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: Modern Mathematics: Programme 2: Matrices - An application to algebra

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.00)

: Middle School Mathematics: 21: Dependence

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.22)

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Spotlight

People - Politics - Problems
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
(Previously shown on Thursday)
(to 11.25)

: Indoors and Out: Man and the Land: Island Home

BBC film for Schools
(Previously shown on Tuesday)
(to 11.55)

: Headline News

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. The Australians: Third day's play

From the County Ground, Worcester.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 13.50)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Television Club: The Broken Window

Colin breaks a window - and learns about the manufacture of glass and its growing importance in the modern world.
For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 14.25)

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. The Australians

A further visit to Worcester.
See also BBC-2, 4.45
(to 16.15)

: Deputy Dawg

A second chance to see this cartoon film series.
Deputy. Musky, and Vince celebrate National Lazy Day.

: Fascinating Facts

Umbrellas have been a status symbol for thousands of years.
Switzerland possesses the steepest rack-and-pinion railway in the world up the mountain called Pilatus.
Kenneth Kendall and top experts, with some young friends, probe facts and fancies of all kinds.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Research: Nadine Wood
Research: Joanne Symons
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: Clive Parkhurst
Producer: John Irwin

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.

Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: What Next in Labour-Saving Gardens?

Some Ideas
A tropical garden under the stairs, a garden room, a window garden to block an ugly view, a luxuriant backyard, a central courtyard, a garden focused on a single tree....
Cecil Beaton, Joan Bakewell, John Brookes, Hazel Lyon, Elizabeth Wilmot

Some Tools
Roy Hay

Some Pros and Cons
Wilfrid Blunt, Colin Wilson


Panellist (Some Ideas): Cecil Beaton
Panellist (Some Ideas): Joan Bakewell
Panellist (Some Ideas): John Brookes
Panellist (Some Ideas): Hazel Lyon
Panellist (Some Ideas): Elizabeth Wilmot
Item presenter (Some Tools): Roy Hay
Item presenter (Some Pros and Cons): Wilfrid Blunt
Item presenter (Some Pros and Cons): Colin Wilson
Designer: Peter Cory
Production assistant: Anne-Marie Gardner-Stewart
Director: Sheila Innes
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
With Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Associate Producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate Producer: Kevin Billington
Associate Producer: John Lloyd
Associate Producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate Producer: Michael Tuchner
Assistant Editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Sally is a Girl

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie and Larry Mathews

Sally is a Girl ...so let's see just how gallant and chivalrous you guys can be!


Rob Petrie: Dick van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: Hugh and I: The Day of Reckoning

A comedy series by John Chapman.
Starring Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
with Vi Stevens
and featuring Rose Hill


Writer: John Chapman
Music: Wally Stott
Design: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Duncan Wood
Terry: Terry Scott
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
Mrs. Scott: Vi Stevens
[Actress]: Rose Hill

: Association Football: England v. Young England

See panel in column 2

: The News

: Club Night

from The Palace Theatre Club Offerton, Stockport.
Donald Peers introduces The Bachelors, Joan Turner, Arthur Worsley, David Hughes, Morton Fraser and his Harmonica Gang, Kevin Kent, Malcolm Riddel, Peter Marsh.


Presenter: Donald Peers
Band: The Bachelors
Singer/comedienne: Joan Turner
Ventriloquist: Arthur Worsley
Singer: David Hughes
Harmonicists: Morton Fraser and his Harmonica Gang
Singer: Kevin Kent
Performer: Malcolm Riddel
Performer: Peter Marsh
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Hayward
Settings: Stuart Furber
Director: Stan Parkinson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Japanese Jaunt: 1: Tokyo

with Johnny Morris
In four programmes he describes a journey he made last year in Japan.
'On the surface.... it has copied the worst of the Western world.... but behind the steel and concrete top dressing the East is as East as ever it was'.
First shown on South and West transmitters on March 4

10.10-10.35 Look: a programme on sea-shells and shellfish. Introduced by Peter Scott.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Cameraman: James Saunders
Film editor: Philip Mutton
Sound editor: John Cox
Director: Dennis Towler
Producer: Brian Patten
Presenter (Look): Peter Scott

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: News Extra

: The Sky at Night: Ancient and Modern

The Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland is the oldest observatory still in use in the Commonwealth. Yet the work being done there on the structure of galaxies is in the forefront of contemporary research. Dr. E. M. Lindsay, the director, describes the Observatory's activities to Patrick Moore, as well as showing him round the eighteenth-century building and its historic possessions.


Guest: Dr. E. M. Lindsay
Presenter: Patrick Moore
Producer: Paul Johnstone

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