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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Current and Chemical Action
Shown on Monday and Wednesday

9.38 Look and Read: The Stolen Treasure: Part 3
Shown on Monday

10.0-10.20 Television Club: The Road Ahead
Shown on Tuesday

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

11.3-11.25 Spotlight
Shown on Thursday

11.35-11.55 A Year's Journey: The Island Weavers
Shown on Tuesday

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru yn cael eu cyflwyno gan Harri Gwynn, Hywel Gwynfryn a Mary Middleton.
Today: Welsh topical magazine.

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

(to 13.25)


Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: Hywel Gwynfryn
Unknown: Mary Middleton

: 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: Gus Elen - The Costermonger

with Ted Ray.
Today: Gus Elen - The Costermonger


Storyteller: Ted Ray
Pianist: Martin Goldstein
Research: Paul Ciani
Assistant Producer: Molly Cox
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
with Peter Glaze, Christine Holmes, Jillian Comber
Guests, The Alan Price Set, Rog Whittaker
(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: The Alan Price Set
Singer/Guitarist: Rog Whittaker
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.


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, Michael Sullivan, Robert Williams
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Cook: George Villiers
Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presenter: Richard Baker
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: Robert Williams

: The White Heather Club

The White Heather Club visits Inveraray
with Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor, Norma Cairns, John Grieve, Bill McCue, Dixie Ingram, The White Heather Dancers and Jimmy Shand and his Band.


Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Norma Cairns
Performer: John Grieve
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.

6.40-7.5 Let Me Tell You
The people of Exeter talk about their city.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


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

: The Newcomers

Button becomes a local celebrity; Philip and Michael reach an understanding: the boutique partners decide on a plan.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Patrick Scanlan
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Bill Sellars
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Eileen Harker: Jean Muir
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Mr. Nelson: John Dawson
Herbert Button: J.G. Devlin
Charlie Penrose: Victor Platt
Jacob Penrose: George Woodbridge
Prudence Penrose: Eileen Helsby
Mary Penrose: Megs Jenkins
Vera Harker: June Bland
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Michael: Nicholas Edmett
Ada: Edna Petrie
Maggie: Pamela Cundell
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch

: The World of Wodehouse: Blandings Castle: Lord Emsworth and the Crime Wave at Blandings

Adapted from the short story by P.G. Wodehouse by John Chapman.
Starring Ralph Richardson, Stanley Holloway, Meriel Forbes and Jack Radcliffe
with Anton Rodgers
Exterior scenes filmed at Penshurst Place, Kent
(Ralph Richardson and Celia Bannerman are appearing in "The Rivals" at the Haymarket Theatre, London)


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted by: 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
Rupert Baxter: Anton Rodgers
Jane: Celia Bannerman
George Abercrombie: Peter Jesson
George: Robert Davies
McAllister: Jack Radcliffe

: The Monroes: Killer Cougar

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

While tracking a dangerous killer cougar Clayt finds he has more to fear from the hunters than the hunted.


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

: Looking Back: An Unredeemed Intellectual

Malcolm Muggeridge and Leonard Woolf
In the first of two programmes filmed at his house in Sussex, Leonard Woolf looks back over his life.
He lived here for many years with his novelist wife, Virginia Woolf. In tonight's film he recalls his career, and the people he met, as journalist, colonial administrator, publisher, and as one of the founder members of the 'Bloomsbury Set'.


Interviewer: Malcolm Muggeridge
Interviewee: Leonard Woolf
Produced and directed by: Stephen Peet

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Positive Negative

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

Investigation into one murder leads to another, and again the same person is implicated.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman
General Brandon: Brian Donlevy
Laura Brandon: Bettye Ackerman
Lieutenant Drumm: Richard Anderson

: Twenty-Four Hours

Up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson, Leonard Parkin, David Lomax


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Reporter: Leonard Parkin
Reporter: David Lomax
Assistant Editor: Richard Francis
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
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:

Eight Iron Men
Bonar Colleano and Lee Marvin in a World War II story-the first film Edward Dmytryk directed after his return to Hollywood.

The League of Gentlemen
Jack Hawkins and Richard Attenborough in Bryan Forbes' story of ex-army villains.

Ingmar Bergman's Sawdust and Tinsel
The film that was to mark the crossroads in his career.

Charles Chaplin's A Countess From Hong Kong
by courtesy of Rank

10.52-11.17 No Turning Back
The story of Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Christopher Doll
Subject (No Turning Back): Cyril Smith
Subject (No Turning Back): Phyllis Sellick

: Choice: Telephones

Magnus Magnusson tries to get an answer on Telephones
'The aim of the telephone service is not only to serve but also to please the customer. Everything must be subordinated and surrendered to that aim'. So says the Post Office. But does the telephone service please its users? Does it serve them adequately? Based on an International Survey by the Research Institute for Consumer Affairs.

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Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Director: Mary Covington
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

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