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: The Herbs

Told by Gordon Rollings.


Narrator: Gordon Rollings

: The White Horses: Business Friend

Uncle Dimitri entertains a prospective client who is not a favourite with Julia.

: Deputy Dawg

: Swim: 7: Diving

Introduced by David Vine
With Steve Still, George Rackham


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Steve Still
Instructor: George Rackham
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Closedown

: Fo a Fe

Welsh comedy series

: Interval

: Along the River



Devised and produced by: Dave Ellison
Devised and produced by: Roy Billings

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Interval

: Out of School

Previews of some future School programmes for children aged 6-13.

1.55 Exploration and Discovery: The Treasure of Tutankhamun
for ages 10-13
Commentary by Gary Watson and Will Leighton

2.15* Exploring Science
for ages 11-13
The story, manufacture and marvels of the microscope.

2.35* Watch!: The Lake
A miscellany for 6-and-7-year-olds.

2.55* Look and Read: The Boy from Space: 6: Where is Tom?
by Richard Carpenter
A reading series for the 7-to-9s.


Narrator (Exploration and Discovery): Gary Watson
Narrator (Exploration and Discovery): Will Leighton
Producer (Exploration and Discovery): Suzanne Davies
Producer (Exploring Science): Michael Coyle
Producer (Watch!): Moyra Gambleton
Writer (Look and Read): Richard Carpenter
Series Editor (Look and Read): Claire Chovil

: * Interval

: Lloyd's of London

A film which takes television viewers behind the scenes of one of the most extraordinary market places in the world - The Risk Market at Lloyd's, where some 300 underwriters sell £3-million worth of insurance cover every working day.


Narrator: Michael Adams
Producer: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: Play School

: Clangers: 1: Flying

What is the secret of the blue star with metal covers on it?


Puppets and settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: Vision On: Boxes

An unusual view of things by Tony Hart, Pat Keysell and Ben Benison
including The Prof, with more ingenious machines by Wilfred Makepeace Lunn, Digger, Cuckoo, Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne

(Send a design for a 'Hallo machine' or an 'Egg-timing machine', or a painting for the 'Gallery' to Vision On, [address removed]. These will be used in the next series and we are sorry we cannot return them, but there's a prize for any that are shown)


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Inventor: Wilfred Makepiece Lunn
Designer: John Bone
Director: Clive Doig
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: News Round

John Craven with rapid reports featuring some of today's unusual events.


Newsreader: John Craven

: Motor Mouse

and It's the Wolf
Motor Mouse leading Autocat on some high-powered cat-and-mouse games and villainous Mildew Wolf casting a hungry eye on Lambsy.

: Hector's House

: Nationwide

News and opinions from the country at large including Weather for your area.
Presented by Michael Barratt and Bob Wellings.


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Reporter: Brian Ash
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Joan Shenton
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Michael Bunck

: Television Top of the Form: Heat 1: South-East: Slough v East Grinstead

Can you keep pace with the young generation as they take up the challenge to become the Top Team of 1972?


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Tomorrow's World

from Australia
Raymond Baxter travels 11,000 miles to the billabongs, iron mountains and coral reefs of Australia which has often been thought of as the land of tomorrow; a country bigger than the USA but with a population only the size of Greater London.
How do emus survive in the arid outback? - first catch your emu!
Is immunisation possible against cancer?
Is sea life on the Great Barrier Reef really in danger?
How rich is a rock of iron?
How to spin a yarn - 10 times faster.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Brian Johnson
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: Hollywood Premiere: The Other Man

Starring Roy Thinnes, Joan Hackett, Arthur Hill, Tammy Grimes.
Drama - mystery - romance in films for today being shown in this country for the first time.

Kathy has everything a wife could wish for, a successful husband, money, a beautiful home. But her husband is away from home a lot....


Writer: Michael Blankfort
Producer: William Frye
Director: Richard A. Colla
Johnny Brant: Roy Thinnes
Kathy: Joan Hackett
Paul: Arthur Hill
Denise: Tammy Grimes
George Dunning: James Gavin
Lt Lorca: Rodolfo Hoyos
Maria Soledad: Zolya Talma
Brant's wife: Linda Burton
Mrs Turley: Anne Collings
Dr Brookner: Bruce Kirby
Mrs Baird: Virginia Gregg
Miss Miller: Julie Foley

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Kenneth Kendall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world.


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The British Empire: Echoes of Britannia's Rule: 13: The Setting of the Sun

An Imperial Story in 13 parts.

After India was granted independence from British rule in 1947 a succession of other countries pressed towards the same goal.
The pace was fastest and most furious in Africa.
In 1957 the Colonial Empire in Africa was intact - ten years later it had disappeared - except for rebel-administrated Rhodesia, and Swaziland - soon to be independent. In those ten years, 12 African States had gained their independence and joined the Commonwealth.
Where there had been little or no white settlement the process was comparatively painless, but wherever the British presence had held the balance - as between European and African in Kenya - withdrawal was to prove more difficult. In these cases, British soldiers were called in to play as vital a role in the dissolution of Empire and its transformation into a new multi-racial Commonwealth, as they had in its creation.
A BBCtv/Time-Life co-production. Line Up discussion Friday BBC2
Commentary written by James Cameron
(Cartoon reproduced by permission of Punch)


Narrator: Robert Hardy
Series Editor: Max Morgan-Witts
Script Editor: Gordon Watkins
Series Research Consultant: Dr. Cameron Hazlehurst
Assistant Series Editor: Dominic Flessati
Series Unit Manager: Barry Toovey
Film Cameraman: Butch Calderwood
Film Editor: Colin Moffat
Commentary Writer: James Cameron
Producer: Anthony Isaacs

: Film 72

Barry Norman previews and reviews the week's new films and talks to Garson Kanin about his book Tracy and Hepburn, and to John Kobal about next week's season of German films of the 30s at the NFT.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Interviewee: Garson Kanin
Interviewee: John Kobal
Producer: Granville Jenkins

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: The Quiet Waters

Between Alresford and Winchester lies the valley of the Itchen, full of water meadows, fishermen, trout, watercress and small, grand houses. But if the planners have their way, part of it will soon be crossed by a huge motorway.
In this film, Patrick O'Donovan, who lives near the valley, takes a personal look at its past and present and speculates about its future.


Presenter: Patrick O'Donovan
Producer: Hugh Pitt

: Weatherman

: Medicine Today: Fungal Infections of the Skin

12.17 National and Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales): Closedown


Producer: Ron Bloomfield
Series Editor: Michael Garrod

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