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presented by John Craven Visit to China
Last year six children from Hfracombe School became the first school party to penetrate the Bamboo Curtain and visit the People's Republic of China. Today they talk to JOHN CRAVEN and show the film they made of their remarkable experience.
Producer DAVID TURNBULL (from Bristol)


Presented By: John Craven
Unknown: John Craven

: Closedown

: Mae Gen i Air!

General knowledge quiz

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER Weatherman JACK SCOTT


Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Unknown: Weatherman Jack Scott

: Fingerbobs

Story and design by JOANNE and MICHAEL COLE


Unknown: Michael Cole
Director: Michael Grafton Robinson

: Fanny Cradock Invites ...

you to
A Television Meal
10: Dip and Dunk Platter Sauce Gorgona
Stuffed Baked Potatoes Baked Mushroom Cups Stuffed Baked Snails Tomato Juice
Director MARY EVANS Producer BETTY WHITE Book 12p: see page at


Director: Mary Evans
Producer: Betty White

: A Day in Hyde Park

Hyde Park is rich with characters and eccentrics and a day there has a life very much its own. Reporter JOHN PITMAN


Reporter: John Pitman
Director: Jenny Barraclough

: Animal Design

A series of ten programmes about the structure of animals.
8: Man - the presumptuous quadruped!
We have adopted a vertical way of life, balancing precariously on our two hind legs. How are our bodies designed for striding? What penalties do we pay? Introduced by Tony Soper with Dr Jonathan Musgrave Dr Gary Hampson
Producer JOHN SPARKS (from Bristol) ‡ Book £2.30: see page 66


Introduced By: Tony Soper
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Musgrave
Unknown: Dr Gary Hampson
Director: Goerge Inger
Producer: John Sparks

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower preparing for his summer display
(from Birmingham; first shown on BBC2)


Unknown: Percy Thrower

: The Governor and J.J.

A new comedy film series starring Dan Dailey as State Governor
Drinkwater Julie Sommars as his daughter, J.J. with James Callahan as George Neva Patterson as Maggie Luv the Guv
A basset hound follows the Governor home and decides to stay. Equally firmly the Governor decides the dog must go before anyone becomes too fond of it. But you can never tell about dogs-or people.


Unknown: Dan Dailey
Unknown: Drinkwater Julie Sommars
Unknown: James Callahan
Unknown: George Neva Patterson
Unknown: Maggie Luv

: Play School

: Jackanory

with William Rushton The Geranium of Flute written and illustrated by WILLIAM RUSHTON
The Geranium of Flute is a king who breeds giant dogs, keeps dinosaurs and who never laughs! William Rushton finds out why.


Unknown: William Rushton
Illustrated By: William Rushton
Unknown: William Rushton

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home: a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
Producer douglas THOMAS (from Bristol)


Introduced By: Johnny Morris

: Casey Jones

The crew of the Cannonball Express in a series of adventures

: Hector's House

: National News

with Richard Baker ; Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

with 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


Presented By: Michael Barratt
Presented By: Frank Bough
Presented By: Bob Wellings

: Tom and Jerry: Bowling Alley Cat

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.

: Strange Bedfellows

Tonight's comedy film stars
Rock Hudson , Gina Lollobrigida with Gig Young
Edward Judd , Terry-Thomas
American executive Carter Har rison is about to secure a swift Reno divorce - until he hears he is in line for a top job if he can patch up his marriage and achieve ' family respectability.'
Producer and director MELVIN FRANK This Week's Films: page 11


Unknown: Rock Hudson
Unknown: Gina Lollobrigida
Unknown: Gig Young
Unknown: Edward Judd
Unknown: Carter Har
Director: Melvin Frank
Carter: Rock Hudson
Toni: Gina Lollobrigida
Richard Bramwell: Gig Young
Harry Jones: Edward Judd
Assistant: Mortician Terry-Thomas
Carter's taxi driver: Arthur Haynes
J L Stevens: Howard St John
Aggressive woman: Nancy Kulp

: The Liver Birds

Another chance to see the best of this comedy series.
Why doesn't Sandra bring her 'posh' boyfriend to the flat?


Script: Jack Seddon
Script: David Pursall
Producer: Douglas Argent
Beryl: Polly James
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Stan: Paul Angelis
Giles: Timothy Carlton
Tom Wainwright: Frederick Treves
Hugh: Peter Fontaine
Farmer: Gordon Faith

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Liberal Party
News from the Liberals presented by Huw Thomas
(Also on BBC2)


Presented By: Huw Thomas

: Main News

with Richard Baker and Richard Whitmore and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: South Africa - A Touch of the British

Tuesday's Documentary A return visit by Hugh Burnett
People of British descent in South Africa form one of the biggest English-speaking minorities in the world. As the tide of Britain's imperial power receded, they were left high and dry. They are, as one of them puts it, both comfortable and bewildered. They once ruled the roost and don'quite know how they lost it. But they are an intensely patriotic group and do not like criticism of South Africa.
There are one and a half million of them - outnumbered nearly two to one by the white Afrikaners and 14 to one by the rest of the population.
Tonight's film highlights some of their extremes of attitudes, their mixed feelings and some unusual forms of their British way of life.
Film cameraman REG POPE Film editors


Unknown: Hugh Burnett
Unknown: Don Fairservice

: Film 73

(LONDON only)
Introduced by BARRIE NORMAN
10.20 Regional Programmes
Personal File: Susan Hill
On Camera: In the Country WEST:
To Find an Answer: Stoke Park Mental Hospital SOUTH: Colour
No Time to Lose: Photo Contest 73
Peninsula - Three of a Kind: Final
Northern Gardeners' Question Time
A Yorkshire Home: Newby Hall NORTH WEST:
Free Speech!: with Tony Eccles


Introduced By: Barrie Norman
Unknown: Tony Eccles

: Midweek:[number removed]

Ludovic Kennedy with Phone-In


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy

: Late Night News

: Weatherman

: Medicine Today

The Early Effects of Head Injuries

: Regional News and Weather

(except London): Close

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