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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Middle School Physics: Telescopes
Shown on Monday
Repeated on Friday next week

9.38 Primary School Mathematics: On the Surface
Introduced by Jim Boucher
Repeated on Thursday

10.0 Discovering Science: The Earth in Space
Shown on Monday

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus: Race: 1: Facts and Fiction
Shown on Monday
Repeated on Wednesday (not Scottish)
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 17

11.0 Watch!: The Zoo: Looking at Apes
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey
Repeated on Thursday

11.18 Going to Work: Student Nurse
Shown on Monday

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by Julian Smith
with children from Latchmere Junior School, Kingston, Surrey

Repeated on Friday

12.5-12.25 Mathematics in Action: Normal Distribution
Introduced by Stewart Gartside


Presenter (Primary School Mathematics): Jim Boucher
Producer (Primary School Mathematics): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Presenter (Making Music): Julian Smith
Producer (Making Music): Moyra Gambleton
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier
Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn

: Golwg Ar Ewrop: 1

Germany-a nation striving to come to terms with itself
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges: Look and Read: The Lost Treasure: Part 6

by Joy Thwaytes
Introduced by Tom Gibbs
With Jean Anderson, Robert Bridges, Veronica Purnell and Stephen Leigh
Repeated on Wednesday
(to 14.25)


Writer: Joy Thwaytes
Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Producer: Claire Chovil
Miss Brown: Jean Anderson
The Fat Man: Robert Bridges
Carol: Veronica Purnell
Bob: Stephen Leigh

: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'Dark is Exciting' by Jill Tomlinson

From today Guy Fawkes Day - Play School can be seen on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on BBC-1. It will, of course, also be seen every weekday, usually in colour, on BBC-2.
This programme uses music, stories, poems, games, facts, and film to involve and entertain the young child. There is a team of presenters who combine working on Play School with their other television and theatre work, and many of them have young children of their own. They are sometimes joined by visiting story-tellers.
Shown at 11.00 a.m. on BBC-2
Two Play School books are available -'Play School' and 'Play School Stories' (9s. each from booksellers, or 10s. 3d. each from BBC Publications, [address removed]


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Dark is Exciting): Jill Tomlinson

: Jackanory: True Car Stories: 'Rolls and Royce'

with Edward de Souza


Storyteller: Edward de Souza

: Circus Boy: Meet Circus Boy

A series of adventures set under the Big Top
with Mickey Braddock as Corky, Noah Beery as Joey the Clown, Robert Lowery as Big Tim Champion, Guinn Williams as Pete the Canvasman

When Big Tim Champion arrives to take over Burke and Walsh's Circus he finds a gang of hoodlums making big trouble. Joey the Clown sorts out the gang, but Big Tim still has to reckon with Corky.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Pete the Canvasman: Guinn Williams

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer
A topical magazine programme about people, places, events, ideas, and inventions with John Earle and Janet Kelly including a report on the Mexican Grand Prix by Jeremy Carrad and Rex Hays
from the South and West


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Presenter: John Earle
Presenter: Janet Kelly
Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Presenter: Rex Hays
Director: David Kennard
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: 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

: Bewitched: The Safe and Sane Hallowe'en

A new series of the comedy films starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha,
Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora

The Safe and Sane Hallowe'en
...not with real witches abroad it isn't!


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead

: Talkback

In which the people who watch the programmes confront the people who make them
Presented by Cliff Michelmore with the help of a statistically selected audience in the studio
6.0-6.25 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Z Cars: Special Relationship: Part 2

by Ben Bassett
starring James Ellis, John Slater, John Woodvine
with Paul Angelis, Ron Davies, Bernard Holley


Writer: Ben Bassett
Script editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Barrie Dobbins
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Paddy Russell
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Det-.Insp. Witty: John Woodvine
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Woman in police station: Cynthia Etherington
Det.-Sup. Oakley: William Dexter
Timmy Cater: Derek Benfield
Mary Cater: Bernadette Milnes
P.C. Bannerman: Paul Angelis
W.P.C. Parkin: Pauline Taylor
P.C. Roach: Ron Davies
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Kenneth Sheehan: Peter Porteous
Sammy Bellis: Bill Straiton
Michael Tobin: Edward Colliver
Waitress: Amber Blair
John Pearce: John Slavid

: News Headlines

: Comedy Tonight: Father is a Bachelor

A season of comedy films
[Starring] William Holden
with Coleen Gray, Mary Jane Saunders, Charles Winninger

In tonight's film William Holden stars as Johnny Rutledge, a foot-loose young man who is temporarily working for a travelling medicine show run by Professor Mordecai Ford. On one of their trips he meets a little orphan, May Chalotte, and when the police arrest the professor, Johnny hides out with May and her brothers and sees that the children are fed, clothed, and educated. The daughter of the town judge helps Johnny care for the youngsters, and tries to persuade him that they need a real father ...


