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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 People of Many Lands
(shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Discovering Science
(shown on Monday)

11.5 Scene
(shown on Thursday)

: Closedown

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield transmitters only)

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Camping

A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.
Today's story, Camping

: The News


Weatherman: George Luce

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Making Music

(shown on Tuesday)

: Racing from Ascot

2.30 Waterford Stakes (6 furlongs)
3.0 The Swinley Forest Stakes Handicap (1 mile)
3.30 The Rosemary Stakes (The Old Mile)
4.0 The Bracknell Nursery Stakes Handicap (7 furlongs)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
TV presentation: Dennis Monger

: Interval

: Play School

(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: Dragon Tales: St George and the Dragon

Adapted for television and directed by Howard Kennett
George Cole tells Dragon Tales
This week's stories were based on traditional material

(Next week: Stories about Music with Raymond Leppard)


Adapter/director: Howard Kennett
Storyteller: George Cole
Pictures: John Whitham
St George and the Dragon pictures: Bernard Blatch
Series producer: Anna Home

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Michael Aspel
with Peter Glaze, Rod McLennan, Frances Barlow, Jillian Comber
Special guests The Equals

(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlins Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedian: Rod McLennan
Hostess: Frances Barlow
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Musicians: The Equals
Script: Bob Block
Script: Tony Hare
Music: Bert Hayes and his Orchestra
Designer: Kassy Baxter
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Junior Points of View

Robert Robinson takes a weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers
(Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Junior Points of View, [address removed])


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Presented by: Frances Whitaker

: Entertaining with Kerr: Fillet of Beef Benedict

The Galloping Gourmet
Graham Kerr takes a lighthearted look at one of his favourite recipes and cooks it with skill and enthusiasm
(A new series made in Canada)


Cook/Presenter: Graham Kerr

: Television Brain of Britain: First National Heat: Brains of Greater London

Sarah Bell, designer
Juliet Chaplin, administration supervisor
Harold Lock, controller of employee services
Roger Marjoribanks, teacher
Kenneth Reed, British Council official
Nicholas Walter, physicist
Chairman Harvey Hall

Thousands of people applied to take part in this exacting competition. Housewives, teachers, an income-tax inspector, a miner just some of the professions represented in this nation-wide knock-out competition


Contestant: Sarah Bell
Contestant: Juliet Chaplin
Contestant: Harold Lock
Contestant: Roger Marjoribanks
Contestant: Kenneth Reed
Contestant: Nicholas Walter
Chairman: Harvey Hall
Question Setter: John P. Wynn
Director: Ian Smith
Producer: Bill Wright

: The Virginian: Showdown

A film series of tales from the great American West.
Starring James Drury as The Virginian

Events take a surprising turn when the Virginian involves himself in the feud between a ranching family and two lawmen brothers.
(first shown on BBC2)


The Virginian: James Drury
Merle Frome: Michael Ansara
Benjamin Frome: Leonard Nimoy
Jake Landers: Peter Whitney
Tom Landers: Ed Faulkner
Bobby Landers: Cal Bartlett
Billy Landers: Tom Skerritt
Junie: Leslie Perkins
Sheriff Jim Brady: Barry Kelley
Curly Laughlin: Jud Beaumont
Doc: Dabbs Greer
Charlie Hobkins: John Pickard
Miner: Hal Baylor
Cowboy: Don Wilbanks

: Not in Front of the Children: Bundle of Joy

by Richard Waring
starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner, Ronald Hines as Henry Corner
with Charlotte Mitchell as Mary

A new baby means chaos in even the best-run home. In the Corner household it means... Well, for a start no one can agree about a name for the new arrival


Writer: Richard Waring
Signature music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Graeme Muir
Jennifer Corner: Wendy Craig
Henry Corner: Ronald Hines
Mary: Charlotte Mitchell
Nurse: Joan Benham
Trudi: Verina Greenlaw
Robin: Hugo Keith-Johnston
Amanda: Jill Riddick
Mrs Johnson: Gaye Brown
Mr Johnson: Roger Avon
The baby: Nicholas Doyle

: Golden Silents: 3: You Can't Win 'em All

Some comedians, like the baby-faced Harry Langdon, are eternal losers. Some, like Charlie Chaplin, are natural winners. If Buster Keaton wins through, it's usually against fearful odds
The stars of the silent comedy screen introduced by Michael Bentine from the National Film Theatre, London
A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer


Presenter/script: Michael Bentine
Script: Richard Evans
Film consultant: Raymond Rohauer
Music composed by: Malcolm Mitchell
Co-Producer: Henry Howard
Co-Producer: Richard Evans

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Survivors: Chapter 1

A television novel by Harold Robbins.
Starring Lana Turner as Tracy Carlyle Hastings, George Hamilton as Duncan Carlyle, Ralph Bellamy as Baylor Carlyle, Kevin McCarthy as Philip Hastings, Jan-Michael Vincent as Jeffrey Hastings

A dramatic series about the international power elite whose struggle for supremacy is played out in the big business boardrooms and the playgrounds of the rich.
Baylor Carlyle has spent his life manipulating money - and people. As head of the Carlyle family he has not been so successful. His daughter is married to a man he despises and his only son walked out five years before


Writer: Harold Robbins
Tracy Carlyle Hastings: Lana Turner
Duncan Carlyle: George Hamilton
Baylor Carlyle: Ralph Bellamy
Philip Hastings: Kevin McCarthy
Jeffrey Hastings: Jan-Michael Vincent

: The Human Zoo

is how Desmond Morris describes our environment in his sequel to the best-selling book The Naked Ape
Fyfe Robertson examines the book and its author on the basis of 'If it's a good analysis of contemporary life, how does it explain what is happening to society today?'
(from BBC South and West)


Interviewee: Desmond Morris
Presenter: Fyfe Robertson
Producer: Ronald Webster

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy with on-the-spot reports by Linda Blandford, Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Fyfe Robertson and Denis Tuohy including a round-up of the day's news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy

: The Films of Alfred Hitchcock: The Paradine Case

starring Gregory Peck, Ann Todd
with Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore, Louis Jourdan, Alida Valli

Tonight's feature film, from a selection directed by the master of suspense, in which a young, happily married barrister falls in love with a woman who is accused of murdering her blind husband


Photographed by: Lee Garmes
Writer/Producer: David O. Selznick
Author: Robert Hitchens
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Anthony Keane: Gregory Peck
Gay Keane: Ann Todd
Lord Horfield: Charles Laughton
Sir Simon Flaquer: Charles Coburn
Lady Horfield: Ethel Barrymore
Andre Latour: Louis Jourdan
Maddalena Paradine: Alida Valli
Sir Joseph Farrell: Leo G. Carroll

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