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: Roobarb

When Roobarb Found the Sauce of the Pond


Told By: Richard Briers
Written By: Grange Calveley
Written By: Animation Bob Godfrey

: The Saga of Noggin the Nog: 5: Nogbad the Bad

by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin


Writer: Oliver Postgate
Writer: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliot

: Why Don't You....?

Why Don't You just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead? The WDY gang present your ideas.


Director: Hilary Murphy
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Singing Ringing Tree

Part 2
The Princess is carried off by the bear and learns why all the animals will not approach her.

: Fabulous Animals

A series of six programmes presented by David Attenborough 5: Horns of Magic
In today's programme, DAVID ATTENBOROUGH explains some of the old legends that have surrounded all beasts with ' horns of magic '.


Presented By: David Attenborough

: Good Friday

A service of readings, music and prayers to commemorate the passion and death of Christ, from the Parish Church of St Ann, Manchester. The service is led by the Rector, CANON ERIC SAXON
Director R. T. BROOKS. BBC Manchester


Readers: Wilfred Harrison
Readers: David Mahlowe
Readers: John Franklyn-Robbins
Singers: William Byrd
Conductor: Stephen Wilkinson
Organist: Herbert Winterbottom
Producer: Stephen Whittle
Director: R. T. Brooks.

: James is Our Brother

.BAFTA ' Flame of Knowledge' award-winning programme
JAMES is 16, happy, and one of a large and affectionate family: he asks only that we shouldn't laugh at him and make him embarrassed, for James is a mongol boy.

: Boswall's Wildlife Safari to Mexico

The story of a six-month expedition by naturalist-explorer Jeffery Boswall from the Sonora Desert where animals and plants endure temperatures of well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, south to islands in the Sea of Cortez and off the Pacific coast, and to steaming mangrove swamps.
See giant, 50-foot tall saguaro cacti, colourful Heermann's gulls, massive elephant seals and graceful Californian sea lions, and, in the swamps, courting boat-billed herons and a bird that eats crabs.
The expedition moves further south to one of the last tracts of tropical rain forest in Mexico with its giant millipedes and beetles, noisy howler monkeys and agile spider monkeys, and finally on to a remote coral reef in the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico where tropical fish live amongst wrecked ships and lost migrating birds find refuge on the coral islands.
The best from an original series of six films.
Photography DOUGLAS FISHER Producer JEFFERY BOSWALL Compilation presented by ROBIN PRYTHERCH. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jeffery Boswall
Editor: Andrew Naylor
Producer: Jeffery Boswall
Presented By: Robin Prytherch.

: News


: The Greatest Story Ever Told

A feature film starring
Max von Sydow as Jesus
Dorothy McGuire as Mary Charlton Heston as John the Baptist
John Wayne as The Centurion
David McCallum as Judas Iscariot
Van Heflin as Bar
Amand George Stevens spent more than four years preparing to make what was to be one of his finest films: the story of Jesus, filmed entirely on location in the American South-west.
Director GEORGE STEVENS. Films: page 11


Unknown: Max von Sydow
Unknown: Dorothy McGuire
Unknown: Mary Charlton Heston
Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: David McCallum
Unknown: Judas Iscariot
Unknown: Van Heflin
Unknown: Amand George Stevens
Director: George Stevens.
James the Younger: Michael Anderson Jr
Veronica: Carroll Baker
Martha of Bethany: Ina Balin
Young man at the tomb: Pat Boone
Sorak: Victor Buono
Barabbas: Richard Conte
Mary Magdalene: Joanna Dunham
Herod Antipas: Jose Ferrer
Caiaphas: Martin Landau
Claudia: Angela Lansbury
Mary of Bethany: Janet Margolin
Matthew: Roddy McDowall
Uriah: Sal Mineo
Shemiah: Nehemiah Persoff
The Dark Hermit: Donald Pleasence
Simon of Cyrene: Sidney Poitier
Herod the Great: Claude Rains
Peter: Gary Raymond
Pontius Pilate: Telly Savalas
Nicodemus: Joseph Schildkraut
Questor: Paul Stewart
Woman of No Name: Shelley Winters

: Young Magician of the Year

Introduced by Peter Purves
Magical acts with mysterious names like ' Zombie ', 'Sympathetic Silks ' and ' Chinese Rings are performed by the five young magicians who have qualified from over 100 entrants for the final of this bi-annual competition.
By arrangement with The Magic Circle from their own theatre


Introduced By: Peter Purves
Producer: Dennis Monger

: Golden Antelope

A boy from the forest helps a magic antelope to escape when it is hunted by a wicked rajah.

