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: Dyna Wall

Welsh quiz game

1.25 Interval

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: 2: Hobby Horses

Andy Pandy, Teddy, and, of course, Looby Loo come to play.



Singer: Valerie Cardnell

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Songberd's Grove: Part 2: The Meeting with Lennie

by Anne Barrett
With John Slater


Author: Anne Barrett
Storyteller: John Slater

: Animal Magic

Introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home - a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic
(From Bristol)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: George Inger
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: Shazzan!

When Chuck and Nancy discover a magic ring they are launched on a series of exciting adventures in the land of the Arabian Nights. Shazzan, a gigantic and friendly genie, helps them in their search for the owner of the ring.

: Abbott and Costello

A cartoon series about the adventures of the two comedy stars.

: London

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital


Reporter: Brian Ash
Reporter: Alan Shallcross
Reporter: Joan Shenton
Reporter: Robert Wellings
Producer: Michael Townson

: The Ice Show

Introduced by Ray Alan
featuring Jacqueline Harbord, Reg Park
Special guest artists Kiki and Clive, Derek James, Linda Davis, Tich and Quackers
The Ice Show Skaters, The Fred Tomlinson Singers

Programme presented in association with Gerald Palmer and the Tom Arnold Organisation


Presenter/Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Skater/Production routines staged by: Reg Park
Skaters: Kiki and Clive
Guest: Derek James
Skater: Linda Davis
Skaters: The Ice Show Skaters
Script: Charles Hart
Script: Peter Bishop
Singers: The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Music Director: Malcolm Lockyer
Design: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Colin Charman

: Z Cars: By Bread Alone: Part 2

by Michael Healy
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

Pearson is a respectable citizen. What reason can he have, then, for protecting vicious criminals?


Writer: Michael Healy
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Gerald Blake
Frank Pearson: Trevor Martin
Clay: Nicholas Evans
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Ruth Pearson: Kristine Howarth
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
Burgess: Paul Thompson
Hamilton: Keith Anderson
Secretary: Maureen Morris
Owen: John Ringham
Mrs Owen: Wanda Ventham
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Mrs Whitby: Pamela Cundell
Doreen: Luan Peters

: The Laugh Parade: It Started with a Kiss

Starring Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds with Gustavo Rojo, Eva Gabor

The problems of an Air Force sergeant who marries a showgirl and gets an unexpected posting to Spain to discover that he has won a luxury car in a raffle.
(Philip Jenkinson writes on page 14)


Producer: Aaron Rosenberg
Director: George Marshall
Sgt Joe Fitzpatrick: Glenn Ford
Maggie: Debbie Reynolds
Marquesa de la Rey: Eva Gabor
Antonio Soriano: Gustavo Rojo
General O'Connell: Fred Clark
Congressman Tappe: Edgar Buchanan

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Sugar Disease: Tuesday's Documentary

In Britain one person in every hundred is a diabetic and knows it. A further one in a hundred is a diabetic and doesn't know it - yet. Diabetes appears to run in families yet two thirds of all diabetics report no previous family history. Although it's one of the oldest diseases known to man its cause remains a mystery.

Until 1921 diabetes was a painful killer - often within a few weeks in children, usually within two years in adults. Then, nearly 50 years ago, two young Canadian scientists, Frederick Banting and Charles Best, made one of the most dramatic discoveries in the whole history of medicine. They isolated a substance called Insulin which today keeps some ten million diabetics alive. In the programme Dr Charles Best, now aged 70, describes that dramatic discovery. Among the diabetics taking part: Trevor Huddleston, Bishop of Stepney Tony Mercer of Black and White Minstrel fame, Sue Lloyd, the actress, and Andy Penman, the Scottish International footballer
Interviewer Dr Stephen Black


Interviewer: Dr Stephen Black
Interviewee: Dr Charles Best
Interviewee: Trevor Huddleston
Interviewee: Tony Mercer
Interviewee: Sue Lloyd
Interviewee: Andy Penman
Producer: Philip Daly

: 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 and 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
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie

: E. M. Forster 1879-1970

An appreciation by Lord Annan, Christopher Isherwood, Frank Kermode, George Steiner, Richard Marquand
E. M. Forster - novelist, essayist and biographer who died last month - was, in spite of his relatively small output, one of the most influential writers of the century.
Introduced by James Mossman


Presenter: James Mossman
Interviewee: Lord Annan
Interviewee: Christopher Isherwood
Interviewee: Frank Kermode
Interviewee: George Steiner
Interviewee: Richard Marquand
Producer: John Drummond

: The Sky at Night: The Moons of Mars

The two tiny Moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, are unlike any other astronomical bodies known to us.
Too small to be satellites like our Moon - are they asteroids or minor planets? Patrick Moore examines photographs from the Mars probe Mariner 7 and talks about the unique circumstances of these two astronomical dwarfs.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: David John Kennard
Producer: Tony Broughton

: Postscript

by The Dean of Guildford


Speaker: The Dean of Guildford [Tony Bridge]

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