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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Maths Today: Year 1: 11: We Want an Answer
(Shown on Monday)

9.38 Changing Britain: Gas from the Sea
How North Sea Gas made its spectacular debut four years ago and how it compares with other sources of power available to Britain.
Commentary by Robert Hewison
(Repeated on Wednesday)

10.0-10.20 Discovering Science: How is Life Passed On?
(Shown on Monday)

11.0 Watch!: A Fairground: Side Shows
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey
(Repeated on Thursday)

11.18 Going to Work: Work for the Handicapped
(Shown on Monday)

11.40 Making Music: The Turtle Drum: Part 2
with children from David Livingstone Primary School, Thornton Heath, Surrey
Introduced by John Langstaff
(Repeated on Friday)

12.5-12.25 Mathematics in Action: Model Rocket
Introduced by Professor John Crank


Narrator (Changing Britain): Robert Hewison
Producer (Changing Britain): Len Brown
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Words (Making Music): Ian Serraillier
Music (Making Music): Malcolm Arnold
Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier
Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Professor John Crank
Producer (Mathematics in Action): John Cain

: 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

Bert Foord

(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: La Chasse au Tresor: 2: Patrick n'ecoute pas

by Michel Faure
(Repeated on Wednesday)
(to 14.20)


Writer: Michel Faure
Music: John Hosier
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Dominique: Sylvia Declercq
Patrick: Philippe Paulino
Le pere: Xavier Renault
La mere: Nicole Desailly
Le professeur: Francois Marthouret
Narrateur: Emile De Harven

: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

Today's story: "Oogle the Stone-age Boy" by Julie Stevens
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (Oogle the Stone-age Boy): Julie Stevens

: Jackanory: Jane's adventures on the Island of Peeg: Part 2: 'They nearly die of thirst'

by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
with Vivian Pickles


Author: Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
Storyteller: Vivian Pickles

: Shazzan!

A new cartoon film series
When Chuck and Nancy discover a magic ring they are launched on a series of exciting adventures in the land of the Arabian Nights.
Shazzan, a gigantic and friendly genie, helps them in their search for the owner of the ring.

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer
A topical magazine programme about people, places, events, ideas, and inventions with John Earle
John goes to a Pony Club Rally organised by the Banwell Hunt pony club. Young riders practise jumping, dressage and basic horsemanship in preparation for spring competitions.
There is also a film shot for Tom Tom in North Borneo of British schoolboys from Singapore climbing the highest mountain in South East Asia-Mount Kinabalu rising 13,455 feet from the centre of Sabah National Park. The expedition set out to learn climbing and camping techniques-in the tropics.
From the South and West


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Presenter: John Earle
Director: Brian Hawkins
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

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Bewitched: Sam's Secret Saucer

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

Sam's Secret Saucer
...some sorcery!


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

: Talkback: The Fiftieth Edition

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
See page 40


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Michael Townson

: Z Cars: The Exiles: Part 2

by Allan Prior
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring


Writer: Allan Prior
Script editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Timothy Combe
Dixie Conlan: Harry Towb
Margaret Conlan: Norma Vogan
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Ronnie: Stephen Bradley
Robb: Larry Noble
P.C. Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det.-Insp. Goss: Derek Waring
Bank Cashier: Allen Sykes
Boy: Robert Wilcox
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater

: News Headlines

: British Film Comedy: Ramsbottom Rides Again

A season of Britain's great laughter-makers
[Starring] Arthur Askey
With Sidney James, Glenn Melvyn, Shani Wallis, Frankie Vaughan

Bill Ramsbottom, landlord of the Bull and Cow, inherits a ranch in Canada and he and the family set sail to find fame and fortune in all that's left of America's Wild. Wild West!


Screenplay: Basil Thomas
Screenplay/produced and directed by: John Baxter
Bill Ramsbottom: Arthur Askey
Charlie: Glenn Melvyn
Florrie: Betty Marsden
Joan: Shani Wallis
Danny: Danny Ross
Susie: Anthea Askey
Black Jake: Sidney James
Elmer: Frankie Vaughan
Attractive girl: Sabrina

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Tuesday's Documentary: Towards Tomorrow: A Good and Useful Life?

The future is being created now -for better or for worse

A guy who can't fit into society and steals - you lock up in prison. Kind of forget him until he steals again. Then you lock him up again. (A Prisoner)
At a time when our prisons are overcrowded and longer and longer sentences are being imposed Tony Parker examines the effect of imprisonment on men now, and what this means for the future.
The purpose of the training and treatment of convicted prisoners shall be to encourage and assist them to lead a good and useful life. (The Prison Rules: Rule 1)
What sort of life do prisoners lead inside? How does imprisonment change them - does it in fact help them to lead a good and useful life?
First-hand evidence from former prisoners, prison officers, a prison Governor, and others concerned with the treatment of offenders.
See page 28


Presenter: Tony Parker
Interviewee: A prison Governor [name uncredited]
Series editor: Max Morgan-Witts
Producer: Paul Bonner

: The Prior Commitment: Part 2

A thriller serial in six parts by Bill Craig
starring William Lucas as Eddie Prior, Claire Nielson as Liz Elliot, Peter Copley as Cadwaller, John Grieve as Shaw, Callum Mill as Sgt. Forbes
From Scotland

When Eddie Prior comes to a Scottish island in search of his allegedly unfaithful wife Helen, he finds that she's been drowned trying to reach the mainland.
Combing the shore for her body, he meets Spinner, an angler with a strange catch-a drowned man whose body the tide takes back.
Meanwhile, his sister-in-law Liz arrives to find Helen's cottage ransacked. The local police sergeant, Forbes, suspects a tinker named Shaw. But Eddie tells Liz that he had seen the drowned man before - in the cottage the previous night.


Writer: Bill Craig
Music: Andy Park
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Eddie Prior: William Lucas
Liz Elliot: Claire Nielson
Cadwaller: Peter Copley
Shaw: John Grieve
Sgt. Forbes: Callum Mill
Tom Dewar: Bill Henderson
The man: Daniel Aitken
Kate Dewar: Eileen McCallum

: 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
Assistant Editor: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Saul Bellow

talks to Jim Douglas Henry
A series of personal reflections by leading figures in the world of music and the arts

Saul Bellow is author of best-sellers "Herzog" and "Mosby's Memoirs".
"I didn't like living in New York. I hate the New York literary establishment. I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture".


Interviewee: Saul Bellow
Interviewer: Jim Douglas Henry
Director: Peter Ferres

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors
(Shown last Tuesday on BBC-2)

Close Down


Director: Mary Hoskins
Producer: James McCloy

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