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A programme for children at home
Today's story: "Albert the Dragon"
Written and illustrated by Quentin Blake
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Carol Chell
Gordon Clyde
Author/Illustrator (Albert the Dragon):
Quentin Blake

A duel of words and wit between
The Resident Gentlemen

Kenneth Williams, Denis Norden, Michael Trubshaweand The Challenging Ladies

Drusilla Beyfus, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Jacki PiperReferee, Robert Robinson



Panellist (The Resident Gentleman):
Kenneth Williams
Panellist (The Resident Gentleman):
Denis Norden
Panellist (The Resident Gentleman):
Michael Trubshawe
Panellist (The Challenging Ladies):
Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist (The Challenging Ladies):
Maggie Fitzgibbon
Panellist (The Challenging Ladies):
Jacki Piper
Robert Robinson
'Call My Bluff' devised by:
Mark Goodson
'Call My Bluff' devised by:
Bill Todman
T. Leslie Jackson

Introduced by Brian Widlake and John Tusa
The U.S. Bank Invasion
Have you thought of moving your account to an American bank?
As each month goes by more of .them are opening in Britain.
What have they got to offer you? Why are they breaking into the British bank scene?
Peter Ross reports.



Brian Widlake
John Tusa
Reporter (The U.S. Bank Invasion):
Peter Ross
Associate Producer:
John Walker
Michael Bunce

by Robert Furnival
with Francis Matthews as Dr. Andrew Seth and Janet Chappell as Lucy Mallow

A survey recently carried out for a town in the Home Counties discovered that one in ten of its population was a mental patient, who although not in need of admittance to hospital nevertheless required treatment of some kind. This startling fact is highlighted by tonight's play about Lucy Mallow, a young girl who is mentally disturbed. She is a borderline case; ill enough for regular treatment but not for hospitalisation. Today she is to meet Dr. Seth, an overworked psychiatrist, who is to see how Lucy is getting on. Viewers are also invited to attend this interview which is to have far-reaching effects on the girl's future.



Robert Furnival
Script Editor:
Derek Hoddinott
Tim Gleeson
Innes Lloyd
John Warrington
Dr. Andrew Seth:
Francis Matthews
Lucy Mallow:
Janet Chappell
Sister Frame:
Pauline Williams
Mr. Granger:
Harold Bennett
Mrs. Palmer:
Nan Braunton

Horizon - Man and Science Today

Most great scientific discoveries of the past have been made by someone having the luck to observe some process in nature and then realising its wider implications. Newton and Watt are obvious examples. Today the starting point of any discovery remains the observation of nature to see how It works, and with sophisticated instruments volumes are added daily to our store of knowledge. This sort of work, pure science, is engaging thousands of scientists in this country, and the observations they are making today dictate the technological changes of the future.
Tonight's programme reviews progress being made in just a few of the laboratories where work has been going on during 1969 in astronomy, biology, botany, and meteorology. It looks at some of the men whose fundamental experiments might today be only part completed or improperly understood but which in the future we might choose to call significant 'discoveries.'


Christopher Chataway
R. W. Reid
Christopher La Fontaine

BBC Two England

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