with the PLAYBOARD PUPPET THEATRE and CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP
The adventures of the daring chevalier, Francois de Recci, during the war between France and Spain 400 years ago.
A film serial in 11 episodes
Francois arrives at the beleaguered fort of Casal when the Spaniards are doing all in their power to destroy it before a truce can be called.
Francois de Recci:
Isabelle de Sospel:
Duc de Sospel:
Introduced by Roy Castle and Norris McWhirter
Roy visits the CN Tower in Toronto-the world's tallest freestanding structure, and tries out the world's ' smelliest substance ' on the studio audience.
Designer MALCOLM THORNTON
Producer ALAN RUSSELL
A series of ten films about the history and playing of the game. 4: The Batsmen with contributions by JACK RYDER JACK FINGLETON , HERBERT SUTCLIFFE GERRY GOMEZ and COLIN COWDREY.
' There's no doubt at all that the great batsmen of any age would have adapted themselves to the demands of the time ...'
(JOHN ARLOTT )
Research assistant FENELLA STURT Producer Gordon CROTON
Book (same title), 14.75, from bookshop.
A feature film starring Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell Orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live in the large isolated house of her uncle on the Yorkshire moors. With no friends and nothing to do, life for Mary becomes lonely and boring until she meets Dickon and together they find a new and wonderful world in the Secret Garden.
Based on the novel by FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
Directed by FRED M. WILCOX
. Films: page 16
(Frances Hodgson Burnett 's Little Lord Fauntleroy begins tomorrow at 6.5 pm)
in Behind the Screen
Behind the screen Charlie is jack of all trades and master of none, but in front of the cameras he becomes the best pie-thrower in the business.
Written and directed by CHARLES CHAPLIN New music written and directed by DENNIS WILSON. Executive producer
12.28 pm Weather BILL GILES
The aspiring actress:
The assistant director:
The director of the drama:
His leading lady:
The director of the comedy:
The Rugby League Cup Final Leeds v St Helens
Introduced by Frank Bough direct from the Empire Stadium, Wembley, including the pre-match presentation of the teams to HRH Princess Margaret
BOB WILSON , at Hampden Park, spotlights today's matches on the opening day of the 1978 Home International Championship. Britain's World Cup hopefuls, Scotland, are at home to Northern Ireland, and Wales take on England at Ninian Park.
The AAA and Sandbach Marathon A film report on the British National Championship, which is also the final trial for the Commonwealth Games and European Championships.
Organised by the AAA in association with the Provincial Insurance Company
Commentator RON PICKERING
1.25; 1.55; 2.25*
Racing from Ayr
1.30 Stewartry Handicap (1m)
2.0 Balmoral Castle Stakes (1m)
2.30 Ayr Sprint Handicap (6f) Commentators JULIAN WILSON and JIMMY LINDLEY
The Rugby League Cup Final
Leeds v St Helens
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the whole of this great occasion, followed by the presentation of the Cup and medals by The Rt Hon The Earl of Derby, mc A clash of the giants: Leeds, the Challenge Cup-holders, and St Helens, the Premiership winners. Leeds first won the Cup in 1910, and in 14 Final appearances have won nine times. St Helens are five times Cup winners, including their victory over Leeds in 1972. Commentator EDDIE WARING
Comments by DAVID WATKINS
4.45* Final Score
Including football and racing results, cricket scoreboard and highlights of today's sporting events.
12.40 Football Focus: l.t Athletics
1.85 Racing; 1.35 Sports Round-up
1.55 Racing; 2.5 Rugby League Preview
2.25 Racing: 2.35 Rugby League Cup Final
4.45 Final Score
'Timings may be changed by events Television presentation:
Rugby League NICK HUNTER , JIM RESIDE
Racing BILL MALCOLM
Football FOCUS MIKE MURPHY
Athletics TERRY LONG
Grandstand producer MARTIN HOPKINS
All this week CEEFAX will have news and background on the Home Soccer Internationals
THE MOUSEKETEERS introduce GOOFY in Lion Down a look at an unusual collection of antiques, including a pencil-sharpener, a typewriter, a phonograph and a chewing-gum machine!
Directed by DICK KROWN
Executive producer RON MILLER
with Angela Rippon ; Weatherman
5.45 Sport/Regional News
starring Abe Vigoda as Phil Fish with Florence Stanley and Barry Gordon The Neighbours
When the neighbours complain about having ' problem' kids in their midst, Phil Fish rashly decides to throw a party to prove them wrong.
Directed by NOAM PITLIK
starring Rolf Harris with his special guest Dana and the amazing
Wilfred Makepeace Lunn.
Join Rolf and his guests for half-an-hour of acting, painting but above all singing, featuring this week the children of St Cyril's Primary School, Liverpool.
Rex Harrison , Virginia Mayo
George Sanders , Laurence Harvey At the time of the Third Crusade, the Christian nations of Europe, led by Richard Coeur de Lion, are attempting to drive the Saracens out of the Holy Land. But they face a shrewd, resourceful foe in Sultan Saladin, the Saracen leader.
Directed by DAVID BUTLER. Films: page 16
Emir Ilderim/Sultan Saladin:
King Richard I:
Sir Giles Amaury:
Conrad, Marquis of Montferrat:
Archbishop of Tyre:
'Live' from the Television Theatre in London starring
Val Doonican with special guests: from Nashville Don Williams international guitarist John Williams and introducing
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Musical associate ROGER RICHARDS Special material amis MILLER and VAL DOONICAN
Costume designer NICHOLAS ROCKER Sound LARRY GOODSON
Lighting KEN MACGREGOR Designer JAN SPOCZYNSKI
Production YVONNE LITTLEWOOD
Telly Savalas as Police Lieutenant Theo Kojak a tough cop, with a tough job, in a tough town - New York
I Could Kill my Wife's Lawyer
One of Kojak's cops, Centorini, tries to prove his wife's divorce lawyer is a crook, but finds he becomes a murder suspect in the process.
with Angela Rippon Weather
Introduced by Jimmy Hill featuring
Northern Ireland v Scotland from Hampden Park, Glasgow Commentator DAVID COLEMAN Wales v England from Ninian Park, Cardiff
Commentator JOHN MOTSON
Last year Scotland beat Northern Ireland 3-0 at Hampden, and went on to win the Championship outright for the second season running. Wales beat England for the first time ever at Wembley, and were unbeaten to finish as runners-up. England were third and Northern Ireland fourth.
Studio director JOHN HOWLINSON
Producers JOHN MCGONAGLE , MIKE MURPHY Series producer ALEC WEEKS Editor JONATHAN MARTIN
(England v Northern Ireland: Sportsnight, Tuesday, 10.15 pm)
Live from Pebble Mill
Bob Langley and Tony Lewis invite you to meet their guests with Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Director ROY NORTON Producer ROY RONNIE