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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics in Action: Mathematics Applied: 5: Most for Least
Introduced by Professor John Crane.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.0-10.20 Merry-Go-Round: Planks and Poles
Introduced by Tenniel Evans.
(Repeated on Thursday)


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Professor John Crane
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Peter Baker
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Tenniel Evans
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): David Roseveare

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: 8: The Rag and Bone Man

(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: 5: Containers
Measuring with water, sand, and cubes.
Introduced by Sylvia Dadd.
(Repeated on Friday)

11.35-12.0 For Sixth Forms: By Design: The Eyecatchers
This programme examines the work of fashion designers and other examples of design for entertainment.
Written and presented by Ken Baynes.
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter (Mathematics Around You): Sylvia Dadd
Producer (Mathematics Around You): Andree Molyneux
Writer/presenter (For Sixth Forms): Ken Baynes
Producer (For Sixth Forms): Rodney Bennett

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. India

The second day of the match between the Touring Team and the M.C.C. at Lord's.


Commentary team: Brian Johnston
Commentary team: Peter West
Commentary team: John Arlott
Commentary team: Richie Benaud
Commentary team: Denis Compton
Production team: Philip Lewis
Production team: Nick Hunter

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru.
Today: Welsh topical magazine.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

(to 13.58)

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 The Way the Money Goes: Where's the Money Gone?
Usually Roderick pays £2 a week for his keep. This week he cannot manage it. What's gone wrong?
Introduced by Len Lowe.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 Men in History: Thomas Paycocke
Today's programme tells the story of the people of Coggeshall who received bequests from the will of Thomas Paycocke, who died in 1518.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.55-3.15 Middle School Mathematics: Periodicity (i)
Introduced by Alan Tammadge.
(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
Script (Men in History): Morna Stuart
Producer (Men in History): Felicity Kinross
Presenter (Middle School Mathematics): Alan Tammadge
Producer (Middle School Mathematics): John Cain

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. India

at Lord's.
(to 16.15; 16.30-16.40)

: Jackanory: The Cricket in Times Square: Part 1: Mario

Julie Felix tells the story of The Cricket in Times Square a favourite American children's book by George Selden.
With pictures by Garth Williams.


Storyteller: Julie Felix
Author: George Selden
Pictures: Garth Williams

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace, Valerie Singleton, John Noakes.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Conquerors Road: Part 2: Contraband

A serial play in eight parts by Dafydd Gruffydd based on L.A. Knight's novel.

In which Sarah meets a neighbour...
(First shown on BBC Wales)


Writer/Producer/Director: Dafydd Gruffydd
Based on the novel by: L.A. Knight
Designer: Alan Taylor
Sarah Pitt-Royden: Karin MacCarthy
Scandrett: Windsor Davies
Absalom Pitt-Royden: Norman Wynne
Stephen St. Helier: Laurence Payne
Josiah Miles: Edward Palmer
Riding Officer Shell: Michael David
A coastguard: Bill Shaw
Guy Rivers: Ray Smith

: 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

followed by the Weather in the South-East

: Bewitched: No More, Mister Nice Guy

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

No More, Mister Nice Guy ...remember Endora spells trouble!


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

: Top of the Form: Transworld Edition: Liverpool Institute, Liverpool v. Sydney Grammar Schools, Sydney

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. Sydney Grammar Schools, Sydney
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: When Did You Last See Your Father?: Part 3

by Vincent Tilsley.
Starring John Barrie, Joseph Brady, James Ellis, John Slater
with Sebastian Breaks, David Daker, Stephen Yardley

While trying to break open a safe Nutall is interrupted by a farmer with a shotgun. The gun goes off and the thieves flee, leaving the farmer bleeding. Is it a murder hunt?


Writer: Vincent Tilsley
Designer: Tom Carter
Producer: Colin Morris
Director: John Gibson
P.C. May: Stephen Yardley
Mrs. Howland: Diana King
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Sgt. Ball: Norman Claridge
Radio girl: Anjula Harman
P.C. Weir: Joseph Brady
P.C. Culshaw: David Daker
Det.-Insp. Hudson: John Barrie
John Nutall: John Rees
McTavish: Michael Francis
Knowles: John Dearth
Parkyn: Douglas Blackwell
Mary: Maureen O'Reilly
Mrs. Clough: Yvonne Manners
Betty Nutall: Margaret John
Billy Nutall: Gary Warren
P.C. Tate: Sebastian Breaks
P.C. Brabbin: Jonathan Adams
Reilly: John McBride
Burke: Jonathan Holt

: The Reluctant Romeo: A Tale of Two Secretaries

by George Evans and Derek Collyer.
Starring Leslie Crowther
with Amanda Barrie and Geoffrey Sumner


Writer: George Evans
Writer: Derek Collyer
Theme and incidental music: Bill McGuffie
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Eric Fawcett
John Blazer: Keith Pyott
Geraldine Woods: Amanda Barrie
Thomas Jones: Leslie Crowther
Sally Gardner: Margo Jenkins
Henry Copthorne: Geoffrey Sumner
Natalie: Carol Cleveland

: 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.


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Deputy editor: David J. Webster
Editor: John Grist

: Mickey Dunne: The Tar Baby

by Michael Ashe.
Starring Dinsdale Landen

It you're taken for a ride by brigands, however fair, you must expect to get saddle sore.


Writer: Michael Ashe
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Produced and directed by: John Frankau
Croupier: Ray Marioni
Bruce Tavey: Nigel Davenport
Mickey Dunne: Dinsdale Landen
Raine Fitzgill: Anna Palk
Williams: Keith Pyott
Jack Leicester: Jack Watling
Kitty Speight: Rosemary Frankau
Harrison Frith: David Stoll
Veronica Cole: Imogen Hassall
Patsy: Sandra Bryant
Groom: Geoffrey Hibbert
Sir Thomas Fitzgill: Clive Dunn
Stranger: John Atkinson

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore, with Kenneth Allsop, Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie, 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
Deputy editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Great Acting: Laurence Olivier

In celebration of his sixtieth birthday today, a second showing of his programme from BBC-2's Great Acting series.
Sir Laurence talks to Kenneth Tynan on the stage of the National Theatre at the Old Vic and in the studio. He discusses some of the highlights of a distinguished career which is already part of the history of the English stage.
With excerpts from the films "Henry V", "Hamlet", "Richard III", "Othello", and "The Entertainer".
"This spell-binding virtuoso's performance - for it was in all its simplicity and sincerity no less..." (The Times)
(Laurence Olivier is Director of the National Theatre)
(First shown on BBC-2)


Interviewee: Laurence Olivier
Interviewer: Kenneth Tynan
Producer: Hal Burton

: The Weather Man

: Parliamo Italiano: 28: A Venezia

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

Giulia and Giorgio try to find the Piazza San Marco and lose their way.

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

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

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