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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 2: Working from Drawings: 2: Different Views
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Friday - not Scottish)
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 11

9.38 Exploring Your World: Man Becomes Airborne
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: The Cold War
How after 1945 the world became divided into two armed camps: how in the 1950s the Cold War was deepened by the arms race and by successive crises: and how in the 1960s relations between the Soviet bloc and the West have begun to improve.
Introduced by Brian Redhead
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10 45 Gwlad a Thref
A series for Welsh Schools
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.5-11.25 Look and Read: The Stolen Treasure: Part 3
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Mats Today: Year 2: Looking at Shapes
Introduced by Derick Last
(Shown last 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 (Maths Today): Derick Last
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Baker

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India

Health and Welfare

Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 1

Asian Music

'Look, Listen and Speak' Book 1, printed in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, and English, with vocabularies and revision lessons, can be obtained from booksellers, Asian stores or from BBC Publications, [address removed] (by post 5s. 4d.: crossed postal order. please, not stamps). A long-playing record with English dialogue and practice sentences to accompany Books 1 and 2 can be obtained from record dealers, Asian stores, or from BBC Publications, price £2 (by post £2 4s.)
(to 12.50)


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman

: Ryan A Ronnie

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

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
BBC film

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Smooth Running
Arthur New describes how friction in the engine can be reduced by lubrication.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth-Century Focus: Laws and Liberty: 1: The Good Constable
(Shown on Tuesday)
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 11


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

: Skills for Managers: 3: Running a meeting

Is it to air opinions or to get practical results?
Presented by Diana Ward
(to 16.30)


Presenter: Diana Ward
Producer: Gregory Clegg

: Jackanory: The Adventures of Becassine: Becassine's Car

by Caumery
Illustrated by J.P. Pinchon and retold in English by Denise Cremona
With Bridget Searle


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

: Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Part 9: The Living City

A thrilling cartoon serial

Professor Lindenbrook and his scientific expedition are threatened by a swarm of insects inhabiting a city.

: 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

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: The Wednesday Show with David Jacobs

A weekly series of live programmes in which David Jacobs introduces people to talk to and entertain
Introducing Deena Webster
The Wednesday Show Dancers


Presenter: David Jacobs
Singer: Deena Webster
Dancers: The Wednesday Show Dancers
Orchestra directed by: Ken Jones
Direction: David O'Clee
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

The Bull regulars get an unwelcome surprise. Kerr visits Margot in London and creates a favourable impression. Amelia decides to sell her car.
from the Midlands
(For cast list see page 55)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Kenneth Hill
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Timothy Combe

: News Headlines

: The Dean Martin Show

is this week's Wednesday Show Time
A programme of song, dance, and comedy starring the irrepressible Dean Martin, actor, singer, dancer
Tonight his guests are Rosemary Clooney, Buddy Hackett


Entertainer: Dean Martin
Singer: Rosemary Clooney
Comedian: Buddy Hackett
Producer: Greg Garrison

: B and B: Roger

by Michael Pertwee
Starring Bernard Braden and Barbara Kelly

Who is 'Roger'? How well does he know Barbara? Bernie suspects, and who wouldn't? All the evidence points to...?


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
Roger: Terence Alexander
James Blaydon Jeffries: Jack Smethurst
Bill Thompson: Frank Gatliff
Waiter: John Devaut
Receptionist: Priscilla Tanner
The Man: Ronald Rich

: The News

with Robert Langley
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(Also on BBC-2)

: The Wednesday Play: On the Eve of Publication

by David Mercer
Starring Leo McKern as Robert Kelvin and Thorley Walters as Holland
with Michele Dotrice as Emma

The dramatic impetus to tonight's intriguing and mysterious play is provided by the memory and fantasies of Robert Kelvin, an illustrious and ageing novelist. These are triggered off by the love that Emma, a beautiful young girl almost forty years his junior, is offering him. His inability to respond any more to Emma than to the other two women in his life adds all the more to the agony of the play's powerful climax.
See page 30


Writer: David Mercer
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Alan Bridges
Robert Kelvin: Leo McKern
Holland: Thorley Walters
Emma: Michele Dotrice
Barbara: Rosalind Knight
Father: Alan Cullen
Mother: Rose Howlett
Grandfather: Robert Wallace
Ruth: Kay Newman
Jane: Pauline Devaney
Dinner guest: Mischa de la Motte
Dinner guest: Geraldine Gwyther
Dinner guest: Alfred Hoffman
Dinner guest: Winifred Hill
Dinner guest: Mervyn Prior
Dinner guest: John Roden
Dinner guest: Nova Sainte-Claire
Dinner guest: Hira Talfrey

: Association Football

The recorded highlights of one of tonight's major matches


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks

: 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

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