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: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo and Midge: The Toy Shop



Script: Daphne Jones

: The Flashing Blade: 6

A film serial in 12 episodes

Francois, on his quest for the agent who will help him to get his message through to the French, falls in with a group of strolling players.

: Attenborough and Animals: 7: Weaver Birds and Oven Birds

David Attenborough with the help of animals in the studio recalls some of his travels abroad.


Presenter: David Attenborough

: Noggin and the Ice Dragon: 4: The Dragon

Written by Oliver Postgate
Told by Oliver Postgate, Ronnie Stevens


Writer/Narrator: Oliver Postgate
Narrator: Ronnie Stevens
Pictures: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott
Music played by: The Vernon Elliott Ensemble

: Closedown

: Cricket: 5th Test: England v Australia

Fourth day
The whole of the morning's play direct from The Oval
Introduced by Peter West


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

: Pogles' Wood: The Princess and the Jewel


Script and production: Oliver Postgate

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Cricket: 5th Test: England v Australia

Further coverage of the fourth day's play direct from The Oval
(On BBC2 from 4.30 pm)

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Secret Passage: The House Next Door

by Nina Bawden
with Ray Brooks

When their mother died John, Mary and Ben Mallory were sent to live with their Aunt Mabel who was a widow. John had once heard a piece of music called 'The Merry Widow' and expected Aunt Mabel to be plump and jolly. He couldn't have been more wrong.



Author: Nina Bawden
Storyteller: Ray Brooks

: Penelope Pitstop

A cartoon series

: It's Your Word

Question-Master Ray Alan and a 'Mystery Guest'
This week a team from Cambridgeshire competes against a team from Caernarvonshire in the second of the semi-finals.
(from Bristol)


Question-Master: Ray Alan
Questions by: Jean Cooke
Questions by: Philip Mark
Director: Cynthia Paul
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: Sir Prancelot

: London This Week

People, places and events in the news around town


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Editor: Roger Ecclestone

: Animals at Home

Otters, Wild Cats, and Golden Eagles; rarely seen in the wild but all live happily in a Hertfordshire garden.
Peter West talks to Grahame Dangerfield about his unique collection, and sees a demonstration in the ancient art of falconry.


Presenter: Peter West
Guest: Grahame Dangerfield
Producer: Mike Begg
Series Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Movie Quiz

Chairman Robin Ray presides over the return match between Sylvia Syms, Robert Wagner, Margaret Hinxman and Michael Parkinson, Susan Hampshire, Jack Hedley
(from Manchester)


Chairman: Robin Ray
Team captain: Sylvia Syms
Panellist: Robert Wagner
Panellist: Margaret Hinxman
Team captain: Michael Parkinson
Panellist: Susan Hampshire
Panellist: Jack Hedley
Questions set by: Peter Noble
Producer: John Buttery

: Z Cars: Not Good Enough: Part 1

by Bill Barron
Starring Geoffrey Whitehead, Ian Cullen
with John Swindells

Sgt Miller wants him. So does Skinner. But Bright's clever...
(Pt 2 tomorrow, 7.15 pm; cast page 26)


Writer: Bill Barron
Det-Sgt Miller: Geoffrey Whitehead
Det-Con Skinner: Ian Cullen
Sgt Bowman: John Swindells

: The Virgin Fellas: 6

A seven-part series starring Hugh Lloyd and Ron Frazer
with Alastair Duncan as Hoffnung, Kate Fitzpatrick as Michelle
and 'The Fellas'

Although discreetly disguised as guys, the girls attract considerable attention in Kahooli...

An Australian film series



Writer/Director: David Croft
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
Ron: Ron Frazer
Hoffnung: Alastair Duncan
Michelle: Kate Fitzpatrick
Abigail: Elli Maclure
Nanny: Ann Sidney
Friday: Katie Sheil
Lolita: Sue Lloyd
Tuesday: Briony Behets
Wednesday: Nicola Flamer-Caldera
Buster: Jenny Hayes

: The Olympians: Foxhunter

A series recalling legendary Olympic Champions in their moments of glory.

Tonight: Foxhunter
The legendary show jumper who helped to win Britain's only gold medal at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki.

(Radio Times Olympic Summer of Sport, available from newsagents: 25p)


Producer: Leslie Kettley

: Panorama

TV's top reporters close in on the most interesting topics of the day.
Michael Charlton, Alan Hart, Francis Hope, Richard Kershaw, Julian Pettifer, Alan Watson


Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Francis Hope
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Alan Watson
Assistant Editor: David Harrison
Editor: Robert Rowland

: Nine O'Clock News

with Robert Dougall and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Doomwatch: The Killer Dolphins

by Roy Russell
[Starring] John Paul, John Barron, John Bown
with Joby Blanshard, Vivien Sherrard

'Navy people envy its marvellous radar. A dolphin has been trained to choose - blindfold - the larger of two objects that seem identical to man's naked eye.'


Writer: Roy Russell
Script Editor: Anna Kaliski
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Darrol Blake
Professore Fillippo Balbo: Angelo Infanti
Dr Spencer Quist: John Paul
The Minister: John Barron
Colin Bradley: Joby Blanshard
Barbara Mason: Vivien Sherrard
Susan: Maria O'Brien
Cmdr Neil Stafford: John Bown
Guila: Rita Giovannini
Paola Maria Totti: Viviane Ventura
Bill Manzaro: Richardson Morgan
Commodore Aylwood: Frank Duncan
Cavalli: Bruno Barnabe

: An Hour With...: Terry Scott

The fourth in a series featuring top names in light entertainment.
This week: Terry Scott

Scott on Entertainment
written by Dave Freeman
[Starring] Terry Scott
featuring June Whitfield, Peter Butterworth, Frank Thornton, Dilys Watling, Colin Jeavons, Ronnie Brody, Rose Hill

and in
Terry Scott's Cinema
Cliff Michelmore talks to Terry Scott about his career and films which he has enjoyed.

(From Manchester)
(Terry Scott is in The Mating Game at the Apollo Theatre, London)


Writer (Scott on Entertainment): Dave Freeman
Orchestra directed by (Scott on Entertainment): Les Williams
Producer (Scott on Entertainment): Peter Whitmore
Comedian (Scott on Entertainment): Terry Scott
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actor]: Peter Butterworth
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actress]: Dilys Watling
[Actor]: Colin Jeavons
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actress]: Rose Hill
Interviewer (Terry Scott's Cinema): Cliff Michelmore
Interviewee (Terry Scott's Cinema): Terry Scott
Director (Terry Scott's Cinema): Tony Harrison
Producer (Terry Scott's Cinema): John Buttery

: Late Night News

: Athlete: 11: Throwing the Hammer

Two weeks to the Olympic Games
Ron Pickering continues his series.
with Carl Johnson, Howard Payne


Presenter: Ron Pickering
Coach: Carl Johnson
Athlete: Howard Payne
Producer: John Dobson

: Weatherman

followed by Regional News and Weather, Closedown

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