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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science
(Shown on Monday)

9.38 Maths Today: Year 1: Staying the Same
Introduced by Brenda Briggs

10.0 History 1917-67
(Shown on Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref: O Gwmpas y Byd: 5: Y Sahara
Y cyflwyno gan Meirion Edwards
Cynhyrchydd J. Mervyn Williams
(Town and Country: all transmitters except Scotland and Northern Ireland)

11.5-11.25 Television Club
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 A Year's Journey: Weavers of the Isles
Introduced by Eric Simms

12.0 New Horizons
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (Maths Today): Brenda Briggs
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Unknown: Meirion Edwards
Presenter/producer (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F. R. Elwell

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
Introduced by Saleem Shahed
Wah Re Bhole: Bhola and his daughter-in-law wrestling with reality in a new land with K.C. Gould and Lalita Ahmed

Once Upon a Time: A story for mothers and children at home

12.50 Interval


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
[Actor] (Wah Re Bhole): K.C. Gould
[Actress] (Wah Re Bhole): Lalita Ahmed
Devised by/Producer (Wah Re Bole): Mahendra Kaul

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people

1.25 Interval

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Roundabouts

Pippin and Tog enjoy all the fun of the fair.

: The News



Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Work Without Tears
The last of five programmes in which Carol Binsted and Dave Freeman discuss the conditions we need, as human 'machines,' to be comfortable and efficient.

2.30 20th-Century Focus
(Shown on Tuesday)


Presenter (Science Session): Carol Binsted
Presenter (Science Session): Dave Freeman
Producer (Science Session): Peter Baker

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

3.5 The Cheltenham Grand Annual Steeplechase Challenge Cup. A plate of £2,000 (2 miles and a few yards)

3.40 The Champion Hurdle Challenge Cup with £10,000 added to a sweepstakes (2 miles and 200 yards)

4.15 The Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeplechase with £4,000 added to a sweepstakes (2 miles and a few yards)

(from BBC Midlands)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Holiday Task

by Jo Rice
With Rosemary Leach
Today: Holiday Task


Author: Jo Rice
Storyteller: Rosemary Leach
Director: David Turnbull

: The Tinderbox: Part 1

A German version of the story by Hans Christian Andersen

The penniless soldier begins his rise to fortune.
Story told by Leigh Crutchley


Based on the story by: Hans Christian Andersen
Narrator: Leigh Crutchley
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer with Jan Leeming and John Earle

Norman and Jan announce the results of the AD 2020 fashion competition and Jan also visits a fashion boutique of the future. John shows a super 8mm film he's made and talks about home movies and a new Tom Tom Film Director competition for young film makers.
Jan discovers some extraordinary facts about wood as she visits the Forest Products Research Laboratory and has a smashing time!
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: Jan Leeming
Reporter: John Earle
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: 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

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


Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Assistant editor (Nationwide): Robert Rowland
Editor (Nationwide): Derrick Amoore

: The Doctors

Written by Donald Bull
Starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord with Barry Justice, Irene Hamilton
Guest star Andree Melly

Miss Chorley is taken to hospital, leaving Dr McNeal with an unusual problem. Dr Somers faces up to an unpleasant duty. Dr Hayman applies the lessons absorbed at his seminar last week.



Writer/Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Miss Chorley: Hilary Mason
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Jane: Maggie Don
Mrs Parsons: Elsie Wagstaff
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Nurse: Christine Bradley
Jack Malone: Lan Dewar
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Mother: Elizabeth Marlowe
Staff Nurse Penny James: Rohan McCullough
Lena Freeman: Andree Melly

: Tomorrow's World

A Special Edition from Japan including a preview of Expo 70
Introduced by Raymond Baxter
Poster in a Japanese factory:
Made in Japan... how come nobody sniggers any more...
The self-confidence it reflects is justified - Japan ranks second only to the USA in patent applications, and second to none in economic growth. In February it joined the 'space club' by being the fourth country (after USSR, USA, and France) to launch its own satellite with its own rocket. Now it plays host to the world at Expo 70 in Osaka. Ideas are abundant as cherry blossom. Nobody sniggers any more.



Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: John Weiley
Editor: Michael Latham

: Comedy Playhouse: Better Than a Man

by Kenneth Eastaugh
Starring Sheila Hancock as Wendy
and featuring Leslie Sands as George Hillbright, Allan Cuthbertson as Llewellyn Chadwick, Willoughby Goddard as Sir Michael Binns, John Warner as Arnold Pollock
With Bartlett Mullins, John Rae, John Cazabon, Helen Cotterill, Frank Abbott, Richard Young, Samantha Birch


Writer: Kenneth Eastaugh
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Design: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Wendy: Sheila Hancock
George Hillbright: Leslie Sands
Llewellyn Chadwick: Allan Cuthbertson
Sir Michael Binns: Willoughby Goddard
Arnold Pollock: John Warner
[Actor]: Bartlett Mullins
[Actor]: John Rae
[Actor]: John Cazabon
[Actress]: Helen Cotterill
[Actor]: Frank Abbott
[Actor]: Richard Young
[Actress]: Samantha Birch

: The Young Generation meet Shirley Bassey

from the Cirkus Studio in Stockholm, Sweden
The Young Generation: Heather Beckers, Marie Betts, Ann Chapman, Jackie Dalton, Denise Fone, Jane Herbert, Lynda Herbert, Carolyn Heywood, Linda Jolliff, Lesley Judd, Kay Korda, Linda Lawrence, Sandy Penson, Terry Robinson, Wei Wei Wong, Bobby Bannerman Chris Cooper, Roger Finch, Danny Grover, Harry Higham, Roger Howlett, Erik-Jack, Nigel Lythgoe, Scott MacKee, Denis Morrissey, Brian Rogers, Barrie Stevens, Ricky Stratful, Donald Torr, Trevor Williswith Udo Jurgens, Andre Tahon, Ray Dondy
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
A Joint BBCtv/SR production


Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Heather Beckers
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Marie Betts
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Ann Chapman
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Jackie Dalton
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Denise Fone
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Jane Herbert
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Lynda Herbert
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Carolyn Heywood
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Linda Jolliff
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Lesley Judd
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Kay Korda
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Linda Lawrence
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Sandy Penson
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Terry Robinson
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Wei Wei Wong
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Bobby Bannerman
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Chris Cooper
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Roger Finch
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Danny Grover
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Harry Higham
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Roger Howlett
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): null Erik-Jack
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Nigel Lythgoe
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Scott MacKee
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Denis Morrissey
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Brian Rogers
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Barrie Stevens
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Ricky Stratful
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Donald Torr
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Trevor Willis
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Singer: Shirley Bassey
Singer: Udo Jurgens
Puppeteer: Andre Tahon
Entertainer: Ray Dondy
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Script: David Cumming
Design: Birgitta Morales
Associate Producer: Olle Helander
Production: Stewart Morris

: The Main News

With Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(Also on BBC2)

: The Wednesday Play: No Trams to Lime Street

A Pop Musical
Starring Rosemary Nicols as Betty, Glyn Owen as Old Cass, Anthony May as Billy,
Paul Greenwood as Cass, Elian Wyn as Taff, Artro Morris as The Chief with Julia Hand as the Barmaid, Gerard Hely as the Sergeant

[With] Pat Spencer, Brenda Armstrong, Su Chin, Stella Courtney, Valerie Griffiths, Louanne Richards, Peter Ardran, David Browning, Eddie Connor, George Giles, Colin Griffith, Bernard Jamieson, Joseph Kully, Dickie Martyn, Harry Pitch, Don Vernon, Norman Warwick


Book by: Alun Owen
Music and lyrics: Marty Wilde
Music and lyrics: Ronnie Scott
Music arranged and conducted by: Ken Woodman
Choreographer: David Toguri
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Piers Haggard
Betty: Rosemary Nicols
Old Cass: Glyn Owen
Billy: Anthony May
Cass: Paul Greenwood
Taff: Elian Wyn
The Chief: Artro Morris
The Barmaid: Julia Hand
The Sergeant: Gerard Hely
[Actress]: Pat Spencer
[Actress]: Brenda Armstrong
[Actress]: Su Chin
[Actress]: Stella Courtney
[Actress]: Valerie Griffiths
[Actress]: Louanne Richards
[Actor]: Peter Ardran
[Actor]: David Browning
[Actor]: Eddie Connor
[Actor]: George Giles
[Actor]: Colin Griffith
[Actor]: Bernard Jamieson
[Actor]: Joseph Kully
[Actor]: Dickie Martyn
[Actor]: Harry Pitch
[Actor]: Don Vernon
[Actor]: Norman Warwick

: Association Football

Highlights of one of tonight's top soccer fixtures as season 1969-70 draws to its final, exciting moments.

Do the British still dominate European soccer? Tonight should give the answer as the English and Scottish champions, Leeds United and Celtic, play their return matches in the rich and important European Cup.
Manchester City (in the European Cup Winners Tournament) with Newcastle and Arsenal (in the European Fairs Cup) are all doing battle for British club prestige.
Added to this is the annual clash between the Scottish and English Football Leagues.


Commentator: David Coleman
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks
Editor: Sam Leitch

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie



Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman, Closedown


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