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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Out of the Past: Standing Stones

10.0 Look and Read: The Boy from Space

10.25-10.45 The Growth of Modern Wales: Developing Coal: David Davies
Written and produced by Elwyn Thomas
The growth of the coal industry in the Rhondda Valleys in the second half of the 19th century
With David Garfield, Ieuan Rhys Williams, Brinley Jenkins, Conrad Evans

11.5 Scene

11.35 Music Time


Writer/Producer (The Growth of Modern Wales): Elwyn Thomas
Designer (The Growth of Modern Wales): Donald Homfray
[Actor]: David Garfield
[Actor]: Ieuan Rhys Williams
[Actor]: Brinley Jenkins
[Actor]: Conrad Evans

: Closedown

: Thomas Gwynn Jones 1871-1949

Feature on Thomas Gwynn Jones

: Interval

: Mary, Mungo, Midge: The Letter

Today's Watch with Mother


Narration: Richard Baker
Narration: Isabel Ryan

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Racing from Kempton Park

2.45 Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle (2 miles)
3.15 Koko Steeplechase (3 miles)
3.45 Free Fare Handicap Hurdle (3 miles)



Commentator: Julian Wilson
Commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Bob Duncan

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Escape of Charles II: Escape and Return

Adapted for television by Denise Cremona
With Maurice Roeves

(Next week: "Stories from Yorkshire" with Keith Barron)


Adapted by: Denise Cremona
Pictures: Paul Birkbeck
Pictures: Graham McCallum
Director: Angela Beeching
Producer: Daphne Jones
Series Producer: Anna Home
Storyteller: Maurice Roeves

: Boss Cat

with his friends Benny the Ball, Choo Choo, Fancy Fancy, and, of course, The Brain, hatch out another scheme to bring about the downfall of Officer Dibble.

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your television requests
This week's guest: Ann Moore, the current Ladies European showjumping champion
Send your letters to: Ask Aspel, [address removed]


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Guest: Ann Moore
Producer: Granville Jenkins

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: 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: Last Grave at Socorro Creek

A new film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

The Virginian has more than an old infatuation to fight against when untangling the truth of a murderous intrigue against a family of friends.


The Virginian: James Drury
Bill Burden: Larry Ward
Danny Burden: Kevin Coughlin
Kate: Ellen McRae
Four-Eyes: Steve Ihnat
Carl Luther: Lonny Chapman
Sam Blount: Mills Watson
Dave Owens: Ed Prentiss

: Under and Over

Written by David Climie and Austin Steele
Starring The Bachelors: Con Cluskey, Dec Cluskey, John Stokes
[with] Robert Keegan as Lord Brentwood, Tommy Godfrey as Landlord, Paddy Joyce as Da
[and] Ritchie Stewart, Robert Bridges, Simon Barclay, Simon Cord

The Bachelors have skipped home for the All-Ireland Hurling Finals. Unfortunately, the first person they meet is their boss and one lie leads to another...


Writer: David Climie
Writer/Producer: Austin Steele
Music Associate: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Director: Roger Race
Con: Con Cluskey
Dec: Dec Cluskey
John: John Stokes
Lord Brentwood: Robert Keegan
Landlord: Tommy Godfrey
Da: Paddy Joyce
[Actor]: Ritchie Stewart
[Actor]: Robert Bridges
[Actor]: Simon Barclay
[Actor]: Simon Cord

: Sound of Laughter: 5: The Men from the Music-Halls

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

George Formby, Stanley Lupino (above), Syd Walker, Jimmy O'Dea, Albert Burdon, Gracie Fields, Flanagan and Allen, Claude Hulbert and Will Hay all started life in music-hall or variety and carried over lots of their routines into films.
Films by courtesy of EMI Elstree Studios Ltd, and the National Film Archive


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

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Richard Baker with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world.


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Onedin Line: The Wind Blows Free

by Cyril Abraham
starring Peter Gilmore, Anne Stallybrass, Edward Chapman, Brian Rawlinson, Philip Bond, Howard Lang, James Hayter, Jessica Benton
James Onedin is anxious to purchase the schooner, Charlotte Rhodes. Her owner Captain Webster refuses James's offer. However, the Captain has a daughter ...
(A Head of Steam: page 9)


Writer: Cyril Abraham
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Cameraman: Peter Hall
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Associate Producer: John Fabian
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: William Slater
James: Peter Gilmore
Anne: Anne Stallybrass
Robert: Brian Rawlinson
Elizabeth: Jessica Benton
Sarah: Mary Webster
Baines: Howard Lang
Albert Frazer: Philip Bond
Callon: Edward Chapman
Captain Webster: James Hayter
Braganza: Cyril Shaps
Mrs Furlong: Maureen Nelson
Agnew: John Kidd
Drummond: Robert Gillespie
Captain Davies: Edward Dentith
Butcher: Declan Mulholland
Clerk: Reg Matthews

: Tommy Steele in Search of Charlie Chaplin

A musical journey
Tommy Steele steps back in time to the London of the early 1900s to explore the poverty and the hilarity that influenced the boy who would become the greatest clown in the world.
Written by Tommy Steele
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Presenter/Writer: Tommy Steele
Music arranged and conducted by: Peter Knight
Producer: John Gibson

: 24 Hours

: Conference Report 71

Robin Day and Alan Watson at the Conservative Party Conference


Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Alan Watson

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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