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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 7: This way up

10.0 Discovering Science: Water as a Solid

10.25-10.45 So You're Leaving Soon?: 7: Working with others
Presented by Vincent Kane

11.5 Scene: Hero in the Dust
by Rex Edwards

11.35 Engineering: Craft and Science


Presenter (So You're Leaving Soon?): Vincent Kane
Producer (So You're Leaving Soon?): J. Mervyn Williams
Writer (Scene): Rex Edwards

: Closedown

: Drosodd at Alun Williams

Alun Williams and his friends


Presenter: Alun Williams

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: Stories about Railways: Night Train

Written by Humphrey Carpenter
Geoffrey Wheeler tells "Stories about Railways".

(Next week: Paul Jones reads five picture books)


Writer: Humphrey Carpenter
Storyteller: Geoffrey Wheeler
Pictures: Clare Beaton
Director: John Prowse
Series Producer: Anna Home
Judith: Kim Butcher
Mick: Stephen Garlick
The man: Derek Martin

: Banana Splits

Comedy... adventure... cartoons they are all packed into this new all-action entertainment series starring Fleegle, Drooper, Bingo and Snorky of the Banana Splits Club plus an exciting serial


Producer: E. J. Rosen

: Junior Points of View

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


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Seeing Stars: Orion's Neighbours

with Patrick Moore

By using a prominent group of stars as a 'signpost,' you can identify many other constellations and individual stars near it in the night sky, for instance Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, and Epsilon Aurigae, at 2,000 million miles in diameter the largest star we know. But it's so far away that it appears as a tiny dot of light.


Presenter: Patrick Moore

: Entertaining with Kerr: Iced Rum Husks

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 Top of the Form: Heat 1: London: Holland Park v Kingsbury High

Can you stay with the younger generation as they accept the challenge of this new and exciting presentation?
Two points, one point, or a bonus can be won for
Feats of Memory, Quick Reaction, Depth of Knowledge, Powers of Expression
Question-Master Geoffrey Wheeler


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question Setter: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: The Virginian: Ride a Cock Horse to Laramie Cross

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian.

Trampas plays nursemaid to a young fugitive and his sister bound for Laramie.


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Melinda: Nita Talbot
Manuel: Clint Howard
Lomax: Myron Healy

: Oh Brother!: The Fullness of his Days

Written by David Climie and Austin Steele.
A new series of visits to Mountacres Priory.
Starring Derek Nimmo as Brother Dominic
and featuring Felix Aylmer, Derek Francis, John Grieve, Patrick McAlinney.

(Derek Nimmo is appearing in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre; Patrick McAlinney in "Hadrian VII" at the Haymarket Theatre, London)
(A new series of "Steptoe and Son" begins next week at this time)



Writer: David Climie
Writer: Austin Steele
Music: Mike Sammes
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Executive Producer: Duncan Wood
Producer: Johnny Downes
Brother Dominic: Derek Nimmo
[Actor]: Felix Aylmer
[Actor]: Derek Francis
[Actor]: John Grieve
[Actor]: Patrick McAlinney
[Actress]: Mollie Sugden
[Actor]: Jonathan Cecil
[Actor]: Hamilton Dyce
[Actor]: Bert Simms
[Actress]: Rose Howlett
[Actor]: James Bulloch
[Actor]: Ernest Arnley
[Actress]: Betty Cardno
[Actress]: Stella Kemball
[Actress]: Joan Ingram
[Actor]: Peter Thompson

: Golden Silents: 24: Trickier and Trickier

Introduced by Michael Bentine from the National Film Theatre, London

Another programme which features some of the tricks of the trade which many comics had learnt on the vaudeville stage and taken over to the films.
Examples are provided by Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, and Larry Semon
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 Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 8: Indian Summer of a Forsyte

by John Galsworthy.
Dramatised by Donald Wilson.
Starring Kenneth More, Eric Porter, Nyree Dawn Porter

Soames has won his case; and Irene has left him. Philip has been killed in the fog.
(Eric Porter is a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company)


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by/Producer: Donald Wilson
Opening and closing music: Eric Coates
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Director: David Giles
Jo: Kenneth More
Jolyon: Joseph O'Conor
June: June Barry
Helene: Lana Morris
Newspaper-seller: Roy Denton
Soames: Eric Porter
Irene: Nyree Dawn Porter
Francie: Sarah Harter
Aunt Juley: Nora Nicholson
Aunt Hester: Nora Swinburne
Emily: Fanny Rowe
Winifred: Margaret Tyzack
Swithin: George Woodbridge
Nicholas: Kynaston Reeves
Roger: A.J. Brown
Mademoiselle Beauce: Malya Nappi
Holly: Jackie Smith
Plunket: Bridget Turner
James: John Welsh
Balthazar: Gary

: Come Dancing: Wales v West Midlands

at The Top Rank Suite, Swansea
(organised by Mecca Dancing)
Peter West introduces Wales v West Midlands
Last season Wales beat their visitors by one point. West Midlands intend to make it more decisive this time -the other way round!


Presenter: Peter West
Music: Ken Mackintosh
Compere: Alun Williams
Compere: Keith Ackrill
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Douglas Hespe
Director: Reg Perrin
Series Producer: Philip Lewis

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Fyfe Robertson,
Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: International Golf: Big Three Play-Off

between Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player at Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico
Two weeks ago viewers saw Palmer, Nicklaus, and Player finish all-square in their 54-hole series, The Big Three In Britain. It was agreed that the prize-money would not be shared but that the Big Three should meet again in a play-off. Now BBC film cameras cover this extra, final round on one of the world's most beautiful courses.
Prize-money: $25,000 for the winner, $15,000 for second, $10,000 for third.


Golfer: Arnold Palmer
Golfer: Jack Nicklaus
Golfer: Gary Player
Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Producer: Phil Pilley

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