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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Force on a Conductor
Previously shown on Monday

9.38 Primary School Mathematics: One Thing Leads to Another
Previously shown on Monday

10.0-10.20 Middle School Physics: Scientific Models
Previously shown on Mon. and Tues.

11.5-11.25 History 1918-1965: 6: The New China
Previously shown on Tuesday

11.35 Discovering Science: The Water Surface
Previously shown on Tuesday

12.0-12.25 Science and Society: The Road that Forks
Previously shown on Tuesday

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

For viewers from Pakistan and India.
(Previously shown on Sunday)
Questions by post, in English or your own language, should be sent to Make Yourself at Home or Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye, [address removed]

(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 introduced by Owen Edwards.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
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: Natural Fibres
Clothes made of wool and of cotton consist of many thousands of fibres, but silk has a different form.
Introduced by James Proctor.
Repeated on Thursday

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


Presenter (Science Session): James Proctor
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Jackanory: Finn Family Moomintroll: Part 3: An excursion to Lonely Island

with Mai Zetterling


Storyteller: Mai Zetterling

: Champion, the Wonder Horse: Black Kachina

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

Champion and Rebel help Sandy to assist a friendly Indian chief to prevent a war with the Whites.

: Look: Instinct or Learning?

A film by Heinz Sielmann about animal behaviour.
How much of it is inherited and how much is acquired by experience? Close studies of red squirrel, polecat, and giant toad reveal some illuminating facts.
Introduced by Peter Scott.
From the West


Director/filmed by: Heinz Sielmann
Presenter: Peter Scott
Filmed by: Georg Theilacker

: The Magic Roundabout: Parcels

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

: A Whole Scene Going

This week: An American in Britain
Scene goes on tour with Gene Pitney and, in London, takes a hard look at the club scene.
Introduced by Wendy Varnals and Barry Fantoni.


Subject (An American in Britain): Gene Pitney
Presenter: Wendy Varnals
Presenter: Barry Fantoni
Director: Tom Savage
Producer: Elizabeth Cowley

: United!

created and written by Brian Hayles.
The warnings of Jean's unexpected visitor bring back all her old problems-and more.
From the Midlands


Series creator/writer: Brian Hayles
Story: Michael Mead
Story: Richard Milne
Technical adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Director: Derek Martinus
Gerry Baiford: David Lodge
Mary Barford: Ursula O'Leary
Sally Barford: Catherine Crutchley
Dave Rockway: Christopher Coll
Jimmy Stokes: George Layton
Dr. Newkes: Ballard Berkeley
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Horace Martin: Harold Goodwin
Amanda Holly: Jill Meers
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Kenny Craig: Stephen Yardley
Jack Birkett: Bryan Marshall
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Gregg Harris: Graham Weston
Bryn Morriston: Derrick Sherwin
Clara Dawson: Joyce Latham
Sam Carter: Billy Russell
Dan Davis: Arthur Pentelow
Judy Pinns: Jacqueline Noon
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Mrs. Timothy: Hilary Mason
Jean Jones: Mitz Rogers
Elaine Mayfield: Elizabeth Weaver

: The Best of Hancock: The Blood Donor

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Starring Tony Hancock
This week: The Blood Donor
And featuring Patrick Cargill, June Whitfield, Hugh Lloyd, Frank Thornton, Ann Marryott, James Ottaway, Peggyann Clifford, Jean Marlow, Kenneth Cowan, Michael Earl, Albert Grant

Being a blood donor is a public service-except in the case of Mr. Hancock. (Repeat)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental music composed and orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius St. John Hancock: Tony Hancock
Doctor MacTavish: Patrick Cargill
Nurse: June Whitfield
Donor: Hugh Lloyd
Donor: Frank Thornton
2nd Nurse: Ann Marryott
2nd Doctor: James Ottaway
2nd Patient: Peggyann Clifford
3rd Nurse: Jean Marlow
[Actor]: Kenneth Cowan
[Actor]: Michael Earl
[Actor]: Albert Grant

: Points of View

with Kenneth Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Kenneth Robinson

: Softly, Softly: Don't Push Too Hard

by Martin Hall.
Investigation of the Criminal-not the Crime
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Deputy Co-ordinator, Frank Windsor as Det. Insp. Watt, Alexis Kanner as Det.-Con. Stone, Robert Keegan as Mr. Blackitt
with John Welsh as A.C.C. Calderwood, Co-ordinator

See page 39


Writer: Martin Hall
Designer: Roger Cheveley
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Leonard Lewis
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Deputy Co-ordinator: Stratford Johns
Det. Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Con. Stone: Alexis Kanner
Mr. Blackitt: Robert Keegan
A.C.C. Calderwood, Co-ordinator: John Welsh
Det. Con. Parry: Alan Tucker
P.C. Greenly: Cavan Kendall
Gregson: John Allison
Ronson: George A. Cooper
Det.-Insp. Berkeley: Donald Morley
Station Sergeant: Garth Adams
Fuller: John Crocker
Grant: Murray Evans

: The News

: The Wednesday Play: Macready's Gala

by Hugh Whitemore.


Writer: Hugh Whitemore
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: Waris Hussein
as the Headmaster: Richard Pearson
as Canon Dunwoodic: John Le Mesurier
as Mrs. Craxton-Christie: Barbara Couper
Miss Plimsoll: Jane Eccles
Lionel Smeed: Stanley Meadows
Beryl Smeed: Priscilla Morgan
as Major Craxton-Christie: David Hutcheson
as Alfred Remnant: Donald Eccles
as Mike MacFarland: Michael Bates

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Association Football: European Cup Winners' Cup Quarter Final: West Ham United v. Magdeburg

Recorded highlights of this evening's match played at Upton Park in which West Ham United, the holders of the European Cup Winners' Cup, meet the powerful East German team in the First Leg of the Quarter Final.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
TV presentation: Alec Weeks

: Viewpoint: Teilhard Discussed

When The Phenomenon of Man was published in 1955, shortly after Teilhard de Chardin's death, his vision of evolution provoked strong reaction. The debate continues with:
Joel de Rosnay, An Organic chemist with a special interest in pre-biological evolution
Donald MacKinnon
Norris Hulse, Professor of Divinity, Cambridge
John Maynard Smith, Dean of the School of Biological Sciences, Sussex
Anthony Kenny, Tutor in Philosophy, Balliol College, Oxford
John Wren Lewis, I.C.I. research development executive
Chairman, Bernard Williams Professor of Philosophy, Bedford College, London


Panellist: Joel de Rosnay
Panellist: Donald MacKinnon
Panellist: Norris Hulse
Panellist: John Maynard Smith
Panellist: Anthony Kenny
Panellist: John Wren Lewis
Chairman: Bernard Williams
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

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