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: For Schools, Colleges

11.10-11.55 Special Programmes Woodpecker
A film by HEINZ SIELMANN from The World About Us series. A chance to look inside the tree-trunk homes of the various wood-peckers and see the secrets of their life.
Presented by mice RHODES
Produced in oo-operation with NDR Series editors
ANTHONY ISAACS , CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (from Bristol. First shown on BBC2)
12.5 pm Kontakte: 10


Unknown: Heinz Sielmann
Unknown: David Attenborough
Presented By: Mice Rhodes
Unknown: Anthony Isaacs
Unknown: Christopher Parsons

: News

Weatherman JACK SCOTT


Unknown: Jack Scott

: Pebble Mill

DAVID SEYMOUR and DONNY MACLEOD present the ideas, activities, music and personalities of the day, Family Advice with Claire Rayner


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Claire Rayner

: Along the Trail

The wildlife to be found in different parts of Canada, including a mountain lion and a wapiti.

: Cartoon Time

Boyhood Daze

: A Set of Slides

'Magic Lantern' pictures from the past, made into a 'movie,' throw an illuminating light on London and the countryside at the turn of the century.
Written, directed and produced by PETER BAYLIS


Produced By: Peter Baylis

: The Forsyte Saga: 23: Strike

by John Galsworthy.
Dramatised by Donald Wilson.
Starring Eric Porter, Nyree Dawn Porter, Susan Hampshire, Nicholas Pennell

Marjorie has been defeated in court, but has won a social victory at the expense of Fleur.
(For cast see Thursday at 3.5 pm)


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by: Donald Wilson
Soames: Eric Porter
Michael Mont: Nicholas Pennell
Fleur: Susan Hampshire
Irene: Nyree Dawn Porter

: Help Yourself!

with Michael Molyneux
Norma Shepherd , Glyn Worsnip
Have you ever bought a pig in a poke? Been taken for a ride by a shark? Or needed a watchdog? Whatever your problem in the consumer jungle -we'll try to help you to help yourself.
Director jim MURRAY


Unknown: Michael Molyneux
Unknown: Norma Shepherd
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Director: Jim Murray
Producer: Patricia Owtram
Editor: Peter Chafer

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Boris the Bold

Christopher and the Silver Spoon Boris 's baby son Christopher has to face an army while he is still in his cradle.
Story told by JOHNNY MORRIS
Presented by PEGGY MILLERt


Unknown: Spoon Boris
Told By: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Peggy Millert

: Jackanory

with Denholm Elliott
The Iron Man by TED HUGHES
Today: What's to be done with the Iron Man?


Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Unknown: Ted Hughes

: Yogi's Gang

: Chinese Puzzle

An adventure serial in six parts by BRIAN FINCH
5: Dead or Alive
Paul breaks his promise and The Master tells China that he wants these children back ...


Unknown: Brian Finch
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Alan Bell
Wing Commander: William Fox
China: Eric Young
Martin Frazer: William Abney
Johnson: James Marcus
Paul Jameson: Michael Tattersfield
Robert Hardacre: Marcus Barclay
Alison Frazer: Deborah Makepeace
Rosie: Kate Brown
Hoskins: Michael Cronin
Alec Stevens: Brendan Price
Bill Jameson: John Rolfe
Sgt Parker: Mike Lewin
The Master: Lee Wing
Caretaker: Aubrey Danvers-Walker

: National News

with Kenneth Kendall Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

Look North, South Today
Look East, Midlands Today
Points West, Spotlight South West with Michael Barratt , Frank Bough Bob Wellings , Sue Lawley


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: Sci-Fi Season: Them!

James Whitmore , Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness
State Police Sgt Peterson begins an investigation which leads to a mysteriously wrecked car, the murdered owner of a nearby general store -and huge footprints at the scene of both crimes.
This Week's Films: page 23


Director: Gordon Douglas
Sgt Ben Peterson: James Whitmore
Dr Harold Medford: Edmund Gwenn
Dr Patricia Medford: Joan Weldon
Robert Graham: James Arness
Brig-Gen O'Brien: Onslow Stevens
Major Kibbee: Sean McClory
Ed Blackburn: Chris Drake
A little girl: Sandy Descher
Mrs Lodge: Mary Ann Hokanson
Captain of Troopers: Don Shelton
Crotty: Fess Parker

: Francis Durbridge presents: Melissa: Episode 2

The police suspect Guy Foster of having murdered his wife, Melissa, because she was having an affair with someone.
There's a complete new story by Francis Durbridge in The Generation Game Radio Times Special from newsagents, 35p.


Script Editor: Simon Masters
Designer: Barrie Dobbins
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Peter Moffatt
Story By: Francis Durbridge
Guy Foster: Peter Barkworth
Peter Antrobus: Robert King
Duncan: Desmond Jordan
Jackson: Leonard Gregory
Mary Antrobus: Zuleika Robson
Joyce Dean: Elizabeth Bell
Mrs Long: Ursula Hirst
Don Page: Ray Lonnen
Paula Hepburn: Joan Benham
Felix Hepburn: Ronald Fraser
Carol Stewart: Marcia Ashton
Truck driver: James Appleby
Det-Sgt Heston: Roy Spencer
Police Dr: Alan Charles Thomas
Det-Chief Insp Carter: Philip Voss
Dr Swanley: Lyndon Brook
George: Godfrey James
Man: Reg Cranfield
Mr Antrobus: John Horsley

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(Also on BBC2)

: Main News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Unknown: Peter Woods

: Sports Review of 1974

featuring the presentation to the Sports Personality of the Year by Jackie Stewart, OBE (Sports Personality of 1973)
The 21st anniversary of this gala occasion, as leading sportsmen and women from Great Britain and overseas gather together in the BBC Television Theatre to relive the outstanding events and performances of the year.
Among the stars in person, and in action:
Brendan Foster, John Conteh, the British Lions, Alan Pascoe, Ian Thompson, David Jenkins, Mary Peters, Phil Read, Virginia Wade, Pat Eddery, Lester Piggott, Don Revie, Reg Harris, Peter Collins and from America, Muhammad Ali, and The Outstanding Events of 1974 including the World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, European Athletics Championships, the Grand National, the Derby, the Open Golf Championship, Wimbledon, International Rugby Union, the FA Cup Final, the Test Matches.
Action from more than a dozen sports, and presentation to The Team of the Year, The Outstanding Overseas Personality
Sports Review of 1974 introduced by Frank Bough and Harry Carpenter
Sports Personality of the Year voting coupon: page 80


Award presentation: Jackie Stewart
Sportsman: Brendan Foster
Sportsman: John Conteh
Sportsman: Alan Pascoe
Sportsman: Ian Thompson
Sportsman: David Jenkins
Sportswoman: Mary Peters
Sportsman: Phil Read
Sportswoman: Virginia Wade
Sportsman: Pat Eddery
Sportsman: Lester Piggott
Sportsman: Don Revie
Sportsman: Reg Harris
Sportsman: Peter Collins
Sportsman: Muhammad Ali
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Lighting: Nigel Wright
Designer: Colin Lowrey
Presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Midweek

: Late Night News

Regional News (exc London and Northern Ireland), Weatherman

: Rockface

10: Mountain Country
John Earle and RON JAMES conclude their series with a look at some of the spectacular routes in North Wales and Scotland.
Book (same title) 90p, from bookshopt


Unknown: John Earle
Unknown: Ron James
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

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