Screenplay: Aleen Leslie
Screenplay: James E.Grant
Producer: S. Sylvan Simon
Director: Norman Foster
Director: Abby Berlin
Johnny Rutledge: William Holden
Prudence Mittett: Coleen Gray
May Chalotte: Mary Jane Saunders
Prof. Mordecai Ford: Charles Winninger
Pudge Barnham: Stuart Erwin
Plato Cassin: Clinton Sundberg
Jerico Scholsser: Sig Ruman

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The Gunpowder Plot

An Investigation by Stuart Hood
conducted by John Gregson
See page 31
What do we know about Guy Fawkes-the real man who has somehow got mixed up with the ancient ritual of November bonfires? We know some facts-that Guy Fawkes was a technical expert called in by the desperate men of the gunpowder plot. But we shall never know the whole truth. This programme looks at one possible version of what happened.


Writer: Stuart Hood
Costumes: Catriona Tomalin
Make-up: Nathalie Calfe
Design: Judy Steele
Producer: John Gibson
Guy Fawkes: Martin Shaw
Robert Catesby: Paul Chapman
Thomas Winter: Charles Hodgson
Thomas Percy: Wilfred Harrison
John Wright: Harry Beety
Robert Winter: John Dearth
Ambrose Rookwood: David Lyell
Thomas Bates: John Rudling
Sir Everard Digby: Nicholas Ball
Francis Tresham: John Clegg
Fr. Garnet, S.J.: Harold Kasket
Fr. Gerard, S.J.: Basil Jones
Fr. Tesimond, S.J.: Humphrey Morton
King James I: Alex McAvoy
Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury: Peter Howell
Sir William Wade: Malcolm Hayes
Sir Edward Coke: Jonathan Newth
Lord Chamberlain: Allan McClelland
Clerk of the House: Allan McClelland
Lawyer: Humphrey Morton
Lord Monteagle: Jonathan Newth
Thomas Ward: Will Leighton

: Moira Anderson Sings

with her guest Frankie Vaughan
and the BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Leader, Ian Tyre
Conductor, Iain Sutherland
from Scotland
Moira Anderson is appearing in 'Startime' at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh
See page 32
Frankie Vaughan sings 'Take back your souvenirs', and also joins Moira in a couple of duets, 'It all depends on you', and 'Moonlight and roses'.


Singer: Moira Anderson
Singer: Frankie Vaughan
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Musical Associate: Ian Gourlay
Orchestrations: Peter Knight
Orchestrations: Ian Gourlay
Orchestrations: Bernard Ebbinghouse
Continuity: John Law
Designer: Colin Cant
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Twenty-Four Hours

A quick look at the news of the day and a longer look at what matters


Editor: Anthony Whitby

: The Sandie Shaw Supplement: 6: A Large Slice of Bread

Starring Sandie Shaw with the music of money and glamour
This week's guest, from America, Nilsson
The Croupiers


Singer: Sandie Shaw
Singer: Nilsson
Guests: The Croupiers
Staged by: Gary Cockrell
Vocal backing: The Tears of Joy
Musical Director/Musical Arrangements: Kenny Woodman
Musical Arrangements: Anthony King
Designer: John Burrowes
Producer: Mel Cornish

: Contrasts: The Pity of War

A series of music and arts features

Above all I am not concerned with Poetry. My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.
Wilfred Owen was perhaps the greatest of the young English poets who were killed in the First World War. Most of his later poems were conceived and written in the trenches in France. In writing them he tried to bring home to civilians in England the futility and wretchedness not only of trench life but of the war itself.
The Poet Laureate C. Day-Lewis tells the story of Owen's life and introduces readings from the poems and letters by Peter Wyngarde, Alan Dobie and Keith Barron


Presenter: C. Day Lewis
Reader: Peter Wyngarde
Reader: Alan Dobie
Reader: Keith Barron
Director: Jack Bond

: News Summary

: Election U.S.A.

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