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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Current and Chemical Action
(Previously shown on Mon. and Wed.)

9.38 Middle School Mathematics: Meet the Matrix
(Previously shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Television Club: Mum Needs Advice
(Previously shown on Monday)

11.5-11.25 Spotlight
People - Politics - Problems
(Previously shown on Thursday)

11.35-11.55 Exploring Your World: 19: Making Music
(Previously shown on Tuesday)

: 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: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Racing at Aintree

The second day of the Liverpool Spring Meeting.

3.5 The National Hunt Centenary Year Mildmay Steeplechase
over two miles

3.40 The Coronation Hurdle (Div. 2)
over two miles 100 yards

4.10 The 114th Liverpool Spring Cup Handicap
over one mile, two furlongs, and 170 yards

4.40 The Knowsley Stakes
over one mile, five furlongs


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Tony Preston
Interviewer: David Coleman
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Jackanory: The Legend of Theseus: Part 2: The Labyrinth

with Sir Compton Mackenzie.


Storyteller: Sir Compton Mackenzie
Research: Joanne Symons
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
With Peter Glaze, Valerie Walsh, Jillian Comber
Guests, Roy Orbison, The Spencer Davis Group
and a second showing of The Badminton film
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Singer: Valerie Walsh
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Singer: Roy Orbison
Musicians: The Spencer Davis Group
Music: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
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: Sarah Ward

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Corbet Woodall
Cook: George Villiers

: Film Preview

A look at the films on BBC Television and the new features on release.
Introduced by Philip Jenkinson who discusses the background stories and making of The City that Never Sleeps - Gig Young
The Deep Blue Sea - Kenneth More, Vivien Leigh
We Were Strangers - Jennifer Jones, John Garfield
Caught in the Draft - Bob Hope
The Slender Thread - Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft by courtesy of Paramount
Presented by Christopher Doll


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Newcomers


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story: John O'Toole
Script: Hugh Forbes
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Ferguson
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Jane: Lynda Reynolds
Bridget: Janette Lynn
Chloe: Angela White
Maria Cooper: Judy Geeson
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Mr. Wilks: William Fox
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Mercedes: Margaret Nolan
Eunice Huntley: Sally Lahee
Amelia Claythorne: Naomi Chance
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Cornwallis: Philip Ray
Mr. Stanley: Edward Palmer
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Head Waiter: Alan Downer
Photographer: Bernard Holley
M.C.: Alan Gerrard
Peter Connolly: Patrick Connor
George Harbottle: Glynn Edwards

: The Lance Percival Show

Starring Lance Percival
and featuring Michael Rothwell, Elaine Taylor
Guest star, Roy Kinnear


Musical Direction: Burt Rhodes
Design: Allan Anson
Producer: Kenneth Carter
Comedian: Lance Percival
[Actor]: Michael Rothwell
[Actress]: Elaine Taylor
Guest star: Roy Kinnear

: Bewitched: My Baby, the Tycoon

A comedy film series.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin

Darrin proves inconclusively that Tabatha is playing the stock market.


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Abner: George Tobias
Gladys: Alice Pearce
Julius: Jack Fletcher
Stock Broker: William Kendis

: Dr. Kildare: Part 1: With Hellfire and Thunder

A film series.
Starring Richard Chamberlain as Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie, Lee Kurty as Zoe Lawton R.N.
and guest stars, James Daly, Barbara Rush

A two-part story in which a temperamental film star reacts belligerently to Kildare's diagnosis and defies his medical advice.
See page 61


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Zoe Lawton R.N.: Lee Kurty
Morgan Bannion: James Daly
Madgel Bannion: Barbara Rush

: The News

: Points of View

with Kenneth Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Kenneth Robinson

: Election Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party.
Also on BBC-2

: The Favourites

A special BBC film for the eve of The greatest race in the world.
Tonight's film shows what happened to just two horses in the three weeks before last year's Grand National.
It tells of the hopes, fears and anxieties of those involved in getting these horses to the start. And it ends with the two horses fighting out one of the most exciting finishes Aintree has ever seen.
Commentary written by John Lawrence.
Spoken by John Lawrence and Derek Hart.
See page 59


Writer/Narrator: John Lawrence
Narrator: Derek Hart
Producer: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round Election Britain and the world with Ian Trethowan and Kenneth Allsop and Robert McKenzie, Robin Day, Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson.


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

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