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: Croeso

Osian Ellis introduces Ryland Davies, tenor, The Ardwyn Singers and the BBC Welsh Orchestra
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)


Presenter: Osian Ellis
Tenor: Ryland Davies
Singers: The Ardwyn Singers
Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: Pigeons

For the very young

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'Skitter, Hope, and Camberley'
Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Lionel Morton

: Jackanory: Grimble: Grimble Goes Shopping and Makes a Welsh Rarebit

with Clement Freud
Today: Grimble Goes Shopping and Makes a Welsh Rarebit


Storyteller: Clement Freud

: Circus Boy: The Return of Colonel Jack

A series of adventures set under the Big Top
With Mickey Braddock as Corky, Noah Beery as Joey the Clown, Robert Lowery as Big Tim Champion, Guinn Williams as Pete the Canvasman, Andy Clyde as Colonel Jack

While Big Tim Champion is away on business Joey and Pete are left in charge. Colonel Jack arrives on the scene and decides that Big Tim's absence is a marvellous opportunity for him to take over the job of Circus boss.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Pete the Canvasman: Guinn Williams
Colonel Jack: Andy Clyde

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer
A topical magazine programme about people, places, events, ideas, inventions, with John Earle and Janet Kelly
Jeremy Carrad reports on a modern railway station
Brian Phelps, gymnast and diver, demonstrates the trampoline
from the South and West

Today you will be able to see a display on the trampoline by Brian Phelps, a former British gymnastic champion, Olympic diving bronze medallist, and European diving champion. He will demonstrate how a top diver can train without water by using a small trampoline and diving on to a foam rubber mat.


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Presenter: John Earle
Presenter: Janet Kelly
Reporter: Jeremy Carrad
Gymnast: Brian Phelps
Director: Brian Hawkins
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: Bewitched: Cheap, Cheap

A comedy film series
starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Cheap, Cheap
...false economy!


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead

: Talkback

In which the people who watch the programmes confront the people who make them
Presented by Cliff Michelmore with the help of a statistically selected audience in the studio

6.0-6.25 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Z Cars: Dead End: Part 2

by Elwyn Jones
starring James Ellis, John Woodvine
with Bernard Holley


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Script editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Don Brewer
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: John Davies
Det.-Insp. Witty: John Woodvine
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Jane: Sheila Gish
Slacey: Arthur Pentelow
Letty: Mary Mitchell
Brown: Terence Lodge

: News Headlines

: Comedy Tonight: Nothing but the Truth

A season of comedy films with the great laughter-makers
[Starring] Bob Hope
with Paulette Goddard, Edward Arnold

There are many hilarious complications when a stockbroker makes a bet with his business associates that he will tell the truth and nothing but the truth for a twenty-four-hour period.


Producer: Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Screenplay: Don Hartman
Screenplay: Ken Englund
From the play by: James Montgomery
From the novel by: Frederic S. Isham
Director: Elliott Nugent
Steve Bennett: Bob Hope
Gwenn Saunders: Paulette Goddard
T.T. Ralston: Edward Arnold
Tommy Van Deusen: Leif Erickson
Dick Donnelly: Glenn Anders
Samuel: Willie Best
Linda Graham: Helen Vinson
Mr. Bishop: Grant Mitchell

: The News

with Robert Langley
and The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: Tuesday's Documentary: Revolution: The New Radicals

by James Mossman

Is revolution possible in Britain today?

See page 23


Reporter/Director: James Mossman
Producer: Barbara Pegna

: It's Topol

who invites you to join him and some friends in a new series of music and songs
accompanied by The Mike Sammes Singers


Singer: Topol
Singers: The Mike Sammes Singers
The Orchestra Leader: John Sharpe
Musical director: Stanley Black
Musical associate: Barry Booth
Special material: Myles Rudge
Special material: Herbert Kretzmer
Staging: Denys Palmer
Staging: Sylvia Tysick
Design: Victor Meredith
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Twenty-Four Hours

with Kenneth Allsop
and Michael Barratt, Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane, Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy, Linda Blandford


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Contrasts: Tennyson - A Beginning and an End

[Starring] John Betjeman

with Sir Charles Tennyson
A series of music and arts features

John Betjeman has always loved the poetry of Tennyson-he has also always loved the man, and for many years he has wanted to pay a tribute to the poet on television. This film is not a biography, still less a piece of criticism. It is a celebration of Tennyson's poetry set against two distinct aspects of his life and work.
Tennyson enjoyed more success in his own lifetime than any other great English poet, before or since. One part of the film examines his fame and reveals that the Grand Old Man of Surrey and the Isle of Wight was a delightful companion, a generous host, and eccentric neighbour. The other part of the film deals with the background of a Lincolnshire rectory, where Tennyson grew up one of eleven children, and the surrounding landscape which inspired so much of his poetry. The film is lyrical and anecdotal in style, and sheds unexpected light on a much-loved poet.


Presenter: John Betjeman
Subject: Sir Charles Tennyson
Producer: Julian Jebb

: Last Bus

by Keith Dewhurst
A scene with interviews on the theme of violence written for the School Television series Scene
with Ronald Eyre as the interviewer

This programme won the premier award in educational television for 1968-the Japan Prize-in competition with sixty other television organisations.
A sequel to this programme called 'The Sentence of the Court', will be shown at 11.15 p.m. tomorrow


Writer: Keith Dewhurst
Producer: Ronald Smedley
A conductor: Paddy Joyce
A driver: Kenneth Gardnier
A lady: Noel Dyson
A young man: David Lincoln
His fiancee: Jane Carr
An old man: Will Leighton
Robbo: Robin Askwith
Peter: Peter Delmar
Dave: David Mayberry
Arthur: Arthur Wild
The Interviewer: Ronald Eyre

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