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: Play School

Story: "My Sixpenny Umbrella" by Charles Leno

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.20 pm)


Author (My Sixpenny Umbrella): Charles Leno
Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Designer: Kathy Pearce
Scriptwriter/Director: Graham Beeber
Producer: Michael Cole
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Cricket: 4th Test: England v Australia

Second day
The final two hours' play direct from Headingley
Introduced by Peter West


Presenter: Peter West
Commentary Team: Richie Benaud
Commentary Team: Jim Laker
Commentary Team: Ted Dexter
Television Presentation: David Kenning
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling

: Open University

: Newsroom

with Richard Whitmore
Reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower from Bressingham, Norfolk
In this second visit to Bressingham Percy Thrower talks to Adrian Bloom about the increasing popularity of dwarf conifers, heaths and heathers, their varieties and how to plant and maintain them in combination with alpines in 'island beds.'


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Adrian Bloom
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: The Entertainers: 2: A Right Pair of Villains

A series of three film reports by Trevor Philpott

According to the notes in their programme, The Klondyke Brothers were born in the toughest, farthest-flung corner of Alaska. You have to be careful what you believe, but they are certainly the most massive and probably the most monstrous pair of entertainers on the boards. Between them they weigh 56 stones, and every ounce of it is villainous.
They live by selling hatred to the respectable, law-abiding people of the country towns of Britain: every night the crowds fill the halls in the hope of seeing these two ugly, misshapen, merciless men take a long overdue beating.


Presenter/Producer: Trevor Philpott
Subjects: The Klondyke Brothers

: The Beethoven Symphonies: Symphony No 3 (Eroica)

Otto Klemperer conducts the complete cycle in sequence with the New Philharmonia Orchestra led by Emanuel Hurwitz

The nine symphonies were recorded at a series of concerts in the Royal Festival Hall during the Beethoven bicentenary year, 1970. The cycle is now repeated to mark the occasion of Otto Klemperer's retirement.
Tonight: Symphony No 3 (Eroica)


Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Producer: Walter Todds

: Sport Two

with Colin Welland and Ian Wooldridge
The actor-playwright and the sportswriter-of-the-year continue their look at the sporting summer.

Lonesome Road: The marathon
...26 miles 385 yards... in Munich. It will be the climax of the Olympic athletics, as usual. This film tells the story of the race from classical antiquity to the present - and of double-winner Abebe Bikila, who now sits crippled in a wheelchair.

Cricket: England v Australia
Richie Benaud introduces the story and highlights of today's play in the Fourth Test at Headingley.

(Radio Times Olympic Summer of Sport, available from newsagents: 25p)


Presenter: Colin Welland
Presenter: Ian Wooldridge
Subject (Lonesome Road: The marathon): Abebe Bikila
Director (Lonesome Road: The marathon): Bud Greenspan
Presenter (Cricket): Richie Benaud
Director: Terry Long
Director: Bob Abrahams
Assistant Editor: Ken Hawkes
Editor: Phil Pilley

: News on 2

and Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

with Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Michael Dean, Sheridan Morley


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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