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: Eden Neu Uffem?

The Future of Man

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Garden

Story by Alison Prince.



Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: African Legends: Lenki and the Well

With Charles Hyatt
Today: Lenki and the Well


Storyteller: Charles Hyatt

: Vision On

Sense and Nonsense with Tony Hart and Pat Keysell who introduces it also for deaf children with Ben Benison
The Prof, The Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne
The Vision On Gallery

(Anyone under 16 can send in paintings for the 'Gallery' and there is a prize for any that are shown. Address them to 'Vision On,' [address removed]. We are sorry we cannot return paintings.)


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

A series of comedy cartoons featuring the Wacky Races favourite, Dick Dastardly, commander of the notorious Vulture Squadron, helped by his companion, Muttley.

: Hector's House

The adventures of Hector the Dog, Zaza the Cat, not forgetting next-door-neighbour Mrs Kiki Frog.

: 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
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Assistant Editor: Phil Sidey
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Television Top of the Form: Tenth Anniversary: Heat Eight: North: Ormskirk v Harrogate

The coveted Owl of Wisdom trophy is the goal of 16 schools ranging from the Islands of Orkney to the Dorset coast, in an anniversary series of this popular competition.
'Quick's the word and sharp's the action' in this quiz.
Question-master Geoffrey Wheeler


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Tom and Jerry: Little School Mouse

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Best of Sellers: A Shot in the Dark

A season of films displaying the many-sided talents of Peter Sellers.
Tonight starring with Elke Sommer
and George Sanders, Herbert Lom

A parlourmaid is accused of shooting her lover at the home of her wealthy employer and Inspector Clouseau is assigned to the case. His unusual - and blundering - methods leave a trail of unsolved murders in his wake and drive his superior to distraction. The film marks Peter Sellers's second appearance as Inspector Clouseau, the supremely incompetent French detective first seen in The Pink Panther.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Blake Edwards
Insp Jacques Clouseau: Peter Sellers
Maria Gambrelli: Elke Sommer
Benjamin Ballon: George Sanders
Chief Insp Charles Dreyfus: Herbert Lom
Dominique Ballon: Tracy Reed
Hercule Lajoy: Graham Stark
Francois (Dreyfus's assistant): Andre Maranne
Henri Lefarge: Douglas Wilmer
Maurice: Martin Benson
Kato: Burt Kwouk

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Civilisation: 10: The Smile of Reason

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

'The smile of reason... it seems to us shallow - we've got into deep water in the last 50 years... but it didn't preclude some strongly held beliefs-belief in natural law, belief in justice, in toleration, in humanitarianism.'
The sensible, sophisticated men and women who met in the salons of 18th-century Paris wanted to change society. In the end they got more of a change than they had bargained for. The polite reunions in those elegant salons became precursors of revolutionary politics. Kenneth Clark's theme takes him from great palaces like Blenheim and Versailles, to Edinburgh, and to the hills of Virginia where Thomas Jefferson made his home in the 1760s.
This 'Civilisation' series is assuredly one of the greatest things BBC television has vet done. (Sutton and Cheam Advertiser)
reached heights of verbal and visual felicity which left one limp with admiration. (Sunday Times)


Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Stills photography director: Ann Turner
Director/producer: Michael Gill
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: Where was Spring?

With Eleanor Bron, John Fortune


Writer/Comedian: John Fortune
Writer/Comedian: Eleanor Bron
Music: The North Kensington Festival Wind Ensemble
Arranged and directed by: Stanley Myers
Design: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own.



Presenter: Robert Robinson
Presented by: Will Wyatt

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Weatherman

: Medicine Today: A Discussion on Inspection of a Newborn Baby and Foetal Growth

A series for doctors

followed by Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales); Closedown


Production: David Allen

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