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: Watch with Mother: Mr Benn: Mr Benn and the Magic Carpet

Told by Ray Brooks.


Story and illustration: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Casey Jones

The Cannonball Express.

: Play Tennis

A series of ten programmes introduced by DAVID VINE With DAN MASKELL and WINNIE SHAW
3: The Backhand Drive


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: Winnie Shaw
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Closedown

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

Welsh pop show

: Interval

: Andy Pandy: The Trampoline



Music: Maria Bird

: News

1.53 Interval


Weatherman: Keith Best

: Racing from Goodwood

2.0 King George Stakes (5 furlongs)
2.30 Richmond Stakes (6 furlongs)
3.10 Sussex Stakes (Old Mile)
3.40 Goodwood Stakes (2 miles, 3 furlongs)
TV presentation DENNIS MONGER


Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Dennis Monger

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: Ginger Over the Wall: Part 3: Carlo's Story

by Prudence Andrew
with Harry Fowler


Author: Prudence Andrew
Storyteller: Harry Fowler

: Starsport

with Peter Ustinov
The great all-round entertainer who has a life-long passion for tennis - ' I actually served an ace to Okker once. The ball was so slow getting over the net that he fell over waiting for it.' Today PETER USTINOV faces former Davis Cup player Bobby Wilson who gives him some tips on serving.


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Bobby Wilson
Producer: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: Little Women: Part 5

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

Beth has recovered from a serious illness. Jo resents Meg's engagement to John Brooke as it means breaking up the family.


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

: 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

: Tom and Jerry: Quiet Please

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Ryan and Ronnie

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


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

: Mission Impossible

Led by with This week: The Crane
The case of the conspicuous escapee kept in considerable suspense.


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Paris: Leonard Nimoy
Barry: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Kozani: Carl Betz
Strabo: Felice Orlandi
Rafik: Don Eitner
Constantine: Eric Mason

: No Exit

in A Man's Fair Share of Days by JOHN GOULD
To find oneself in a room with a corpse is shock enough, but for Mark it is only the first of several. It is most important for the enjoyment of this play that it should be seen from the very beginning.
Script editor LOUIS MARKS Designers


Unknown: John Gould
Designers: Gillian Howard
Designers: Brian Tregidden
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Simon Langton
Mark: Simon Ward
Girl: Lynne Frederick
Wilcox: Lockwood West
Mrs Blake: Patricia Heneghan
Ambler: Davyd Harries
Publican: Gordon Faith
Young man: Emmett Hennessy
Doctor: Ian Fairbairn
Estate agent: Barry Ashton
Matthew: Gareth Thomas

: Nine O'Clock News

with Robert Dougall; Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Grand Strategy: The Japanese Gamble

Part 4 in the eight-part series Grand Strategy of World War II
Presented by Michael Howard

November 1941. Tension between Japan and America is increasing and the possibility of open warfare between these two mighty naval powers is very real. Japan, closely watching events in Europe, realises that England's possessions in the East are vulnerable to the quick attack. So too are the Philippine Islands which although independent, are protected by America. All these 'plums' can fall to Japan if, and only if, she can defeat or eliminate the United States Navy.
Tonight Michael Howard analyses the Japanese way of war and the fantastic gamble they took to try and win the Battle of the Pacific.


Presenter: Michael Howard
Film Editor: Mike Goldsmith
Director: John Beveridge
Producer: Peter Hill
Executive Producer: Ronnie Noble

: The Spinners

with Acker Bilk
TONY DAVIS , HUGHIE JONES , CLIFF HALL and MICK GROVES in the unique atmosphere of the Octagon Theatre, Bolton.
' Blaydon Races' and ' Collier Lad' are two of the songs in this week's programme.
Producer BARRY BEVINS (from Manchester)


Unknown: Acker Bilk
Unknown: Tony Davis
Unknown: Hughie Jones
Producer: Barry Bevins

: International Athletics: The Road to Munich: Great Britain v Finland v Spain

Exactly a month to the start of the Munich Olympics - and Great Britain's athletics team sharpens up against first class opposition in a full scale international match. Tonight's programme features the highlights of this two-day meeting which ends tonight in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.
Presented for BBCtv by Alan Hart and Fred Viner in conjunction with the Finnish Television Service
(Radio Times Olympic Summer of Sport, available at newsagents: 25p)


Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Presented for BBCtv by: Alan Hart
Presented for BBCtv by: Fred Viner

: Late Night News

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