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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: Holland-Bulbs and Bicycles
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: The Sounds of Music
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: 8: All Square
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Wednesday of next week)

11.0 Watch!: A Farm: The Farmer and his Sheep
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.18 Primary School Mathematics: 15: Too Many to Count
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.40-12.0 History 1917-1967: Nehru's India
(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 and Abel

For the very young

: The News and Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Out Beyond Earth: Programme 1

In 1969 man may well set foot on the moon. In this the first of two programmes, Scene looks at man's progress into space and the problems he still has to overcome.
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.25)


Producer: Alan Bell

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
In the story chair, William Mervyn
Today's story: "No Umbrella"
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Storyteller: William Mervyn

: Jackanory: The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse: The Little Wooden Horse joins a Circus

by Ursula Moray Williams
with Gordon Gostelow
Today: The Little Wooden Horse joins a Circus


Author: Ursula Moray Williams
Storyteller: Gordon Gostelow

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
See page 16


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

: Tales from Overseas: The Lost Summer: Part 3

A film from Russia

Eugene decides that as Valya's aunts have been so good to him the least he can do is to take part in the bicycle race.
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 recalls the events, politics, sport, and entertainment of the second half of 1950.

6.0-6.15 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford)

6.0-6.20 Local News and Weather
(Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


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

: Mothers-in-Law: Jerry's Night Out with the Boys

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

Jerry's Night Out with the Boys ...doesn't get him very far!

6.15-6.40 A Facet of Folk: folk music in the West country
(Rowridge, Brighton)

6.15-6.40 Forum: the cost of changing houses

6.20-6.40 A Matter of Fact: quiz
(Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


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 5

A contest for the title Young Scientists of the Year

From Bangor, North Wales
Paddy Feeny introduces the teams:
Dinas Bran School, Llangollen - Controlling the growth of plants
Dyffryn Ogwen School, Bethesda - Charting the changes in a Welsh community
H.M.S. Conway School, Anglesey - A marine test tank
The Judges: Dr. John Carthy, Professor John Fremlin, Dr. Gwyn Jones


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Judge: Dr. John Carthy
Judge: Professor John Fremlin
Judge: Dr. Gwyn Jones
Director: Robin Bootle
Producer: Alec Nisbett

: The Newcomers

The Kerrs entertain Turner and Chapman. Caroline tries her hand at matchmaking with unforeseen results. Bert spends an evening at Roddington.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Frank Moore
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Charles Turner: Neil Hallett
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Tompkins: Terry Duggan
Fred Gill: Joe McKeown
Willie Atkinson: Brian Huby
Chapman: David Sumner
Vera Harker: June Bland
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson

: 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 Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Colin Charman

: Softly, Softly: Persistence

by Elwyn Jones
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det. Chief Insp. Watt, Peggy Sinclair as P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin
with John Barron as Assist. Chief Con. Gilbert

Petty thefts do not usually concern the Regional Crime Squad, but a number of similar thefts form a pattern which Sergeant Allin finds intriguing. A seventeenth theft takes place from the bedroom of Dr. Jean Morrow who is a personal friend of John Watt. And Watt's attention is sharply drawn to the suggestion that this could be a series of organised crimes.


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Malcolm Taylor
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det. Chief Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin: Peggy Sinclair
Assist. Chief Con. Gilbert: John Barron
Dr. Jean Morrow: Gay Hamilton
Nettleton: Anthony Dutton
Carter: Richard Aylen
Ellis: Robert Bartlett
Indiopellus: Robin Stewart

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Sportsnight with Coleman

Champions of Europe
from Garmisch, Germany
Some of Europe's newly crowned figure-skating champions in action in a gala performance

Surf Survival
Sensational new sports action from the Duke Kahanamoku Surf Classic at Sunset Beach, Hawaii. A world classic battle between twenty-four champions and the boiling twenty-foot waves of the Pacific.

International Amateur Boxing: England v. Ireland
Part of tonight's international match live from the Royal Albert Hall, London


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Skating): Alan Weeks
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation (Boxing): Richard Tilling
Production Team: Sam Leitch
Production Team: Jonathan Martin
Production Team: John McNicholas
Production Team: Richard Ward
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Holiday 69: Self-Catering

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

Appealing, in the main, to families with young children, the popularity of self-catering holidays has grown enormously over the past few years. Holiday 69 examines three variations on the same theme - a rent-a-chalet holiday village on the South Coast; a more traditional villa holiday in Portugal; and in the very latest style, an Aparthotel in Spain.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tom Savage

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it


Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Viewpoint

George Scott talks with Cardinal Suenens, Archbishop of Brussels

"More than any man alive he could be the next Pope... there are millions in the Church who would follow where he might lead." (The Guardian)


Interviewer: George Scott
Interviewee: Cardinal Suenens
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Suivez La Piste: 15: Nouvelle Piste

A twenty-five episode thriller by Emile De Harven
Follow Up Your French
with Gisele Grimm, Gerard Buhr, Monique Messine, Michel Forain
(Repeated on Saturday at 10.30 a.m.)
For booklet and records see page 22

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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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