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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Resistance and Resistivity
Introduced by Gordon Severn.
(Repeated on Wednesday and Friday)

9.38 Mathematics in Action: Logic and the Computer: Mechanising Computation
Introduced by Dr. Raymond Cuninghame-Green.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.0-10.20 Merry-Go-Round: A Story about Milk (i)
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.
Story by Barbara Willard.
With Kenneth Watson, John Howard, Danny Grover.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: Speed, Force, and Acceleration
Introduced by Jim Jardine.
(Repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday)

11.5-11.25 Look and Read: The Lost Treasure - Part 1
by Joy Thwaytes.
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.
with Jean Anderson, Veronica Purnell and Stephen Leigh.
(Repeated on Friday)

11.35 -12.0 For Sixth Forms: Man and his Inheritance - The Distant Past
In the million years that man has walked on the earth there have been few changes in his physical make-up, but many in his mode of life.
Introduced by Professor W.S. Bullough.
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter (Engineering Science): Gordon Severn
Producer (Engineering Science): Morton Surguy
Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Dr. Raymond Cuninghame-Green
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round/Look and Read): Tom Gibbs
Story by (Merry-Go-Round): Barbara Willard
Producer (Merry-Go-Round/Look and Read): Claire Chovil
[Actor]: Kenneth Watson
[Actor]: John Howard
[Actor]: Danny Grover
Presenter (Middle School Physics): Jim Jardine
Producer (Middle School Physics): John Field
Writer (Look and Read): Joy Thwaytes
Reading Consultant (Look and Read): Joyce M. Morris
Miss Brown: Jean Anderson
Carol: Veronica Purnell
Bob: Stephen Leigh
Presenter (For Sixth Forms): Professor W.S. Bullough
Producer (For Sixth Forms): F.R. Elwell

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru yn cael eu cyflwyno gan Harri Gwynn, Hywel Gwynfryn a Mary Middleton.
Ymchwilydd, Dafydd Huw Williams
Cyfarwyddwyr, H Rhys Lewis, Dafydd Peate a Dyfed Glyn Jones
Cynhyrchwyr, John Roberts Williams a Geraint Stanley Jones
Today: a topical magazine.

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

(to 13.25)


Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: Hywel Gwynfryn
Unknown: Mary Middleton
Unknown: Dafydd Huw Williams
Unknown: Rhys Lewis
Unknown: Dafydd Peate
Unknown: John Roberts Williams

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Flowers

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: Police Cadet
Introduced by Peter West.
The training that goes to the making of a policeman-a film made at the Glamorgan police headquarters, South Wales.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 Men in History: Bread and Circuses
Today's programme describes everyday life in Rome and Pompeii and introduces Quintus Pompeius, the centurion.
Written and introduced by Hugh Ross Williamson.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.55 Middle School Mathematics: Showing the Facts
Introduced by Stewart Gartside.
(Repeated on Thursday)

3.20-3.40 Twentieth Century Focus: The Pop Boom: The Business
The groups and the men behind them.
Introduced by Alex Glasgow.
(Repeated on Tues., Wed. (not Scottish), Thurs.)


Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): Elwyn Thomas
Writer/Presenter (Men in History): Hugh Ross Williamson
Producer (Men in History): Felicity Kinross
Presenter (Middle School Mathematics): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Middle School Mathematics): John Cain
Presenter (Twentieth Century Focus): Alex Glasgow
Producer (Twentieth Century Focus): Elisabeth Kustow

: Science in the Primary School: 1: What Kind of Science?

(Shown on Sunday)
(to 16.35)

: Jackanory: The Tailor of Gloucester

by Beatrix Potter
With George Melly.
From jazz to children's plcturebooks may seem a big jump, but for George Melly it is a natural one. All his life he has been a fan of the Beatrix Potter picturebooks and this week he comes to Jackanory to share his pleasure in five of them.
Today: The Tailor of Gloucester


Author: Beatrix Potter
Storyteller: George Melly

: 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 12: The Rose of Jericho

A serial in sixteen episodes.

Ben receives a great surprise and Ariane goes in hiding to escape Baral's gang.

: The Magic Roundabout

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 Richard Baker.

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Daktari: Crisis at the Compound

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

Crisis at the Compound ...when an Eastern diplomat's daughter decides that she wants Judy as a pet.


Dr. Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Jack Dane: Yale Summers
District Officer Hedley: Hedley Mattingly
Ramzi Hassan: David Opatoshu
Samira Hassan: Gloria Mannon
Mike: Hari Rhodes

: United!

Series created by Brian Hayles.

Mark Wilson has an embarrassing evening and Gregg Harris doesn't help matters.
From the Midlands


Series created by: Brian Hayles
Stories contributed by: Tom Brennand
Stories contributed by: Roy Bottomley
Stories contributed by: Nick McCarty
Script: Kenneth Hill
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: John McRae
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Archie Compton-Browne: John Gabriel
Jill Compton-Browne: Kristine Howarth
Leo: Martyn Huntley
John Lennington: Jeremy Mason
Chris Wood: Michael Redfern
Vic Clay: Warwick Sims
Deirdre Gosting: Beverley Jones
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Zack Bishop: Keith Bell
Amanda Holly: Jill Meers
Gregg Harris: Graham Weston
Bob McIver: John Breslin
Mr. Black: Tore Townley
Mark Wilson: Ronald Allen
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Fiona South: Marigold Sharman
Dick Mitchell: Tony Caunter

: Till Death Us Do Part: I Can Give it up Any Time I Like

Written by Johnny Speight.
Starring Warren Mitchell as Alf, Dandy Nichols as Else, Anthony Booth as Mike and Una Stubbs as Rita


Writer: Johnny Speight
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Martin Collins
Director: Douglas Argent
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alf: Warren Mitchell
Else: Dandy Nichols
Mike: Anthony Booth
Rita: Una Stubbs

: The Monroes: Court Martial

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.


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: John Grist

: Melodies for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
With Semprini, Elizabeth Harwood, John Wakefield, Annette Page, Christopher Gable, Marisa Robles
The Bel-Canto Singers: Lissa Grey, Austin Kent, Peta Bartlett, John Hale, Pauline Whittaker, Robert Parvin, Jean Hampson, Michael Jones, Sheila Bruce, Geoffrey Taylor, Evelyn Cuthill, John O'Neil
Chorus-Master, Bowles Bevan
The Melodies for You Orchestra
Leader, David McCallum
(Annette Page and Christopher Gable appear by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)
See page 21


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Pianist: Semprini
Soprano: Elizabeth Harwood
Tenor: John Wakefield
Dancer: Annette Page
Dancer: Christopher Gable
Harpist: Marisa Robles
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Lissa Grey
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Austin Kent
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Peta Bartlett
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): John Hale
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Pauline Whittaker
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Robert Parvin
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Jean Hampson
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Michael Jones
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Sheila Bruce
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Geoffrey Taylor
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Evelyn Cuthill
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): John O'Neil
Chorus-Master (The Bel-Canto Singers): Bowles Bevan
Musicians: The Melodies for You Orchestra
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues
Orchestrations: Bruce Campbell
Settings: Robert Macgowan
Producer: Bryan Sears

: 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


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: 11: In Ritardo

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

Giorgio has a date with Giulia - but she is late.

With Marla Landi, Roberto Cardinali, Sergio Gazzarrini
Introduced by Ariella Reggio.
(Repeated on Thursday at 7.40 p.m. BBC-2)

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Writer: Toni Cerutti
Presenter: Ariella Reggio
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Peter Montagnon
[Actress]: Marla Landi
[Actor]: Roberto Cardinali
[Actor]: Sergio Gazzarrini

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