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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Science All Around: Flour
Introduced by Fergus O'Kelly

10.0 Music Time

10.25 Gweld a Siarad
Cyfres newydd i blant 10 oed sy'n dysgu Cymraeg fel ail iaith A berdaugleddau
Ymweliad a'r harbwr a'r aber.
Cyflwynwyr mari GRIFFITH
Cynhyrchydd ILLTYD LEWIS
(I Ysgolion Cymru: Seeing, Speaking)

10.50 Words and Pictures: (A): The Animals in the Ark
by John Tully

11.10 Discovering Science: What is Life?

11.35 British Social History: Women's Rights: Goods and chattels
Commentary by Robin Ray


Presenter (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Presenter (Music Time/Gweld a Siarad): Mari Griffith
Presenter (Music Time): Ian Humphris
Producer (Music Time): John Hosier
Producer (Music Time): Moyra Gambleton
Unknown: Frank Lincoln
Writer (Words and Pictures): John Tully
Narrator (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): Jill Sheppard

: Closedown

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

The Welsh 'Pop'

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: What? about Health

What are viruses? How does immunisation work? Who made the first loo?
The first of five quizzes
Introduced by Bob Holness


Presenter: Bob Holness
Producer: Peter Baker

: Interval

: Racing from Ascot

2.45 Garter Stakes (5 furlongs)

3.20 Victoria Cup (7 furlongs)

3.50 Paradise Stakes (2 miles)



Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: * Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Children Who Stayed Behind: The Armoured Car

by Bruce Carter
With Ann Morrish
Today: The Armoured Car


Author: Bruce Carter
Storyteller: Ann Morrish

: Swim with Rolf

Can you swim? - then perhaps you'd like to dive.
Rolf Harris shows you a simple way to learn and gives advice on different sorts of dives. Rolf has a great interest in encouraging young people to take to the water and believes that example and demonstration play a big part in learning to swim.


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

: The Mole at the Zoo

A cartoon film in which the Mole encounters the King of Beasts for the very first time.

: Search: On The Road

Reporter Anne Nightingale
with John Craven

A look at the life of nomads today including gipsies, tramps, circus families and pop groups. Can this wandering way of life survive the motorway age? John Craven talks to children from Gordano School, Portishead, near Bristol.
From Bristol


Reporter: Anne Nightingale
Interviewer: John Craven
Producer: David Turnbull

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and 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 including the finals of Cook of the Realm 1971 from the Television Theatre.
Fourteen housewives will cook the meal of their lives for Ronnie Corbett, Hattie Jacques, The Rt Hon Ernest Marples, MP, and Katie Boyle
Introduced by Stuart Hall


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter (Cook of the Realm 1971): Stuart Hall
Judge (Cook of the Realm 1971): Ronnie Corbett
Judge (Cook of the Realm 1971): Hattie Jacques
Judge (Cook of the Realm 1971): The Rt Hon Ernest Marples
Judge (Cook of the Realm 1971): Katie Boyle
Editor: Michael Bunce

: The Doctors

Written by Max Marquis
Starring Nigel Stock
with Pauline Yates, Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Dr Thomas Owens gives evidence in the Thurlow case.
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Max Marquis
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Joan Craft
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr David Owens: Drewe Henley
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Gerald DeSoutter: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Walter Hayter: Dennis Edwards
Celia Thurlow: Pauline Yates
Police Constable: Nicholas Brent
Robert Thurlow: Robert Brown
Edward Brack: Brian Harrison
Beth Fisher: Helen Cotterill
Usher: Maurice Quick
Clerk of the Court: Raymond Farrell
Judge: Geoffrey Edwards
Meg Owens: Joan Newell
Dr Western: Angus MacKay
Dr Cheryl Barnes: Janet Hargreaves
Mr Barclay: Leonard Trolley
Josee Erlander: Rula Lenska

: It's a Knock-Out!: Barrow-in-Furness v Kendal

The 1971 inter-town contest

The winner will represent Great Britain in Solothurn, Switzerland, on 6 August.
Tonight's programme introduced from Barrow-in-Furness by David Vine and Eddie Waring
Referee Arthur Ellis


Presenter: David Vine
Presenter: Eddie Waring
Referee: Arthur Ellis
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Ian Smith
Producer: Barney Coleran

: Take Three Girls: Kitsch, or Protocols in a Chinese Laundry

by Robert Muller
[Starring] Carolyn Seymour as Jenny, Liza Goddard as Victoria, Barra Grant as Lulie
Starring Bob Monkhouse as Sidney Barnes
with Angela Baddeley as Jenny's mother

Daydreaming about a millionaire who could sweep her off her feet, Jenny is stunned when this apparently starts coming true.
(Bob Monkhouse appears by arrangement with ATV Network Ltd).


Writer: Robert Muller
Series devised by: Gerald Savory
Music: The Pentangle
Script Editor: Mark Lushington
Designer: Gillian Howard
Director: Michael Hayes
Jenny: Carolyn Seymour
Victoria: Liza Goddard
Lulie: Barra Grant
Sidney Barnes: Bob Monkhouse
Jenny's mother: Angela Baddeley
Gordon: Julian Holloway
Jackie: Zoe Wanamaker
Barman: Paul Lindley
Workman: John Scott Martin
Editor: Wilfrid Carter
Herbert Kalb: Alan Gerrard

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson takes a look at June 1951
We imported Argentine beef, exported Burgess and Maclean, a Jaguar won at Le Mans, Jim Peters won the Marathon, King Farouk married an 18-year-old bride.


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

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Sportsnight with Coleman

International Heavyweight Boxing: Jack Bodell (Great Britain) v Bill Drover (Canada)
Bodell, former British heavyweight champion and the next fighter to challenge Joe Bugner for his British title, meets the 26-year-old, Scots-born Canadian who has won 36 of his 43 fights.
Drover's last fight forced Bugner to a surprise draw - a fight seen live on Sportsnight with Coleman. The main fight of the evening from promoter Mike Barrett's Royal Albert Hall bill.

David Coleman introduces action and news from home and abroad.


Presenter: David Coleman
Boxer: Jack Bodell
Boxer: Bill Drover
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Television presentation (Boxing): Bob Duncan
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: A Party Political Broadcast: Report to the People

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(Also on BBC2)

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: The Strange Case of Rudolf Hess

Narrated by John Stockbridge.

An investigation into the unsolved mystery of a man's mind... a strange secret man who was the central figure in one of the most extraordinary episodes of the Second World War.

Rudolf Hess landed by parachute in wartime Scotland on Saturday night, 10 May 1941. He was then Deputy Fuehrer of Nazi Germany at the height of its power; today he is the last Nazi leader left in prison at Spandau, West Berlin. The questions posed by his mysterious flight and his subsequent behaviour remain unanswered, locked in Hess's mind. His curious actions were attributed to mental unsoundness. But were his symptoms and loss of memory merely a sustained and successful hoax?

Victor Beaumont plays Hess in a special reconstruction of his wartime captivity in Britain. This sequence is based entirely on Army medical records and Hess's own writings.
His unusual story is also told with archive film and eyewitness accounts.



Writer: Correlli Barnett
Narrator: John Stockbridge
Producer: Harry Hastings
Rudolf Hess: Victor Beaumont

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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