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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Science All Around Flour
10.0 Science Session
Things that go dark in the Light

: Closedown

: You and Me: Buying a Rabbit

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds, and adults watching with them.


Narrator: Nigel Lambert
Puppets: Alan Platt
Animation: Bura and Hardwick
Director: Judith Miles
Producer: Barbara Parker

: For Schools, Colleges

11.0-11.20 Maths Workshop: Stage 1. Round-up 2
11.40 British Social History Goods and Chattels
12.5 pm Colour Kontakte
22: Was machen Sie den ganzen Tag?
(Complementary radio programme tonight at 7.0, R3)
Books 1, 2 and 3 (same title) 75p each; records 1, 2 and 3. £1.40 each; cassette 1, £1.73; cassettes 2 and 3, £1.83 each, from bookshops

: Day and Night

The programme about police affairs now includes Crime Line, the ' hot line ' between police and public -[number removed]
Introduced by David Seymour with Mike Dornan
Editor BRIAN GIBSON (Birmingham)


Introduced By: David Seymour
Unknown: Mike Dornan
Director: Desmond Lapsley
Editor: Brian Gibson

: News


: Pebble Mill

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


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Fingerbobs

Shiny with RICK JONES


Unknown: Rick Jones

: For Schools, Colleges

2.2 Colour Watch! Foo the Potter
2.20 Exploration and Discovery Up the Zambezi

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Boris the Bold

Boris and the Giant
A lightning flash in a pot of honey comes to the assistance of Boris in an unequal contest.
Story told by JOHNNY MORRIS
Presented by PEGGY MILLER


Told By: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Peggy Miller

: Jackanory

with Kate Binchy
In a Blue Velvet Dress by CATHERINE SEFTON
Today: The lavender garden


Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Catherine Sefton

: The Monkees: Monkees Marooned

Pete swops his guitar for a treasure map and the Monkees find themselves on a desert island.

: If You Were Me

You stay in my house, I'll stay in your house, You sleep.in my bed, I'll sleep in your bed,
You come to my school,
I'll come to your school..... In today's programme
Nicola Snook from Bath and Ginger Gonzales from Salt Lake City, Utah
Film editor MONICA MEAD
Associate producer RON HARIG Producer MOLLY COX


Unknown: Nicola Snook
Unknown: Ginger Gonzales
Unknown: Phil Meheux
Unknown: Rick Koontz
Producer: Ron Harig
Producer: Molly Cox

: National News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

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

: The Wednesday Film: The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery

Starring Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan with George Cole, Reg Varney, Raymond Huntley, Richard Wattis
Leaving a notorious trail of arson behind them, the girls of St Trinian's are ever on the move. In this episode in the saga of Ronald Searle's academy for young ladies, they find a splendid new home. What the head doesn't know is that train robbers have stashed several million pounds under the ballroom floor. But the girls are now in the way...


St. Trinian's created by: Ronald Searle
Director: Frank Launder
Director: Sidney Gilliat
Alphonse Askett: Frankie Howerd
Amber Spottiswood: Dora Bryan
Flash Harry: George Cole
Gilbert: Reg Varney
The Minister: Raymond Huntley
Bassett: Richard Wattis
Georgina: Portland Mason
Culpepper Brown: Eric Barker
Truelove: Godfrey Winn
Noakes: Colin Gordon
Policeman: Terry Scott
The Voice: Stratford Johns

: Survivors

Carolyn Seymour , Ian McCulloch Lucy Fleming , Talfryn Thomas with Brian Peck Gone Away by TERRY NATION
' Abby ... listen ... you know it's odds against this being Peter ... the only description you have is of a boy about ten in a school blazer ... nothing more than that ... what I'm saying is ... well, if it's not him ... be ready for it.'
Cast in order of appearance:


Unknown: Carolyn Seymour
Unknown: Ian McCulloch
Unknown: Lucy Fleming
Unknown: Talfryn Thomas
Unknown: Brian Peck
Unknown: Terry Nation
Designer: Richard Morris
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Terence Williams
Tom Price: Talfryn Thomas
Boy: Graham Fletcher
Phillipson: Robert Fyfe
Abby Grant: Carolyn Seymour
Jenny Richards: Lucy Fleming
Greg Preston: Ian McCulloch
Dave Long: Brian Peck
Reg Gunnel: Barry Stanton
John Milner: Robert Gillespie

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative Party
(Also on BBC2)

: Main News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Unknown: Peter Woods

: Wodehouse Playhouse

Introduced by P. G. Wodehouse starring
John Alderton and Pauline Collins
Adapted by DAVID CLIMIE from the short stories by P. G. WODEHOUSE
Romance at Droitgate Spa
Freddie falls in love, not wisely but too well, with a conjurer's assistant.
Cast in order of appearance:
Magic effects by ROBERT HARBIN Signature tune composed and conducted by RAYMOND JONES Designer DAPHNE SHORTMAN Producer DAVID ASKEY


Introduced By: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Pauline Collins
Adapted By: David Climie
Stories By: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: Robert Harbin
Conducted By: Raymond Jones
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: David Askey
Freddie Fitch-Fitch: Julian Holloway
Mortimer Rackstraw: John Alderton
Annabel Purvis: Pauline Collins
Sir Aylmer Bastable: Raymond Huntley
Lord Rumbelow: Mark Dignam
Parkin: Graham Armitage
Joe Boffin: Leslie Dwyer

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter including tonight
The Welterweight Championship of Europe
John H. Stracey, Britain's world-ranked welterweight champion, defended his European title against Switzerland's Max Hebei sen (37 fights, 34 wins) on Mike Barrett 's promotion at the Royal Albert Hall.
Commentator HARRY CARPENTER The$250,000 Tennis Match
Highlights from Las Vegas of the richest clash in tennis history between Jimmy Connors , reigning Wimbledon champion, and John Newcombe , who has beaten Connors on all three occasions they have met.
Commentator DAN MASKELL Who'll Win the FA Cup?
Jimmy Hill , who played more than 300 games for Fulham, tries to stay impartial as Bill Shankly and Bill Nicholson weigh up the Wembley chances of West Ham and Fulham in Saturday's ' Cockney Cup Final.'


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Max Hebei
Unknown: Mike Barrett
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Jimmy Connors
Unknown: John Newcombe
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Unknown: Jimmy Hill
Unknown: Bill Shankly
Unknown: Bill Nicholson
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Midweek

Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy

: The Sky at Night

The Outer Planets
This month the three outermost planets - Uranus, Neptune and Pluto - are all on view, even though they are faint. Each has its own special points of interest; and Patrick Moore talks about these remote members of the Sun's family.


Talks: Patrick Moore
Producer: Patricia Wood

: Closedown

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