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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Electrical Instruments
(Shown on Monday and Wednesday)

9.38 Look and Read: The Stolen Treasure: Part 1
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Television Club: The Dinner Date
(Shown on Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg
A series for Welsh Schools.
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.5-11.25 Spotlight
People - Politics - Problems
(Shown on Thursday)

11.35-11.55 A Year's Journey: The Top of England
(Shown on Tuesday)

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru.
Today: Welsh topical magazine.

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

(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Camberwick Green

For the very young


Animation: Bob Bura
Animation: John Hardwick
Narration: Brian Cant
Music: Freddie Phillips
Puppets, script, and production: Gordon Murray

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: For Schools and Colleges: Making Music

(Shown on Wednesday)
(to 14.25)

: Jackanory: The Bird Talisman: Part 5: The Old King Returns

by Henry Allen Wedgwood.
With Zia Mohyeddin.
This week's story was illustrated with shadow puppets by Helen Binyon


Author: Henry Allen Wedgwood
Storyteller: Zia Mohyeddin
Puppeteer: Helen Binyon
Director: Paul Ciani
Assistant Producer: Anna Home
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
With Peter Glaze, Christine Holmes, Jillian Comber
Guests, Freddie and the Dreamers
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville; Christine Holmes in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Presenter/Comedian/Script: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Hostess: Christine Holmes
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Musicians: Freddie and the Dreamers
Script: Bob Block
Music: Bert Hayes and his Band
Designer: Andrew Dimond
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points
View, [address removed]


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Featuring George Villiers
with Michael Aspel, Richard Baker, David Sells and Michael Sullivan.

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presenter: Richard Baker
Reporter: David Sells
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Cook: George Villiers

: The White Heather Club

The White Heather Club visits the Royal Highland Show.
With Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor, Anne and Laura Brand, Bill McCue, Dixie Ingram, The White Heather Dancers and Jimmy Shand and his Band.


Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Anne Brand
Singer: Laura Brand
Singer: Bill McCue
Dancer/Dance director: Dixie Ingram
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Musicians: Jimmy Shand and his Band
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Odd World

The bizarre, the daring, the dangerous, the remarkable, the unusual, the sensational-
Film climaxes and sequences from around the world.


Narrator: Derek Cooper
Presented by: Ivan Lockett
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: The Newcomers

The mystery at Eden Brothers deepens: Vivienne and Betty deal with two dissatisfied customers; Lance has a disappointment.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Paddy Russell
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Vera Harker: June Bland
Mrs. Wilberforce: Noel Dyson
Doreen Wilberforce: Mary McMillen
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Miss Starling: Antonia Pemberton
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
James Neal: David Knight
Mr. Fielding: Dudley Foster
Eileen Harker: Jean Muir
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Jeff Langrey: Michael Collins
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Netson: John Dawson
Mr. Brown: Frederick Jaeger
Mr. Parkinson: Geoffrey Bayldon
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt

: The World of Wodehouse: Blandings Castle: Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend

Adapted, from the short story by P.G. Wodehouse, by John Chapman.
Starring Ralph Richardson, Stanley Holloway, Meriel Forbes and Jack Radcliffe

Exterior scenes filmed at Penshurst Place, Kent
(Ralph Richardson is appearing in "The Rivals" at the Haymarket Theatre, London)
P.G. Wodehouse writes on page 55


Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Adapter: John Chapman
Signature tune and themes composed by: Ron Grainer
Signature tune and themes played by: The Band of the Coldstream Guards
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Producer: Michael Mills
Clarence, 9th Earl of Emsworth: Ralph Richardson
Beach, his butler: Stanley Holloway
Lady Constance, his sister: Meriel Forbes
McAllister, his gardener: Jack Radcliffe
Gladys: Gaynor Jones
Ern: Freddie Foot
Vicar: Cyril Luckham

: The Monroes: The Race for a Rainbow

A Western film series
A family of five orphaned youngsters face the challenge of the new frontiers in the raw and uncompromising Wyoming territory of the 1870s.

Kathy becomes involved with a handsome stranger.


Clayt: Michael Anderson Jr.
Kathy: Barbara Hershey
The twins: Keith Schultz
The twins: Kevin Schultz
Amy: Tammy Locke

: Scrutiny: Housing - After the Rent Act

Derek Hart reports on Housing - After the Rent Act

When there is a shortage of houses, it is all too easy to exploit people who are desperate for somewhere to live. Many tenants find that they are beyond the protection of the Rent Act. They are the ones who may suffer from the housing rackets and abuses that still flourish today.


Reporter: Derek Hart
Film directed by: Stacy Waddy
Series edited by: Edward Mirzoeff

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Twice-told Twist

A film from the series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer-investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.

His interest caught by a youth accused of damaging his car, Perry Mason uncovers a racket organised by a ruthless exploiter of young delinquents.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman
Lieutenant Drumm: Richard Anderson
Lennie Beale: Kevin O'Neale

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Weather Man

: Film Preview

A look at the films showing on BBC-tv and the new releases in the cinema.
With Philip Jenkinson who introduces scenes from:
Blue Skies: Bing Crosby in an evergreen Holly-wood musical made in 1946.
The Outlaw: Jane Russell in the film that changed a nation's attitude to morality on the screen.
A Certain Smile: Joan Fontaine and Rossano Brazzi in a film version of Francoise Sagan's famous novel.
Funeral in Berlin: Michael Caine plays Harry Palmer in the sequel to The Ipcress File, by courtesy of Paramount.

10.47 I Have an Island
A film portrait of Lundy.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.47 Better Late...
Light entertainment.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)

Close Down


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Christopher Doll

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