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: Adventures of Tintin: 17: Treasure Chest

The treasure hasn't been found, but there's still a surprise to come. (Colour)

: Cricket: Third Test

England v Pakistan Final day
Coverage up to the lunch interval direct from The Oval
Introduced by PETER WEST
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation by DAVID KENNING and JOHN SHREWSBURY


Introduced By: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Presentation By: David Kenning
Presentation By: John Shrewsbury

: News

Weatherman KEITH BEST

: Cant Tua'r Haul

Hywel Gwynfryn in the Far East

: Cricket: Third Test

England v Pakistan Further coverage of this final day's play direct from The Oval

: Play School

Charlie Grumble by ROSEMARY HILL Presenters


Unknown: Charlie Grumble
Unknown: Rosemary Hill
Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Jackanory

with Richard Wattis
Mary Plain Goes to America by GWYNEDD RAE
Mary Plain describes herself as ' unusual ', and she certainly is - she's a bear.
Today: An Invitation


Unknown: Richard Wattis
Unknown: Gwynedd Rae

: The Record Breakers

Introduced by Roy Castle with Ross and Norris McWhirter and Dilys Morgan who discover anyone or anything that claims to be a record breaker. This week's special guest:
David Starbrook , Britain's first-ever judo Olympic silver medallist.


Introduced By: Roy Castle
Unknown: Norris McWhirter
Unknown: Dilys Morgan
Unknown: David Starbrook
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: Alan Russell

: Bonny!

starring Una McLean as Flora Havers and Captain Bonny and Walter Carr as Mr Knott and Uncle Angus in The Detergent is Urgent by JOHN MORLEY
Something - or someone - is killing all the fish around Herring Harbour. The local fishermen call on Flora and friends to try to solve the mystery which plunges them into an adventure in a sinister laboratory.


Unknown: Una McLean
Unknown: Flora Havers
Unknown: Walter Carr
Unknown: Mr Knott
Unknown: Uncle Angus
Unknown: John Morley
Music By: Alastair McDonald
Designer: Piero Rinaldi
Producer: Paul Ciani
Auld Jock: Alex McAvoy
Mr Black: Ian Collier
Mr Goodheart: Paul KermacK

: National News

with Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Your Region Tonight

followed by Regional Weather (London only: Nationwide)
(Regional details as Friday)

: Animal Scene

4: Training the Racehorse
What is involved in training a racehorse to win? To find out, Michael Rodd goes to Fyfield House, Andover, where Toby Balding , one of Britain's leading trainers, puts his string of 80 horses through their day-to-day preparation for National Hunt and Flat Racing.
With the working day starting before 6.0 am and ending at 9.0 at night - it's a life of real dedication for everyone working at the stables - for the lads, head lad, travelling lad, blacksmith, apprentices and jockey as well as for the trainer. All have one thing in common - a great love for the horse combined with the dream of winning a big race like the Grand National.


Unknown: Michael Rodd
Unknown: Toby Balding
Producer: Mary Evans

: Password

In the chair Eleanor Summerfield This week with Hannah Gordon and Terry Wogan
An addict's game - for punsters and crossworders.


Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Terry Wogan

: The Virginian: Men from Shiloh

The Regimental Line starring
Stewart Granger as Col Mackenzie A cavalry platoon canters into Shiloh and in the mind's eye of Colonel Mackenzie the blue of a uniform changes to the Queen's scarlet. The relentless pursuit that follows opens the last act of the tragedy in his imperial past which led him to leave the army.


Unknown: Stewart Granger
Sergeant Mulcahy: John Saxon
Colonel Harmon: Bert Freed
Lt Dorn: Randolph Mantooth
Grey Bull: Eddie Little Sky
Turner: Terry Wilson
Parker: Eric Christmas

: Last of the Summer Wine

Written by ROY CLARKE starring
Blamire has become very keen on photography and this, combined with Clegg's memories of camping, leads the threesome into a weekend under the stars with the smell of hay in their nostrils....
Music composed and conducted by RONNIE HAZI. EHURST


Written By: Roy Clarke
Conducted By: Ronnie Hazi.
Designers: John Stout.
Producer: James Gilbert
Blamire: Michael Bates
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Wainwright: Blake Butler
Mrs Partridge: Rosemary Martin
Sid: John Comer
Ivy: Jane Freeman

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Unknown: Peter Woods

: After the Parcel Exploded

Tuesday's Documentary
The second of two films by RAMSAY SHORT
Over 250 civilians in England and at least 1,700 civilians and soldiers in Northern Ireland have been injured by parcel and letter bombs in the last 18 months.
Last October Raymond Hazan picked up a parcel which exploded, blowing off his right arm, damaging his ears - and blinding him.
Raymond, 28, married, his wife expecting their first child, was a captain in the army stationed in Londonderry when it happened. The parcel was not addressed to me - but I was curious and picked it up - I don't remember any noise - it was as if a cage, a big black cage had been dropped over me.' Film cameras have recorded his attempt to readjust from when he left hospital, chronicling his early steps in a rehabilitation centre, the birth of his child: 'For months afterwards I was saying to myself " Oh God I wish I could see him", 'until two months ago when he felt he had completed the first stage of his new ambition to compete as a blind man in a sighted world.'
Narrated by IAN HOLM
One day at a time: page 4


Unknown: Raymond Hazan
Unknown: Ian Holm

: Film 74

Barry Norman reviews the new films, including The Paper Chase, for which John Houseman won an Oscar for the best supporting actor.
Also, a look at some new books, including Take One, an autobiography of veteran director Mervyn LeRoy , famous for such films as Gold Diggers of 1933 and The Wizard of Oz.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: John Houseman
Director: Mervyn Leroy
Producer: Patricia Ingram

: Midweek

Introduced by Julian Pettifer
Tom Mangold , Vincent Hanna , Michael Cockerell , Bill Kerr Elliott, David Jessel , Julian Mounter and David Lomax are the Midweek correspondents.
Deputy editor jofn GAU Editor PETER PAUNAMENTA


Introduced By: Julian Pettifer
Introduced By: Tom Mangold
Introduced By: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Julian Mounter
Unknown: David Lomax
Editor: Peter Paunamenta

: Late Night News

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