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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Exploring Your World: Taking Care of the Body
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Looking at Australia: 7: To the West
(Shown on Tuesday)

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: 12: Pigeons

For the very young

(to 11.00)

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: Mum's Accident

(Shown on Tuesday)
(to 11.25)

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India.
Including: Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 46
From the Midlands
(Shown on Sunday)

'Look, Listen and Speak' Book 4 (orange cover) printed in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati and English, with vocabularies and revision lessons, can be obtained from booksellers, Asian grocery shops or from BBC Publications, [address removed] price 6s. (by post 6s. 8d.: crossed postal order, please, not stamps).
(to 12.50)


Scriptwriter (Look, Listen, and Speak): Viola Huggins
Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman
Assisted by (Look, Listen, and Speak): Sheila Dillon-Guy

: Drych

(A feature on Merthyr Tydfil)
(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

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: Market Research

We buy only what we want. How does a manufacturer find out what our attitudes and needs really are?
With Dr. Elizabeth Nelson.
Commentary by Terry Wogan.
Written and produced by Michael Coyle.
(Repeated on Thursday)


Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Nelson
Narrator: Terry Wogan
Writer/Producer: Michael Coyle

: Royal Ascot

2.30 Jersey Stakes
over seven furlongs

3.5 Queen Mary Stakes
over five furlongs

3.45 Royal Hunt Cup
over one mile

4.20 Coronation Stakes
over the Old Mile

Fashions described by Judith Chalmers.

(to 16.30)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Fashion Commentator: Judith Chalmers
Television Presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Animal Magic

A weekly series.
Introduced by Johnny Morris with Keith Shackleton.
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home: a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
From the South and West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Keith Shackleton
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: The Range Rider

A film series.
Range Rider and his young friend Dick West fight for justice against the lawlessness of the early West.


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick: Dick Jones

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The News

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Edmunds
and featuring Zena Skinner
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: John Edmunds
Cook: Zena Skinner

: Show-Jumping: The W. D. and H. O. Wills Show-Jumping Championship

from the Royal Highland Show Ingliston.
Britain's top show-jumpers compete in the final rounds of The W. D. and H. O. Wills Show-Jumping Championship
A knock-out competition.

An outside broadcast from the permanent showground at Ingliston, near Edinburgh.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: Charles Clifford

: Tomorrow's World

What's new today for those interested in tomorrow.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
A weekly look at the world's fast-changing scientific, medical, and technological scene.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: James Burke
Reporter: John Parry
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: John Mansfield
Editor: Michael Latham

: News Headlines

: The Virginian: A Distant Fury

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

An outlaw with a grudge against Steve returns to Medicine Bow after serving a prison sentence and the first thing he collects is his gun.


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Helen Blaine: Ida Lupino
Ed Frazer: Howard Duff
Steve: Gary Clarke
Trampas: Doug McClure
Betsy: Roberta Shore
Gloria Blaine: Joey Heatherton

: The Stanley Baxter Show

A comedy series.
Starring Stanley Baxter
and special guest Danny Street
with Patrick Newell, Denise Coffey, Victor Carin, Clare Richards, Eric Wightman
and the BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Conductor, Iain Sutherland
From Scotland


Script: Ken Hoare
Script: Kelso Robertson
Script: Dick Vosburgh
Script: Barry Cryer
Designer: Helen Rae
Producer: David Bell
Comedian: Stanley Baxter
Singer: Danny Street
[Actor]: Patrick Newell
[Actress]: Denise Coffey
[Actor]: Victor Carin
[Actress]: Clare Richards
[Actor]: Eric Wightman
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Conductor: Iain Sutherland

: The News

with Robert Langley
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: Playbill: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

by Robert Tressell
Dramatised by Stuart Douglass
(First shown on BBC-2)


Author: Robert Tressell
Dramatised by: Stuart Douglass
Music: Norman Kay
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Christopher Morahan
George Barrington: Edward Fox
Alderman Adam Sweater: Felix Felton
Dr. Weakling: Bartlett Mullins
Didlum: Jeffrey Segal
Rev. Starr: Keith Smith
Rev. Belcher: Robert Bridges
Mr. Hunter: Bryan Pringle
Bob Crass: George Roderick
Bert White: Alan Wade
Easton: Larry Dann
Joe Philpot: Joe Gibbons
Mr. Rushton: Christopher Benjamin
Secretary: Janne Blair Stewart
Bundy: Harold Goodwin
Frank Owen: John Rees
Jack Linden: Geoffrey Tyrrell
Ragged man: Henry Kay
Newman: David Webb
Mrs. Linden: Kathleen St. John
Mary Linden: Maryann Turner
Charley Linden: Freddie Foote
Elsie Linden: Lesley Roche
Frankie Owen: Gary Warren
Nora Owen: Maureen O'Reilly
Sir Graball D'Encloseland: Kenneth Benda
Scarred man: David Garth
Man in crowd: Maurice Travers

: 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
Assistant Editor: John Dekker
Assistant Editor: Peter Pagnamenta
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Contrasts: Voltaire in England

Written and produced by John Wells.
A series of music and arts features.

With Jacques Maury of the Comedie Francaise as the young Voltaire, Timothy Bateson as Alexander Pope and Mary Hinton as Pope's mother

It is not always remembered that Voltaire, when he was a young man, came to England and stayed here for almost three years, from the spring of 1726 to the autumn of 1728. Banished to a distance of fifty leagues from Paris after a quarrel with an aristocrat called de Rohan, he decided to take refuge here, and it was in England that he formulated the ideas of tolerance and liberty of conscience for which he was to campaign until his death in 1779. Although he met many of the leading Englishmen of his day very little is known about his visit. Tonight's programme is a reconstruction of his meeting with Pope - the 'Mr. Popp' of his notebooks-based on their writings at the time, and in particular on Voltaire's Philosophic Letters, burned by the public hangman on his return to Paris.


Writer/Producer: John Wells
Director: Leslie Megahey
Young Voltaire: Jacques Maury
Alexander Pope: Timothy Bateson
Pope's mother: Mary Hinton

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