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: Queen Elizabeth 2

Cunard's great new luxury liner leaves the fitting-out basin in John Brown's at Clydebank for dry-dock in Greenock, prior to her trials and maiden voyage.
BBC outside broadcast cameras, including two aboard ship and one in a helicopter, follow the liner down the narrow twisting Clyde.
The scene is described ashore by Tom Fleming and on the bridge of the liner by Richard Baker with the pilot, Captain Thompson


Commentator: Tom Fleming
Commentator: Richard Baker
Commentator: Captain Thompson
Associate producer: Philip S. Gilbert
Associate producer: Michael Kerr
Producer: Antony Craxton
Producer: Charles Clifford

: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Middle School Physics
Shown on Monday
Repeated on Friday of next week

9.38 Primary School Mathematics: Filling Space
Introduced by Jim Boucher
Repeated on Thursday

10.0 Discovering Science
Shown on Monday

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus
Shown on Monday
Repeated on Wednesday (not Scottish)
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 4


Presenter (Primary School Mathematics): Jim Boucher
Producer (Primary School Mathematics): Peter Weiss

: Queen Elizabeth 2

Progress report from the Clyde

: For Schools and Colleges

11.0 Watch!: A Fishing Boat (ii)
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey
Repeated on Thursday

11.18 Going to Work: Gas Industry: Jobs
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: Experimental Design
Introduced by Stewart Gartside


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

: Telewele

Welsh children's magazine
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Queen Elizabeth 2: Safety in Dry-Dock?

If all is well the great new liner should have reached the dry-dock at Greenock on the Firth of Clyde. The story of this morning's tricky journey as seen by BBC outside broadcast cameras

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges: Look and Read: The Stolen Treasure: Part 2

by Joy Thwaytes
Introduced by Tom Gibbs
With Robert Bridges, Peter Hempson, Carl Gonzales, Veronica Purnell, Stephen Leigh
Repeated on Wednesday
(to 14.25)


Writer: Joy Thwaytes
Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Producer: Claire Chovil
The Fat Man: Robert Bridges
Mike: Peter Hempson
Dan: Carl Gonzales
Carol: Veronica Purnell
Bob: Stephen Leigh

: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'The Bad Bear' by Eva Johanna Rubin
Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (The Bad Bear): Eva Johanna Rubin

: Jackanory: The Witch's Daughter: Part 2: 'Mr. Hoggart has an Accident'

by Nina Bawden
with Gilbert Wynne


Author: Nina Bawden
Storyteller: Gilbert Wynne

: Circus Boy: The Amazing Mr. Sinbad

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, Don Diamond as Big Ali, Raymond Hatton as Sergeant Price

Star attraction of Big Tim Champion's Circus is Ben Ali with his race horse Hasan, but Ben Ali threatens to leave if Big Tim does not send away Corky who has annoyed him. To save the circus Corky runs away and finds two new friends, one of whom is the surprising Mr. Sinbad.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Ben Ali: Don Diamond
Sergeant Price: Raymond Hatton

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer
A topical magazine programme about people. places, events, ideas, and inventions with Janet Kelly
A Red Arrows team prepares for the London to Sydney Drivers' Marathon
John Earle reports on Judo
from the South and West


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Presenter: Janet Kelly
Reporter (Judo): John Earle
Director: Brian Hawkins
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: No Zip in my Zap

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

No Zip in my Zap
...or, roughly translated, I've lost my magic touch!
6.0-6.25 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Z Cars: I Know My Coppers: Part 2

by Pat Dunlop
starring James Ellis, John Slater, John Woodvine
with Paul Angelis, Ron Davies and Bernard Holley


Writer: Pat Dunlop
Script editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Chris Thompson
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Morris Barry
Mike O'Donnell: Jim Collier
Frank Harvey: Edward Brooks
Jimmy Riscoe: John Craig
P.C. Roach: Ron Davies
P.C. Bannerman: Paul Angelis
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Billy Rees: Harry Landis
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Barman: George Roderick
Det.-Insp. Witty: John Woodvine
Mrs. Woods: Isla Cameron
Mrs. Crapper: Gabrielle Hamilton
Sam Ryan: Gerry Alexander
Mr. Chivers: Carl Bernard

: News Headlines

: Comedy Tonight: Mister 880

A season of comedy films
starring Burt Lancaster, Edmund Gwenn, Dorothy McGuire
with Millard Mitchell

'Mister 880' is a kindly old counterfeiter who only prints a few one-dollar bills whenever he needs them, but he presents U.S. Treasury agents with their toughest case...
Edmund Gwenn was one of the screen's most distinguished British character actors. His career stretched from 1920 to 1958 when he made Calabuch in Spain. He died in 1959 at the age of eighty-four.


Screenplay: Robert Riskin
Producer: Julian Blaustein
Director: Edmund Goulding
Steve Buchanan: Burt Lancaster
Ann Winslow: Dorothy McGuire
Skipper Miller: Edmund Gwenn
Mac: Millard Mitchell
Judge O'Neil: Minor Watson
Chief: Howard St John
Thad Mitchell: Hugh Sanders
Olie Johnson: James Millican
Duff: Howland Chamberlain
Lee: Larry Keating
Secretary: Kathleen Hughes

: The News

with John Edmunds
and The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The Channel - Them, and Us: Tuesday's Documentary

For many of us on this side, the English Channel is not just a strip of water but a state of mind. 'It's a different sort of people here'.
Opinion polls investigate how many of us want to 'go into Europe'; experts discuss the economic and political pros and cons; but what sort of attitudes would we take over with us? What we feel has shown in the past to have mattered just as much.
Do we want to be part of Europe or will the Channel go on symbolising something which makes us 'different'?
Written by Christopher Thorne
BBC film
See page 44


Narrator: Kenneth Horne
Writer: Christopher Thorne
Producer: Harry Hastings

: It's Topol

who invites you to join him and some friends in a new series of music and songs
accompanied by The Mike Sammes Singers


Singer: Topol
Singers: The Mike Sammes Singers
The Orchestra leader: Granville Jones
Musical director: Stanley Black
Musical associate: Richard Holmes
Special material: Myles Rudge
Special material: Hal Shaper
Staging: Gillian Lynne
Design: Victor Meredith
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt
Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane
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: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane
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

: Queen Elizabeth 2: From Clydebank to the Sea

The great new luxury Cunarder today makes her first voyage, perhaps the most exacting of her whole life. Untried and untested in motion she must make her way down the narrow Clyde between the high cranes of the shipyards and the green pastures of the opposite bank. When the QE 2 eventually reaches the deep water at Greenock, she is due to be inched into dry-dock for a final inspection before her trials and maiden voyage.
The story of this morning's journey as seen by BBC outside broadcast cameras described by Richard Baker on the bridge with the pilot Captain Thompson and Tom Fleming ashore


Commentator: Richard Baker
Commentator: Captain Thompson
Commentator: Tom Fleming
Associate producer: Philip S. Gilbert
Associate producer: Michael Kerr
Producer: Antony Craxton
Producer: Charles Clifford

: Contrasts: Rather Awake and Very Eager

A series of music and arts features

A film about the imagination of children seen through their writings. All the words spoken have been written by children.
The children taking part are from Gospel Oak Primary School, North London


Producer: Richard Argent

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