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: Open University

6.40 Communications in Planning

7.5 Handicapped in the Community

7.30 Telephone Switching (2)

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 History 1917-73: China and the World

10.0 TV Club: A Place Like Home: Nick
by David Cook


Unknown: David Cook

: Closedown

: You and Me: Fingers and Toes!

Introduced by David Ashton.


Presenter: David Ashton
Puppets: Alan Platt
Animation: Bura and Hardwick
Producer: Barbara Parker

: For Schools, Colleges

11.0 Exploring Science: Life Goes On The courtship displays of birds and mammals, including man, lead to mating, fertilisation and the growth and development of the young inside the egg and the womb. Narrated by JUDITH JACKSON Producer MICHAEL COYLE
11.23 Words and Pictures
The Sun Shone


Unknown: Judith Jackson
Producer: Michael Coyle

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Teddy Edward



Unknown: Mollie Matthews
Told By: Richard Baker

: Ring-a-Ding

The Paper Family by RICHARD GREENING


Unknown: Derek Griffiths

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Watch: Swans
2.18 Location: Britain
Location 4 - London Airport
The story of London's Heathrow airport and the unsuccessful search for a new airport location in south-east England.
Commentary by BERNARD CLARK Producer LEN BROWN


Commentary By: Bernard Clark
Producer: Len Brown

: International Lawn Tennis

The Federation Cup
Further coverage of this knock-out women's team tournament from the Centre Court at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne.

: Royal Ascot

The second day of the great four-day meeting
3.45 The Royal Hunt Cup H'cap (1m)

: Play School

: Lippy Lion

and his friends
A cartoon adventure

: Rentaghost

Mumford and his colleagues decide to tell their landlord, Mr Meaker , that they are really ghosts. The shock of this lands Mr Meaker in the local hospital where the Rentaghost team offer to provide a conjuring act for the centenary celebrations. As ghosts they find it easy to vanish - but Mumford has some difficulty in becoming visible again!
Studio director JEREMY SWAN Producer PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Bob Block
Unknown: Mr Meaker
Unknown: Mr Meaker
Director: Jeremy Swan
Producer: Paul Ciani
Fred Mumford: Anthony Jackson
Hubert Davenport: Michael Darbyshire
Timothy Claypole: Michael Staniforth
Mr Meaker: Edward Brayshaw
Mrs Mumford: Betty Alberge
Mr Mumford: John Dawson
Sister: Laurel Ford
Matron: Maggy Maxwell

: Newsround Weekly

with John Craven and LUCY MATHEN
JOHN, LUCY and the Newsround team travel Britain and the world to report on the people and the stories behind the news this week.


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Lucy Mathen
Producer: Jill Roach

: Captain Pugwash

The Golden Trail

: Evening News

with Richard Whitmore


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

Presenting the British scene to the people of Britain.
Reports and features co-ordinated this week by MICHAEL BARRATT and FRANK BOUGH with DILYS MORGAN , VALERIE SINGLETON and BOB WELLINGS


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Dilys Morgan
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Editor: John Gau

: The Carry On Gang: Carry On Screaming

The first in a season of films from the Carry On creators - producer Peter Rogers and director Gerald Thomas.
Tonight starring Harry H. Corbett, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Fenella Fielding, Joan Sims, Angela Douglas
The Carry On team's venture into the realms of vampires, mummies and monsters concerns the investigations of Detective-Sergeant Bung into the activities of the mysterious Dr Watt and his sister Valeria.

Films: page 11


Screenplay: Talbot Rothwell Producer: Peter Rogers
Director: Gerald Thomas.
Det-Sgt Bung: Harry H Corbett
Dr Watt: Kenneth Williams
Albert Potter: Jim Dale
Dan Dann: Charles Hawtrey
Valeria: Fenella Fielding
Emily Bung: Joan Sims
Doris Mann: Angela Douglas
Sockett: Bernard Bresslaw
Det-Con Slobotham: Peter Butterworth
Fettle: Jon Pertwee
Vivian: Michael Ward
Odbodd: Tom Clegg
Odbodd Jr: Billy Cornelius
Cabby: Norman Mitchell

: Middlemen: 1: Rich is Best

by Alan Plater
Six safaris in the concrete jungle and two intrepid explorers with a formula for survival.
With Frank Windsor as George Livingstone and Francis Matthews as Stanley Binns
George meets Stanley and they become Incorporated: one small step for Stanley but a giant stride backwards for George, who enjoys it.

BBC Birmingham


Writer: Alan Plater
Music: Sidney Sager
Script Editor: Pedr James
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Director: David Rose
George Livingstone: Frank Windsor
Stanley Binns: Francis Matthews
Edna Livingstone: Avril Elgar
Graves: Noel Collins
Fay: Gwen Taylor
Mr Nakasone: Sabu Kimura

: A Party Political Broadcast

by The Liberal Party with The Rt Hon David Steel , MP Leader of the Liberal Party


Unknown: David Steel

: Main News

with Richard Whitmore ; Weather


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Professional Boxing

The Welterweight Championship of the World
Carlos Palomino (USA) v Dave 'Boy' Green (GB)
Over 15 rounds from last night's Harry Levene promotion at the Empire Pool, Wembley.
DAVE 'BOY' GREEN, the whirlwind from Chatteris, is riding high on the crest of a wave. Anyone who can take out John H. Stracey has impeccable qualifications as a future World Champion.
CARLOS PALOMINO, 25 fights, 21 wins, also stopped Stracey and that win won him the title.
With the World Championship at stake and the reputation of these two men, it would be a surprise if the referee's scorecard is consulted.
Television presentation BOB DUNCAN


Unknown: Carlos Palomino
Unknown: Harry Levene
Unknown: John H. Stracey
Unknown: Carlos Palomino
Unknown: Bob Duncan

: The House that Jack Built: 1: Ten Years Ago - Winter

A serial in six parts by Shelagh Delaney
Ten years of a marriage from wedding night to the present time.
For Jack the dream is to live in a castle with grounds big enough to ride a horse for two hours, and her dream? It's the dream of love.... starring Duggie Brown as Jack and Sharon Duce as Lu.


Writer: Shelagh Delaney
Designer: Dick Coles
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Peter Hammond
Jack: Duggie Brown
Lu: Sharon Duce

: Tonight

Including News Headlines

: The Sky at Night: Uranus - the Second Ringed Planet?

For centuries the ringed planet Saturn has been regarded as unique. This year the startling discovery has been reported that Uranus also has a system of rings - though as yet they have not been seen directly.
Patrick Moore discusses this new development with Gordon Taylor, of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. who has made special studies of Uranus, and Dr Garry Hunt, who is closely involved with plans for Voyager, the unmanned space-craft due to bypass Uranus in the 1980s.
Sky at Night 5, £4.00, from bookshops


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Gordon Taylor
Guest: Dr Garry Hunt
Producer: Patricia Wood

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