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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Science Session: Looking at Cars
Is it a means of transportation, a status symbol or a toy? The car can be all of these things and a lot more besides.
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.

10.0 Look and Read

10.25-10.45 Growth of Modern Wales: John Wilkinson, Ironmaster
Written and produced by Elwyn Thomas.
This short play presents John Wilkinson as one of the leaders, in North Wales, of the Industrial Revolution in the second half of the 18th century.

11.5-11.25 Scene

11.35 Music Time


Presenter (Science Session): Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy
Writer/producer (Growth of Modern Wales): Elwyn Thomas
Designer (Growth of Modern Wales): Pauline Harrison
[Actor] (Growth of Modern Wales): John Garvin
[Actor] (Growth of Modern Wales): Ray Handy
[Actor] (Growth of Modern Wales): Alan Downer
[Actor] (Growth of Modern Wales): John Wilkinson

: Closedown

: Dyfal Donc

Welsh quiz

: Interval

: The Herbs

Today's Watch with Mother
Told by Gordon Rollings.


Narrator: Gordon Rollings

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Racing from Ascot

2.30 The Miss Selfridge Stakes (6 furlongs)
3.5 Mateus Rose Stakes Handicap (7 furlongs)
3.40 The Trollope and Colls Stakes (2 miles)
4.10 The Leadenhall Stakes Handicap (11 miles)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Brer Rabbit Stories: Brer Fox and the Little Rabbits

Adapted and directed by Daphne Jones
With Earl Cameron



Adapted by/Director: Daphne Jones
Pictures: Carol Jones
Series Producer: Anna Home
Storyteller: Earl Cameron

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your television requests.
Send your letters to Ask Aspel, [address removed]


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Producer: Granville Jenkins

: The Partridge Family: The Sound of Money

A new comedy film series
starring Shirley Jones

...music to the ears of the mercenary motorist bumped by the family bus - but see what ensues when he sues!



Mrs Shirley Partridge: Shirley Jones
Keith: David Cassidy
Laurie: Susan Dey
Danny: Danny Bonaduce
Chris: Jeremy Gelbwaks
Tracy: Suzanne Crough
Rueben Kincaid: David Madden

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: National News

and Weather

: London This Week

People, places, and events in the news around town


Editor: Roger Ecclestone

: Tomorrow's World

A special edition from France
As the crucial decision on Britain's entry to the Common Market approaches, Raymond Baxter examines the progress in science and technology of our powerful future European partners or competitors - the French.
From the Pyrenees: a furnace powered by the sun.
From Marseilles: stopping a heart attack before it happens.
From the Loire: hens lay eggs with tougher shells.
From Provence: an artist who sculpts in concrete.
From Toulouse: will the European Airbus be the plane for your holiday in 1974?


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: William Woollard
Reporter: Michael Rodd
Producer: Richard Collin
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: The Virginian: Big Tiny

A new film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

Ever gallant towards the fair sex, David agrees to a feigned engagement to fend off the lady's too-fervent admirer - but that was before he had sized up the disappointed suitor.


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
David Sutton: David Hartman
Martha Carson: Julie Sommars
Tiny Morgan: Roger Torrey

: Under and Over: Group Activities

Written by David Climie and Austin Steele
Starring The Bachelors: Con Cluskey, Dec Cluskey, John Stokes
A day at Royal Ascot
[with] Robert Keegan as Lord Brentwood, Tommy Godfrey as Landlord, Dan Meaden as Humphrey
[and] Therese McMurray, Tony Sympson, Natalie Kent, Martin Carroll, Olwen Brookes, Pamela Manson
(Tony Sympson is in 'Fiddler on the Roof' at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)


Writer: David Climie
Writer/Producer: Austin Steele
Music Associate: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Chris Thompson
Director: Roger Race
Con: Con Cluskey
Dec: Dec Cluskey
John: John Stokes
Lord Brentwood: Robert Keegan
Landlord: Tommy Godfrey
Humphrey: Dan Meaden
Pamela: Therese McMurray
[Actor]: Tony Sympson
[Actress]: Natalie Kent
[Actor]: Martin Carroll
[Actress]: Olwen Brookes
[Actress]: Pamela Manson

: Sound of Laughter: 2: America, America

Introduced by Frank Muir

American comedy stars, with Burns and Allen, Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields, Robert Benchley
A BBC production in association with Raymond Rohauer


Presenter/Script: Frank Muir
Film Consultant: Raymond Rohauer
Film Editor: Eddie Wallstab
Producer: Richard Evans

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: It's a Knock-Out!: Jeux sans Frontieres

The International Final transmitted on the Eurovision network from Essen, Germany.
Teams from the following seven countries compete for the Eurovision Trophy
Great Britain: Blackpool
Belgium: Ostend
France: Le Mans
Germany: Offenburg
Holland: Alphen du Rhin
Italy: Riccione
Switzerland: Willisan

Introduced by Camillo Felgen and Tim Elstner
International referees Genaro Olivieri and Guido Pancaldi

Programme presented by the West German Television Service



Presenter: Camillo Felgen
Presenter: Tim Elstner
International referee: Genaro Olivieri
International referee: Guido Pancaldi
Commentator: David Vine
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Referee: Arthur Ellis
Producer: Barney Colehan

: 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


Presenter: David Dimbleby

: All in the Family: Writing The President

The top-spot award-winning new comedy series adapted by Norman Lear from the favourite BBC series "Till Death Us Do Part" created by Johnny Speight

Archie is shocked and furious when he discovers that Mike has had the impertinence to write a letter of complaint to President Nixon - and from Archie's address at that. It is an insult to the commander-in-chief. What is more, it might dishearten him.

Starring Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker, Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker, Rob Reiner as Mike Stivic, Sally Struthers as Gloria Stivic, Michael Evans as Lionel Jefferson
(from the USA)


Adapted from "Till Death Us Do Part" by: Johnny Speight
Adapted by/Producer: Norman Lear
Director: John Rich
Archie Bunker: Carroll O'Connor
Edith Bunker: Jean Stapleton
Mike Stivic: Rob Reiner
Gloria Stivic: Sally Struthers
Lionel Jefferson: Michael Evans

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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