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: Cricket: First Test

England v Australia from Edgbaston
Live coverage of the whole of the morning's play on the fourth day.
Introduced by PETER WEST
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation


Introduced By: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Unknown: David Kenning
Unknown: Bill Taylor

: Andy Pandy: Scooters



Narrator: Vera McKechnie

: News

Weatherman BILL GILES


Unknown: Bill Giles

: Closedown

: Cricket: First Test

England v Australia from Edgbaston
Further coverage of the fourth day's play
4.15* Interval
4.23 Regional News (exc London)

: Play School

: Screen Test

Michael Rodd introduces the second programme in the summer series of this popular film quiz game of observation.
This week the contestants come from Cleethorpes and Skegness and will be looking at scenes from Professor Popper's Problems, Tales from Beatrix Potter and Escape to Witch Mountain. ..
Producer JOHN . BUTTERY (Manchester)


Introduces: Michael Rodd
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Witch Mountain.
Producer: John . Buttery

: Here Come the Double Deckers: Barney

A comedy adventure series featuring a gang of children whose extraordinary adventures are hatched in a disused London Transport bus.


Director: Harry Booth
Producer: Roy Simpson

: SirPrancelot

The adventures of an inventive knight on his journeys to the crusades.
Written, drawn and produced by JOHN RYAN


Voices By: Peter Hawkins
Produced By: John Ryan

: National News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Your Region Tonight

Look North, South Today
Look East, Midlands Today
Points West, Spotlight South West followed by Regional Weather (London only: Nationwide)

: Tom and Jerry: Touche Pussy Cat

Touche Pussy Cat ...tit-for-tat cat!

: Sportstown

featuring this week Eston v Derby This series of Sportstown continues to introduce new sports to the programme. Tonight's events include weightlifting - an event in which a strong Derby team are coached by Louis Martin , Britain's former World Champion.
Eston and Derby are also competing for a new Sports Council award given to the centre, who in the opinion of a panel of judges have contributed most to the series.
Producer PAUL LANG


Unknown: Louis Martin
Introduced By: David Vine
Introduced By: Ron Pickering
Producer: Paul Lang

: Star Trek: A Piece of the Action

This week: A Piece of the Action


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Mr McCoy: de Forest Kelley
Bela: Anthony Caruso
Kalo: Lee Delano
Krako: Victor Tayback

: My Honourable Mrs: To the Aid of the Party

A new seven-part comedy series by Richard Waring
Starring Derek Nimmo and Pauline Yates
with Aubrey Woods, Raymond Huntley, Alan Curtis

Henry has always looked with indulgence on Jane's ' casual interest' in the Mother of Parliaments. But it's a different matter when that interest threatens to disrupt an important business deal.


Writer: Richard Waring
Music: Dennis Wilson
Technical Adviser: Andrew Faulds, MP
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Producer: Graeme Muir
Jane Prendergast: Pauline Yates
William: Nicholas Drake
Eric Forbes: Alan Curtis
Henry Prendergast: Derek Nimmo
Sarah: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Tim: Anthony Howden
Trevor Crichton: Aubrey Woods
Prof Ramsay: Raymond Huntley
Reporter: John Colclough
Photographer: Simon Barry
First workman: Harry Goodier
Second workman: Charles Pemberton

: The Likes Of ...

A new film series which portrays in pictures and music the likes and dislikes of six well-known men and women.
In an illustrated conversation, fashion model and actress TWIGGY talks about a whole range of her personal tastes:
The 30s and egg and chips; Big Sur and Greta Garbo ; Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; Monty Python and Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
In sharing her fancies and phobias Twiggy reveals something of the Twiggy the public does not see.


Unknown: Greta Garbo
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Monty Python
Director: Mark Andrson

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Unknown: Peter Woods

: The Monday Film: The Knack

Rita Tushingham , Ray Brooks
Michael Crawford , Donal Donnelly Colin, a young man without it, seeks advice from the accomplished Tolen who most definitely has it - the knack with women, that is. The arrival of innocent Nancy from the provinces provides a suitable opportunity for Colin to try out Tolen's recipe for success.
Films: page


Unknown: Rita Tushingham
Unknown: Ray Brooks
Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Donal Donnelly
Nancy: Rita Tushingham
Tolen: Ray Brooks
Colin: Michael Crawford
Tom: Donal Donnelly
Angry father: John Bluthal
Teacher: Wensiley Pithey
Dress-shop owner: William Dexter
Picture owner: Peter Copley
Tom's landlady: Dandy Nichols
Man in photo booth: Charles Dyer
Junkyard owner: Timothy Bateson
Woman teacher: Margot Thomas

: Read All About It

Introduced and edited by Melvyn Bragg
Paperbacks of the Week chosen by Jonathan Miller , theatre, television and film director, writer, critic and doctor with Joan Bakewell , journalist and television interviewer and Clive James , television critic, poet and pop song writer
With them in the studio:
Authors of the Week with books freshly out in paperback
Lady Antonia Fraser Cromwell Our Chief of Men
Milton Shulman The Ravenous Eye, a book about the uses and misuses of television
Melvyn Bragg 's ' Review 1: page 54


Edited By: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser Cromwell
Unknown: Milton Shulman
Director: Nigel Williams
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

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