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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called "Henry Hatter" by Daphne Jones
(Next week's story is "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Author (Henry Hatter): Daphne Jones
Pianist: William Blezard
Graphics: Laurence Henry
Scripted and directed by: Daphne Jones
Producer: Molly Cox

: Henley Royal Regatta: The Semi-finals

Desmond Hill, Tom Sutton and Frank Bough report direct from the most famous rowing regatta in the world.
Highlights of the day's events: 9.55 p.m.


Commentator: Desmond Hill
Commentator: Tom Sutton
Commentator: Frank Bough
Commentator (The woman's viewpoint): Judith Chalmers

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match

Second day's play at Edgbaston.
(to 18.35)

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents of BBC News.
Followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Almost Human: The King of Cats

How to live with animals and look after them.
Introduced by Di Fisher.

The first Siamese cats were brought to Britain from Bangkok eighty-four years ago. Since then their pride of place in the cat world has never been challenged. What explains their lasting appeal? Are Siamese more responsive to people than other cats are? Are they more destructive in the home?
Owners and breeders look for some of the answers at the Siamese Cat Association's Championship Show in the Floral Hall, Eastbourne. (Colour)


Presenter: Di Fisher
Research: Stanley Dangerfield
Research: Suzanne Baker
Associate producer: Mary David
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Expert: It Can't Be Done

by John Pennington
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Sally Nesbitt
Guest stars, Pauline Delaney, William Dexter, David Langton

When Penny Goodwin shoots her husband in cold blood, there appears to be no motive. This is the most difficult and at the same time the easiest of murders to deal with. Penny Goodwin has murdered her husband - that is a clear fact. Why she has killed him is far from clear. When Hardy starts an investigation for the defence, he uncovers a most ingenious plot which even Chief Inspector Fleming will not believe.


Writer: John Pennington
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Script Editor: Nick McCarty
Designer: Tim Harvey
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Arthur Goodwin: Edward Dentith
Penny Goodwin: Pauline Delaney
Francis Morton: David Langton
John Hardy: Marius Goring
James Bowes: William Dexter
Det.-Sgt. Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
Dr. Mitchell: Robert James
Dr. Jacobs: Gerald Tarrant
Detective Chief Inspector Fleming: Victor Winding
Jane Carter: Sally Nesbitt
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish

: The Long Island

The second of four programmes featuring Kenneth McKellar in a musical journey through the Outer Hebrides.
accompanied by The Michael Sammes Singers and the Orchestra.
Kenneth McKellar is in 'Holiday Startime' at the ABC Theatre, Great Yarmouth


Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Singers: The Michael Sammes Singers
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Original music and orchestrations: Peter Knight
Original music and orchestrations: Malcolm Lockyer
Choral arrangements: Michael Sammes
Script: Eddie Boyd
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Henley Royal Regatta: The Semi-finals

Highlights of the day's races from the most famous rowing regatta in the world. (Colour)


Commentator: Desmond Hill
Commentator: Tom Sutton
Commentator: Frank Bough
Television presentation: John Vernon
Television presentation: Brian Venner

: Westminster at Work

Ian Trethowan looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster.
with Hardiman Scott, David Holmes. (Colour)


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Hardiman Scott
Reporter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Balkwill

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up: Colour Me Pop

presenting a Friday diversion.
featuring Salena Jones with The Brian Lemon Trio



Singer: Salena Jones
Musicians: The Brian Lemon Trio
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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