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11: Sir Ddinbych
The counties entertain
First shown on
For the very young
Written by MICHAEL BOND
Told by GORDON ROLLINGS
Music by TONY Russell
Puppets and animation by IVOR Wood Producer, NORMAN JAMES
Grimble read by Clement Freud
Today: Coconut Tart
with Valerie Singleton
John Noakes , Peter Purves
EDWARD BARNES , ROSEMARY GILL
Editor, BIDDY BAXTER
Thais Becomes a Mother
A foal is born during a storm and Julia rides out for help.
Created by SERGE Danot
English version written and told by ERIC THOMPSON
.News and views from
London and the South-East featuring Kenneth Robinson followed by the WEATHER IN THE SOUTH-EAST
Pubs atl over Britain compete in a new knock-out competition which combines darts and generaJ knowledge
The Brook House, Liverpool v.
The Custard House, Birmingham
Question-Master, Keith Fordyce
Devised and produced by TONY Broughton from Liverpool
Bird of Eternal
Darkness with PETER
Presented for television by Robina Gyle -Thompson
Series producer. JEFFERY Boswall from the South and West
A bird that never sees the light of day but lives in stygian caverns and emerges only at night to fly silently through tropical American jungles; a bird that, like the bat, uses echo-location to find its way around the eaves, though, unlike the bat, the sounds it emits are audible to humans ...
It all seems a bit far-fetched, but such a bird does exist-perhaps the most extraordinary bird in the world. Only recently have the full facts emerged, and much credit goes to the young Swedish wildlife photographer, Jan Lindblad , who spent months under conditions of great hardship in the Trinidad jungles making tonight's programme-the first in a new series.
He has adapted and used infra-red techniques to bring back astonishing film, shot in pitch darkness.
The great naturalist and explorer, von Humboldt, first found the bird almost 170 years ago in Venezuela. It was surrounded by superstition and fear — Guacharo, ' the one who cries and mourns.'
The local Indians were afraid to go to the cavern because of the strange echoing cries. They believed it was the home of their ancestors' spirits, and that if they entered they too would die.
Missionaries had no such qualms-the Guacharo's young get immensely fat and these were slaughtered in thousands for boiling down into oil for lamps and cooking. It was because of this that von Humboldt gave the bird the more prosaic name of oilbird. Now the oilbird, secretive, romantic, harmless, and fantastic, is struggling to survive.
JOHN SLATER in The Saint of Concrete Canyon by TOM BRENNAND and Roy Bottomley
Part 1 with David Daker
Bernard Holley , John Wreford
Producer, RONALD TRAVERS
Directed by BARRY LETTS Part 2: Tuesday at 7.5
For cast list see page 23
The saint of the title is one Ted Crowther , who lives in a fairly new block of flats known as Concrete Canyon. He has earned his title because of his good works on behalf of the tenants.
He is also a very good Crown
Green bowler, well-known in the area for his dexterity with wood and jack.
A little boy, Billy Darby , goes missing from the flats because he believes that he is going to lose his pet hamster, as the Council won'allow pets to be kept in Concrete Canyon. Crowther, naturally, is right there with the Newtown police to help look for Billy. But Crowther also runs a savings club for the tenants, and this attracts the interest of Det.-Insp. Todd ...
when she invites you to meet many different characters with Hugh Paddick
Michael Stainton and introduces
Jake Thackray and special guest.
Staged by William Chappell
Sketches written by ALAN Melville , N. F. Simpson , THORLEY WALTERS
Music arranged and conducted by BURT RHODES
Designed by Brian Tregidden
Produced by Robin Nash
People, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world
Introduced by Robin Day with Panorama reporters
Michael Charlton , David Dimbleby
Richard Kershaw , Robert MacNeil and James Mossman
Editor, DAVID J. WEBSTER
with Richard Baker followed by THE WEATHER
criminal investigator extraordinary
A film series starring
RAYMOND BURR as Robert Ironside with DON GALLOWAY as Det.-Sgt.
Brown BARBARA ANDERSON as Officer Eve Whitfield
DON MITCHELL as Mark Sanger with guest stars,
Susan Saint James
Something for Nothing
Ironside tries to find just one witness courageous enough to testify against a ruthless moneylender who controls a powerful crime ring.
Don's dream came true
Don Galloway always wanted to be an actor. ' When I was a little kid I wanted to be an actor so badly I could hardly believe it would happen. It still hits me once in a while. I say, " What are you doing? " and I realise I'm doing what I want to do.'
Galloway was born in Brooksville, Kentucky. He went to university there and studied drama.
After working as a soda-pop delivery van driver and as a page at NBC in New York, he landed his first acting job, a running part in a daytime TV serial.
' I went to a reading at 5.30 p.m. one day,' he said. ' I'd been knocking on doors all day and I was tired. There were forty others waiting who looked exactly like me. I read just to get it over with -and got the job.' Then four years ago he went to Hollywood and worked pretty steadily until A Man Called Ironside came up.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan , Robert McKenzie
Round 24.000 miles with Fyfe Robertson , Julian Pettifer Michael Barratt , David Lomax Philip Tibenham
Editor, ANTHONY WHITBY
The Star United Kingdom Ballroom Dancing Championships with the music of Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Introduced by Peter West
The Amateur Modern and Amateur Latin-American finals come live tonight from the Lyceum Ballroom. Qualifying heats have been i held all over the country and out of hundreds of entries, six couples have been chosen to dance in i each section. The Japanese professional team will be appearing next month at the Royal Albert Hall , London, in the Professional World Championship.
The Grand Finals of the AMATEUR MODERN CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Grand Finals of the AMATEUR LATIN-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
A guest appearance of the JAPANESE PROFESSIONAL NATIONAL TEAM
Judith Chalmers commentates
Bill Irvine explains the judging
Arranged by Eric Morley
Organised by Mecca Dancing in association with Ovaltine
Television production direct from the Lyceum, London, by Philip S. Gilbert
2: The Abundant Land
The prospect of millions of acres of fertile empty land fired the imagination and greed of both Americans and Europeans. But prosperous settlement could not be achieved by ' frontier' methods alone.
Written and introduced by Professor Barry Supple
Produced by PETER DUNKLEY
The Making of America, published by the BBC. can be obtained through booksellers, price 10s., or by post (price 11s., inc. post/packing) from BBC Publications[address removed]