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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Looking at Australia: 4: A New South Wales Farm
Commentary by Keith Alexander.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

10.0-10.20 Discovering Science: Investigating Living Things
(Shown on Monday)


Narrator (Looking at Australia): Keith Alexander
Producer (Looking at Australia): Paul Mitchell

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: For Schools and Colleges

11.0 Watch!: Railways: Signals
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey.
(Repeated on Friday)

11.18 Going to Work: Trade Unions
(Shown on Monday)

11.40 Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo
Introduced by John Langstaff
with children from Minet Junior School, Hayes, Middlesex.
(Repeated on Friday)

12.5-12.25 Mathematics in Action: Best Route
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Words (Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo): Ronald Eyre
Music (Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo): Phyllis Tate
Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. The Australians

The third day of the match between the Touring Team and the M.C.C. at Lord's.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Denis Compton
Television Presentation: Philip Lewis

: Headline News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.38)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: Colin and Shirley in Sweden: 2: The Summer House

The Brent twins go to the country with the Sahlstroms. Colin goes fishing and Shirley finds out more about the Swedish forest.
Written and produced by Ronald Smedley with the assistance of Swedish School Television
(Repeated on Wednesday)
(to 14.25)


Writer/Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. The Australians

A further visit to Lord's.
(to 16.15)

: Jackanory: The Warden's Niece: Part 2: Truth or Dare

by Gillian Avery
with Geraldine McEwan


Author: Gillian Avery
Storyteller: Geraldine McEwan

: Deputy Dawg

A Terrytoons cartoon series featuring a well-meaning Guardian of the Law who tries to keep order among his unruly band of fellow animals - Muskie, Vincent van Gopher, and Ty Coon.
And some further adventures of Mighty Mouse, the visitor from Outer Space.

: Endurance: 4: Secrets of the Chasm

Told by Brian Parker.

Stalagmites fifty feet tall, boulders as large as houses: these are some of the fantastic formations found in the Gouffre Berger - the deepest known cave in the world.


Narrator: Brian Parker
Filmed by: Harold Lord
Assisted by: Ian Smith
Written and presented by: Harry Hastings
Editor: Brian Branston

: 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

Introduced by John Edmunds
and featuring Peter Davalle

followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: John Edmunds
Reporter: Peter Davalle

: Tom and Jerry: Cueball Cat

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the Cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.

Cueball Cat ...is snookered!


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Whicker's World: Singapore 999

Alan Whicker dials Singapore 999
Tonight we hit Arab Street
A chicken squawks, a cry of death, a knife flashes and the spouting blood religiously collected cleanses the sins of a dead woman.

The Chinese have many traditions, but in the new city state of Singapore things must change. A multiracial society is not easy to control and in this impression of Singapore, Alan Whicker observes its police force: patrolling its seas for infiltrators; discussing murder and kidnap; raiding opium dens; dealing with secret societies; steering an ancient society towards a newer way of life.
(First shown on BBC-2)


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Produced and directed by: Paul Watson

: Z Cars: At Least You Know You've Tried: Part 2

by Adele Rose
Starring Joss Ackland, James Ellis, John Slater
with David Daker, Bernard Holley, John Wreford


Writer: Adele Rose
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Don Brewer
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Peter Cregeen
Mr. Morris: Stan Jay
Jenny Morris: Rosemary Gerrette
Betty Culshaw: Doreen Aris
P.C. Cuishaw: David Daker
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
P.C. Jackson: John Wreford
Mrs. Grove: Barbara Couper
Jimmy Grove: David Carson
Brian Grove: Fergus McClelland
Det.-Insp. Todd: Joss Ackland
Mr. Govindlal: Shivendra Sinha
Charlie Hackett: Glen Melvyn
Gordon Sloan: Terence Woodfield
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
W.P.C. Parkin: Pauline Taylor
Richard Culshaw: David Hammonds
Peter Culshaw: Bryan Thanner

: News Headlines

: The British Film Comedy: It's Not Cricket

A season of Britain's great laughter-makers.
Starring Maurice Denham, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne
with Susan Shaw

Major Bright (Basil Radford) and Captain Early (Naunton Wayne) - two misnomers if ever there were - are 'bowler hatted' for failing to recognise an escaped Nazi masquerading as a batman. The two friends start a private detective agency in order to make good their ghastly mistake.


Screenplay: Lyn Lockwood
Screenplay: Bernard McNabb
Producer: Betty Box
Director: Alfred Roome
Major Bright: Basil Radford
Captain Early: Naunton Wayne
Primrose Brown: Susan Shaw
Otto Fische: Maurice Denham
Batman: Leslie Dwyer
Felix: Alan Wheatley
Gerald Lawson: Nigel Buchanan
Virginia Briscoe: Jane Carr

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

with Michael Aspel

followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Michael Aspel

: Lulu's Back in Town

Starring Lulu
with special guests, Rolf Harris, Frank Bough
and The Ladybirds
See colour feature on centre pages


Entertainer/presenter: Lulu
Singer: Rolf Harris
Guest: Frank Bough
Singers: The Ladybirds
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Orchestrations: Peter Knight
Special material: Austin Steele
Special material: Bill Oddie
Special material: David Climie
Dance direction: Jo Cook
Costumes: Linda Martin
Design: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: John Ammonds

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
News... Action... Personalities at home and overseas.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Fred Viner
Programme Editor: Alan Hart

: Twenty-Four Hours

A quick look at the news of the day and a longer look at what matters.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt, Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie
with on-the-spot reports by Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy

10.25-11.19 The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
celebrates its seventy-fifth birthday.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Assistant editor: John Dekker
Assistant editor: Peter Pagnamenta
Editor: Anthony Whitby
Musicians (The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra): The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

: Omnibus presenting: My Name is Benvenuto Cellini

[Starring] Peter Vaughan as Cellini

The Florentine goldsmith and sculptor Cellini (1500-1571), is best known today for his autobiography. In that book he gives a vivid, violent picture of low and high life in Italy at the end of the Renaissance. It is one of literature's great adventure stories. The words in tonight's film are Cellini's own, and they make an unsparing self-portrait of an astonishing human being and artist - murderous, devout, brutal, loyal, hard-working, and brave.

[Photo caption] Perseus slaying the Gorgon


Adapted and directed by: Christopher Burstall
Design: Norman Vertigan
Cellini: Peter Vaughan

: Viewpoint: Priest and Poet

Some fragments of Gerard Manley Hopkins by Ella Marshall.
With Roger Delgado, Basil Moss, Robert Rietty, Gary Watson.

Close Down


Presenter: Ella Marshall
Reader: Roger Delgado
Reader: Basil Moss
Reader: Robert Rietty
Reader: Gary Watson
Producer: R.T. Brooks

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