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: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people
(first shown on BBC Wales)
(all transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Wales)

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo, and Midge: The Dream



Narration: Richard Baker
Narration: Isabel Ryan
Music: Johnny Pearson
Script: Daphne Jones
Pictures, animation, and production: John Ryan

: The News



Weatherman: George Luce

: Interval

: Out of School

A further selection from the BBC's future output for schools. Today's programmes are for Primary Schools. Programmes for Secondary Schools will be shown tomorrow and on Friday.

1.55 Science All Around: Streamlining
from a new science series for older juniors
Introduced by Fergus O'Kelly

2.15 Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo
in which children of Minet Junior School perform this specially commissioned work



Presenter (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Music (Making Music): Phyllis Tate
Words (Making Music): Ronald Eyre
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Closedown

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why

(shown on Sunday at 6.15)


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge

: Play School

A programme for children under 5
(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: The Wombles: 'The Great Flood'

Ronald Hines tells The Wombles by Elizabeth Beresford


Author: Elizabeth Beresford
Storyteller: Ronald Hines

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
In the wild, in the zoo, at home-a magazine of stories about animals
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: George Inger
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: Wacky Races and Space Kidettes

A cartoon film series
Wacky Races: Dick Dastardly makes another villainous attempt to win.
Space Kidettes: Another space adventure with the Space Kidettes and Captain Skyhook.

: 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 - Nationwide

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital
The news, features, opinions of the country at large co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lyn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Z Cars: Score to Settle: Part 2

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


Writer: James Doran
Script editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Keith Harris
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Tony Wickert
Mick Merritt: Neville Smith
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
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
Dotty Kardar: Christine Hargreaves
Tibor Kardar: Janos Kurucz

: Tomorrow's World from Scotland

A special report from Edinburgh
Introduced by Raymond Baxter
Controlled breeding of human babies... a new way to find gold... testing super tankers with explosives... a different kind of television doctor.
The latest remarkable developments in medicine, science, and technology from Scotland



Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Richard Collin
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Michael Latham

: Harry Worth: Anyone for Golf?

Harry Worth in a new series written by Ronnie Taylor
featuring Richard Wattis as Charles Filbert, Georgina Cookson as Vera Filbert, Reginald Marsh as the Police Sergeant



Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Design: John Wood
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Himself: Harry Worth
Charles Filbert: Richard Wattis
Vera Filbert: Georgina Cookson
The Police Sergeant: Reginald Marsh

: The Good Old Days

A special end of the year edition of Old-Time Music-Hail from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds
(by arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
presenting Jimmy Tarbuck, Barbara Windsor, Rita Morris, Jerry and Montigny, The Wychwoods, El Gran Picasso and Peter Baldwin, David Godsell, Peter Leslie, Mark Speight
Chairman Leonard Sachs
(Jimmy Tarbuck is appearing In ' Tarbuck and Friends ' at the Opera House. Manchester)


Comedian: Jimmy Tarbuck
Performer: Barbara Windsor
Singer: Rita Morris
Comedians: Jerry and Montigny
Magic act: The Wychwoods
Juggler: El Gran Picasso
Performer: Peter Baldwin
Performer: David Godsell
Performer: Peter Leslie
Performer: Mark Speight
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Billy Ternent
Make-up: Lilias Munro
Costumes: Michael Robbie
Lighting: Ken Sherriff
Sound: John Drake
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Tuesday's Documentary: 1913

At the end of another decade this documentary looks back not on the 60s or the 50s, but on a year that really meant the end of one era, the start of another- 1913.
The last year when people could ignore the undercurrent of change that was sweeping across Europe. The year of shocks; of pomp and rebellion. The year of opposites; of chaperones and jazz. The year of amazement; surrealism, speed, zeppelins.
London, half a century ago, was the 'premier capital of Europe,' yet the gulf between the top and bottom people was immense. In Berlin Kaiser Wilhelm thought of peace and bigger, more glorious Germany. In Russia the Tsar and his family, four years away from revolution and murder, were celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty. In Vienna 83-year-old Franz Josef sat on a tottering throne.
Only one of the families who ruled the four great empires from London, Berlin, St Petersburg and Vienna was to survive. Yet everywhere people looked forward to peace and excitement...
Adapted from 1913: The Defiant Swansong by Virginia Cowles


Adapted from 1913: The Defiant Swansong by: Virginia Cowles
Narration: Derek Hart
Producer: Harry Hastings

: Hitchcock at the NFT

With Bryan Forbes
In his 70th year Alfred Hitchcock comes to the National Film Theatre in London, to talk to fellow-director Bryan Forbes, and to answer questions from an audience of film enthusiasts about his 50 years as a film-maker.

'...the basis of my work is the making of nightmares with as much realism as possible...'
'...if I made a musical, I'm sure the public would wonder when one of the chorus girls will drop dead. And from what...'
' ...the viewer of television murder can enjoy all the sensations without the mess: no stains to remove, no body to dispose of, no cement to dry...'
'...I'm no different from the man who builds a switchback railway and says I'm going to make this first dip a pretty good one; just you listen to them scream!'
with scenes from Blackmail (1929), The Lady Vanishes (1938), Psycho (1960), The Birds (1963), Torn Curtain (1966)

Recorded at a John Player Lecture


Interviewee: Alfred Hitchcock
Interviewer: Bryan Forbes
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: He and She: One of our Firemen is Missing

A comedy film series.
Starring Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin as Paula and Dick Hollister
With Jack Cassidy and Kenneth Mars

By helping Dick and Paula their friend Harry nearly loses his job with the Fire Department
(first shown on BBC2)


Paula Hollister: Paula Prentiss
Dick Hollister: Richard Benjamin
Oscar North: Jack Cassidy
Harry Zarakardos: Kenneth Mars

: Weatherman


: Postscript

by The Dean of St Paul's



Speaker: The Dean of St Paul's [Martin Sullivan]

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