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: Watch with Mother: Bizzy Lizzy: 10: The Ladybird

For the very young
(to 11.00)


Storyteller: Julie Stevens
Singer: Gillian Norton
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Puppeteer: Christopher Leith
Script: Maria Bird
Script: Freda Lingstrom
Production: Westerham Arts Films Limited

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.33)

: Jackanory: I'm Not Wearing That

with Alison Prince.
'Tell us what it was like in the war', That's what Alison Prince's children often ask her. This week in Jackanory she answers that question and remembers what it was like to be a child in wartime.


Storyteller: Alison Prince

: Zoo: Animals in Sweden

New ideas, new developments, new buildings, new techniques to make animals mostly from abroad feel 'at home' in a zoo.

Reindeer and bison in the full heat of midsummer, elephants and tigers in the snow-the summer and winter scene in the dark forests of Kolmarden in southern Sweden, Europe's newest Zoo Park.
Introduced by Nils Linnman.
Produced in co-operation with the Swedish Television Service
From the South and West


Presenter: Nils Linnman
Filmed by: Arno Palm
Presented for television by: Nicholas Crocker

: The Queen's Traitor: Part 2

An Elizabethan thriller in five parts by John Hale.
From the South and West


Writer: John Hale
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Brandon Acton-Bond
John Hawkins: Nigel Green
Lord Burleigh: Derek Francis
Inquisitor: Alba
George Fitzwilliam: Norman Jones
Bosun: Tom Kempinski
The Bishop of Ross: Ewan Roberts
Guerau de Spes: Anthony Newlands
Ridolfi: David Calderisi
Corporal of the Guard: Douglas Blackwell
Bailly: Charles Houston
Herle: John Golightly
Mary, Queen of Scots: Stephanie Beacham
The Duke of Norfolk: Conrad Phillips
Queen Elizabeth: Susan Engel
The Earl of Leicester: Dennis Chinnery

: The Adventures of Little Joe: 10: Little Joe at the Bees' Party

A film series from France.

Little Joe has fun at the bees' party.

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East

followed by the Weather in the South-East

: Let's Away

A programme in which entertainer meets holidaymaker in the informal atmosphere of a holiday camp.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.
This week:
Snooker: Adam Faith
Table Tennis: Barbara Law
Swimming: Jill Curzon
Special guests, Stan Stennett, Reg Dixon

From Butlin's Holiday Camp, Barry Island

(from the North)


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Snooker player: Adam Faith
Table Tennis player: Barbara Law
Swimmer: Jill Curzon
Guest: Stan Stennett
Guest: Reg Dixon
Orchestra directed by: Geoff Alderson
Series Editor: Stan Parkinson
Producer: Michael Hart

: Travellers' Tales: Captain Cook's Tour

Told by David Bean and Wallas Eaton.
The story of Cook's first voyage to the Antipodes when he discovered New Zealand and Australia.


Narrator/Writer/Director: David Bean
Narrator: Wallas Eaton
Filmed by: Peter Dearden
Presented by: Bob Saunders
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Z Cars: It's Easy Once You Know How: Part 1

by Cyril Abraham.
Starring James Ellis, John Slater
with Stephen Yardley


Writer: Cyril Abraham
Designer: Jean Peyre
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Dave Caller: Donald Sumpter
Cliff English: Colin Spaull
Dot: Gillian Wray
Carry: Wendy Hall
Mrs. Whittaker: Sheila Fay
P.C. Finch: Christopher Denham
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
P.C. May: Stephen Yardley
Waiter: David Chant
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Mrs. O'Reilly: Gertrude Russell
Snuffy Smith: Charles Farrell

: Meet the Wife: The Schoolboy

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
"Meet the Wife" theme by: Russ Conway
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Robin Nash
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
Terry: Robert Bartlett
The Vicar: Arthur Howard
Mrs. Parkyn: Pearl Hackney

: Whicker's World: People in Trouble

"Somebody's come out of the night to help"
Alan Whicker listens to People in Trouble
Today the desperate and the wretched, the gamblers and neurotics, divorcees and alcoholics are finding salvation in the Anonymous Societies, which reach out to show them the way back. There is tragedy in this lonely world where emotional starvation drives some to self destruction, others to misery-and it is happening right among us, today: that man in the bus, the woman next door... But fellow-sufferers will help, and just a few of us are ready to listen...
(First shown on BBC-2)
"A superb example of the TV craft" Kenneth Eastaugh, Daily Mirror

Whicker's World, Tonight at 8.0
'Gentlemen, it's very nice to see you all here tonight, and as usual we won't waste very much time', says the Chairman. 'George, would you like to kick off?'
'My name is George and I am a compulsive gambler...'
The opening words of a meeting of Gamblers Anonymous - one of the anonymous societies which seek to help those in despair, not only compulsive gamblers, but also alcoholics, neurotics, divorcees, potential suicides, and drug addicts.
The formula is simple - plain commonsense and a readiness to listen; but the record of successful cure, when all else has failed, is remarkable. For the compulsive gambler or alcoholic, there is a reassuring togetherness in the company of his or her fellow-sufferers. In the atmosphere of a group confessional they reveal with unsparing honesty the details of their degradation. An emotional catharsis is provided and, in time, there can come a substitute compulsion, offering a socially acceptable kick, in helping each other back along the road to recovery.
Commonly it is the emotional starvation of loneliness that drives a man or woman towards some crutch like gambling or drink or drugs. For these People in Trouble - who may feel the stigma of the outcast or a permanent sense of inadequacy or the black mood of failure - life itself can become intolerable and misery can turn into the urge for final self-destruction. For them, the despairing at the point-of-no-return, the Rev. Chad Varah has founded the Samaritans, men and women who dedicate part of their lives to the prevention of suicide.
Tonight, then, Whicker's World takes a look at the darker side of life, at the lonely, the wretched, the desperate who may seek the final solution unless somebody's come out of the night to help.


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Producer/Director: Fred Burnley

: The News

including a report from the Trades Union Congress at Brighton.
followed by The Weather

: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Beetle Hunter

A Mysterious Tale dramatised by John Hawkesworth.
Starring Marius Goring
with Eugene Deckers, Petra Davies
and Michael Latimer as Philip Hardacre
(First shown on BBC-2)


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: John Hawkesworth
Music: Norman Kay
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Richard Martin
Philip Hardacre: Michael Latimer
Travers: Paul Angelis
Footman: Douglas Milvain
Failed coleopterist: Douglas Mitchell
Lord Linchmere: Marius Goring
Lady Rossiter: Petra Davies
Mr. Bull: Nicholas Smith
Lord Rossiter: Eugene Deckers
Mrs. Bull: Gabrielle Hamilton

: 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.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson, 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: David Lomax
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds
(by arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
Presenting Stubby Kaye, Joe Black, Rita Morris, The Patton Brothers, Flight Four,
The Trio Ghezzi.Chairman, Leonard Sachs


Comedian: Stubby Kaye
Performer: Joe Black
Singer: Rita Morris
Comedians: The Patton Brothers
Performers: Flight Four
Performers: The Trio Ghezzi
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Weather Man

: Discovery and Design: Programme 1: What is Scientific Method?

Five talks on the aims and methods of Science and Engineering.

"Intuition is the mainspring of all scientific action."
A distinguished biologist and Nobel prize winner talks about the making and testing of hypotheses.
Sir Peter Medawar C.B.E., D.Sc., F.R.S., Director of the National Institute for Medical Research.
(First shown on BBC-2)

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Speaker: Sir Peter Medawar
Director: Harry B. Levinson
Producer: James McCloy

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