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: The Double Deckers: United We Stand


Director: Harry Booth
Producer: Roy Simpson
Tiger: Debbie Russ
Brains: Michael Audreson
Scooper: Peter Firth
Sticks: Bruce Clark
Doughnut: Douglas Simmonds
Billie: Gillian Bailey
Spring: Brinsley Forde
Albert: Melvyn Hayes

: Captain Pugwash

Man in the Iron Mask Part 2
The piratical adventures of the rumbustious Captain Pugwash and his daredevil crew - not forgetting Tom, the cabin boy.

: In the Beginning

Stories from the Bible told with pictures
5: Daniel and Jonah
Storyteller RAY SMITH Designers
Adapted for television and produced by MOLLY COX


Unknown: Ray Smith
Unknown: Paul Birkbeck
Unknown: Graham McCallum
Music: Raymond Premru
Produced By: Molly Cox

: Good Friday Grandstand

Introduced by Tony Gubba
Cross-Country from Hickstead
The Wills Hickstead Cross-Country Team Event for the BBC Grandstand Trophy
Show jumpers, eventers, jockeys and lady-jockeys, Army riders, hunting personalities and dress-age experts have entered this exciting new competition. Teams of five competitors jump, simultaneously, round a demanding one-and-a-half-mile course for prize money of £1,000. Commentators
Football Preview
SAM LEITCH introduces action, personalities and the latest news on the first day of the holiday fixtures.
Television presentation at Hickstead ALAN MOUNCER
Grandstand producer BRIAN VENNER Grandstand editor ALAN HART


Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Dorian Williams
Introduces: Sam Leitch
Producer: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: News

: Look, Stranger

Giant Leeks and Magic Brews
Those southerners who know about the North East leek contests regard them as just a joke. But there is more to them than that. For men like BRIAN SHAVE of Lyton Leek Club, leek growing is a tie with a traditional culture that is firmly held on to despite social change.
Executive producer BRIDGET WINTER
Producer COLIN THOMAS (from Bristol)

: The Good Life

A new comedy film series starring the master of the house Grace, and the lady of the house The Chess Game
Albert unavoidably bumps into Trevor, an old school chum who is a notorious snob. When the Duttons go away for the weekend Albert decides - very rashly - to impress Trevor by pretending to be his own wealthy employer.


Albert, the butler: Larry Hagman
Jane, the cook: Donna Mills
Nick: Danny Goldman
Charles,: David Wayne
Grace: Hermione Baddeley

: Mr Benn: Mr Benn and the Big Game Hunter

Told by Ray Brooks


Narrator: Ray Brooks

: The Last Hour

A Good Friday devotion from St Matthew 's, Northampton, the home of two great works of art: Henry Moore 's Madonna and Child and Graham Sutherland 's The Crucifixion.
In their light Canon John Tinsley of Leeds University reflects upon the Christian mystery of life and death.
Readings and prayers led by the Vicar, REV CHARLES MOXON
Organist and choirmaster STEPHEN CLEOBURY


Unknown: St Matthew
Unknown: Henry Moore
Unknown: Graham Sutherland
Unknown: Canon John Tinsley
Choirmaster: Stephen Cleobury
Producer: Stewart Cross
Director: Michael Shoesmith

: - Good Friday Grandstand

Introduced by Tony Gubba
3.5; 4.30
Showjumping from the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead
The Wills Ambassador Stakes
Outside broadcast cameras cover the day's main showjumping event - a two-round competition with the top ten horses in the first round jumping off over an enlarged course, for prize money of £800.
Rugby League from Warrington
Warrington v Widnes
Commentator EDDIE WARING
4.45 Final Score: classified football results, rugby results and news of the day's main events.
Television presentation:


Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Eddie Waring

: Wacky Races

: Ski School

On 20 February 100 boys and girls left the plains of Lincolnshire for a skiing expedition in the mountains of the Massif Central in Southern France.
This is the story of their experiences.
Film editor jim TOBIN
Film cameraman jim SAUNDERS
Producer BRIAN HAWKINS (from Bristol)


Editor: Jim Tobin
Unknown: Jim Saunders
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: Magic Roundabout


Created by: Serge Danot

: National News

with Peter Woods
Weatherman KEITH BEST


Unknown: Peter Woods
Unknown: Weatherman Keith

: Your Region Tonight

(London and South East only: Today's Sport Colour)

: A Festival of Entertainment

Music and comedy introduced by Ray Moore with The Ballet Folklorico de Mexico
The King's Singers Six blended voices
Peter Gloviczki : a sleight-of-hand magician from Hungary
Jeannie C. Riley: a leading country music lady from Nashville
The Dapper Dans
A comedy chorus from the USA Rod Hull and his Emu
An unusual comedy duo
Madeline Bell , Jimmy Helms and Doris Troy in search of soul
Los de Tauro
A Paraguayan quartet
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir A big choral sound
The Hungarian Herdsmen
Master horsemen from the plains
The Chinese Acrobatic Theatre of Shanghai
Oriental grace and charm
Olivia Newton-John sings a duet with George Hamilton IV
Holiday on Ice
An American ice extravaganza
Compiled and presented by DOUGLAS HESPE


