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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 4: Metal Cutting: 5: Machines at Work
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Friday - not Scottish)
For booklet see page 22

9.38 Exploring Your World: Small and Far
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: Nehru's India
Nehru and the problems he faced when India became an independent state.
Introduced by Brian Redhead
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref
A series for Welsh Schools
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.0 Drama: The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd: Part 2
by D.H. Lawrence
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Science Extra: Physics: Molecular Elbow-Room
Introduced by Bryan Chapman
(Repeated on Monday and Thursday of next week)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: China: Three Chinese Paintings
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead
Producer (History 1917-1967): John Radcliffe
Author (Drama: The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd): D.H. Lawrence
Presenter (Science Extra): Bryan Chapman
Producer (Science Extra): David Roseveare

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from India and Pakistan
Health and Welfare

Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 11

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. 2d.) (crossed postal order, please, not stamps). Record 1 41s. (by post 42s. 10d-).
(to 12.50)


Teacher (Look, Listen and Speak): Robert Chapman

: Plas Penucha

The ancient mansion in Caerwys, Flintshire
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy and Roddy Prepare for a Party

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

Roderick the Rat and the Hamster decide to give a party, but first they must put Roderick's house in order.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: The Sounds of Music
In this the first of six programmes about different aspects of pop music, David Symonds introduces David Freeman to demonstrate and explain the nature of a musical sound.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth-Century Focus: Trade Unions: 2: The Fifth Estate
Introduced by Derek Cooper
(Shown on Tuesday)
For booklet see page 22


Presenter (Science Session): David Symonds
Speaker/Musician (Science Session): David Freeman
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy
Presenter (Twentieth-Century Focus): Derek Cooper

: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story: "The Cow Festival"
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Gordon Clyde

: Jackanory: The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse: The Little Wooden Horse Pulls the Royal Coach

by Ursula Moray Williams
with Gordon Gostelow
Today: The Little Wooden Horse Pulls the Royal Coach


Author: Ursula Moray Williams
Storyteller: Gordon Gostelow

: Marine Boy

A new cartoon film series
The underwater adventures of Marine Boy, the Ocean Patrol, and the white dolphin, Splasher.

: Wild World

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

Monster Sharks!
Fossil teeth show that killer sharks 120 feet long once prowled the seas but they might still be around

Who will be my Valentine?
A marriage bureau is now in operation for zoo animals. Why is this so necessary?

Praying Mantis ...in action

From the South and West


Presenter: Charles Coles
Presenter: David Cabot
Presenter: Liz Jay
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

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Bierman


Presenter: John Bierman

: Quiz Bingo: Round 7: Stafford v. Birmingham

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

Chapman arrives and has his first meeting with Kerr; Arnold endeavours to increase Lance's command of our native tongue; Bert is called to account by the Managing Director.
From the Midlands
(For cast list see page 49)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Frank Moore
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen

: News Headlines

: All Gas and Gaiters: The Affair at Cookham Lock

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
with Tony Handy, Diana McMahon, Frans van Norde as the cast of 'Cookham Lock'

Great television serials grip most of us and the Bishop and his staff are no exceptions, but when the Dean interferes...

(Derek Nimmo is appearing in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Writer: Pauline Devaney
Writer: Edwin Apps
Music composed and conducted by: Stanley Myers
Designer: C. Ian Rawnsley
Producer: John Howard Davies
The Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
The Bishop: William Mervyn
The Rev. Mervyn Noote: Derek Nimmo
The Dean: Ernest Clark
The cast of 'Cookham Lock': Tony Handy
The cast of 'Cookham Lock': Diana McMahon
The cast of 'Cookham Lock': Frans van Norde

: Cilla

Starring Cilla Black
with her guests Dusty Springfield, Georgie Fame
and comedian Tom Ward
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
Singer: Dusty Springfield
Singer: Georgie Fame
Comedian: Tom Ward
Dancers: The Irving Davies Dancers
Choreography: Irving Davies
Vocal backing: The Breakaways
Director (Roving Eye Unit): Vernon Lawrence
Musical direction and special arrangements: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Additional musical arrangements: Mike Vickers
Special music and lyrics: Ronnie Taylor
Design: Roger Ford
Production: Michael Hurll

: The News

with Robert Dougall
and The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(Also on BBC-2)

: The Wednesday Play: Birthday

by Michael Frayn
With Rosemary Leach as Jess, Angela Pleasence as Liz, Clive Swift as Neil, Georgina Ward as Willa

Liz is twenty-seven today. It is Sunday in her London bachelor-girl's flat, and to celebrate or commiserate with her on this birthday her elder sister, Jess, is invited to lunch. Jess, a proud parent, is far gone with a fourth pregnancy. The baby is due in a fortnight, or so she thinks. But Liz and her bachelor guests are due for a rude shock. The author, Michael Frayn, himself a father, uses this situation to look uproariously at the social embarrassments of pregnancy, childbirth, and just being a woman.


Writer: Michael Frayn
Incidental music composed by: Wilfred Josephs
Script Editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Claude Whatham
Jess: Rosemary Leach
Liz: Angela Pleasence
Neil: Clive Swift
Willa: Georgina Ward
Bernie: Robert Hamilton
First student: Roshan Seth
Second student: Tariq Yunis
Dr. Hodges: Yvonne Gilan
Sister Aylward: Jumoke Debayo
Nurse Summerfield: Tina Gowing

: 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

: Association Football

The recorded highlights of one of tonight's top matches


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks

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