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: Wacky Races

Dash to Delaware

: Take Another Look

at Nature's Jekyll and Hydes
To be born once is astonishing, but to be born a second time as a completely different creature is one of the miracles of nature. Narrator ERIC THOMPSON


Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Closedown

: 'R Oeddwn I Yno

I Was There

: Joe: Joe and the Plumber

Joe and the Nursery School, and Joe Moves House, 75p each from bookshops

: News

Weatherman JACK scott


Unknown: Jack Scott

: The Keys of the Kingdom

starring Gregory Peck with Thomas Mitchell Vincent Price
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
The action, adventure and deep emotion of A. J. Cronin 's famous story of a missionary in 19th century China come vividly to life.
Director JOHN L. STAHL
This Week's Films: page 13


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Thomas Mitchell
Unknown: Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Director: John L. Stahl
FR Francis Chisholm: Gregory Peck
Dr Willie Tulloch: Thomas Mitchell
Rev Angus Mealy: Vincent Price
Mother Maria-Veronica: Rosa Stradner
Francis (as a child): Roddy McDowall
Rev Hamish MacNabb: Edmund Gwenn
Mgr Sleeth: Cedric Hardwicke
Nora (as a child): Peggy Ann Garner
Nora: Jane Ball
Dr Wilbur Fiske: James Gleason
Agnes Fiske: Anne Revere
Lisbeth Chisholm: Ruth Nelson
Joseph: Benson Fong

: Play School

: Hector's House

: Stone Age Adventure

Father builds a boat and the Stones sail to a very strange land.
English version by MICHAEL BARTLETT Told by BRIAN PECK


Unknown: Michael Bartlett
Told By: Brian Peck

: The Record Breakers

Introduced by Roy Castle with Ross and Norris McWhirter who discover the fastest - slowest - strongest - highest - toughest - anyone or anything that claims to be a record breaker.
This week's special guest:
Dr Roger Bannister , CBE, the world's first four minute miler


Introduced By: Roy Castle
Unknown: Norris McWhirter
Unknown: Dr Roger Bannister
Designer: David Jones
Producer: Alan Russell

: The Lone Wolf

3: The men in Ranko's village make plans to rid it of the wolf lurking in the forest. Told by PAUL MASSIE
Presented by PEGGY MILLER


Told By: Paul Massie
Presented By: Peggy Miller

: National News

with Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

bringing you news and views in your region tonight
(including Regional Weather)

: Password

In the chair Eleanor Summerfield This week with Hilary Pritchard and Charlie Chester
For punsters and crossworders.


Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Hilary Pritchard
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Director: Geoff Wilson
Producer: Cecil Korer

: The Virginian: Men from Shiloh

The Animal starring Lee Majors as Roy Tate The Indian boy seems to be a murderous savage but something in Tate's past makes him persevere in his attempt to save him.


Unknown: Lee Majors
Unknown: Roy Tate
The boy: Rudy Ramos
Karen: Katherine Crawford
Gustaveson: Chuck Connors
Judge: Leon Ames
Attorney: Edd Byrnes
Dolby: Scott Brady
Porter: Jack Ging
Sheriff: James Wainwright

: Last of the Summer Wine

Written by ROY CLARKE starring
Compo loses the key to his house so he and his companions, Clegg and Blamire, spend the day trying to find it. However, they also manage to find a fair amount of trouble on the way ...
Music composed and conducted by RONNIE HAZLEHURST


Written By: Roy Clarke
Conducted By: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Andy Dimond
Producer: James Gilber
Blamire: Michael Bates
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Mr Wainwright: Blake Butler
Mrs Partridge: Rosemary Martin
Sid: John Comer
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Judd: Frank Middlemass
Policeman: James Mellor
Charlie Harris: Michael Logan

: 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

: Royal International Horse Show

From Wembley
Featuring tonight the great puissance or high-jump competition of the week, for
The Moss Bros Championship
Always the compelling event featuring as it does the big wall, tonight's 'competition offers the contestants the challenge of a very specialised form of show jumping.
Introduced by DAVID COLEMAN
Associate director FRED VINER
Executive producer ALAN MOUNCER


Introduced By: David Coleman
Commentators: Dorian Williams
Director: Fred Viner
Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Midweek

The people behind the stories, the people the stories affect and the people with something to say. Introduced by Michael Charlton
Tom Mangold , Vincent Hanna , Michael Cockerell , Bill KerrElliott , David Jessel and Julian Mounter are the Midweek correspondents.
Deputy editor JOHN GAU


Introduced By: Michael Charlton
Introduced By: Tom Mangold
Introduced By: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Bill Kerrelliott
Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Julian Mounter
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Late Night News

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