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: Son of Sinbad

Dale Robertson Vincent Price
An Arabian Night fantasy with excitement and adventure. When
Sinbad is captured by the evil Khalif of Baghdad, he learns that he must solve a closely-guarded secret to gain his freedom.
Produced by ROBERT SPARKS Directed by TED TETZLAFF
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Dale Robertson
Unknown: Aubrey W1seberg
Unknown: Jack Pollexfon
Produced By: Robert Sparks
Directed By: Ted Tetzlaff
Sinbad: Dale Robertson
Ameer: Sally Forest
Nerissa: Lili St Cyr
Omar: Vincent Price
Kristina: Mari Blanchard
Khalif: Leon Askin
Jiddah: Jay Novello

: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Crystals and Lasers by Professor D. Phillips , PHD, FRSC
A series of six lectures
4: Making Lasers (R)


Unknown: Professor D. Phillips

: Little Misses and the Mister Men

A See-Saw programme (R)

: King of the Rocket Men

A serial in 12 episodes 5: Fatal Dive
Jeff King discovers how the malignant Dr Vulcan keeps one step ahead of his pursuers. (For cast see page 81)


Unknown: Jeff King

: Popeye Classics

Likes Babies and Infinks and Nurse Mates

: News

Weather followed by 100 Great Sporting Moments
Bannister's Mile
Since 1954 the four-minute barrier has been broken on hundreds of occasions, so what was so special about that first four-minute mile? The location was Oxford University's Iffley Road track, and the protagonists Roger Bannister ,
Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher.
Dream Mile
In 1981, 27 years after
Bannister broke the four-minute barrier, no fewer than eight runners finished inside that time in the Dream Mile at Oslo's Bislett Stadium. Series producer JEFF GODDARD


Unknown: Roger Bannister
Unknown: Chris Chataway
Unknown: Chris Brasher.
Producer: Jeff Goddard

: Racing

from Ascot
On the eve of the Grand
National Meeting at Aintree, BBCtv covers three races from this richly endowed Ascot fixture.
2.30 Golden Eagle Novices' (21m)
3.00 Keith Prowse Long Distance Hurdle (3m)
3.35 Peregrine Handicap 'Chase (24m) Introduced by RICHARD PITMAN
Summariser BILL SMITH Producer FRED VINER including at
2.50 News and Weather


Unknown: Keith Prowse
Introduced By: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: John Hamner
Unknown: Summariser Bill Smith
Producer: Fred Viner

: Attic Archives

The last of six parts
Presented by John Huntley The Home Front
Film from the last war usually shows the front line and what it was like for our troops fighting the Germans and the Japanese. Film of what was happening to the people at home is rare, mainly because film stock was not available, or what was shot was censored.
But some film escaped the censors, in particular a unique collection of film about what it was like to live in Bristol during the Blitz. Researcher FRANCES OWEN Producer DENNIS DICK BBC Scotland


Presented By: John Huntley
Unknown: Frances Owen
Producer: Dennis Dick

: The Victorian Kitchen Garden

A series of 13 films in which a walled garden is restored and worked as it was 100 years ago.
Presented by Peter Thoday with Head Gardener Harry Dodson 5: April
Harry grows marble-sized potatoes in pots under glass, cuts asparagus from the forcing house, and uncovers seakale shoots, the colour of 'carved ivory'.
Using modern equipment, Peter demonstrates the effectiveness of hot beds in advancing young plants. Music by PAUL READE
Film editor DAVID BARRETT Producer KEITH SHEATHER BBC Bristol (R)


Presented By: Peter Thoday
Unknown: Harry Dodson
Music By: Paul Reade
Editor: David Barrett

: My Music

'From which song come the words "I kissed her on the ship"?' asks Steve Race of John Amis who partners
Frank Muir against the team of Denis Norden and Ian Wallace in this week's popular musical quiz.
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE (R)


Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace

: Film 88

: High Adventure: Prince Valiant

starring Robert Wagner James Mason Janet Leigh
Prince Valiant comes to Camelot to seek King Arthur's help against the usurper of his father's throne. This tale of chivalry and intrigue features a dashing hero, a fair princess and dastardly villain, and is based on an American comic strip.
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Robert Wagner
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Janet Leigh
Unknown: Dudley Nichols
Produced By: Robert L. Jacks
Directed By: Henry Hathaway
Prince Valiant: Robert Wagner
Sir Brack: James Mason
Aleta: Janet Leigh
Ilene: Debra Paget
Sir Gawain: Sterling Hayden
Boltar: Victor McLaglen
King Aguar: Donald Crisp
King Arthur: Brian Aherne
King Luke: Barry Jones
Sligon: Primo Carnera

: The Rock 'n' Roll Years

The year of peace and love. The news - Flower Power enters our lives, the Cultural Revolution begins in China, and the Middle East has the bitter Six Day War. But the hippies are all really groovy, and the Beatles sing love to the world.
The music - the Kinks,
Procol Harum , Jimi Hendrix and the Doors.
Series producer ANN FREER Producer SUE MALUNSON


Unknown: Procol Harum
Unknown: Jimi Hendrix

: Wideworld

The Musical Mariner
Remembered for his award-winning film, African
Sanctus, David Fanshawe is off once again with back-pack and tape recorder. This time he heads for the islands of the far Pacific. His mission? To preserve 'a precious but endangered species - indigenous music'.
In the first of two films,
David journeys to the tribal sing-sings of highland
Nuigini (pidgin English - work it out), where with the help of a train of distinctly puzzled tribesmen, he collects 200 hours of music.
Then after a quick trip north to Hampstead (to get married), he's off again - to the paradise islands of Tahiti. And that's where you can rejoin him next week in More from the Musical Mariner. Cameraman MICHAEL DILLON Director BILL LEIMBACH
Series editor TIM SLESSOR


Unknown: David Fanshawe
Unknown: Michael Dillon
Director: Bill Leimbach
Editor: Tim Slessor

: M*A*S*H

Out of Sight, Out of Mind Hawkeye 's eyes are severely burnt when nurses Able and Bigelow persuade him to fix their stove in the middle of the night. As he waits to find out if his blindness is permanent, he looks at the war from a different perspective and, as he points out to BJ, he's a better surgeon blind than Frank Burns will ever be. Written by KEN LEVINE and DAVID ISAACS
Directed by GENE REYNOLDS (R)


Unknown: Mind Hawkeye
Unknown: Frank Burns
Written By: Ken Levine
Written By: David Isaacs
Directed By: Gene Reynolds
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
BJ: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Hot Lips: Loretta Swit
Maj Burns: Larry Linville
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Klinger: Jamie Farr

: A Very Peculiar Practice: Death of a University

The last of seven parts written by Andrew Davies
Starring Peter Davison
with Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton, Michael J. Shannon, Joanna Kanska, Amanda Hillwood

Unable to control the wave of unrest that is hitting the campus, Jack Daniels makes a decision that has tragic consequences for all...
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Andrew Davies
Music and lyrics: Dave Greenslade
Script Editor: Devora Pope
Film Cameraman: Colin Munn
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: David Tucker
Stephen Daker: Peter Davison
Nun: Sonia Hart
Nun: Elaine Turrell
Ron Rust: Joe Melia
Grete Grotowska: Joanna Kanska
Sammy Limb: Dominic Arnold
Harry Pointer: Mark Drewry
Mal Prentis: Mark Addy
Jack Daniels: Michael J. Shannon
Charlie Dusenberry: Colin Stinton
Mrs Kramer: Gillian Raine
Maureen Gahagan: Lindy Whiteford
Bob Buzzard: David Troughton
Jock McCannon: Graham Crowden
Rose Marie: Barbara Flynn
Mr Smallcott: Tim Munro
Snuffly girl: Wendy Nottingham
Lyn Turtle: Amanda Hillwood
Security man: Martyn Whitby
Julie Daniels: Toria Fuller
Lorry driver: Peter Theedom
Daphne Buzzard: Kay Stonham

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: It's Garry Shandling's Show

starring Garry Shandling Grant Gets Broken
When a husband and wife cannot agree on which way his chest hairs point when he lies in bed, they know their marriage is in trouble. Pete and Jackie really need that romantic weekend away but can Garry be trusted to look after their son?


Unknown: Garry Shandling
Pete: Michael Tucci
Jackie: Bernadette Birkett
Grant: Scott Nemes

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