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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Middle School Mathematics: Inequality
(Previously shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Television Club: Call the Doctor
(Previously shown on Monday)

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

BBC film
(to 11.00)

: For Schools and Colleges

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

11.35-11.55 Exploring Your World: 22: The Body's Covering
(Previously shown on Tuesday)

: Heddiw

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


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: Headline News

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. West Indies

From the County Ground, Worcester: last day's play.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Sir Learie Constantine
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Golf: The Penfold and Swallow Tournament: Second round

Played over the course of Little Aston Golf Club, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield.

(to 14.00)


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Commentator: Bill Cox
Presented by: A.P. Wilkinson
Presented by: Alan Mouncer

: For Schools: Merry-Go-Round: Port Holiday (ii)

(Previously shown on Thursday)

: Cricket and Golf

Cricket: Worcestershire v. West Indies
A last visit to Worcester.

Golf: The Penfold and Swallow Tournament
Further reports from Little Aston.

: Jackanory: The Tiger, the Monkey, the Snake, the Goldsmith, and the Poor Scholar

with Ronald Eyre
Today: The Tiger, the Monkey, the Snake, the Goldsmith, and the Poor Scholar


Storyteller: Ronald Eyre
Graphics: Paul Birkbeck
Assistant Producer: Molly Cox
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Hey Presto - It's Rolf!

Rolf Harris introduces
This week's guests: Lulu, Gilbert and Partner
Paddy Joyce, Roger Squires, George Claydon
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Singer: Lulu
Guests: Gilbert and Partner
Performer: Paddy Joyce
Performer: Roger Squires
Performer: George Claydon
Script: Bob Block
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Richard Baker
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
Carlton-Browne of the F.O. - Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers
Topper Returns - Joan Blondell, Roland Young
Professor Beware - Harold Lloyd
Othello starring Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith by courtesy of B.H.E. Productions


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Newcomers

The story of a London family adapting to life in a country town.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story: John O'Toole
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: John Fabian
George Harbottle: Glynn Edwards
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Amelia Claythorne: Naomi Chance
Andrew Heenan: Jonathan Bergman
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Mrs. Langley: Joan Newell
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Mr. Beckwith: Richard Burrell
Jeremy Crowe: Mark Eden
Wilks: William Fox
Freddie Ambergate: Bruce Beeby
Sir Percy Eden: Lockwood West
First workman: Arch Taylor
Second workman: John Baker
Woman in canteen: Terry Ansell

: Marriage Lines: Home Market

A comedy series by Richard Waring.
Starring Richard Briers as George Starling and Prunella Scales as Kate Starling
(Richard Briers is appearing in "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)
See page 63


Writer: Richard Waring
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Robin Nash
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
George's mother: Diana King
Miss Walters: Jean St. Clair
Mrs. Harris: Fanny Rowe

: Bewitched: The Horse's Mouth

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

The Horse's Mouth ...provides Samantha with the proverbial tip.


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Dolly: Patty Regan
Gus Walters: Robert Sorrells
Jack Spindler: Sidney Clute

: Dr. Kildare: Part 3: Adrift in a Sea of Contusion

A film series.
Starring Richard Chamberlain as Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie, Lee Kurty as Zoe Lawton
Guest stars, Diana Sands, James Earl Jones, Eduardo Ciannelli

A four-part story in which Kildare is deeply involved in the complex family affairs of an ex-intern at Blair, now an overworked G.P. in a poor neighbourhood.
See page 63


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Zoe Lawton: Lee Kurty
Irene Rush: Diana Sands
Dr. Lou Rush: James Earl Jones
Pappas: Eduardo Ciannelli

: The News

: Mind Your Own Business

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party by Dr. Michael Winstanley M.P.
(Also on BBC-2)


Speaker: Dr. Michael Winstanley

: The Royal Ballet: The Firebird

Founder, Ninette de Valois
Director, Frederick Ashton
Assistant directors, John Field, John Hart, Michael Somes
Principal conductor, John Lanchbery

A ballet by Michel Fokine.
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Played by the Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader, Charles Taylor
Conducted by John Lanchbery
[Starring] Nadia Nerina as The Firebird, Ronald Hynd as Ivan Tsarevich, Franklin White as Kostchei, Deanne Bergsma as The Princess
and artists of the Royal Ballet

(The Royal Ballet appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)
See page 63


Director: Frederick Ashton
Assistant director: John Field
Assistant director: John Hart
Assistant director: Michael Somes
Orchestra conducted by: John Lanchbery
Choreographer: Michel Fokine
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Music played by: The Covent Garden Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
The Royal Ballet production revived by: Serge Grigoriev
The Royal Ballet production revived by: Lubov Tchernicheva
Designer: Natalia Gontcharova
Designed for television by: Keith Norman
Producer: Margaret Dale
The Firebird: Nadia Nerina
Ivan Tsarevich: Ronald Hynd
Kostchei: Franklin White
The Princess: Deanne Bergsma
Dancers: Artists of the Royal Ballet

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
and the Twenty-Four Hours correspondents


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Choice

Derek Hart presents Highlights from the latest Which?
Testing and comparing the goods you may want to buy - with names, prices, and Best Buys.
With the co-operation of Which?


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Sky at Night: Solar Eclipse

On May 20 there will be a partial eclipse of the sun, visible from Great Britain.
Patrick Moore talks about eclipses and explains what will be seen on that day.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Producer: Julia Cave

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