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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is "The Little House" by Virginia Lee Burton
Presenters this week Brian Cant, Julie Stevens


Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Author (The Little House): Virginia Lee Burton

: Closedown

: Cricket and Wimbledon

Cricket: First Test Match: England v The Rest of the World: Fourth Day
for the Guinness Trophy

Wimbledon 1970: The Lawn Tennis Championships
The world's top players in the world's greatest 'Open' Championship.
On the opening day of the tournament BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you a courtside view of the pick of the matches in the first round of the Men's Singles Championship

: Closedown

: New Heavens, New Earth: 10: The Voyage of the 'Endeavour'

Ten programmes about Europe's discovery of the outside world.

It was not until the 18th century that the systematic exploration of the Pacific seemed worth while. James Cook put it accurately on the map for the first time.


Director: Peter Jarvis
Producer: Howard Smith

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight Peter Woods
With Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Michael Sullivan, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
and Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: The High Chaparral: Jelks

Joe is made foreman of the High Chaparral and does the job well. He only makes one mistake-but it turns out to be a very dangerous one indeed.


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Jelks: Mitchell Ryan
Joe: Robert Hoy
Pedro: Roberto Contreras

: The Family of Man: Old Age

Old age doesn't have to be miserable. Hard work and lots of grandchildren seem to be the essential ingredients for a happy decline everywhere from the forests of New Guinea to the gardens of Surrey. There is no need to be lonely or destitute provided that the family is around to help.
This week's programme compares the way that people go about coping with old age in five different places: in Colne, Lancashire; Esher, Surrey; Buk in the Highlands of New Guinea; Andheri in the hills of north India; 'Khegudi in northern Botswana.
Written and produced by John Percival


Writer/Producer: John Percival

: Pot Black: BBC2 Snooker Competition

From the League of Champions tonight's programme features the First Semi-Final
John Spencer v John Pulman
Spencer, the runner-up in League 2, takes on the winner of League 1 for a place in the final.
Introduced by Alan Weeks
(from Birmingham)


Snooker player: John Spencer
Snooker player: John Pulman
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Reg Perrin
Production: Philip Lewis

: Yesterday's Witness: The Abandoned Island

Exactly 30 years ago, a few weeks after Dunkirk, the German armies had reached the Normandy coast. They were only eight miles from the British Channel Island of Alderney. The population of 1,500 felt this was too close for comfort and, on 23 June 1940, evacuated to England. A week later the Germans moved in. It was nearly six years before the islanders began to return. They found their island very changed. There were vast fortifications, mass graves, the remains of slave-labour camps...
What really went on on Alderney during those war years? Different islanders have different stories, different theories...


Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Charles Mapleston

: Wimbledon 1970 and the US Open Golf Championship

Harry Carpenter introduces highlights of two top international events

Match of the Day
featuring the first round of the Men's Singles from the All England Club.
The best of the action on the opening day of the Lawn Tennis Championships.

The 70th US Open Golf Championship
From the Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minnesota, USA
The climax of the fourth and final day's play of this golf classic, in which British Open Champion Tony Jacklin, former US Open Champions Orville Moody, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Billy Casper, and Gary Player-together with all the top names in golf-competed for the major share of the prize money worth over $200,000.
Presented by the American Broadcasting Company


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Production Team (The 70th US Open Golf Championship): Bill Taylor
Production Team (The 70th US Open Golf Championship): Don Sayer
Presented by (The 70th US Open Golf Championship): Alan Mouncer
Editor (The 70th US Open Golf Championship): A. P. Wilkinson

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