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: On the Farm

Today's Watch with Mother
Lucy and Robert see a baby calf and all the other cows on the farm.
Story told by Keith Barron.


Narrator: Keith Barron

: The White Horses: Buried Treasure

Julia discovers that truffles, although not so precious as gold, still have possibilities.

: Deputy Dawg

D.D. and his friends are on the trail and anything could happen.

: Swim: 9: Synchronised Swimming

In the last programme of this series David Vine investigates the newest form of water sport. With Dawn Zajac and Doris Rackham from the National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, London.


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Dawn Zajac
Instructor: Doris Rackham
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Closedown

: Tresarn

Welsh serial by Islwyn Ffowc Elis


Writer: Islwyn Ffowc Elis

: Interval

: Joe: Joe Moves House

Today's Watch with Mother
Story by Alison Prince.
A Q3 Production


Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Tom and Jerry: Little Quacker

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Harlem Globetrotters: Hooray for Hollywood

The first of an action-packed cartoon series, starring Meadow Lark, Curly and the rest of the zany, world-famous basketball team.

The Globetrotters have to take a hand when ex-Hollywood star Reggie Lovermore tries to make a big come-back to the screen.

: Racing at Aintree

The first day of the Liverpool Spring Meeting.

2.30 The Lancashire Hurdle Race (over 2 miles and about 100 yards)

3.05 The Topham Trophy Handicap Steeplechase (over 2 miles 6 furlongs
of the Grand National course)

3.40 The 92nd Union Jack Stakes (over 1 mile)

4.10 The Liverpool Foxhunters Steeplechase (over 2 miles 7 furlongs of the Grand National course)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Commentator: Julian Wilson
Commentator: John Hanmer
Interviewer: Peter Bromley
Producer: Dennis Monger
Producer: Alan Mouncer
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Clangers: 3: The Chicken

Most chickens are mild and friendly, or would like to be.


Puppets and settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Hector's House

The adventures of Hector the Dog.

: Nationwide

News and opinions including Weather for your area


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Spy Trap: The Contact: Episode 2

by Robert Barr
[Starring] Paul Daneman, Julian Glover

"At the moment, Gibbs, you have only one friend in the world - me..."
(A further story begins next Wed.)


Writer/Serial devised by: Robert Barr
Script Editor: Simon Masters
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
James Gibbs: Chris Tranchell
Maid: Betty Kyprianou
Receptionist: Patricia Trueman
Det-Insp Williams: Eric McCaine
Det-Supt Clark: Peter Welch
Commander Ryan: Paul Daneman
Lieut Saunders: Prentis Hancock
Third Officer Fielding: Jacqueline Hurst
Cmdr Anderson: Julian Glover
Rankin: Jon Laurimore

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Tony Blackburn
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: It's Murder, But Is It Art?: 3: Mr Drake and Ars Gratia Artis

A comedy-thriller serial in six parts by David Pursall and Jack Seddon
Starring Arthur Lowe
with Dudley Foster, Arthur Howard, Sheila Keith, Anthony Sagar

In an effort to clear Brigadier Binghop of suspicion of having murdered Tina Kent, Mr Drake cons his way into the house where she lived. But Inspector Hook is still gathering evidence against the Brigadier.


Writer: David Pursall
Writer: Jack Seddon
Theme Music: Ron Goodwin
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Graeme Muir
Mrs MacPherson: Sheila Keith
Phineas Drake: Arthur Lowe
Sillitoe: Arthur Howard
Samantha Preston: Jill Allen
Tony Holland: Philip Dunbar
Fanny Templer: Petronella Barker
Julian Tomkin: Christopher Owen
Helen Hunter: Vicki Woolf
Brian Gower: John Nolan
Metropolitan policeman: John Hughes
Det-Sgt Watson: Anthony Sagar
Inspector Hook: Dudley Foster
Barman: John Charnley
PC: Norman Mitchell
Small boy: Philip Baldwin

: The French Way: Frenchman's Holiday

A lighthearted journey from the mountains to the plain - down the Dordogne.



Narrator: Eric Thompson
Writer/Director: Colin Rose
Producer: Michael Croucher

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Emma's Time

Another chance to see this play by David Mercer.
[Starring] Michele Dotrice as Emma, Andrew Keir as Robert Kelvin, Peter Vaughan as Sladek, Ian Holm as Mark Lang.

In the last of three plays that charted the dissolution of a 'great European writer' his young mistress tries to disentangle his memory from her life.


Writer: David Mercer
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Alan Bridges
Emma: Michele Dotrice
Robert Kelvin: Andrew Keir
Sladek: Peter Vaughan
Mark Lang: Ian Holm
Michael: John Quentin
Arnold Crail: Norman Scace
Jane Wooller: Pauline Yates
Emma's mother: Elizabeth Kentish
Emma's father: Jack May
Kelvin's mother: Mary Merrall
Charlie: John Sharpe
Ruth: Kay Newman

: 24 Hours

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: The Railway King: The Rise and Fall of George Hudson

Although to some he was the man who single handed created the country's railway system, he was involved in a classical financial scandal and died neglected.


Script: Peter Hawkins
Producer: John Mapplebeck
Narrator: Alf Peacock
Hudson: Joseph O'Conor
Prosecuting Barrister: Duncan Morris

: Weatherman

followed by National and Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales): Close

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