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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics in Action: 14: Binary Information
Introduced by Frank Lovis.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: Looking for Words: 3: Searching
Introduced by Edward Salt.
Including an excerpt from "Stig of the Dump" by Clive King.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Describing Facts
Introduced by David Sturgess.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Wednesday)

11.5-11.25 Exploring Your World: Mirrors Help
Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

11.35 For Sixth Forms: The Art of Building: 4: ...In Reinforced Concrete
Written and introduced by Dr. Patrick Nuttgens.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

12.5-12.25 Engineering: Craft and Science: Metal Cutting: 14: A Closer Look
Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes, C.Eng., A.M.I., Prod.E.
(Repeated on Wed. and Fri. - Not Scot.)


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Frank Lovis
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwin
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Edward Salt
Author (Stig of the Dump): Clive King
Director (Merry-Go-Round): Dorothea Brooking
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Claire Chovil
Presenter (Maths Today): David Sturgess
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Bill Scott
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

: Rhwng Sir A Sir: 3: Sir Aberteifi

Cyfarwyddwr, Myrfyn Owen
(The counties entertain)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)

: 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

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Going to Work: Motor Industry Apprentice
Introduced by Peter West.
A film made in the Apprentice Training School and on the assembly line of one of Britain's largest car manufacturers.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 4: The Big Job
With George Layton, Kenneth Colley, Christopher Chittell, Denise Powell.
(Repeated on Friday)

2.55 Discovering Science: Energy in Nature
Introduced by Michael Underwood.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

3.20-3 40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Poverty in Plenty: The State Safety Net
The modern Welfare State is a large protective structure which still shows traces of nineteenth-century attitudes.
Introduced by Michael Smee.
(Repeated on Tues. and Wed. - Not Scot.)


Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): Gordon Croton
Narrator (Look and Read): Harvey Hall
Script (Look and Read): Leonard Kingston
Story by (Look and Read): Roy Brown
Producer (Look and Read): Andree Molyneux
Len Tanner: George Layton
Mr Moon: Kenneth Colley
Micky: Christopher Chittell
Pat: Denise Powell
Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Totton
Presenter (Twentieth-Century Focus): Michael Smee
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): John L. Phillips

: English in the Secondary School: 4: 'Eng. Lit'.

How far can the teaching of literature be reconciled with the demands of examinations?


Producer: Roger Owen

: Jackanory: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Golden Tickets

by Roald Dahl.
With Bernard Cribbins.
'Mr. Willy Wonka is the most amazing, most fantastic, most extraordinary chocolate-maker the world has ever seen - he's brilliant, he's a magician!' That's what Charlie Bucket's Grandpa Joe told him. This week Bernard Cribbins comes back to Jackanory to tell this strange story of five children who have adventures in Mr. Willy Wonka's incredible Chocolate Factory.


Author: Roald Dahl
Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins

: 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 5

A film serial in nine parts.

Applegate is once more suspicious of Frank and Joe, and Iola is brought in to help them out of a jam.

: 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

: Quiz Ball: Second Round: 3: Arsenal v. Heart of Midlothian

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

Bertie Mee, manager; Ian Ure, player; Terry Neill, player; Jimmy Young, guest supporter

Heart of Midlothian
Donald Ford, player George Miller, player; Alan Anderson, player; Tom Fleming, guest supporter

Refereed by David Vine.


Panellist (Arsenal): Bertie Mee
Panellist (Arsenal): Ian Ure
Panellist (Arsenal): Terry Neill
Panellist (Arsenal): Jimmy Young
Panellist (Heart of Midlothian): Donald Ford
Panellist (Heart of Midlothian): George Miller
Panellist (Heart of Midlothian): Alan Anderson
Panellist (Heart of Midlothian): Tom Fleming
Announcer: John Witty
Referee: David Vine
Devised by: George Woolley
Question Setter: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Travellers' Tales: Race Against the Ice

Told by Derek Cooper.

The North Pole: nowhere else is man so completely at the mercy of the elements. For two centuries it has been the ultimate challenge for determined explorers. One man who has accepted the challenge in these arduous conditions is Bjorn Staib, who planned to do it the hard way on skis. This is the story of his race to Aries 2, a floating ice island within a few miles of the North Pole itself.


