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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: Animals at Night: 2: Ears
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Waking and Sleeping
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Physics: Weightless?
(Shown on Monday)

11.0 Watch!: A Farm: Pigs
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.18 Primary School Mathematics: Which Base?
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.40-12.0 History 1917-1967: Hitler's War
(Shown on Wednesday)

: Mae Gen I Air!

Parlour Game "I Have a Word"
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Umbrellas

For the very young

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: The Dark Immigrants: Part 2: The Asian Communities

Differences of language, religion, culture, and customs have all tended to segregate the Asian immigrants within the bounds of their own several communities.
Introduced by Paddy Feeny.
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Producer: Bill Scott

: International Golf and Racing

International Golf: Alcan Golfer of the Year Championship and Alcan International Championship
Second day's play direct from the links of Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport.

Racing from Newmarket: October Meeting
3.10 Norwich Handicap
over one mile and one furlong
3.40 Middle Park Stakes
over six furlongs
4.10 Bentinck Nursery Handicap
over five furlongs


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: Adventures in the Air

by Roald Dahl
with Bernard Cribbins
Today: Adventures in the Air


Author: Roald Dahl
Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
See page 44


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Europe: The Windmill: Part 2

An adventure in three parts from Bulgaria.

Three boys on holiday meet Mary and her friend Domenica and visit a travelling circus. An antique necklace which has been taken from the old man at the windmill by a local ne'er-do-well arouses the interest of the circus folk, the children, and of Domenica's father who owns the mill.
In part two the circus people go on a treasure hunt, with the children trailing them. But the old man at the windmill has other riches to show.
Commentary spoken by Wensley Pithey.


Narrator: Wensley Pithey
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Edmunds.


Presenter: John Edmunds

: Mothers-in-Law: The Great Bicycle Race

A new comedy film series starring Eve Arden and Kaye Ballard
with Herbert Rudley, Roger C. Carmel, Jerry Fogel, Deborah Walley

The Great Bicycle Race ...is quite an exercise!


Eve Hubbard: Eve Arden
Kaye Buell: Kaye Ballard
Herb Hubbard: Herbert Rudley
Roger Buell: Roger C. Carmel
Jerry Buell: Jerry Fogel
Suzie Hubbard Buell: Deborah Walley

: Wild New World: 4: Indian Summer

A new film series by Heinz Sielmann.
Commentary by Peter Scott.
Five programmes about the wildlife of the New World

In the calm, dry, hazy weather of late autumn, Heinz Sielmann moves southwards from the Arctic Circle to the Canadian forests and lakes. The animals too are making their instinctive preparations for the onset of winter. The caribou are migrating; for them and the deer the rutting season approaches; and the brown bears are making their last forays in the woods before hibernation. In the last days of the Indian Summer he meets those superb natural engineers, the beavers.
Produced by BBC-tv in association with Norddeutscher Rundfunk
from the South and West


Narrator: Peter Scott
Filmed and directed by: Heinz Sielmann
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: The Newcomers

Jimmy spends an unhappy day at school; Lance goes to see Mr. Tripp; Vivienne receives an unexpected shock.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Patrick Scanlan
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale
Gran Hamilton: Glacys Henson
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Minnie Pargeter: Cindy Wright
The Rev. Henry Beldon: John Crocker
Alice Williamson: Dorothea Rundle
Emily Williamson: Amy Dalby
Vera Harker: June Bland
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
William Pargeter: Julian Somers
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Miss Eaton: Mary Hignett
Mrs. Roberts: Barbara Grant
Mr. Bannister: Martin Boddey
Teenager: Sarah Child
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell

: News Headlines

: Top of the Pops

Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Stuart Henry.
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Stuart Henry
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Softly, Softly: See The Rabbit

by Alan Plater.
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det. Chief Insp. Watt, Norman Bowler as Det.-Sgt. Hawkins, Peggy Sinclair as P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin, Dan Meaden as Det.-Con. Box
with John Barron as A.C.C. Gilbert
(Nicholas Selby is a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company)

A little girl is found wandering on the common, far from home. She says she had been taken there to 'see the rabbits' by a strange man, who then drove away and left her, unharmed but distressed. A similarly distressing experience has also happened to other children within the Wyvern area. The incidents would not usually be of any concern to the Regional Crime Squad. But this time Det.-Con. Box finds himself unusually involved.


Writer: Alan Plater
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: David Spode
Director/Producer: Leonard Lewis
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det. Chief Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
P/W Det. Sgt. Allin: Peggy Sinclair
Det.-Con. Box: Dan Meaden
A.C.C. Gilbert: John Barron
Thomas: John Franklyn Robbins
Mrs. Thomas: Rosalie Williams
Janet Box: Susan Lawrance
Doctor: John Angove
Det.-Con. Miller: David Shaw
Inspector Laird: Eric McCaine
Kidd: Peter Badger
Chief Constable Nicholson: Nicholas Selby

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Sportsnight with Coleman

and Billy Walker v. Bob Felstein direct from the Anglo-American Sporting Club, where the 'Blond Bomber' from West Ham tackles a Canadian opponent in tonight's big fight.


Presenter: David Coleman
Boxer: Billy Walker
Boxer: Bob Felstein
Commentator (Boxing): David Vine
Television Presentation (Boxing): Richard Tilling
Production Team: Sam Leitch
Production Team: A. P. Wilkinson
Production Team: Bob Abrahams
Production Team: Jonathan Martin
Producer: Bob Duncan

: People in Conflict

"Prison far me means greyness, filth, a terrible loss of being needed. The lack of ability to try and do something for oneself. The completely cutting off from a normal outside social world, and above all, loneliness. One just gives up unless one is terribly, terribly strong. It's something that only a person who has served a sentence of imprisonment can understand."

In the first of two programmes, Colin Morris talks with Jon Marshall an ex-convict, about the difficulties of attempting to create a new life after years in prison.


Presenter: Colin Morris
Interviewee: Jon Marshall
Producer: Bridget Winter

: 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
with on-the-spot reports by Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy, Linda Blandford.


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
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Assistant Editor: John Dekker
Assistant Editor: Peter Pagnamenta
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Viewpoint

Canon L. John Collins formerly Chairman of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, now Chairman of Christian Action and of the International Defence and Aid Fund talks to Robert Robinson.


Interviewee: Canon L. John Collins
Interviewer: Robert Robinson
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Understanding Music: 10: Finale

A simple guide to the language of classical music by Ivor Keys
with Members of the Tilford Festival Orchestra.

Close Down


Presenter: Ivor Keys
Musicians: Members of the Tilford Festival Orchestra
Graphics: Peter Netley
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: Nancy Thomas

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