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: The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special

Accused of robbery, Bugs Bunny is slung into Sing Song Prison. Not caring for the company of Governor Yosemite Sam , our intrepid hero escapes to find the real villain, with Special Agent Fudd hot on his heels.
Executive producer HAL GEER

Contributors

Unknown: Yosemite Sam
Producer: Hal Geer

: The Wombles

by ELISABETH BERESFORD

Contributors

Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford

: Jackanory

with Cheryl Campbell The Snow Queen by HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
Today : The Third Story

Contributors

Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen

: Why Don't You...?

just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead?
Presented by the Children of the Bristol Why Don't You? gang.

: Battle of the Planets

Peril in the Pyramids
G-Force are despatched to Outer Space to unravel the mystery of the theft of an Ancient Egyptian pyramid from Earth.

: Play Chess!

With BILL HARTSTON
Chess puzzles, an introduction to some of the greatest players in chess history, and a brand new Girls v Boys Challenge Match.

: Tarzan's Desert Mystery

Continues the season of films starring Edgar Rice Burroughs' legendary jungle hero.
Travelling across the desert to collect supplies of a life-saving herb, Tarzan is taken prisoner by enemy agents. To save Connie, Tarzan takes on a lion, giant lizards, a monster spider and Nazi spies ...
Screenplay by EDWARD T. LOWE Produced by SOL LESSER
Directed by WILLIAM THIELE
. Films: page 7

Contributors

Screenplay By: Edward T. Lowe
Produced By: Sol Lesser
Directed By: William Thiele
Tarzan: Johnny Weissmuller
Boy: Johnny Sheffield
Connie Bryce: Nancy Kelly
Hendrix: Otto Kruger
Carl: Joseph Sawyer
Prince Selim: Robert Lowery

: Edgar Kennedy

in Sock Me to Sleep
When brother-in-law brings a broken-down boxer home Edgar's objections are forcefully flattened.
An RKO film

: News After Noon

Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart
Weather Jim Bacon

Contributors

Newsreader: Richard Whitmore
Newsreader: Moira Stuart
Weather presenter: Jim Bacon

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

With DONNY MACLEOD , MARIAN FOSTER and MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE

Contributors

Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme

: Life with Father

starring William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor
Clarence Day rules his household with a rod of iron - or so he believes; in fact, he is putty in the hands of his wife Vinnie. With four boys in the house, there is never much peace, but when Cousin Cora comes to stay with a pretty young girl, Mary Skinner, the entire household is plunged into a series of crises.
Films: p 7

Contributors

Screenplay: Donald Ogden Stewart
Based on the book by: Clarence Day
Director: Michael Curtiz
Father: William Powell
Vinnie: Irene Dunne
Mary: Elizabeth Taylor
The Rev Dr Lloyd: Edmund Gwenn
Cora: Zasu Pitts
Clarence: Jimmy Lydon
Margaret: Emma Dunn
Dr Humphries: Moroni Olsen
Mrs Whitehead: Elizabeth Risdon
Harlan: Derek Scott

: Play School

: Mighty Mouse: Cat Alarm

A cartoon series.

: Jackanory

with Jeremy Irons
Paul Gallico Stories Today: Snowflake
'It all came about from one moment to the next. At first there was only swollen cloud ... then it began to snow.'
Pictures by STEVE GILMORE

Contributors

Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Paul Gallico
Unknown: Steve Gilmore

: The Record Breakers

with Roy Castle and Norris McWhirter
Do you know ... the world's greatest wall? The fastest moving bacteria?
Roy and Norris explore the longest, shortest, highest, lowest, rarest, deepest, greatest - more people and things with a place in the record books.
Designer ROSEMARY HESTER Producer ALAN RUSSELL

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Norris McWhirter
Designer: Rosemary Hester
Producer: Alan Russell

: Break Point

The last of a six-part serial by JEREMY BURNHAM
6: In spite of losing his match in the Easter tournament, Barry does have Mr Bousfield 's backing. The problem is that Mr Grieves has insisted on taking over his son's coaching. Perhaps Lucy's determination will help Barry - after all, there are the National Junior Grass Court Championships at Eastbourne to consider.
Tennis adviser PAUL HUTCHINS
Make-up artist LUCY HUTCHINSON Costume designer ELSE CURTIS Designer BILL NOBLE
Executive producer PAUL STONE
Director ROGER SINGLETON-TURNER

