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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 People of Many Lands: Japanese Bay
(shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Discovering Science: What is Air?
(shown on Monday)

11.5 Scene: Which Way Forward?
(shown on Thursday)

: Closedown

: Disc a Dawn

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

1.25 Interval

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy settles down for the Winter

A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.
In today's story, Hammy settles down for the Winter, the Hamster sleeps and dreams of the people he has met and his past adventures.

: The News


Weatherman: George Luce

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Making Music

(shown on Tuesday)

: Closedown

: Play School

(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: Stories about Music

Raymond Leppard tells Stories about Music by Susan Hill
with James Blades


Author: Susan Hill
Storyteller: Raymond Leppard
Percussionist: James Blades
Drawings: Clare Beaton
Director: Anna Home
Director: Humphrey Carpenter

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Michael Aspel
With Peter Glaze, Rod McLennan, Frances Barlow, Jillian Comber
Special guests, The Family Dogg

(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlins Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedian: Rod McLennan
Hostess: Frances Barlow
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Singers: The Family Dogg
Scripts: Bob Block
Scripts: Tony Hare
Music: Bert Hayes and his Orchestra
Designer: Kassy Baxter
Director: Brian S. Jones
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Junior Points of View

Robert Robinson takes a weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Entertaining with Kerr: Chocolate Souffle Trianon

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


Cook/Presenter: Graham Kerr

: Television Brain of Britain: Second National Heat: Brains of Scotland

Joyce Ligertwood, student
Jim Carvel, sales representative
Gordon Dorward, student
David Fergus, teacher
Rushworth Fogg, journalist
Ken Smith, accountant
Chairman Harvey Hall


Contestant: Joyce Ligertwood
Contestant: Jim Carvel
Contestant: Gordon Dorward
Contestant: David Fergus
Contestant: Rushworth Fogg
Contestant: Ken Smith
Chairman: Harvey Hall
Questions set by: John P. Wynn
Director: Ian Smith
Producer: Bill Wright

: The Virginian: We've Lost a Train

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

All Trampas has to do is collect a prize bull from Mexico, but somehow he manages to get involved in the adventures of three rip-roaring Texas Rangers.
(first shown on BBC2)


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Carmelita: Rhonda Fleming
Mama Dolores: Ida Lupino
Capt Estrada: Fernando Lamas
Capt Parmalee: Philip Carey
Reese: Neville Brand
Chad: Peter Brown
Riley: William Smith

: Not in Front of the Children: A Babe Around the House

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

The new baby has only been in the house about a week, but already he seems to be making an impact on the family


Writer: Richard Waring
Signature music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Graeme Muir
Jennifer Corner: Wendy Craig
Henry Corner: Ronald Hines
Mary: Charlotte Mitchell
Trudi: Verina Greenlaw
Amanda: Jill Riddick
Robin: Hugo Keith-Johnston
Photographer: Blake Butler
Marilyn: Beverley Simons
Ronnie: Ian Ramsey

: Golden Silents: 4: A Matter of Timing

The stars of the silent comedy screen introduced by Michael Bentine from the National Film Theatre, London

This programme takes a look at the art that every great comedian must possess - the art of timing - with scenes from the films of Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Charlie Chaplin, and The Keystone Cops
A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer


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

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Survivors: Chapter 2

A television novel by Harold Robbins
A dramatic new series about the international power elite whose struggle for supremacy is played out not only in the boardrooms of big business but in the playgrounds of the very rich
starring Lana Turner as Tracy Carlyle Hastings, George Hamilton as Duncan Carlyle, Ralph Bellamy as Baylor Carlyle, Kevin McCarthy as Philip Hastings,
Michael Vincent as Jeffrey Hastings

Baylor reluctantly attempts a reconciliation with Duncan when he is forced to realise that a successor must be appointed urgently to take over control of the Carlyle banking empire - which Philip is out to get by any means, including blackmail


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

: The Censor's Cinema

John Trevelyan talks to David Coleman about his role as Britain's film censor. He tells of the problems involved and gives his reasons for the more liberal approach to sex on the screen during the past ten years. He also chooses scenes from some of his favourite films including The Graduate
Tonight's film, Psycho, did cause Trevelyan trouble. It arrived in Britain amidst a whirlwind of publicity about its remorseless violence. In the end, Trevelyan made cuts in only one scene
(from BBC North)


Interviewee: John Trevelyan
Interviewer: David Coleman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: John Buttery

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby including a round-up of the day's news in pictures

11.5 The Labour Party Conference in Brighton
Highlights of the last day's debates


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Commentator (The Labour Party Conference): Robin Day
Commentator (The Labour Party Conference): Alan Watson

: The Films of Alfred Hitchcock: Psycho

starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin
Tonight's film, directed by the master of suspense, concerns a young woman who steals from her employer so that she can marry her lover. On her way to him, she has a disastrous encounter with a motel owner who is totally dominated by his mother.
The Hitchcock season ends with this further opportunity to see the master's most gripping psychological thriller. Generally criticised when it was shown commercially, the film commanded a huge and appreciative television audience on both occasions when it was shown in 1968


Writer: Joseph Stefano
Author: Robert Bloch
Producer: Alfred Hitchcock
Marion Crane: Janet Leigh
Norman Bates: Anthony Perkins
Lila Crane: Vera Miles
Sam Loomis: John Gavin
Milton Arbogast: Martin Balsam
Sheriff Chambers: John McIntire
Dr Richmond: Simon Oakland

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