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: Gharbar

A special variety of programmes of Asian music and dance.
Director KRISHAN GOULD. BBC Birmingham


Producer: Ashok Rampal
Director: Krishan Gould.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Caterpillar's Story by ACHIM BROGER
Illustrated by KATRIN BRANDT Presenters
Carol Leader, Chris Tranchell i Repeated on BBC1 at 3.55 pm)


Story By: Achim Broger
Illustrated By: Katrin Brandt
Leader: Chris Tranchell

: Closedown

: Racing from Cheltenham

The New Year Meeting
1 35 The Colt Car Corinium Hur dle Race (21m)
2 10 The Colt Car Diamond Handi cap Steeplechase (2 1/2 m)
2.45 The Colt Car Platinum Novices' Steeplechase (3m If)
3.15 The Evesham Four year-old Novices' Hurdle Race (2m)
Introduced by RICHARD PITMAN
Television presentation
A feature film starring


Unknown: Corinium Hur
Unknown: Diamond Handi
Introduced By: Richard Pitman
Introduced By: Commentaters Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: John McNicholas

: New Year Matinee: Words and Music

Guest stars Gene Kelly , Vera-Ellen Perry Como , Lena Horne
Judy Garland , June Allyson
This musical biography of song-writing partners Rodgers and Hart tells of their early struggles on the road to success. A host of Hollywood stars feature in some of their best-loved numbers, including ' The lady is a tramp ', Blue moon ' and ' Where or when '.
Director NORMAN TAUROG. Films: pp 16-17


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Vera-Ellen Perry Como
Unknown: Lena Home
Unknown: Judy Garland
Play By: Fred Finklehoffe
Produced By: Arthur Freed
Director: Norman Taurog.
Lorenz Hart: Mickey Rooney
Richard Rodgers: Tom Drake
Eddie Anders: Perry Como
Peggy: Betty Garrett
Dorothy: Janet Leigh
Herbert Fields: Marshall Thompson

: Atoms for Enquiring Minds

A Circus of The Royal Institution's Annual Christmas Lectures for Young People. This 150th series is given by Professor Eric M. Rogers of Princeton and the Nuffield Foundation. A series of six programmes 3: Electrified Atoms
In a television tube there is vacuum through which a stream of electrons is fired to paint the pictures on the screen. See streams of electrons and streams of charged atoms (which have lost or gained electrons) controlled by electric or magnetic fields. See how such atoms emit light in a brilliant spectrum as they recover from being electrified. We are starting to imagine thinking-models of atoms.
Presented for television by BRIAN JOHNSON
(Part 4 tomorrow)


Unknown: Professor Eric M. Rogers
Television By: Brian Johnson

: Cricket:Australia v West Indies

The Second Test from Melbourne
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the fifth and final day's play.
TV presentation by 9 NETWORK, Australia Producer NICK HUNTER


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Producer: Nick Hunter

: The Brothers Lionheart

7 In Wild Rose Valley
Taking refuge in the house of old Mattias, Crispy remembers the password of Tengil's army.
Directed by OLLE HELLBOM
Film cameraman RUNE ERICSON
English adaptation by GONILLA AND HERMAN English version directed by LOUIS ELMAN Produced by svensk FILMINDUSTRI (Continued tomorrow)


Directed By: Olle Hellbom
Unknown: Rune Ericson
Unknown: Herman English
Directed By: Louis Elman
Produced By: Svensk Filmindustri

: The Mid-Evening News

including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Robin Ray's Picture Gallery

An occasional series in which ROBIN RAY looks at the cinema's treatment of great personalities and events.
Tonight: Wyatt Farp and the Gunfight at OK Corral
One of the West's most famous and infamous law officers has been the subject of many Hollywood movies over the past 40 years, but just how near to the real man were they, and where did the gunfight really take place?
Burt Lancaster , Henry Fonda James Garner , Harris Yulin in films by JOHN FORD
JOHN STURGES and FRANK PERRY help to provide some of the answers.
Written by ROBIN RAY
Directed by PAUL LOOSLEY Produced by JOHN BUTTERY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Wyatt Farp
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Harris Yulin
Unknown: John Ford
Unknown: John Sturges
Unknown: Frank Perry
Written By: Robin Ray
Directed By: Paul Loosley
Produced By: John Buttery

: The Great Bike Race

One man has already died, many suffer greatly, in this, the severest of all bicycle races.
The struggle to win the Tour de France is like an ancient Greek myth. A Hercules on wheels, each contestant must endure rigours and survive perils. And, unlike Hercules, he must be a human billboard. With his shorts proclaiming a breakfast food and his jersey a cigarette, he must pedal for 24 days and 2,300 miles over cobbles, tracks and motorways, labouring up mountains and hurtling down, always threatened by exhaustion, by collision, and by punctures that can send him slithering into ravines or under following cars. Jack Pizzey followed this year's Tour and its one British rider, as 150 grim contestants and the gaudy publicity cavalcade exploded into sleepy villages, through ripening vineyards, past crowded beaches and over snow-capped Alps to the Champs Elysees, victory and glory. It's a beautiful trip - as long as you're not on a bike.
Film cameraman ALAN STEVENS Sound recordist RON CRABB Editor PETER COWER


Unknown: Jack Pizzey
Unknown: Alan Stevens
Unknown: Ron Crabb
Editor: Peter Cower
Producer: Robert Toner

: The Black Stuff

by Alan Bleasdale
Liverpool v Middlesbrough - a Merseyside tarmac gang are away on a contract on Teesside - without the boss there's a chance for some local diversion with the natives while keeping up the spirit of free enterprise, preferably on the firm's time.
BBC Manchester


Writer: Alan Bleasdale
Designer: Chris Edwards
Film Editor: Mike Hall
Film Cameraman: David Jackson
Script Editor: Michael Wearing
Producer: David Rose
Director: Jim Goddard
Chrissy: Michael Angelis
Dixie: Tom Georgeson
Loggo: Alan Igbon
Kev: Gary Bleasdale
George: Peter Kerrigan
Yosser: Bernard Hill
Maureen: Jean Warren
Student: Janine Duvitski
Clerk of works: Edward Peel
McKenna: David Calder
Doris: Valerie Lilley
Brendan: Sean Lynch
Dominic: Alan Lake
Masseuse: Lois Baxter
Lorry driver: Michael Wardle
Bank manager: David Theakston
Bank clerk: Derry Jordan
Hotel manageress: Juliet Cooke
Businessman: Neville Wright
First Irishman: Adrian Nolan
Second Irishman: Brendan McIlduff
Girl in house: Kathryn Apanowicz
Service station lady: Georgina Smith
Shop assistant: Alison Ambler
Farmer: Ralph Hawkes

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Alan Bleasdale 17 July 2016

: Late News


: International Tennis

The Braniff Airways World Doubles Championship
DAVID VINE with highlights of the first day.


Producers: Fred Viner
Producers: Johnnie Watherston

: Music at Night: The Christmas Tree Suite

by Franz Liszt
On the eighth day of Christmas Rhondda Gillespie plays the eighth movement from this little-known suite for piano.
An Old Provencal Carol


Composer: Franz Liszt
Pianist: Rhondda Gillespie

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