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: For Schools, Colleges

9.41 Merry-go-round: Anansi the Spider-man
Planted in the bash: page 5

10.3 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: All Sorts

10.25-10.45 Music in Action: 1: So the Story Goes

11.0 Going to Work: What About Me?

11.24 People of Many Lands: Arctic Region: Eskimos

: Closedown

: Canu'r Celt

Songs of the Celts

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The Herbs

: Made in Britain: Cut and Thrust Market

From a small West London factory, established 200 years, swords are sent all over the world.


Reporter: Brian Hoey
Producer: Tony Chivers

: Interval

: For Schools, Colleges: Scene: It's a Tough Life: Football Apprentices

The apprentice's life is far from glamorous, even with Liverpool. Manager Bill Shankly gives his views and the programme concentrates on two boys - one succeeds, the other fails.
Growing up with football: pages 6 and 7


Interviewee: Bill Shankly

: Interval

: Thursday Matinee: Love Letters

Starring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten
with Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway, Gladys Cooper, Anita Louise, Robert Sully

During the second world war, Captain Quinton writes love letters to a girl he has never met for his fellow officer Roger Marland, who subsequently marries her. Months later, Quinton returns home to find his friend has been killed and sets out to solve the mystery surrounding his death.
This Week's Films: page 11


Director: William Dieterle
Alan Quinton: Joseph Cotten
Singleton: Jennifer Jones
Billy Carson: Ann Richards
Beatrice Renington: Gladys Cooper
Helen Wentworth: Anita Louise
Roger Marland: Robert Sully
Mack: Cecil Kellaway
Derek Quinton: Byron Barr
Clare Foley: Louise Currie
Janet Campbell: Catherine Craig
Young man at party: Anthony Marsh

: Play School

A programme for children under 5.
Story: "Grotty No 1" by Catherine Gavin


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Derek Griffiths
Author (Grotty No 1): Catherine Gavin

: Wacky Races

A cartoon

: Jackanory: The Escaped Black Mamba and Other Things: The Plot Thickens

by Joan Aiken
with Bernard Cribbins
Today: The Plot Thickens


Author: Joan Aiken
Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes, Peter Purves, Lesley Judd

Expedition Ivory Coast
The sinister story of the Sacred Masks and the Yacouba acrobats.


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

: Vision On: Trains

Tony Hart, Pat Keysell and Ben Benison including The Prof and another extraordinary machine by Wilfred Makepeace Lunn also Digger, Cuckoo, Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne

(Send a painting for the 'Gallery' to Vision On, [address removed]. Paintings cannot be returned but a prize will be given for any shown)


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Inventor: Wilfred Makepeace Lunn
Designer: John Bone
Director: Howard Kennett
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: National News

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: 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
With Tibenham's Travels
Philip Tibenham takes a narrow-boat and explores 500 miles of Britain's inland waterways.
(Regional details as Monday)


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

: Tomorrow's World

Past, Present and Future...
Raymond Baxter with reporters William Woollard, Michael Rodd takes a glance backward and examines how science and technology can help to preserve jester-day for tomorrow's world:
The seeds of time at Kew
Taking the temperature of St Paul's
Saving the face of Venice
The archaeology of powered flight Down on an iron-age farm


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: William Woollard
Reporter: Michael Rodd
Director: Patrick Uden
Producer: Brian Johnson
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and the 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

: Casanova '73: The Adventures of a 20th-century Libertine

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
starring Leslie Phillips as Henry Newhouse
featuring Jan Holden as Carol Newhouse

When Henry's son is threatened with expulsion over an incident with the maths mistress, Henry goes down to the school and tries to smooth things over. However, events take a rather unexpected turn.

(Leslie Phillips is appearing in 'The Man Most Likely To' at the Duke of York's Theatre, London)
(Leslie Phillips is featured in the Radio Times 50th Anniversary Souvenir which is on sale now, price 50p)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Producer: Harold Snoad
Henry Newhouse: Leslie Phillips
Carol Newhouse: Jan Holden
Sportsmaster: Erik Chitty
Roger Newhouse: Roger Monk
Boy: Michael Portman
Dr Spratforth: Ronald Adam
Miss Dropmore: Cyd Hayman

: Reporter at Large: A Week in Waltz Time

This summer 500 ballroom dancers chartered the cruise ship Eagle and danced their way to the very strictest of tempos across the Bay of Biscay to special competitions in Lisbon and Gibraltar. David Dimbleby stepped aboard this floating Palais set in a sequinned sea to discover what a week in waltz time is really like.
Quickstep questions: pages 10 and 11


Reporter: David Dimbleby
Producer: David Gerrard
Executive Producer: Frank Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Cannon: The Treasure of San Ignacio

William Conrad stars as private investigator Frank Cannon, a big man who walks alone in a dangerous world

Fiesta in a small Mexican village. Inside the church Father Joseph is carefully setting out the sacred relics for this happy annual occasion. Suddenly, three masked thugs burst in, attack the priest and escape with the relics.


Producer: Alan A. Armer
Frank Cannon: William Conrad
Bob Neal: Tab Hunter
Father Joseph: Alejandro Rey
Rina: Victoria Racimo
Alex Farrell: Wayne McLaren
Cy: Steve Sandor

: My Wife Next Door: Pregnant Moment

Written by Richard Waring
The award-winning comedy series created by Brian Clemens and Richard Waring
Starring John Alderton and Hannah Gordon
with Tim Barrett

George views the prospect of becoming a family man with mixed feelings.

Settling for cheesecake: page 5


Writer/Series created by: Richard Waring
Series created by: Brian Clemens
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Graeme Muir
Suzy: Hannah Gordon
Janet: Sonia Graham
George: John Alderton
Henry: Tim Barrett
Wine merchant: Ian Gray
Myra: Margaret Nolan
Hilary: Carolyn Moody

: Midweek

Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy
With Nicholas Harman


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Nicholas Harman

: Late Night News

: Cinema Now: 4: Hal Wallis and 'Bequest to the Nation'


Producer: Trevor Peters

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