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: Over the Moon

Presented by SAM DALE Slowtime
A humming-bird's wings beat too fast for the eye to see them. But what happens when you slow the picture down?
In the story sung by DON SPENCER , Rat Van Winkle decides to get away from the rat race.


Presented By: Sam Dale
Sung By: Don Spencer
Sung By: Rat van Winkle

: The Wombles



Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Told By: Bernard Cribbins

: Jackanory

with Kenneth Williams
Agaton Sax and the League of Silent Exploders by NILS-OLOF FRANSEN
What could be worse than an explosion without a bang? Lethal! Dangerous! Horrific! Agaton Sax , ace detective extraordinary, becomes involved in a plot of thrills, terror and technology.
Today: An Outrageous Mistake


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Agaton Sax
Unknown: Agaton Sax

: Laff-a-Lympics

A cartoon series
The Yogi Yahooeys , the Scooby-Doobys and the Really Rottens compete for gold medals in sporting events in many countries.
Today: Greece and Ozark Moun tains


Unknown: Yogi Yahooeys
Unknown: Ozark Moun

: Why Don't You....?

' Why Don't You just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead? '
A programme for children by children, about your own activities and ideas.
Producer Patrick DOWLING
Why Don't You: String Games, 60p, from bookshops


Director: Hilary Murphy
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Carson City

The feature film starring Randolph Scott with Lucille Norman , Raymond Massey Jeff Kincaid is hired to build a railroad over the mountains to protect gold and silver shipments from the mines to Carson City. In addition to opposition from the townspeople, Kincaid finds himself attacked by ' Big Jack ' Davis, mine owner -and gold robber!
Produced by DAVID WEISBART Directed by andre de TOTH Films: page 19


Unknown: Randolph Scott
Unknown: Lucille Norman
Unknown: Raymond Massey
Unknown: Jeff Kincaid
Unknown: Carson City.
Unknown: Winston Miller
Produced By: David Weisbart
Directed By: Andre de Toth
Jeff Kincaid: Randolph Scott
Susan Mitchell: Lucille Norman
' Big Jack ' Davis: Raymond Massey
Alan Kincaid: Richard Webb
Jim Squires: Larry Keating
William Sharon: George Cleveland
' Hardrock Haggerty: 'William Haade
Charles Crocker: Thurston Hall
Henry: Vince Barnett

: Weather

Michael Fish


Presented By: Michael Fish

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.35* Football Focus
Bob Wilson assesses the promotion and relegation battles in today's Easter programme.

1.10; 2.10* International Snooker from Sheffield: The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
The leading 16 professional players in the world compete over the next two weeks for the premier title in snooker and the biggest purse ever in the history of the game, £35,500. Today's opening session sees Perrie Mans of South Africa and Eddie Charlton of Australia begin their challenge for the title held by Ray Reardon.
Commentators Ted Lowe, Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton

1.50; 2.25; 3.0* Racing from Kempton Park
2.0 The Paragon Handicap Stakes dm)
2.35 The Pentecost Handicap Stakes (1½m)
3.10 The Masaka Stakes (lm)
Commentators Peter O'Sullevan, Jimmy Lindley and Julian Wilson

2.45; 3.30* International Motor Racing: The Philips Formula 2 International
The third round of the European Formula 2 Championship, which has attracted entries from all over the world. The list of past winners reads like a roll of honour, Jochen Kindt, Ronnie Peterson, Henri Pescarolo, Graham Hill and, more recently, Jacques Laffite.
Commentator Murray Walker
Organised by the British Automobile Racing Club

3.20; 4.0* International Swimming from Crystal Palace: The Coca-Cola International
This event has attracted swimmers from 24 nations including Australia, USSR, Canada and East Germany. It will give Britain's top swimmers a chance to compete at the highest level. Commentators Alan Weeks and Hamilton Bland

3.45; 4.20* International Show Jumping from the All England Jumping Club, Hickstead: The Embassy Grand Prix
The climax to the first meeting of the new season at the All England Jumping Club offers total prize money of £ 6,000, a third of which goes to the winner.
Commentator Dorian Williams

4.40* Final Score
Classified football results and reports; news of today's major events.

Today's Timetable:
12.35 Football Focus; 1.10 Snooker
1.50 Racing; 2.10 Snooker; 2.25 Racing
2.45 Motor Racing; 3.0 Racing
3.20 Swimming: 3.30 Motor Racing
3.45 Show Jumping; 4.0 Swimming
4.20 Show Jumping; 4.40 Final Score
* Timings subject to alteration

Racing results from all the main meetings on Ceefax


Introduced by: Frank Bough
Presenter ("Football Focus"): Bob Wilson
Snooker player: Perrie Mans
Snooker player: Eddie Charlton
Commentator (Snooker): Ted Lowe
Commentator (Snooker): Jack Karnehm
Commentator (Snooker): Clive Everton
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Jimmy Lindley
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Motor racing): Murray Walker
Commentator (Swimming): Alan Weeks
Commentator (Swimming): Hamilton Bland
Commentator (Show jumping): Dorian Williams
Television Presentation ("Football Focus"): Mike Murphy
Television Presentation (Snooker): Nick Hunter
Television Presentation (Snooker): Richard Tilling
Television Presentation (Snooker): Keith Philips
Television Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Television Presentation (Motor racing): Richard Tilling
Television Presentation (Swimming): Johnny Watherston
Television Presentation (Show jumping): Fred Viner
Producer, "Grandstand": Martin Hopkins
Editor, "Grandstand": Harold Anderson

