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: For Schools and Colleges

9.35 Exploring Your World: 16: Make a Sound
Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
(Repeated on Friday)

10.0 Discovering Science: The Water Surface
Introduced by Gerd Sommerhoff.
(Previously shown in 1965)
(Repeated on Wednesday)

10.23-10.43 Living in the Present: The Persuaders
(Previously shown on Monday)

11.5 Going to Work: Heavy Construction
(Previously shown on Monday)

11.30-11.55 Science and Society: The Road that Forks
It is tempting to blame scientists for the results of their discoveries. But who used the atom bomb, the physicists or the politicians?
Written and introduced by Erskine Childers.
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Eurfron Gwynne Jones
Presenter (Discovering Science): Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer (Discovering Science): Geoffrey Hall
Writer/presenter (Science and Society): Erskine Childers
Producer (Science and Society): Michael Totton

: 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 Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
BBC film
(to 13.45)

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5-2.25 History 1918-1965: 6: The New China
Mao Tse-tung's twenty-year fight for power, and the communist revolution in China.
Introduced by Erskine Childers.
Repeated on Wednesday

4.15-4.35 Middle School Physics: Scientific Models
Previously shown on Monday


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

: Jackanory: Finn Family Moomintroll: Part 2: Moomintroll is changed

with Mai Zetterling


Storyteller: Mai Zetterling

: Hiram Holliday: Hollow Umbrella

A comedy film series.

Hiram attempts to outwit a spy ring. (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: Playing cards

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

: Catch Me a Colobus: Part 2: Cages All In A Row

A new film series about an animal-collecting expedition in Sierra Leone with Gerald Durrell.

In which the first hunting begins and some 'fine beef' is added to the collection.
From the West


Presenter: Gerald Durrell
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: The Newcomers

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


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John O'Toole
Story by: George Reed
Script: William Emms
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Ferguson
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Mrs. Tiser: Lynne Carol
Mercedes: Margaret Nolan
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Mrs. Sugden: Janet Bruce
Dick Alderbeach: Keith Smith
George Harbottle: Glynn Edwards
Tom Lloyd: Michael Standing
Maggie: Pamela Cundell
Peggy: Sandra Williams
Marlene: Christina Currie
Sue: Gillian Royale
Celia Blatchford: Barbara Keogh
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Marie Cooper: Judy Geeson
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Tony Hughes: Corin Redgrave

: Frankie Howerd

Frankie Howerd stars in a new series of unlikely situations
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
and featuring this week: Warren Mitchell, Beryl Reid, Arthur Mullard, Rita Webb, Valerie Bell, Felix Bowness, Henry Longhurst, Sheree Winton, James McManus, Louis Mansi, Tony Lambden, Lionel Wheeler, Peter Thompson, Mike Lucas, Emmett Hennessey, Keith Ashley


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental music written and directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Duncan Wood
Francis Howerd: Frankie Howerd
Francis' Agent: Warren Mitchell
[Actress]: Beryl Reid
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actress]: Rita Webb
[Actress]: Valerie Bell
[Actor]: Felix Bowness
[Actor]: Henry Longhurst
[Actress]: Sheree Winton
[Actor]: James McManus
[Actor]: Louis Mansi
[Actor]: Tony Lambden
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler
[Actor]: Peter Thompson
[Actor]: Mike Lucas
[Actor]: Emmett Hennessey
[Actor]: Keith Ashley

: The Beatles at Shea Stadium

The time - August 1965
The place - New York
A film close-up of John, Paul, George, and Ringo as they take New York in Concert.
Also featuring Sounds Incorporated, Brenda Holloway, King Curtis, The Discotheque Dancers
See page 31


Band: The Beatles
Band: Sounds Incorporated
Singer: Brenda Holloway
Saxophonist: King Curtis
Dancers: The Discotheque Dancers
Production Associate: Brian Epstein
Director of Photography: Andrew Laszlo
Producer: Bob Precht

: The News

: Teach Your Baby to Read

Can a child of two read?
If he can, should he?
This programme investigates the revolutionary ideas of an American educationalist, Glenn Doman, sees whether they work, and finds out how parents and teachers react to them.
Introduced by Kenneth Kendall.
See page 32


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Producer: Ian Martin

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough bringing you News - Action - Personalities.
including tonight
Football: The F.A. Cup
A preview of Saturday's Fifth Round ties.

International Ice Skating
featuring the world's best skaters
Highlights of today's gala performance at Davos, which marks the end of the 1966 World Championships.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Editor: Alan Hart

: 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
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

: Bonjour Francoise: 17: Au Voleur!

Written by Michel Faure and Joe Cremona.
A course of thirty lessons for absolute beginners in French.
Jean-Paul gets into some trouble at the post office.

(Previously shown on Sunday)


Writer: Michel Faure
Writer: Joe Cremona
Director: Maddalena Fagandini
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors.
(First shown on BBC-2 last Tuesday)


Producer: James McCloy
Director: Mary Hoskins

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