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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Electromagnetic Induction
Previously shown on Mon. and Wed.

9.38 Middle School Mathematics: Chance
Previously shown on Monday

10.0-10.20 Television Club: Sixty Years Ago
Previously shown on Monday

11.5-11.25 Spotlight
People - Politics - Problems
Previously shown on Thursday

11.35-11.55 Exploring Your World: 15: Small and Far
Previously shown on Tuesday

: 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

: For Schools: Merry-Go-Round: Tom, Pat, and Friday

Previously shown on Thursday
(to 14.25)

: Jackanory: The Tale of Beatrix Potter

with Margaret Rutherford
Today's story: The Tale of Beatrix Potter


Storyteller: Margaret Rutherford
Graphics: James Matthews-Joyce
Director: Alexander C. McCourt
Producer: Joy Whitby

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
With Peter Glaze, Valerie Walsh, Jillian Comber
Guests, The Four Pennies
and 'Jig Jak'
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Singer: Valerie Walsh
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Band: The Four Pennies
Musicians: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: 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

: Film Preview

A look at the week's feature films on BBC Television.
Introduced by Philip Jenkinson who discusses the background stories and making of:
Animal Crackers - Marx Brothers
The Truth about Women - Laurence Harvey, Julie Harris
Bedtime Story - Fredric March, Loretta Young
This week's film releases:
Our Man Flint - James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb
by courtesy of Twentieth Century-Fox
Thunderball - Sean Connery
by courtesy of United Artists


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Newcomers


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: George Reed
Script: John O'Toole
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: David Giles
Tom Lloyd: Michael Standing
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Gerry Hatch: Iain Gregory
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Maria Cooper: Judy Geeson
Harry Croft: Fredric Abbott
George Harbottle: Glynn Edwards
Sue: Eileen Helsby
Celia Blatchford: Barbara Keogh
Marlene: Christina Currie
Jenny: Gillian Royale
Mary Grange: Patsy Smart
Miss Fitzmeyer: Dorothy Black
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Herbert Hatch: Neville Barber
Bill Fletcher: John Gill
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Town Clerk: Frederick Peisley

: The Vital Spark: The Bad Luck Cargo

Written by Bill Craig.
Starring Roddy McMillan as Para Handy, John Grieve as Dan Macphail, Walter Carr as Dougie and Alex McAvoy as Sunny Jim
with Harry Walker as Gillespie and Hamish Wilson as Constable Fraser
From Scotland


Writer: Bill Craig
Based on the Para Handy characters created by: Neil Munro
Para Handy theme: Ian Gourlay
Designer: Guthrie Hutton
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Para Handy: Roddy McMillan
Dan Macphail: John Grieve
Dougie: Walter Carr
Sunny Jim: Alex McAvoy
Gillespie: Harry Walker
Constable Fraser: Hamish Wilson

: The Andy Williams Show

A series featuring song, music, and comedy and the best from the world of entertainment.
Starring Andy Williams
and this week's guests, Polly Bergen, Jonathan Winters, The Nick Castle Dancers
A programme recorded in America
See page 51


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Guest: Polly Bergen
Comedian: Jonathan Winters
Dancers: The Nick Castle Dancers

: The News

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Baby Fat

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews

Baby Fat ...is a weighty problem!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: Great Characters in Opera: Michele in Il Tabarro by Puccini

Tito Gobbi introduces Great Characters in Opera
The fifth of seven programmes featuring the great Italian baritone in some of his most famous operatic roles.
New Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Yfrah Neaman
Conducted by Edward Downes
March 11: Don Giovanni
See page 51


Presenter/Baritone: Tito Gobbi
Musicians: New Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Yfrah Neaman
Orchestra conducted by: Edward Downes
Chorus-Master: Bowles Bevan
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy
Michelle: Tito Gobbi
Giorgetta: Marie Collier
Luigi: Charles Craig
Frugola: Elizabeth Bainbridge
Talpa: Eric Garrett
Tinca: John Lanigan
[Actress]: Joanne Brown
[Actress]: Jessie Cash
[Actor]: Nicholas Curtis

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.

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
and the Twenty-Four Hours correspondents


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

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson.
From the West


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Producer: John Irving

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