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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Exploring Your World: Controlling Sound
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: Bridging the Gap
How can the poorer countries move forward more swiftly, and how best can we help them?
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 3
by John Arden
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Maths Today: Year 2: 10: Both Ways Round
Introduced by Stewart Gartside
(Shown last week)

12.0-12 25 For Sixth Forms: Topical Programme
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead
Producer (History 1917-1967): John Radcliffe
Writer (Drama): John Arden
Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Baker

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from India and Pakistan

Health and Welfare

Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 17

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

: 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)

: Watch with Mother: Camberwick Green

For the very young


Animation: Bob Bura
Animation: John Hardwick
Narration: Brian Cant
Music: Freddie Phillips
Puppets, script, and production: Gordon Murray

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: Behind the Scene

Today's world of pop music involves thousands of people, from those who play in the groups to the assistants in the record shops.
David Symonds introduces three of these people and finds out just what their jobs mean to them.

(Repeated on Thursday)
(to 14.25)


Presenter: David Symonds
Producer: Morton Surguy

: Play School

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "The Happy Owls" by Celestino Piatti
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (The Happy Owls): Celestino Piatti

: Jackanory: Giant Alexander

by Frank Herrmann
With illustrations by George Him
With Dan Meaden


Author: Frank Herrmann
Illustrations: George Him
Storyteller: Dan Meaden

: 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 and David Cabot

The Formidable Ant Lion
This insect uses a remarkable method to catch ants.

Animals on Stamps
Natural history stamps are popular among collectors. Do animal designs help to sell them?

Mandarin Ducks
...in action.

Living with Badgers
Most people only manage to see these night mammals reflected in the headlights of cars. Phil Drabble has made a home for badgers in his garden and talks about his enthusiasm for his back-garden brocks.

(from the South and West)


Presenter: Charles Coles
Presenter: David Cabot
Reporter (Living with Badgers): Phil Drabble
Director: Hugh Pitt
Director: Keith Hopkins
Producer: John Sparks

: 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

: Town and Around

John Bierman looks at London and the South-East


Presenter: John Bierman

: Quiz Bingo: First Semi-final: Manchester v. Torbay

Jimmy Savile calls 'Eyes Down!' for a game with Speed!-Knowledge! Wit!-Strategy!
Teams from all over Britain race each other to fill the cards and shout 'Bingo!'
from the North

Tonight sees the first round of the semi-finals. Each team is now not only representing its own hospital, but feels that it also represents the entire North-West against the South-West.
Torbay has won through by outpointing its neighbour, Exeter, and the Northern Irish winners. Manchester has in its turn beaten Liverpool and Worthing, who were the winners of the South-Eastern round.
Viewers will be able to see how highly intelligent hospital staff deliberately give wrong answers in the hope that their colleagues can pick up the points needed for a bingo and the bonus of fifty it carries. As Jimmy Savile says each time: 'It's the gamesmanship that counts.'


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Director: Bob Toner
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Tomorrow's World

What's new today for those interested in tomorrow
Introduced by Raymond Baxter
Discoveries... Developments... Trends
A weekly look at the world's fast-changing scientific, medical, and technological scene


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

: The Newcomers

Caroline goes on a shopping expedition to Cambridge; Kerr finds himself acting as an unwilling host to Turner; Sydney takes Janet for another driving lesson which has disastrous consequences.
From the Midlands
(For cast list see page 55)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Richard Hardy
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Norman Stewart

: News Headlines

: Wednesday Show Time: Woman Fashion Awards 1969

The final stage of the new annual Awards presented as a "Fashion Show" show at
The Talk of the Town, London
with Compere, David Jacobs talking to Wendy (Not in Front of the Children) Craig and Robert (Troubleshooters) Hardy who give their personal views
The Principal Awards:
Fashion House of the Year - clothes for the mass market
Fashion Challenge of the Year - clothes for the larger lady
Fashion Innovation of the Year - the cleverest original fashion idea in clothes for women
The Judges:
Barbara Buss, Editor of Woman
Veronica Scott, Fashion Editor
Norman Hildebrand
Veronica Horsfield of Harrods
Jeffrey Wallis
George White, Editor of Drapery and Fashion Weekly
Clive of London

(See page 29)


Compere: David Jacobs
Interviewee: Wendy Craig
Interviewee: Robert Hardy
Judge: Barbara Buss
Judge: Veronica Scott
Judge: Norman Hildebrand
Judge: Veronica Horsfield
Judge: Jeffrey Wallis
Judge: George White
Judge: Clive
Devised by (The Stage Show): Garry Scales
Organised by (The Stage Show): Douglas Neill
Settings (The Stage Show): Martin Johnson
Dance Director: Malcolm Goddard
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Television Production: Derek Burrell-Davis

: 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: Terry Jones
Additional material: Michael Palin
Additional material: John Cleese
Additional material: John Junkin
Additional material: Dennis King
Designer: Judy Steele
Designer: Don Taylor
Director: Roger Race
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Comedian: Marty Feldman
[Actor]: John Junkin
[Actor]: Tim Brooke-Taylor
[Actor]: Roland MacLeod
[Actress]: Mary Miller

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Harold Pinter Play: The Basement

with Derek Godfrey as Law, Harold Pinter as Stott, Kika Markham as Jane
(First shown on BBC-2)

Law, stolid, conventional, perhaps a little dull, sits in his heavily furnished basement flat complacently reading a Persian love manual. There is a ring at the doorbell. Outside stands his old friend Stott, soaking wet and accompanied by a girl, Jane. They have not met for years. Law welcomes him in, gives him a towel and a drink, and invites him to stay the night...
"His best television play to date" (Sunday Times)


Writer: Harold Pinter
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Charles Jarrott
Law: Derek Godfrey
Stott: Harold Pinter
Jane: Kika Markham

: Professional Boxing: Billy Walker v. Jack Bodell

The first fight between two of Britain's best-known heavyweights topped the bill last night on Harry Levene's promotion at the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley. BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the action in this recorded report


Boxer: Billy Walker
Boxer: Jack Bodell
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Richard Tilling

: Twenty-Four Hours

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
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Cause for Concern: The Disobedient Teacher

A series which takes up the cause for people fighting for a fair deal

Magnus Magnusson examines the case of The Disobedient Teacher
For twenty-two years John Kashdan was an art teacher. He was Head of a Department and highly regarded by his students and colleagues.
Now he's out of work-a result of the Guildford Art School sit-in last summer. Should local education authorities be able to terminate contracts for 'disobedience,' with no right of appeal?


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Producer: Andrew Goodman
Executive producer: Anthony Moncrieff

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