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: Play School

Story: The Grumpy Princess by RUTH CRAFT
Presenters this week
Heather Emmanuel , Johnny Ball
The Bold Bad Bus. a book of rhyming stories from Play School and Play Away, 11.60, from bookshops


Unknown: Heather Emmanuel
Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Cricket: Third Test

England v India Fourth day
Further coverage up to the close of play direct from Edgbaston.

: Closedown

: News Summary


: Industrial Grand Tour

10 : Kennet and Avon with Kenneth Hudson
The most unobtrusive and familiar sign of the Industrial Revolution is the canal. One of the last and probably the most spectacular was John Rennie 's Kennet-Avon built to link ' The Irish and German Oceans.' Still partly navigable today, it boasts the oldest working steam engine in the world to draw its water.
Series film editor jobn PARvis Producer RAY sutcliffk


Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: John Rennie

: Their World

Parents and Young
Long and close relationships between mother and child are characteristic of the higher mammals. On the other hand, the females of many simpler species actually die before their eggs hatch. Between these extremes there are all manner of family relationships: for example, with some fish it's father who does all the work; and in crowded bird colonies, chicks must learn to recognise the call of their parents before they hatch.
Narrator HUGH falkus
Scientific editor
PROCESSOR NIKO TINBEROKN Presented by Christopher PARSONS (Bristol)


Presented By: Christopher Parsons

: The High Chaparral: The Filibusteros

The popular Western film series.

On a visit to the Montoya ranch with Victoria and Manolito, Buck is delighted to meet an old friend from the Civil War. But the friend soon turns out to be a cruel and dangerous enemy...


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Don Sebastian: Frank Silvera
Lanier: Daniel O'Herlihy
Sam: Don Collier
Rudolpho: Roger De Koven

: Face the Music

A musical quiz
Joseph Cooper as questionmaster invites you to match your musical wits against Valerie Pitts
Robin Ray , John Julius Norwich Guest musician Evelyn Barbirolli
Director DENIS MORIARTY Producer WALTER toddi


Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Valerie Pitts
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: John Julius
Musician: Evelyn Barbirolli
Director: Denis Moriarty

: Horizon: The Race for the Double Helix

In 1953 Francis Crick and James Watson made the most important discovery in biology this century. They discovered how genetic information is stored in cells and passed on from generation to generation. The work won them the Nobel Prize.

Many non-scientists naively believe that science is done in a gentlemanly, rational manner. Not always. Behind the work that led to the structure of DNA - the double helix - lay a story of personal ambition, bitterness between colleagues, gross mistakes and great inspiration. Today the participants in the discovery are eminent scientists and, for the first time, they have agreed to air their own views of the events that led up to the discovery. They do it with wit and candour.

Professor Sir Michael Swann narrates the story with the insight of knowing the participants personally.
A BBC/VSM production


Narrator: Sir Michael Swann
Producer: Peter Shaw
Director: Ronald Fouracre
Executive Producer: David Paterson

: Centre Play

Albert and the Mayor's Tree by DEREK SMITH
Young Albert believes it is worth saving even one tree. But can he convince old Bill before the Mayor arrives for the ceremony?
Script editor alan Seymour
Producer Anne Head
Back to the rose garden: page S


Unknown: Derek Smith
Unknown: Young Albert
Director: James Ferman
Bill: John Barrett
Albert: Robin Baldwin
Mayor: Trevor Baxter
Mr Pearson: Peter Hill
Superintendent: Ellis Dale

: News Extra

Presented by Peter Dorling Weather


Presented By: Peter Dorling

: Closedown

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