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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Wildlife of the Arctic

10.0 Europe on the Move: Linkoping - A Boom Town

10.25-10.45 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Number Patterns

11.0 Watch!: Tower Blocks: 2

11.18 Discovering Science: Air as a Gas

11.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Advertising

: Closedown

: Dressmaking: 2: The Basic Dress and Coat

with Ann Ladbury
Ten programmes based on a three-piece outfit specially designed for the series.

(first shown on BBC2 last Monday)
(Publication: page 15)


Presenter: Ann Ladbury
Programme arranged by: Iris Furlong
Director: Charles Pascoe
Series Producer: Sheila Innes

: Interval

: O'r Crud i'r Bedd

Religious discussion

: Interval

: Pogles' Wood: Strong Music

Today's Watch with Mother

: News

1.53 Interval


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: For Schools, Colleges: Scene: £60 Single, £100 Return

A play by Bill Lyons
With Simon Ward, Roy Holder, Margery Mason, Ken Jones, Jean Boht, Sally Faulkner, Kent Walton


Writer: Bill Lyons
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Pots: Simon Ward
Des: Roy Holder
Mrs Bray: Margery Mason
Mr Potter: Ken Jones
Mrs Potter: Jean Boht
Jo: Sally Faulkner
TV commentator: Kent Walton

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Escape of Charles II: The Three Colonels

with Maurice Roeves
Today: The Three Colonels


Storyteller: Maurice Roeves

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
Today John makes history as the first British tourist to set foot on Thor Heyerdahl 's world-famous Kon-Tiki raft.


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

: Ivanhoe: 5: The Hostage

by Sir Walter Scott
Dramatised in 10 parts by Alexander Baron

Rebecca has taken the wounded Ivanhoe on a journey to York. De Bracy has become enamoured of Rowena.


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Producer: Campbell Logan
Producer: John McRae
Director: David Maloney
Black Knight: Bernard Horsfall
Friar: Barry Linehan
Locksley: Clive Graham
de Boeuf: Michael Brennan
Sir Rrian: Anthony Bate
de Bracy: Roger Bizley
Athelstane: Inigo Jackson
Cedric: Peter Dyneley
Gurth: Graham Weston
Wamba: Hugh Walters
Miller: Michael Napier-Brown
Rowena: Clare Jenkins
Isaac: John Franklyn Robbins
Rebecca: Vivian Brooks
Ivanhoe: Eric Flynn
Urfried: Anne Blake
Oswald: Esmond Webb

: Nationwide

News and opinions from the country at large and, in particular, Your Region Tonight
(including Regional Weather)
co-ordinated by Michael Barratt, Bob Wellings


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Tom and Jerry: His Mouse Friday

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.

: Owen MD: A Little Place in the Country: Pt 2

by Cyril Abraham
starring Nigel Stock
with Joan Newell and Tony Steedman

"It can not only tell to a fine degree how much alcohol you have consumed, but it can also damn near pick out the label on the bottle"

(from Birmingham)


Writer: Cyril Abraham
'Sherpa' trained by: Sal Keegan
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Joan Craft
Dr Thomas Owen: Nigel Stock
Meg Owen: Joan Newell
Dr Jim Fletcher: Alan Moore
Heather Mason: Anne Penfold
Laura Hunter: Maggie Hanley
Geoffrey Winter: Tony Steedman
Alice Winter: Hilda Braid
Elkan Wright: Barry Keegan
Jenny Wright: Lois Baxter
Roy Emerson: Ken Hutchison
Miss Philips: Kate Brown
Mr Clarke: Ben Aris
Sgt Davis: Clifford Cox
Harry Pye: Ronald Mayer

: 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
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Johnny Stewart

: Bachelor Father: 5: Not in front of the Children

Written by Richard Waring
Suggested by the life story of Peter Lloyd Jeffcock
starring Ian Carmichael
with Sonia Dresdel, Diana King, John Ringham

Norah's 'on-off' wedding is finally saved by the children...



Writer: Richard Waring
Suggested by the life story of: Peter Lloyd Jeffcock
Signature music: Eric Rogers
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Graeme Muir
Peter Lamb: Ian Carmichael
Mother: Sonia Dresdel
Ben: Ian Johnson
Christopher: Kevin Moran
Donald: Andrew Bowen
Anna: Briony McRoberts
Ginny: Jacqueline Cowper
Jo: Geraldine Cowper
Norah: Diana King
Victoria: Anne Jameson
Florrie: Barbara Leake
Desmond: John Ringham

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

Conceived, written and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Also appearing Carol Cleveland

Now for something completely different - classics night at Monty Python. Beethoven, Shakespeare, Mozart, Colin Mozart (his son), they're all there.


Conceived, written and performed by: Graham Chapman
Conceived, written and performed by: John Cleese
Conceived, written and performed by/Animations: Terry Gilliam
Conceived, written and performed by: Eric Idle
Conceived, written and performed by: Terry Jones
Conceived, written and performed by: Michael Palin
[Actress]: Carol Cleveland
Designer: Richard Hunt
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Play for Today: Traitor

by Dennis Potter
Starring John Le Mesurier as Adrian Harris
with Jack Hedley as James, Neil McCallum as Blake, Diana Fairfax as Lady Emma, Vincent Ball as Simpson and Lyndon Brook as Sir Arthur Harris

(Cover story: page 6)


Writer: Dennis Potter
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Alan Bridges
Adrian Harris: John Le Mesurier
James: Jack Hedley
Blake: Neil McCallum
Lady Emma: Diana Fairfax
Simpson: Vincent Ball
Sir Arthur Harris: Lyndon Brook
Little Adrian: Sean Maddox
Thomas: Jon Laurimore
Schoolmaster: John Saunders
Michaelov: Richard Marner
Duty clerk: Terence Bayler
Craig: John Quentin

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Memories of Play for Today 15 October 2017

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Conference Report 71

Robin Day and Alan Watson at the Conservative Party Conference.


Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Alan Watson
Producer: Michael Cockerell
Editor: Margaret Douglas

: Weatherman; Regional News, Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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