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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Magnetism and Electricity
Previously shown on Monday

9.38 Primary School Mathematics: Pictures into Facts
Previously shown on Monday

10.0-10.20 Middle School Physics: Forces, Balanced and Unbalanced
Previously shown on Mon. and Tues.

11.5-11.25 History 1918-1965: 4: Revolution in Russia
Previously shown on Tuesday

11.35 Discovering Science: Water in the Air
Previously shown on Tuesday

12.0-12.25 Science and Society: Living in the Group
Previously shown on Tuesday

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

For viewers from Pakistan and India.
Previously shown on Sunday

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

: Heddiw

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


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Finishing Touches
When decorating, remember that the colour of a paint depends on the light by which you see it.
Introduced by Michael Cain.
Repeated on Thursday

2.30-2.50 Living in the Present: The Welfare State
Previously shown on Mon. and Tues.


Presenter (Science Session): Michael Cain
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Jackanory: Lost on Brobdingnag

with Alfred Marks
Today's story: Lost on Brobdingnag


Storyteller: Alfred Marks

: Champion, the Wonder Horse: The Medicine Man Mystery

The adventures of a boy and his two faithful friends. Champion, a wild stallion, and Rebel, his dog.

A ventriloquist's dummy holds the key to a great jewel robbery, and Champion's life is in danger.

: Vision On

Introduced by Pat Keysell, with Tony Hart
The Two Freds featuring Spider Austin and Michael Segal, and the final results of The 'V' Quiz.
This programme is specially suitable for deaf children.


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Artist: Tony Hart
Clown (The Two Freds): Spider Austin
Performer (The Two Freds): Michael Segal
Director: Diana Potter
Producer: Leonard Chase

: The Magic Roundabout: A story for Florence

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

: A Whole Scene Going

This week:
P. J. Proby is the profile
Three editors of 'young' national magazines answer questions
Peter Hall, Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, discusses acting as a career with Vanessa Redgrave and Kenneth Haigh
Len Barry sings
Introduced by Wendy Varnals and Barry Fantoni.


Subject: P. J. Proby
Speaker: Peter Hall
Speaker: Vanessa Redgrave
Speaker: Kenneth Haigh
Singer: Len Barry
Presenter: Wendy Varnals
Presenter: Barry Fantoni
Director: Tom Savage
Producer: Elizabeth Cowley

: United!

Created and written by Brian Hayles.
Silby puts pressure on Dawson. Jack finds Betty a manager, and Jimmy defies a ban.
From the Midlands


Series creator/Writer: Brian Hayles
Story by: Gerry Davis
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Director: Derek Martinus
Gerry Barford: David Lodge
Jimmy Stokes: George Layton
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Gregg Harris: Graham Weston
Jack Birkett: Bryan Marshall
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Bryn Morriston: Derrick Sherwin
Horace Martin: Harold Goodwin
Sally Barford: Catherine Crutchley
Mary Barford: Ursula O'Leary
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Dan Davis: Arthur Pentelow
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Dave Rockway: Christopher Coll
Rod Bingham: Alan Devereux
Jean Jones: Mitzi Rogers
Amanda Holly: Jill Mears
Frank Silby: Arnold Peters
Dr. Newkes: Ballard Berkeley
Betty Birkett: Linda Polan
Aubrey Micklesham: Graham Armitage
Bill Patterson: Arthur R. Webb
Clara Dawson: Joyce Latham

: The Best of Hancock: Spanish Interlude

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: Spanish Interlude
with Brian Worth, Ronnie Brody, Annabelle Lee, Paddy Edwards, David Lander, Lynne Cole, John Vyvyan

Having played every village hall and derelict theatre in the country with considerable lack of success, Hancock tries out his act on the Continent.


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Night club manager: Brian Worth
English Bullfighter: Ronnie Brody
First Girl: Annabelle Lee
Second Girl: Paddy Edwards
Spanish Waiter: David Lander
Third Girl: Lynne Cole
Injured bullfighter: John Vyvyan

: Softly, Softly: Screws and Drivers

by Martin Hall.
Investigation of the Criminal - not the Crime.
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Garfield Morgan as Det. Chief Insp. Lewis, Frank Windsor as Det. Insp. Watt, Norman Bowler as Det.-Sgt. Hawkins, Alexis Kanner as Det.-Con. Stone, Gilbert Wynne as Det.-Con. Reg Dwyer and Robert Keegan as Mr. Blackitt


Writer: Martin Hall
Designer: James Weatherup
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Max Varnel
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det. Chief Insp. Lewis: Garfield Morgan
Det. Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Det.-Con. Stone: Alexis Kanner
Det.-Con. Reg Dwyer: Gilbert Wynne
Mr. Blackitt: Robert Keegan
Willie Murchison: Reg Lye
Liz Davies: Jane Griffith
Bert Thomas: Paul Dawkins
Joe Hare: Kenneth Farrington
'Knuckles' Johnson: Artro Morris
Eddie: Denis Shaw
Station Sergeant: Garth Adams

: The News

: The Wednesday Play: Who's a Good Boy Then? I am

by Richard Harris.
With Thora Hird as Blanche Hoskins, Ron Moody as Walter Hoskins and Ronald Lacey as Billy Oates
See page 37


Writer: Richard Harris
Designer: Michael Wield
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: James Ferman
Blanche Hoskins: Thora Hird
Walter Hoskins: Ron Moody
Billy Oates: Ronald Lacey

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robin Day, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt


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

: Association Football

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: Masterworks

A fortnightly series of music by great composers beginning with a group of Four Quartets.
Tonight: Beethoven's Quartet in F, Op. 59 No. 1 (Rasumovsky)
Played by The Allegri Quartet: Eli Goren (violin), Peter Thomas (violin), Patrick Ireland (viola), William Pleeth (cello)
(February 23: The Allegri String Quartet plays Ravel's Quartet in F)


Violinist (The Allegri Quartet): Eli Goren
Violinist (The Allegri Quartet): Peter Thomas
Viola (The Allegri Quartet): Patrick Ireland
Cellist (The Allegri Quartet): William Pleeth
Director: Barrie Gavin

: Postscript

by The Rev. R. T. Brooks.


Speaker: The Rev. R. T. Brooks

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