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: For Schools, Colleges

9.42 Watch!
Pond Creatures %
10.0 Countdown
Don'fence me in: Part 1 ‡
10.25-10.45 Television Club The Long Childhood
11.0 Merry-go-Round Beginning

: Closedown

: Ar Gais Carwyn

Carwyn James meets entertainers


Presenter: Carwyn James

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Mr Benn: Spaceman

Told by Ray Brooks


Story and illustration: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Closedown

: Parents and Children: Mum I'm Bored

How to survive your children's summer holidays.


Narrator: Paul Barnes
Director: Paul Kriwaczek
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Television Top of the Form

The Final

: Play School

A programme for children under 5
Story: "The Great Big Enormous Turnip" by Alexi Tolstoy
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)


Author (The Great Big Enormous Turnip): Alexi Tolstoy
Illustrator (The Great Big Enormous Turnip): Helen Oxenbury
Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Jon Glover

: Jackanory: Achilles the Donkey

by H.E. Bates
with Wally Whyton

Donkeys are not known for speed - but Achilles was the exception



Author: H.E. Bates
Pictures: Carol Barker
Storyteller: Wally Whyton

: 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 7

Robinson relates how he came to be involved in the wreck of the Esmeralda.

: Hector's House

: National News

with Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: 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
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

: The Virginian: Bitter Autumn

Starring John McIntire as Clay Grainger

Clay Grainger looks after Shiloh in the absence of his brother John and has more to contend with than he ever imagined.


Clay Grainger: John McIntire
Trampas: Doug McClure
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Elizabeth: Sara Lane
Molly Grainger: Jeanette Nolan
Kyle Jackson: Richard X Slattery
Willy Jackson: Steve Carlson
Hattie McLain: Virginia Gregg
Sam McLain: John Anderson

: Chaplin SuperClown: The Count

starring Charlie Chaplin
Eric Campbell suffers further indignities at Charlie's hand, when they both pose as Count Broko, the suitor of a wealthy heiress.
Written and directed by CHARLES CHAPLIN New music composed by ALAN ROPER Musical director DENNIS WILSON
Executive producer WILLIAM FITZWATER


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Unknown: Eric Campbell
Directed By: Charles Chaplin
Composed By: Alan Roper
Director: Dennis Wilson
Producer: William Fitzwater
The Tailor's Assistant: Charlie Chaplin
The Tailor: Eric Campbell
Count Broko: Leo White
The Heiress: Edna Purviance
The Butler: James T Kelley
A Guest: Albert Austin
The Mother: Charlotte Mineau

: Reporter at Large

A Digger in a Million with Julian Pettifer in Australia
Not so long ago a 'fossicker' would 'hump a bluey! over the outback in search of his own private pot of gold. Today, prospectors fly around in gadget-ridden helicopters representing conglomerates - they are called mineralogists. But if the romance is fading from the language of mining there are still a few colourful characters left. One of them is LANG HANCOCK - the richest man in Australia. He claims to have found enough iron ore to meet world demand for a thousand years. His discoveries bring him annually millions of dollars in royalties. But he's still a restless, frustrated and feared man.
Tonight JULIAN PETTIFER meets Australia's man of iron.


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
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

: Warship: Nobody Said Frigate

by Donald Bull
Starring Donald Burton, David Savile
with Richard Marner

A KGB official in North Africa offers to defect to British Intelligence and HMS Hero undertakes a dangerous operation.


Writer: Donald Bull
Series devised by: Ian MacKintosh
Series devised by/Producer: Anthony Coburn
Director: Frank Cox
Commander Nialls: Donald Burton
Lt Commander Beaumont: David Savile
Trepanov: Richard Marner
Lt Last: Norman Eshley
Lt Commander Kiley: John Lee
MAA Heron: Don Henderson
Lt Boswall: Christopher Coll
L/Reg Fuller: James Cosmo
Taliah: Peter Miles
Admiral Norris: John Savident
'C': Barrie Cookson
Rear-Admiral Mulliner: Donald Hewlett
CDS: McDonald Hobley
CPO Bates: Alec Wallis
Pettigrew: Ian Judge
Knox-Palmer: Robert Mill
Naval Liaison Officer: Mark Elwes
CPO Jones: Frank Jarvis
Docker: Leo Dolan
Archibald: Leslie Southwick
Arab Pilot: Nadim Sawalha
Arab Operator One: Ahmed Osman
Arab Operator Two: Albert Moses
Russian Secretary: Joanna Royce
Arab Officer: Hovhanness I. Pilikian
OPS Room Operator: Pat Gorman

: Night Music

Kenneth McKellar and Roddy McMillan invite you to join them in a relaxing mood for some songs and stories to suit the hour.
Brian Fahey and the Scottish Radio Orchestra
Leader Ian Tyre

(BBC Scotland)
(The Scots connection: page 5)


Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Storyteller: Roddy McMillan
Musicians: Brian Fahey and the Scottish Radio Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Ian Tyre
Writer: Eddie Boyd
Designer: Bob Smart
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Midweek

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Late Night News

: Before the Ark: 7: How to be a Mammal

A series of ten programmes

Certain characteristics of modern animals are unexpectedly ancient.
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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