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: For Schools and Colleges

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

9.38 Mathematics in Action: Logic and the Computer: The Future
Introduced by Benedict Nixon.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: An Introduction to Knights of the Cardboard Castle
by Elisabeth Beresford.
Introduced by Joan Bakewell.
With William Burleigh, Michael Newport, Colin Pilditch and Roberta Tovey
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: Molecules in Motion
Introduced by Bryan Chapman.
(Repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday)

11.5-11.25 Look and Read: The Stolen Treasure: Part 4
by Joy Thwaytes.
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.
With Robert Bridges, Frank Duncan, Peter Hempson, Trevor Lloyd, Carl Gonzales,
Veronica Purnell and Stephen Leigh
(Repeated on Friday)

11.35-12.0 For Sixth Forms: Research in Progress: 6: The Effluent Society
A report on the work of the Water Pollution Research Laboratory.
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter (Engineering Science): Gordon Severn
Producer (Engineering Science): Geoffrey Hall
Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Benedict Nixon
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Writer (Merry-Go-Round): Elisabeth Beresford
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Joan Bakewell
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Ronald Smedley
[Actor]: William Burleigh
[Actor]: Michael Newport
[Actor]: Colin Pilditch
[Actress]: Roberta Tovey
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
The Fat Man: Robert Bridges
Number One: Frank Duncan
Mike: Peter Hempson
The policeman: Trevor Lloyd
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.
Ymchwilydd, Dafydd Huw Williams
Cyfarwyddwyr, H. Rhys Lewis, Dafydd Peate a Dyfed Glyn Jones
Cynhyrchwyr, John Roberts Williams a Geraint Stanley Jones
(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: H. Rhys Lewis
Unknown: Dafydd Peati
Unknown: John Roberts Williams
Unknown: Geraint Stanley

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Marbles

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: Working Girl
Written and produced by Gordon Croton.
Christine Dunn is seventeen: a shorthand typist in Southampton. This film is about her life at home and at work, and about some of her attitudes to life.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 Men in History: The Runaway Serf
Today's programme describes how Martin, a serf, runs away to a town and becomes apprenticed to a saddler.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.55 Middle School Mathematics: More about the Matrix
Introduced by Geoffrey Matthews.
(Repeated on Thursday)

3.20-3.40 Twentieth Century Focus: Who Governs Britain?: The Voice of the People
Are we free only at election time? How else can we make our wishes felt?
Introduced by Anthony Barker.
(Repeated on Tues., Wed. (not Scottish), and Thurs.)


Writer/producer (Going to Work): Gordon Croton
Subject (Going to Work): Christine Dunn
Script (Men in History): Geoffrey Trease
Producer (Men in History): Felicity Kinross
Presenter (Middle School Mathematics): Geoffrey Matthews
Producer (Middle School Mathematics): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Twentieth Century Focus): Anthony Barker
Producer (Twentieth Century Focus): Tony Scull

: Special Children - Special Teaching: 5: Into the World

(Shown on Sunday)
(to 16.35)


Producer: Roger Owen

: Jackanory: The Turf-cutter's Donkey: Part 1: The Donkey Himself

with Siobhan McKenna.
Patricia Lynch is one of Ireland's greatest writers for children, and Siobhan McKenna has chosen to tell one of her most famous stories. The Turf-cutter's Donkey. It is about the strange adventures of two children who live far away on a lonely peat-bog.


Author: Patricia Lynch
Storyteller: Siobhan McKenna

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace, Valerie Singleton and John Noakes.


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

: Robinson Crusoe: Part 5

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

In the intervals of building a shelter and making furniture, Robinson recalls how he was assumed to be dead by his friends and was sold into slavery.

: 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 De Morgan, Michael Sullivan, Robert Williams.

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Michael De Morgan
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: Robert Williams

: Daktari: Judy's Hour of Peril

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

Judy's affection for a black leopard cub leads her into deadly danger.


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

: Z Cars: Ever Seen a Happy Cop?: Part 1

by Donald Bull.
Starring Joseph Brady, James Ellis, John Slater
with Sebastian Breaks, David Daker, Stephen Yardley
(Hector Ross is member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
See page 21


Writer: Donald Bull
Designer: Tom Carter
Producer: Colin Morris
Director: Vere Lorrimer
McCabe: Frank Jarvis
Reardon: James Bartley
P.C. Culshaw: David Daker
P.C. Weir: Joseph Brady
W.P.C. Shepherd: Luanshya Greer
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
P.C. Newman: Anton Darby
Radio girl: Pamela Craig
P.C. Tate: Sebastian Breaks
Peach: Hector Ross
Millsom: Colin Rix
Girl in cafe: Sally Cann
P.C. May: Stephen Yardley
Morrison: Peter Claughton
Det.-Con. Blake: Ron Beacham
Foreman: Reginald Long
Joe Connors: Norman Jones

: Beggar My Neighbour

by Ken Hoare and Mike Sharland.
Starring Peter Jones and June Whitfield as The Garveys, Reg Varney and Pat Coombs as The Butts
See page 21


Writer: Ken Hoare
Writer: Mike Sharland
Signature Tune: Alan Roper
Incidental Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Design: Gordon Toms
Producer: David Croft
The Garveys: Peter Jones
The Garveys: June Whitfield
The Butts: Reg Varney
The Butts: Pat Coombs
Policeman: James Beck
Car salesman: Arthur English
Detective: Robert Gillespie
Stately home owner: Arnold Ridley
Second policeman: Fred Hugh

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: 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: Think Big

by John Elliot.
[Starring] Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Robert Hardy, Ray Barrett
with Deborah Stanford, Virginia Wetherell, Geoffrey Chater, Camilla Brockman, James Bree

A dream of greatness brings crisis for the troubleshooters-Stead decides to leave Mogul.


Writer/Series created by: John Elliot
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Roger Jenkins
Alec Stewart: Robert Hardy
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Claire Cooke: Camilla Brockman
Julie Serres: Virginia Wetherell
Roz Stewart: Deborah Stanford
du Cros: Geoffrey Chater
Aircraft Captain: Olaf Pooley
Jack Lang: James Bree
Driver: Phil McCall
Morag: Leslie Blackater
Road man: Douglas Murchie

: Come Dancing

Come Dancing at Television's popular live dancing spectacular organised by Mecca Dancing.
Peter West introduces the Grand Final
North-West England v. Home Counties South
'Talkabout World Champions'
Bill and Bobbie Irvine and Peter Eggleton and Brenda Winslade


Presenter: Peter West
Dancer (Talkabout World Champions): Bill Irvine
Dancer (Talkabout World Champions): Bobbie Irvine
Dancer (Talkabout World Champions): Peter Eggleton
Dancer (Talkabout World Champions): Brenda Winslade
Music (Manchester): Phil Moss
Music (Purley): Johnny Howard
Compere: Neil Durden-Smith
Compere: Keith Fordyce
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Ray Lakeland
Director: A.P. Wilkinson
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: 20: L'Appartamento

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

Giorgio and Giulia look round their new flat.

With Marla Landi, Roberto Cardinali, Sergio Gazzarrini
Introduced by Ariella Reggio.
(Repeated Thursday, 7.40 BBC-2)
(The next lesson in this series will be on April 3)

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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