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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: The Broken Sword: 2: Day of Freedom
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Science Session: Electric Light
(Shown on Wednesday)

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 7: Pig-in-the-Middle

For the very young

(to 11.00)


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

: Hob Y Deri Dando

Mwyn nosweithiau, dyddiau dlddan Hob y Deri Dando
Cymru Idn yw cdn a chytgan. Hob y Deri Dando
Glanville Davies gyda
Mary Hopkin, Aled a Reg
Marilyn Haydn Jones
Derek Boote, Y Deniadau Dail yr Olewydden 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)

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.33)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges: Spotlight

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


Producer: Liz Kustow

: Jackanory: The Warden's Niece: Part 4: Bodley and the Bull

by Gillian Avery
with Geraldine McEwan


Author: Gillian Avery
Storyteller: Geraldine McEwan

: 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: Mario: Part 4: Tomorrow's Champion

A four-part film from Austria.

Because Mario neglects his lessons in favour of ski-ing, he is forbidden to take part in the speed-trials.
Commentary spoken by John Westbrook.


Narrator: John Westbrook
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Magic Roundabout

Written and told by Eric Thompson.


Writer/narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The News

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Edmunds
and featuring George Villiers
followed by the Weather in the South-East

6.15-6.40 Closure
The problems caused by closing the coal-mines.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: John Edmunds
Cook: George Villiers

: The Monkees: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Kidnappers

Four young men and their music finding fun in their way-out way.
A film series for the young in heart.
Starring Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith

With... Your Friendly Neighbourhood Kidnappers - it's a case of snatch as snatch can!


Davy: Davy Jones
Peter: Peter Tork
Micky: Micky Dolenz
Mike: Mike Nesmith

: Transworld Top Team: United Kingdom v. Australia: Heat 6: Glasgow v. Sydney

An international series of Top of the Form.
A Joint BBC-ABC production


Question-Master (United Kingdom): Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master (Australia): Bill Salmon
Scorer: Bob Holness
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Associate Producer: Mary Evans
Executive Producer (United Kingdom): Bill Wright
Executive Producer (Australia): Ron May

: The Newcomers

Vera has a visitor from Jimmy's school; Vivienne is offered a job; and Amelia finds herself advising Maggie about her domestic troubles.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Patrick Scanlan
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Timothy Combe
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Vera Harker: June Bland
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Maggie: Pamela Cundell
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Ronald Ashton: Denzil Pugh
Mr. Roach: Esmond Webb
Jack Stebbings: Reginald Marsh
Freddy: Gerard Norman
Janie: Paula Smith
Lenny Truscott: Denleigh Jones
Lou: Helena Ross
Pete: Peter Furnell

: 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 Pete Murray
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Bob Leaper


Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Bob Leaper
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Champion House: The Golden Fleece

by Michael Ashe
Starring Edward Chapman, Nicole Maurey, Maurice Kaufmann, Virginia Stride, James Kerry

Joe Champion makes himself a real nuisance when an old-established Spanish firm, Esquer Hermanos, considers placing a large order not only for Champion cloth but also for Edward's designs Stephen sends Edward to Spain to negotiate, but unfortunately Joe decides to go with him. Joe says he's on holiday but he cannot resist interfering. Esquer Hermanos is under new management and Joe is suspicious. He causes so much trouble and embarrassment for Edward that Champions look like losing the contract.


Writer: Michael Ashe
Devised by: Hazel Adair
Devised by: Peter Ling
Designer: Colin Shaw
Script Editor: Patrick Alexander
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Henri Safran
Stephen Champion: James Kerry
Fred Richards: David Ellison
Liz Champion: Virginia Stride
Michele Champion: Nicole Maurey
Edward Champion: Maurice Kaufmann
Joe Champion: Edward Chapman
Degnos: Peter Bowles
Feran: Hugh Morton
Massez: Simon Prebble
Armstrong: Hamilton Dyce
Bardoux: Derek Sydney
Rochas: Al Garcia
Secretary: Jeanna L'Esty

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: West Germany: Democracy on Trial

A report by James Mossman.
Democracy in Germany is only twenty-three years old. How firmly rooted is it? What are the challenges which are now facing it?
Written and directed by James Mossman.

For twenty-three years West Germany has been the most unobtrusive of the major European powers. While her middle class, supported with few qualifications by her working class, has been re-creating and expanding German industrial wealth, her politicians have done their best to avoid international limelight. They have tried to be good Europeans, good allies to the United States and, above all, respectable democrats. At least on the surface.
But now, after years of 'don't rock the boat' consensus, Germany has hit the world headlines again with violent demonstrations by her young university students and small but steady gains at local elections by the highly conservative National Democrats.
To the left-wing students the democratic process which Germany has been operating since the war seems to be a sham because it has given effective unbroken power to a right of centre establishment. Even the Social Democrats, to whom the students owed their original allegiance, got tired of being in the political wilderness and joined the Christian Democrats in a national coalition. This, to the students. was the final betrayal of democracy. They began to take to the streets, claiming in doing so to be the only true opposition in the country.
(James Mossman)


Reporter/Writer/Director: James Mossman
Producer: Barbara Pegna

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Henry Miller

His Life and Times and don't you know...
Fragments of an interrupted conversation with the seventy-six-year-old American author.
(Postponed from April 9)

The author of Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, The Colossus of Maroussi (to name only a few books, some of which were banned for many years and only obtainable in Paris) makes one of his rare TV appearances.


Subject: Henry Moore
Narrator: Patrick Allen
Director: Robert Snyder
Presented for television by: Ray Sutcliffe

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