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: Joe: The Busy Breakfast

Story by Alison Prince.



Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: Casey Jones

The Cannonball Express

: Sounding Out: Blue Mink

featuring Madeline Bell, Roger Cook, Roger Coulam, Herbie Flowers, Barry Morgan and Alan Parker


Musician: Madeline Bell
Musician: Roger Cook
Musician: Roger Coulam
Musician: Herbie Flowers
Musician: Barry Morgan
Musician: Alan Parker
Producer: Tony Cash

: Adventures of Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claw: Part 12

Tintin and Captain Haddock set out for Morocco.

: Cricket: 4th Test: England v Australia

Final day
The whole of this morning's play direct from Headingley
Introduced by Peter West


Presenter: Peter West
Commentary Team: Richie Benaud
Commentary Team: Jim Laker
Commentary Team: Ted Dexter
Television Presentation: David Kenning
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling

: Trumpton: The Rag-and-Bone Man



Puppets and production: Gordon Murray

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Interval

: Gwlad a Thref

Town and country

: Cricket: 4th Test: England v Australia

Last day
Further coverage of today's play direct from Headingley
(On BBC2 from 4.30)

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Greek Legends: The Dark King of the Underworld

with Roy Dotrice
Today: The Dark King of the Underworld


Storyteller: Roy Dotrice

: Vision On: Eggs

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

(Anyone may send a painting for the Gallery to 'Vision On,' [address removed]. We are sorry we cannot return them but there is a prize for any that are shown)


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

Written, drawn and produced by John Ryan



Voices: Peter Hawkins
Writer/Illustrator/Producer: John Ryan

: 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: The Final: Llanelli v Manchester or Banbury

with Geoffrey Wheeler

The decisive match at the end of the 1972 knockout competition - the match which will produce the champions and the winners of the Owl of Wisdom Trophy.


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

: Tom and Jerry: Life with Tom

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.

: Z Cars: Loyalties: Part 2

by James Doran
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding
with Geoffrey Hayes

Lynch wants to score over Tom Stone. Then - the punch-up happens...


Writer: James Doran
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Paddy Russell
Kierman: Ray Barron
Judd: Chris Sullivan
Charlie Cotes: George A. Cooper
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Beaver barman: Desmond Cullum-Jones
Beryl: Eileen Helsby
Jean: Sandra Payne
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
DC Scatliff: Geoffrey Hayes
Jack Hargreaves: Graham Simpson
Magga Dan barman: Colin Rix

: Laugh with Hope: Bob Hope Stars in The Great Lover

Also starring Rhonda Fleming, Roland Young

A chance to see that master of comedy, Bob Hope, in some of his funniest films.
Complications aboard an ocean liner when Bob Hope, as the leader of a group of 'Boy Foresters' becomes involved with an attractive duchess and a crooked gambler. Rhonda Fleming is the duchess who helps to make it hard for Bob to live up to the high ideals of the brotherhood!


Screenplay/Producer: Edmund Beloin
Screenplay: Melville Shavelson
Screenplay: Jack Rose
Director: Alexander Hall
Freddie Hunter: Bob Hope
Duchess Alexandria: Rhonda Fleming
C.J. Dabney: Roland Young
Grand Duke Maximilian: Roland Culver
Stanley: Richard Lyon
Higgins: Jim Backus

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Clans: Tuesday's Documentary

The Truth Behind the Tartan
Whether you live in Surbiton or Scrabster, there is a sporting chance that you have a Granny called MacLeod or Macpherson or Mac-'Something'. Do you care? An American tycoon came to Scotland - to find to his delight that he was a long-lost Clan Chieftain. Another Clan Chieftain is a West Indian living in Jamaica. So what price the Clan system in Scotland today? Is it a sentimental memory of Jacobite days - or a tartan-tinted tourist trap? Magnus Magnusson meets the people who keep the Clan idea alive.
Written and produced by Magnus Magnusson
BBC Scotland
(Postponed from 30 May)


Presenter/Writer/Producer: Magnus Magnusson

: Film 72

Barry Norman previews and reviews the week's new releases and looks at films for the holidays.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Producer: Granville Jenkins

: A Lasting Joy: Satire and Hatred

A personal choice of poetry by C. Day Lewis
The third in 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 Satire and Hatred and among the poets chosen are Browning, Byron, Crabbe, Pope and Tennyson.
(Marius Goring says Be My Guest, Radio 1 and 2 Thursday, 8.2 pm)


Presenter/Reader: C. Day Lewis
Reader: Jill Balcon
Reader: Marius Goring
Producer: Norman Swallow

: Cradle of England: 3: The Taming of the Land

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

Early man was a simple hunter, foraging for his food as and where he could. But he was displaced by the later farming communities who, more than 4,000 years ago, began to make an indelible mark on the countryside of England.
By the time of the Roman occupation, in fact, huge areas of forest had been cleared and parts of Britain looked much as they do today. Even so, archaeologists can read the land to this day and find out what man grew and how he lived.
Presented by Professor Barry Cunliffe from Chapman's Pool, Dorset
with Professor Geoffrey Dimbleby, Colin Bowen, Peter Reynolds
(BBC South)
(Book 80p: see page 51)


Presenter: Professor Barry Cunliffe
Expert: Professor Geoffrey Dimbleby
Expert: Colin Bowen
Expert: Peter Reynolds
Producer: Hugh Pitt

: Late Night News

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