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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is 'Follow this Line' by Michael O'Leary
Presenters this week Miranda Connell, Brian Cant


Author (Follow this Line): Michael O'Leary
Pictures (Follow this Line): John Haslam
Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Closedown

: New Heavens, New Earth: 3: Westwards to the Indies

Ten programmes about Europe's discovery of the outside world.

Columbus discovered land in the West in 1492. The men who followed him recognised the existence of a new continent and established a Spanish empire in America.


Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Howard Smith

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight Peter Woods
With Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Michael Sullivan, David Tindall,
Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
and Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: The High Chaparral: A Time to Laugh, a Time to Cry

Manolito rescues a beautiful senorita in distress - and for the first time in his carefree life really falls in love.


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Don Sebastian: Frank Silvera
Mercedes: Donna Baccala
Sanchez: Julio Medina

: The Words of Cricket...

Spoken by Leslie Crowther and Eric Sykes

Two extracts from the current BBC2 Sunday Cricket series in which the famous members of the Lord's Taverners interpret the great wealth of cricket literature. Leslie Crowther reads a selection from the incomparable writings that came from the pen of R.C. Robertson-Glasgow, while Eric Sykes revels in cricket's preoccupation with initials as described in Herbert Farjeon's Cricket Bag.


Reader: Leslie Crowther
Reader: Eric Sykes
Illustrative cartoons: Tony Hart
Director: Bill Taylor
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(also on BBC1 and BBC Wales)

: Yesterday's Witness: Whatever Happened to Music?

In the 1920s and 30s the popular music of the day was played by dance and jazz bands, the predecessors of our modern pop groups.
Some of the band leaders and musicians who made the music of those days look back nostalgic-ally and wonder: Whatever happened to music?
Taking part: Nat Gonella, Harry Roy, Jack Payne, Roy Fox, George Chisholm, Spike Hughes, Billy Jones
(Whatever happened to Nat Gonella?: see page 12)


Interviewee: Nat Gonella
Interviewee: Harry Roy
Interviewee: Jack Payne
Interviewee: Roy Fox
Interviewee: George Chisholm
Interviewee: Spike Hughes
Interviewee: Billy Jones
Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Charles Mapleston

: Pot Black: BBC2 Snooker Competition

From the League of Champions tonight's programme features Gary Owen v Ray Reardon
Ex-Fireman Owen needs a lot of points to put him in a challenging position in League 2, and his opposition tonight is the tops in one-frame snooker.
Introduced by Alan Weeks
(from Birmingham)


Snooker player: Gary Owen
Snooker player: Ray Reardon
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: David Kenning
Director: Reg Perrin
Production: Philip Lewis

: Horizon: The Unborn Patient

This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today.

It takes only a few weeks for the embryo in the mother's womb to take on the recognisable features of a human being. What factors in the mother's life influence this development in the womb? It is only recently that the full significance of the foetus, as a patient who can be medically cared for, has been realised.
Can emotional stress on the mother permanently affect her child? Can genetic abnormalities be recognised before birth? And if so what medical and moral decisions should be taken?
One baby in 20 is born handicapped, damaged at some stage during its development in the womb. Are some of these tragedies avoidable?
This programme won the Society of Film and Television Arts Mullard Award. It deals with research of fundamental importance which could change the direction of medical advance.


Narrator: Christopher Chataway
Film Editor: Colin Robinson
Producer: Peter Goodchild
Editor: R.W. Reid

: Line-Up: Monday


Editor: Rowan Ayers

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