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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in Wrong Direction
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with John Stapleton and Kirsty Wark


Presenter: John Stapleton
Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: News

Weather followed by The Pink Panther Show

: Kilroy!

with Robert Kilroy-SUk


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Suk

: News

Weather followed by Four Square

: Children's BBC

with Andy Crane starting with - Play School
Presenter Carol Leader Guest Simon Davies Story: Mick the Mess by MARGARET JOY
Producer PENNY LLOYD (R) and Paddington by MICHAEL BOND
A Visit to the Hospital (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Michael Bond

: Five to Eleven

with Rosalie Crutchley


Unknown: Rosalie Crutchley

: News

Weather followed by Cook with Clare
The experts have discovered that our health is closely linked to the food we eat.
Clare Connery demonstrates some new, and some not so new, recipes adapted to a healthier way of eating. The first ofsix programmes features breakfast recipes including full fruit muesli, oat crunch with nuts and raisins, dried fruit compote, wholemeal bread and Clare's special 'vitality cocktail'. Producer IAN HAMILTON
* FEATURE: page 14 INFO: page 77 and RECIPE TIMES: page 78


Producer: Ian Hamilton

: Wildlife on One

The Bat That Cracked the Frog Code
Narrated by David Attenborough
In the Panamanian jungle 'batman' Merlin Tuttle has made contact with a strange intelligence - Trachops, the fringe-lipped bat. This space-age flying machine is equipped with an array of echo location and decoding devices as elaborate as any spy plane. Now, high-speed photography shows Trachops closing in with deadly accuracy to seize a croaking frog. Incredibly, it can even swim and launch itself vertically from the water surface.
Photography RODGER JACKMAN Written and produced by KEENAN SMART BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Merlin Tuttle
Unknown: Rodger Jackman
Produced By: Keenan Smart

: News

Weather followed by Bodymaners with Dr Graeme Garden
Dr Alan Maryon Davis Dr Gillian Rice
5:On Your Knees
With the help of a chorus line and a flea, Bodymatters explores the twisting hinge in the middle of our leg. Producers DEBORAH CADBURY and HENRY CAMPION (R)


Unknown: Dr Graeme Garden
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Producers: Deborah Cadbury
Producers: Henry Campion

: Tate Gallery Liverpool

In the first of three live broadcasts introduced by Joan Bakewell , HRH The Prince of Wales visits the Albert Dock complex in Liverpool which will house displays and exhibitions from the Tate Gallery's national collection of 20th century painting and sculpture.
Technical co-ordinator
Executive producer JOHN ARCHER Producer CYRIL GATES BBC North West


Introduced By: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Albert Dock
Unknown: Bernard Finlay
Directors: Tony Harrison
Directors: Peter Hayward
Producer: John Archer

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

Paul gets some interesting facts from the prison. Written by RAY HARDING
(For cast see page 37. Shown again at


Written By: Ray Harding

: Four Square

Presented by Michael Groth


Presented By: Michael Groth

: The High Chaparral: A Hanging Offence

[Starring] Leif Erickson as John, Cameron Mitchell as Buck, Linda Cristal as Victoria, Henry Darrow as Manolito, Mark Slade as Billy Blue


Writer: Mel Goldberg
Director: Leon Benson
John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Billy Blue: Mark Slade

: Valerie

with One of a Kind
Directed by PETER BALDWIN (R)


Written By: Irene Mecchi
Directed By: Peter Baldwin
Valerie: Valerie Harper
David: Jason Bateman
Willie Hogan: Danny Ponce
Mark Hogan: Jeremy Licht
Michael: Josh Taylor
Aunt Josephine: Nan Martin
Mrs Poole: Edie McClurg

: Children's BBC

with Andy Crane -followed by Laurel and Hardy in Prairie Panicked (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane

: Sebastian the Incredible Drawing Dog

8: The Cowboy Who Hated Guns (R)

: Doodle

This week Doodle travels to Salford and Abercarn to see more young artists at work. Music MICHAEL OMER Executive producer


Music: Michael Omer

: Simon and the Witch

A 13-part serial by VALERIE GEORGESON from a story by MARGARET STUART BARRY 1:
What do you do with a witch who has trouble with her 'spelling'?
George supplied by ADS AGENCY Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director DAVID BELL (R)


Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry
Unknown: Ads Agency
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: David Bell
Witch: Elizabeth Spriggs
Simon: Hugh Pollard
Mum: Sarah Wynter
Miss Phoeble: Elizabeth Proud
Mr Bodley: John Rapley
Sally: Nicola Stapleton
Jimmy: David Crane
Joyce: Naomie Harris
Tim: James Reinl

: Newsround

: The Lowdown

Real-life stories about children today, told by children themselves.
On the Ball
Football is a tough business and that's the first lesson new boys learn at the Football Association's (GM)
National School at Lilleshall. Coaching sessions are fitted in after lessons and during the first months the strain begins to show. The
Lowdown follows their progress as, away from home. the glamour of the first division seems a long way off. Film editor MIKE KOBOTHAM
Executive producer ERIC ROWAN Producer ALEX LEGER
0 INFO: page 77


Editor: Mike Kobotham
Producer: Eric Rowan
Producer: Alex Leger

: Neighbours

(Shawn at 1.30pm)

