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: Engineering Science: 6: Expansion and Temperature

Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.35)

: Primary School Mathematics: Mirror Image

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.58)

: Middle School Physics: Optics: Telescopes

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday and Tuesday
(to 10.20)

: Serjeant Musgrave's Dance: Part 2

by John Arden.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.35)


Author: John Arden

: Discovering Science: Radiation

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.58)

: Science and Society: The Methods of Science: 2: Testing Ideas

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday

: In Logon Se Miliye

For viewers from Pakistan and India.
From the Midlands
(Previously shown on Sunday)

Questions by post, in English or your own language, for answering in the programme should be sent to Make Yourself at Home or Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye, [address removed]

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Peterborough, Tacolneston, Holme Moss, Pontop Pike, Winter Hill, Kirk O'Shotts)
(to 12.45)

: 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: 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

: Science Session: Medical Appointment: 2: Blood Transfusion

After an accident, extreme loss of blood can be fatal unless it's replaced, because blood carries the essential oxygen around the body.
Presented by Bryan Kendrick.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 10.0 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Bryan Kendrick
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Morton Surguy

: Living in the Present: Work

BBC film
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 14.50)

: Hector Heathcote: Part 6

A comedy film series.

Hector goes West and joins in an exciting race.

: Zoo Challenge: 1: London Zoo - Regent's Park

A giant tortoise may live 150 years
The aye-aye probes branches for grubs with its middle finger
The King penguin incubates its egg standing upright on the ice

How many more fascinating facts can a team of experts discover about the animals you can see in any British zoo?
A weekly contest of animal knowledge.

The Scientific Director, Dr. L Harrison Matthews, F.R.S., challenges Maurice Burton,
James Fisher, Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald
Chairman, Tony Soper
From the West
See page 35


Expert: Dr. L Harrison Matthews
Panellist: Maurice Burton
Panellist: James Fisher
Panellist: Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald
Chairman: Tony Soper
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: The Magic Roundabout: 15: The Children Make a Plan

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

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson.
A West Region presentation


Presenter: Max Robertson
Producer: John Irving

: United!: Hit or Miss

by Brian Hayles.

Mary and Ruth turn the tables on Clara Dawson and Chas. Coggan tries to sell Curly on a proposition.
From the Midlands
Graham Dalley is appearing at the Barn Restaurant, Hockley Heath, Birmingham


Series creator: Brian Hayles
Script: David Ellis
Technical adviser: Jimmy Hill
Associate producer: Anthony Cornish
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: John Davies
Gerry Barford: David Lodge
Jean Jones: Mitzi Rogers
Kenny Craig: Stephen Yardley
Sally Barford: Catherine Crutchley
Horace Martin: Harold Goodwin
Kevin Barford: Peter Craze
Jimmy Stokes: George Layton
Mary Barford: Ursula O'Leary
Brenda South: Armine Sandford
Frank Silby: Arnold Peters
Philip Anderton: Andrew Crawford
Jack Birkett: Bryan Marshall
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Betty Birkett: Linda Polan
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Mick Dougall: Robert Cross
Daphne Dawson: Topsy Jane
Musicians: The Graham Dalley Trio

: The Best of Hancock: The Baby-Sitters

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Starring Tony Hancock in some vintage editions of Hancock's Half-Hour.
and featuring Sidney James
This week: The Baby-Sitters
with Terence Alexander, Annabelle Lee, Robert Dorning, Herbert Nelson, Alec Bregonzi, Patrick Milner, Michael Earl

The latest labour-saving devices are used to the full when Messrs. Hancock and James turn to baby-sitting to keep the wolf from the door. (Repeat)
Next week: The Missing Page


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music: Wally Stott
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Mr. Frobisher: Terence Alexander
Mrs. Frobisher: Annabelle Lee
Policeman: Robert Dorning
[Actor]: Herbert Nelson
Burglar: Alec Bregonzi
[Actor]: Patrick Milner
[Actor]: Michael Earl

: Bewitched: A Very Special Delivery...

A comedy film series.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora

A Very Special Delivery...
is expected when Endora prepares Darrin for a very interesting event!


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead
Larry Tate: David White
Dave: Gene Blakely
Man in Bar: Dort Clark

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
bringing you News-Action-Personalities
Boxing: Wally Swift (Nottingham) British Middleweight champion v. Johnny Pritchett (Bingham)
Highlights of this week's fight at Nottingham for the British Middleweight title.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Boxer: Wally Swift
Boxer: Johnny Pritchett
Presented by: Fred Viner
Editor: Alan Hart

: The News

: 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


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

: The Chancellor of the Exchequer

The Rt. Hon. James Callaghan, M.P. and The Lord President of the Council The Rt. Hon. Herbert Bowden, C.B.E., M.P.
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party.
Also on BBC-2


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. James Callaghan
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Herbert Bowden

: The Wednesday Play presenting: The Trial and Torture of Sir John Rampayne

by Alan Seymour
[Starring] Jack Hawkins as Sir John Rampayne
with Ian McKellen, Faith Brook, Mary Hinton, Meredith Edwards, Robert James, Morris Perry
See page 35


Writer: Alan Seymour
Music composed by: Stanley Myers
Title Music: Paul Jones
Arranged by: Mike Vickers
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Peter Duguid
Sir John Rampayne: Jack Hawkins
Dr. Scott-Studley: Sheila Ballantine
Reporter: Richard Coe
Derrick Tandem: John Line
Airline Clerk: Alan Mason
Chief Superintendent James: Morris Perry
Boland: Rex Robinson
Sir John Rampayne: Jack Hawkins
Wolf: Ian McKellen
Denzil Trafford: Robert James
Roland Sloane: Meredith Edwards
March: Milton Johns
Manao: Harry Baird
Louise: Myrtle Reed
Guitar player: Ian Hamilton
First student: Bill Lyons
Second student: Paul Rober
Eleanor Brinson: Faith Brook
Lady Rampayne: Mary Hinton
Rosine: Marigold Russell
Sir John as a Boy: Rufus Frampton
His father: Kenneth Benda
Nanny: Dorothea Phillips
Fagmaster: Nicholas Young
Sir John as a Young Man: Tim Hardy
Dita: Penelope Lee
Nancy: Dorothy Primrose
The Great Man: George Curzon
BBC journalist: Richard Kay

: Viewpoint: Reason and Emotion

Professor John MacMurray has been writing and teaching philosophy for more than forty years. Throughout this time he has been working out his own unique understanding of personal life and the factors involved in it. His books have continually challenged our contemporary understanding of ourselves and the assumptions by which we live.
He is introduced by Malcolm Muggeridge.
with comment from Kenneth Barnes, Lord Soper, A Psychiatrist.
From the North


Interviewee: Professor John MacMurray
Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Panellist: Kenneth Barnes
Panellist: Lord Soper
Panellist: A Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Producer: Raymond Short

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