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: Mr Benn: The Zoo-keeper

Told by Ray Brooks.


Story and illustration: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Robinson Crusoe: 1

A film series based on the well-known story of the famous castaway.

A storm casts Robinson on to a desert island. He spends his solitude in remembering his youthful escapades in York.

: Play Tennis: 8: Singles Tactics

A series of ten programmes introduced by David Vine
With Dan Maskell, Bill Moss and Paul Hutchins


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Dan Maskell
Instructor: Bill Moss
Instructor: Paul Hutchins
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Noggin and the Omruds: 5: The Challenge

Written by Oliver Postgate.


Writer: Oliver Postgate

: Closedown

: Interval

: The Race to the White House

Will Richard Nixon still be American President in 1973? On the second day of their Convention the Republicans ballot for their Presidential Candidate and debate what policies he'll present to the voters in the election campaign ahead.
A report by Robert MacNeil direct from Miami Beach, Florida.
Presented in association with ebu and the US Networks


Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Producer: John Reynolds

: Andy Pandy: The Tricycle


Puppeteer: Cecil Stavordale
Puppeteer: Madge Stavordale
Puppeteer: Christopher Leith

: News


Weatherman: Keith Best

: Disc a Dawn

Welsh pop show

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5.

: Jackanory: The Quest for Olwen: The Magic Sword

with Ray Smith
Today: The Magic Sword


Storyteller: Ray Smith

: Come Gliding

From the Cornish cliffs near Perranporth John Earle invites you to come gliding with the Cornish Gliding and Flying Club.
See the aircraft, meet the pilots, and loop the loop at 2,000 feet.


Presenter: John Earle
Producer: John Dobson

: Little Women: Part 9

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

Beth has died, and in France Laurie has gone to Amy to comfort her. Jo has embarked on an important literary undertaking.


Author ("Little Women" and "Good Wives"): Louisa M. Alcott
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros
Dramatised by: Alistair Bell
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: John McRae
Director: Paddy Russell
Jo: Angela Down
Mrs March: Stephanie Bidmead
Hannah: Pat Nye
Laurie: Stephen Turner
Amy: Janina Faye
Mr Laurence: John Welsh
Mr March: Patrick Troughton
Aunt March: Jean Anderson
Meg: Jo Rowbottom
John Brooke: Martin Jarvis
Professor Bhaer: Frederick Jaeger

: 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: Southbound Duckling


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Ryan and Ronnie

Starring Ryan Davies and Ronnie Williams
with Myfanwy Talog, Bryn Williams
and guest star Ken Dodd
(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: Bryn Williams
Comedian: Ken Dodd

: Mission Impossible: The Rebel

Led by Peter Graves as Jim Phelps
with Greg Morris as Barney, Peter Lupus as Willy, Lesley Warren as Dana

This week: The Rebel
A ploy in statuesque escapism.


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Dana: Lesley Warren
Doug: Sam Elliott
Bakram: Mark Lenard
Alex: Robert Purvey
Irina: Davana Brown

: Drama Playhouse presents: Sutherland's Law: Man Overboard

by Anthony Coburn
Starring Derek Francis, Gareth Thomas, Maev Alexander

The new Fiscal in the town of Glendoran conducts a Fatal Accident Enquiry. But, did Ian Campbell fall accidentally or will the Court find a murderer amongst the witnesses?


Writer/Producer: Anthony Coburn
Designer: Robert Berk
Director: David Cunliffe
Alec Duthie: Gareth Thomas
Sgt MacIntyre: Don McKillop
Janet Campbell: Sandra Clark
PC Merengie: John MacKenzie
Kate Campbell: Sheelah Wilcocks
Archie Campbell: Neil Wilson
Hugh MacPhail: Richard Hampton
Willy Campbell: Steve Gardner
Mr Sutherland: Derek Francis
Sheriff: Roger Hammond
Mr MacPhee: Robert Fyfe
Christine: Maev Alexander
Mr Robertson: Richard Armour
Mrs Murray: Jill Brooke
Ian Campbell: James Cosmo

: 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: Total War

The last in the eight-part series
Presented by Michael Howard

January 1945. British and American bombers are pouring thousands of tons of bombs on Germany. In the Far East, massive B29 raids are smashing Japan and fire bomb raids on Tokyo have done extensive damage. The populations of the 'aggressor nations' are now understanding the full meaning of total war... a war quite deliberately directed against civilians, for in a struggle between great industrial nations, who is a civilian?
As Russian troops strike towards Berlin from the East, and Allied troops from the West cross the Rhine and advance into Germany, the United States debate the decision to use the most powerful weapon known to mankind at the time, the Atomic Bomb.
Tonight Michael Howard analyses the culmination of World War II.



Presenter: Michael Howard
Director: John Beveridge
Graphics: Stefan Petrowski
Lighting: Sam Neeter
Film Editor: Colin Jones
Producer: Peter Hill
Executive Producer: Ronnie Noble

: Down to Earth

In this magazine programme, Kenneth Allsop helped by Anthony Smith and Gillian Reynolds looks at some of the things which affect all of us all of the time.


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Anthony Smith
Reporter: Gillian Reynolds
Producer: John Percival

: The Race to the White House: US Elections 72

Who will lead the United States and the Western world for the next four years? At the close of the Republican Party Convention, Americans look ahead to their Election Day-only 11 weeks away.
Robert McKenzie reports on the personalities, their policies and their prospects.
Presented in association with EBU and the US Networks
(The Nixon family campaign: page 3)


Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer: Christopher Capron

: Late Night News

: Weatherman

followed by Regional News and Weather, Closedown

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