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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38-9.53 Merry-Go-Round: The Story of King Arthur: 3: The Lady of the Lake
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Science Session: What?-about Food
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: 14: Summing Things Up
(Shown on Monday)

11.0-11.15 Watch!: Boats-Past and Present
(Shown on Tuesday)

: Tammy

Tammy and friends.

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

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges: Look Out: Whose Choice?

Introduced by Ronald Lacey
with Jock Kinneir and Alan Aldridge
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Ronald Lacey
Guest: Jock Kinneir
Guest: Alan Aldridge
Producer: Andree Molyneux

: Royal Ascot

3.5 New Stakes
over five furlongs

3.45 Gold Cup
over two and a half miles

4.20 King Edward VII Stakes
over one and a half miles

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: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "Blobs and Lines" by Joanne Cole
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: John White
Author (Blobs and Lines): Joanne Cole

: 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

: Dog in Orbit: Part 2

The Thursday film this week is from Spain

Aided by the boys from his school, but opposed by the local people, Don Fabian puts his plans for take-off into operation
Story told by Duncan Carse


Narrator: Duncan Carse
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

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson looks back on the events, politics, sport, and entertainment of December 1951.
The 'glorious Gloucesters' come home; Private Bill Speakman wins the V.C. in Korea; there are reports of the abominable snowman and on television Joan Gilbert presides over another edition of 'Picture Parade'.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: A Farewell to Writing

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

A Farewell to Writing ...and it's not only the script that suffers!


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

: Highway in the Sky

Gordon Wilkins and Michael Frostick drive down the fastest road to the sun.
Opening to traffic in the next few weeks is the Autostrada of the Flowers, the missing link in the first European motorway from London to Sicily-the E.1. The new road runs from Menton on the French frontier to join the Italian autostrada system at Savona. It brings Rome within six hours drive of Nice, and with ninety viaducts and sixty tunnels it is a mountain highway running high above the ground for most of its seventy miles.
First shown on BBC-2 at Easter, this is the story of how the Autostrada dei Fiori was built and what it will mean to holiday motorists from Britain.

6.0-6.15 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)

6.15-6.40 Holiday Song-Time: well-known songs and choruses
(Rowridge, Brighton)

6.15-6.40 Public Gallery: a monthly focus on Midland politics
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Presenter: Michael Frostick
Associate producer: John Mills
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Newcomers

A new weekly paper makes its appearance in Angleton. Jimmy suffers the agony of examinations. Gran is given an embarrassing order to view by the local house agents.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Director: Philip Dale
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Vera Harker: June Bland
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Charles Turner: Neil Hallett
Robert Malcolm: Conrad Phillips
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Edward Pearson: Langton Jones
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen

: News Headlines

: Top of the Pops

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
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Colin Charman

: The First Lady: All in a Good Cause

by Brian Hayles
starring Thora Hird, Robert Keegan, James Grout and Henry Knowles
(Postponed from May 22)

Somewhat to his dismay, Tom Danby's latest girl-friend Alison Evesby turns out to be an active social worker. Her idea of an evening out is to paint up the wretched cottage of old-age pensioner Henry Burdock. Inspired by this good work on the part of her son, Sarah investigates and finds out that a projected old folks' home that Henry is waiting to enter is held up for lack of funds. The blame apparently rests with the Furness Rugby Club, whose grand raffle has swamped the other raffles in Furness, including the one that is to provide the funds for Henry's new home. What is to be done? Sarah decides to try a frontal attack on the Rugby Club. After all, which is more important to Henry, a couple of hours at a rugby match each week or a decent place to live? But does she stop to find out Henry's views on the matter?


Writer: Brian Hayles
Series devised by/From an initial idea by: Alan Plater
From an initial idea by: Philip Levene
Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Designer: Tom Carter
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Gerry Mill
George Kingston: James Grout
Will Tarrant: Robert Keegan
Sarah Danby: Thora Hird
Tom Danby: Henry Knowles
Henry Burdock: Bert Palmer
Alison Evesby: Anna Cropper
Jack Probert: Robert Cawdron
Mrs. Evesby: Shelagh Fraser
Mr. Preece: Anthony Collin
Miss Cooper: Etain O'Dell

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Sportsnight with Coleman: International Show Jumping

From the Royal Highland Show, Ingliston, Edinburgh, a selection of the world's leading competitors entered for the "Crawford's Scotch Whisky" event.
The entry includes:
Harvey Smith, David Broome, Ted Williams, Ted Edgar, Marion Coakes, Annelli Drummond Hay and an Olympic Equestrian team from Australia


Presenter: David Coleman
Equestrian: Harvey Smith
Equestrian: David Broome
Equestrian: Ted Williams
Equestrian: Ted Edgar
Equestrian: Marion Coakes
Equestrian: Annelli Drummond Hay
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television Presentation: Charles Clifford
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Chief Executive: Lord Stokes of Leyland

'Exports' is the magic word which, so we are told, will cure our economic ills.
Christopher Brasher interviews the Chairman and Chief Executive of Britain's largest exporter

Last year's merger between British Motor Corporation and Leyland Motors produced a giant group, British Leyland Motors, which exports over £250-million worth of vehicles a year and holds over forty per cent of the home market in cars. They produce double-decker buses and the ubiquitous Mini; the lush Daimler and the sporty Jaguar. One man sits at the top of this group, controlling the merger, fitting together two competing companies into one group large enough to meet the competition of the giant American and Continental combines-the job which one newspaper described as 'The toughest job held by any boss in Britain.'


Interviewer/producer: Christopher Brasher
Interviewee: Lord Stokes
Director: Alec Nisbett

: 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

: Postscript

by The Rev. Caryl Micklem


Speaker: The Rev. Caryl Micklem

: Just the Job: 3: I want to see results

Eight programmes on career opportunities for young adults

What kind of jobs are there where you can fairly readily see the results of what you've been doing?
Introduced by Paddy Feeny with Percy Walton, Secretary, Institute of Youth Employment Officers
First shown on BBC-2

Close Down


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Presenter: Percy Walton
Director: Tony Roberts
Producer: John Dutot

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