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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 People of Many Lands: Switzerland: life in the Grisons
Introduced by Christopher Trace

10.0 Television Club

10.25-10.45 Llenyddiaeth: Euros Bowen
Y bardd yn trafod gyda Bedwyr Lewis Jones ei farddoniaeth yn gyffredinol, ac yn arbennig y ddwy gan 'Brain' a 'Pan for gwynt'
Cynhyrchydd Elwyn Thomas
(I Ysgolion Cymru: Literature)

11.5-11.25 Scene

11.35 Music Time


Presenter (People of Many Lands): Christopher Trace
Producer (People of Many Lands): Peggie Broadhead
Unknown: Bedwyr Lewis Jones
Cynhyrchydd (Llenyddiaeth): Elwyn Thomas

: Closedown

: 'Mlaen a Ni

Choir feature

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Littlenose's Voyage

Written and illustrated by John Grant
With John Grant

Littlenose makes a round trip and nearly disappears for ever!

(Next week: "The Secret Passage" with Ray Brooks)


Writer/Illustrator/Storyteller: John Grant
Director: Howard Kennett
Producer: Daphne Jones
Series Producer: Anna Home

: Here Come The Double Deckers: The Case of the Missing Doughnut

A comedy adventure series

Featuring Julian Orchard as the toyshop keeper, and Jack Haig as the assistant
with Debbie Russ, Michael Audreson, Peter Firth, Douglas Simmonds, Gillian Bailey, Brinsley Forde, Melvyn Hayes


Screenplay: Peter Miller
Director: Harry Booth
Producer: Roy Simpson
Tiger: Debbie Russ
Brains: Michael Audreson
Scooper: Peter Firth
Doughnut: Douglas Simmonds
Billie: Gillian Bailey
Spring: Brinsley Forde
Albert: Melvyn Hayes
The Toyshop keeper: Julian Orchard
The Assistant: Jack Haig

: Abbott and Costello

A cartoon about the adventures of the two crazy comedy stars

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your television requests.
He'll be talking to a guest from the world of television, and in the studio with him will be a younger viewer to put some of your questions.


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presented by: Frances Whitaker

: The Adventures of Parsley

Parsley the lion and Dill the dog in some untoward happenings.

A Filmfair production


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: London This Week

People, places, and events in the news around town


Producer: Peter Trowsdale

: Tomorrow's World

Raymond Baxter introduces a weekly report on the latest ideas, inventions and discoveries in the swiftly changing world of science, technology and medicine, and examines how the scientific advances of today are likely to affect you tomorrow.
With James Burke


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Burke
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: The Virginian: The Fortress

Another new tale from the frontier of the Great American West
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

Outgunned in the domain of a robber-baron across the border, the Virginian resorts to guile to gain his ends but finds that cunning is not quite enough.


The Virginian: James Drury
Clay Grainger: John McIntire
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Winthrop: Leslie Nielsen
Francoise: Barbara Bouchet
Gloria: Kipp Hamilton
Clete: Willard Sage
The Gunman: H.M. Wynant

: Sykes and a Big, Big Show

Written by Eric Sykes
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
Special guest Ian Wallace
with Roland McLeod, Eunice Black, Tony Melody, Malcolm Weaver, Roger Carne,
Mary Dickie
(Cover story: page 9)


Writer: Eric Sykes
Musical Direction: Ken Jones
Costume: Roger Reece
Make-up: Penny Bell
Sound: Larry Goodson
Lighting: Alan Horne
Design: Anna Ridley
Director: Harold Snoad
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Comedian: Eric Sykes
[Actress]: Hattie Jacques
Singer: Ian Wallace
[Actor]: Roland McLeod
[Actress]: Eunice Black
[Actor]: Tony Melody
[Actor]: Malcolm Weaver
[Actor]: Roger Carne
[Actress]: Mary Dickie

: That's Your Funeral: A Touch of Violet

by Peter Lewis
Starring Bill Fraser, Raymond Huntley and Fenella Fielding
with David Battley

(Richard Coleman is appearing in "A Girl in My Soup" at the Comedy Theatre, London; Bill Fraser is a National Theatre Player)


Writer: Peter Lewis
Incidental Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Song: Leslie Sarony
Costumes: Rita Reekie
Make-up: Lyn Dewinne
Lighting: Cyril Wilkins
Sound: Richard Chubb
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: Douglas Argent
Basil Bulstrode: Bill Fraser
Emanuel Holroyd: Raymond Huntley
Mrs Darling: Fenella Fielding
Percy: David Battley
Horatio: Richard Coleman
Mrs Holroyd: Betty Huntley-Wright

: The Nine O'Clock News

presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Trials of Life: 3: The Handicap

The perils of human selection.
A new series of documentary films narrated and produced by Roger Mills
From cradle to grave, we are all on trial - awaiting some verdict. It can be 'pass' or 'fail.' It can be 'accepted' or 'rejected.'

The 11-plus-the first of life's great turning-points. Fail it - and you may never get another chance for the rest of your life. The grammar school place and the entree to the scholarship stream of a comprehensive are both in the hands of the selectors. But some children are handicapped in the competition for such awards - boys and girls from deprived backgrounds.


Narrator/Producer: Roger Mills
Director: Colin Thomas

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: The World Figure Skating Championships and International Lawn Tennis

David Vine introduces two of the top sporting events of the day.

From France: The Ice Dancing Championship of the World.
In the ice stadium at Lyon, Britain's European bronze medallists Getty and Bradshaw renew their battle with the European and World champions from Russia Pakhomova and Gorshkov. Schwomeyer and Sladky from the USA, and West Germany's Buck and Buck add the edge to the competition.
Television presentation by Don Sayer in collaboration with the French Television Service

From the Royal Albert Hall, London: The Rothmans International Tennis Championships

Rod Laver, John Newcombe, Tony Roche, Tom Okker, Roger Taylor - just some of the names invited to compete in London's most sophisticated tennis setting. The world's leading players compete for £12,500 in prize money, with a record prize to the winner of £3,250. Dan Maskell and Bill Knight describe some of the highlights of the first round of the Men's Singles.


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator (The World Figure Skating Championships): Alan Weeks
Television presentation (The World Figure Skating Championships): Don Sayer
Tennis player: Rod Laver
Tennis player: John Newcombe
Tennis player: Tony Roche
Tennis player: Tom Okker
Tennis player: Roger Taylor
Commentator (International Lawn Tennis): Dan Maskell
Commentator (International Lawn Tennis): Bill Knight
Television presentation (International Lawn Tennis): Fred Viner
Television presentation (International Lawn Tennis): Bill Taylor
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

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