Day One for Thames in 1968

11.30 Cricket
and at 3.5
The Fourth Test Match
from Headingley
England v. Australia
commentary by
Ian Woodbridge ∙ Michael Parkinson
with summary by
Sir Leonard Hutton
and Bobby Simpson
television direction by
GEOFF HALL
Yorkshire Television Outside Broadcast

1.30 Close-down till 1.55

1.55 Thames Television
See panel


A New Service for London
Inaugural Luncheon at
The Mansion House

The distinguished guests celebrating the beginning of the new Service are eminent in London’s Government and business, in London’s music, art and sport, and in the Nation’s Press and Parliament which reflect the life and power of the Capital City

The Lord Mayor; Lord Aylestone; Sir Philip Warter; Howard Thomas

Speakers include the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor, Lord Aylestone, Chairman of the ITA, Sir Philip Warter, Chairman, and Howard Thomas, Managing Director of Thames Television

commentator
ANDREW GARDNER

television direction by
JIM POPLE

Thames Television Outside Broadcast


2.45 Racing from Redcar
and at 3.20
Outside Broadcast cameras visit Redcar racecourse, where the racing team gives you a complete service, with starting prices, Tote returns and results from other courses
3.0 South Gare Sweepstakes (6f.)
3.30 North Sea H’cap (1½m.)
4.0 Sand Dune Stakes (1½m.)
commentators
in the grandstand Tony Cooke
in the paddock Ken Butler
on the rails Peter Moor
interviewers
John Rickman of the Daily Sketch and George Dobbie discuss form and crash helmets old and new
television direction by
ROY LOMAS
Tyne Tees Television Network
Outside Broadcast

4.10 Driveway
Episode 1: Meet the Major
cast in order of appearance

Major Alan BrockAnthony Newlands
Miss FisherJudy Liebert
Shirley PickeringMarjie Lawrence
Harry WeeksJohn Trigger
Company Sergeant MajorEdwin Brown
Pamela BrockMargaret Ashcroft
Julie BrockSandra Bryant
Mrs. ArmstrongMoyra Fraser
Mr. Brough-MortonMaurice Hedley
Mrs. Brough-MortonDorothy Black
The maidAnne Woodward

series devised by peter dacre
script by basil dawson
designer michael bailey
produced by CECIL PETTY

ATV Network Production

4.40 CHILDREN’S TELEVISION
The Sooty Show
– it’s that bear again and of course, Sweep and Soo
presented by
HARRY CORBETT
today’s special guest
GERRY MARSDEN
musical director alan braden
designed by alex macintyre
produced by

DAPHNE SHADWELL
Thames Television
Network Production

5.10 Magpie
One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
with
TONY BASTABLE
PETE BRADY
SUSAN STRANKS
and including the return of The man from Do Not Adjust Your Set
Captain Fantastic
(produced by daphne shadwell)
directors
DAVID HODGSON
ROBERT REED
producer SUE TURNER
Thames Television
Network Production

5.50 News

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6.4 Today
with
EAMONN ANDREWS
casting a quizzical eye on London, and everything else
directed by TERRY YARWOOD
produced by
ELIZABETH COWLEY
ALEX VALENTINE
Thames Television Production

6.30 The Laughter Makers
Carry On Nurse
For the first time on London’s television screens, one of the hilarious Carry On films
starring
KENNETH CONNOR
KENNETH WILLIAMS
CHARLES HAWTREY
WILFRED HYDE WHITE
BILL OWEN
LESLIE PHILLIPS
cast

Bernie BishopKenneth Connor
Oliver ReckittKenneth Williams
HintonCharles Hawtrey
Ted YorkTerence Longdon
Percy HicksonBill Owen
Jack BellLeslie Phillips
Bert AbleCyril Chamberlain
Henry BrayBrian Oulton
ColonelWilfred Hyde White
Alec LawrenceEd Devereaux
MatronHattie Jacques
SisterJoan Hickson
GingerMichael Medwin
Nurse Dorothy DentonShirley Eaton
Nurse Georgie AxwellSusan Stephen
Nurse Stella DawsonJoan Sims
Nurse F. JamesSusan Beaumont
Nurse Helen LloydAnn Firbank
Nurse NightingaleRosalind Knight
Nurse Rose HarperMarita Stanton
MickHarry Locke
Jill ThompsonJill Ireland
Mrs. Janie BishopSusan Shaw
Mrs. Marge HicksonIrene Handl
MegJune Whitfield
NormNorman Rossington

written by norman hudis
produced by PETER ROGERS
directed by GERALD THOMAS

Matron’s nurses have a hard time keeping amorous patients under control at Haven Hospital

Yes, it’s Tommy… with a king-sized show, including Julie Rogers and Deryck Guyler

8.15 Cooper King-size!
starring
TOMMY COOPER
An hour of Tommy’s classic comedy routines
with
special guest star

FRANKIE VAUGHAN
and
Deryck Guyler
Julie Rogers
Richard Caldicot
Felix Felton
Hugh Morton
Totti Truman Taylor
Len Lowe
Tony Fayne
Jay Denyer
Gladys Whitred
Max Howard
Louise Canine Review
and
Surprise guest stars
We know who they are but we’re not telling Tommy
special material eric merriman
bob sharples and his music
designed by robert macgowan
produced by
MARK STUART
Thames Television
Network Production

9.15 What Shall We Tell the Children?
ROBERT KEE
introduces a
Report
by sally vincent
Sex Education in Britain Today
What should you tell your children about sex? How frank should you be? What words should you use? Tonight’s programme reports on how haphazardly too many children still learn the facts about sex. It shows that schools can help with sex education. Most importantly, for those who still find the subject a difficult one, it shows how some parents have answered the questions their children ask
produced and directed by
FRANCIS MEGAHY
Thames Television
Network Production

10.0 News at Ten
with
Andrew Gardner
Reginald Bosanquet
Leonard Parkin
Half and hour of up-to-the-minute news from ITN
The Weather Forecast

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Jan Holden in The Flea Pit… The System, at 10.30

10.30 The System
ANTHONY BATE
JAN HOLDEN
in
The Flea Pit
by anthony skene
cast

Bull AthertonAnthony Bate
Leo AthertonJan Holden
Dr. GillieNorman Scace
Peter TolchardSimon Lack
JeremyNorman Eshley
JamesTim Wylton
CarolFay Sparks
RosaJudi Bloom
Superintendent BaldwinHugh Cross
Paul PevneyRobert Powell

designer peter caldwell
executive producer

H. V. KERSHAW
producer JOHN FINCH
directed by MICHAEL COX

‘Soldiers have to be strong. Do things we won’t do. Things we can’t approve of. You don’t have a guard-dog and blame it for biting’
Granada Television
Network Production

11.30 London’s New Television Service
EAMONN ANDREWS
introduces recorded highlights of today’s luncheon to mark the opening of Thames Television
ANDREW GARDNER
describes the scene and talks to some of the distinguished guests present at the Mansion House
directed by JIM POPLE
Thames Television
Outside Broadcast

11.50 Carry On Curate
KENNETH ROBINSON introduces the first of a series of six programmes about the image of the clergy as depicted by the mass media
arranged by SIMON BUXTON
Thames Television Production

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