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: Desert Crusader: For Isabelle


: Unsolved Mysteries: Lost Treasure

Today: Lost Treasure
(Colour) [Repeat]

: Huckleberry Hound


: The Prince and the Pauper

Starring Errol Flynn

The adventures of a prince and a pauper who exchange identities.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Miles Hendon: Errol Flynn
Earl of Hertford: Claude Rains
Duke of Norfolk: Henry Stephenson
Tom Canty: Billy Mauch
Prince Edward: Bobby Mauch

: News


: Pebble Mill at One

With Robert Langley and Weatherman Keith Best



Presenter: Robert Langley
Weatherman: Keith Best

: On the Farm


: Made in Britain: Navies for Small Nations


: Out of School

Alex Glasgow previews some future BBC school programmes.

2.0 Words and Pictures: Sam on Boffs' Island
A play with puppets, for young readers, by Michael Rosen and John Tully

2.15* Watch! for older infants: Slugs and snails and magic spirals.
Presented by Andrew Bradford

2.35* Merry-go-Round
For 7-9-year-olds
A visitor to Lyme with Jasper Jacob sets the scene for "The Crocodile"
"The Crocodile": an excerpt from a three-part play set in Lyme Regis in 1811 by John Tully



Presenter: Alex Glasgow
Writer (Words and Pictures): Michael Rosen
Writer (Words and Pictures/Merry-go-Round: The Crocodile): John Tully
Animated film (Words and Pictures): Oliver Postgate
Puppets and settings (Words and Pictures): Peter Firmin
Producer (Words and Pictures): Claire Chovil
Sam: Tony Robinson
Presenter (Watch!): Andrew Bradford
Producer (Watch!): Moyra Gambleton
Presenter (Merry-go-Round: A Visitor to Lyme): Jasper Jacob
Producer (Merry-go-Round: A Visitor to Lyme): John Chapple
Producer (Merry-go-Round: The Crocodile): Dorothea Brooking
Merry-go-Round edited by: Sue Weeks

: The Church and Apartheid

(Shown on Sunday)

: Lord of the Samirs

The 1971 Ulster Expedition to Afghanistan
Written and narrated by Larry McCoubrey
(from Northern Ireland)


Writer/Narrator: Larry McCoubrey
Presented for television by: Bernard Torney

: Deputy Dawg


: Play School

(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: Just So Stories: The Cat that Walked by Himself

by Rudyard Kipling
with Michael Hordern



Author: Rudyard Kipling
Storyteller: Michael Hordern

: Thursday's Child: 2: Sedgecombe

by Noel Streatfeild
Adapted for television in six parts by John Tully

Margaret Thursday and the Beresford children have arrived at the orphanage and Lavinia Beresford is about to start work at Sedgecombe Park as a scullery maid.



Author: Noel Streatfeild
Adapted by: John Tully
Music composed and conducted by: Tom McCall.
Arranged by: Alfred Ralston
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mrs Smedley: Brenda Cowling
Lavinia Beresford: Gillian Bailey
Clara: Jill Reddick
Jem: Kit Daniels
Mrs Tanner: Joy Harington
Lady Corkberry: Anne Ridler
Filbert: Edwin Brown
Margaret Thursday: Claire Walker
Susan: Maxine Kalli
Miss Snelston: Caroline Harris
Matron: Althea Parker
Miss Jones: Anne Pichon
Winifred: Cindy O'Callaghan
Peter Beresford: Simon Gipps-Kent
Horatio Beresford: David Tully
Lord Corkberry: Peter Williams
Orphans and school children: [Actors] from the Barbara Speake School

: Screen Test: First Final

Michael Rodd puts the questions to the four winners from previous programmes who look at scenes from "Pablo", "Billy the Kid", "What's Up Doc?" and "Tom Thumb"

(from Manchester)


Presenter: Michael Rodd
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: Des Sissons
Producer: John Buttery

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair


: National News

with Richard Baker; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

Bringing you news and views (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

: Tomorrow's World

Raymond Baxter with reporters William Woollard, Michael Rodd



Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: William Woollard
Reporter: Michael Rodd
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: Richard Collin
Editor: Dick Gilling

: Mission Impossible: Encore

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

A rejuvenated gangster reveals the skeleton in his closet.


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Casey: Lynda Day George
Kroll: William Shatner
Brenner: Michael Baselon
Doug: Sam Elliott
Fisher: Paul Mantee

: Softly Softly: Task Force: Time-Table

by Elwyn Jones
[Starring] Frank Windsor as Det Chief Supt Watt, John Franklyn-Robbins as Det-Supt Adler, Norman Bowler as Det Chief Insp Hawkins, David Lloyd Meredith as Det-Sgt Evans, Martin C. Thurley as PC Knowles
with Walter Gotell as Chief Con Cullen

A safe is blown in Manchester - the suspected man is in Kingley. Watt has a problem.



Writer/Task Force format: Elwyn Jones
Script editor: Joan Clark
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Series Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: David Wickes
Det Chief Supt Watt: Frank Windsor
Det-Supt Adler: John Franklyn-Robbins
Det Chief Insp Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Det-Sgt Evans: David Lloyd Meredith
PC Knowles: Martin C. Thurley
Chief Con Cullen: Walter Gotell
Simmonds: Bryan Pringle
Rogers: Peter Whitbread
Sara Jamieson: Jenny Hanley
Porter: Haydn Wood

: Nine O'Clock News

with Robert Dougall and Richard Whitmore and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Robert Dougall
Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Fanfare

A celebration in words and music from The Royal Opera House Covent Garden to mark the entry of the United Kingdom into the European Community in the presence of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh including:
Max Adrian, Gabriel Bacquier, Janet Baker, Judi Dench, Christina Deutekom, Geraint Evans, Tito Gobbi, Heather Harper, Laurence Olivier, Peter Pears, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Graziella Sciutti, Sybil Thorndike
The Royal Opera House Chorus
chorus master Douglas Robinson
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Leader Charles Taylor
Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
Wandsworth School Choir director Russell Burgess
Conductors Colin Davis and Robin Stapleton



Singer: Max Adrian
Singer: Gabriel Bacquier
Singer: Janet Baker
Performer: Judi Dench
Singer: Christina Deutekom
Singer: Geraint Evans
Singer: Tito Gobbi
Singer: Heather Harper
Performer: Laurence Olivier
Singer: Peter Pears
Singer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Singer: Graziella Sciutti
Performer: Sybil Thorndike
Singers: The Royal Opera House Chorus
Chorus Master: Douglas Robinson
Musicians: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
Trumpeters: Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
Music director: Lt-Col Rodney Bashford, MBE
Singers: Wandsworth School Choir
Choir director: Russell Burgess
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Robin Stapleton
Commentator: Tom Fleming
Designer: Carl Toms
Devised and produced by: Patrick Garland
Devised and produced by: John Copley
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: International Soccer

featuring The Three v The Six from Wembley Stadium

Action highlights from Sir Alf Ramsey's unusual international squad - Great Britain, The Republic of Ireland and Denmark - opposing a select from the six original members of the European Economic Community - Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg and West Germany.
This international showpiece is part of the 'Fanfare for Europe' celebrations.


Commentator: Barry Davies
Football TV Presentation: Alec Weeks
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Late Night News


: Weatherman

Regional News and Weather

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