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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children at home
In the story chair, William Mervyn
Today's story: "The Magician's Dinner" by Mrs. D.M. Law MacGregor
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Storyteller: William Mervyn
Author (The Magician's Dinner): Mrs. D.M. Law MacGregor

: Frontiers of Science: Towards Absolute Zero: 5: The Next Step

Ordinary liquid helium is interesting because of its superfluidity. The rare isotope helium 3 is interesting because it does not show superfluidity.
Introduced by Brian King


Presenter: Brian King
Speaker: Professor D.F. Brewer
Speaker: Professor E. Mendoza
Producer: Nat Taylor

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
and The Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The Borderers: Hero

by Jack Ronder
[Starring] Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Gambon, Joseph Brady, Edith MacArthur
Guest star, Moray Watson

Cessford lies wounded at Slitrig after an assassination attempt by John Hume. To finish him off the Humes will attack - and Slitrig has run out of gunpowder. Margaret meets an old admirer, Lord Boyd. Boyd seems tempted to help Hume to the wardenship but equally tempted to settle for the easy life and Margaret whom he loves. Whose side is this enigmatic figure on?


Writer: Jack Ronder
Music: David Lord
Series created by: Bill Craig
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Script Editor: Martin Worth
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Moira Armstrong
Cessford: Iain Cuthbertson
Warden Sergeant: Roy Sampson
John Hume: Eric McCaine
Gavin Ker: Michael Gambon
Jamie Ker: Ross Campbell
Lord Boyd: Moray Watson
Margaret Ker: Edith MacArthur
Agnes Ker: Nell Brennan
Grizel Ker: Margaret Greig
Doctor: Kenneth McCellan
Donald: James Appleby
Alan Hume: Michael Sheard
Rab: Joseph Brady
Mistress Eliott: Audrey Muir

: Anglers' Corner: Salmon

A film series introduced by Bernard Venables

Herbert Normington spinning for salmon on the River Lune in Westmorland in May.


Presenter: Bernard Venables
Fisherman: Herbert Normington
Produced and directed by: Max Munden

: Out of the Unknown: Random Quest

by John Wyndham
Dramatised by Owen Holder
With Keith Barron, Tracy Reed, Noel Howlett, Bernard Brown and Carole Boyer

A physicist, blown up in a laboratory accident, finds himself in another plane of existence, parallel in time to our own. He finds a ready-made life as a novelist, and a new group of friends and business acquaintances. More important, he finds he is married to a beautiful girl who apparently hates him. How can he explain that he is not the man she thinks he is?


Author: John Wyndham
Dramatised by: Owen Holder
Title music composed and conducted by: Norman Kay
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Raymond Jones
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Christopher Barry
Colin Trafford: Keith Barron
Taxi driver: George Lee
Ottilie: Tracy Reed
Mrs. Walters: Beatrice Kane
Dr. Harshom: Noel Howlett
Munnings: Arnold Ridley
George: Charles Lamb
Martin: Bernard Brown
Television newsreader: McDonald Hobley
Gerry: Carole Boyer
Trevor: Bernard Finch
Bates: Reg Peters
Laura: Anna Darlington
Nurse Maclean: Molly Weir
Mrs. Gale: Beryl Cooke

: Europa: 100th Edition

In the hundredth edition of Europa three men look back at some of the more recent major and minor events which have happened in their own country and elsewhere. They are television journalists from Holland, France, and the Soviet Union, and it is they who in their own countries regularly present news and comment to their viewers. But tonight they will be presenting their comments to a foreign audience - to us.
A Dutchman, a Frenchman, and a Russian will tell you what they think has been happening and what it has all meant.
Introduced by Derek Hart
See page 31


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Frank Smith

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

The end of today in front of tomorrow



Editor: Rowan Ayers

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