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: Play School

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Beryl Roques
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Aline Gunn

: Henley Royal Regatta

Harry Carpenter, Desmond Hill and Tom Sutton report direct from the most famous rowing regatta in the world.
The woman's viewpoint, Judith Chalmers
See facing page
(to 16.30)


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Desmond Hill
Commentator: Tom Sutton
Commentator (The woman's viewpoint): Judith Chalmers
Television presentation: John Vernon
Television presentation: Brian Venner
Television presentation: Nick Hunter

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

Dan Maskell, Jack Kramer, Peter West, David Coleman report on the Semi-finals of the Men's Singles Championship and the other big matches of the day, direct from the All England Club.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: David Coleman

: Henley and Wimbledon

Further reports.
[Wimbledon] On BBC-1 from 6.15

: Henley

The last races on the opening day and Summary of the day's rowing.

: News

: Take It or Leave It

Preference and prejudice towards books and writers.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
With Mary McCarthy, Cyril Connolly, John Cross, George Melly.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Mary McCarthy
Panellist: Cyril Connolly
Panellist: John Cross
Panellist: George Melly
Extracts read by: Richard Hurndall
Extracts read by: John Moffatt
Programme devised by: Brigid Brophy
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Production Assistant: Tristram Powell
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: Many Happy Returns: Three on a Honeymoon

A comedy film series.
Starring John McGiver as Walter Burnley, the complaints manager of a large department store.

Walter plays fairy godmother to a honeymoon couple whose funds have been stolen.


Walter Burnley: John McGiver
Joe Foley: Mickey Manners
Honeymoon couple: Clive Clerk
Honeymoon couple: Sharla Doherty

: The Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau: Part 3: Land near the Madeleine

by Honore De Balzac.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by Anthony Steven.

"I shall take vengeance on the little man. I shall ruin him. And all Paris will sneer at his humiliation."
(First transmission on Sunday)


Author: Honore De Balzac
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven

: The Likely Lads: The Talk of the Town

Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
Starring James Bolam as Terry and Rodney Bewes as Bob
featuring Sheila Fearn as Audrey
(Michael Coles is in "Maggie May" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Writer/producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Film Cameraman: John Turner
Film Editor: Bob Rymer
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Martin Johnson
Terry: James Bolam
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Audrey: Sheila Fearn
Blakey: Richard Moore
Mrs. Ferris: Irene Richmond
Cloughy: Bartlett Mullins
Jack: Donald McKillop
Elsie: Patricia Shakesby
Helen: Helen Fraser
Man in pub: Michael Coles

: Match of the Day

from Wimbledon
Jack Kramer brings you the best of Wimbledon, with recorded highlights of today's outstanding match in the All England Lawn Tennis Championships.


Presenter: Jack Kramer
Editor: A. P. Wilkinson
Editor: Fred Viner

: Festivals of Europe

Eugene Ormandy conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Beethoven's
Symphony No. 5, in C minor from the Vienna Festival.
Recorded via Eurovision by courtesy of the Austrian Television Service
Third of five concerts from this year's European Music Festivals.
Tomorrow: movements from Smetana's 'My Country' from the Prague Spring Festival


[Orchestra] conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Musicians: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

Round off the day with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Nicholas Tresilian, Joan Bakewell and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian
Presenter: Joan Bakewell

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