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: Watch with Mother: Mr Benn: Pirate

Told by Ray Brooks.


Story and illustration: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: CaseyJones

The Cannonball Express

: Play Tennis: 5: The Volley

A series of ten programmes
Introduced by David Vine
With Dan Maskell and Joyce Williams


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Dan Maskell
Instructor: Joyce Williams
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Adventures of Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claw: Part 13

Captain Haddock is arrested as a smuggler.

: Magic Roundabout

Told by Eric Thompson.


Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Cricket: The Gillette Cup: Third Round

Live coverage of this morning's play in one of today's matches.
This 60-over competition is the most popular form of one-day cricket amongst the players, and there is no doubt at all of its appeal to the public.
Only eight teams now remain, and they are just two matches away from Cup Final Day at Lord's on 2 September.
Introduced by Peter West


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

: Disc a Dawn

Welsh pop show

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: Jack-in-a-Box



Script and production: Freda Lingstrom

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Cricket: The Gillette Cup: Third Round

Further coverage of one of today's matches, and news of the other third-round games.

: Play School

: Jackanory: Greek Legends: Perseus and the Gorgon's Head

with Roy Dotrice



Storyteller: Roy Dotrice

: Starsport

with Peter Ustinov
The great all-round entertainer who has a life-long passion for tennis - 'It is quite wrong to express delight after a good shot. One just returns to the baseline in a state of grace.'
Today Peter Ustinov and former Davis Cup player Bobby Wilson demonstrate some of the finer points of the game.


Presenter: Peter Ustinov
Instructor: Bobby Wilson
Director: Douglas Hespe
Producer: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: Pixie and Dixie: Boxing Buddy

A series of cartoons about two cheeky mice.


: Little Women: Part 6

by Louisa M. Alcott
Dramatised in nine parts by Denis Constanduros and Alistair Bell

Jo has been asked to write her first novel and Meg and John have had their first quarrel.


Author: Louisa M. Alcott
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros
Dramatised by: Alistair Bell
Producer: John McRae
Director: Paddy Russell
Mrs March: Stephanie Bidmead
Aunt March: Jean Anderson
Hannah: Pat Nye
Meg: Jo Rowbottom
John Brooke: Martin Jarvis
Jo: Angela Down
Amy: Janina Faye
Beth: Sarah Craze
Mr March: Patrick Troughton
Laurie: Stephen Turner
Professor Bhaer: Frederick Jaeger
Mrs Kirke: Beth Ellis

: Sir Prancelot

: 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: Fine Feathered Friend

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.

: Ryan and Ronnie

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


Choreography: Roy Gunson
Musical Director: Benny Litchfield
Script editor: Bob Hedley
Designer: Michael Wright
Producer: David Richards
Comedian: Ryan Davies
Comedian: Ronnie Williams
[Actress]: Myfanwy Talog
Singer: Brayan Williams
Guest: Marion Davies

: Mission Impossible: The Freeze

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

This week: The Freeze
A catch to discover a cache.


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Casey: Lynda Day George
Barret: Donnelly Rhodes
Gilbert: Walter Mathews
Singleton: Milt Kogan
Dr Dowman: John Zaremba
Davis: Vince Howard

: No Exit: Last Land

by Anthony Skene
[Starring] John Gregson, Moira Redmond

A millionaire lies seriously ill on his private island. He seems to be very close to death - but there are many ways of dying.



Writer: Anthony Skene
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Gerald Blake
Ian Strawson: Michael Pennington
Christina Ericsson: Norma West
Mr MacAllister: Jack Lambert
Stella Ericsson: Moira Redmond
Sven Ericsson: John Gregson
Anna: Nancy Nevinson
Arne: Will Leighton

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Grand Strategy of World War II: Part 5: Battle of Stalingrad

Part 5 in the eight-part series Grand Strategy of World War II
Presented by Michael Howard

Summer 1942. Adolf Hitler still believes in total victory. From now on he takes personal control of the German Army and sets up another attack on the Russian front.
This is meant to be the final crushing blow-but Hitler gets it wrong and at Stalingrad a battle develops which is to last four months. The Russians - soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians with their backs to the Volga - resist in house-to-house, room-to-room, hand-to-hand fighting.
Then they counter-attack and the Germans are surrounded. It is the beginning of the end for the Third Reich.
Tonight Michael Howard analyses the build-up and the conduct of the Battle of Stalingrad, and the even more vital Russian victory in the massive tank battle at Kursk.
('When victory came we didn't really notice it': pages 8-9)


Presenter: Michael Howard
Director: John Beveridge
Producer: Peter Hill
Executive Producer: Ronnie Noble

: The Watney Cup Soccer Special

Match action from the semi-finals of the 1972 Watney Cup. Barry Davies and Alan Weeks are the commentators at the semi-final stage of this pre-season tournament, featuring the highest scoring teams in the four divisions of the Football League.
Sheffield United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Blackpool, Burnley, Bristol Rovers, Notts County, Peterborough United, Lincoln City


Commentator: Barry Davies
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Television Pesentation: Alec Weeks
Television Presentation: John McGonagle
Television Presentation: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Late Night News

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