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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: This Time of Year
Shown on Monday

10.0 Science Session: First Thoughts
Shown on Wednesday

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Using Pictures
Introduced by David Sturgess.
Repeated on Friday, and on Monday and Wednesday next week

11.5-11.25 Primary School Mathematics: Patterns for Numbers
Shown on Tuesday

11.35-11.55 History 1917-1967: From War to Revolution
Shown on Wednesday


Presenter (Maths Today): David Sturgess
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss

: Mi Hoffwn I...

Weld y Tylwyth Teg;
Dyfu rhosyn du
Fod ar ' Mi Hoffwn I'
Yn dyfalu'r dymuniadau cuddi E'rwen Richards, Ann Griffiths, Dan Roberts
Yn croesawu'r cystadleuwyr, Peter Hughes Griffiths
DYfeisydd y gem, RON HARRIES
Quiz: I should like...

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


Unknown: Ann Griffiths
Unknown: Dan Roberts
Unknown: Peter Hughes Griffiths
Unknown: Ron Harries
Unknown: Meredydd Evans

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 2: Strong Music

For the very young


Voices: Olwen Griffiths
Voices: Steve Woodman
Voices/Script/Production: Oliver Postgate
Puppets/Pictures: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: The News and The Weather Man

Peter Walker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: For Schools and Colleges: Spotlight

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


Producer: John Miller

: Jackanory: Pippi becomes a heroine

with Joyce Grenfell.


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

: Tales from Europe: The Adventures of Barbara: Part 2

A film from Poland.

Barbara has still not arrived at her destination, and the search begins.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
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

Peter Walker


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Cook: Zena Skinner

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Bottom of Mel Cooley's Heart

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

The Bottom of Mel Cooley's Heart ...is rock bottom for Brady!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: Science Fair '68: Heat 2: from Aberdeen

A contest between teams of boys and girls for the title Young Scientists of the Year.

Paddy Feeny introduces
Torry Secondary School: A concrete vibrator
Cults Academy: What's eating that car of yours?
Aberdeen Grammar School: The water wheel up-to-date
The Judges: Professor R. V. Jones, Professor Lord Tedder, Dr. John Carthy


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Judge: Professor R. V. Jones
Judge: Professor Lord Tedder
Judge: Dr. John Carthy
Director: Alan Grimley
Producer: Alec Nisbett

: The Newcomers

Sydney goes into partnership; Arnold loses an old friend, and Kerr steals Ellis's thunder.
From the Midlands
For cast see page 58


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Eric Hills

: 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 Jimmy Savile.
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Colin Charman

: Softly, Softly: Complaint

by Robert Barr.
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det. Chief Inspector Watt, Norman Bowler as Det. Sgt. Hawkins, Dan Meaden as Det. Con. Box
See page 49


Writer: Robert Barr
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: David Proudfoot
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det. Chief Inspector Watt: Frank Windsor
Det. Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Det. Con. Box: Dan Meaden
Paddy Regan: Will Leighton
Det. Sgt. Willett: Henry Davies
Det. Con. Moss: Michael Osborne
Jim Fowler: Gerard Norman
George Boscombe: John Comer
Sid Wells: Anton Darby
Joseph Harris: Guy Pierce
Station Sergeant: Bryan Kendrick
Det. Sgt. Drake: Iain Anders
Det. Insp Evans: John Ringham
Mr. Jenkins: John Wentworth
Uniformed Inspector: Richard Grant

: The News

with Richard Baker

followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Towards Tomorrow: The World in a Box

Your future is being decided now - for better or for worse?
"We don't need telephones. We have plenty of messenger boys". So commented one far-seeing prophet a hundred years ago.
Tonight "Towards Tomorrow" looks at what may happen to our television sets; how they will not simply dispense programmes but may also give us any information we want, when we want it.
Anthony Smith presents the programme. With the help of his 'world box,' he calls in reports from Britain and America. And he communicates with the 'box' itself, as it responds to his requests. But will the 'world box' become 'big brother'; could we become nothing but sponges?
Written by Nigel Calder.
See page 49


Presenter: Anthony Smith
Writer: Nigel Calder
Producer: Max Morgan-Witts

: 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

: The Richest Prize in Sport: 'Now I Feel Like a Champion'

The story of the Heavyweight Championship of the World continues tonight with 'Now I Feel Like a Champion'
Joe Louis remembers with Max Schmeling, Tommy Farr, Tony Galento his first title defence and the underrated Welshman who took him the distance; his only knockout and the revenge fight two years later; finally Two-Ton Tony who found it wasn't so easy to 'moider da bum'.


Interviewee: Joe Louis
Interviewee: Max Schmeling
Interviewee: Tommy Farr
Interviewee: Tony Galento
Narrator: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Bob Duncan

: The Weather Man

: Skills for Managers: 1: Self Organisation

Illustrating how-and how not-to tackle common problems.
Presented by Diana Ward.
Shown on Sunday
See page 12

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Presenter: Diana Ward
Producer: Gregory Clegg

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