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: For Schools, Colleges

9.41 Merry-go-Round: Making puppets

10.3 Countdown: Sure to win

10.25-10.45 Music in Action: 2: The Prophetic Seer

11.0 Going to Work: Hairdressing

11.25 Science Extra: Biology: A Place to Live

11.50 Twentieth-Century Focus: Publication Date
A film about the writing and publishing of a book with Gilbert Phelps


Subject (Twentieth-Century Focus): Gilbert Phelps
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): Gordon Croton

: International Golf: The John Player Classic 1973

Played over the Ailsa Course Turnberry, Ayrshire

Last year's staging of this event was subjected to the full range of the weather conditions expected from the locate which boasts some of the highest recorded wind speeds in the British Isles. Nevertheless, the quality of golf from the Championship field was a complete vindication of their stature - personified by the immaculate final round of 70 by Gay Brewer in atrocious conditions which put him into second place only one shot behind the winner, Bob Charles.


Commentary Team: Harry Carpenter
Commentary Team: Peter Alliss
Commentary Team: Peter Thomson
Commentary Team: Mark McCormack
Commentary Team: David Thomas
Directed for television by: Alan Mouncer
Directed for television by: Fred Viner
Executive Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Mae Gen i Air!

General knowledge quiz

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: The Herbs

Told by Gordon Rollings.


Narrator: Gordon Rollings

: Made in Britain: High-flying Freight


Producer: Tony Chivers

: Racing and Golf

Racing from Ascot
2.30 Clarence House Stakes (6 furlongs)
3.0 Diadem Stakes (6 furlongs)
3.35 Cumberland Lodge Stakes (1 1/4 miles)

Golf: The John Player Classic 1973
played over the Ailsa Course Turnberry, Ayrshire


Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Reporter (Racing): Julian Wilson
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger

: Play School

: Boris the Bold: How Boris saved the Forest

Boris leaves his shoe-making business with his wife, Marianna, to live once more in the forest.
Story told by Johnny Morris


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Jackanory: Tucker's Countryside: The Picket Line

by George Selden
with Al Mancini
Today: The Picket Line


Author: George Selden
Storyteller: Al Mancini

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes, Peter Purves and Lesley Judd

Expedition - Ivory Coast
John, Peter and Lesley cross the jungle barefoot on a sweeping creeper bridge to find the ten-foot stilt dancers of Gouessesso.


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

: John Craven's Newsround


Newsreader: John Craven

: Wacky Races

A cartoon

: National News

with Richard Baker; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

News and views in your region (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 (Tibenham's Travels): Philip Tibenham
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Tomorrow's World

Raymond Baxter with reporters William Woollard, Michael Rodd introduces the television weekly science report from around the world.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: William Woollard
Reporter: Michael Rodd
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and the news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Noel Edmonds
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
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 and Josephine Tewson as Mrs Kershaw with Maureen Lipman as Gloria

When Henry is caught taking a girl out for an Italian meal, the saying 'Love Thy Neighbour' unexpectedly acquires new meaning.

(Leslie Phillips is appearing in "The Man Most Likely To" at the Duke of York's Theatre; Josephine Tewson in "Who's Who" at the Fortune Theatre, London; Maureen Lipman is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(Leslie Phillips is featured in Radio Times 50th Anniversary Souvenir which is on sale now, price 50p)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Harold Snoad
Henry Newhouse: Leslie Phillips
Carol Newhouse: Jan Holden
Mrs Kershaw: Josephine Tewson
Gloria: Maureen Lipman
Waiter: John F. Landry
Mrs Kershaw's friend: Rosamund Burne
Restaurant manager: Ivan Santon
Coffee-stall proprietor: Colin Bean

: Reporter at Large: The Eton Connection

Sunningdale School, Berkshire, is a fee-paying prep school with a cherished reputation - it gets nine out of ten of its boys into Eton. How is it done? David Dimbleby treads the corridors to find how this schoolboy world full of unforgettable sounds and smells, strange quirks and funny rituals, punishments and prizes will blend together to make a boy into a fellow fit for Eton.


Reporter: David Dimbleby
Producer: Angela Pope
Executive Producer: Frank Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

with Robert Dougall and Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall
Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Cannon: A Lonely Place to Die

[Starring] William Conrad as Frank Cannon

At night on an isolated beach, Nealy is an unseen witness. But who believes an old wino?


Producer: Alan A. Armer
Frank Cannon: William Conrad
Nina Greyson: Carol Rossen
Sheriff Treston: R.G. Armstrong
Nicholas Troas: Harold Gould
Antonio: Tom Geas
Deputy Morgan: Tom Pittman

: My Wife Next Door: Keep Right On to the End

Written by Richard Waring
The award-winning comedy series created by Brian Clemens and Richard Waring
CCTA Award Winner
Starring John Alderton and Hannah Gordon
with Terence Edmond, Molly Urquhart

When George's navigator lets him down at the last minute, he has no choice but to ask Suzy to accompany him on the firm's 'treasure hunt' car rally.


Writer/Created by: Richard Waring
Created by: Brian Clemens
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Graeme Muir
George: John Alderton
Suzy: Hannah Gordon
Official: Richard Grant
Cave: Charles Pemberton
Barlady: Molly Urquhart
Mike: Terence Edmond

: Midweek

Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy together with Nicholas Harman


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Presenter: Nicholas Harman

: Late Night News

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