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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38-9.58 Television Club
(Shown on Monday)

11.5-11.25 Look Out
(Shown on Thursday)

: The Q.E.2 Sails

Maiden Voyage Southampton - New York
Today, after successfully completing her proving trials, the Queen Elizabeth 2 leaves Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York This will be a historic occasion for, although hailed by many as the most magnificent ship afloat, with the very latest technical innovations and the maximum passenger comfort, she may well be the last British liner ever built to sail the regular sea routes of the North Atlantic.
Reporters: Michael Charlton and Tom Fleming on board the Queen Elizabeth 2 and Richard Baker at the Ocean Terminal, Southampton

(to 12.45)


Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Tom Fleming
Reporter: Richard Baker
Producer: Antony Craxton
Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Lleifior

An adaptation of the two popular novels Cysgod y Cryman and Yn ol i Leifior by Islwyn Ffowc Elis
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)


Author: Islwyn Ffowc Elis

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: Making Music

(Shown on Tuesday)

(to 14.25)

: Racing at Ascot Heath

3.5 The Crocker Bulteel Stakes
over seven furlongs

3.35 The White Rose Stakes
over one and a quarter miles

4.5 The Pall Mall Stakes
over five furlongs

(to 16.15)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Television Presentation: Brian Johnson

: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children under five
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Jackanory: Jane's adventures on the Island of Peeg: Part 5: The Last Explosion

by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
Adapted and directed by Marilyn Fox
with Vivian Pickles
(Next week: 'Mary Plain' stories by Gwynedd Rae)


Author: Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
Adapted by/Director: Marilyn Fox
Storyteller: Vivian Pickles
Voices: Vicky Maddern
Voices: Heather Seymour
Pictures: Paul Wright
Series Producer: Anna Home

: The Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with Herman's Hermits, Bob Arno


Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Musicians: Herman's Hermits
Entertainer: Bob Arno
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Kathlyn Pearce
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Casey Jones: Run to Deadwood

Casey takes part in an exciting chase with the Apaches.

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: London This Week

Ronald Allison spotlights events and people making the news around Town


Presenter: Ronald Allison

: Charlie Chaplin: The Vintage Comedies: The Floorwalker

A selection of the famous early films of the world's greatest comedian to mark his eightieth birthday.

Today: The Floorwalker
Charlie runs riot through a large department store, to the consternation of the management.


[Actor]: Charlie Chaplin

: The Virginian: Two Men Named Laredo

A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian.

The defence of Eddie Laredo, a quiet-spoken, poetry-loving young cowboy accused of a brutal murder, leads Judge Garth into a strange investigation.
(First shown on BBC-2)


The Virginian: James Drury
Eddie: Laredo Fabian
Trampas: Doug McClure
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Molly Weems: Elizabeth MacRae
Randy: Randy Boone
Betsy: Roberta Shore
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Belden: L.Q. Jones
Brad Carter: Paul Comi
Prosecutor: Ford Rainey
Bojo Saunders: Rayford Barnes
Dr. Spaulding: John Bryant
Clint: Thomas Bellin
Judge: Walter Woole King
Danny: Frank Sully

: News Headlines

: According to Dora

A Bryan's-Eye View of the World
Starring Dora Bryan
with guest stars John Junkin, Ronnie Stevens, Rex Garner, Doug Fisher and Mark Wynter
(Mark Wynter is now appearing in the "Spring Show" at the Coventry Theatre, Coventry)


Writer: Ray Dunbobbin
Writer: Peter Robinson
Writer/Script Editor: Lew Schwarz
Musical Director: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Producer: Robin Nash
Comedienne: Dora Bryan
[Actor]: John Junkin
[Actor]: Ronnie Stevens
[Actor]: Rex Garner
[Actor]: Doug Fisher
[Actor]: Mark Wynter

: Oh Brother!: Behold This Dreamer

Written by David Climie and Austin Steele
The new comedy series takes you on another visit to Mountacres Priory
Starring Derek Nimmo as Brother Dominic
and featuring Felix Aylmer and Derek Francis
with John Grieve, Patrick McAlinney, Edward Malin, Freddie Wiles
and Bernard Archard as Father Koenig

(Derek Nimmo is appearing in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Writer: David Climie
Writer: Austin Steele
Music: Mike Sammes
Design: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Harold Snoad
Brother Dominic: Derek Nimmo
The Prior, Father Anselm: Felix Aylmer
Sub Prior, Father Matthew: Derek Francis
[Actor]: John Grieve
Brother Patrick: Patrick McAlinney
Oldest Brother: Edward Malin
[Actor]: Freddie Wiles
Father Koenig: Bernard Archard

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Run for Your Life: Down With Willy Hatch

A new episode from the pace-setting adventure series starring Ben Gazzara as Paul Bryan a man with no ties and no time to spare

It was bad enough when they no longer laughed at his jokes, but to be thrown into a small-town jail charged with rape was almost too much for the once-famous comedian down on his luck.
Perhaps Paul had reason to reproach himself afterwards, but who knows what would have happened if he had not come to the rescue of his old friend?


Paul Bryan: Ben Gazzara
Willy Hatch: Don Rickles
Sheriff Hinkleman: Robert Donner
Darrell Decker: Clarke Gordon
Mary Jo Potter: Mary Jo Kennedy

: The Star United Kingdom Amateur Ballroom Dancing Championships

from The Lyceum Ballroom, London
Master of Ceremonies, Peter West introduces The Grand Finals of both the Amateur Latin American Championships and the Amateur Modern Championships to the music of the Ray McVay Band
Organised by Mecca Promotions in association with Ovaltine


Master of Ceremonies/Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: The Ray McVay Band
Commentary: Judith Chalmers
Commentary: Peggy Spencer
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Television Presentation: Douglas Hespe

: 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

: How late It Is

New ideas, music, opinion, performance, conversation, originals... and a few laughs
Introduced by Angela Huth
with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden, Bill Tidy, Sabicas, John Betjeman, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Hubert Gregg
and Michael Wale, Pete Drummond, Ronnie Fletcher


Presenter: Angela Huth
Comedian: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Comedian: Graeme Garden
Cartoonist: Bill Tidy
Guitarist: Sabicas
Guest: John Betjeman
Singer: Cleo Laine
Guest: John Dankworth
Guest: Hubert Gregg
Presenter: Michael Wale
Presenter: Pete Drummond
Presenter: Ronnie Fletcher
Designer: Bryan Ellis
Director: Bruce Milliard
Associate Producer: Don Bennetts
Producer: Tony Staveacre

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