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: Signpost: Feudal England: 2: The Lord and Lady of the Manor

First shown on Thursday
(to 10.25)

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
BBC film
(to 10.45)

: Spotlight

Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: The Newt

Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: Second Test Match

A visit to Lord's Cricket Ground on the second day of the match.


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Let's Imagine: An Island Life

...where the neighbours are a high tide away.
Olive Stephens takes a long look at the small islands of West Wales and at some of the people who live and have lived there.


Presenter: Olive Stephens
Research and interviews: Roscoe Howells
Film editor: Bill Greenhalgh
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: Air, Land, and Water: Land Forms: Sea and Coastlines

Previously shown on Monday
(to 14.25)

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: Second Test Match; and Royal Ascot

Further visits to Lord's and Royal Ascot.

3.45 Wokingham Stakes over 6 furlongs

4.20 Hardwicke Stakes over 1 1/2 miles

4.55 Queen Alexandra Stakes over 2 miles, 6 furlongs, 34 yards


Commentator (Royal Ascot): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Royal Ascot): Clive Graham
Television presentation (Royal Ascot): Dennis Monger

: Animal Magic

A fortnightly series in which Johnny Morris looks at Creatures Great and Small.

Thelma and Paula Clemence take their pet shopping in Exeter.

Gerald Durrell and his wife have tea with a chough.

Crested penguins from the Southern Oceans visit the studio.

Tony Soper's story of a lonely Greenland seal.

The Adventures of Otto
A young boy explores some deserted ruins in the Hungarian countryside.

From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Item presenter (Tibs): Thelma Clemence
Item presenter (Tibs): Paula Clemence
Item presenter (Dingle): Gerald Durrell
Storyteller (Olaf): Tony Soper
Film editor: George Inger
Producer: Winwood Reade

: Adventure to Order

A second chance to see the play by Douglas Camfield.
'Imaginary friends are just as good as real ones', says Uncle John to his nephew when the boy finds a lack of companions in the village by the sea.
Philip puts his advice into practice and finds himself back in the Middle Ages!
BBC recording


Writer: Douglas Camfield
Film cameraman: George Gibbings
Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire
Philip: Lindsay Scott-Patton
Uncle John: Meadows White
Ronnie: Michael Hammond
Sandra: Michele Dotrice
Baron Tarzook: Tutte Lemkow
Captain of the Guard: Robert Mooney
The Princess: Gwenda Ewen
First Guard: Leslie Bates
Second Guard: Michael Lee
The King: Roger Avon

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England followed by The Weather.

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: Second Test Match

The closing overs of the second day's play at Lord's.

: Gardening Club

A busy midsummer weekend In the garden with Percy Thrower.
Bedding Plants - Geraniums - Fuchsias - Verbenas
Spraying roses against greenfly and mildew
Tying and training sweet peas Stopping frame cucumbers
Work on rhododendrons, azaleas, newly planted trees, and marrows
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Polly Elwes and Robin Day, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Assistant producer: Tony Essex
Assistant producer: Ned Sherrin
Assistant producer: Peter Batty
Assistant producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Assistant editor: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: The Rag Trade

Devised and written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, Esma Cannon, Sheila Hancockwith George Roderick, Barbara Keogh
and Gwendolyn Watts, Wanda Ventham, Jan Williams, Pamela Reece, Jean Conroy
BBC recording
(Gwendolyn Watts is in "Blitz!" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Devised and written by: Ronald Wolfe
Devised and written by: Ronald Chesney
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Harold Fenner: Peter Jones
Paddy Fleming: Miriam Karlin
Reg Turner: Reg Varney
Lily Swann: Esma Cannon
Carole Taylor: Sheila Hancock
Nikki: George Roderick
Mrs. Brooks: Barbara Keogh
[Actress]: Gwendolyn Watts
Shirley: Wanda Ventham
[Actress]: Jan Williams
[Actress]: Pamela Reece
[Actress]: Jean Conroy

: The Defenders: The Point Shaver

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E. G. Marshall, Robert Reed.

The Prestons return to their college for a basketball game, and find that one of the players has been accused of accepting a bribe to make sure his team wins. Faced with an enquiry by the State Senate Rackets Committee, Lawrence Preston tries to clear the name of the college and of the boy.


Lawrence Preston: E. G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: International Swimming: Great Britain v. West Germany

Some of the sprint events and team races in the early stages of this two-day contest.
From the Derby Baths, Blackpool


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harry Walker
TV presentation: Ray Lakeland

: The News

: A Climate of Fear

by David Mercer.
with Pauline Letts, John Stratton, Geoffrey Bayldon, Tony Garnett and Douglas Wilmer
BBC recording


Writer: David Mercer
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Don Taylor
Colin Waring: Tony Garnett
George: Arch Taylor
Ray: William Gaunt
Leonard Waring: John Stratton
Brian Bell: Antony Higginson
Clive Edgerton: Douglas Wilmer
Frieda Waring: Pauline Letts
Peter Driffield: Geoffrey Bayldon
Frances Waring: Sarah Badel
Ross Wyman: Francis Napier
Party guest: Brenda Cowling
Party guest: Winifred Hindle
Mrs Wyman: Ann Murray
Rawson: Anthony Dawes
Mrs Rawson: Delia Paton
Sonia: Anna Gilcrist
Warder: Charles Saynor
Tom Driffield: Bert Palmer
Policeman: Ray Brown

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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