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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Middle School Physics
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Friday of next week)

9.38 Primary School Mathematics: 17: Finding the Place
Introduced by Jim Boucher
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.0 Discovering Science: 17: Water as a Solid
(Shown on Monday)

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus: Violence and Society
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Wednesday - not Scottish)
For booklet see page 17

11.0 Watch!: What You Can Find in Your Town: The Fire-station
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey
(Repeated on Thursday)

11.18 Going to Work: The Post Office
(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: Programming Languages
Introduced by Philip Woodward


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): Philip Woodward
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: Drama: Why Danny Misses School: Part 2

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
Peaches: Sara Aimson
Danny: Richard O'Callaghan
Mrs. Smith: Eve Pearce
Arthur Spark: John Normington

: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Where the Wild Things Are): Maurice Sendak

: Jackanory: Buried Treasure: Draw Me an Animal, 20,000 Years Ago

with Patricia Connor
Today: Draw Me an Animal, 20,000 Years Ago


Storyteller: Patricia Connor

: Circus Boy: The Fortune Teller

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, Mary Young as Mrs. Lilly, Jerome Landfield as Edward Lilly, Barry Bernard as Bumps

The Circus cook reads tea-leaves and when her predictions seem to come true Big Tim has his hands full.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Pete, the Canvasman: Guinn Williams
Mrs. Lilly: Mary Young
Edward Lilly: Jerome Landfield
Bumps: Barry Bernard

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer
A topical magazine programme about people, places, events, ideas, and inventions with John Earle and Jeremy Carrad
Janet Kelly visits British Rail's Locomotive Workshops at Derby.
John goes to Dartmoor for an R.A.F. Survival Course.
From the South and West


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Presenter: John Earle
Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Reporter: Janet Kelly
Director: Harry Cowdy
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Bewitched: Out of Sync, Out of Mind

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

Out of Sync, Out of Mind ...sounds like trouble on the track!

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


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: The Soft Touch: Part 2

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


Writer: Adele Rose
Story Editor: Peter J. Hammond
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Timothy Combe
Huntley: Richard Carpenter
Ned Corby: Trevor Bannister
Sam Gresty: John Moore
Det.-Insp. Witty: John Woodvine
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Lena Gresty: Rosemary Rogers
Kevin Gresty: John Watters
Albert Wallace: Esmond Knight
Megan Wallace: Nancie Jackson
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Darkie Welsh: Brian Ellis
Mick Williams: Leslie Lawton

: News Headlines

: British Film Comedy: Mrs. Gibbons' Boys

Starring Kathleen Harrison, Lionel Jeffries, Diana Dors

To Mrs. Gibbons her three sons are angels - even though two of them are in jail! But when they escape and come home it is not exactly a heavenly visitation...


Screenplay: Peter Blackmore
Screenplay: Max Varnel
Based on the play by: Will Glickman
Based on the play by: Joseph Stein
Producer: Henry Halsted
Director: Max Varnel
Mrs. Gibbons: Kathleen Harrison
Lester Martins: Lionel Jeffries
Myra: Diana Dors
Coles John: Le Mesurier
Mike: Frederick Bartman
Frank: David Lodge
Woodrow: Dick Emery
Morelli: Eric Pohlman
Horse: Milo O'Shea
Ronnie: Peter Hempson
Pearl: Penny Morrell
Relief P.C.: Mark Singleton
Mrs. Morelli: Nancy Nevinson
Dustcart driver: Tony Hilton
P.C. Draper: Hamilton Dyce

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

With John Edmunds
and The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Matters of Life and Death: Tuesday's Documentary

Christopher Brasher investigates some of the terrifying problems - moral, legal, economic - which have been brought about by new advances in medicine.

We hear much about the ethical problem of heart transplants, about fertilising a human egg in a test-tube, but these are the problems of experimental medicine. There is only the remotest chance that they will affect us or the doctors who attend us. But there are many other problems, also brought about by new medical techniques, which do affect us today, and which involve our doctors in the most vital of all decisions-the quality of the life which they can give us.
It starts, for some of us, at birth. At least one abnormal baby is born in Britain every hour. Twenty or thirty years ago many of them would have died in infancy. Nowadays there are many ways of prolonging their lives, ways of alleviating their abnormality. But when a doctor starts on the long process of saving an abnormal child's life he cannot tell what the final outcome will be. He does not know whether the end result will be a happy child with minor deformities, or a permanent cripple unable to sustain life without constant and devoted attention. In such circumstances how hard should he strive to save its life?
If a serious illness, kidney failure for instance, strikes us in full life there are now ways in which doctors can keep us going - sometimes fit for work. But the cost to society can be very great - £2,000 or £3,000 a year to keep someone alive. And what is the quality of such life? In such cases doctors very often have to take a decision which is based on social rather than medical criteria. How many children has a man got? How much is he worth to the community?
And finally, death-whether from old age or from some accident. In many instances this can now be postponed. The car-crash victim with a severely damaged brain can be kept alive for those vital few days after the crash. But what emerges - a human being or a vegetable?

Tonight Christopher Brasher investigates some of these problems and talks to the surgeons and physicians who have to take these God-like decisions - decisions which are often a matter of life and death - for us, the patients.
Written and produced by Christopher Brasher


Presenter/Writer/Producer: Christopher Brasher

: The World Figure Skating Championships of 1969: Ice Dance Championships

from Colorado Springs, U.S.A.
Bernard Ford and Diane Towler skate for their fourth gold medal in defence of the title they first won in Davos in 1966.
Presented by The American Broadcasting Company


Skater: Bernard Ford
Skater: Diane Towler
Commentator: Alan Weeks

: Twenty-Four Hours

with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt, Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane


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

: Contrasts

Jacqueline du Pre and Daniel Barenboim
play Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, Op. 38

The third 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 ensemble by Brahms with Jacqueline du Pre and Gervase de Peyer.
(Next Tuesday: Brahms's A minor Clarinet Trio)


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

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors
(Shown last Tuesday on BBC-2)

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Director: Peter Riding
Producer: James McCloy

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