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: The Wombles



Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford

: Jackanory

with Eleanor Bron The Great Solomon
Today: The Beggar King


Unknown: Eleanor Bron

: Why Don't You....?

just switch off your television set and do something less boring? Your ideas, games and activities presented by the children of the Belfast Why Don't You ... ? gang.

: The Road to the Cross

For several years the Rugby town centre churches have joined in an unusual Passion Play. There are no dressed-up actors - the words of the Bible story are spoken and hymns are sung by people belonging to the congregations. There is no scenery -the action takes place in different parts of Rugby School. Everybody present is involved in the event, which moves from the Last Supper to Calvary, and beyond. Introduced by TINA HEATH
Television presentation by MICHAEL SHOESMITH , BBC Birmingham


Introduced By: Tina Heath
Presentation By: Michael Shoesmith

: Courage of Lassie

The feature film starring Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Tom Drake and Lassie
Bill, a beautiful collie dog adopted by young Kathie Merrick as a pup, performs courageously as a 'war dog' during World War II. But, like many of his human comrades, he returns home deeply affected by his experiences.
Screenplay by LIONEL HOUSER Produced by ROBERT SISK
Directed by FRED M. WILCOX. Films. p 11


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Frank Morgan
Unknown: Tom Drake
Unknown: Lassie Bill
Unknown: Kathie Merrick
Unknown: Lionel Houser
Produced By: Robert Sisk
Unknown: Fred M. Wilcox.
Kathie Merrick: Elizabeth Taylor
Harry MacBain: Frank Morgan
Sergeant Smitty: Tom Drake
Mrs Merrick: Selena Royle
Judge Payson: Harry Davenport
Old man: George Cleveland
Farmer Crews: Morris Ankrum

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore Weather MICHAEL FISH
1.42 Regional News
(London and SE only: News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Heads and Tails

A See-Saw programme

: The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

The feature film starring Laurence Harvey
Claire Bloom , Karl Boehm
Once upon a time in Bavaria, there lived two brothers, Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm. They were supposed to be at work on a very boring biography of a Bavarian duke, but they spent most of their time writing fairy stories.
Screenplay by DAVID p. HARMON
Based on Die Brilder Grimm by DR HERMANN GERSTNER
Produced by GEORGE PAL
Directed by HENRY LEVIN , Films: page 11


Unknown: Laurence Harvey
Unknown: Claire Bloom
Unknown: Karl Boehm
Unknown: Jacob Grimm.
Unknown: David P. Harmon
Unknown: Charles Beaumont
Unknown: William Roberts
Unknown: Brilder Grimm
Unknown: Dr Hermann Gerstner
Produced By: George Pal
Directed By: Henry Levin
Wilhelm Grimm: Laurence Harvey
Jacob Grimm: Karl Boehm
Dorothea Grimm -: Claire Bloom
Stossel: Walter Slezak
Greta Heinrich: Barbara Eden
Duke: Oscar Homolka
Rumpelstiltskin: Arnold Stang
Princess: Yvette Mimieux
Woodsman: Russ Tamblyn
King: Jim Backus
Gypsy: Beulah Bondi
Cobbler: Laurence Harvey
Ludwig: Terry-Thomas
Hans: Buddy Hackett

: The Bells of Astercote

by PENELOPE LIVELY dramatised by VALERIE GEORGESON ' All the old fear is coming back ... The past isn't very far away - not in a place like Astercote.'
Executive producer ANNA HOME


Unknown: Penelope Lively
Dramatised By: Valerie Georgeson
Producer: Anna Home
Director: Marilyn Fox
Mair: Siobhan Brooks
Peter ,: Ifor Williams
Goacher: John Branwell
Evadne: Janis Winters
Mr Tranter: Ivor Roberts
Mrs Tranter: Kristine Howarth
Betsy Tranter: Alison Rolfe
Mr Jenkins: Davyd Harries
Tom Craddock: John Malcolm
Major Pratt: Lloyd Lamble
Mrs Fletcher: Brenda Cowling
Luke Tranter: Richard Hunter
Mrs Fowler: Pat Quayle
Frank Turner: Keith James
TV reporter: Sarah Grazebrook
TV cameraman: Bill McGuirk
Village woman: Val Lorraine
Estate girl: Penny Jones

: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Robert Brothers International Circus

All the traditional spectacle, fun, excitement and suspense of the circus ring are brought to you in this special holiday presentation from the Big Top.
Ringmaster Norman Barr. ett introduces: The Koutoubia Troupe: acrobatic tumbling presented with bewildering agility by eight Moroccan gymnasts. Clarrison's Sea-lions:
Clare and Peter Harrison with three super-talented Peruvian sea* lions.
The Bruksons: incredible precision and balance from one of Germany's top circus troupes, joined bv 11-year-old
Kitty Roberts on the low wire. Tommy Roberts Jr : presenting his quartet of Indian elephants and Appalachian horses.
Supernova: dare-devil acrobatics suspended in space.
Jacko Fossett and Little Willy: slapstick clowning 'out of this world'.
Fudi and Suzanne: star jugglers from the Hungarian State Circus. Bobby Roberts Jr : with his eight magnificent Arab stallions.
The Flying Ramos: courage, grace and excitement from Mexico's top flying trapeze artists.
Commentator BRUCE HAMMAL
Circus production by BOBBY and TOMMY ROBERTS SR Sound CHRIS HOLCOMBE Lighting JOHN MASON
Television production IAN SMITH


