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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 4: Metal Cutting: 4: A Closer Look
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Friday - not Scottish)
For booklet see page 22

9.38 Exploring Your World: Mirrors Help
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: Gandhi's India
Gandhi and the struggle to end British rule over India.
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: The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd: Part 1
by D.H. Lawrence
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Maths Today: Year 2: 7: Making a Connection
Introduced by Stewart Gartside
(Shown last week)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: China: Creation of the Empire
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead
Producer (History 1917-1967): John Radcliffe
Author (Drama): D. H. Lawrence
Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India

Health and Welfare

Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 10

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

: Maes a Mor

Out and about with John Bevan
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)


Presenter: John Bevan

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy Catches a Strange Fish

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

Roderick the Rat teaches the Hamster how to fish and is rather surprised by his friend's catch.
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: On Balance
Frank Bough explains how the ear helps in the control of balance and why this control is important in sports and games.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth-Century Focus: Trade Unions: 1: What About the Workers?
(Shown on Tuesday)
For booklet see page 22


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

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "The Birdcatcher" by Joanne Cole
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Author (The Birdcatcher): Joanne Cole

: Jackanory: Egyptian Folk Tales: The Story of the Four Good Magicians

with Samira Kirollos
Today: The Story of the Four Good Magicians


Storyteller: Samira Kirollos

: Marine Boy

A new cartoon film series

Marine Boy is the son of Professor Mariner, the leader of the Ocean Patrol, whose job it is to look after the under-sea world which is being developed and exploited by man.
Marine Boy's exciting adventures with villains and deep-sea monsters are shared by his friends, Splasher, a white dolphin, and Neptina, the mermaid. In his fight to keep the oceans of the world safe, he has an armoury of scientific aids to help him. One of these is oxy-gum, which he chews to help him stay under water without needing oxygen to breathe.
In today's story Marine Boy faces the menace of a mysterious giant statue which rises from the ocean bed.

: Wild World

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

Siamese Fighting Fish in action

Back Garden Foxes
More foxes are making their homes in towns and cities each year. What is so appealing about city life?

Living with Cranes
Chris Marler has a large collection of these birds and talks about his enthusiasm for them.

Largest Turtle in the World
Jan Lindblad films a giant leather-backed turtle laying its eggs by moonlight.

From the South and West


Presenter: Charles Coles
Presenter: Jill Dawe
Presenter: Liz Jay
Speaker (Living with Cranes): Chris Marler
Filmmaker (Largest Turtle in the World): Jan Lindblad
Director: Keith Hopkins
Director: Hugh Pitt
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 6: Cardiff v. Wrexham

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


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

The Coopers discover some information useful to Bert Harker; Turner tries to get a decision about Chapman; the Kerrs celebrate an anniversary.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Alan Whiting
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale

: News Headlines

: All Gas and Gaiters: The Bishop Takes a Holiday

by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps
Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as The Rev. Mervyn Noote and Ernest Clark as the Dean
featuring Marjorie Rhodes as Mrs. Shoebridge and Ann Way as Mrs. Plummer
with Frederick Peiiley as Mr. Loder
Brian Lloyd and Peter Blair-Stewart

The Methodists have been poaching Anglican congregations. The Bishop decides to fight fire with fire.
(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 Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
The Bishop: William Mervyn
The Rev. Mervyn Noote: Derek Nimmo
The Dean: Ernest Clark
Mrs. Shoebridge: Marjorie Rhodes
Mrs. Plummer: Ann Way
Mr. Loder: Frederick Peisley
[Actor]: Brian Lloyd
[Actor]: Peter Blair-Stewart

: Cilla

Starring Cilla Black
with her guest stars Ian Carmichael, Una Stubbs
and special guest from France, Sacha Distel
The Irving Davies Dancers
and featuring her Birthday and Anniversary requests with the BBC Roving Eye unit somewhere in Great Britain


Singer/Presenter: Cilla Black
Guest: Ian Carmichael
Guest: Una Stubbs
Singer: Sacha Distel
Dancers: The Irving Davies Dancers
Choreography: Irving Davies
Vocal backing: The Breakaways
Musical direction and special arrangements: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Additional musical arrangements: Mike Vickers
Director: Vernon Lawrence
Special music and lyrics: Ronnie Taylor
Design: Roger Ford
Production: Michael Hurll

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The European Figure Skating Championships of 1969: The Pairs Championship

From Garmisch Partenkirchen, West Germany
featuring The Pairs Championship

The world's most famous skaters Oleg Protopopov and Ljudmila Belousova tonight face fierce competition for their European title, especially from another Russian pair
Tamara Moskvina and Alexei Mishin who last month defeated the Protopopovs for the championship of the U.S.S.R.
Presented by the German Television Service
See page 32


Skater: Oleg Protopopov
Skater: Ljudmila Belousova
Skater: Tamara Moskvina
Skater: Alexei Mishin
Commentator: Alan Weeks

: 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

: University Forum: 2: Morals and Modern Medicine

A new series of programmes in which dominating issues of our time are discussed by prominent figures in academic life with members of British Universities

Robin Day introduces a discussion between Dr. Henry Miller, F.R.C.P., Vice-chancellor, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Geoffrey Spencer, M.B., B.S., F.F.A.R.C.S., Head of the Intensive Therapy Unit, St. Thomas Hospital,
and a specially invited audience of members of teaching hospitals of London University

A whole new range of medical techniques is emerging, making it increasingly possible to prolong human life. But when is it justifiable and desirable to use these methods? What should be the social and economic priorities? Who should apply them? The techniques present society with a series of ethical problems.
Dr. Miller, as Director of the B.M.A.'s Planning Unit, has recently produced a widely publicised report on the place of organ transplantation in the future. Dr. Spencer, as head of the largest intensive care unit in Britain, is concerned with how society should deploy the enormous resources that these modern forms of therapy can consume.


Presenter: Robin Day
Panellist: Dr. Henry Miller
Panellist: Geoffrey Spencer
Director: Keith Clement
Producer: Margaret Douglas

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