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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit I: Engineering Materials 1: Properties of Materials
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Friday - not Scottish)
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 11

9.38 Exploring Your World: Machines Help
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: The New Europe
The drive for unity in Western Europe after 1945
Introduced by Brian Redhead
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg
A series for Welsh Schools
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.5-11.25 Look and Read: The Lost Treasure: Part 3
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Science Extra: Physics: Collisions Analysed
Introduced by Bill Ritchie
(Repeated on Monday and Thursday next week)

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


Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead
Producer (History 1917-1967): John Radcliffe
Presenter (Science Extra): Bill Ritchie
Producer (Science Extra): David Roseveare

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India
Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 48
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

: Cerddi'r Misoedd

Films and poems about the months from March to August
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

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Under the Influence
Drugs save lives. Drugs poison and kill. How can this paradox be explained?
Commentary by Derek Cooper
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth-Century Focus: Marriage and Divorce: 1: Why Marry?
(Shown on Tuesday)
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 11


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

: Training in Skills: 1: Benefits

By skills analysis surprising improvements are being made in industrial performance.
Presented by David Shute
with Douglas Seymour, Ian Goodhand, Eric Wheatcroft

(to 16.30)


Presenter: David Shute
Speaker: Douglas Seymour
Speaker: Ian Goodhand
Speaker: Eric Wheatcroft
Director: Harry B. Levinson
Producer: Gregory Clegg

: Jackanory: Chi Ming: Chi Ming and the Jade Earring

by Josephine Marquand
with Judi Dench
with pictures by Pearl Binder


Author: Josephine Marquand
Storyteller: Judi Dench
Pictures: Pearl Binder

: Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Part 3

A thrilling cartoon serial

Alec is attacked by a piranha in a conflict between the mossmen and the swampmen

: 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


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

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: 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: John M. Mansfield
Producer: Christopher Rainbow
Editor: Peter Bruce

: The Newcomers

Burroughs takes a further step into the world of Art; Philip has to make a decision affecting his future, and Bert receives another letter from the Council.
from the Midlands
For cast list see page 51


Devised by: Colin Morris
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Robert Fleming

: News Headlines

: Wednesday Show Time: The Dean Martin Show

A programme of song, dance, and comedy starring the irrepressible Dean Martin and his guests Bing Crosby, Lena Horne, Dom de Luise
A programme recorded in the U.S.A.


Singer/presenter: Dean Martin
Guest: Bing Crosby
Guest: Lena Horne
Guest: Dom de Luise

: 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

: Misleading Cases: Right of Way

by A.P. Herbert
Adapted for television by Alan Melville
Court scenes by Myles Rudge and Henry Cecil
Starring Alastair Sim, Roy Dotrice, Avice Landon and Thorley Walters
with guest star, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Mr. Haddock fights for his right to ramble and, needless to say, gets into trouble on the way.


Author: A.P. Herbert
Adapted by: Alan Melville
Writer (Court Scenes): Myles Rudge
Writer (Court Scenes): Henry Cecil
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Alan Hunter-Craig
Producer: John Howard Davies
Albert Haddock: Roy Dotrice
Mrs. Haddock: Avice Landon
Philip Tremayne: Valentine Palmer
Miss Dare: Sheree Winton
Signor Gambini: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Mr. Justice Swallow: Alastair Sim
Sir Joshua Hoot, Q.C.: Thorley Walters
Usher: Bill Burridge
Clerk of the Court: Ronald Mayer
Mr. Smith: Kynaston Reeves
Mr. Widgeon: Frederick Peisley

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The Wednesday Play: The Lower Largo Sequence

by Edward Boyd
starring Patrick Allen as The Man and Isobel Black as The Girl
From Scotland

It all starts when you start forgetting... where you were, what you had been doing, and whom you had met. The Man thought he had closed the door on the world. The Girl had the key. She said he had given it to her and this, too, he could not remember...


Writer: Edward Boyd
Music: Andy Park
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
The Commercial Gent: Callum Mill
Railway Official: David Kinnaird
The Man: Patrick Allen
The Girl: Isobel Black
Conductress: Nancy Mitchell
Landlord: Harry Walker
Commercial Gent: Callum Mill
The Lover: Michael Harrigan
Traffic Warden: Ken Henderson

: Horse of the Year Show: The Ovaltine Championship

for the Leading Show Jumper of the Year


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television Presentation: John Vernon
Television Presentation: David Kenning

: 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

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