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: Joe: Joe and the Painter

Story by Alison Prince.



Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: Casey Jones

: Sounding Out: Yes

When a rock band goes on stage these days it faces a host of challenges, vocal, instrumental, electronic and psychological. Yes plays more complex music than most groups. How do they see the problems? Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Rick Wakeman perform in concert and talk about themselves and their music.


Interviewee/Musician: Jon Anderson
Interviewee/Musician: Bill Bruford
Interviewee/Musician: Steve Howe
Interviewee/Musician: Chris Squire
Interviewee/Musician: Rick Wakeman
Producer: Tony Cash

: Cricket: 3rd Test: England v Australia

Final day
The whole of the morning's play direct from Trent Bridge
Introduced by Peter West


Presenter: Peter West
Commentary Team: Richie Benaud
Commentary Team: Jim Laker
Commentary Team: Denis Compton
Television Presentation: David Kenning
Television Presentation: Bill Taylor

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: Mrs Cobbit and the Ice-Cream Man



Puppets and production: Gordon Murray

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Interval

: Gwlad a Thref

Town and Country

: Cricket: 3rd Test: England v Australia

Further coverage of the final day's play from Trent Bridge

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Overland Launch: Part 2: Impossible

by C. Walter Hodges
with Freddie Jones



Author: C. Walter Hodges
Storyteller: Freddie Jones

: Vision On: String

Tony Hart, Pat Keysell and Ben Benison
With The Prof and Wilfred Makepeace Lunn with another of his ingenious machines
and The Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Inventor: Wilfred Makepeace Lunn
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Scooby-Doo Where Are You!

A suspense-filled cartoon series

: 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
Reporter: Brian Ash
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Joan Shenton
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Television Top of the Form: Semi-Final 1: Llanelli v Plympton

with Geoffrey Wheeler


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Z Cars: Forget It: Part 2

by Bill Barron
Starring James Ellis, Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding

The job goes into operation...


Writer: Bill Barron
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Julia Smith
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
DC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
PC Render: Allan O'Keefe
Colin Dalton: Garfield Morgan
Bobby Chubb: Anthony Kenyon
Harry Hayes: Derek Newark
Heather Hayes: Mela White
Nigel: Don McKillop
Trimble: Bill Treacher
Maggs: George Parsons

: Margaret Rutherford Stars...: Blithe Spirit

Also starring Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond

When celebrated novelist Charles Condomine, who wants to write a book about spiritualism, invites to dinner a well-known 'medium,' he little realises what - or rather who - is to materialise.

Noel Coward's own screen adaptation of his famous stage success provided Margaret Rutherford with the chance to repeat on film her most inspired comic creation - the eccentric Madame Arcati.
(Week's Films: p 9)


Author/Adapted by: Noel Coward
Associate Producer: Anthony Havelock-Allan
Director: David Lean
Madame Arcati: Margaret Rutherford
Charles Condomine: Rex Harrison
Ruth Condomine: Constance Cummings
Elvira: Kay Hammond
Dr Bradman: Hugh Wakefield
Mrs Bradman: Joyce Carey
Edith: Jacqueline Clark

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Andre Previn's Music Night

with the London Symphony Orchestra leader John Georgiadis
Music for sheer enjoyment - including:
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves and Tuba Concerto (Soloist John Fletcher)
Britten Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
(Narrator Andre Previn)


Conductor/Narrator (Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra): Andre Previn
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Georgiadis
Tuba soloist: John Fletcher
Designer: Keith Harris
Producer: John Culshaw

: Royal International Horse Show

Show Jumping from the Empire Pool, Wembley featuring tonight
The Moss Bros Championship
The great puissance or high-jump competition of the week for prizes totalling £600 and the International Challenge Cup.
Introduced by David Vine



Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Fred Viner

: A Lasting Joy

A personal choice of poetry by C. Day Lewis

The first of a series of six programmes made a few weeks before his death in which the Poet Laureate presented his own selection of verse.

Tonight's theme is Childhood and among the poets chosen are William Cowper, Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, D.H. Lawrence, Virgil, Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth.


Presenter/Reader: C. Day Lewis
Reader: Jill Balcon
Film Cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film Editor: Terry Cornelius
Producer: Norman Swallow

: Cradle of England: 1: Order Out of Chaos

A series of six programmes giving a view of man and his expanding society seen in the archaeological landscape of the South

Between 7,000 and 4,000 years ago, what had been a fragmented society of hunters began to show signs of a definite social order and stability. Huge monuments from that age still survive as in Stonehenge and Avebury. But others, equally impressive in their day, have disappeared. It was a primitive time, but also a time of genius.
Presented by Professor Barry Cunliffe from Chalton Down, Petersfield
with Professor Alexander Thorn, Dr Geoffrey Wainwright, Dr Calvin Wells
(BBC South)
(Book 80p: see page 50)


Presenter: Professor Barry Cunliffe
Expert: Professor Alexander Thorn
Expert: Dr Geoffrey Wainwright
Expert: Dr Calvin Wells
Film Cameraman: Jim Knights
Film Editor: Nevil Grist
Producer: Hugh Pitt

: Late Night News

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