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: Croeso

Osian Ellis introduces Alan Charles (baritone), Andrew Haigh, Christopher Elton (two pianos)
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)


Presenter: Osian Ellis
Baritone: Alan Charles
Pianist: Andrew Haigh
Pianist: Christopher Elton
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra

: Watch with Mother: Bizzy Lizzy: Little Mo

For the very young


Storyteller: Julie Stevens
Singer: Gillian Norton
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Puppeteer: Christopher Leith
Script: Maria Bird
Script: Freda Lingstrom
Production: Westerham Arts Films Ltd.

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Out of School

A preview of some future television broadcasts for Schools and Colleges. Programmes today and tomorrow are from series for Primary Schools. Series for Secondary Schools will be shown on Thursday and Friday.

1.55 Watch!: My home - the Garden
A series for six-year-olds
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

2.10 Making Music
For children of ten to eleven years. This programme includes a performance of all the music that children will be taught during the term.
Introduced by Julian Smith with children from Lovelace Junior School, Chessington, Surrey

(to 14.35)


Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Presenter (Making Music): Julian Smith
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Jackanory: The Land of Green Ginger: Chapter the First

by Noel Langley
with Kenneth Williams
The Land of Green Ginger is a mysterious, beautiful country that floats from place to place, because of a strange spell. The person chosen to break the spell is Abu Ali, son of Aladdin, but first of all he has to find the Land of Green Ginger. On the way, he has many strange, exciting adventures...

Today: Chapter the First
-which explains how, why, when, and where there was ever any problem in the first place, and how Abu Ali began the search for the Land of Green Ginger.


Author: Noel Langley
Storyteller: Kenneth Williams

: Blue Peter

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


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

: Adventure Weekly: Into Print

by Shaun Sutton
A new serial starts today featuring four boys and a printing press
[Starring] Ian Ellis as Tubby Taylor
See colour feature on centre pages


Writer: Shaun Sutton
Script Editor: Kenneth Poolman
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: John McRae
Director: Barry Letts
Tubby Taylor: Ian Ellis
Peter Perkins: Brent Oldfield
Swot English: Frank Barry
Andy Rogers: Len Jones
P.C. Cullis: Michael Wisher
Mr. Filling: Bartlett Mullins
Mr. Perkins: Morris Perry
Jeff Sanderson: Peter Hempson
Telephone man: Joseph Greig
Telephone man: James Haswell
Bill: Chubby Oates
Ted: Bill Lyons
Sergeant Benskin: Frank Sieman
Sub-Postmaster: Arthur Hewlett

: 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

: Get Smart!: The whole tooth and...

or would you believe
A new series of comedy films
starring Don Adams as Maxwell Smart the not-so-smart and not-so-secret agent in further exciting adventures-not to mention desperate situations
with Barbara Feldon as Agent 99, Edward Platt as Chief of Control

The whole tooth and... nothing but the tooth!


Maxwell Smart: Don Adams
Agent 99: Barbara Feldon
Chief of Control: Edward Platt

: Dee Time

Simon Dee introducing his guests


Presenter: Simon Dee
Musical director: Max Harris
Script: Joe Steeples
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Production: Roger Ordish

: Z Cars: For Auld Lang Syne: Part 1

by Allan Prior
Starring James Ellis, John Slater

Two Scotsmen visit Newtown during the New Year celebrations to seek out an old acquaintance of theirs, a fellow villain who, they believe, helped the police to jail them. When the Newtown police hear that the men have arrived, they prepare themselves for trouble...
(For cast list see page 23)


Writer: Allan Prior
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Derek Martinus
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis

: News Headlines

: Scott

in which Scott Walker sings his own kind of music
with his guests, Blossom Dearie, Salena Jones
and Peter Knight and his Orchestra


Singer: Scott Walker
Singer: Blossom Dearie
Singer: Salena Jones
Musicians: Peter Knight and his Orchestra
Musical arrangements: Peter Knight
Musical arrangements: Wally Stott
Vocal backing: The Breakaways
Design: Peter Brachacki
Production: Michael Hurll

