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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 4: Metal Cutting: 11: Cutting by Wedge
Shown on Monday
Repeated on Friday (not Scottish)

9.38 Exploring Your World: Seeing the World
Shown on Monday

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: From War to Revolution
The ancient Manchu empire falls in ruins and after nearly forty years of war and civil war, Mao Tse-tung comes to power.
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)

11.0 Drama: Roots: Part 1
Shown on Tuesday

11.35 Science Extra: Physics: Order out of Chaos?
Introduced by Bryan Chapman
Repeated on Monday and Thursday next week

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: Three Men and Two Worlds
Shown on Monday


Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead
Producer (History 1917-1967): John Radcliffe
Presenter (Science Extra): Bryan Chapman
Producer (Science Extra): David Roseveare

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from India and Pakistan

Health and Welfare

Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 7

Asian Music

'Look. Listen, and Speak' Book 1, in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi and English (the vocabulary in Gujarati is available in leaflet form). and long-playing record with English dialogue and practice sentences to accompany Books 1 and 2 obtainable from booksellers record dealers, Asian stores, or by post from BBC Publications, [address removed]. Book 4s. 6d. (by post 5s 3d.) (crossed postal order, please. not stamps). Record 1 41s. (by post 42s. 10d.).
(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: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy encounters a River Mist

For the very young
A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

Poor Hammy is puzzled when he first encounters a river mist, and he has to be rescued by Roderick the Rat.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Muscles in Action
Frank Bough explains how muscles work and what happens when champion athletes train.
Repeated on Thursday

2.30-2.50 Twentieth-Century Focus: Planning for the Community: Thetford - 1: Working
Shown on Tuesday


Presenter (Science Session): Frank Bough
Producer (Science Session): Michael Coyle

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'The Snowman'
Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Jackanory: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Part 3: 'A Knight and a Lady'

Translated by Anthea Davies
with Ray Smith


Translated by: Anthea Davies
Storyteller: Ray Smith

: Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Part 15: Revenge of the Fossils

A thrilling cartoon serial

One of the torches being used by Lindenbrook's party accidentally brings to life a race of fossil people who almost put an end to the journey to the centre of the earth.

: 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
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Bierman


Presenter: John Bierman

: Quiz Bingo: Round 3: Downpatrick V. Omagh

Jimmy Savile calls 'Eyes Down!' for a session of the game with Speed!-Knowledge!
Teams from all over Britain race each other to fill the cards and shout 'Bingo!'
from the North


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Director: Bob Toner
Producer: Cecil Korer

: 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
Producer: Julian Cooper
Editor: Peter Bruce

: The Newcomers

The cause of Jimmy's absence is finally discovered. The police take an interest in Caroline Kerr. Burroughs takes to his bed with suspicious alacrity.
from the Midlands
For cast list see page 47


Devised by: Colin Morris
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Oliver Horsbrugh

: News Headlines

: All Gas and Gaiters: The Bishop has a Flutter

by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps
Starring Robertson Hare as The Archdeacon, William Mervyn as The Bishop, Derek Nimmo as The Rev. Mervyn Noote and Ernest Clark as The Dean
featuring Ballard Berkeley as Lord Ringmould

with Ronny Brody as Jack Cobb, George Betton as the Bookie
and Ian Cooper, Donald Campbell, Martin Howells, John J. Carney

Robertson Hare is appearing in 'Oh Clarence' at the Lyric Theatre; Derek Nimmo in 'Charlie Girl' at the Adelphi Theatre, London


Writer: Pauline Devaney
Writer: Edwin Apps
Music composed and conducted by: Stanley Myers
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: John Howard Davies
The Bishop: William Mervyn
The Rev. Mervyn Noote: Derek Nimmo
The Dean: Ernest Clark
Lord Ringmould: Ballard Berkeley
Jack Cobb: Ronny Brody
The Bookie: George Betton
[Actor]: Ian Cooper
[Actor]: Donald Campbell
[Actor]: Martin Howells
[Actor]: John J. Carney

: Cilla

starring Cilla Black
Among her guest stars, Spike Milligan, Lance Percival
and featuring her Birthday and Anniversary requests
The Irving Davies Dancers


Singer/presenter: Cilla Black
Comedian: Spike Milligan
Singer: Lance Percival
Dancers: The Irving Davies Dancers
Choreography: Irving Davies
Vocal backing: The Breakaways
Musical direction and special arrangements: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Additional musical arrangements: Mike Vickers
Script: Ronnie Taylor
Design: Roger Ford
Production: Michael Hurll

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The Wednesday Play: Smoke Screen

by Fay Weldon
with Lally Bowers as Vivienne, Stephanie Bidmead as Harriet, Gemma Jones as Clarice, Edwin Richfield as Matthew

'I don't encourage people to smoke more. I just try and make them smoke Prefects, as opposed to another brand, which is a perfectly legitimate and worthwhile occupation.' This is Matthew's point of view and he is the executive on the Prefects' account at a leading advertising agency. What is more, with the proceeds he supports two daughters, a wife, a mother, and a coloured maid in the style to which, alas, they have become accustomed. It therefore strikes him as outrageous that far from offering him moral support they are full of reproaches and his mother has the temerity to be dying of lung cancer.


Writer: Fay Weldon
Script Editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Donald McWhinnie
Vivienne: Lally Bowers
Harriet: Stephanie Bidmead
Clarice: Gemma Jones
Matthew: Edwin Richfield
Daphne: Pippa Steel
Florence: Karin MacCarthy
Dawn Farrell: Carole Boyer
Mark Farrell: Christopher Hancock
Alan: Jonathan Newth
Rachel: Cleo Sylvestre
Joseph: Ian Lavender
Philip: Geoffrey Cheshire
Harry: Gavin Hardy

: 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, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy, Linda Blandford


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Assistant editor: John Dekker
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: International Football: England v. Rumania

The recorded highlights of tonight's match at the Empire Stadium, Wembley, where England are seeking their first win of the season after two drawn games.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation: Alec Weeks

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