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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in Slightly at Sea
Directed by HARRY D'ARCY An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman and Pamela Armstrong with Bob Friend 's view of life across the Atlantic.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Pamela Armstrong
Unknown: Bob Friend

: The Pink Panther Show

Today: Pink Lemonade Fly by Knight
Pink Trumpet (R)

: Children's BBC

But first this ... something a little different, a sort of magazine between the programmes with Andy Crane together with your questions and ideas starting with Charlie Brown
There's no Time for Love, Charlie Brown (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: Charlie Brown
Unknown: Charlie Brown

: Why Don't You...?

Presented by Ceara, Emma, Jennie,
Andrew, Robert and Rowan - the Belfast gang.
Today's film may ring a bell, and one of the games goes like the clappers. The whole programme is bound to appeal! (R)

: Neighbours

: Children's BBC

But first.... your birthday greetings with Andy Crane -followed by Play School
What's on the menu for starters? Would you like a soupcon of weeds?
Presenter Jane Hardy Guest Johnny Ball
Story: Stick in the Mud by CHRIS GALER (R) and The Perishers
Car Sales
Written by MAURICE DODD with Judy Bennett Sheila Steafel and Peter Hawkins
Music by TREVOR JONES Executive producer


Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: Chris Galer
Written By: Maurice Dodd
Unknown: Judy Bennett
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Music By: Trevor Jones
Unknown: Graham Clutterbuck
Boot: Leonard Rossiter

: Five to Eleven

with some children from
Byron Court Junior School

: Children's BBC

But first this ... your summer-time magazine between the programmes including
King of the Rocket Men A classic cliffhanger serial in 12 episodes starring
6: Mystery of the Rocket Man Wherein the diabolic Dr
Vulcan identifies Rocket Man, kidnaps him and is astonished at the appearance of a second Rocket Man who prevents his theft of the secret Sonatrone weapon.
A REPUBLIC serial (For cast see page 36. Continues next Wednesday) and Woody Woodpecker Careless Caretaker


Professor Jeff King: Tristram Coffin

: Model World

A series of ten programmes presented by Bob Symes-Schutzmann 6: Military Modelling (1) Military modelling is the fastest growing area of model making, and this first of two programmes looks at making and converting figures.
Studio director JOHN RICKWORD Producer PETER RIDING (R)


Presented By: Bob Symes-Schutzmann
Director: John Rickword

: Dallas

Goodbye, Cliff Barnes ?
Bobby and Pam make an intriguing discovery about baby Christopher. With Cliffs life in ruins there seems only one way out for him.
Written by ARTHUR BERNARD LEWIS Directed by IRVING J. MOORE (R) (For cast see page 36)


Unknown: Cliff Barnes
Written By: Arthur Bernard Lewis
Directed By: Irving J. Moore

: One O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville Weather BILL GILES

: Neighbours

Clive and Shane get their first customer and it causes problems. Madge and Helen play the 'sting' on Douglas Blake.
(For cast see page 36. Shown again tomorrow at 10.5am)


Unknown: Douglas Blake.

: Death of a Scoundrel

1 starring
George Sanders Yvonne De Carlo Zsa Zsa Gabor
Clementi Sabourin arrives in America and grabs it by the throat, rising from penniless immigrant to powerful financier on the strength of his nerve and elastic conscience. His rapid acquisition of companies is exceeded only by the pace with which he acquires and discards his women. But this vicious way of life has a shock in store.
Written, produced and directed by CHARLES MARTIN
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Yvonne de Carlo
Unknown: Zsa Zsa Gabor
Unknown: Clementi Sabourin
Directed By: Charles Martin
Sabourin: George Sanders
Bridget Kelley: Yvonne de Carlo
Mrs Ryan: Zsa Zsa Gabor
Leonard Wilson: Victor Jury
Stephanie North: Nancy Gates
Mr O'Hara: John Hoyt
Mrs Van Renassalear: Coleen Gray
Zina Monte: Lisa Farraday
Gery Monte: Tom Conway
Mrs Sabourin: Werner Klemperer
Butler: Justice Watson

: Swim

Andrew Harvey introduces ten programmes for both swimmers and non-swimmers.
4: Front Crawl with Eddie Gorton of the Amateur Swimming Association
Recorded at Barnet Copthall Director JOHN RICKWOOD
Producer JOHN DOBSON (R) (e)


Introduces: Andrew Harvey
Director: John Rickwood
Producer: John Dobson

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield - starting with:

