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: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Out of School

A holiday preview of some of the programmes which will be broadcast next term in the BBC's regular service to schools.

1.45 Merry-Go-Round: Finding Shapes
A programme from a miscellany for seven-to-nine year-olds, which includes some activities for a wet day.
Introduced by Joan Bakewell.

2.5* Going to Work: Chain Store
One of a series about careers for boys and girls.
Introduced by Peter West.

(to 14.30)


Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Joan Bakewell
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): David Roseveare
Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): Alan Bell

: Jackanory: Black-Eyed Susan - a tale of the sea

with Bernard Cribbins.
Today: Black-Eyed Susan - a tale of the sea


Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins

: 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: Two Boys and a Pigeon

A film from Norway.
On holiday in a mountain fjord, a boy sets out to train his homing pigeon.
Commentary by James Langham.


Narrator: James Langham
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Magic Roundabout: See-Saw

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Followed by the Weather in the South East


Presenter: Corbet Woodall
Cook: Zena Skinner

: Quiz Ball: Fulham v. Sunderland

Top soccer teams compete in a light-hearted battle of wits with the help of their celebrity supporters.

Tonight's teams:

Vic Buckingham, Manager; Johnny Haynes, George Cohen players; Tommy Trinder supporter-Chairman

Ian McColl, Manager; Len Ashurst, Gary Moore players; Owen Brannigan, supporter

Refereed by David Vine.
Programme introduced by John Witty.


Panellist (Fulham): Vic Buckingham
Panellist (Fulham): Johnny Haynes
Panellist (Fulham): George Cohen
Panellist (Fulham): Tommy Trinder
Panellist (Sunderland): Ian McColl
Panellist (Sunderland): Len Ashurst
Panellist (Sunderland): Gary Moore
Panellist (Sunderland): Owen Brannigan
Referee: David Vine
Presenter: John Witty
Questions set by: James Lloyd
Director: Philip S. Gilbert
Producer: Bill Wright

: Green Acres: The Rains Came

A comedy series of far-from-quiet country life.
Starring Eddie Albert as the successful big-city lawyer Oliver Wendell Douglas and Eva Gabor as Lisa, his luxury-loving wife who dream of the perfect rural existence,
but then The Rains Came ...and caused a sea of trouble!


Oliver Wendell Douglas: Eddie Albert
Lisa Douglas: Eva Gabor

: United!

Series created by Brian Hayles.

Wilson helps Zack. Danny and Fiona's honeymoon.
From the Midlands
(Philip Brack is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Series creator: Brian Hayles
Stories contributed by: Tom Brennand
Stories contributed by: Roy Bottomley
Stories contributed by: Nick McCarty
Script: Derrick Sherwin
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: John McRae
Director: Mike Bowen
Mark Wilson: Ronald Allen
Zack Bishop: Keith Bell
Felicity Stringer: Christina Taylor
Fiona South: Marigold Sharman
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Cathy McLeod: Paddy Frost
Margie Stringer: Jean Kent
Dick Mitchell: Tony Gaunter
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Gregg Harris: Graham Weston
Vic Clay: Warwick Sims
Chris Wood: Michael Redfern
Ritchie McLeod: Philip Brack
Alan Murdoch: John Lyons
Billy Broome: Dick Haydon
Amanda Holly: Jill Meers
Bob McIver: John Breslin
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth

: Top of the Pops

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


Presenter: Simon Dee
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Associate Producer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Minus X Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series, starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin and Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

The Minus X Affair - in which U.N.C.L.E. becomes super-sensitive to serums.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Dr. Stemmler: Eve Arden
Leslie: Sharon Farrell
Roller: Theo Marcuse

: The Illustrated Weekly Hudd

Starring Roy Hudd
with Doug Fisher, Patrick Newell, Sheila Steafel


Executive Writer: Eric Davidson
Executive Writer: Dick Vosburgh
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: David Myerscough Jones
Producer: James Gilbert
Comedian: Roy Hudd
[Actor]: Doug Fisher
[Actor]: Patrick Newell
[Actress]: Sheila Steafel

: Scapa Flow

A documentary film about the famous anchorage in the Orkney Islands that was the home of one great Navy and became the grave-yard of another. A story that spans two world wars and has not really ended yet.
"Scapa Flow - to this generation just a name in the history books, but to two others a home, a mistress, a legend." (An Ex-Sailor)

With Vizeadmiral Friedrich Ruge, Korv. Kapitan Hans Wessels, Ex-Chief Petty Officer Herbert Johnston, Mrs. R. Groundwater, Joe Angus and the recollections of men and women who served in Scapa Flow during two world wars.
See page 43


Narrator: Ludovic Kennedy
Interviewee: Vizeadmiral Friedrich Ruge
Interviewee: Korvetten Kapitan Hans Wessels
Interviewee: Herbert Johnston
Interviewee: Mrs. R. Groundwater
Interviewee: Joe Angus
Directed and produced by: Malcolm Brown

: Twenty-Four Hours

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, Leonard Parkin


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
Reporter: Leonard Parkin
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Weather Man

: Made in Britain

A weekly report on exports and industry.
Introduced by Bertram Mycock.


Presenter: Bertram Mycock

: Journey to Bethlehem

John Betjeman has just returned from his first visit to the Holy Land. This film is a record of what he saw.
(Shown on Sunday)
See page 11

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Presenter: John Betjeman
Produced and directed by: Christopher Martin

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