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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Electrical Power and Energy
(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.: The Struggle for Independence
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Discovering Science: Making and Using Electricity
(Shown on Tuesday)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: Man and his Inheritance: Man as an Animal
(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)

(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 Harrl Gwynn, Hywel Gwynfryn a Mary Middleton.
Today: a topical magazine.

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

(to 13.25)


Unknown: Harrl Gwynn
Unknown: Hywel Gwynfrya
Unknown: Mary Middleton

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 3: Honey Bees

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: The Crystal Pick-up
Bending or twisting certain crystals can generate electricity. This is the secret of the crystal pick-up, which Gordon Severn investigates today in this series about records and record players.
(Repeated on Thursday)

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


Presenter (Science Session): Gordon Severn
Producer (Science Session): Geoffrey Hall

: Jackanory: Charlotte's Web: Part 3: The Miracle

by E.B. White.
With Caroline Benn.


Author: E.B. White
Storyteller: Caroline Benn

: 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 goes on an exploratory trip, but Benedict plans to trick him.

: 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!: The Amazing Harry Who

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

The Amazing Harry Who ...confronts 'The Claw' when Smart is under pressure!


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

: Top Firm: Round 2

Wiggins, Teape and Co. Ltd. (Thomas Owen and Co. Ltd.), Cardiff v. Smiths Industries (Aviation Division) Ltd., Cheltenham

A second series of the general knowledge tournament between firms throughout Britain.
Question-Master, Kenneth Horne
From Cardiff


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 Wildest Raid of All

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 place a time-bomb right inside a heavily guarded German ammunition dump...


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: James McNeil, Aged 23

by Alan Plater.
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det.-Inspector Watt, Gilbert Wynne as Det.-Con. Dwyer, Dan Meaden as Det.-Con. Box


Writer: Alan Plater
Designer: Stanley Morris
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Brian Parker
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det.-Inspector Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Con. Dwyer: Gilbert Wynne
Det.-Con. Box: Dan Meaden
James McNeil: James Chase
Porter: George Wilder
Simmonds: Nicholas Smith
Dixon: John Hollis
Adams: Howard Charlton
Napier: Bob Grant
Bennett: James Bellchamber
Bishop: Edwin Brown
Dr. Wilson: Anthony Newlands
Dr. Clifford: Ian Fairbairn
Mrs. McNeil: Dorothy Frere
Sgt. Price: Richard Morgan
Det.-Insp. Baxter: Victor Charrington

: The Largest Theatre in the World: The Order

by Fritz Hochwalder.
Translated by Patrick Alexander.

A Wednesday Play production
Starring John Neville
with Catherine Lacey, George Coulouris, Laurence Hardy, George Murcell, Clive Morton
(Nicholas Selby is a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company)
See page 31


Author: Fritz Hochwalder
Translated by: Patrick Alexander
Music composed by: Richard Rodney Bennett
Music conducted by: Marcus Dods
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Basil Coleman
Mittermayer: John Neville
Chief of Police, Vienna: Nicholas Selby
De Goede: Clive Morton
Postanetz: George Murcell
Dwornik: John Woodvine
Pokorny: George Coulouris
Waiter: John Kidd
Takatsch: William Moore
Death: Geoffrey Dunn
Mother: Catherine Lacey
Muff: Jerold Wells
Knippers: James Cairncross
Vroom: Laurence Hardy
Mrs. Cornelissen: Enid Lorimer
The Girl: Yvonne Antrobus
The Youth: Michael Pennington

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.


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

: The Weather Man

: The Seasons at Kenwood

A film about people and the seasons at Kenwood House, Hampstead with a performance of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.
The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Alan Loveday (violin), George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Directed by Neville Marriner
A repeat of a programme of delight, of which it was said
"...a work of atmosphere, freshness, and frequent inspiration." (Express and News)
"...charming, beautifully photographed, with remarkable studies of light and shade." (The Times)
(First shown on BBC-2)


Musicians: The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Violinist: Alan Loveday
Harpsichordist: George Malcolm
Director (musicians): Neville Marriner
Produced and directed by: Francis Coleman

: Postscript

by Hugh Kay.

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Speaker: Hugh Kay

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