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: For Schools, Colleges

9.41 Merry-go-Round
Where does it come from; where does it go to? Paper
10.3 Countdown
Counting the Cost
10.25-10.45 Television Club
Take Your Money and Go
11.0 Going to Work Day Release

: Closedown

: Dilyn Afon

Following the River Aeron

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

Consumers at Large and a chat with today's Weatherman MICHAEL FISH at 1.30

: Barnaby

Barnaby wants to leave the circus and return to the forest.


Voices: Colin Jeavons
Voices: Charles Collingwood
Voices: Gwenllian Owen
English version By: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: Thursday Matinee: The Barbarian and the Geisha

starring John Wayne with Eiko Ando , Sam Jaffe
The year is 1856, and Townsend Harris arrives at the tiny seaport of Shimoda, the first American diplomat to take up residence in Japan.
Director John Huston captures magnificently the opulence of the Shogun's court and the colourful way of life in the tiny port of Shimoda.
This Week's Films: page 9


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Eiko Ando
Unknown: Sam Jaffe
Unknown: Townsend Harris
Director: John Huston
Townsend Harris: John Wayne
Okichi: Eiko Ando
Henry Heusken: Sam Jaffe
Tamura: So Yamamura
Ship Captain: Norman Thomson
Lt Fisher: James Robbins
Prime Minister: Morita
Daimyo: Kodaya Ichikawa
Shogun: Hiroshi Yamato
Harusha: Tokujiro Iketaniuchi

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Presenters


Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Stan Arnold

: Astronut

Sky's the Limit and Space Cowboy

: Jackanory

with Quentin Blake
The Adventures of Lester
Today: Lester at the Seaside


Music By: Jonathan Cohen

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes
Peter Purves , Lesley Judd
Assistant editor ROSEMARY GILL Editor BIDDY BAXTER


Unknown: John Noakes
Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Producer: John Adcock
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Seven Little Australians

A series in ten episodes 5: Secrets
Judy lies ill in the boatsbed and the rest of the family try to nurse her, while keeping it a secret from their father.
Executive producer CHARLES RUSSELL


Producer: Charles Russell
Captain Woolcot: Leonard Teale
Martha: Buth Cracknell
Esther Woolcot: Elizabeth Alexander
Meg: Barbara Llewellyn
Pip: Mark Clark
Judy: Jennifer Cluff
Nell: Anna Hruby
Bunty: Mark Shields-Brown
Baby: Tania Falla

: National News

with Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

News and views in your region (including Regional Weather) Presented by MICHAEL BARRATT FRANK BOUGH , BOB WELL1NGS and SUE LAWLEY with The Consumer Unit


Presented By: Michael Barratt
Presented By: Frank Bough
Presented By: Bob Well1ngs
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Richard Stilgoe

: Tomorrow's World

Raymond Baxter with reporters
William Woollard , Michael Rodd introduces the television weekly science report from around the world. It's essential viewing wherever your work - at home. in the laboratory, on the shop floor or in the boardroom - to keep you up to date on the fascinating research and development that will shape your life tomorrow.


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: William Woollard
Introduces: Michael Rodd
Unknown: Brian Johnson.
Unknown: Andrew Wiseman
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


Introduced By: Jimmy Savile
Director: Johnny Pearson
Unknown: Flick Colby
Unknown: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Robin Nash

: Dad's Army

by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring Arthur Lowe
John Le Mesnrier and Clive Dunn featuring
My British Buddy
The first contingent of American troops arrive in Walmington-on-Sea - the Platoon make arrangements to welcome them.
Designer PAUL JOEL
Producer DAVID CROFT ‡


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: John Le Mesnrier
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Designer: Paul Joel
Producer: David Croft
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Pbeck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
ARP Warden: Bill Pertwee
US Colonel: Alan Tilvern
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
Shirley: Wendy Richard
Mrs FOX: Pamela Cundell
Landlord: Verne Morgan
Mr Cheeseman: Talfryn Thomas
Ivy: Suzanne Kerchjss
Colonel: Robert Raglan
US Sergeant: Blain Fairman

: Ice Climb

Three men set out to tackle the north face of Britain's highest mountain - Ben Nevis. Its Orion Face is 1,000 feet of almost sheer rock, heavily covered with ice and freezing snow. Ahead of them is two days of exhausting climbing up a route christened 'astronomy' with Hamish Maclnnes filming as he climbs.
For them, the night is going to be just as tiring as the day - and even more bitterly cold. The most they can hope for is a tiny ledge halfway up, where they can sit till morning, huddled in a bivouac sack tied to the rock, with their feet dangling in space. It's a daunting challenge even for men who've been everywhere from the Eiger to Everest.
Producer BILL HOOK
. (BBC Scotland)
Facing up to the North Face: page 5


Unknown: Ben Nevis.
Unknown: Hamish MacLnnes

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Unknown: Peter Woods

: Play for Today: Only Make Believe

by Dennis Potter
with Keith Barron as Christopher Hudson, Georgina Hale as Sandra George
"I keep thinking you are going to dictate something. I mean, that's what I'm here for isn't it?"
"With 'Only Make Believe' Potter gave a demonstration of a talent which seemed to be born to television; his instinct for the medium and his skill in exploiting it is superb." (SUNDAY TIMES)


Writer: Dennis Potter
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: Graham Oakley
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Robert Knights
Christopher Hudson: Keith Barron
Sandra George: Georgina Hale
Michael BiddIe: Alun Armstrong
Mrs Cawser: Susan Richards
Mr Cawser: George Howe
Cynthia Nicholls: Rowena Cooper
Richard Nicholls: Geoffrey Palmer
TV interviewer: John Malcolm
TV interviewee: Monica Ringwald
Doctor: Laurence Hardy

: Midweek

Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy

: Late Night News

What's On/Regional News

: Bellamy's Britain

The fourth of ten films in which David Bellamy explores the diversity of our countryside. The borders
A marinade, ordered landscape, once the subject of fierce disputes. Today the strife continues and the wildlife struggles for survival.
Book (same title) £1, from bookshops


Unknown: David Bellamy
Producer: Mike Weatherley

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