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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science
Shown on Monday
Repeated on Friday (not Scottish)

9.38 Exploring Your World
Shown on Monday

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: From War to Revolution
The ancient Manchu empire falls in ruins and after nearly forty years of war and civil war Mao Tse-tung comes to power.
Introduced by Brian Redhead.
Written and produced by John Radcliffe.
Repeated on Thursday

10-25-10.45 Welsh Landscape: a series for Welsh schools.
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.5-11.25 Television Club
Shown on Tuesday

11.35 Middle School Physics
Shown on Tuesday
Repeated on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday next week

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms
Shown on Monday


Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead
Writer/producer (History 1917-1967): John Radcliffe

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
A special programme of music and entertainment.
Written, produced, and directed by Saleem Shahed.
From the Midlands
Shown on Sunday
(to 12.55)


Presenter: Mahendra Kaul
Writer/producer/director: Saleem Shahed

: Byd a Betws: Rhan 1

Manor and Manse: a weekly series.
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)


Y Parch Huw Rhys: David Lyn
Olga Bevan: Gaynor Morgan Rees
Capten Bevan: Islwyn Morris
Mrs. Bevan: Dilys Gunston Jones
Solomon Jones: Charles Williams
Huws Mongar: Ifan Gruffydd
Rici Ward: Owen Garmon
Jack Dyson: Clive Roberts
Nansi King: Maureen Hughes
Daffni Edwards: Lisabeth Miles
Hannah Jenkins: Jane Roberts
Sam Ifans: Glyn Williams
Leusa Ifans: Kitty Owen

: Watch with Mother: Bizzy Lizzy: 3: The Weather House


Storyteller: Julie Stevens
Singer: Gillian Norton
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Puppeteer: Christopher Leith
Script: Maria Bird
Script: Freda Lingstrom
Production: Westerham Arts Films Limited

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: First Thoughts
A young baby's activities are simple and largely automatic, but this early behaviour serves as a basis for subsequent development.
Commentary by Tim Gudgin.
Written and produced by Morton Surguy.
Repeated on Thursday

2.30-2.50 Twentieth-Century Focus
Shown on Tuesday


Narrator (Science Session): Tim Gudgin
Writer/producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Jackanory: Pippi Arranges a Picnic

with Joyce Grenfell.


Storyteller: Joyce Grenfell

: Vision On: 4: Mostly to do with 'Puppets'

Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell.

with Tony Hart
and the beginning of a story about a girl called Giuseppina.

If the programme gives you an idea to make, draw, cut out, stick, find, paint, sew, or otherwise put something together, then send it in to Vision On, [address removed] The competition is open to everyone (so long as you add your name and address) and there is an award for anything shown in the gallery next week.


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Artist: Tony Hart
Director: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Casey Jones: Satan's Wail

Will Casey's SOS be in time to save a bank from a notorious gang of robbers?

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: The News

: Town and Around

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

: Bewitched: Witches and Warlocks

A comedy film series.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Witches and Warlocks ...test Tabatha's twitch-power!


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead

: Tomorrow's World

The television magazine which reports on what's new today for those interested in tomorrow.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
A weekly look at the world's fast-changing scientific, technological, and medical scene.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Michael Barnes
Producer: Gordon Thomas
Producer: Michael Weigall
Editor: Michael Latham

: David Nixon on The Nixon Line

with Basil Brush
Special guest star, Rosemary Squires


Presenter/Magician: David Nixon
Guest: Rosemary Squires
Orchestra conducted by/Orchestrations: Burt Rhodes
Script: George Martin
Research: Ian Messiter
Designer: Robert Berk
Producer: Kenneth Carter

: News Headlines

: The Virginian: Throw a Long Rope

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

Judge Garth's decision to apply the law of the range to a suspected cattle thief forces antagonism between himself and the Virginian.


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Henry Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Trampas: Doug McClure
Steve: Gary Clarke
Jubal Tatum: Jack Warden
Major Cass: John Anderson
Betsy Garth: Roberta Shore
Melissa Tatum: Jacqueline Scott
Homer Tatum: Roger Mobley

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

with Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Wednesday Play: Jamie, on a Flying Visit

by Michael Frayn.
with Anton Rodgers, Caroline Mortimer, Dinsdale Landen

See page 41


Writer: Michael Frayn
Incidental music: Wilfred Josephs
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Claude Whatham
Jamie: Anton Rodgers
Lois: Caroline Mortimer
Ian: Dinsdale Landen
Poppa: Felicity Gibson
The twins: Gareth Glynn
The twins: Meredith Glynn
Tommy: Norman Mitchell
Dibs: Pamela Buckley
Michael: Brian Longstaff
Pip: Alan Paxford
Jack: Ian Price
Ziz: Claire James
Jimpy: Reg Whitehead
Ginnie: Shirley Dynevor
Confidential man: Robert Hamilton
Ingratiating man: Iain Reid
Jane: Jane Enshawe
Postman: John Scott Martin
Mrs. Hammond: Sheila Beckett

: 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

: Contrasts: The Vegh Quartet

A series of music and arts features.

Sandor Vegh, Sandor Zoldy, Georges Janzer, Paul Szabo play Bartok's String Quartet No. 1, in A minor
The distinguished Hungarian ensemble in the earliest of the six Bartok quartets, perhaps the greatest set of string quartets since Beethoven.


Violinist: Sandor Vegh
Violinist: Sandor Zoldy
Viola: Georges Janzer
Cellist: Paul Szabo
Director: Brian Large

: The Weather Man

: Viewpoint

Father D'Arcy in conversation with The Rt. Hon. Quintin Hogg, Q.C., M.P.

Fr. Martin D'Arcy, the well-known Jesuit priest, philosopher, and teacher, will be eighty this year. He talks with his former pupil about the Oxford he knew in the 1920s and 1930s, and about the changes which he has seen taking place in the world during his long lifetime.
BBC film

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Interviewee: Father Martin D'Arcy
Interviewer: The Rt. Hon. Quintin Hogg
Produced and directed by: Mischa Scorer

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