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: Castell Y Ffin

Visit to Chirk Castle
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Milk from the Dairy

For the very young

Pippin and Tog have a delicious drink.

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: Jackanory: Magic in my Pocket: 'The Merry-Go-Round'

with Rosemary Leach
This week's stories are from a collection called Magic in my Pocket by Alison Uttley, the author of the Sam Pig and Little Grey Rabbit books. They are country stories about quite ordinary people and animals, but there is some magic in them too.


Author: Alison Uttley
Storyteller: Rosemary Leach

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
See below


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

: The Flashing Blade: Part 1

The swashbuckling adventures of the daring chevalier Francois de Recci.
A film serial in twelve parts

Francois arrives at the beleaguered fort of Casal when the Spaniards are doing all in their power to destroy it before a truce can be called.


Francois de Recci: Robert Etcheverry
Guillot: Jacques Balutin
Isabelle de Sospel: Genevieve Casile
Mazarin: Gianni Esposito
Alonso: Mario Pilar
Bodinelli: Angelo Bardi
Duke de Sospel: Jean Martinelli
Thoiras: Gilles Pelletier
Kleist: Gerard Buhr
Flins: Hubert Noel

: 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

: The Movies

David Hemmings introduces film releases, films on television, film-makers, film stars, film-goers

6.0-6.20 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: David Hemmings
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Daktari: A Family for Jenny

A new Safari

[Starring] Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, Cheryl Miller as Paula Tracy and Ross Hagen as Bart Jason
with Hedley Mattingly and Hari Rhodes
and Erin Moran as Jenny Jones
aided and abetted by Clarence and Judy

The lives of a little girl and a lion cub are strangely linked.


Dr. Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Bart Jason: Ross Hagen
District Officer Hedley: Hedley Mattingly
Mike Makula: Hari Rhodes
Jenny Jones: Erin Moran

: Z Cars: All the Birds of the Air: Part 1

by Brian Hayles
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Paul Angelis, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

With new technical resources we are halfway to an automated police force... why not automated thieves as well? Thieves with all the mechanical tricks, one step ahead of the police. The birds of the air... listening in.
For cast list see page 23


Writer: Brian Hayles
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Timothy Combe
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
P.C. Bannerman: Paul Angelis
Det.-Insp. Goss: Derek Waring
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Quilley: Douglas Fielding

: News Headlines

: Thicker Than Water: The Engagement

Written by Peter Robinson
The new comedy series
Starring Jimmy Jewel
with Jean Kent

At last Robert approaches Jim for permission to get engaged to Carol. Jim is delighted. Janet points out that this is the second engagement in the neighbourhood that week - there's bound to be a third!


Writer: Peter Robinson
Music: Judd Proctor
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Douglas Argent
Jim Eccles: Jimmy Jewel
Janet Eccles: Carolyn Moody
Robert Bean: Gerald Moon
Aggie Plunkett: Jean Kent
Vicki Eccles: Roberta Rex
Carol Eccles: Jill Kerman
Mrs. Lester: Pamela Pitchford
Albert Pike: Mike Lucas

: Panorama

People, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world
Introduced by Robin Day with Panorama reporters Michael Charlton, David Dimbleby, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, James Mossman, Julian Pettifer


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: James Mossman
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Editor: David J. Webster

: The News

with John Edmunds
and The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The Troubleshooters: You Want a Clockwork Nightingale

by David Fisher
[Starring] Robert Hardy, Ray Barrett, Philip Latham
Guest star, Calvin Lockhart

The executives of Mogul's South African subsidiary think their office boy Zeke is only capable of 'toting barges and liftin' bales,' but Willy Izard has other ideas. Zeke has secret ambitions - and qualifications - which Willy decides to further. He expected to come up against apartheid but another completely unexpected obstacle crops up which calls for uncharacteristic forcefulness from the gentle Izard.
Regular Troubleshooters Philip Latham, Ray Barrett, and Robert Hardy are joined by the young Bahamian star Calvin Lockhart as Zeke. BBC viewers will remember him as the coloured boyfriend in the award-winning play Talking to a Stranger - a part written specially for him by John Hopkins. To film-goers Calvin Lockhart will be known as Rod Taylor's co-star in Nobody Runs for Ever. He has just finished another big film, Hung Up, and is currently working with Marcello Mastroianni in London before departing for Hollywood.
See colour feature on page 35


Writer: David Fisher
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Zeke 'Nkosi: Calvin Lockhart
Ronnie Darling: John Lee
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Alec Stewart: Robert Hardy
Solly Levison: David Chant
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Mrs. Darling: Julie Paulle
Dr. Van Rhysmann: Kevin Stoney
Masters: Richard Calidicot
Girl: Charlotte Rhys
Hendryk Van Veda: Barry Savage
Casey: Bloke Modisane
Mrs. 'Nkosi: Daphne Cline-Thomas
Butter Lobenga: Princess Patience
Kansas Kid: Ilarrio Pedro

: The Frost Report

Another look at the world through the eyes of David Frost
with Ronnie Barker, John Cleese, Ronnie Corbett, Sheila Steafel and Julie Felix


Presenter: David Frost
Performer: Ronnie Barker
Performer: John Cleese
Performer: Ronnie Corbett
Performer: Sheila Steafel
Singer/Guitarist: Julie Felix
Designer: Raymond Berger
Producer: James Gilbert

: Twenty-Four Hours

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
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain

What do we make-what will they buy?
Spotlight on the export drive: new ideas-new products-new markets
British brewers have been exporting beer all round the world for nearly two centuries. Now sales overseas have taken an upswing with the opening on the Continent of many typically British pubs selling special British export brews.


Reporter: Harold Webb
Production: Marcus Davidson
Production: Christopher Riley

: God Speaks and Man Answers

Extracts from the writings of Charles Peguy and Michel Quoist
Spoken by Roger Delgado and Emrys James
From Holy Trinity Church, Roehampton

Charles Peguy was a French poet, essayist, and social commentator who was killed in the first world war. Michel Quoist is a priest in Le Havre.

Close Down


Writer: Charles Peguy
Writer: Michel Quoist
Reader: Roger Delgado
Reader: Emrys James
Producer: R. T. Brooks

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