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: For Schools and Colleges

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

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

10.0-10.15 Merry-Go-Round: Food and Shelter
Introduced by Dr. Richard Sadleir.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: Light-Waves or Particles?
Introduced by A. W. Trotter.
(Repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday)

11.5-11.25 People of Many Lands: Revision Programme
Introduced by Len Brown.
(Repeated on Friday)

11.35-12.0 For Sixth Forms: The Painter's Response
Last of five studio sessions in which an artist paints a picture, describing his experiences at each stage.
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): Dr. Richard Sadleir
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Moragh Gee
Presenter (Middle School Physics): A. W. Trotter
Producer (Middle School Physics): John Cain
Presenter (People of Many Lands): Len Brown
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.
(Crystal Palace, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Wenvoe West)

(to 13.25)


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Market

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: Trade Unions
Written by Gilbert Phelps.
Introduced by Peter West.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 Men in History: The Dead Sea Scrolls
Brian Hope-Taylor introduces John Allegro.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.55 Middle School Mathematics: Towards Freedom
Introduced by Ian Harris.
(Repeated on Thursday)

3.20-3.40 Twentieth Century Focus: Revolution in Technology: The Challenge of Change
How Britain is responding to the challenges of the computer age in comparison with other countries.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(Repeated on Tues., Wed., Thurs.)


Writer (Going to Work): Gilbert Phelps
Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): Gordon Croton
Presenter (Men in History): Brian Hope-Taylor
Guest (Men in History): John Allegro
Producer (Men in History): F. R. Elwell
Presenter (Middle School Mathematics): Ian Harris
Producer (Middle School Mathematics): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Twentieth Century Focus): Arthur Garratt
Producer (Twentieth Century Focus): John Radcliffe

: Improvised Drama

(Shown on Sunday)
(to 16.35)

: Jackanory: The Barrow Lane Gang: Pretty Christmas

with Rodney Bewes
This week in Jackanory that 'likely lad' Rodney Bewes tells five stories about the Barrow Lane Gang. The Gang live in the same street and meet after school. Their adventures have been specially written for Jackanory by Noel Streatfeild.
Today: Pretty Christmas


Writer: Noel Streatfeild
Storyteller: Rodney Bewes

: 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 7: The Inheritance

A serial in sixteen episodes.

Ben and Zeppos are in the hands of the Mole and his gang, but in the meantime Rita has found a new clue to the mystery of the lost will.

: The Magic Roundabout: A Picnic

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


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

: 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

: Daktari: Man-eater of Wameru

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

Hedley and Clarence suffer for the candid camera.


Dr. Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Jack Dane: Yale Summers
District Officer Hedley: Hedley Mattingly
Barbara Ingram: Doris Dowling
Eric Lansing: Joe Higgins
Mike: Hari Rhodes

: United!

Series created by Brian Hayles.

Curly has some apologies to make and Ritchie McLeod comes to a decision.
From the Midlands
(Philip Brack is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


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: Kenneth Hill
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Special facilities: Coventry City Football Club
Producer: John McRae
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Ritchie McLeod: Philip Brack
Billy Broome: Dick Haydon
Zack Bishop: Keith Bell
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Fiona Nixon: Marigold Sharman
Bob Melver: John Breslin
Mark Wilson: Ronald Allen
Fred Stevens: Godfrey Jackman
John Lennington: Jeremy Mason
Dick Mitchell: Tony Caunter
Chris Wood: Michael Redfern
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth

: Meet the Wife: The Nasty Sleeper

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: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Robin Nash
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
Mrs. Bird: Barbara Miller
Receptionist: Margot Thomas
Dr. Clark: David Morrell

: The Monroes: The Friendly Enemy

A 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.

Snow, the Monroes' dog, is stolen by a man who is notorious for his ill-treatment of animals.


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

: 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

: 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 Ted Ray, Reg Varney, Barbara Law, George Chisholm (assisted by Eithne Milne), Michael Allport and Company, Ivane and Andre Astor, Les Aguanitos
Chairman, Leonard Sachs


Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Comedian: Ted Ray
Entertainer: Reg Varney
Singer: Barbara Law
Trombonist: George Chisholm
Assisted by (George Chisholm): Eithne Milne
Performers: Michael Allport and Company
Dancer: Ivane Astor
Dancer: Andre Astor
Trapeze artists: Les Aguanitos
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
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
and the Twenty-Four Hours correspondents


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: 9: Al Ristorante

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

Giorgio takes Giulia out for a meal.

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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