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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Science Extra: Physics: Molecular Elbow-Room
Introduced by Bryan Chapman
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: Look, Find, and Make
A new approach to drawing
Introduced by Kenneth Jameson
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 1: 8: Describing Facts
Introduced by David Sturgess
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Tuesday)

11.0-11.20 Discovering Science: 16: Water as Gas
Introduced by Michael Underwood
(Repeated on Tuesday)

11.30-11.55 For Sixth Forms: China: The China Trade
Trade between the West and China during the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, particularly the export of Chinese porcelain and its impact on European design.
Presented by Brian Hook
Written by Margaret Medley
(Repeated on Wednesday)

12.5-12.25 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 1: Soldering and brazing
Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes, C.Eng., A.M.I. Prod.E.
(Shown last week on BBC-2)
(Repeated on Wednesday and on Friday - not Scottish)
For booklet see page 42


Presenter (Science Extra): Bryan Chapman
Producer (Science Extra): David Roseveare
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Kenneth Jameson
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Moragh Gee
Presenter (Maths Today): David Sturgess
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Totton
Presenter (For Sixth Forms): Brian Hook
Writer (For Sixth Forms): Margaret Medley
Producer (For Sixth Forms): Rodney Bennett
Presenter (Engineering: Craft and Science): D. R. C. Holmes
Programme adviser (Engineering: Craft and Science): V. W. Clack, C.Eng., M.Inst.W.
Producer (Engineering: Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Addola Dduw

A Welsh meditation
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Bizzy Lizzy: Snowman

For the very young

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Exploring Your World: Make a Sound
Introduced by Harry Armstrong
(Repeated on Wednesday)

2.30 Going to Work: In the Factory
Linen thread, and sandals and shoes -a film about the work of two contrasting factories in Northern Ireland.
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.55 Television Club: Lost, Stolen, or...
Introduced by James Lloyd
(Repeated on Friday)

3.20-3.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Trade Unions: 3: Carthorse for the Seventies?
Can the Unions adapt themselves to the industrial needs of the next decade? Is Low's carthorse image of the T.U.C. outdated in the jet-age?
Introduced by Derek Cooper
with Les Cannon, Victor Feather and Clive Jenkins
(Repeated on Tuesday and on Wednesday - not Scottish)
For booklet see page 42


Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Bill Scott
Producer (Going to Work): Gordon Croton
Presenter (Television Club): James Lloyd
Producer (Television Club): Dorothea Brooking
Presenter (Twentieth-Century Focus): Derek Cooper
Interviewee (Twentieth-Century Focus): Les Cannon
Interviewee (Twentieth-Century Focus): Victor Feather
Interviewee (Twentieth-Century Focus): Clive Jenkins
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): John Miller

: Fifteen Plus: 6: I.D.E.

Inter-disciplinary Enquiry breaks down subject barriers and encourages pupils to find out for themselves. How does it work?
Introduced by Brian MacArthur


Presenter: Brian MacArthur
Director: Julian Aston
Producer: Paul Mitchell

: Jackanory: The Signposters: An Idea is Born

by Helen Cresswell
with pictures by Gareth Floyd
With Billie Whitelaw

The most family-minded of all the Flockshire Smiths was Dyke Sign-poster whose job was pacing out distances and painting signposts. Barley, his daughter, found it difficult to think of the Flockshire Smiths as one family, until Dyke had his great idea - a grand reunion of them all at the Michaelmas Fair.
Today: An Idea is Born


Author: Helen Cresswell
Pictures: Gareth Floyd
Storyteller: Billie Whitelaw

: Blue Peter

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


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

: Adventure Weekly: The Dig: Part 1

by Victor Pemberton
Four boys, a girl, and a printing press start a new story

It is Adventure Weekly's silly season. There is no news, and Peter is on holiday. An unlikely hunch leads Swot to a 'haunted' windmill - and into their biggest scoop...


Writer: Victor Pemberton
Designer: Chris Robilliard
Producer: John McRae
Director: Brian Miller
'Fred' Somers: Elizabeth Dear
Andy Rogers: Len Jones
Tubby Taylor: Ian Ellis
Swot English: Frank Barry
Mr. Filling: Bartlett Mullins
P.C. Cullis: Michael Wisher
Sergeant Benskin: Frank Sieman
Mystery woman: Joan Hickson

: 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

: Get Smart: Hoo Done It?

Get Smart or would you believe

A comedy film series starring Don Adams as Maxwell Smart - the not-so-smart and not-so-secret agent in further exciting adventures - not to mention desperate situations
with Barbara Feldon as Agent 99, Edward Platt as Chief of Control

Hoo Done It? ...not the butler, that's for sure!


