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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
Repeated on Friday at 2.5 p.m.
(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
Thomas: 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: Education

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

: 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: Tony Scull

: 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 3

A film from Poland.

After the twins have captured the moon, they fall in with a band of brigands and are taken to the City of Gold.
Commentary spoken by Antony Bilbow.


Narrator: Antony Bilbow
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Magic Roundabout: 12: All the Children Visit Zebedee

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 Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Television Top of the Form: Autumn Series: Heat 7

The Girls of Whalley Range Grammar, Manchester v. The Boys of Heaton Grammar, Newcastle


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: 3: Coral Islands

with Heinz Sielmann and Peter Scott

The Great Barrier Reef, the largest single structure ever built by any kind of animal, stretches twelve hundred miles along the north-east coast of Australia. Heinz Sielmann explores this astonishing architectural creation, the work of the tiny coral polyps, and shows how a coral island is colonised by the sea and by birds.
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 Peter Murray.


Presenter: Peter Murray
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Secret Sceptre 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 Secret Sceptre Affair - In which U.N.C.L.E. makes a present of a sceptre in the presence of a spectre.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Ilya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Col. Allan Morgan: Gene Raymond
Zia: Ziva Rodann
Madam Karim: Lili Darvas
Capt. Ahmed,: Paul Lukather
Lt. Saud: Richard Angarola
Premier Karim: Jack Donner
Jan: Jeno Mate
Officer: John Shaner

: The News

: The Val Doonican Show

Starring Val Doonican
This week's guest, Julie Felix

Dave Allen, The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams


Singer/Presenter/Special material: Val Doonican
Singer/guest: Julie Felix
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

: Makers of Tomorrow

Paul Ferris talks with four civil engineers Edwin Gifford, John Kerr, William Logan, Peter Stott about themselves, their work, and the different projects they are currently working on, including the new Tay Road Bridge and the Clywedog Dam which will be the highest in Great Britain.
See page 55


Presenter: Paul Ferris
Panellist: Edwin Gifford
Panellist: John Kerr
Panellist: William Logan
Panellist: Peter Stott
Producer: R. W. Reid
Director: Richard Thomas

: 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: 5: Man and Horse Speed

A guide to the technological revolution in Britain.
Introduced by Professor Jack Simmons.
with L. T. C. Rolt and James Sutherland.
(First shown on Sunday)

10.45-11.15 Report on The Immigrants at School
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Presenter: Professor Jack Simmons
Guest: L.T.C. Rolt
Guest: James Sutherland

: The Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down

11.15-11.45 Industrial Archaeology: as London 10.45 p.m.
11.45 Weather; Road Works; Close
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)

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