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: For Schools and Colleges

9.35 Merry-Go-Round: Tom, Pat, and Friday
by Joy Thwaytes.
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.
A story for watching and reading.
(Repeated on Friday)

10.0 Science Session: Man-made Fibres
(Previously shown on Wednesday)

10.23-10.43 Living in the Present
(Previously shown on Mon., Tues., Wed.)

11.5 For Sixth Forms: Geography and Planning
(Previously shown on Monday)

11.35 Signpost: King and Parliament
(Previously shown on Monday)

12.0-12.20 Mathematics in Action: Logic and the Computer: 7: Programming Languages
(Previously shown on Monday)


Writer (Merry-Go-Round): Joy Thwaytes
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Tom Gibbs
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Claire Chovil

: Heddiw

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


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy Catches a Strange Fish

For the very young
Roderick the Rat teaches the Hamster how to fish and is rather surprised by his friend's catch.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris. (Repeat)
(to 13.45)


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: For Schools and Colleges: Spotlight

People - Politics - Problems in the news
Repeated on Friday
(to 14.25)


Producer: Tony Scull

: Forward to Retirement: 8: Leisure for Pleasure

Most people have a bonus of ten or fifteen years of active life when they retire. How can they make the most of it?
First shown on Sunday
(to 16.30)

: Jackanory: The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter

with Bob Roberts
Today's story: The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter


Storyteller: Bob Roberts

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace, Valerie Singleton and John Noakes.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Europe: The Secret of the Grey Gull: Part 3

A film from Yugoslavia.

Niko and his friends nearly fall into a smuggler's trap.
Commentary spoken by Antony Bilbow.


Narrator: Antony Bilbow
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Peter's Adventures: Peter and the Martians

A cartoon film series from Hungary.

Peter crashes in the space ship, but his uncle comes to the rescue.

: 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

: Top Firm: First Quarter-Final: Aspro-Nicholas Limited, Slough v. Fort Dunlop, Birmingham

From a factory in Slough.
Kenneth Horne is question-master in a general knowledge tournament between firms from all over Britain.


Question-master: Kenneth Horne
Questions written by: John P. Wynn
Director: John McGonagle
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: Tomorrow's World

in the making today
The men, women, and discoveries which are changing the way we live.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
Developments today are moulding the shape of the world of tomorrow. How? For better or worse? Good or ill?
Tomorrow's World puts the face of change in focus for you.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Editor: Max Morgan-Witts

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Alan Freeman.


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Very Important Zombie Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series.
Starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin and Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

The Very Important Zombie Affair in which U.N.C.L.E. learns that even a sombre zombie can soon do voodoo.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Suzy: Linda Gaye Scott
El Supremo: Claude Akins
Capt Ramirez: Rodolfo Acosta
Dr. Delgado: Ken Renard
Conchita Delgado: Isabelle Cooley
Mama Lou: Maidie Norman
Clerk: Tony Martinez
Dancers: Carmencita Romero's Speciality Dancers

: The News

: The Frost Report: On Authority

Starring David Frost
and featuring Tom Lehrer and Ronnie Barker, John Cleese, Ronnie Corbett and Julie Felix
with Nicky Henson, Nicholas Smith
See page 43


Presenter: David Frost
Singer/pianist: Tom Lehrer
Performer: Ronnie Barker
Performer: John Cleese
Performer: Ronnie Corbett
Singer/guitarist: Julie Felix
Performer: Nicky Henson
Performer: Nicholas Smith
Designer: Geoff Kirkland
Producer: James Gilbert

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Kippers, Rats and Benzedrine Puff Adders - the story of Fawlty Towers 19 September 2017

: The Builders

More builders go broke than any other trade. There's no question about the risks involved.
The builders are the biggest employers in the country with 1 1/2 million men on the pay roll. The builders' annual turnover is £3,000 million.
Tonight's programme looks at some of the 80,000 builders in the country and sees some of the techniques and methods of the nineteenth, twentieth, and perhaps twenty-first centuries existing side by side.
Commentary spoken by Derek Cooper.

See page 45


Narrator: Derek Cooper
Produced and directed by: Ramsay Short

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The European Cup Quarter Finals: Benfica v. Manchester United

Exclusive film from Lisbon of last night's vital second leg between the former Cup holders, Benfica, champions of Portugal, and the Football League champions, Manchester United, who won the first leg at Old Trafford 3-2.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Man Discovers His Past: 3: The Lost Civilisations

by Glyn Daniel.
Previously shown last Sunday


Presenter: Glyn Daniel
Director: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Paul Johnstone

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