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: Play School

Today's story "The Roadsweeper's Good Day" by Jean Watson

(Repeated at 4.5. pm)


Author (The Roadsweeper's Good Day): Jean Watson
Presenter: Toni Arthur
Presenter: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Play School

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: Open University

: News Summary


: Wheelbase

Cliff Michelmore covers the world of motoring
Tonight from County Durham, an outside broadcast report on a new kind of motorists' supermarket selling tyres, plugs, batteries and oil far cheaper than any garage.
Maxwell Boyd test-drives a new high performance sports saloon announced today by British Leyland.
From Inverness Michael Frostick sends an all-action report on the International Scottish Rally.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Maxwell Boyd
Commentator (The International Scottish Rally): Michael Frostick
Director: Tony Salmon
Director: Peter Cleaver
Producer: John Mills
Editor: Brian Robins

: Golf: The 1973 United States Open Championship

Defending champion Jack Nicklaus
The second event of World Golf's 'Grand Slam' was staged last weekend at Oakmont Country Club, Philadelphia.

This 72-hole stroke-play classic was contested by all the great stars of the American circuit and many overseas players, including Great Britain's Tony Jacklin who, in 1971, made golfing history by being the first Briton to win this coveted title for 50 years, and only one of the very few non-Americans to achieve this singular honour since the championship commenced in 1894. Highlights of the final round of this great sporting event are introduced by Peter Alliss and Harry Carpenter.
Presented by Alan Mouncer in association with the American Broadcasting Company


Presenter: Peter Alliss
Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Presented by: Alan Mouncer

: The Adventures of Don Quixote

From the novel by Cervantes
Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore
[Starring] Rex Harrison
and Frank Finlay as Sancho Panza
with Rosemary Leach as Dulcinea, Bernard Hepton as The Priest, Ronald Lacey as The Barber, Roger Delgado as The Monk and Robert Eddison as The Duke

Don Quixote dreams of helping the oppressed by reviving the glory of Knight Errantry despite the important people of his village who try to 'bring him to his senses'. After many exciting adventures in the Spanish countryside his illusions are finally shattered but, on his deathbed, he has the last word concerning dreams and reality.

(First shown on BBC1)

A BBCtv-Universal Pictures Television Co-production


From the novel by: Cervantes
Screenplay: Hugh Whitemore
Costumes: Elizabeth Waller
Film Cameraman: Peter Bartlett
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Gerald Savory
Director: Alvin Rakoff
Don Quixote: Rex Harrison
Sancho Panza: Frank Finlay
Dulcinea: Rosemary Leach
The Priest: Bernard Hepton
The Barber: Ronald Lacey
The Monk: Roger Delgado
The Duke: Robert Eddison
Housekeeper: Gwen Nelson
Travelling barber: Murray Melvin
First landlord: Paul Whitsun-Jones
First muleteer: Brian Coburn
Second muleteer: Athol Coats
First prisoner: John Hollis
Second prisoner: Walter Sparrow
Death: Brian Spink
Second landlord: Michael Golden
Harlot: Francoise Pascal
Goatherd: Jon C.P. Mattocks

: News Extra

with John Edmunds


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Bob Harris with the news, views and sounds of today's music.
In the studio Terry Reid, Del Shannon plus album tracks, films and guests


Presenter: Bob Harris
Singer/Guitarist: Terry Reid
Singer: Del Shannon
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Closedown

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