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: For Schools and Colleges

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

9.38 Mathematics in Action: Logic and the Computer: Binary Information
Introduced by Frank Lovis.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: Finding Shapes
Introduced by Joan Bakewell.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: Forces, Balanced and Unbalanced
Introduced by Jim Jardine.
(Repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday)

11.5-11.25 Look and Read: The Lost Treasure: Part 4
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 Pattern of Growth
The chromosomes in all our millions of cells contain the same set of instructions-so how is it that cells in one part of the body become skin tissue, and in other parts nerve or muscle or liver tissue?
Introduced by Professor W. S. Bullough.
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter (Engineering Science): Gordon Severn
Producer (Engineering Science): Morton Surguy
Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Frank Lovis
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Joan Bakewell
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): David Roseveare
Presenter (Middle School Physics): Jim Jardine
Producer (Middle School Physics): John Field
Writer (Look and Read): Joy Thwaytes
Presenter (Look and Read): Tom Gibbs
Reading consultant (Look and Read): Joyce M. Morris
Producer (Look and Read): Claire Chovil
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 Peats a Dyfed Glyn Jones
Cynhyrchwyr, John Robert 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: John Roberts Williams
Unknown: Geraint Stanley

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe's Rainy Day

For the very young
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: Heavy Construction
Introduced by Peter West.
Construction work on power stations, dams, roads, and bridges.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 Men in History: The Anglo-Saxons
Brian Hope-Taylor describes how these fierce warriors came to England for spoil and land, and how they established the first English kingdoms.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.55 Middle School Mathematics: Sampling
Introduced by Stewart Gartside.
(Repeated on Thursday)

3.20-3.40 Twentieth Century Focus: Britain and the World: The End of Empire
Britain loses her empire and becomes a second-class power.
Introduced by Alastair Burnet.
(Repeated on Tues., Wed. (Not Scottish), and Thurs.)


Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): Elwyn Thomas
Presenter (Men in History): Brian Hope-Taylor
Producer (Men in History): Felicity Kinross
Presenter (Middle School Mathematics): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Middle School Mathematics): John Cain
Presenter (Twentieth Century Focus): Alastair Burnet
Producer (Twentieth Century Focus): John Radcliffe

: Science in the Primary School: 4: Stages of Learning

This programme relates the method of teaching used at different stages in a child's education to his mental development.
(Shown on Sunday)
(to 16.35)

: Jackanory: The Little White Horse: Part 1: The Merryweathers of Moonacre

by Elizabeth Goudge
With Daphne Slater

The Little White Horse won the Carnegie Medal for its outstanding contribution to children's literature. The story starts in 1842 when Maria, a girl from London, is travelling to Devonshire to live with her uncle in the mysterious manor house Moonacre. They say people who have lived there can never live happily anywhere else-but that is one of the things Maria has yet to discover.


Storyteller: Daphne Slater
Author: Elizabeth Goudge

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace, Valerie Singleton, John Noakes.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Captain Zeppos: Part 15: The Letter 'S'

A serial in sixteen episodes.

Baral makes a proposition to Ariane, while Zeppos receives an urgent telephone message calling him to Mill Cottage.

: 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 with Michael Aspel, Richard Baker, David Sells and Michael Sullivan.

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presenter: Richard Baker
Reporter: David Sells
Reporter: Michael Sullivan

: Daktari: Wall of Flames: Part 2

A animal adventure series starring Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, Cheryl Miller as Paula Tracy, Yale Summers as Jack Dane
Aided and abetted by Clarence and Judy

The second part of a story in which migrating buffalo foil the fire-raisers.


Dr. Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Jack Dane: Yale Summers

: United!

Series created by Brian Hayles.

Margie has a surprise visitor and Ritchie is invited to Zack's new flat.
From the Midlands
(Philip Brack is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Series created by: Brian Hayles
Stories contributed by: Tom Brennand
Stories contributed by: Roy Bottomley
Stories contributed by: Nick McCarty
Script: Malcolm Hulke
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: John McRae
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Dick Mitchell: Tony Center
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Vic Clay: Warwick Sims
Ritchie McLeod: Philip Brack
Billy Broome: Dick Haydon
Alan Murdoch: John Lyons
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Zack Bishop: Keith Bell
Chris Wood: Michael Redfern
Margie Stringer: Jean Kent
Simon Birch: Tommy Godfrey
Cynthia Lambert: Georgina Hale
Millicent Henbro: Caroline Dowdeswell
Fiona South: Marigold Sharman
Cathy McLeod: Paddy Frost
Amanda Holly: Jill Meers
Bob McIver: John Breslin

: Till Death Us Do Part: A Woman's Place is in the Home!

Written by Johnny Speight.
Starring Warren Mitchell as Alf, Dandy Nichols as Else, Anthony Booth as Mike, Una Stubbs as Rita
and featuring Geraldine Sherman
with Fanny Carby, Lewis Ward, Julie May


Writer: Johnny Speight
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alf: Warren Mitchell
Else: Dandy Nichols
Mike: Anthony Booth
Rita: Una Stubbs
[Actor]: Geraldine Sherman
[Actor]: Fanny Carby
[Actor]: Lewis Ward
[Actor]: Julie May

: Panorama

People, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world.
Introduced by Robin Day.
With the Panorama reporters: Michael Charlton, Richard Kershaw, John Morgan,
James Mossman


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Deputy Editor: David J. Webster
Editor: John Grist

: The Troubleshooters: Words are Softer than Oil

by John Gould.
[Starring] Robert Hardy, Geoffrey Keen and Ray Barrett
Also starring Virginia Wetherell, Anthony Newlands, Michael Hawkins, Sandor Eles

Danger in the North Sea - more hazards on the dry land of Europe - when Stead's son joins Mogul, Thornton is threatened with disaster.


Writer: John Gould
Series created by: John Elliot
Associate Producer: Anthony Read
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: James Gatward
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Alec Stewart: Robert Hardy
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
John Stead: Michael Hawkins
Claire Cooke: Camilla Brockman
Prince Diaz: Anthony Newlands
Marco: Sandor Eles
Julie Serres: Virginia Wetherell
Cor Hazenberg: Arnold Diamond
Peter van Meeran: John Byron

: Come Dancing

Come Dancing at Television's popular live dancing spectacular organised by Mecca Dancing.
Peter West introduces:
North-West England v. East Midlands
plus 'Talkabout' Tango
given by World Professional Modern Champions Peter Eggleton and Brenda Winslade.


Presenter: Peter West
Dancer ('Talkabout' Tango): Peter Eggleton
Dancer ('Talkabout' Tango): Brenda Winslade
Music (Manchester): Phil Moss
Music (Nottingham): Colin Hulme
Compere: Neil Durden-Smith
Compere: James Lloyd
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Ray Lakeland
Director: Barrie Edgar
Director: Reg Perrin
Producer: Philip Lewis

: 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, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson, Leonard Parkin, David Lomax


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Reporter: Leonard Parkin
Reporter: David Lomax
Assistant Editor: Richard Francis
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Weather Man

: Parliamo Italiano: 14: Il Pic-Nic

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

Giorgio and Giulia stop for a picnic and meet some friends.

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

Close Down


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

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