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: The New Beginning: 3: Who Do They Say I Am?

The story of Jesus told in pictures


Storyteller: Ray Smith

: Closedown

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

Family advice with Claire Rayner
Weatherman Keith Best at 1.30


Presenter (Family Advice): Claire Rayner
Weatherman: Keith Best

: Fingerbobs: Feathers

with Rick Jones


Story and Design: Joanne Cole
Story and Design: Michael Cole
Director: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Yoffy: Rick Jones

: Horizon: Worlds in Collision

Dr Immanuel Velikovsky is the biggest growing cult figure in the USA. At age 77 he's an unorthodox scientist who believes that a mere few hundred years before Christ was born Venus almost collided with the Earth. Mountain ranges were formed, seas boiled and the world stood still.
Few scientists take Velikovsky seriously. But his supporters point to the recent American space probes which seem to confirm his startling predictions about the nature of the moon and the planets Venus, Mars and Jupiter. People have begun to wonder. Other men have been scorned by the establishment for unpopular ideas. Is Velikovsky a crank? Or is he another Galileo?


Subject: Dr Immanuel Velikovsky
Narrator: Frank Gillard
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: Brian J. Gibson

: The Afternoon Programme

Take a new look at the afternoon with Alan Towers and Iris Chapple Guests you may like to meet and a selection of items from programmes you may have missed-plus Wednesday's regular features
2.55* Exercise the lazy way With JOANNA LEWIS
3.0* Dr David Delvin talks about rheumatism and arthritis
3.10* Fact or Fiction? With IAN GRIMBLE
3.15* News headlines
3.17* Dig This!
Do you need to dig for privacy? Donny MacLeod looks at fences, hedges and screens that could make your garden less like an urban motorway; John Brookes designs a garden on a slope; our experts answer more problems.
Producer JEREMY PALLANT (Birmingham)
3.45* Shopping Basket
A weekly check on food prices
3.58 Regional News


Unknown: Iris Chapple
Unknown: Joanna Lewis
Talks: Dr David Delvin
Unknown: Ian Grimble
Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: John Brookes
Producer: Jeremy Pallant
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Janet Hoenig

: Play School

: The Magician's Disobedient Hat

A magician's top hat takes off in the middle of a performance,

: Jackanory

with Bernard Cribbins
The Bread Bin by JOAN AIKEN Today: A bird in the chimney


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Joan Aiken

: Roy Castle Beats Time

Annie Ross , John Elwes The Spinners and The Tiffins School Choir
This week Roy's guests are all singers. They talk about their different styles of singing and about their experiences as professional musicians.
Executive producer MOLLY cox Producer ALAN RUSSELL


Unknown: Annie Ross
Unknown: John Elwes
Unknown: Johnny Pearson
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Alan Russell

: National News

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

(including Regional Weather)
Presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough, Bob Wellings and Sue Lawley


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

: Doc Elliot

James Franciscus as Dr Ben Elliot with Noah Beery as Barney Weeks Bo Hopkins as Eldred McCoy
Neva Patterson as Mags Brimble A Small Hand of Friendship
Urgently summoned to the school-house, Ben makes a discovery which is to cause a moral outcry.


Unknown: James Franciscus
Unknown: Dr Ben Elliot
Unknown: Eldred McCoy
Unknown: Neva Patterson
Bonnie Ames: Beverly Garland
Marcus Searne: Leonard Stone
Mrs Webber: Dee Carroll
Paul Scarne: Clint Howard
Lyman: Rance Howard
Amos Tucker: John Mitchum
Charlie: Curt Sled

: The Prince of Denmark

Written by Barry Cryer and Graham Chapman
Starring Ronnie Corbett with Rosemary Leach as Laura

Ronnie has trouble with the flaps to the cellar and some light ale...


Writer: Barry Cryer
Writer: Graham Chapman
Signature Tune: Denis King
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Producer: Douglas Argent
Ronnie: Ronnie Corbett
Laura: Rosemary Leach
Steve: David Warwick
Delivery man: Michael Redfern
Delivery man: Terry Duggan
Mr Yates: Roger Booth
Crossword man: Michael Nightingale
Customer: Michael Forrest
Customer: Suzanne Heath
Customer: John Cazabon
Newsreader: Corbet Woodall

: The Lotus Eaters: A Very Long Spoon

by David Weir
Starring Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham with Stefan Gryff
Guest stars Maurice Denham, Paul Maxwell, Ronald Howard, Susan Engel

"The terrible thing about all this business is that you can no longer trust anyone," says Krasakis.
(First shown on BBC2)


Writer: David Weir
Series created by: Michael J. Bird
Producer: Michael Glynn
Director: Cyril Coke
Ann Shepherd: Wanda Ventham
Erik Shepherd: Ian Hendry
Cotton: Frank Duncan
Captain Krasakis: Stefan Gryff
Imogen Lundqvist: Susan Engel
Dr Darlington: Ronald Howard
Nestor Turton: Maurice Denham
Ariadne: Calliope Petrohilos
Gerald Mace: Timothy Carlton
Bar customer: Andreas Markos
Sam Webber: Paul Maxwell
Sir Hugh Russell: John Horsley
Nicholson: Godfrey James

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The Family

The ups and downs of a real-life family captured week by week in this 12-part documentary serial.

The Wilkins Family of Reading have a BBC film crew living with them. Will it be a national disaster or a petty squabble that the Family must face this week?


Photography: Philip Bonham-Carter
Sound Recordist: Peter Edwards
Director: Franc Roddam
Director/Producer: Paul Watson

: Sportsnight

The Amateur Boxing Association Championships
Tonight's semi-finals action in the national championships comes from Belle Vue, Manchester
Boxing TV presentation by BOB DUNCAN Producer JONATHAN MARTIN


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presentation By: Bob Duncan
Producer: Jonathan Martin

: Midweek

: Late Night News

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