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: For Schools and Colleges

9.40 La Chasse Au Tresor: 6: C'est le Tresor
(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.

: For Schools and Colleges

11.0 Spotlight
People - Politics - Problems in the news.
(Shown on Thursday)

11.23-11.38 Watch!: A Fairground: Come to the Fair
(Shown on Tuesday)

: Lloffa

(Welsh discussion about folk customs)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.33)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Fifty Flying Years

Her Majesty The Queen today visits R.A.F. Abingdon as one of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Royal Air Force.

(to 16.00)


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Director: Douglas Hespe
Director: Ian Smith
Television Presentation: Dennis Monger

: Jackanory: Elidor: The Song of Findhorn

by Alan Garner
Adapted for television and directed by Paul Ciani
with John Stride

(John Stride is a National Theatre player)
('Jackanory' will be back on Friday, July 12 with "The House at Pooh Corner" by A.A. Milne)
Write a story for Jackanory - see page 34


Author: Alan Garner
Adapted by/Director: Paul Ciani
Storyteller: John Stride
Photography: James Matthews-Joyce
Producer: Anna Home

: The Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Rodney Bewes
with Manfred Mann, The Niberco Brothers, Robert Bartlett

(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville; Rodney Bewes in "The Foundations" at the Arts Theatre, London)


Presenter: Rodney Bewes
Musicians: Manfred Mann
Magicians: The Niberco Brothers
Performer: Robert Bartlett
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Diana Wilson
Producer: Johnny Downes

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: A Brush with fame 22 November 2015

: Laurel and Hardy: Hog Wild

Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers in a selection of their famous short films.
This week: Hog Wild
A Hal Roach film directed by James Parrott

Stan and Ollie demonstrate how not to erect a radio aerial...


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: James Parrott
Story by: Leo McCarey
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Junior Points of View

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


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: John Edmunds

: Fifty Flying Years

Highlights of this afternoon's R.A.F. Display.

: Great Moments in Sport: They Were First

Introduced by Harry Carpenter.
Recalling historic sporting occasions and great champions in their moment of glory.

Being first means more than winning - but doing what no one else has done before.
Roger Bannister - The first four-minute mile
Mike Hawthorn - Britain's first world motor racing champion
Judy Grinham - The first Empire, European, and Olympic champion


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Producer: Leslie Kettley

: The Newcomers

Vivienne finds Colonel Renshaw's interests are not limited to the by-pass; Jimmy and his parents revert to their old relationship; a new and vigorous personality enters the by-pass controversy.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Kenneth Hill
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Elsa Bolam
Celia Stuart: Beryl Cooke
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Vera Harker: June Bland
Drayman: Martin Cort
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Gordon Pargeter: Colin Stepney
William Pargeter: Julian Somers
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Minnie Pargeter: Cindy Wright
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Colonel Renshaw: Ballard Berkeley
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Gilbert Eaton: John Franklyn-Robbins
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Margot Kerr: Sally-Jane Spencer
Miss Maitland: Carmen Silvera
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance

: News Headlines

: His Favourite Family

An excerpt from the new comedy by Sam Cree.
Starring Freddie Frinton
with, in order of appearance:
Barry Howard, Margaret St. John, Melanie Smoothy, Brenda Armstrong, Maureen Norman, Rose Power, Gordon Craig, Ken Gibson, Pamela Pitchford

From the stage of the Pier Theatre, Bournemouth, by arrangement with Bernard Delfont


Writer: Sam Cree
Setting designed by: Saxon Lucas
Producer: John Paddy Carstairs
Directed for television by: Mary Evans
[Actor]: Freddie Frinton
[Actor]: Barry Howard
[Actress]: Margaret St. John
[Actress]: Melanie Smoothy
[Actress]: Brenda Armstrong
[Actress]: Maureen Norman
[Actress]: Rose Power
[Actor]: Gordon Craig
[Actor]: Ken Gibson
[Actress]: Pamela Pitchford

: Comedy Playhouse: Me Mammy

Written by Hugh Leonard
Starring Milo O'Shea
with Anna Manahan

Bunjy is a top executive with a large firm in London. He is a bachelor with a luxury flat in Regent's Park, a sleek sports car - and all the freedom to indulge himself in glamorous sin. He is indeed the envy of all his married friends...


