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: For Schools, Colleges

10.0 Merry-go-Round (Sex Education): Birth
10.23 Colour Let's Look at Wales The Ice Age
10.45 Colour You and Me Touch Wood with JACQUI MCDONALD and BRIDIE O'DONNELL


Producer: J. Mervyn Williams
Unknown: Jacqui McDonald
Unknown: Bridie O'Donnell
Producer: Barbara Parker

: Closedown

: Enoc Huws

Serial play.
(First shown on BBC Wales)

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

Collectors' Comer with Arthur Negus and a chat about today's weather with BARBARA EDWARDS at 1.30


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Barbara Edwards

: Mr Benn: The Frogman


: Look, Stranger: He's Not a Bad Old Dog

In parts of South Wales, Sheepdog Trials are as popular as rugby matches. To their oddly assorted masters, working collies are the only dogs worth owning. Roy Saunders, a schoolmaster turned sheepdog handler, reflects on the men and animals 'whose looks don't matter - it's what's in their heads that counts.'
(from Wales; first shown on BBC2)


Subject: Roy Saunders
Executive Producer: Bridget Winter
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: The Good Life

A new comedy film series starringand the lady of the house The Burglar Alarm
A series of robberies in the neighbourhood makes Albert so nervous that his employer agrees to have an alarm system installed. Albert is put in charge of the arrangements - with highly unsatisfactory results.


Albert, the butler: Larry Hagman
Jane, the cook: Donna Mills
Nick: Danny Goldman
Charles,the master of the house: David Wayne
Grace: Hermione Baddeley

: The Afternoon Programme

Take a new look at the afternoon with Alan Towers and Iris Chapple
2.55* Exercise the Lazy Way With JOANNA LEWIS
3.0* What's On at the Pictures? New films on release
3.15* News Headlines
3.17* The Short Story John Slater tells
The White Bungalow by A. J. ALAN
Back at home, my wife said: ' It's rather funny about where she lives! She comes from that white bungalow where you answered the telephone.'
3.30* Joyce Hopkirk asks ...
3.45* In the Junk Room With TONY HAWES
3.58 What's On/Regional News


Unknown: Iris Chapple
Unknown: Joanna Lewis
Unknown: John Slater
Unknown: A. J. Alan
Unknown: Joyce Hopkirk
Unknown: Tony Hawes
Director: Philip Chilvers
Producer: Janet Hoenig

: Play School

(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Dorothy

and her Parrot
A Czechoslovak cartoon
The adventures of a little girl and her fabulous feathered friend,

: Jackanory

with Cyril Luckham
The Church Cat Abroad written and illustrated by GRAHAM OAKLEY
Sampson was a church cat. When he decided to become an actor to earn money to pay for the repair of the vestry roof, he had no idea it would lead him into so many adventures - at home and abroad.
Executive producer ANNA HOME


Unknown: Cyril Luckham
Illustrated By: Graham Oakley
Director: Daphne Jones

: Lassie's Rescue Rangers

A thrilling new cartoon series 5: Lassie is trapped at the top of a Big Dipper and the situation seems desperate.

: Cabbages and Kings: 5: Comings and Goings

A comedy series starring Johnny Ball, Julie Stevens, Derek Griffiths
In which, among other things, Julius Caesar pays a visit, Raleigh goes 3,000 miles on one galleon and the Red Indians, in a flap with their wigwam, welcome a new arrival.
(from Manchester)


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Scriptwriter: Johnny Ball
Designer: Peter Mavius
Producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: National News

with Richard Baker ; Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

bringing you news and views in your region tonight
(including Regional Weather) Presented by MICHAEL BARRATT
FRANK BOUGH , BOB WELLINGS and sue LAWLEY with Sport on Friday
Jimmy Hill looks ahead to tomorrow's Scotland v England football international and talks to the Football Manager of the Year announced today.


