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: Cricket: Second Test

England v Australia from Lord's
The whole of the first morning's play.
For touring teams, the Lord's Test has an atmosphere and tradition of its very own, and the Australian side will be anxious to live up to the standards of their predecessors.
It was in the Lord's match three years ago that Australia squared the series, and Bob Massie took a record 16 wickets on his debut. Introduced by PETER WEST
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation by DAVID KENNING and BILL TAYLOB


Unknown: Bob Massie
Introduced By: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Commentators: Jim Laker
Presentation By: David Kenning
Presentation By: Bill Taylob

: Ragtime

: News

Weatherman KEITH BEST

: Bilidowcar

Children's magazine

: Cricket and Racing

Second Test:
England v Australia from Lord's
Further coverage of the first afternoon's play.
Glorious Goodwood
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the third day's racing from the superb setting of Goodwood racecourse, high on the Sussex Downs.
2.30 The Lanson Champagne Stakes (7f)
3.5 The Singleton Handicap (5f)
3.35 The Goodwood Cup (about 2m 5f)
The traditional highlight 01 the week, first raced in 1812, is still started by flag in front of the grandstand.


Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Jimmy Lindley
Commentators: John Hanmer
Introduced By: Julian Wllson
Unknown: Dennis Monger
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Bewitched

Samantha's adventures in magic.

: Newsround Extra: The World's Youngest Country: Part 1

In Bangladesh, over half the population is under the age of 16. What is it like to be a child in the world's youngest, and most overcrowded, country? Hopeless or hopeful? John Craven has just returned from Bangladesh with this special two-part report. He says, 'My first impression was of a lot of happy faces.'


Presenter: John Craven
Producer: Jill Roach
Director: Michael Beynon

: Sir Prancelot

: National News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Your Region Tonight

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

: Private Lives: The Private Life of the Cuckoo

Introduced by Jeffery Boswall

The bizarre life-style of the cuckoo is unique among European birds. This film tells the story of a pair of cuckoos that conduct their cuckolding in a colony of reed warblers. The hen lays 12 eggs, each in the nest of a foster-parent. The young squatter cuckoo on hatching, evicts the warbler eggs or chicks and takes for itself all the food the nanny warbler can collect. When the juvenile cuckoo is full grown it completely dwarfs the warblers but they continue to feed it until it flies off.

Many people regard cuckoos as clever or cruel, or both. By our standards they may be, but cuckoos are not humans, they are birds: birds with a simply amazing life-style as this extraordinary film shows.

Private Lives, based on previous programmes in the series, £1.75 from bookshops


Presenter/Writer/Producer: Jeffery Boswall
Filmed by: Maurice Tibbles

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Vine featuring 50 years of world sporting action
Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan return to captain two teams of sporting celebrities who will be puzzling over faces, places and voices from the history of sport. Guests this week include Mary Peters , Jim Cumbes Alan Ball , Bunny Johnson
Producer HAZEL LEWTHWAITE (Manchester)


Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Mary Peters
Unknown: Jim Cumbes
Unknown: Alan Ball
Unknown: Bunny Johnson
Director: Keith Phillips
Producer: Hazel Lewthwaite

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and the news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Tony Blackburn TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA
Assistant producer STANLEY APPEL Producer ROBIN NASH
BBCtv's Best of Top of the Pops, Volume 2, is on sale now from record shops, on the BEEB label, price £2.75


Introduced By: Tony Blackburn
Director: Johnny Pearson
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Stanley Appel
Producer: Robin Nash

: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring co-starring and featuring
Down in the Jungle
The plane carrying the Concert Party is forced down in the jungle. Are they this side of the enemy lines - or the other side


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Producer: David Croft
Rangi Ram: Michael Bates
BSM Williams: Windsor Davies
Bombardier Solomons: George Layton
Gunner Beaumont: Melvyn Hayes
Colonel Reynolds: Donald Hewlett
Gnr Parkins: Christopher Mitchell
Gnr Graham: John Clegg
Capt Ashwood: Michael Knowles
Gnr Mackintosh: Stuart McGugan
Char Wallah: Dino Shafeek
Gnr Sugden: Don Estelle
Gnr Evans: Mike Kinsey
Gnr Clark: Kenneth MacDonald
Punka Wallah: Babar Bhatti
Pilot: Tariq Yunis
Restaurant proprietor: Mohammed Shamsi
Indian ground worker: Saad Ghazi

: Robbie

Fyfe Robertson has seen the aeroplane progress from fun for a few to transport for many and, since jets especially, a magic carpet for holiday millions.
'When I walk around in a wide-bodied jumbo jet, or watch Concorde nosing down from the sky, or enter a great airport, I never fail to marvel that these things have come well within a single life-span.'


Unknown: Fyfe Robertson
Music By: Ian Campbell
Producer: Tom Savage

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Richard Whitmore and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: War and Peace

by LEO TOLSTOY : dramatised in nine parts by JACK PULMAN : part 5 Social life in Russia returned to normal, allowing Natasha and Sonya to attend their first ball. Andrei recovered from his wife's death, was enchanted by Natasha and asked her to marry him. Although she accepted, she had to agree reluctantly to wait for a year. Nikolai, against his mother's wishes, confirmed his intention to marry Sonya.
Cast in order of appearance:
War and Peace, a RADIO TIMES SPECIAL, 25p post paid, available from BBC Publications, Box 234. London SE1 STH


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Jack Pulman
Producer: David Conroy
Director: John Davies
Natasha: Morag Hood
Sonya: Joanna David
Count Rostov: Rupert Davies
Maria Dmitrievna: Beatrix Lehmann
Prince Bolkonsky: Anthony Jacobs
Mile Bourienne: Athene Fielding
Maria: Angela Down
KutUZOV: Frank Middlemass
Dolohov: Donald Burton
Hélène: Fiona Gaunt
Anatole Kuragin: Colin Baker
Mile Georges: Elma Soiron
Balaga: Terry Nelson
Maid: Joy Hope
Pierre: Anthony Hopkins
Andrei: Alan Dobie
Napoleon: David Swift
Napoleon's secretary: Geoffrey Morris
Fouche: Morris Perry
Nikolenka: Toby Bridge
Tsar Alexander: Donald Douglas
Pfuhl: Peter Bathurst
Barclay de Tolly: John Cazabon
General Balashev: Michael Gover
Petya: Rufus Frampton

: Lord Hill at Home

to Robin Day
Charles Hill , piano-maker's son, doctor, British Medical Association Secretary in the negotiations with Aneurin Bevan on setting up the National Health Service, ' Radio Doctor,' MP, Cabinet Minister in Harold Macmillan 's Government, Chairman of both the Independent Television Authority and the BBC, Privy Councillor and for the last 12 years, Baron Hill of Luton.
LORD HILL, in an informal filmed interview, reflects on his varied and often controversial public life.
'Providence didn't construct me for a decorative role. I really don't fit easily into the role of stooge,' says LORD HILL


Piano-Maker: Charles Hill
Unknown: Aneurin Bevan
Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Producer: Christopher Capron

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