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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

(from Birmingham: shown on Sunday)

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

The Welsh 'Pop' Show

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Interval

: Out of School

A preview of programmes for junior schools

1.55 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Circles and Spirals
A series for 9-to-10-year-olds.
The third programme about 'circularity.'
Introduced by Michael Holt

2.15* Science All Around: Fire Senses
A series for 9-to-11-year-olds
This first programme in the series looks at the way animals use their senses.

2.35* A Year's Journey
A series for 9-to-11-year-olds


Presenter (Maths Workshop): Michael Holt
Producer (Maths Workshop): John Cain
Narrator (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle

: * Closedown

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Paul the Hero of the Fire

With Ronald Eyre
Today: Paul the Hero of the Fire
Written and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone


Author/Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone
Storyteller: Ronald Eyre

: Swim with Rolf

Do you want to swim? First take a big breath, then - well Rolf Harris will show you today how to breathe properly in the water and have more confidence when you're swimming.


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Director: Douglas Hespe
Producer: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: The Mole and the Green Star

The Mole is a very tidy little animal especially when it's time for Spring-cleaning.

: Search: Born Wild

Presented by John Craven
Every year farmers are asked to produce more and more animal products but we must not forget that their raw materials are living creatures. How much do we know about the animals in the fields or even about our well-trained dogs? John Craven talks to children from Bath who work with poultry, cattle, sheep and pigs about the training and use of animals to satisfy man's needs.
(from Bristol)


Reporter: Tony Soper
Presenter: John Craven
Producer: David Turnbull

: 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

: The Doctors

Written by Owen Holder
Starring Nigel Stock, Richard Leech, Justine Lord
with Ann Castle, Robert Brown

Celia Thurlow faces a serious charge.
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Owen Holder
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Robert Thurlow: Robert Brown
Meg Owens: Joan Newell
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Helen Brockley: Ann Castle
Walter Hayter: Dennis Edwards
Harry Fisher: Stephen Yardley
Beth Fisher: Helen Cotterill
Mr Butler: Julian Herington
Dr David Owens: Drewe Henley
Mr Moon: Denys Graham
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Leonard Morris: Norman Scace
Gerald DeSoutter: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Edward Brack: Brian Harrison
Dr Cheryl Barnes: Janet Hargreaves

: Star Trek: The Squire of Gothos

When an unknown planet looms into the path of the USS Enterprise it is hardly the time for the helmsman to disappear, and for his successor at the controls to follow suit is somewhat more than inconvenient, especially as he happens to be the Captain.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: De Forest Kelley
Sulu: George Takei
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Teresa Ross: Venita Wolf
Gen Trelane: William Campbell
De Salle: Michael Barrier
Dr Jaeger: Richard Carlyle

: Take Three Girls: Duet for Two Left Feet

by Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham
Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Victoria becomes so absorbed teaching in a little dancing-school that she doesn't notice her effect on one of the pupils.


Writer: Terence Brady
Writer: Charlotte Bingham
Series devised by: Gerald Savory
Music: The Pentangle
Script editor: Mark Lushington
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Michael Hayes
Director: Mark Cullingham
Victoria: Liza Goddard
Lulie: Barra Grant
Jenny: Carolyn Seymour
Assistant: John Leeson
Matthew: Nicholas Clay
Mrs Murdoch: Irene Prador
Mrs Adams: Sheila Raynor
Reggie: Brian Pettifer
Bus conductor: Jason Rose

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson takes a look at April 1951.
Gaitskell's budget... Bevan and Wilson resign... MacArthur sacked... processed whalemeat: 'Wacon'... Richard Dimbleby in London Town.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Robert Dougall


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Sportsnight with Coleman

International Soccer and International Rugby Union

Football action from one of tonight's leading European club fixtures as the three main tournaments reach the first leg of the semi-finals.

Rugby action from the third tour match of the star-studded President's Overseas XV as they meet a South-West XV at the Memorial Ground, Bristol.

David Coleman introduces action, news and interviews from the national and international sports scene.


Presenter/Commentator (Soccer): David Coleman
Television Presentation (Soccer): Alec Weeks
Commentator (Rugby Union): Cliff Morgan
Television Presentation (Rugby Union): Alan Mouncer
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: 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, James Hogg, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose and David Taylor and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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