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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics in Action: 20: The Future
Introduced by Benedict Nixon.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: This Time of Year: Preparing for Spring
Introduced by John Hines.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Staying the Same
Introduced by Brenda Briggs.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Wednesday)

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

11.35-12 0 For Sixth Forms: Modern Music: 5: What Next?
Introduced by Peter Maxwell Davies.
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Benedict Nixon
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): John Hines
Programme Consultant (Merry-Go-Round): Dr. Bruce Campbell
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Barbara Parker
Series edited by (Merry-Go-Round): Claire Chovil
Presenter (Maths Today): Brenda Briggs
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Bill Scott
Presenter (For Sixth Forms): Peter Maxwell Davies
Producer (For Sixth Forms): John Hosier

: Rhwng Sir A Sir: 10: Sir Gaernarfon

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

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

For the very young
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

Peter Walker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Going to Work: All Work... and No Play...
Two boys living and working in Yorkshire compare attitudes: what will the future hold for them: and how much is that future shaped by the past?
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 10
with George Layton, Philip Brack, Arthur Gross, Denise Powell, Kenneth Colley, Kenneth Gardnier, Christopher Chittell and Paul Sarony.
(Repeated on Friday)

2.55-3.15 Discovering Science: Water and Life
Introduced by Michael Underwood.
(Repeated on Tuesday)


Producer (Going to Work): Alan G. Bell
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
Bill: Philip Brack
The police inspector: Arthur Gross
Pat: Denise Powell
Mr Moon: Kenneth Colley
Roy: Kenneth Gardnier
Micky: Christopher Chittell
Dave: Paul Sarony
Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): John Field

: Jackanory: Nurse Matilda

by Christianna Brand.
with illustrations by Edward Ardizzone.
with Diana Graves.

"The person you want is Nurse Matilda" everyone told Mr. and Mrs. Brown, who were always having trouble with their very large family of extremely naughty children. What happens when Nurse Matilda does arrive? ...well, that is what Diana Graves tells you this week.
Today: Nurse Matilda Arrives.

(Drawing from Nurse Matilda published by the Brockhampton Press)


Author: Christianna Brand
Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone
Storyteller: Diana Graves

: 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 White Horses: Suspicion falls on Andrej

Money is stolen from the stud farm and Julia's friend Andrej is suspected. Julia wonders whether her trust in Andrej is misplaced.

: 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 Kenneth Robinson
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Reporter: Kenneth Robinson

: Quiz Time, Gentlemen, Please!: The Gupshill Manor, Tewkesbury v. The Norwood Arms, Cheltenham

Pubs all over Britain compete in the new darts and general knowledge quiz.
Question-Master, Keith Fordyce
from Tewkesbury


Question-Master: Keith Fordyce
Producer: Tony Broughton

: Travellers' Tales: Temples and Music

told by Frank Duncan.
In 1963, Ralph Izzard, one-time journalist and traveller in India, returned to Madras. From there he visited the Holy places and magnificent Hindu temples of the South, where the earliest known inhabitants of the country-the Dravidians-took refuge from the invaders from the North. In that region, their ancient culture, with its traditions of dance and music over 2,000 years old, has been preserved almost intact.


Narrator: Frank Duncan
Director: Joan Duff
Producer: Bob Saunders
Series editor: Brian Branston

: Z Cars: Blind Alley: Part 1

by Max Marquis.
Starring Joss Ackland, John Slater with David Daker, Bernard Holley

Counterfeit half-crowns are flooding Newtown. They are pretty convincing at a casual glance. Detective-Constable Kane is one of the first to come across a dud when his sister finds one in her handbag.
Blind Wol, the match-seller, is also given a dud, and it is his 'description' of the person who gave it to him that eventually leads Sgt. Stone to the culprit.


P.C. Culshaw: David Daker
P.C. Jackson: John Wreford
Radio girl: Jennie Goossens
Larry Ward: Kaplan Kaye
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Thomas Ward: Peter Lawrence
Tom Winchester: Alan Bennion
Det.-Con. Kane: Christopher Coll
Shirley Kane: Kay Patrick
Det.-Insp. Todd: Joss Ackland
Ernie Hay: George Betton
Blind Wol: Kevin Stoney
Clerical assistant: Katy Wild
Schoolgirl: Denise Shaw
Trevor Robins: Frank Henson
Writer: Max Marquis
Designer: Ray London
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Christopher Barry

: News Headlines

: Beryl Reid says Good Evening

when she invites you to meet many different characters with Hugh Paddick, Mary Kenton, Michael Bird, Neil Fitzwilliam and introduces Jake Thackray.


Comedienne: Beryl Reid
[Actor]: Hugh Paddick
[Actress]: Mary Kenton
[Actor]: Michael Bird
[Actor]: Neil Fitzwilliam
Singer/songwriter: Jake Thackray
Staged by: William Chappell
Sketches written by: Arthur McRae
Sketches written by: Alan Melville
Sketches written by: John Mortimer
Music arranged and conducted by: Burt Rhodes
Designer: Brian Tregidden
Producer: Robin Nash

: 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, 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 Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Come Dancing: Grand Final: Home Counties South v. West Scotland

Television's most colourful spectacular in black and white organised by Mecca Dancing.
Introduced by Peter West.
Chairman of Judges: Bill Irvine
Comperes: Keith Fordyce, Alex Macintosh.

Special features
Will Gaines and other top speciality dancers

(See page 29)


Presenter: Peter West
Chairman of Judges: Bill Irvine
Music (Purley): Johnny Howard
Music (Glasgow): Ken Mackintosh
Compere: Keith Fordyce
Compere: Alex Macintosh
Dancer: Will Gaines
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Douglas Hespe
Director: Charles Clifford
Director: Reg Perrin
Producer: Philip Lewis

: 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

: A Man Called Ironside: All In a Day's Work

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 star, Jeannette Nolan

Eve kills an armed robber in the line of duty and has to face the grim reality of her responsibility as a police officer.


Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det.-Sgt. Brown: Don Galloway
Officer Eve Whitfield: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
[Actor]: Jeannette Nolan

: The Weather Man

: The Making of America: 1: The Birth of a Nation

The United States was the first of the 'new' nations of the modern world. How successful were Americans in developing a national heritage of their own?
Written and introduced by Professor Marcus Cunliffe.

("The Making of America", published by the BBC, can be obtained through booksellers, price 10s. or by post (price 11s. inc. post/packing) from BBC Publications [address removed])

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Writer/Presenter: Professor Marcus Cunliffe
Reader: Michael Kane
Reader: Philip Oxman
Singers: The Islanders
Producer: Peter Dunkley

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