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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round
Shown on Monday

10.0 Science Session
Shown on Wednesday

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2
Shown on Monday

11.0 Watch!
Shown on Tuesday

11.18 Primary School Mathematics: 13: Facts into Pictures
Shown on Tuesday

11.40-12.0 History 1917-1967: China and the World
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

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe's Rainy Day

For the very young

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Terry

A new play by Alan Plater
The problems facing a young boy who cannot keep a job.
Repeated on Friday
(to 14.28)


Writer: Alan Plater
Designer: Peter Cory
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Director: Michael Simpson
Terry: Dennis Waterman
Dad: Bill Owen
Mum: Joan Newell
Manager: Reginald Marsh
Maitland: Ronald Hines
Janie: Ellzabeth Knight
Dave: Anthony Trent
Chief Clerk: Clifford Parrish

Blog posts that mention this programme:

That Was the Year That Was - The Answers 7 January 2017
Sunday Post: Schools Broadcasting 10 January 2016

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "Jeanne-Marie in gay Paris" by Francoise
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Jeanne-Marie in gay Paris): Francoise

: Jackanory: The Latchkey Children: Part 4: 'Will Goggles's Idea Work?'

by Eric Allen
with Keith Barron


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

: Tales from Overseas: The Lost Summer

A film from Russia
A boy from Moscow, very much against his will, goes to stay with his three aunts who live in a small country town. He takes a friend with him, but when they reach their destination he goes off leaving his friend in his place. The aunts greet the abandoned lad enthusiastically, but to his horror he learns that they expect him to take part in a bicycle race, since he is a Moscow champion.
The film presents an unusually light-hearted view on youth in Russia today.
Story told by Gordon Clyde


Narrator: Gordon Clyde
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

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: 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)

6.15-6.40 Folk West: a look at some young folk music groups
(Rowridge, Brighton)

6.15-6.40 The Great Water Rush: Part 1: the problems of flooding
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


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

: Mothers-in-Law: It's Only Money!

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

It's not the principle... It's Only Money!


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 3: From Scotland

A contest for the title Young Scientists of the Year

Paddy Feeny introduces the teams:
Golspie High School, Sutherland - Trout in Scottish lochs
Madras College, St. Andrews - Radioactivity in milk
Morgan Academy, Dundee - Geranium leaves in the wind
The judges: Professor William Kershaw, Dr. John Carthy, Professor James Macdonald
The team from Golspie High School, Sutherland, came from over 220 miles to take part in today's heat. The members, however, were undismayed by the distance, for their project - a long-term study of water life in some of Sutherland's 2,000 lochs - had already taken them all over their large but sparsely inhabited home county.
As well as representing Scotland in the British final, tonight's winners will be invited to take part in the West German Science Fair in Frankfurt.


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

: The Newcomers

Turner displays another side of his character; the Bull regulars try to persuade Mrs. Heenan to return to the fold; Bert pursues his investigations in spite of official disapproval.
from the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Julia Smith
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Vera Harker: June Bland
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Ted Atkinson: Charles Lamb
Willie Atkinson: Brian Huby
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Charles Turner: Neil Hallett
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner

: 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 Stuart Henry
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Stuart Henry
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Colin Charman

: Softly, Softly: A Quantity of Gelignite

by Allan Prior
[Starring] Frank Windsor Det. Chief Insp. Watt, Norman Bowler as Det.-Sgt. Hawkins, Peggy Sinclair as P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin

Agitators, criminals, anarchists any of these might have a purpose in acquiring illegal supplies of explosives. But Arthur Stanley Mellish is a mild-mannered, industrious, law-abiding citizen; conscientious in his work, circumspect in his private life. What reason could he have for wanting a quantity of gelignite?


Writer: Allan Prior
Script editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Tom Carter
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Brian Parker
Det. Chief Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin: Peggy Sinclair
Stanley Mellish: Peter Cellier
Taxi driver: Derek Martin
Rimmer: Thomas Heathcote
Dicky Bird: Edwin Finn
P.C. Denby: Cyril Cross
Yob: Anthony Valentine
Barman: Dave Carter
Youth: John Levene
Megan Mellish: Margaret Ford
Clare McAllister: Clare Sutcliffe
Simpson: Andrew Laurence
Receptionist: Ann Kidd

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Sportsnight with Coleman


Commentators' Competition
More details of one of the most original sports-television searches ever. The winner joins the regular BBC football reporting team for Mexico City and the World Cup of 1970. Stage two of the competition is open to all in and out of Britain's national sport.

Target Golf
America's millionaire Arnold Palmer faces Tony Jacklin and Peter Townsend, Britain's two outstanding young professionals, in the final of the series.

Trial by Television
The Minister for Sport, Denis Howell, M.P., talks about the use of slow-motion replays on television and at official disciplinary enquiries.

The pick of the week's magazine and hard news stories from all sections of the sporting scene


Presenter: David Coleman
Golfer: Arnold Palmer
Golfer: Tony Jacklin
Golfer: Peter Townsend
Television presentation (Target Golf): Bill Taylor
Speaker (Trial by Television): Denis Howell
Production team: Sam Leitch
Production team: Jonathan Martin
Production team: John McNicholas
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Holiday 69: Active Holidays

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

Aviemore, set high in the Scottish mountains, has the only purpose-built holiday Centre of its kind in Europe. In complete contrast, Club Mediterranee caters for the sportsman in a different climate and in a different way.


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 The Rev. Eric Mathieson


Speaker: The Rev. Eric Mathieson

: Suivez La Piste: 13: La 'Rose'

A twenty-five-episode thriller by Emile de Harven
Follow Up Your French
with Gisele Grimm, Gerard Buhr, Monique Messine, Michel Forain
For booklet and records see page 11

Close Down


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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