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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carole Ward, Wally Whyton
In the story chair, Vera McKechnie
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Wally Whyton
Storyteller: Vera McKechnie

: Outlook for Wednesday: Your Child at School: 2: Learning to Read

Four programmes mainly for the parents of five-to-eleven-year-olds.

Anxiety about failure in reading can spread out into everything a child does. How can schools and parents lay the groundwork for success?
Introduced by Tony Storey.
with Dr. W. D. Wall, Director, National Foundation for Educational Research.
(Shown last night on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)


Presenter: Tony Storey
Speaker: Dr. W. D. Wall
Producer: Roger Owen

: News Summary

: On the Margin

by and with Alan Bennett.
Also appearing are: Virginia Stride, Yvonne Gilan, John Sergeant, Stephanie Randall and The Carole Calores Strings.
Including episode three of Streets Ahead: Life and times in N.W.I
with the Knocker-Threws and the Touch-Paceys.


Writer: Alan Bennett
Musical Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Roger Cheveley
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Patrick Garland
Performer: Alan Bennett
Performer: Virginia Stride
Performer: Yvonne Gilan
Performer: John Sergeant
Performer: Stephanie Randall
Musicians: The Carole Calores Strings

: Man Alive: The Fair Game

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters: Christopher Brasher, Angela Huth, Jeremy James, John Percival, Trevor Philpott, Desmond Wilcox

This week: The Fair Game
Most of us see the fairground only once a year, think of fairground people as a cross between con-men and gypsies - out to take our money from us in the few hours they are in town. But what really goes on in the world of freak shows, hoop-la stalls and the giant machines? Who are the families who control the fairs and make a fortune from them? Who are the gaff lads with dyed hair, earrings and tattoos who follow the fair for the fun - and the girls?
Report by Trevor Philpott.


Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Breaking Point: Part 5

A thriller in five parts by Victor Canning.
Starring William Russell, Rosemary Nicols
with Terence Longdon, Richard Hurndall, Lynda Baron

Diana and Kennedy corner Stevens at a seaside bungalow. They agree a deal with him-unaware that Hellman has followed and is closing in for the kill.
(Shown on Saturday)


Writer: Victor Canning
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Douglas Camfield
Mrs. Grey: Kathleen Byron
Ginny: Lynda Baron
Hellman: Terence Longdon
Sir Alfred: Richard Hurndall
Fenmark: David Lander
Hedworth: Vernon Dobtcheff
Kennedy: William Russell
Diana: Rosemary Nicols
Hines: Michael Miller
Madame Kronstadt: Madalena Nicol
Benny: Christopher Williams
Driver: Richard Morgan
Personal Assistant: Leonard Grahame
Alistair: Paul Guess

: The Rt. Hon. James Callaghan, M.P.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party.
(Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. James Callaghan

: The Hollywood Musical: The Great Victor Herbert

Tonight's film starring Allan Jones, Mary Martin and Walter Connelly


Produced and directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Screenplay: Russell Crouse
Screenplay: Robert Lively
John Ramsey: Allan Jones
Louise Hall: Mary Martin
Victor Herbert: Walter Connelly
Dr. Richard Moore: Lee Bowman
Marie Clark: Judith Barrett
Peggy (fourteen years): Susanna Foster
Barney Harris: Jerome Cowan
Mrs. Victor Herbert: Mary Currier

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow

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