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: Banana Splits

: Search: Young Film Makers 1972

The prize for Michael Chappell, Stephen Young, Christopher Jones and Stephen Drury, winners of last year's Search Film Competition, was the use of a BBC film crew. You can see the results as John Craven talks to them.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: John Craven
Filmmaker/Interviewee: Michael Chappell
Filmmaker/Interviewee: Stephen Young
Filmmaker/Interviewee: Christopher Jones
Filmmaker/Interviewee: Stephen Drury
Producer: David Turnbull

: Closedown

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

with Bob Langley and Weatherman Bert Foord



Presenter: Bob Langley
Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Chigley


: Animal Design: 9: The Problems and Advantages of Flying

Introduced by Tony Soper

Dr George Whitfield and Cherrie Bramwell look at the design of Pterodactyls.

(from Bristol)
(Book £2.30: see page 66)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Expert: Dr George Whitfield
Expert: Cherrie Bramwell
Director: George Inger
Producer: John Sparks

: Portrait of a Musician

Una O'Callaghan (mezzo-soprano) talks to Havelock Nelson and sings some of the music she likes.
With Norman Watson (guitar)
Introduced by Edward McCombe


Presenter: Edward McCombe
Mezzo-Soprano/Interviewee: Una O'Callaghan
Interviewer: Havelock Nelson
Guitarist: Norman Watson
Designer: John Armstrong
Producer: Margaret Tudor Evans

: Does Your Friend Take Sugar?

Jim, Angela, Norman and Monica live and work in Northern Ireland. They have a common interest in sport, and have represented their country at international level. They are also physically handicapped.


Reporter: Nick Ross
Producer: George Hewardine

: The Landlubber Sailors

with members of the Cotswold Sand and Land Yachting Club


Director: Chris Menaul

: Slip and Slap: Sunbathing

A cartoon

: Play School

: Jackanory: Badjelly the Witch

Written and illustrated by Spike Milligan
With Spike Milligan

When Tim and Rose set out to find their lost cow, they meet the most extraordinary people.
(Next week: "Stories from the Far East" and "Arlo the Dandy Lion")


Storyeller/Author/Illustrator: Spike Milligan
Director: John Prowse
Director: Paul Stone
Executive Producer: Anna Home

: The Coal Hole Club

The Grumbleweeds invite you to 'Drop in the Coal Hole' for a lighthearted party with songs, jokes, and impressions. This week's special guests Ken Goodwin, The Barcias


Entertainers: The Grumbleweeds
Comedian: Ken Goodwin
Guests: The Barcias
Script: Garry Chambers
Accompanist: Harry Hayward
Designer: Peter Mavius
Producer: Tony Harrison

: You Are There: Ordeal of a President

A series of 'on the spot' reports of highlights in American history.

A copy of the German secret code is the clue to the mystery of a President's silence.
Produced by CBS News


Reporter: Walter Cronkite

: Hector's House

: National News

with Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

News and views in your region (including Regional Weather)
Presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings


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

: The Queen's Guards: Trooping the Colour

Tomorrow 1,500 men and musicians of the Queen's Household Regiments will parade in honour of Her Majesty's Official Birthday to troop the Colour.
Tonight Tom Fleming looks at the ceremonial duties of the Queen's Guards in London, and previews tomorrow's Parade - the most spectacular military pageant of the year.


Presenter: Tom Fleming
Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Kenny Everett
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


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

: Star Trek: Wink of an Eye

Captain Kirk usually has sound reasons for his actions but never more so than when the high-pitched insect hum, which he had previously noticed on the distressed planet of Scalos, pervades the Enterprise.

: It's a Knockout: North Berwick v Peebles

The 1973 inter-town fun and games competition for the Radio Times Trophy

The winner will represent Great Britain in the third heat of the Eurovision Competition to be held in Chartres, France, on 10 August.
Introduced from North Berwick by Eddie Waring and Stuart Hall
Tonight's contender for the Radio Times Knockout Personality girl title: Gay Spink from Halifax.



Presenter: Eddie Waring
Presenter: Stuart Hall
Contestant (Radio Times Knockout Personality): Gay Spink
Referee: Arthur Ellis
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Bill Taylor
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker
Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Scotch on the Rocks: Phase 4

A new thriller in five parts by Douglas Hurd, Andrew Osmond
Dramatised by James MacTaggart
Starring Bill Simpson as MacNair
and Maria Aitken as Sukey, John Cairney as John Mackie, Peter Cellier as Hart, Cyril Luckham as Lord Thorganby, Anthony Nicholls as Harvey, Maurice Roeves as Brodie

Mackie has given Henderson's confidential letter to Lord Thorganby at the Conservative Party Conference. At the peak of the political outcry, Scullard is found drowned at Blackpool Pier.
(BBC Scotland)


Author: Douglas Hurd
Author: Andrew Osmond
Dramatised by: James MacTaggart
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Bob Hird
MacNair: Bill Simpson
Sukey: Maria Aitken
John Mackie: John Cairney
Hart: Peter Cellier
Lord Thorganby: Cyril Luckham
Harvey: Anthony Nicholls
Brodie: Maurice Roeves
Mrs Merrilies: Madeleine Christie
Colonel Cameron: Clinton Greyn
Henderson: Leonard Maguire
Police Inspector: James Lynch
Chief-Insp Rennie: Gerard Slevin
Scullard: Leon Sinden
Berthaud: Andre Maranne
Duguid: Bill Henderson
Donald Levi: Paul Whitsun-Jones
MacDonald: Jameson Clark
Army captain: John McGregor
Church minister: Robert James
Church elder: Kevin Collins
SLA sergeant: Malcolm Rennie
PPS: Jerome Willis
Janet Grant: Lennox Milne

: Talk-In to Day

with Robin Day
Another in the current Talk-In series in which prominent and interesting people from all walks of life get a chance to talk about themselves and their opinions.


Presenter: Robin Day
Producer: Christopher Capron
Editor: Gordon Watts

: Late Night News

and Weekend Weather

: Hollywood The Dream Factory: The Gang's All Here

Starring Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, James Ellison
with Eugene Pallette, Charlotte Greenwood, Edward Everett Horton

Kaleidoscopic shots of rotating, gyrating girls - the speciality of Busby Berkeley in the 30s - set to the music of Benny Goodman. The plot centres around GI Andy Mason (James Ellison) off to war in the morning. But his final fling takes him to a cabaret where, under a false name, he sees and falls in love with Eadie (Alice Faye).
This Week's Films page 11


Director: Busby Berkeley
Eadie Allen: Alice Faye
Dorita: Carmen Miranda
Sgt Andrew Mason Jr: James Ellison
Andrew Mason Sr: Eugene Pallette
Mrs Peyton Potter: Charlotte Greenwood
Peyton Potter: Edward Everett Horton

: Weather; Regional News, Weather

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