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: For Schools and Colleges

9.35 Merry-Go-Round
1: The Water Surface
Introduced by Gordon Severn.
2: A Smuggler's Song
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.
(Repeated on Friday)

10.0-10.20 Science Session: First Thoughts
(Previously shown on Wednesday)


Presenter (Merry-Go-Round: The Water Surface): Gordon Severn
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round: A Smuggler's Song): Tom Gibbs
Reader (Merry-Go-Round: A Smuggler's Song): Charles E. Stidwell
Series edited by (Merry-Go-Round): Claire Chovil

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 8: The Secret House

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: 4: Cardross Seminary Glasgow 1966
(Previously shown on Monday)

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

12.0-12.20 Mathematics in Action: Mathematics Applied: 5: Best Mix
(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: Tony Scull

: Jackanory: Charlotte's Web: Part 4: Wilbur feels Radiant

by E.B. White.
With Caroline Benn.


Storyteller: Caroline Benn
Author: E.B. White

: 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 2

A film from Russia.

Peter reaches Moscow with his young pelican and it seems as if his dream may come true.
Commentary spoken by Frank Duncan.


Narrator: Frank Duncan
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Crab with the Golden Claw: Part 9

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Tin Tin and Captain Haddock are taken prisoner by the mysterious stranger.

: 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: First Semi-Final

The Boys of The Academy, Ayr v. The Boys of The Royal School, Armagh


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

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 Jimmy Savile.


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Best of U.N.C.L.E.: The Mad, Mad Tea Party Affair

A re-staging of some of U.N.C.L.E.'s more successful battles with the forces of THRUSH.

Starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
and Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly
Tonight's Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Mad, Mad Tea Party Affair
See page 52


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Mr. Hemingway: Richard Haydn
Kay Lorrison: Zohra Lampert
Riley: Peter Haskell
Dr. Egret: Lee Meriwether
Walter: Dean Harens
Morgan: Peter Hansen
Bel Floria: Irving Steinberg

: The News

: The Frost Report: On Medicine

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


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

: To the South Pole with Peter Scott

Captain Robert Falcon Scott's fateful journey to the Pole with his small band of companions has become a modern legend.
Now fifty-four years later, his son Peter has made his own first journey to the frozen continent.
See page 51


Presenter: Peter Scott
Producer: Christopher Ralling

: 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: 6: Civil War

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


Writer/Presenter: Professor Bell Wiley
Producer: Peter Dunkley

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