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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Countdown: Don't Fence Me In: 1
by John Tully
with Sally Thomsett, Nicola Davies, John Arthur Baron, Louis Selwyn

10.0-10.20 Merry-go-Round: Mzima
Mzima, portrait of a spring adapted from Alan Root and Joan Root's film.
Commentary spoken by Anthony Smith


11.5 A Year's Journey: Cheese from Wensleydale


Writer (Countdown): John Tully
Producer (Countdown): David Roseveare
[Actress]: Sally Thomsett
[Actress]: Nicola Davies
[Actor]: John Arthur Baron
[Actor]: Louis Selwyn
Director (Merry-go-Round): Alan Root
Director (Merry-go-Round): Joan Root
Narrator (Merry-go-Round): Anthony Smith
Producer (Merry-go-Round): Sue Weeks

: Closedown

: Eisteddfod Yr Urdd

A report from Welsh League of Youth National Eisteddfod

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

The programme with the informal air, introduced by Bob Langley. A chance to meet the people and personalities who drop in to talk about ideas, events and interests. Plus Weatherman Jack Scott



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

: Joe: Joe and the Donkey

Story by Alison Prince


Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson
Director: Michael Grafton Robinson

: Look, Stranger: Ellan Vannin

Sir John Betjeman revisits the Isle of Man, which he has known and loved since student days, and finds that the magnetism of the past is still very much present in The Ancient Kingdom of Man.


Presenter: Sir John Betjeman
Producer: Bridget Winter

: For Schools, Colleges

2.5 Tout Compris: 5: A la peche. A l'unisson. A la fete du 14 juillet.
Everyday life and language of French teenagers

2.25 Going to Work: Building for Us

2.50 Maths Today: Year 2: Paths in Space


Language adviser (Tout Compris): Edward Neather
Producer (Tout Compris): John Prescott Thomas

: The Sky at Night: The Colours of the Stars

(For details see 10.55 pm)

: Holiday 73

with Cliff Michelmore

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.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tom Savage

: Interval

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Stories from the Far East: The Mousedeer

by Aisha Akbar
with Pik-Sen Lim

Stories of riddles, mischief and make-believe about animals, princes and princesses.



Author: Aisha Akbar
Pictures: Julek Heller
Storyteller: Pik-Sen Lim

: 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

: Man Dog

When Kate and Sammy are kept in after school, they see something so odd they have to investigate further. Together with Kate's brother, Duncan, they are soon involved in a strange and dangerous situation.
Episode 1: The Man Who Could Walk Through Doors
Ben trained by MARY and JOHN HOLMES Film editor PETER BARBER
Film cameraman ALAN FEATHERSTOME Director ANNA HOME ‡
Book £1.50: see page 62


Unknown: Peter Dickinson
Unknown: John Holmes
Editor: Peter Barber
Kate: Carol Hazell,
Sammy: Jane Ainthony
Miss Thome: Valerie Georgeson
Justin: Sebastian Graham-Jones
Duncan: Adrian Shergold
Levin: Christopher Owen
Members of the Group: David Millett,
Members of the Group: David Pelton
Members of the Group: Roger Marston
Radner: Ben

: Hector's House

: National News

with Richard Baker; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

bringing you news and views in your region tonight
Presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Reporter: Brian Ash
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: Sue Lawley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Christopher Rainbow
Reporter: John Swinfield
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Martin Young
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Television Top of the Form

with Geoffrey Wheeler
This Home International match will decide whether a team from England or Wales goes forward to the Final.
Semi-final 2: DERBY v CARDIFF
Questions set by BOSWELL TAYLOR Director PETER MASSEY Producer BILL WRIGHT


Unknown: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Z Cars: Hi-jack

by Geoffrey Matthews
Starring John Slater, James Ellis
with Geoffrey Hayes, Nicholas Smith

A stolen lorry-load of meat - parked on a busy road... a piece of cake for the police - unless the lorry driver's name is Houdini!


Writer: Geoffrey Matthews
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Eric Hills
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Det-Con Scatliff: Geoffrey Hayes
Bryan Peake: Alan Lake
Tony Peake: Brian Grellis
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Joe Barnes: David Janson
PC Yates: Nicholas Smith
Jock Burgess: Ken Jones

: Panorama

TV's top reporters close in on the most interesting topics of the day
Alastair Burnet, Michael Charlton, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Richard Lindley, Julian Pettifer, Alan Watson



Reporter: Alastair Burnet
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Richard Lindley
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Alan Watson
Assistant Editor: David Harrison
Editor: Robert Rowland

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and Peter Woods


Newsreader: Richard Baker
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Play for Today: Three's One

A new series of Play for Today begins today with Three's One by Penelope Mortimer
starring Hywel Bennett as Tony
Caroline Mortimer as Maggie
with Fulton Mackay as Dr Leafer

Are Maggie and Tony using each other as a means of communicating with Dr Leafer? Or are they using Dr Leafer as a means of communicating with each other?

(Both doing well: pages 6 and 7)


Writer: Penelope Mortimer
Music By: Carl Davis
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Alastair Reid
Tony: Hywel Bennett
Maggie: Caroline Mortimer
Dr Leafer: Fulton Mackay
Mrs Leafer: Patricia Lawrence
Maggie's children: Paul Hand
Maggie's children: Peter Marshall

: The Movie Quiz

Television's big quiz show in which two star teams from the cinema test their knowledge of 50 years of film comedies, dramas, musicals and westerns.
Chairman Robin Ray presides over the game in which Vincent Price supported this week by Honor Blackman and Jean Kent challenges Sylvia Syms in company with Leo Genn and Leslie Phillips
(From Manchester)

(Jean Kent is appearing in 'No Sex, Please - We're British' at the Strand Theatre; Leslie Phillips in 'The Man Most Likely to...' at the Duke of York's Theatre, London)
Guessing the right Price: page 4


Chairman: Robin Ray
Team captain: Vincent Price
Panellist: Honor Blackman
Panellist: Jean Kent
Team captain: Sylvia Syms
Panellist: Leo Genn
Panellist: Leslie Phillips
Questions set by: Peter Noble
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: Des Sissons
Producer: John Buttery

: The Sky at Night: The Colours of the Stars

Ancient astronomers described Sirius the Dog-Star as red: but what colour is it today?
A few weeks ago, Patrick Moore asked viewers to tell him what colour they see Sirius, and now he analyses the thousands of reports he received, and explains the significance of the colours of stars.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: Bill Nicholson
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: Late Night News

: Man in his Place

A series of eight programmes looking at class differences in English communities.
7: City of Cycles and Slums


Producer: Peter Jarvis

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(except London): Closedown

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