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: Watch with Mother: Along the Trail


Narrated and produced by: Dave Ellison
Narrated and produced by: Roy Billings

: Robinson Crusoe: Part 2

Alone on his island, Robinson solves the problem of food and meets his first companion.

: Noggin and the Omruds: 6: The Battle

Written by Oliver Postgate


Writer: Oliver Postgate

: Interval

: One-Day International Cricket: England v Australia

from Old Trafford
One-day cricket has captured the imagination of players and public alike and it is fitting that the first international match in this country should be played at Old Trafford where Lancashire have built a huge following from the limited over game.
Australia having failed to regain the Ashes will be determined to revenge themselves in this series of three 55-over matches for the Prudential Trophy and total prize money of £4,000.
Introduced by Mike Carey


Presenter: Mike Carey
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Jim Laker
Television Presentation: David Kenning
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter

: Interval

: The Race to the White House

As the Republican Party delegates leave Miami Beach to fight the 1972 elections, Robert MacNeil reports on the events, achievements and significance of their Convention.
Presented in association with EBU and the US networks


Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Producer: John Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

Told by Gordon Rollings.


Narrator: Gordon Rollings

: News


Weatherman: Keith Best

: Show Jumping and International Cricket

Show Jumping: Schools Day 1972
From the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead
Four days ago the International arena was the scene of one of the richest contests of the show jumping calendar, the Hickstead Derby. Today, in fascinating contrast, the same arena will be taken over by hundreds of enthusiastic youngsters competing in the Junior Schools, Senior Schools, Pony Clubs and Riding Clubs National Championships.
Introduced by Raymond Brooks-Ward

One-Day International Cricket: England v Australia
from Old Trafford
Further coverage of today's match



Presenter (Show Jumping): Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentator (Show Jumping): Dorian Williams
TV presentation (Show Jumping): Fred Viner

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Deputy Dawg

: Jackanory: The Quest for Olwen: The Beard of Great Dillus

with Ray Smith
Today: The Beard of Great Dillus


Storyteller: Ray Smith

: Harlem Globetrotters: Soccer to Me

When the Globetrotters visit England they spend the night in a very haunted castle.

: Barrier Reef: When Big Fish Die

Paul and Jack are knocked unconscious by strange high frequency sound waves vibrating through the depths.

: Sir Prancelot

Written, drawn and produced by John Ryan


Voices: Peter Hawkins
Writer/Artist/Producer: John Ryan

: 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 with Holiday Report presented by Tom Savage


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Presenter (Holiday Report): Tom Savage

: He Said, She Said

Introduced by David Jacobs
A television panel game where husbands and wives show just how well they really know each other.
This week's guests:
Mr and Mrs Roger Cook, Mr and Mrs Henry Cooper, Mr and Mrs George Melly, Mr and Mrs Leonard Sachs
(from Birmingham)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Panellists: Mr and Mrs Roger Cook
Panellists: Mr and Mrs Henry Cooper
Panellists: Mr and Mrs George Melly
Panellists: Mr and Mrs Leonard Sachs
Director: Roger Ordish
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Dick Emery Show

Written by John Warren and John Singer
A comedy series starring Dick Emery
with Pat Coombs, Tim Barrett, Geoffrey Chater, Gordon Clyde, June Jago, Anthony Sharp, Hugh Walters



Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Colin Charman
Comedian: Dick Emery
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: Tim Barrett
[Actor]: Geoffrey Chater
[Actor]: Gordon Clyde
[Actress]: June Jago
[Actor]: Anthony Sharp
[Actor]: Hugh Walters

: Having a Lovely Time: Auberon Waugh ...with the Guns

The fourth of a film series

Every weekend in autumn, Lord Onslow organises a pheasant shoot at his stately home near Guildford. He usually invites retired colonels, Greek shipping tycoons and stockbrokers. But one Saturday, he also invited his brother-in-law, the novelist and satirist, Auberon Waugh.
Mr Waugh accepted - and for one balmy autumnal day he joined the Guns, a non-shooting spectator - as the feathers flew...


Presenter: Auberon Waugh
Producer: Mike Wooller
Director: Tim King

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Man in the Sidecar

Another chance to see this Play for Today by Simon Gray
with Gemma Jones as Edith, James Laurenson as Gerald and David Collings as Tommy

Edith's novel about a woman enjoying the destruction of her husband's self-respect is chillingly like her own marriage.
"Gemma Jones's portrait of a cool bitch with two extraordinary men to cope with was quite superb" (Daily Express)


Writer: Simon Gray
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: James MacTaggart
Edith: Gemma Jones
Gerald: James Laurenson
Tommy: David Collings
Mrs Merchant: Sheila Beckett
Helen: Yvonne Gilan
David: Geoffrey Matthews
Dr Slocum: Walter Horsbrugh
Giles: Jonathan Lawson

: Them

by Johnny Speight
Starring James Booth and Cyril Cusack
with Arthur Mullard, Tony Melody, Dereck Griffiths, Philip Gilbert, Frank Gatliff, Eunice Black, Carolyn Moody


Writer: Johnny Speight
Cartoons: Franklin [Stanley Franklin]
Musical Director: Ken Jones
Settings: Paul Joel
Director: Harold Snoad
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
[Actor]: James Booth
[Actor]: Cyril Cusack
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actor]: Tony Melody
[Actor]: Dereck Griffiths
[Actor]: Philip Gilbert
[Actor]: Frank Gatliff
[Actress]: Eunice Black
[Actress]: Carolyn Moody

: Robert Wagner's Cinema

Cliff Michelmore talks to Robert Wagner, Hollywood star, soon to be seen in the BBC1 series Colditz, and invites him to choose scenes from some of his favourite films.
From Manchester


Interviewer: Cliff Michelmore
Interviewee: Robert Wagner
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: John Buttery

: Late Night News

: Weatherman

Regional News, Weather, Close

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