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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Metal Cutting: 14: A Closer Look
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Friday - not Scottish)

9.38 Exploring Your World: Mirrors Help
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: The Story of Modern India
The struggle for independence from British rule, and the problems that modern India faces.
Introduced by Brian Redhead.
(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: The Racing Pigeon
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Maths Today: Describing Facts
(Shown on Monday)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: The Art of Building: 4: ...In Reinforced Concrete
(Shown on Monday)


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

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India.
(Shown on Sunday)
(to 12.50)

: Byd A Betws: Rhan 4

Cyfres newydd:
Cyfarwyddwr, GEORGE P. OWEN
Manor and Manse: a drama series.
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)


Unknown: George P. Owen
y Parch Huw Rhys: David Lyn
Olga Rhys: Gaynor Morgan Rees
Olifia Morris: Iona Banks
Mrs. Orme-Jones: Nesta Harris
Morfudd Orme-Jones: Beryl Williams
Solomon Jones: Charles Williams
Rici Ward: Owen Garmon
Conrad Ellis: Huw Tudor
Daffni Edwards: Lisabeth Miles
Nansi King: Maureen Hughes
Hannah Jenkins: Jane Roberts
Jim Charles: John Hughes

: Watch with Mother: Bizzy Lizzy: 6: The Ring

For the very young


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

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Children as Individuals
Although all children follow the same broad pattern of development, there are many individual differences. These differences are due to both heredity and environment.
Commentary by Tim Gudgin.
Written and produced by Morton Surguy.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth-Century Focus: Poverty in Plenty: The State Safety Net
(Shown on Tuesday)


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

: Jackanory: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Chocolate Room

by Roald Dahl.
with Bernard Cribbins.


Author: Roald Dahl
Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins

: Vision On: 7: Mostly about 'Printing'

Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell
with Tony Hart
and Giuseppina meets a honeymoon couple


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

: Casey Jones: The Gunslinger

Notorious gunman Doc Bailey saves a little girl's life and wins a short-lived freedom.

: 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

: David Nixon on The Nixon Line

with Basil Brush
Special guest star, Julie Rogers
See page 41


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

: The Winter Olympic Games: The Two-Man Bobsleigh Championship

Direct from Grenoble.
Tonight on the Olympic bob-run above Grenoble Tony Nash and Robin Dixon, Great Britain's reigning Olympic champions, begin the defence of their title.
Outside broadcast cameras bring you the first and second runs of this two-day event.
Introduced by Frank Bough.
Presented in co-operation with the French Television Service


Bobsleigher: Tony Nash
Bobsleigher: Robin Dixon
Commentator: David Coleman
Presenter: Frank Bough
Director: Alan Mouncer
Editor: A.P. Wilkinson

: News Headlines

: The Virginian: The Brazen Bell

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

The pupils at Medicine Bow School are held hostage by two escaped convicts and the only person who can help is the timid schoolteacher, a man with a history of cowardice.
(First shown on BBC-2)


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Henry Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Trampas: Doug McClure
Steve: Gary Clarke
Betsy: Roberta Shore
Arthur Lilley: George C. Scott
Sarah Lilley: Anne Meacham
Molder: Royal Dano
Dog: John Chandler
Molly Wood: Pippa Scott
Torson: Robert J. Stevenson
Sheriff: Ross Elliott
Mrs. Harper: Kay Stewart
Mr. Harper: Walter Mathews

: 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 Robert Dougall.
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Wednesday Play: Rebel in the Grave

by Marc Brandel.
Starring Gregoire Aslan and Michael York

See page 41


Writer: Marc Brandel
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Lionel Harris
Director: Raymond Menmuir
Wexford Bourne: Gregoire Aslatt
The Rev. Edwin Rush: Tristram Jellinek
Mrs. Hammond: Diana Coupland
Roger Porlock: Michael York
Gravedigger: Michael Raghan

: Twenty-Four Hours

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

: Olympic Grandstand

Introduced by Peter Dimmock direct from Grenoble
and featuring:
The Two-Man Bobsleigh Championship
Ice Hockey: Sweden v. U.S.A.
and all the highlights of the second day of the Winter Olympic Games.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Commentary team: David Coleman
Commentary team: Max Robertson
Commentary team: Alan Weeks
Editor: Alan Hart
Executive Producer: Bryan Cowgill

: The Weather Man

: Postscript

by Fr. Patrick McEnroe.


Speaker: Fr. Patrick McEnroe

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors.
Shown last Tuesday on BBC-2

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Director: Peter Riding
Producer: James McCloy

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