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When it was Night

: Jackanory: Mortimer's Tie

by Joan Aiken
with Bernard Cribbins
Arabel's pet raven, Mortimer, finds a diamond ring and as a reward the entire Jones family, including Mortimer, are invited on a cruise to Spain on the maiden voyage of 'The Queen of Bethnal Green' - with disastrous results.
Today: Found: One Diamond


Author: Joan Aiken
Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins

: Why Don't You....?

Why Don't You just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead?
A collection of your letters and ideas on how to use your spare time, presented by the WDY gang.
(Write to us at BBC Bristol, [Postcode removed]; please enclose a long sae if you want instructions about an item shown)


Directed by: Hilary Murphy
Produced by: Patrick Dowling

: The Boy from Lapland

3: Together with his friend Per, Ante sets off to find his lost reindeer and encounters a snowstorm. Story told by MARTIN JARVIS
Presented by PEGGY MILLER (Part 4 tomorrow)


Told By: Martin Jarvis
Presented By: Peggy Miller

: Lippy Lion

Water Melon Felon

: The Rainbow Jacket

A feature film starring Kay Walsh Bill Owen , Edward Underdown
Robert Morley and Fella Edmonds When ex-jockey Sam Lilley meets young Georgie Crain at a race meeting he knows he has found a natural, a boy with that indefinable something that makes a great jockey.
Screenplay by T. E. B. CLARKE Produced by MICHAEL BALCON
Directed by BASIL DEARDEN. Films: page 9


Unknown: Kay Walsh
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Edward Underdown
Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Sam Lilley
Unknown: Georgie Crain
Unknown: T. E. B. Clarke
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Basil Dearden.
Lord Logan: Robert Morley
Barbara: Kay Walsh
Tyler: Edward Underdown
Georgie: Fella Edmonds
Sam: Bill Owen
VOSS: Charles Victor
Monica: Honor Blackman
Lord Stoneleigh: Wilfrid Hyde White
Bernie Rudd: Ronald Ward
Travers: Howard Marion Crawford
Harry: Sidney James
Gresham: Michael Trubshaw

: Holiday Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
Football Focus
American Basketball
The NCAA Championship Semi-Finals
The USA's four top teams in competition.
1.25; 2.5; 3.50*
Motor Racing from Thruxton
The feature race this afternoon is the Philips Car Radio Formula 2 International, with supporting races in Formula 3 and Saloon Cars. Organised by the BARC. Commentator MURRAY WALKER
1.50; 2.30; 3.5; 3.40*
Racing from Kempton
2.0 Kosset Carpet Stakes (1m)
2.35 Sanyo Selling Stakes (lm 3f)
3.10 Selfridges H'cap Stakes dim)
3.45 Allders of Croydon Handicap Stakes (7f)
2.40; 3.15; 3.50*
International Swimming from Leeds
The Coca-Cola International
Swimmers from 18 nations compete in this traditional Easter meeting. One of the most interesting races of the day is the Women's 800m Freestyle. TRACEY WICKHAM and MICHELLE FORD of Australia have between them broken the world record three times already this season, and should be pushed by the East Germans to another record swim. Commentator ALAN WEEKS
4.45* Final Score
Including football, racing and rugby results, and a recording of this afternoon's Irish Grand National.
Today's timetable:
12.35 Football Focus; 12.55 Basketball
1.25 Motor Racing; 1.50 Racing
2.5 Motor Racing: 2.30 Racing
2.40 Swimming: 3.5 Racing
3.15 Swimming; 3.40 Racing
3.58 Swimming/Motor Racing
4.45 Final Score
* Timings may be changed by events Television presentation:
Grandstand producer MARTIN HOPKINS Edited by ALAN HART


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: Tracey Wickham
Unknown: Michelle Ford
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Unknown: Mike Murphy
Edited By: Alan Hart

: Evening News

with Peter Woods; Weatherman


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Billy Smart's Easter Circus

A spectacular springtime visit to the sawdust ring for international circus entertainment. Introduced by Ringmistress Yasmine Smart.
From Britain:
Ricardo and his lions
Sebastien, 50 feet above the ring.
From East Germany:
Bubi and Juli, two clowns with numerous talents.
From Italy: Michael Chenn, balancing his bicycle at the top of a lamp-post
The Folcos Family Clowns and Bon Accorso, two brothers and their sister who spend their family life on a slack wire.
From Britain: The Wychwood Dogs
From Switzerland: Bronley and his Rocket, grace and charm suspended from a space-aged rocket
From Italy: Los Erminios, jugglers international.


