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: For Schools and Colleges

9.35 A Year's Journey: London's River
An environmental studies series for Primary Schools.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
(Repeated on Friday)

10.0-10.20 Discovering Science: Air and Breathing
Introduced by Michael Underwood.
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter/producer (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F.R. Elwell
Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): Geoffrey Hall

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: For Schools and Colleges

11.5-11.25 Going to Work: Merchant Navy
(Shown on Monday)

11.35-11.55 The Orchestra: Orchestral Families
Kenneth Alwyn conducts members of The English Chamber Orchestra led by Kenneth Sillito in a concert that includes movements from Divertissement by Ibert.
(Repeated on Friday)


Conductor (The Orchestra): Kenneth Alwyn
Musicians (The Orchestra): The English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra led by (The Orchestra): Kenneth Sillito
Producer (The Orchestra): John Hosier

: 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

(to 13.30)

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5-2.35 The Queen and the Rebels: Part 1
by Ugo Betti.
Translated by Henry Reed.
Adapted and produced by Ronald Eyre.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

4.15-4.35 Middle School Physics: Mechanical Waves
(Shown on Monday)


Author (The Queen and the Rebels): Ugo Betti
Translated by (The Queen and the Rebels): Henry Reed
Adapted by/Producer (The Queen and the Rebels): Ronald Eyre
Designer (The Queen and the Rebels): Stuart Walker
Caretaker: Kent Baker
Commissar Amos: Alan MacNaughtan
Engineer: Tony Steedman
Raim: Robert Gillespie
Elisabetta: Georgine Anderson
Argia: Judy Parfitt
Peasant: Eddie Mallin
Young peasant: Brian Lawson

: Jackanory: Gumphlumph: Part 2: The Wicked Impresario

With Stratford Johns.


Author/Storyteller: Stratford Johns

: The Stranger: Part 7

A film series from Australia by G. K. Saunders.

The story of the trip made by Bernie and Peter to the planet of Soshuniss has leaked out to the press and there is great confusion at the United Nations in New York and Australia.
Produced by the Australian Broadcasting Commission


Writer: G. K. Saunders

: Moonport

Space travel and worlds unknown! - the dream of most boys.
Pat Glennon, a young American, whose father works at Cape Kennedy Moonport, is no exception.


Subject: Pat Glennon

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Star of Mystery: Part 4

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Tin Tin is threatened by a time bomb.

: 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

: Travellers' Tales: Paradise in the Mud

For most of us the fascinating life of a mangrove swamp is best viewed at second-hand. Explore the mud-world from your own armchair without even getting your feet wet.


Narrated and filmed by: Ivan Polunin
Presented by: Ivan Lockett
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Points of View

with Kenneth Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.


Presenter: Kenneth Robinson

: The Newcomers

Ellis and Lance compare their wounds. Eunice Huntley has a heart-to-heart talk with Vivienne, and the cleaning brigade moves into Whiteacres.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story: John Wiles
Script: C.E. Webber
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Gerald Blake
Fred: John Dunn-Hill
Frank: Kevin McHugh
Rory: Barry Wilsher
Squat: Griffith Davies
Nell: Gilly Fraser
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Paul Bose: Madhav Sharma
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Graham Stockwell: Christopher Tranchell
Peter Connolly: Patrick Connor
Alec: Roger Mutton
Judy: Annette Robertson
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Bretta Jorgens: Stephanie Randall
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Eunice Huntley: Sally Lahee
Mrs. Brassett: Eileen Way
David Ashtead: John Golightly

: Steptoe and Son: My Old Man's a Tory

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week: My Old Man's a Tory
Featuring Dudley Foster, Damaris Hayman, Howard Douglas, Evelyn Lund, Peter Thompson


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental Music: Ken Jones
From an original theme by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
Mr. Stonelake: Dudley Foster
Karen Frobisher: Damaris Hayman
Arthur Biggs: Howard Douglas
Miss Bromley: Evelyn Lund
Party Member: Peter Thompson

: Suez: The Nine-Day War: Part 1

A documentary investigation written and produced by David Wheeler.
The story of the most important and controversial event in British history since the end of the Second World War.
Commentary spoken by Ian Holm.


Writer/Producer: David Wheeler
Narrator: Ian Holm

: The News

: Suez: Part 2

: Presenting Peter Nero

The first of two programmes featuring the pianist and entertainer from America.
With Barr Phillips (bass) and Joe Cusatis (drums).


Pianist: Peter Nero
Bassist: Barr Phillips
Drummer: Joe Cusatis
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: 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, Leonard Parkin
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
Reporter: Leonard Parkin
Assistant Editor: Richard Francis
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Painter and His World: 9: John Constable (1776-1837)

An introduction to European Art.

Hadleigh Castle (In the collection of and Mr Paul Mellon Mrs. Paul Mellon, Virginia) Basil Taylor talks about John Constable, the most widely popular of English painters and a pioneer of the modern concept of landscape painting.


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Producer: Victor Poole

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