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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 8: Tied and Gagged

10.0 Discovering Science: Solutions and Crystals

10.25-10.45 So You're Leaving Soon?: 8: Authority
Must there be authority? On what conditions must it be exercised? How should it be accepted?
A headmaster and pupils, a manager of a steelworks, a trade-union official and works apprentices, and a Chief Constable discuss the problem of authority.
Presented by Vincent Kane

11.5-11.25 Scene: Because There's Nothing Else to Do

11.35 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 8: Electric Arc Welding


Presenter (So You're Leaving Soon?): Vincent Kane
Panellist (So You're Leaving Soon?): A manager of a steelworks [name uncredited]
Panellist (So You're Leaving Soon?): A trade-union official [name uncredited]
Panellist (So You're Leaving Soon?): A Chief Constable [name uncredited]
Producer (So You're Leaving Soon?): Elwyn Thomas

: Closedown

: Drosodd at Alun Williams

Alun Williams and his friends


Presenter: Alun Williams

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Closedown

: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Sheila Ruskin
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Jackanory: Little Owl

by Reiner Zimnik and Hanne Axmann
With Paul Jones
Today: "Little Owl"

Today's story, which comes from Holland, is about a brave little owl who saves a family from a burning house.

(Paul Jones is appearing in "Conduct Unbecoming" at the Queen's Theatre, London)
(Next week: H.E. Todd tells more stories of Bobby Brewster)


Author: Reiner Zimnik
Author: Hanne Axmann
Storyteller: Paul Jones
Guitarist: Michael Jessett
Director: Angela Beeching
Series Producer: Anna Home

: 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

: Junior Points of View

Robert Robinson takes a weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers
(Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Junior Points of View, [address removed])


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Seeing Stars: From the Bull to the Milky Way

with Patrick Moore

At new moon the night sky is darkest, so this is the best time in the month to find and observe stars like Aldebaran in the constellation of the Bull, the Hyades, and Pleiades star-clusters, and the myriad suns of the Milky Way.


Presenter: Patrick Moore

: Entertaining with Kerr: Chicken Saute Maison

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 2: Scotland - Aberdeen v Dalkeith

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: One Spring Like Long Ago

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

Randy and Morgan Starr have to fight to the death against the Indians they have tried to save.


The Virginian: James Drury
Morgan Starr: John Dehner
Randy: Randy Boone
Two Hawks: Eduard Franz
Tonka: Clive Clerk
Bill Bowers: Warren Oates
Maggie McKinley: Martine Bartlett

: The Return of Steptoe and Son: A Death in the Family

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
This week: A Death in the Family


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Sound: Michael McCarthy
Film Camera: Max Samett
Film Editor: Bob Rymer
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Original Theme: Ron Grainer
Orchestra conducted by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Design: Roger Llminton
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold Steptoe: Harry H Corbett

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Kippers, Rats and Benzedrine Puff Adders - the story of Fawlty Towers 19 September 2017
Alan Simpson 8 February 2017
The Sunday Post: Galton and Simpson 27 September 2015

: Golden Silents: 25: Thrills and Spills

Introduced by Michael Bentine from the National Film Theatre, London

The last of the four programmes in which we look at some of the comedians made famous by producer Hal Roach including Stan Laurel, Charlie Chase, and Harold Lloyd

Harold Lloyd made the astonishing total of over 300 films. He did all his own stunts, including his famous and terrifying sky-scraper walking. To add to the danger his right hand was permanently damaged when a studio bomb blew up.
Stan Laurel was English, and learnt his trade in the same music-hall troupe as Charlie Chaplin. He switched from acting to directing and only went back when another performer scalded his arm. Playing opposite him was a 'heavy' called 'Babe' Hardy, which is how the team of Laurel and Hardy began.

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 Forsyte Saga: Part 9: In Chancery

by John Galsworthy.
Dramatised by Lawrie Craig.
Starring Kenneth More, Eric Porter, Nyree Dawn Porter

After setting up house at Robin Hill with Jo and his family, Old Jolyon has died, and left Irene a comfortable legacy.


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by: Lawrie Craig
Opening and closing music: Eric Coates
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: Donald Wilson
Director: David Giles
Jo: Kenneth More
Helene: Lana Morris
June: June Barry
Irene: Nyree Dawn Porter
Plunkett: Bridget Turner
Dr Dewar: Garry Marsh
Aunt Hester: Nora Swinburne
Aunt Juley: Nora Nicholson
Nicholas: Kynaston Reeves
Soames: Eric Porter
Francie: Sarah Harter
Monty: Terence Alexander
George: John Barcroft
Winifred: Margaret Tyzack
Imogen: Anne De Vigier
Val: Jonathan Burn
Newsboy: Johnny Wainwright
Crum: Michael Pemberton
James: John Welsh
Emily: Fanny Rowe
Madame Lamotte: Ellen Pollock
Annette: Dallia Penn
Holly: Suzanne Neve
Ivy: Faith Hines
Maud: Holly Wilson
Balthazar: Gary

: The Star United Kingdom 9-Dance Professional Ballroom Dancing Championships

from the Lyceum Ballroom, London
Master of Ceremonies Peter West introduces the top all-round competitors of tonight's Grand Final
Organised by Mecca Promotions


Presenter: Peter West
Music: The Ray McVay Band
Commentary: Keith Fordyce
Commentary: Peggy Spencer
Television Presentation: Douglas Hespe

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby 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: David Dimbleby
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: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: The World Figure Skating Championships of 1970 and Rothmans International Tennis Tournament

The Ice Dancing Championship
From the Tivoli Sports Palace, Ljubljana
Soviet and German couples filled the first four places in the recent European Championship in Leningrad, ending Britain's long standing domination in Ice Dancing. Ljudmila Pakhomova and Aleksandr Gorshkov gave an elegant, artistic performance to become worthy champions.
Tonight Susan Getty and Roy Bradshaw, joined by Janet Sawbridge and Peter Dalby will be making a determined effort to regain a place for Britain.
Presented by the Yugoslav Television Service

International Tennis
From the Royal Albert Hall


Skater: Susan Getty
Skater: Roy Bradshaw
Skater: Janet Sawbridge
Skater: Peter Dalby
Commentator (Ice Dancing): Alan Weeks
Commentator (Tennis): Dan Maskell
Commentator (Tennis): Bill Knight
Television Presentation (Tennis): Brian Johnson
Television Presentation (Tennis): Bill Taylor

: Weatherman



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