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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38-9.58 Mathematics in Action: 10: Statistics and their Distribution
Introduced by Stewart Gartside.
Repeated on Tuesday

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Getting Together
Introduced by David Sturgess.
Shown last week
Repeated on Wednesday

11.35 For Sixth Forms: Colonialism: 5: Problems of Independence
Introduced by John Tusa.
with Emeka Anyaoku, Dr. Kofi Busu, Lord Caradon, Michael Edwardes, Robert Gardiner, John Hatch, David Holden, Professor Owen Lattimore, Lee Kuan Yew,
President Julius Nyerere, Dorothy Pickles, Dr. Krishna Shelvankar, Arnold Smith,
Professor Hugh Tinker, Tarzie Vittachi.

12.5-12.25 Engineering: Craft and Science: Electricity at Work: 9: Electric current
Introduced by D. R. C. Holmes, C.Eng., A.M.I.Prod.E.
Repeated on Wednesday and Friday


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Maths Today): David Sturgess
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Presenter (For Sixth Forms): John Tusa
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Emeka Anyaoku
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Dr. Kofi Busu
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Lord Caradon
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Michael Edwardes
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Robert Gardiner
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): John Hatch
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): David Holden
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Professor Owen Lattimore
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Lee Kuan Yew
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): President Julius Nyerere
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Dorothy Pickles
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Dr. Krishna Shelvankar
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Arnold Smith
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Professor Hugh Tinker
Speaker (For Sixth Forms): Tarzie Vittachi
Producer (For Sixth Forms): John Miller
Presenter (Engineering: Craft and Science): D. R. C. Holmes
Programme adviser (Engineering: Craft and Science): E. V. Gilby, Assoc. I.M.I.
Producer (Engineering: Craft and Science): Nat Taylor


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Addaswyd gan WYNFORD JONES
A French film about animal research
First shown on BBC Wales


Unknown: Wynford Jones
Unknown: Athro Lorenz
Unknown: Rhydwen Williams
Unknown: Harri Pritchard

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker

(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5-2.30 Look: Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees: Part 1: Discovering the Chimps
An English girl's four-year scientific study of chimpanzees in tropical Africa.
Written and produced by Marshal Flaum.

3.20-3.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Who Governs Britain?: Parties and Pressure Groups
What pressures does the Government face when framing policy? And who exerts them?
Introduced by Anthony Barker.
Repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday


Narrator (Look): Orson Welles
Writer/producer (Look): Marshal Flaum
Executive producer (Look): Robert C. Doyle
Presented for BBC-tv by (Look): Keith Hopkins
Presenter (Twentieth-Century Focus): Anthony Barker
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): Tony Scull

: Mother Tongue: 5: The Sensitive Tool

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

Tom John, Headmaster, Tower Hill Primary School, Witney.
Introduced by David Lucas.

(From the South and West)


Presenter: David Lucas
Speaker: Tom John
Director: George Inger
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Jackanory: The Beauty and the Beast

with Simon Ward.
Each story this week is about a Prince - all from different countries. Simon Ward tells the extraordinary adventures they went through before they could live happily ever after.


Storyteller: Simon Ward

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves.


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

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Behind the camera: John Hunter Blair 6 December 2015

: Belle and Sebastian: Part 10: The Fire

The Commissioner from Paris arrives in the village just as disaster hits the chalet.


Guillaume: Jean Michel Audin
Cesar: Edmond Beauchamp
Berg: Pierre Massimi
Johannot: Albert Dagnant
Jean: Dominique Blondeau
Angelina: Paloma Matta
Sebastian: Medhi
Celestine: Helene Dieudonne
Commissioner Leduc: Rene Blanchart

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The News

: Town and Around

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

: Quiz Ball: Everton v. Kilmarnock

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

Harry Catterick, manager Brian Labone, player; Alec Wallace, player; Kenneth Cope, guest supporter

John Murdoch, assistant trainer/coach; Gerald Queen, player; Hugh Brown, player;
Magnus Magnusson, guest supporter

Refereed by David Vine.


Panellist (Everton): Harry Catterick
Panellist (Everton): Brian Labone
Panellist (Everton): Alec Wallace
Panellist (Everton): Kenneth Cope
Panellist (Kilmarnock): John Murdoch
Panellist (Kilmarnock): Gerald Queen
Panellist (Kilmarnock): Hugh Brown
Panellist (Kilmarnock): Magnus Magnusson
Announcer: John Witty
Referee: David Vine
Devised by: George Woolley
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Look: The Elephant

If you had to create a monstrous mythical creature in best science fiction style, could you improve upon the elephant? Is this your image of the elephant - or do you regard him more as a friendly, bumbly creature? He's large and heavy certainly, but gentle as a lamb and one of man's closest friends.
Peter Scott traces the fantastic story of the gentle giant - beginning sixty million years ago.

(From the South and West)
See page 25


Presenter: Peter Scott
Devised and Compiled by: Robina Gyle-Thompson
Series Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: Z Cars: Too Quiet for Sunday: Part 1

by John Roddick
With Bernard Holley
(For cast list see page 43)


Writer: John Roddick
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley

: News Headlines

: The Very Merry Widow: Square Meals at Round Tables

A new comedy series by Alan Melville.
Starring Moira Lister and guest star, Beryl Reid


Writer: Alan Melville Signature music: Burt Rhodes
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Gordon Toms
Producer: Robin Nash
Jacqueline Villiers: Moira Lister
Bank manager: Anthony Sharp
Mrs. Frayle: Molly Urquhart
Freddie Phillipson: Donald Hewlett
Mrs. Breasley: Beryl Reid
Mrs. Lambert: Doris Gilmore
Mrs. Leitch: Rosamund Greenwood
Mr. Leitch: Ballard Berkeley
Mavis Anstruther: Diana King
Mr. Lambert: Sidney Vivian
Mrs. Mendelssohn: Shirley Cooklin
Mr. Mendelssohn: David Lawton

: 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 Robert Dougall

followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: It's the System

by Harry Green.
Created by A. J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson
with Richard Hurndall, Ronald Lacey


Writer: Harry Green Created by: A. J. Cronin
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Royston Morley
Director: Tina Wakerell
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Millie Gillespie: Elizabeth Proud
Bill Gillespie: Ronald Lacey
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
David Bruce: Christopher Denham
Staff nurse: Ginni Barlow
Dr. Ross: Richard Hurndall
Procurator Fiscal: Andrew Downie
Sheriff-Substitute: John Rae

: Come Dancing

at Television's most colourful spectacular in black and white. Organised by Mecca Dancing.
Peter West introduces
The South of England v. North-East England
Chairman of Judges, Bill Irvine


Presenter: Peter West
Chairman of Judges: Bill Irvine
Music (Portsmouth): Jack Hawkins
Music (Whitley Bay): Don Smith
Compere: Michael Aspel
Compere: Mike Neville
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Peter Bale
Director: Ray Lakeland
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?: 9: D.N.A. and Evolution

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

From one point of view the chicken is simply the egg's way of ensuring the production of another egg. Is every animal or plant simply the D.N.A. molecule's way of ensuring the production of another D.N.A. molecule?
Presented by Professor Asher Korner, University of Sussex; Professor John Maynard Smith, University of Sussex.

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Presenter: Professor Asher Korner
Presenter: Professor John Maynard
Director: Mary Hoskins
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

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