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: For Schools and Colleges: History 1917-1967

(Shown on Wednesday)
(to 12.00)

: Disc a Dawn

Light entertainment
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Market

For the very young

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Out Beyond Earth: Programme 2

How valuable is the exploration of space? What do we really expect to find?
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.25)


Producer: Alan Bell

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "Nerinder's Bracelet" by Ruth Craft
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (Nerinder's Bracelet): Ruth Craft

: Jackanory: The Extraordinary Adventures of Bobby Brewster: Scrumpistick; The Special Telephone

with H. E. Todd
Today: "Scrumpistick" and "The Special Telephone"


Author/Storyteller: H.E. Todd

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
See page 14


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

: Tales from Europe: The Happy Age: Part 2

A film from France

An inspector takes over the investigation into the strange circumstances through which Delphine and Bernadette were locked out on the roof of the Paris Opera.
Story told by Gabriel Woolf


Narrator: Gabriel Woolf
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

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson recalls the events, politics, sport, and entertainment of the second half of 1950.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Science Fair 69: The Final Contest

From all over Britain six winning teams come to London to compete for the title
Young Scientists of the Year
Paddy Feeny introduces:
From the North, J. H. Whitley School, Halifax: Testing motorists' vision
From the North-East, Whitby West County Modern School: The herring gull invasion
From the South-West, The King's School, Gloucester: An electronic counter
From Scotland, Golspie High School, Sutherland: Food for fish and man
From Wales, H.M.S. Conway School, Anglesey: A marine test tank
From the South-East, The winners of last week's contest
The judges: Dr. John Carthy, Professor Eric Laithwaite, Professor George Porter


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Judge: Dr. John Carthy
Judge: Professor Eric Laithwaite
Judge: Professor George Porter
Director: Robin Bootle
Producer: Alec Nisbett

: The Newcomers

Arnold Tripp finds himself in the invidious position of acting as the unwilling host to hordes of George E. Hubbard's East Anglian relatives. Vivienne broaches the question of taking leave of absence from Edens', and receives a worrying reply from Turner to her request. Joyce and Rufus solve the mystery of Bert Harker's evening visits to Roddington, though the answer they bring back to Vera does not make her feel at all comfortable.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Kenneth Hill
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Norman Stewart
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
George Elijah Hubbard: Tommy Duggan
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Norma: Lavinia Lang
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Charles Turner: Neil Hallett
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Vera Harker: June Bland
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Charlie Peckham: Denzil Ellis

: 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 Stuart Henry
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Stuart Henry
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Colin Charman

: Softly, Softly: How's The Wife, Then?

by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln
[Starring] Frank Windsor as Det. Chief Insp. Watt, Philip Brack as Det.-Insp. Cook, Howell Evans as Det.-Con. Morgan

Marriage is very much in John Watt's mind when he meets 'Jammy' Barnet, an old colleague of his. Divorce - or getting the evidence for a client's divorce - has brought 'Jammy,' now a private enquiry agent, to Wyvern. A criminal conspiracy provides a focal point for their separate interests. And in tackling the crime they each move closer towards a resolution of their respective affairs.


Writer: Mervyn Haisman
Writer: Henry Lincoln
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Brian Parker
Det. Chief Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Insp. Cook: Philip Brack
Det.-Con. Morgan: Howell Evans
Insp. Laird: Eric McCaine
'Jammy' Barnet: Paul Hardwick
Barman: Gordon Cave
Sid: Edward Caddick
Durrel: Ronald Govey
Milner: Robert Dean
Norma Milner: Ann Hamilton
Mrs. Fisher: Elizabeth Paget
Butcher: Mike Stanley
Fisher: Tony Wall

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Sportsnight with Coleman

The Bantamweight Championship of Europe: Walter McGowan (Challenger) Former World Flyweight Champion v. Salvatore Burruni (Holder) Italy
live from Italy

Walter McGowan, Scotland's most exciting fighter-boxer for years. Former British Bantamweight champion. Already outpointed Burruni for the world title in London, 1966. Salvatore Burruni, thirty-six-year-old European veteran of more than a century of professional fights. Outpointed McGowan in 1964 for the European Flyweight crown.

Alan Hardaker, Secretary of the Football League, turns a probing executive eye on the busy soccer season of 1968-69


Presenter: David Coleman
Boxer: Walter McGowan
Boxer: Salvatore Burruni
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Speaker (Soccer): Alan Hardaker
Production Team: Sam Leitch
Production Team: Jonathan Martin
Production Team: John McNicholas
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Holiday 69: Camping

with Cliff Michelmore
A series of programmes to help you choose your next holiday

Camping is still an inexpensive form of holidaymaking, and more than two million Britons camp each year. Drawn from all social classes and attracting a wide variety of people, camping is no longer strictly for the dedicated. Holiday 69 carries out its own survey of camping sites throughout Europe, takes a close look at a Spanish camp, and finds out what it is like to get away-from-it-all with a Romany caravan.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tom Savage

: 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, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy, Linda Blandford


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Assistant Editor: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Postscript

by Canon Eric James


Speaker: Canon Eric James

: Suivez La Piste: 17: Piste Huit

A twenty-five-episode thriller by Emile de Harven
Follow Up Your French
with Gisele Grimm, Gerard Buhr, Monique Messine, Michel Forain
(Repeated on Saturday at 10.30 a.m.)
For booklet and records see page 42

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Writer: Emile de Harven
Presenter: Gisele Grimm
Presenter: Gerard Buhr
Director: John Prescott Thomas
Producer: Colin Nears
Catherine Leger: Monique Messine
Jean Dacier: Michel Forain

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