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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Series and Parallel Connections
(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: Scientific Models
(Shown on Monday and Tuesday)

11.5-11.25 The Story of the U.S.A.: The End of Isolation
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Discovering Science: Solutions and Crystals
(Shown on Tuesday)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: The Wood and the Trees
(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.
Look, Listen, and Speak (Revision course)
From the Midlands
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 6s. 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 12.45)


Teacher (Look, Listen and Speak): Robert Chapman

: 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

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 9: Noisy Engines

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: Accident
Tim Thomas and Carol Binsted investigate how scientists tackle the problem of accident prevention.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth Century Focus: Who Governs Britain?: The Queen's Men
(Shown on Monday and Tuesday)
(Repeated on Thursday)


Presenter (Science Session): Tim Thomas
Presenter (Science Session): Carol Binsted
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Jackanory: The Pig Keeper

with Nina.
Today: The Pig Keeper by Hans Christian Andersen.


Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Storyteller: Nina

: Vision On

Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell with Tony Hart including:
A Competition
Can you find or make anything to do with the theme of the programme?
Send it to Vision On, [address removed]
There will be a prize for any entry which is shown next week.


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Boss Cat: Rafeefleas

A film cartoon series about the gang of Alley Cats captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Boss Cat.

Benny the Ball goes to sleep in a museum, and the gang becomes involved with an international jewel thief.

: 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.
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

: Bilko Returns: You'll Never Get Rich: Bilko and the Beast

A selection from one of the funniest television comedy series You'll Never Get Rich.
Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Bilko and the Beast ...or who's who?


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Top Firm: Round 8: Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent v. The Premier Drum Co. Ltd., Leicester

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


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 Likely Lads: The Other Side of the Fence

Written by Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais.
Starring Rodney Bewes as Bob, James Bolam as Terry
(First shown on BBC-2)

The Likely Lads
In an entertainment era that shows an escalating tendency to concentrate on extravagant plots, wild decor, weird costumes, grotesque characters, and flamboyant dialogue, The Likely Lads stick out like a couple of healthy thumbs surrounded by sore fingers. Bob (Rodney Bewes) and Terry (James Bolam) are normal, undisturbed young Northerners. Their occupation is electrical engineering and their preoccupation is girls. Their adventures are thoroughly plausible. Only their gift for incisive repartee places them above the average.
But there's a little more than that to the phenomenal success of this series-which is now being re-run in its entirety (twenty episodes), and which is not only likely to be adapted for radio, but is also the inspiration for a forthcoming paperback of Likely Lads stories.
Dick Clement, the producer and co-author (with Ian La Frenais), thinks the close-knit involvement of the four collaborators is what made the show. ' The idea began as a revue sketch for amateur theatricals, a Christmas 1961 concert by the BBC's Ariel Players. I was a studio manager at the time, with an urge to write. Ian, a drinking crony who toiled in market research, and I used to collaborate on sketches in our spare time.
'In that concert I played one of the lads. Later that old sketch was expanded for my test programme on a director's course. The BBC thought it might be the basis for a series. Naturally we agreed and sat down to write six scripts. Finding the right actors took some time— until Jimmy and Rodney came along. Their sympathy with the series has been total. In fact Jimmy has recently been helping us with adaptations for a Likely Lads paperback.'
And the Lads themselves? James Bolam is just back from Broadway where he appeared in How's the World Treating You? and Rodney Bewes has been telling stories in Jackanory and playing Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops to Conquer at the Oxford Playhouse.


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Designer: Geoff Kirkland
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Jack: Donald McKillop
Cloughy: Bartlett Mullins
Blakey: Richard Moore
Judith: Anneke Wills
Sally Ann: Didi Sullivan
Nesbit: Michael Sheard
Holgate: Eric Dodson
Roger: Martin Redpath

: Softly, Softly: The Informant: Part 2: The Man Inside

by Robert Barr.
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det.-Insp. Watt, Norman Bowler as Det.-Sgt. Hawkins, Gilbert Wynne as Det.-Con. Dwyer,
David Quilter as P.C. Tanner
with John Welsh as A.C.C. Calderwood


Writer: Robert Barr
Designer: Stanley Morris
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det.-Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Det.-Con. Dwyer: Gilbert Wynne
P.C. Tanner: David Quilter
A.C.C. Calderwood: John Welsh
Mooney: Ian Frost
Edwards: Robert Russell
David Jack: Aubrey Richards
Deputy Governor: Windsor Davies
Billie Greave: Phil McCall
Morgan: Bill Meilen
Jack's father: Norman Wynne
P.C. Thomas: Howell Evans

: The Wednesday Play: In Two Minds

by David Mercer.
Starring Anna Cropper as Kate Winter


Writer: David Mercer
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Tony Garnett
Director: Kenneth Loach
Kate Winter: Anna Cropper
The Interviewing Doctor: Brian Phelan
Mr. Winter: George A. Cooper
Hairdresser: Adrienne Frame
Mrs. Winter: Helen Boom
Jake: Peter Ellis
At the rehearsal room: Bill Hays
At the rehearsal room: Vickery Turner
At the pub: Yvonne Quenet
At the pub: Neville Smith
At the pub: Malcolm Taylor
Mary Winter: Christine Hargreaves
Nurse: Julie May
Consultant: Patrick Barr
Mental Welfare Officer: Edwin Brown
Doctor: Anne Hardcastle
Paul Morris: George Innes
Sister: Eileen Colgan

: 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

: Association Football: Under-23s England v. Scotland

Highlights of this evening's match played at St. James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Masterworks: Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

The last of a series of five programmes devoted to the six Brandenburg Concertos
Concerto No. 6, in B flat major and the Ricercare from The Musical Offering.
Played by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Directed by Neville Marriner
With Stephen Shingles and Kenneth Essex (violas)
From Southwark Cathedral.


Musicians: The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Musicians directed by: Neville Marriner
Viola: Stephen Shingles
Viola: Kenneth Essex
Producer: Antony Craxton

: Postscript

by The Rev. John Huxtable.

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Speaker: The Rev. John Huxtable

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