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: Dyna Wall

Welsh quiz game

1.25 Interval

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Milk from the Dairy

For the very young
Pippin and Tog have a delicious drink.

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Jonathon Dennis

: Jackanory: The Village that Slept: Part 2: No Way Down

by Monique P. De Ladebat
With Rosalie Crutchley


Author: Monique P. De Ladebat
Storyteller: Rosalie Crutchley

: Wild World

with Tony Soper

A Zoo for Birds: ...a look round Birdland, at Bourton-on-the-Water, with Len Hill

Follow the Wind to Cousin: Cousin Island in the Indian Ocean, with its seabirds and giant tortoises, is now a sanctuary for wildlife. Tony Beamish shows extracts from his award-winning film.

Wild Spain: Tony Soper visits Seville and the marshes of the Coto Donana - famous for its imperial eagles, lynx, spoonbills, and other wetland birds.

(From Bristol)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Reporter (A Zoo for Birds): Len Hill
Reporter/Filmmaker (Follow the Wind to Cousin): Tony Beamish
Director: Peter Crawford
Director: Keith Hopkins
Producer: John Sparks

: Wacky Races and Space Kidettes

A cartoon film series

: The Adventures of Parsley

A new film series with Parsley the lion and Dill the dog
A FilmFair Production

: 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

: Z Cars: Cruising for Burglars: Part 2

by Bill Barron
Starring James Ellis, Derek Waring with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

The two men, wanted for shooting a policeman, are wandering the streets of Newtown. They are tired, frightened and dangerous.


Writer: Bill Barron
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Paddy Russell
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
PC Chalk: Terry Walsh
Dicky Green: Derek Benfield
Sid Phipps: Frederick Jaeger
PC Horrocks: Barry Lowe
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Panda Control: John Swindells

: Tom and Jerry: Downhearted Duckling

Tom and Jerry playing Cat and Mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Laugh Parade: The Girl Can't Help It

Tonight's film in this comedy season stars Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield , Edmond O'Brien and features Julie London, Ray Anthony, Barry Gordon, Fats Domino, The Platters, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, The Treniers, The Chuckles, Johnny Olenn, Nino Tempo, Eddie Cochran, Abbey Lincoln, Eddie Fontaine

From the frenzied heights of the rock-and-roll era, a lively comedy about a small-time theatrical agent who is commissioned by a one-time gangster to turn his current girl-friend into a pop star.


Screenplay/Produced and directed by: Frank Tashlin
Screenplay: Herbert Baker
Based on a story by: Garson Kanin
Tom Miller: Tom Ewell
Jerri Jordan: Jayne Mansfield
Murdock: Edmond O'Brien
Mousie: Henry Jones
Wheeler: John Emery
Hilda, maid: Juanita Moore
Herself: Julie London
Himself: Ray Anthony
Himself: Barry Gordon
Himself: Fats Domino
Themselves: The Platters
Himself: Little Richard
Himself: Gene Vincent
Themselves: The Treniers
Themselves: The Chuckles
Himself: Johnny Olenn
Himself: Nino Tempo
Himself: Eddie Cochran
Herself: Abbey Lincoln
Himself: Eddie Fontaine

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: On Trial: Marshal Petain: A Matter of Honour

Twenty-five years ago, in Paris in the summer of 1945, Marshal Philippe Petain, then aged 89, was called to answer a charge of high treason. Petain, the heroic defender of Verdun in 1917, had become, after the French collapse in 1940, head of the so-called Vichy regime. When General de Gaulle returned to France, as leader of the Free French movement, Petain was accused in the High Court of Justice of crimes against his country and the men of the Resistance.
Tonight's programme is taken verbatim from the official transcript of the proceedings.
In the part of Petain: Cyril Cusack
Translated and told by Stuart Hood


Translated by/Narrator: Stuart Hood
Lighting: Bill Poole
Make-up: Toni Chapman
Costume: Barbara Dyer
Designer: Barry Newbury
Producer: Christopher Burstall
Marshal Petain: Cyril Cusack
Witnesses - Pierre Laval: Maurice Denham
Witnesses - Paul Reynaud: Geoffrey Chater
Witnesses - General Weygand: John Thaw
Witnesses - General de Lanurien: Carleton Hobbs
Witnesses - Leon Blum: Ronald Adam
Witnesses - Edouard Daladier: Robert Cawdron
Witnesses - Madame Renan: Nancy Nevinson
Witnesses - Major Loustaneau-Lacau: Peter Miles
Court Officials - Defence Lawyer: John Welsh
Court Officials - Attorney General: Gordon Gostelow
Court Officials - President: Preston Lockwood
Court Officials - ISOMI: Michael Warre
Court Officials - Juror: Denis McCarthy
Court Officials - Juror: Denis Cleary
Court Officials - Clerk of the Court: Graham Suter

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop 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: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Special Contribution: Keith Kyle
Special Contribution: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Viewpoint: The Still Sad Music

Brian Morris visits the Wye Valley to reflect on a significant moment in the life of William Wordsworth Born 7 April 1770


Presenter: Brian Morris
Reader: Michael Gwynn
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Weatherman

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors



Presented by: David Allen
Series Editor: James McCloy

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