Ringmistress/Presenter: Yasmine Smart
Lion act: Ricardo and his Lions
High-wire walker: Sebastien
Clown: Bubi
Clown: Juli
Acrobat: Michael Chenn
Clowns: The Folcos Family
Acrobat trio on slack wire: Bon Accorso
Dog act: The Wychwood Dogs
Performer: Bronley
Jugglers: Los Erminios
Circus production: Billy Smart
Circus production: Ronnie Smart
Circus production: David Smart
Musical director: Burt Rhodes
Lighting: Sam Branter
Sound: Jeff Baker
Designer: Allan Anson
Television presentation: Ken Griffin

: Disney Time

A traditional Easter mixture of comedy and adventure from the world of Walt Disney films. Introduced by Cliff Richard. Films include:
"The Rescuers", "Alice in Wonderland", "Candleshoe", "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", "Mary Poppins", "That Darn Cat", "Pinocchio", "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo".


Presenter: Cliff Richard
Presented by: Richard Evans

: Blake's Seven: Orac

by Terry Nation
The last episode of the present series
Starring Gareth Thomas, Sally Knyvette, Paul Darrow, Jan Chappell, Michael Keating, David Jackson
with Stephen Greif, Jacqueline Pearce, Derek Farr.

The Federation want Orac. Blake must get to it first. But what is it...?


Writer/Series created by: Terry Nation
Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Chris Boucher
Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: David Maloney
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Blake: Gareth Thomas
Jenna: Sally Knyvette
Avon: Paul Darrow
Cally: Jan Chappell
Vila: Michael Keating
Gan: David Jackson
Zen: Peter Tuddenham
Travis: Stephen Greif
Servalan: Jacqueline Pearce
Ensor: Derek Farr
Phibian: James Muir
Phibian: Paul Kidd

: Snowtime Special

The second of two holiday programmes recorded in Switzerland featuring music, song and dance combined with winter sports. Presented by Petula Clark with her guests Charles Aznavour Manhattan Transfer
The Three Degrees
Claude Francois, Udo Jurgens Wolfgang Danne and Jillian featuring
Assistant producer BOB SPIERS Producer MICHAEL HURLL


Presented By: Petula Clark
Unknown: Geoffrey Richer
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Maggie Stredder
Unknown: Chris Holcombe
Producer: Bob Spiers
Producer: Michael Hurll

: Main News

with Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Victory at Entebbe

A special presentation of the all-star American TV production. with On 27 June 1976 an Air France plane on a flight from Paris to Tel Aviv was hijacked by a group of terrorists. The passengers' ordeal lasted for seven days until their dramatic rescue by Israeli commandos. This dramatisation vividly conveys the tension of the human drama aboard the aircraft and the political tension in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Directed by MARVIN CHOMSKY A DAVID L. WOLPER production


Written By: Ernest Kinoy
Directed By: Marvin Chomsky
Unknown: David L. Wolper
German hijacker: Helmut Berger
Chana Vilnovsky: Linda Blair
Hershel Vilnovsky: Kirk Douglas
Col Netanyahu: Richard Dreyfuss
Mrs Wise: Helen Hayes
Yitzhak Rabin: Anthony Hopkins
Shimon Peres: Burt Lancaster
Edra Vilnovsky: Elizabeth Taylor
YakoV: Theodore Bikel
Mordecai Gur: Stefan Gierasch
Benyamin Wise: David Groh
President Idi Amin: Julius Harris
Capt Dukas: Christian Marquand
Nomi Haroun: Jessica Walters
Gen Dan Shomron: Harris Yuli
Natan Haroun: Allan Miller
German woman: Bibi Besch
Aaron Olav: David Sheiner

: The Sky at Night: Suns, Space-Ships and Bug-Eyed Monsters

Ever since the days of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, science fiction and space exploration have been closely linked, and over the last 100 years science fiction has often become science fact.
Patrick Moore talks to Arthur C. Clarke, the science fiction writer, who describes himself as an armchair astronaut, and Michael Bentine, best known as a humorist, but who is also a serious and dedicated scientist.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Arthur C. Clarke
Guest: Michael Bentine
Producer: Patricia Wood

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