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: Modern Mathematics: Programme 8: Linear Programming and Probability

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.00)

: Middle School Mathematics: 24: On the Line

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

For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Indoors and Out: Man and the Land: Granite Cliffs

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

: Heddiw

Owen Edwards
Topical items introduced by Owen Edwards in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: 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 13.45)


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

: Television Club: A Youth Hostel Weekend

Colin and Shirley join the Y.H.A. and go hostelling in Surrey.
For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 14.25)

: Deputy Dawg

A second chance to see this cartoon film series.
Vince and Musky build a boat and the Beaver builds a dam: both spell trouble for that old cotton-pickin' law-man, Deputy Dawg.

: Fascinating Facts

Every star is a sun, some of them much bigger and hotter than our own sun
Surrealism explores that part of the mind that produces the images we have in sleep
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 Parkhouse
Producer: John Irwin

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Fleet Air Arm Review

A film showing some of the historic landmarks of the Fleet Air Arm and the 50th Anniversary Celebrations held yesterday at R.N. Air Station Yeovilton attended by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh.
Historial film sequences compiled and produced by The Central Office of Information
Commentary written and narrated by Geoff Stone.
See facing page


Film edited by: Jim Latham
Writer/narrator: Geoff Stone
Producer: Innes Lloyd

: 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: Jilting the Jilter

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, Larry Mathews

Jilting the Jilter ...some romance that turned out to be!


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

: The Defenders: Yankee Come Home

A film series of courtroom dramas starring E. G. Marshall, Robert Reed.
with Guest stars, Richard Kiley and Pilar Seurat

The Prestons try to help an American news correspondent who is refused a new passport after an unauthorised visit to communist China.


Lawrence Preston: E. G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Harvey Slaughter: Richard Kiley
Lin Van Luyen: Pilar Seurat

: International Swimming and Diving: Great Britain v. Holland

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring you the highlights of this evening's events on the first day of this two-day match direct from the Derby Baths, Blackpool.


Commentator: Harry Walker
Commentator: Max Robertson
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: The News

: Marriage Lines: The Loan

A comedy series by Richard Waring.
Starring Richard Briers as George Starling and Prunella Scales as Kate Starling


Writer: Richard Waring
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Roger Andrews
Producer: Graeme Muir
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
Father: Geoffrey Summer
Bob: Timothy West
Frank: Cameron Hall
Mother: Dorothy Black

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
presenting Tommy Trinder, Ken Morris and Joan Savage, Ray Alan and 'Lord Charles', Barbara Simpson, Mister Joe and Partner, Danny Ross assisted by Barbara Miller and Tony Melody.
Chairman, Leonard Sachs

(Leonard Sachs is in "Those Were the Days" at the South Parade Theatre, Southsea)


Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Champagne Charlie: Tommy Trinder
Singer: Ken Morris
Singer: Joan Savage
Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Singer: Barbara Simpson
Diabolo artist: Mister Joe (and Partner)
Comedian: Danny Ross
Assisted by: Barbara Miller
Assisted by: Tony Melody
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Carlos Montoya

(guitar) in a recital of traditional Spanish music.


Guitarist: Carlos Montoya
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: News Extra

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