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: For Schools and Colleges: Making Music: The Midnight Thief (v)

(Previously shown on Monday)
(to 9.58)

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: For Schools and Colleges

11.5-11.25 Looking at Australia: 5: The Snowy
(Previously shown on Tuesday)

11.35-11.55 Discovering Science: The Wallflower
(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, Broadcasting House, [address removed]

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Peterborough, Tacolneston, Cambridge, 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.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

: The News and The Weather

(to 13.30)

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: First Thoughts

Written and produced by Morton Surguy.
A young baby's activities are simple and largely automatic, but this early behaviour serves as a basis for subsequent development.
(Repeated on Thursday)


Writer/Producer: Morton Surguy
Commentator: Tim Gudgin

: Derby Day Grandstand

See panel and page 41
(to 15.45)

: Jackanory: Charlotte's Web: Part 3: The Miracle

by E.B. White
With Caroline Benn.


Storyteller: Caroline Benn
Author: E.B. White

: Champion, The Wonder Horse: A Bugle for Ricky

A film series about the adventures of a boy and his two faithful companions, Champion, a wild stallion, and Rebel, his dog.

Ricky saves Champion and his sergeant friend in a clash with bank robbers.

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris with Keith Shackleton.
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home and abroad: a magazine of animals, humorous yet revealing, constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Keith Shackleton
Director: Keith Hopkins
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Crab with the Golden Claw: Part 8

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

A mysterious stranger watches Tin Tin and his friends.

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: A Whole Scene Going

Surfing - Wrestling - Sky Diving
Jazz from Rex Stewart, Georgie Fame, The Animals
In the 'hot seat': Gary Leeds of The Walker Brothers
Introduced by Wendy Varnals and Barry Fantoni.
See page 43


Presenter: Wendy Varnals
Presenter: Barry Fantoni
Cornettist: Rex Stewart
Singer: Georgie Fame
Musicians: The Animals
Interviewee: Gary Leeds
Director: Tom Savage
Producer: Elizabeth Cowley

: United!

Created by Brian Hayles.

Dr. Newkes and Jeremy muster their forces, and Dan Davis gets a surprise.
From the Midlands


Series creator: Brian Hayles
Story: Michael Meath
Story: Richard Milne
Script: Nick McCarty
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Special Facilities: Stoke City Football Club
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Director: Ronald Wilson
Tom Canning: George Woolley
Dr. Newkes: Ballard Berkeley
Amanda Holly: Jill Meers
Horace Martin: Harold Goodwin
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Fred Jackson: Harry Littlewood
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Alan Murdoch: John Lyons
Bob McIver: John Breslin
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Alec Pitman: Del Henney
Evan Lloyd: Brian Tully
Dan Davis: Arthur Pentelow
Joyce Huxley: Ianthe Agelasto
Jimmy Stokes: George Layton
Mrs. Timothy: Hilary Mason
Iris Murdoch: Irene Bradshaw

: Get Smart!: Aboard the Orient Express

Get Smart and switch to the switched-on secret agent who is Smart by name but not so smart by nature.
A comedy film series.
Starring Don Adams
with Barbara Feldon as Agent 99, Edward Platt as Chief of Control and Fang as K-13, the spy dog

Aboard the Orient Express ...Smart goes off the rails!


Maxwell Smart: Don Adams
Agent 99: Barbara Feldon
Chief of Control: Edward Platt
K-13, the spy dog: null Fang

: Softly, Softly: Round Trip

by Allan Prior
Investigation of the Criminal - not the Crime.
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Garfield Morgan as Det.-Chief Insp. Lewis, Dan Meaden as Det.-Con. Box

[Photo caption] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow

A gang of 'jelly merchants' are at work, blasting safes with cool expertise and rewarding results. When the fourth robbery in swift succession nets £3,000 from an egg-packing station, an angry Barlow notes the sum total of Crime' Squad, knowledge: "It's the same team. The pattern's the same - entering at a window or through the roof, a blowing job with electric dets wired to the light switch, all at places where money is kept at night but no nightwatchman on the premises. And then they're away - no dabs, not a sausage."

Barlow and Gwyn Lewis can only fall back on supposition. It seems likely that the gang numbers three: "A jelly man to blow the safes, a minder in case they get disturbed, and a driver probably doubling as a break in merchant." There is also the coincidence that several fast cars have been stolen from Birmingham and found abandoned with false number-plates and between a hundred and a hundred and fifty miles on the clock - roughly the round trip distance between Birmingham and the places robbed.

Not much to go on - but enough for the net to start closing in on a clever gang whose blind spot is doing every job in the same way. And unknown to Barlow, fate is on his side. A cigarette end suggests that one of the gang could be a woman - and in this story by Allan Prior the eternal triangle is as explosive as a stick of dynamite.


Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Terence Williams
Det.-Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det.-Chief Insp. Lewis: Garfield Morgan
Det.-Con. Box: Dan Meaden
Dandy: Jon Rollason
Jimmo: Jack Smethurst
Jo: Luanshya Greer
P.C. Greenly: Cavan Kendall
Fingerprint man: Lionel Wheeler
Railway clerk: Bill Horsley
Det.-Insp. Morrow: William Dysart
Garage man: John Scott Martin
Taxi driver: David J. Grahame

: The News

: The Wednesday Play: Toddler on the Run

From the novel by Shena MacKay.
Starring Ian Trigger, Anneke Wills, Jerome Willis
(Iain Cuthbertson is a member of English Stage Company)


From the novel by: Shena MacKay
Music: Herbert Chappell
Designer: William McCrow
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: James MacTaggart
Narration: Michael Robbins
Morris: Ian Trigger
Tom: Sylvester Morand
Manny: Stanley Lebor
Elaine: Geraldine Newman
Daniel: Jerome Willis
Deirdre: Jane Knowles
Leda: Anneke Wills
CID Sergeant: Anthony Wager
Police Sergeant: David Kramer
Gran: Grace Newcombe
Father: Richard Pescud
Miss Lambe: Annette Kerr
Nurse Wilkins: Eunice Black
Matron: Mona Bruce
Major Mallet: Iain Cuthbertson
Indian: Renu Setna
Marcel: David Henderson-Tate
Mr. Collins: William Moore
Carol: Edith MacArthur
Evangelist: John Carlin
St. John's Ambulance Lady: Kathleen Heath

: 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

: Viewpoint: Voyage of Exploration

The new Superior of the Community of the Resurrection Fr. Hugh Bishop, C.R. who has recently been in Africa, where members of the Community, including Fr. Trevor Huddleston, now Bishop of Masasi, have served for many years, talks to John Morgan.


Interviewee: Fr. Hugh Bishop
Interviewer: John Morgan
Producer: Peter Ferres

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