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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: Land of the Midnight Sun (ii)
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Clothes Care
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: Scientific Models
(Shown on Tuesday)
(Repeated on Friday)

11.5-11.25 Primary School Mathematics: About Turning
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35-11.55 History 1917-1967: Into the Jet Age
(Shown on Wednesday)


Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Hob Y Deri Dando

Glanville Davies gydag Iris Williams
Marilyn Haydn Jones
Aled Hughes , Derek Boote Pete Douglas a Bob Buckle Yr
Eirlysiau Cyfarwyddwr , HYWEL WILLIAMS Cynhyrchydd, RUTH PRICE
(Young people and their folk music)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)


Unknown: Glanville Davies
Unknown: Iris Williams
Unknown: Marilyn Haydn Jones
Unknown: Aled Hughes
Unknown: Derek Boote
Unknown: Pete Douglas
Unknown: Eirlysiau Cyfarwyddwr
Unknown: Hywel Williams
Unknown: Ruth Price

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 10: Clocks

For the very young


Voices: Olwen Griffiths
Voices: Steve Woodman
Voices/Script and production: Oliver Postgate
Puppets and pictures: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges: Spotlight

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


Producer: John Miller

: Jackanory: Prince Caspian: Part 4: The Lion Roars

by C.S. Lewis
with Marian Diamond


Author: C. S. Lewis
Storyteller: Marian Diamond

: 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: Here Comes Peter: Part 3

A film from Sweden in three parts.

Peter goes to market with his Aunt and Anders and makes some extra money.
Commentary spoken by Antony Bilbow.


Narrator: Antony Bilbow
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

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East
featuring George Villiers
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Cook: George Villiers

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Bad Reception in Albany

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

Bad Reception in Albany ...it's just a convention!


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

: Sixth Sense

Michael Aspel introduces a new competitive series in which sixth-formers are given the opportunity to air their views or investigate any topic that concerns them.
Tonight the boys of King William's College, Isle of Man examine
Corporal Punishment (Birching), Superstitions, Chemical Crop Spraying, The Isle of Man Casino
These projects will be marked and judged by Christopher Chataway, Jack Longland, Mary Holland.

(from the North)


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Judge: Christopher Chataway
Judge: Jack Longland
Judge: Mary Holland
Designer: Paul Montague
Director: Desmond Sissons
Producer: Nick Hunter

: The Newcomers

The Kerrs establish themselves in their new home; Sydney spends an undignified and uncomfortable night; and Vivienne takes steps to become the family breadwinner.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Patrick Scanlan
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mary Ridge

: 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
Director: Mel Cornish
Producer: Colin Charman

: Softly, Softly: If I Can Help Somebody

by Alan Plater
[Starring] Frank Windsor as Det. Chief Insp. Watt, Philip Brack as Det.-Insp. Cook,
Peggy Sinclair as Policewoman Det.-Sgt. Allin, Dan Meaden as Det.-Con. Box, Gavin Campbell as Det.-Con. Digby
(Julian Curry is a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company)


Writer: Alan Plater
Designer: Alan Hunter Craig
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Michael Hart
Det. Chief Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Insp. Cook: Philip Brack
Policewoman Det.-Sgt. Allin: Peggy Sinclair
Det.-Con. Box: Dan Meaden
Det.-Con. Digby: Gavin Campbell
Gallagher: Frederick Hall
Gwenda Lloyd: Chrys Salt
Tony Wilkins: Julian Curry
Waitress: Valerie Douglas
Swift: Edward Cast
George Wilkins: Harry Towb
Carter: Jack Watling
Mrs. Carter: Mary Webster

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Towards Tomorrow: A Utopia

Your future is being created now - for better or for worse?

If I could but see a day of it...
A day in the year 2000-plus was the time William Morris had in mind when he voiced our common yearning to glimpse the future in his Utopian novel News from Nowhere. Now, Utopia, the ultimate in human folly or human hope, is subject to scrutiny by high-powered government forecasting agencies-think tanks-and by behavioural psychiatrists Their predictions come closer to Orwell's 1984 than William Morris's dream world and seem to support the hippie philosophy that a dropping-out of our technologically orientated society is the only way to achieve Utopia.
Prophecies, pleasant and unpleasant, are contributed by: Dr. J. Bronowski, Herman Kahn and Tony Wiener, Lewis Mumford, Professor B. F. Skinner, Viscount Weymouth and the members of a unique community of drop-outs in the Colorado Mountains.
William Morris is played by Frank Littlewood.
Commentary spoken by John Stockbridge.


Speaker: Dr. J. Bronowski
Speaker: Herman Kahn
Speaker: Tony Wiener
Speaker: Lewis Mumford
Speaker: Professor B. F. Skinner
Speaker: Viscount Weymouth
Narrator: John Stockbridge
Series editor: Max Morgan-Witts
Produced and directed by: Ramsay Short
William Morris: Frank Littlewood

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
with Kenneth Allsop, Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie, 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

: The Richest Prize in Sport: 'Am I The Greatest?'

The last episode in the story of the Heavyweight Championship of the World asks
'Am I The Greatest?' and features the story of Cassius Clay.
Also appearing in the programme: Archie Moore, Nat Fleischer, Floyd Patterson, Sonny Liston.
In an exclusive interview for the programme, the last of the heavyweight champions in our story, Muhammad Ali, discusses frankly his controversial career and his thoughts for the future.


Interviewee: Muhammad Ali
Narrator: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Bob Duncan
Director: Bob Duncan

: The Weather Man

: Skills for Managers: 9: Working to Objectives

Illustrating how - and how not - to tackle common problems.
Presented by Diana Ward.
(Shown on Sunday)

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Presenter: Diana Ward

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