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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Nancy Quayle
Also on BBC-2

You will have heard about this programme which is usually on BBC-2 only. You and your children may even have seen it on BBC-1 when it was transmitted on both networks for a short season last summer.
Last November it won a Special Merit Award from the Guild of Television Producers and Directors, and in June this year another award from the international panel of judges for the Prix de Jeunesse.
This summer again, for the next seven weeks, it will be broadcast simultaneously on both networks.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Nancy Quayle

: The News

(to 13.30)

: Jackanory: The Battle of the Giants

with Carl Schell.
Switzerland is a holiday country of mountains and lakes, sunshine and flowers. This week the Swiss actor Carl Schell has come over to London specially to tell stories and legends from his own country.
Today: The Battle of the Giants


Storyteller: Carl Schell

: 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

: Poison Island: Episode 1

by Arthur Quiller-Couch.
Dramatised in six episodes by Bob Stuart.

Harry Brooks comes to the defence of Captain Coffin, who takes the boy into his confidence.
From the West


Author: Arthur Quiller-Couch
Dramatised by: Bob Stuart
Music composed by: Sidney Sager
Accordion: Reg Hogarth
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Brandon Acton-Bond
Harry Brooks: Kit Williams
Major Brooks: David Phethean
Miss Belcher: Pat Nye
Jack Rogers: Terence Alexander
Miss Plinlimmon: Rosamund Greenwood
Sally: Meg Ritchie
Captain Branscombe: Michael Gwynn
Mrs. Stimcoe: Daphne Heard
Mr. Stimcoe: Carl Bernard
Captain Coffin: Billy Russell
Doggy Bates: Paul Waller
Bob Pilkington: Michael Newport
Scotty Maclean: Howard Knight
Bully Stokes: Jonathan Collins
Roger Pulham: Lee Menzies
George Goodfellow: John Bown

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn: Part 1

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Tin Tin finds a parchment in a model ship.

: 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

: United!

Story by Brian Hayles, creator of the series.

Jimmy is made to think of his future.
From the Midlands


Story by/Series creator: Brian Hayles
Script: David Ellis
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Director: John Davies
Jeremy Dawson: Jeremy Burnham
Dr. Newkes: Ballard Berkeley
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Bob McIver: John Breslin
Ron McEwan: Sean Gerrard
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Sue Grainger: Dilys Watling
Jimmy Stokes: George Layton
Iris Murdoch: Irene Bradshaw
Alan Murdoch: John Lyons
Sir Arthur Rackstraw: Hamlyn Benson
Donald Parry: Richard Hurndall
Evan Lloyd: Brian Tully
David Madox-Jones: Basil Dignam
Lionel Madox-Jones: Clive Graham
Neil Hall: Mike Billington
Billy Broome: Dick Haydon
Vic Clay: Warwick Sims
Len Pryor: Tim Pearce
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Rosalind: Veronica Strong
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Mrs. Broome: Penelope Shaw

: World Cup Grandstand

Introduced by David Coleman direct from Everton and featuring:

The First Semi-Final
The whole of tonight's match at Goodison Park to decide the first team to enter the World Cup final.
With summaries by former England captain, Johnny Haynes

(World Cup Grandstand features the second semi-final, from Wembley: Tuesday at 7.0 p.m.)


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Summaries: Johnny Hayes
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Executive Producer: Alan Chivers
Executive Producer: Bryan Cowgill

: The News

: The Defenders: No Knock

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed

Willie Drucker shoots an intruder, but the intruder is a cop, and Lawrence Preston realises that the law has no mercy on 'a cop-killer'.


Director: Daniel Petrie
Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Willie Drucker: Jack Gilford
Sandra: Carol Rossen
Det.-Lt. Roche: John Randolph
District Attorney: William Smithers
Frank Ortega: Frank Cavestani
Bum: John McQuade
Patrolman Johnson: Phil Kenneally
Detective Sturdivant: Sam Capuano
Second judge: Wallace Rooney
First judge: John Griggs

: 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
and the Twenty-Four Hours correspondents


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

: World Cup Highlights: from The First Semi-Final

With stop-action analysis of the outstanding goals and incidents, the men of the match, and comment from the Grandstand team of experts.
Introduced by David Coleman.


Presenter: David Coleman
Programme Editor: Alan Hart
Programme Editor: Lawrie Higgins

: Suivez La Piste: Part 7: L'Agent Vingt-quatre

Written by Emile de Harven.
Follow Up Your French in a twenty-five episode thriller serial.

A matter of business... with an agent from the East?

with Monique Messine as Catherine Leger, Michel Forain as Jean Dacier
and Gisele Grimm, Gerard Buhr

(First shown on BBC-2)
(Repeated next Sunday at 11.30 a.m.)


Writer: Emile de Harven
Presenter: Gisele Grimm
Presenter: Gerard Buhr
Course devised by: Michel Blanc
Course devised by: Ormond Uren
Language adviser: Denys Player
Language adviser: John Trim
Designer: Don Horne
Director: John Prescott Thomas
Producer: Colin Nears
Catherine Leger: Monique Messine
Jean Dacier: Michel Forain

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