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: For Schools and Colleges: Primary School Mathematics: 16: One Thing Leads to Another

Introduced by Jim Boucher
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Thursday)


Presenter: Jim Boucher
Producer: Peter Weiss

: For Schools and Colleges: Twentieth-Century Focus

(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Wednesday - not Scottish)
For booklet see page 42
(to 10.45)

: For Schools and Colleges: Watch!: Birds in the Garden

Introduced by Rosanne Harvey
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Thursday)


Presenter: Rosanne Harvey
Producer: Helen Nicoll

: For Schools and Colleges: Going to Work

(Shown on Monday)

: For Schools and Colleges: Making Music

Introduced by Julian Smith
with children from Lovelace Junior School, Chessington, Surrey
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Friday - not Wales)


Presenter: Julian Smith
Producer: John Hosier

: For Schools and Colleges: Mathematics in Action: Logic

Introduced by Frank Lovis
(Shown last week)
(to 12.25)


Presenter: Frank Lovis
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: Lloffa

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

: The News and Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

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

by Keith Dewhurst
Who hit whom? Someone's lying. Will the Headmaster get to the truth?
(Shown last week)
(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

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

: Jackanory: The Extraordinary Adventures of Bobby Brewster: The Racing Shadow; The Echo

with H.E. Todd
Today: The Racing Shadow; The Echo


Author/Storyteller: H.E. Todd

: Circus Boy: Hortense the Hippo

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, Guinn Williams as Pete the Canvasman, Hal Peaky as Al Garson, Rusty Wescoatt as Herman Kratzmeyer, Edward S. Brophy as Jethroe Ames

When Hortense the Hippo is falsely accused of being a man-eater Corky and Joey have to turn detective.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Pete, the Canvasman: Guinn Williams
Al Garson: Hal Peary
Herman Kratzmeyer: Rusty Wescoatt
Jethroe Ames: Edward S. Brophy

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer
A topical magazine programme about people, places, events, ideas, and inventions
John Earle talks to show-jumping commentator Dorian Williams about buying a pony
From the South and West


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Interviewer: John Earle
Interviewee: Dorian Williams
Director: Colin Godman
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: Bewitched: Prince of a Guy

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

Prince of a Guy ...is a king-sized problem!


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

: Talkback

In which the people who watch the programmes confront the people who make them
Presented by Cliff Michelmore with the help of a statistically selected audience in the studio


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Michael Townson

: Z Cars: Foggy Night: Part 2

by James Doran.
Starring James Ellis, John Slater
with Paul Angelis, Ron Davies and Bernard Holley.

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


Writer: James Doran
Script Editor: Peter J. Hammond
Designer: Don Brewer
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Morris Barry
P.C. Roach: Ron Davies
P.C. Bannerman: Paul Angelis
B.D. girl: Jennie Goossens
Mae Astell: Kate O'Mara
Mr. Astell: John Hussey
Stacey: James Laurenson
Hobson: Lewis Teasdale
Evans: Paul Grist
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Dr. Shaw: John Gabriel
Mrs. Stacey: Joan Ogden
Mrs. Fawcett: Pat Beckett
Mr. Allison: Leslie Sarony
Henderson: Arnold Peters
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley

: News Headlines

: British Film Comedy: Nearly a Nasty Accident

A season of Britain's great laughter-makers
Starring Jimmy Edwards, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton

Aircraftman Wood is fast becoming a diabolical nuisance to the Royal Air Force. He is a mild and diffident character, but he has one overpowering obsession - he believes that he is a mechanical genius. This delusion makes him the unwitting cause of several disastrous incidents which send the Air Estimates soaring, and give the Minister for Air sleepless nights. Wood's Station Commander, Group Captain Kingsley, is distraught at this threat to his promotion, but getting rid of him presents certain problems, and full-scale mobilisation proves necessary before the unwitting cause of disaster can be removed.


Screenplay: Jack Davies
Screenplay: Hugh Woodhouse
From the play "Touch Wood" by: David Stringer
From the play "Touch Wood" by: David Carr
Producer: Bertram Ostrer
Director: Don Chaffey
Group Capt. Kingsley: Jimmy Edwards
A.C.2 Alexander Wood: Kenneth Connor
Joan Briggs: Shirley Eaton
Wagstaffe: Richard Wattis
Pocock: Ronnie Stevens
General Birkenshaw: Jon Pertwee
The Minister: Eric Barker
Winters: Peter Jones
Grogan: Jack Watling
Breech: Cyril Chamberlain

: The News

with Richard Baker
and The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Epic That Never Was: Tuesday's Documentary

Written and produced by Bill Duncalf.
Starring Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Flora Robson, Emlyn Williams

In 1937, shooting began at Denham Studios on the late Sir Alexander Korda's masterpiece I, Claudius, from the book by Robert Graves. The story of why it remains unfinished is told by Dirk Bogarde with scenes from the original London Films Production.
Also appearing: Josef von Sternberg, Robert Graves, Eileen Corbett, John Armstrong

"Brilliantly compiled, it contains all the news of the great fiasco that's fit to print" (Observer)
"A work of outstanding interest and merit" (Daily Mail)
"The most marvellous thing... weird and wonderful" (Sun)

In 1937 Sir Alexander Korda of London Films embarked on a spectacular project-an epic that was to overshadow all others and enshrine him for ever as the saviour of the British film industry. Robert Graves's classics, I, Claudius, and Claudius the God told the story of how, by allowing his enemies to think him an idiot, an apparently imbecilic cripple overthrew Caligula, became Emperor of Rome, and was finally 'appointed' a god by the Roman Senate. Korda had a star-laden cast lined up: Charles Laughton, Emlyn Williams, Merle Oberon, and Flora Robson, and the legendary Josef von Sternberg was engaged as director.
Filming began, but after a month's shooting-a month fraught with difficulties, according to von Sternberg-Merle Oberon was involved in a car crash and the entire project was shelved.
It was not until twenty-eight years later that BBC-tv producer, Bill Duncalf, came across some tins of film in the Denham studio vaults and realised that they comprised a unique document. The rescued 'rushes' were edited, and together with filmed interviews with people who remembered working on the production, were made into an intriguing documentary. Tonight at 9.5 you have another chance to see this highly acclaimed film.


Writer/Producer: Bill Duncalf
Narrator: Dirk Bogarde
Interviewee: Josef von Sternberg
Interviewee: Robert Graves
Interviewee: Eileen Corbett
Interviewee: John Armstrong
Author (I, Claudius sequences): Robert Graves
Producer (I, Claudius sequences): Alexander Korda
Claudius (I, Claudius sequences): Charles Laughton
Messalina (I, Claudius sequences): Merle Oberon
Livia (I, Claudius sequences): Flora Robson
Caligula (I, Claudius sequences): Emlyn Williams

: Twenty-Four Hours

with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt, Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane, 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
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Contrasts

Gervase de Peyer and Daniel Barenboim play:
Brahms - Clarinet Sonata in E flat major, Op. 120 No. 2

The second in a series of four weekly programmes in which Daniel Barenboim, who already enjoys an international reputation as both a soloist and conductor, plays works for small ensembles by Brahms with Jacqueline du Pre and Gervase de Peyer.

(Next Tuesday: Brahms's E minor Cello Sonata)


Clarinettist: Gervase de Peyer
Pianist: Daniel Barenboim
Director: Christopher Nupen

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