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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: Tom's Midnight Garden: Part 2: Are You a Ghost?
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Smooth Running
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Physics: Energy Sources
(Shown on Monday)

11.0 Watch!: The Circus (i)
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.18 Primary School Mathematics: Turning Tables
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.40-12.0 History 1917-1967: The Cold War
(Shown on Wednesday)

: Farm Mechanisation: 8: Grassland Machinery

A series for the practical machinery operator
Introduced by Bill Wheeler

Henry Teverson reviews the use of hay- and silage-making equipment with hints to operators on maintenance.
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 11


Presenter: Bill Wheeler
Expert: Henry Teverson
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: Badgers and Bears

For the very young
'Great tramplers and breakers-down, these badgers, nearly as bad as people!'

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Community Service

Youngsters engaged in Voluntary Service projects: their activities include building a children's playground and helping the disabled
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.25)


Producer: Lawrence Wade

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
In the story chair, Bill Floyd
Today's story: "The Real Cowboy"
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Bill Floyd

: Jackanory: The Adventures of Becassine: Becassine Runs a Boarding House

by Caumery
Illustrated by J.P. Pinchon and retold in English by Denise Cremona
With Bridget Searle
Today: Becassine Runs a Boarding House


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

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
See page 16


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

: Tales from Europe: Mario: Part 3: The Crash Helmet

A film from Austria

While Mario saves up for a crash helmet, he learns an important lesson in addition to how to win a slalom race.
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

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Bierman


Presenter: John Bierman

: Mothers-in-Law: Everybody Wants to Be a Writer

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

Everybody wants to be a writer ...a case of the writer bit?


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 5: Glasgow v. Toronto

Top of the Form competes with Canada's Reach for the Top in this international series.
A joint BBC-CBC production


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Executive Producer (BBC): Bill Wright
Executive Producer (CBC): Sandy Stewart

: The Newcomers

Kerr and Margot spend a pleasant day together; Caroline and Rufus both show interest in Amelia's car; Arnold and Sydney find the atmosphere in the Bull unconvivial.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Kenneth Hill
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Timothy Combe
Receptionist: Anne Ogden
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen
Mavis: Roz Early
Lily Crabtree: Julie May
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Angela: Myra Frances
Archie Pringle: Edward Cast
Estelle Maitland: Linda Lawson
Margot Kerr: Sally-Jane Spencer

: 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 Stuart Henry
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Stuart Henry
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Colin Charman

: Softly, Softly: Assistance

by Elwyn Jones
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det. Chief Insp. Watt, Dan Meaden as Det.-Con. Box, Gavin Campbell as Det.-Con. Digby
with John Barron as A.C.C. Gilbert and Glyn Houston as Det. Supt. Jones

With Gilbert required to be absent from Wyvern for an indefinite period, the question arises... Who is to occupy the office of Coordinator? Barlow clearly thinks he could, but should he? Watt doesn't even know that any change-over is going to take place, even though it affects him. And then there is Detective Superintendent Jones...
See colour feature on centre pages


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Robert Berk
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Ben Rea
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det. Chief Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Con. Box: Dan Meaden
Det.-Con. Digby: Gavin Campbell
A.C.C. Gilbert: John Barron
Det. Supt. Jones: Glyn Houston
Simpson: Terry Scully
Judy: Janette Legge
Mrs. Searle: Pamela Saire

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Sportsnight

An International middleweight contest, Johnny Pritchett (Great Britain) v. Doug Dub Huntley (U.S.A.)

Tonight's top of the bill fight from Shoreditch Town Hall features the British and Empire middleweight champion against a tough American opponent from Los Angeles.


Boxer: Johnny Pritchett
Boxer: Doug Dub Huntley
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling
Production Team: Sam Leitch
Production Team: Jonathan Martin
Production Team: John McNicholas
Producer: Bob Duncan

: People in Conflict

"I don't terribly like waking up now. I don't mean that in a melodramatic way, that I never want to wake up; but I don't feel joy in the morning.
It's much the hardest thing I've ever faced - much the hardest."
Colin Morris talks to Mrs. Douglas Ritchie on the central problems of being a widow.
With them in the studio are: Geoffrey Gorer, social anthropologist; Mrs. Ann Goossens, hotel receptionist; Mrs. Eileen Welch, housewife; Miss Daphne Padell, advertising executive and broadcaster; John Keeling, plastics technician
Postponed from October 24

Mrs. Ritchie discusses the adjustments she has had to make to her life since her husband died six months ago. She feels as though she has suffered some sort of amputation by the loss; is very much diminished as a person, and is finding the loneliness very hard to cope with. She recounts her present needs, hopes, and apprehensions, and these are commented upon in the studio by others who have faced a similar situation.


Presenter: Colin Morris
Interviewee: Mrs. Douglas Ritchie
Panellist: Geoffrey Gorer
Panellist: Ann Goossens
Panellist: Eileen Welch
Panellist: Daphne Padell
Panellist: John Keeling
Producer: Bridget Winter

: Twenty-Four Hours


Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Viewpoint: Foes or Friends?

A Christian-Marxist dialogue between James Klugmann who works for the British
Communist Party and edits Marxism Today and The Rev. Paul Oestreicher who has made a special study of Christianity in Eastern Europe
Chairman, Bryan Magee


Panellist: James Klugmann
Panellist: The Rev. Paul Oestreicher
Chairman: Bryan Magee
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: Suivez La Piste: 8: Dans le Noir

A twenty-five-episode thriller serial by Emile De Harven
Follow Up Your French
with Gisele Grimm, Gerard Buhr and Monique Messine, Michel Forain
(Repeated on Saturday at 10.30 a.m.)
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 11

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

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