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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: Ships in School (i)
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Monday and Thursday next week)

10.0 Science Session: Picture in the Camera
The first of a series on amateur photography in which Gordon Severn explains what happens when light rays pass through the lens of a camera.
(Repeated next Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: Electromagnetic Waves
(Shown on Tuesday)
(Repeated on Friday)

11.5-11.25 Primary School Mathematics: On the Surface
(Shown on Tuesday)
(Repeated on Tuesday and Thursday next week)

11.35-11.55 History 1917-1967: Stalin's Revolution
(Shown on Wednesday)


Presenter (Science Session): Gordon Severn
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Pig Farming Today: 3: Health

A series for the practical stockman.
Introduced by Bill Wheeler.

Disease costs the British pig industry close on £20-million a year. The Television Vet advises on the prevention and treatment of some of the more common ailments of sows and weaners.


Presenter: Bill Wheeler
Speaker: The Television Vet [name uncredited]
Director: David Spires
Producer: Gordon Mosley

: Mi Hoffwn I...

Yn dyfalu'r dymuniadau cuddi Eirwen Richards, Ann Griffiths, Dan Roberts
Yn croesawu'r cystadleuwyr, Peter Hughes Griffiths
(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: Dan Roberts
Unknown: Peter Hughes Griffiths

: 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: Bill Scott

: Jackanory: A Handful of Thieves: A Visit to the Cinema

by Nina Bawden.
With Keith Barron.


Author: Nina Bawden
Storyteller: Keith Barron

: 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 Musical Powder Box: Part 3

A film from Czechoslovakia.

Jan and the other boys assist the police in their search for Peter, who has been kidnapped.
Commentary spoken by John Westbrook.


Narrator: John Westbrook
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

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Who Stole My Watch?

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.

Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews

Who Stole My Watch? ...and my friends!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: Top of the Form: Heat 6: Midlands

Binley Park School, Coventry, Warwickshire v. The Regis School, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire


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

: The Newcomers

Vivienne prepares for the election meeting; Sydney disappears, and Lance catches a cold.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Gerry Mill
Vera Harker: June Bland
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Emily Williamson: Amy Dalby
Arnold Tripp: Gerard Cross
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Jimmy Marker: David Janson
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Charlie Penrose: Victor Platt
George Roberts: Barry Lowe
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
William Pargeter: Julian Somers
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Dr. Potter: Richard Steele

: 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 Girl from U.N.C.L.E.: The Double-O-Nothing 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 Double-O-Nothing Affair
In which U.N.C.L.E. just escapes eradication.


April Dancer: Stefanie Powers
Mark Slate: Noel Harrison
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Sydney Morehouse: Sorrell Booke
George Kramer: Edward Asner
Montgomery: Don Chastain

: The News

with Robert Dougall

followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: As I Remember...

The Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Menzies, K.T., C.H., Q.C., Prime Minister of Australia
1939-41 and 1949-66, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, in conversation with Kenneth Harris.

Suez 1956
"The United Nations in 1956 didn't settle the problems of peace and war in the Middle East, they made another war inevitable."

The Commonwealth
"I'm bound to confess with sorrow that I'm not sorry to be no longer attending a Conference of that kind because all the ancient landmarks have been rooted up... I sometimes think that the winds of change blew a little too suddenly and a little too strongly."

The United Kingdom
"I think you are a little bit inclined here to exaggerate your disabilities, to have lost some faith in yourselves... In this country with its immense history and its immense reservoirs of high intelligence and rich experience, there's no reason to apologise for existence. This country ought to be the moral and intellectual leader of the world for generations to come, but it must not lose faith in itself."

Recorded at the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, Walmer Castle, Kent.

See page 57


Interviewee: The Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Menzies
Interviewer: Kenneth Harris
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Amateur Boxing: Wales v. Ireland

Outside broadcast cameras bring you some of the principal bouts in tonight's international from the Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Dewi Griffiths

: The Weather Man

: Inside Local Government: 3: Management by Party Politics

The management of local authorities in Britain.

Featuring Alderman Henry Lumby, Conservative Leader, Lancs. C.C., Alderman Sir Fred Longworth, Labour Leader, Lancs. C.C.
Introduced by Denis Mitchell.
(Shown on Sunday)

Close Down


Subject: Alderman Henry Lumby
Subject: Alderman Sir Fred Longworth
Speaker: Councillor William Taylor
Speaker: Anthony Barker
Presenter: Denis Mitchell
Director: Paul Ellis
Producer: Tony Matthews

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