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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Exploring Your World: The Body's Covering
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Changing Britain: Gas from the Sea
(Shown on Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref
A series for Welsh Schools
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.5-11.20 La Chasse au Tresor: 2: Patrick n'ecoute pas
(Shown on Tuesday)

12.0-12.25 Monkeys, Apes, and Men: 1: The Singular Ape
(Shown on Monday)

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India

Health and Welfare

Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 22

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]. Books 4s. 6d. (by post 5s. 3d.) (crossed postal order, please, not stamps). Records 41s. (by post 42s. 4d.)
(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

George Luce

(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session

One of a group of programmes in each of which stage-by-stage instructions will be given to help pupils to construct a radio receiver, guitar, choidal dulcimer, or photographic slide viewer.
(Repeated on Thursday)
(to 14.25)


Producer: Morton Surguy

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: "But Where is the Green Parrot?" by Thomas and Wanda Zacharias
(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (But Where is the Green Parrot?): Thomas Zacharias
Author (But Where is the Green Parrot?): Wanda Zacharias

: Jackanory: Jane's adventures on the Island of Peeg: Part 3: 'Outnumbered, outarmed, but British!'

by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
with Vivian Pickles


Author: Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
Storyteller: Vivian Pickles

: Marine Boy

A cartoon film series
The underwater adventures of Marine Boy, the Ocean Patrol, and the white dolphin, Splasher

: Animal Magic presenting: Journey to Lapland

with Jennifer Lumsden and David Fellowes
A record of the journey to Lapland made by the prizewinners of the Animal Magic Quiz and Essay Competition.
Searching for reindeer, Jennifer and David travelled 1,500 miles from Gothenburg in the south of Sweden lip into the Arctic Circle. There, near the town of Jokkmokk. they found both the Lapps and their herds of reindeer.
from the South and West
See colour feature on centre pages


Presenter: Jennifer Lumsden
Presenter: David Fellowes
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: 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

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: Town and Around

London, the South-East and its people
John Bierman reports


Presenter: John Bierman

: Give Me Your Word: Softly, Softly v. I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

A new game of words and wit
John Junkin asks the questions and stars from Television and Radio give the answers and make the words
This week: Softly, Softly v. I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

'...and give me your word within the next fifty seconds!' It is always fascinating to see people reacting spontaneously to an unrehearsed situation. Ask them to make as many three- or four-letter words (in the literal sense, of course) as possible out of a stockpile of letters, trying to use every letter in the pile, and you have plenty of scope for fun and ingenuity.
When the people concerned are stars of television and radio shows, who usually rehearse everything thoroughly, the game is doubly interesting. Flashes of inspiration, impromptu wit, and some brilliantly improvised words (not always to be found in a dictionary!) just happen when the teams take up John Junkin's challenge. One is never sure what will occur, but the result is certainly well worth watching.


Devised by: Ray Alan
Presenter: John Junkin
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Tony Broughton

: 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

Sydney continues his investigations into the source of the anonymous letters; preparations for the Whist Drive go forward; a strange young man makes enquiries about Janet.
From the Midlands
(For cast list see page 52)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen

: News Headlines

: The Good Old Days: Wednesday Show Time

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds
(by arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
Presenting Lex McLean, Davy Kaye, Billy Dainty (assisted by Len Lowe), Wendy King, Don MacLean, Chris and Eileen O'Connor, Harold and Partner, The Embassy Girls
Chairman, Leonard Sachs

(Lex McLean and Wendy King are appearing at the Gaiety Theatre, Ayr; Don Maclean is at the Civic Theatre, Darlington)


Comedian: Lex McLean
Entertainer: Davy Kaye
Comedian: Billy Dainty
Assisted by: Len Lowe
Singer: Wendy King
Comedian: Don MacLean
Performer: Chris O'Connor
Performer: Eileen O'Connor
Performers: Harold and Partner
Performers: The Embassy Girls
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Harry Worth: Tax and the Single Man

Written by Ronnie Taylor
Harry Worth gives you another chance to laugh at a series of unlikely situations
featuring Raymond Huntley as Mr. Pritchard, Dudley Foster as Mr. Boothroyd, Michael Robbins as Mr. Sprigg, Alec Bregonzi as Mr. Coombes, Stella Kemball as Miss Lamont

Harry's system of personal accounts baffles the Inland Revenue - and Harry himself sometimes.


Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Signature Music: Ivor Slaney
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Colin Pigott
Producer: Duncan Wood
Himself: Harry Worth
Mr. Pritchard: Raymond Huntley
Mr. Boothroyd: Dudley Foster
Mr. Sprigg: Michael Robbins
Mr. Coombes: Alec Bregonzi
Miss Lamont: Stella Kemball

: The News

with John Edmunds
and The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Liberals Get Things Done

Councillor Wallace Lawler, leader of the Liberal Group on Birmingham Council, in action.
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party
(Also on BBC-2)


Subject: Councillor Wallace Lawler

: The Wednesday Play: Blodwen, Home from Rachel's Marriage

by David Rudkin

The Wilderness family is oddly assorted. The Rev. Elwyn Wilderness is a nonconformist preacher whose unconventional behaviour is a constant source of embarrassment to his wife Molly and daughter Blodwen. Ioan, his son, is also a nonconformist, but he is a painter and, as his family suspects, uninterested in women and marriage. He realises the isolation into which his sister is sinking and urges her to go out and face the world beyond the local Sunday School. However, Blodwen and her mother form a closely knit unit in which any contact with the realities of life is shunned. When Blodwen is finally flung by circumstances into communication with people of her own generation, the experience proves horrifyingly traumatic.


Writer: David Rudkin
Cameraman: Brian Tufano
Make-up: Madelaine Gaffney
Wardrobe: June Wilson
Film Editor: Peter West
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Alan Cooke
Blodwen: Ann Beach
Ioan: Gilbert Wynne
Mrs. Wilderness: Megs Jenkins
The Rev. Elwyn Wilderness: William Squire
In Ulster: Karen Ford
In Ulster: Lala Lloyd
In Ulster: Joe McPartland
In Ulster: John Meehan
In Ulster: Kate Binchy
In Ulster: Shivaun O'Casey
In Ulster: Michael Lynch
In Ulster: Tom Laird
In Ulster: Nan Marriott-Watson
In Ulster: Lucretia Burgess
In Ulster: Declan Mulholland
In Ulster: Mary D'Arcy
In Ulster: Marie Makino
In Ulster: Sally Travers
In Ulster: Eamonn Boyce
In Ulster: Eric Brooks
In Ulster: Jonathon Barrett
In Ulster: Graham Charles
In Ulster: Michael Mayne
In Ulster: Nora Gordon
In Ulster: Beatrice Greeke
In Ulster: Marjorie Hogan
In Ulster: 'Genesis' Beat
In Wales: Leigh Lawson
In Wales: Clive Merrison
In Wales: Sheila Davies
In Wales: Clare Jenkins
In Wales: Heather Emmanuel
In Wales: Jennifer Cox
In Wales: Alba
In Wales: William Ingram
In Wales: Desmond Hoey
In Wales: Jeffrey O'Kelly
In Wales: Chrys Salt
In Wales: Audrey Leybourne
In Wales: Lesley Roach

: Twenty-Four Hours

with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barrat, Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane, 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

: Animal Business: 3: Zoos

At a time when many species of wildlife are threatened with extinction, the zoo business is booming. Britain can claim a pioneer role in the development of both the privately owned wildlife park and the drive-through safari. Both are capable of important contributions towards the conservation of wildlife; but many reputable zoo directors and animal dealers are worried about the future.
Fyfe Robertson investigates the zoo business and meets some of the world's top animal dealers.
From the South and West


Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Producer: James Dewar

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