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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Rotation
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: Telescopes
Introduced by A. W. Trotter.
(Repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday)

11.5-11.25 People of Many Lands: Luang Prabang, Royal City
About the Royal capital of Laos in south-east Asia, 'city of a million elephants' and home of goldsmiths, silversmiths, sculptors, and silk weavers.
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): Geoffrey Hall
Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Joan Bakewell
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): David Roseveare
Presenter (Middle School Physics): A. W. Trotter
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

: Heddiw

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

(to 13.25)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe's Rainy Day

For the very young
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.
A film about the working day of a Midlands factory and about two of the young people employed there.
(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: Making the News
This precious stuff is handled at speed and sometimes suffers in transit.
Introduced by Arthur Murphy.
(Repeated on Tues., 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: Teachers at the Centre

Presented by William Thirlwell.
(Shown on Sunday)
(to 16.35)


Presenter: William Thirlwell
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: Jackanory: The Green Witch

with Jon Pertwee
This is Hallowe'en: traditionally time for 'ghoulies and ghosties and longleggety beasties'. And that's what this week's stories are about!
Today: The Green Witch
(Jon Pertwee is appearing in "There's a Girl in My Soup" at the Globe Theatre, London)


Storyteller: Jon Pertwee

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: The Magic Roundabout: 'Isn't it hot?' said Florence

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 3: Black Jacket

A new serial in sixteen episodes.

Ben and Rita have stumbled on two sinister-looking characters by the old chapel in the wood. Can Ben get a message to Zeppos in time?

: 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: Leopards of Ndala Gorge

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

Daktari and Banhoof have rather different plans for the future of the... Leopards of Ndala Gorge


Dr. Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Jack Dane: Yale Summers
District Officer Hedley: Hedley Mattingly
Mike: Hari Rhodes
Dr. Gene Barr: Peter Brocco
Dr. Teresa Warren: Marian Moses
Theo Banhoof: Harry Lauter

: United!

Series created by Brian Hayles.

The Supporters' Club have their annual dinner dance, and Deirdre faces the finals of the beauty competition.
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: Ray Mansell
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Mike Bowen
Bob McIver: John Breslin
Amanda Holly: Jill Meers
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
John Lennington: Jeremy Mason
Fred Stevens: Godfrey Jackman
Fiona Nixon: Marigold Sharman
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Arthur Hackforth: Ken Jones
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Dick Mitchell: Tony Caunter
Marjorie Stringer: Jean Kent
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Felicity Stringer: Christina Taylor
Alan Murdoch: John Lyons
Iris Murdoch: Irene Bradshaw
Gregg Harris: Graham Weston
Zack Bishop: Keith Bell
Mark Wilson: Ronald Allen
Leo Chistleton: Martyn Huntley

: Meet the Wife: Tilly-Ann

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
Mrs. Bishop: Barbara Ogilvie
Mr. Bishop: Peter Thomas
Herself: Tilly-Ann

: The Monroes: Night of the Wolf

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.

When wolves prowl near the Monroe camp the greatest threat to the youngsters is not from the animals themselves - but from the men who are hunting them.


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

: Panorama: Half-way for L.B.J.

Next week Americans go to the polls to pass their mid-term verdict on President Lyndon Johnson. Will the war in Vietnam and the 'white backlash' at home hurt the Democrats? Can the Republicans make a come-back and end L.B.J.'s hope for 'The Great Society'?
A special report by James Mossman.


Reporter: James Mossman
Producer: David J. Webster
Editor: Jeremy Isaacs

: The Good Old Days

Old-time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph
Presenting Tommy Trinder, Moira Anderson, Derek Dene, The Manton Brothers, Archie and Diane Bennett, The Alfreros, Crack Banger
Chairman, Leonard Sachs

(Tommy Trinder is appearing at the Latin Quarter Restaurant, London; Derek Dene is appearing at the Empire Theatre, Oldham)


Singer: Tommy Trinder
Singer: Moira Anderson
Comic strongman: Derek Dene
Contortionists: Archie and Diane Bennett
Singers: The Manton Brothers
Hand balancing act: The Alfreros
Balloon act: Crack Banger
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Billy Tennent
Producer: Barney Colehan

: 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


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: 5: Al Telefono

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

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

Close Down


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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