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: For Schools, Colleges

9.42 Watch!: Sounds

10.0 Countdown: The Path of True Love

10.25-10.45 Television Club: The Suspect

11.0 Merry-Go-Round: Using Wax

11.25 Science Extra: Biology: Servicing the Blood System

11.50 Twentieth-Century Focus: Advertising: Fair Persuasion?

: Closedown

: Disc a Dawn

Welsh 'pop' show

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

with Bob Langley
and Weatherman Keith Best



Presenter: Bob Langley
Weatherman: Keith Best
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Trumpton: Miss Lovelace and the Statue


Animation: Bura and Hardwick

: High Street

A programme for shoppers
Information, advice, interviews and ideas direct from a shopping area in Reading.


Reporter: Michele Brown
Reporter: Val Hudson
Producer: Martin L. Bell

: Closedown

: Workers at Risk: 3: Design or Accident

'To tackle safety, you've got to look at the whole work system.'
With Tom B. Leaman


Presenter: Tom B. Leaman
Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Interval

: Children Growing Up: - 5 Plus: 4: Here Comes the Judge


Narrator: Fergus O'Kelly
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: The Countryman

Introduced by Duncan Carse
Frank Mellor reports from Westmorland on an expensive rodent that threatens the peace of the River Lune. The Ellel and District farmers hold their annual ploughing match.
Michael Canney retraces the foot-steps of George Borrow, who in 1854 walked alone through Wales and recorded his adventures in the best-seller Wild Wales.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Duncan Carse
Reporter: Frank Mellor
Reporter: Michael Canney
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Tommy Mac: Up the Great North

by Margaret Stuart Barry
with Norman Rossington



Author: Margaret Stuart Barry
Storyteller: Norman Rossington

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes, Peter Purves, Lesley Judd


Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Presenter: Lesley Judd
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: John Craven's Newsround


Newsreader: John Craven

: The Brady Kids

: National News

with Kenneth Kendall; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

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

: Top of the Pops

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


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

: Z Cars: Big Jake

by Leslie Duxbury
Starring James Ellis, Geoffrey Whitehead, Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding
with James Walsh

Who gets to Big Jake first...? Billy Fielden or Detective-Constable Skinner...? One of them wants to help him, the other... just wants him... And who, or what, is Big Jake anyway...?


Writer: Leslie Duxbury
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Val Warrender
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Joan Craft
Gordon Morley: Tom Conti
Marion Morley: Barbara Hickmott
Maureen: Wendy Richard
PC Lindsay: James Walsh
Harrison: Frank Mills
Mrs Hartley: Vanda Godsell
Billy Fielden: Neil Kennedy
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
DC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Det-Sgt Miller: Geoffrey Whitehead
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Ivan Cooke: Graham Weston

: Comedy Playhouse presents: The Birthday

Written by Eric Davidson
Starring Gordon Peters
with Mary Millar, Gary Raymond, Frank Thornton, Bill Pertwee, Pamela Cundell,
Ritchie Stewart, Edward Evans

The party - Sodom and Gomorrah with sandwiches. But nobody comes. The solution? Rentabird


Writer: Eric Davidson
Musical Director: Ken Jones
Cartoons: Franklin
Lighting: Gerry Millerson
Sound: Adrian Bishop-Laggett
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
[Actor]: Gordon Peters
[Actress]: Mary Millar
[Actor]: Gary Raymond
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Bill Pertwee
[Actress]: Pamela Cundell
[Actor]: Ritchie Stewart
[Actor]: Edward Evans

: Holiday 73

with Cliff Michelmore
A series of programmes reporting the facts and figures of holidays at home and abroad to help you choose your next holiday.

Touring France-Gypsy Style. Do horse-drawn caravans live up to your Romany-inspired expectations?

Darjerba - a giant holiday complex of hotel rooms, nightclubs and restaurants on a Tunisian island.

Travel Agents and Holiday Bookings: a special investigation into the mechanics of a package deal holiday.

From the studio, the latest news, people and opinion from the world of travel


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tom Savage

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Colditz: Gone Away: Part 2: With the Wild Geese

by John Brason
Starring Robert Wagner
with Edward Hardwicke, Jack Hedley, Christopher Neame, Hans Meyer

Flt Lt Carter has been caught trying to escape but has managed to pass on valuable information which has made a previous escape plan possible. Capt Grant has been relieved of his duties as Escape Officer to lead them but... 'The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley'
A BBCtv-Universal TV co-production


Writer: John Brason
Series devised by/Script Editor: Brian Degas
Series devised by/Series Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Peter Cregeen
Flt Lt Carrington: Robert Wagner
Capt Grant: Edward Hardwicke
Lt-Col Preston: Jack Hedley
Lt Player: Christopher Neame
Capt Brent: Paul Chapman
Capt Downing: Richard Heffer
PO Muir: Peter Penry-Jones
Hauptmann Ulmann: Hans Meyer
Capt James: Paul Humpoletz
Gestapo officer: Mircea Krischan
Ticket collector: Fred Berhoff
Ticket clerk: Alexander Hell
German farmer: Werner Abrolat
German guard: Simon Clarke
Swiss frontier guard: Wolf Parr

: Whoops Baghdad

Written by Sid Colin with David McKellar and David Nobbs
[Starring] Frankie Howerd
with Derek Francis as the Wazir and Josephine Tewson as Fatima

In this first episode of his new series, Frankie Howerd plays Ali Oopla, the bondservant to the Wazir - Prime Minister - of Baghdad.
The Wazir's trouble is women - both too many and too few. Ali Oopla tries with some cunning to find a new wife for his master who's plagued by his troublesome but beautiful daughters - Saccharine and Boobiana. But nothing quite turns out as Ali plans...

('There's some funny people back here': pp 56-58)


Writer: Sid Colin
Writer: David McKellar
Writer: David Nobbs
From an idea by: Dennis Heymer
Musician: Edwin Astley
Costume: Sally Nieper
Make-up: Penny Norton
Lighting: Bill Millar
Sound: Jack Sudic
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: John Howard Davies
Ali Oopla: Frankie Howerd
The Wazir: Derek Francis
Fatima: Josephine Tewson
Captain of the Guard: Alan Curtis
Saccharine: Hilary Pritchard
Boobiana: Anna Brett
Imshi: Norman Chappell
Derti Dhoti: Larry Martyn
Shanana: Valerie Stanton
Ahmed: Neville Simons

: Midweek

Ludovic Kennedy presents an informal review of reporting and relevant talk along with Nicholas Harman and Austin Mitchell


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Austin Mitchell
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Late Night News

: International Tennis

from the Rothmans International Tennis Tournament at the Royal Albert Hall

Thirty-two players from 15 nations began the contest with prize money of £20,000. The World Championship Tennis Organisation forms the nucleus of the players contesting this major International event.
The legendary Ken Rosewall of Australia and America's Arthur Ashe lead the group which includes Britain's Roger Taylor, Mark Cox and Graham Stilwell
Introduced by David Vine


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Bill Taylor

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(except London): Closedown

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