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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: Under the Earth
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Breathing
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Physics: Order out of Chaos?
(Shown on Monday)

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

11.18 Primary School Mathematics: 12: Lucky Numbers
Introduced by Jim Boucher
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.40-12.0 History 1917-1967: The New China
(Shown on Wednesday)


Presenter (Primary School Mathematics): Jim Boucher
Producer (Primary School Mathematics): Peter Weiss

: 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

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Flowers

For the very young

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Flashpoint Middle East: The Arab States

Developments that have taken place in the Arab States during the last thirty years, and how they have influenced the dispute with Israel.
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.25)


Producer: Alan Bell

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "Tick and Tock"
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Jackanory: Beatrix Potter Stories: The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck

with Joyce Grenfell


Storyteller: Joyce Grenfell
Author: Beatrix Potter

: 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: The Windsor Box

On a summer's day, down by the river, Lucy and Joe meet with an unexpected adventure.
Story told by Duncan Carse
Written and produced by Peggy Miller


Narrator: Duncan Carse
Writer/Producer: Peggy Miller
Joe Haddon: Michael Newport
Lucy Haddon: Gillian Hayes
Mr. Haddon: John Line
Mr. Burton: Chris Cunningham
Alec: Anthony Blackshaw
Pete: Mike Carnell
Policeman: Ian Fairbairn
Tina, the Dog: Puella

: 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

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The Fifties

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


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

: Mothers-in-Law: I Haven't Got a Secret

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

I Haven't Got a Secret so I'll just whisper it in your ear!

6.0-6.15 Local News and Weather
6.15-6.40 Open House
Views on topical issues in the south
(Rowridge, Brighton)

6.0-6.20 Local News and Weather
6.20-6.40 It's Only Natural
Questions answered by Norfolk naturalists
(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 2: From the South and West of England

A contest for the title Young Scientists of the Year

Paddy Feeny introduces the teams:
Weston-super-Mare Grammar School for Girls
Sensory perception and age

The King's School, Gloucester
An electronic thermometer

St. Bartholomew's School, Newbury
Testing lubricants

The judges: Dr. John Carthy, Professor Eric Laithwaite, Professor George Porter


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Judge: Dr. John Carthy
Judge: Professor Eric Laithwaite
Judge: Professor George Porter
Director: Robin Bootle
Producer: Alec Nisbett

: The Newcomers

The Kerrs require the services of a plumber, as a result of which Caroline is able to give Bert some useful information concerning Jimmy's accident.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Kenneth Hill
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Det.-Sgt. Granger: Alan Barry
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Charles Turner: Neil Hallett
Vera Harker: June Bland
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen
Ted Atkinson: Charles Lamb

: 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 Pete Murray
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Colin Charman

: Softly, Softly: Pressure

by Elwyn Jones
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det. Chief Insp. Watt, Gavin Campbell as Det.-Con. Digby, Howell Evans as Det.-Con. Morgan

A Murder H.Q. should be a place of determined activity for as long as the enquiry is in progress. When Barlow arrives to take over the enquiry into the murder of Alfred Cameron, he finds his Headquarters almost deserted. Digby and Morgan have their reasons, or excuses, for relaxing the pressure of investigation. But what could possibly be John Watt's reason...?


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Robert Berk
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Peter Cregeen
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det. Chief Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Con. Digby: Gavin Campbell
Det.-Con. Morgan: Howell Evans
P.C. Parks: Tenniel Evans
Det.-Con. Nicholas: Peter Lund
Det.-Con. Parsons: Peter Legge
Inspector Simonds: Alister Williamson
Jean Morrow: Gay Hamilton
Ted Collins: Ray Brooks
Sergeant Thoms: Derek Chafer
Inspector Clarke: Rex Robinson
P.C. Grover: Jon Croft

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Sportsnight with Coleman


Commentators' Competition
The new national search for an extra television football commentator begins tonight. Prize for the winner: he joins the regular BBC football corps for the Mexico World Cup in 1970. The competition is open to all inside and outside Britain's national sport.
See page 37

International Athletics from Los Angeles
Among those competing in this indoor Olympic gold medal parade are America's Lee Evans, Britain's David Hemery, Tunisia's Gammoudi, plus Bob Beamon, Bob Seagren, and Randy Matson.
Also competing: World record holder Ron Clarke and Geof Vanderstock

International Amateur Boxing: Scotland v. England
from the Govan Town Hall, Glasgow. Selected bouts from the plum contest of the International Amateur season


Presenter: David Coleman
Athlete: Lee Evans
Athlete: David Hemery
Athlete: Gammoudi
Athlete: Bob Beamon
Athlete: Bob Seagren
Athlete: Randy Matson
Athlete: Ron Clarke
Athlete: Geof Vanderstock
Commentator (International Amateur Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation (International Amateur Boxing): Bill Malcolm
Production Team: Sam Leitch
Production Team: Jonathan Martin
Production Team: John McNicholas
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Holiday 69: Motoring

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

More people use their car to go on holiday than any other form of transport. Holiday 69 takes a drive around the beautiful Ring of Kerry in Western Ireland; charts the ferry services, sea and air; and examines the new hovercraft service to France.


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


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

: Viewpoint: Remember That You Are Alive

Extracts from the writings of G.K. Chesterton
with John Sharp as G.K. Chesterton


Producer: R.T. Brooks
G. K. Chesterton: John Sharp

: Suivez La Piste: 12: Passages Difficiles

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 19


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

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