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: Play School

Story: "The Bell Tower" by Malcolm Carrick
Presenters this week: Carmen Munroe, Johnny Ball

(Repeated at 4.10 pm)


Author (The Bell Tower)/Scriptwriter: Malcolm Carrick
Presenter: Carmen Munroe
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Pianist: Peter Gosling
Designer: Kathy Pearce
Director: Christine Secombe
Producer: Michael Cole
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Haunted Mine: 1: The Mine

by Richard Potts
Adapted and directed by John Prowse
with Michael Bryant



Author: Richard Potts
Adapter/Director: John Prowse
Storyteller: Michael Bryant
Photographs: James Matthews-Joyce
Producer: Daphne Jones
Executive Producer: Anna Home
Max: Stephen Brown
Ben: Ricky Stirland
Mum: Alice Stirland
Mr Mansions: Max Diamond
The Stranger: Derek Martin

: Penelope Pitstop

A cartoon series

: Search: Film Competition Awards - 1972

Presented by John Craven

Judged by Jacky Gillott who used to present Film 72
David Attenborough, Director of Programmes, BBC Television
Monica Sims, Head of Children's Programmes, BBC Television
Today's programme shows extracts from some of the best entries from directors between the ages of 8 and 15 and the judges make their awards to the winners.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: John Craven
Judge: Jacky Gillott
Judge: David Attenborough
Judge: Monica Sims
Producer: David Turnbull

: Sounds of Music: 5: On the Way to the Ear

by Professor Charles Taylor
(Lecture 6: Tuesday, 5.40 pm)


Lecturer: Professor Charles Taylor
Director: Brian Johnson
Presented for television by: Alan Sleath

: Bird's-Eye View: Wales - The Western Stronghold

by Rene Cutforth
Rene Cutforth is unashamedly English, but he lived near Plynlimon on and off for seven years and is fascinated by the Welsh. He looks in from the helicopter to see what has become of them.


Presenter: Rene Cutforth
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy
Series Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: High Chaparral: The Glory Soldiers

Manolito, bored with life at the High Chaparral, rides off in search of excitement and finds three members of the Salvation Army.


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Blue: Mark Slade
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Captain Ellie: Elizabeth Allen
Don Sebastian: Frank Silvera
El Lobo: Anthony Caruso

: A. P. Herbert's Misleading Cases

starring Alastair Sim
Roy Dotrice , Avice Landon and Thorley Walters in How Free is a Freeman? adapted for television by MICHAEL GILBERT and CHRISTOPHER BOND


Unknown: Alastair Sim
Unknown: Roy Dotrice
Unknown: Avice Landon
Unknown: Thorley Walters
Television By: Michael Gilbert
Television By: Christopher Bond
Producer: John Howard Davies
Albert Haddock: Roy Dotrice
Mrs Haddock: Avice Landon
Benjamin Plush: Reginald Marsh
PC Boot: Norman Mitchell
Fred Barker: Bruno Barnabe
Arthur: John Lawrence
Sir Joshua Hoot, qc: Thorley Walters
Mr Justice Swallow: Alastair Sim
Mr Justice Shrimp: Peter Madden
Court Usher: Peter Evans

: Controversy: 2: A New Look at an Old Animal

A series of six programmes

with Professor Robin Fox and Professor Lionel Tiger

Man has been civilised for only a ten-thousandth of the time it has taken him to develop from the apes. For the rest of that time his body and brain have been shaped by the forces that act upon primates in the wild, and groups of tool-using hunters. This leads Robin Fox and Lionel Tiger to conclude that modern man's behaviour in all its apparent sophistication - including the roles we play as men or women - is actually governed by instincts acquired during the prehistoric struggle for survival.

Many sociologists, anthropologists and zoologists disagree with this point of view and some of them will be taking part in tonight's discussion from the Royal Institution.

Introduced by Professor Sir George Porter


Presenter: Professor Sir George Porter
Panellist: Professor Robin Fox
Panellist: Professor Lionel Tiger
Director: Stuart Harris
Producer: Karl Sabbagh

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Thrills Galore by RHYS ADRIAN
They were all there for the beer.


Unknown: Rhys Adrian
Unknown: Chris Holcombe
Designer: Mike Porter
Producer: Tim Aspinall
Director: Donald McWhinnie
Barbara: Rosalind Ayers
Harry: Dennis Chinnery
Anne: Kate Coleridge
Bill: John Dearth
Pat: Tony Doyle
Dick: Alex Farrell
Sid: Felix Felton
Elderly Sam: Jimmy Gardner
Jack: Barry Keegan
Arnold: Charles Lamb
Frank: Harry Landis
Landlord: Oliver MacGreevy
Michael: Patrick Magee
Fred: James Mellor
Con: Declan Mulholland
Joe: Clyde Pollitt
Derek: Bryan Pringle
Barmaids: Pamela Saire
Barmaids: Penny Service
Eric: John Sharp
John: Patrick Tull
Arthur: Esmond Webb

: Festival 26

A series of seven programmes in which Mary Marquis and Donald MacCormick present personalities and performances from the 26th Edinburgh International Festival


Presenter: Mary Marquis
Presenter: Donald MacCormick
Editor: Matthew Spicer

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