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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Maths Today: Year 1
(Shown on Monday)

9.38 Primary School Mathematics: 16: One Thing Leads to Another
Introduced by Jim Boucher
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.0 Discovering Science
(Shown on Monday)

10.25-10 45 Twentieth-Century Focus: Trade Unions: 3: Carthorse for the Seventies?
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Wednesday - not Scottish)
For booklet see page 42

11.0 Watch!: Birds in the Garden
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey
(Repeated on Thursday)

11.18 Going to Work: In the Factory
(Shown on Monday)

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by Julian Smith
with children from Lovelace Junior School, Chessington, Surrey
(Repeated on Friday - not Wales)

12.5-12.25 Mathematics in Action: Logic
Introduced by Frank Lovis


Presenter (Primary School Mathematics): Jim Boucher
Producer (Primary School Mathematics): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Presenter (Making Music): Julian Smith
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier
Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Frank Lovis
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn

: Lloffa

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

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

For the very young

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges: Why Danny Misses School: Part 1

by Keith Dewhurst
Who hit whom? Someone's lying. Will the Headmaster get to the truth?
(Repeated on Wednesday)
(to 14.25)


Writer: Keith Dewhurst
Designer: Christine Ruscoe
Producer: Michael Simpson
Headmaster: Arthur Lowe
Arthur Spark: John Normington
Mrs. Smith: Eve Pearce
Danny: Richard O'Callaghan
Peaches: Sara Aimson

: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "Lucille" by Arnold Lobel
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (Lucille): Arnold Lobel

: Jackanory: The Signposters: The Dreadful Visit

by Helen Cresswell
With Billie Whitelaw


Author: Helen Cresswell
Storyteller: Billie Whitelaw

: Circus Boy: Swamp Man

A series of adventures set under the Big Top
with Mickey Braddock as Corky, Noah Beery as Joey the Clown, Robert Lowery as Big Tim Champion, Race Gentry as Jean Giroux, John Majulin as Cass Larkin

Corky's friendship with a young crocodile-catcher leads to a treasure hunt.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Pete the Canvasman: Guinn Williams
Jean Giroux: Race Gentry
Cass Larkin: John Majulin

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer
A topical magazine programme about people, places, events, ideas, and inventions
John Earle looks at developments in Oceanology
From the South and West


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Presenter: John Earle
Director: Colin Godman
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: 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

: Bewitched: Once in a Vial

A comedy film series
starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Once in a Vial ...temper or poison?

6.0-6.25 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead

: Talkback: The Forsyte Phenomenon

The first of this new series examines the causes and consequences of The Forsyte Phenomenon

People all over the world have been providing The Forsyte Saga with record-breaking audiences. What are the real reasons for the extraordinary international popularity of this serial? What influence has it had on public tastes and attitudes?
Presented by Cliff Michelmore with the help of a specially selected audience.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Director: Keith Clement
Producer: Michael Townson

: Z Cars: The Lonely Place: Part 2

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


Writer: Allan Prior
Script Editor: Peter J. Hammond
Designer: John Stout
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Norma Haslam: Christine Noonan
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Bannerman: Paul Angelis
P.C. Roach: Ron Davies
W.P.C. Parkin: Pauline Taylor
Chris Bonner: Dudley Sutton
B.D. girl: Anjula Harman
Det.-Insp. Witty: John Woodvine
Frank Haslam: Michael Golden
Pat Haslam: Derrick O'Connor
Dez Duffy: Graham Weston
Vera: Didi Sullivan

: News Headlines

: Brian Rix presents: Two on the Tiles

A new play by Alec Coppel
From the Garrick Theatre, London

Most married couples have their problems. Throw in a bit of blackmail and that does not help at all. But Dick seems to know the answer...

(Brian Rix, Derek Farr, and Rona Anderson are appearing in "Let Sleeping Wives Lie" at the Garrick Theatre, London; Tim Barrett in "Beat the Retreat" at the Richmond Theatre, Richmond)


Writer: Alec Coppel
Setting: Stanley Moore
Director: Wallace Douglas
Ford: Derek Farr
Janet: Rona Anderson
Dick: Brian Rix
Jimmy: Tim Barrett
Pierre: Andrew Sachs
Madeleine: Jean Marsh

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

with Robert Dougall
and The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Game That Got Away: Tuesday's Documentary

A film about a sport that shows up a divided country

A portrait of Rugby League, how it fell foul of the Rugby Union and broke away... How northern working men got their hands on a Public School game and turned it inside out... How one sport did not bring people closer together

Rugby Union and Rugby League have a common parent. But no brotherly love is lost between them. Rugby Union is amateur, middle class, and gentlemanly; Rugby League is professional, working class, not gentle, but very manly.


Narrator/Producer: Roger Mills

: Scobie in September: Part 6

A thriller serial in six parts by Bill Craig
Starring Maurice Roeves as Scobie, Anton Diffring as Pandorus
with David Langton as Sir James Thorne, John Grieve as Sgt. Turner, Garfield Morgan as Slackhand, Hannah Gordon as Judy

While Turner and Slackhand investigate the Watchmaker's murder, Scobie succeeds in cornering Pandorus in a city museum where he listens with disbelief to a statement that Pereira is the key figure in an international neo-Nazi conspiracy. When Pandorus escapes, with Lilli's help, Scobie is almost re-taken by his captors of the previous night. Secretly meeting Judy in the Greyfriars churchyard, he tells her that Pereira's life is in danger but refuses to go to the police. He agrees, however, that Pereira must be warned. Judy sets out for Sir James Thorne's house...
From Scotland


Writer: Bill Craig
Music: Andy Park
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Scobie: Maurice Roeves
Pandorus: Anton Diffring
Sir James Thorne: David Langton
Sgt. Turner: John Grieve
Slackhand: Garfield Morgan
Judy: Hannah Gordon
Pereira: Gerard Heinz
Vickers: Anthony Valentine
Lilli: Anne Kristen
Munro: Bryden Murdoch

: 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

: Contrasts

A series of music and arts features

Jacqueline du Pre and Daniel Barenboim play
Brahms Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 99

The first of four programmes in which Daniel Barenboim plays in works by Brahms for various ensembles
See page 28


Cellist: Jacqueline du Pre
Pianist: Daniel Barenboim
Director: Christopher Nupen

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