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: For Schools and Colleges

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

9.38 Mathematics in Action: Logic and the Computer: Programming Languages
Introduced by Philip Woodward.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: Useful Treasure
Written by Michael Mason.
Introduced by Tenniel Evans.
with John Trenaman as Robinson Crusoe
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: Scientific Models
Introduced by Bryan Chapman.
(Repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday)

11.5-11.25 Look and Read: The Stolen Treasure: Part 1
by Joy Thwaytes.
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.
With Peter Hempson, Carl Gonzales, Veronica Purnell and Stephen Leigh
(Repeated on Friday)

11.35-12.0 For Sixth Forms: Research in Progress: 2: The House that Science Built
A report on the work of the Building Research Station.
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter (Engineering Science): Gordon Severn
Producer (Engineering Science): Geoffrey Hall
Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Philip Woodward
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Writer (Merry-Go-Round): Michael Mason
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Tenniel Evans
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): David Roseveare
Robinson Crusoe: John Trenaman
Presenter (Middle School Physics): Bryan Chapman
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
Mike: Peter Hempson
Dan: Carl Gonzales
Carol: Veronica Purnell
Bob: Stephen Leigh
Commentator (For Sixth Forms): Richard Baker
Producer (For Sixth Forms): John Cain

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru yn cael eu cyflwyno gan Harri Gwynn, Hywel Gwynfryn a Mary Middleton.
Today: Welsh 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 Roherts Williams
Unknown: Geraint Stanley

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Sheep

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: Shipbuilding
Written and produced by Gordon Croton.
Commentary by Peter West.
A film made in the shipyards and workshops of Harland and Wolff, Belfast.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 Men in History: A Baron's Castle
What was it like to live In a twelfth-century castle? Hugh Ross Williamson investigates.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.55 Middle School Mathematics: Different Dimensions
Introduced by Geoffrey Matthews.
(Repeated on Thursday)

3.20-3.40 Twentieth Century Focus: The Second Sex?: Equality Second Class
Women's legal and social position has changed during this century. But where is there still discrimination against them?
Introduced by Paddy Feeny.
(Repeated on Tues., Wed. (not Scottish), and Thurs.)


Writer/producer (Going to Work): Gordon Croton
Narrator (Going to Work): Peter West
Presenter (Men in History): Hugh Ross Williamson
Producer (Men in History): Felicity Kinross
Presenter (Middle School Mathematics): Geoffrey Matthews
Producer (Middle School Mathematics): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Twentieth Century Focus): Paddy Feeny
Producer (Twentieth Century Focus): Tony Scull

: Special Children - Special Teaching: 2: Movement and Music

Classroom techniques with the handicapped and other children in need.

One teacher's achievement with the mentally handicapped, and the work of a music teacher at a school for the deaf.
(Shown on Sunday)
(to 16.35)


Producer: Roger Owen

: Jackanory: The Bird Talisman: Part 1: The Gift of the Ring

with Zia Mohyeddin.
In 1852 Henry Allen Wedgwood wrote The Bird Talisman for his children and it has been told in his family ever since. It is a story set in India - the Talisman was a magic ring and anyone who wore it had the power to understand the language of birds.


Author: Henry Allen Wedgwood
Storyteller: Zia Mohyeddin

: 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

: Robinson Crusoe: Part 2

A film serial based on the well-known story of the famous castaway.

Alone on his island. Robinson solves the problem of food and meets his first companion.

: 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: Return of Clarence

An 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

Clarence reverts to his wild state leaving Paula trapped with a savage leopard.


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

: United!

Series created and written by Brian Hayles.

Mark Wilson has some team changes to suggest and Fiona talks to Danny about their future.
From the Midlands
(Philip Brack is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Series creator/writer: Brian Hayles
Stories contributed by: Tom Brennand
Stories contributed by: Roy Bottomley
Stories contributed by: Nick McCarty
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: John McRae
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Mark Wilson: Ronald Allen
Miss Spark: Patricia Everard
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Bob McIver: John Breslin
Iris Murdoch: Irene Bradshaw
Cathy McLeod: Paddy Frost
Vic Clay: Warwick Sims
Ritchie McLeod: Philip Brack
Alan Murdoch: John Lyons
Margie Stringer: Jean Kent
Dick Mitchell: Tony Caunter
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Fiona South: Marigold Sharman

: Till Death Us Do Part: State Visit

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: Paul Allen
Director: Douglas Argent
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alf: Warren Mitchell
Else: Dandy Nichols
Mike: Anthony Booth
Rita: Una Stubbs

: 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: My Daughter Knows Her Way Around

by David Weir.
[Starring] Robert Hardy, Geoffrey Keen and Ray Barrett
with Philip Latham, Deborah Stanford
Guest stars, Peter Bowles, George Pastell, Maxwell Shaw


Writer: David Weir
Series created by: John Elliot
Associate Producer: Anthony Read
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Laurence Bourne
Alec Stewart: Robert Hardy
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Doctor Qadir: George Pastell
Roz Stewart: Deborah Stanford
Abbas Ramzi: Peter Bowles
Andrews: John Horsley
Sally Andrews: Amber Kammer
Miss Hilma: Valerie Saruff
Georges Najja: Maxwell Shaw
Ali Nessim: Peter Zander

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph

Presenting Alfred Marks (assisted by Ted Carson), Fred Emney (assisted by Roger Avon), Petals Munro, Derek Dene (assisted by Freddie Stevens), The Seven Ashtons
The Songs of Harry Champion, featured by John Rutland, Brian Blades, Roy Desmond, Norman Warwick, Josephine Gordon, Doreen Hermitage, Carolyn Pertwee.
By arrangement with the Players Theatre, London.
Chairman, Leonard Sachs

(Alfred Marks is appearing in "Spring and Port Wine" at the Apollo Theatre, London; Derek Dene and Freddie Stevens are in "Cinderella" at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford)


Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Comedian: Alfred Marks
Assisted by: Ted Carson
Comedian: Fred Emney
Assisted by: Roger Avon
Performer: Petals Munro
Comedian: Derek Dene
Assisted by: Freddie Stevens
Acrobatics: The Seven Ashtons
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Harry Champion): John Rutland
Singer/dancer/choreography (The Songs of Harry Champion): Brian Blades
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Harry Champion): Roy Desmond
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Harry Champion): Norman Warwick
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Harry Champion): Josephine Gordon
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Harry Champion): Doreen Hermitage
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Harry Champion): Carolyn Pertwee
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: 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: 17: Alla Posta

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

Giorgio decides to send a telegram to Giulia's parents.

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: Stuart Walker
Director: Maddalena Fagandini
Producer: Peter Montagnon
[Actress]: Marla Landi
[Actor]: Roberto Cardinali
[Actor]: Sergio Gazzarrini

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