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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales
(to 11.25)

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: Fourth Test Match

Second day's play at Headingley.
On BBC-1 and BBC Wales from 6.5
(to 18.05)

: Outlook for Friday: The Making of America: 2: The Abundant Land

Written and introduced by Professor Barry Supple.
The prospect of millions of acres of fertile empty land fired the imagination and greed of both Americans and Europeans. But prosperous settlement could not be achieved by 'frontier' methods alone. Rugged American individualists had to cooperate with each other and with the Federal Government.
First shown on BBC-1


Writer/Presenter: Professor Barry Supple
Reader: Michael Kane
Reader: Philip Oxman
Singers: The Islanders
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Out of the Unknown: Sucker Bait

by Isaac Asimov.
dramatised by Meade Roberts.
with John Meillon, David Knight, Bill Nagy, David Sumner and Clive Endersby
A second showing of strange stories from the world of science fiction.

The crew of a spaceship investigating a far planet seek an explanation to the mysterious disappearance of the previous colonists.
See page 47


Author: Isaac Asimov
Dramatised by: Meade Roberts
Title music composed and conducted by: Norman Kay
Designer: William McCrow
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Naomi Capon
Captain: Bill Nagy
Mark: Clive Endersby
Dr. Sheffield: John Meillon
Cimon: David Knight
Novee: Burt Kwouk
Fawkes: Roger Croucher
Rodriguez: Tenniel Evans
Vernadsky: David Sumner

: Wheelbase: The Grand Prix Circus

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motor racing.

The thirty-six-year-old American director John Frankenheimer has spent the summer making an $8-million film about the world of the racing driver. Called Grand Prix, it has been filmed on the race circuits at Monaco, Spa, and Brands Hatch, where tonight's Wheelbase was recorded. Is the film a true portrait of the champion racing driver? Will it create a wider audience for motor sport generally?

See page 48


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Barrie Gill
Reporter: Robin Richards
Directed and produced by: Brian Robins

: The Virginian: Fifty Days to Moose Jaw

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
Starring James Drury as The Virginian

The Virginian is faced with the almost impossible task of moving a large herd of cattle with an inexperienced crew over 400 miles of rough country in a race against time.


The Virginian: James Drury
Mike Flynn: Brandon de Wilde
Slim Jessup: James Gregory
Trampas: Doug McClure
Steve: Gary Clarke
Betsy: Roberta Shore

: Westminster at Work

Ian Trethowan looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster.
With Hardiman Scott, David Holmes.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Hardiman Scott
Reporter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Balkwill

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Line-Up Review

Reflections of the week's television with The Line-Up team and Friday night's guests.

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