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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics in Action: Mathematics Applied: 7: Simulation
Introduced by Malcolm Bevan.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.0-10.15 Merry-Go-Round: The Story of King Arthur: 2: The Giant
Written by June Grimble.
In which King Arthur finds a wife and defeats a giant.
(Repeated on Thursday)


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Malcolm Bevan
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Harry Levinson
Writer (Merry-Go-Round): June Grimble
Drawings (Merry-Go-Round): Sheila Perry
Drawings (Merry-Go-Round): Romek Marber
Narrator (Merry-Go-Round): Richard Hurndall
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Barbara Parker

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: 11: The Plumber

(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: 7: Surfaces
A school day for Chris and his friends includes papering a Wendy house and roofing a hut.
Introduced by Sylvia Dadd.
(Repeated on Friday)

11.35-12.0 For Sixth Forms: Cubism and After: A Sum of Destructions
The development of Cubism is traced largely through the work of Picasso.
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter (Mathematics Around You): Sylvia Dadd
Producer (Mathematics Around You): Andree Molyneux
Producer (For Sixth Forms): Michael Gill

: Cricket: England v. India: First Test Match

Fourth day's play at Headingley.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Television Presentation: Ray Lakeland
Television Presentation: Philip Lewis
Television Presentation: 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: Holiday Money
Today's programme is about savings. Rod and Doreen are planning their holidays-where's the money coming from?
Introduced by Len Lowe.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 Men in History: John Colet
This programme describes how John Colet founded St. Paul's School.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.55-3.15 Middle School Mathematics: Loci (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): Maida Stanier
Producer (Men in History): Felicity Kinross
Presenter (Middle School Mathematics): Alan Tammadge
Producer (Middle School Mathematics): John Cain

: Cricket: England v. India: First Test Match

A further visit to Headingley.
On BBC-2 from 4.30
(to 16.15)

: Jackanory: The Rainmakers

with Robert Lee.
The Chinese people have a history which goes back thousands and thousands of years, and the stories this week have been handed down by generations of storytellers.
Today: The Rainmakers


Storyteller: Robert Lee
Horseman: Anthony Chinn

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace, Valerie Singleton and John Noakes.
See facing page


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

: Conquerors Road: Part 5: The Second Dead Man

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

In which Sarah finds a dead man...
(First shown on BBC Wales)


Writer/Producer/Director: Dafydd Gruffydd
Based on the novel by: L.A. Knight
Designer: Alan Taylor
Jonathan: Philip Ray
Absalom: Norman Wynne
Scandrett: Windsor Davies
Sarah: Karin MacCarthy
Jasper: Bill Meilen
Cylla Hardinveld: Yolande Turner
St. Helier: Laurence Payne
Shell: Michael David
The Country Sheriff: Dillwyn Owen
Coastguard: Bill Shaw

: 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

: Cricket: England v. India: First Test Match

The closing overs.

: Top of the Form: Transworld Edition: Liverpool Institute, Liverpool v. University High School, Melbourne

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. University High School, Melbourne
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 Placer: Part 1

by Ray Jenkins.
Starring John Slater, Joseph Brady, James Ellis
with Sebastian Breaks, David Daker


Writer: Ray Jenkins
Designer: Jack Robinson
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Douglas Camfield
Bella Lewis: Maggie Don
Danny Lewis: Simon Taylor
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
P.C. Tate: Sebastian Breaks
P.C. Weir: Joseph Brady
P.C. Culshaw: David Daker
Yankee Benn: Barry Shawzin
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Griffin: Harold Goodwin
Fay Benn: Diana Coupland
Sutton: Jean Benedetti
Radio girl: Anjula Harman
Woman customer: Shirley Cooklin

: The Reluctant Romeo: A Tate of a Shirt

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
Henry Copthorne: Geoffrey Sumner
Mr. Hopkins: Arthur Mayne
Thomas Jones: Leslie Crowther
Geraldine Woods: Amanda Barrie
Office girl: Rosalind Elliot
Gaylord Lovelace: Robin Hunter

: 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: No Flowers by Request

by Myles Rudge
Starring Dinsdale Landen


Writer: Myles Rudge
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: John Frankau
Director: Lennie Mayne
Mickey Dunne: Dinsdale Landen
Lennie Carson: Laurie Webb
Man: Rex Robinson
Woman: Patricia Prior
Young man: Peter Cleall
Young woman: Karol Keyes
Sergeant Lowther: John Scott-Martin
P.C. Jackson: Iain Blair
Elvira: Jennifer Croxton
Milkman: David Battley
Inspector Lake: Garfield Morgan
Miss Toms: Kathleen Helme
Sue Kirby: Jennie Linden
Mrs. Kirby: Joan Benham
Dr. Kirby: Henry Gilbert
Simon: Simon Brent
Mr. Latouche: Julian Orchard
Nurse Peters: Sybilla Kay
Mr. Salter: John Rae
Miss Teale: Joan Mane
Mrs. Beasley: Judith Furze
Old man: Jack Bligh
Mrs. Cater: Ann Way

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
(By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
Presenting John Hanson, Harry Bailey, Wally Boag, Anna-Lou and Maria, The Trio Hoganas
The Songs of Vesta Tilley featured by Joan Sterndale Bennett, Brian Blades, Doreen Hermitage, Kim Grant, Maria Charles, Norman Warwick, Jenny Wren, Michael Darbyshire, Jacqueline Ingles
(By arrangement with the Players Theatre, London)
Chairman, Leonard Sachs
(John Hanson is appearing in "The Desert Song" at the Palace Theatre, London)
See page 19


Singer: John Hanson
Comedian: Harry Bailey
Comedian: Wally Boag
Magicians: Anna-Lou and Maria
Speciality act: The Trio Hoganas
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Vesta Tilley): Joan Sterndale Bennett
Singer/dancer/choreography (The Songs of Vesta Tilley): Brian Blades
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Vesta Tilley): Doreen Hermitage
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Vesta Tilley): Kim Grant
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Vesta Tilley): Maria Charles
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Vesta Tilley): Norman Warwick
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Vesta Tilley): Jenny Wren
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Vesta Tilley): Michael Darbyshire
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Vesta Tilley): Jacqueline Ingles
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Weather Man

: A World of Weather: 1: The Atmospheric Engine

Ten programmes unravelling the workings of the weather.

Professor P. A. Sheppard of Imperial College, London explains how the atmosphere manufactures weather out of energy supplied to it by the sun at the rate of 43 million horsepower for every square mile of its beam.
See back page

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Presenter: Professor P. A. Sheppard
Director: David Cordingley
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

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