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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Eric Thompson

: News

: Wheelbase: The Town Where Nobody Walks

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring.

A car for everyone - that is the idea on which the new town of Cumbernauld in Scotland has been built. Five different kinds of road carry 70,000 people between the shops and their homes. There are no speed limits and cars and pedestrians never mix. Has Cumbernauld found the answer to traffic jams in towns all 'Over Britain?'
An on-the-spot enquiry with Michael Frostick and Robin Richards.
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Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Michael Frostick
Reporter: Robin Richards
Research: John Ebbrell
Research: Sarah Jennings
Director: Alec Nisbett
Producer: Brian Robins

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Our World: Satellite of Love 23 June 2017

: The Jack Benny Programme

A new series starring the master comedian with the mean streak Jack Benny who this week recalls how he helped 'discover' a stage-struck young man Mr. Philip Silvers who bears an uncanny resemblance to a certain Sergeant Bilko.
See page 45


Himself: Jack Benny
Himself: Phil Silvers

: Time Out

Ludovic Kennedy introduces this weekly programme on the expanding world of leisure.

Only Three Came Back
Written by Adam Clapham.
One hundred years ago the Matterhorn was climbed for the first time. On the descent, four of the seven climbers plunged to their death 4,000 feet below when the rope broke. Dick Graham examines the mystery which surrounded the accident and talks to the relatives of the only British survivor-one of the greatest of the Victorian mountaineers.
See also page 35

Gala Day
Holidays today are so much a part of life that we take them for granted. But for the miners of Durham 'Gala Day' is a living reminder of the time when holidays had to be fought for.It is a day for washing the coal dust from their throats with as much beer as they can hold, for reviving old memories and reliving old battles. For the young, who have no memories and for whom politics are often a bore, this is a day for making whoopee.
A Mithras Film directed by John Irwin


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Studio director: Robert Thorpe
Editor: Christopher Brasher
Writer (Only Three Came Back): Adam Clapham
Reporter (Only Three Came Back): Dick Graham
Cameraman (Only Three Came Back): Phil Law
Sound (Only Three Came Back): Martin McLean
Film editor (Only Three Came Back): Francesca Kirby-Green
Director (Gala Day): John Irwin

: Londoners: A Little Touch of Henry

by Ronald Eyre.
[Starring] Bill Fraser
with Noel Dyson, Reginald Marsh
See page 45


Writer: Ronald Eyre
Story editor: Harry Moore
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: Brian Parker
Vesta Bardell: Noel Dyson
Alec Bardell: Reginald Marsh
Henry Firth: Bill Fraser
Rait, the property developer: Tony Steedman
Telfer, his assistant: John Alderton
Paddy: George O'Gorman
A Clerk: Carol Austin
Planning Officer: Richard Armour
Len Short, tv interviewer: Hugh Evans
Mr. Madeson: John Gill
Mrs. Madeson: Barbara Ogilvie
Mr. Castor: Derek Sydney
Mrs. Castor: Gillian Raine
Mr. Phillips: Arnold Bell
Mrs. Phillips: Vera Cook
Storyteller: John Pullen

: The Napoleon of Fleet Street

Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, Lord Northcliffe born July 15, 1865 died August 14, 1922
Cecil Harmsworth King, Chairman of the International Publishing Corporation talks about his uncle with Malcolm Muggeridge.
See also page 51


Interviewee: Cecil Harmsworth King
Interviewer: Malcolm Muggeridge
Director: John Sheppard
Producer: Anthony Smith

: 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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