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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics in Action: 7: Samples and the Normal Distribution
Introduced by Stewart Gartside.

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

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: There and Back
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Wednesday)

11.5-11.25 Exploring Your World: Safe to Sail
Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

11.35 For Sixth Forms: Colonialism: 2: From Empire to Commonwealth
What were the pressures that brought independence to 600 million people in twenty years?
Introduced by John Tusa.
With Bridget Bloom, Dr. Kofi Busia, Lord Caradon, Michael Edwardes, John Hatch, The Rt. Hon Iain MacLeod, M.P., President Julius Nyerere, Dr. Krishna Shelvankar.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

12.5-12.25 Engineering: Craft and Science: Working from Drawings: 5: First and Third Angle Projection
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 (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Bill Scott
Presenter (For Sixth Forms): John Tusa
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Bridget Bloom
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Dr. Kofi Busia
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Lord Caradon
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Michael Edwardes
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): John Hatch
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): The Rt. Hon Iain MacLeod
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): President Julius Nyerere
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Dr. Krishna Shelvankar
Producer (For Sixth Forms): John Miller
Presenter (Engineering: Craft and Science): D. R. C. Holmes
Producer (Engineering: Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

Songs of Praise o'r Hen Capel, Aberporth
Cenir yr emynau Ran eglwysi undebol y cylch.
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Going to Work: Building Crafts
Introduced by Peter West.
A look at the work of two craft apprentices in the building industry.

2.30 People of Many Lands: Angotee - Eskimo Boy
An abridged and adapted version of the National Film Board of Canada's film of an Eskimo's childhood.
(Repeated on Friday)

2.55 Discovering Science: The Structure of the Earth
Introduced by Michael Underwood.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

3.20-3.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Revolution in Technology: New Machines for Old
The electronic computer and what it can do for us.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(Repeated: Tue. and Wed. - not Scottish)


Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): Peter Scroggs
Narrator (People of Many Lands): Doug Stanley
Producer (People of Many Lands): Peggie Broadhead
Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): John Field
Presenter (Twentieth-Century Focus): Arthur Garratt
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): John Radcliffe

: Mother Tongue: 3: Reading and Writing

Programmes for teachers on the stages by which young children learn to understand, use, read, and write their own language.

Doris Nash, Headmistress, Seamills Infants School, Bristol.
Introduced by David Lucas.

(From the South and West)
(Shown on October 22)


Presenter: David Lucas
Speaker: Doris Nash
Director: George Inger
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Jackanory: The Story of Rhiannon

with Ray Smith.
Wales is sometimes called the 'land of song', but it is also a land of stories, and this week Ray Smith tells five of them. They are stories from long ago when great warriors fought in the Welsh valleys and magicians still lived among the hills.


Storyteller: Ray Smith

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes


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

: Belle and Sebastian: Part 6: The Customs Patrol

A series in thirteen parts.

Much to the disquiet of Angelina and her grandfather, Norbert begins to exercise a bad influence over Jean.


Berg: Pierre Massimi
Johannot: Albert Dagnant
Jean: Dominique Blondeau
Norbert: Morice Poli
Angelina: Paloma Matta
Cesar: Edmond Beauchamp
Sebastian: Medhi

: 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: Long Live the Queen

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

Long Live the Queen ...that's crowned it!


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

: Look: Island in Danger

A special film report by Tony Beamish from an Island in Danger.

Aldabra atoll in the Indian Ocean is a treasure island with unique wildlife.
Why is Aldabra so important to conservationists and to Western defence?
From the South and West
See page 23


Reporter: Tony Beamish
Producer: Jeffery Boswall
Producer: Keith Hopkins

: Z Cars: Granny The Swings: Part 1

by Derrick Sherwin
[Starring] James Ellis, John Slater
with Bernard Holley, Stephen Yardley


Writer: Derrick Sherwin
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
P.C. May: Stephen Yardley
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley

: 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, 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 Michael Aspel

followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Michael Aspel

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Accidents Never Happen

by Elaine Morgan.
Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Created by: A.J. Cronin
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Royston Morley
Director: Laurence Bourne
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mrs. Burns: Margot MacAlaster
Fireman: James Maguire
Miss Blair: Petra Davies
Ellen: Elspeth MacNaughton
Hacker: Bartlett Mullins
Kate: Antonia Moss
Willie: John Berryman
Mr. Campbell: Paul Murray
Mistress McBryde: Mollie Maureen

: Come Dancing: North-West England v. East Scotland

Come Dancing at Television's most colourful spectacular in black and white organised by Mecca Dancing.
Peter West introduces North-West England v. East Scotland
Chairman of Judges: Bill Irvine


Presenter: Peter West
Chairman of Judges: Bill Irvine
Music (Manchester): Phil Moss
Music (Dunfermline): Terry Reaney
Compere: Peter Wheeler
Compere: Billy Raymond
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Ray Lakeland
Director: Charles Clifford
Director: Reg Perrin
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
with Kenneth Allsop, Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie, 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?: 5: Chemicals in Control

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

Life's second secret is control. How can the control of the thousands of chemical reactions that all occur simultaneously and in harmony inside a single microscopic cell be explained? The answer is that the cell contains special molecules, the allosteric molecules, each one purpose-built for a particular control job. The programme shows how they work and how they came into being.
Presented by Professor Jacques Monod, Institut Pasteur, Paris; Professor Asher Korner, University of Sussex.

Close Down


Presenter: Professor Jacques Monod
Presenter: Professor Asher Korner
Director: Mary Hoskins
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

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