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: Dan Groen Y Genedl: Industry

The fourth of five films on the state of the Welsh nation today.
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.


Narrator: Maria Bird

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Racing from Ascot Heath

2.30 Garth Handicap Steeplechase
over three miles

3.5 Home Park Novices Steeplechase
over two miles

3.35 Punch Bowl Juvenile Hurdle Race Div. 2
over two miles

(to 15.45)


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

: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "Mr. Patelli's Shop" by Ann Reay
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Author (Mr. Patelli's Shop): Ann Reay

: Jackanory: Grimble: Grimble goes to a restaurant... and makes lemon ice cream

with Clement Freud
Grimble stories written by Clement Freud
Today: Grimble goes to a restaurant... and makes lemon ice cream
(Next week: Christmas stories)


Author/Storyteller: Clement Freud
Director: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Producer: Anna Home

: Christmas Crackerjack

Michael Aspel, Peter Glaze, Rod McLennan, Christine Holmes, Jillian Comberinvite you to their Christmas Party
Among the special guests will be Freddie Davis and The Scaffold

(Christine Holmes is appearing in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London; Bert Hayes is at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedian: Rod McLennan
Hostess: Christine Holmes
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Comedian: Freddie Davis
Singers: The Scaffold
Script: Bob Block
Music: Bert Hayes and his Orchestra
Designer: Christine Ruscoe
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 News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: How It Is

A weekly programme by the young for the young in heart

"The programme projects a new line in liberal thinking aiming a salvo of hearty thumps in the direction of all things pompous, precious or phoney, (it has) film clips that (are) as deadly as a fast gun. (After its holidays), 'How It Is' will return in a new late night spot on Fridays, a promotion it thoroughly deserves." (Daily Mirror)

Angela Huth
with Richard Neville, John Peel, Tony Palmer, Ronald Fletcher, The Spinners, and guests


Presenter: Angela Huth
Presenter: Richard Neville
Presenter: John Peel
Presenter/Producer: Tony Palmer
Presenter: Ronald Fletcher
Musicians: The Spinners
Director: Tony Staveacre
Director: Don Bennetts

: The Virginian: The Drifter

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

When the Virginian first arrived in Medicine Bow he found himself involved in a range war, aligned against Judge Garth.


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Miles Peterson: Leif Erickson
Maria Peterson: Mariette Hartley
Hugh Stager: Michael Forest
Steve: Gary Clarke
Donovan: Rex Holman
Dolan: Calvin Bartlett
Sunday: Gregg Palmer
Shorty: Mike Ragan

: News Headlines

: The Old Campaigner: Man of Letters

Written by Michael Pertwee
Starring Terry Thomas as 'F.J.'
with Jonathan Cecil as Clancy and Peter Dyneley as Dr. Wertz

(Jonathan Cecil is appearing in "Halfway up the Tree" at the Queen's Theatre, London; Peter Dyneley is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)

'F.J.' goes over to Amsterdam on business with his assistant Peter Clancy. His scheme to keep his wife happy at home while he is enjoying himself abroad goes very wrong.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Incidental Music: Max Harris
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: James Gilbert
'F.J.': Terry Thomas
Clancy: Jonathan Cecil
Dr. Wertz: Peter Dyneley
Miss Pinto: Lois Penson
'L.B.': Reginald Marsh
Air hostess: Isobel Gardner
Nanni: Hilary Pritchard
Isobel Benham: Janie Booth
Monica Franklin-Jones: Jean Harvey
Henrik Van Der Lut: Gertan Klauber
Mrs. O'Leary: Pamela Duncan

: The Paradise Makers: Part 3

A thriller in six parts by Arden Winch
Starring Michael Bryant, Richard Hurndall, Joseph O'Conor

James is suspicious of the I.S.C. but lacks the proof to convince M.I.7. He accuses his immediate I.S.C. boss of being redundant - and is promptly promoted.
(First shown on BBC-2)


Writer: Arden Winch
Designer: Lionel Radford
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Rex Tucker
James: Michael Bryant
Colonel Sparrow: Joseph O'Conor
Scientist: Kenneth Hendel
Scientist: Martyn Huntley
Scientist: Marguerite Young
Scientist: Jean Benedetti
Scientist: Moris Farhi
Scientist: Roy Denton
Scientist: Norman Atkyns
Henderson: David Graham
De Lacelle: Richard Hurndall
Jean: Marian Diamond
Butler: Richardson Morgan
Hopehart-Smith: Alan Lynton
Moss: Brian Jackson
Young woman: Kristine Howarth
Masters: Patrick Ludlow
Guest: Richard Beale
Colonel Grebin: Reed de Rouen
Weinhart: Endre Muller

: The News

with Robert Langley
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: Boy Meets Girl: Curtain Fall

by Rosemary Timperley
Dramatised by Paul Wheeler
with Jack Hedley as Robert Stevens, Jean Harvey as Dilys Stevens, Sally Home as Sara Grafton

Robert, a success in business, a failure in marriage, finds his suburban social life threatens to swamp him. Then, suddenly, he is faced with the opportunity for real love-the sort he had imagined would always be denied him...


Author: Rosemary Timperley
Dramatised by: Paul Wheeler
Designer: Mary Rea
Producer: George Spenton Foster
Director: John Gibson
Robert Stevens: Jack Hedley
Dilys Stevens: Jean Harvey
Sara Grafton: Sally Home
Anthea Fry: Gudrun Ure
John Fry: Frederick Treves
Edward: Wesley Murphy
Secretary: Eva Haddon
Tenement woman: Rose Hiller
Bank teller: Allan McClelland

: Come Dancing

A Friday ticket to jive, judge, or just enjoy the new two-part inter-regional competition organised by Mecca Dancing
Peter West introduces:
First Half of Wales v. East Scotland


Presenter: Peter West
Chairman of Judges: Bill Irvine
Music (Swansea): Ken Mackintosh
Music (Dunfermline): Benny Daniels
Compere: Alun Williams
Compere: Bruce McKenzie
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Selwyn Roderick
Director: Charles Clifford
Director: Reg Perrin
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt
including a preview live from Cape Kennedy of tomorrow's historic flight by Apollo 8


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Presenter: Michael Barratt

: With Cliff Michelmore

In ten years at the top he's interviewed most people... (well, nearly)
But there are always new questions to ask... Always new faces to find... Always new places to go.


Interviewer: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: John Morrell

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