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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics in Action: 11: Mechanising Computation
Introduced by Dr. Raymond Cuninghame-Green.
Repeated on Tuesday

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: This Time of Year
Introduced by John Hines.
Filmed at Wootton School, Oxon. and Woodside School, Croydon
Repeated on Thursday

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: Speed, Force, and Acceleration
Introduced by Jim Jardine.
Repeated on Tues. and Wed. and on Tues., Thurs., and Fri. next week

11.5-11.25 Exploring Your World: Seeing the World
Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
Repeated on Wednesday

11.35 For Sixth Forms: The Art of Building: 1: ...in timber
Written and introduced by Dr. Patrick Nuttgens.
Repeated on Wednesday

12.5-12.25 Engineering: Craft and Science: Metal Cutting: 11: Cutting by Wedge
Introduced by D. R. C. Holmes, C.Eng., A.M.I.Prod.E.
Repeated on Wed. and Fri. (not Scot.)


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Dr. Raymond Cuninghame-Green Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): John Hines
Programme consultant (Merry-Go-Round): Dr. Bruce Campbell
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Claire Chovil
Presenter (Middle School Physics): Jim Jardine
Producer (Middle School Physics): John Field
Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Eurfron Gwynne Jones
Writer/presenter (For Sixth Forms): Dr. Patrick Nuttgens
Producer (For Sixth Forms): Barbara Parker
Presenter (Engineering: Craft and Science): D.R.C. Holmes
Programme adviser (Engineering: Craft and Science): G. Yates, C.Eng., A.M.I.Prod.E.
Producer (Engineering: Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Y Gwir Plaen

Y g'r gwadd heddiw yw: Hywel Teifi Edwards
Cyfarwyddwr, GARETH PRICE
Hywel Teifi Edwards talks about his particular interests
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.20)


Presenter: Hywel Teifi Edwards
Unknown: Gareth Price

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
BBC film


Narrator: Maria Bird

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Going to Work: Starting a Job
Commentary by Peter West.
A film about a Lancashire girl's first few days at work.
Repeated on Tuesday

2.30 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 1: A job in the docks
with George Layton, Philip Brack, Denise Powell, Christopher Chittell and Kenneth Colley.
Introduced by George Layton.
Repeated on Friday

2.55 Discovering Science: Electricity and Circuits
Introduced by Michael Underwood.
Repeated on Tuesday

3.20-3.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: The Second Sex?: Towards Equality
The long struggle for women's rights both in politics and employment. Are there jobs which only one sex can do?
Introduced by Paddy Feeny.
Repeated on Tues. and Wed. (not Scot.)


Narrator (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): Gordon Croton
Presenter (Look and Read): George Layton
Narrator (Look and Read): Harvey Hall
Script (Look and Read): Leonard Kingston
Story by (Look and Read): Roy Brown
Reading consultant (Look and Read): Joyce M. Morris
Producer (Look and Read): Andree Molyneux
Len Tanner: George Layton
Bill: Philip Brack
Pat: Denise Powell
Micky: Christopher Chittell
Mr Moon: Kenneth Colley
Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Totton
Presenter (Twentieth-Century Focus): Paddy Feeny
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): Tony Scull

: English in the Secondary School: 1: Talking and Listening

Peter Harris uses role-playing techniques to encourage classroom discussion, and to lead to creative writing.


Presenter: Peter Harris
Producer: John Dutot

: Jackanory: Pippi Longstocking: Pippi comes to Villekulla Cottage

with Joyce Grenfell.
'Pippilotta Provisionia Gaberdina Dande, bona Ephraims daughter Longstocking, daughter of Captain Ephraim Longstocking, formerly the terror of the seas, now Cannibal King'.
That is how Pippi Longstocking likes to be introduced. All this week Joyce Grenfell will be introducing other remarkable facts about this amazing girl.


Storyteller: Joyce Grenfell

: 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

: The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure: Part 2

A film serial in nine parts.