Contributors

Unknown: Mr Bousfield
Unknown: Mr Grieves
Unknown: Paul Hutchins
Artist: Lucy Hutchinson
Designer: Else Curtis
Designer: Bill Noble
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Roger Singleton-Turner
Barry Grieves: Ian Barker
Frank Abbott: Jeremy Burnham
Judy Abbott: Ann Morrish
Mr Grieves: Stephen Yardley
Mrs Grieves: Christine Hargreaves
Lucy Roberts: Jane Pearson
Chetwyn: Dorian Ford
Mrs Roberts: Karin MacCarthy
MrRoberts: Richard Owens
Wendy Roberts: Alison Elliott
Peter Hastings: John Gillett
Umpire: Martin Matthews
Publican: Stephen Churchett

: Willo the Wisp

Christmas Box with the voices of KENNETH WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Williams

: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: 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
Nationwide
(Regional details as Monday)

: Young Messiah

Young Messiah is a rebirth of Handel's most performed work - into the popular idiom of the 20th century. Madeline Bell , Labi Siffre and Vicki Brown join forces in an exciting arrangement by Tom Parker of the best-known parts of Handel's Messiah.
Electric rhythm, orchestra and chorus singers provide the backing in this warm, exuberant performance from the Questors Theatre, Ealing.
Narration by GARY WATSON
Sound GRAHAM HAINES
Lighting BERT ROBINSON
Designer DAVID BUCKINGHAM
Producer CHRISTIAN FORSSANDER

Contributors

Unknown: Madeline Bell
Unknown: Labi Siffre
Unknown: Vicki Brown
Unknown: Tom Parker

: Top Secret

The game where even the coldest and most seasonal of secrets are revealed to Barry Took and special investigators Faith Brown, Chris Kelly , Jan Leeming , Bill Owen
Presented by arrangement with GOODSON-TODMAN INC and TALBOT TV LTD Designer PAUL TRERISE Director SIMON BETTS
Producer ROGER MACKAY

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Bill Owen
Designer: Paul Trerise
Director: Simon Betts
Producer: Roger MacKay

: Dallas

stars
Barbecue Three

Contributors

Ellie: Barbara Bel Geddes
J R: Larry Hagman
Bobby: Patrick Duffy
Sue Ellen: Linda Gray
Pamela: Victoria Principal
Lucy: Charlene Tilton
Cliff: Ken Kercheval
Ray: Steve Kanaly
Donna: Susan Howard
Clayton: Howard Keel
Afton: Audrey Landers
Rebecca: Priscilla Pointer
Mickey: Timothy Patrick Murphy

: Points of View

with Barry Took
Producer YVONNE HEWETT

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Took
Producer: Yvonne Hewett

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Buerk

: The Pirates of Penzance

or The Slave of Duty An opera in two acts by GILBERT and SULLIVAN starring Keith Michell
Peter Allen , Alexander Oliver Gillian Knight , Janis Kelly
Apprentice pirate Frederic is 21 and freed from his pirate indentures. Being a slave to duty, he must now betray his pirate comrades to the law. But Frederic was born on 29 February, leap year day, and his pirate contract states he is indentured until his 21st birthday. By that reckoning he is only five, and legally bound to be a pirate for another 63 years!
Television director RODNEY GREENBERG Producer JUDITH DE PAUL
A BRENT-WALKER production

Contributors

Unknown: Keith Michell
Unknown: Peter Allen
Unknown: Alexander Oliver
Unknown: Gillian Knight
Unknown: Janis Kelly
Director: Rodney Greenberg
Pirate King: Peter Allen
Major-General: Keith Michell
Frederic: Alexander Oliver
Mabel: Janis Kelly
Ruth: Giluan Knight
Police sergeant: Paul Hudson
Edith: Kate Flowers
Kate: Jenny Wren

: The Mike Harding Show

Thirty zany minutes in the company of one of Britain's funniest comedians. Mike Harding recalls his first love and failed attempts at an encore at the Saturday Night Hop, when he takes his one-man show on stage at the Opera House, Buxton.
Producer BARRY BEVINS

Contributors

Unknown: Mike Harding
Producer: Barry Bevins

: News Headlines

: Phil Silvers

Sergeant Bilko
The one and only Bilko continues to con everyone in sight.

Contributors

Unknown: Sergeant Bilko

: Weatherman









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