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: Merry-Go-Round: Adventures in Weaving

For children of seven to nine.
Introduced by Tom Gibbs assisted by Ann Stevens.

Simple and unusual ways of weaving in the classroom.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 2.5 p.m.
(to 9.55)


Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Assisted by: Ann Stevens
Film editor: Garie Fotheringham
Producer: Elisabeth Kustow
Series edited by: Claire Chovil

: Science Session: Photography: 5: Enlarging the Picture

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.20)

: Living in the Present: Marriage

BBC film
Previously shown on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
(to 10.43)

: For Sixth Forms: Remaking Africa: 5: Freedom and After

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.30)

: Signpost: The Story of the Bath: 2: Making a Modern Bath

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: Mathematics in Action: Programme 5: Sampling Variables

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
This series is linked with a correspondence course. For details write to The National Extension College, [address removed]
(to 12.20)

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young

David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Producer: John Miller

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Europe: The Boys Who Stole the Moon: Part 1

A film from Poland.

Jasek and Placek, the terrible twins, decide that there is no future in working for a living, and plan to steal the moon for its gold.
Commentary spoken by Antony Bilbow.


Narrator: Antony Bilbow
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Magic Roundabout: 4: Florence Gets a Surprise

Written and told by Eric Thompson.
A film series from France.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Television Top of the Form: Autumn Series: Heat 5

The Girls of Ware Grammar School v. The Boys of King Edward VII, King's Lynn


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: Paddy Feeny
Scorer: Douglas Arthur
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Outside broadcasts directed by: Mary Evans
Outside broadcasts directed by: John McGonagle
Producer: Bill Wright

: Look: 1: Home of the Kangaroo

with Heinz Sielmann and Peter Scott

Heinz Sielmann, the famous German photographer, has spent the last few years in Australia. In this first programme, he show the strange world of the Marsupials, the primitive mammals which have survived a hundred million years on that island Continent...
From the West


Photographer: Heinz Sielmann
Narrator: Peter Scott
Presented for television by: Nicholas Crocker

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs-Stars-News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Alan Freeman.


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Green Opal Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin and Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

The Green Opal Affair - In which U.N.C.L.E manages to cheat a cheetah, but still loses his shirt.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Walter Brach: Carroll O'Connor
Chris Linnel: Joan O'Brien
Chuke: Shuji J. Nozawa
Dr. Shtallmacher: Milton Selzer
Heather McNabb: May Heatherly
Mrs. Karda: Dovima
Wanda: Linda Ho
George Tenley: Scott Graham
Colonel: Carmen Costi

: The News

: The Val Doonican Show

Starring Val Doonican
This week's special guest, Adam Faith
Dave Allen, The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams


Singer/Presenter/Special material: Val Doonican
Singer/special guest: Adam Faith
Comedian: Dave Allen
Singers: The Adam Singers
[Singers] directed by: Cliff Adams
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Orchestrations: Ken Thorne
Orchestrations: Alan Roper
Special material: Eric Merriman
Staging: Jo Cook
Design: Peter Brachacki
Producer: John Ammonds

: The American Way of Sex

A Highly Personal View by Malcolm Muggeridge.
In the United States today, Sex sells-anything. Sex is on display - everywhere. Self - appointed prophets proclaim a 'rational' approach to Sex, and people are aided in the pursuit of this particular happiness by all the refinements of psychiatry and technology.
In Malcolm Muggeridge's view, Sex in America is a new religion, the mysticism of materialism.


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Produced and directed by: Michael Tuchner

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Kenneth Allsop and Robert McKenzie, Robin Day
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt
and the Twenty-Four Hours correspondents


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Deputy editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Industrial Archaeology: 3: The Second Ice Age

A guide to the technological revolution in Britain.
First shown on Sunday

: The Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down

10.50-11.20 Report on 'Your Holiday in Britain'
11 20-11 50 Industrial Archaeology: as London 10.50 p.m.
11.50 Weather; Road Works
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)

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