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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Look and Read
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Middle School Physics
(Shown on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref
A series for Welsh schools.
(Welsh transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.0 Spotlight
People - Politics - Problems
(Shown on Thursday)

11.23-11.38 Watch!: A Story
(Shown on Tuesday)

: Lloffa

yn bennaf ym meysydd Uen ac arferion gwerin
Y tro hwn byddwn yng nghwmni
Syr Thomas Parry-Williams Frank Price Jones
Yr Athro Melville Richard*
Dr. lorwerth C. Peate
Y cyfarwyddo gan RHYDDERCH JONES
(Folk Customs)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)


Unknown: Syr Thomas Parry-Williams
Unknown: Dr. Lorwerth C. Peate

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Football

For the very young
Written by Alison Prince.


Writer: Alison Prince
Pictures: Joan Hickson
Music: Laurie Steele
Narrator: Lee Montague
Director: Diana Potter

: The News and The Weather Man

Peter Walker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: For Schools and Colleges: Making Music

(Shown on Tuesday)

: Racing at Aintree

The second day of the Liverpool Spring Meeting.

2.35 The Coronation Hurdle Race (Div. 1)
over two miles and 100 yards

3.10 The Mildmay Steeplechase
over two miles and eighty yards

3.45 The Coronation Hurdle Race (Div. II)
over two miles and 100 yards

4.15 The 116th Liverpool Spring Cup
over one mile, two furlongs, and 170 yards

(to 16.25)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: David Coleman
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Jackanory: Nurse Matilda: That Terrible Tooth

by Christianna Brand
with illustrations by Edward Ardizzone
Adapted for television and directed by Joanne Symons
with Diana Graves


Author: Christianna Brand
Illustrations: Edward Ardizzone
Adapted by/Director: Joanne Symons
Storyteller: Diana Graves
Producer: Anna Home

: Whistle Stop

Introduced by Roger Whittaker.

Ready with a whistle and a song with
Jack Haig as Mr. Wacky Jacky, comedy and calamity
Dilys Watling, The miss who's a hit with a song
Larry Parker and Theodore Rabbit, up to their usual tricks.

Guest stars, Simon Dupree and The Big Sound

Dilys Watling is in "Fiddler on the Roof" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London; Bert Hayes is at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville


Singer/guitarist/presenter: Roger Whittaker
Mr. Wacky Jacky: Jack Haig
Singer: Dilys Watling
Magician/script: Larry Parker
Band: Simon Dupree and the Big Sound
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Octet
Designer: Peter Julien
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Junior Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The Weather Man

Peter Walker


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East
featuring Brian Moore
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Reporter: Brian Moore

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson.
from the South and West


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Director: John King

: Grand National Special

Introduced from Aintree by David Coleman.
On the eve of the world's greatest steeplechase the Grandstand team looks at the prospects for tomorrow's big race.


Presenter: David Coleman

: The Newcomers

Kerr returns from the conference at Torquay; Vivienne is 'at home' to Miss Eaton; and the Pargeters find themselves on the horns of a dilemma.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: John Ingram
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Celia Stuart: Beryl Cooke
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Gloria: Caroline Burt
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Gordon Pargeter: Colin Stepney
William Pargeter: Julian Somers
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Arnold Trip: Gerald Cross
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Joe: John Berwyn
Maggie: Pamela Cundell
Veronica: Gay Rorke
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Miss Eaton: Mary Hignett
Gilbert Eaton: John Franklyn Robbins

: News Headlines

: The Record Star Show

Featuring: The Amen Corner, Kenny Ball's Jazzmen, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, The Spencer Davis Group, Simon Dupree and the Big Sound, The Easybeats, Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds, The Flowerpot Men, The Foundations, The Move, Cliff Richard, The New Vaudeville Band
and Disc-Jockeys: Tony Blackburn, Pete Brady, Dave Cash, Simon Dee, Kenny Everett, Alan Freeman, David Jacobs, Don Moss, Pete Murray

Televised by arrangement with the Daily Express and The Stars Organisation for Spastics

It's the highlight of the pop year... the show that packs together more stars and more disc-jockeys than any commercial management could ever afford to put on the same bill. The big names all appear free - to raise money for the Stars Organisation for Spastics. There were two performances at the Empire Pool Wembley last Sunday and a BBC-tv outside broadcast team was there to record the programme you'll see tonight. With a line-up that reads like a hit-parade chart, you're certain of fifty swinging minutes.


