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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: 'Sylvania': An Ocean Liner
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Immunisation
The body's defence mechanisms can be stimulated to prevent disease from harmful organisms.
Introduced by Bryan Kendrick.
(Repeated next Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Writing it Down
Introduced by David Sturgess.
(Repeated on Friday)

11.5-11.25 Primary School Mathematics: Measurement
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35-11.55 History 1917-1967: The New Europe
(Shown on Wednesday)


Presenter (Science Session): Bryan Kendrick
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy
Presenter (Maths Today): David Sturgess
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss

: Mi Hoffwn I...

Yn dyfalu'r dymuniadau cudd: Eirwen Richards
Ann Griffiths , Da- Roberts
Yn croesawu'r cystadleuwyr, Peter Hughes Griffiths
Dyfeisydd y gem, RON HARRIES Cynhyrchydd, MEREDYDD EVANS
(Quiz: I should like...)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)


Unknown: Eirwen Richards
Unknown: Ann Griffiths
Unknown: Peter Hughes Griffiths
Unknown: Ron Harries

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: For Schools and Colleges: Spotlight

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


Producer: Michael Coyle

: Racing from Newmarket: October Meeting

3.10 Southfield Handicap
over one mile and a half and 100 yards

3.40 Middle Park Stakes
over six furlongs

4.10 Norwich Handicap
over one mile and one furlong

(to 16.20)


Racing commentaries: Peter O'Sullevan
Racing commentaries: Clive Graham
Racing commentaries: John Penney
Racing topics: Julian Wilson
Television Presentation: Philip Lewis

: Jackanory: Osiris Finds a New Kingdom

with Samira Kirollos.


Storyteller: Samira Kirollos

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton and John Noakes


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

: Tales from Europe: The Golden Tent: Part 3

A Mongolian Fairy-tale.

Dawa visits the underwater kingdom and receives three magic gifts from its King.
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

followed by the Weather in the South-East


Cook: Zena Skinner

: International Golf

The Alcan Golfer of the Year Championship and The Alcan International Championship for the richest prize in British golf over 72 holes
Highlights of the first day's play from the Old Course, St. Andrews.
Introduced by Harry Carpenter.
See page 61


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Commentator: Bill Cox
Television Presentation: Bill Malcolm
Television Presentation: A.P. Wilkinson
Editor: Peter Thomson

: Top of the Form: Heat 3: South

Thomas Bennett School, Crawley, Sussex v. De Burgh School, Tadworth, Surrey


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: John Edmunds
Scorer: Jon Kelley
Question Setter: Boswell Taylor
Director: John McGonagle
Director: Mary David
Producer: Mary Evans

: The Newcomers

The Coopers hear from some old friends. Sally is offered the chance to travel. Burroughs has his eye on the Town Council.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Script: John Cresswell
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Julia Smith
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Sally Burroughs: Alysoun Austin
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Gerald Harrison: Donald Douglas
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Charlie Penrose: Victor Platt
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Roger Fordham-Smythe: Derek Aylward
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance

: News Headlines

: Top of the Pops

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


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Cap and Gown Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.

A film series, starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin and Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

The Cap and Gown Affair
In which U.N.C.L.E.'s pursuit of knowledge ends in a double entendre!


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Minerva: Carole Shelyne
Patricia: Melanie Alexander
Timothy Dwight: Henry Jones
Jonathan Trumbull: Larry D. Mann

: The News

with Richard Baker and including a report from the Labour Party Conference at Scarborough.
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Where is Everybody?

The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe

There is a growing conviction among some prominent scientists that we are not alone: elsewhere in the Universe there must be countless millions of other creatures unimaginably more intelligent than we are.
Where are they? What might they look like? How could we communicate with them?
Narrated by Carl Sagan of the Harvard Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Written by Carl Sagan and Philip Daly.
See page 59


Narrator/Writer: Carl Sagan
Writer/Producer: Philip Daly
Studio Direction: Darrol Blake

: Horse of the Year Show: The Wills Gold Plate

The total prize money of £1,050 makes this International Puissance Competition one of the most closely contested events of the week.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Ian Smith

: Twenty-Four Hours

with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: The Weather Man

: Conference Talk

from the Labour Party Conference in Scarborough.
Ian Trethowan and Kenneth Harris discuss the political ideas of the day with some of the people involved.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Kenneth Harris
Director: Ray Colley
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: Special Children - Special Teaching: 4: Into the World

A series on the education of the handicapped and other children in need.
Introduced by Vincent Rosewell.

Handicapped children at some stage must leave the protected environment of school. How can they be prepared for this? Should they always attend 'special' schools in the first place?

(Close Down)


Presenter: Vincent Rosewell
Producer: Roger Owen
Speaker: Peter Mittler
Speaker: James Loring
Speaker: Dick Downing

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