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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics in Action: Mathematics Applied: 4: Linear Programming
Introduced by Noel Williams.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.0-10.20 Making Music: The Midnight Thief (iv)
Introduced by Julian Smith.
With children from the Stewart Fleming Primary School, Beckenham.
James Blades talks about percussion.
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Noel Williams
Producer (Mathematics in Action): John Cain
Presenter (Making Music): Julian Smith
Presenter (Making Music): James Blades
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Watch with Mother: Camberwick Green

Who shall we see from the musical box today?

(to 11.00)


Animation: Bob Bura
Animation: John Hardwick
Narration: Brian Cant
Music: Freddie Phillips
Puppets, script, and production: Gordon Murray

: For Schools and Colleges

11.5 Television Club: The Real West
Written and produced by Peter Scroggs.
Colin finds that the real West was very different from the screen West.
(Repeated on Friday)

11.30-11.55 For Sixth Forms: Four Modern Buildings: 3: Roehampton Housing Estate Alton West, 1959
Written and introduced by Dr. Patrick Nuttgens.
Twentieth-century housing in a nineteenth-century landscape.
(Repeated on Thursday)


Writer/Producer (Television Club): Peter Scroggs
Writer/Presenter (For Sixth Forms): Dr. Patrick Nuttgens
Producer (For Sixth Forms): Barbara Parker

: Headline News

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. West Indies

The second day of the match between the Touring Team and the M.C.C. at Lord's.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Sir Learie Constantine
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Heddiw

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

(to 14.00)


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Challenge: 4: Cycling
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.
(Previously shown in 1964)
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 Signpost: Words and Shapes
Poetry and film to encourage children to write their own poems.
Introduced by John Stockford.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.55-3.15 Middle School Mathematics: On the Line
Introduced by Maurice Meredith.
(Previously shown in 1965)
(Repeated on Friday)


Presenter (Challenge): Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer (Challenge): Andrew Quicke
Presenter (Signpost): John Stockford
Producer (Signpost): Andree Molyneux
Presenter (Middle School Mathematics): Maurice Meredith
Producer (Middle School Mathematics): John Cain

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. West Indies

at Lord's.
(to 16.15)

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. West Indies

at Lord's.
On BBC-2 from 4.45

: Jackanory: Stories of Old Times: The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods

with Michel Saint-Denis.
This week, Michel Saint-Denis tells fairy tales that originally came from France. They were first written down in the seventeenth century by Charles Perrault in his book Stories of Old Times.
Today:The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods


Storyteller: Michel Saint-Denis
Author: Charles Perrault

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace, Valerie Singleton, John Noakes.


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

: The Children of the New Forest: 5: Into Battle

From the book by Captain Marryat.
Dramatised in six episodes by Anthony Coburn.
With Bernard Archard

The children are saved by a stranger, and Edward rides north to join the King.
From the West


Author: Captain Marryat
Dramatised by: Anthony Coburn
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Director: Brandon Acton-Bond
Humphrey: Brendan Collins
Alice: Petra Markham
Edith: Melanie Parr
Corbould: Philip Morant
Will: John Crocker
Chaloner: Brian Hankins
Edward: Richard Arthure
The Intendant: Bernard Archard
Oswald Partridge: Colin Douglas
Phoebe: June Barrie
Patience: Kara Wilson
Clara: Tina Dennison
Florence Conynghame: Phyllis Smale
Constance Conynghame: Jane Eccles
General Middleton: David Orr
General Leslie: Brian Jackson
King Charles II: David Cargill

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Crab with the Golden Claw: Part 2

Tin Tin is taken prisoner and Snowy comes to his aid.

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. West Indies

The end of the second day's play at Lord's.

