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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Exploring Your World: The Body's Food
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Looking at Australia: 5: The Snowy
(Shown on Tuesday)

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: 9: The Window Cleaner

For the very young

(to 11.00)

: For Schools and Colleges

11.5-11.25 Television Club: Off to the Farm
(Shown on Tuesday)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: Is the £ Sterling?: 4: The Future of the £
(Shown on Monday)

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India
Including: Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 43
From the Midlands
(Shown on Sunday)

'Look, Listen, and Speak' Book 4 (orange cover) printed in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, and English with vocabularies and revision lessons, can be obtained from booksellers. Asian grocery shops, or from BBC Publications, [address removed] price 6s. (by post 6s. 8d.; crossed postal order please not stamps).
(to 12.50)


Scriptwriter (Look, Listen, and Speak): Viola Huggins
Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman
Assisted by (Look, Listen, and Speak): Sheila Dillon-Guy

: Drych

ar Ddolgarrog pentref yn Nyffryn Conwy a adeiladwyd o gwmpas ffatri aliwminiwn a fvdd yn chwarae rhan bwysig yn nyfodol economi Cymru gyfan
Hywel Teifl Edwards fydd yn cyflwyno'r pentref, y ffatri, a'r bobl
Cynhyrchydd, GARETH PRICE
(A portrait of the village of Dolgarrog)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Unknown: Nyffryn Conwy
Unknown: Hywel Teifl Edwards
Unknown: Deryk Williams

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.33)


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: Sitting in Comfort

How science can help the design of furniture.
Commentary by Harvey Hall.
(Repeated on Thursday)


Narrator: Harvey Hall
Producer: Morton Surguy

: Derby Day Grandstand

See panel above

2.25 to 4.0
Derby Day Grandstand
Introduced by David Coleman from Manchester United's European Cup headquarters, and featuring
The Derby direct from Epsom
The world's most famous flat racing classic, brought to you as it happens by BBC outside broadcast cameras. Latest news of runners and riders, special film of the fancied runners, and expert comment from some of Derby Day's best-known names, including Sir Gordon Richards... Lester Piggott... Sandy Barclay...
Followed by
The Derby Paddock The 1968 Derby runners in close-up
The Parade The jockeys parade their mounts in front of the Royal Box
At 3.35 The 1968 Derby Stakes Run Over 11/2: Miles of the Famous Epsom Course

Followed by
European Cup Final Preview
with Manchester United

David Coleman, who will be watching the Derby with the players of Manchester United at their hotel near London, looks ahead with Matt Busby, Bobby Charlton, George Best, Pat Crerand, and the other famous personalities of Manchester United to tonight's big match at Wembley, where they play in the final of the European Cup


Presenter: David Coleman
Pundit (The Derby): Sir Gordon Richards
Pundit (The Derby): Lester Piggott
Pundit (The Derby): Sandy Barclay
Commentator (The Derby): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (The Derby): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (The Derby): Dennis Monger
Television Presentation (The Derby): Ray Lakeland
Television Presentation (The Derby): Alan Mouncer
Interviewee (European Cup Final Preview): Matt Busby
Interviewee (European Cup Final Preview): Bobby Charlton
Interviewee (European Cup Final Preview): George Best
Interviewee (European Cup Final Preview): Pat Crerand
Presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Bryan Cowgill

: Jackanory: The Swan

with John Ebdon


Storyteller: John Ebdon

: Animal Magic: The World of Animals

A weekly series.
Introduced by Johnny Morris with Keith Shackleton.

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

It's nature's food, and it's free! It's in great demand by cows, deer, zebras, buffaloes, and gnus, but Keeper Johnny Morris found that grass was a particularly delightful tit-bit for, of all things, the hippo.
Keith Shackleton found something out of the ordinary too - the beautiful Mandarin duck, which he sketched as it swam on a lake near Chippenham.


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Keith Shackleton
Director: David Kennard
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: The Range Rider

A film series.
Range Rider and his young friend, Dick West, fight for justice against the lawlessness of the early West.


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick: Dick Jones

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: The News

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Edmunds and featuring Zena Skinner.
followed by the Weather in the South-East

6.15-6.40 The Longest Lane in England: a report on the A38.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Presenter: John Edmunds
Cook: Zena Skinner

: The Lucy Show: Lucy and Pat Collins

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

Mr. Mooney is suffering from acute insomnia and Lucy persuades him to undergo treatment from Pat Collins - the world-famous hypnotist - with entrancing results...


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Mr. Mooney: Gale Gordon
Herself: Pat Collins

: Tomorrow's World

What's new today for those interested in tomorrow.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
A weekly look at the world's fast-changing scientific, medical, and technological scene.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: James Burke
Reporter: John Parry
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: John Mansfield
Editor: Michael Latham

: News Headlines

: The European Cup Final: Benfica v. Manchester United

Introduced by David Coleman in a special edition of Grandstand direct from the Empire Stadium, Wembley.

BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the whole of tonight's big match at Wembley, in which Manchester United seek to become the champion club of Europe.

Before the match, the Grandstand team invites you to meet the finalists, with exclusive interviews with Manchester United and film of the matches which led to tonight's great football occasion.


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Playbill: The Loser

by Alun Owen
With Bernard Cribbins as Larry, Geraldine Moffatt as Brenda, Godfrey Quigley as Mr. Patrick, Henley Thomas as Taff, Gwendolyn Watts as Janet

Alun Owen's play is about Taff, a Welsh innocent. Taff is a born 'loser' who finds himself humiliated and defeated by an attractive, malicious girl.
It is New Year's Eve and Taff is killing time in a dockside pub before getting the train home to Wales. He talks to the barman, and meets two girls. They eat, drink and dance, but by the end of the play this very ordinary young man has been turned into a snarling, bewildered animal by one of the girls. Why has she done this?

[Photo caption] Bernard Cribbins as Larry the barman


Writer: Alun Owen
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Stuart Burge
Larry: Bernard Cribbins
Brenda: Geraldine Moffatt
Mr. Patrick: Godfrey Quigley
Taff: Henley Thomas
Janet: Gwendolyn Watts
Other parts played by: Philip Ryan
Other parts played by: Derek Martin
Other parts played by: George Hilsdon
Other parts played by: Bert Lena
Other parts played by: Jackie Wright

: Twenty-Four Hours

A quick look at the news of the day.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

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