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: For Schools, Colleges

9.15 Engineering Craft Studies: Using materials

9.38 History 1917-71: Lenin's revolution

10.0 Music Time

10.25-10.45 Hwnt ac Yma: Traeth
(For Welsh Schools: Here and There)

11.0 South America: Contrasts

11.23 Words and Pictures: Sam on Boffs' Island: Part 12

11.40 A Year's Journey: A castle in Wales

12.5 Avventura: 12
A 25-part course in Italian for beginners and near-beginners


Unknown: Cyflwynwyr Caryl Williams
Unknown: John Ogwen
Unknown: Cynhyrchwyr R. Dilwyn

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

With Bob Langley
and Weatherman Jack Scott



Presenter: Bob Langley
Weatherman: Jack Scott
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Watch with Mother: On the Farm

A flock of sheep and their lambs in the mountains of Wales come down to the farm to have their coats cut.
Story told by Keith Barron


Narrator: Keith Barron

: Made in Britain

: Interval

: For Schools, Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Current Affairs

2.30 Twentieth-Century Focus: Advertising: Fair Persuasion?

: Interval

: The Sunday Debate: Crime and Punishment: 3

Presented by Robin Day


Presenter: Robin Day

: Interval

: Deputy Dawg

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Tommy Mac: The New Leaf

by Margaret Stuart Barry
with Norman Rossington



Author: Margaret Stuart Barry
Storyteller: Norman Rossington

: Thursday's Child: Part 5: Rain in the Night

by Noel Streatfeild
Adapted for television in six parts by John Tully

After a scene with Matron, Margaret, Peter and Horatio have escaped from the orphanage and are working as leggers on a canal boat.


Author: Noel Streatfeild
Adapted by: John Tully
Music composed and conducted by: Tom McCall
Arranged by: Alfred Ralston
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
PC Perkins: Arthur Blake
Ma Smith: Susan Field
Peter Beresford: Simon Gipps-Kent
Margaret Thursday: Claire Walker
Captain Smith: Will Stampe
Horatio Beresford: David Tully
Lord Corkberry: Peter Williams
Lady Corkberry: Sonia Graham
Filbert: Edwin Brown
Mrs Smedley: Brenda Cowling
Mrs Tanner: Joy Harington
Lavinia Beresford: Gillian Bailey
Clara: Jill Reddick
Jem: Kit Daniels
Miss Snelston: Caroline Harris
Miss Jones: Anne Pichon
Matron: Althea Parker

: Screen Test

Michael Rodd introduces another edition of this film quiz game.
This week's contestants come from Leicester and Nottingham and will be looking at scenes from: Ticket to Tomahawk, Flash the Sheep Dog, The Great Waltz, The Sword in the Stone.


Presenter: Michael Rodd
Director: Des Sissons
Producer: John Buttery

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: National News

with Richard Whitmore
and Weather



Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

Look North, South Today, Look East, Midlands Today, Points West and Spotlight South West bringing you news and views in your region tonight
(including Regional Weather)
Presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings
(Regional details as Monday)


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Ask the Family

A contest in speed and wits between families from all over the United Kingdom
Introduced by Robert Robinson
The Astles Family from Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire v The Smith Family from Pinner, Middlesex
Repeated next Tuesday
(Book 25p: see page 62)
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Contestants: The Astles Family
Contestants: The Smith Family
Designer: Stephen Brownsey
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Tomorrow's World

Raymond Baxter with reporters William Woollard, Michael Rodd presents a weekly report on the important and intriguing work of engineers, doctors, industrialists and research scientists in Britain and abroad: work which will change the shape of your life tomorrow.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: William Woollard
Reporter: Michael Rodd
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: Richard Collin
Editor: Dick Gilling

: Now Look Here

Written by Barry Cryer and Graham Chapman
Starring Ronnie Corbett
with Rosemary Leach as Laura and Donald Hewlett as Col Sutcliffe

In this new series Ronnie is now married, works in an insurance office and has all the problems common to most of us. Where to go for the holidays? Why isn't the boss more appreciative? What will the new man at the office be like? Why doesn't Mother stop complaining that she has no grandchild?
Tonight's problem is Mother. The first story finds her visit becoming more and more permanent, and both Ronnie and Laura have had enough. The only way to cut short her prolonged stay, it seems, is to invite round a few guests of whom Mother will disapprove...


