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: Ryan a Ronnie

Light entertainment
(first shown on BBC Wales)
(all transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Wales)

: Interval

: The News



Weatherman: George Luce

: Interval

: Out of School

A final selection from the BBC's future output for Secondary Schools.

1.55 British Social History: Strike
A documentary programme on the General Strike of 1926, from a series for 14 to 16-year-olds.

2.15 New Horizons: A matter of degree?
One of five films for pupils of 16-18 years on aspects of university life, and other forms of higher education.


Producer (British Social History): John Radcliffe
Producer (New Horizons): Gordon Croton

: Closedown

: Play School

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

: Jackanory: The Wombles: 'The Midsummer Party'

Ronald Hines tells The Wombles by Elizabeth Beresford
Adapted and directed by Jenny Nimmo
(Next week: Gordon Gostelow tells stories from Australia)


Author: Elizabeth Beresford
Adapter/director: Jenny Nimmo
Pictures: Allan Stomann
Storyteller: Ronald Hines
Producer: Daphne Jones
Series producer: Anna Home

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Michael Aspel
With Peter Glaze, Rod McLennan, Frances Barlow, Jillian Comber and their special guests



Presenter: Michael Aspel
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedian: Rod McLennan
Hostess: Frances Barlow
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Scripts: Bob Block
Scripts: David Cumming
Music: Bert Hayes and his Orchestra
Designer: Valerie Warrender
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

: National News and Weather


: Entertaining with Kerr: Tagliatelle Verdi

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


Cook/presenter: Graham Kerr

: Television Brain of Britain: The Final

After months of competition, six competitors from many parts of the United Kingdom face each other in this final challenge to become television's first 'Brain of Britain.'
Sir Ronald Gould, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, presents the trophy to the winner
Chairman Harvey Hall


Trophy presentation: Sir Ronald Gould
Chairman: Harvey Hall
Questions set by: John P. Wynn
Director: Ian Smith
Producer: Bill Wright

: The Virginian: The Laramie Road

A film series starring James Drury as the Virginian

Ryker has to take a firm stand against his friends when it becomes a matter of law and order.
(first shown on BBC2)


The Virginian: James Drury
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Mr. Lightfoot: Leslie Neilsen
Crouch: Berkeley Harris
Ev Clinchy: Harold J Stone
Hezikiah: Claude Akins
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Velvet-Rose: Margaret Blye

: Not in Front of the Children: Home from Home

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

A brief visit to the Corners' old home in Battersea proves to be not quite the sentimental journey Jennifer had anticipated.



Writer: Richard Waring
Signature music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Graeme Muir
Jennifer Corner: Wendy Craig
Henry Corner: Ronald Hines
Mary: Charlotte Mitchell
Mrs Weston: Andree Evans
Trudi: Verina Greenlaw
Amanda: Jill Riddick
Peter Harrison: Richard Waring
Vanessa: Gillian Hills
Marilyn: June Liversidge
Mr Weston: Fred McNaughton

: Golden Silents: 16: The Female of the Species

Introduced by Michael Bentine from the National Film Theatre, London

In most silent comedy films the women were either helpless heroines waiting to be rescued or domineering ogres who bullied their hapless menfolk. Tonight Michael Bentine looks at both types, with Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Larry Semon, and Charlie Chaplin
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 Robert Dougall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Survivors: Chapter 13

A television novel by Harold Robbins
starring Lana Turner as Tracy Carlyle Hastings, George Hamilton as Duncan Carlyle, Rossano Brazzi as Antaeus Riakos, Kevin McCarthy as Philip Hastings, Louis Hayward as Jonathan Carlyle, Diana Muldaur as Belile Wheeler, Michael Vincent as Jeffrey Hastings, Natalie Schaefer as Eleanor Carlyle

As suspicion deepens about the cause of Baylor's death the unexpected arrival of his widow, Eleanor, is a further shock for the Carlyles.


Writer: Harold Robbins
Tracy Carlyle Hastings: Lana Turner
Duncan Carlyle: George Hamilton
Antaeus Riakos: Rossano Brazzi
Philip Hastings: Kevin McCarthy
Jonathan Carlyle: Louis Hayward
Belle Wheeler: Diana Muldaur
Jeffrey Hastings: Michael Vincent
Eleanor Carlyle: Natalie Schaefer

: Come Dancing: West Midlands v West of England

at the Locarno, Coventry
(organised by Mecca Dancing)
Peter West introduces West Midlands v West of England
Can the West Midlands repeat their last year's victory over the West? There were only two points in it!



Presenter: Peter West
Music: Andy Ross
Compere: Keith Ackrill
Compere: Jeremy Carrad
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Douglas Hespe
Director: Reg Perrin
Series producer: Philip Lewis

: 24 Hours

A look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: Late Night Horror: The Triumph of Death

by H. Russell Wakefield
Dramatised by David Campton
starring Claire Bloom
with Nora Nicholson
(first shown on BBC2)


Author: H. Russell Wakefield
Dramatised by: David Campton
Incidental music: Norman Kay
Music: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Rudolph Cartier
Amelia Lornon: Claire Bloom
Miss Pendleham: Nora Nicholson
Redvale: Robert James
Mrs Redvale: Jean Anderson
Executioner: Dave Griffiths
Child: Brenda Bodman
Child: Linette Meredith
Child: Jimmy Meachin

: Weatherman, Closedown


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