Perry is suspected of stealing but Joe believes in his innocence.

: The Magic Roundabout

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

: Quiz Ball: Dunfermline Athletic v. Fulham

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

Tonight's teams:
George Farm, manager James Fraser, player; Barrie Mitchell, player; George Elrick, guest supporter

Vic Buckingham, manager; John Haynes, player; Joe Gilroy, player; Harry Carpenter, guest supporter

Refereed by David Vine.


Panellist (Dunfermline): George Farm
Panellist (Dunfermline): James Fraser
Panellist (Dunfermline): Barrie Mitchell
Panellist (Dunfermline): George Elrick
Panellist (Fulham): Vic Buckingham
Panellist (Fulham): John Haynes
Panellist (Fulham): Joe Gilroy
Panellist (Fulham): Harry Carpenter
Announcer: John Witty
Referee: David Vine
Devised by: George Woolley
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Travellers' Tales: Road to Bangkok

told by John Stockbridge.
For centuries time has stood still In the ricefields of Thailand. Rice is the bread of the Far East, staple diet for a third of mankind. The rural life revolves around seedtime and harvest. but in the cities, among the young, life is very different-new influences from the West are challenging old ways.

See page 19


Narrator: John Stockbridge
Filmed by: Bodo Ulrich
Presented by: Bob Saunders
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Z Cars: Take it with a Pinch of Salt: Part 1

by David Ellis
Starring Joss Ackland, Joseph Brady, James Ellis
with David Daker, Stephen Yardley
(For cast list see page 28)


Writer: David Ellis
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: John Davies
Det.-Insp. Todd: Joss Ackland
P.C. Weir: Joseph Brady
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Culshaw: David Daker
P.C. Tate: Stephen Yardley

: News Headlines

: The Very Merry Widow: Treble Chance would be a Fine Thing

A new comedy series by Alan Melville.
Starring Moira Lister
and guest star, Terry Scott


Writer: Alan Melville
Signature music: Burt Rhodes
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Gordon Toms
Producer: Robin Nash
Jacqueline Villiers: Moira Lister
Mrs. Frayle: Molly Urquhart
Mr. Pitt: Rex Garner
Mr. Bolton: Peter Bayliss
Freddie: Donald Hewlett
Mr. Tiffin: A.J. Brown
Mr. Rooke: Anthony Sharp
Vicar: Richard Caldicot
Mrs. Todd: Julie May
Mr. Granger: Alan Hockey
Godfrey Scott: Terry Scott
Jennifer: Sally Thomsett

: 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

: A Man Called Ironside: A Very Cool Hot Car

A film series starring Raymond Burr as Robert Ironside
with Don Galloway as Det.-Sgt. Brown, Barbara Anderson as Officer Eve Whitfield and Don Mitchell as Mark Sanger.
With guest stars, Bernie Hamilton, Arch Johnson

The business in stolen cars is increasing. Is it police inefficiency - or corruption in high places? Ironside is ordered to investigate.


Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det.-Sgt. Brown: Don Galloway
Officer Eve Whitfield: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
[Actor]: Bernie Hamilton
[Actor]: Arch Johnson

: 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

: Come Dancing: North-West England v. North of England

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


Presenter: Peter West
Chairman of Judges: Bill Irvine
Music (Manchester): Phil Moss
Music (Bradford): Graham Warner
Compere: Peter Wheeler
Compere: Barry Chambers
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Ray Lakeland
Director: Barney Colehan
Director: Reg Perrin
Producer: Philip Lewis

: The Weather Man

: Workshop of the World: 1: The Fire Machine

Landmarks in the history of mechanical engineering.

How steam was mastered by a Devon blacksmith to give industry its first 'prime mover'.
Introduced by David Newland.
With Professor Asa Briggs and Guy Slater.

Close Down


Presenter: David Newland
Speaker: Professor Asa Briggs
Speaker: Guy Slater
Director: Neil Ryder
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

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