Unknown: Norman Barr.
Unknown: Peter Harrison
Unknown: Kitty Roberts
Unknown: Tommy Roberts Jr
Unknown: Jacko Fossett
Unknown: Bobby Roberts Jr
Commentator: Bruce Hammal
Commentator: Tommy Roberts

: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The feature film starring Dick Van Dyke
Sally Ann Howes
A special Easter presentation of this enchanting musical fantasy about a car with magical powers. Dick Van Dyke plays Caractacus Potts , a none-too-successful inventor living in an old mill with his eccentric father and two children, Jeremy and Jemima. Together they rescue a derelict racing car, christening it Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - an apt name for a noisy car which has a habit of taking to the air.
Screenplay by ROALD DAHL and KEN HUGHES Basedonthecollectionofstories by IAN FLEMING
Produced by ALBERT R. BROCCOLI Directed by KEN HUGHES Films: page 11


Unknown: Dick van Dyke
Unknown: Sally Ann Howes
Unknown: Dick van Dyke
Unknown: Caractacus Potts
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Ken Hughes
Unknown: Ian Fleming
Produced By: Albert R. Broccoli
Directed By: Ken Hughes
Caractacus Potts: Dick van Dyke
Truly Scrumptious: Sally Ann Howes
Grandpa Potts: Lionel Jeffries
Baron Bomburst: Gert Frobe
Baroness Bomburst: Anna Quayle
Toymaker: Benny Hill
Lord Scrumptious: James Robertson Justice
Child Catcher: Robert Helpmann
Jemima: Heather Ripley
Jeremy: Adrian Hall
Blonde at Fair: Barbara Windsor

: World Superstars 1982

The United States again plays host for the sixth year of this Championship, and at Key Biscayne, under the fierce Florida sun, 12 finalists compete for a share of the$132,000 total purse.
Brian Hooper, the UK and International Superstars Champion, leads the British challenge With him, Alan Lerwill, our Past Masters Champion. Against them:
Jody Scheckter (South Africa), defending Champion and the 1979 Formula 1 World Motor Racing Champion...
Renaldo 'Skeets' Nehemiah (USA), world record holder in the 110m hurdles, for two years the US Superstars Champion.
Gerry Loftus (Ireland), Irish
Superstars Champion, a trampolinist and army PT instructor
Eamonn Coghlan (Ireland), world indoor mile record holder and ranked No 1 over 5,000m.
Sydney Maree (South Africa), the only man to beat Steve Ovett over 1 mile since 1975; winner of the first New York Fifth Avenue Mile. Rod Dixon (New Zealand), 1500m Olympic medallist and Internanational Marathon runner.
Four American footballers all qualified through the US Final:
James Lofton of the Green Bay Packers; US Superstars runner-up. Dwight Clark , wide receiver with this year's Superdome winners-the San Francisco 49ers.
Chris Collingsworth , three-times All American Footballer and finalist in this year's Superbowl.
Mark Gastineau , defender with New York Jets, is 6ft 5ins, weighs 19½stone and has been timed at
4.69 sees over 40 yards. Commentators


Unknown: Steve Ovett
Unknown: Rod Dixon
Unknown: James Lofton
Unknown: Dwight Clark
Unknown: Chris Collingsworth
Unknown: Mark Gastineau
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Director: Roger Goodman
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Main News

with Richard Baker
Weekend Weatherman MICHAEL FISH
Holiday weekend weather and travel on Ceelax page ISO


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Weekend Weatherman

: The Wondrous Cross

The Passion of our Lord commemorated in words and music from Brecon Cathedral.
Glynis Barber
Emrys James (readers) Elrlan James (soprano) Gwynne Howell (bass) John Scott (organ)
Cardiff Polyphonic Choir conducted by Richard Elfyn Jones
Producer J. MERVYN Williams


Unknown: Glynis Barber
Readers: Emrys James
Soprano: Elrlan James
Bass: Gwynne Howell
Bass: John Scott
Conducted By: Richard Elfyn Jones

: The Late Film: The Secret of Santa Vittoria

starring Anthony Quinn
Anna Magnani , Virna Lisi
1945: in the little Italian village of Santa Vittoria the news of Mussolini's death is followed by another more disturbing announcement. The Germans intend to occupy Santa Vittoria and commandeer the wine that represents the village's wealth. Mayor Bombolirii and his fellow citizens are faced with a rather large problem -how to conceal one million bottles of wine from -the thirsty invaders.
Screenplay by WILLIAM ROSE. BEN MADDOW Based on the novel by ROBERT CRICHTON
Produced and directed by STANLEY KRAMER Films: page 11


Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Anna Magnani
Unknown: Virna Lisi
Unknown: William Rose.
Novel By: Robert Crichton
Directed By: Stanley Kramer
Italo Bombolini: Anthony Quinn
Rosa Bombolini: Anna Magnani
Caterina Malatesta: Virna Lisi
Sepp von Prum: Hardy Kruger
Tufa: Sergio Franchi
Babbaluche: Renato Rascel
Fabio: Giancarlo Giannini
Angela: Patrizia Valturri
Gabriella: Valentina Cortese
Luigi Lunghetti: Eduardo Cianelli
Vittorini: Leopoldo Trieste
Padre Polenta: Gigi Ballista

: Weather

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