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: For Schools and Colleges

9.35 Merry-Go-Round: Seeds, Shoots, and Saplings
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Science Session: Volts and Safety
(Shown on Wednesday)

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: For Schools and Colleges

11.5-11.25 Middle School Mathematics: Restricted Areas
(Shown on Monday)

11.35 Men in History: England and her Neighbours: France
(Shown on Monday)

12.0-12.20 Mathematics in Action: Mathematics Applied: 3: Critical Path
(Shown on Monday)

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru 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: Spotlight

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


Producer: Julian Aston

: Jackanory: The Knight of Grianaig

with Wendy Wood.
Today: The Knight of Grianaig


Storyteller: Wendy Wood

: 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 Golden Goose: Part 1

A film from Germany based on a fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.

The young shoemaker Klaus is kind to an old woman and receives an unusual reward.
Commentary spoken by Leigh Crutchley.


Narrator: Leigh Crutchley
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 Roy Williamson, Michael Sullivan, Robert Williams

followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Roy Williamson
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: Robert Williams
Cook: Zena Skinner

: Tom and Jerry: Smitten Kitten

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the Cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.

Tonight: Smitten Kitten ...gets bitten!


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Dee Time

An early evening scene with Simon Dee introducing his guests Beryl Reid, Donald Peers, The Move, The Peddlers, Susannah Young.


Presenter: Simon Dee
Guest: Beryl Reid
Guest: Donald Peers
Musicians: The Move
Musicians: The Peddlers
Guest: Susannah Young
Music: Bernard Herrmann and the Northern Dance Orchestra
Script: Michael Wale
Script: Joe Steeples
Design: Peter Mavius
Direction: Sydney Lotterby
Production: Terry Henebery

: The Newcomers

Philip and Janet make an announcement; Vivienne has a shock; Ellis hears of a merger.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Barry Letts
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Nelson: John Dawson
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Gerald Harrison: Donald Douglas
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Vera Harker: June Bland
Freda Reilly: Wendy McClure

: Top of the Pops

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


Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Stanley Dorman

: The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.: The Faustus Affair

The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. is also there - where and 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, Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

The Faustus Affair in which U.N.C.L.E. gives the devil his due.


April Dancer: Stefanie Powers
Mark Slate: Noel Harrison
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Bertram Elzie Bubb: Raymond Massey
Jonathan Quantum: Tom Bosley
Young Thing: Carol Wayne
Waiter: Milton Parsons
Willie Goethe: Dick Crockett
Georgie Gounod: Guy Way
Poet: Kelton Garwood
Dancer: Lili Clark

: The Frost Report: On The Countryside

Starring David Frost
with Ronnie Barker, John Cleese, Ronnie Corbett, Sheila Steafel
and Julie Felix


Presenter: David Frost
Performer: Ronnie Barker
Performer: John Cleese
Performer: Ronnie Corbett
Performer: Sheila Steafel
Singer/Guitarist: Julie Felix
Designer: Raymond Berger
Producer: James Gilbert

: Madison Avenue, U.S.A.

A documentary by Kevin Billington.
We Try Harder; Things go better with... Think Small
No matter what shape your stomach's in
I dreamed I was in...
No more plain planes
Something intimate is going on
Be sensible; It works like a wizard
You'd think that I had...
Three puffs longer, four puffs longer..
Pain, pain, pain
An impression of life at the centre of the advertising world.
See page 49


Director: Kevin Billington

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
Election Special
The results of today's borough elections in England and Wales.
Comment and analysis from Ian Trethowan, David Butler, Michael Steed
Special reports from Harold Webb in Manchester; David Dougan in Newcastle; Jeffrey Preece in Birmingham; Peter Hill in Bristol; Ted Nevin in Cardiff


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Analysis: David Butler
Analysis: Michael Steed
Reporter (Manchester): Harold Webb
Reporter (Newcastle): David Dougan
Reporter (Birmingham): Jeffrey Preece
Reporter (Bristol): Peter Hill
Reporter (Cardiff): Ted Nevin

: The Weather Man

: ¡Vamos a Ver!: 16: ¡No Pueden Perderse!

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

You can't get lost... but other things can.

(Shown on Sunday)


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

: Twenty-Four Hours: Election Special: Part 2

Including a summary of today's results.

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