Introduced By: Ray Moore
Unknown: Peter Gloviczki
Unknown: Madeline Bell
Unknown: Jimmy Helms
Unknown: Doris Troy
Unknown: Los de Tauro
Unknown: Olivia Newton-John
Unknown: George Hamilton
Presented By: Douglas Hespe

: Eastward with Attenborough

Another chance to sample the most popular natural history series ever shown. Now four from the original six films are brought together for a programme entirely on Borneo.
The swamps, jungles and caves are featured and star attractions are the flying snakes, mud skippers, fiddler crabs, the rare proboscis monkey, the strange Punan tribe and the great variety of jungle wildlife around them. Finally, the famous and huge pile of bat guano covered with a carpet of golden cockroaches which
David Attenborough tackles in his search for the story of bird's-nest soup.
Producer RICHARD BROCK (from Bristol)
Attenborough magic (EVENING STANDARD) Marvellous shots of flying squirrels and that terror of the drinking man, flying snakes (SUNDAY TIMES)


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Richard Brock

: Fall of Eagles: The Last Tsar

by John Elliot
Starring Gayle Hunnicutt, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Freddie Jones, Patrick Stewart, Lynn Farleigh, Ursula Howells, David Collings

Nicholas: "I intend to maintain the principle of absolute autocracy, as firmly as my dear father."
Witte: "Then your Imperial Highness will have to rely on miracles."

Fall of Eagles, 95p, from bookshops
Gayle force: page 4


Writer: John Elliot
Costumes: Robin Fraser Paye
Inceidental Music: Kenneth Platts
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Stuart Burge
Director: Bill Hays
Alexander III: Tony Jay
Witte: Freddie Jones
Nicholas: Charles Kay
Kschessinska: Jan Francis
Milyukov: David Collings
Cousin Serge: John Nightingale
Constantin: Howard Rawlinson
Singer: Leila Hart
Ulyanov (Lenin): Patrick Stewart
Nadezhda Krupskaya: Lynn Farleigh
Wahl: Denzil Ellis
Young Nicholas: John Sanderson
Marie: Ursula Howells
Alexandra: Gayle Hunnicutt
Uncle Serge: Robert Brown
Ella: Isla Blair
Queen Victoria: Mavis Edwards
Wilhelm: Barry Foster
Father John: Kevin Stoney
Narrator: Michael Hordern

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Unknown: Peter Woods

: Gala Performance

Michael Flanders introduces two international stars from the world of opera, Bulgarian bass Nicolai Ghiaurov and English soprano Catherine Wilson.
From the Royal Ballet Doreen Wells and David Wall make a return visit in pas-de-deux from one of Ashton's most famous ballets.
George Malcolm , master of the harpsichord, and the young Israeli violinist Miriam Fried complete this Good Friday gala.
London Philharmonic Orchestra led by DENNIS SIMONS conducted by John Matheson
(Nicolai Ghiaurov , Doreen Wells , David Wall and John Matheson appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Catherine Wilson by courtesy of Scottish Opera)


Bass: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Soprano: Catherine Wilson.
Soprano: David Wall
Unknown: George Malcolm
Violinist: Miriam Fried
Unknown: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: John Matheson
Conducted By: Costumes Odette Barrow
Unknown: Jan Harrison
Unknown: Dave Sydenham
Designer: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Patricia Foy
Unknown: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Unknown: Doreen Wells
Unknown: David Wall
Unknown: John Matheson
Unknown: Catherine Wilson

: Hangover Square

starring Laird Cregar
Linda Darnell , George Sanders
George Bone , a mentally disturbed composer, becomes infatuated with a singer but when she rejects him the last vestiges of his self-control disappear.
This atmospheric thriller set in Edwardian London marked the last screen appearance of arch screen villain Laird Cregar who died months after the film was completed. He co-stars with the movies' most famous cad, the late George Sanders.
Screenplay by BARRE LYNDON
Based on the novel by PATRICK HAMILTON Director JOHN BRAHM. Films: page 9


Unknown: Laird Cregar
Unknown: Linda Darnell
Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: George Bone
Unknown: Laird Cregar
Unknown: George Sanders.
Play By: Barre Lyndon
Novel By: Patrick Hamilton
Director: John Brahm.
George Harvey Bone: Laird Cregar
Netta Longdon: Linda Darnell
Dr Middleton: George Sanders
Carstairs: Glenn Langan
Barbara Chapman: Faye Marlowe
Sir Henry Chapman: Alan Napier

: A Matter of Discipline

The Tranquillity of Order
Into the Benedictine Monastery at Ampleforth come two young postulants. Gone are hopes of wealth, marriage and independence. But in their place is the eventual prospect of inner contentment and peace - always provided they can school themselves to reject one world by embracing the disciplines of the other.
Film editor PAM BOSWORTH Director TIM KING


Editor: Pam Bosworth
Director: Tim King

: The Edge of Life

From a rockface in the Peak District of Derbyshire PETER FIRTH concludes a series of meditations for Holy Week. 4: The Ascent


Unknown: Peter Firth

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