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: Open University

6.40 My Door Is Always Open

7.5 Development of the Piano

7.31 Trade and Industry

: Closedown

: How Do You Do

CARMEN MUNROE introduces rhymes and counting games and tells a story about Annie, Louise, George, Kevin, Caroline, Cheng, Scott, Mary, Toni.and Sandra, who all go to a place where there is plenty to do and room to play. The Special Pebble
Illustrated by JOAN HICKSON Percussion GREG KNOWLES
Musical director PETER PETTINGER
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELCATE Written and directed by CAROLE WARD


Introduces: Carmen Munroe
Illustrated By: Joan Hickson
Illustrated By: Percussion Greg Knowles
Director: Peter Pettinger
Producer: Cynthia Felcate
Directed By: Carole Ward

: Midday News

Weather Bill Giles


Weatherman: Bill Giles

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5.


Presenter: Sarah Long
Presenter: Ben Bazell

: The Record Breakers

with Roy Castle and Norris McWhirter
In Hawaii Roy visits a unique sailing ship. Norris looks at the world's smallest television.
Special studio guest Red Rum
Book (same title), £1.50, from bookshops


Presenter: Roy Castle
Presenter: Norris McWhirter
Designer: Dinah Walker
Producer: Alan Russell

: Rentaghost

by Bob Block.
Ethel Meaker is suffering the after-effect of being a cocker spaniel. Her barking alarms the neighbours and leads to a row with her husband. The Ghostly Trio attempt to smooth things over - with the help of Catastrophe Kate.
Book (same title), hardback £3.85, paperback 75p, from bookshops


Writer: Bob Block
Incidental music: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Fred Mumford: Anthony Jackson
Hubert Davenport: Michael Darbyshire
Timothy Claypole: Michael Staniforth
Mr Meaker: Edward Brayshaw
Ethel Meaker: Ann Emery
Catastrophe Kate: Jana Shelden
Mr Perkins: Jeffrey Segal
Mrs Perkins: Hal Dyer

: Evening News

with John Edmunds.


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Nationwide

Presenting the British scene to the British people.
HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS present a mixture of topical reports, special investigations, films and features.


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: The Wonderful World of Disney: The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove: Part 1

of a two-part story.
When elderly schoolteacher Henry Meade insists he has sighted a prehistoric sea-serpent, the local worthies think it time he retired - but his pupils have other ideas!
A Walt Disney production
(Part 2 tomorrow at 6.45 pm)


Henry Meade: Burgess Meredith
Mrs Pringle: Agnes Moorehead
Tippy: Annie McEveety
Catfish: Patrick Creamer
Scott: Jimmy Bracken
Sheriff: Bill Zuckert

: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring Windsor Davies also starring
Melvyn Hayes , Don Estelle
Donald Hewlett , Michael Knowles Holidays at Home
The Battery Sergeant-Major is more oppressive than usual, and Lofty dreams that he is taking part in the mutiny on the Bounty.


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Windsor Davies
Unknown: Melvyn Hayes
Unknown: Don Estelle
Unknown: Donald Hewlett
Unknown: Michael Knowles
Director: Phil Bishop
Producer: David Croft
Gnr Parkins: Christopher Mitchell
Gnr Graham: John Clegg
Gnr Mackintosh: Stuart McGugan
Char Wallah: Dino Shafeek
Punka Wallah: Babar Bhatti
Gnr Evans: Mike Kinsey
Gnr Clark: Kenneth MacDonald
Maj Loosemore: Michael Bevis

: The Big Time

A series of six programmes 4: The Rev Taffy Davies - Cartoonist
Reporter Paul Heiney
The Rev Taffy Davies is a curate from Southsea. Since the day he picked up a pen and drew a less-than-flattering caricature of the Archbishop of Canterbury, it has been his ambition to be a Fleet Street cartoonist. Tonight, he achieves that ambition on the Daily Mail.
He meets SIR OSBERT LANCASTER , BILL TIDY, MAC and many other famous cartoonists, who give Taffy advice on how to get to the top in what he calls his personal' land of milk and honey ' - Fleet Street.
Film editor ALAN LYGO


Reporter: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Taffy Davies
Unknown: Sir Osbert Lancaster
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Director: Patricia Houlihan

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world.


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Good Old Days

Old-time Music-Hall from the stage of the famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds (By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph )
For your delectation and delight, your chairman, Leonard Sachs introduces
Bernard Cribbins , Lorna Dallas Sheila Bernette , Julia Sutton
John Rutland , Norman Warwick Nuts and Bolts
Guest artist Vince Hill Members of the Players Theatre, London: JENNY TILL , PENNY RIGDEN
Musical director BERNARD HERRMANN Producer BARNEY COLEBAN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Joseph
Introduces: Leonard Sachs
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Lorna Dallas
Unknown: Sheila Bernette
Unknown: Julia Sutton
Unknown: John Rutland
Unknown: Norman Warwick
Artist: Vince Hill
Unknown: Jenny Till
Unknown: Penny Rigden
Unknown: Pauline Antony
Unknown: Nicola Kimber
Unknown: Deryk Parkin
Unknown: Peter Sutherland
Unknown: Christopher Molloy
Unknown: Peter Loury
Unknown: Doreen Hermitage
Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Coleban

: The White Tribe of Africa

The last of four programmes written and presented by David Dimbleby
The Politics of Fear
The Afrikaners believe that at the southern tip of Africa they are facing a Communist onslaught which the rest of the world ignores at its peril. To counter the threat, the Nationalist government has given itself massive powers, which it also uses to silence political protest.
The film looks at the Afrikaners' attempts to persuade whites and blacks that theirs is the only solution to South Africa's. problems. But the violence of their response to some of those who disagree with them could lead, many believe, to a violent end.
Assistant producerFRANCIS GÉRARD Producer DAVID HARRISON
(David Dimbleby returns to South Africa: Panorama, next Monday on BBCl at 8.10 pm)


Presented By: David Dimbleby
Producer: Francis Gérard
Producer: David Harrison
Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Barry Manilow

One of America's most popular entertainers in the second of two programmes recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London, during his highly-successful visit to this country.
Among the hits included in tonight's programme are ' Day-break ', ' All the time', 'Somewhere in the night', I write the songs '.
Music director LEE GURST Producer STEWART MORRIS


Director: Lee Gurst
Producer: Stewart Morris

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