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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is "The Flying Postman" by V.H. Drummond
Presenters this week Diane Dorgan, Johnny Silvo


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Johnny Silvo
Author (The Flying Postman): V.H. Drummond

: Closedown

: Cricket: Fifth Test Match: England v The Rest of the World

for the Guinness Trophy
Fourth day
The last two hours' play direct from The Oval.
Introduced by Peter West


Presenter: Peter West
Commentary Team: Richie Benaud
Commentary Team: Jim Laker
Commentary Team: Denis Compton
Commentary Team: Ted Dexter
Production: Nick Hunter
Production: David Kenning

: Closedown

: 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

: Lancer: Blue Skies for Willie Sharpe

A pioneer settler and his two sons fighting to keep their hard-won cattle land in the lawless territory of California during the closing years of last century.

Scott helps a young orphan boy to find his grandfather, a man whose courage and fame as a lawman are legendary.
(The myth that Presidents believe in: pages 42-45)


Scott: Wayne Maunder
Johnny: James Stacy
Murdoch: Andrew Duggan
Jelly: Paul Brinegar
Kansas Bill Sharpe: Keenan Wynn
Willie Sharpe: Clint Howard
Colonel Andrews: Alfred Ryder
Young cowboy: Sam Elliott

: Horizon: The Manhunters

This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today.

The family of man began to evolve from the primate order about 15 million years ago but how have we changed since then? Where did we come from; what did our ancestors look like and how did they live?
The great detective story has traced our origins back to the extinct ape-man of Africa-probably mankind's earliest pre-human ancestor; from the Transvaal comes the skull of an ape-man child, bearing the marks of a fatal leopard attack made about two million years ago. In a pre-Neanderthal cave in the centre of modern Nice detailed analysis of the patterns of shells, rocks, and bones found on the floor has revealed an exact picture of how man once built his camp there 130,000 years ago.
Tonight's Horizon looks at the work of archaeologists and scientists who are digging for similar evidence of man's earlier. existence on sites in Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia.


Narrator: Dudley Foster
Produced for MGM by: Irwin Rosten
Presented by: Veronica Young

: One More Time!

A non-stop sing-in of familiar tunes with Kiki Dee, Heathmore, Lois Jane, Jackie Lee, Mike Redway, Tom Saffery, Andee Silver, Danny Street and The Fine Tooth Combs


Singer: Kiki Dee
Singer: Heathmore
Singer: Lois Lane
Singer: Jackie Lee
Singer: Mike Redway
Singer: Tom Saffery
Singer: Andee Silver
Singer: Danny Street
Singers: The Fine Tooth Combs
Musical Director/Arranger: Bill Shepherd
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: International Golf: The US PGA Championship

One of the four major championships in the world, this title is competed for by members of the United States Professional Golfers' Association which includes illustrious overseas players such as Britain's Tony Jacklin and South Africa's Gary Player. In addition to the considerable prize money of this tournament the winner automatically qualifies, for the fourth and final place in the World Series of Golf, alongside the reigning Open Champions of Great Britain and America and the us Masters Champion, which will be contested at Akron in September.
This programme features the highlights of the final round of this 72-hole stroke-play tournament played yesterday at the Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Presented by the American Broadcasting Company


Golfer: Tony Jacklin
Golfer: Gary Player
Edited for BBC television by: Alan Mouncer

: Line-Up: Monday

Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Michael Hill

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