Musicians: The Amen Corner
Musicians: Kenny Ball's Jazzmen
Musicians: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich
Musicians: The Spencer Davis Group
Musicians: Simon Dupree and the Big Sound
Musicians: The Easybeats
Musicians: Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds
Musicians: The Flowerpot Men
Musicians: The Foundations
Musicians: The Move
Singer: Cliff Richard
Musicians: The New Vaudeville Band
Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Presenter: Pete Brady
Presenter: Dave Cash
Presenter: Simon Dee
Presenter: Kenny Everett
Presenter: Alan Freeman
Presenter/Organised by: David Jacobs
Presenter: Don Moss
Presenter: Pete Murray
Produced for The Stars Organisation for Spastics by: Johnnie Stewart
Musical Director: Norrie Paramor
Presented for television by: Ray Colley

: Not in the Front of the Children: The George Washington Complex

by Richard Waring.
Starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner and Ronald Hines as Henry Corner
with Fanny Rowe as Mother, Charlotte Mitchell as Mary, Jack Allen as Father


Writer: Richard Waring
Signature Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Graeme Muir
Jennifer Corner: Wendy Craig
Henry Corner: Ronald Hines
Mother: Fanny Rowe
Mary: Charlotte Mitchell
Father: Jack Allen
Trudi: Roberta Tovey
Robin: Hugo Keith-Johnston
Amanda: Jill Riddick
Ferris: Paul Dawkins
Schoolboy: John Leverett

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Troubleshooters: The Day the Sea Caught Fire

by John Lucarotti
[Starring] Geoffrey Keen, Ray Barrett, Philip Latham, Isobel Black
Guest stars, Jack Gwillim, Paul Hardwick, Zakes Mokae, John Horton

When the gas bubble exploded in the North Sea recently, every newspaper called The Troubleshooters' office. They knew the series' reputation for forecasting events, was anything similar planned? The answer, inevitably, was: 'We received the script last week.' Once again Mogul got there first!
In tonight's story, however, the explosions in the Mediterranean are much bigger. And it is only the start of Mogul's headaches. While Stead copes with the international repercussions, Thornton is sailing a relief rig through a Caribbean hurricane and Izard faces trouble of a different sort in Sicily. They are all backed by some spectacular real-life film never before seen by the public.


Writer: John Lucarotti
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Alan Gibson
Bruno: Makki Marseilles
Johnny Sawchuk: John Horton
Umberto: Paul Armstrong
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Claire Clarkson: Jennifer Clulow
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Joshua Macey: Zakes Mokae
Sir Charles Bliss: Jack Gwillim
Angelica: Ania Marson
Luigi Porto: James Caffrey
Cmdr. Reddington: John Atkinson
Giovanni Coltroni: Paul Hardwick
Eileen O'Rourke: Isobel Black
Newspaperman: Arthur Pentelow

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Cause for Concern: The Case of David's School

A series which takes up the cause of people fighting for a fair deal.
Magnus Magnusson examines The Case of David's School

Last September seven-year-old David was removed by the local council from the primary school near his home, where he was happy and doing well, to a special school over a hundred miles away. His parents still do not understand why and they desperately want David back with them. Was the council's decision the right one? If not, what can the parents do about it?


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Producer: David Gerrard
Editor: Ian Martin

: Ustinov at the N.F.T.

In the first of two programmes, Peter Ustinov talks to Leslie Hardcastle and members of the National Film Theatre about
"I looked out of place and that helped a great deal"
His Screen Debut
"I was over-awed, very young, extremely thin"
Show Business
"Everybody takes his own path through the jungle"
"People who speak a lot of languages usually have nothing to say in any of them"
Scenes from: "The Goose Steps Out" (1941), "Beau Brummel" (1954), "The Comedians"(1968)


Interviewee: Peter Ustinov
Interviewer: Leslie Hardcastle
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: The Weather Man

: Made in Britain

A weekly report on industry.

: The Sky at Night: Black Clouds in the Galaxy

Patrick Moore discusses with Iain Nicolson the sooty clouds in space which hide some stars and themselves shine in the light from others.

Close Down


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Iain Nicolson
Director: John Bird
Producer: Patricia Owtram

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