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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 4: Joints
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Friday - not Scottish)
For booklet see page 59

9.38 Exploring Your World: Changing the Sound
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: The Shrinking World
Radio and television bring about a revolution in world communications.
Introduced by Brian Redhead
(Repeated on Thursday)

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

11.0 Drama: Serjeant Musgrave's Dance: Part 1
by John Arden
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Maths Today: Year 2: 9: Closer and Closer
Introduced by Stewart Gartside
(Shown last week)

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


Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead
Producer (History 1917-1967): John Radcliffe
Author (Drama): John Arden
Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye: Make Yourself at Home

For viewers from India and Pakistan

Health and Welfare

Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 15

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

: Maes a Mor

Out and about with John Bevan
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)


Presenter: John Bevan

: Watch With Mother: Camberwick Green

For the very young


Animator: Bob Bura
Animator: John Hardwick
Narrator: Brian Cant
Music: Freddie Phillips
Puppeteer/Writer/Producer: Gordon Murray

: The News and Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: The Charts
David Symonds takes a hard look at the pop industry with Richard Mabey.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth-Century Focus
(Shown on Tuesday)


Presenter (Science Session): David Symonds
Presenter (Science Session): Richard Mabey
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under five
Presenters Julie Stevens, Lionel Morton
Today's story: "Albert the Dragon" by Quentin Blake
(Shown at 11.00 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Author/Illustrator (Albert the Dragon): Quentin Blake

: Jackanory: The Magic Pudding: The Third Slice

with Rod McLennan
Today: 'The Third Slice'


Storyteller: Rod McLennan

: 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 Charles Coles, David Cabot and Jill Dawe

Clever Monkeys!
Japanese Macaques learn to wash their food.

Birds of prey-living...
Philip Glazier talks about his collection of seventy hawks, eagles, and falcons.

...and dying
Birds like peregrine falcons and barn owls are not as common as they used to be. Insecticides have been blamed for their decline. Work at Monkswood Experimental Station shows how these poisons affect them.

Snail Ascot!
Snails are not among the fastest of animals, but special photography gives them a turn of speed.

From the South and West


Presenter: Charles Coles
Presenter: David Cabot
Presenter: Jill Dawe
Speaker (Birds of Prey): Philip Glazier
Director: Hugh Pitt
Director: Keith Hopkins
Producer: John Sparks

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson


Writer: Eric Thompson
Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The News and Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Town and Around

John Bierman looks at London and the South-East


Presenter: John Bierman

: Quiz Bingo: Third Quarter-final: Stafford v. Aberdeen

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

Introduced by Raymond Baxter
Discoveries... Developments.... Trends
A weekly look at the world's fast-changing scientific, medical, and technological scene.
Reporters, James Burke, John Parry


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

: The Newcomers

Burroughs asks Arnold to settle an account; Gran and her friends make plans for a whist drive; the Kerrs entertain George E. Hubbard, who makes an astonishing discovery.
from the Midlands
For cast list see page 53


Devised by: Colin Morris
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen

: News Headlines

: Farewell The Seekers: Wednesday Show Time

The last programme made by this international group before disbanding. Tonight they sing most of the songs which they have made famous throughout the world.


Musicians/Singers: The Seekers
Orchestra director: Alyn Ainsworth
Design: Roger Cheveley
Producer: Stewart Morris

: 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

(First shown on BBC-2)


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

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Harold Pinter Play: A Night Out

With Tony Selby as Albert Stokes, Anna Wing as Mrs. Stokes, Avril Elgar as The Girl, John Castle as Seeley
(First shown on BBC-2)

"A compelling study of rising tension, in which almost every word and gesture had its meaning" (The Times)
"A mannered exercise in claustrophobia... brilliantly composed" (Daily Telegraph)
(Next Wednesday: A Slight Ache)


Writer: Harold Pinter
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Christopher Morahan
Albert Stokes: Tony Selby
Mrs. Stokes: Anna Wing
The Girl: Avril Elgar
Seeley: John Castle
Kedge: Richard Moore
Coffee-stall keeper: Kevin Barry
Old man: Billy Russell
Mr. King: Peter Pratt
Sidney: Patrick Cato
Joyce: Vivien Sherrard
Eileen: Deirdre Costello
Betty: Adrienne Frame
Mr. Ryan: Sydney Arnold
Horre: Christopher Chittell
Barrow: Geoffrey 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

: University Forum

A new series of programmes in which members of British universities discuss important issues of our time with national and international figures.
In this programme Robin Day introduces Senator Edmund S. Muskie, Senator for Maine and Democratic Vice-Presidential Candidate, to members of the student body, research, and teaching staff of the University of Oxford
From Rhodes House, Oxford

Edmund S. Muskie, to America at large, was an almost unknown democratic senator from the New England state of Maine before Hubert Humphrey named him as his running mate in the recent American Presidential Election.
But during the campaign the fifty-four-year-old senator gained enormous prestige. Humphrey described him as his greatest asset. And Muskie's definition of the main issue as 'whether American people of many different kinds can live together in trust, confidence, and harmony' seemed to offer hope to a fearful nation.
But how can Americans live together in peace? Are the cities governable? What role should America play in the world? These are some of the questions to be discussed tonight with Senator Muskie.


Presenter: Robin Day
Guest: Edmund S. Muskie
Director: Keith Clement
Producer: Margaret Douglas

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