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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Exploring Your World: Stop and Go
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: Hitler's War
Hitler makes his bid for world power and fails.
Introduced by Brian Redhead.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref
A series for Welsh Schools.
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.5-11.25 Look and Read: The Lost Treasure: Part 2
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Maths Today: Year 2: New Numbers from Old
Introduced by Derick Last.
(Shown last week)

12.0-12.25 Mirror for Our Dreams: The Ways and Meanings of Cinema
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead
Producer (History 1917-1967): John Radcliffe
Presenter (Maths Today): Derick Last
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India
Including: Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 47
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

: Ar Dan

Studio discussion on likes and dislikes.
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
BBC film

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Waking and Sleeping
How long can you stay awake? How much sleep do you really need? Do you dream? What is the right kind of sleep? Are sleeping pills really necessary?
Introduced by Derek Cooper.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth-Century Focus: Preview
(Shown on Tuesday)


Presenter (Science Session): Derek Cooper
Producer (Science Session): Michael Coyle

: International Golf and Racing

International Golf: Alcan Golfer of the Year Championship and Alcan International Championship
over 72 holes of stroke-play direct from the links of Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport.
The first day's play for the richest prize in British golf.
See page 50

Racing from Newmarket: October Meeting
3.0 Stayers' Three-year-olds Handicap
over two miles
3.30 Cheveley Park Stakes
over six furlongs
4.0 Rowley Mile Nursery Handicap
over one mile


Commentator (International Golf): Henry Longhurst
Commentator (International Golf): Bill Cox
Television Presentation (International Golf): Nick Hunter
Television Presentation (International Golf): Bill Malcolm
Television Presentation (International Golf): Bill Taylor
Producer (International Golf): Ray Lakeland
Racing commentaries: Peter O'Sullevan
Racing commentaries: Clive Graham
Racing commentaries: John Penney
Television Presentation (Racing): Philip Lewis

: Jackanory: James and the Giant Peach: Danger - Sharks!

by Roald Dahl
with Bernard Cribbins
Today: Danger - Sharks!


Author: Roald Dahl
Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins

: Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Part 2

A thrilling cartoon serial.

Professor Lindenbrook and his group of explorers become the captives of cavemen who want to learn how to use fire to make war.

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris.
The World of Animals
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

The new series will bring you stories from zoos in Britain and Europe, and films from all over the world.
Johnny Morris has been to Africa again, to look at two completely different aspects of wildlife conservation. At the Ngorongoro Conservation Area the Conservator, Solomon ole Saibull, is responsible for both wildlife and humans in an area of 3,200 square miles. Some 10,000 Masai tribesmen live in this area and their success at cattle rearing is vital.
Johnny's other visit was to see how game is caught for the zoos of the world. Just outside Arusha, in Northern Tanzania, is a holding camp for animals whose well-being is rigorously controlled from the highest government levels.


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat not forgetting next-door-neighbour Mrs. Kiki Frog.

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: The Wednesday Show

with David Jacobs
A weekly series of live programmes in which David Jacobs introduces people to talk to and entertain.
Introducing Deena Webster
The Wednesday Show Dancers


Presenter: David Jacobs
Singer: Deena Webster
Dancers: The Wednesday Show Dancers
Orchestra directed by: Ken Jones
Direction: David O'Clee
Production: Stewart Morris

: Tomorrow's World

What's new today for those interested in tomorrow.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
Discoveries... Developments... Trends
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 M. Mansfield
Producer: Christopher Rainbow
Editor: Michael Latham

: The Newcomers

The parishioners of St. Peter's attend the annual Church Bazaar, and the day contains surprises for Gran and Jimmy.
From the Midlands
(For cast list see page 59)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale

: News Headlines

: James Mason: Wednesday Show Time

The man, the actor, and his work
Interviewed by Joe Hyams.
The atmosphere is leisurely and friendly, the conversation informative, often amusing, always interesting.
(A programme filmed in America)


Interviewee: James Mason
Interviewer: Joe Hyams

: Misleading Cases: The Major and the Mynah

by A.P. Herbert
Adapted for television by Alan Melville
Court scenes by Myles Rudge
Starring Alastair Sim, Roy Dotrice, Avice Landon, Thorley Walters
with guest stars, William Kendall, Colin Douglas

It's a terrible thing when you discover that your bridge partner may be a cheat, but Mr. Haddock finds a solution.


Author: A.P. Herbert
Adapted by: Alan Melville
Writer (Court scenes): Myles Rudge
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Walter Miller
Producer: John Howard Davies
Albert Haddock: Roy Dotrice
Dr. Anstruther: Colin Douglas
Vicar: Ian Fleming
Mrs. Haddock: Avice Landon
Major Markwell: William Kendall
Felicity: Lynn Rainbow
Mr. Grainger: Blake Butler
Sir Joshua Hoot, Q.C.: Thorley Walters
Mr. Justice Swallow: Alastair Sim
Court Usher: Cyril Appleton

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The Wednesday Play: Mooney and his Caravans

by Peter Terson
with John Alderton as Charley, Diana Bishop as Mave, Dave Prowse as Mooney, Jerry Holmes as Dempsey

Mooney's caravan site is not all it seems. He runs it with an iron hand, and with some odd ideas. Life isn't simple with Mooney - he isn't a man to tangle with - and the young couple with social pretensions learn his little ways rather too late. When they move into one of his caravans they think they are taking such a sensible step towards a rosy future, but that isn't quite how things work out.


Writer: Peter Terson
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: James Ferman
Charley: John Alderton
Mave: Diana Bishop
Mooney: Dave Prowse
Dempsey: Jerry Holmes

: Twenty-Four Hours

A quick look at the news of the day and a longer look at what matters with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt, Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie.


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Fish is the Living

Three trawlers from Hull were lost in storms last winter and fifty-eight men died.
The first British trawler to return to Icelandic waters after the disasters was the Joseph Conrad from Hull; on board, a BBC film crew.
Tonight's film describes the life of the trawlermen.
From the North of England
(First shown on BBC-2)
See page 45


Film crew - Cameraman: Bob Sleigh
Film crew - Sound: David Jackson
Film crew - Assistant: Graham Barker
Film crew - Assistant: Ray Hakes
Film Editor: Peter Marsh
Directed and produced by: Jack Saltman

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