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: For Schools and Colleges

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

10.0 Discovering Science: Satellites
Introduced by Michael Underwood.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Twentieth Century Focus: Revolution in Technology: The Challenge of Change
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Wednesday)

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

11.35-11.55 The Orchestra: Concert
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Led by Henry Datyner
Conducted by Kenneth Alwyn who also introduces the programme.
Music includes movements from Hary Janos by Kodaly.
(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
Musicians (The Orchestra): London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra led by (The Orchestra): Henry Datyner
Orchestra conducted by/Presenter (The Orchestra): Kenneth Alwyn
Director (The Orchestra): Michael Simpson
Producer (The Orchestra): John Hosier

: Heddiw

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

(to 13.25)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film


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

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5-2.35 The Government Inspector: Part 3
by Nikolai Gogol.
Translated by Anthony Bosworth.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

4.15-4.35 Middle School Physics: Light-Waves or Particles?
(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
Lestakoff: John Wood
Yosif: John McKelvey
Mayor's daughter: Anne Mitchell
Mayor's wife: Helen Cherry
Mayor: Peter Woodthorpe
First tradesman: Peter Clay
Second tradesman: John Malcolm
Judge: Redmond Phillips
Medical Officer: John Sharp
Rastakovsky: Clifford Parrish
Bobchinsky: John Cater
Dobchinsky: Timothy Bateson
Headmaster: John Gill
Headmaster's wife: Eileen Kennally
Postmaster: Kenneth Collet
Gendarme: Peter Clay

: Jackanory: The Barrow Lane Gang: The Hide

with Rodney Bewes.
Today: The Hide


Storyteller: Rodney Bewes

: Jonny Quest: Pursuit of the Poho

Dr. Quest pretends to be a god to a savage jungle tribe in order to rescue a fellow scientist.

: 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 Magic Roundabout: Stars

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: 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: Witches and Warlocks

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

Witches and Warlocks ...test Tabatha's twitch-power.


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead
Aunt Clara: Marion Lorne
Larry Tate: David White
Enchantra: Estelle Winwood
Hagatha: Reta Shaw
Maurice: Maurice Evans

: The Newcomers

Ellis and Vivienne make an appointment to view. Mrs. Heenan's problem becomes more complex, and Mrs. Heppenstahl moves to Arnold's-closely followed by another guest.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Gerry Mill
Mrs. Tyser: Lynne Carol
George Unwin: Leslie Bates
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Ethel Louella Heppenstahl: Maggie McGrath
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Peter Connolly: Patrick Connor
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Eunice Huntley: Sally Lahee
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Jeff Lansley: Michael Collins
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Archie Lean: Colin Bell
Ian Creighton: Jonathan Dennis
Patty: Maureen Beck
Mrs. Brassett: Eileen Way
Augustus Tripp: John Sharp

: Hugh and I: Troubled Waters

by John Chapman.
Starring Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd

Terry and Hugh continue their pleasure cruise.
With Glenn Melvyn, Reg Dixon, Pat Coombs, Brian Peck, Patsy Smart, Charles Cameron, Robert Raglan, Geoffrey H. Wallace, John Parker, Brian Hewitt-Jones, Mercia Mansfield, Tony Handy, Harold Bennett


Writer: John Chapman
Music: Wally Stott
Producer: David Croft
Terry: Terry Scott
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Glenn Melvyn
[Actor]: Reg Dixon
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: Brian Peck
[Actress]: Patsy Smart
[Actor]: Charles Cameron
[Actor]: Robert Raglan
[Actor]: Geoffrey H. Wallace
[Actor]: John Parker
[Actor]: Brian Hewitt-Jones
[Actor]: Harold Bennett
[Actress]: Geneveve

: The Love Affair: Desire: Part 1

Tonight's film stars Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich
with John Halliday, William Frawley

A beautiful, sophisticated lady jewel thief becomes romantically involved with an unsophisticated American on holiday in Europe.


Producer: Ernst Lubitsch
Director: Frank Borzage
From a story by: Hans Szekely
From a story by: R. A. Stemmle
Madeleine de Beaupre: Marlene Dietrich
Tom Bradley: Gary Cooper
Carlos Margoli: John Halliday
Mr. Gibson: William Frawley
Mr. Duvalle: Ernest Cossart
Police Official: Akim Tamiroff
Dr. Pavquet: Alan Mowbray
Aunt Olga: Zeffi Tilbury

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
News... Action... Personalities at home and overseas.
Tonight's programme includes:

Rugby Union: Wales v. Australia
A preview of the season's first international which takes place at Cardiff on Saturday.

Ice Dancing
Highlights of the British Championships at the Nottingham Ice Rink.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Fred Viner
Editor: Alan Hart

: 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

: Your Child at School: 3: Could Do Better

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

Intelligence and attainment are different concepts. Why do some children 'underachieve'?
Introduced by Tony Storey.
With Dr. W.D. Wall, Director, National Foundation for Educational Research.
(Repeated tomorrow at 7.30 p.m. BBC-2)

Close Down


Presenter: Tony Storey
Speaker: Dr. W.D. Wall
Producer: Roger Owen

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