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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Middle School Mathematics: Restricted Areas
(Previously shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Television Club: Findings Isn't Keepings
(Previously shown on Monday)

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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 11.00)


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

: For Schools and Colleges

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

11.35-11.55 Exploring Your World: 23: Warmth and Shelter
(Previously shown on Tuesday)

: Heddiw

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


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News and The Weather

(to 13.30)

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

(Previously shown on Thursday)
(to 14.25)

: Jackanory: Bed-Knob and Broomstick: Part 5: Saved by the Broomstick

by Mary Norton.

With Jean Anderson

This week's book was adapted by Joanne Symons.


Storyteller: Jean Anderson
Author: Mary Norton
Adapted by: Joanne Symons
Graphics: Jean Braid
Assistant Producer: Anna Home
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Hey Presto-It's Rolf!

Rolf Harris introduces
This week's guests: The Barron Knights, Sofimo Hernandez, Al Preston and Valerie,
Paddy Joyce, George Claydon
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Musicians: The Barron Knights
Guest: Sofimo Hernandez
Magicians: Al Preston and Valerie
Performer: Paddy Joyce
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.
Letters for inclusion in these programme 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 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
Spawn of the North - George Raft, Henry Fonda and John Barrymore
Salty O'Rourke - Alan Ladd
Tobacco Road directed by John Ford and David Niven talking about John Ford
Morgan - A Suitable Case for Treatment Vanessa Redgrave, David Warner and an interview with Vanessa Redgrave in the studio


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Speaker: David Niven
Interviewee: Vanessa Redgrave
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
Story: John Wiles
Script: Anthony Coburn
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Piers Haggard
Celia Blatchford: Barbara Keogh
Mary Grange: Patsy Smart
Mercedes: Margaret Nolan
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Eunice Huntley: Sally Lahee
Amelia Claythorne: Naomi Chance
Sir Percy Eden: Lockwood West
Jeremy Crowe: Mark Eden
Lamorna: Julie Martin
Mr. Wilks: William Fox
Freddie Ambergate: Bruce Beeby
Mr. Beckwith: Richard Burrell
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Maggie: Pamela Cundell
Man: Jon Croft
Diane: Anna Chisholm
Penelope Barnett: Elaine Taylor
Air Vice-Marshal Sir Tommy Barnett: Michael Gover

: Marriage Lines: Big Business

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)


Writer: Richard Waring
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Robin Nash
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
Ken: Robert McBain
Patti: Penny Morrell
Neville: Derek Fowlds
Dr. Holland: A.J. Brown
Jean: Pauline Collins
Miles: Edward De Souza

: Bewitched: Baby's First Paragraph

A comedy film series.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin and Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Baby's First Paragraph ...and Tabatha surprises the neighbours with her eloquence.


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead
Larry Tate: David White
Gladys Krayitz: Alice Pearce
Abner Kravitz: George Tobias
First Reporter: John Newton
Second Reporter: Don Hammer

: Dr. Kildare: Part 1: The Life Machine

A film series.
Starring Richard Chamberlain as Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie, Lee Kurty as Zoe Lawton
with guest stars, Phil Bourneuf, Hazel Court, Cloris Leachman, Donna Loren, Marlyn Mason, Tom Nardini, Leslie Nielsen, David Opatoshu, Robert Reed

A story in seven parts in which Dr. Kildare and Dr. Gillespie are placed under an almost intolerable strain when only four of fifty eligible patients can be selected for life-saving treatment.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Zoe Lawton: Lee Kurty
Dr. Wickens: Phil Bourneuf
Norma Hobart: Hazel Court
Rhoda Kirsh: Cloris Leachman
Anna Perrona: Donna Loren
Laura Morrison: Marlyn Mason
Steve Perrona: Tom Nardini
Harry Kleber: Leslie Nielsen
Fred Kirsh: David Opatoshu
Judd Morrison: Robert Reed

: The News

: Zodiac: Taurus: April 22 to May 22

A new monthly entertainment based on the Sign in the Ascendant.
Introduced by Tony Tanner.

a ballet for television by Kenneth MacMillan.
with Lynn Seymour, Desmond Doyle

Also presenting:
Good Heavens!
a mime by Julian Chagrin.

With The Zodiac Dancers
The Zodiac Orchestra
Leader, William Reid

(Lynn Seymour and Desmond Doyle appear by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)
(Next programme in the series, on June 10: Gemini)


Presenter: Tony Tanner
Writer (Albertine): Kenneth MacMillan
Dancer (Albertine): Lynn Seymour
Dancer (Albertine): Desmond Doyle
Writer (Good Heavens!): Julian Chagrin
Sequences arranged by: Peter Gordeno
Sequences arranged by: Michael Tye-Walker
Dancers: The Zodiac Dancers
Musicians: The Zodiac Orchestra
Leader: William Reid
Solo harpist: Annie Challan
Musical Director: Anthony Bowles
Script: Derek Brechin
Design: Lionel Radford
Director/Producer: Margaret Dale
Producer: Brian Whitehouse
Producer: Peter Wright

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
The Queen in Belgium
Ian Trethowan reports direct from Brussels with outside broadcasts of the Queen's visit to Ypres.
Presented by Robin Scott and Philip S. Gilbert in collaboration with the Belgian Television Service


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter (The Queen in Belgium): Ian Trethowan
Presented by (The Queen in Belgium): Robin Scott
Presented by (The Queen in Belgium): Philip S. Gilbert
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson.
From the West


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident Connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Producer: John Irving

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