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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Science Session: Babies and Children
Commentary by Sarah Ward

10.0 Look and Read: The Boy from Space: 7
by Richard Carpenter

10.25-10.45 The Growth of Modern Wales: Modern Industry: 2: Light Industry
Presented by John Darran
(For Schools in Wales)

11.5 Scene: Mates

11.35 Music Time


Narrator (Science Session): Sarah Ward
Director (Science Session): Mike Harrison
Writer (Look and Read): Richard Carpenter
Presenter (The Growth of Modern Wales): John Darran
Director (The Growth of Modern Wales): Mervyn Williams
Producer (The Growth of Modern Wales): Elwyn Thomas

: Closedown

: Canu'r Bobol

Songs of the people and their background

: Interval

: Mary, Mungo, Midge: Mungo Lost

Today's Watch with Mother



Pictures, animation and production: John Ryan

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Racing from Cheltenham

2.40 Cheltenham Steeplechase Stakes (Handicap) with £1,000 added to a sweepstakes over 3 miles, 1 furlong and a few yards

3.15 Borough Steeplechase, a plate of £650 over 2 miles

3.45 Cowley Novices' Hurdle (Div 2), a plate of £650 over 3 miles


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Jon Skolmen

: Jackanory: When Marnie Was There: 5: The Book

by Joan G. Robinson
Adapted by John Prowse
With Ann Bell

(Next week: "Scottish Stories" with Wendy Wood)


Author: Joan G. Robinson
Adapted by: John Prowse
Photographer: Jimmy Matthews-Joyce
Producer: Daphne Jones
Executive Producer: Anna Home
Storyteller: Ann Bell

: Boss Cat: Dibble's Birthday

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

The Gang rebel when TC tries to turn the Sergeant's birthday into a benefit for himself.

: Ask Aspel

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


Presenter: Michael Aspel
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: Man Under the Sea

Special edition
Raymond Baxter reports from the South of France on man's exploration of the cold, dark, high pressure world under the sea; and research that could make France world leader in the international race to exploit the riches of the oceans.
Featuring: underwater telephones and homing devices; survival in the intense deep sea cold; year-round farming of sea bream-at a profit; anchoring a giant tanker at an off-shore terminal; new homes for fish-in old cars!; Cousteau's latest seabed submarine.


Reporter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: William Woollard
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: The Virginian: The Land Dreamer

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 James Drury as The Virginian

With the sheriff shot and Trampas out of action, it looks like a lynching in Medicine Bow and The Virginian partly to blame.


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Clay Grainger: John McIntyre
David Sutton: David Hartman
Hosea McKinley: James Olson
Ellen McKinley: Cloris Leachman
Jack Welles: Don Krancks
Amos Waralow: Lord Rainey

: Now Look Here...

Written by Barry Cryer and Graham Chapman
Starring Ronnie Corbett
with Madge Ryan as Mother, Richard O'Sullivan as Keith

Ronnie flies the nest to try a little bird watching. The world seems to be beckoning him, but is it just a rude gesture?


Writer: Barry Cryer
Writer: Graham Chapman
Signature Tune: Denis King
Incidental Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: Bill Hitchcock
Ronnie: Ronnie Corbett
Mother: Madge Ryan
Keith: Richard O'Sullivan
Colonel Sutcliffe: Donald Hewlett
Miss Blyton: Patricia Hamilton
Tracey: Helen Fraser

: Sound of Laughter: 9: Tales of Woe

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

Gracie Fields, Flanagan and Allen, George Formby, Stanley Lupino, Max Baer, Will Hay and John Mills all get involved in various misfortunes
A BBCtv production in association with Raymond Rohauer


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

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Onedin Line: Catch as Can

by Alun Richards
starring Peter Gilmore, Anne Stallybrass
and Edward Chapman, Brian Rawlinson, Philip Bond, Howard Lang, Michael Billington, Jessica Benton

James sails home to yet more money problems. Elizabeth cannot decide whether to marry Frazer or Fogarty.



Writer: Alun Richards
Series devised by: Cyril Abraham
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Jeremy Bear
Director: Peter Graham Scott
James: Peter Gilmore
Anne: Anne Stallybrass
Callon: Edward Chapman
Mr Watson: Clifford Cox
Edmund Callon: James Warwick
Elizabeth: Jessica Benton
Sarah: Mary Webster
Robert: Brian Rawlinson
Albert Frazer: Philip Bond
Fogarty: Michael Billington
Baines: Howard Lang
Captain: Nicholas Brandon Brady
Bully Hayes: Michael Brennan
Pilot: Alan Hockey
Aunt Letitia: Damaris Hayman
Pocock: Frank Littlewood

: Talkback

with Michael Barratt
The chance to put your own views on some of the week's television programmes to the people who made them.


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Producer: Margaret Douglas

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: David Dimbleby

: The Tough Guys: Cagney and Raft in Each Dawn I Die

Reporter Frank Ross is hot on the trail of a story which links the District Attorney with a construction company scandal - and getting too close to the truth. So he has to be put out of the way...

James Cagney, sometimes called the best gangster of them all, made his first big impact as a tough guy in Public Enemy in 1931 and was at the height of his popularity when he made this hard-hitting indictment of political corruption and prison abuses, in which he plays the crusading journalist and leaves the gangster part to another well-known tough guy - George Raft.

(This Week's Films: page 11)


Director: William Keighley
Frank Ross: James Cagney
'Hood' Stacey: George Raft
Joyce: Jane Bryan
John Armstrong: George Bancroft
Meuller: Stanley Ridges
Carlisle: Alan Baxter
Grayce: Victor Jory
Lang: Willard Robertson
'Fargo Red': Maxie Rosenbloom
Dale: Edward Pawley

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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