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: Mae Gen I Air!

Parlour Game: 'I have a word'
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Keep Clear of the Water

For the very young
Tog goes exploring but it is not so easy as he thinks.

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'The Secret of the Mountain' by Rosemary Graham
Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Author (The Secret of the Mountain): Rosemary Graham

: Jackanory: Grimble: Grimble works on some party tricks and produces a surprising onion soup

with Clement Freud


Storyteller: Clement Freud

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
See page 39


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Europe: The Snow Queen: Part 3

A Russian version of Hans Christian Andersen's famous fairy tale

The Robber girl lets Gerda leave the cave, and she proceeds on her journey to the Palace of Ice.
Story told by Gary Watson


Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Bierman

6.0-6.15 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)

6.15-6.40 Oliver! highlights from a Bristol school's production
(Rowridge, Brighton)

6.15-6.40 Christmas and Your Garden: a gardening magazine
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: John Bierman

: Smoking

This programme, originally transmitted in the series Science Session for schools, examines the question of why people smoke, and what health risks they take
Commentary by Derek Cooper


Narrator: Derek Cooper
Producer: Michael Coyle

: Transworld Top Team: United Kingdom v. Canada: Match 8: Glasgow v. Ottawa

Top of the Form competes with Canada's Reach for the Top in this international series.
A joint BBC-CBC production


Question-Master: Alex Trebek
Questions set by: Regis Bennett
Director: Pierre Belisle
Executive producer (BBC): Bill Wright
Executive producer (CBC): Sandy Stewart

: The Newcomers

There is considerable constraint in the Langley household; Sydney had bad news concerning his financial future, and Vivienne fights a battle and wins it.
from the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Julia Smith
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Toby Smith: Billy Russell
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Lily Crabtree: Julie May
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen
Kirsty Kerr: Maggie Don
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Matron: Jean Ainslie

: News Headlines

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers
Discs-Stars-News from this week's Top Twenty
Introduced tonight by Pete Murray
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Colin Charman

: Softly, Softly: Going Quietly

by Alan Plater
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det. Chief Insp. Watt, Philip Brack as Det.-Insp. Cook, Norman Bowler as Det.-Sgt. Hawkins, Peggy Sinclair as P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin, Dan Meaden as Det.-Con. Box
with John Barron as A.C.C. Gilbert.

Det.-Con. Box sits alone on a deserted railway platform night after night. His wife is worried by these nightly excursions which could be for the purpose of meeting an informant... and informants can be dangerous. His colleagues are concerned at his lack of attention to routine work... wondering if it can be explained by a concentration on solving a series of Post Office robberies. But Box tells none of them where he goes or what he is waiting for.


Writer: Alan Plater
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: David Spode
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Bill Hays
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det. Chief Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Insp. Cook: Philip Brack
Det.-Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin: Peggy Sinclair
Det.-Con. Box: Dan Meaden
A.C.C. Gilbert: John Barron
Janet Box: Susan Lawrance
Sgt. Jefferson: Michael Sheard
Det.-Con. Morgan: Howell Evans
Ticket Inspector: David Chant
Connor: Reg Pritchard
Dr. Cowley: Jeremy Longhurst

: The News

with Richard Baker
and The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Frank Bough

From London: Professional Boxing: Mark Rowe v. Len Gibbs
Tonight's top of the bill fight at the York Hall features two of the most exciting middleweight prospects

From Lancashire: Rugby League Sevens: West Lancashire Area Final

The second of the area heats for a place in the last four of the Player's No. 6 National Sevens Championship


Presenter: Frank Bough
Boxer: Mark Rowe
Boxer: Len Gibbs
Commentator (Professional Boxing): Harry Carpenter
TV presentation (Professional Boxing): Richard Tilling
Commentator (Rugby League Sevens): Eddie Waring
Television presentation (Rugby League Sevens): Nick Hunter
Production team: Sam Leitch
Production team: Jonathan Martin
Production team: John McNicholas
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Cause for Concern: The Case of the Reluctant Recruit

A series which takes up the cause for people fighting for a fair deal
Magnus Magnusson examines The Case of the Reluctant Recruit

Peter Reynolds, at the age of fifteen, signed a twelve-year contract with the Royal Navy. He is now nineteen, and has been trying to obtain a discharge for two years. But the Navy will not release him. Is the system of such contracts for boys fair? Or should they, as the Latey Committee recommend, be allowed second thoughts up to the age of eighteen?

See page 37


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Subject: Peter Reynolds
Producer: Michael Maber
Executive producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt,
Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane
with on-the-spot reports by 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
Assistant editor: John Dekker
Assistant editor: Peter Pagnamenta
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Postscript

by The Rev. Eric Mathieson

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Speaker: The Rev. Eric Mathieson

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