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: For Schools and Colleges

9.40 La Chasse Au Tresor: 4: Les Enfants n'ont pas peur
(Shown on Monday)
(to 9.55)

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

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: For Schools and Colleges

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

11.23-11.38 Watch!: Railways: Signals
(Shown on Tuesday)

: Lloffa

yng nghwmnl
Syr Thomas Parry-Williams Frank Price Jones
Yr Athro Melville Richards
Y Parch. J. Jones-Davies
Y cyfarwyddo gan RHYDDERCH Jones Golygydd, RUTH PRICE
(Folk Customs)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Unknown: Syr Thomas Parry-Williams

: The News and The Weather Man

Peter Walker
(to 13.33)


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: Racing from Newbury

2.30 Throgmorton Street Stakes
over six furlongs

3.0 Michael Sobell Stakes
over one mile

3.30 N.C.R. Stakes
over seven furlongs and sixty yards

4.0 Junior Trust Maiden Stakes
over one mile and three furlongs

(to 16.10)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Television Presentation: Dennis Monger

: Jackanory: The Warden's Niece: Part 5: The End of Maria's Search

by Gillian Avery
Adapted for television by Angela Beeching
with Geraldine McEwan.
(Geraldine McEwan is a National Theatre player)
(In 'Jackanory' next week: Stories about the Stars)


Author: Gillian Avery
Adapted by: Angela Beeching
Storyteller: Geraldine McEwan
Producer: Anna Home

: Whistle Stop

Introduced by Roger Whittaker
with Jack Haig as Mr. Wacky Jacky, Dilys Watling, Larry Parker and Theodore Rabbit
Guest stars, The Honeybus

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


Presenter/Singer/Guitarist: Roger Whittaker
Mr. Wacky Jacky: Jack Haig
Singer: Dilys Watling
Magician/Script: Larry Parker
Musicians: The Honeybus
Music: 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.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Presented by: Iain Johnstone

: The Weather Man

Peter Walker


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: The News

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Edmunds
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: John Edmunds

: 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

: World Champions on Ice

The World, Olympic, and European Gold Medallists
Ljudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov, U.S.S.R.

The World and Olympic Ladies' Gold Medallist
Peggy Fleming, U.S.A.

The World and European Ice Dancing Gold Medallists
Diane Towler and Bernard Ford, Great Britain

This special performance by the 1968 world skating champions, recorded at the Richmond Ice Rink, features the famous Protopopovs giving one of the greatest displays of pairs skating ever seen in this country.


Skater: Ljudmila Belousova
Skater: Oleg Protopopov
Skater: Peggy Fleming
Skater: Diane Towler
Skater: Bernard Ford
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling

: The Newcomers

Vera confides in Mrs. Heenan; Amelia meets Maggie's husband; and Langley goes to an auction sale.
From the Midlands
(For cast list see page 51)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Patrick Scanlan
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Timothy Combe

: News Headlines

: Daktari: Monster of Wameru

An animal adventure series starring Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, Cheryl Miller as Paula Tracy, Yale Summers as Jack Dane
with Hedley Mattingly and Hari Rhodes
aided and abetted by Clarence and Judy

A get-rich-quick scheme backfires when a native masquerades as a gorilla in an effort to attract tourists to his village...


Dr. Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Jack Dane: Yale Summers
District Officer Hedley: Hedley Mattingly
Mike Makula: Hari Rhodes
Albert: Bob Doqui
William: Albert Popwell
Mtala: Beverly Gill

: Comedy Playhouse: Wild, Wild Women!

