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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics in Action: Mathematics Applied: 2: Model Rocket
Introduced by Professor John Crane.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.0-10.20 Merry-Go-Round: Drawing Without Pencils
Introduced by Kenneth Jameson.
(Repeated on Thursday)


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Professor John Crane
Producer (Mathematics in Action): John Cain
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Kenneth Jameson
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Moragh Gee

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: 5: Mr. Platt and the Painter

For the very young

(to 11.00)


Animation: Bob Bura
Animation: John Hardwick
Narration: Brian Cant
Music: Freddie Phillips
Script: Alison Prince
Script/Puppets and production: Gordon Murray

: For Schools and Colleges

11.5-11.25 Mathematics Around You: 2: Ordering
A small boy enjoys using mathematics when preparing for a jumble sale.
Introduced by Sylvia Dadd.
(Repeated on Friday)

11.35-12.0 For Sixth Forms: By Design Not by Accident
The first of four programmes examining some aspects of contemporary design.
Written and presented by Patrick Burke.
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter (Mathematics Around You): Sylvia Dadd
Producer (Mathematics Around You): Andree Molyneux
Writer/Presenter (For Sixth Forms): Patrick Burke
Producer (For Sixth Forms): Rodney Bennett

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru yn cael eu cyflwyno gan Harri Gwynn, Hywel Gwynfryn, Mary Middleton ac Arwel Ellis Owen.
Ymchwilydd, DAFYDD Huw WILLIAMS Cyfarwyddwyr,
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
Unknown: Dafydd Huw Williams
Unknown: Rhys Lewis
Unknown: Glyn Jones
Unknown: John Hefin Evans
Unknown: John Roberts Williams
Unknown: Geraint Stanley

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.33)

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 The Way the Money Goes: Who Gets the Money?
The State takes a certain proportion of our earnings. Why is this and what happens to the money?
Introduced by Len Lowe.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 Men in History: England and her Neighbours: Scotland
Nicholas Thomas tells the story of Robert the Bruce.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.55-3.15 Middle School Mathematics: Inequality
Introduced by Maurice Meredith.
(Repeated on Thursday)


Presenter (The Way the Money Goes): Len Lowe
Script (The Way the Money Goes): Cedric Blackman
Producer (The Way the Money Goes): Paul Mitchell
Narrator (Men in History): Nicholas Thomas
Script (Men in History): Rosemary Sutcliff
Producer (Men in History): Felicity Kinross
Presenter (Middle School Mathematics): Maurice Meredith
Producer (Middle School Mathematics): John Cain

: Jackanory: Little Grey Rabbit: Little Grey Rabbit's Washing Day

with Jon Pertwee
Some of the first stories to be told on Jackanory came from the 'Little Grey Rabbit' books with pictures by Margaret Tempest. This week Jon Pertwee reads five more of these Alison Uttley stories.


Author: Alison Uttley
Pictures: Margaret Tempest
Storyteller: Jon Pertwee

: 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 12

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

Friday returns and other unwelcome visitors arrive on the island.

: 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 Aspel, Richard Baker, Michael Sullivan, Robert Williams

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presenter: Richard Baker
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: Robert Williams

: Bewitched: Three Wishes

A comedy film series.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Three Wishes ...and two witches make a novel model problem!


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead

: Top of the Form: Transworld Edition

Australia and the United Kingdom are linked when Top of the Form goes Down-Under for an international series of general knowledge competitions between schools.
Tonight's game: Liverpool Institute, Liverpool v. Canberra Grammar Schools, Canberra
A joint BBC-ABC Production


Question-Master (United Kingdom): Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master (Australia): Bill Salmon
Scorer: Bob Holness
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Associate Producer: Philip S. Gilbert
Executive Producer (United Kingdom): Bill Wright
Executive Producer (Australia): Ron May

: Z Cars: The Nesbitts are Back: Part 1

by Dick Sharples.
Starring John Slater, James Ellis
with Sebastian Breaks, Stephen Yardley
Guest star: Hylda Baker
(Graham James is appearing in 'In Picture' at the Mayfair Theatre, London)


Writer: Dick Sharples
Designer: Jack Robinson
Producer: Colin Morris
Director: Michael Ferguson
Mrs. Nesbitt: Hylda Baker
Mr. Nesbitt: Jack Woolgar
Tom Nesbitt: Barry Lowe
Len Nesbitt: Graham James
Marlene Nesbitt: Lynda Marchal
P.C. Tate: Sebastian Breaks
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. May: Stephen Yardley
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
P.C. Jackson: Brian Davey
P.C. Charlesworth: Philip Blaine
Mrs. Andrews: Sheila Grant
Barman: Edwin Brown

: 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
featuring John Hewer as Dr. Griffin, Judith Furse as Dr. Peel, Sidonie Bond as the Receptionist, Robert Gillespie as Dr. Beamish
with Molly Weir as a patient and Anthony Blackshaw as a man patient


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
Dr. Griffin: John Hewer
Dr. Peel: Judith Furse
The Receptionist: Sidonie Bond
Dr. Beamish: Robert Gillespie
A patient: Molly Weir
A man patient: Anthony Blackshaw

: 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.

See page 19


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: There's Always a Next Time

by David Weir.
[Starring] Robert Hardy, Geoffrey Keen, Ray Barrett, Jack Gwillim and Philip Latham, Deborah Stanford
with Peter Jeffrey, Leslie French

Stead and Stewart clash bitterly in this fight there can be no second place. The loser must go.


Writer: David Weir
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: James Weatherup
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Moira Armstrong
Alec Stewart: Robert Hardy
Miss Khan: Rani Dure
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Sir Giles Bliss: Jack Gwillim
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Roz Stewart: Deborah Stanford
Sir Richard Tomalin: Leslie French
Heritage: Peter Jeffrey
Claire Cooke: Camilla Brockman
Rt. Hon. Mohammed Khan: Saeed Jaffrey

: Melodies for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
With Semprini, Maryon Lane, Christopher Gable, Madge Stephens, Enrico Giacomini
The Bel-Canto Singers: Lissa Gray, Robert Parvin, Pauline Whitaker, Robin Broad, Ilona Forge, Brian Beaton, Margaret Henshall, Godfrey Charles, Jean Hampson, David Uglow, Sheila Bruce, David Richmond
Chorus-Master, Bowles Bevan
The Melodies for You Orchestra
Leader, David McCallum
(Maryon Lane appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Pianist: null Semprini
Dancer: Maryon Lane
Dancer: Christopher Gable
Singer: Madge Stephens
Singer: Enrico Giacomini
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Lissa Gray
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Robert Parvin
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Pauline Whitaker
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Robin Broad
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Ilona Forge
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Brian Beaton
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Margaret Henshall
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Godfrey Charles
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Jean Hampson
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): David Uglow
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Sheila Bruce
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): David Richmond
Chorus-Master: Bowles Bevan
Musicians: The Melodies for You Orchestra
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Settings: Chris Robilliard
Producer: Bryan Sears

: 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: 25: Preparando I Bagagli

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

Giulia takes over the packing for their holiday.

With Marla Landi, Roberto Cardinali, Sergio Gazzarrini
Introduced by Ariella Reggio.
(Repeated on Thursday at 7.40 p.m. BBC-2)

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Writer: Toni Cerutti
Presenter: Ariella Reggio
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Director: Maddalena Fagandini
Producer: Peter Montagnon
[Actress]: Marla Landi
[Actor]: Roberto Cardinali
[Actor]: Sergio Gazzarrini

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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