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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: When Uncle Klaas Fell Over: Part 2: Eyes in the Forest
Shown on Monday

10.0 Science Session: Playback
Shown on Wednesday

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: 10: Both Ways Round
Shown on Monday
Repeated on Wednesday of next week

11.0 Watch!: A Castle (i)
Shown on Tuesday

11.18 Primary School Mathematics: 19: Changing Size
Shown on Tuesday

11.40-12.0 History: 1917-1967: The Great Divide
Shown on Wednesday

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: The Beauty Business

Everyone is interested in their own appearance. Why are we interested? Ought we to be interested?
Repeated on Friday
(to 14.25)


Producer: Tom Stanier

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

3.0 The Daily Express Triumph Hurdle Race
with £4,000 added to a sweepstakes over two miles and 200 yards

3.35 The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Steeplechase)
with £11,000 added to a sweepstakes over three miles, two furlongs, and 76 yards

4.10 The Cathcart Challenge Cup (Steeplechase)
A plate of £1,500 over two miles and a few yards

From the Midlands


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "Keep off the Grass" by Leslie Pitt


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Author (Keep off the Grass): Leslie Pitt

: Jackanory: Hungarian Stories: 'Little Berry'

with Mia Nardi


Storyteller: Mia Nardi

: 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 Overseas: The World of Stuart Little: Part 1

The adventures of a mouse who is born into an average New York family and whose best friend is a pigeon called Margalo.
An N.B.C. film


Narrator: Johnny Carson

: 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

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The Fifties

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

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


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

: Ice Champions of the World

A gala performance by the newly crowned skating champions of 1969 at the end of the World Championships in Colorado Springs, U.S.A.
Bernard Ford and Diane Towler (Great Britain) - World Ice Dance Champions
Gabrielle Seyfert (East Germany) - Ladies' Champion of the World
Alex Ulanov and Irina Rodnina (U.S.S.R.) - Pairs Skating Champions of the World
Tim Wood (U.S.A.) - Men's Champion of the World
Presented by the American Broadcasting Company

6.15-6.40 Open House
Topical views
(Rowridge, Brighton)

6.20-6.40 It's Only Natural
Answers to viewers' questions
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Skater: Bernard Ford
Skater: Diane Towler
Skater: Gabrielle Seyfert
Skater: Alex Ulanov
Skater: Irina Rodnina
Skater: Tim Wood
Commentator: Alan Weeks

: Top of the Form: Heat 3: West: The Girls of Torquay Grammar School v. The Boys of Keynsham Grammar School


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

George E. Hubbard bids farewell to Angleton; Vivienne receives another anonymous letter, and Bert gets a friendly warning from the police.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Oliver Horsbrugh
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
George Elijah Hubbard: Tommy Duggan
Len Burrows: Tony Caunter
May Burrows: Hilda Fenemore
Kenny Burrows: Raymond Ward
Marylyn Burrows: Lindy Sellars
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Vera Harker: June Bland
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen
Police Constable Eckersley: Mike Lewin

: 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 Pete Murray
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Design: Alan Hunter-Craig
Producer: Colin Charman

: The First Lady: I'm Talking About Us

by Don Shaw
The first in the new series
starring Thora Hird, Robert Keegan, James Grout and Henry Knowles

Like many people, Sarah Danby has in-law problems. In this case the problem is her son-in-law Keith Grafton, whose sports supply shop has just, quite literally, gone up in smoke! The thing is that Sarah guaranteed Keith, an ex-rugger player, the sum of £2,000. Now, with the shop in ruins, she has to make good that guarantee. However, the company that loaned the money are being surprisingly harsh about it and to her horror she finds out that the shop is not fully insured. Sarah faces bankruptcy with the knowledge that a bankrupt is not allowed to serve as a town councillor!
See page 29


Writer: Don Shaw
Series devised by/from an initial idea by: Alan Plater
From an initial idea by: Philip Levene
Script editor: Gerry Davis
Designer: Bernard Lloyd Jones
Producer: Terence Dudley
Keith Grafton: Terence Rigby
Joan Grafton: Eileen Helsby
Sarah Danby: Thora Hird
Tom Danby: Henry Knowles
George Kingston: James Grout
Bessant: Hugh Cross
Fire Officer: David Ellison
Shawcross: George Waring
Miss Sims: Shirley Jaffe
Harries: Charles Workman
Will Tarrant: Robert Keegan
Pollard: Maurice Durant

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Sportsnight with Coleman

The sports programme with Britain's largest regular viewing audience. This is what the top television critics say about it:
I am such a sucker for sport (although I draw the line at wrestling and boxing) that I can seldom resist the mixed bag of talk and play-back featured in 'Sportsnight with Coleman' (Bernard Hollowood, of Punch)
A programme that I am fast getting an obsessional affection for (Virginia Ironside, Daily Mail)
This week's items feature live action from the World Ice Hockey Championships in Sweden-Canada v. U.S.A. The first time since the Winter Olympics of last year that the world's fastest sportsmen have gathered in competition.


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (The World Ice Hockey Championships): Alan Weeks
Producer: Bob Duncan
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Holiday 69: Interest Holidays

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

This week Holiday 69 goes sailing off the South Devon coast; 'drives off' on a golf package in Estoril; and samples the better vintages on a wine-tasting tour of the Cote de Beaune.
While Holiday 69 is being screened three travel experts, together with six researchers, answer viewers' queries by phone. If you have a question about the type of holiday the programme is dealing with and would like to talk direct to one of the experts, send a postcard to Holiday 69, [address removed] giving a phone number where you can be contacted on a Thursday evening.
John Carter of The Times-p. 58


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
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

: Viewpoint: Mary Stocks

Mary Stocks, Economist, sociologist, formerly Principal of Westfield College, long known for her contributions to Any Questions?, and now Baroness Stocks of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea talks to Robert Robinson


Interviewee: Mary Stocks
Interviewer: Robert Robinson
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Suivez La Piste: 20: L'Inspecteur n'est pas Content

A twenty-five-episode thriller by Emile De Harven
Follow Up Your French
with Monique Messine, Michel Forain and Gisele Grimm, Gerard Buhr
Repeated on Saturday at 10.30 a.m.
For booklet and records see page 16

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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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