Maxwell Smart: Don Adams
Agent 99: Barbara Feldon
Chief of Control: Edward Platt

: Dee Time

Simon Dee introducing his guests


Presenter: Simon Dee
Musical Director: Max Harris
Script: Joe Steeples
Designer: C. Ian Rawnsley
Production: Roger Ordish

: Z Cars: The Lonely Place: Part 1

by Allan Prior
Starring James Ellis, John Woodvine
with Paul Angelis, Ron Davies and Bernard Holley

An attack on a courting couple in a lonely place... a man appearing and asking for a light... a frightened girl running for help. When questioned, the couple cannot, or will not, identify their attacker...
(For cast list see page 23)


Writer: Allan Prior
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Bannerman: Paul Angelis
P.C. Roach: Ron Davies
Det.-Insp. Witty: John Woodvine

: News Headlines

: Thicker Than Water: The Ornament

Written by Peter Robinson
The first in a new comedy series
Starring Jimmy Jewel
with Jean Kent
See colour feature on page 32


Writer: Peter Robinson
Music: Judd Proctor
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Douglas Argent
Jim Eccles: Jimmy Jewel
Mrs. Lester: Pamela Pitchford
Albert Pike: Mike Lucas
Aggie Plunkett: Jean Kent
Woman: Lucy Griffiths
Janet Eccles: Carolyn Moody
Carol Eccles: Jill Kerman
Vicki Eccles: Roberta Rex
Robert Bean: Gerald Moon

: Panorama

People, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world
Introduced by Robin Day with Panorama reporters Michael Charlton, David Dimbleby, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, James Mossman, Julian Pettifer


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: James Mossman
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Editor: David J. Webster

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Troubleshooters: You're Not Going to Believe This, But...

by John Lucarotti
[Starring] Ray Barrett
Guest stars, Edward Cast, Angela Browne, David Davies, Richard Wyler

Why should the manager of Mogul's Malaysian refinery insult the local sultan? Why does he not remember things? Why does he turn against Thornton, an old friend, when he tries to help?
This is one of Peter Thornton's most puzzling assignments - and even when he solves it, he does not believe what he finds.
The story is based on a true incident discovered by author John Lucarotti. Once again, film was shot for this programme on location in the Far East.


Writer: John Lucarotti
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Lennie Mayne
Andrew Frazer: Edward Cast
Sultan: Solomon Agasee
Chauffeur: Dennis Chin
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Michael Stenman: Richard Wyler
Jenny Kwong: Barbara Yu Ling
Tan Lee Haut: Don Chan
Government Assistant: John A. Tinn
Police Chief Robertson: David Davies
Minister: Christopher Carlos
Doctor: Derek Sydney
Abdhul: Dino Shafeek
House boy: Azad Ali
Peng San: Kristopher Kum
Bemoh: Paul Tann
Barber: Jack Lex

: Sir Donald Wolfit

The Knight has been unruly
A tribute to Sir Donald Wolfit, C.B.E. who died a year ago tonight recalled by his fellow professionals Richard Burton, Tom Courtenay, Ronald Fraser, Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Ronald Harwood, Harold Pinter, Eric Porter, Dame Sybil Thorndike
Introduced by Michael Elliott


Presenter: Michael Elliott
Interviewee: Richard Burton
Interviewee: Tom Courtenay
Interviewee: Ronald Fraser
Interviewee: Sir Tyrone Guthrie
Interviewee: Ronald Harwood
Interviewee: Harold Pinter
Interviewee: Eric Porter
Interviewee: Dame Sybil Thorndike
Script: Caryl Brahms
Director: Ned Sherrin
Producer: John Furness

: 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: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain: Britain and the Great Air Race

Focus on Industry and Exports

'Light aircraft' since the war has meant American light aircraft - but now a Government-owned company is fighting back
(Postponed from February 3)


Reporter: Robert Wighton
Production: Christopher Riley
Production: Marcus Davidson

: ¡Vamos a Ver!: 5: Tengo Miedo

Written by Helena Valenti
Twenty lessons for beginners in Spanish
with Jacinta Castillejo, Mari Carmen Nevado, Julio Pena and Carlos Riera
(Repeated on Saturday at 9.30 a.m.)
For booklet and records see page 42

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Writer: Helena Valenti
Designer: Don Horne
Producer: Colin Nears
[Actress]: Jacinta Castillejo
[Actress]: Mari Carmen Nevado
[Actor]: Julio Pena
[Actor]: Carlos Riera

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