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: Open University

6.40 Plaice: Migratory Patterns. 7.5 Evolution: Adaptive Radiation. 7.30 DrinkIng Behaviour in Animals.

: Cricket

The NatWest Bank Trophy
Second round ,
PETER WEST introduces coverage of the whole of this morning's play from one of today's matches. Commentators RICHIE BENAUD JIM LAKER , TOM GRAVENEY Scorer WENDY WIMBUSH
Producers NICK hunter, BILL TAYLOR Scores on Ceefax


Commentators: Richie Benaud
Commentators: Jim Laker
Commentators: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Wendy Wimbush

: Interval

: News After Noon

with Moira Stuart and Linda Alexander


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Linda Alexander
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Regional News

(London and SE only: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)

: King Rollo

A See-Saw programme by DAVID MCKEE
Narration RAY BROOKS


Programme By: David McKee
Programme By: Narration Ray Brooks

: Bric-a-Brac

A See-Saw programme with BRIAN CANT

: Closedown

: Pobol y Cwm

(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

Story: The Ants and the Grasshopper (trad) Presenters
Carol Chell , Patrick Abcrnathy


Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Patrick Abcrnathy

: Joey and Redhawk

A serial in five parts
4: Tom Redhawk is in hiding but offers to help carry Joey's injured father across the wilderness.
Suddenly they realise someone is watching them.
Directed by LARRY ELlKANN Written by ART WALLACE
A DANIEL WILSON production


Unknown: Tom Redhawk
Directed By: Larry Ellkann
Written By: Art Wallace
Unknown: Daniel Wilson
Joey Harker: Chris Petersen
Tom Redhawk: Guillernio San Juan
Sam Harker: Bert Kramer

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: The Monkees: Success Story

[Starring] Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith David Jones, Peter Tork
and Ben Wright as Uncle

When Davy's uncle turns up from England, a whole new way of life begins.


Micky: Micky Dolenz
Mike: Michael Nesmith
Davy: David Jones
Peter: Peter Tork
Uncle: Ben Wright

: Evening News

with Moira Stuart Weatherman


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Regional news magazines

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today South East at Six, Points West
South Today, Spotlight South West and at 6.25
News, views and background to current events, presented this evening by SUE LAWLEY and RICHARD KERSHAW , with contributions from BBC studios around the United Kingdom.
(Regional details as Monday)


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: The Wednesday Film: Ooh.... You Are Awful

starring Dick Emery with Derren Nesbitt , Ronald Fraser Pat Coombs. William Franklyn
Charlie Tully , king of London's con men. and his accomplice, Reggie are celebrating with their friend and landlady, Libby Niven. before setting off to Switzerland with the latest swag. Unfortunately, Charlie cannot resist selling a ' stray' bulldog to some Americans ...
Dick Emery , much-loved comedian and master of make-up, plays a con man in eight different disguises in this racy comedy written specially for him.
Produced by A. E. 8. SMEDLEY ASTON Directed by CLIFF OWEN Films page 15


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Derren Nesbitt
Unknown: Ronald Fraser
Unknown: Pat Coombs.
Unknown: William Franklyn
Unknown: Charlie Tully
Unknown: Libby Niven.
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: John Warren
Directed By: Cliff Owen
Charlie Tully: Dick Emery
Sid Sabbath: Derren Nesbitt
Reggie Campbell Peek: Ronald Fraser
Libby Niven: Pat Coombs
Arnold Van Cleef: William Franklyn
Jo Mason: Cheryl Kennedy
Warder Burke: Norman Bird
Vivian: Ronald Vurram
Liza Missenden Green: Liza Goddard
Lady Missenden Green: Ambrosine Phillpotts
Funeral director: Brian Oulton
Signor Vittorio Ferruchi: Steve Plytas
Emilio Ferruchi: Louis Negin
Attendant Price: Neil Wilson
Don Luigi: Henry Gilbert
Dino: Anthony Stamboulieh
Carlo: Guido Adorni
Capo Mafioso: Stefan Gryff
Mancini: Louis Mansi
MafioSO: Frank Coda
Lady magistrate: Sheila Keith
American woman: Tucker Maguire
American man: Phil Brown
Woman in art gallery: Joan Ingram
Patsy: Julie Crosthwaite
Jane: Anne Gilcrist
WPO: Margaret Courtenay
Arthur: Dinnie Powell
Hood: Larry Taylor

: Now Get Out of That

Introduced by Bernard Falk
Tonight the two teams from Oxford and Cambridge continue their quest to retrieve an isotope before it falls into the hands of the enemy.
After successfully roping down a rock face. they attempt to build a four-man raft. Unfortunately, the ancient art of boat-building seems to have been lost somewhere ...
Producer Philip Franklin Executive Producer Derek Smith
BBC Birmingham


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Producer: Philip Franklin
Executive producer: Derek Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys and the BBC's reporters Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Mary Stuart

An opera by DONIZETTl
, Earl of Leicester
For her farewell to the London operatic stage, DAME JANET BAKER chose to present one of her most moving and dramatic roles-the tragic Queen of Scots.
The part of Mary's great rival, Elizabeth, is taken by one of the brightest new stars, ROSALIND PLOWRIGHT , Caught in the middle of their rivalry was Robert Dudley - Elizabeth's favourite, yet sympathetic to Mary's cause. The meeting between the two Queens which forms the centrepiece of the drama, based on Schiller's play, may not have happened in history, but it powerfully highlights the political and religious conflicts that beset the two nations towards the end of the 16th century.
The cast of this English National Opera production in celebration of the company's golden jubilee includes and Producer JOHN COPLEY
THE CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA of the ENO, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras
This programme was financially assisted by Shell UK Ltd and was televised by BBC Television in association with the National Video Corporation Ltd from the London Coliseum


Unknown: Dame Janet Baker
Unknown: Rosalind Plowright
Unknown: Robert Dudley
Producer: John Copley
Designer: Desmond Heeley
Conducted By: Sir Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Clive Potter
Director: Peter Butler
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots: Janet Baker
Elizabeth I, Queen of England: Rosalind Plowright
Robert Dudley: David Rendall
George Talbot,Earl of Shrewsbury: John Tomlinson
Sir William Cecil: Alan Opie
Hannah Kennedy: Angela Bostock
the Garter King at Arms: Leigh Maurice

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