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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Friday - not Scottish)

9.38 Exploring Your World
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: The New China
How after 1949 Mao Tse-tung set out to build a new revolutionary order in China.
Introduced by Brian Redhead
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg
A series for Welsh Schools
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.0 Drama: Roots: Part 2
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.40 Maths Today: Year 2: 6: Systems in Step
Introduced by Stewart Gartside
(Shown last week)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead
Producer (History 1917-1967): John Radcliffe
Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
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 8

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

: Bardd Y Bwthyn

Dewi Emrys, man and poet
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy meets a Stranger

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

While Roderick the Rat is away visiting his uncle, the Hamster encounters a stranger in the wild-wood and proves himself to be the bravest of the animals along the riverbank.
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: Breathing
Frank Bough explains why muscles need oxygen and how training improves the circulation of the blood.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth-Century Focus: Planning for the Community: Thetford - 2: Living
(Shown on Tuesday)


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

: Play School

A programme for children under five
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)

: Jackanory: Beatrix Potter Stories: The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

with Joyce Grenfell
Today's story: The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher


Storyteller: Joyce Grenfell
Author: Beatrix Potter

: Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Part 16: The Sleeping Slaves of Zeerah

A thrilling cartoon serial

Professor Lindenbrook and his scientific friends encounter the magic of Mortia, Sorceress of Zeerah.

: Wild World

A weekly look at animals in action, in close-up, and in our lives
with Charles Coles, Liz Jay and David Cabot

Are Mammoths Still Alive?
Lyall Watson thinks he knows where to find them

Big Cat-in action: The Lynx
Europe's largest cat, rarely filmed, works for its next meal

The Menace of Mink
Their fur is an asset but when they escape into the countryside, no one likes them. Why are British wild mink such a menace?

The Chameleon's Deadly Weapon
How does this slow and stealthy reptile manage to catch alert and quick-moving insects?

From the South and West
See page 37


Presenter: Charles Coles
Presenter: Liz Jay
Presenter: David Cabot
Speaker (Are Mammoths Still Alive?): Lyall Watson
Producer: John Sparks

: 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 4: Torbay v. Exeter

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

Two West Country hospitals - Torbay and the Royal Devon and Exeter - confront each other in the fourth round of Quiz Bingo. Usually medical colleagues, tonight they are locked in a general-knowledge battle to decide which hospital will represent the area in the quarter-finals of this national contest.
See colour feature on centre pages


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

Jimmy's condition fails to improve; Burroughs receives a visit from the Police; Turner has a proposition to which Kerr reacts unfavourably.
From the Midlands
(For cast list see page 53)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Kenneth Hill
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen

: News Headlines

: All Gas and Gaiters: The Bishop is Hospitable

by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps
Starring Robertson Hare as The Archdeacon, William Mervyn as The Bishop, Derek Nimmo as The Rev. Mervyn Noote, Ernest Clark as The Dean
with Ruth Kettlewell as Mrs. Pugh-Critchley, Tania Robinson as Toni Rogers

St. Paul said 'A Bishop should be given to hospitality' and so does the Dean, but is a little alarmed at the outcome.

(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
Mrs. Pugh-Critchley: Ruth Kettlewell
Toni Rogers: Tania Robinson

: Cilla

Starring Cilla Black with her guests
and special guest star, Peter Cook
and featuring her Birthday and Anniversary requests
The Irving Davies Dancers


Singer/Presenter: Cilla Black
Comedian: Peter Cook
Dancers: The Irving Davies Dancers
Choreography: Irving Davies
Vocal backing: The Breakaways
Musical direction and special arrangements: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Additional musical arrangements: Mike Vickers
Outside broadcasts directed by: Vernon Lawrence
Script: Ronnie Taylor
Design: Roger Ford
Production: Michael Hurll

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Wednesday Play: Dr. Aitkinson's Daughter

by Hugo Charteris
With Raymond Huntley as George Mackintosh, Peter Barkworth as Hallam Aitkinson, Fanny Rowe as Winny Aitkinson, Jennifer Hilary as Gilly Aitkinson
and Sylvia Coleridge as Mrs. Mackintosh, David Langton as Vic Oliphant, Helen Lindsay as Lucy Daniels


Writer: Hugo Charteris
Script Editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Gilchrist Calder
George Mackintosh: Raymond Huntley
Hallam Aitkinson: Peter Barkworth
Winny Aitkinson: Fanny Rowe
Gilly Aitkinson: Jennifer Hilary
Mrs. Mackintosh: Sylvia Coleridge
Vic Oliphant: David Langton
Lucy Daniels: Helen Lindsay
Preston: Neil Wilson
Dispenser: Reginald Barratt
Mrs. Hutton: Noel Hood
Police Constable: Patrick Jordan
Gilly as a Child: Josephine Gillick

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt, Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: A Purcell Recital

by Janet Baker
with George Malcolm
and members of The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
led by Raymond Keenlyside

A second opportunity to hear Janet Baker singing a selection from the works of England's greatest song-writer. Introducing this personal choice, she tells of Purcell's life and personality and describes his superb craftsmanship which she illustrates by including rarely heard treasures as well as the famous Lament from Dido and Aeneas.


Singer/Presenter: Janet Baker
Musician: George Malcolm
Musicians: The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Orchestra led by: Raymond Keenlyside
Producer: Anthony Wilkinson

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