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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Forces
Introduced by Gordon Severn.
(Repeated on Wednesday and Friday)

9.38 Mathematics in Action: The Binomial Distribution
Introduced by Stewart Gartside.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: Make Your Own Bridge
Introduced by Kenneth Jameson.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: Sound Waves
Introduced by David Chaundy.
(Repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday)

11.5-11.25 People of Many Lands: Tire, Country Town
A visit to Tire, set among the sesame and cotton fields, fifty miles from the Turkish coast.
Commentary by Keith Alexander.
(Repeated on Friday)

11.35-12.0 For Sixth Forms: Towards World Government?: Blue Berets... Blue Helmets?
A study of the United Nations.
How have the disputes about the UN's peacekeeping role affected the development of the UN?
Introduced by Erskine Childers.
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter (Engineering Science): Gordon Severn
Producer (Engineering Science): Geoffrey Hall
Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Kenneth Jameson
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Moragh Gee
Presenter (Middle School Physics): David Chaundy
Producer (Middle School Physics): John Cain
Narrator (People of Many Lands): Keith Alexander
Producer (People of Many Lands): Peggie Broadhead
Presenter (For Sixth Forms): Erskine Childers
Producer (For Sixth Forms): John Miller

: Heddiw

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


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and a Horse

For the very young
Written by Alison Prince.

(to 13.45)


Writer: Alison Prince
Pictures: Joan Hickson
Music: Laurie Steele
Narrator: Lee Montague
Director: Diana Potter

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Going to Work: Housemother
Introduced by Peter West.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 Men in History: Fields in the Forests
Two new ideas - the idea of growing crops and of herding animals - and how these came to revolutionise the life of early man.
Introduced by Brian Hope-Taylor, Ph.D.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.55 Middle School Mathematics: A Pattern of Numbers
Introduced by Dick Tahta.
(Repeated on Thursday)

3.20-3.40 Twentieth Century Focus: Race: Facts and Fiction
The nature of racial differences and how they have arisen.
Introduced by Michael Smee.
(Repeated on Tues., Wed., Thurs)


Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): Peter Scroggs
Presenter (Men in History): Brian Hope-Taylor
Script (Men in History): Robin Place
Producer (Men in History): Felicity Kinross
Presenter (Middle School Mathematics): Dick Tahta
Producer (Middle School Mathematics): Donald Grattan
Presenter (Twentieth Century Focus): Michael Smee
Producer (Twentieth Century Focus): John Radcliffe

: Children and Mathematics

(Shown on Sunday)
(to 16.35)

: Jackanory: Minnow on the Say: Part 1: Lost Treasure

with Dinsdale Landen.
This week's serial story comes from the book Minnow on the Say by Philippa Pearce. It is the story of a lost treasure and the heroes are two boys, Adam and David.


Author: Philippa Pearce
Storyteller: Dinsdale Landen

: 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

: Jennings: An Inspector Calls

by Anthony Buckeridge.


Writer: Anthony Buckeridge
Designer: Paul Montague
Producer: Johnny Downes
Jennings: David Schulten
Darbishire: Robert Bartlett
Mr. Carter: Ian Gardiner
Mr. Wilkins: John Moore
Headmaster: Martin Carroll
Inspector: Douglas Muir
Venables: Iain Burton
Temple: William Burleigh
Atkinson: Edward McMurray
Rumbelow: Frank Barry

: The Magic Roundabout: Florence gives Dougal a shock

Every day Zebedee takes Florence and the children from Mr. Rusty's roundabout to the magic garden where they meet Dougal and other friends and have some surprising adventures.
English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson
Presented by: Ursula Eason

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.

Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Shopping for Tanks

Generals of the world's armies accept an invitation to see the latest in fighting vehicles show their paces at the Chobham, Surrey, headquarters of the Fighting Vehicle Research and Development Establishment.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Research: J.A. Kyd
Producer: John Vernon

: United!

