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6.30 Pressure Die Casting

6.55 Piano Development

7.21 Kinetics of a Gas Reaction

: Son of Paleface

The comedy western starring
Bob Hope , Jane Russell -and Roy Rogers
Bob Hope and Jane Russell are joined by Roy Rogers and Trigger in this classic spoof Western. Bob plays a young city dude who goes west to claim an inheritance left by his father, the famous Indian fighter, Paleface Potter. But he is soon mixed up with shady events at The Dirty Shame saloon, and its owner-the glamorous Miss Russell.
Screenplay by FRANK TASHLIN. m
Directed by FRANK TASHLIN. Films: p 81


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Jane Russell
Unknown: Roy Rogers
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Jane Russell
Unknown: Roy Rogers
Unknown: Paleface Potter.
Unknown: Frank Tashlin.
Unknown: Robert L. Welsh
Unknown: Joseph Quillah
Produced By: Robert L.Welsh
Directed By: Frank Tashlin.
Junior Potter: Bob Hope
Mike: Jane Russell
Roy Barton: Roy Rogers
Kirk: Bill Williams
Stoner: Harry von Zell
Sheriff Mclntyre: Douglass Dumbrille
Waverly: Lyle Moraine:
Doc Lovejoy and Trigger: Lloyd Corrigan

: Play School

Story: Mr Josh Jolly and the Flag written by Joyce Thomsett illustrated by Joanna Isles. Presenters Carol Chell, Johnny Ball

Book, Play School Ready to Play, £1.50 from bookshops. Play On (record REC 332, cassette zcm 332); Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away (record REC 242, cassette MRMC 004). from record shops


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Writer (Mr Josh Jolly and the Flag): Joyce Thomsett
Illustrator (Mr Josh Jolly and the Flag): Joanna Isles

: The Royal Wedding

So that viewers who are hard-of-hearing will not have to miss information and commentary, BBC2 will provide sub-titled coverage of The Wedding of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Lady Diana Spencer.
This will include the carriage processions from Buckingham Palace and Clarence House to St Paul's Cathedral; the wedding and the processions returning to Buckingham Palace.
Simultaneous broadcast with BBC1

: * Hugo the Hippo

The feature-length cartoon starring the singing voices of Marie Osmond Jimmy Osmond Burl Ives
Hugo is a Hippo; which is the short way to say Hippopotamus, which is the long way to say River Horse. When Hugo's family is killed by the wicked Aban Khan , Hugo has to swim back from Zanzibar to Africa all on his own. Poor Hugo! with the voices of Narration by BURL IVES
Animation directed by JOSEF GEMMES Words and music by ROBERT LARIMER
Screenplay by THOMAS BAUM Produced by ROBERT HAIMI
Directed by BILL FEIGENBAUM Films: page 82


Unknown: Marie Osmond
Unknown: Jimmy Osmond
Unknown: Burl Ives
Unknown: Aban Khan
Directed By: Josef Gemmes
Music By: Robert Larimer
Unknown: Thomas Baum
Produced By: Robert Haimi
Directed By: Bill Feigenbaum
The Sultan of Zanzibar: Robert Morley
Aban Khan: Paul Lynde
Jorma: Ronnie Cox
Jorma's father: Percy Rodriguez
the Royal Magician: Jessie Emmette
Mr M'Bow Wow: Lance Taylor Sr
the Judge: Len Maxwell

: A Musical Railway Celebration

A little over 150 years ago, on 15 September 1830, a single gunshot sent eight trains off on a 30-mile journey from Liverpool to Manchester. This was opening day for the world's first passenger rail service.
Popular group Fivepenny Piece joined autumn celebrations at the oldest surviving passenger railway station - the Manchester Terminus of Stephenson's Great Railway Experiment.
Colin Welland tells the story and Fivepenny Piece sing the songs to celebrate The Birth of the Railway Age.
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Colin Welland
Produced by: Barry Bevins

: Glorious Goodwood

What better way after the pageantry and excitement of today's Royal Wedding, than to relax along with the racegoers at one of the country's most beautiful courses. Three races from today's meeting are being covered.

3.0 The American Express Royal Wedding Day Stakes (7f)

3.30 The Richmond Stakes (6f)

4.5 The Sussex Stakes (old mile)

The likelihood of a third meeting between To-Agori-Mou and King's Lake promises to be the highlight of the week - this, Europe's top all-aged mile event, worth over £50,000 to the winner.
Introduced by Julian Wilson.


Presenter: Julian Wilson
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Jimmy Lindley
Commentator: John Hanmer
TV presentation: Richard Tilling

: Play School

A programme for children under 5.

