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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Live Bones

10.0 Science Session: Beyond the Alphabet

10.25-10.45 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Dominoes and Routes
Introduced by Michael Holt

11.0 Watch!: Visiting Australia - A Sheep Station

11.18 Look Out: Routeways
The growth of travel has changed our environment and our way of life; what should our priorities be for the transport systems and vehicles of the future?
Introduced by Alex Glasgow

11.40 Exploration and Discovery: The Television Story
No one man can claim the credit for the invention of television and the general belief that the modern system owes most to John Logie Baird is quite false.
Commentary by Gary Watson


Presenter (Maths Workshop): Michael Holt
Producer (Maths Workshop): John Cain
Presenter (Look Out): Alex Glasgow
Producer (Look Out): John Prescott Thomas
Narrator (Exploration and Discovery): Gary Watson
Series Editor (Exploration and Discovery): Bill Scott

: Closedown

: Practical Techniques for Nurses in Training: 9: Nursing Management of Acute Depression

Introduced by Christine Pickard
(Booklet: see page 13)


Presenter: Christine Pickard
Producer: Gordon Croton

: Interval

: Swyn y Glec

The craft of traditional Welsh verse

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Mr Benn: Mr Benn - The Clown

For the very young
Told by Ray Brooks.


Story and illustration: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Hijack

Violent protest on trial
With David de Keyser, Jeffrey Segal, William Ellis and Felicity Oliver



Producer: Julian Aston
[Actor]: David de Keyser
[Actor]: Jeffrey Segal
[Actor]: William Ellis
[Actress]: Felicity Oliver

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Turkish Stories: The Crow-Fairy: Part 1

With Brian Blessed

Mustafa catches a talking bird, with surprising results!



Storyteller: Brian Blessed

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Desert Crusader: 2: The Call of the Desert

An exciting new series about the adventures of Thibaud, the knight who always fights for justice and truth.


Director: Henri Colpi
Thibaud: Andre Lawrence
Blanchot: Raymond Meunier
Assad: Ali Ben Ayed
Ibrahim: Mustapha Khazinadar
Gerbert: Metahni
Halima: Semia M'Zali

: The Adventures of Parsley

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


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: Nationwide

The news, features, opinions of the country at large, and Your Region Tonight in particular (including Regional Weather) co-ordinated by Michael Barratt


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Editor: Michael Bunce

: The Doctors

Written by Elaine Morgan
Starring Nigel Stock, Richard Leech, Justine Lord
Guest star Gladys Cooper

Miss Vey sends for Dr Thomas Owens to witness her will.
(For cast list see Wed, page 37)
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Harriet Vey: Gladys Cooper

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and news
Introduced this week by Jimmy Savile
with Nana Mouskouri in the LP Spot
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Singer (LP Spot): Nana Mouskouri
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Stanley Dorfman

: The Liver Birds

Starring Polly James as Beryl and Nerys Hughes as Sandra


Script: Carla Lane
Script: Myra Taylor
Script Editor: John Chapman
Incidental Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Design: Richard Hunt
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Beryl: Polly James
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Grandad: Jack Woolgar
Mrs Hutchinson: Mollie Sugden
Mr Hutchinson: Ivan Beavis
Billy: John Barrett
Miss Rigby: Damaris Hayman
Mrs Hennessey: Shella Fay
Grandad Hennessey: Hal Collins
First old man: Frederick Schrecker
Second old man: Walter Swash
Third old man: Bartlett Mullins

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: You Have Been Watching... Are You Being Served? 28 August 2016

: The Andy Williams Show

A new series featuring music and comedy from the world of entertainment starring the internationally popular singing star Andy Williams with this week's guests Ray Charles, Cass Elliot, Lorne Greene, Elton John
(This Week's Sounds: page 13)


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Singer/Pianist: Ray Charles
Singer: Cass Elliot
Guest: Lorne Greene
Singer/Pianist: Elton John
Producer: Allan Blye
Producer: Chris Beard

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Play for Today: Seven Selected Plays: 1: No Trams to Lime Street

A Pop Musical
Book by Alun Owen
Music and lyrics by Marty Wilde and Ronnie Scott
Starring Anthony May as Billy, Rosemary Nicols as Betty, Glyn Owen as Old Cass, Paul Greenwood as Cass, Elian Wyn as Taff, Artro Morris as The Chief, Julia Hand as the Barmaid, Gerard Hely as the Sergeant

"...'No Trams to Lime Street' was a smasher" (Daily Mail)
"A Television adventure... great fun, fresh and very much alive." (Daily Express)
"...Fifty minutes of relaxation." (Daily Mirror)
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Book by: Alun Owen
Music and lyrics: Marty Wilde
Music and lyrics: Ronnie Scott
Music arranged and conducted by: Ken Woodman
Choreography: David Toguri
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Piers Haggard
Billy: Anthony May
Betty: Rosemary Nicols
Old Cass: Glyn Owen
Cass: Paul Greenwood
Taff: Elian Wyn
The Chief: Artro Morris
The Barmaid: Julia Hand
The Sergeant: Gerard Hely
[Actress]: Pat Spencer
[Actress]: Brenda Armstrong
[Actress]: Stella Courtney
[Actress]: Valerie Griffiths
[Actress]: Louanne Richards
[Actor]: Peter Ardran
[Actor]: David Browning
[Actor]: Eddie Connor
[Actor]: George Giles
[Actor]: Colin Griffith
[Actor]: Bernard Jamieson
[Actor]: Joseph Kully
[Actor]: Dickie Martyn
[Actor]: Harry Pitch
[Actor]: Don Vernon
[Actor]: Norman Warwick

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop
A special programme about the Industrial Relations Bill with the latest news in pictures
(What does Carr's bill really mean?: p 11)


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: Factfinder: Farewell the Small Trader


Presenter: Michael Molyneux
Reporter: Ruth Brandon
Producer: Ron Bloomfield

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