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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Out of the Past: Arkwright - the Inventor

10.00 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 2

10.25-10.45 Llenyddiaeth: 'Siwan'

11.50-11.25 Scene: Every Day We Dance

11.35 Music Time

: Canu'r Bobol

Songs of the people

: Interval

: Mr Benn: The Cook

Today's Watch with Mother
Told by Ray Brooks.


Story and illustrations: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges: Making Music

2.25 Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Railway Stories: Edward the Blue Engine

by The Rev W. Awdry
Adapted by Dickon Reed
With Ted Ray

(Next week: "Polish Stories" with Sandor Eles)


Author: Rev W. Awdry
Adapter: Dickon Reed
Illustrator: C. Reginald Dalby
Storyteller: Ted Ray
Director: Jeremy Swann
Executive Producer: Anna Home

: Deputy Dawg

D.D. and his friends are on the trail once more and anything can happen.

: Crackerjack 72

Introduced by Michael Aspel
with Syd Little, Eddie Large, Stuart Sherwin, Heather Barbour, Elaine Paige.
Guest artists John Styles, The Barron Knights.
(Book: page 12)


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Comedian: Syd Little
Comedian: Eddie Large
Performer: Stuart Sherwin
Performer: Heather Barbour
Performer: Elaine Paige
Performer: John Styles
Musicians: The Barron Knights
Musicians: Norman Percival and his Orchestra
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Producer: Brian S. Jones

: Sir Prancelot

The adventures of an inventive knight on his journeys to the Crusades.


Voices: Peter Hawkins
Written, drawn and produced by: John Ryan

: London This Week

People, places and events in the news around town.


Editor: Roger Ecclestone

: Tom and Jerry: Mouse in Space

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Virginian: Flash of Darkness

Starring James Drury as The Virginian

Even his pal Trampas thinks The Virginian too hard on the family trio who try his patience, and perhaps the anguish that follows is a form of retribution.


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McLure
Jim Horn: Tim Matheson
Carl Kabe: James Whitmore
Ginny: Pamela McMyler
Tom Kabe: Richard Evans
George Kabe: Berkeley Harris

: Comedy Playhouse: And Whose Side Are You On?

by David and Di Hardie and Terence Edmond.
Starring Patrick Newell as Major Sperling
[with] Tim Barrett as Pomfret, Freddie Earlle as Gaston, Terence Edmond as Lieut Dunkel, John Hollis a Muller
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Writer: David Hardie
Writer: Di Hardie
Writer: Terence Edmond
"Comedy Playhouse" title music by: Ron Grainer
Music: Burt Rhodes
Designer: Pamela Lambooy
Producer: Leon Thau
Major Sperling: Patrick Newell
Pomfret: Tim Barrett
Gaston: Freddie Earlle
Lieut Dunkel: Terence Edmond
Muller: John Hollis
Waitress: Olivia Breeze
Postman: Laurie Webb
Maurice: Roy Evans
Aide: Derek Chafer

: A Man Called Ironside: The Target

A new film series
Starring Raymond Burr as Robert Ironside, Don Galloway as Det-Sgt Brown, Barbara Anderson as Officer Eve Whitfield, Don Mitchell as Mark Sanger
with guest stars Earl Holliman, Vincent Van Patten.

With Ironside's help an ex-convict Gordy Brokaw is given the chance to make a fresh start in life with his young son. But in his job as a demolition expert Gordy is the target for a group of anarchists who want a supply of dynamite....


Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Officer Eve Whitfield: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
[Actor]: Earl Holliman
[Actor]: Vincent Van Patten

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Robert Dougall


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Onedin Line: Blockade

by Allan Prior
starring Peter Gilmore, Anne Stallybrass, Philip Bond, Brian Rawlinson, Howard Lang, Jessica Benton

James is lured by the prospect of high profits into attempting to run the Unionist blockade to the beleaguered Southern states of America during the Civil War.



Writer: Allan Prior
Series devised by: Cyril Abraham
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Ian Watson
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Ben Rea
James: Peter Gilmore
Anne: Anne Stallybrass
Robert: Brian Rawlinson
Albert Frazer: Philip Bond
Mr Baines: Howard Lang
Elizabeth: Jessica Benton
Ferns: Willoughby Goddard
Major Morrison: Donald Douglas
Fergusson: Jeremy Young
Mine Host: Graham Rigby
Smethurst: Michael Sheard
Captain Bullock: James Dyrenforth
Jane Bamber: Juliet Marshall
Crew member: Nicholas Loukes
Bell: Montgomery Brown
Slave: Sam Mansaray

: Come Dancing

at Tiffany's, Glasgow.
(Organised by Mecca Dancing)
Peter West introduces West Scotland v Northern Ireland
with The Tony Brooks Orchestra



Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: The Tony Brooks Orchestra
Compere: Alex Macintosh
Compere: Terry Wogan
Hostess: Libus Montgomery (Miss Scotland)
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Series Producer: Barrie Edgar

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby
with Austin Mitchell
and reports from Bernard Falk, Max Hastings, James Hogg, David Jessel, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose and David Taylor
Special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert Mckenzie
with the latest news in pictures.


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Presenter: Austin Mitchell
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Max Hastings
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Jessel
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Special contributions: Keith Kyle
Special contributions: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Day: Michael Starks
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: The Tough Guys: Alan Ladd: The Glass Key

Also starring Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix

Ed Beaumont, right-hand man of political boss Paul Madvig, finds himself involved in violence and murder when Madvig breaks with his powerful backer.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Stuart Heisler
Ed Beaumont: Alan Ladd
Janet: Veronica Lake
Jeff: William Bendix
Paul Madvig: Brian Donlevy
Opal: Bonita Granville
Taylor Henry: Richard Denning
Nick Varna: Joseph Calleia
Ralph Henry: Moroni Olsen

: Weatherman

followed by Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales) Closedown

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