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: For Schools, Colleges

9.41 Colour Merry Go Round
The story of ' The Red Balloon '
10.3 Maths Workshop: Stage 2 All Sorts X
10.25-10.45 Colour
People of Many Lands Naples
11.0 Colour Going to Work Who am I? 1
11.25 Colour Music in Action So the Story Goes X

: Closedown

: In the Town

Today in the town you can meet Jim who collects rubbish skips and see inside a cotton factory. Narrator GORDON ROLLINGS


Narrator: Gordon Rollings

: News

Weatherman JACK SCOTT


Unknown: Jack Scott

: Interval

: For Schools, Colleges

2.2-2.22 Scene
Men Against Mountains X
2.35 New Horizons
Man in his place - A man's life X

: Bugs Bunny

in Buccaneer Bunny

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 2: A Family Scandal

by John Galsworthy.
Dramatised in 26 parts by Donald Wilson.
Starring Kenneth More, Eric Porter, Nyree Dawn Porter

Jo has formed a liaison with Helene, and she has told him they are going to have a child.
(Cast: as Wednesday, 3.5 pm, plus: [see below])


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by/Producer: Donald Wilson
Music: Eric Coates
Director: David Giles
Warmson: Mischa de la Motte
Gradman: Clifford Parrish
Irene: Nyree Dawn Porter

: Play School

: Deputy Dawg

: Jackanory

with Anthony Quayle
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by ROBERT C. O'BRIEN
Today: In the Cage


Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Mrs Frisby
Unknown: Robert C. O'Brien

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes
Peter Purves , Lesley Judd Expedition - Thailand
John, Peter and Lesley visit a unique jungle school. Classes start at dawn with ' picking up small things' and all the pupils are elephants.
Assistant editor ROSEMARY GILL Editor BIDDY BAXTER
Blue Peter Eleventh Book, 70p, from bookshops


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

: Screen Test

Michael Rodd introduces another edition of this popular film quiz. This week the contestants come from POOLE and BRIDGWATER and will be looking at scenes from Spys, Kon Tiki Kids, Where No Vultures Fly, Song of the South.
Producer JOHN BUTTERY (Manchester)


Introduces: Michael Rodd
Unknown: Kon Tiki

: Captain Pugwash

Fish Meal

: National News

with Richard Whitmore ; Weather


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

News, interviews and analysis from your region tonight, including local weather
(Regional details as Monday)

: Tomorrow's World

The Seed of an Idea
If you give a weed more than half a chance, it will kill itself. If you ask a chocolate spot the right questions, it will lead towards more coffee in Brazil. If you look at a wilted tomato from the right point of view, its frenetic activity provides some clues to ' The Green Revolution.'
In this special edition of Tomorrow's World Professor Louis Wain shows Michael Rodd that progress grows from the seed of a scientist's idea.
Tomorrow's World 2. £2.50, at bookshops


Unknown: Professor Louis Wain
Unknown: Michael Rodd
Producer: Robin Brightwell
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: Chico and the Man

A comedy film series starring
Borrowed Trouble
Chico persuades Ed to accept a 2,000-dollar loan from a Mexican bank to buy spares. Trade and service should improve - but does it?


Ed: Jack Albertson
Chico: Freddie Prinze
Anglo customer: Larry Hovis
Mr Delgado: Julio Medina
Ramon: Isaac Ruiz
Chicano customer: Raymond Vago
Woman customer: Alma Beltran
Woman in Bank: Corrine Dominguez

: Mastermind

Introduced by Magnus Magnusson from Westfield College, University of London
Another chance for you at home to match your general, and perhaps specialist, knowledge against that of our four contenders, who this week are:
F. D. BRYAN-BROWN , schoolmaster MRS O. EVANS , housewife H MORLEY-FLETCHER , auctioneer
M. PAUL , film writer/director
Mastermind, a quiz book based on the series, 35p from bookshops


Introduced By: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: F. D. Bryan-Brown
Unknown: Mrs O. Evans
Unknown: H Morley-Fletcher
Unknown: M. Paul
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Porridge

starring Ronnie Barker in A Day Out by DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAIS featuring
Brian Wilde , Fulton Mackay
Richard Beckinsale , Ken Jones Music
DesignerGERRY scott


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Fulton MacKay
Unknown: Richard Beckinsale
Unknown: Ken Jones
Unknown: Max Harris
Designer: Gerry Scott
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Ives: Ken Jones
Navyrum: Paul Angelis
Dylan: Philip Jackson
Scrounger: Johnny Wade
Vicar: Robert Gillespie
Verger: John Rutland
Chief Prison Officer: Arnold Peters
Landlord: Ralph Watson
Nurse: Peggy Mason

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and Richard Whitmore ; Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Shoulder to Shoulder

A series of six plays created by MIDGE MACKENZIE , VERITY LAMBERT , GEORGIA BROWN
5: Outrage by HUGH WHITEMORE also starring Producer
The story of how women fought for the vote is told in a richly illustrated 64-page RADIO TIMES SPECIAL, 30p, on sale at newsagents.


Unknown: Midge MacKenzie
Unknown: Verity Lambert
Unknown: Hugh Whitemore
Unknown: Verity Lambert
Director: Moira Armstrong
Mrs Pankhurst: Sian Phillips
Annie Kenney: Georgia Brown
Sylvia Pankhurst: Angela Down
Christabel Pankhurst: Patricia Quinn
Dr Ethel Smyth: Maureen Pryor
Emily Wilding Davison: Sheila Ballantine
Mary Richardson: Valerie Colgan
Zelie Emerson: Lans Traverse
First labourer: Ray Barron
Second labourer: Clifford Cox
Alice Marlowe: Hazel Douglas
Waiter: Ray Marioni
Melvina Walker: Andonia Katsaros
Junior minister: Tom MacAulay
Prisoner: Sheelah Wilcocks
Prison doctor: John Garvin
Wardress: Nickola Sterns
Workman: Harry Davis
Warder: James Appleby
Maisie Dunn: Rosalind Ayres
May Kittel: Lucinda MacDonald
Ida Kittel: Tricia Clarke
Stella Kittel: Anne-Louise Wakefield
Nurse Pine: Claire Davenport
Flora Drummond: Sally Miles
Jack Dunn: Bob Hoskins

: Midweek

: Late Night News

Regional News ; Weatherman

: International Athletics

Great Britain v Finland from Crystal Palace


Commentators: Ron Pickering
Commentators: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Richard Tilling

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