the Octagon Theatre, Bolton.
' Jug o' Punch ' and ' The Leaving of Liverpool' are two of the songs in this week's programme.
Designer PETER MAVIUS Producer BARRY BEVINS (from Manchester)


Unknown: Sandie Shaw
Unknown: Tony Davis
Unknown: Hughie Jones
Designer: Peter Mavius
Producer: Barry Bevins

: 24 Hours

The final week presented by Kenneth Allsop including a special report by satellite from the Democratic Convention in Miami Beach at the start of the Balloting Session to choose the man who will challenge President Nixon.


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Editor: Gordon Watts

: Weatherman

followed by Regional News and Weather, Closedown

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