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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: 7: Making a Connection
Introduced by Stewart Gartside
Repeated on Thursday and on Wednesday of next week

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: Water
Introduced by Richard Carpenter
Repeated on Thursday

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: Forces Balanced and Unbalanced
Introduced by Jim Jardine
Repeated on Tuesday and on Friday of next week

11.0-11.20 Discovering Science: 13: Energy into Work
Introduced by Michael Underwood
Repeated on Tuesday

11.30-11.55 For Sixth Forms: China: The Experience of Revolution
This programme describes how after 1949 Mao and the Chinese communists struggled to modernise China, and establish their revolution in the minds of the Chinese people.
Presented by Brian Hook
Repeated on Wednesday

12.5-12.25 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 4: Metal Cutting: 3: Speeds and Feeds
Introduced by D. R. C. Holmes, C.Eng., A. M.I. Prod. E.
Shown last week on BBC-2
(Repeated on Wednesday and on Friday - not Scottish)

For booklet see page 11


Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Richard Carpenter
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): John Chapple
Presenter (Middle School Physics): Jim Jardine
Producer (Middle School Physics): John Field
Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Tutton
Presenter (For Sixth Forms): Brian Hook
Producer (For Sixth Forms): John Radcliffe
Presenter (Engineering: Craft and Science): D. R. C. Holmes
Programme adviser (Engineering: Craft and Science): G. Yates, C.Eng., A.M.I.Prod. E.
Producer (Engineering: Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

Welsh hymn-singing from Moreia, Trawsfynydd
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Exploring Your World: Protecting the Eye
Introduced by Harry Armstrong
Repeated on Wednesday

2.30 Going to Work: Serving the Public
Can you handle cash? Do you mind working irregular hours? Just two points to bear in mind about jobs involving direct contact with the public.

Repeated on Tuesday

2.55 Television Club: Mr. Brent's Dream
Introduced by James Lloyd
Repeated on Friday

3.20-3.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Topical Programme
What lies behind the headlines? Who are the men whose decisions affect all our lives? What's happening in the world today?

Repeated on Tuesday and on Wednesday (not Scottish)


Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Bill Scott
Producer (Going to Work): Len Brown
Presenter (Television Club): James Lloyd
Producer (Television Club): Peter Scroggs
Director (Twentieth-Century Focus): Martyn Bond
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): John Miller

: Fifteen Plus: 3: Learning to Go

Following last week's programme, we look at other ways of preparing the early leaver for the world outside school.
Introduced by Brian MacArthur


Presenter: Brian MacArthur
Director: Julian Aston
Producer: Paul Mitchell

: Jackanory: The Latchkey Children: Part 1: 'A fight for the tree'

by Eric Allen
with Keith Barron
'I'll see you at the tree' was what they always said-Billandben, Goggles, Froggy, and Etty, for the tree on the St. Justin's Estate in Battersea was their own special meeting place. But one day they discovered the tree was to be cut down. This is the story of the Latchkey Children's efforts to save their tree.


Author: Eric Allen
Storyteller: Keith Barron

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


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

: Adventure Weekly: Take-Over: Part 2

by Victor Pemberton
Four boys, a girl, and a printing press

The boys have gone to fetch help, leaving 'Fred' to watch the thieves, but she has been caught hiding in their car.


Writer: Victor Pemberton
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: John McRae
Director: Barry Letts
Andy Rogers: Len Jones
Peter Perkins: Brent Oldfield
Tubby Taylor: Ian Ellis
Swot English: Frank Barry
Jeff Sanderson: Peter Hempson
Mr. Potts: Norman Bird
Lady Cynthia: Annette Kerr
'Fred' Somers: Elizabeth Dear
Chauffeur: Gerard Norman
Mr. Perkins: Morris Perry
Mr. Filting: Bartlett Mullins
Mr. Jackson: Frank Mills
Commissionaire: Sidney Johnson
Lord Huntingford: Dallas Cavell
Secretary: Sheila Hammond
Receptionist: Janet Shuck

: 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

: Get Smart: The Greatest Spy on Earth

or would you believe

A comedy film series starring Don Adams as Maxwell Smart - the not-so-smart and not-so-secret agent in further exciting adventures - not to mention desperate situations

with Barbara Feldon as Agent 99, Edward Platt as Chief of Control

Roll up, roll up and see...
The Greatest Spy on Earth
...under the Big Top!


