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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, Rick Jones
In the story chair, Lionel Gamlin
(First shown on BBC-2)

Lionel Gamlin has become a frequent visitor to Play School but this was his first week and he chose to tell two stories about the sun and a traditional tale called 'The Pedlar and his Caps'. Tuesday's story is 'Noah's Ark' and Thursday's picturebook is Tom, Tom the Piper's Son illustrated by Paul Galdone. On dressing-up day Rick Jones and Julie Stevens put on working clothes and do some repairs to Play School-and on Friday they use a mirror to paint self-portraits.
Also on BBC-2
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Lionel Gamlin

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

Fourth day's play at The Oval.


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

: Headline News

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items in Welsh.

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

(to 13.55)


Unknown: Owen Edwards

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

Further visits to The Oval.
On BBC-2 from 4.45
(to 16.15; 16.30-16.45)

: Jackanory: Gulliver's Travels: The Shipwreck

with Alfred Marks.
This is the fourth and last week of the return of favourite stories for the summer holidays. Summer is the best time for travelling, so Alfred Marks tells again the story of the most famous travels of all, Gulliver's Travels. The last story brings Gulliver up-to-date with a space-age adventure.
Today's story: The Shipwreck


Storyteller: Alfred Marks

: The Lifesavers: 4: Danger on Wheels

A look at some of the men who risk their lives for others.

A crash on the M1 calls out Police, Fire, and Ambulance services who have to move fast to prevent a pile-up.
Introduced by Tim Gudgin.


Presenter: Tim Gudgin
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Poison Island: Episode 5

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

The crew of the Espriella accept an invitation to luncheon but are alarmed by the duplicity of their host.

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
Miss Plinlimmon: Rosamund Greenwood
Miss Belcher: Pat Nye
George Goodfellow: John Bown
Beauregard: Austin Trevor
Rosa: Gladys Taylor
Metta: Irene Prador
Captain Branscombe: Michael Gwynn
Jack Rogers: Terence Alexander

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Red Rackham's Treasure: Part 7

Tin Tin has a clever idea and with Captain Haddock's help the Thompson brothers are rescued, but further danger awaits them all as they are returning to the ship.

: The News

followed by The Weather

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.

Followed by The Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Hollywood and the Stars: The One and Only Bing

A kaleidoscopic portrait of Hollywood's fabulous past and exciting present.

Casual and unpretentious, and a traveller along many a road with his adopted father Bob Hope. He is in fact Bing Crosby, a star who has made every facet of show biz his personal prize.


Narrator: Joseph Cotten
Subject: Bing Crosby

: United!

Series created by Brian Hayles.

How will Mark Wilson wield his new power?
From the Midlands


Series creator: Brian Hayles
Story: Michael Meath
Script: Kenneth Hill
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Special facilities: Coventry City F.C.
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Director: Ronald Wilson
Alan Murdoch: John Lyons
Chris Wood: Michael Redfern
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Vic Clay: Warwick Sims
Ron McEwan: Sean Gerrard
Len Pryor: Tim Pearce
Neil Hall: Mike Billington
Billy Broome: Dick Haydon
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Bob McIver: John Breslin
Gregg Harris: Graham Weston
Dick Mitchell: Tony Caunter
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Betty Birkett: Linda Polan
Iris Murdoch: Irene Bradshaw
Nicky Hall: Narissa Knights
Mark Wilson: Ronald Allen
The Specialist: Anthony Woodruff

: Frankie Howerd

Frankie Howerd stars in a series of unlikely situations
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
and featuring this week John le Mesurier, June Whitfield, Edwin Brown, Sheree Winton, Peggyann Clifford


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental music written and directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Duncan Wood
Francis Howerd: Frankie Howerd
Jocelyn: John Le Mesurier
Beryl Cuttlebunt: June Whitfield
George: Edwin Brown
Yvonne: Sheree Winton
Lady in Art Gallery: Peggyann Clifford

: Sherlock Holmes: The Six Napoleons

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Dramatised by Giles Cooper.
[Starring] Douglas Wilmer as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Stock as Dr Watson

Why should anyone wish to smash all plaster busts of Napoleon? What at first appears to be the work of a madman soon takes on a more sinister note.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Music composed by: Max Harris
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Gareth Davies
Venucci: Terry Leigh
Sherlock Holmes: Douglas Wilmer
Dr. Watson: Nigel Stock
Inspector Lestrade: Peter Madden
Dr. Barnicot: James Bree
Horace Harker: Donald Hewlett
Police Constable: Desmond Cullum-Jones
Morse Hudson: Martin Wyldeck
Inspector Hill: Raymond Witch
Mr. Gelder: Norman Scace
Billy: Jimmy Ashton
Josiah Brown: Arthur Hewlett
Mrs. Brown: Betty Romaine
Beppo: Andreas Markos
Mr. Sandeford: Lloyd Pearson

: The News

: European Journal: Health

Introduced by John Johnston.
Five European television networks report on Health.

The Health Miracle
BBC Television reports on the German's growing obsession with his health.

The Artificial Kidney
Swiss Television looks at a London taxi-driver whose life depends on a machine.

The Doctor with An Umbrella
Italian Television gives an impression of one old doctor at work on the Island of Corfu.

The Human Mind
German Television visits two European communities who share their everyday life with the mentally sick.

A Body for the Beach
French Television exposes the vanity of man.

See page 19


Presenter: John Johnston
Producer: Geoffrey Baines

: The European Swimming Championships

from Utrecht, Holland.
Tonight's recorded highlights include:
Ladies' Springboard Diving Final; Men's 100 metres Freestyle Final; Ladies' 100 metres Freestyle Final; Men's 400 metres Individual Medley Relay Final
Reported by Max Robertson and Harry Walker.
Presented by the Netherlands Television Service
See facing page


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harry Walker
Production team: Ian Smith
Production team: Douglas Hespe
Producer: Alec Weeks

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Assistant Editor: Richard Francis
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Suivez La Piste: 15: Nouvelle Piste

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

A new trail to follow for actors and antiques.

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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