The Puppy's New Adventures: The Mystery of the Wailling Cat
A cartoon adventure series about Petey the brave puppy (R)

: Ulysses 31

The Kingdom of Hades
In this final episode, the Odyssey at last reaches the galactic glaciers, Ulysses and the children have only to enter the Kingdom of Hades to be able to find their way back to Earth. But Ulysses finds he has to face the angry gods once more. (R)

: Colour in the Creek

A drama series in ten parts about life on the road and in the goldfields of Australia.
In the 1930s millions of people were out of work, yet, while their parents searched for a job, 12-year-old Alec, his sister Biddy and their little brother Jonno find living in the back of an old Ford truck quite an adventure - until the truck breaks down ... Episode 1
Producer Michael MDLAM
Director ROB STEWART (R)


Producer: Michael Mdlam
Director: Rob Stewart
Dad: Dennis Miller
Mum: Judy Morris
Alec: Ken Talbot
Biddy: Pascale Moray
Jonno: Hugh Clairmont-Simpson

: Hard Hat and Hadley

Three days into lessons from Steve Hadley, Keith Chegwin gives himself a bit of a fright, but recovers well, and after some expert demonstrating from Colin Turkington and Judith Moore he progresses to parallels.
Directed and produced by WENDY SHEPPARD
Executive producer JOY WILLIAMS


Designer: Phil Rodgers
Produced By: Wendy Sheppard

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Wogan

Join Terry and his guests for conversation and entertainment live from the Television Theatre.


Unknown: Join Terry

: Music Match

A light-hearted musical quiz Presented by Barry Cryer. Liza Goddard leads the ladies' team and Willie Rushton captains the gentlemen. A live band
Provides the music as the teams hunt for clues hidden in the titles of popular tunes. Musical director LAURIE HOLLOWAY Director ANDREA CONWAY


Presented By: Barry Cryer.
Presented By: Liza Goddard
Presented By: Willie Rushton
Director: Laurie Holloway
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Keith Stewart

: International Athletics

from Rome
Many of the world's finest athletes have chosen to compete in tonight's 'Golden Gala' meeting, because it takes place in the Olympic Stadium, the setting for next month's World
The British entry includes STEVE CRAM, the 1500 m world champion, and the European 400 m champion ROGER BLACK. Commentators
(Coverage continues on BBC2 at


Unknown: Roger Black.
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Jim Reside
Unknown: Charles Balchin
Editor: John Rowunson

: Nine O'Clock News

Julia Somerville and Philip Hayton present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Regional News Weather

: The Living Isles

A ten-part natural history of Britain and Ireland Presented by Julian Pettifer 4: Island Waters
The seas surrounding the British Isles are our greatest untouched wilderness. They have a natural history as fascinating as the land. From the cold waters of Shetland and the Fame Islands, home to great colonies of puffins and guillemots, to the warm blue Atlantic that bathes our south-western shores, this offshore voyage of exploration takes you beneath the surface into the colourful world of corals and sea-slugs and the secret domain of the octopus. Music by EDWARD WILLIAMS Produced by PAUL REDDISH Executive producer PETER CRAWFORD BBC Bristol (R)
Book, The Living Isles, £14.96 from booksellers


Presented By: Julian Pettifer
Music By: Edward Williams
Produced By: Paul Reddish
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Burt Reynolds in Deliverance

continues a short season featuring the Hollywood star. Tonight with Jon Voight Ned Beatty Ronny Cox
Hearing that a dam project is threatening an unspoilt valley, four city men decide to pit their nerve and muscle against the wild waters of a Georgia river in a weekend canoe trip. But their holiday turns into a nightmare when they encounter a sadistic pair of mountain men and the brute force of the river itself. John Boorman 's film achieves great heights of dramatic tension and gave Burt Reynolds his first serious role as a man bent on survival against all odds.
Screenplay by James Dickey , based on his own novel
Produced and directed by John Boorman
(Burt Reynolds in Lucky Lady on Friday at 11.30pm)
FILMS: page 19
* Ceefax Subtitles


Screenplay: James Dickey
Directed By: John Boorman
Lewis: Burt Reynolds
Ed: Jon Voight
Bobby: Ned Beatty
Drew: Ronny Cox
Mountain man: Billy McKinney
Toothless man: Herbert 'Cowboy' Coward
Sheriff Bullard: James Dickey
Old man: Ed Ramey
Lonny: Billy Redden
First 'grinner': Seamon Glass
Second 'grinner': Randall Deal
First deputy: Lewis Crone
Second deputy: Ken Keener

: Weather

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