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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Maths Today: Year 1: Getting Together
(Shown on Monday)

9.38 Primary School Mathematics: Turning Tables
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 11

11.0 Watch!: The Circus (i)
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey
(Repeated on Thursday)

11.18 Going to Work: The Hotel Trade
(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: Correlation
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

: Croeso

Osian Ellis introduces Janet Price (soprano) and the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)


Presenter: Osian Ellis
Soprano: Janet Price
Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: Look and Read: The Stolen Treasure: Part 3

by Joy Thwaytes
Introduced by Tom Gibbs
With Robert Bridges, Frank Duncan, 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
Number One: Frank Duncan
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: "Indian Two Feet and His Horse" by Margaret Friskey

Today in Play School Rick and Carole dress up as Red Indians and sing around the camp fire
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (Indian Two Feet and His Horse): Margaret Friskey
Pictures: Katherine Evans

: Jackanory: The Adventures of Becassine: Becassine Goes to the Mountains

by Caumery
Illustrated by J.P. Pinchon and retold in English by Denise Cremona
with Bridget Searle
Today: Becassine Goes to the Mountains


Author: Caumery
Illustrator: J. P. Pinchon
Retold in English by: Denise Cremona
Storyteller: Bridget Searle

: Circus Boy: Corky and the Circus Doctor

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, Stanley Andrews as Pop Warren

Old Pop Warren loses his job as a circus doctor when he is unable to cure the animals of a disease which the County Health Officer says has caused an epidemic among the local cattle. When Bimbo's life is threatened Corky is desperately unhappy, for it seems that no one can do anything to save him.


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

: Tom Tom: Making Electronic Music; Cliff-Climbing

Introduced by Norman Tozer
A topical magazine programme about people, places, events, ideas, and inventions with John Earle and Janet Kelly
from the South and West

A leading rock-climbing guide, Mac McDermott, demonstrates the techniques of artificial climbing on some dramatic Cornish cliffs.


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Presenter: John Earle
Presenter: Janet Kelly
Climber: Mac McDermott
Director: John Prowse
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

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Bewitched: Sam's Thanksgiving to Remember

A comedy film series starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Sam's Thanksgiving to Remember ...is best forgotten!

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: Follow the Form: Part 2

by James Doran
Starring James Ellis, John Woodvine
with Bernard Holley


Writer: James Doran
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Don Brewer
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: John Davies
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Ron Bailey: Douglas Livingstone
Cornish: Michael Shannon
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Det.-Insp. Witty: John Woodvine
Meachem: Dallas Cavell
Mechanic: Terry Wright
Eileen Bailey: Josie Kidd
Phil Roberts: Geoffrey Matthews
Landlady: Nancy Gabrielle
Delia: Mitzi Rogers

: News Headlines

: Comedy Tonight: We're Not Married

A season of comedy films
Written for the screen and produced by Nunnally Johnson
Starring Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe
Also starring Fred Allen, David Wayne, Mitzi Gaynor, Eddie Bracken, Eve Arden, Paul Douglas, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Louis Calhern, Victor Moore

Five married couples wake up one day to discover that, owing to a legal technicality, they aren't married at all!
This is an example of the popular Hollywood 'portmanteau' picture. Several separate stories loosely connected provide an opportunity for featuring a large and extremely impressive cast. Marilyn Monroe is seen in one of her early roles, as a contestant in a beauty competition-one of the essential qualifications for which is to be married. The picture was directed by Edmund Goulding, responsible for last week's film Mister 880.


Writer/Producer: Nunnally Johnson
Director: Edmund Goulding
Ramona: Ginger Rogers
Steve Gladwyn: Fred Allen
Justice of the Peace: Victor Moore
Annabel Norris: Marilyn Monroe
Jeff Norris: David Wayne
Katie Woodruff: Eve Arden
Hector Woodruff: Paul Douglas
Willie Fisher: Eddie Bracken
Patsy Fisher: Mitzi Gaynor
Freddie Melrose: Louis Calhern
Eve Melrose: Zsa Zsa Gabor
Duffy: James Gleason

: The News

with Richard Baker
and The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Towards Tomorrow: Time to Kill: Tuesday's Documentary

Your future is being decided now - for better or for worse?

The 'Gospel of Work' is hard to shake off. When we get the chance of more free time, many of us shy away. Perhaps we enjoy our time off only because we know it must come to an end. But what will happen when it doesn't? Professor Dennis Gabor says the age of leisure, if it comes too early, could be as big a potential threat to society as the atom-bomb.

Some Britons already have a four-day week. In Lancashire there's even now a three-day week. Industrial change will bring more spare time for everybody.
Are we ready or will leisure mean more of us seeking refuge in alcohol, drugs, and fantasy? From new-style educational holiday camps to giant 'fun bubbles' to roll around in, the battle's on to liven us up on the threshold of the age of leisure.

Commentary spoken by Michael Flanders
See page 29


Speaker: Professor Dennis Gabor
Narrator: Michael Flanders
Series Editor: Max Morgan-Witts
Producer: Michael Weigall

: 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: Tony Gilbert
Musical Director: Stanley Black
Special material: Myles Rudge
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

: Democracy Debated at the Cambridge Union Society

The Motion: "Parliamentary democracy in its present form inhibits the solution of Britain's problems"
is proposed by Lord Beeching and opposed by The Rt. Hon. Richard Crossman, M.P.
In the Chair, Kenneth Jarrold, President of the Union
Introduced by Christie Davies, Ex-President of the Union
(An edited recording of last night's debate)


Presenter: Christie Davies
Proposer: Lord Beeching
Opposer: The Rt. Hon. Richard Crossman
Chairman: Kenneth Jarrold
Presented by: Ray Colley

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