Writer: Hugh Leonard
Signature Music: Ron Grainer
Incidental Music: Max Harris
Designer: Roger Ford
Producer: James Gilbert
Bunjy: Milo O'Shea
Miss Argyll: Yootha Joyce
Graham: Neil Hallett
Mrs. Kennefick: Anna Manahan
Mrs. Cattermole: Diana Coupland
Father John: John Welsh

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 17 March 2016

: The News

with Michael Aspel
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Michael Aspel

: Detective: The German Song

A crime series.
This week: Denholm Elliott as H.C. Bailey's Reggie Fortune investigates the case of The German Song
Dramatised by Elwyn Jones
Also starring Felix Aylmer, Howard Marion-Crawford, Jack May, Ralph Michael, Brian Oulton and Elizabeth Shepherd

Reggie Fortune, plump, good-humoured, and perhaps just a little idle, is helping his friend Sidney Lomas of Scotland Yard to clear up a possible unnatural death, when they are presented with a problem which both intrigues and baffles them. It is not a murder but a robbery. Priceless and irreplaceable antique jewellery has been stolen from the house of Sir Henry Exon and there seems to be no trace of its whereabouts.
Reggie tears himself away from his favourite pursuits of eating and dozing long enough to astound the professional police investigators by solving the crime. But the vital clue upon which his deduction is based is given to him by his wife, Joan.


Author: H.C. Bailey
Dramatised by: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: John Frankau
Sidney Lomas: Ralph Michael
Superintendent Bell: John Horsley
Joan Fortune: Elizabeth Shepherd
Reggie Fortune: Denholm Elliott
Chief Constable Waldron: Howard Marion-Crawford
Simms: Arthur Hewlett
Sir Henry Exon: Felix Aylmer
Arch: Frederick Peisley
Landlady: Margaret Ashcroft
Inspector Wilson: Brian Oulton
Edward Meyer: Drewe Henley
Inspector Dubois: Jack May
Hamilton Tromp: Walter Gotell
Housekeeper: Kathleen St. John

: Twenty-Four Hours

A quick look at the news of the day and a longer look at what matters.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt, Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie
with on-the-spot reports by Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy

: Cause for Concern: The Case of Stephen: Sentenced for Life?

A series which takes up the cause of people fighting for a fair deal.
Magnus Magnusson examines The Case of Stephen: Sentenced for Life?

Stephen is seventeen. A year ago he was convicted of assaulting a twelve-year-old girl, a crime that everyone who knows him says he could never have committed. But he was found guilty. Now he is detained in a mental hospital 'for an unlimited period' possibly for life.
What happened at the trial of Stephen? Why did he 'confess' when his parents say he was miles away at the time? What can he do to escape from his 'sentence for life'?


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Producer: David Gerrard
Editor: John Lloyd

: Location - Ireland

A filmed report from three Irish towns invaded by British film-makers.
On the shores of Galway Bay, Clive Donner is re-creating the ninth-century Danish invasion of England for his epic Alfred the Great. David Hemmings plays the King.
In Bray, Stanley Baker is rebuilding Hogarth's London for his spectacular film Where's Jack? which features Tommy Steele in the title role of an eighteenth-century highwayman.
In Kilkenny the townsfolk are enjoying their annual Beer Festival and recovering from the Lock Up Your Daughters invasion, which for three months has peopled the streets with rakes, fops, doxies, pedlars, gin-tipplers, and lechers, and horrified the town with intrigues and scandals.


Subject: Clive Donner
Subject: David Hemmings
Subject: Stanley Baker
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: Made in Britain

A weekly report on exports and industry.

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