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: For Schools and Colleges

9.35 Merry-Go-Round: Making a Play
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.
based on the ballad of Robin Hood and the Butcher.
Adapted by Ian Serraillier.
Repeated on Friday

10.0-10.20 Science Session: Play
Previously shown on Wednesday


Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Tom Gibbs
Adapter (Merry-Go-Round): Ian Serraillier
Graphics designed by (Merry-Go-Round): Tom Taylor
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Claire Chovil
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Vera Gray

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 11: Bears in the Wood

For the very young

(to 11.00)


Voices: Olwen Griffiths
Voices: Steve Woodman
Voices/Script and production: Oliver Postgate
Puppets and settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: For Schools and Colleges

11.35 Signpost: 2: The Post Office
(Previously shown on Monday)

12.0-12.20 Mathematics in Action: Mathematics Applied: 7: Simulation
(Previously shown on Monday)

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: Second Test Match

First day's play at Lord's.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Summaries: E. W. Swanton
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Headline News

: Heddiw

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

(to 13.55)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: Royal Ascot

The Royal Procession drives up the course to the Royal Enclosure before the first race.

: For Schools and Colleges: Spotlight

People - Politics - Problems in the news
(Repeated on Friday)


Producer: John Parry

: Cricket and Royal Ascot

Cricket: England v. The West Indies: Second Test Match
Further visits to Lord's.
On BBC-2 from 5.0

Royal Ascot

3.5 New Stakes
over five furlongs

3.45 Gold Cup
over two miles and a half

4.20 King Edward VII Stakes
over one mile and a half

4.55 Chesham Stakes
over six furlongs


Commentator (Royal Ascot): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Royal Ascot): Clive Graham
Fashions described by (Royal Ascot): Judith Chalmers
Television presentation (Royal Ascot): Dennis Monger

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace, Valerie Singleton and John Noakes.


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

: Tales from Europe: We Want a Dog: Part 3

A film from Czechoslovakia.

Olga, Frauta, and Milan achieve their ambition to own a dog, but find they have more than they bargained for.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson. (Repeat)


Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Objective Moon: Part 3

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Tin Tin and his friends take off for the Moon.

: The News

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: Second Test Match

The closing overs of the first day's play at Lord's.

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall with Zena Skinner.

Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall
Cook: Zena Skinner

: Tomorrow's World

in the making today
The men, women, and discoveries which are changing the way we live.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
Developments today are moulding the shape of the world of tomorrow. How? For better or worse? Good or ill?
Tomorrow's World puts the face of change in focus for you.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Editor: Max Morgan-Witts

: 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
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Best of U.N.C.L.E.: The Deadly Decoy Affair

A re-staging of some of U.N.C.L.E.'s more successful battles with the forces of THRUSH.

Starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
and Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

Tonight's Man from U.N.C.L.E. The Deadly Decoy Affair


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Egon Stryker: Ralph Taeger
Fran Parsons: Joanna Moore
Mr. Frame: Berry Kroeger
Narum: Edward Mallory
Mr. Thyssen: Andy Albin
Mrs. Thyssen: Irene Tedrow
Madame Fleur: Michele Montau

: The News

: This Is Petula Clark

The internationally successful singing star presenting the first of six programmes during her current visit to London.
And also introducing from France, Claude Francois
Accompanied by The Breakaways


Singer/Presenter: Petula Clark
Singer: Claude Francois
Singers: The Breakaways
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Musical Director: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestrations: Tony Hatch
Design: Raymond Berger
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Calypso for Constantine

Born in Trinidad in all humility
He rose to the ranks of high degree

In this film documentary Sir Learie Constantine, M.B.E. talks with Lewis Nkosi a young coloured writer from South Africa about his own life, about cricket, about the problems of being coloured in a white society.

Learie, Learie Constantine,
Learie never bowled a bodyline;
By his efforts he paves the way,
He points, this Knight, to a new day.


Interviewee: Sir Learie Constantine
Interviewer: Lewis Nkosi
Special calypso composed and sung by: Cy Grant
Narrator: Martin Starkie
Directed and produced by: Malcolm Brown

: 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.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robin Day, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson


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

: The Making of America: 9: The New Immigrants

Written and introduced by Professor Maldwyn Jones.
(Previously shown on Sunday)


Writer/Presenter: Professor Maldwyn Jones
Producer: Peter Dunkley

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