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: Joe: Joe and the Garden

Story by Alison Prince.



Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: The Flashing Blade: 12

A film serial in 12 episodes

The Chevalier de Recci returns home with Guyot

: Sounding Out: Maggie Bell with Stone the Crows



Singer: Maggie Bell
Musicians: Stone the Crows
Producer: Tony Cash

: Noggin and the Omruds: 4: The Cave of Nudrug


Writer: Oliver Postgate

: Closedown

: The Race to the White House

How will the Republican Party meet the challenge of Democrat George McGovern?
The first of this week's reports, by Robert MacNeil, on events inside and outside the Convention Hall.
Presented in association with EBU and the US Networks
(The Nixon family campaign: page 3)


Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Producer: John Reynolds

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Aelwyd ac Eiddo

People and Possessions

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Jackanory: The Quest for Olwen: Giant Ysbaddaden

with Ray Smith
Today: Giant Ysbaddaden


Storyteller: Ray Smith

: Vision On: Water

Tony Hart, Pat Keysell and Ben Benison including The Prof, Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne



Artist/Presenter: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime: Ben Benison
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: 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
Reporter: Brian Ash
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Joan Shenton
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Golden Silents: Where We Came In

Introduced by Michael Bentine

Where We Came In including Stan Laurel, Harry Langdon, Charlie Chaplin, Larry Semon and Buster Keaton.
A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer


Presenter: Michael Bentine
Producer: Richard Evans

: Z Cars: Breakage: Part 2

by P. J. Hammond
Starring Geoffrey Whitehead, Douglas Fielding, Ian Cullen
with John Swindells, Allan O'Keefe and Barry Linehan

Quilley takes a big risk.


Writer: P.J. Hammond
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Geoff Patterson
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Julia Smith
George T Wood: Fulton Mackay
PC Render: Allan O'Keefe
Det-Con Skinner: Ian Cullen
Sgt Bowman: John Swindells
Det-Sgt Miller: Geoffrey Whitehead
PC Bates: Barry Linehan
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Site man: Frank Mills
Man: Terry Scully
Burrage: Allan Surtees
Receptionist: Aubrey Danvers Walker

: Laugh With Hope: Bob Hope Stars in Road to Morocco

with Dorothy Lamour, Bing Crosby, Anthony Quinn

Bob finds himself in a Moroccan harem when Bing sells him for 200 dollars! He cheers up considerably when he discovers that it is the beautiful Princess Shalmar who has purchased him for purposes of matrimony...
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay: Frank Butler
Screenplay: Don Hartman
Director: David Butler
Orville 'Turkey' Jackson: Bob Hope
Jeff Peters: Bing Crosby
Princess Shalmar: Dorothy Lamour
Sheik Kasim: Anthony Quinn
Mihirmah: Dona Drake

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Dieppe 1942: Tuesday's Documentary

'The Duke of Wellington said: "The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton." I say The Battle of Normandy was won on the beaches of Dieppe.'
(Earl Mountbatten of Burma)

The Combined Operations raid on Dieppe 30 years ago was a tactical defeat that sowed the seeds of victory. Tonight's programme tells the story of one of the most controversial operations of the Second World War:
with Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma KG, GCB, OM, DSO, then Chief of Combined Operations
Lord Lovat, DSO, MC, leader of the only successful part of the raid
The late Vice-Admiral John Hughes-Hallett, DSO Naval Force Commander
Col. C. C. Merritt, VC (Dieppe), South Saskatchewan Regt.
Col. P. Porteous, VC (Dieppe), No 4 Commando
and Officers and men of Canadian Regiments, the Royal Navy, the Royal Marine Commandos and German officers who give their impressions, supported by archival film.
Commentary spoken by Tony Britton
Written and produced by Tony Broughton
(Tony Britton broadcasts by arrangement with Peter Saunders and Ray Cooney)
('For the Germans, Dieppe was like a clay pigeon shoot': pages 52-55)


Interviewee: Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Interviewee: Vice-Admiral John Hughes-Hallett
Interviewee: Col C.C. Merritt
Interviewee: Col P. Porteous
Narrator: Tony Britton
Military Adviser: Brig Peter Young, DSO, MC
Writer/Producer: Tony Broughton

: Film 72

Barry Norman previews and reviews the week's new films, including The Godfather, which has its Gala Charity Premiere tomorrow night. Producer Al Ruddy talks about the film and its star Marlon Brando.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Interviewee: Al Ruddy
Producer: Don Bennetts

: A Lasting Joy: Death and Immortality

A personal choice of poetry by C. Day Lewis
The last in a series of six programmes made a few weeks before his death in which the former Poet Laureate presented his own selection of verse.
Tonight's theme is Death and Immortality and among the poets chosen are Emily Dickinson, George Herbert, Wilfred Owen, Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas and W. B. Yeats.


Presenter/Reader: C. Day Lewis
Reader: Jill Balcon
Reader: John Gielgud
Producer: Norman Swallow

: Cradle of England: 6: Order into Chaos

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

The stability and amuence which, over 400 years, the Roman Empire had brought to Britain led to unimagined wealth for many of the British themselves. Huge sumptuous villas sprang up where only small farmsteads had stood before. Mosaic floors, central heating, bath-houses were added. The rich dined off peacocks, dormice, pigeons fattened on white bread chewed by slaves.
It was to last forever. But something went wrong and in the space of about 80 years it all fell apart. There was corruption, invasions, piracy; an end to money, wealth, power.

Presented by Professor Barry Cunliffe from the Roman Villa, Bignor, Sussex and Portchester Castle, Hampshire
with K.D. White
(BBC South)
(Book 80p: see page 58)


Presenter: Professor Barry Cunliffe
Expert: K.D. White
Film Cameraman: Jim Knights
Film Editor: Nevil Grist
Producer: Hugh Pitt

: Late Night News

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