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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Maths Today: Year 1
(Shown on Monday)

9.38 Primary School Mathematics: Measuring the Earth
Introduced by Jim Boucher
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.0-10.20 Discovering Science
(Shown on Monday)

11.0 Watch!: A Castle (ii)
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey
(Repeated on Thursday)

11.18 Going to Work
(Shown on Monday)

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by Julian Smith
with children from Lovelace Junior School, Chessington, Surrey
(Repeated on Friday - not Wales)

12.5-12.25 Mathematics in Action: The Future
Introduced by Benedict Nixon


Presenter (Primary School Mathematics): Jim Boucher
Producer (Primary School Mathematics): David Roseveare
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Presenter (Making Music): Julian Smith
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier
Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Benedict Nixon
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn

: Lloffa

Welsh Folkways
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: For Schools and Colleges: Drama: Serjeant Musgrave's Dance: Part 3

by John Arden
The story of an army serjeant turned pacifist who tries to wage a new war on his own terms.
(Repeated on Wednesday)
(to 14.35)


Writer: John Arden
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Michael Simpson
Bargee: John Cater
Mayor: Peter Woodthorpe
Constable: James Mellor
Walsh: George Selway
Pugnacious collier: Martin Matthews
Parson: Bruno Barnabe
Serjeant Musgrave: Andrew Keir
Slow collier: Ray Mort
Private Attercliffe: Denis Carey
Private Hurst: Derek Newark
Mrs. Hitchcock: Jessie Evans
Annie: Rosemary Leach
Trooper of Dragoons: John Pollock
Officer of Dragoons: Danvers Walker

: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "Bod's Apple" by Michael and Joanne Cole
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (Bod's Apple): Joanne Cole
Author (Bod's Apple): Michael Cole

: Jackanory: 'The Clever Little Tailor'

with Dan Meaden
With pictures by Paul Birkbeck


Storyteller: Dan Meaden
Pictures: Paul Birkbeck

: Circus Boy: Elmer The Rainmaker

A series of adventures set under the Big Top.
With Mickey Braddock as Corky, Noah Beery as Joey the Clown, Robert Lowery as Big Tim Champion, Guinn Williams as Pete the Canvasman, Sterling Holloway as Elmer Purdy, Stanley Andrews as Sheriff Hicks

Elmer's belief in himself as an inventor does not have much support from Big Tim and Joey, and the citizens of a drought-ridden township heartily agree with them.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Pete the Canvasman: Guinn Williams
Elmer Purdy: Sterling Holloway
Sheriff Hicks: Stanley Andrews

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer
A topical magazine programme about people, places, events, ideas, and inventions with John Earle

Jeremy Carrad reports on a new device used by the Sussex Police to help catch suspects. A picture of the wanted man is transmitted direct from the control room to the patrol cars. Jeremy finds himself the quarry of a police hunt!
From the South and West


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Presenter: John Earle
Reporter: Jeremy Carrad
Director: Colin Godman
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: 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

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Bewitched: Tabatha's Cranky Spell

A comedy film series starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Tabatha's Cranky Spell ...bound to cause trouble!

6.0-6.25 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead

: Talkback

In which the people who watch the programmes confront the people who make them
Presented by Cliff Michelmore with the help of a statistically selected audience in the studio


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Michael Townson

: Z Cars: Welcome to Newtown: Part 2

by James Doran
Starring James Ellis, John Slater and Derek Waring
with Paul Angelis, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley


Writer: James Doran
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Don Brewer
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Roderick Graham
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
P.C. Bannerman: Paul Angelis
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Wilson: James Drake
Det.-Insp. Goss: Derek Waring
Bates: John Collin
Plotter: Shirley Dixon
Radar operator: Bill Lyons
Walsh: Paddy Joyce
Pilot: David Hargreaves
Duty Officer: Patrick Westwood
W.P.C. Parkin: Pauline Taylor
B.D. girl: Jennie Goossens
Marsden: John Bryans
Senior Fire Officer: Leslie Weekes
Chief Constable: William Fox

: News Headlines

: British Film Comedy: Bobbikins

starring Max Bygraves, Shirley Jones
and Steven Stocker as Bobbikins
with Billie Whitelaw, Barbara Shelley
Written for the screen and produced by Oscar Brodney

When a fourteen-month-old baby begins to talk fluently his father has some difficulty in dealing with the situation, but further hilarious complications develop when Bobbikins becomes an infallible stock-market tipster as well!
Tonight's film is a novel variation on the 'talking mule' or 'talking dog' theme-this time it is a talking baby! Max Bygraves has one of his rare starring roles as the infant's father, and he wrote the words and music of three of the film's four musical numbers: Funny little clown,' 'Bobbikins' lullaby,' and 'Last night I dreamed.'


