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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics in Action: 6: Normal Distributions
Introduced by Stewart Gartside.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Tuesday)

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: Ships in School (i)
Introduced by Edward Salt.
Filmed at Pangbourne County Primary School
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: Telescopes
Introduced by Bill Trotter.
(Repeated on Tues. and Wed. and on Tues., Thurs., and Friday next week)

11.5-11.25 Exploring Your World: Living Underwater
Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Wednesday)

11.35 For Sixth Forms: Colonialism: 1: The Growth of Empire
What drove the colonial powers to imperial conquest and what was the impact on the conquered peoples?
Introduced by John Tusa.
(Shown last week)

12.5-12.25 Engineering: Craft and Science: Engineering Materials: 4: Heat Treatment
Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes, C.Eng., A.M.I., Prod.E.
(Repeated on Wed. and Fri. - not Scottish)


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Edward Salt
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Claire Chovil
Presenter (Middle School Physics): Bill Trotter
Producer (Middle School Physics): John Cain
Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Eurfron Gwynne Jones
Presenter (For Sixth Forms): John Tusa
Producer (For Sixth Forms): John Miller
Presenter (Engineering: Craft and Science): D. R. C. Holmes
Producer (Engineering: Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Croesffyrdd

Troi o Gylch y Twr Gwyn
Arhosa i ddim yng Nghymru I dorri nghalon fach
(Religious discussion)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)


Unknown: Twr Gwyn

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
BBC film


Narrator: Maria Bird

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Going to Work: Nursing
Introduced by Peter West.
This film shows something of the training of Ann Birkett.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 People of Many Lands: Rice: Food of Half the World
This week's film was shot in Thailand, one of the major rice-growing regions of Asia.
Commentary by Tony Beamish.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Friday)

2.55 Discovering Science: The Earth in Space
Introduced by Michael Underwood.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Tuesday)

3.20-3.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Race: The Dark Million
What is the nature of Britain's race problem, and what action is needed to deal with it?
Introduced by Michael Smee.
(Repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday - not Scottish)


Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Subject (Going to Work): Ann Birkett
Producer (Going to Work): Gordon Croton
Narrator (People of Many Lands): Tony Beamish
Producer (People of Many Lands): Peggie Broadhead
Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): John Field
Presenter (Twentieth-Century Focus): Michael Smee
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): John Radcliffe

: Teaching Maths Today: Programme 4

Six programmes for teachers using the new schools series for eleven-to-thirteen-year-olds Maths Today.

John Cain talks to Don Mansfield.


Presenter/Producer: John Cain
Interviewee: Don Mansfield
Director: Peter Baker

: Jackanory: Sam Pig Goes to School

by Alison Uttley
With Dandy Nichols

One fine day Sam Pig went to school. He didn't mean to go. It was all a mistake! ...but as Dandy Nichols will tell you this week, most things always seem to happen to Sam by mistake.


Author: Alison Uttley
Storyteller: Dandy Nichols

: Blue Peter

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

: Belle and Sebastian: Part 5: Norbert's Suitcase

A new series in thirteen parts.

Sebastian is suspicious of Norbert, especially when he sees him meeting a strange car.


Sebastian: Medhi
Norbert: Morice Poli
Angelina: Paloma Matta
Guillaume: Jean Michel Audin
Cesar: Edmond Beauchamp
Berg: Pierre Massimi
Johannot: Albert Dagnant

: 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

followed by the Weather in the South-East

: Bewitched: It's Wishcraft

A new series of the comedy films starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora

It's Wishcraft ...but not in front of my parents!


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

: Animal People: 5: Len Williams, The Monkey Man

Six men in different walks of life, all involved with the world of animals

Three years ago at Murrayton in Cornwall, Len Williams established the only successful breeding colony of Humboldt woolly monkeys in Europe. Williams believes that the small specialised sanctuary not only puts the welfare of the animals first but provides greater opportunity for scientific study and observation.
Commentary by Hugh Falkus.
From the South and West


Subject: Len Williams
Narrator: Hugh Falkus
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: Z Cars: Invasion of Privacy: Part 1

by John Wilson
Starring Joseph Brady, James Ellis, John Slater
with David Daker


Writer: John Wilson
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Hugh David
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
P.C. Weir: Joseph Brady
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Culshaw: David Daker

: News Headlines

: The Illustrated Weekly Hudd

Starring Roy Hudd
with Doug Fisher, Marcia Ashton


Writer: Eric Davidson
Writer: Dave Freeman
Writer: Dick Vosburgh
Musical Director: Harry Rabinowitz
Music composed and arranged by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Michael Hurll
Comedian: Roy Hudd
[Actor]: Doug Fisher
[Actress]: Marcia Ashton

: Panorama

People, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world.
Introduced by Robin Day
with Panorama reporters Michael Charlton, David Dimbleby, Richard Kershaw. Robert MacNeil and James Mossman.


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: James Mossman
Editor: David J. Webster

: The News

with Richard Baker

followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Buy Now - Pay Later

by N.J. Crisp
Created by A.J. Cronin
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson
with John Paul, Christine Finn, Tracy Reed, David Kernan


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Created by: A.J. Cronin
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Gillian Howard
Associate Producer: Edward Ballard
Producer: Royston Morley
Director: Tina Wakerell
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Peggy Davidson: Christine Finn
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Jenny: Iona MacRae
Henry Davidson: John Paul
Hospital sister: Sheelah Wilcocks
Barbara Davidson: Tracy Reed
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Solicitor John: Jefferson Hayes
Larry Pritchard: David Kernan

: 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 Slocum and Rush, Les Cinq Peres, Doreen Hermitage, Jack Platts, The Trio Carvey, Teddy Green, Lou Dupont
Chairman, Leonard Sachs


Performers: Slocum and Rush
Singers: Les Cinq Peres
Dancer: Doreen Hermitage
Comedian: Jack Platts
Jugglers: The Trio Carvey
Dancer: Teddy Green
Ventriloquist: Lou Dupont
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Twenty-Four Hours

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, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham


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: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: The Weather Man

: What is Life?: 4: How to build an Enzyme

Ten programmes on the new understanding molecular biology gives into the nature of life.

The dramatic knowledge of the last few years is that we now know how the genetic message is coded - and the code has been broken. And more than that, it is known how these instructions written in the D.N.A. are translated into action and build the living system.
Presented by Professor Asher Korner, University of Sussex.

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Presenter: Professor Asher Korner
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

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