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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 2: Working from Drawings 1: First and Third Angle
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Friday - not Scottish)
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 4

9.38 Exploring Your World: Into the Air
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: America gets Involved
How the Americans retire into isolationism between 1919 and 1941 and how after their experience of the Second World War they accept a world role in 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 Stolen Treasure: Part 2
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Science Extra: Physics: Energy Sources
Introduced by Alan Walton
(Repeated on Monday and Thursday of next 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 (Science Extra): Alan Walton
Producer (Science Extra): David Roseveare

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India
Including: Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 52
From the Midlands
(Shown on Sunday)

'Look, Listen and Speak' Book 4 (orange cover), printed in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati and English, wtth vocabularies and revision lessons, can be obtained from booksellers, Asian grocery shops, or from BBC Publications, [address removed] (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

: Rhowch Groeso Iddyn Nhw

Light entertainment, with Bryn Williams
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)


Singer: Bryn Williams

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
BBC film

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Brakes and Tyres
With the help of filmed demonstrations and studio experiments Arthur New shows that friction is important in the brakes, and between tyres and road.
Introduced by Arthur New
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth-Century Focus: Race: 3: The Dark Million
(Shown on Tuesday)


Presenter (Science Session): Arthur New
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Skills for Managers: 2: Advising

Illustrating how - and how not - to tackle common problems.
Presented by Diana Ward
(to 16.30)


Presenter: Diana Ward
Director: David Hargreaves
Producer: Gregory Clegg

: Jackanory: The Witch's Daughter: Part 3: The Mysterious Mr. Jones

by Nina Bawden
with Gilbert Wynne
Today: Part 3: The Mysterious Mr. Jones


Author: Nina Bawden
Storyteller: Gilbert Wynne

: 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

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The Wednesday Show with David Jacobs

A weekly series of live programmes in which David Jacobs introduces people to talk to and entertain
Including this week Des O'Connor, Lynda Baron
with Deena Webster, The Wednesday Show Dancers
(Lynda Baron is appearing at The Carousel, London)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Singer: Des O'Connor
Singer: Lynda Baron
Singer: Deena Webster
Dancers: The Wednesday Show Dancers
Orchestra directed by: Ken Jones
Direction: James Moir
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

Janet worries about her father's well-being; Burroughs and Mrs. Heenan reach the point of no return; Vera discusses the spending of her prize money.
From the Midlands
(For cast list see page 59)


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

: News Headlines

: The Benny Hill Show

is this week's Wednesday Show Time
Starring Benny Hill
with June Whitfield, Henry McGee
Special guests, The Kaye Sisters
and The Rita Williams Singers
Donna Reading, David G. March, Jim Tyson, Verne Morgan, Ron Rich, Beverley, John Wright
(Henry McGee is appearing in "Uproar in the House" at the Whitehall Theatre, London)

Since his last major TV appearances Benny has been very busy filming. You will soon be seeing him in the major production Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang, and later in The Italian Job where he co-stars with Michael Caine. Branching out from writing for television, Benny had a hand in the scripts of both these films.


Script: Benny Hill
Musical director and arranger: Burt Rhodes
Costumes: Mary Woods
Settings designed by: Brian Tregidden
Producer: Kenneth Carter
Comedian: Benny Hill
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actor]: Henry McGee
Singers: The Kaye Sisters
Singers: The Rita Williams Singers
[Actress]: Donna Reading
[Actor]: David G. March
[Actor]: Jim Tyson
[Actor]: Verne Morgan
[Actor]: Ron Rich
[Actress]: Beverley
[Actor]: John Wright

: B and B: Baby Talk

by Michael Pertwee
starring Bernard Braden and Barbara Kelly

How many times has it been said of a child, that he 'looks just like his father'? When Bernie brings the week's shopping home he brings with it a little problem - which has to be resolved. This tale has a moral to it - if you don't recognise your own boot, then don't use it or you may put your foot in it.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Incidental Music: John Dankworth
Designer: Roger Ford
Producer: Ian MacNaughton
Bernie: Bernard Braden
Barbara: Barbara Kelly
Sally: Kim Braden
Johnny: Mark Griffith
Benjamin Burton: Frank Thornton
Mrs. Burton: Andrea Lawrence

: 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, BBC Television Centre, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

with Robert Langley
and The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: The Wednesday Play: A Beast with Two Backs

by Dennis Potter
with Patrick Barr as Joe, Denis Carey as Ebenezer, Basil Henson as the Inspector, Madeleine Newbury as Joan and Geraldine Newman as Rebecca
See page 30


Writer: Dennis Potter
Costume: June Wilson
Make-up: Eileen Mair
Script Editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Script Editor: Kenith Trodd
Designer: William McCrow
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Lionel Harris
Joe: Patrick Barr
Ebenezer: Denis Carey
The Inspector: Basil Henson
Joan: Madeleine Newbury
Rebecca: Geraldine Newman
Rufus: Christian Rodska
Jack: Roger Gartland
Will: Terence Sewards
Harry: Anthony Andrews
Nellie: Audine Leith
Micky: Laurence Carter
Mary: Esther Lawrence
Arnold: Llewellyn Rees
Policeman: Ron Eagleton

: 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

: Incident at Owl Creek (La Riviere du Hibou)

The award-winning film
Based on a story by Ambrose Bierce

A civilian condemned to death for partisan activities during the American Civil War has one last dream. This film, part of a trilogy, Au Coeur de la Vie, won the Tours Grand Prix in 1961, the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1962, and an American Oscar in 1964. as being the best short film submitted by any country.


Based on a story by: Ambrose Bierce
Writer/Director: Robert Enrico
Peyton Farquhar: Roger Jacquet
Abby: Anne Cornaly

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