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: For Schools and Colleges

9.35 Exploring Your World: 15: Small and Far
Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
Repeated on Friday

10.0 Discovering Science: Water and the Weather
Introduced by Gerd Sommerhoff.
Repeated on Wednesday

10.23-10.43 Living in the Present: Crime and Punishment
Previously shown on Monday

11.5 Going to Work: Working in a Hotel
Previously shown on Monday

11.30-11.55 Science and Society: Psychology in Action
Today five psychologists from different backgrounds discuss some of the problems arising out of the four previous programmes.
Introduced by Dr. Dick Joyce.
With Dr. Christopher Evans, Mr. Colin Golby, Dr. Elizabeth Shoenberg, Dr. James Spillius.
Repeated on Wednesday


Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Bill Scott
Presenter (Discovering Science): Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer (Discovering Science): Geoffrey Hall
Presenter (Science and Society): Dr. Dick Joyce
Panellist (Science and Society): Dr. Christopher Evans
Panellist (Science and Society): Mr. Colin Golby
Panellist (Science and Society): Dr. Elizabeth Shoenberg
Panellist (Science and Society): Dr. James Spillius
Producer (Science and Society): Michael Totton

: Heddiw

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


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5-2.25 History 1918-1965: 5: Khrushchev and the Thaw
Khrushchev builds on Stalin's foundations, and life gets easier for the Russian people.
Introduced by Erskine Childers.
Repeated on Wednesday

4.15-4.35 Middle School Physics: Motion in Three Dimensions
Previously shown on Monday


Presenter (History 1918-1965): Erskine Childers
Producer (History 1918-1965): John Radcliffe

: Jackanory: The Dark Child

with Gordon Rollings
Today's story: The Dark Child


Storyteller: Gordon Rollings

: Hiram Holliday: The Attache Case

A comedy film series.

Hiram Holliday foils a spy plot, and grapples with sinister forces aboard ship. (Repeat)

: Tom Tom

New, unusual, and fascinating stories and items of interest in a modern and changing world with Jeremy Carrad and John Earle.
From the West


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Presenter: John Earle
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Director: Bob Murray
Director: Ray Kite
Producer: Hugh Duggan

: The Magic Roundabout: Cleaning up the station

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

: Catch Me a Colobus: Part 1: The Beef Mine

A new film series about an animal-collecting expedition in West Africa with Gerald Durrell.
Last year Gerald Durrell spent four months in Sierra Leone collecting animals, particularly Colobus monkeys, for the Jersey Zoo. A BBC camera team was there too, recording each stage of the expedition with its moments of failure and success, and its exacting demands on patience, energy, devotion to animals, and sense of humour.

In which Gerald Durrell and his young assistant John Hartley make their new home in unexpected surroundings.
From the West


Presenter: Gerald Durrell
Assistant: John Hartley
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: The Newcomers

The story of a London family adapting to life in a country town.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: George Reed
Story by: John O'Toole
Script: C. E. Webber
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh David
Harry Croft: Fredric Abbott
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Mr. Sayers: Frederick Peisley
George Harbottle: Glynn Edwards
Tom Lloyd: Michael Standing
Mr. Wilks: William Fox
Tony Hughes: Corin Redgrave
Housekeeper: Dorothy Frere
Dan Cray: Windsor Davies
Mr. Wallis: Owen Berry
Mrs. Templeton: Shirley Cooklin
Maria Cooper: Judy Geeson
Bill Fletcher: John Gill
Mr. Pinkus: Geoffrey Denton
Mr. Jessup: Peter Ducrow
Mr. Gort: Tom MacAulay
Mary Grange: Patsy Smart
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Factory girl: Penny Goddard
Factory girl: Jenny Lee
Factory girl: Helen Weir
Factory girl: Kate Williams

: Frankie Howerd

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Frankie Howerd stars in a new series of unlikely situations.
And featuring this week Arthur Mullard, Anthony Sagar, Julian Orchard, Dennis Ramsden, Ken Wynne, Tim Buckland, William Raynor
and the voices of Richard Waring, Frank Littlewood, Peter Thompson


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental music written and directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Duncan Wood
Francis Howerd: Frankie Howerd
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actor]: Anthony Sagar
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actor]: Dennis Ramsden
[Actor]: Ken Wynne
[Actor]: Tim Buckland
[Actor]: William Raynor
Voice: Richard Waring
Voice: Frank Littlewood
Voice: Peter Thompson

: The Secret Place: Part 1

Tonight's film stars Belinda Lee, Ronald Lewis
with Michael Brooke, Michael Gwynn, David McCallum
A John Bryan production

An innocent young boy becomes involved in a daring jewel robbery, and finds himself the reluctant possessor of stolen diamonds.


Original Screenplay: Linette Perry
Associate Producer: Anthony Perry
Director: Clive Donner
Production: John Bryan
Molly Wilson: Belinda Lee
Mike Wilson: David McCallum
Mrs. Wilson: Anne Blake
Gerry Carter: Ronald Lewis
Stephen Waring: Michael Gwynn
Paddy: George Selway
Harry: George A. Cooper
Mr. Christian: John Welsh
Freddie Haywood: Michael Brooke
Mrs. Haywood: Maureen Pryor
Mr. Haywood: Geoffrey Keen
Johnnie Haywood: Brendon Hanley
Sergeant Paynter: Hugh Manning
Mr. Venner: Philip Ray
Receptionist: Wendy Craig

: The News

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough bringing you News - Action - Personalities.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Fred Viner
Editor: Alan Hart

: 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


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

: Bonjour Francoise: 16: Allumons les chandelles

Written by Michel Faure and Joe Cremona.
A course of thirty lessons for absolute beginners in French.

Jean-Paul's friends help him to take an advertising photograph.
(Previously shown on Sunday)


Writer: Michel Faure
Writer: Joe Cremona
Producer: Ronald Smedley

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