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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.
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 5s. 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

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Good Looks
Tim Thomas and Carol Binsted find out how a good appearance results from healthy skin and hair.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth Century Focus
(Shown on Monday and Tuesday)
(Repeated on Thursday)


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

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

3.30 The Champion Hurdle Challenge Cup
with £10,000 added to a sweepstakes two miles and 200 yards

4.5 The United Hunts' Challenge Cup (Steeplechase)
A plate of £1,000 three miles and three furlongs

(to 16.15)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Presented for TV by: Barrie Edgar

: Jackanory: The Turf-Cutter's Donkey: Part 3: The Man from the Bog

by Patricia Lynch.
With Siobhan McKenna.


Author: Patricia Lynch
Storyteller: Siobhan McKenna

: Vision On

Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell with Tony Hart.
Including the results of the last Competition.


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

: Boss Cat: The Million Dollar Derby

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

Boss Cat thinks he has a winner in Arabelle, and the Gang do their best to support him.

: 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 De Morgan, Michael Sullivan, Robert Williams.
Followed by the Weather in the South-East


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

: Bilko Returns: You'll Never Get Rich: Hoodlum

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

Hoodlum ...tough guy, huh?


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Top Firm: Second Quarter-final: Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent v. Eylure Ltd., Welwyn Garden City

A 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: Far Away Places

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


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Martin Johnson
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Audrey: Sheila Fearn
Archie: Norman Chappell
Clerk: Roger Avon
Mrs. Collier: Olive Milbourne
Mr. Clipboard: Jay Denyer
Eva: Gay Hamilton

: Softly, Softly: Selection

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


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Brian Parker
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det.-Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Con. Dwyer: Gilbert Wynne
P.C. Tanner: David Quilter
Mr. Blackitt: Robert Keegan
A.C.C. Calderwood: John Welsh
H.M. Inspector of Constabulary: Bernard Archard
Deputy Chief Con. Gilbert: John Barron
Chief Con. Hamilton: Patrick Cargill
Chief Con. Howells: Dudley Jones
Chief Supt. Dunkerley: John Law
Det. Supt. Jones: Glyn Houston
Det. Supt. Mortimer: Charles Morgan
Chief Con. Everett: Kenneth Benda
Chief Con. Burns: Biff Byfield
Supt. Gray: Peter Forbes Robertson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Barlow at Large 6 September 2015

: 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

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.
(Also on BBC-2)

: The Wednesday Play: Public Inquiry

by Raymond Williams.
See page 37


Writer: Raymond Williams
Designer: Julian Williams
Producer: Lionel Harris
Director: Gareth Davies
Tom Lewis: Charles Williams
Arthur Davies: Edward Evans
David Lewis: Clive Graham
Bill Andrews: Roderick Jones
Emlyn Hicks: Brinley Jenkins
Harry Jenkins: Richard Davies
Gareth Pownall: Michael Elwyn
John Llewellyn: Artro Morris
Betty Lewis: Kate Jones
Glynis Lewis: Jan Edwards
Ian Jarvis: Michael David
Engine driver: Harry Oaten

: The Weather Man

: Conversations with Glenn Gould

"An exasperating, opinionated, voluble, and obviously intelligent musician" (The Financial Times)
"Gould is a gorgeous creature" (The Sun)

The first of four informal programmes shown last year on BBC-2 in which the controversial Canadian pianist talks and plays to Humphrey Burton.
Tonight's Theme: The concert hall is dead; long live recordings!
(First shown on BBC-2)
See page 37


Interviewee/Pianist: Glenn Gould
Interviewer/Producer: Humphrey Burton
Director: Mario Prizek

: Postscript

by The Rev. A. C. Bridge.

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Speaker: The Rev. A. C. Bridge

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