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: Watch with Mother: Mr Benn: Mr Benn and the Magic Carpet

Told by Ray Brooks.


Story and illustration: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Closedown

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan: Good Neighbours

A study of Community Relations in Sheffield (1969) outlining the reasons for the coming of more than 10,000 Indians and Pakistanis to this city, their social and emotional problems in a new environment and the work being done by the Community Relations Commission through its local office to create a better understanding between the immigrants and the host community.
(from Birmingham)

: Gwmpas y Byd

Around the world

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: Tea Party



Narrator: Vera McKechnie

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Mastermind

A new and exciting Brain Game

: The Mole and the Lollipop

Wasps make life difficult for the mole until he discovers lollipops are for eating.

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Adventures of Parsley

Written by Michael Bond


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: Jackanory: The Twenty-Seventh Annual African Hippopotamus Race: Six Days to Go

by Morris Lurie
with John Le Mesurier



Author: Morris Lurie
Storyteller: John Le Mesurier

: Deputy Dawg

D. D. and his friends are on the trail once more and anything could happen.

: Laurel and Hardy: Hog Wild

Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers.

Whilst trying to put up a television aerial, Ollie finds that he is left very much in the air.


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Joe and the Gladiator: Part 1: Taggerine Ted

by Catherine Cookson
Dramatised and directed by Anna Home

Joe Darling, an apprentice in a 'Tyneside shipyard, is in trouble at home and at work. Then he meets old Mr Prodhurst and his horse 'The Gladiator,' and everything is suddenly different.


Author: Catherine Cookson
Dramatised and directed by: Anna Home
Joe Darling: Dennis Lingard
Willie Styles: Ken Purvis
Harry Farthing: Malcolm Terris
Mrs Darling: Ursula Smith
Mr Darling: Richard Steele
Mr Prodhurst: James Garbutt
Policeman: Robert Pitt
Mr Billings: Philip Brack
Storyteller: James Garbutt

: 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, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings

(Regional details as Friday)


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Tom and Jerry: Bowling Alley Cat

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Animal Stars: 1: Penguins

Wild animals with built-in appeal
First of a series of nine programmes

with Tony Soper and Eva von Rueber-Staier

Why is the penguin so popular? How did they help early mariners explore the southern oceans? And presenting the ultimate in penguin mania - a penguin millionaire.
(from Bristol)
(Eva's wild about penguins: page 9)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Presenter: Eva von Rueber-Staier
Studio Director: Alan Strowger
Producer: John Sparks

: Mission Impossible: The System

The exploits of a team of expert and daring undercover agents whose job is to prove that their missions are, in fact, anything but.
[Starring] Peter Graves as Jim Phelps
with Martin Landau as Rollin, Greg Morris as Barney, Peter Lupus as Willy, Barbara Bain as Cinnamon

This week: The System
The saga of a successful 'sucker'


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Rollin: Martin Landau
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Cinnamon: Barbara Bain
Costa: James Patterson
Victor: Val Avery
Markus: Peter Marko
Wilson: Joel Lawrence

: Softly, Softly: Task Force: Spit and Polish

by Elwyn Jones
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det Chief Supt Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det-Supt Watt, Norman Bowler as Chief Insp Hawkins, David Lloyd Meredith as Det-Sgt Evans, Terence Rigby as PC Snow, Martin C. Thurley as PC Knowles

(If necessary, I'd shoot my own wife: pages 10-11)


Writer/Task Force format: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Joan Clark
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Sound: Dennis Panchen
Film Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Det Chief Supt Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det-Supt Watt: Frank Windsor
Chief Insp Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Det-Sgt Evans: David Lloyd Meredith
PC Snow: Terence Rigby
PC Knowles: Martin C. Thurley
Sara Jamieson: Jenny Hanley
Tony: Gordon Reid
Brigadier Jamieson: Peter Copley
Dr Foster: Peter Badger
Inspector Parks: Leslie Southwick
Drunken driver: John Rapley
Mr Parker: Roy MacReady
Mr Rose: Peter Gordon
Mrs Rice: Mary Gauntlett
Harbourmaster: John Drake

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Till Death Us Do Part

by Johnny Speight
Starring Warren Mitchell, Dandy Nichols, Anthony Booth, Una Stubbs
featuring Joan Sims
with Cleo Sylvestre, Carolyn Moody and Bob Murphy

(Johnny Speight in Late Night Line-Up, Friday BBC2 11.15; No, Alf Garnett is not based on my old man: pages 58-63)


Writer: Johnny Speight
Film Cameraman: Len Newsom
Film Editor: Martin Day
Lighting: Robbie Robinson
Sound: Laurie Taylor
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Else Garnett: Dandy Nichols
Mike Rawlins: Anthony Booth
Rita Rawlins: Una Stubbs
Gran: Joan Sims
Nurse: Cleo Sylvestre
Nurse: Carolyn Moody
Flower seller: Bob Murphy

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Kippers, Rats and Benzedrine Puff Adders - the story of Fawlty Towers 19 September 2017

: European Soccer Special

featuring Football action from one of tonight's top European matches involving a British club.
Commentator BARRY DAVIES
This week introduces European action for eleven British clubs in 1972-73: DERBY COUNTY and CELTIC in the European Cup; LEEDS, HIBERNIAN and WREXHAM in the European Cup Winners' tournament, and SPURS, LIVERPOOL, MANCHESTER CITY , STOKE, ABERDEEN and PARTICK THISTLE in the UEFA Cup.
British clubs currently hold two of the three major trophies-RANGERS in the Cup Winners and SPURS in the UEFA tournament. Could Derby or Celtic stop Ajax of Holland winning the European Cup for the third successive year?
Football TV presentation by JOHN MCGONAGLE


Commentator: Barry Davies
Unknown: Chester City
Presentation By: John McGonagle
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Midweek

First night of the new current affairs programme that deals with the people behind the stories, the people the stories affect, and the people with something to say. Ludovic Kennedy presents an informal review of reporting and relevant talk along with Nicholas Harman, Austin Mitchell, Jacky Gillott, Bernard Falk, Vincent Hanna, Max Hastings, David Jessel, Keith Kyle, Tom Mangold and Carmen Thomas are the Midweek correspondents in Britain, Europe, and at large
(BBC1 People: page 4)


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Correspondent: Nicholas Harman
Correspondent: Austin Mitchell
Correspondent: Jacky Gillott
Correspondent: Bernard Falk
Correspondent: Vincent Hanna
Correspondent: Max Hastings
Correspondent: David Jessel
Correspondent: Keith Kyle
Correspondent: Tom Mangold
Correspondent: Carmen Thomas
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Late Night News

: Weatherman

followed by Regional News and Weather, Closedown

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