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: Lleifior: Part 1

Serial play by Islwyn Ffowc Elis
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)


Writer: Islwyn Ffowc Elis

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: Play School

Today's story: "The New Dragon" by Cherry Pearce
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (The New Dragon): Cherry Pearce

: Jackanory: Magic in my Pocket: 'The Red Hen'

by Alison Uttley
with Rosemary Leach


Author: Alison Uttley
Storyteller: Rosemary Leach

: Circus Boy: Bimbo Jr.

A series of adventures set under the Big Top
with Mickey Braddock as Corky, Noah Beery as Joey the Clown, Robert Lowery as Big Tim Champion, Guinn Williams as Pete the Canvasman, Andy Clyde as Colonel Jack

Colonel Jack sends Corky a new pet Indian elephant, which he calls Bimbo Junior. But Bimbo Senior has something to say on the matter.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Pete the Canvasman: Guinn Williams
Colonel Jack: Andy Clyde

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer
A topical magazine programme about people, places, events, ideas, and inventions with John Earle
Norman investigates a startling new scientific discovery.
John sees some 'knights' on horseback practise jousting.
From the South and West


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Presenter: John Earle
Director: Colin Godman
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: 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

: Bewitched: Samantha's Da Vinci Dilemma

A comedy film series
starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Samantha's Da Vinci Dilemma
...Leonardo where art thou?


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead

: Talkback

In which the people who watch the programmes confront the people who make them
Presented by Cliff Michelmore with the help of a statistically selected audience in the studio


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Michael Townson

: Z Cars: All the Birds of the Air: Part 2

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


Writer: Brian Hayles
Script editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Timothy Combe
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
P.C. Bannerman: Paul Angelis
B.D. Girl: Jennie Goossens
Det.-Insp. Goss: Derek Waring
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Police Lecturer: Julian Herington
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Ernie Franks: David Burke
Jackie: Elspeth Charlton
Mike: Colin Spaull
Storeman: Fred Hugh
George: Geoffrey Reed
Ronnie: Ross MacManus

: News Headlines

: British Film Comedy: Meet Me at Dawn

starring William Eythe, Stanley Holloway, Hazel Court
with Basil Sydney, Margaret Rutherford

The light-hearted adventures of a professional duellist in the Paris of 1902 when nights were gay and dawns were dangerous.


Screenplay: Lesley Storm
Screenplay: James Seymour
Producer: Marcel Hellman
Director: Thornton Freeland
Charles Morton: William Eythe
Emile: Stanley Holloway
Margot: Beatrice Campbell
Senator Phillipe Renault: George Thorpe
Madame Renault: Irene Browne
Gabrielle Vermorel: Hazel Court
Georges Vermorel: Basil Sydney
Mme. Vermorel: Margaret Rutherford
News editor: Wilfrid Hyde White

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Where Do We Go from Here?: Tuesday's Documentary

by Philip Donnellan
A film about the travelling people of Britain gypsies - tinkers - nomads - potters.
The wanderers of our roads and lanes talk about their lives, their homes, their work, and their problem - us.
They first came here in 1400. Many of their ways of life survive. How have they kept their independence? Can they go on doing so? Where do they go from here?
Commentary by John Seymour

(See page 33)


Director: Philip Donnellan
Narrator: John Seymour

: Scott Walker

sings his own kind of music
and tonight his guests are Noel Harrison and Maynard Ferguson

As well as trumpeter Maynard Ferguson Scott's other guest is Noel Harrison. His song "Wind-mills of your mind" formed the background music to the credits of the Steve McQueen-Faye Dunaway movie "The Thomas Crown Affair".
Tonight Noel sings this number, which, by mid-March, had entered Britain's Top Twenty.


Singer: Scott Walker
Singer: Noel Harrison
Trumpeter: Maynard Ferguson Scott
Musical Director and Arranger: Peter Knight
Designer: Roger Liminton
Production: Johnnie Stewart

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it


Editor: Anthony Smith

: Norman Mailer U.S.A.

The first of a new series of personal reflections by leading figures in the world of music and the arts
We all live in a profound kind of terror because we have no idea at all whether we're going to become -whether mankind is going to become-a great creation or whether none of us is going to be existing two years, five years, twenty years or two months.
(Norman Mailer)

The controversial American author Norman Mailer, forty-six-year-old enfant terrible, ex-political candidate, four times married, has, from the time of the publication of his first novel, The Naked and the Dead, remained a controversial figure on the literary scene. And, as his latest books, Why are we in Vietnam?, The Armies of the Night, and Miami and the Siege of Chicago, show, he is a man of deeply-held radical political convictions.


Presenter: Norman Mailer
Produced for Swedish Television by: Calvin Floyd
Produced for Swedish Television by: Tony Forsberg

: 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


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

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors

Close Down


Director: Peter Riding
Producer: James McCloy

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