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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: When Uncle Klaas Fell Over: Part 3: Hotchpotch
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Behind the Scene
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Physics: Particles of Electricity?
(Shown on Monday)

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

11.18 Primary School Mathematics: Measuring the Earth
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.40-12.0 History: 1917-1967: Bridging the Gap
(Shown on Wednesday)

: Nid Oes Bradwr Yn Y Ty Hwn

The Penrhyn Strike
(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: Scene: The Handicapped Child

This programme visits a Special School in London to examine the problems - both physical and emotional - of the handicapped child.
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.25)


Producer: Bill Scott

: Racing from Aintree: The Liverpool Spring Meeting

The first day of the Liverpool Spring Meeting

3.5 The Topham Trophy Handicap Steeplechase
over two miles, six furlongs of the Grand National course

3.40 The Eighty-Ninth Union Jack Stakes
over one mile

4.10 The Liverpool Foxhunters Steeplechase
over two miles, 71 furlongs of the Grand National course

Also in colour on BBC-2


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Commentator: Michael O'Hehir
Commentator: Julian Wilson
Commentator: Michael Seth-Smith
Interviews: Peter Bromley
Production team: Dennis Monger
Production team: Alan Mouncer
Production team: Malcolm Scrimgeour
Presented for TV by: Ray Lakeland

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2

: Jackanory: 'Ulysses and the Cyclops'

with Dan Meaden
With pictures by Clive Williams


Storyteller: Dan Meaden
Pictures: Clive Williams

: 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 2

The intrepid mouse continues his search across America for the 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

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson recalls 1951. The year of the Festival of Britain, the departure of Burgess and Maclean, and the Boat Race crew that sank.

6.0-6.15 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton)

6.0-6.15 Local News and Weather

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


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

: Mothers-in-Law: How Not to Manage a Rock Group

A comedy film series starring Eve Arden, Kaye Ballard
with Herbert Rudley, Roger C. Carmel, Jerry Fogel, Deborah Walley

How not to manage a rock group ...knock the rock!

6.15-6.40 The Inward Eye
Talk by a blind man
(Rowridge, Brighton)

6.15-6.40 Forum
Discussion on local government and the Maud Report

6.20-6.40 A Matter of Fact
(Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Eve Hubbard: Eve Arden
Kaye Buell: Kaye Ballard
Herb Hubbard: Herbert Rudley
Roger Buell: Roger C. Carmel
Jerry Buell: Jerry Fogel
Suzie Hubbard Buell: Deborah Walley

: Top of the Form: Heat 4: Northern Ireland: The Girls of Down High School, Downpatrick v. The Boys of Portadown College


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

Janet spends an agonising afternoon. Caroline returns from Cambridge with a very unexpected surprise present Bert continues his vigil, which has violent repercussions.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Richard Hardy
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Norman Stewart
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Vera Harker: June Bland
Steven Cooper: Nigel Driscoll
Charles Turner: Neil Hallett
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Jimmy Harker: David Janson

: 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 Stuart Henry
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


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

: The First Lady: This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You

by Terence Dudley
The new series starring Thora Hird, Robert Keegan, James Grout and Henry Knowles
with John Paul and John Bown

John Park, a sixteen-year-old grammar school boy, is committed to Foley Ridge Approved School near Furness for persistent stealing. The regime at the school is robust and Park absconds. Tom Danby recognises the boy and shelters him. Sarah is curious about the Approved School Service and quizzes the deputy headmaster, who is a progressive teacher and hell-bent on reform. She finds out that the deputy head is in direct conflict with the headmaster, who is a devout believer in corporal punishment, to the point of attracting charges of brutality. The battle lines are drawn and Sarah finds herself in the middle of the controversy.


Writer/Producer: Terence Dudley
Series devised by/Initial idea by: Alan Plater
Initial idea by: Philip Levene
Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
John Park: Martin Howells
Walter Rigby: Luke Hardy
Tom Danby: Henry Knowles
Sarah Danby: Thora Hird
Eric Blake: John Bown
Fisher: Norman Bacon
Peter Fenton: John Paul
Will Tarrant: Robert Keegan
Browne: John Malcolm
Mollie Blake: Aline Waites
Collins: Louis Selwyn
Mrs. Park: Jean Challis
George Kingston: James Grout

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Sportsnight with Coleman

The busiest week of world heavyweight boxing. Tonight from the Madison Square Garden, New York, the twelve-round international heavyweight battle between Buster Mathis (Michigan) and Jerry Quarry (Los Angeles)
Mathis, a six foot three inches, sixteen stone giant, is contracted to fight next for London promoter Harry Levene. Mathis has fought twenty-four professional contests.
Irish-American Quarry defeated Blackpool's Brian London one year ago: a former Golden Gloves heavyweight champion who wants to fight in Britain. In thirty professional contests he has revealed himself as a brave, swashbuckling Californian heavyweight.
If Mathis wins will he fight the winner of this week's Billy Walker - Jack Bodell battle at the Wembley Empire Pool?

The Grand National Preview
A night when racing's most famous steeplechase event is probed in detail by the amateur and professional jockeys.


Presenter: David Coleman
Boxer: Buster Mathis
Boxer: Jerry Quarry
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Producer: Bob Duncan
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Holiday 69: Long Weekends

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

Holiday 69 goes for a long weekend, and suggests ways of taking a short, inexpensive break, to help you get over the long British winter. Tonight, we look at what two days in Paris has to offer for just £15, and visit Torquay to taste the gastronomic delights of a 'Spanish' weekend.
John Carter of 'The Times'- p. 54


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


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane
Assistant Editor: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Each Day That Comes

...and for Stella the passing days have a special significance and mounting panic.
The story of a spinster who finds herself being left behind by life.
A film featuring Frances Hyland
Produced by National Film Board of Canada


Director: Graham Parker
[Actress]: Frances Hyland

: Postscript

by The Rev. John Murray

Close Down


Speaker: The Rev. John Murray

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