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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops: Spotty's Sheep

For the very young

(to 11.00)

: Tammy

Tammy and friends
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: The News and Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you The Semi-Finals of the Men's Singles Championship and all the highlights of the tenth day's play direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon
Introduced by David Coleman with News - Results - Summaries
Commentaries by Dan Maskell, Jack Kramer, Peter West and Bill Knight
(Also on BBC-2 in colour)


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Bill Knight
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling
Television Presentation: Brian Johnson
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan
Television Presentation: Fred Viner
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: 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

: Laurel and Hardy: Scram

Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers in a selection of their famous short films.
A Hal Roach film

As two social outcasts, Stan and Ollie get into even worse trouble through their well meaning efforts to help a drunken man home.


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: Raymond McCarey
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: 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

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson looks back to the death of King George VI in February 1952.
The programme includes film of the Queen's return home from Kenya and extracts from BBC tele-recordings of the funeral procession. James Cameron recalls the Lying-in-State and Sir Charles Petrie assesses the character of the dead King.

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


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Speaker: James Cameron
Speaker: Sir Charles Petrie
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, featuring highlights of the semi-finals of the Men's Singles with expert comment from Dan Maskell and Jack Kramer
(Match of the Day: BBC-2 at 10.25 p.m.)


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer

: The Newcomers

The Kerrs entertain Charles Turner. Langley goes to see Gran. Janet decides to make a visit without announcing her intentions
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story: John Cresswell
Script: Alan Whiting
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Vera Harker: June Bland
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Steven Cooper: Nigel Driscoll
Peter Metcalfe: Gil Sutherland
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Charles Turner: Neil Hallett
Stella Rushton: Gabrielle Wheeler

: 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 Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Colin Charman

: The First Lady: A Banner with a Strange Device

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

Once a year, Furness erupts into 'Frag,' the annual rag week of Furness Technical College. The students run wild and their high spirits are treated with a tolerant understanding by both police and council. However, this year a new element is introduced into the proceedings when George Kingston is unexpectedly kidnapped from the steps of the Town Hall. He is taken to an isolated hideout at the top of one of his own buildings and held prisoner. Worse still, Tom Danby helped in the kidnapping and George's sister Angela blames Sarah for the affair.


Writer: Bill Barron
Series devised by/From an initial idea by: Alan Plater
From an initial idea by: Philip Levene
Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Designer: Don Giles
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Eric Hills
Jim Coxon: Colin Bell
Fred Padgett: Robin Browne
Louise Bowes: Petra Markham
Doug Drage: Matthew Roberton
Tom Danby: Henry Knowles
Angela Booth: Petra Davies
George Kingston: James Grout
Sarah Danby: Thora Hird
Will Tarrant: Robert Keegan
Motorcycle P.C.: Simon Taylor
Inspector Thornton: John Trenaman

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Wojeck: Does Anybody Remember the Victim's Name?

Written by Phillip Hersch
Dr. Steve Wojeck, a tough hard-hitting big-city coroner who fights for what he believes in
A new film series from Canada starring John Vernon

When an old lady is murdered, veteran police officer Luke Butler is called to the scene and tackles the young killer. During their grim struggle the boy falls to his death and an unscrupulous newspaper proprietor grabs the opportunity to conduct a smear campaign against the police in general, and Luke in particular. Wojeck intervenes...


Writer: Phillip Hersch
Director: Ron Kelly
Dr. Steve Wojeck: John Vernon
Marty Wojeck: Patricia Collins
Arnie Bateman: Ted Follows
Sgt. Byron James: Carl Banas
Luke Butler: Cec Linder
Pat Emery: Peter Donat
John McGovern: Andrew Allen
Sarah Butler: Claire Drainie

: Chief Executive: Sir Frank Kearton

In this, the final programme in the series Christopher Brasher interviews Sir Frank Kearton

For two years Sir Frank, as Chairman of the Industrial Reorganisation Corporation, acted as midwife to many of the take-overs and mergers which have swept away many famous company names in a dramatic reorganisation of British industry-giving industry a sleeker, more competitive image. He himself is the victor of a famous take-over battle-between I.C.I, and his own company, Courtaulds.
What lies behind these take-overs? Why does the Government take such a close interest? Why have we languished so long in the world economic league table? Will we ever get out of our present troubles?


Interviewer/Producer: Christopher Brasher
Interviewee: Sir Frank Kearton
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


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Postscript

by The Rev. Eric Mathieson


Speaker: The Rev. Eric Mathieson

: Just the Job: 5: I Don't Want to Sit at a Desk All Day

Eight programmes on career opportunities for young adults

Does a job out-of-doors imply more satisfaction than a job that is necessarily deskbound?
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
Producer: Barbara Parker

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