: The Great Balloon Adventure

Katharine Hepburn
Ten-year-old Alby dreams of flying the circus balloon in which his grandfather,' The Great Sandusky ', used to perform aerial stunts. When Alby and his friend Chris meet up with the eccentric Miss Pudd, their dream begins to take shape - and their adventure really takes off!
Screenplay by EUGENE POINC
Produced and directed by RICHARD A. COLLA (First showing on British television) Films: page 82


Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Play By: Eugene Poinc
Directed By: Richard A. Colla
Miss Pudd: Katharine Hepburn
Alby: Kevin McKenzie
Chris: Dennis Dimstkr

: A Stylish Affair

By Appointment Peter Tomlinson
Duncan Gibbins and Marian Foster - your regular hosts on Six Fijty-five Special
-invite you to join a studio full of guests determined to celebrate the big day in style.
Among those present:
Norman Parkinson , distinguished photographer of the Royal Family;
Mike McGear and the Monarchists with a loyal musical tribute; astrologer Russell Grant with his predictions for the Royal Couple s future together; Peter York , Associate
Editor of Harpers and Queen magazine ... and many more.
Enhancing the champagne mood throughout, the group recently given the royal seal of approval,
Lord Colwyn and his 3B Band. Editor JIMl PUMIGHAN. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Tomlinson
Unknown: Duncan Gibbins
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Norman Parkinson
Unknown: Mike McGear
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Peter York
Editor: Jiml Pumighan.

: Hocus Pocus it's Magic

A baffling, breathtaking evening of Grand Illusion and comedy hosted by Dick Cavett ..
The world's foremost magicians delight and mystify in such spectacular acts as the Giant Buzz Saw
Illusion, The Vanishing Tiger ine
Girl with No Middle and culminating in the astonishing Disappearing Auto, in which a 3,500 pound car suspended in mid-air vanishes before the audience's eyes.
The superstars of illusion include The Great Tomsoni, Slydini Harry Blackstone Jr
Siegfried and Roy, Mark Wilson
Directed by WALTER c. MILLER


Unknown: Dick Cavett
Unknown: Mark Wilson
Produced By: Michael Brandman

: A Man of the Black Mountains

Born on a Welsh hill farm in the 30s, Trevor Powell spent many of his schooldays working at richer farms and trading in rabbits and poultry. When he was ten, a bad winter almost wiped out their small flock of sheep. His father, always prudent, became even more cautious. Trevor, on the other hand, grew up an easy-going man, ready to take a gamble with anything, seldom resting, seldom out of the saddle, one of nature's cowboys. The film was shot during the week of the spectacular summer round-up, when Trevor and his neighbours ride up from the valleys and bring down their huge flocks from the common ground of the mountain top. Narrator Deryck Guyler
BBC Manchester


Subject: Trevor Powell
Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Photography: Arthur Smith
Photography: Martin Lightening
Sound: Jack Wilson
Sound: Dave Baumber
Film Editor: Peter Gibbs
Assistant Producer: Jean Thompson
Writer/Producer: Don Haworth

: Steve McQueen in The Reivers

Boon Hogganbeck is a romantic.
A man who cannot resist a pretty woman, a shiny automobile or a horse that might win a race. bo when his boss takes delivery of a gleaming yellow Winton Flyer the temptation is too great. In no time at all, Boon is bowling down the road to Memphis, together with Ned the stableman, and young
Lucius, on the way to adventure and romance.
Screenplay by IRVING RAVETCB and HARRIET FRANK 3R. based on the novel by WILLIAM FAULKNER
Produced by IRVING RAvrrcH
Directed by MARK RYDELL. Films: page 82 (First showing on British television)


Play By: Irving Ravetcb
Novel By: William Faulkner
Produced By: Irving Ravrrch
Directed By: Mark Rydell.
Boon Hogganbeck: Steve McQueen
Corrie: Sharon Farrell
Boss McCaslin: Will Geer
Ned McCaslin: Rupert Crosse
Lucius McCaslin: Mitch Vogel
Mr Binford: Michael Constantine
Maury McCaslin: Lonny Chapman
Uncle Possum: Juano Hernandez
Butch Lovemaiden: Clifton James
Miss Reba: Ruth White
Narrator: Burgess Meredith

: The 20th Century Remembered

In the second of three programmes Lord Boothby talks to Andrew Boyle about the lead-up to the Second World War, his time in the political wilderness as an antiappeaser during the Chamberlain era, his secret mission on the outbreak of war to secure much-needed weapons for the British Army and the 'Czech Gold Affair' which nearly ended his political life.


Interviewee: Lord Boothby
Interviewer: Andrew Boyle
Picture research: Valerie Smith
Film editor: Alan Martin
Producer: John Walker

: Louis Armstrong Anniversary Concert

featuring the Midnite Follies Orchestra Musical directors
Alan Cohen and Keith Nichols
Recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London.
In this tribute to Louis Armstrong , who died ten years ago this month, the Midnite Men sketch his life story with their own romping versions of some of his finest music.


Unknown: Alan Cohen
Unknown: Keith Nichols
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: John Mason
Producer: Dave Perrottet

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