Narrator: Derek Cooper
Filmed by: Bjorn Staib
Presented by: Michael Gilliam
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Z Cars: Honour Among Thieves: Part 1

by Donald Bull
Starring Joss Ackland, Joseph Brady, James Ellis, John Slater
with David Daker, Bernard Holley and Stephen Yardley
For cast list see page 28


Writer: Donald Bull
Producer: Ronald Travers
Directed by: Derek Martinus
Fight Arranged by: Peter Diamond
Woman: Jeanne Mockford
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Bunkin: Ronald Govey
Corney Masterson: Peter Diamond
Jack Latimer: John Franklyn-Robbins
Agony Paul: Artro Morris
P.C. Weir: Joseph Brady
P.C. Culshaw: David Daker
Det.-Insp. Todd: Joss Ackland
Terry Latimer: Gregory Scott
Rom Latimer: Freddie Wilson
Mrs Rudge: Kitty Atwood
Desk Constable: Michael Earl
P.C. May: Stephen Yardley
Phillips: Robert Lankesheer
Sgt. Anderson: Clifford Cox

: News Headlines

: Hugh and I Spy: Checkpoint Charlies

by John Chapman.
Starring Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
with Stephanie Gathercole, Robert Lea, John Hewer, Toni Palmer, Norman Mitchell, Robert Gillespie, Ernst Ulman, Carl Jaffe, Andrew Sachs, Cecil Cheng, Richard Woo, Tony Von Barton
(Andrew Sachs is appearing in "Let Sleeping Wives Lie" at the Garrick Theatre, London)
See page 21


Writer: John Chapman
Music: Wally Stott
Design: Keith Harris
Director: Harold Snoad
Producer: David Croft
Terry: Terry Scott
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
[Actress]: Stephanie Gathercole
[Actor]: Robert Lea
[Actor]: John Hewer
[Actress]: Toni Palmer
[Actor]: Norman Mitchell
[Actor]: Robert Gillespie
[Actor]: Ernst Ulman
[Actor]: Carl Jaffe
[Actor]: Andrew Sachs
[Actor]: Cecil Cheng
[Actor]: Richard Woo
[Actor]: Tony von Barton

: 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 Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Michael Aspel

: A Man Called Ironside: Girl in the Night

A Man Called Ironside - Criminal investigator extraordinary
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, Susan St. James, Donnelly Rhodes

Ed's chance meeting with an attractive girl singer sets Ironside off on a murder hunt.


Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det.-Sgt. Brown: Don Galloway
Officer Eve Whitfield: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
Elaine Moreau: Susan Saint James
Joe Varona: Donnelly Rhodes

: 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, 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: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Eric Robinson Presents

Jack Warner, Joyce Blackham, Semprini, Carole Needham, Desmond Doyle, Lea Seidlllona Forge, Mary Hammond, Wendy Pollock, Ingrid Thomas, Alan Lynton, Denis McGregor, John O'Sullivan, Robert Parvin

(Desmond Doyle appears by arrangement with the General Administrator. Royal Opera House Covent Garden)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Performer: Jack Warner
Mezzo-Soprano: Joyce Blackham
Pianist: Semprini
Dancer: Carole Needham
Performer: Desmond Doyle
Singer: Lea Seidl
Singer: Ilona Forge
Singer: Mary Hammond
Singer: Wendy Pollock
Singer: Ingrid Thomas
Singer: Alan Lynton
Singer: Denis McGregor
Singer: John O'Sullivan
Singer: Robert Parvin
The Orchestra Leader: David McCallum
Musical Associate: Bowles Bevan
Choreographer: Alfred Rodrigues
Orchestrations: Peter Hope
Designer: Keith Norman
Producer: Patricia Foy

: The Weather Man

: Workshop of the World: 4: The Skilled Machines

Landmarks in the history of mechanical engineering.

Modern mass production techniques originated with the need to provide guns for the frontiersmen of the wild west.
Introduced by Professor David Newland.
with Professor Asa Briggs, Edwin Battison, Guy Slater.

Close Down


Presenter: Professor David Newland
Speaker: Professor Asa Briggs
Speaker: Edwin Battison
Speaker: Guy Slater
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

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