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: Open University

6.40 William Wordsworth

7.5 Geology - Granite

7.30 How to Build a Phage

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

11.5-11.25 Let's Look at Wales
A Nature Reserve in Anglesey Presented by DAVID PARRY-JONES
11.35 Preview: Music Time
A chance for teachers to sample programmes from next year's output: Music Time for seven- to nine-year-olds.
Producer JOHN hosier


Presented By: David Parry-Jones
Producer: John Hosier

: Golf and Cricket

International Golf
The Colgate PGA Championship Introduced by Harry Carpenter from Royal Birkdale Golf
Club, Southport.
MANUEL PINERO, last year's winner, defends his title against some of the world's top golfers.
England v Pakistan 'rom The Oval, for
The Prudential Trophy rhe morning's play of :he second one-day international with another E2,000 prize money going to the winners. Introduced by Peter West
Golf TV presentation RICHARD TILLING and DAVID KENNING. Editor A. P. WILKINSON Cricket TV presentation by BILL TAYLOR and BOB DUNCAN
(Continued on BBC2 1.20 pm)


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Introduced By: Peter West
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: David Kenning.
Editor: A. P. Wilkinson
Presentation By: Bill Taylor
Presentation By: Bob Duncan

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill

and Dig This with Peter Seabrook


Unknown: Peter Seabrook

: How Do You Do?

CARMEN MUNRO introduces rhymes and counting games and tells a story. Library Visit


Introduces: Carmen Munro

: For Schools, Colleges

2.5 Scene: Gulpin
2.35 Preview: Merry-go-Round
This afternoon Preview presents a selection of typical material from Merry-go-Round, a miscellany series for eight- and nine-year-olds. Producer MIKE HARRISON


Producer: Mike Harrison

: Golf and Cricket

International Golf
A further visit to Royal Birkdale for coverage of the first day's play. Cricket
England v Pakistan from The Oval for the afternoon's play.

: Play School

: Scooby Doo

: Playhouse: The Invisible Guest

by Alan England

When the Brellors are invited to the castle for the christening of the young duke, Sim has to stay behind to look after the farm. Then an old lady turns up on the doorstep with a magic cloak. Meanwhile, up at the castle, there are wicked plans afoot.


Writer: Alan England
Executive Producer: Anna Home
Director: Roger Singleton-Turner
Sim Brellor: John Salthouse
Um Brellor: Sion Probert
Mistress Brellor: Pamela Manson
Duke: Michael Knowles
Duchess: Maureen O'Brien
Nurse: Jo Rowbottom
Jester: Jimmy Gardner
Witch: Helena McCarthy
Parson: Roy Spencer

: Horses Galore

with Susan King
This week SUSAN visits Ann Knowles to find out how to get a pony ready for a show; discovers that a totally blind pony can still take part in gymkhana events; and goes to Hickstead for a special Mixed Team Challenge Relay which involves show jumpers, pony pairs, motorcycles and Pony Club children.
Film editor JOHN LYTE


Unknown: Susan King
Unknown: Ann Knowles
Editor: John Lyte

: Roobarb

When Roobarb Found the Sauce of the Pond

: Evening News

with Richard Baker Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Nationwide in Europe

Including tonight: a visit to the magnificent Grand Place in Brussels and a look at how urban terrorism threatens life in many of Europe's great cities.

: The Wonderful World of Disney

Nature's Strangest Oddballs
That extraordinary cartoon character Professor Ludwig Von Drake takes a look at some even more peculiar creatures, real and imaginary, including Goliath II, the mouse-size elephant, and a flying donkey!
A combination of true-life and cartoon.


Unknown: Professor Ludwig von Drake

: It's a Knockout

Three towns compete for a place in the Swiss Heat of Jeux sans Frontieres
Milton Keynes v Hemel Hempstead v Stevenage
Introduced from Milton Keynes by Stuart Hall and Eddie Waring
Producer CECIL KORER. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Milton Keynes
Unknown: Stuart Hall
Unknown: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Referees Arthur Ellis
Unknown: Mike Swann
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Paul Loosley
Producer: Cecil Korer.

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker
Weekend Weather MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Petrocelli

A film series starring with Tonight: A Life for a Life Drop-out Edgar Dorsey is refused a hotel room and is heard to threaten the manager who is later found dead in the blazing ruins. Defence is difficult enough for Petrocelli without the only favourable witness refusing to testify.


Tony Petrocelli: Barry Newman
Maggie Petrocelli: Susan Howard
Pete Ritter: Albert Salmi
Edgar Dorsey: Geoffrey Deuel
Arlene Johnson: Sharon Farrell
Joshua Forbes: John Anderson
Wheaton: Henry Jones

: Tonight

Explaining the news that will still matter tomorrow - tonight. Introduced by DENIS TUOHY with the John Timpson report.


Introduced By: Denis Tuohy
Unknown: John Timpson
Editor: Roger Bolton

: The World Professional Modern Dancing Championship

at The Royal Albert Hall , London Also the final of the United Kingdom Amateur Ten Dance Championship and The United Kingdom
Formation Championship to the music of ANDY ROSS and TONY EVANS
Introduced by Terry Wogan Commentators BARRI HAYNES and PEGGY SPENCER
Arranged by ERIC D. MORLEY
Organised by Mecca Promotions in conjunction with the Bottlers of Coca-Cola
Presented for television by BARRIE EDGAR BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Albert Hall
Introduced By: Terry Wogan
Commentators: Barri Haynes
Commentators: Peggy Spencer
Arranged By: Eric D. Morley
Television By: Barrie Edgar

: The Late Film: Lady Godiva Rides Again

Dennis Price , John McCallum Sidney James , Diana Dors
Pauline Stroud , Stanley Holloway Marjorie Clark , a pretty but naïve waitress in a provincial town, enters a local beauty contest. When she wins, Marjorie imagines that she is on the way to becoming a film star, especially after she meets her screen idol, the suave Simon Abbott.
This gentle comedy from the 50s, made by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliatt , boasts a fine supporting cast of British character actors.
Directed and produced by FRANK LAUNDER and SIDNEY GILLIATT
. Films: page 10
(First showing on British television)


Unknown: Dennis Price
Unknown: John McCallum
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Diana Dors
Unknown: Pauline Stroud
Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: Marjorie Clark
Unknown: Simon Abbott.
Unknown: Frank Launder
Unknown: Sidney Gilliatt
Produced By: Frank Launder
Produced By: Sidney Gilliatt
Simon Abbott: Dennis Price
Larry Burns: John McCallum
Mr Clark: Stanley Holloway
Mrs Clark: Gladys Henson
Marjorie: Pauline Stroud
Janie: Bernadette O'Farrell
Sylvia: Kay Kendall
Johnny: George Cole
Dolores August: Diana Dors
Eddie Mooney: Eddie Byrne
Film publicity woman: Dora Bryan
Lew Beeson: Sidney James

: Weather

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