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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

Today's story: "The Elephants and the Mice" by Marilyn Hirsch
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (The Elephants and the Mice): Marilyn Hirsch

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors
(Repeated next Tuesday evening on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)
(to 13.45)


Director: Peter Riding
Producer: James McCloy

: Frontiers of Science: Lasers: 2: The Solution

The story of the breakthrough that made lasers a practical possibility.
Introduced by Professor Oliver Heavens with David Hunt


Presenter: Professor Oliver Heavens
Presenter: David Hunt
Director: John Twitchin
Producer: John Braybon

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The Borderers: Giant

by Eve Martell
[Starring] Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Gambon, Joseph Brady, Edith MacArthur
Guest stars, Brian Coburn, Frank Gatliff

A wandering English mercenary called Rudge is taken on by Gavin to help with the harvest. Cessford calls - Gavin must make a raid into England to rescue an important Scottish spy. With him he takes Rudge - a heavy man who proves an even heavier liability.
See page 26


Writer: Eve Martell
Series created by: Bill Craig
Designer: Colin Shaw
Script Editor: Martin Worth
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: James Gatward
Gavin: Michael Gambon
Rab: Joseph Brady
Agnes: Nell Brennan
Margaret: Edith MacArthur
Grizel: Margaret Greig
Jamie: Ross Campbell
Will Rudge: Brian Coburn
Cessford: Iain Cuthbertson
Sir John Maxwell: Frank Gatliff
Singer: Matt McGinn
Piper: Jack Whiteford
Hector Turnbull: Tom Fidelo
Pringle: Russell Waters
Crichton: Malcolm Douglas
Sentry: David Warbeck
English soldier: Norman Comer

: Anglers' Corner: Chub

A film series introduced by Bernard Venables

Leslie Brewer float fishing for chub on a quiet reach of the River Avon in Hampshire.

From the quiet of Bernard Venables's own local river - the Hampshire Avon -
comes, with the help of a guest fisherman, another of angling's controversies. Why is the chub, that greedy grabber of every kind of food, watchful and suspicious of the baited hook? And why, since the cautious chub gives such sport, involving the angler in so many delicate techniques, should it often be held in contempt - especially by fly fishermen?
Watch how Leslie Brewer, who was a trout and salmon game fisherman, lures with float tackle the canny chub from the tree roots under the gliding, gin-clear waters - observed and refereed by Bernard Venables.


Presenter: Bernard Venables
Fisherman: Leslie Brewer
Produced and directed by: Max Munden

: Out of the Unknown: The Little Black Bag

by C.M. Kornbluth
Dramatised by Julian Bond
With Emrys Jones, Geraldine Moffatt
and Elizabeth Weaver, John Woodnutt

The medical practitioner of the future has had his problems of diagnosis and treatment solved by the introduction of a compact electronic medical kit. By accident, one of these kits is transported back in time to the present day, where it falls into the hands of a drunken disqualified doctor. Blackmailed by a vicious young woman, he builds up a successful practice in cosmetic surgery; but then the woman uses one of the instruments for a more sinister purpose...


Author: C.M. Kornbluth
Dramatised by: Julian Bond
Title music composed and conducted by: Norman Kay
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Eric Hills
Dr. Gillis: Robert Dean
Mike: James Chase
Dr. Hemingway: Dennis Bowen
Al: Harvey Hall
Dr. Roger Full: Emrys Jones
Samuels: Leon Cortez
Angie: Geraldine Moffatt
First youth: Bill Lyons
Second youth: Peter King
Johnny: Ian Frost
Edna Flannery: Elizabeth Weaver
Mallinson: Alan Downer
Mr. Collins: John Dunbar
Kelland: John Woodnutt
Receptionist: Katherine Kessey
Mrs. Coleman: Honora Burke

: Europa

This week and every week television in this country brings us the stories and issues that concern us-the argument, the evidence, the examination. We listen and we watch-sometimes we switch off or over-and then we make up our minds. But nearly all the coverage is seen through our eyes. Elsewhere in Europe the same process goes on-but there the view may be quite different.
Introduced this week by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Frank Smith

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

The end of today in front of tomorrow with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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