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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: Voyage of Discovery
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Science Session
(Shown on Wednesday)

11.0-11.15 Watch!: Railways: Down at the Station
(Shown on Tuesday)

: Tammy

Tammy and friends.

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

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops: Pigs

For the very young

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: Look Out: Making Faces

Introduced by Ronald Lacey
with Hylan Booker, John Hlustik and pupils from Manchester High School of Art
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.30)


Presenter: Ronald Lacey
Designer: Hylan Booker
Designer: John Hlustik
Producer: Andree Molyneux

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
In the story chair, Charles Leno
Today's story: "The Hole in the Stocking" by Diana Ross
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Charles Leno
Author (The Hole in the Stocking): Diana Ross

: Jackanory: London Stories: Colonel Blood and the Crown Jewels

With Joe Melia
Today: Colonel Blood and the Crown Jewels
with pictures by Bernard Blatch


Storyteller: Joe Melia
Pictures: Bernard Blatch

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
See page 16


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

: The Mystery of the Cave: Part 3

An adventure serial film from Sweden in seven parts

Kaj manages to get in Miller's cottage and overhears a conversation between Peter Pan and Adolph Frederick.
Story told by John Westbrook


Narrator: John Westbrook
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

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The Fifties

In tonight's programme Robert Robinson looks at the events, politics, sport, and entertainment of the month of April 1951 when:
Hugh Gaitskell presented the Budget; Aneurin Bevan and Harold Wilson resigned from the Government; Blackpool with Stanley Matthews were beaten in the F.A. Cup Final by Newcastle United.
Also in this programme Rene Cutforth considers General McArthur recalled by President Truman from his command in Korea in April 1951.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Speaker: Rene Cutforth
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Ghost of A. Chantz

Some of the best from one of the best comedy film series
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews

There's... The Ghost of A. Chantz ...that this place is haunted!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: Top of the Form: Heat 8: South

The Girls of Aldershot County High School v. The Boys of Chatham House Grammar School, Ramsgate


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: John Dunn
Scorer: Clive Roslin
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Outside broadcasts directed by: John McGonagle
Outside broadcasts directed by: Peter Massey
Producer: Mary Evans

: The Newcomers

Jimmy pursues his dream of four-wheeled personal transport. Kerr rearranges some office accommodation. Sydney and Janet decide to call in the police.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Frank Moore
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Desmond McCarthy
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Vera Harker: June Bland
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Charles Turner: Neil Hallett
Eric Crutchley: John Kidd
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Bob Malcolm: Conrad Phillips
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Steven Cooper: Nigel Driscoll

: News Headlines

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty
Introduced by Tony Blackburn
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Colin Charman

: The First Lady: The Battle of Waterloo Street

by Robert Storey
Starring Thora Hird, Robert Keegan, James Grout and Henry Knowles

Tom's friend Chris Hooper is the proprietor of a coffee bar in the centre of Furness. This coffee bar is the mecca of the local youth, but has unfortunately become the resort of the local yobs as well. As the story opens, Chris Hooper is being beaten up by a gang of leather-jackets. Much to Sarah's apprehension, Tom (during the school holidays) decides to take over the running of the coffee bar while his friend is in hospital. He believes that the coffee bar, if run effectively, provides a necessary meeting-place for the town's young people. But certain people want the bar closed down at any cost and Sarah, her sympathies torn, finds herself in the centre of a controversy, with middle-aged respectability on one side and heedless youth on the other.


Writer: Robert Storey
Series devised by/From an initial idea by: Alan Plater
From an initial idea by: Philip Levene
Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Malcolm Taylor
Sarah Danby: Thora Hird
Tom Danby: Henry Knowles
Madge Ronksley: June Watson
Walter Ronksley: Edward Atienza
George Kingston: James Grout
Will Tarrant: Robert Keegan
P.C. Cranwell: Richard Owens
Tony Fowler: James Chase
P.C. Talbot: David Rohan
Jeff Fowler: Malcolm Patton
Connie: Stephanie Tremethick
Jimmy: Robin Humphreys
Jack: Denis Bond
Maureen: Jenny McCracken
Police Sergeant: Michael Sheard
Arthur Grindrod: Richard Butler
Larkin: Michael Bilton

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Sportsnight with Coleman

Championship Boxing: The Semi-finals of the Amateur Boxing Association Championships
Live from Belle Vue, Manchester

F.A. Cup Final Preview
Will Leicester City win at Wembley at their fourth attempt since the war? Can Manchester City's manager Joe Mercer triumph at Wembley as he did as a player? This season's Wembley showpiece soccer match analysed in film and interview by the men who will tread Wembley's turf forty-eight hours later.


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
TV Presentation (Boxing): Nick Hunter
Interviewee (F.A. Cup Final Preview): Joe Mercer
Producer: Bob Duncan
Editor: Sam Leitch

: At A Time Like This: That Monday Morning Feeling: 3: The Hospital Doctor

How much should a very sick hospital patient be told? If diagnosis is late and it is known that treatment is not likely to be successful what should the doctor do about it? Should he reveal all or is the man in the bed already aware, deep down, of the seriousness of his condition and doesn't want it put into words? Doesn't want to hear the worst.
This sort of dilemma faces the hospital doctor almost every day. Yet he is paid less than many a factory worker and is at everyone's beck and call twenty-four hours a day. Why does he do it? What does he get out of it?


Reporter: Harold Williamson
Producer: Richard Thomas
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt,
Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane

: Postscript

by The Rev. Kenneth Slack


Speaker: The Rev. Kenneth Slack

: Suivez La Piste: 22: Piste Saint-Marc

A twenty-five-episode thriller by Emile de Harven
Follow Up Your French
with Monique Messine, Michel Forain, Gisele Grimm, Gerard Buhr

(Repeated on Saturday at 10.30 a.m.)

(Close Down)


Writer: Emile de Harven
Presenter: Gisele Grimm
Presenter: Gerard Buhr
Devised By: Michel Blanc
Devised By: Ormond Uren
Producer: Colin Nears
[Actor]: Monique Messine
[Actor]: Michel Forain
[Actor]: Gerard Buhr

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