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: Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

Welsh hymn-singing
(first shown on BBC Wales)
(all transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Wales)

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Chigley: A Present for Lord Belborough

A series of films for the very young.



Animation: Bura and Hardwick
Narration: Brian Cant
Music: Freddie Phillips
Script, puppets, and production: Gordon Murray

: The News



Weatherman: George Luce

: Interval

: Out of School

A series of special interest to teachers, parents, and children. On four days this week Out of School previews the BBC's future output for schools. Programmes today and tomorrow are for Primary Schools, and on Wednesday and Friday for Secondary Schools.

1.55 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob
One of a series of eight programmes designed for children of about 7-9 years who find difficulty in learning to read.
Introduced by George Layton

2.15 Merry-go-round: Looking for Romans
The first of a group of programmes for 7-9-year-olds about the Romans in Britain
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf
with Robert Rietty and Philip Ray


Presenter (Look and Read): George Layton
Producer (Look and Read): Andree Molyneux
Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Gabriel Woolf
Producer (Merry-go-Round): Claire Chovil
[Actor]: Robert Rietty
[Actor]: Philip Ray

: Closedown

: Jackanory: The Wombles: 'Bungo and Orinoco'

Ronald Hines tells The Wombles by Elizabeth Beresford

Bungo Womble has never seen a dog before or even a Human Being; all his life he has lived with the other Wombles in a burrow underneath Wimbledon Common. So when Bungo goes into the Outside World for the first time, he finds it all rather exciting, and dangerous too - at times.


Author: Elizabeth Beresford
Storyteller: Ronald Hines

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: The Battle of St George Without: 3: St George's Day

by Janet McNeill
Adapted for television by John Tully

More plans than one go astray in the night, but in the morning St George's Day is celebrated once more in the Church of St George Without, and the Bishop (John Woodnutt, above) makes an informal call.


Author: Janet McNeill
Adapted for television by: John Tully
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Ma Flint: Jean Challis
Mr Lumba: James Fuller
Mr Taffe, owner of the launderette: Robert Mooney
Mr Ricardo: Ritchie Stewart
Matt: Stephen Shipp
Henry: Stephen Brassett
Sidney: Norman Sweeney
Eddie: Peter Newby
The Flint twins: David Littleton
The Flint twins: Kenneth Littleton
Gwen: Linda Haddock
Madge: Caroline North
'The Trailer', Henry's brother: David Tully
Dan-Boy: Drew Wood
Alf: James Hall
Bert: Charles Collingwood
Mrs McGinley: Beth Boyd
Henry's aunt: Anthea Holloway
Maudie, Madge's weird cousin: Anna Scher
Miss Harrison: Gillian Maude
Jane, Gwen's sister: Brigid Erin Bates
Policeman: James Clayton
The Bishop: John Woodnutt

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat, not forgetting next-door-neighbour Mrs Kiki Frog.

: National News and Weather


: London This Week

Ronald Allison spotlights events and people making the news around Town.


Presenter: Ronald Allison

: Ask the Family

A contest in speed and wits between families from all over the United Kingdom introduced by Robert Robinson
This week the winners of the 1968 series The Walkington Family from Abingdon, Berkshire challenge the winners of the 1969 series


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Designer: John White
Director: Bob Toner
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Z Cars: Score to Settle: Part 1

by James Doran
starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

A new police constable, Joe Skinner, is assigned to the crime cars, while Kardar-a a Hungarian - expert with explosives, has a score to settle with a certain policeman...
(for cast list see Tuesday, page 74)


Writer: James Doran
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Tony Wickert
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater

: Tom and Jerry: Part-time Pal

Tom and Jerry playing Cat and Mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Brian Rix Presents: Odd Man In

A comedy by Claude Magnier
adapted by Robin Maugham
starring Ian Carmichael as Mervyn Browne, Elspet Gray as Jane Maxwell, Brian Rix as George Maxwell

When Mervyn Browne's car breaks down near the Maxwell's cottage in Kent, he finds Jane desperately lonely because her husband is too busy to see her except at weekends.
(Brian Rix is appearing in 'She's Done it Again!' at the Garrick Theatre, London)


Author: Claude Magnier
Adapter: Robin Maugham
Setting: Stanley Moore
Director: Wallace Douglas
Mervyn Browne: Ian Carmichael
Jane Maxwell: Elspet Gray
George Maxwell: Brian Rix

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Take Three Girls: Try Loving

by Hugo Charteris
[Starring] Susan Jameson as Kate, Angela Down as Avril, Liza Goddard as Victoria

'Property is theft' - who is the real thief, the shoplifter or the rich man? This is the third of four plays about Kate. Victoria has found her a job in a book-shop. She gets on well with the owner, Mr Stork, but finds she has to protect a young colleague in trouble and comes up against formidable and unfamiliar ideas.


Writer: Hugo Charteris
Music: The Pentagle
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Michael Hayes
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Kate: Susan Jameson
Avril: Angela Down
Victoria: Liza Goddard
Gregory Stork: Carleton Hobbs
Barclay Smith: Laurence Carter
Perkins: Toke Townley
Miss Dujamais: Dorothy Frere
Tony Fraser: Bernard Horsfall
Parks: Jonathan Kay
Cashier: Nina McCarthy
Aeneas: David Osborne

: From Here to the 70s

Introduced by Robert MacNeil
Where has America been in the past 10 years?
Where will it go in the 70s?
These are the questions which are posed by a team of 12 reporters from the National Broadcasting Company of America
'This super NBC documentary looks back at 10 years of space, sport, fads, fashion, transportation, and transplantation - of involvement and integration-of race and riot - and of politics, pot, poverty, and the pill.' (Time Magazine)
with music from The Beatles
Reporters include Chet Huntley, Frank McGee, David Brinkley, Sander Vanocur,
Elie Abel, Ed Newman, John Chancellor
Produced by Robert Northsfield for NBC of America
(The Sixties: pages 101-106)


Presenter: Robert MacNeil
Narrator: Paul Newman
Band: The Beatles
Reporter: Chet Huntley
Reporter: Frank McGee
Reporter: David Brinkley
Reporter: Sander Vanocur
Reporter: Elie Abel
Reporter: Ed Newman
Reporter: John Chancellor
Producer: Robert Northsfield
BBC presentation: Ronnie Noble

: Weatherman, Closedown


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