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: Merry-Go-Round

A magazine programme for younger children.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.00)

: For Sixth Forms: Adaptation: 5: Adaptation and Man

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Engineering Science: 22: Energy Conversion

Previously shown on Tuesday and Wednesday
(to 10.55)

: Science and Life: Men and Microbes: 10: Microbes on the Wing

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Dancing Britain

A look at some of the dances of the past thousand years: what have they got in common? The programme is introduced by Douglas Kennedy of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Douglas Kennedy
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Kdrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy ffilm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Perspective on A Sense of the Future

Laying down wine, mapping the stars, planting trees, preserving the osprey, are just some examples of man's care for the future.
Talking about this are: David Attenborough, Denzil Batchelor, Bruce Campbell,
Alan Connell, Patrick Moore, George Waterston.
Introduced by Leonard Maguire.


Panellist: David Attenborough
Panellist: Denzil Batchelor
Panellist: Bruce Campbell
Panellist: Alan Connell
Panellist: Patrick Moore
Panellist: George Waterston
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.
(to 14.25)


Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: John Braybon

: Racing at Aintree

The first day of the Liverpool Spring Meeting

2.35 The Schweppes Gold Trophy Handicap Hurdle over two miles, one furlong

3.10 The Topham Trophy Handicap Steeplechase over two miles, six furlongs of the Grand National course

3.45 The 83rd Union Jack Stakes over one mile

4.15 The Liverpool Foxhunters' Steeplechase over two miles, seven and a half furlongs of the Grand National course

(to 16.25)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Peter Montague-Evans
Commentator: Robert Haynes
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: David Coleman
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Warren, Devine and Sparks and Double or Drop.


Presenter/"Double or Drop" devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Comedians: Warren, Devine and Sparks
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Johnny Downes

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: The White Heather Club

Your host, Andy Stewart introduces Moira Anderson, James Urquhart, Dixie Ingram,
Harry Carmichael, The White Heather Dancers and Ian Powrie and his Band.
From Scotland


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Moira Anderson
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Associate producer: Dennis Edwards
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Compact: A List of Names

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

After an unhappy love affair Susan needs consolation-as Tony is quick to appreciate. Alison calls in Adrian and Stan for an unexpected discussion, and Alan moves into his new digs. Edmund Bruce finds himself fighting against the one enemy he can never defeat.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: John Warwick
Designer: Jane Martin
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh Munro
Mr Simms: Terence de Marney
Alan: Basil Moss
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Gussie: Francis Bennett
Doug: Lawrence James
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Stan: Johnny Wade
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Alison: Betty Cooper
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Tony: Norman Florence
Susan: Sonia Fox
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Ella Bedford: Gretchen Franklin

: Sykes and a Walk

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
featuring Deryck Guyler
with Eric Phillips, Charles Bird


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
Policeman: Deryck Guyler
[Actor]: Eric Phillips
[Actor]: Charles Bird

: Moonstrike: A Safe House

by Robert Barr.
The special squadrons needed moonlight to fly into occupied countries on their secret operations.

There is danger in recruiting a new resistance group-and for a woman it may be doubly dangerous.


Writer: Robert Barr
Director: Terence Dudley
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Film sequences - cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film sequences - editor: John House
Producer: Gerard Glaister

: The News

: Amateur Boxing: Midland and Western Counties v. Wales

Quarter-Finals of the A.B.A. Senior Championships
Direct from Coventry.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Australasian Journey

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh today return to London after an eight-week tour of Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia.
This newsfilm record of the journey is narrated by Barry McQueen.


Narrator: Barry McQueen
Cameraman: Bernard Hesketh
Film editor: Richard Storey
Producer and writer: Bill Northwood

: Gallery

with Alun Gwynne Jones
A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Presenter: Alun Gwynne Jones
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Production assistant: Ian Martin
Production assistant: Anthony Whitby
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by The Rev. Alan Booth.


Conductor: The Rev. Alan Booth

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