: Evening News

with Richard Baker
Sports Results Weatherman

: None

London and South East only: The Tom and Jerry Show
All other English Regions: Regional News and Sport

: Ask the Family

The Final
A special Bank Holiday edition of this contest of speed and wits, to choose the winning family.
Robert Robinson referees the final round between the DAWSON FAMILY from Halstead in Essex and the winners of Monday evening's Semi-final.
(Ask the Family returns next year - see Letters page)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Robert Toner

: Disney Time

An Easter round-up of WALT DISNEY'S films
Introduced by John Craven Films include
Cinderella; Bambi
Treasure of Matecumbe Wind in the Willows
Freaky Friday The Shaggy DA Pinocchio
Presented by RICHARD EVANS


Introduced By: John Craven
Presented By: Richard Evans

: World Superstars

From nine countries come Olympic medallists, world record-holders and national champions to compete in the first-ever sporting contest to determine the supreme all-round sportsman to take the title of World Superstar plus a first prize of 25,000 dollars.
Staged at Calloway Gardens, Georgia, USA, each of the 15 competitors have the choice of contesting seven out of ten events. The contestants from Great Britain: John Conteh , world light heavyweight boxing champion, and Gareth Edwards , one of the all-time greats of Welsh rugby from Canada: Tony Gabriel , national Superstar and top football player from Austria: Karl Schnabl , gold medallist on the Olympic 90m ski jump from Belgium: Corky Bell, star of their national basketball team from Holland: Frank Nusse , Dutch Superstar and Olympic track athlete, and Rudi Krol , captain of their crack soccer team, Ajax from France: Guy Drut , Montreal gold medallist in the 110m hurdles from Sweden: Kjell Isaksson , reigning European Superstar from New Zealand: Peter Snell , gold medallist at the Rome and Tokyo Olympics and former world record-holder in the mile from America: Bob Seagren , gold medallist at the pole vault in 1968 and former American Superstar and stars from American Football Billy' White Shoes ' Johnson Jim Taylor , Dave Casper and Lynn Swann
Commentators in Georgia
Produced in association with Trans World International and Candid Productions Inc. Producer DON OHLMEYER of the American Broadcasting Company Executive producer IAN SMITH


Unknown: John Conteh
Unknown: Gareth Edwards
Unknown: Tony Gabriel
Unknown: Karl Schnabl
Unknown: Frank Nusse
Unknown: Rudi Krol
Unknown: Guy Drut
Unknown: Kjell Isaksson
Unknown: Peter Snell
Unknown: Bob Seagren
Unknown: Johnson Jim Taylor
Unknown: Dave Casper
Unknown: Lynn Swann
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Producer: Don Ohlmeyer
Producer: Ian Smith

: Are You Being Served?

by JEREMY LLOYD and DAVID CROFT It Pays to Advertise
Young Mr Grace decides that an advertising film should be made for showing at local cinemas. featuring and Designer RAY LONDON


Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Mr Grace
Designer: Ray London
Director: Bob Spiers.
Producer: David Croft
Mr Lucas: Trevor Bannister
Mrs Slocombe: Mollie Sugden
Captain Peacock: Frank Thornton
Mr Humphries: John Inman
Miss Brahms: Wendy Richard
Mr Grainger: Arthur Brough
Mr Rumbold: Nicholas Smith
Young Mr Grace: Harold Bennett
Mr Harman: Arthur English
The ten-pound perfume: Ferdy Mayne
The porter: Freddie Wiles
Miss Bakewell: Penny Irving
Mr Crawford: Raymond Bowers

: Roots: Part 1

The saga of an American family by Alex Haley

BBC1 presents, in six parts, the compelling story of one man's search for his roots which became the most successful television series in American history when it was shown there a few weeks ago.

Edward Asner as Captain Davies
Moses Gunn as Kintango
Thalmus Rasulala as Omoro
Cicely Tyson as Binta
Ralph Waite as Slater
and introducing
Levar Burton as Kunta Kinte

West Africa 1750: a son is born to Binta and Omoro of the Madinka tribe. He is named Kunta Kinte, and his childhood is happy - and free.

A David L. Wolper production

(Feature: p15)


Author: Alex Haley
Written for television by: William Blinn
Written for television by: Ernest Kinoy
Producer: Stan Margulies
Director: David Greene
Captain Davies: Edward Asner
Kintango: Moses Gunn
Omoro: Thalmus Rasulala
Binta: Cicely Tyson
Slater: Ralph Waite
Kunta Kinte: Levar Burton
Nyo Boto: Maya Angelou
Wrestler: Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Brima Cesay: Harry Rhodes
Gardner: William Watson
Fanta: Ren Woods

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Americana on the BBC 29 November 2015

: Main News

with Richard Baker
Weekend Weather KEITH BEST

: The Boy Friend

KEN RUSSELL 'S film based on the musical play by SANDY WILSON starring Twiggy, Christopher Gable Twiggy plays young Polly Browne , the nervous, bespectacled maid-of-all-work with a tattered provincial theatrical troupe who suddenly finds herself the leading lady!
Director KEN RUSSELL. Films: page 11


Unknown: Ken Russell
Play By: Sandy Wilson
Unknown: Polly Browne
Director: Ken Russell.
Polly Browne: Twiggy
Tony Brockhurst: Christopher Gable
Hortense: Barbara Windsor
Mme Dubonnet/Mrs Parkhill: Moyra Fraser
Percival Browne/Mr Percy Parkhill: Bryan Pringle
Lord Brockhurst/Max: Max Adrian
Lady Brockhurst/Catherine: Catherine Wilmer
De Thrill: Vladek Sheybal
' Mrs Peter: Anne Jameson
Pianist: Peter Greenwell
Rita: Glenda Jackson
Maisie: Antonia Ellis
Dulcie: Caryl Little
Fay: Georgina Hale

: Weather

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