Writer/producer: Oscar Brodney
Director: Robert Day
Bobbikins: Steven Stocker
Benjamin Barnaby: Max Bygraves
Betty Barnaby: Shirley Jones
Lydia: Billie Whitelaw
Valerie: Barbara Shelley
Dr. Philips: Colin Gordon
Luke: Charles Tingwell
Gregory Mason: Lionel Jeffries
Sir Jason Crandall: Charles Carson
Jock Fleming: Rupert Davies

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Towards Tomorrow: Tuesday's Documentary: 2001: An Earth Prophecy

Your future is being created now - for better or for worse?
Isaac Asimov - Science-fiction writer and biochemist
Dr. Herman Kahn - Director of one of the world's leading 'Think Tanks'
Dr. Grey Walter - Neurologist and science-fiction writer
Dr. William Simon and Dr. John H. Gagnon of the Institute of Sex Research Inc.
Thomas Pauling and Imogen Sutton of Form 2H1, Holland Park Comprehensive School
Science-fiction writers have been trying for decades to prepare us for 2001 and beyond. As more of yesterday's science-fiction comes true, we are forced to believe that some of the far-fetched prophecies being written now will also come true.
Not only science-fiction writers like Isaac Asimov and imaginative film-makers like Stanley Kubrick, but professionals in conclaves called Think Tanks, are now busy on what is becoming big business-prediction.
Tonight's documentary presents Interwoven patterns of prophecy from all these sources, plus the reactions and visions of those who must come to terms with the 2001 that prophets predict - the children of today who will have to live In it.
See colour feature on page 33


Speaker: Isaac Asimov
Speaker: Dr Herman Khan
Speaker: Dr Grey Walter
Speaker: Dr William Simon
Speaker: Dr John H. Gagnon
Speaker: Thomas Pauling
Speaker: Imogen Sutton
Series Editor: Max Morgan-Witts
Associate Producer: Stuart Harris
Producer: Ramsay Short

: Scott Walker

sings his own kind of music
and tonight his guests are Gene Pitney, John Williams

One of Scott's guests tonight is the classical guitarist John Williams. He plays a sonata for guitar by Mateo Albeniz. Also with Scott is the American pop star Gene Pitney who, as well as doing a ballad "The man who shot Liberty Valance", will be singing "Maria Elena", his latest recording.


Singer: Scott Walker
Singer: Gene Pitney
Guitarist: John Williams
Musical Director and Arranger: Peter Knight
Designer: Roger Liminton
Production: Johnnie Stewart

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it


Editor: Anthony Smith

: Contrasts: Gilels Plays

An insight into the life of the world-famous Russian pianist Emil Gilels
This Russian film, which includes some unique shots of 'old' Russia, interpreted through the music of Shostakovich, shows Gilels at work rehearsing, teaching, and performing works of Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Chopin and Beethoven.
At fifty-three, Emil Gilels, undisputedly among the world's finest pianists, is at the peak of his long and brilliant career which began at the age of six and progressed so rapidly that he gave his first concert at the age of thirteen. Besides leading a very active life as a virtuoso, touring extensively abroad, he is one of the foremost professors of piano at the Moscow Conservatoire, and in 1962 was awarded the Lenin Prize, the highest honour in Soviet art.


Subject/pianist: Emil Gilels

: Viewpoint: For Final Glory

Richard Holloway is a priest of the Scottish Episcopal Church.
Over the last ten years he has engaged in active protest against slum landlords, corrupt democracy, and the Bomb.
Now, at the age of thirty-five, he is revising his ideas about the social hopes of Christianity.
Is this a personal failure of nerve or a major clue to the danger of selling the Gospel cheap?
Richard Holloway speaks to Hugh Cochrane

From Scotland


Subject/Interviewee: Richard Holloway
Interviewer: Hugh Cochrane
Producer: James Dey

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