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: Merry-Go-Round: Wool for Holroyds: 3: First Day at Work

For children of seven to nine.
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.

Story by Barbara Willard.
The story of a family who have worked in the wool industry for two hundred years. This episode is set in 1870. The combing sequence was filmed at the Castle Museum, York, by permission of the Curator
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 2.5 p.m.
(to 9.55)


Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Writer: Barbara Willard
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Director: Elisabeth Kustow
Producer: Claire Chovil
Jessie: Julie Booth
Harry: Pip Rolls
William Noble Holroyd: Chris Barrington
Mr. Nagley: Peter Porteous
Factory Inspector: John Tucker
Warp-setter: Jeremy Spencer
Master Comber: Robert Patterson
Young Harry: Michael Hanstock

: Science Session: Photography: 3: Taking Pictures

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.20)

: Living in the Present: The Family

BBC Educational film
Previously shown on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
(to 10.43)

: For Sixth Forms: Remaking Africa: 3: Skills for New Lands

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.30)

: Signpost: The Men of the Snowy Mountains

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: Mathematics in Action: Programme 3: The Binomial Distribution

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
There is a correspondence course linked with this series. For details write to the National Extension College, [address removed]
(to 12.20)

: International Golf: The Ryder Cup - Great Britain v. U.S.A

The first day's play (match-play foursomes) between top American professionals and the pick of British professionals.
Direct from the Links of the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport.
with Harry Carpenter at the Club House.


Commentator (13th, 14th, and 15th holes): Dai Rees
Commentator (13th, 14th, and 15th holes): Alun Williams
Commentator (16th, 17th, and 18th holes): Peter Thomson
Commentator (16th, 17th, and 18th holes): Henry Longhurst
Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland
Television presentation: Bill Stevenson

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 13.45)


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

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.


Producer: John Miller

: Racing from Ascot Heath

2.30 Throgmore Steeplechase
over two miles

3.0 Wyndham Handicap Plate
over the Royal Hunt Cup Course

3.30 Sandwich Stakes
over seven furlongs

(to 15.35)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
TV presentation: Dennis Monger

: International Golf

A further visit to Royal Birkdale.

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Film editor: Geoff Botterill
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Europe: We Want a Dog - Part 2

A film from Czechoslovakia.

In the intervals of repairing the cottage roof, Mr. Hlavsa resigns himself to the fact that he will have to find a dog for the children.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure - Part 13: The Eagle's Cross

Tintin and company find themselves surrounded by unfriendly natives.

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Television Top of the Form: Autumn Series: Heat 3

The Girls of Bangor School v. The Boys of Cathays High School, Cardiff


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: Paddy Feeny
Scorer: Douglas Arthur
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Outside Broadcasts directed by: Mary Evans
Outside Broadcasts directed by: John McGonagle
Producer: Bill Wright

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis: 5: Blimps and Buggies

There are at present only two Blimps, a kind of airship, left in service in the United States. The Denises used one of these, the Mayflower, to explore the wild life of the Everglades, the enormous region of uninhabited swamp land in Southern Florida. They also used an airboat and they saw, but did not sample, many swamp buggies.


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: 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
Settings: David Myerscough-Jones
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Dove 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

The Dove Affair - In which U.N.C.L.E. finds a Dove that looks more like a THRUSH.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Satine: Ricardo Montalban
Sarah Taub: June Lockhart
Arseny Linz: Emile Genest
Premiere Earnst: Henry Lascoe
Linda: Leslie Towner
Kirk: Jimmy Bates
Colonel: Hans Difflipp
Soldier: Paul Busch
Ambassador: Clark Howat

: The News

: The Val Doonican Show

Starring Val Doonican
This week's guests, The Barron Knights, Dave Allen, The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams


Singer/Presenter/Special material: Val Doonican
Comic band: The Barron Knights
Comedian: Dave Allen
Singers: The Adam Singers
[Singers] directed by: Cliff Adams
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Orchestrations: Kenny Woodman
Orchestrations: Alan Roper
Special material: Ronnie Taylor
Staging: Jo Cook
Design: Peter Brachacki
Producer: John Ammonds

: Horse of the Year Show: The White Horse Championship

The final stages of this exciting international Puissance competition at the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.
Introduced by Frank Bough.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presenter: Frank Bough
Television presentation: Bill Duncalf
Television presentation: David Kennard

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Kenneth Allsop and Robert McKenzie, Robin Day
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt
and the Twenty-Four Hours correspondents


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Deputy editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Industrial Archaeology: 1: What's It's All About

A guide to the technological revolution in Britain.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First shown on Sunday

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