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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: The Broken Sword: 3: The Hostages
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Sitting in Comfort
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Thinking Clearly
Introduced by Brenda Briggs.
(Repeated on Friday)


Presenter (Maths Today): Brenda Briggs
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Baker

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 8: The Secret House

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 diddan
Hob y Deri Dando
Cymru lan yw can a chytgan,
Hob y Deri Dando'

Glanville Davies
Meinir Lloyd
Aled A. Reg
Y Pishin Tair
Derek Boote
Parti Menlli
Young people and their folk music
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Unknown: Deri Dando
Unknown: Cymru Idn
Unknown: Deri Dando
Unknown: Glanville Davies
Unknown: Meinir Lloyd
Unknown: Aled A Reg
Unknown: Y Pishin Tair
Unknown: Derek Boote

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.33)


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: For Schools and Colleges: Spotlight

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


Producer: Barbara Parker

: Jackanory: The Milky Way

with John Ebdon


Storyteller: John Ebdon

: 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 Overseas: The Golden Tent: Part 1

A Mongolian fairy-tale in three parts.

A wise man visits an old shepherd in the Valley of the Red Flowers and asks about the iron chest he left with him many years before.
Commentary spoken by Leigh Crutchley.


Narrator: Leigh Crutchley
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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 George Villiers.
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: John Edmunds
Cook: George Villiers

: The Monkees: Gift Horse

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 and Mike Nesmith
with Jerry Colonna

How not to look a Gift Horse ...in the mouth


Davy: Davy Jones
Peter: Peter Tork
Micky: Micky Dolenz
Mike: Mike Nesmith
Dr. Mann: Jerry Colonna

: Transworld Top Team: United Kingdom v. Australia: Heat 7: London v. Brisbane

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

2.25-3.45 Show Jumping from the Bath and West Show at Shepton Mallet
(Rowridge, Brighton)


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

Bert comes home for the Bank Holiday and hears about Jimmy's behaviour; Amelia is further involved with Maggie's affairs; the rival Preservation Societies remain in opposition to each other.
from the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Gerald Blake
Vera Harker: June Bland
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Celia Stuart: Beryl Cooke
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Maggie: Pamela Cundell
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Margot Kerr: Sally-Jane Spencer
William Pargeter: Julian Somers
Gordon Pargeter: Colin Stepney
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Freddy: Gerard Norman
Pete: Peter Furnell
Lou: Helena Ross
Lenny: Denleigh Jones
Janie: Paula Smith
Jack Stebbings: Reginald Marsh
Tony: Paul Layton
Neil Johnson: Mark Griffith
Liz: Jenny Russell

: 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 Jimmy Savile.
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Director: Mel Cornish
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Champion House: Pilot Error

by George F. Kerr
Starring Edward Chapman, Nicole Maurey, Maurice Kaufmann, Virginia Stride, James Kerry

The struggle for power between Joe and Stephen every so often comes into the open. Joe can never forget that it was his scheme to save death duties that was responsible for his grandson being Managing Director. Stephen, on the other hand, is only too well aware that Joe would like control of the mill. Besides the deep family affection that binds them together, Joe has a great respect for Stephen's ability while Stephen never forgets that Joe is two generations ahead of him in experience.
In tonight's episode Joe gets a chance to sit in Stephen's chair-perhaps permanently.
See colour feature on centre pages


Writer: George F. Kerr
Devised by: Hazel Adair
Devised by: Peter Ling
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Script Editor: Patrick Alexander
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Ian MacNaughton
Joe Champion: Edward Chapman
Edward Champion: Maurice Kaufmann
Michete: Nicole Maurey
Liz: Virginia Stride
Stephen: James Kerry
Mrs. Lloyd: Pamela Manson
Miss Jennings: Janet Davies
Sir Stuart Campbell: Laurence Hardy
Clarence Beckford: Morris Perry
Peter Sanderson: Ian Paterson
Philip Campbell: Edward Caddick
Jackson: Lewis Teesdale
Dr. Henderson: Jack Lynn

: The News

with Richard Baker
and The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: What About the Workers - Are They to Blame?

"The main problem is the inability of management to manage men properly." (Aubrey Jones)

"They're not worrying themselves, at the top Why should I worry? If had my time again, I'd do what the youngsters do and grab all I can get..." (Frank Gates, driver of the Royal Train and express train driver)

"Seventy per cent of my day was wasted. There was no systematic instruction. I'm not bright but I'm not dim either and there must be something wrong somewhere."
(Birmingham Apprentice)

"They tell us to back Britain and there are millions of workers on a basic wage of £12. They must think we are stupid. We are not stupid and we are not against change. But we're for change for the better."
(Worker in a Key Export Industry)

Among those taking part: Sir Alec Clegg, Chief Education Officer, West Riding of Yorkshire; Professor David Glass, University of London; Dr. H.M. Finniston, Deputy Chairman, British Steel Corporation; Aubrey Jones, Chairman, Prices and Incomes Board
Written and produced by Michael Barnes

The British working man has been continually accused of sabotaging productivity, continually exhorted to change. In this film the workers speak for themselves.

See page 28


Speaker: Sir Alec Clegg
Speaker: Professor David Glass
Speaker: Dr. H.M. Finniston
Speaker: Aubrey Jones
Writer/producer: Michael Barnes

: Twenty-Four Hours

A quick look at the news of the day and a longer look at what matters.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Smothers Brothers

Tom Smothers and Dick Smothers with their own particular brand of comedy and song and their star guests, Diahann Carroll and Ricardo Montalban.
A programme recorded in the U.S.A.
Postponed from April 18


Entertainer: Tom Smothers
Entertainer: Dick Smothers
Singer: Diahann Carroll
Guest: Ricardo Montalban

: News Headlines and The Weather Man

including a look at Holiday Weather Abroad.

: Training in Skills: 1: Benefits

Training in Skills - no more of Nelly?
Presented by David Shute.
with Douglas Seymour, Ian Goodhand, Eric Wheatcroft.
Shown on Sunday

Close Down


Presenter: David Shute
Speaker: Douglas Seymour
Speaker: Ian Goodhand
Speaker: Eric Wheatcroft
Director: Harry B. Levinson
Producer: Gregory Clegg

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