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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics in Action: 15: Manipulating Binary
Introduced by Frank Lovis.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Tuesday)

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: Craft: Sculpture
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: Motion in Three Dimensions
Introduced by Bill Ritchie.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Tues. and Wed., and on Tues., Thurs., and Fri. next week)

11.5 -11.25 Exploring Your World: Small and Far
Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Wednesday)

11.35 For Sixth Forms: The Art of Building: 5-in new ways
Written and introduced by Dr. Patrick Nuttgens.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Wednesday)

12.5-12.25 Engineering: Craft and Science: Joining Metal: 16: Soldering and Brazing
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 Goldwyn
Consultant/Commentator (Merry-Go-Round): Kenneth Jameson
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Dorothea Brooking
Presenter (Middle School Physics): Bill Ritchie
Producer (Middle School Physics): John Field
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): V. W. Clack, C.Eng., M.Inst.W
Producer (Engineering: Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Rhwng Sir a Sir: 5: Sir Drefaldwyn

Doniau Cymru am y gorau
Cyfarwyddwr , MYRFYN OWEN
(The counties entertain)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)


Unknown: Doniau Cymru
Unknown: Sir Drefaldwyn Cyfarwyddwr
Unknown: Myrfyn Owen

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

Written by Michael Bond.
Told by Gordon Rollings.


Writer: Michael Bond
Narrator: Gordon Rollings
Music: Tony Russell
Puppets and animation: Ivor Wood
Producer: Norman James

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Going to Work: Serving the Public
Can you handle cash? Do you mind working irregular hours?
Just two of the points to bear in mind about jobs involving direct contact with the public.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 5
with George Layton, Denise Powell, Kenneth Gardnier, Leonard Kingston and Kenneth Colley.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Friday)

2.55 Discovering Science: Water as a Liquid
Introduced by Michael Underwood.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Tuesday)

3.20-3.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Fashion: How we see ourselves (I)
Is the teenage fashion magazine an accurate reflection of young people today?
Introduced by Molly Parkin.
(Repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday - not Scottish)


Producer (Going to Work): Len Brown
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
Pat: Denise Powell
Roy: Kenneth Gardnier
Captain Grenko: Leonard Kingston
Mr Moon: Kenneth Colley
Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): John Field
Presenter (Twentieth-Century Focus): Molly Parkin
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): Elisabeth Kustow

: Environmental Studies in Secondary Schools: 1: The Hampshire Basin

A survey by a Southampton school, which is also producing its own teaching film on the geography of the district.
Introduced by Anthony Light.


Presenter: Anthony Light
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Jackanory: Worzel Gummidge: Gummidge Goes for a Walk

by Barbara Euphan Todd.
with Gordon Rollings.

"I'm a Standstill, that's what I am. I've been standing still, rain and fine, day in and day out. But what's the use of having smart legs if you don't use them?" That's what Worzel Gummidge tells John and Susan when they first meet him and start their adventures with this extraordinary scarecrow.


Author: Barbara Euphan Todd
Storyteller: Gordon Rollings

: 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 7

A film serial in nine parts.

Frank and Joe have another search in Bowles's room and make a dramatic discovery.

: 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

: Quiz Ball: Second Round: 4: Fulham v. West Bromwich Albion

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

Noel D'Amato, vice chairman; John Haynes, player; Joe Gilroy, player; Harry Carpenter, guest supporter

West Bromwich Albion
Alan Ashman, manager; Doug Fraser, player; John Osborne, player; Jeff Smith, guest supporter

Refereed by David Vine.


Panellist (Fulham): Noel D'Amato
Panellist (Fulham): John Haynes
Panellist (Fulham): Joe Gilroy
Panellist (Fulham): Harry Carpenter
Panellist (West Bromwich Albion): Alan Ashman
Panellist (West Bromwich Albion): Doug Fraser
Panellist (West Bromwich Albion): John Osborne
Panellist (West Bromwich Albion): Jeff Smith
Announcer: John Witty
Referee: David Vine
Devised by: George Woolley
Question Setter: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Travellers' Tales: Drummers and Devil Dancers

Told by Donald Gray.

An island of drummers and devil dancers, of tea and temples, the 'Clapham Junction of the Orient' - none of these descriptions is wholly true nor wholly false when applied to Ceylon - legendary site of the Garden of Eden.
Written by Douglas Botting.


Narrator: Donald Gray
Filmed by: Louis Panassie
Writer: Douglas Botting
Presented by: Ivan Lockett
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Z Cars: Out of the Frying Pan: Part 1

by Gerald Kelsey.
Starring John Slater, James Ellis, Joseph Brady
with David Daker, Stephen Yardley
(For cast list see page 28)


Writer: Gerald Kelsey
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: John Glenister
P.C. Weir: Joseph Brady
P.C. Culshaw: David Daker
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. May: Stephen Yardley

: News Headlines

: Hugh and I Spy: Five in a Bed

by John Chapman.
Starring Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
featuring Fred Emney and Rex Garner
with Stephanie Gathercole, Annabel Leventon, Derek Sydney, John Ringham, Brian Tully, Carmen Silvera, Godfrey Kenton, Jacques Cey, Kristopher Kum , and Neville Barber


Writer: John Chapman
Music: Wally Stott
Design: Keith Harris
Producer: David Croft Terry: Terry Scott
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Fred Emney
Studley: Rex Garner
[Actress]: Stephanie Gathercole
[Actress]: Annabel Leventon
[Actor]: Derek Sydney
[Actor]: John Ringham
[Actor]: Brian Tully
[Actress]: Carmen Silvera
[Actor]: Godfrey Kenton
[Actor]: Jacques Cey
[Actor]: Kristopher Kum
[Actor]: Neville Barber

: 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: Force of Arms

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, Don Mitchell as Mark Sanger
with guest stars, Gene Raymond, Diane Brewster

The leaders of a private vigilante group meet with determined opposition from Ironside when they try to organise law enforcement by their own sinister and unpleasant methods.


Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det.-Sgt. Brown: Don Galloway
Officer Eve Whitfield: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
Marcus Weathers: Gene Raymond
Susan Weathers: Diane Brewster

: 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

Elizabeth Harwood, John Lawrenson, Semprini, Carole Needham, Desmond DoyleIlona Forge, Mary Hammond, Wendy Pollock, Ingrid Thomas, Alan Lynton, Denis McGregor, John O'Sullivan, Robert Parvin
See page 19

(Elizabeth Harwood and Desmond Doyle appear by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Soprano: Elizabeth Harwood
Singer: John Lawrenson
Pianist: Semprini
Dancer: Carole Needham
Dancer: Desmond Doyle
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: 6: The Ironmasters

Landmarks in the history of mechanical engineering.

The production of wrought iron and cast iron on a commercial scale in the eighteenth century laid the foundations of the steel industry today.
Introduced by Professor David Newland.

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Presenter: Professor David Newland
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

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