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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics in Action: 8: Experimental Design
Introduced by Stewart Gartside.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: Castors Away!: Part 2: The Search for Sergeant Bubb
by Hester Burton.
Adapted by John Tully.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Relations
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Wednesday)

11.5-11.25 Exploring Your World: Man Becomes Airborne
Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

11.35 For Sixth Forms: Colonialism: 4: The Consequences of Decolonisation
Introduced by John Tusa.
With Bridget Bloom, Sir Andrew Cohen, Morarji Desai, Michael Edwardes, Robert Gardiner, John Hatch, Professor Owen Lattimore, Lee Kuan Yew, The Rt. Hon. Iain MacLeod, Duncan Niegwa, Julius Nyerere, Dorothy Pickles, Prof. Hugh Tinker, Tarzie Vittachi.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

12.5-12.25 Engineering: Craft and Science: Working from Drawings: 7: From Drawing to Work
Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes, C.Eng., A.M.I.Prod.E.
(Repeated: Wed. and Fri. (not Scottish))


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Author (Merry-Go-Round): Hester Burton
Adapter (Merry-Go-Round): John Tully
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Dorothea Brooking
William Henchman: Peter Williams
Susan Henchman: Hilary Mason
Sergeant James Bubb: John Link
Tom Henchman: Louis Selwyn
Nell Henchman: Gillian Bailey
Lieutenant: Danvers Walker
Private: Paul Thompson
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): Sir Andrew Cohen
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Morarji Desai
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Michael Edwardes
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Robert Gardiner
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): John Hatch
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Professor Owen Lattimore
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Lee Kuan Yew
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): The Rt. Hon. Iain MacLeod
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Duncan Niegwa
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Julius Nyerere
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Dorothy Pickles
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Prof. Hugh Tinker
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Tarzie Vittachi
Producer (For Sixth Forms): John Miller
Presenter (Engineering: Craft and Science): D.R.C. Holmes
Producer (Engineering: Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Natur Eglwys

Beth yw arwyddocad yr ymwahanu mewn dyddiau He clywir mwy o sdn am Undeb Eglwysig?
(The Nature of a Church: discussion.)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)


Unknown: Undeb Eglwysig

: The News and The Weather Man

Peter Walker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Going to Work: The Story of a Product: Paper
One material with a thousand uses.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 People of Many Lands: Toronto
A programme about the capital city of the Province of Ontario, which is also an important link in communications between East and West Canada.
Commentary by Tim Slessor.
(Repeated on Friday)

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

3.20-3.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Revolution in Technology: The Challenge of Change
How Britain is responding to the challenges of the computer age in comparison with other countries.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(Repeated: Tues. and Wed. (not Scot.))


Producer (Going to Work): Alan G. Bell
Narrator (People of Many Lands): Tim Slessor
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: 4: Problems and Remedies

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

Keith Gardner, Organiser of Remedial Education, Walsall.
Introduced by David Lucas.

(From the South and West)
(First shown on October 29)


Presenter: David Lucas
Speaker: Keith Gardner
Director: George Inger
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Jackanory: Pinocchio

with Trevor Martin.
Oh, how difficult it is to be good!
At least, that's what Pinocchio thought.
This week in Jackanory Trevor Martin tells the story of this famous puppet and the terrible troubles he got himself into.


Storyteller: Trevor Martin

: 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 8: Christmas Eve

The two customs men become suspicious about Belle's activity.


Angelina: Paloma Matta
Norbert: Morice Poli
Jean: Dominique Blondeau
Sebastian: Medhi
Berg: Pierre Massimi
Johannot: Albert Dagnant
Guillaume: Jean Michel Audin
Celestine: Helene Dieudonne

: The Magic Roundabout

Written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

Peter Walker


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
followed by the Weather in the South-East

: Quiz Ball: Glasgow Rangers v. Tottenham Hotspur

The first of a new series.
Top Soccer teams compete in a light-hearted battle of wits with the help of their celebrity supporters.
Tonight's teams:

Scott Symon, Former Manager; John Greig, Player; David Smith, Player; Rikki Fulton, Guest Supporter

Tottenham Hotspur:
Geoffrey Jones, Secretary; Cliff Jones, Player; James Robertson, Player; Brian Moore, Guest Supporter

Refereed by David Vine.

See page 21


Contestant (Rangers): Scott Symon
Contestant (Rangers): John Greig
Contestant (Rangers): David Smith
Contestant (Rangers): Rikki Fulton
Contestant(Tottenham Hotspur): Geoffrey Jones
Contestant (Tottenham Hotspur): Cliff Jones
Contestant (Tottenham Hotspur): James Robertson
Contestant (Tottenham Hotspur): Brian Moore
Announcer: John Witty
Referee: David Vine
Devised by: George Woolley
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Look: Night Birds of Kammurijima

After a winter at sea roaming the vast inhospitable wastes of the Pacific Ocean, thirty thousand shear-waters descend out of the night on to the tiny Japanese island of Kammurijima, there to eke out a nocturnal and subterranean existence for six months. Their annual struggle for survival in the face of storms, starvation, and enemies is one of the most remarkable of all bird life-cycles.

(from the South and West)


Narrator: Peter Scott
Producer: Takuji Terashima
Series Producer: Jeffery Boswall
Adapted for BBC-tv by: Keith Hopkins
Adapted for BBC-tv by: David Leonard

: Z Cars: They're Not Supposed To Do That - Are They?: Part 1

by Derek and Donald Ford
Starring Joseph Brady, John Slater
with David Daker, Stephen Yardley
(For cast list see Tues. at 7.5 p.m.)


Writer: Derek Ford
Writer: Donald Ford
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: John Davies
P.C. Weir: Joseph Brady
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
P.C. Culshaw: David Daker
P.C. May: Stephen Yardley

: News Headlines

: The Illustrated Weekly Hudd

Written by Eric Davidson, Dave Freeman, Dick Vosburgh.
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: Norman Vertigan
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: Tell Me True

by Harry Green.
Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson
with Jack May


Writer: Harry Green
Created by: A.J. Cronin
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Royston Morley
Director: Laurence Bourne
Ruth Goodall: Jill Richards
Mrs. Abercrombie: May Warden
Matron: Molly Urquhart
Sister O'Keefe: Barbara Lott
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
The Rev. John Crawford: Jack May
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Dr. Snoddie: Eric Woodburn

: Come Dancing

at Television's most colourful spectacular in black and white. Organised by Mecca Dancing.
Peter West introduces
North v. East
Chairman of Judges: Bill Irvine
See page 21


Presenter: Peter West
Chairman of Judges: Bill Irvine
Music (Bradford): Graham Warner
Music (Norwich): Chic Applin
Compere: Barry Chambers
Compere: John Bassett
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Ray Lakeland
Director: Barrie Edgar
Director: Reg Perrin
Producer: Philip Lewis

: 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?: 7: The Energetic Electron

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

To run its own independent factory life had to find a way to control energy. All life today uses one mechanism, and fundamentally this is driven by the ability to absorb energy from energetic electrons.
Presented by Professor Asher Korner, University of Sussex; Professor F. R. Whatley King's College, London; Dr. J. M. Palmer, King's College, London.

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Presenter: Professor Asher Korner
Presenter: Professor F. R. Whatley
Presenter: Dr. J. M. Palmer
Director: Mary Hoskins
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

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