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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science
(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
(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.
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Discovering Science
(Shown on Tuesday)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms
(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 cacl 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: 4: Sheep's Wool

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 Loudspeaker
How good is the loudspeaker in your television set? This programme gives you a chance to find out, when Gordon Severn describes how loudspeakers work.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth Century Focus: Britain and the World: The White Man's Burden
(Shown on Monday and Tuesday)
(Repeated on Thursday)


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

: Jackanory: Escape to Freedom

with Tony Smythe.
Today: Escape to Freedom


Storyteller: Tony Smythe

: Animal Magic

The last of the present 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 takes part in a log drive.

: 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!: Ship of Spies: Part 1

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

Ship of Spies (Part 1) ...is nearly sunk without trace!


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

: Top Firm: Round 3: John Crossley and Sons Ltd., Halifax v. Marchon Products, Ltd., Whitehaven

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


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 Chain of Death 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

Sergeant Troy and a German officer are linked in an unwilling bond to escape from a common enemy.


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: The Next Voice You Hear

by Elwyn Jones.
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Deputy Co-ordinator, Frank Windsor as Det. Insp. John Watt, Gilbert Wynne as Det.-Con. Reg Dwyer, David Quilter as P.C. Tanner and Robert Keegan as Mr. Blackitt
with John Welsh as A.C.C. Calderwood


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: Evan Hercules
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Tina Wakerell
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Deputy Co-ordinator: Stratford Johns
Det. Insp. John Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Con. Reg Dwyer: Gilbert Wynne
P.C. Tanner: David Quilter
Mr. Blackitt: Robert Keegan
A.C.C. Calderwood: John Welsh
Gordon: Hamilton Dyce
Simons: John Paul
Masters: Terence Lodge
Porter: Victor Langley
Inspector Jackson: Edward Kelsey
P.C.: Steve Peters

: The Wednesday Play: Everyone's Rich Except Us

by Thomas Clarke.
[Starring] Alfred Lynch, Jennifer Jayne and Richard Vernon
with Vic Wise, Wallas Eaton and David Hutcheson
See page 37


Writer: Thomas Clarke
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Lionel Harris
Director: Brian Parker
Jack Simons: Vic Wise
Eddie Marble: Alfred Lynch
Policeman: Lionel Wheeler
Official Receiver: Llewellyn Rees
Creditor: Howard Charlton
Conway: Leonard Graham
Bennie's receptionist: Fiona Dempster
Peter Bower: Peter Hughes
Brigadier Samson: Richard Vernon
Salesman: Michael Stanley
Natalie: Jennifer Jayne
Bennie Sax: Wallas Eaton
Receptionist: Patsy Smart
Scrubbs: James Ottaway
Waitress: Cyd Hayman
Blecker: David Hutcheson
Irving Simons: Leslie Bryant
Joan: Lola Morice

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.


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

: The Weather Man

: Viewpoint: A Kindling Flame

In Ulster the flame of religious bitterness has sometimes flared. Viewpoint examines another flame - the growing mutual appreciation of the churches.
Introduced by Harry Thompson.

Close Down


Presenter: Harry Thompson
Producer: Moore Wasson

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