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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: Look, Find, and Make
A new approach to drawing
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Back from the Pops
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Physics: Molecular Elbow-Room
(Shown on Monday)

11.0 Watch!: Birds in the Garden
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.18 Primary School Mathematics: 16: One Thing Leads to Another
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.40-12.0 History 1917-1967: The Story of Modern Egypt
(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 the Sheep

For the very young

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Out Beyond Earth: Programme 2

How valuable is the exploration of space? What do we really expect to find?
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.25)


Producer: Alan Bell

: Racing from Ascot Heath

3.10 Fernbank Hurdle Race
over three miles

3.40 Forrard Away Hunters Steeplechase
over two and a half miles

4.10 Earley Novices Hurdle Race, Division 3
over two miles


Commentator: Peter Bromley
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Television Presentation: Dennis Monger

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "The Big Picture"

(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Jackanory: The Signposters

by Helen Cresswell
with pictures by Gareth Floyd
with Billie Whitelaw

Today: Hetty finds a long lost relative - and some tents!


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

: 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 Europe: The Happy Age: Part 1

A film from France

Delphine achieves her ambition of a solo part in the new ballet at the Opera in Paris.
Story told by Gabriel Woolf


Narrator: Gabriel Woolf
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

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson recalls the events, politics, sport, and entertainment of the second half of 1950.


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

: Mothers-in-Law: Bye Bye Blackmailer

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

Bye Bye Blackmailer ...I'll give you the bird!


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 6 from London

This is the last heat of the contest for the title Young Scientists of the Year

Paddy Feeny introduces the teams:
Stowe School, Buckingham - The colour vision of goldfish
Bexley-Erith School, Kent - Torque in a rotating shaft
Abbs Cross School, Essex - A community of carp
The judges: Professor George Porter, Professor Eric Laithwaite, Dr. John Carthy

(6.0-6.15 Local News and Weather)
(6.15-6.40 Open House: views on a topical issue)
(Rowridge, Brighton)

(6.0-6.20 Local News and Weather)
(6.20-6.40 It's Only Natural: questions answered by Norfolk naturalists)
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Judge: Professor George Porter
Judge: Professor Eric Laithwaite
Judge: Dr. John Carthy
Director: Robin Bootle
Producer: Alec Nisbett

: The Newcomers

by John Cresswell.

George E. Hubbard arrives in Angleton and makes a decided impression. Janet has her first driving lesson with Sydney, and Vivienne procrastinates over an important decision.

(from the Midlands)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Author: John Cresswell
Writer: Richard Hardy
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Oliver Horsbrugh
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Charles Turner: Neil Hallett
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
George Elijah Hubbard: Tommy Duggan
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern

: 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 Pete Murray
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Director: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Colin Charman

: Softly, Softly: Second Chance

by Allan Prior
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Norman Bowler as Det.-Sgt. Hawkins, Peggy Sinclair as P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin, Gavin Campbell as Det. Con. Digby
with John Barron as Assist. Chief Con. Gilbert

Does a man who has committed a serious crime deserve a second chance? In the case of Michael Madden the Parole Board believes he does. Barlow doesn't agree. But is his instinctive revulsion against Madden sufficient evidence that this man who has killed once will kill again?


Writer: Allan Prior
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Robert Berk
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Peter Cregeen
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det.-Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin: Peggy Sinclair
Det. Con. Digby: Gavin Campbell
Assist. Chief Con. Gilbert: John Barron
Michael Madden: John Collin
Agnes Madden: Margery Mason
Joe: Harry Towb
Stokes: Howard Southern
Rose Ashley: Elizabeth Morgan
Mrs. Thomas: Coral Fairweather
Carter: Alex McDonald

: The News

with Richard Baker
and The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Sportsnight with Coleman

The Middleweight Championship of Europe live from Italy:
Johnny Pritchett (Challenger) British and Empire Champion v. Carlos Duran (Holder) Italy

Nottingham-born Johnny Pritchett, unbeaten after thirty-five professional contests, aims to join Henry Cooper as a joint British and European champion after tonight's fight in Milan.
Juan Carlos Duran, thirty-three next June, Argentinian-born European champion who came to Italy in 1960, won the Italian Middleweight title in 1966 and the European crown one year later. A skilled veteran of sixty contests.


Presenter: David Coleman
Boxer: Johnny Pritchett
Boxer: Carlos Duran
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Production Team: Sam Leitch
Production Team: Jonathan Martin
Production Team: John McNicholas
Production Team: Richard Ward
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Holiday 69: Interest Holidays

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

This week's programme is aimed at the more active of the holiday-making public. Surfing is a comparatively new sport to arrive in Britain, and Newquay in Cornwall has become the centre for many of its followers. Holiday 69 also examines the growing popularity in pony trekking throughout the British Isles. In complete contrast, a dive below the surface with an aqualung holiday in Dorset.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tom Savage

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt,
Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane
Assistant Editor: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Postscript

by The Rev. J.E. Sealy


Speaker: The Rev. J.E. Sealy

: Suivez La Piste: 16: Chinoiseries

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 42

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Writer: Emile de Harven
Presenter: Gisele Grimm
Presenter: Gerard Buhr
Producer: Colin Nears
Catherine Leger: Monique Messine
Jean Dacier: Michel Forain
Henri Lemaitre: Gerard Buhr

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