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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Looking at Australia: 7: To the West
Commentary by Keith Alexander.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

10.0-10.20 Discovering Science: The Body as a Whole
(Shown on Monday)


Narrator (Looking at Australia): Keith Alexander
Producer (Looking at Australia): Paul Mitchell

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
BBC film

: For Schools and Colleges

11.0 Watch!: Sark: The Smithy
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey.
(Repeated on Friday)

11.18 Going to Work: At Work In...
(Shown on Monday)

11.40 Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo
Introduced by John Langstaff
with children from Minet Junior School, Hayes, Middlesex.
(Repeated on Friday)

12.5-12.25 Mathematics in Action: Simulation
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Words (Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo): Ronald Eyre
Music (Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo): Phyllis Tate
Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Producer (Making Music): Moyra Gambleton

: Rhoi'r Byd Yn Ei Le

(A Welsh lighthearted discussion from Market Hall, Crymych)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.33)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: Mum's Accident

Written and produced by Bill Scott.
In this country more deaths or serious injuries are caused by accidents at home than on the roads. The Brents discover how one could have been avoided.
Introduced by James Lloyd.

(Repeated on Wednesday)


Writer/producer: Bill Scott
Presenter: James Lloyd
Shirley Brent: Nadine Hanwell
Colin Brent: Alexander Riley
Mrs. Brent: Brenda Cowling
Mr. Brent: Ian Gardiner
Mrs. Walker: Joan Harsant

: Royal Ascot

The first day of the Royal Meeting.
See facing page
(to 16.30)

: Deputy Dawg

A Terrytoons cartoon series featuring a well-meaning Guardian of the Law who tries to keep order among his unruly band of fellow animals - Muskie, Vincent van Gopher, and Ty Coon; and some further adventures of Mighty Mouse, the visitor from Outer Space.

: All Change

with Chloe Ashcroft Jonathan Dennis
and students from Hornsey College of Art
This week All Change looks at different sorts of clothes and asks you for new designs.
Please send your ideas to All Change, [address removed]


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Jonathan Dennis
Music: The Roger Webb Quartet
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Director: Ann Reay

: The Magic Roundabout

English version 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 Peter Davalle
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: John Edmunds
Reporter: Peter Davalle

: Tom and Jerry: Switchin' Kitten

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the Cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.

Switchin' Kitten ...is not a-mews-ed!


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Whicker's World: The Laughter Makers

"If they don't like you, you're dead"
Alan Whicker questions the Laughter Makers

There is no sure-fire formula that produces laughter. This is what makes the comedian the most mixed-up, most vulnerable person in show business. If you refuse to laugh he 'dies the death.' His timing goes, and he starts to sweat. He begins to hate you because the previous house rolled in the aisles.
With Charlie Chester, Alfred Marks, Ray Martine, Max Miller, Ted Ray, Ted Rogers,
Mike and Bernie Winters, and Johnny Speight, Ned Sherrin, Peter Cagney.


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Interviewee: Charlie Chester
Interviewee: Alfred Marks
Interviewee: Ray Martine
Interviewee: Max Miller
Interviewee: Ted Ray
Interviewee: Ted Rogers
Interviewee: Mike Winters
Interviewee: Bernie Winters
Interviewee: Johnny Speight
Interviewee: Ned Sherrin
Interviewee: Peter Cagney
Produced and directed by: David C. Rea

: Z Cars: Talk Your Way Out of That: Part 2

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


Writer: David Ellis
Script editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: John Stout
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Derek Martinus
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Landlord: Desmond Stokes
Danny Matthews: Peter Madden
Joe Mills: Patrick Duggan
Tommy Gilles: Alec Ross
P.C. Jackson: John Wreford
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
P.C. Adamson: Christopher Denham
Foreman: Bert Palmer
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater

: News Headlines

: The British Film Comedy: Orders are Orders

A season of Britain's great laughter-makers.
Starring Sidney James, Brian Reece, Margot Grahame, Tony Hancock, Peter Sellers, Raymond Huntley
with June Thorburn, Maureen Swanson, Bill Fraser


Screenplay/Producer: Donald Taylor
Screenplay: Geoffrey Orme
Director: David Paltenghi
Wanda Sinclair: Margot Graham
Joanne Delamere: Maureen Swanson
Veronica Bellamy: June Thorburn
Colonel Bellamy: Raymond Huntley
Private Slee: Bill Fraser
Private Coffin: Peter Sellers
Captain Harper: Brian Reece
Ed Waggermeyer: Sidney James
Lieut. Cartroad: Tony Hancock

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Lulu's Back in Town

Starring Lulu
with special guests, Frankie Vaughan, Reg Varney
Vocal backing by The Ladybirds


Singer/Presenter: Lulu
Singer: Frankie Vaughan
Comedian: Reg Varney
Backing singers: The Ladybirds
Orchestra conducted by/Orchestrations: Peter Knight
Orchestra leader: Henry Datyner
Special material: Austin Steele
Special material: Bill Oddie
Special material: David Climie
Dance direction: Jo Cook
Design: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: John Ammonds

: Sportsview

Introduced by Ron Pickering.
News... Action... Personalities at home and overseas.
Tonight's programme includes:

A look ahead to the first Open Wimbledon which begins next week.

and Racing and Cricket


Presenter: Ron Pickering
Presented by: Fred Viner
Programme Editor: Alan Hart

: 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

: Omnibus: Corporal Jan

A dramatic work created for television.
English Chamber Orchestra
Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by Norman Del Mar

Elizabeth Anderton and members of the Royal Opera Ballet appear by arrangement with the General Administrator. Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ltd.; John Chesworth appears by arrangement with the Ballet Rambert; Ruth Papendick by arrangement with the Stuttgart State Theatre Ballet; Olwyn Atkinson and members of the Sadler's Wells Opera Ballet appear by arrangement with the Sadler's Wells Opera
At Apple Harvest, Jan, a poor soldier, returns home to a village obsessed with witchcraft. He dreams that the three women in his life become the triple Goddess (representing the three stages of woman from virgin to hag) and sees himself killed at her feet when presented with an apple - the sacred fruit of the Goddess. Jan wakes from his dream to find his lover Ellen accused of witchcraft. But it is he who meets his death, trying to protect her.


Music specially composed by/Story: Denis Apivor
Story: Bob Lockyer
Movement and production/Director: Peter Wright
Musicians: English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Orchestra conducted by: Norman Del Mar
Designer: Roger Andrews
Corporal Jan: Richard Farley
Ellen, his lover: Elizabeth Anderton
Widow Saille, his mother: Ruth Papendick
Dia, his sister: Olwyn Atkinson
Tanner, a farmer: John Chesworth
Dancers: Artists of the Covent Garden and Sadler's Wells Opera Ballets

: Viewpoint: Bare Ruin'd Choirs

An impression of the ruined Yorkshire Cistercian monasteries of Fountains, Rievaulx and Jervaulx.
Here are these places, quite empty. What are they? Relics? Ruins? Dreams?
Commentary spoken by Alan Dobie.
Written by Peter Levi, S.J.

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Narrator: Alan Dobie
Writer: Peter Levi
Producer: Mischa Scorer

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