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: Merry-Go-Round

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

1: Defence of the Strong
The last programme on the ways in which animals defend themselves.

2: Carnival in Paris
An introduction to the book by Natalie Savage Carlson.
Adapted by Eve Keatley.

For Schools
(to 9.55)


Presenter: Desmond Morris
Author (Carnival in Paris): Natalie Savage Carlson
Adapter (Carnival in Paris): Eve Keatley
Storyteller (Carnival in Paris): Richard Hurndall
Drawing (Carnival in Paris): Mina Martinez
Producer: Moragh Gee
Series edited by: Claire Chovil

: Science Session: Medical Appointment: 3: Immunisation

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.20)

: Living in the Present: Time Off

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

: For Sixth Forms: Men and Gods: 3: The Human Image

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

: Signpost: A Tudor Family: 1: Dr. Petre Builds a House

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: Mathematics in Action: Programme 8: Experimental Design

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(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

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
For older children
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Producer: Lawrence Wade

: 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: Adventure in Golden Creek: Part 2

A film from Czechoslovakia.

Jirka learns that if he is ever to capture the giant pike, he will need the help of the other boys in the village as well.
English commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Magic Roundabout: 20: Dougal and Florence meet the monster

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 Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Television Top of the Form: Autumn Series: First Quarter Final

The Boys of Allan Glen's, Glasgow v. The Girls of Ware Grammar, Herts.


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: Ray Colley
Producer: Bill Wright

: Tomorrow's World

in the Making Today
The men, women, and discoveries which are changing the way we live.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
Around the world in Medicine-Science-Industry developments are moulding the look of the 'sixties in Britain. For better or worse? Good or ill?
Film, outside broadcast, and studio reports put the face of change in focus for you.
See page 49


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Editor: Glyn Jones

: 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 Yellow Scarf 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 Yellow Scarf Affair - In which U.N.C.L.E's search for an eradicated kilt leads to a resurrected cult.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Tom Simpson: Linden Chiles
Deirdre Purbhani: Kamala Devi
The Maharajah: Murray Matheson
Sita Chandi: Neile Adams
The Inspector: David Sheiner
Charles Chikhli: Vito Scotti
Duncan Bruce MacAlister: Willard Sage
Thuggee: George Sawaya

: The News

: The Val Doonican Show

Starring Val Doonican
This week's guest, Rolf Harris

Dave Allen, The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams


Singer/Presenter/Special material: Val Doonican
Guest: Rolf Harris
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

: Warsaw Ghetto

A documentary by Hugh Burnett.
In 1940, a year after the German invasion of Poland, a square mile of Warsaw was walled off as a ghetto for the Jews. Nazi cameramen were employed to make a detailed record of the life and death of the 600,000 Jews within the walls.
Tonight's programme has been compiled from film shot by these cameramen and photographers of the German Army, the S.S., and the Gestapo. For the first time on television the full story is told-exactly twenty-five years after the ghetto was sealed off.
Narrated by a survivor, Alexander Bernfes.
See page 49


Producer: Hugh Burnett
Narrator: Alexander Bernfes

: 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: 7: A Place to Work

A guide to the technological revolution in Britain.
Introduced by Rodney Green.
with Dr. J. R. Harris, Kenneth Ponting and W. G. H. Robins.
From the North
First shown on Sunday


Presenter: Rodney Green
Guest: Dr. J. R. Harris
Guest: Kenneth Ponting
Guest: W. G. H. Robins
Series editor: Brian Blake
Production: Vivian A. Daniels

: The Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down

10.50-11.20 Report on The Missing Nurses
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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