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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Out of the Past: Through Other Eyes

10.0 Look and Read: The Boy from Space: 8
by Richard Carpenter

10.25-10.45 The Growth of Modern Wales: The New Agrarian Revolution
Presented by John Darran
(For Schools in Wales)

11.5-11.25 Scene: What Do I Like About Tommy?

11.35 Music Time


Writer (Look and Read): Richard Carpenter
Presenter (The Growth of Modern Wales): John Darran
Director (The Growth of Modern Wales): J. 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: Automatic Machines

Today's Watch with Mother



Narration: Richard Baker
Narration: Isobel Ryan

: News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Racing from Ascot

2.30 The Kirk and Kirk Steeple-chase Handicap (3 miles)
3.5 The Donovan Drewery Memorial Hurdle Race (2 1/2 miles)
3.35 The Bingley Novices Hurdle Race (Div 3) (2 miles)



Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5
(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: Scottish Stories: The Escape

With Wendy Wood
Adapted and directed by Daphne Jones

(Next week: "The Cruise of the Happy-Go-Gay" with George Benson)


Illustrator: Bernard Blatch
Adapted by/Director: Daphne Jones
Executive Producer: Anna Home
Storyteller: Wendy Wood

: Boss Cat: King for a Day

(Colour) [Repeat]

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel, ably assisted by Basil Brush, introduces your television requests, and they talk to Ian Johnson of Bachelor Father.



Presenter: Michael Aspel
Guest: Ian Johnson
Producer: Granville Jenkins

: Magic Roundabout

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 whole 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: Eileen

A new film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

Needless to say, Trampas is quite taken by an attractive girl who comes to Shiloh for a stay.
Unfortunately, however, she is taken by someone else, much to everyone's dismay.


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Clay Grainger: John McIntire
Elizabeth Grainger: Sara Lane
Eileen Linden: Debbie Watson
Peter Bowers -: Richard van Vleet
Brady: Don Wilbanks
Hutton: Donald Barry

: Now Look Here...

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


Writer: Barry Cryer
Writer: Graham Chapman
Signature Tune: Denis King
Incidental Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Producer: Bill Hitchcock
Ronnie: Ronnie Corbett
Mother: Madge Ryan
Keith: Richard O'Sullivan
Sally: Linda Hayden
Col Sutcliffe: Donald Hewlett
Miss Blyton: Pat Hamilton
Judy: Julia Goodman
Girl: Marilyn Harrington

: Sound of Laughter: 10: They Did It Their Way

Introduced by Frank Muir from the National Film Theatre.

Laurel and Hardy, W. C. Fields, Burns and Allen, The Marx Brothers, and Buster Keaton, provide examples of their own highly individual style of comedy.
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 Robert Dougall


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Onedin Line: Salvage

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

The Charlotte Rhodes, badly damaged by violent storms, is foundering. Callon makes it a race for salvage.



Writer: Michael J. Bird
Series devised by: Cyril Abraham
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Viktors Ritelis
James: Peter Gilmore
Anne: Anne Stallybrass
Gallon: Edward Chapman
Robert: Brian Rawlinson
Albert Frazer: Philip Bond
Daniel Fogarty: Michael Billington
Elizabeth: Jessica Benton
Baines: Howard Lang
Edmund Callon: James Warwick
Sarah: Mary Webster
Agnes Bascombe: Paula Wilcox
Jack Littlejohn: Frederick Arle
Barman: John Rapley
Crew member: Salvin Stewart
Crew member: John Lyons

: 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

Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: The Tough Guys: Richard Widmark: Pickup on South Street

Also starring Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter

Pickpocket Skip McCoy steals a girl's wallet on the New York subway and finds both the FBI and communist agents more than anxious about its contents.
Richard Widmark began his film career with perhaps the most chilling of all movie gangster characterisations - the sniggering psychopath in Kiss of Death.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Director: Samuel Fuller
Skip McCoy: Richard Widmark
Candy: Jean Peters
Moe: Thelma Ritter
Capt Dan Tiger: Murvyn Vye
Joey: Richard Kiley
Zara: Willis B. Bouchey
Winoki: Milburn Stone
MacGregor: Henry Slate
Enyart: Jerry O'Sullivan
Dietrich: Harry Carter
Police Station clerk: George E. Stone
Ponton: George Eldredge
Police Commissioner: Stuart Randall

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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