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: Watch with Mother: Mr Benn: The Caveman

Told by Ray Brooks.


Story and illustration: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: The Flashing Blade: Episode 8

A film serial in 12 episodes

The Spanish Commander holds the Duke responsible for Recci's escape.

: Play Tennis: 7: Variations of the basic strokes

A series of ten programmes
Introduced by David Vine
With Dan Maskell, Peter Warren and John Ockenden



Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Dan Maskell
Instructor: Peter Warren
Instructor: John Ockenden
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Noggin and the Ice Dragon: 6: Nogbad the Bad

Written by Oliver Postgate


Writer: Oliver Postgate

: Cricket: 5th Test: England v Australia

Final day: the whole of this 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

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: Cleaning the House


Singer: Valerie Cardnell

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Cricket: 5th Test: England v Australia

Further coverage of the final day's play direct from The Oval.

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Secret Passage: Victoria

by Nina Bawden
with Ray Brooks



Author: Nina Bawden
Storyteller: Ray Brooks

: Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines

What do Colonel Bogey, Sloop John B and Grieg's Piano Concerto have in common? They're all in the repertoire of the Royal Marines Band.
Introduced by Norman Tozer
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Musicians: Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines
Director: Tim Byford

: Little Women: Part 8

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

Jo has returned from New York to find Beth gravely ill. Laurie, heart-broken that Jo can never return his love, has gone to Europe with his grandfather and met Amy.


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

: 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

: Ryan and Ronnie

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


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

: Mission Impossible: The Visitors

Led by Peter Graves as Jim Phelps
with Greg Morris as Barney, Peter Lupus as Willy, Lynda Day George as Casey

This week: The Visitors
The subterfuge of the snow-white figures from outer space.
[Photo caption] Willy: The Strong Man of the Team, A World Weight-Lifting Champion Who More Than Pulls his Weight.


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Casey: Lynda Day George
Granger: Steve Forrest
Kellog: Frank Hotchkiss
Dr Lawrence: Richard Bull
Leonard: Jack Donner
Robertson: Gene Tyburn

: No Exit: Man in the House

by Don Shaw
[Starring] John Carson, Peter Vaughan

Inside the house, a man sits alone. The doors are locked and bolted but they are no protection against the men outside.


Writer: Don Shaw
Lighting: Mike Jefferies
Sound: John Staple
Script Editor: Louis Marks
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Ben Rea
Alex Forster: John Carson
Calder: Peter Vaughan
Dickson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Helen Forster: Melissa Stribling
Mark Forster: Richard Morant

: Nine O'Clock News

with Robert Dougall; Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Grand Strategy of World War II: Part 7: The Angry Pacific

Part 7 in the eight-part series Grand Strategy of World War II
Presented by Michael Howard

1942. Northern Australia is under threat. To stem the Japanese tide, Australians are fighting in the jungles of Papua and the US Marines on Guadalcanal.
The Japanese are fighting with fanatical courage. This is to be the pattern now, as the American war machine advances on Japan.
Tonight Michael Howard analyses the conflicting views on which enemy should be fought first, Germany or Japan. And he also introduces startling film of the land and sea battles.


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

: An English Ghost Story: The Stalls of Barchester

by M.R. James
Adapted by Lawrence Gordon Clark
Starring Robert Hardy
with Clive Swift

A mysterious box in the old library of Barchester Cathedral reveals the strange story leading up to the death of a former archdeacon. From some old diaries, Dr Black, a scholar, pieces together a chain of events leading to a horrifying climax


Author: M.R. James
Adapted by/Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Action by: HAVOC
Designer: Keith Harris
Dr Black: Clive Swift
Librarian: Will Leighton
Archdeacon Haynes: Robert Hardy
Archdeacon Pulteney: Harold Bennett
Letitia Haynes: Thelma Barlow
Jane Lee: Penny Service
Verger: Martin Hoyle
Priest: Erik Chitty
John: David Pugh
Museum Curator: Ambrose Coghill

: Dusty Bluebells

Songs and games from the streets of Belfast... this year's top award-winning film at the International Golden Harp Festival in Dublin... an eternal backdrop to a changing world, old, perhaps not as the hills, but spanning the centuries, advancing and retiring easily through time.

From Northern Ireland


Producer: David Hammond
Director: Bernard Torney

: The Sky at Night: The Andromeda Galaxy

The Great Spiral in Andromeda is one of the most spectacular objects known to astronomers.
Patrick Moore describes our nearest galactic neighbour and other galaxies in our 'local group.'


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Producer: Patricia Wood

: Late Night News

: Weatherman

followed by Regional News and Weather, Closedown

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