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: Play School

Today's story: "Turtle Pond" by Berniece Freschet
Illustrated by Donald Carrick
Presenters this week Julie Stevens, Rick Jones



Author (Turtle Pond): Berniece Freschet
Illustrator (Turtle Pond): Donald Carrick
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Closedown

: Tennis and Cricket

Wimbledon 1972
. The Lawn Tennis I Championships ' direct from the All England Club
A courtside view of the third day's play in this Open Championship, introduced by HARRY CARPENTER who provides news, results and comment on the best of the matches on the Centre Court and No 1 Court.
The Benson and Hedges Cup Semi-Finals


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter

: Newsroom

with Peter Dorling


Newsreader: Peter Dorling

: Times Remembered

JAMES ASTOR talks to
Larry Rees , bootlegger
Larry Rees , from Newport in Wales, was hoboing around America in the 20s and 30s and the job he did for longer than any other was that of bootlegging in New Orleans.


Talks: James Astor
Unknown: Larry Rees
Unknown: Larry Rees
Director: Terence O'Reilly
Producer: Ivor Dunkerton

: Man Alive: Flower Power

Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: Flower Power
Maytime in Chelsea. English summertime arrived - as usual - with howling wind and gusts of rain. But the Chelsea Flower Show must go on. So 150,000 gardeners crowded into the biggest marquee in the world. They inspected everything, from orchids to aspidistras, and spent £280,000 in orders in four days.
Esther Rantzen and a Man Alive team were there behind the scenes - and well before the scenes: with the man who froze his daffodils, and the General who grows dwarf pomegranate trees. They saw the Queen - and an East End Parks superintendent. They found mystery, drama, excitement and suspense - and the largest strawberry in the world: all at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.


Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Producer: Ivor Dunkerton
Editor: Desmond Wilcox

: Pot Black

BBC2 Snooker Competition
A League of Champions compete for the 1972 Pot Black Trophy
Rex Williams v Ray Reardon
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS
Commentator TED LOWE
Producer REG PERRIN (from Birmingham)


Unknown: Rex Williams
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Sydney Lee
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Producer: Reg Perrin

: The Sextet

A series of eight plays
Michele Dotrice , Ruth Dunning
Denholm Elliott , Richard Vernon Dennis Waterman , Billie Whitelaw in A Question of Degree by JULIAN MITCHELL
Maggie's father is the second most right-wing journalist in England! She is a young assistant lecturer. So, when she gets caught up in a student revolt the fireworks really begin!
Singing Sculpture by GILBERT and GEORGE


Unknown: Michele Dotrice
Unknown: Ruth Dunning
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Unknown: Richard Vernon
Unknown: Dennis Waterman
Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Editor: Margaret Hare
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: James Ferman
Maggie Firebrace: Michele Dotrice
Simon Tesco: John Steiner
Gallery proprietor: Jonathan Cecil
James Hare: Dennis Waterman
Betty Atherton: Ruth Dunning
Max Firebrace: Denholm Elliott
Sir Lionel Compton: Richard Vernon
Vanessa Compton: Pauline Jameson
Eileen Firebrace: Billie Whitelaw

: Match of the Day

from Wimbledon
The Lawn Tennis Championships
I Highlights of today's outstanding match on the third day's play
Comments by JACK KRAMER
Presented by huw JONES, JEFF GODDARD Executive producer A. p. WILKINSON


Unknown: Jack Kramer
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter

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