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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Television Club: Mum Needs Advice
Shown on Monday

10.0-10.20 Maths Today: Year 1: 10: Staying the Same
Introduced by Brenda Briggs
Repeated on Monday and Tuesday of next week

10.25-10.45 So You're Leaving Soon?: a series for Welsh Schools
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.5-11.25 Scene: The Beauty Business
Shown on Thursday

11.35-11.55 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 5: Weldability
Shown on Wednesday
For booklet see page 16


Presenter (Maths Today): Brenda Briggs
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain

: Yr Hen Forwyr

The Old Days of Sail
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Umbrellas

For the very young
Pippin and Tog hear the story of a strange island.

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges: Making Music

(Shown on Tuesday)
(to 14.25)

: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'Tobias Pilgrim builds a Starship' by Malcolm Carder
Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Author (Tobias Pilgrim builds a Starship): Malcolm Carder

: Jackanory: Hungarian Stories: God Bless the King

with Mia Nardi
Today: God Bless the King

(Next week: Stories about Giants)


Storyteller: Mia Nardi
Pictures: Carol Jones
Pictures: Charles Front
Director: John Prowse
Producer: Anna Home

: The Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with The Tremeloes, Jorgen Samson


Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Musicians: The Tremeloes
Magician: Jorgen Samson
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Kathy Pearce
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Casey Jones: Night Mail

A film series about the pioneer days of the American railway.

Casey Jones in the Cannonball Express has an exciting race.

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: London This Week

Ronald Allison spotlights events and people making News around Town

6.0-6.18 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: Ronald Allison

: Take the High Road

to the Royal Caledonian Schools, Bushey
with Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor, Eleanor Leith, Pipe-Major John McNicol
Brian Seivwright
and The Dancers: Charlie Mill, Morag Alexander, Victor Wesley, Celia Hammond, Gerry Gilbert, Nancy Lee Hays, Isobel James
From Scotland

Tonight's programme is the first venture across the border. The Royal Caledonian Schools is a voluntary organisation founded in 1815 in what is now the Caledonian Market in Caledonian Road, London. It looks after the welfare of 130 boys and girls of Scottish parentage in the London area. The children wear the Royal Stewart tartan.


Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Eleanor Leith
Piper: Pipe-Major John McNicol
Dancer/Dance director: Brian Seivwright
Dancer: Charlie Mill
Dancer: Morag Alexander
Dancer: Victor Wesley
Dancer: Celia Hammond
Dancer: Gerry Gilbert
Dancer: Nancy Lee Hays
Dancer: Isobel James
Musical director: Arthur Blake
Musical arrangements: Edwin Holland
Musical arrangements: Jim Johnstone
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: The Virginian: Dark Challenge

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

Trampas is offered a half share in a ranch if he will accept the job of foreman, but his suspicions are aroused.
(First shown on BBC-2)


The Virginian: James Drury
Carl Hendricks: Victor Jory
Jenny Hendricks: Katherine Ross
Trampas: Doug McClure
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Betsy: Roberta Shore
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Randy: Randy Boone

: News Headlines

: The Stanley Baxter Show

Another look at the unique comedy of Stanley Baxter
with guest, Salena Jones
and Victor Carin, Clare Richards, Lillian Welsh, Francis Ghent
BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Conductor, Iain Sutherland
From Scotland


Scripts: Ken Hoare
Scripts: Kelso Robertson
Scripts: Iain MacIntyre
Designer: Helen Rae
Producer: David Bell
Comedian: Stanley Baxter
Singer: Salena Jones
[Actor]: Victor Carin
[Actress]: Clare Richards
[Actress]: Lillian Welsh
[Actor]: Francis Ghent
Musicians: BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Conductor: Iain Sutherland

: Charge!: Master and Man

A new comedy series by Robert Morley and Jeremy Paul
[Starring] Robert Morley
with Robert Raglan, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Arthur English, Jumoke Debayo, John Glyn-Jones

Todhunter manoeuvres Mrs. Midden into giving notice, but finding a replacement proves more difficult than he anticipated.


Writer: Robert Morley
Writer: Jeremy Paul
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Ray London
Producer: Graeme Muir
Todhunter: Robert Morley
Partridge: Robert Raglan
Mrs. Midden: Jumoke Debayo
Miss Banbury: Ambrosine Phillpotts
Elderly trout: Amy Dalby
Archie Phipps: Leslie Lawton
Lady Fairfax: Edith Saville
Bevis: John Glyn-Jones
Took: Arthur English

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Run for Your Life: This Town for Sale

A new episode in the pace-setting adventure series starring Ben Gazzara as Paul Bryan, a man with no ties and no time to spare

A chance encounter in a small town bar seems of little consequence to Paul until something more sinister occurs and he realises that he is in grave danger of never being able to leave a district which lives under the dread threat of imminent extinction.


Paul Bryan: Ben Gazzara
Jim Holland: James Whitmore
Neddie Loomis: Anthony Hayes
Edward Loomis: R.G. Armstrong
Mary Ellison: Sharon Hugeny
Clarice Newell: Mary Ann Mobley
Bartender: Nick Colasanto

: Come Dancing

The last step to the final: will it be Bow bells or bagpipes on the big night?
Organised by Mecca Dancing
Peter West introduces the
Second Half of West Scotland v. Home Counties North

David Wood, West Scotland team captain: We have been edging nearer to the top every year. Originality, precision, youth-these are our strengths. Because of the bye into the semi-final no one really knows our potential. 'We'll surprise everybody!'
Stanley Jackson, in charge of Home Counties North: 'Team spirit is a must! We've got it. Plus beautiful and lively dancing. Our formation team are outstanding competitors. We've seen off two of the top teams in the country'.
Only one of these justifiably optimistic leaders will take his team through to the final next month. Who will it be?


Presenter: Peter West
Chairman of Judges: Bill Irvine
Music (Glasgow): Denny Boyce
Music (The Strand): Ray McVay
Compere: Alex Macintosh
Compere: Don Moss
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Charles Clifford
Director: Douglas Hespe.
Director: Reg Perrin
Producer: Philip Lewis

: 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

: How late It Is

New ideas, music, opinion, performance, conversation, originals... and a few laughs
Introduced by Angela Huth
with The Spinners, Brian Patten, Yonty Solomon, Oscar Caceres
and Richard Neville, Ronnie Fletcher, Pete Drummond


Presenter: Angela Huth
Band: The Spinners
Poet: Brian Patten
Pianist: Yonty Solomon
Guitarist: Oscar Caceres
Presenter: Richard Neville
Presenter: Ronnie Fletcher
Presenter: Pete Drummond
Designer: Bryan Ellis
Director: Bruce Milliard
Associate producer: Don Bennetts
Producer: Tony Staveacre

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