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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: Fifth Test Match

Second day's play at The Oval.
(On BBC-1 and BBC Wales from 6.5 p.m.)
(to 18.05)

: Outlook for Friday: The Making of America: 4: The Separate South

Written and introduced by Professor Bell Wiley.

By the 1850s a gulf had opened between the States of the North and those of the South. Americans were living in two different worlds.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Writer/Presenter: Professor Bell Wiley
Reader: David Bauer
Reader: Mark Heath
Reader: Virginia Stride
Singers: The Islanders
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Out of the Unknown: Some Lapse of Time

by John Brunner.
Dramatised by Leon Griffiths.
A second showing of strange stories from the world of science fiction.
Starring Ronald Lewis

Obsession and reality become inextricably bound up in the mind of a doctor who receives a strange visitor, whose identity cannot be explained.


Writer: John Brunner
Dramatised by: Leon Griffiths
Title Music Composed and Conducted by: Norman Kay
Designer: Ridley Scott
Associate Producer: George Spenton-Foster
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Roger Jenkins
Max Harrow: Ronald Lewis
Diana Harrow: Jane Downs
Policeman: Peter Bowles
Smiffershon: John Gabriel
Dr. Gordon Faulkner: Richard Gale
Dt.-Sgt. Cloudby: George Woodbridge
Prof. Leach: Moultrie Kelsall
Dr. Laura Danville: Delena Kidd
Radiographer: Laidlaw Dalling
Anderson: Blake Butler

: The Extravagant Story of the Motor Car: Part 1: After the Horse had Bolted 1885-1914

Written by Richard Hough and Michael Frostick.
Four weekly Wheelbase programmes looking back over eighty years of international motoring.

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu and Rudi Uhlenhaut, Mercedes chief engineer, recall the rivalry between Rolls-Royce and Daimler Benz, and W. F. Bradley, Percy Kidner, George Lanchester, and St. John Nixon describe making and driving the world's first cars, and give an eye-witness account of the Gordon Bennett road races, the 1,000 miles trial of 1900, and the opening of Brooklands.

Next Friday: Part 2 - Any colour you like as long as it's black (1918-1930)
See page 47


Writer: Richard Hough
Writer: Michael Frostick
Speaker: Lord Montagu of Beaulieu
Speaker: Rudi Uhlenhaut
Speaker: W. F. Bradley
Speaker: Percy Kidner
Speaker: George Lanchester
Speaker: St. John Nixon
Directed and produced by: Brian Robins

: The Virginian: Killer in Town

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

Trampas acts very suspiciously when a tough and ruthless bounty hunter arrives in town and starts asking a lot of questions about his past.


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Trampas: Doug McClure
George Wolf: Broderick Crawford
Betsy Garth: Roberta Shore
Steve: Gary Clarke
Doc: Arch Johnson
Sheriff Abbott: Ross Elliott

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Line-Up Review

Reflection of the week's television with the Line-Up Team and Friday night's guests.

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