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell


Unknown: Sue Lawley
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Three Up, Two Down

RICHARD BRACKENBURY Produced and directed by JOHN B HOBBS (R)


Unknown: Richard Ommanney
Unknown: Richard Brackenbury
Directed By: John B Hobbs
Daphne: Angela Thorne
Sam: Michael Elphick
Nanny Parker: Dulcie Gray
Nick: Ray Burdis
Angle: Lysette Anthony
Wilf: John Grillo
George: Kit Jackson
Charles: Robin Langford
Rhonda: Vicki Woolf
Eddy: Simon Talbot
Radio DJ: Paul McCarthy
Taxi drivers: Guy Bradley
Taxi drivers: Bobby Bragg

: EastEnders

by Jane Hollowood.
"There's a rumour flying around that you're staying on at the Vic, Dennis."
(For cast see page 61)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Jane Hollowood

: Brush Strokes

by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring Karl Howman and Gary Waldhorn Elizabeth Counsell with Mike Walling Jackie Lye
Howard Lew Lewis Erika Hoffman AND AND
Title music
Produced and directed by MANDIE FLETCHER (R)


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Gary Waldhorn
Unknown: Elizabeth Counsell
Unknown: Mike Walling
Unknown: Jackie Lye
Unknown: Howard Lew Lewis
Unknown: Erika Hoffman
Designer: Jo Day
Directed By: Mandie Fletcher
Jacko: Karl Howman
Lionel: Gary Waldhorn
Veronica: Elizabeth Counsell
Eric: Mike Walling
Sandra: Jackie Lye
Elmo: Howard Lew Lewis
Lesley: Erika Hoffman
Jean: Nicky Croydon
Gloria: Carole Harrison
Steve: David Janson
Carol: Claire Hirsch
Giles: Nicholas Pritchard
Eric and Jean's children: Eleanor Besley
Eric and Jean's children: Harriet Besley
Steve and Carol's children: Frederick Gilham
Steve and Carol's children: Patrick Gilham
Steve and Carol's children: Clara Janson

: Steptoe and Son

by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON starring and Cuckoo in the Nest featuring
Kenneth J. Warren with Edwin Brown
Incidental music by DENNIS WILSON Original theme by RON GRAINER Designer AUSTIN RUDDY
Producer DUNCAN WOOD (R)


Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Kenneth J. Warren
Unknown: Edwin Brown
Music By: Dennis Wilson
Unknown: Ron Grainer
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Duncan Wood
Harold Steptoe: Harry H Corbett
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk and Philip Hayton
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Talking Heads

Last programme in the series with Thora Hird in A Cream Cracker under the Settee
An independent old lady has a fall that decides her future. Music by GEORGE FENTON
Costume designer HAZEL PETHIG Lighting director CLIVE THOMAS Designer TONY BURROUGH Producer INNES LLOYD Director STUART BURGE
0 FEATURE: page 15


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Thora Hird
Music By: George Fenton
Designer: Hazel Pethig
Director: Clive Thomas
Designer: Tony Burrough
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Stuart Burge

Blog posts that mention this programme:

On Your Own - One-person dramas 26 July 2019
Alan Bennett: A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - 29 Years On 24 May 2017

: Film 88 Special

The Cannes Film Festival with Barry Norman
This exclusive resort in the south of France hosts the world's premiere film festival where artistry combines with commercialism and glamour. As the world's press descends on this small town, Barry Norman files his report on the films, the stars, the directors and the hype that make up this occasion.
This year in the competition, British interest is represented by three films - A World Apart, directed by Oscar winning cinematographer,
Chris Menges and starring Barbara Hershey ; Pascali's Island, directed by James Dearden , writer of Fatal Attraction, and starring Ben Kingsley and Charles Dance ; and Peter Greenaway 's Drowning By Numbers. Other films on show include Bird, directed by Clint Eastwood ; Miles
From Home, starring Richard Gere ; The Milagro Beanfield War, directed by Robert Redford ; and The Raggedy Rawney, directed by and starring Bob Hoskins.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Chris Menges
Unknown: Barbara Hershey
Directed By: James Dearden
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Charles Dance
Unknown: Peter Greenaway
Directed By: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Richard Gere
Directed By: Robert Redford
Unknown: Bob Hoskins.
Unknown: Amanda Kasterbrook
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Steve Rider Football
England entertain Colombia in the Rous Cup at Wembley in another significant match - with the European
Championships just over a fortnight away. The skilful Latins will be a formidable opposition, and they hope to include the South American footballer of the year in CARLOS VALDERRAMA.
Commentator JOHN MOTSON Swimming For Gold
The Olympic Games is the ultimate test for any sportsman and swimmers are no exception. For
ADRIAN MOORHOUSE , a fourth place in the World Championship
100m breaststroke final two years ago was even more of a disappointment, so the games in Seoul may represent his last chance of major international success. HAMILTON BLAND caught up with the Yorkshireman's preparations in Florida.
Plus a round-up of the week's news from home and abroad. Television presentation


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Carlos Valderrama.
Commentator: John Motson
Unknown: Adrian Moorhouse
Unknown: Hamilton Bland
Unknown: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Graham Fry
Producer: Charles Balchin
Editor: John Rowlinson

: Weather

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