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: For Schools, Colleges

9.41 Merry-go-Round: Under the Earth

10.3 Countdown: Million-Pound Decision

10.25 Music in Action: 8: 'You'll Never Walk Alone'

10.45 Words and Pictures: Programme 8

11.0 Going to Work: Butchery and the Meat Trade

11.25 Science Extra: Biology: Living on Others

11.50 Twentieth-Century Focus: Action in Deptford

: Closedown

: Ar 'Ben ei Hun

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

With Bob Langley, Marian Foster, David Seymour and Donny MacLeod
Including live coverage from Heathrow Airport of Princess Anne and her husband as they leave for their honeymoon, Consumers at Large, and a chat with today's Weatherman Jack Scott at 1.30


Presenter: Bob Langley
Presenter: Marian Foster
Presenter: David Seymour
Presenter: Donny MacLeod
Weatherman: Jack Scott

: For Schools, Colleges: Scene: That's Life, I Suppose...

Unmarried teenage mothers and their problems.


Producer: Roger Moorey

: Interval

: Thursday Matinee: Palm Springs Weekend

Starring Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Ty Hardin, Stefanie Powers and Robert Conrad

A bunch of youngsters, bent on fun, descend on Palm Springs, playground of the wealthy, for a wild weekend.
This Week's Films: page 15


Director: Norman Taurog
Jim Munroe: Troy Donahue
Gail Lewis: Connie Stevens
Stretch Fortune: Ty Hardin
Bunny Dixon: Stefanie Powers
Eric Dean: Robert Conrad

: Play School

: Boris the Bold

: Jackanory: The Princess and Curdie: Dr Kelman

by George MacDonald
with John Laurie
Today: Dr Kelman


Author: George MacDonald
Storyteller: John Laurie

: 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

: John Craven's Newsround


Newsreader: John Craven

: The Wombles

by Elisabeth Beresford
Told by Bernard Cribbins


Writer: Elisabeth Beresford
Narrator: Bernard Cribbins

: National News

with Kenneth Kendall; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

(including Regional Weather)
Presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings
with Consumer Unit
Consumer problems and how to avoid them.
Presented by Valerie Singleton and Richard Stilgoe
(Regional details as Monday)


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Presenter (Consumer Unit): Valerie Singleton
Presenter (Consumer Unit): Richard Stilgoe

: Tomorrow's World from Peking

Another chance to see this special report first shown last May.

Raymond Baxter visited the capital of the world's largest but least-known nation, The People's Republic of China, as British businessmen displayed their technology at the biggest Western Trade Fair ever staged in Peking. Raymond Baxter reports on China's own progress in technology and medicine.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Director: Patrick Uden
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Tony Blackburn
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Robin Nash

: Mastermind

Introduced by Magnus Magnusson from the University of Reading


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Bill Wright

: Eastward with Attenborough: 6: Life and Death in Paradise

Six visits to romantic and little-known parts of South-East Asia with David Attenborough

In the 'Spice Islands' of the Celebes in Indonesia live the Toradja people. They build spectacular boat-shaped houses and plough fields with teams of men whilst buffalo stand idly by. When a great nobleman dies there is a dramatic ceremony, but only after his widow has watched the coffin continuously for one year. The graveyards are in high, sheer cliffs where effigies of the dead stare out over one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: David Attenborough
Film Cameraman: Maurice Fisher
Film Editor: Ron Martin
Producer: Richard Brock

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Richard Whitmore and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Play for Today: Mummy and Daddy

by Douglas Livingstone

An early retirement and a seaside bungalow-for Arthur and Marion it's not a chance to miss, especially since their son is buying the bungalow. Arthur's full of plans - GCE, garden, beach - not to mention his own 'bit of an interesting diversion.' But after a year the delight is beginning to tarnish...



Writer: Douglas Livingstone
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Kenith Trodd
Director: Barry Davis
Arthur: Neil Wilson
Marion: Constance Chapman
David: Mike Savage
Leslie: Tony Melody
Susan: Therese McMurray
Joan: Patricia Lawrence
Harris: Joe Holmes

: Midweek

Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy together with Robert MacNeil

Vincent Hanna, Tom Mangold, Michael Cockerell, Bill Kerr Elliott, and Richard Lindley are the Midweek correspondents


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Presenter: Robert MacNeil
Correspondent: Vincent Hanna
Correspondent: Tom Mangold
Correspondent: Michael Cockerell
Correspondent: Bill Kerr Elliott
Correspondent: Richard Lindley

: Late Night News

: Coral World: 7: Such a Pretty Fish

A series of ten programmes

The most striking feature of a coral reef is the enormous number of brightly coloured fish. Why should fish be so colourful? Roland von Hentig continues his account of the coral reef of Comoro in the Indian Ocean by investigating the evolutionary reasons for different colour patterns.
BBC/NDR co-production
Book £3.20: see page 90


Presenter: Roland von Hentig
Producer: David Cordingley

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