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A second chance to see this outside broadcast spectacular from the English Channel.
The Ships: aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal; frigates HMS Galatea, Euryalus; submarine HMS Sealion; Royal Fleet auxiliaries Olmeda, Regent.
The aircraft: fixed wing Phantoms, Buccaneers, Gannets; helicopters Sea King, Wessex, Wasp; and one of the first vertical take-off Harriers to use an aircraft carrier.


Raymond Baxter
Assisted by:
Commander Lyn Middleton
Directed for television by:
Alan Chivers
Directed for television by:
Dennis Monger
Directed for television by:
William Cave

Introduced by Frank Bough

1.50; 2.20; 2.50* Racing from Ripon
2.0 The Stainley Nursery Handicap Stakes (over 5 furlongs)
2.30 The Champion Two Years Old Trophy, 1971 (over 6 furlongs)
3.0 The Ripon Rowels Handicap Stakes (over 1 mile)

2.5; 3.5; 3.55; 4.45* International Athletics from Crystal Palace: Great Britain v West Germany for the Kraft Trophies
Including the men's 1,500 metres and 5,000 metres.

2.35* Show Jumping from St Gallen, Switzerland: European Ladies Championship
Ann Moore and Alison Dawes are Great Britain's representatives for the individual title.

3.35; 4.20* Motor Racing from Brands Hatch: The Rothmans International Formula 2 Trophy Race
Former world champion Graham Hill heads a strong international field competing over 40 laps of the full Grand Prix circuit.
Organised by the BRSCC

5.5* Results Service
Including racing results and cricket scoreboard

Grandstand timetable:
1.50 Racing
2.5 Athletics; 2.20 Racing
2.35 Show jumping; 2.50 Racing
3.5 Athletics: 3.35 Motor racing
3.55 Athletics: 4.20 Motor racing
4.45 Athletics; 5.5 Results Service
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events


Frank Bough
Commentator (Racing):
Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing):
Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing):
Ray Lakeland
Commentator (International Athletics):
David Coleman
Commentator (International Athletics):
Ron Pickering
TV Presentation (International Athletics):
Alan Mouncer
Ann Moore
Alison Dawes
Commentator (Show Jumping):
Raymond Brooks-Ward
Racing driver:
Graham Hill
Commentator (Motor Racing):
Murray Walker
TV Presentation (Motor Racing):
Richard Tilling
Grandstand presented for television by:
Brian Venner
A.P. Wilkinson

A Bank Holiday look at Walt Disney films, old and new.
Introduced by Derek Nimmo from the South of France
Films include: Sleeping Beauty, The Living Desert, Scandalous John, The Aristocats, Treasure Island, Fantasia, The Boat Builders, Track of the Giant Snow Bear, Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Films by courtesy of Walt Disney Productions
(Summer Holiday People: page 4)


Derek Nimmo
Presented by:
Richard Evans

A summer spectacular under the huge canvas Big Top introduced by Yasmin Smart

Aerial Thrills and Artistry from Germany: The Astoris
Amazing Swing Acrobats from Belgium: The Amaros
Sealion Trio from California presented by Arthur Scott
Juggling High-spot from France: Toly M
The Mad Musician from Scotland: Don Saunders
Spine-chilling Balance on high pivoted ladder from Portugal: The Cardinalis
Victorian Comedy Acrobats recently returned from Las Vegas: The Herculeans
Jungle Giants: Indian elephants presented by Wilson Smart
Fabulous Foot Juggling from France: The Castors
with Clowns Jacko and Little Billy

(Billy Smart's Touring Circus is at present at Hastings)
(Summer Holiday People; page 4)


Yasmin Smart
The Astoris
The Amaros
Sealions trainer:
Arthur Scott
Toly M
Don Saunders
The Cardinalis
Comic acrobats:
The Herculeans
Elephants trainer:
Wilson Smart
Foot jugglers:
The Castors
Jacko and Little Billy
Circus direction:
The Smart Brothers
Musical Director:
Ken Griffin
Mary David

A Bank Holiday film specially made for BBC television on location in England and the South of France.
Starring Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin, Olivia Newton-John, Severine, Marvin, Welch and Farrar
with Robert Parvin, Milton Reid, Marty Swift, Johnny Wade, Zena Clifton, John Styles
(...expecting the papers: page 11)


Cliff Richard
Hank Marvin
Olivia Newton-John
null Severine
Marvin, Welch and Farrar
Robert Parvin
Milton Reid
Marty Swift
Johnny Wade
Zena Clifton
John Styles
Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Film Cameraman:
Stewart A. Farnell
Film Editor:
David Spence
Ian Rawnsley
Eric Davidson
Michael Hurll

Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris star in this special film presentation for Bank Holiday with Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave

The year was 1942, the place was occupied Norway - the stakes were the highest the world has ever known. It was a race against time - a race which, if lost, would have given the Germans the atomic bomb.

(This Week's Films: page 9)
(Tonight's other feature film Li'l Abner starts at 10.5 pm on BBC2)


Anthony Mann
Dr Rolf Pedersen:
Kirk Douglas
Knut Straud:
Richard Harris
Ulla Jacobsson
Michael Redgrave
David Weston
Major Frick:
Anton Diffring
Eric Porter
Colonel Wilkinson:
Mervyn Johns
Jennifer Hilary
Jensen (the mysterious stranger):
Roy Dotrice
Professor Logan:
Barry Jones
Ralph Michael
General Bolts:
Geoffrey Keen
Doctor at Hospital:
Maurice Denham
Wolf Frees
General Courts:
Robert Ayres
Sebastian Breaks
John Golightly
Alan Howard
Patrick Jordan
William Marlowe
Brook Williams

From the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle opened by The Fanfare Trumpets of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and The RAF Regiment, The Massed Pipes and Drums, The Black Watch, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, The King's Own Scottish Borderers, The Brigade Of Gurkhas

The Royal Navy
A competitive display of Intership Supply at sea by Sea Cadets and The Royal Navy

The Massed Bands, The Royal Air Force Regiment, The Royal Scots, The Gordon Highlanders, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, The Black Watch, The King's Own Scottish Borderers
under the direction of Flight Lieutenant Eric Banks LRAM, ARCM, LGSM

Royal Air Force Regiment, Catterick
The Raising of The Gordon Highlanders in 1794
The Brigade Of Gurkhas present the Kukri Dance
The Royal Artillery Motor-Cycle Display Team
Highland and Country Dancing by teams from the Scottish Division and The Women's Services
The Grand Finale

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is presented by HQ Scotland (Army) and produced by Brigadier John S. Sanderson, DSO, OBE

One of Britain's major tourist attractions, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is as much a part of the Edinburgh Festival as more earnest activities going on in the city below the castle.
"A healthy antidote to a cultural binge" one critic wrote in the early days. A celebration of the military virtues, the tattoo combines some heady nostalgia, with modern technology and superbly professional presentation from the moment the massed pipes and drums first march into the Esplanade to the tear-jerking sentiment of the finale.

(BBC Scotland)
(Cover story: pages 8 and 9)


Musical director:
Flight Lieutenant Eric Banks LRAM, ARCM, LGSM
Tattoo Producer:
Brigadier John S. Sanderson, DSO, OBE
Tom Fleming
Presented for television by:
Charles Clifford

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