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: Merry-Go-Round

For children of seven to nine.
Introduced by Desmond Morris.

1: Defence of the Weak
First of three programmes on the ways in which animals defend themselves.

2: Saturday Shillings
An introduction to the book by Penelope Farmer.
Adapted by Penelope Farmer.
The introduction was filmed at the Minet Library, Lambeth

For Schools
(to 9.55)


Presenter: Desmond Morris
Author/adapter (Saturday Shillings): Penelope Farmer
Producer: Moragh Gee
Series edited by: Claire Chovil
Mr. Richards: William Lyon Brown
Peter: Peter Bartlett
Thoma: Philip Harris
Narrator: Gary Watson

: Science Session: Medical Appointment: 1: Antiseptics and Antibiotics

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.20)

: Living in the Present: Community

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

: For Sixth Forms: Men and Gods: 1: In the Museum

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.30)

: Signpost: The Story of the Bath: 3: You and Your Bath

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: Mathematics in Action: Programme 6: Normal Distribution

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

: Racing from Ascot Heath

1.25 Westminster Steeplechase over two miles

: 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 13.50)


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
(to 14.25)


Producer: Tony Scull

: Racing from Ascot Heath

3.0 Valiant Stakes (Handicap) over one mile and a half

3.30 Blue Boy Stakes over five furlongs

(to 15.35)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: 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 2

A film from Poland.

The twins take part in a very strange race and then set out again on their journey to find the moon.
Commentary spoken by Antony Bilbow.


Narrator: Antony Bilbow
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Magic Roundabout: 8: Florence Meets some Unusual Birds

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 6

The Girls of Wimbledon High School v. The Boys of Ilford County High School
See page 53


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: 2: Wonder Birds

with Heinz Sielmann and Peter Scott

Australia has some astonishing birds. The Bowerbirds are famous as builders decorators, and dancers: the Mallee Fowl can accurately control the temperature of the enormous nest mound in which it incubates its eggs; and the Superb Lyrebird is a master mimic.
From the West
See page 55


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 David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Deadly Games 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 Deadly Games Affair - In which U.N.C.L.E. uses muscular contusion to defeat vascular transfusion.
See page 53


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Professor Amadeus: Alexander Scourby
Chuck Boskirk: Burt Brinckerhoff
Angelique: Janine Gray
Terry Brent: Brooke Bundy
Stamp expert: Ben Wright
Major Ernst Neubel: Felix Locher

: The News

: The Val Doonican Show

Starring Val Doonican
This week's guests, Ray Alan and Lord Charles
Dave Allen, The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams


Singer/Presenter/Special material: Val Doonican
Ventriloquist/special guest: Ray Alan
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

: Amateur Boxing: Wales v. Holland

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring you some of the principal contests in tonight's international match direct from the Hawker Siddeley Factory Canteen, Broughton, Flintshire.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
TV presentation: Dewi Griffiths

: 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, 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

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

: The Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down

10.55*-11.25* Report on Water
11.25*-11.55* Industrial Archaeology: as London 10.55* p.m.
11.55* Weather; Road Works
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)

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