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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today: "Smith the Hedgehog" written and illustrated by Angela Braithwaite Presenters this week Julie Stevens, Colin Jeavons



Writer/Illustrator (Smith the Hedgehog): Angela Braithwaite
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Colin Jeavons

: Closedown

: Crime and the Criminal: 1: What is 'Crime'?

Ten programmes that look at the incidence and explanations of crime and the treatment of criminals.

Manhunt in Mayfair, or mainly petty stuff?
How much crime is there? Sex and violence, or mostly motoring offences? How true are the figures anyway?
Introduced by Michael Molyneux


Presenter: Michael Molyneux
Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Tony Roberts

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad


Newseader: Peter Woods

: The High Chaparral: The Forge of Hate

The High Chaparral is the home of a pioneer family in the newly won West; is the prize the settlers must hold against outlaws and Indians

With Apaches on the attack, Big John and a young tribal chief work together in a desperate attempt to prevent a full-scale uprising. But a fanatical Apache warrior is determined to sabotage their efforts - and to wipe out the High Chaparral...


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Wind: Rudy Ramos
Two Pony: Michael Baseleon
Grey Wolf: Robert Loggia
Sam: Don Collier

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir, Angela Douglas, Deryck Guyler and Geoffrey Wheeler, Nemone Lethbridge, Cardew Robinson
Referee Robert Robinson


Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Angela Douglas
Panellist: Deryck Guyler
Team captain: Geoffrey Wheeler
Panellist: Nemone Lethbridge
Panellist: Cardew Robinson
Referee: Robert Robinson
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Mark Goodson
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Bill Todman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Horizon: The Drifting of the Continents

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

Tonight's Horizon, which began as an enquiry into the evidence for Continental Drift, has ended up telling the story of a revolution in geology which has turned the earth sciences upside down.

When the programme was first transmitted in April 1970, it stimulated a considerable amount of correspondence and interest. The Guardian said it was 'wholly fascinating', and Virginia Ironside in the Daily Mail found that the experts in the programme were 'sizzling with excitement about a theory that only a few years ago was being pooh-poohed.

Many a doodling schoolboy has noticed that South America nearly fits under the bulge of West Africa and that the two could have split apart, but within the last few years scientists have discovered that all the world's land masses are involved in a global merry-go-round. Where they split apart earthquakes and volcanoes occur, and where they collide great mountain ranges have been pushed up from the surrounding ocean.

This programme tells the whole fascinating story of the earth's waltzing continents.
(Clashing continents: page 15)


Narrator: Christopher Chataway
Producer: Simon Campbell-Jones
Editor: Peter Goodchild

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: But Now They Are Fled

by Ron Berry

Above a South Wales valley Dal and his girlfriend Cissie court and tease each other and talk of marriage, but the teasing becomes aggressive and at times savage...
(Jingle-man Rees: page 11)


Writer: Ron Berry
Music: Duncan Lamont
Film Cameraman: Ray Henman
Film Editor: Ken Pearce
Script Editor: Tim Aspinall
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Clive Rees
Dai: Nicholas Jones
Cissie: Angharad Rees

: News on 2

and Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

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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