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presented by John Craven When I'm 64 ...
Can you imagine what it is like to be old? Today 12-year-olds PAUL JOHNSON and MARK STOKES talk to old people and discuss their problems in the studio with DILYS MORGAN and a group of young people.
Producer DAVID TURNBULL (from Bristol) ‡


Presented By: John Craven
Unknown: Paul Johnson
Unknown: Mark Stokes
Unknown: Dilys Morgan

: Closedown

: Disc a Dawn

Welsh 'Pop' Show

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

With Bob Langley and Weatherman Jack Scott



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

: Mr Benn: Cowboy

Told by Ray Brooks


Story and Illustration: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Fanny Cradock Invites ...

you to A Television Meal 11: Chicken Liver Saute
Fruit Tartlets and Orange Sauce Chablis Cup
Director MARY EVANS Producer BETTY WHITE Book 12p: see page 66


Director: Mary Evans
Producer: Betty White

: First Person Singular: Alastair Hetherington

Mary Marquis discusses the public reputation with the private self.
Today: Alastair Hetherington Editor. The Guardian
"I think it would be a grave failure if one got a God-like complex"


Interviewer: Mary Marquis
Interviewee: Alastair Hetherington
Director: Ken Vass
Director: Rob McIntosh
Producer: David Martin

: Collectors' Pieces

The Lazaro Galdiano Museum and The Seaside Souvenir
Introduced by HUGH SCULLY
Producer JOHN KING
(from Bristol; first shown on BBC2)


Unknown: Lazaro Galdiano Museum
Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Producer: John King

: Improving Your Playgroup

4: Imaginative Play
Presented by JOAN BAKEWELL
Producer EILEEN MOLONT Book 45p. see page 66


Presented By: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Eileen Molont

: Parents and Children: Toys in Perspective

Judith Davis investigates.



Presenter: Judith Davis
Producer: Ron Bloomfield
Series Editor: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: MacLeod at Large

Reo Stakis is the king of catering in Scotland, and one of Britain's biggest self-made tycoons. Donny MacLeod looks at the two sides of this largely unknown man: in business and back in his native village in the hills of Cyprus.


Interviewer: Donny MacLeod
Interviewee: Reo Stakis
Producer: Bill Hook

: Play School

Story: "When the King Wants to Sing" by Margaret Joy

(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)


Author (When the King Wants to Sing): Margaret Joy Presenter: Carmen Munroe
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Pianist: Peter Gosling
Designer: Fiona Comrie
Scriptwriter/Director: Christine Secombe
Producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Jackanory: The Village without Music

by Hans Andreus
with pictures by Peter Rush
with Dudley Moore

'A village without music?' said the little man. 'That's dreadful.' He decides to do something about it. So does Dudley Moore...



Author: Hans Andreus
Pictures: Peter Rush
Storyteller: Dudley Moore

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes, Peter Purves, Lesley Judd


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

: Robinson Crusoe: Part 5

In the intervals of building a shelter, and making furniture, Robinson recalls how he was assumed to be dead by his friends and was sold into slavery

: Hector's House

: National News

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

news and views in your region (including Regional Weather)
Presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings


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

: The Virginian: The Masquerade

Starring James Drury as The Virginian

The entire population of Medicine Bow is party to a conspiracy which causes Ryker to hand over his badge.


The Virginian: James Drury
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Trampas: Doug McClure
George Foster: David Hartman
Tom Foster: Lloyd Nolan
Laura: Diana Muldaur
Tim: Bobby Buntrock

: Chaplin SuperClown: Work

Written and directed by Charles Chaplin.
Starring Charlie Chaplin

As the working half of a two-man team, Charlie even substitutes for their horse in this classic situation comedy about a not very competent pair of painters and decorators.


Writer/Director: Charles Chaplin
New music composed by: Alan Roper
Music directed by: Dennis Wilson
Executive Producer: William Fitzwater
The Assistant: Charlie Chaplin
The Boss: Charles Insley
The Maid: Edna Purviance
The Husband: Billy Armstrong
The Wife: Marta Golden
The Lover: Leo White

: Reporter at Large

Down-Under - Coming Up
' Don'come the raw-prawn with me, you Pommy Drongo. '
The wit and wisdom of cartoon figure Barry MacKenzie has never been renowned for its subtlety. Once his ripe language brought on mild fits of apoplexy but now his crude message receives a warmer welcome from many Aussies - to knock the Pom lightheartedly is to strike a symbolic blow for greater independence. Today old loyalties are being challenged, new ones forged. There is talk of changing the anthem, redesigning the flag and swopping the Queen for a President. Australia has changed.
Tonight Julian Pettifer joins in the great search for a new national identity Down-Under: not pseudo-British, not phoney-American but dinkum Aussie.


Unknown: Pommy Drongo.
Unknown: Barry MacKenzie
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Director: William Aaron
Producer: Frank Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Menace: Boys and Girls Come Out to Play

by James MacTaggart
starring Peter Jeffrey, Anne Kristen and Sarah Sutton
It was a very happy birthday and the musical box was a very special present.
Young Belinda 's imagination is caught by the nursery rhyme. What seems to have escaped her is that it says ' Come with a good will or not at all.'


Writer: James MacTaggart
Lighting: Dennis Channon
Script Editor: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Designer: David Myerscough-Jones
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Moira Armstrong
Belinda: Sarah Sutton
Jennie: Anne Kristen
Wendy: Samantha Reeves
Det-Insp Sugden: Peter Jeffrey
Det-Con Bolter: Robert Morris
Margie: Maxine Gordon
Police Constable: Jay Neill
Mrs Brewer: Lisa Daniely
Old man: Aubrey Danvers-Walker
Schoolmistress: Audrey Muir

: Midweek

Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy
with Keith Kyle in Belfast for the first results of the voting in Northern Ireland's Local Government Election for the 26 new district councils elected under the proportional representation system.
The results may give a guide to the outcome when the Northern Ireland Assembly, the replacement Stormont, is elected on 28 June.


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter (Belfast): Keith Kyle
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Late Night News

: Before the Ark: 6: Out of the Water

A series of ten programmes

Some giant steps of evolution are the least understood.
Introduced by Dr Alan Charig


Presenter: Dr Alan Charig
Director: Peter Ramsden
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(except London): Closedown

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