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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Friday - not Scottish)
For booklet see page 17

9.38 Exploring Your World: Hearing Sounds
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: The Story of Ghana
The rise and fall of Kwame Nkrumah
Introduced by Brian Redhead
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg
A series for Welsh Schools
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.0-11.20 Drama: Why Danny Misses School
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Science Extra: Physics: Electricity in Atoms?
Introduced by John Osborne
(Repeated on Monday and Thursday of next week)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: China
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead
Producer (History 1917-1967): John Radcliffe
Presenter (Science Extra): John Osborne
Producer (Science Extra): Robin Gwyn

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

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

Look, Listen, and Speak, Lesson 14

Asian Music

'Look, Listen, and Speak,' Book 2, 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. 10d.).
(to 12.50)


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

: Pistyll y Llan

A look at two Welsh spas
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Camberwick Green

For the very young


Animation: Bob Bura
Animation: John Hardwick
Narration: Brian Cant
Music: Freddie Phillips
Puppets, script, and production: Gordon Murray

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Let's Make Pop
David Symonds, with Edward Lee, looks at stages in music-making, from boys and girls learning the guitar to a session with The Pink Floyd which makes full use of modern recording techniques.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth-Century Focus: Violence and Society: 1: Violence of the Crowd
(Shown on Tuesday)
For booklet see page 17


Presenter (Science Session): David Symonds
Presenter (Science Session): Edward Lee
Musicians (Science Session): The Pink Floyd
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Switch On

A look ahead to some BBC Further Education series for 1969-70
Introduced by Barry Turner

Perhaps you would like to learn a foreign language, improve your maths, or train to be an engineer. The BBC's plans for educational programmes on radio and television in 1969-70 will include these and many other subjects.
In half an hour it is only possible to give you a hint of what will be available, so the producer decided to concentrate on those educational series which are linked with correspondence courses or publications, or additional audio-visual aids, and could be used in various Further Education courses.
(to 15.20)


Presenter: Barry Turner
Producer: Anthony Cash

: Play School

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

: Jackanory: Buried Treasure: Is it Really True?

with Patricia Connor
Today: Is it Really True?


Storyteller: Patricia Connor

: 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
with Charles Coles, Liz Jay and David Cabot

Owls for Export
Eagle owls are being bred in this country by Philip Wayre and sent to Sweden to replenish the stocks in the wild.

Hungry Hamsters
Pet golden hamsters could become something of a pest.

A new economic resource for the Arctic may emerge from domesticating these curious beasts. Swedish cameraman Lars Aby has filmed Musk-Oxen in Northern Europe and in Canada, where already they are being ranched.

March Hares... in action

From the South and West


Presenter: Charles Coles
Presenter: Liz Jay
Presenter: David Cabot
Subject (Owls for Export): Philip Wayre
Cameraman (Musk-Ox): Lars Aby
Director: Hugh Pitt
Director: Keith Hopkins
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: Second Quarter-final: Manchester v. Worthing

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


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

: Tomorrow's World

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


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

: The Newcomers

Hubbard takes up residence at the Bull; Vivienne and Amelia arrange a shopping expedition; Kerr spills the salt, thereby setting in motion an interesting chain of events.
From the Midlands
(For cast list see page 53)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Alan Whiting
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale

: News Headlines

: Wednesday Show Time: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds
(By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
Presenting Tessie O'Shea, Kenny Cantor, Leslie Sarony, Wally Boag, The Ruwills,
Brian Andro, The Trio Charly Ross
Chairman, Leonard Sachs

There has never been anyone quite like Tessie O'Shea, who makes her first appearance in The Good Old Days. She is a natural for this show and captures the flavour of the period with a skilfully devised medley of songs.
Now in her fifties, Tessie O'Shea no longer moves the scales to seventeen stone three pounds, and has even jokingly referred to herself as Twiggy O'Shea.
She is on a strict diet, but has to make sure she does not lose too much weight or her image would be damaged.
Tessie has come a long way since she first appeared at the Bristol Hippodrome at the age of ten. Today she divides her time between Britain and America.
On Broadway in 1963 she stopped the show with her performance in Noel Coward's "The Girl Who Came to Dinner."
One critic wrote: "She lifts the roof off Broadway." The show won her several awards for the most outstanding performance in musicals on the Broadway stage.
Tessie's talent takes another form. In New Orleans a couple of years ago she played the Nurse in "Romeo and Juliet." The Times said she was excellent in the part and continued: "It was a bustling, motherly performance overflowing with humanity, and not unexpectedly Miss O'Shea handled the bawdy with vigour and enthusiasm."


Singer: Tessie O'Shea
Entertainer: Kenny Cantor
Entertainer: Leslie Sarony
Performer: Wally Boag
Performers: The Ruwills
Wirewalker: Brian Andro
Performers: The Trio Charly Ross
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: 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, Carol Needham, Maggie Lynton, Boys' Choir of Ealing Grammar School
(First shown on BBC-2)

For the second week in succession Marty Feldman is let loose on BBC-1 - and the effects are already beginning to show themselves within the framework of our national life!


Writer: Marty Feldman
Writer: Barry Took
Additional material: Paul McDowell
Additional material: Robin Grove-White
Choreography: Lionel Blair
Designer: Don Taylor
Director: Roger Race
Comedian: Marty Feldman
[Actor]: John Junkin
[Actor]: Tim Brooke-Taylor
[Actor]: Roland MacLeod
[Actress]: Mary Miller
[Actress]: Carol Needham
[Actress]: Maggie Lynton
Singers: Boys' Choir of Ealing Grammar School

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Wednesday Play: Bam! Pow! Zapp!

by Nigel Kneale
With Clive Revill as Walter Trapnell, Pauline Delany as May Trapnell and Robert Powell as Arkie

A sleepy south-coast town out of season. Walter Trapnell, an elderly wages clerk, is the life and soul of the local pub. Arkie, Scanlan, and Clem are three youths living in a dream world of violence, cowboys, and Batman. They enact a comic strip sequence and Walter Trapnell is very much a victim for real. They snatch his wages, knock him down, badly injure him. They are delighted - except for Arkie. He gradually becomes obsessed by Walter's recovery. He is determined, though not quite sure how, to redeem the damage he has inflicted.
See page 28


Writer: Nigel Kneale
Script Editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: William Slater
Walter Trapnell: Clive Revill
May Trapnell: Pauline Delany
Arkie: Robert Powell
Mike: Neil Johnston
Scanlan: Charles Bolton
Clem: Jeremy Ranchev
Ted Parsloe: Patrick Westwood
Barmaid: Amy Mitchell
Customer in pub: John Dunbar
Pongo: Pierre Bedenes
Mike's father: Richard Pescud
Arkie's mother: Pat Beckett
Carol Trapnell: Susan Porrett
Dr. Gossard: Robert James

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Nigel Kneale 18 December 2016

: 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: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks

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