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: For Schools and Colleges

9.35 Merry-Go-Round
1: A Drop of Water
Introduced by Gordon Severn.
2: Smuggling
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.
(Repeated on Friday)

10.0-10.20 Science Session: Electric Light
(Previously shown on Wednesday)


Presenter (Merry-Go-Round: A Drop of Water): Gordon Severn
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round: Smuggling): Tom Gibbs
Series edited by (Merry-Go-Round): Claire Chovil

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 7: Pig-in-the-Middle

For the very young

(to 11.00)


Voices: Olwen Griffiths
Voices: Steve Woodman
Voices/Script and production: Oliver Postgate
Puppets and settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: For Schools and Colleges

11.5 For Sixth Forms: Four Modern Buildings: 3: Roehampton Housing Estate Alton West 1959
(Previously shown on Monday)

11.35 Signpost: Words and Shapes
(Previously shown on Monday)

12.0-12.20 Mathematics in Action: Mathematics Applied: 4: Linear Programming
(Previously shown on Monday)

: 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 and The Weather

(to 13.30)

: For Schools and Colleges: Spotlight

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


Producer: John Parry

: Jackanory: Riquet of the Tuft

with Michel Saint-Denis.
Today: Riquet of the Tuft


Storyteller: Michel Saint-Denis

: 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 Boy and the Pelican: Part 1

A story-film from Russia.

Down in the marshlands of the Caspian Sea, Peter discovered a baby pelican-a very special kind of pet.
Commentary spoken by Frank Duncan.


Narrator: Frank Duncan
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Crab with the Golden Claw: Part 5

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Captain Haddock falls overboard and is rescued by Tin Tin.

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Cook: Zena Skinner

: Television Top of the Form: Spring Series: Heat 4

The Boys of Dynevor School, Swansea v. The Girls of Malvern College, Worcestershire


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: Paddy Feeny
Scorer: Douglas Arthur
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Outside Broadcasts directed by: Mary Evans
Outside Broadcasts directed by: Philip S. Gilbert
Producer: Bill Wright

: 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 David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Nowhere 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 Nowhere Affair in which U.N.C.L.E. doesn't know how to use his know-how but gets somewhere from nowhere.

See page 48


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Mara: Diana Hyland
Arum Tertunian: Lou Jacobi
Longolius: David Sheiner
Old prospector: J. Pat O'Malley
Wanda: Leigh Chapman
THRUSH cowboy: Mike Douglas

: The News

: The Frost Report: On Leisure

Starring David Frost
with Ronnie Barker, John Cleese, Ronnie Corbett, Sheila Steafel
and Julie Felix


Presenter: David Frost
Performer: Ronnie Barker
Performer: John Cleese
Performer: Ronnie Corbett
Performer: Sheila Steafel
Singer/Guitarist: Julie Felix
Designer: Geoff Kirkland
Producer: James Gilbert

: Jet Propelled

Twenty-five years ago this week Sir Frank Whittle's vision of the future took to the air, and a new word entered the English language - Jet.
Tonight for the first time on television Sir Frank Whittle and his team tell the whole incredible story behind their achievement. It is the story of the man officialdom labelled 'a gifted amateur', a man who started as a boy apprentice in the Royal Air Force, and became one of the greatest inventors of the century.
Commentary written by Gordon Thomas.
Spoken by John Stockbridge.

See page 47


Speaker: Sir Frank Whittle
Writer: Gordon Thomas
Narrator: John Stockbridge
Technical Adviser: John Taylor
Produced and directed by: Ramsay Short

: 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, Michael Parkinson
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
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Making of America: 5: The Road to War

Written and introduced by Professor Bell Wiley.
(Previously shown on Sunday)


Writer/presenter: Professor Bell Wiley
Producer: Peter Dunkley

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