: Chan Canasta

This extraordinary man invites you to join him, a panel of celebrities, and a studio audience in a series of experiments in the art of psychological perception.
Those taking part: Samantha Juste, Miki and Griff, Lonnie Donegan, Ronnie Hilton
Introduced by David Mahlowe.
From the North


Magician: Chan Canasta
Panellist: Samantha Juste
Panellists: Miki and Griff
Panellist: Lonnie Donegan
Panellist: Ronnie Hilton
Presenter: David Mahlowe
Producer: Barney Colehan

: United!

Created by Brian Hayles.

Dan Davis has received a shock, and Jeremy Dawson some unpleasant surprises.
From the Midlands


Series creator: Brian Hayles
Story: Michael Meath
Story: Richard Milne
Script: Kenneth Hill
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Special facilities: Stoke City Football Club
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Director: Mike Bowen
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Mrs. Timothy: Hilary Mason
Jimmy Stokes: George Layton
Dan Davis: Arthur Pentelow
Alan Murdoch: John Lyons
Jeremy Dawson: Jeremy Burnham
Patricia Sisley: Jane Turner
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Tom Canning: George Woolley
Amanda Holly: Jill Meers
Horace Martin: Harold Goodwin
Vie Clay: Warwick Sims
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Fiona Nixon: Marigold Sharman
Alec Pitman: Del Henney
Dr. Newkes: Ballard Berkeley

: The Bed-Sit Girl

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney
Starring Sheila Hancock
with Derek Nimmo
and Hy Hazell, Edward Rees

(Sheila Hancock is appearing in "The Anniversary" at the Duke of York's Theatre; Derek Nimmo and Hy Hazell are in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
Music: Michael Sammes
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Graeme Muir
Sheila Ross: Sheila Hancock
David: Derek Nimmo
Liz: Hy Hazell
[Actor]: Edward Rees

: Panorama: On Mental Illness

Every ninth woman in Britain today will spend some time in a mental hospital. So will every fourteenth man. Nearly half our hospital beds are occupied by mental patients. But do we do enough for the mentally sick? Or are we still inclined to put them out of sight and out of mind?
As attitudes change, a special report by James Mossman.
See page 21


Reporter: James Mossman
Deputy Editor: David J. Webster
Editor: Jeremy Isaacs

: The News

: The Defenders: Fires of the Mind

A new series of the courtroom dramas.
Starring E. G. Marshall, Robert Reed
and guest star, Donald Pleasence

L.S.D., a controversial drug, is the focal point of tragedy when it is administered by a former doctor to a mentally disturbed young man.


Director: David Greene
Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Dr. Bryon Saul: Donald Pleasence
Harriet Saul: Ruth Ford
District Attorney: Ossie Davis
Mr. Kraft: Vincent Gardenia
Judge: Fred Stewart
Russ: Robert Milli
Dr. Clayton: Donald Davis
Dr. Hill: Ken Harvey
Mrs. Kraft: Frances Heflin
Robert Kraft: Frederick Combs

: Music on Command: 3: The Air Force Sound

Pomp and entertainment in a variety of circumstances.

Musicians, gymnasts, and airmen from the Royal Air Force show that life is full of entertainment.
The Central Band of The Royal Air Force
under the direction of Squadron Leader R.E.C. Davies, L.R.A.M.
The Queen's Colour Squad of the Royal Air Force
Performers from R.A.F. Stations at St. Athan, Cosford, Kenley, and Uxbridge
Featuring virtuoso performances on the piccolo, piano, trombone, and trampoline in 'Vertical Take Off', 'Concerto in the Clouds', 'Holiday for Trombones', and the Dixielanders with 'Alabama Jubilee'.
Introduced by Keith Fordyce.
Staged at the Royal Albert Hall, London
The last in a series of three fortnightly programmes featuring Bands and performers from the Armed Services
See page 21


Musicians: The Central Band of The Royal Air Force
Band under the direction of: Squadron Leader R.E.C. Davies
Presenter: Keith Fordyce
Produced and directed by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: 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, Michael Parkinson


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Adventurous Cooking: 5: Poultry

with Fanny Cradock.
(Previously shown on Sunday)


Cook/Presenter: Fanny Cradock

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