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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Full Circle
The last of three sex education programmes for 8-and-9-year-olds.

10.0 Science Session: Animals in Research

10.25-10.45 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: On Reflection
Introduced by Michael Holt

11.0 Watch!: The Willow Pattern Plate Story

11.18 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: Round the Bend
Introduced by Jim Boucher


Presenter (Maths Workshop: Stage 1): Michael Holt
Producer (Maths Workshop: Stage 1): John Cain
Presenter (Maths Workshop: Stage 2): Jim Boucher
Producer (Maths Workshop: Stage 2): Peter Weiss

: Closedown

: Disgybl Ydwyf

Master and Pupils

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Chigley: Willie Munn

For the very young
This place is in Trumptonshire and contains a factory, a handmade pottery, a stately home and a vintage steam railway.



Music: Freddie Phillips

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Wimbledon 1971: The Lawn Tennis Championships

Direct from the All England Club

BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the best of the fourth day's play in the world's greatest Open Championship.

Dan Maskell, Jack Kramer, Peter West, Bill Knight and Emlyn Jones report on the top matches on the Centre Court and No 1 Court.
Harry Carpenter in the Wimbledon studio provides a complete service of the day's news.


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Bill Knight
Commentator: Emlyn Jones
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan
Television Presentation: Fred Viner
Television Presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Television Presentation: Brian Venner
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Clangers: Music

by Oliver Postgate
Music hath charms ... and it grows well too, which is fortunate because the soup-dragon ate most of it.


Writer: Oliver Postgate

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


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

: The Unenchanted Princess

Edward Everett Horton, the famous American humorist, gives his version of the fairy tale.


Narrator: Edward Everett Horton

: Wacky Races

Dick Dastardly makes another villainous attempt to win.

: Hector's House

The adventures of Hector the Dog.

: Your Region Tonight

followed by Regional Weather
(London only: Nationwide in Colour)

: Wimbledon 1971: The Lawn Tennis Championships

Harry Carpenter introduces the final transmission of the day direct from the All England Club, and reviews the highlights, news and all the results of the fourth day's play.
(Match of the Day: BBC2, 10.5 pm)


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Bill Knight
Commentator: Emlyn Jones

: Tom and Jerry: Tee for Two


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Tony Blackburn
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Production: Mel Cornish

: Z Cars: Territory

by P.J. Hammond
Starring John Slater, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Jack Carr

A man quietly enjoying the local playground, a crowd noisily enjoying the local pub. Elsewhere work, activity... police activity.


Writer: P.J. Hammond
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Morris Barry
Moss: John Baldwin
Pianist: Stanley Kilburn
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Bowman: John Swindells
John North: Oliver Cotton
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
PC Covill: Jack Carr
Frank: Peter Regan
Cyril: David Jackson
Park-keeper: Cyril Kent
Albert North: Kevin Brennan
Mrs Quilley: Natalie Kent
Superintendent: Ken Haward
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
Cabaret artist: Trevor Moreton
Inspector: John Scholes
Christine North: Pauline Cunningham

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Play for Today: There is also Tomorrow

by Hugo Charteris
with Glyn Houston as Ronald Sutherland, Jean Harvey as Cynthia Sutherland, Ann Penfold as Sally Sutherland, David Burke as Len.

Col. Sutherland, about to retire as CO of a nuclear missile regiment, is shocked to see his daughter Sally on TV - taking part in a student demonstration.



Writer: Hugo Charteris
Designer: Tony Abbott
Script Editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: John MacKenzie
Ronald Sutherland: Glyn Houston
Cynthia Sutherland: Jean Harvey
Sally Sutherland: Ann Penfold
Len: David Burke
Izzy: Neville Smith
Joe: Luke Hardy
Rosemary: Geraldine Sherman
Henry: John Nettleton
Bill Morgan: Kenneth Farrington
Major: Alec Ross
John Sutherland: Christian Comber
Guitarist: John Bull
Student: Willie Jonah
Student: Robert Wilde
Newsreader: Corbet Woodall
NCO: Alistair Maclane
Hall porter: John Bayer
Interviewer: Peter Macann
MP: Raymond Farrell
American: Michael Sloan
American: Jerry King
American: James Allan
Chinese: Cecil Cheng
Chinese: Richard Woo

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented 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


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Max Hastings
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor

: Stress

with The Scaffold
What kind of life do you lead? Are you placid, gentle, unambitious, or rushing, pushing and on your way to the top?
The Scaffold investigate why it's not what you eat but what's eating you that's so important.


Presenters/Performers/Words and music: The Scaffold
Director: Francis Fuchs
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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