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: For Schools and Colleges

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus: Who Governs Britain?: Parties and Pressure Groups
Shown on Monday
Repeated on Wednesday

11.18 Going to Work: Building Crafts

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by John Langstaff.
with children from Minet Junior School, Hayes, Middlesex.
Shown last week

12.5-12.25 Mathematics in Action: 10: Statistics and their Distribution
Shown on Monday


Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Rhowch Inni Gan

Can i'ch diddanu, medd
Bryn Williams, Janice Thomas, Jennifer a Carol gyda Ronnie Williams a fydd bob wythnos yn cyflwyno'r cwmni, a hefyd yn croesawu ymwelydd arbennig i ganu neu chwarae alawon hen a newydd, ysgafn a lion Yr wythnos hon, Michael Raven

Songs for everyone

(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)


Presenter: Bryn Williams
Unknown: Janice Thomas
Unknown: Jennifer a Carol
Unknown: Ronnie Williams
Singer: Michael Raven
Music Director: Benny Litchfield
Producer: Meredydd Evans
Director: Hywel Williams

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 10: Clocks

For the very young


Voices: Olwen Griffiths
Voices: Steve Woodman
Voices/Script and production: Oliver Postgate
Puppets and pictures: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: Middle School Physics: Light-Waves or Particles?

Introduced by Bill Trotter.
(Shown last Wednesday)
(Repeated on Thursday and Friday)
(to 16.35)


Presenter: Bill Trotter
Producer: John Cain

: Jackanory: The Prince and the Frog

with Simon Ward.


Storyteller: Simon Ward

: The Impossibles

A cartoon series from America.
The adventures of a wonder beat group of crime fighters - Coilman, Liquidman, and Multi-man; and Buzz, a boy scientist, and his super-powered monster robot.

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Jeremy Carrad and John Earle.

How? What? When? Where? Why?
Facts and information which keep you up to date, with what is happening in a world of change and progress.

(From the South and West)


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Presenter: John Earle
Director: Ray Kite
Director: Bob Murray
Director: John Rickword
Producer: Hugh Duggan

: 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

: Tom and Jerry: Jerry and the Lion

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the Cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.

Jerry and the Lion ...are a roaring success!


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Talkback

Television's own correspondence column
A chance for those who watch television to air their views about the programmes, the issues raised, and anything else for that matter.
In the chair, David Coleman
In the studio, The Correspondents and a statistically selected audience


Chairman: David Coleman
Editor: Richard Francis

: Z Cars: Too Quiet for Sunday: Part 2

by John Roddick
With Bernard Holley


Writer: John Roddick
Designer: Barrie Dobbins
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Det.-Insp. Brogan: George Sewell
Johnny Paisley: Brian Grellis
Francine Paisley: Sandra Scriven
Det.-Con. Kane: Christopher Coll
Oscar Letby: Arthur Lovegrove
Hester Letby: Kristine Howarth
Joe: Walter Swash
Jane Cromer: Gabrielle Brune
Ben Wakefield: Peter Laird
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Singer: Dolores Mantez

: News Headlines

For the Deaf
Synopses are now available for these forthcoming plays on BBC-1: for adults, Softly, Softly (December 6, 13, 20, and January 10); Dr. Finlay's Casebook (December 25); and for children, Les Miserables, episodes 7-10 (December 3-24); Dr. Who - 'Dr. Who and the Ice Warriors', episodes 4-6 (December 2-16); 'Dr. Who and the Enemy of the World', episodes 1 and 2 (December 23 and 30); Belle and Sebastian, episodes 10-13 (December 4-24). Write to the R.N.I.D., [address removed]

: British Film Comedy: Too Many Crooks

A season of Britain's great laughter makers.
This week: Too Many Crooks
Starring Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Sidney James, Bernard Bresslaw, Brenda De Banzie
with Vera Day, Joe Melia
See page 33


Screenplay: Michael Pertwee
Produced and directed by: Mario Zampi
Billy Gordon: Terry Thomas
Fingers: George Cole
Lucy: Brenda De Banzie
Snowdrop: Bernard Bresslaw
Sid: Sidney James
Whisper: Joe Melia
Charmaine: Vera Day
Secretary: Delphi Lawrence
Magistrate: John Le Mesurier
Solicitor: Sidney Tafler
Angela: Rosalie Ashley
Tommy: Nicholas Parsons
Fire Policeman: Terry Scott

: The News

with Michael Aspel

followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Michael Aspel

: This Is Petula Clark

The international singing star presents a new series of programmes live from London.
with her special guest Matt Monro
and accompanied by The Breakaways


Singer/Presenter: Petula Clark
Singer: Matt Monro
Singers: The Breakaways
The Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Musical Director: Peter Knight
Musical arrangements: Tony Hatch
Musical arrangements: Johnny Harris
Musical arrangements: Ernie Freeman
Special Material: Graham Chapman
Special Material: Robert Gray
Design: Leo Austin
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Professional Boxing: Johnny Pritchett v. Wilbert McClure (U.S.A.)

direct from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
An international middleweight contest of ten three-minute rounds featuring the British and Empire Middleweight Champion.

Can Johnny Pritchett, one of Britain's best prospects, preserve his unbeaten professional record and take another step towards a shot at the world title? BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you a ringside view of the whole of the fight with full supporting bouts.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Boxer: Johnny Pritchett
Boxer: Wilbert McClure
TV Presentation: A.P. Wilkinson

: 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

: At a Time Like This: The Welfare: 2: The Men of God

The Church has always been in the Welfare business. Before the Welfare State the big religious organisations were virtually the only providers for those in need: soup and prayers; second-hand clothing and Christianity. Now the Men of God are having to adapt to changing conditions. The poor and the needy are no longer as much in evidence as they used to be. But the Church of England, the Salvation Army, and many other religious foundations are still as active as ever in social service. What do they find to do? Who are the people unable to gain help from the Welfare State who still need to turn to 'The Men of God'?


Reporter: John Percival
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Film Review

The world of the cinema observed by Philip Jenkinson.
This week:
A filmed interview with American director Robert Wise, on location in the South of France.
Film sequences include:
Curse of the Cat People (1944), The Body Snatcher (1945), The Set-Up (1949), I Want to Live (1958), Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), West Side Story (1961)


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Interviewee: Robert Wise
Producer: Christopher Doll

: The Weather Man

: Clothes That Count: 9: A Double-breasted Coat

Ten programmes for home dress-makers who want to extend their skill and keep up to date with fashion trends.

A Double-breasted Coat
including a day coat and a theatre coat.
Brian Hoey introduces
Gerald McCann, designer and Ann Ladbury, demonstrator.
Repeated tomorrow, 7.30 p.m. (BBC-2)

Close Down

11.10-11.35 Headline Challenge: news quiz.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: Brian Hoey
Designer: Gerald McCann
Demonstrator: Ann Ladbury
Programme arranged by: Iris Furlong
Director: Bryn Brooks
Executive producer: Beryl Radley

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