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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Middle School Physics
Shown on Monday
Repeated on Friday of next week

9.38 Primary School Mathematics: 13: Facts into Pictures
Introduced by Jim Boucher
Repeated on Thursday

10.0 Discovering Science
Shown on Monday

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus
Shown on Monday
Repeated on Wednesday (not Scottish)
For booklet see page 11

11.0 Watch!: Prehistoric Animals
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey
Repeated on Thursday

11.18 Going to Work: Serving the Public
Shown on Monday

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by Julian Smith
with children from Lovelace Junior School, Chessington, Surrey
Repeated on Friday (not Wales)

12.5-12.25 Mathematics in Action: The Anatomy of the Computer
Introduced by Benedict Nixon


Presenter (Primary School Mathematics): Jim Boucher
Producer (Primary School Mathematics): David Roseveare
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Presenter (Making Music): Julian Smith
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier
Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Benedict Nixon
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn

: Lloffa

Welsh Folkways
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: Drama: Roots: Part 3

by Arnold Wesker
Beatie Bryant returns home to a fortnight's holiday in Norfolk where she grows aware of her family's poverty of outlook.
(First shown on BBC-2)
(Repeated on Wednesday)
(to 14.35)


Author: Arnold Wesker
Designer: Stanley Morris
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Charles Jarrott
Beatie Bryant: Mary Miller
Mrs. Bryant: Gwen Nelson
Mr. Bryant: Leslie Anderson
Jenny Beales: Doreen Aris
Jimmy Beales: Ewan Hooper
Frankie Bryant: Jonathan Holt
Pearl Bryant: Maryann Turner

: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children under five

Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Jackanory: The Latchkey Children: Part 2: 'Plotting and Planning'

by Eric Allen
with Keith Barron


Author: Eric Allen
Storyteller: Keith Barron

: Circus Boy: Counterfeit Clown

A series of adventures set under the Big Top
With Mickey Braddock as Corky, Noah Beery as Joey the Clown, Robert Lowery as Big Tim Champion, Lee Patrick as Mrs. Minerva Murdock, Philip Van Zandt as Gerald Van Dome, Don Beddoe as Judge Josh Simmons

A case of mistaken identity and Joey the Clown is in trouble.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Mrs Minerva Murdock: Lee Patrick
Gerald Van Dome: Philip van Zandt
Judge Josh Simmons: Don Beddoe

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer
A topical magazine programme about people, places, events, ideas, and inventions with John Earle
Jeremy Carrad reports on some new developments in glass and sees some spectacular tests
from the South and West


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Presenter: John Earle
Reporter: Jeremy Carrad
Director: Colin Godman
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: 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

: Bewitched: Hippie Hippie Hoorah

A comedy film series
starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Hippie Hippie Hoorah
...is no laughing matter!
6.0-6.25 Local News and Weather

(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead

: The Persuaders: 4: The Singer and the Song

This series looks inside the world of the persuaders and examines the methods they use to influence you.

Good packaging will get you a hit with a bad song, but a good song with bad packaging may fail.
How do the managers and the agents set about moulding and marketing a pop group?
Cliff Michelmore examines stage by stage the launching of one particular group and tests its hit potential with the help of a specially selected audience of record buyers.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Director: Keith Clement
Associate producer: John Gau
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Z Cars: Alibi: Part 2

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


Writer: James Doran
Script editor: Peter J. Hammond
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Producer: Richard Beynon
Film sequences directed by: John Warrington
Director: Rodney Bennett
Bendix: Aubrey Richards
Norris: Robert Powell
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Det. Insp. Witty: John Woodvine
Det.-Insp. Tyson: David Glover
Eve Norris: Elizabeth Benson
Len Norris: Michael Brennan
Miller: Eric Francis
Collins: Anthony May
B.D. Girl: Jennie Goossens
Pauline: Pamela Moiseiwitsch

: News Headlines

: British Film Comedy: What A Carve Up

A season of Britain's great laughter-makers
starring Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Dennis Price, Donald Pleasence

Following the death of the owner of a lonely country mansion, his relatives gather for the reading of the will-and find themselves in the midst of some sinister but hilarious escapades.


Screenplay: Ray Cooney
Screenplay: Tony Hilton
Screenplay from the novel The Ghoul by: Frank King
Producer: Robert S. Baker
Producer: Monty Berman
Director: Pat Jackson
Ernie: Kenneth Connor
Syd: Sidney James
Linda: Shirley Eaton
Guy: Dennis Price
Mr. Sloane: Donald Pleasence
Fisk: Michael Gough
Janet: Valerie Taylor
Aunt Emily: Esma Cannon
Dr. Edward: George Woodbridge
Malcolm: Michael Gwynn
Gabriel: Philip O'Flynn
Arkwright: Philip O'Flynn
Porter: Timothy Bateson
Hearse driver: Frederick Piper

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Tuesday's Documentary: Towards Tomorrow: There It Is... Where It Is

Your future is being created now -for better or for worse?

100,000-1: according to some metal men those are the odds against finding a new metal mine. But unless we begin finding unprecedented amounts of minerals very soon, by the turn of the century industry could grind to a halt for lack of raw materials. The odds have got to be shortened - not only by prospecting every square yard of the earth but by exploring the deepest parts of the oceans, possibly even the moon.

The only hope is that technology, which created the problem of exploding metal consumption, will also create the means to solve it - by providing new tools to tip the balance in the prospector's favour.

Written by Stuart Harris and Ramsay Short


Writer: Stuart Harris
Writer/producer: Ramsay Short
Series editor: Max Morgan-Witts

: Scobie in September: Part 3

A thriller serial in six parts by Bill Craig
starring Maurice Roeves as Scobie, Anton Diffring as Pandorus
with David Langton as Sir James Thorne, John Grieve as Sgt. Turner, Fulton Mackay as The Watchmaker, Garfield Morgan as Slackhand, Hannah Gordon as Judy.

Scobie is arrested on suspicion of having stolen £50 from Lilli. He claims the money came from Pandorus who was sent to him by Munro. But Munro denies all knowledge of Pandorus, yet he puts up bail for Scobie. Sgt. Turner of the Edinburgh C.I.D. is distracted from his questioning of Scobie by the arrival of Supt. Slackhand of the Special Branch. Scobie returns to his flat. But unknown to him it has been let to a new tenant - blonde Lilli...
(from Scotland)


Writer: Bill Craig
Music: Andy Park
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Scobie: Maurice Roeves
Pandorus: Anton Diffring
Sir James Thorne: David Langton
Sgt. Turner: John Grieve
The Watchmaker: Fulton Mackay
Slackhand: Garfield Morgan
Judy: Hannah Gordon
Munro: Bryden Murdoch
Lilli: Anne Kristen
Pereira: Gerard Heinz

: Twenty-Four Hours

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
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Nairn at Large: 4: ...Yes, but would you want to live there?

Ian Nairn looks at the changing face of Britain

Eventually one in ten Scotsmen will be living in a new town. The pattern of the urban living in the future is taking shape in Scotland now. Ian Nairn takes a critical look at Scotland's most famous new town-Cumbernauld.
Once he praised it as 'large-scale and passionate,' but now he has changed his mind and illustrates the mistakes he believes the planners have made by looking at an older tradition of new town building in Scotland-the nineteenth-century communities of Fochabers, Findochty, and Dufftown.
from the North


Presenter: Ian Nairn
Producer: John Mapplebeck

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