Maxwell Smart: Don Adams
Agent 99: Barbara Feldon
Chief of Control: Edward Platt

: Dee Time

Simon Dee introducing his guests
6.0-6.25 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: Simon Dee
Musical Director: Max Harris
Script: Joe Steeples
Designer: C. Ian Rawnsley
Production: Roger Ordish

: Z Cars: Alibi: Part 1

by James Doran
starring James Ellis, John Woodvine
with Bernard Holley

'It was Saturday night when he did the break-in. Got in through a lavatory window and tore his sleeve on a nail. Then he hit the watchman... Even if I have to adjourn the court to the old man's bedside I'll get evidence to break this damned alibi! '


Writer: James Doran
Producer: Richard Beynon
Film sequences directed by: John Warrington
Director: Rodney Bennett
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Det. Insp. Witty: John Woodvine

: News Headlines

: Wild, Wild Women

by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney
starring Barbara Windsor and Paul Whitsun-Jones
with Pat Coombs, Ken Platt, Toni Palmer and Joan Sanderson
Daphne Heard is a National Theatre player


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
Designer: David Spode
Producer: G. B. Lupino
Millie: Barbara Windsor
Mr. Harcourt: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Albert: Ken Platt
Mrs. Harcourt: Joan Sanderson
Daisy: Pat Coombs
Ruby: Toni Palmer
Blossom: Jessie Robbins
Ginny: Daphne Heard
Flo: Yvonne Paul
Maude: Anna Karon

: Panorama

People, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world
Introduced by Robin Day with Panorama reporters Michael Charlton, David Dimbleby, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, James Mossman, Julian Pettifer


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: James Mossman
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Editor: David J. Webster

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The Troubleshooters: If he hollers let him go

by Tom Clarke
[Starring] Robert Hardy, Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Jayne Sofiano
Guest stars, Dora Reisser, Edward Fox, Garfield Morgan

The lovely Mrs. Foss, wife of Mogul's founder, turns up in London in the middle of a take-over battle. Inevitably, she brings chaos and confusion-particularly to Alec Stewart.
For once, Troubleshooters is confined to London. But Mogul's London is as exciting as any exotic location. Scenes range from the floor of the Stock Exchange and the head office of a bank in the City-both real-to the glitter of the West End by night and the calm of Hyde Park at dawn


Writer: Tom Clarke
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Ridley Scott
Alec Stewart: Robert Hardy
John: John Rye
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Ginny Vickers: Jayne Sofiano
Comber: Garfield Morgan
Jocelyn Traddle: Edward Fox
Head waiter: Maurice Quick
Ghislaine Foss: Dora Reisser
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Elsie Byers: Lucy Griffiths
Man: Sidney Johnson
Sir Victor Petty, Q.C.: Basil Clarke

: Hancock!: Alone

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Starring Tony Hancock
As a tribute to this great comedian, his last BBC-tv series is being shown again.
This week: Alone


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Music: Wally Stott
Design: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Duncan Wood
Himself: Tony Hancock

: 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 Barrett
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

: The Sky at Night: The Moon-A New Era

Man has just taken his first close look at the moon, and in a few months American spacecraft are expected to bring back samples of the moon's crust for analysis.
At this turning point in lunar research, as the long history of earth-based observation gives way to first-hand experience, Patrick Moore sums up our present knowledge; Raymond Baxter discusses the significance of the new developments with Sir Bernard Lovell, Professor J. G. Davies, and Dr. J. H. Thomson at Jodrell Bank; and Patrick Moore describes the optical work done at the world's highest observatory, the Pic du Midi.
Sequences in France made available by courtesy of the French Television Service


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Panellist: Sir Bernard Lovell
Panellist: Professor J. G. Davies
Panellist: Dr. J. H. Thomson
Director: Tony Broughton
Director: Roger Price
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: ¡Vamos a Ver!: 3: Me Llamo Lola Spencer

Written by Helena Valenti.
Twenty lessons for beginners in Spanish.
With Jacinta Castillejo, Mari Carmen Nevado, Julio Pena and Carlos Riera
(Repeated on Saturday at 9.30 a.m.)

For booklet and records see page 11

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Writer: Helena Valenti
Designer: Don Horne
Producer: Colin Nears
[Actress]: Jacinta Castillejo
[Actress]: Mari Carmen Nevado
[Actor]: Julio Pena
[Actor]: Carlos Riera

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