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: Making Music

A series for younger children.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.00)

: For Sixth Forms: Jeune Cinema: 4: Alain Resnais

A series of French language programmes on the younger generation of film-makers in France.
Introduced by Olivier Todd.

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.27)


Presenter: Olivier Todd

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Science and Life: Science and Industry: 5: Making Steel

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: The Journey: 5: Journey's End

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards
Topical items introduced by Owen Edwards in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v Australia: First Test Match

The first day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
See panel below and page 51

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 13.50)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Spotlight

People - Politics - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
(to 14.25)


Film Editor: Tony Williams
Producer: John Miller

: Cricket: England v. Australia - First Test Match

at Trent Bridge.
See also BBC-2

: A Swingin' Time

with Rolf Harris
The boys and girls in the studio and guest stars: Cilla Black, Freddie and the Dreamers, Hendon School Folk Song Choir
Cilla Black is appearing in 'Startime' at the London Palladium


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Singer: Cilla Black
Band: Freddie and the Dreamers
Singers: Hendon School Folk Song Choir
Music: Les Reed
Script: Ray Cooney
Settings: Colin Pigott
Producer: Neville Wortman

: Star Story: Donald Houston

A Show of Spirit by E.L. Malpass.


Storyteller: Donald Houston
Writer: E. L. Malpass
Story Editor: K. Levison
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: David Bellamy

: Junior Points of View

with June Imray
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: June Imray

: The News

: Cricket: England v Australia: First Test Match

The closing overs of the day followed by a summary.

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Associate Producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate Producer: Kevin Billington
Associate Producer: John Lloyd
Associate Producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate Producer: Michael Tuchner
Assistant Editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Compact: Picture Clue

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Doug sets a trap and surprise visitors come to the penthouse.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Tony Williamson
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: David Giles
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Ben: Bill Kerr
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Janet: Christie Pollon
Ian: Ronald Allen
David: Vincent Ball
Doug: Lawrence James
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Mandy: Hal Dyer
Stan: Johnny Wade
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Julia Preston: Polly Adams
Smith: Jack Hulbert
Inspector Birling: Richard Beale

: Dr. Kildare: Dolly's Dilemma

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare, Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.
Guest stars, Joan Blondell, Chester Morris

A wealthy widow, convalescing at Blair, misconstrues Dr. Gillespie's marked attentions. But Gillespie wants a bequest - not a bride.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Dolly Marlowe: Joan Blondell
Tom Monahan: Chester Morris

: Here's Harry: The Musician

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
Starring Harry Worth in a second showing of The Musician
with Max Jaffa, Geoffrey Hibbert, Edwin Apps, Doris Gambell, Jack Woolgar and Members of the BBC Northern Orchestra.
From the North
(Harry Worth is appearing in "Show Time" at the Princess Theatre, Torquay)


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
Himself: Max Jaffa
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hibbert
[Actor]: Edwin Apps
[Actress]: Doris Gambell
[Actor]: Jack Woolgar
Musicians: Members of the BBC Northern Orchestra

: The News

: Gala Performance

Introduced by Richard Attenborough.
with Victoria De Los Angeles, Zizi Jeanmaire, Roland Petit, Julian Bream, Larry Adler.
The Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by Charles Mackerras


Presenter: Richard Attenborough
Soprano: Victoria De Los Angeles
Dancer: Zizi Jeanmaire
Dancer: Roland Petit
Musician: Julian Bream
Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Musicians: The Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
[Orchestra] conducted by: Charles Mackerras
Designer: Keith Norman
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Gallery

Introduced by Ian Trethowan with Robert McKenzie.
A weekly programme about political power, people who wield power, and everyday problems which call for political answers.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Film Editor: Ken Cooper
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Parliamo Italiano: 29: In Partenza

Let's Speak Italian
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown on Saturday

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