Writer: Barry Cryer
Writer: Graham Chapman
Signature tune: Denis King
Lighting: John Dixon
Sound: Laurie Taylor
Designer: Colin Green
Producer: Douglas Argent
Ronnie: Ronnie Corbett
Laura: Rosemary Leach
Col. Sutcliffe: Donald Hewlett
Ronnie's mother: Gillian Lind
Red: Clifton Jones
Bob: Norman Mitchell
Nina: Carol Cleveland
Chris: George Giles
Robin: John York

: Softly, Softly: Task Force: For Love or Money

by Allan Prior
[Starring] Frank Windsor as Det Chief Supt Watt, John Franklyn Robbins as Det-Supt Adler, Norman Bowler as Det Chief Insp Hawkins, David Lloyd Meredith as Det-Sgt Evans, Martin C. Thurley as PC Knowles

A policeman has many unpleasant duties, not the least of which is investigating the activities of a fellow officer. John Watt has to face this unpleasant task.

(Forbes Collins is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Writer: Allan Prior
Task Force format: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Joan Clark
Designer: Barry Dobbins
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Geraint Morris
Det Chief Supt Watt: Frank Windsor
Det-Supt Adler: John Franklyn Robbins
Det Chief Insp Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Det-Sgt Evans: David Lloyd Meredith
PC Knowles: Martin C. Thurley
Barman: Anthony Morton
Patti Nolan: Carole Mowlam
Phil Ives: Michael Byrne
Toby Cranshaw: John Golightly
Deputy Chief Constable Collins: Nicholas Selby
Det-Supt Blake: Forbes Collins

: Week by Week

Kenneth Allsop looks back to the way we were and the events and personalities which made news in this same week in January 1935.


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Presented by: Jan Elson

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker
Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Sportsnight

Introduced by David Coleman
England World Cup Soccer
International Tennis
The All Blacks

From Wembley Stadium: England v Wales - 1974 World Cup soccer action.
This is England's second match in the qualifying round. They beat Wales 1-0 in Cardiff on 15 November. On 6 June they meet Poland in Katowice.

From the Royal Albert Hall: Rothmans £20,000 International Tennis Tournament with superstars like Ken Rosewall, Marty Reissen, Tom Okker and Arthur Ashe and Britain's Roger Taylor and Mark Cox back in Europe for the first time for 18 months. Action from a men's quarter-final.

From the Gnoll ground, Neath: The All Blacks pay their seventh rugby union visit to Wales on this tour to meet a combined Neath/Aberavon select. On two previous Sportsnight programmes the All Blacks lost at Workington and Moseley.


Presenter/Commentator (Football): David Coleman
Tennis player: Ken Rosewall
Tennis player: Marty Reissen
Tennis player: Tom Okker
Tennis player: Arthur Ashe
Tennis player: Roger Taylor
Tennis player: Mark Cox
Commentator (Tennis): Dan Maskell
Commentator (Tennis): Jack Kramer
Commentator (Rugby): Cliff Morgan
Football TV Presentation: Alec Weeks
Tennis TV Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Rugby TV Presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Midweek

The people behind the stories, the people the stories affect and the people with something to say. Ludovic Kennedy presents an informal review of reporting and relevant talk along with Nicholas Harman and Austin Mitchell including tonight one man's vision of how we could end inflation, after the freeze.
Lord Brown, a former Labour Minister, puts forward his scheme for controlling inflation by letting the unions themselves sort out who gets what.
Vincent Hanna, Max Hastings, David Jessel, Keith Kyle, Tom Mangold and Carmen Thomas are the Midweek correspondents in Britain, Europe, and at large.


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Austin Mitchell
Correspondent: Vincent Hanna
Correspondent: Max Hastings
Correspondent: David Jessel
Correspondent: Keith Kyle
Correspondent: Tom Mangold
Correspondent: Carmen Thomas
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Late Night News

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(except London): Closedown

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