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: Play School: People at Work - Building

Today's story: "The King Who Wanted to Reach The Moon"
Traditional, translated by Jean Leyton
Guest storyteller Colin Jeavons
Presenters this week Carole Ward, Johnny Ball



Translator (The King Who Wanted to Reach The Moon): Jean Leyton
Storyteller: Colin Jeavons
Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Dressmaking: 8: Flared Trousers and Sleeves

with Ann Ladbury
Ten programmes based on a three-piece outfit of dress, coat and trousers specially designed for the series.

(Repeated: BBC1 Thursday, 12.30 pm.)
(Publication including pattern: page 19)


Presenter: Ann Ladbury
Programme arranged by: Iris Furlong
Director: Charles Pascoe
Series Producer: Sheila Innes

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Alias Smith and Jones: Smiler with a Gun

A Western adventure series with Hannibal Heyes and Jed 'Kid' Curry two of the roughest, toughest - nicest and kindest - outlaws who ever rode the West starring and
with guest stars Danny Bilson, Will Geer

Jones himself is fairly handy with a gun. But even he's a bit dazed by a smiling young stranger's incredible display of speed and skill at a shooting contest. And that's not the last our two heroes see of him or his gun-not to mention that smile.



Smith: Pete Duel
Jones: Ben Murphy
[Actor]: Danny Bilson
[Actor]: Will Geer

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir, Heather Sears, George Melly and Patrick Campbell, Nerys Hughes, John Alderton
Referee Robert Robinson
(from Manchester)


Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Heather Sears
Panellist: George Melly
Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Nerys Hughes
Panellist: John Alderton
Referee: Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by: Mark Goodson
Call My Bluff devised by: Bill Todman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Horizon: The Crab Nebula

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

The history of the Crab more closely resembles a tale of mystery and imagination than a sober scientific recital.

When a leading astronomer said this ten years ago, even he could not have forecast the twists and turns in the plot of the detective story that were to follow. In the study of this one object in the sky we see reflected the whole of modern astronomy: the story of how a world-wide fraternity of scientists go about the business of discovery, and - in more human terms - their joy in tackling stage-by-stage a never-ending puzzle.

The story begins in the year 1054 when a Chinese astronomer saw a 'guest-star ' - almost certainly the cataclysmic destruction of a star whose remains are now the Crab. It ends with a crucial experiment that asks if this explosion is the origin of us - is this the death that makes life possible?


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Film editor: Keith Sheather
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Alec Nisbett

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Blues in the Morning

by David McGibbon

There is music and love in the sailors' bar in Malta, but it is Marie who calls the tune.


Writer: David McGibbon
Script Editor: Tim Aspinall
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Anne Head
Director: John Powell
Marie: Prunella Scales
Tommo: Barry Evans
Rab: Brian Rawlinson
Barman: Harold Kasket

: News on 2

and Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

With Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley, Ray Taylor


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Ray Taylor
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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