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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, Rick Jones
(Also on BBC-2)
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

(to 13.30)

: Jackanory: The Island of Horses

with Alfred Marks.
Today's story: The Island of Horses
With pictures by Angela Mulliner.


Storyteller: Alfred Marks
Pictures: Angela Mulliner

: The Great Adventure: Go Down Moses

A film series based on stories from the American past.
Starring Ruby Dee, Ethel Waters, Brock Peters

The story of the days before slavery was abolished and of a brave woman, Harriet Tubman, who helped slaves to escape from the deep South to the freedom of the North.
First shown on BBC-2


Narrator: Van Heflin
Director: Paul Stanley
Theme Music: Richard Rodgers
Harriet Tubman: Ruby Dee
Kit: Ethel Waters
Joe Bailey: Brock Peters
Tillie Ross: Mimi Dillard
Mary Ann: Gloria Calomee
Elizabeth Williams: Betty Harford
Dr. Thompson: Roy Barcroft
Tarry: Michael O'Brien
Lydia Irwin: Isabelle Cooley
Quaker: Stephen Lander
Zimmer: Charles H. Hradilac
Old Ben: Bill Walker

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Red Rackham's Treasure: Part 10

Tin Tin makes a discovery, watched by a mysterious figure.

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Black Island

The island of Kura Shima is one of the Ryukyu group lying five hundred miles south of Japan. Its history is the constant struggle of its people for water.
This film was shot in 1963, when there had been drought for a year. The people fight not only thirst but the hungry crows who scavenge whatever they manage to grow in the parched earth.


Narrator: Tim Matthews
Filmed by: Makoto Takagi
Filmed by: Akira Kimura
Presented by: Bob Saunders
Executive Producer: Brian Branston

: The Biggest Show on Earth

Who stands to gain?
In this Tomorrow's World report Anthony Smith looks at Expo 67.
In April next year a global exhibition of heroic proportions opens in the world's second-largest country. Will it put this country on the map? Will Expo 67, with its theme Man and his World, really show today's world, let alone tomorrow's?
See facing page


Reporter: Anthony Smith
Producer: Roy Battersby

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Jimmy Savile.
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Adam Adamant Lives!: Sing a Song of Murder

by John Pennington.
[Starring] Gerald Harper, Juliet Harmer
With Jack May
Also starring Jerome Willis, Alex Scott, Anne Kristen

Georgina arrested for attempting to hold up a bank? Adam Adamant bailing her out? This is the odd beginning which leads them into the world of pop music - and a sinister plot.


Writer: John Pennington
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Moira Armstrong
Georgina Jones: Juliet Harmer
Kinkead: Michael Standing
Cashier: John Dunbar
Sergeant: Denis Cleary
Adam Adamant: Gerald Harper
Inspector: Michael Beint
William E. Simms: Jack May
Melville: Jerome Willis
Chauffeur: James Blake
Carson: Alex Scott
Felina: Anne Kristen
Messenger: Steve Peters

: The News

: Dusty

The musical world of Dusty Springfield.
With special guest Milt Kamen
The voices of Madeline Bell, Lesley Duncan, Margaret Stredder
See page 39


Presenter/Singer: Dusty Springfield
Comedian: Milt Kamen
Singer: Madeline Bell
Singer: Lesley Duncan
Singer: Margaret Stredder
Musical director: Johnny Pearson
Production: Stanley Dorfman

: Slaughter at Speed

A look at motor car safety with Stephen Black.
The motor car is the cause of a world epidemic which is at present killing 150,000 people a year and maiming five million. What happens to a car when it crashes? What happens to the people inside it? What are the safety engineers doing to bring the accident epidemic under control? This film takes a critical scientific look at some of the urgent and spectacular research work and the solutions being offered both in America and Britain.
BBC film
See page 39


Reporter: Stephen Black
Film Editor: Ted Walter
Producer: R.W. Reid

: 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.


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

: The European Swimming Championships

from Utrecht, Holland.
Tonight's recorded highlights include: Ladies Highboard Diving Final; Men's 200 metres Butterfly Final; Ladies 4 x 100 metres Medley Relay Final; Men's 400 metres Freestyle Final
Reported by Max Robertson and Harry Walker.
Presented by the Netherlands Television Service


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

: Suivez La Piste: 16: Chinoiseries

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

"Missee, will you take some tea... ancient Chinese custom?"

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
Producer: Colin Nears
Catherine Leger: Monique Messine
Jean Dacier: Michel Forain
Henri Lemaitre: Gerard Buhr

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