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: For Schools and Colleges

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

10.0-10.20 Merry-Go-Round: Flying Your Car
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.
Commentary by John Kershaw.


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Malcolm Bevan
Producer (Mathematics in Action): John Cain
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Tom Gibbs
Narrator (Merry-Go-Round): John Kershaw
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Joy Whitby

: 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: Taking Care of the Body
Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

11.35-12.0 At A Time Like This: The Welfare: 2: The Men of God
The Church of England, the Salvation Army, and many other religious foundations are still as active as ever in social service. What do they find to do? Who are the people unable to gain help from the Welfare State who still need to turn to 'The Men of God'?
Report by John Percival.


Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Bill Scott
Reporter (At A Time Like This): John Percival
Editor (At A Time Like This): Desmond Wilcox
Editor (At A Time Like This): Bill Morton

: Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

Songs of Praise from the Tabernacle, Ruthin.
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.33)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Going to Work: At Work In...
With Marianne Sidling and Kent Svensson.
Two young Swedes at work and at leisure and their views on a variety of things... A film shot at the Volvo car factory, Gothenburg.
Repeated on Tuesday

2.30-2.45 La Chasse Au Tresor: 7: Au secours!
by Michel Faure.
Repeated on Friday

2.55-3.15 Discovering Science: The Body as a Whole
Introduced by Peter Kelly.

Repeated on Tuesday


Presenter (Going to Work): Marianne Sidling
Presenter (Going to Work): Kent Svensson
Producer (Going to Work): Gordon Croton
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
Lucciani: Andre Maranne
Le Chatelain: Max Doria
L'Adjudant-chef: Jean Tolzac
Ulysse: Loupy de Purk
Narrateur: Emile de Harven
Presenter (Discovering Science): Peter Kelly
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Totton

: 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 2: The Search for Sergeant Bubb

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
Adapter: 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
Private: Paul Thompson

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: 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

: Quiz Time, Gentlemen, Please!: Northern Semi-Final

The Collingwood, Newcastle v. The Bowling Green, Lincoln
Darts and general knowledge skill from pubs all over Britain.
Question-Master, Keith Fordyce
From Newcastle


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

: Look: Everyman's Antarctica

The world's last great frontier has fallen to the tourist. Earlier this year under the leadership of Peter Scott the first-ever party of British tourists set foot on the Antarctic continent-forty sight-seers first-footing in the snows of the great white south. Who were they? Why did they go? What did they see? Is Antarctic tourism a threat to the wildlife of the only unspoilt continent?
from the South and West


Guide: Peter Scott
Filmed and directed by: Jeffery Boswall

: Z Cars: Talk Your Way Out of That: Part 1

by David Ellis
Starring James Ellis, John Slater
with Bernard Holley, John Wreford

Lynch is having a quiet drink in a pub when he is spotted by Danny Matthews, a villain Lynch helped to put away for a long stretch. Matthews is out for revenge. But Lynch suspects him of pulling another job and the battle of wits begins...


Writer: David Ellis
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Derek Martinus
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Jackson: John Wreford
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater

: News Headlines

: The Dick Emery Show

Starring Dick Emery
With Deryck Guyler, Mark Singleton, Jerold Wells, Ruth Kettlewell
Special guest artist, Astrud Gilberto
(First shown on BBC-2)


Scripts: Brad Ashton
Scripts: George Evans
Scripts: Derek Collyer
Scripts: John Waterhouse
Scripts: Eric Green
Scripts: John Muir
Scripts: Austin Steele
Musical Director/Orchestrations: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Martin Johnson
Producer: John Street
Comedian: Dick Emery
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actor]: Mark Singleton
[Actor]: Jerold Wells
[Actress]: Ruth Kettlewell
Singer: Astrud Gilberto

: Five Faces of War: 2: France Under the Swastika

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

A French view of the German Occupation, 1940-1944.


Producer: Jacques de Launay
Producer: Dominique Remy
Presented for BBC-tv by: Michael Hill

: The News

with Robert Langley
and The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Willow House School

A Mysterious Tale dramatised by Harry Moore.
Starring Maurice Denham
with Alan Howard
and Christopher Matthews as Monkhouse Lee

Monkhouse Lee, the aspiring young archaeologist, is just down from Oxford and needs a temporary job to keep him while he continues his archaeological research at the British Museum. School-mastering seems the obvious answer. The trouble is he's not qualified for the better prep school posts; he holds only a pass degree and, infinitely more important, he never won a blue or even a half-blue. So he's forced to accept a job at the Willow House School, a sinister establishment where assistant masters never seem to last more than a few weeks...


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by/Producer: Harry Moore
Music: Norman Kay
Designer: Richard Hunt
Director: Richard Martin
Monkhouse Lee: Christopher Matthews
Dr. Phelps McCarthy: Maurice Denham
Percival Manners: Harry Littlewood
Potter: Kim Goodman
Stephens: Stephen Follett
Granger: Ronnie Caryl Jr.
Theophilus St. James: Alan Howard
Lumsden: Hamilton Dyce
Mrs. Stone: Patsy Smart
Robert Morton: Anthony Kemp
Elizabeth: Jo Maxwell Muller
Bruce Monkhouse Lee: Kenton Moore
Policeman: Rex Doyle
Police Inspector: Henry Manning

: 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, Teresa Clifford, John Doonan, The Roe Gems, The McLaughlin Dancers
A programme of international folk music from the McMordie Hall, Queen's University, Belfast.
From Scotland


Musicians: The Corries
Performer: Bernadette
Singer: Teresa Clifford
Singer: John Doonan
Musicians: The Roe Gems
Dancers: The McLaughlin Dancers
Musical arrangements: Edwin Holland
Designer: Colin Cant
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Mr. President: 1: The Preacher in Politics

Written and introduced by Professor Harry Allen.
Taking part: David Bauer, Philip Oxman, Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band

Close Down


Writer/presenter: Professor Harry Allen
Speaker: David Bauer
Speaker: Philip Oxman
Musicians: Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band
Producer: Peter Dunkley

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