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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Science All Around: Eggs and Seeds

10.0 Music Time

10.25 Gweld a Siarad: Margam
Yr hen harbwr a'r harbwr newydd, a'r gwaith dur sy'n sefyll gyferbyn a'r hen abaty. Cyflwynwyr Mari Griffith Frank Lincoln
Cynhyrchydd Illtyd Lewis
(I Ysgolion Cymru: Seeing, Speaking)

10.50 Words and Pictures: (A): The Magic Pin

11.10 Discovering Science: How Do Living Things Develop?

11.35 British Social History: Women's Rights

12.0 New Horizons: The Immigration Bill


Narrator (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
Presenter (Gweld a Siarad): Frank Lincoln
Producer (Gweld a Siarad): Illtyd Lewis

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

The Welsh 'Pop' Show

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

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

Five quizzes about you and your health, introduced by Bob Holness. The third deals with mental well-being.


Presenter: Bob Holness
Producer: Peter Baker

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: Richard the Lion-heart: Richard is Crowned

with Alfred Lynch



Storyteller: Alfred Lynch

: Heidi and Peter: Part 2

Heidi's invalid friend, Klara, who lives in Frankfurt, comes to spend a summer holiday with her in the Alps.
Story told by Gary Watson


Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller
Heidi: Elsbeth Sigmund
Alpoehi: Heinrich Gretler
Peter: Thomas Klameth

: Search: Runaway World

Reporter Derek Waring
with John Craven

Who cares about the world of tomorrow? Derek Waring looks at the disappearing countryside, the towns built for motor cars and high-rise flats and talks to winners of the Shell/Nature Conservancy Competition from Newbury.


Reporter: Derek Waring
Presenter: John Craven
Producer: David Turnbull

: Hector's House

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

: National News

and Weather

: 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 Richard Leech
with Geoffrey Bayldon

Dr Barnes becomes involved with a patient of Dr Thomas Owens.



Writer: Elaine Morgan
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Timothy Combe
Dr Cheryl Barnes: Janet Hargreaves
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Harry Fisher: Stephen Yardley
Beth Fisher: Helen Cotterill
Mr Moon: Denys Graham
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Marilyn Lane: Caroline John
Philip Lane: Ray Lonnen
Petra Wood: Helen Fraser
Dr David Owens: Drewe Henley
Terry Sadler: Jestyn Phillips
Father Bazetey: Geoffrey Bayldon
Meg Owens: Joan Newell
Helen Brockley: Ann Castle

: It's a Knock-Out!: Prestwick v Falkirk

The 1971 inter-town contest of skill and strength

The winner will represent Great Britain in the Eurovision Competition to be held in Vichy, France, on 27 August.
Tonight's programme introduced from Prestwick 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 Colehan

: The Good Old Days

Old-time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds
(by arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
Jimmy Edwards a music lesson from the 'Prof' - maestro of the trombone
Eira Heath your favourite singer
Frank Carson the funny man from Northern Ireland
Barry Kent sophisticated singer from London's West End
The Square Pegs close harmony singing trio
Ted Durante and Hilda the funniest strong man act you've ever seen
Jumping Jack on the trampoline
Chairman Leonard Sachs



The 'Prof': Jimmy Edwards
Singer: Eira Heath
Comedian: Frank Carson
Singer: Barry Kent
Singers: The Square Pegs
Strongman act: Ted Durante and Hilda
Trampolinist: Jumping Jack
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson takes a look at August 1951.
Richard Stokes went to Persia; PC 49 to Korea; Terry-Thomas to the Radio Show. Sir Thomas Beecham was insulted by the BBC and train passengers were bitten by 'bug-like insects.'


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

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Sportsnight with Coleman: The European Heavyweight Championship

Joe Bugner (Heavyweight champion of Europe, Great Britain and the Commonwealth) v Jurgen Blin (Official European Boxing Union challenger from Germany)
Promoter Harry Levene's heavyweight championship of Europe from the Empire Pool, Wembley.
Joe Bugner defends the European crown he won on March 17 when he outpointed Henry Cooper in a controversial 15-round contest.
Jurgen Blin's record is 39 fights, 26 victories, 6 draws and 7 defeats. He has won 5 of his victories inside the distance.

(Sportsnight: part 2 at 10.15 pm)


Boxer: Joe Bugner
Boxer: Jurgen Blin
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(also on BBC2)

: Sportsnight: Part 2: England v Malta

from Wembley Stadium
England's third Soccer International in the European championships, having beaten Malta 1-0 in Valletta and Greece 3-0 at Wembley last month.

(Great week for sport: page 3)


Commentator: David Coleman
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks
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, Max Hastings, 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: Max Hastings
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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