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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Resistance and Resistivity
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Friday)

9.38 Making Music
Introduced by Julian Smith.
with children from Lovelace Junior School, Chessington, Surrey.
(Repeated on Friday)

10.0-10.20 Middle School Physics: Speed, Force, and Acceleration
(Shown on Monday and Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 The Growth of Modern Wales: a programme for Welsh Schools.
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.5-11.25 The Story of the U.S.A.: Discovery and Colonisation
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Discovering Science: Electricity and Circuits
(Shown on Tuesday)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: Man and his Inheritance
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (Making Music): Julian Smith
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India.
(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 yn cael eu cyflwyno gan Harri Gwynn, Hywel Gwynfryn a Mary Middleton.
Today: a topical magazine.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

(to 13.25)


Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: Hywel Gwynfryn
Unknown: Mary Middleton

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 2: Milk from the Dairy

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)

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Sound on Disc
Gordon Severn starts an investigation into how records store sound, and into the nature of sound itself, in which he is helped by the Stan Major Quartet.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth Century Focus: The Pop Boom - The Business
(Shown on Monday and Tuesday)
(Repeated on Thursday)


Presenter (Science Session): Gordon Severn
Musicians (Science Session): The Stan Major Quartet
Producer (Science Session): Geoffrey Hall

: Jackanory: The Tale of Samuel Whiskers

by Beatrix Potter.
With George Melly.
Today: The Tale of Samuel Whiskers


Author: Beatrix Potter
Storyteller: George Melly

: Animal Magic

A weekly series.
Introduced by Johnny Morris with Keith Shackleton.
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home: a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
From the West


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

: Hector Heathcote

A comedy film series.
Hector's search for some feathered pets helps a mighty nation find a symbol.

: 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!: Hubert's Unfinished Symphony

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

Hubert's Unfinished Symphony ...almost finishes the sinister KAOS organisation!


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

: Top Firm: Round 1: Eylure Ltd., Welwyn Garden City v. The Ford Motor Co. Ltd, Warley

A second series of the general knowledge tournament between firms throughout Britain.
Question-Master, Kenneth Horne
From Welwyn Garden City.
See page 35


Question-Master: Kenneth Horne
Director: Tony Broughton
Producer: John Harrison

: Tomorrow's World

The television magazine which reports on what's new today for those interested in tomorrow.
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 Kill or be Killed 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: To infiltrate German head-quarters and obtain the secret of the vital water supply...


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: Sing a Song of Friendship

by Richard Beynon.

[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det -Inspector Watt, Norman Bowler as Det.-Sgt. Hawkins, Dan Meaden as Det.-Con. Box, David Quilter as Police Con. Tanner


Writer: Richard Beynon
Designer: Stanley Morris
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Eric Hills
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det -Inspector Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Det.-Con. Box: Dan Meaden
Police Con. Tanner: David Quilter
Red Curram: Barry Lowe
Drew Goodlip: Raymond Clarke
Niggy White: James McManus
Tulley: John Bown
Faye: Louie Ramsay
Licensee: Marguerite Young
Norma Tulley: Jacqueline Ellis

: The Wednesday Play: Cathy Come Home

A story by Jeremy Sandford.
[Starring] Carol White, Ray Brooks
"Dynamite.. a magnificent piece of observant, sparse writing, direction, and production". (The Daily Mirror)


Writer: Jeremy Sandford
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Tony Garnett
Director: Kenneth Loach
Cathy: Carol White
Reg: Ray Brooks
Johnny: Emmett Hennessy
Eileen: Adrienne Frame
Grandad: Wally Patch
Mrs. Ward: Winifred Dennis
Guest at wedding: Alec Coleman
Welfare Officer: Gabrielle Hamilton
Property Agent: Geoffrey Palmer
Mrs. Alley: Phyllis Hickson
Mr. Hodge: Frank Veasey
Rent Collector: Barry Jackson
Barrister: David Crane
Judge: Ruth Kettlewell
Landlady: Kathleen Broadhurst
Housing Officer: John Baddeley
Health Inspector: Ralph Lawton
Man at eviction: James Benton
Mrs. Penfold: Gladys Dawson
Mr. Abereander: Paddy Joyce
Mrs. Jones: Liz McKenzie
Mr. Jones: Ronald Pember
Anne Jones: Anne Ayres
Ratepayer: Lennard Pearce
Ratepayer: David Crane
Ratepayer: Alan Selwyn
Pauline Jones: Maureen Ampleford
Boat proprietor: Will Stampe
Girl in derelict house: Geraldine Moon
Man in street: Bernard Price
Warden of Cumbermere Lodge: Charles Leno
Nurse: Joan Harsant
Inmate at Cumbermere Lodge: Julie May
Inmate at Cumbermere Lodge: Myrtle McKenzie
Inmate at Cumbermere Lodge: Rose Hiller
Inmate at Cumbermere Lodge: Paddy Kent
Inmate at Cumbermere Lodge: Patti Dalton
Welfare Committee: John Lawrence
Welfare Committee: Faith Kent
Inmate at Holm Lea: Cleo Sylvestre
Inmate at Holm Lea: Andrea Lawrence
Inmate at Holm Lea: Doreen Herrington
Inmate at Holm Lea: Terri Ansell
Inmate at Holm Lea: Muriel Hunte
Staff: Lila Kaye
Warden at Holm Lea: Edwin Brown
Landlady: Helen Booth
Welfare woman: Anne Hardcastle

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Weather Man

: Masterworks Bach: Part 2: Brandenburg Concertos No.2 and No.3

The second of a series of five programmes devoted to the six Brandenburg Concertos.
Concerto No. 2 in F major Concerto No. 3 in G major
Played by the English Chamber Orchestra
Directed by Emanuel Hurwitz
With William Bennett (flute), Peter Graeme (oboe), David Mason (trumpet)
From Guildford Cathedral.

(February 1: Concerto No. 4, played by the Philomusica of London)


Musicians: The English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Emanuel Hurwitz
Flautist: William Bennett
Oboist: Peter Graeme
Trumpeter: David Mason
Producer: Antony Craxton

: Postscript

by The Rev. Kenneth Slack.

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Speaker: The Rev. Kenneth Slack

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