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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Exploring Your World: Controlling Sound
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: Uniting the Nations
The chequered history of the attempts since 1919 to establish an international system for keeping the peace.
Introduced by Brian Redhead.
Written and produced by John Radcliffe.
(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: Colin's New Suit
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Maths Today: Staying the Same
(Shown on Monday)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: Modern Music
(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.
Look, Listen, and Speak: Revision course: Lesson 36
Shown on Sunday
(to 12.50)

: Byd A Betws: Rhan 11

Cyfres newydd Cynhyrchydd, 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
Unknown: John Hefin Evans
Y Parch Huw Rhys: David Lyn
Olga Rhys: Gaynor Morgan Rees
Cadwaladr Orme-Jones: Llew Thomas
Mrs. Orme-Jones: Nesta Harris
Morfudd Orme-Jones: Beryl Williams
Olifia Morris: Iona Banks
Solomon Jones: Charles Williams
Mr. Ambrose: Dic Hughes
Rici Ward: Owen Garmon

: Watch with Mother: Bizzy Lizzy: 13: The Money Pig

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: Science Session: Leather Clothes

Tony Bastable finds out how leather is made and what are the particular advantages of this clothing material.
(Repeated on Thursday)
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Tony Bastable
Producer: Morton Surguy

: Jackanory: Nurse Matilda: Total War

by Christianna Brand
with illustrations by Edward Ardizzone
with Diana Graves


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

: Animal Magic

A weekly series.
Introduced by Johnny Morris with Keith Shackleton.
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home: a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
from the South and West

The Animal Magic team have not been idle as you'll see today when the programme begins a new thirteen-week series. 'Keeper' Johnny Morris remembers the occasion when his 'Uncle' Ernie had the task of counting all the animals at Bristol Zoo when they were stocktaking many years ago. A big job, and he was wise to use a bicycle.
Keith Shackleton shows a film about the emergence from the winter months of the Emperor Butterfly.
The winners of last year's 'Wild Life in Tanzania' competition, Anne Murwill of Bidborough, Kent, and Philip Shotton of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, took time off while they were looking at the Tanzanian game reserves to have a picnic beside a rushing jungle stream - and there will be film of this in the programme.


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Keith Shackleton
Director: David Kennard
Producer: Douglas Thomas
Subject: Anne Murwill
Subject: Philip Shotton

: Casey Jones: The Treasure of Sam Bass

Casey Junior finds an intriguing treasure map.

: 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
featuring Zena Skinner
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Cook: Zena Skinner

: The Lucy Show: Lucy and the Submarine

A comedy film series with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball as Lucy Carmichael and Gale Gordon as Mr. Mooney

Lucy and the Submarine ...definitely a case of sink or swim!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Mr. Mooney: Gale Gordon

: Tomorrow's World

The television magazine which reports on what's new today for those interested in tomorrow.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
A weekly look at the world's fast-changing scientific, technological, and medical scene.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Clive Parkhurst
Producer: Gordon Thomas
Editor: Michael Latham

: David Nixon on The Nixon Line

with Basil Brush
Special guest star, Myrna Rose


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Singer: Myrna Rose
Orchestra conducted by/orchestrations: Burt Rhodes
Script: George Martin
Research: Ian Messiter
Designer: Robert Berk
Producer: Kenneth Carter

: News Headlines

: The Virginian: The Accomplice

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

This distinguished actress is guest star in tonight's episode. Playing a highly respected spinster she positively identifies Trampas as the man who robbed the local bank and shot the manager.
(First shown on BBC-2)


The Virginian: James Drury
Delia Miller: Bette Davis
Trampas: Doug McClure
Steve: Gary Clarke
Malcolm Brent: Lin McCarthy
Joe Darby: Woodrow Parfrey
Bertram Cornwall: Byron Morrow
Samuel Cole: Noah Keen
Sheriff Abbott: Ross Elliott
Clay Friendly: Ken Mayer
Eddie: Jerry Summers

: 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 Michael Aspel
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Michael Aspel

: Talking to a Stranger: Part 4: The Innocent Must Suffer

by John Hopkins.
With Margery Mason as Mother
and Maurice Denham, Michael Bryant, Judi Dench.

The final part of the John Hopkins quartet goes back in time to the Sunday morning before Terry pays her unexpected visit to her parents' home. Mrs. Stephens is preparing the lunch as she has done for the past thirty years...

The author gets right inside the mother's mind and gives us an insight of the terrible, engulfing blackness that can overcome her during the routine, day-to-day existence.

This play won for John Hopkins the Guild of Television Producers and Directors Award for the best script of 1967.

(First shown on BBC-2)


Writer: John Hopkins
Music: Wilfred Josephs
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Christopher Morahan
Mother: Margaret Mason
Mrs. Hayter: Maryann Turner
Father: Maurice Denham
Terry: Judi Dench
Alan: Michael Bryant

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Contrasts: Small Wonder

A series of music and arts features.

A programme about musical child prodigies.
If the sea-serpent provides a good topic for newspaper gossip in the summer, the infant prodigy serves a similar purpose when the musical season begins
Prodigies are now too numerous to be accounted prodigious-except in numbers
It was when at the age of two-and-a-half he sang from memory an L.P. of 'The Marriage of Figaro' in Italian that we realised he was unusual
I like playing in public and I always die for the applause-a ten-year-old
We found ourselves with a little boy with an enormous need for music
Is it true that prodigies become neurotic or die young? Should young children be allowed to perform in public? What are the chances of making the transition from child prodigy to mature artist?
Robin Ray talks to some musical prodigies and discusses with their parents and with Yehudi Menuhin some of the problems which face highly gifted children.
with Oliver Knussen, Terence Judd and Mr. and Mrs. Judd, Barnaby Marder and Mr. and Mrs. Marder, Trevor Fisher, George Robb
The Youth Music Centre String Orchestra
Conducted by Roy Budden
Written by Robin Ray.


Interviewer/writer: Robin Ray
Interviewee: Yehudi Menuhin
Interviewee: Oliver Knussen
Interviewee: Terence Judd
Interviewee: Barnaby Marder
Interviewee: Trevor Fisher
Interviewee: George Robb
Musicians: The Youth Music Centre String Orchestra
Orchestra Conductor: Roy Budden
Producer: David Buckton

: The Weather Man

: Viewpoint: The Hidden God: Boris Pasternak

The second of three programmes on the religious dimensions of the modern novel.
Introduced by John Wain.

Close Down


Presenter: John Wain
Reader: Olive Gregg
Reader: Marius Goring
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

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