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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Exploring Your World: Control of the Body
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 -10.20 Changing Britain: Open Spaces
(Shown on Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref
A series for Welsh Schools
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.5-11.20 La Chasse au Tresor: 8: Bravo Ulysse
(Shown on Tuesday)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: The Mind of the Scientist: 3: Darwin - The Evolutionary Principle
(Shown on Monday)

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from India and Pakistan
Health and Welfare

Look, Listen. and Speak: Lesson 29

Asian Music

from the Midlands

Look, Listen, and Speak.' Book 3. in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, and English (the vocabulary in Gujarati is available in leaflet form, and long-playing record with English dialogue and practice sentences to accompany Book 3 obtainable from booksellers/record dealers, Asian stores, or by post from BBC Publications, [address removed] Books 4s. 6d. (by post 5s. 3d.) (crossed postal order, please, not stamps). Recorda 41s. (by post 42s. 10d.).
(to 12.50)


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman

: 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)
(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: Science Session: What? - About Food

The last of four quiz programmes on the practical aspects of food and nutrition in which viewers at school or at home can match their knowledge against teams in the studio
Quiz-Master, Bob Holness
(Repeated on Thursday)


Quiz-Master: Bob Holness
Producer: Peter Baker

: Royal Ascot

2.30 Jersey Stakes
over seven furlongs

3.5 Queen Mary Stakes
over five furlongs

3.45 Royal Hunt Cup
over one mile

4.20 Coronation Stakes
over the Old Mile

Fashions described by Judith Chalmers


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Commentator (Fashions): Judith Chalmers
Television Presentation: Dennis Monger

: Play School: Pets Day

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


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: John White

: The Astronut Show

A cartoon film series
The adventures of a little man from outer space and the daring deeds of a super mouse

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home: a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
from the South and West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: George Inger
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: 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

: Town and Around

John Bierman looks at London and the South-East


Presenter: John Bierman

: Give Me Your Word: The Newcomers v. Dr. Finlay's Casebook

A game of words and wit
John Junkin asks the questions and stars from Television and Radio give the answers and make the words
This week: The Newcomers v. Dr. Finlay's Casebook


Devised by: Ray Alan
Presenter: John Junkin
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Tony Broughton

: Tomorrow's World

What's new today for those interested in tomorrow
Introduced by Raymond Baxter
Discoveries... Developments... Trends
A weekly look at the world's fast-changing scientific, medical, and technological scene


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: James Burke
Reporter: John Parry
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Gordon Thomas
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Michael Latham

: The Newcomers

Planning at Edens is influenced by the result of a darts match. Vera appoints herself Clerk of the Works to the Markers building site. Burroughs completes a business deal.
From the Midlands
(For cast list see page 49)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale

: News Headlines

: Wednesday Show Time: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds
By arrangement with Stanley Joseph and Michael Joseph
presenting David Nixon, Gino Donati, Anne Fields, Graham and Shack, Tom Ward,
Joe Andy, The Tongas
Chairman, Leonard Sachs


Magician: David Nixon
Performer: Gino Donati
Singer: Anne Fields
Dance act: Graham and Shack
Comedian: Tom Ward
Acrobat: Joe Andy
Performers: The Tongas
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Wink to Me Only: The Vacuum Affair

Written by Jennifer Phillips
Starring Beryl Reid and Hugh Paddick
with Avice Landon as Mrs. Draper


Writer: Jennifer Phillips
Make-up: Margaret Mackinnon
Costumes: Roger Reece
Sound: John Delany
Lighting: John Green
Music: Max Harris
Designer: Brian Tregidden
Producer: Douglas Argent
Rene: Beryl Reid
Sydney: Hugh Paddick
First woman: Gilly Flower
Second woman: Christina Michaels
Woman at door: Pamela Cundell
Mrs. Draper: Avice Landon

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Wednesday Play: Mrs. Lawrence Will Look After It

by Tony Parker
with Mary Miller as Freda Wills, Ray Smith as Stanley Maxwell, Barry Jackson as John Black, Constance Chapman as Mrs Lawrence

You have to like kids a lot to take other people's on full-time. Mrs. Lawrence is a kind-hearted woman, but someone must be to blame for what is found in her house. The 'Welfare' and the local paper are on the job in a flash. It is a scandal, and it is tidied up. But the calls for help don't stop, and Mrs. Lawrence goes on answering because nobody else does.
Bang on target... an aggressive piece of TV pamphleteering. (Daily Express)
It worked splendidly a terrific sense of immediacy... (Daily Mail)
A scarifying study... (Daily Telegraph)


Writer: Tony Parker
Designer: Keith Harris
Film Cameraman: Brian Tufano
Sound Recordist: Bill Chesneau
Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: John MacKenzie
Freda Wills: Mary Miller
Stanley Maxwell: Ray Smith
John Black: Barry Jackson
Mrs. Lawrence: Constance Chapman
Policeman: James Appleby
Casualty Sister: Barbara New
Casualty nurses: Janie Booth
Casualty nurses: Gilly Fraser
Casualty nurses: Beverley Walding
Doctor: Shivendra Sinha
P.C. Robertson: Ben Howard
P.C. Dent: Frank Jarvis
Mr. Darton: Edwin Brown
Ted Truelove: Harry Davis
Ward nurse: Nina Baden-Semper
Ward Sister: Jessie Barclay
Mrs. Watts: Winifred Dennis
Ronald Cape: Eric Mason
Miss Hamilton: Edith MacArthur
Jane Evans: Christine Hargreaves
Betty Lawrence: Diana Bishop
Miss Hepworth: Barbara Lott
Mrs. Mills: Sheila Grant
Valerie Chapman: Kate Williams
Michael Collins: Griffith Davies
Katie Nolan: Eileen Colgan
Joan Percival: Pauline Collins
Councillor Percival: John Phillips
Stephanie Ward: Cleo Sylvestre
Mr. Low: Femi Euba
Mrs. Low: Jomoke Debayo
Terry Allen: Ray Barron
Linda Allen: Gay Shingleton
Mr. Bancroft: Royston Tickner
Mrs. Bancroft: Julie May
Barbara Bancroft: Julie Booth
Peter Unwin: Peter Attard
Girl Sandra: June Williams

: 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

: Jazz Jubilee

The Hammersmith Palais de Danse celebrates the Golden Jubilee of Jazz in Britain and its own Fiftieth Anniversary with a Jazz Band Ball
to the music of Chris Barber and his Band, Alex Welsh and his Band, Carl Spencer's Washboard Kings and the celebrated jazz trombonist George Chisholm
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band brought the new sound across the Atlantic in 1919. In the same year the Palais opened for dancing with the ODJB on the stand.
Steve Race introduces the programme and some special guests including
Sid Phillips and Billy Jones, The ODJB's own pianist
Televised by arrangement with Mecca Dancing
See page 31


Musicians: Chris Barber and his Band
Musicians: Alex Welsh and his Band
Musicians: Carl Spencer's Washboard Kings
Trombonist: George Chisholm
Presenter: Steve Race
Clarinetist: Sid Phillips
Pianist: Billy Jones
Musical co-ordinator: Phil Tate
Television production: Derek Burrell-Davis

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