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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: Drawing Without Pencils
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Let's Make Pop
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: 9: Closer and Closer
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Wednesday of next week)

11.0 Watch!: What You Can Find in Your Town: The Fire-station
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.18 Primary School Mathematics: 17: Finding the Place
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.40-12.0 History 1917-1967: The Story of Ghana
(Shown on Wednesday)

: Moliannwn Oll Yn Llon

St. David's Day spectacular
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Fog

For the very young

: The News; Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Time Hurries On

A new play by Fay Weldon
Barbara is sixteen. Tony is nineteen. Are they too young to marry?
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.28)


Writer: Fay Weldon
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Christine: Elna Pearl
Barbara: Lucy Fleming
Tony: Alan Ross
Ellen: Hilda Fenemore
Mrs. Patterson: Winifred Dennis

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "Japhet the Tiger" by Penelope Janjig
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Japhet the Tiger): Penelope Janjig

: Jackanory: Buried Treasure: They Buried Their Treasure With Them

with Patricia Connor
Today: 'They buried their treasure with them'


Storyteller: Patricia Connor

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
See page 16


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Europe: The Happy Age: Part 3

A film from France

The Inspector interviews Bernadette while Barlov does his best to regain the role of Galatea for Delphine.
Story told by Gabriel Woolf


Narrator: Gabriel Woolf
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson recalls the events, politics, sport, and entertainment of the second half of 1950.

6.0-6.15 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford)

6.0-6.20 Local News and Weather
(Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Mothers-in-Law: Long, Long Weekend

A comedy film series
Starring Eve Arden, Kaye Ballard
with Herbert Rudley, Roger C. Carmel, Jerry Fogel, Deborah Walley

Long, Long Weekend ...strains relations!

6.15-6.40 Free for All: Part 1
Discussion on the farming industry
(Rowridge, Brighton)

6.15-6.40 The M Plan: Part 1
An investigation of our motorway system

6.20-6.40 A Matter of Fact
(Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Eve Hubbard: Eve Arden
Kaye Buell: Kaye Ballard
Herb Hubbard: Herbert Rudley
Roger Buell: Roger C. Carmel
Jerry Buell: Jerry Fogel
Suzie Hubbard Buell: Deborah Walley

: Top of the Form: Heat 1: London: The Girls of Romford County High School v. The Boys of Hampton Grammar School

Who? What? Where? Why?
Teams from sixteen schools throughout the country rack their brains to find the answers in a new series of this knock-out competition

This is the start of the fourteenth television series, and for the first time since 1966 it is a battle of the sexes - girls versus boys. The fifteen-week series has eight regional heats, four quarter-finals, two semi-finals, and a final.
See page 33


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: John Dunn
Scorer: Clive Roslin
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Outside broadcasts directed by: John McGonagle
Outside broadcasts directed by: Peter Massey
Producer: Mary Evans

: The Newcomers

Caroline discovers an interesting and talented gentleman; Sydney and Janet meet with Langley's disapproval and Lance transacts some private business.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Alan Whiting
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
George Elijah Hubbard: Tommy Duggan
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Norma: Lavinia Lang
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Mr. Dalgleish: John Gatrell
Lewis Pickering: Hugh Latimer
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner

: News Headlines

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty
Introduced tonight by Alan Freeman
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Colin Charman

: Softly, Softly: Right to Search

by Robert Barr
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Norman Bowler as Det.-Sgt. Hawkins, Peggy Sinclair as P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin, Gavin Campbell as Det.-Con. Digby
with John Barron as Asst. Chief Con. Gilbert

"I, the undersigned Justice of the Peace... command you in Her Majesty's name, forthwith, with proper assistance, to enter the said dwelling house... and there diligently search for the said articles, and if the same or any part thereof shall be found upon such search, that you do seize the same and carry it before me... to be disposed of according to law."


Writer: Robert Barr
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det.-Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin: Peggy Sinclair
Det.-Con. Digby: Gavin Campbell
Asst. Chief Con. Gilbert: John Barron
Franks: Peter Brett
Haldane: Howard Rawlinson
Lomax: Michael Stainton
Timpson: Michael Warren
Magistrate: Arnold Peters
Clerk: Harold Reese
Mrs. Peto: Helen Shingler
Det.-Con. Jones: Peter King
P.C. Taylor: Edward Clayton
Russell: A.J. Brown

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Sportsnight with Coleman presents: The National Hunt Jockey Show Jumping Championship of Great Britain

Total prize money: £800 from the National Equestrian Centre, Stoneleigh, near Kenilworth
Twenty of Britain's leading National Hunt jockeys, including reigning champion Josh Gifford, leading jockey of the current season Terry Biddlecombe, and former champion Stan Mellor, compete in the first ever tournament of its kind.
See page 53


Presenter: David Coleman
Jockey: Josh Gifford
Jockey: Terry Biddlecombe
Jockey: Stan Mellor
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Production Team: Sam Leitch
Production Team: Jonathan Martin
Production Team: John McNicholas
Production Team: Richard Ward
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Holiday 69: Adventure Holidays

with Cliff Michelmore
A series of programmes to help you choose your next holiday

Holiday 69 examines three types of holiday designed to appeal to the younger or more active holidaymaker seeking adventure.
Tonight's programme goes on a climbing holiday to North Wales, 'glides' over the Hampshire countryside, and joins a mini-safari to visit ancient cities in Morocco.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tom Savage

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it 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

: Viewpoint: The Homeless Bishop

Dorothy Sayers wrote of St. Richard of Chichester 1197-1253:
"Saints are not all cut to one pattern; they seem to have little in common except love of God and single-mindedness of purpose; England may be proud to have produced such a saint as Richard."
Written and produced by John Elphinstone-Fyffe


Writer/Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Suivez La Piste: 18: Virus-danger

A twenty-five-episode thriller by Emile De Harven
Follow Up Your French
with Gisele Grimm, Gerard Buhr, Monique Messine, Michel Forain
(Repeated on Saturday at 10.30 a.m.)
For booklet and records see page 17

Close Down


Writer: Emile De Harven
Presenter: Gisele Grimm
Presenter: Gerard Buhr
Producer: Colin Nears
Catherine Leger: Monique Messine
Jean Dacier: Michel Forain

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