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: For Schools and Colleges: Making Music: The Turtle Drum: Part 1

With children from David Livingstone Primary School, Thornton Heath, Surrey.
Introduced by John Langstaff.
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 9.58)


Words: Ian Serraillier
Music: Malcolm Arnold
Presenter: John Langstaff
Producer: John Hosier

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy Meets a Stranger

For the very young
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.

(to 11.00)


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: For Schools and Colleges

11.5-11.25 Changing Britain: Power for 1980 - Coal
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35-11.55 Discovering Science: What is Life?
(Shown on Tuesday)

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India.
Look, Listen, and Speak
From the Midlands
(Shown on Sunday)

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Peterborough, Tacolneston, Cambridge, All North Transmitters (Except Sandale and Douglas), Kirk O' Shotts, Divis, Londonderry, Wenvoe West, Rowridge)
(to 12.50)


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymro yn cael eu cyflwyno gan Harri Gwynn, Hywel Gwynfryn, Mary Middleton ac Arwel Ellis Owen.
Today: Welsh topical magazine.

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: Hywel Gwynfryn
Unknown: Mary Middleton
Unknown: Arwel Ellis Owen

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.33)

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: Watts and Power

How do electric heaters and lights work? In answering this question Gordon Severn explains the meaning of the electrical term 'the watt'.
(Repeated on Thursday)
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Morton Surguy

: Jackanory: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: Part 3: The Spell Begins to Break

by C.S. Lewis.
with Marian Diamond.


Author: C.S. Lewis
Storyteller: Marian Diamond

: Animal Magic

A weekly series.
Introduced by Johnny Morris with Keith Shackleton.
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home: a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Keith Shackleton
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: Boss Cat: Space Monkey

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

T.C. and the Gang volunteer to help the space effort, but they go much farther than they anticipate.

: 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

: The Record Star Show

Presented by the Stars Organisation for Spastics
Artists who regularly top the charts give their services freely for charity.
Highlights from the Pop Event of the Year at the Empire Pool, Wembley, which featured a score of stars.
Including: Paul Jones, The Kinks, Lulu, Gene Pitney, The Alan Price Set, Gino Washington and the Ram Jam Band
and the Disc Jockeys: Simon Dee, Alan Freeman, David Jacobs, Don Moss, Pete Murray
Televised by arrangement with the Daily Express
See page 35


Singer: Paul Jones
Musicians: The Kinks
Singer: Lulu
Singer: Gene Pitney
Musicians: The Alan Price Set
Musicians: Gino Washington and the Ram Jam Band
Presenter: Simon Dee
Presenter: Alan Freeman
Presenter: David Jacobs
Presenter: Don Moss
Presenter: Pete Murray
Produced for the Stars Organisation for Spastics by: Donald MacLean
Presented for television by: Ray Colley

: Tomorrow's World

The television magazine which reports on what's new today for those interested in tomorrow.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
Tonight's special edition direct from Montreal previews Expo 67 on the eve of its official opening.
With Anthony Smith
See page 2


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: Anthony Smith
Producer: Roy Battersby
Producer: Peter Bruce
Editor: Max Morgan-Witts

: The Likely Lads: Double Date

Written by Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais.
Starring Rodney Bewes as Bob and James Bolam as Terry
featuring Sheila Fearn as Audrey
with Coral Atkins as Deidre, Susan Jameson as Pat
(First shown on BBC-2)


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Photographs: Joan Williams
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Geoff Kirkland
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Audrey: Sheila Fearn
Deidre: Coral Atkins
Pat: Susan Jameson

: Points of View

with Kenneth Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: 'Points of View',
[address removed]


Presenter: Kenneth Robinson

: Softly, Softly: On the Side of the Law

by Elwyn Jones.
[Starring] Frank Windsor as Det. Chief Insp. Watt, Norman Bowler as Det.-Sgt. Hawkins, Gilbert Wynne as Det.-Con. Dwyer and John Barron as Assistant Chief Con. Gilbert, Co-ordinator


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Brian Parker
Det. Chief Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Det.-Con. Dwyer: Gilbert Wynne
Assistant Chief Con. Gilbert, Co-ordinator: John Barron
Jim Parker: Colin Rix
June Parker: Hilda Braid
Collins: John Glyn-Jones
Olive: Suzanne Vasey
Insp. Laird: Eric McCaine

: The Wednesday Play: The Executioner

by Robert Muller.
[Starring] Rosalie Crutchley as Caridad Mercader, Sandor Eles as Ramon Mercader, Elizabeth Bell as Sylvia Ageloff, David Garfield as Leonid Eitingon and Meier Tzelniker as Lev Davidovich Bronstein, known as Leon Trotsky

The assassination of Leon Trotsky - that is the subject of tonight's documentary style play. The human instruments of Trotsky's bloody end were a mother-and-son assassination team - the weapon a poilet, or mountaineer's ice axe. The assassins were Spanish Communists Caridad and Ramon Mercader. A third member of the execution squad was their boss and Caridad's lover Leonid Eitingon, a Colonel of the dreaded G.P.U., the Russian secret police...


Writer: Robert Muller
Designer: Roy Stannard
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: Michael Hayes
Caridad Mercader: Rosalie Crutchley
Ramon Mercader: Sandor Eles
Sylvia Ageloff: Elizabeth Bell
Leonid Eitingon: David Garfield
Lev Davidovich Bronstein, known as Leon Trotsky: Meier Tzelniker
Natalya Trotsky: Hilde Maria Demlova
Seva: Paul Martin
Marguerite Rosmer: Eileen Way
David Alfare Siqueiros: Steven Scott
Robert Sheldon Harte: Phillip Manikum
Pedro Checa: George Roderick
Juanita: Mia Nardi
Joseph Hansen: Peter Boyes
Commentator/Psychiatrist: David Keyser

: 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

: Viewpoint: The Young George Fox

In 1643 a young man set out from the village of Fenny Drayton in Leicestershire in search of truth.
John Abineri follows a part of his route and recalls some of his discoveries - which led to conflict and suffering, but ultimately to the founding of the Society of Friends or Quakers.
BBC film

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Presenter: John Abineri
Reader: Paul Eddington
Producer: R.T. Brooks

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