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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: 9: Closer and Closer
Introduced by Stewart Gartside
(Repeated on Thursday and on Wednesday of next week)

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: Drawing without Pencils
Introduced by Kenneth Jameson
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: Scientific Models
Introduced by Bryan Chapman
(Repeated on Tuesday and on Friday of next week)

11.0-11.20 Discovering Science: 17: Water as a Solid
Introduced by Michael Underwood
(Repeated on Tuesday)

11.30-11.55 For Sixth Forms: China: The End of the Empire
This programme describes how the western powers established themselves in China in the nineteenth century, and how the Chinese Empire collapsed.
Presented by Brian Hook
(Repeated on Wednesday)

12.5-12.25 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 3: Electric Arc Welding
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 facing page


Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Kenneth Jameson
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Moragh Gee
Presenter (Middle School Physics): Bryan Chapman
Producer (Middle School Physics/Discovering Science): John Field
Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Presenter (For Sixth Forms): Brian Hook
Producer (For Sixth Forms): John Radcliffe
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: Ni a Nhw

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

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker

(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Exploring Your World: Hearing Sounds
Introduced by Harry Armstrong
(Repeated on Wednesday)

2.30 Going to Work: The Post Office: 1: The Work of the Post Office
This year the Post Office becomes a public corporation and posts and telecommunications become two separate industries. How does the Post Office operate and how are its operations being affected by automation and modernisation?
Introduced by Peter West
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.55 Television Club: Vote for Colin
Introduced by James Lloyd
(Repeated on Friday)

3.20-3.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Violence and Society: 1: Violence of the Crowd
What creates a group identity in a political meeting, a student demonstration, a soccer crowd, or a street gang? What makes it erupt into violence?
Introduced by John Tusa
(Repeated on Tuesday and on Wednesday - not Scottish)
For booklet see foot of column


Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Bill Scott
Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): John Prescott Thomas
Presenter (Television Club): James Lloyd
Producer (Television Club): Peter Scroggs
Presenter (Twentieth-Century Focus): John Tusa
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): John Miller

: Fifteen Plus: 8: Further Education

Can and should the links between Secondary Schools and further education be strengthened?
Introduced by Brian MacArthur


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

: Jackanory: Buried Treasure: A Roman Palace Rediscovered

with Patricia Connor
This week's stories are about 'buried treasure,' not just gold and jewels but other things like palaces and paintings which have been hidden underground for many hundreds of years until discovered by modern archaeologists.
Today: A Roman Palace Rediscovered


Storyteller: Patricia Connor

: 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 3

by Victor Pemberton
Four boys, a girl, and a printing press

Miss Rena and the Adventure Weekly team have discovered and entered a Roman tomb.


Writer: Victor Pemberton
Designer: Chris Robilliard
Producer: John McRae
Director: Brian Miller
Miss Rena: Joan Hickson
Peter Perkins: Brent Oldfield
Tubby Taylor: Ian Ellis
'Fred' Somers: Elizabeth Dear
Andy Rogers: Len Jones
Swot English: Frank Barry
Dr. Lampit: David Webb
Mr. Filling: Bartlett Mullins
Secretary to Dr. Lampit: Stephanie Turner
P.C. Cullis: Michael Wisher
Sir Ian McKintosh: Lindsay Campbell

: 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

: Get Smart: Kiss of Death

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, David Ketchum as Agent 13

Kiss of Death ...pucker up and die right!

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


Maxwell Smart: Don Adams
Agent 99: Barbara Feldon
Chief of Control: Edward Platt
Agent 13: David Ketchum

: 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 Soft Touch: Part 1

by Adele Rose.
Starring John Slater, James Ellis, John Woodvine

Watching ... timing ... speed ... picking the right vehicle ... quick disposal. All the ingredients of wholesale theft, well organised and well executed. New-town Police find that they have such an organisation on their patch.

(For cast list see page 23)


Writer: Adele Rose
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Timothy Combe
Det.-Insp. Witty: John Woodvine
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis

: News Headlines

: Thicker than Water: The Cold

Written by Peter Robinson
The new comedy series
starring Jimmy Jewel
with Jean Kent

Nobody likes to catch a cold, but Jim has a special reason for remaining germ-free just now. He has been looking forward to the Legion outing for ages, and no one is going to keep him from it - not even Aggie...?


Writer: Peter Robinson
Music: Judd Proctor
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Douglas Argent
Jim Eccles: Jimmy Jewel
Albert Pike: Mike Lucas
Sid Hopper: Joe Gladwin
Aggie Plunkett: Jean Kent
Janet Eccles: Carolyn Moody
Carol Eccles: Jill Kerman
Vicki Eccles: Roberta Rex
Robert Bean: Gerald Moon
Dr. Dooley: Jack Woolgar

: 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: Everybody is That Kind of Man

by George Byatt
[Starring] Robert Hardy, Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Deborah Stanford
Guest stars, Roddy McMillan, Edith Macarthur

"Blackmail, Mr. Stewart. Bribery and corruption." Are Stewart and Stead trying to bribe their way to an important refinery project in Scotland? And what part does Zenith play in the attempts to corrupt a Scots official?
Location film was shot in Scotland, and the story brings together two artists who have each starred in series recently on BBC television: Edith Macarthur, from the BBC-2 colour series "The Borderers" and Roddy McMillan, star of "Para Handy" and "The Dark Number."


Writer: George Byatt
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: John Hurst
Associate Producer: Michael Glynn
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Moira Armstrong
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Alec Stewart: Robert Hardy
Douglas: Bruce Boa
Stein: Bill Nagy
MacTavish: Roddy McMillan
Dominic: Roy Sampson
Mrs. MacTavish: Edith MacArthur
Roz Stewart: Deborah Stanford
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Robertson: Bryden Murdoch

: The Frost Report: Crime

Another look at the world through the eyes of David Frost
with Ronnie Barker, John Cleese, Ronnie Corbett and Julie Felix


Presenter: David Frost
Performer: Ronnie Barker
Performer: John Cleese
Performer: Ronnie Corbett
Singer/Guitarist: Julie Felix
Designer: Raymond Berger
Producer: James Gilbert

: 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

Focus on Industry and Exports
A film report on what we make and what they buy
Dogs - are they an interest, an investment, or an industry? Or all three? British sentimental soft-heartedness has become commercial hard-headedness if last year's canine exports are anything to go by.


Production: Marcus Davidson
Production: Christopher Riley

: Vamos a Ver!: 7: Nada de Policia

Written by Helena Valenti.
Twenty lessons for beginners in Spanish.

With Jacinta Castillejo, Mari Carmen Nevada, Julio Pena and Carlos Riera
(Repeated on Saturday at 9.30 a.m.)
For booklet and records see page 17

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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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