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: For Schools and Colleges

9.35 Merry-Go-Round: Knights of the Cardboard Castle
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Good Looks
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Twentieth Century Focus: Who Governs Britain?: The Voice of the People
(Shown on Monday)

11.5-11.25 Middle School Mathematics: More about the Matrix
(Shown on Monday)

11.35 Men in History: The Runaway Serf
(Shown on Monday)

12.0-12 20 Mathematics in Action: Logic and the Computer: The Future
(Shown on Monday)

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru yn cael eu cyflwyno gan Harri Gwynn, Hywel Gwynfryn
I 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: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: For Schools and Colleges: Spotlight

People - Politics - Problems in the news
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.25)


Producer: Bill Scott

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

2.50 Foxhunters' Challenge Cup
A plate of £1,500 over four miles

3 30 The County Handicap Hurdle Race
of £2,000 over two miles and 200 yards

4.5 Cheltenham Gold Cup (Steeplechase)
of £11,000 added to a sweepstakes three miles, two furlongs, and 76 yards

See page 31
(to 16.20)


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

: Jackanory: The Turf-Cutter's Donkey: Part 4: Four-Leafed Shamrocks

by Patricia Lynch.
With Siobhan McKenna.


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

: Tales from Europe: The City of Craftsmen: Part 2

A film from Russia.

Caracol takes letters to the rebels hiding in the forest, and on his return encounters the Duke.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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.
Featuring Zena Skinner
with Michael De Morgan, Michael Sullivan, Robert Williams

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Cook: Zena Skinner
Presenter: Michael De Morgan
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: Robert Williams

: Quiz Ball: First Semi-final: Arsenal v. Leicester City

Top soccer teams compete In a light-hearted battle of wits.
Tonight's teams:

Arsenal: Bertie Mee, manager; Ian Ure, Terry Neill, players; Jimmy Young, guest supporter

Leicester City: Eddie Plumley, secretary; Derek Dougan, John Sjoberg, players; Lady Barnett, guest supporter

Refereed by David Vine.
Introduced by John Witty.


Panellist (Arsenal): Bertie Mee
Panellist (Arsenal): Ian Ure
Panellist (Arsenal): Terry Neill
Panellist (Arsenal): Jimmy Young
Panellist (Leicester City): Eddie Plumley
Panellist (Leicester City): Derek Dougan
Panellist (Leicester City): John Sjoberg
Panellist (Leicester City): Lady Barnett
Referee: David Vine
Presenter: John Witty
Questions set by: James Lloyd
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Problem Cooking: 3: Using up Sweet Left-overs

With Fanny Cradock.
Including Beeskeps; Egg yolk sponge; Sabayon; Poor man's florentines


Cook/Presenter: Fanny Cradock
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: John Dutot

: The Newcomers

Gran nervously takes her driving test; Ellis decides to join the Golf Club; Button receives a mysterious letter.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Christopher Bond
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: John MacKenzie
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Eileen Harker: Jean Muir
Mr. Slater: Antony Baird
Mrs. Slater: Miriam Raymond
Vera Harker: June Bland
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Nelson: John Dawson
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Charlie Penrose: Victor Platt
Katie Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Mary Penrose: Megs Jenkins
Prudence Penrose: Eileen Helsby
Jacob Penrose: George Woodbridge
Herbert Button: J.G. Devlin
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Alan Freeman.
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.: The Romany Lie Affair

The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. is also there - where she is needed - when she is needed -
from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series starring Stefanie Powers as April Dancer, Noel Harrison as Mark Slate
and Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

The Romany Lie Affair - in which the biter cannot bear to be bitten.


April Dancer: Stefanie Powers
Mark Slate: Noel Harrison
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Sadvaricci: Lloyd Bochner
Mama Rosha: Gladys Cooper
Goru: Cal Bolder
Panthea: Anna Mizrahi
Joey: Johnny Haymer
Countess Corini: Mara Marshall

: Nixon at Nine-Five

Starring David Nixon
with The Beverley Sisters


Presenter/Magician: David Nixon
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestrations: Burt Rhodes
Script: George Martin
Designer: Barry Cox
Producer: Kenneth Carter

: Cranko's Castle

A profile of John Cranko, Choreographer and Director of the Stuttgart State Theatre Ballet.
In voluntary exile from the Royal Ballet, Cranko has built his Stuttgart Company into one of the best in the world. Tonight's film goes backstage to observe him at work -with scenes from Swan Lake, Giselle, Card Game, and the first British performance of one of his most recent works, Opus 1 to music by Webern.
Soloists in rehearsal: Marcia Haydee, Birgit Keil, Egon Madsen, Richard Cragun
The Stuttgart State Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Ferdinand Leitner and Hans Swarowsky
Commentary by Humphrey Burton.
Made in co-operation with the Second German Television Corporation
See page 43


Subject: John Cranko
Music (Opus 1): Anton Webern
Directed for television by (Opus 1): Peter Wright
Dancer: Marcia Haydee
Dancer: Birgit Keil
Dancer: Egon Madsen
Dancer: Richard Cragun
Musicians: The Stuttgart State Theatre Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra conducted by: Hans Swarowsky
Narrator: Humphrey Burton
Produced and directed by: Margaret Dale

: 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

: Made in Britain

A weekly report on exports and industry.
Introduced by Bertram Mycock.


Presenter: Bertram Mycock

: Vamos a Ver!: 10: Una Buena Pista

Written by Helena Valenti.
Let's Look at Spanish
Twenty lessons for beginners.

At last a clue - but the case is not yet closed...

(Shown on Sunday)

Close Down


Writer: Helena Valenti
Course devised by: Brian Dutton
Course devised by: Angel Garcia de Paredes
Director: John Prescott Thomas
Producer: Colin Nears

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