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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Resolution of Vectors
(Shown on Monday and Wednesday)

9.38 People of Many Lands: Revision Programme
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 The Orchestra: Concert
(Shown on Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg: a series for Welsh Schools.
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.5-11.25 Spotlight
People - Politics - Problems
(Shown on Thursday)

11.35-11.55 A Year's Journey: Islands of the West
(Shown on Tuesday)

: 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 Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: For Schools and Colleges: Making Music

(Shown on Wednesday)
(to 14.25)

: Jackanory: The Barrow Lane Gang: False Whiskers

with Rodney Bewes.
Today: False Whiskers


Storyteller: Rodney Bewes
Scriptwriter: Noel Streatfeild
Photographer: James Matthews-Joyce
Assistant Producer: Molly Cox
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
With Peter Glaze, Christine Holmes, Jillian Comber
Guests, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Dave Berry
Music by Bert Hayes and his Octet
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlins Hotels, Cliftonville; Christine Holmes in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Presenter/Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Hostess: Christine Holmes
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Musicians: Gerry and the Pacemakers
Singer: Dave Berry
Musicians: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: Ken Sharp
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Cook: George Villiers

: The White Heather Club

Starring Andy Stewart
with Norma Cairns, The Islanders, Dixie Ingram, The White Heather Dancers, Harry Carmichael, Ian Powrie and his Band.
From Scotland

6.17-6.40 The Young Doctors: Part 1
A look at the National Health Service

10.47-11.12 The Young Doctors: Part 2
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Singer/Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Norma Cairns
Singers: The Islanders
Dancer/Dance director: Dixie Ingram
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Look: Homespun

Introduced by Peter Scott.

For millions of years silk has been used by spiders to protect their eggs. Many ingenious methods have also been evolved for using this material to catch prey. This film by Gerald Thompson and Eric Skinner shows what an extraordinary variety of form, size, and behaviour there ism even among British spiders.
From the West


Presenter: Peter Scott
Filmmaker: Gerald Thompson
Filmmaker: Eric Skinner
Presented for television by: Christopher Parsons

: The Newcomers


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Gerry Mill
Augustus Tripp: John Sharp
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Mrs. Tyser: Lynne Carol
Ethel Louella Heppenstahl: Maggie McGrath
Ian Creighton: Jonathan Dennis
Mrs. Brassett: Eileen Way
Curtis: John Wentworth
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Detective Gordon: Brandon Brady
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Frank Claw: Thomas Heathcote
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Peter Connolly: Patrick Connor
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
James Neal: David Knight
Patty: Maureen Beck
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Freddie: Talfryn Thomas
Archie Lean: Colin Bell

: Harry Worth: The Gas Man Goeth

by Ronnie Taylor.
With Clive Morton as Edgar Heritage, Geoffrey Sumner as Horace Gilpin, Avril Elgar
Doreen Heritage, Frank Williams as Humphrey and Olwen Brookes as Sylvia Heritage


Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Producer: Graeme Muir
Himself: Harry Worth
Edgar Heritage: Clive Morton
Horace Gilpin: Geoffrey Sumner
Doreen Heritage: Avril Elgar
Humphrey: Frank Williams
Sylvia Heritage: Olwen Brookes

: Blackpool Tower Circus

An excerpt from the 1966 show.
with The Seven Lukacs

Triple High School
presented by Franz Althoff, Janette and Evelyn

Maryse Begary

Gerd Siemoneit's Mixed Group

Jorgen and Conny

Charlie Cairoli with Paul King and Jimmy Buchanan

The Roberto Mariani Trio

The Tower Circusettes
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.
(By arrangement with the Blackpool Tower Company Ltd.)


Acrobatic troupe: The Seven Lukacs
Clowns: Franz Althoff, Janette and Evelyn
Trapeze artist: Maryse Begary
Animal act: Gerd Siemoneit's Mixed Group
Acrobatics: Jorgen and Conny
Clown: Charlie Cairoli
Clown: Paul King
Clown: Jimmy Buchanan
Performers: The Roberto Mariani Trio
Performers: The Tower Circusettes
Circus directed by: Bernard Crabtree
Musical Director: Tommy Jones
Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: The Hard Sell: Part 2: Services Rendered

A two-part survey of British car exports to Europe by Roy Hattersley, M.P.
From the Midlands
(Shown in the Midlands on October 23)


Presenter: Roy Hattersley
Directed and produced by: Gerry Hynes

: Vendetta: The Kneeling Man

by Tudor Gates.
Starring Stelio Candelli as Danny Scipio
Guest star, Patrick Allen


Writer/Series created by: Tudor Gates
Series created by: Brian Degas
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: William Slater
Director: Stanley Goulder
Danny Scipio: Stelio Candelli
Supt. Saville: Kenneth J. Warren
Leila: Isobel Black
Cashier: Jimmy Gardner
Billy Hunter: Richard Beale
Cantell: Patrick Allen
Orsini: David Brooke
Ben: John Tenaman
W.P.C. Ritchie: Penelope Keith

: Twenty-Four Hours

With up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
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

: Film Preview

A look at the films showing on BBC-tv and the new releases in the cinema.
with Philip Jenkinson who introduces scenes from:
Meet Danny Wilson - Frank Sinatra
Tap Roots - Susan Hayward, Van Heflin
See You in Hell, Darling - Eleanor Parker, Stuart Whitman by courtesy of Warner-Pathe
Finders Keepers - Cliff Richard by courtesy of United Artists
Southwest to Sonora - Marlon Brando by courtesy of Rank
This week's special feature: Rita Hayworth Recalled
The story of Hollywood's 'Goddess of Love'

10.47-11.12 No Turning Back
A portrait of Celia Prophett.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)

10.47-11.12 The Young Doctors: Part 2
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Subject (No Turning Back): Celia Prophett

: Choice

Derek Hart presents highlights from the latest Which?
Testing and comparing the goods you may buy - with names, prices, and best-buys.
With the co-operation of Which?

Close Down


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

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