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: For Schools and Colleges: Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 2: Gas Welding

(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Friday - not Scottish)
For booklet see below

: For Schools and Colleges

History 1917-1967: The Story of Modern Egypt
Gamal Abdel Nasser and his free officers struggle to establish their revolution in Egypt.
Introduced by Brian Redhead
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Thursday)
(to 10.20)

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref
A series for Welsh Schools
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead
Producer (History 1917-1967): John Radcliffe

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

by Keith Dewhurst
(Shown on Tuesday)
(to 11.20)


Writer: Keith Dewhurst

: For Schools and Colleges: Maths Today: Year 2: 8: All Square

Introduced by Stewart Gartside
(Shown last week)


Presenter: Stewart Gartside
Producer: Peter Baker

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from India and Pakistan
Health and Welfare

Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 13

Asian Music

'Look, Listen, and Speak' Book 1, in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, and English (the vocabulary in Gujarati is available in leaflet form), and long-playing record with English dialogue and practice sentences to accompany Books 1 and 2 obtainable from booksellers/record dealers, Asian stores, or by post from BBC Publications, [address removed] Book 4s. 6d. (by post 5s. 3d.) (crossed postal order, please, not stamps). Record 1 41s. (by post 42s. 104.).

(to 12.50)


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman

: Croeso Caernarfon (Welcome Caernarvon)

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

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: A Ride in Guinea's Jeep

For the very young
A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

Autumn comes to the Riverbank and Hammy and Roddy begin to feet restless. When Guinea Pig offers them a ride in his jeep Hammy is delighted, but Roddy is not so happy.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: Back from the Pops

David Symonds takes a look at top pops of the past and relates them to popular music of today.
(Shown last week)
(Repeated on Thursday)


Presenter: David Symonds
Producer: Morton Surguy

: For Schools and Colleges: Twentieth-Century Focus

(Shown on Tuesday)
For booklet see column 2
(to 14.50)

: Play School

A programme for children under five
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)

: Jackanory: The Extraordinary Adventures of Bobby Brewster: The Flashing Torch; The Magic Wristwatch

with H.E. Todd
Today: The Flashing Torch and The Magic Wristwatch


Author/Storyteller: H.E. Todd

: Marine Boy

A cartoon film series
The underwater adventures of Marine Boy, the Ocean Patrol, and the white dolphin, Splasher

: Wild World

A weekly look at animals in action, in close-up, and in our lives
with Philip Wayre and Jill Dawe

A close look at the rather exotic, elegant birds whose necks and legs are longer than their bodies. These huge birds feed on microscopic food from brackish waters.

Living with Otters
Jeremy Harris talks about his enthusiasm for these playful mammals.

Songbirds for Sale
In Italy songbirds are caught in large numbers to eat. Soon they will be protected by law.

From the South and West


Presenter: Philip Wayre
Presenter: Jill Dawe
Speaker (Living with Otters): Jeremy Harris
Director: Hugh Pitt
Producer: John Sparks

: 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

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Bierman


Presenter: John Bierman

: Quiz Bingo: First Quarter-final: Downpatrick v. Torbay

Jimmy Savile calls 'Eyes Down!' for a session of the game with Speed! - Knowledge! Wit! - Strategy!
Teams from all over Britain race each other to fill the cards and shout 'Bingo!'
from the North

Both teams had a close tussle to reach tonight's position. Downpatrick's game against Omagh was exciting, and Torbay clinched their victory over Exeter with a Bingo in the closing stages.


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Director: Bob Toner
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Tomorrow's World

What's new today for those interested in tomorrow
Introduced by Raymond Baxter
Discoveries... Developments... Trends
A weekly look at the world's fast-changing scientific, medical, and technological scene


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: James Burke
Reporter: John Parry
Producer: John M. Mansfield
Producer: Christopher Rainbow
Producer: Julian Cooper
Editor: Peter Bruce

: The Newcomers

The search commences for Hubbard's ancestors; Jimmy makes a new friend and tries to make some pocket money; Vivienne receives another letter from New Zealand.
From the Midlands
(For cast list see page 49)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Kenneth Hill
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Norman Stewart

: News Headlines

: Wednesday Show Time: Theatre Date: The Man Most Likely To...

by Joyce Rayburn
Leslie Phillips stars in scenes from the successful comedy "The Man Most Likely To..."
Televised from the Vaudeville Theatre, London, by arrangement with Sherwood and Read and Le Clare Productions Ltd.

An excerpt from the hilarious comedy about the concern of parents over the free and easy love life of their offspring. In this case the girl friend who is brought home by the son directs her youthful charm at Father.
"Very polished, very slick, and very very funny" (Birmingham Post)
"A hundred-odd guffaws" (Observer)
"Hilariously played by Leslie Phillips" (Daily Mail)


Writer: Joyce Rayburn
Director: Leslie Phillips
Setting: Geoffrey Scott
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Martin Morley: Dermot Walsh
Victor Cadwallader: Leslie Phillips
Joan Cadwallader: Diane Hart
Shirley Hughes: Mary Land
Giles Cadwallader: Trevor Kent

: It's Marty Feldman in Marty

Written by Marty Feldman and Barry Took
Co-starring John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor
with Roland MacLeod, Mary Miller, Dennis King

(First shown on BBC-2)

"One of the best things since the Marx Brothers..." This was just one of the comments from viewers to BBC audience researchers after Marty's series opened on BBC-2 in December. Marty, many thought, had never been better. One viewer said "They say laugh and grow fat. Well, I should be a stone heavier by now."
The programme was clever, fast-moving-and extremely funny. And viewers also thought that the zany, offbeat comic was given excellent support.


Writer: Marty Feldman
Writer: Barry Took
Additional material: John Junkin
Designer: Judy Steele
Director: Roger Race
Comedian: Marty Feldman
[Actor]: John Junkin
[Actor]: Tim Brooke-Taylor
[Actor]: Roland MacLeod
[Actress]: Mary Miller
[Actor]: Dennis King

: The News

with Robert Dougall
and The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Wednesday Play: A Serpent in Putney

by Fred Watson
With Tony Britton as George, Angela Browne as Jennifer, Frances White as Silena,
John Alderton as Mike


Writer: Fred Watson
Incidental music composed by: Carl Davis
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Geoffrey Nethercott
George: Tony Britton
Jennifer: Angela Browne
Silena: Frances White
Mike: John Alderton
Payne: Barry Stanton
Payne's friend: Gavin Morrison

: 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

: Association Football

The recorded highlights of one of tonight's top matches


Commentator: David Coleman
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks

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