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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: Castors Away!: Part 2: The Search for Sergeant Bubb
Shown on Monday

10.0 Science Session: Better Pictures
Gordon Severn explains that if you want to be sure of better pictures you need to exercise careful control at all stages when making a photograph.
Repeated next Wednesday

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: The Camera and the Eye
Shown on Tuesday
Repeated on Friday

11.5-11 25 Primary School Mathematics: Turning Tables
Shown on Tuesday

11.35-11.55 History 1917-1967: The Cold War
Shown on Wednesday


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

: Pig Farming Today: 7: The Future

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

A review of developments including a visit to an AI Centre; Dr. King discusses the possible place of new breeds; Seaton Baxter explains the principles of oxidation; and James Gilbert shows how most of the advice given in the series is put into practice at Ellismoss.


Presenter: Bill Wheeler
Speaker: Dr. King
Speaker: Seaton Baxter
Speaker: James Gilbert
Director: David Spires
Producer: Gordon Mosley

: Mi Hoffwn I...

Weld y Tylwyth Teg ; Dyfu rhosyn du
Fod ar 'Mi Hoffwn I
Yn dyfalu'r dymuniadau cuddj Eirwen Richards
Ann Griffiths
Dan Roberts
Yn croesawu'r cystadleuwyr, Peter Hughes Griffiths
Dyfeisydd y gem, Ron Harries Cynhyrchydd, Meredydd Evans Cyfarwyddwr, Rhydderch Jones
Quiz: I should like...
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)


Unknown: Tylwyth Teg
Unknown: Eirwen Richards
Unknown: Ann Griffiths
Unknown: Dan Roberts
Unknown: Peter Hughes Griffiths
Unknown: Ron Harries
Unknown: Meredydd Evans

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
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

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: Spotlight

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


Producer: Julian Aston

: Jackanory: Out of the Frying Pan...

with Trevor Martin.


Storyteller: Trevor Martin

: 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: Maximka: Part 2

A film from Russia.

Maximka starts a new life and finds a true friend.
Commentary spoken by Wensley Pithey.


Narrator: Wensley Pithey
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

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The News

: Town and Around

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

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: You're Under Arrest!

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

Come quietly... You're Under Arrest!


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: Second Quarter-Finals: South v. East

Thomas Bennett School, Crawley, Sussex v. Burnt Mill School, Harlow, Essex


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

Bert starts his spare-time job; Kerr seeks Amelia's advice, and the Coopers hope for better news of Lance.
From the Midlands
(For cast see Friday at 7.5)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Norman Stewart

: 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 Arthur Greenslade


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra Directed by: Arthur Greenslade
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Pieces of Fate 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 Pieces of Fate Affair
In which U.N.C.L.E. tangles with a village of villains.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Jody Moore: Grayson Hall
Jacqueline Mideult: Sharon Farrell
Ellipsis Zarke: Theo Marcuse
Buck: Richard Collier
Tom Duggan: Himself
Simeon Spinrad: Buddy Lewis

: The News

with Richard Baker

followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Lord Reith Looks Back: 1: I was meant to do something in the world

with Malcolm Muggeridge
In this the first of three programmes filmed in Scotland and London Lord Reith, the BBC's first Director-General, recalls his early years in Glasgow; his memories of the First World War; and the events that led up to his appointment in 1922 as General Manager of the British Broadcasting Company.
"I would say that the Almighty was there in my receiving that job, and was there with me in my execution of the job."
"My first thoughts about the Passchendaele slaughter were of inefficiency in top management, and efficiency in the conduct of war was a thing most people seemed completely to ignore - there's no cost-accounting in war."
"As a young man I was inordinately ambitious to be fully stretched, inordinately ambitious to be of service."
See page 57
(Next week: I found the BBC or the BBC found me)


Interviewer: Malcolm Muggeridge
Interviewee: Lord Reith
Producer/Director: Stephen Peet

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Reith - the BBC Legacy 23 October 2016

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
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

: Thirteen Against Fate: The Widower (Le Veuf)

Stories by Georges Simenon
Dramatised by Clive Exton
Starring Joss Ackland
with Henry Gilbert, Patricia Healey


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Clive Exton
Title music composed and conducted by: Tony Russell
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Silvio Narizzano
Bernard Jeantet: Joss Ackland
Concierge: Vera Lennox
Old man: Maitland Moss
Mademoiselle Couvert: Aimee Delamain
Pierre: John Gugolka
Police Sergeant: Brian Spink
Foreign worker: Tony Arpino
Inspector Gordes: Henry Gilbert
Massombre: Paul Bahadur
Sauvegrain: John Carlin
Jeanne Jeantet: Patricia Healey
Hotel clerk: Richard Gregory
Chambermaid: Muguette de Braie
Germain Moussu: Charles Carson
Jacques Beaudoin: Victor Brooks
Barman: David Joel

: The Weather Man

: Inside Local Government: 7: The Planning Committee

The management of local authorities in Britain.

How Coventry Corporation planned and developed part of its new City centre.
Introduced by Denis Mitchell.
(Shown on Sunday)

Close Down


Presenter: Denis Mitchell
Director: Paul Ellis
Producer: Tony Matthews

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