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: Heddiw

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


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Camping

For the very young
A film series about the animals who live along the banks of a Canadian river.

The Hamster's nephews get into difficulties when they leave Hammy's house to camp in the wild wood.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.

(to 13.45)


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Jackanory: The Snow Queen: Part 4: The Robber Girl

with Enid Lorimer.


Storyteller: Enid Lorimer

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Europe: Heidi: Part 1

Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version written and presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Magic Roundabout: Florence Meets Some Strange Acrobats

Written and told by Eric Thompson.
A film series from France.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: 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

: World Cup Draw

Direct from London.
England, Brazil, and fourteen nations who have qualified for the finals of the World Cup next July, go into the hat tonight to decide who plays who and where
Outside broadcast cameras are at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, where the President of F.I.F.A., Sir Stanley Rous, C.B.E., presides over the draw which will decide the groupings and the fixtures in the final tournament of the Football Championship of the World for the Jules Rimet Trophy.
Kenneth Wolstenholme reports on the draw as it is made.
Alf Ramsey the England team manager and Bobby Moore, Captain of England comment on the scene and discuss its implications with David Coleman.
See page 49


Speaker: Stanley Rous
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Interviewee: Alf Ramsey
Interviewee: Bobby Moore
Presenter: David Coleman

: Tomorrow's World

in the Making Today
The men, women, and discoveries which are changing the way we live.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
Around the world in Medicine-Science-Industry developments are moulding the look of the 'sixties in Britain. For better or worse? Good or ill?
Film, outside broadcast, and studio reports put the face of change in focus for you.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Editor: Peter Bale

: Top of the Pops

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


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Recollectors 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 Recollectors Affair - In which U.N.C.L.E. starts as a buyer and winds up a cellar.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Lisa Donato: Jocelyn Lane
Genevieve Fiamma: Jacqueline Beer
Demos: George MacReady
Gregori: Theo Marcuse
Herak: Henry Rico Cattani
Tesco: Shep Sanders
Inspector Fiamma: Richard Angarola
Sergeant: Vic Tayback
Evangeline: Shannon Farnon
Margaret: Mimi Dillard
Bell Hop: Gene Roth
Housewife: Ruby Carlyle
Urchin: Tony Davis

: The News

: Kenneth McKellar sings A Song for Everyone

A new series in which he also performs each week a new song specially written for the Eurovision Song Contest.


Singer/Presenter: Kenneth McKellar
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Musical Director: Dennis Wilson
Orchestrations: Robert Farnon
Orchestrations: Alfred Ralston
Orchestrations: Bob Sharples
Orchestrations: Dennis Wilson
Design: Keith Norman
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: A Few Castles in Spain

Alan Whicker visits the Spanish Family Alba.
The Albas, one of the world's great families, have accumulated their treasures during nine centuries; within their Palaces and Castles they live in a style almost unknown in the world today. Spanish aristocrats are cloistered, secluded, unapproachable, their way of life still feudal. Today Spain approaches the end of an era, but tonight we are just in time to look within this private world and meet the family of los Duques de Alba.
Their eldest son, Carlos, Duke of Huescar
Their second son, Alfonso, Duke of Aliaga
Their younger children, Jacobo and Fernando
Their baby Cayetano
and the staffs of their various Palaces
See page 45


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Produced and directed by: Kevin Billington

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robin Day, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 mites with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt


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

: The Sleeping Ballerina

A film on the life of Olga Spessivtzeva.
Written and directed by Ludovic Kennedy.
The tragic life story of the famous Russian ballerina who spent twenty years in an American mental hospital, re-living the great roles of her career.

Spessivtzeva and Pavlova are the two halves of an apple, and Spessivtzeva is the half turned towards the sun. (Serge Diaghilev)
A Television Reporters International Production


Subject: Olga Spessivtzeva
Writer/Director: Ludovic Kennedy

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