Presented By: Michael Barratt
Presented By: Frank Bough
Presented By: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Jimmy Hill
Editor: Michael Bunce

: The Friday Western: War Arrow

starring Maureen O'Hara, Jeff Chandler
The Kiowa Indians are preparing for full-scale war and Major Howell Brady is assigned to a cavalry fort in Texas to try to stop the uprising. When Brady decides to ask another tribe to help the Army in a joint fight against the Kiowas he faces bitter opposition from the garrison's commanding officer.
This Week’s Films: page 9


Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Jeff Chandler
Unknown: Howell Brady
Director: George Sherman
Elaine Corwin: Maureek O'Hara
Maj Howell Brady: Jeff Chandler
Avis: Susan Ball
Col Jackson Meade: John McIntire
Luke Schermerhorn: Charles Drake
Augustus Wilks: Noah Beery
Santanta: Jay Silverheels

: It's a Knockout

The 1974 inter-town competition. Ripon v Rotherham
The winner will represent Great Britain in the third heat of the Eurovision Competition to be held in Viareggio, Italy, on 16 August. Tonight's programme introduced from Ripon by Eddie Waring and Stuart Hall Referee ARTHUR ELLIS
RADIO TIMES Miss Knockout finalist CHERRY PARRISH, of Marston, Bedfordshire
Games from It's a Knockout, 20p from bookshops


Unknown: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Stuart Hall
Unknown: Arthur Ellis
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Bill Taylor
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and Richard Whitmore ; Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Fall of Eagles

Laurence Naismith , T. P. McKenna Peter Woodthorpe , Barry Foster Peter Copley , Nora Swinburne in The Indian Summer of an Emperor by ROBERT MULLER
The autocrat whose authority depends upon his own faith in the Almighty faces insuperable problems when faced with political decisions for which he has no clear divine guidance.
To Franz Josef , the assassination of his heir at Sarajevo seemed like divine retribution.
Fall of Eagles 95p, from bookshops


Unknown: Laurence Naismith
Unknown: T. P. McKenna
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe
Unknown: Barry Foster
Unknown: Peter Copley
Unknown: Nora Swinburne
Unknown: Robert Muller
Unknown: Franz Josef
Unknown: John Elliot
Unknown: Maureen Winslade
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Stuart Burge
Director: Donald McWhinnie
Franz Josef: Laurence Naismith
Ketterl: George Merritt
First Adjutant: Robert Tayman
Second Adjutant: Ian Ricketts
Katharina Schratt: Nora Swinburne
Count Conrad von Hotzendorf: T. P. McKenna
Count Montenuovo: Michael McStay
Archduke Franz-Ferdinand: Peter Woodthorpe
Kaiser Wilhelm II: Barry Foster
Heller: Jay Neill
KottWitZ: Clyde Pollitt
Archduke Karl: Roy McArthur
Archduchess Zita: Heather Page
Maid: Melanie Peck
Count Paar: Neville Barber
Bethmann-Hollweg: Peter Copley
Austrian Ambassador: Noel Davis
Sir Arthur Nicolson: Brian Hawksley

: Talk-In to Day

Robin Day with his studio guests takes a searching look at an important topical issue.


Producer: Christopher Capron

: Late Night News

and Weekend Weather
What's On/Regional News

: The Movie Quiz

Chairman Michael Aspel casts the spell over Robin Ray
Joan Collins , Michael Jayston and Michael Parkinson
Janet Suzman , Denis Gifford
Programme consultant PETER NOBLE Designer PETER MAVIUS DirectorDES SISSONS
Producer JOHN BUTTERY (from Manchester)


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Joan Collins
Unknown: Michael Jayston
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Denis Gifford
Unknown: Peter Noble
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: Des Sissons
Producer: John Buttery

: Crack-Up

Starring Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall
A gang of swindlers devise a subtle plan to discredit an expert detector of forged masterpieces a plan that almost costs him his sanity.
This Week's Films: page 9


Director: Irving Reis
George Steele: Pat O'Brien
Terry: Claire Trevor
Traybin: Herbert Marshall
Dr Lowell: Ray Collins
Cochrane: Wallace Ford

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