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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Science Session: Faster Cars

10.0 Look and Read: The Boy from Space: 3: The Man in the Sand-pit
by Richard Carpenter

10.25-10.45 Growth of Modern Wales: Building Railways: David Davies

11.5-11.25 Scene: Are You Certain?

11.35 Music Time


Writer (Look and Read): Richard Carpenter

: Interval

: International Golf: The Piccadilly World Match Play Championship 1971: The Semi-Finals

Played over The West Course, Wentworth, Surrey.

The autumnal tints of Wentworth's famed acres provide the very individual setting for this most individual of golf tournaments.
Commentators on the action at the opening and closing holes of this morning's play are: Henry Longhurst, Peter Alliss, Mark McCormack and Harry Carpenter


Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Commentator: Peter Alliss
Commentator: Mark McCormack
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Produced for television by: Alan Mouncer
Produced for television by: A.P. Wilkinson

: Mary, Mungo, and Midge: The Crane

Today's Watch with Mother
Mary lives with her parents at the top of a tall block of flats in a busy town. Her friends are Mungo, her wise old dog, and Midge, a very inquisitive mouse.


Pictures, animation and production: John Ryan

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Racing and Golf

Racing from Ascot
2.30 The Tankerville Nursery Stakes Handicap (7 furlongs)
3.0 The Wyndham Stakes Handicap (2 miles)
3.30 The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (6 furlongs)
4.0 The Marlborough House Stakes (Old mile)

International Golf: The Semi-Finals of the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship 1971
Four of the world's most illustrious golfers are this afternoon contesting the final stages of the two matches which will provide the finalists of this £25,000 Tournament.


Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Interviewer (Racing): Julian Wilson
TV presentation (Racing): Bob Duncan
Commentator (International Golf): Henry Longhurst
Commentator (International Golf): Mark McCormack
Commentator (International Golf): Peter Alliss
Commentator (International Golf): Harry Carpenter
Produced for television by (International Golf): Alan Mouncer
Produced for television by (International Golf): A.P. Wilkinson

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Grimble: Baketh Beanth in Barthelona... and a Spanish Omelette

With Clement Freud

Grimble stories were specially written for Jackanory by Clement Freud
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

(Next week: 'The Escape of Charles II' with Maurice Roeves)


Writer/Storyteller: Clement Freud
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Director: Jeremy Swan
Producer: Daphne Jones
Series Producer: Anna Home

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your television requests.
This week's guest: Percy Thrower gives some advice to budding gardeners.
Send your letters to Ask Aspel, [address removed]


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Guest: Percy Thrower
Producer: Granville Jenkins

: Boss Cat: The Long Hot Winter

A film cartoon series about the gang of alley cats captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Boss Cat.

Officer Dibble is tricked into giving the gang shelter for what seems to be the longest winter he has ever known.

: 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

Raymond Baxter introduces a weekly report on the fast-changing world of science, medicine and technology that will alter tomorrow. With James Burke


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: William Woollard
Reporter: Michael Rodd
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: The Virginian: Death Wait

A new film series starring James Drury as The Virginian


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
David Sutton: David Hartman
Elizabeth: Sara Lane
Grant Buchanan: Harold J. Stone
Case Buchanan: Clyde Ventura
Lorne Buchanan: Murray MacLeod
Ellen Jones: Sheila Larkin
Jory Kincaid: Conlan Carter

: Under and Over

Written by David Climie and Austin Steele
Starring The Bachelors: Con Cluskey, Dec Cluskey, John Stokes
with Tommy Godfrey as Landlord, Ronnie Stevens as Aubrey, Stephanie Heesom as Susan

One of the Sunday colour supplements features the boys 'at home' - with drastic domestic and financial consequences.


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
Landlord: Tommy Godfrey
Aubrey: Ronnie Stevens
Susan: Stephanie Heesom
Mrs Mulligan: Elizabeth Begley
Murphy: Robert Bridges
Quinn: Frank Carson
Inland Revenue man: David Kirk

: Sound of Laughter: 4: Hawks and Doves

Scenes from the early comedy talkies introduced by Frank Muir from the National Film Theatre, London

American comedy can be brash, or it can be smooth, hawkish or doveish. In this programme, the hawks are The Marx Brothers, Bob Hope, and The Ritz Brothers. The doves are Bing Crosby and Robert Benchley.
(A BBCtv production in association with Raymond Rohauer)


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

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Robert Dougall


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Show Jumping from the Horse of the Year Show 1971

featuring tonight The Sunday Times Cup
Total prize money of £750 is at stake in this competition which is open only to those riders who have qualified at some 16 regional British Shows throughout the season, and those who have been placed in Official International Horse Shows during 1971.
Introduced by David Vine


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented for television by: Alan Mouncer
Presented for television by: David Kenning

: 24 Hours

Presented by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: David Dimbleby

: Kyung-Wha Chung

The young Korean violinist makes her British television concert debut playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
with the London Symphony Orchestra, leader John Georgiadis
Conductor Andre Previn
The programme includes Brahms's Variations on a theme of Haydn
Introduced by Michael Flanders


Presenter: Michael Flanders
Violinist: Kyung-Wha Chung
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Georgiadis
Conductor: Andre Previn
Designer: Don Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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