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: For Schools and Colleges

9.35 Merry-Go-Round: The Story of King Arthur: 1: The Sword
In which the boy Arthur becomes King of Britain.
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Science Session: Breathing
Frank Bough explains why muscles need oxygen and how training improves the circulation of the blood.
(Shown on Wednesday)


Presenter (Science Session): Frank Bough

: 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
Shown on Monday

11.35 Men in History
Shown on Monday

12.0-12.20 Mathematics in Action
Shown on Monday

: Cricket: England v. India: First Test Match

First day's play at Headingley.
See page 39


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Producer: Ray Lakeland
Producer: Philip Lewis
Producer: 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: Spotlight

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


Producer: Barbara Parker

: Lawn Tennis and Cricket

Lawn Tennis: The Davis Cup: Great Britain v. Spain
from Devonshire Park, Eastbourne.
Semi-final of the European Zone A.

Cricket: England v. India: First Test Match
A further visit to Headingley
On BBC-2 from 4.30


Commentator (Lawn Tennis): Dan Maskell
Commentator (Lawn Tennis): Maurice Edelston
Television Presentation (Lawn Tennis): Brian Johnson

: Jackanory: Mrs. Pepperpot to the Rescue

by Alf Proysen.
With Eileen Colwell.


Author: Alf Proysen
Storyteller: Eileen Colwell

: 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: Katya and the Crocodile: Part 2

A film from Czechoslovakia.

One by one the turtle, the starling, the rabbits, and the crocodile escape, making life very difficult for Katya.
Commentary by Antony Bilbow.


Narrator: Antony Bilbow
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

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Cook: Zena Skinner

: Cricket: England v. India: First Test Match

The closing overs of the first day's play at Headingley.

: Dee Time

An early evening scene with Simon Dee introducing his guests Dusty Springfield, Los Brincos, Tom Rush.


Presenter: Simon Dee
Guest: Dusty Springfield
Guests: Los Brincos
Guest: Tom Rush
Music: Bernard Herrmann and the Northern Dance Orchestra
Script: Neil Shand
Script: Michael Wale
Script: Joe Steeples
Design: Peter Mavius
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Terry Henebery

: The Newcomers

An industrial dispute threatens Edens; Arnold meets an old acquaintance and spends a disagreeable day.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Geoffrey Tetlow
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
George Roberts: Barry Lowe
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Gerald Harrison: Donald Douglas
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Joe: John Berwyn
Maggie: Pamela Cundell
Bert Harker: Robert Brown

: Top of the Pops

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


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.: The Moulin Ruse 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 Moulin Ruse Affair in which U.N.C.L.E. knows it's fatal to lose to Toulouse.


April Dancer: Stefanie Powers
Mark Slate: Noel Harrison
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Dr. Toulouse: Shelley Berman
Nadia: Yvonne de Carlo
Fritz Stretch: Burt Mustin
Miss Ibsen: Thordis Brandt
Chico: Barry Robins
Madame Bloor: Ellen Corby
Rabbit: Tura Satana
Dr. Apella: Olan Soule

: The Frost Report: On Crime

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

: Three Swings on a Pendulum

A day in London with Robert Hughes, Lewis Nkosi, Olivier Todd.
Has contemporary London something new and unique to offer?
Is there any truth behind the swinging fable created by goggle-eyed foreign observers?
This documentary film follows three overseas visitors for a day - to get an Australian, African, and French answer.
See page 39


Presenter: Robert Hughes
Presenter: Lewis Nkosi
Presenter: Olivier Todd
Producer/Director: Michael Gill

: 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
Deputy editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Weather Man

: Made in Britain

A weekly report on exports and industry.

: Vamos a Ver!: 20: El Toro Soy Yo

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

A crowd, a mask, a knife - take care, my pretty girl, for I'm the Bull....
Shown on Sunday

Close Down


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

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