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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: Tom's Midnight Garden
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Brakes and Tyres
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2
(Shown on Monday
(Repeated on Wednesday of next week)

11.0 Watch!: A Fishing Boat (ii)
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.18 Primary School Mathematics: Filling Space
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.40-12.0 History 1917-1967: America Gets Involved
(Shown on Wednesday)

: Farm Mechanisation: 7: Irrigation

A series for the practical machinery operator
Introduced by Bill Wheeler

John North discusses pipe handling methods and the maintenance of equipment.
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 4


Presenter: Bill Wheeler
Expert: John North
Director: David Spires
Producer: Gordon Mosley

: Mae Gen I Air!

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

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Noisy Engines

For the very young
Mrs. Pogle dislikes all motors and she hates all loud, noisy engines-well, nearly all anyway!

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Children in Care

Four child care officers describe their job and introduce us to four of their 'clients.'
Filmed with the co-operation of the Oxfordshire Children's Department.
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.25)


Producer: Michael Simpson

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "Two Can Toucan" by David McKee
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Two Can Toucan): David McKee

: Jackanory: The Witch's Daughter: Part 4: A Kind of Magic

by Nina Bawden
with Gilbert Wynne
Today: Part 4: A Kind of Magic


Author: Nina Bawden
Storyteller: Gilbert Wynne

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
See page 36


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

: Tales from Europe: Mario: Part 2: Ski Lift

A film from Austria

Mario constructs a new means of transport for skiers in the snow-fields near his home.
Story told by John Westbrook


Narrator: John Westbrook
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

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Bierman


Presenter: John Bierman

: Mothers-in-Law: I'd Tell You I Love You

Two related problems and double the fun in a comedy film series
Starring Eve Arden and Kaye Ballard
with Herbert Rudley, Roger C. Carmel, Jerry Fogel, Deborah Walley

I'd tell you I love you ...but we're not speaking!


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

: Transworld Top Team: United Kingdom v. Canada: Match 4: Glasgow v. Montreal

Top of the Form competes with Canada's Reach for the Top in this international series.
A joint BBC-CBC production
Two matches were played in Glasgow, and before this first one the Canadians were given a chance to take in a little of Scotland's atmosphere. They took the trip 'Doon the Water', sailing from Gourock to the Kyles of Bute, which gave everybody but the Scottish team pronunciation problems with names like Colintraive, Tighnabruaich, Innellan, and so on.

6.15-6.40 Your Garden in November
With Geraldine Jones and Percy Thrower
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Executive Producer (BBC): Bill Wright
Executive Producer (CBC): Sandy Stewart
Presenter (Your Garden in November): Geraldine Jones
Presenter (Your Garden in November): Percy Thrower

: The Newcomers

The Harkers go home-hunting; Mrs. Heenan refuses Langley's advice concerning Burroughs; Vivienne and Turner dine tete-a-tete.
From the Midlands

Eden Brothers, the light engineering firm in BBC-1's serial The Newcomers, has been without a general manager since Ellis Cooper's death last February. Last week Charles Turner was seen for the first time - filling the vacancy.
Turner is a down-to-earth, no-nonsense fellow who has worked his way up to executive level from the shop floor. What will be of particular interest to devotees of this programme is that he is a bachelor and that - for the time being, anyway - he will be staying with Ellis Cooper's widow, Vivienne. It will be interesting to find out how she copes with this headstrong man who still has a rough edge to his character.
Neil Hallett, who plays the part of Turner, is himself a bachelor. After serving in the R.A.F. during the war he played in rep. and then turned to films and TV. He has appeared in several serials and was most recently seen on BBC-tv in a Comedy Playhouse with Milo O'Shea.
Neil's hobbies are golf, water skiing, and bullfighting - he has even tried his hand at it himself.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Vera Harker: June Bland
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Mrs. Thorpe: Sheila Beckett
Charles Turner: Neil Hallett
Minnie Pargeter: Cindy Wright
Mrs. Kite: Mary Chester

: News Headlines

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty
Introduced tonight by Pete Murray
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Softly, Softly: For a Rainy Day

by Allan Prior
[Starring] Frank Windsor as Det. Chief Insp. Watt, Norman Bowler as Det.-Sgt. Hawkins, Peggy Sinclair as Det.-Sgt. Allin, Gavin Campbell as Det.-Con. Digby

"Work out the worst that can happen, and insure against it. You know who I learned that from," says Tommy Ford. "Joe Breem, Laugh, innit!"


Writer: Allan Prior
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Malcolm Taylor
Det. Chief Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Det.-Sgt. Allin: Peggy Sinclair
Det.-Con. Digby: Gavin Campbell
Margo Blakey: Jennifer Hill
Abel Jackson: John Hallam
Johnny: Dave Prowse
Sadie: Anne Rutter
Det. Insp. Bird: Alec Ross
Tommy Ford: Michael Wynne
Joe Breem: Stuart Saunders
Derek Mossman: George Baizley
Nora: Mona Hammond
Insp. Sale: Richard Grant
William Gibbs: Charlie Stewart

: The News

with Robert Langley
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: Sportsnight: The World Professional Tennis Tournament of Champions: Championship Final

Introduced by Frank Bough direct from the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley

For the past week, sixteen of the world's top professional players have been competing for prize money totalling £20,000.
The players include: Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Ken Rosewall, Andres Gimeno, Pancho Gonzalez, Roger Taylor, Tony Roche, Pierre Barthes, John Newcombe, Nicki Pilic, Cliff Drysdale, Earl Buchholz, Dennis Ralston, Fred Stolle, Ray Moore, Marty Riessen
Tonight, live from Wembley, two of these players will meet in the championship final, and the winner will receive £5,000, the highest prize ever offered for Professional Tennis in this country.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Tennis player: Rod Laver
Tennis player: Roy Emerson
Tennis player: Ken Rosewall
Tennis player: Andres Gimeno
Tennis player: Pancho Gonzalez
Tennis player: Roger Taylor
Tennis player: Tony Roche
Tennis player: Pierre Barthes
Tennis player: John Newcombe
Tennis player: Nicki Pilic
Tennis player: Cliff Drysdale
Tennis player: Earl Buchholz
Tennis player: Dennis Ralston
Tennis player: Fred Stolle
Tennis player: Ray Moore
Tennis player: Marty Riessen
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Production Team: Sam Leitch
Production Team: A.P. Wilkinson
Production Team: Alan Mouncer
Production Team: Brian Johnson
Production Team: David Kenning
Production Team: Jonathan Martin
Producer: Bob Duncan

: 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
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Postscript

by The Rt. Rev. Trevor Huddleston, Bishop of Stepney


Speaker: The Rt. Rev. Trevor Huddleston

: Suivez La Piste: 7: L'Agent Vingt-quatre

A twenty-five-episode thriller serial by Emile de Harven
Follow Up Your French
with Gisele Grimm, Gerard Buhr, Monique Messine, Michel Forain
(Repeated on Saturday at 10.30 a.m.)
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 4

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Writer: Emile de Harven
Presenter: Gisele Grimm
Presenter: Gerard Buhr
Devised by: Michel Blanc
Devised by: Ormond Uren
Director: John Prescott Thomas
Producer: Colin Nears
Catherine Leger: Monique Messine
Jean Dacier: Michel Forain

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