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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Work, Energy, and Power
Introduced by Gordon Severn.
(Repeated on Wednesday and Friday)

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

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: Bridges for Tomorrow
Introduced by Joan Bakewell.
(Repeated on Thursday)

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

11.5-11.25 People of Many Lands: Luang Prabang, Royal City
About the Royal capital of Laos.
Filmed and introduced by Tony Beamish.
(Repeated on Friday)

11.35-12.0 For Sixth Forms: The Painter's Response
The first of five studio sessions in which an artist paints a picture, describing his experiences at each stage in the work.
Artist, Francis Hoyland
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter (Engineering Science): Gordon Severn
Producer (Engineering Science/Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Stewart Gartside
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Joan Bakewell
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): David Roseveare
Presenter (Middle School Physics): David Chaundy
Producer (Middle School Physics): John Cain
Filmed and introduced by (People of Many Lands): Tony Beamish
Producer (People of Many Lands): Peggie Broadhead
Presenter/artist (For Sixth Forms): Francis Hoyland
Model (For Sixth Forms): Linda Price
Producer (For Sixth Forms): Rodney Bennett

: United Nations Day Service

from Westminster Abbey.
In the presence of H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and H.R.H. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
Order of Service includes:
Preface spoken by H.R.H. Prince Bernhard
Lesson read by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh
Isaiah 40, vv. 1-8 and 27-31
Sermon by The Rev. Dr. Eugene C. Blake, General Secretary-elect of the World Council of Churches.
Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations read by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Blessing by The Dean of Westminster
The Choir of Westminster Abbey
The Trumpeters of Kneller Hall
Scene described by Ian Trethowan.

(to 13.00)


Sermon: The Rev. Dr. Eugene C. Blake
Reader: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan
Blessing: The Dean of Westminster [Eric Abbott]
Singers: The Choir of Westminster Abbey
Organist and Master of the Choristers: Douglas Guest
Sub-Organist: Simon Preston
Trumpeters: The Trumpeters of Kneller Hall
Commentator: Ian Trethowan
Director: Antony Craxton

: Heddiw

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


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Flowers

Written by Alison Prince.


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

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Going to Work: A Factory Day
Introduced by Peter West.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 Men in History: The Pyramid Builders
Introduced by Nicholas Thomas with Alix MacFarlane.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.55 Middle School Mathematics: All Change
Introduced by Ian Harris.
(Repeated on Thursday)

3.20-3.40 Twentieth Century Focus: The Press: Catching the Readers
Introduced by Arthur Murphy.
(Repeated on Tue., Wed., Thurs.)


Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): Gordon Croton
Producer (Going to Work): Alan G. Bell
Presenter (Men in History): Nicholas Thomas
Presenter/script (Men in History): Alix MacFarlane
Producer (Men in History): Paul Mitchell
Presenter (Middle School Mathematics): Ian Harris
Producer (Middle School Mathematics): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Twentieth Century Focus): Arthur Murphy
Producer (Twentieth Century Focus): Tony Scull

: Children and Mathematics

(Shown on Sunday)
(to 16.35)

: Jackanory: The Little House in the Big Wood: Part 1: Stocking Up for Winter

by Laura Ingalls Wilde.
With Red Shiveley.

The Little House in the Big Wood by Laura Ingalls Wilder is an American children's classic. It is a true story of family life a hundred years ago in the lonely and often dangerous back-woods of Wisconsin.


Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Storyteller: Red Shiveley

: The Magic Roundabout: Dougal Hangs a Picture

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


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

: 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

: Captain Zeppos: Part 2: The Riders

A new serial in sixteen episodes.

Having cleared Ben's name from a suspicion of theft, Captain Zeppos lets him into part of his secret. Will Ben make a good 'private eye'?

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Daktari: Trail of the Cheetah

A new animal adventure series.
Starring Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, Cheryl Miller as Paula Tracy, Yale Summers as Jack Dane
Aided and abetted by Clarence and Judy

Trail of the Cheetah ...leads to a dangerous criminal.


Dr. Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Jack Dane: Yale Summers
District Officer Hedley: Hedley Mattingly
Janet Lorne: Dina Merrill
Roy Meadows: Ron Hayes

: United!

Series created by Brian Hayles.

Danny South goes looking for answers, and Bob McIver has an exhausting Sunday.
From the Midlands


Series creator: Brian Hayles
Stories contributed by: Tom Brennand
Stories contributed by: Roy Bottomley
Stories contributed by: Nick McCarty
Script: Kenneth Hill
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Ronald Wilson
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Dick Mitchell: Tony Caunter
Trainer: Colin Skipp
Zack Bishop: Keith Bell
Billy Broome: Dick Haydon
Gregg Harris: Graham Weston
Bob McIver: John Breslin
Alan Murdoch: John Lyons
Ron McEwan: Sean Gerrard
Mark Wilson: Ronald Allen
Iris Murdoch: Irene Bradshaw
Fiona Nixon: Marigold Sharman
Amanda Holly: Jill Meers

: Meet the Wife: My Husband's Brother

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton
with Stanley Meadows as Tom
and Gwendolyn Watts as Toni

(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
Tom: Stanley Meadows
Toni: Gwendolyn Watts
Wine waiter: Kevin Manser
Head waiter: David Lander

: The Monroes: Ride With Terror

A new Western film series.
A family of five orphaned youngsters face the challenge of the new frontiers in the raw and uncompromising Wyoming territory of the 1870s.

The young Monroes are in danger when, unknown to them, a valuable gold shipment is hidden in their wagon.


Clayt: Michael Anderson Jr.
Kathy: Barbara Hershey
The twins: Keith Schultz
The twins: Kevin Schultz
Amy: Tammy Locke

: Panorama: Nasser's Egypt

Ten years after Suez only one of the principal figures remains in power-the President of Egypt, Gamal Abd-el Nasser. How does he govern? What has he done for his country? What are his ambitions for Egypt in the world?
A special report by John Morgan.


Reporter: John Morgan
Producer: Phillip Whitehead
Editor: Jeremy Isaacs

: Come Dancing

Come Dancing at Television's popular live dancing spectacular organised by Mecca Dancing.
Peter West introduces
West Scotland v. West Midlands
Talkabout - Cha-Cha
Given by World Professional Modern Champions Peter Eggleton and Brenda Winslade.


Presenter: Peter West
Dancer: Peter Eggleton
Dancer: Brenda Winslade
Music (Glasgow): Tony Brooks
Music (Coventry): Brian Pearsall
Compere: Alex Macintosh
Compere: Eric Morley
Arranger: Robert Stewart
Director: John McGonagle
Director: Reg Perrin
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Twenty-Four Hours

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


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 Weather Man

: Parliamo Italiano: 4: Alla stazione di servizio

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

Giorgio runs Giulia home and buys some petrol.

with Marla Landi, Roberto Cardinali, Sergio Gazzarrini
Introduced by Ariella Reggio.
(Repeated on Thursday at 7.40 p.m. BBC-2)

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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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