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: Ysgol yn y Wlad

Closure of rural school: a public discussion

1.25 Interval

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: The Night the Moon Came Down to Bathe

A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

Roderick tells Hammy all about the night when the moon came down to bathe in the river.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Director: Dave Ellison
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News

1.53 Interval


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Out of School

A series of special interest to teachers, parents and children, Out of School previews some of the BBC's future output for schools. Programmes today are for Primary Schools and on Wednesday and Thursday for Secondary Schools.

1.55 Words and Pictures: The Animals in the Ark
One of a series of programmes designed to help with reading through story-telling. It is intended for children of 6-8 years and will be transmitted next term, and in 1971.

2.15* A Year's Journey: A Grant of Arms
About the coats of arms of Dudley in Worcestershire, the programme is from an environmental studies series for 9-11 years, runs throughout the year and will continue in 1970-71.
Introduced by Eric Simms

2.35* Maths Workshop: Stage 1: On Reflection
Mathematics for 9-10-year-olds.
Stage 2 of the series for children of 10-11 years will be added in 1970-71.
Introduced by Michael Holt


Director (Words and Pictures): Dorothea Brooking
Producer (Words and Pictures): Claire Chovil
Presenter (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F.R. Elwell
Presenter (Maths Workshop): Michael Holt
Producer (Maths Workshop): John Cain

: Closedown

: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Jackanory: The Dribblesome Teapots and Other Incredible Stories: The Priceless Present

by Norman Hunter
With George Benson

Today: The Priceless Present


Author: Norman Hunter
Storyteller: George Benson

: Wild World

A weekly magazine about animals in action, in close-up and in our lives with Tony Soper

Awakening Spring: In North America the beavers have started work, the flowers are emerging, and the ospreys have built their nests.

A Matter of Stripes: ...a look at two different kinds of zebras.

Do Animals Dream?: Dr Chris Evans of the National Physical Laboratory considers what happens when animals go to sleep; which ones dream and why.

Mandarins in Action: Mandarin ducks are very colourful, and the uniform of the drakes is designed to show off to their mates.

(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Reporter (Do Animals Dream?): Dr Chris Evans
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: John Sparks

: 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.

: 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


Reporter (London): Brian Ash
Reporter (London): Alan Shallcross
Reporter (London): Joan Shenton
Reporter (London): Robert Wellings
Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Reporter (Nationwide): Robert Langley
Reporter (Nationwide): Lynn Lewis
Reporter (Nationwide): Jack Pizzey
Reporter (Nationwide): Philip Tibenham
Assistant editor (Nationwide): Robert Rowland
Editor (Nationwide): Derrick Amoore

: The Ice Show

Introduced by Ray Alan featuring Jacqueline Harbord, Reg Park and international skating stars
The Ice Show Skaters, The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Programme presented in association with Gerald Palmer and the Tom Arnold Organisation


Presenter: Ray Alan
Skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Skaters: The Ice Show Skaters
Skater/Production routines staged by: Reg Park
Script: Charles Hart
Script: Peter Bishop
Singers: The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Musical Director: Malcolm Lockyer
Design: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Colin Charman

: Let Sleeping Wives Lie

Brian Rix presents the famous farce "Let Sleeping Wives Lie" by Harold Brooke and Kay Bannerman
Starring Brian Rix as Jack, Elspet Gray as Liz, Derek Farr as Wymark, Leo Franklyn as Dudley
with Anna Dawson as Moo, Bill Treacher as Willie, Carmel Cryan as Mavis, John Newbury as Mr Gudgeon
and guest star Leslie Crowther as Jason

(Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, and Anna Dawson are in "She's Done It Again!" at the Garrick Theatre, London)
(See page 9)


Author: Harold Brooke
Author: Kay Bannerman
Setting: Rhoda Gray
Director: Wallace Douglas
Jack: Brian Rix
Liz: Elspet Gray
Wymark: Derek Farr
Dudley: Leo Franklyn
Moo: Anna Dawson
Willie: Bill Treacher
Mavis: Carmel Cryan
Mr Gudgeon: John Newbury
Jason: Leslie Crowther

: The Main News

with Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Man Between Germany and the World: Tuesday's Documentary

The extraordinary life and times of Paul Schmidt, Hitler's interpreter for ten dramatic years.

A remarkable linguist, Dr Paul Schmidt was present at all the Fuhrer's meetings with foreign statesmen, from Lloyd George to Molotov. In the 10 years before Hitler came to power, he was the senior interpreter at the German Foreign Office and was a member of the German delegation received into the League of Nations in 1926. He thus witnessed at close hand the rise and fall of a great nation, from the hopes of Geneva to the final degradation of the Nuremberg war crimes trials.
In tonight's documentary Dr Paul Schmidt talks to Donald McLachlan, former editor of the Sunday Telegraph and a foreign correspondent in Germany in the 1930s.


Interviewee: Dr Paul Schmidt
Interviewer: Donald McLachlan
Producer: David Wheeler

: He and She: Don't Call Us

A comedy film series which recognises the difference
Starring Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin as Paula and Dick Hollister
with Jack Cassidy as Oscar North, Kenneth Mars as Harry Zarakardos

Don't Call Us
...and we certainly won't call you!


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

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Richard Hoggart

talking to Jim Douglas Henry
In this special Viewpoint, Professor Hoggart, recently appointed Assistant Director-General of UNESCO, talks about the changes in British society since his famous book The Uses of Literacy: changes he sums up as 'the end of the Protestant Ethic.'


Interviewee: Richard Hoggart
Interviewer: Jim Douglas Henry
Producer: Peter Ferres

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