: Cheggers Plays Pop

starring Keith Chegwin with GORDON ASTLEY , DEBBY CUMMING
The irrepressible Cheggers leads his teams the Reds and Yellows through the fun and games.
Designer MEL BIBBY
Producer PETER ridsdale SCOTT BBC Manchester


Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Unknown: Gordon Astley
Unknown: Debby Cumming
Designer: Mel Bibby
Director: Johnnie Stewart
Producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott

: News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Today's Sport

: Tom and Jerry: The Midnight Snack

(London and South East only)

Regional News
(All other English regions)

: Robert Brothers Easter Circus

Jugglers and tumblers, elephants and horses, lions and acrobats, together with the world's greatest flying trapeze artists combine to bring a circus of thrills, excitement and daring from beneath the Big Top.
Ringmaster Holly Gray introduces The Circus Horses
Bobby Roberts Jr presents eight magnificent chestnut Arab stallions. The Glories: Mexico's high spinning spring-board act.
The Biargees: Spain's top international jugglers.
Robert Brothers Big Cats
Johnnie Roberts presents a pride of wild African lionesses.
The Hassani Troupe: nine whirl-wind tumblers from Morocco. Robert Brothers Elephants
Bobby Roberts Jr with his six giants of the circus.
The Crazy Comedy Car
Trouble for the clowns, who look for reliable transport. and from South Africa The Flying Osiers
The World Champions on the flying trapeze display their skill, courage and precision that recently won them the world title.
Circus production by BOBBY and TOMMY ROBERTS SR Commentator RAY MOORE :
Musical director BURT RHODES
Television presentation IAN SMITH


Introduces: Holly Gray
Unknown: Bobby Roberts Jr
Unknown: Bobby Roberts Jr
Unknown: Tommy Roberts
Commentator: Ray Moore
Director: Burt Rhodes
Designer: Debbie Knight
Unknown: Ian Smith

: Larry Grayson's Generation Game

A special edition for Easter Monday with surprise guests and games for the contestants, which all the family can play at home. starring
Larry Grayson with Isla St Clair
Orchestra conducted by RONNIE HAZLEHURST
. Programme associate TONY hawes


Unknown: Larry Grayson
Conducted By: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Tony Hawes
Designer: Tony Burrough
Unknown: Marcus Plantin
Unknown: Alan Boyd

: Abba in Switzerland

Abba star in their first-ever European television special, recorded on location in the Swiss Alps, in which they sing many of their million-sellting hits together with some brand-new songs.
Also featuring their guests Kate Bush , Roxy Music
Choreography Geoffrey RICHER
Additional film director PHIL BISHOP Producer MICHAEL HURLL


Unknown: Kate Bush
Unknown: Geoffrey Richer
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Script: Ian Davidson
Unknown: Chris Holcomb.
Unknown: Bert Oaten
Designer: Anna Ridley
Director: Phil Bishop
Producer: Michael Hurll

: Main News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: The Monday Film: The Last Valley

Michael Caine , Omar Sharif
1641: the 23rd year of the 30 Years War raging throughout Europe. In this magnificently filmed historical adventure, Michael Caine gives an impressive performance as the captain of a group of German mercenaries who decide to winter in a valley rather than pillage it. He and former teacher Vogel gradually learn to respect each other, whilst superstition and brutality erode the enclosed society in ' the last valley'.
Screenplay by JAMES CLAVELL
Based on the novel by J.B. PICK
Produced and directed by JAMES clavell (First showing on British television) Films: page 19


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Omar Sharif
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: James Clavell
Novel By: J.B. Pick
Directed By: James Clavell
Captain: Michael Caine
Vogel: Omar Sharif
Erica: Florinda Bolkan
Gruber: Nigel Davenport
Fr Sebastian: Per Oscarsson
Hoffman: Arthur O'Connell
Inge: Madeline Hinde
Pirelli: Yorco Voyagis
Julio: Miguel Alejandro
Andreas: Christian Roberts

: Parkinson

Michael Parkinson presents a selection of highlights from his recent series featuring, in order of appearance:
Fozzie Bear, Spike Milligan, Roy Hudd, Dick Emery, Kenneth More, Brian Johnston, Frankie Howerd, Sir Ralph Richardson, Barry Sheene, Sammy Davis Jr, Buddy Rich, Commissioner Catherine Bramwell-Booth, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, John Conteh, Lauren Bacall, Cyril Fletcher, Dolly Parton, Bricktop, Ray Reardon, Val Doonican, Chesney Allen, Richard Stilgoe, Kirk Douglas, Mickey Rooney, Dame Edna Everage, Olivia Newton-John, Gloria Swanson, Jim Henson, Kermit, Frank Oz, Miss Piggy, Rolf Harris
Director Ian Hamilton Producer JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Sir Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Barry Sheene
Unknown: Sammy Davis Jr
Unknown: Buddy Rich
Unknown: Commissioner Catherine Bramwell-Booth
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: John Conteh
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Dolly Parton
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Val Doonican
Unknown: Chesney Allen
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Dame Edna Everage
Unknown: Olivia Newton-John
Unknown: Gloria Swanson
Unknown: Jim Henson
Unknown: Frank Oz
Unknown: Rolf Harris
Producer: Hamilton John Fisher

: Weatherman

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