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: Y 'Steddfod

Report from the National Eisteddfod at Ammanford

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs


: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales 1970: The Ceremony of Chairing The Bard

Today the Gorsedd of Bards meet in the huge Eisteddfod Pavilion at Ammanford to chair and honour the year's winning bard.


Commentary: Alyn Williams
Presented for television by: Myrfyn Owen

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory Request Week: Jane's Adventures on the Island of Peeg: 4: Mr Tulip

by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy.
With Vivian Pickles.


Author: Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
Storyteller: Vivian Pickles

: Adventure Weekly: Take-Over: Part 2

by Victor Pemberton

The boys have gone to fetch help, leaving 'Fred' to watch the thieves, but she has been caught hiding in their car.


Writer: Victor Pemberton
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: John McRae
Director: Barry Letts
Andy Rogers: Len Jones
Peter Perkins: Brent Oldfield
Tubby Taylor: Ian Ellis
Swot English: Frank Barry
Jeff Sanderson: Peter Hempson
Mr Potts: Norman Bird
Lady Cynthia: Annette Kerr
'Fred' Somers: Elizabeth Dear
Chauffeur: Gerard Norman
Mr Perkins: Morris Perry
Mr Filling: Bartlett Mullins
Mr Jackson: Frank Mills
Commissionaire: Sidney Johnson
Lord Huntingford: Dallas Cavell
Secretary: Sheila Hammond
Receptionist: Janet Shuck

: Wild World

Animals in close-up in action, and in our lives with Tony Soper
Bees are perhaps the most valuable of insects. They help pollinate our orchards and boost fruit yields, and provide us with honey as a bonus.
Tony Soper takes a close look at the fascinating family life of the honey bee, its society and language and the big business of honey farming.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: John Sparks

: Abbott and Costello

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

: 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
Editor (Nationwide): Michael Bunce

: The Doctors

Written by Hugh Forbes
Starring Richard Leech, Justine Lord

Dr McNeal attends Beth and meets her mother-in-law. Dr Hayman at last persuades Fred Hill to make a decision. The Adamson sisters consider taking a coach trip to the sea.
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Hugh Forbes
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Timothy Combe
Mrs Fisher: Rose Hill
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Beth Fisher: Helen Cotterill
Flora Adamson: Dorothea Rundle
Fred Hill: Colin Stepney
Jack Hill: Shane Shelton
Minty Adamson: Margery Withers
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Edward Gibbs: Peter Miles
Harry Fisher: Stephen Yardley

: Tom and Jerry: Posse Cat

An award winning cartoon film starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People
(Sons and mothers: cover story on page 6)


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Mel Cornish
Director: Brian Whitehouse

: The Expert: The Witness: Part 2: Involvement

by John Pennington
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray
Guest stars, Anthony Valentine Kenneth Farrington, John Collin, John Bailey

Dr. John Hardy, as an Expert Witness in a murder trial, is personally involved in tracing a ruthless psychotic killer who is employed by the accused in an attempt to suborn witnesses. He is determined to give his evidence, but the police, realising the dangers, have taken the precaution of issuing firearms to protect his life.


Writer/Script Editor: John Pennington
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Designer: Tim Harvey
Director: Peter Cregeen
Dr. John Hardy: Marius Goring
Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Zach Scholfield: Anthony Valentine
Leo Yates: Kenneth Farrington
Det.-Sgt. Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
James Locker: Wilfred Grove
Det. Ch. Supt. Mowbray: John Collin
Sandra Hughes: Valerie Murray
William Murray, QC: John Bailey
Andrew Bayliss: Lee Fox

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Scottish Minstrel: Sir Harry Lauder

A special programme to commemorate the centenary of his birth starring Andy Stewart on stage at the King's Theatre, Glasgow
Through a succession of anecdotes and songs such as Roamin' in the Gloamin', I Love a Lassie, O'r the Hills to Ardentinny there emerges an endearing picture of this Scot whose name has become a legend.
With Andy Stewart, Jo Cook Dancers, Nigel Brooks Singers
The Silver Trumpets of the Royal Marines School of Music
Soldiers of the 1st Bn The Black Watch (by permission of the Officer Commanding, Lt-Col A. L. Watson)
BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
leader Ian Tyre
conductor Iain Sutherland


Singer: Andy Stewart
Dancers: Jo Cook Dancers
Singers: Nigel Brooks Singers
Musicians: The Silver Trumpets of the Royal Marines School of Music
Director of Music: Captain J. R. Mason
Musicians: BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Orchestrations: Peter Knight
Orchestrations: Alan Braden
Script: Jack House
Design: Alex Gourlay
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Wendy Craig's Cinema

One of Britain's most popular actresses, famous for her appearances in Not in Front of the Children and for her many film roles, Wendy Craig talks to Michael Aspel about her career. She also chooses scenes from some of her favourite films including a family sequence from the recent Swedish production Adalen '31, a musical, and an award-winning comedy.
(from Manchester)


Interviewee: Wendy Craig
Interviewer: Michael Aspel
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: John Buttery

: 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 and 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

: The World Cycling Championships from Leicester

For the first time, the Professional and Amateur Cycling Championships of the World are being held in the United Kingdom, and competitors from 30 nations have assembled at the Saffron Lane Track, Leicester.

This afternoon the championships were opened by the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Edward Heath MP, and tonight's programme reports on the opening ceremony together with highlights of the first track events including the final of the one kilometre time trial.
Introduced by Alan Weeks


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator: David Saunders
Television Presentation: Fred Viner
Television Presentation: Bill Taylor

: Weatherman

: The Expanding Classroom: 1: Elizabethan Village

Presented by David Lucas
(from Bristol)



Presenter: David Lucas
Producer: Eileen Molony

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