Series created by Brian Hayles.

Vic Clay has a surprise visitor and Iris tells Alan the good news.
From the Midlands


Series creator: Brian Hayles
Based on material contributed by: Tom Brennand
Based on material contributed by: Roy Bottomley
Based on material contributed by: Nick McCarty
Script: Derrick Sherwin
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Ronald Wilson
Vic Clay: Warwick Sims
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Gregg Harris: Graham Weston
Ron McEwan: Sean Gerrard
Alan Murdoch: John Lyons
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Chris Wood: Michael Redfern
Billy Broome: Dick Haydon
Bob McIver: John Breslin
Zack Bishop: Keith Bell
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Arthur Hackforth: Ken Jones
Dick Mitchell: Tony Caunter
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Fiona Nixon: Marigold Sharman
Uncle Thad: Alan White
Iris Murdoch: Irene Bradshaw

: Meet the Wife: Continental Tour

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton

(Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton are appearing in "London Laughs" at the Palladium Theatre, London)


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
"Meet the Wife" theme by: Russ Conway
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Robin Nash
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
A.A. man: Tim Barrett
Madame: Enid Lorimer
Waitress: Janie Booth
Man: Andre Maranne
Doctor: Jacques Cey

: Sherlock Holmes: Charles Augustus Milverton

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Dramatised by Clifford Witting.
[Starring] Douglas Wilmer as Sherlock Holmes, Nigel Stock as Dr. Watson
with Barry Jones as Charles Augustus Milverton

Blackmail is a detestable crime with bitter consequences. So when Holmes faces London's leading blackmailer he is prepared to stop at nothing to defeat him.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Clifford Witting
Music composed by: Max Harris
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Philip Dudley
Footman: Ralph Tovey
Lady Farningham: Stephanie Bidmead
Lord Farningham: Tony Steedman
Newsboy: Len Jones
Charles Augustus Milverton: Barry Jones
Captain Fitzallen: Derek Smee
Lady Eva Brackwell: Penelope Horner
Sherlock Holmes: Douglas Wilmer
Dr. Watson: Nigel Stock
Agatha: Ann Penfold
Billy: Jimmy Ashton
Footman: John Murray Scott
Under-gardener: Edward Brooks
Inspector Lestrade: Peter Madden

: The News

including a report on The Labour Party Conference from Brighton.

: Panorama

Every Monday Panorama examines the people, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world.
Reports by Michael Charlton, Robin Day, Richard Kershaw, John Morgan, James Mossman, Ian Trethowan.


Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Deputy Editor: David J. Webster
Editor: Jeremy Isaacs

: Horse of the Year Show: The Butlin Championship

From the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.
This international Jumping Competition is part of a special Gala Performance in aid of the Variety Club of Great Britain's Children's Charities and the Soldiers', Sailors', and Air-men's Families' Association.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television Presentation: Bill Duncalf
Television Presentation: Mary David

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
With Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson, Leonard Parkin and the Twenty-Four Hours correspondents
Including a special report on the first day of The Labour Party Conference
Presented by Ian Trethowan, Robin Day with Kenneth Harris.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Reporter: Leonard Parkin
Presenter (The Labour Party Conference): Ian Trethowan
Presenter (The Labour Party Conference): Robin Day
Reporter (The Labour Party Conference): Kenneth Harris
Assistant Editor: Richard Francis
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Parliamo Italiano: 1: Al Caffe

Written by Toni Cerutti.
Let's speak Italian
A course of thirty lessons for beginners.

Giulia and Giorgio meet at the coffee bar.

With Marla Landi, Roberto Cardinali, Sergio Gazzarrini
Introduced by Ariella Reggio.

(Repeated on Thursday at 7.40 p.m. BBC-2)


Writer: Toni Cerutti
Presenter: Ariella Reggio
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Peter Montagnon
[Actress]: Marla Landi
[Actor]: Roberto Cardinali
[Actor]: Sergio Gazzarrini

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