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: For Schools and Colleges

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

10.0 Discovering Science: Metals from the Earth
Introduced by Michael Underwood.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Twentieth Century Focus: Revolution in Technology: New Machines for Old
Shown on Monday
(Repeated on Wednesday)

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

11.35-11 55 The Orchestra: 8: Brass: Trumpets and Trombones
Introduced by Kenneth Alwyn.
Denis Egan (trumpet), Arthur Wilson (trombone) with Alan Civil (horn) and Winifred Taylor (piano).
(Repeated on Friday)


Presenter/producer (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F. R. Elwell
Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): John Field
Presenter (The Orchestra): Kenneth Alwyn
Producer (The Orchestra): John Hosier
Trumpeter: Denis Egan
Trombonist: Arthur Wilson
Horn player: Alan Civil
Pianist: Winifred Taylor

: 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: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5-2.35 The Government Inspector: Part 1
by Nikolai Gogol.
Translated by Anthony Bosworth.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

4.15-4.35 Middle School Physics: The Camera and the Eye
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Author (The Government Inspector): Nikolai Gogol
Translated by (The Government Inspector): Anthony Bosworth
Designer (The Government Inspector): Gordon Roland
Producer (The Government Inspector): Michael Simpson
Mayor: Peter Woodthorpe
Judge: Redmond Phillips
Medical Officer: John Sharp
Headmaster: John Gill
Postmaster: Kenneth Colley
Bobchinsky: John Cater
Dobchinsky: Timothy Bateson
Police Inspector: Michael Earl
Mayor's wife: Helen Cherry
Mayor's daughter: Anne Mitchell
Lestakoff: John Wood
Yosif: John McKelvey
Waiter: John Malcolm
Mishka: Ian Taylor

: Jackanory: The Battle of the Birds

with James Robertson Justice.
Today: The Battle of the Birds
With pictures by Mina Martinez


Storyteller: James Robertson Justice
Pictures: Mina Martinez

: The Magic Roundabout: The Roundabout Goes Wrong

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Jonny Quest: The Riddle of the Gold

A Maharajah discovers the secret of making false gold, but is prevented from making further use of it. Jonny and his father investigate.

: Tom Tom

New, unusual, and fascinating stories and items of interest in a modern and changing world with Jeremy Carrad and John Earle.
From the West


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Presenter: John Earle
Director: Bob Murray
Director: Ray Kite
Producer: Hugh Duggan

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson.
From the West


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Director: John King
Producer: John Irving

: Bewitched: Nobody's Perfect

A comedy film series.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin and Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Nobody's Perfect ...but Samantha is disturbed when Tabatha's nose begins to twitch.


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead
Larry Tate: David White
Diego Fenman: Robert Q. Lewis
Mark Robbins: David Lewis
Dr. Koblin: Lindsay Workman

: The Newcomers

The Coopers and the Huntleys visit London. Ellis and Arthur become rivals again, and Gran and Cora make further plans for their social experiment.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Geoffrey Tetlow
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Bill Sellars
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Sir Frederick Miles: Gerald Young
James Neal: David Knight
Eunice Huntley: Sally Lahee
Terry: Michael Johnson
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Maisie: Susan Bills
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Cora Brassett: Eileen Way
Patty: Maureen Beck
Ian Creighton: Jonathan Dennis
Archie Lean: Colin Bell

: The Likely Lads: Love and Marriage

Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
Starring Rodney Bewes as Bob and James Bolam as Terry
featuring Helen Fraser as Helen
and Derek Newark as Duggie
(First shown on BBC-2)


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Paul Allen
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Helen: Helen Fraser
Duggie: Derek Newark
Archie: Norman Chappell
Mrs. Foster: Elizabeth Begley
Podge: Geoffrey Hughes
Jack: Donald McKillop
Cloughy: Bartlett Mullins
Old Dan: Frank Cowley

: Sherlock Holmes: The Illustrious Client

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Dramatised by Giles Cooper.
[Starring] Douglas Wilmer as Sherlock Holmes, Nigel Stock as Dr. Watson
and Peter Wyngarde as Baron Gruner
with Rosemary Leach and Jennie Linden

Holmes is commissioned by a mysterious client, 'one of the most exalted in the land', to free a beautiful girl from the clutches of a dangerous criminal. It proves to be a hazardous operation for all concerned.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Peter Sasdy
Sherlock Holmes: Douglas Wilmer
Dr. Watson: Nigel Stock
Billy: Jimmy Ashton
Sir James Damery: Ballard Berkeley
Shinwell Johnson: Norman Mitchell
Kitty Winter: Rosemary Leach
Violet de Merville: Jennie Linden
Baron Gruner: Peter Wyngarde
Footman: Martin Gordon
Leary: Billy Cornelius
Music Hall singer: Anne Hart

: Sportsview Special

Presents the Heavyweight Championship of the World Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) (Champion) v. Cleveland Williams
An exclusive recording of today's world title fight at the Houston Astrodome, Texas.
Comments from the British Heavyweight Champion, Henry Cooper
Introduced by Frank Bough.
See pages 27 and 28


Boxer: Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali)
Boxer: Cleveland Williams
Commentator in America: Harry Carpenter
Pundit: Henry Cooper
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Fred Viner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Stable Door

A prize-winning film produced by Ronald H. Riley and directed by Pat Jackson.
The close-up of a crime which could have been prevented if the bolting of the door had preceded the bolting of the horse.


Producer: Ronald H. Riley
Director: Pat Jackson

: The Weather Man

: Your Child at School: 1: On Starting School

Four programmes mainly for the parents of five-to-eleven-year-olds.

How much of a strain are the early days at school for a five-year-old?
Dr. W.D. Wall, Director, National Foundation for Educational Research
A Consultant Paediatrician
Introduced by Tony Storey.
Repeated tomorrow at 7.30 (BBC-2)
See page 27

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Presenter: Tony Storey
Speaker: Dr. W.D. Wall
Speaker: A Consultant Paediatrician [name uncredited]
Producer: Roger Owen

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