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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: A Beginners' Alphabet: Programme 4: In the Classroom

a beginners' alfabet
A series of five programmes for teachers in Primary Schools, introducing the Initial Teaching Alphabet in the general context of learning to read and write.
with Michael Smee.
Repeated this afternoon at 4.35
(to 11.30)


Presenter: Michael Smee
Producer: Julia Gaitskell

: Headline News

: Cricket: An England XI v. A Rest of the World XI: Second day's play

A visit to the Scarborough Cricket Festival to see in action the team chosen by readers of Radio Times.
Organised by the International Cavaliers Cricket Club in association with Rothmans of Pall Mall Ltd.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Presented for TV by: Ray Lakeland

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.
First shown on BBC-2 this morning
(to 14.00)

: Cricket

A further visit to Scarborough.
On BBC-2 from 4.30
(to 16.15)

: A Beginners' Alphabet: Programme 4: In the Classroom

First shown this morning

: Clapperboard

Introduced by Gary Watson.
Among this week's films some popular pets are featured, including an amusing contest in which domestic and wild animals compete.


Presenter: Gary Watson
Producer: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Let Me Speak: The Black Muslims

from America
Young people face Malcolm Muggeridge in a discussion on their beliefs.
This week: The Black Muslims
These young Americans represent the extreme Nationalist version of Negro discontent in the United States. They reject the white man as totally evil and unregenerate.
First shown on BBC-2


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Moulded in Earth: Episode 3: Permission to Marry

by Richard Vaughan.
Adapted as a serial in five parts by Barry Thomas.
The feud between the Peeles and the Ellises is becoming more bitter and dangerous than ever, and the quarrel between Jeff Ellis and Justin Peele is rapidly coming to a head. Into this explosive situation, Edwin drops his bombshell.
(First shown on BBC Wales)


Author: Richard Vaughan
Adapted by: Barry Thomas
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Justin Peele: Philip Madoc
Edwin: Emrys James
Dai Probert: Harry Oaten
Police Sergeant: David Morrell
Moc: Windsor Davies
Jeff Ellis: Ray Smith
Iori: Bill Meilen
Rhys Blacksmith: John Rees
Landlord of 'The Coracle': Ray Handy
Teg: Rhoda Lewis
Grett: Anne Lloyd
Mam: Nesta Harris
Daniel Peele: David Davies
Mrs. Ellis: Margaret John
John Ellis: Ieuan Rhys Williams

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Peter Murray.


Presenter: Peter Murray
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Project Strigas Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series.
Starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
and Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

In which U.N.C.L.E. polishes off an unfriendly Ambassador.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Mike Donfield: William Shatner
Anne Donfield: Peggy Ann Garner
Kurasov: Werner Klemperer
Vladeck: Leonard Nimoy
Madame Kurasov: Narda Onyx
'Mr. Smith': Susan Kramer
Linkwood: Woodrow Parfrey
Nurse: Sheila Stephenson
Policeman: Will J. White

: The News

: La Pietra Del Paragone

from Glyndebourne Opera House.
Original libretto by Luigi Romanelli
New version by Paul Friedrich and Gunther Rennert.
re-translated into Italian by Dahnt-Baroffio.
In Italian with English sub-titles
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Chorus Master, Myer Fredman
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Rodney Friend
Conducted by John Pritchard
Introduced by Peter Ebert.
See page 41


Music: Gioacchino Rossini
Original libretto: Luigi Romanelli
New version by: Paul Friedrich
New version by: Gunther Rennert
Re-translated into Italian by: Dahnt-Baroffio
Continuo played by: Martin Isepp
Singers: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Chorus Master: Myer Fredman
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Rodney Friend
[Orchestra] conducted by: John Pritchard
Head of Music Staff and Preparation: Jani Strasser
Designer: Osbert Lancaster
Producer: Gunther Rennert
Presenter: Peter Ebert
An Outside Broadcast produced by: John Vernon
Fabrizio, valet to Asdrubale: David Hartley
Pacuvio, a painter: Heinz Blankenburg
Ortensia, a marchioness: Anna Reynolds
Fulvia, Pacuvio's mistress and model: Alberta Valentini
Asdrubale V: Ugo Trama
Giocondo, a poet: Umberto Grilli
Clarice, a baroness: Josephine Veasey
Macrobio, a journalist: Michel Roux

: News Extra

including a report on the Trades Union Congress from Brighton.

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