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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: Men in Caves
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Muscles in Action
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: 6: Systems in Step
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Wednesday of next week)

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

11.18 Primary School Mathematics: 11: Patterns for Numbers
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.40-12.0 History 1917-1967: From War to Revolution
(Shown on Wednesday)

: Gwendid Ar Y Lleuad

Light entertainment with Hywel Gwynfryn and Valmai Jones
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)


Presenter: Hywel Gwynfryn
Presenter: Valmai Jones

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Flashpoint Middle East: 1: The Promised Land

The Middle East continues to be one of the major problem areas of the world. In this the first of two programmes, Scene looks at the formation of the State of Israel and the problems that have arisen as a result.
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.25)


Producer: Alan Bell

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "A Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (A Snowy Day): Ezra Jack Keats

: Jackanory: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Part 4: The Blow Returned

Translated by Anthea Davies
With Ray Smith
Today: Part 4: The Blow Returned


Translated by: Anthea Davies
Storyteller: Ray Smith

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
See page 15


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

: Tales from Europe: Mario: Part 6: The Ski Instructor

A film from Austria

An envious member of the ski-hotel team tries to discredit Mario.
Story told by John Westbrook


Narrator: John Westbrook
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson relives a time which he describes as "far enough away to be history - near enough still to belong to us."

6.0-6.15 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Mothers-in-Law: Herb's Little Helpers

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

Herb's Little Helpers are short on shorthand ...when he's short-handed!

6.15-6.40 Folk West
The folk music scene in the South and West
(Rowridge, Brighton)

6.15-6.40 Instant Town!
The building of Chelmsley Wood in five years
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


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

: Science Fair '69: Heat 1: From the north-east of England

A contest for the title Young Scientists of the Year

Paddy Feeny introduces the teams
Whitby West County Modern School
Whitby's herring gull invasion
Acklam High School, Middlesbrough
Regeneration of planurian worms
Cleveland Grammar School for Girls
A country park for Teesside
The judges: Dr. John Carthy, Prof. William Kershaw, Dr. John Lenihan
There are six regional heats: from each programme one team goes on to the London Final


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Judge: Dr. John Carthy
Judge: William Kershaw
Judge: Dr. John Lenihan
Director: Robin Bootle
Producer: Alec Nisbett

: The Newcomers

The police continue their investigations. Kerr is concerned about Caroline's possible connection with their enquiries. Rufus has information which seems to implicate Burroughs.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Richard Hardy
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Oliver Horsbrugh
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen
Vera Harker: June Bland
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Police Constable Eckersley: Mike Lewin
Det.-Sgt. Granger: Alan Barry
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Charles Turner: Neil Hallett
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer

: News Headlines

: Top of the Pops

Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty
Introduced by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Colin Charman

: Softly, Softly: Run for the Hills

by Robert Barr
[Starring] Philip Brack as Det.-Insp. Cook, Peggy Sinclair as P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin,
Howell Evans as Det.-Con. Morgan
with John Barron as A.C.C. Gilbert

A man and a girl climbing a Welsh hillside above a picturesque farmhouse... but this is no peaceful holiday scene. The 'squatters' in the farmhouse include two ex-prisoners, one with a record of violence...


Writer: Robert Barr
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Robert Berk
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Peter Cregeen
Det.-Insp. Cook: Philip Brack
P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin: Peggy Sinclair
Det.-Con. Morgan: Howell Evans
A.C.C. Gilbert: John Barron
Josh Evans: Terence de Marney
Tom Evans: Glyn Jones
Jack Marshall: Edward Evans
Inspector Williams: Marshall Jones
Mrs. Williams: Mary Laine
Penstone: Clyde Pollitt
Peters: Michael Griffiths
Dave: Valentino Musetti
Alec Phillips: Peter Reynolds
P.C. Vaughan: Martin Conisbee

: The News

with Robert Dougall
and The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Sportsnight with Coleman

The National Sevens Final
The Rugby League Sevens Tournament reaches its climax. Since mid-December some of the top Rugby League clubs have eliminated each other in this exciting version of the game. Tonight only the fastest and hardest can survive.

Target Golf: Arnold Palmer v. Peter Townsend (current P.G.A. Close Champion)
The second match of this series in which top British professionals meet Arnold Palmer for a purse of £100, and a chance to qualify for the final jackpot.


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (The National Sevens Final): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (The National Sevens Final): Ray Lakeland
Golfer: Arnold Palmer
Golfer: Peter Townsend
TV Presentation (Target Golf): Bill Taylor
Production Team: Sam Leitch
Production Team: Jonathan Martin
Production Team: John McNicholas
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Holiday 69: Winter Sports

with Cliff Michelmore
A series of programmes to help you choose your next holiday

Ski-ing, once a sport for the rich and dedicated, now attracts a wide variety of people to an equally wide variety of places. Holiday 69 visits Brand in Austria for the 'package' holiday; an all British Centre, Aviemore; and a little-known resort, Livigno in Italy.

See page 46


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tom Savage

: 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

: Postscript

by Fr. P. McEnroe


Speaker: Fr. P. McEnroe

: Suivez La Piste: 11: La Baronne

A twenty-five-episode thriller 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 booklet see page 26

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

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