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: On the Farm

Today's Watch with Mother
A pig named Priscilla comes to live on the farm.


Filmed by: Len Newson

: Champion the Wonder Horse

Champion is the leader of a herd of wild horses, and Ricky is the only human he trusts absolutely

: Adventures of Parsley


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: Canoe: 4: Slalom

Recorded during a competition organised by the Manchester Canoe Club at the Serpent's Tail on the River Dee at Llangollen, North Wales.
Introduced by John Earle.


Presenter: John Earle
Director: John Vigar
Producer: John Dobson

: Magic Roundabout

Written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Closedown

: Tresarn

Welsh serial by Islwyn Ffowc Elis
(English transmitters only; first shown on BBC Wales)


Writer: Islwyn Ffowc Elis

: Interval

: Joe: Joe and the big family

Today's Watch with Mother
Story by Alison Prince.


Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Good Sailing: 6: Round the Island

A detailed look at the 1968 race from start to finish.
Introduced by Jack Knights.


Presenter: Jack Knights
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: The Countryman

A magazine programme about the British countryside.
Introduced by Duncan Carse who takes us down the River Arun in Sussex.
Michael Canney travels north to the Tyne Valley, home of Thomas Bewick, 18th-century wood engraver; Geoffrey Weaver visits the RSPB Bird Reserve at Minsmere, Suffolk, to track down Eric Hosking - a bird photographer extraordinaire.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Duncan Carse
Presenter: Michael Canney
Presenter: Geoffrey Weaver
Wildlife Photographer: Eric Hosking
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Working with Youth

In-Service Education Project for Teachers and Youth Workers
Different aims - different approaches
What assumptions do Youth Workers make about young people? What are they trying to achieve, and how? To find out, we look at a traditional Boys' Club, and a young people's 'night club.'
(Book, price 50p: see page 58)


Producer: Roger Tonge
Series Producer: Roger Owen

: Play School

: Jackanory: Folk Tales from the West: The Spriggan of St Ives

by Eileen Molony
With Francis Monk
Today: 'The Spriggan of St Ives'


Author: Eileen Molony
Storyteller: Francis Monk
Pictures: Bernard Blatch

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


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

: Boss Cat: Dibble Breaks the Record

The whole gang strive to keep Dibble on his feet when he appears to be about to win a long service record.

: Hector's House

: National News

and Weather

: Nationwide

News and opinions nationally and in your area tonight including local Weather presented by Michael Barratt and Bob Wellings


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Tom and Jerry: Barbecue Brawl


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Spy Trap: A Visit from Hamburg: 2

by Robert Barr
[Starring] Paul Daneman, Julian Glover

Saunders and Rankin have left the hotel. The mission has begun...
(A further story begins next Wednesday)


Writer/Serial devised by: Robert Barr
Script Editor: Simon Masters
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Ken Hannam
Marie Hansen: Isla Blair
Det-Supt Clark: Peter Welch
Det-Insp Williams: Eric McCaine
Commander Ryan: Paul Daneman
Commander Anderson: Julian Glover
Lieutenant Saunders: Prentis Hancock
Rankin: Jon Laurimore
Commander McCall: David Healy
Judith Fallon: Fleur Chandler

: 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?: 4: Mr Drake has Visitors

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

While Inspector Hook is still trying to pin the murder of Tina Kent on Brigadier Binghop, Mr Drake has ample cause to be certain that the killer is someone in Mrs MacPherson's Chelsea house. But who?


Writer: David Pursall
Writer: Jack Seddon
Theme Music: Ron Goodwin
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Gillian Howard
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Producer: Graeme Muir
Phineas Drake: Arthur Lowe
Samantha Preston: Jill Allen
Sillitoe: Arthur Howard
Mrs MacPherson: Sheila Keith
Tony Holland: Philip Dunbar
Helen Hunter: Vicki Woolf
Julian Tomkin: Christopher Owen
Fanny Templer: Petronella Barker
Brian Gower: John Nolan
Boutique owner: Leslie Lawton
Yasmin: Yvette Vanson
Inspector Hook: Dudley Foster
Det-Sgt Watson: Anthony Sagar
Policeman: Peter Gale
Brigadier Austin Binghop: Richard Hurndall
Warder: Alister Williamson

: The French Way: New Wine and Hard Times

On the edge of the mountains - the approach of winter - the picking of grapes, the cattle making their long, slow, sad walk from summer pastures high on the Aubrach down to the valleys.
(from Bristol)


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

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The Long Distance Piano Player

by Alan Sharp
Another chance to see this Play for Today


Writer: Alan Sharp
Piano played by/"Marathon" and "Got to be free" composed and sung by: Ray Davies
Piano played by: Fiachra Trench
The Piano Player: Ray Davies
Ruth: Lois Daine
Jack Burnshaw: Norman Rossington
Alf: James Hazeldine
Old man: Bert Palmer
Old man: John Barrett
Macey: Ken Hutchison
Youth: Gary Aflalo
Youth: Michael Grady
Youth: Christopher Strain
Reporter: Michael Francis
Audience: Kathleen Heath
Audience: Lilian Padmore
Audience: Verne Morgan

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: Mistress of Hardwick: 1: They Expect a New Queen

Scenes from an Elizabethan life by Alison Plowden.

(shown on Sunday)


Writer: Alison Plowden

: Weatherman

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

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