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: For Schools and Colleges

9.35 Merry-Go-Round: Bridges for Tomorrow
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Food and Your Figure
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Twentieth Century Focus: The Press
(Shown on Mon., Tues., and Wed.)

11.5-11.25 Middle School Mathematics: All Change
(Shown on Monday)

11.35 Men in History: The Pyramid Builders
(Shown on Monday)

12.0-12.20 Mathematics in Action: Normal Distribution
(Shown on Monday)

: Dairy Farming Today: 5: Cowmanship

A series for the dairy farmer and cowman.

Kenneth Russell explains the process of milk let-down and how to get the dairy cow in the right physical and mental state for milking. Mrs. Marion Vale demonstrates a recommended milking routine with advice on hygiene.
Introduced by Bill Wheeler.

(to 13.00)


Speaker: Kenneth Russell
Speaker: Marion Vale
Presenter: Bill Wheeler
Director: Keith Clement
Producer: Gordon Mosley

: Heddiw

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

(to 13.25)


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: For Schools and Colleges: Spotlight

People - Politics - Problems in the news.
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.25)


Producer: Lawrence Wade

: Jackanory: The Clock that Wasn't There

by Eileen Colwell.
With Jon Pertwee.
Today: The Clock that Wasn't There


Storyteller: Jon Pertwee
Author: Eileen Colwell

: The Magic Roundabout: Quiet and Not so Quiet

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: 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: Summer at Salty Creek: Part 3

A film from Sweden.

Peter turns the tables on the fisherman, Westerman, and Bo'sun's good name is cleared to the delight of Jinx and all her friends on the island.
Commentary spoken by Gordon Clyde.


Narrator: Gordon Clyde
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Richard Baker
Cook: Zena Skinner

: Dr. Kildare: Travel a Crooked Road

A film series.
Starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare, Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie, Lee Kurty as Zoe Lawton
Guest star, Clair Hanson

A two-part story in which complications arise when Dr. Kildare persuades a young mother to undergo major surgery.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Zoe Lawton: Lee Kurty
[Actress]: Clair Hanson

: The Biz Quiz

Barbara Kelly tests the knowledge of three experts in animal studies Dr. Maurice Burton, Dr. Aubrey Manning, Dr. Desmond Morris.


Presenter: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Dr. Maurice Burton
Panellist: Dr. Aubrey Manning
Panellist: Dr. Desmond Morris
Director: Tom Savage
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: United!

Series created by Brian Hayles.

United are playing away and Gregg Harris has a race against time.
From the Midlands


Series creator: Brian Hayles
Stories contributed by: Tom Brennand
Stories contributed by: Roy Bottomley
Stories contributed by: Nick McCarty
Script: Ray Mansell
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Special facilities: Coventry City Football Club
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Mike Bowen
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Alan Murdoch: John Lyons
Vic Clay: Warwick Sims
Chris Wood: Michael Redfern
Billy Broome: Dick Haydon
Dick Mitchell: Tony Caunter
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Zack Bishop: Keith Bell
Gregg Harris: Graham Weston
Teenage girl: Freda Dowie
Mark Wilson: Ronald Allen
Ben Loughton: Tony Hughes
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Bob McIver: John Breslin
Amanda Holly: Jill Meers
Fiona Nixon: Marigold Sharman
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Simon Dee.
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Simon Dee
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Bat Cave Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series, starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin and Leo G. Carroll as Mr Waverly

The Bat Cave Affair - in which U.N.C.L.E. says 'No Zark' and saves the world from a flood of bats.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Count Zark: Martin Landau
Clemency McGill: Joan Freeman
Professor Glomm: Whit Bissell

: The Norman Vaughan Show

Starring Norman Vaughan
with Sandy Powell, Claire Gordon, Bill Pertwee, The Karlins
Special guest, Dickie Valentine


Script: Barry Took
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestrations: Burt Rhodes
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Kenneth Carter
Entertainer: Norman Vaughan
Comedian: Sandy Powell
Performer: Claire Gordon
Performer: Bill Pertwee
Singers: The Karlins
Singer: Dickie Valentine

: The Discovery of Television

"There is no hope for television by means of the Cathode-ray tube," J.L. Baird, September, 1931
"I was saying to my boys we are lighting a candle that will not be put out," Isaac Shoenberg, 1961

Thirty years ago, on November 2, 1936, the first regular television service in the world began transmission from Alexandra Palace in London.
This film describes the origin of television, the remarkable energy and enthusiasm that made it happen, and identifies some of the people who contributed to its successful development.

Among the contributors: Sir Noel Ashbridge, Douglas Birkinshaw, G.E. Condliffe, H.J. Barton-Chapple, Dr. J.E.I. Cairns, Professor J.D. McGee, Dr. V.K. Zworykin

Writer and directed by John Lloyd.
A JBM Production for Mullard Ltd. in association with BBC-tv


Interviewee: Sir Noel Ashbridge
Interviewee: Douglas Birkinshaw
Interviewee: Dr. J.E.I. Cairns
Interviewee: Professor J.D. McGee
Interviewee: G.E. Condliffe
Interviewee: H.J. Barton-Chapple
Interviewee: Dr. V.K. Zworykin
Narrator: Derek Hart
Writer/Director: John Lloyd
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Assistant Editor: Richard Francis
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Weather Man

: Made in Britain

A weekly report on exports and industry.
Introduced by Bertram Mycock.


Presenter: Bertram Mycock

: A Good Job with Prospects: 5: Health and Food

(Shown on Sunday)

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