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: Golf and Cricket

Golf: The Open Championship 1973
Played over The Old Course, Troon, where 11 years ago this week that legendary figure of modern professional golf, Arnold Palmer, won his second consecutive British Open Championship. In so doing he established the record low winning aggregate score for the Championship: 276 (71, 69, 67, 69) which stands to this day.
The illustrious field of about 150 golfers includes the defending Champion Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Doug Sanders, Gary Player, Bob Charles, Britain's Tony Jacklin and Peter Oosterhuis, and the new US Open Champion Johnny Miller. Today they set out with Palmer on their quest for this year's title plus the £50,000 prize money; they will do well even to equal that score over a course regarded as one of the supreme tests of world golf.
It's a smile a stroke..: pages 6 and 7

Cricket: Gillette Cup: Second Round
live coverage of one of today's matches.
The Gillette Cup was the first limited-over competition and arouses great enthusiasm among players and spectators alike. All tickets for the final at Lord's in September were sold months ago.
Introduced by Peter West


Commentary Team (Golf): Henry Longhurst
Commentary Team (Golf): Peter Alliss
Commentary Team (Golf): Harry Carpenter
Commentary Team (Golf): Mark McCormack
Commentary Team (Golf): Peter Thomson
Director (Golf): Alan Mouncer
Director (Golf): Fred Viner
Director (Golf): John Philips
Executive Producer (Golf): A.P. Wilkinson
Presenter (Cricket): Peter West
Commentary (Cricket): Richie Benaud
Commentary (Cricket): Jim Laker
Television Presentation (Cricket): David Kenning
Television Presentation (Cricket): John Shrewsbury

: News


Weatherman: Keith Best

: Golf and Cricket

Golf: The Open Championship 1973
The 102nd playing of the British Open Golf Championship starts today over The Old Course, Troon. Harry Carpenter introduces this afternoon's news and action.

Cricket: Gillette Cup
Second Round: further coverage of one of today's matches.


Presenter (Golf): Harry Carpenter

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Littlenose the Hunter: The Long Journey

by John Grant
with John Grant



Writer/Storyteller: John Grant

: Dr Dolittle: A Girl for Grego Gorilla

A cartoon series about Dr Dolittle and his friends and their rascally enemy, the pirate Sam Scurvy.

Dr Dolittle has a problem on his hands when Grego Gorilla goes off his food.

: We are the Champions

Introduced by Ron Pickering and this week's guest Scottish international athlete and hockey player Anne Wilson.
The first semi-final in this sporting contest between schools with a variety of team events.
This week the teams are from Ullswater and Tynfield School, Penrith, Cumberland, and the winners of last week's heat Lenzie Academy, Kirkintilloch, Scotland.


Presenter: Ron Pickering
Guest: Anne Wilson
Producer: Alan Russell

: National News

with Kenneth Kendall; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

bringing you news and views in your region tonight
(including Regional Weather)
Presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings
(Regional details as Monday)


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

: Transworld Top Team

UNITED KINGDOM V AUSTRALIA with Geoffrey Wheeler (UK) and Andrew Harwood (Australia)
Teams from Elgin and Derby join with a team at school in Hong Kong to represent the United Kingdom in a series of nine matches to be played against three top teams from Australia.
Questions set by BOSWELL TAYLOR Director PETER MASSEY
Producers BILL WRIGHT , JOHN COLLINS BBCtv/Australia co-production


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Andrew Harwood
Unknown: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producers: Bill Wright
Producers: John Collins

: Private Lives

The award-winning
Private Life of the Starling
The starling is the commonest and most successful bird in the world. Why is it so numerous? Is it the farmer's friend or foe? Why does it spray its feathers with formic acid? Why does it commute to big cities for the night? What is the purpose of its ' sunset spectacular ' when three million birds give the most impressive exhibition of aerobatics that can be seen in the whole world of birds?
Directed and filmed by RONALD and ROSEMARY EASTMAN Producer JEFFERY BOSWALL
(from Bristol. a new series of Private Lives)


Unknown: Jeffery Boswall
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: Son of the Bride

A new comedy series starring
Written by JOHN KANE
The Best Man Always Wins - Sometimes featuring
The wedding day has arrived-but Neville has made certain that chaos will reign!


Written By: John Kane
Unknown: Christine Rawlins
Unknown: John Green
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Gerry Scott
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Neville Leggit: Terry Scott
Mum: Mollie Sugden
Stan: George A Cooper
Miss McDowdie: Josephine Tewson
Angela: Olivia Hamnett
Rev Pollock: John Warner
Man in shoe shop: Reg Lye
Police inspector: Edward Dentith
Freddy: John Kane
First pall bearer: Ralph Watson
Second pall bearer: Richard Blomfield
Expectant father: Peter Wickham
Porter: Jack Le White
First mother: Rosemarie Reeves

: Sutherland's Law: The Return

by John Foster
Starring Iain Cuthbertson, Gareth Thomas, Maev Alexander and Don McKillop
Guest stars Veronica Strong and Ronald Hines
Why has Stella Ross returned to Glendoran? Who is threatening her life? And what can Sutherland do to prevent a second tragedy in her life?
BBC Scotland


Writer: John Foster
Devised by: Lindsay Galloway
Script Editor: Graham Williams
Designer: Archie Clark
Producer: Neil McCallum
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Stella Ross: Veronica Strong
John Sutherland: Iain Cuthbertson
Christine Russell: Maev Alexander
Maureen Manders: Mary Ann Reid
Alec Duthie: Gareth Thomas
Jennie: Elizabeth Sinclair
Sgt McKechnie: Don McKillop
Ralf Manders: Ronald Hines
Policeman: Jack McKenzie

: Robbie

In search of ... tranquillity
Can you still find solitude in Britain? Fyfe Robertson journeys back to his homeland and to a tiny island community. Two shops, a church, post office and one pub. Can he survive after years of the so-called sophistication of the South East?


Unknown: Fyfe Robertson

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods; Weather



Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Andre Previn's Music Night

with the London Symphony Orchestra leader JOHN BROWN
Including Haydn's Trumpet Concerto, Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen, and other items all with soloists from the orchestra.


Leader: John Brown
Designer: Keith Harris
Producer: John Culshaw

: Journey through Summer: 4: Cut High, Cut Low, Cut Even

P.J. Kavanagh follows the trail of a Derbyshire railway, visits a Stilton cheese factory, discovers the realities of quarrying and joins a well-dressing ceremony.
(from Birmingham)


Presenter: P.J. Kavanagh
Producer: Derek Smith

: Midweek

Presented by Nicholas Harman


Presenter: Nicholas Harman

: Late Night News

: The Sky at Night: The African Eclipse

British observers back from the longest solar eclipse of the century tell Patrick Moore about the results of their experiments. These astronomers went to see totality from widely different viewpoints - Dr John Beckman from Concorde, Dr R. J. Speer from a rocket site in West Africa, Barrie Jones from the shore of Lake Rudolf, and observers from ships at sea and the Sahara desert.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Dr John Beckman
Guest: Dr R. J. Speer
Guest: Barrie Jones
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Producer: Patricia Owtram

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