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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story is "The Balloon Seller" by Catherine Gavin
(Repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Author (The Balloon Seller): Catherine Gavin

: Closedown

: This Question of Pressures: 1: The Politics of Abortion

The Abortion Law Reform Act, that still controversial measure, was a private member's bill piloted through Parliament against a background of intense organised lobbying. Even so, could it have passed without the sympathy, at least, of the officially neutral administration?
Introduced by John Tidmarsh
with The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rt Hon Douglas Houghton, CH, MP, Mrs Vera Houghton, David Steel, MP, Norman St John-Stevas, MP, Arthur Davidson, MP, Dr Derek Stevenson


Presenter: John Tidmarsh
Speaker: The Archbishop of Canterbury [Michael Ramsey]
Speaker: Rt Hon Douglas Houghton
Speaker: Vera Houghton
Speaker: David Steel
Speaker: Norman St John-Stevas
Speaker: Arthur Davidson
Speaker: Dr Derek Stevenson
Producer: John Eidinow

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Floodlit Rugby League Competition: Leigh (cherry and white) v Wakefield (white with red and blue band)

for the BBC2 Trophy

Leigh, one of the most exciting sides in Rugby League, face up to Wakefield Trinity whose cup fighting tradition is well known


Commentator: Eddie Waring
Director: Nick Hunter
Series producer: Ray Lakeland

: Jazz Scene: At the Ronnie Scott Club

A series of weekly programmes featuring some of Britain's top jazz artists at Europe's Number 1 Jazz Club
The Graham Collier Sextet
Stan Sultzman (saxophone), Nick Evans (trombone), Harold Beckett (flugelhorn), Karl Jenkins (piano, oboe), Graham Collier (bass), John Marshall (drums)
Bass player Graham Collier was the first British musician to win a scholarship to, and graduate from, the Berklee School of Music in Boston, USA.In 1967 he obtained an Arts Council bursary to compose an extended work for jazz orchestra called Workpoints. Tonight he features mostly material from his recent Lp Down Another Road, one item of which features an exciting solo by the group's pianist, Karl Jenkins, on an unusual double - the oboe.
Introduced by Ronnie Scott


Saxophonist: Stan Sultzman
Trombonist: Nick Evans
Flugelhorn: Harold Beckett
Pianist/oboist: Karl Jenkins
Bass: Graham Collier
Drummer: John Marshall
Presenter: Ronnie Scott
Lighting: Hugh Cartwright
Sound: Graham Haines
Design: Lesley Bremness
Direction: Vernon Lawrence
Production: Terry Henebery

: Premiere: The Smugglers

Written by Alfred Hayes
starring Shirley Booth, Carol Lynley, Donnelly Rhodes, Charles Drake

The whimsical story of the most innocent of 'little old ladies' who hasn't the slightest suspicion that her European vacation is being used as a cover for a smuggling operation: this week's story in a season of new television feature films made in America and never before seen in this country



Writer: Alfred Hayes
Produced and directed by: Norman Lloyd
Mrs Hudson: Shirley Booth
Jo Hudson: Carol Lynley
Adriana: Gayle Hunnicutt
Piero: Michael J. Pollard
Willi Raben: Kurt Kaszner
Alfredo Faggio: David Opatoshu
Antoine Cirret: Donnelly Rhodes
Anna: Ilka Windish
Inspector Brunelli: Emilio Fernandez
Harry Miller: Charles Drake
Anton: Albert Szabo

: Europa

Tonight Europa goes into colour to look at two very different faces of Communism - the vast enigma of Mao's China and the 'ramshackle power-house of revolution' in the Western hemisphere that is Castro's Cuba.
Recently the German television station of SWF Baden Baden showed two vivid portraits of life in these countries. So tonight Europa looks at China and Cuba through German eyes.
Introduced by Derek Hart



Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Anthony Chivers

: News Summary, Weather


: Line-Up: Tuesday

Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley


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

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