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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics in Action: Monte Carlo
Introduced by Malcolm Bevan.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

10.0-10.20 Merry-Go-Round: Making Mosaics
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf.
Filmed at Heathbrook Primary School, Wandsworth, and Fossdene Primary School, Woolwich
(Repeated on Thursday)

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


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Malcolm Bevan
Producer (Mathematics in Action/Maths Today): John Cain
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Gabriel Woolf
Programme consultant (Merry-Go-Round): Kenneth Jameson
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Claire Chovil
Presenter (Maths Today): Brenda Briggs
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: For Schools and Colleges

11.5-11.25 Exploring Your World: Moving Around Inside
Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

11.35-12.0 At A Time Like This: The Welfare: 1: The Professionals
The first of three programmes on The Welfare looks at professional social workers, their strengths - and their failures.
Report by John Percival.


Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Eurfron Gwynne Jones
Reporter (At a Time Like This): John Percival
Editor (At a Time Like This): Desmond Wilcox
Editor (At a Time Like This): Bill Morton

: Cricket: England v. Australia: First Test Match

Fourth day's play at Old Trafford.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Ted Dexter
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter

: Headline News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Addola Dduw: 6: Stand with the Saints

(A Meditation)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 14.03)

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Going to Work: The Way Things are Going
"The whole scene's cock-eyed. So what's the point to it all? You tell me, mate."
A play about redundancy, re-training, and the pattern of work in the future.
With Frederick Beauman, Jumoke Debayo, Marise Hepworth, David Lincoln and Gareth Robinson
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.30-2.45 La Chasse Au Tresor: 6: C'est le tresor
by Michel Faure.
(Repeated on Friday)

2.55-3.15 Discovering Science: How Do Plants Live?
Introduced by Peter Kelly.
(Repeated on Tuesday)


Script (Going to Work): Peter J. Hammond
Script consultant (Going to Work): B. L. Bate
Producer (Going to Work): John Parry
[Actor]: Frederick Beauman
[Actor]: Jumoke Debayo
[Actress]: Marise Hepworth
[Actor]: David Lincoln
[Actor]: Gareth Robinson
Writer (La Chasse Au Tresor): Michel Faure
Music (La Chasse Au Tresor): John Hosier
Producer (La Chasse Au Tresor): Ronald Smedley
Dominique: Sylvia Declercq
Patrick: Philippe Paulino
Le Boulanger: Jean-Pierre Gerard
Le Chatelain: Max Doria
Narrateur: Emile de Harven
Presenter (Discovering Science): Peter Kelly
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Totton

: Cricket: England v. Australia: First Test Match

A further visit to Old Trafford.
(to 16.15)

: Jackanory: Elidor: Thursday Street

by Alan Garner
with John Stride

A Manchester street-map, a deserted demolition site, a white plastic football and an empty church. Those four things led the four Watson children into another world - Elidor, a world almost destroyed by darkness and evil. Only the children could save Elidor, by guarding the four treasures they were given. But even in a quiet Manchester road, the treasures were not completely safe and strange things began to happen...


Author: Alan Garner
Storyteller: John Stride

: 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

: Castors Away!: Part 1: The Breath of Life

by Hester Burton
Adapted by John Tully

A three-part story about two children who lived at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar.


Author: Hester Burton
Adapted by: John Tully
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
William Henchman: Peter Williams
Susan Henchman: Hilary Mason
Sergeant James Bubb: John Line
Tom Henchman: Louis Selwyn
Nell Henchman: Gillian Bailey
Ben Cattermole: David Chant
Mr. Tracy: Peter Bathurst

: The Magic Roundabout

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

Introduced by John Edmunds and featuring Kenneth Robinson

followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: John Edmunds
Reporter: Kenneth Robinson

: Cricket: England v. Australia: First Test Match

The closing overs of the fourth day's play from Old Trafford.

: Quiz Time, Gentlemen, Please!: Southern Semi-final: Wales v. England

The Manor Inn Risca, Monmouthshire v. The Elm Park Hotel Hornchurch, Essex
Darts and general knowledge skill from pubs all over Britain.
Question-Master, Keith Fordyce
From Risca


Question-Master: Keith Fordyce
Devised and produced by: Tony Broughton

: Z Cars: Who Was That Lady?: Part 1

by Dick Sharples
Starring John Slater, James Ellis
with Bernard Holley

Angry, domineering Mrs. Armitage calls at Newtown station to report her window-cleaner husband as a missing person. Sgt. Lynch sympathises with Ernie Armitage's decision to 'hop it' and uses it to serve as a warning to P.C. Newcombe, who seems to be heading at top speed to the altar...


Writer: Dick Sharples
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Barry Letts
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater

: News Headlines

: The Dick Emery Show

Starring Dick Emery
with Avril Angers, Janet Brown, Len Lowe, Mark Singleton, The Ada Unsworth Formation Team
and the voice of Peter West
Special guest artists, Pat and Olivia


Scripts: Brad Ashton
Scripts: George Evans
Scripts: Derek Collyer
Scripts: John Esmonde
Scripts: Bob Larbey
Scripts: Dan Douglas
Scripts: Austin Steele
Musical Director: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestrations: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: John Street
Comedian: Dick Emery
[Actress]: Avril Angers
[Actress]: Janet Brown
[Actor]: Len Lowe
[Actor]: Mark Singleton
Dancers: The Ada Unsworth Formation Team
Voice: Peter West
Singers: Pat and Olivia

: Five Faces of War: 1: Battle of the Atlantic

In which war is seen through the eyes of the French, Nazi Germany, present-day West Germany, the Russians, and the Americans in a series of documentary films.

A French view of German Sea Warfare 1939-45.
A Pathe-Cinema production


Producer: Henri de Turenne
Producer: Jean-Louis Guillaud
Presented for BBC-tv by: Michael Hill

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Professional Boxing: Brian London (Blackpool) v. Jack Bodell (Swadlincote)

Direct from Liverpool
Two of Britain's best-known heavyweights meet tonight over twelve rounds in an official British Championship eliminator.
BBC outside broadcast cameras are at the ringside to bring you the fight as it happens.


Boxer: Brian London
Boxer: Jack Bodell
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling

: 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.


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

: Degrees of Folk

Starring The Corries
and featuring Bernadette, The Manhattan Brothers, Finn and Eddie Farey
A programme of international folk music from the Napier College of Science and Technology, Edinburgh.
from Scotland


Musicians: The Corries
Performer: Bernadette
Performers: The Manhattan Brothers
Performer: Finn Farey
Performer: Eddie Farey
Musical arrangements: Edwin Holland
Designer: Colin Cant
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: The Making of America: 10: The Irony of American Life

'Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness' were the aims of the signers of the Constitution. By the beginning of the twentieth century where had that pursuit led the nation?
Written and introduced by Professor Harry Allen.

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Writer/Presenter: Professor Harry Allen
Producer: Peter Dunkley

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