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Barbara Windsor, Derek Francis, Ronnie Stevens
with David Stoll, Zena Howard
(David Stoll is appearing in "Let Sleeping Wives Lie" at the Garrick Theatre, London)


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
Signature Music: Ron Grainer
Musical arrangements: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Producer: Philip Dale
Clarence: Ronnie Stevens
Blossom: Jennie Paul
Daisy: Penelope Keith
Ruby: Sonia Fox
Millie: Barbara Windsor
Mr. Harcourt: Derek Francis
Waiter: Paul Gillard
Lord Hurlingham: David Stoll
Lady Hurlingham: Zena Howard
Milliner: Jacquie-Ann Carr
Milliner: Colette Gleeson
Milliner: Janice Gordon
Milliner: Virginia McCarthy
Milliner: Frances Nicholson
Milliner: Jeannette Wild

: The News

with Robert Dougall
and The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Detective: Dover and the Poison Pen Letters

A crime series.
This week: Paul Dawkins as Joyce Porter's Det. Chief Insp. Dover investigates the case of Dover and the Poison Pen Letters
Dramatised by James MacTaggart.
Also starring Tenniel Evans

Detective Chief Inspector Dover is middle-aged, fat, dyspeptic, lazy, and frankly unintelligent.
An outbreak of poison-pen letters in a remote village provides the Assistant Commissioner at Scotland Yard with a longed-for opportunity of getting rid of him for a time. Dover's efforts are, as usual, desultory, and their immediate effect is to produce one attempted and one successful suicide. Only Det.-Sgt. MacGregor, Dover's assistant, suspects that the successful suicide is, in fact, a case of murder.


Author: Joyce Porter
Dramatised by: James MacTaggart
Script Editor: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Designer: Barrie Dobbins
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Moira Armstrong
Assistant Commissioner: Ballard Berkeley
Dame Alice Stote-Weedon: Ruth Kettlewell
Deputy Commander: Michael Rose
Det. Chief Insp. Dover: Paul Dawkins
Det. Sergeant MacGregor: James Cosmo
Charlie Chettle: George Tovey
Arthur Tompkins: Tenniel Evans
Bert Quince: Charles Hill
Mrs. Quince: Sheelah Wilcocks
Poppy Gullimore: Denise Coffey
Dr. Hawnt: Erik Chitty
Miss Tilley: Patsy Smart
Miss Thickett: Joan Paton
Mrs. Poltensky: Hilda Fennemore
Louise de Gascoigne: Lisa Daniely
Elcanor: Lee Chambers
Freda Gomersall: Rita Webb

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt, Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie

: Angel Pavement: Part 2: Up and Up

by J.B. Priestley
Dramatised in four parts by David Turner.

Prospects changed at Twigg and Dersingham when a stranger, Mr. Golspie, arrived with the sole concession of cut-rate offers from abroad.
(First shown on BBC-2)


Author: J.B. Priestley
Dramatised by: David Turner
Designer: Austin Spriggs
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Paddy Russell
Elizabeth Drumfaxley: Judith Howard
Dersingham: Tony Steedman
Smeeth: Cyril Luckham
Golspie: Anthony Bate
Stanley: Christopher Cooper
Turgis: Murray Melvin
Poppy Sellers: Jean Muir
Lillian Matfield: Judy Parfitt
Benenden: Erik Chitty
Barmaid: Jean Channon
Norman Birtley: Desmond Jordan
Miss Verever: Ann Tirard
Mrs. Dersingham: Faith Kent
Major Trape: Philip Ray
Mrs. Trape: Marguerite Young
Pearson: John Wentworth
Mrs. Pearson: Beryl Cooke
Agnes: Ann Marzell
Cook: Julie May
Waiter: John Wilding
Lena Golspie: Jane Bond
Mrs. Smeeth: Hilda Braid
Edna Smeeth: Tina Martin

: Made in Britain

A weekly report on exports and industry.

: The Sky at Night: A Close Pass by Icarus

In three weeks' time the asteroid Icarus, first seen in 1949, orbits close to the Earth.
Patrick Moore talks to Dr. Vinicio Barocas about the nature and movements of the asteroids.

Close Down


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Dr. Vinicio Barocas
Director: Bob Toner
Producer: Patricia Owtram

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