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: For Schools and Colleges: Engineering Science: The Electric Current

(Shown on Monday)

(to 9.35)

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India.
From the Midlands
(Shown on Sunday)
A booklet entitled 'Look. Listen, and Speak' printed in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali and English, with vocabularies and revision lessons, can be obtained from booksellers, or from [address removed]. price 4s. 6d. (by post 5s. 2d.; crossed postal order)

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Peterborough, Tacolneston, Cambridge, All North Transmitters (Except Sandale and Douglas), Kirk O' Shotts, Divis, Londonderry, Wenvoe West, Rowridge)

(to 12.50)

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru.
Topical items in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 1: Grains of Wheat

For the very young


Voices: Olwen Griffiths
Voices: Steve Woodman
Voices/Script and production: Oliver Postgate
Puppets and settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: Jackanory: Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Queen

with Natasha Parry.
Today: Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Queen


Storyteller: Natasha Parry

: Animal Magic presenting: Safari to Tanzania

A special programme.
Introduced by Johnny Morris with Keith Shackleton who have visited the Game Reserves in Africa - to celebrate the 100th edition of Animal Magic.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Keith Shackleton
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: Hector Heathcote

A comedy film series.
Hector joins a ship as cabin boy and helps to make a historical discovery.

: The Magic Roundabout

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 Richard Baker.

Followed by the Weather in the south-East


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Get Smart!: Dear Diary

Get Smart! and switch to the switched-on secret agent who is Smart by name but not so smart by nature.
A comedy film series.
Starring Don Adams
with Barbara Feldon as Agent 99, Edward Platt as Chief of Control

Dear Diary ...Kaos will get you if you don't watch out!


Maxwell Smart: Don Adams
Agent 99: Barbara Feldon
Chief of Control: Edward Platt

: Cartoon Time

An international trio of comedy cartoons.
From Britain: Tales from Hoffnung: The Symphony Orchestra

From Yugoslavia: The Dreamer

From America: Spare the Child

: Tomorrow's World

Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
A weekly look at the world's fast-changing scientific, technological, and medical scene.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Michael Barnes
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Michael Weigall
Editor: Max Morgan-Witts

: The Rat Patrol: The Chase of Fire Raid

Four men with one mission-to seek out and harass the enemy in the North African Desert during World War II.
A new film series.
Starring Gary Raymond as Sergeant Jack Moffitt
and Christopher George, Lawrence Casey, Justin Tarr, Hans Gudegast

Objective: locate and destroy...
See page 35


Sergeant Jack Moffitt: Gary Raymond
Sgt. Sam Troy: Christopher George
Pvt. Mark Hitchcock: Lawrence Casey
Pvt. Tully Pettigrew: Justin Tarr
Capt. Hans Dietrich: Hans Gudegast

: Softly, Softly: Barlow Was There: Part 3: Mischief

by Elwyn Jones.
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det.-Insp. Watt, Robert Keegan as Mr. Blackitt
with John Welsh as A.C.C. Calderwood, Co-ordinator and James Ellis as Det.-Con. Lynch


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: Evan Hercules
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Leonard Lewis
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det.-Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Mr. Blackitt: Robert Keegan
A.C.C. Calderwood: John Welsh
Det.-Con. Lynch: James Ellis
Deputy Chief Con. Gilbert: John Barron
Det. Chief Supt. Orton: Cyril Luckham
Ivy: Jean Trend
David Rice: John Baskcomb
Daphne: Madeleine Mills
Jamie Gosse: Sean Barrett
Easton: Barry Keegan
Inspector Laird: Eric McCaine

: The Wednesday Play: Person to Person

by Joan Henry.
[Starring] Elizabeth Sellars
with Robin Bailey, Michael Standing, Michael Wennink
See page 35


Writer: Joan Henry
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Lionel Harris
Director: Raymond Menmuir
Julia Graham: Elizabeth Sellars
Alan Baird: Michael Standing
Mark Borden: Robin Bailey
Arthur: Maurice Travers
Robert Kite: Dick Graham
Chauffeur: William Gossling
Tony Borden: Michael Wennink

: 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

: Wim

In December Dr. W.A. Visser 't Hooft - Wim as he is known in the ecumenical movement - retired from being General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, a post which he had held since the organisation was founded in 1948.
In this Viewpoint interview, filmed in the television studio of the Centre Oecumenique in Geneva, Wim looks back over his lifetime of 'ecumania' and reflects on his achievements, disappointments, and hopes.

Close Down


Interviewee: Dr. W.A. Visser 't Hooft
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

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