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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Out of the Past
Immigrants to Britain
10.0 Look and Read The Boy from Space by RICHARD CARPENTER 6: Where is Tom?
10.25-10.45 The Growth of Modern Wales
Modern Industry 1: Heavy Industry
(For Schools in Wales)
11.5-11.25 Colour Scene: Solo
11.35 Music Time


Unknown: Richard Carpenter

: Closedown

: Canu'r Bobol

Songs under discussion

: Interval

: Mary, Mungo, Midge: Clocks

Today's Watch with Mother


Music: Johnny Pearson

: News

Weatherman BERT FOORD


Unknown: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

Making Music

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory

Stanley Lambchop was quite an ordinary boy except for one thing: Stanley was four feet tall, about a foot wide and only half-an-inch thick!
Illustrated by QUENTIN BLAKE
Adapted and directed by JEREMY SWAN Executive producer ANNA HOME


Illustrated By: Quentin Blake
Directed By: Jeremy Swan
Producer: Anna Home

: Boss Cat: All that Jazz

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

For once Boss Cat seemed to have met his match, but this turns out to be a benefit for Benny.

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your television requests. This week's guest Leonard Nimoy
Mr Spock of Star Trek
Send your letters to Ask Aspel, BBC Television Centre, London, W12


Introduces: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Leonard Nimoy
Unknown: Mr Spock
Producer: Granville Jenkins

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


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 invention that could prove revolutionary ... the idea engineers knew had to work ... the design of shapes to come ... on the whole fast-changing world of science, medicine and technology that will alter tomorrow. with James Burke Reporters


Introduces: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: James Burke
Reporters: William Woollard
Unknown: Michael Rodd
Producers: Brian Johnson
Producers: Richard Collin
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: The Virginian

Brand-new adventures of the foreman from Shiloh and his friends as they ride the ranges of the Great American West. A film series starring
The Ordeal
Trampas finds it irksome to act as nursemaid to the spoilt son of a wealthy family sent to Shiloh in the hope it will make a man of him, but in the end it's The Virginian who has most cause for complaint.


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Elizabeth: Sara Lane
Scott Austin: Robert Pine
Morgan: Michael Masters
Harper: Harper Flaherty
Minnie: Jennifer Gan

: Now Look Here...

Starring Ronnie Corbett
Written by Graham Chapman and Barry Cryer


Writer: Graham Chapman
Writer: Barry Cryer
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Music: Denis King
Lighting: Peter Winn
Sound: John Holmes
Costume: Mary Woods
Make-up: Elizabeth Rowell
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Bill Hitchcock
Ronnie: Ronnie Corbett
Mother: Madge Ryan
Keith: Richard O'Sullivan
Miss Blyton: Pat Hamilton
Sutcliffe: Donald Hewlett
Mr Sherlock: Geoffrey Russell
[Actress]: Sue Bond
[Actor]: David Richardson
[Actor]: Keith Smith
[Actor]: Cyril Cross

: Sound of Laughter

Scenes from early comedy talkies introduced by Frank Muir from the National Film Theatre, London
8: Situations
THE MARX BROTHERS, ROBERT BENCHLEY , DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS , EDWARD EVERETT HORTON , and W. C. FIELDS are among this week's American comedians providing examples of situation comedy.
Script by FRANK MUIR
A BBCtv production in association with Ravmond Rohauer
(W. C. Fields - Hollywood's oddest man out: page 23;


Introduced By: Frank Muir
Unknown: Robert Benchley
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks
Unknown: Edward Everett Horton
Script By: Frank Muir
Unknown: Raymond Rohauer
Producer: Richard Evans
Unknown: Ravmond Rohauer

: Nine O'Clock News

presented by Richard Baker with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather


Presented By: Richard Baker

: The Onedin Line: High Price

by Cyril Abraham
starring Peter Gilmore, Anne Stallybrass and Edward Chapman, Brian Rawlinson, Philip Bond, James Hayter, Howard Lang, Michael Billington, Jessica Benton.
James Onedin slowly struggles to build up his fleet of sailing ships.
First he needs a warehouse - but as always the price is high.


Writer: Cyril Abraham
Series devised by: Cyril Abraham
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Jeremy Bear
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Viktors Ritelis
James: Peter Gilmore
Robert: Brian Rawlinson
Gallon: Edward Chapman
Baines: Howard Lang
Irish immigrant: Chris Gannon
Drayman: Kenneth Waller
Captain Webster: James Hayter
Anne: Anne Stallybrass
Ada Gamble: Nicolette Roeg
Mrs Arkwright: Heather Canning
Miss Simmonds: Hilda Braid
Elizabeth: Jessica Benton
Daniel Fogarty: Michael Billington
Albert Frazer: Philip Bond
Ethel: Ann Tirard
Midwife: Pat Beckett

: Talkback

with Michael Barratt
The chance to put your own views on some of the weeks most controversial television programmes to the people who made them.


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Producer: Margaret Douglas

: 24 Hours

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy 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 with special contributions from
Producer of the day GORDON WATTS Editor PETER PAGNAMENTA


Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: David Lomax
Unknown: Tom Mangold
Unknown: Barrie Penrose
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Keith Kyle
Unknown: Robert McKenzie
Unknown: Gordon Watts
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: The Tough Guys: Alan Ladd

in This Gun for Hire
The first of a season of films starring some of Hollywood's most famous tough guys. Also starring
Veronica Lake Robert Preston Laird Cregar
There has rarely been a tougher movie characterisation than Alan Ladd 's cold, unemotional hired killer in this film adaptation of a Graham Greene story.
As well as being the film that made Ladd a star it was the first in his short but very successful partnership with the glamorous
Veronica Lake. Another of their successes The Glass Key can be seen later in the season.


Unknown: Veronica Lake
Unknown: Robert Preston
Unknown: Laird Cregar
Unknown: Alan Ladd
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Veronica Lake.
Producer: Richaro M. Blumenthal
Director: Frank Tuttle
Baven: Alan Ladd
Ellen Graham: Veronica Lake
Lt Michael Crane: Robert Preston
Willard Gates: Laird Cregar
Alvin Brewster -: Tully Marshall
Senator Burnett: Roger Imhof
Tommy: Marc Lawrence

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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