: The Shape of 68: Part 1

The Year of the Monkey
and Czechoslovakia... Mexico City
Jackie Onassis...'Likely Lady'
The Fosbury Flop, Richard Milhous Nixon
Sock-It-to-Me... 'Fearless'
'Hair'... Foot and Mouth... Sir Ivor
Powellism... Biafra
British Standard Time
Ronan Point... Cathy Come Home again
Kennedy and King... Black Power
Student Revolt... The Pope and the Pill
French Revolution
Grosvenor Square and Londonderry
The Tet Offensive... Peace Talks
Mayor Richard Daley... Two-Tier Postage
The New Penny... The Old Franc
Jean Claude Killy... Busby's Dream
2001... Apollo.... and all that

Tonight Cliff Michelmore looks back over the year 1968 and invites the opinions of some of the men and women who shaped it
Helen Bowen, Christopher Brasher, George Brown, M.P., Sir Matt Busby, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, M.P., Dick Gregory, David Hemery, Graham Hill, Sir David Huddie, Cecil King, Basil D'Oliveira, Enoch Powell, M.P., Sir Alec Rose, Martin Tomkinson, Kenneth Tynan, Helen Vlachos, Lord Watkinson, Fr. Paul Weir, Kamil Winter
and recalls some of the Top Spots of 1968
starring Anne Bancroft, Judi Dench, Julie Driscoll, Marty Feldman, Jane Fonda,
Massiel, Warren Mitchell, Derek Nimmo, Douglas Rain, Cliff Richard, Tommy Steele and Frank SinatraSee page 40


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Interviewee: Helen Bowen
Interviewee: Christopher Brasher
Interviewee: George Brown
Interviewee: Daniel Cohn-Bendit
Interviewee: Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Interviewee: Dick Gregory
Interviewee: David Hemery
Interviewee: Graham Hill
Interviewee: Sir David Huddie
Interviewee: Cecil King
Interviewee: Basil D'Oliveira
Interviewee: Enoch Powell
Interviewee: Sir Alec Rose
Interviewee: Martin Tomkinson
Interviewee: Kenneth Tynan
Interviewee: Helen Vlachos
Interviewee: Lord Watkinson
Interviewee: Fr. Paul Weir
Interviewee: Kamil Winter
Associate Producer: Michael Hill
Associate Producer: John Morrell
Producer: Brian Winston
Editor: Richard Francis

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Caterina Valente from Heidelberg

in concert and on the town with her brother, Silvio Francesco, Ulla and Ulrich Neumann and Nick Castle who is also her choreographer.
Janot Morales Orchestra
A recorded Pallas AG Luxemburg production
(First shown on BBC-2)

Caterina Valente, the international pop, ballad, and beat star, leads an extremely busy life giving concerts in many different parts of the world. She is married to an impresario and they divide their time between their two homes, one in Germany, the other in Switzerland. Caterina's record sales have now reached tremendous proportions, and she has at least a dozen L.P.s to her credit.


Singer/Dancer: Caterina Valente
Singer: Silvio Francesco
Singer: Ulla Neumann
Performer: Ulrich Neumann
Dancer/Choreographer: Nick Castle
Musical Director: John Berkman
Musicians: Janot Morales Orchestra
Designer: Walter Doerfler
Producer: Eric van Aro

: The Ragtime Infantry

The film makers who came to Brighton to film the musical Oh! What A Lovely War-fifty years after the last summer of the Great War.
A report on the six months of filming, from the first day on Brighton pier, to the last day in the ruins of Bayham Abbey
with Richard Attenborough, Len Deighton, Sir Ralph Richardson, Sir John Clements,
Kenneth More, Joe Melia, Maggie Smith, General Sir Douglas Campbell


Interviewee: Richard Attenborough
Interviewee: Len Deighton
Interviewee: Sir Ralph Richardson
Interviewee: Sir John Clements
Interviewee: Kenneth More
Interviewee: Joe Melia
Interviewee: Maggie Smith
Interviewee: General Sir Douglas Campbell
Narrator: Corin Redgrave
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: The Sky at Night: The Moon and the Earth

Is it unlucky to see the new moon through glass? The moon has always been thought to have a powerful influence on the earth, causing not only tides but good luck, bad luck, and even lunacy, according to its phases.
Patrick Moore discusses with Henry Brinton, Bert Foord, weather man and J. P. Hutchinson, a psychiatrist the scientific truths and popular superstitions about the moon's effects on the earth.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Henry Brinton
Guest: Bert Foord
Guest: J. P. Hutchinson
Director: Roger Price
Producer: Patricia Owtram

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