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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: The First Australians
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: 11: Making It Fit
(Shown on Monday)

11.0-11.15 Watch!: A Fairground: Side Shows
(Shown on Tuesday)

: O Wres Fflam

Report on the influence of the aluminium industry in Ravenswood, West Virginia, U.S.A.
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce

(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges: Look Out: A Free Hand

Introduced by Ronald Lacey
With Keith Albarn and pupils from Thomas Bennett School, Crawley
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Ronald Lacey
Artist: Keith Albarn
Producer: Andree Molyneux

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
(Shown at 12.0 on BBC-2)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Jackanory: Jane's adventures on the Island of Peeg: Part 4: 'Mr Tulip'

by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
with Vivian Pickles


Author: Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
Storyteller: Vivian Pickles

: 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

: The Mystery of the Cave: Part 4

An adventure serial film from Sweden in seven parts

Ludwig tries to buy information and a secret number code is revealed.
Story told by John Westbrook


Narrator: John Westbrook
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson recalls the month of May 1951 when the Festival of Britain began.
Huw Wheldon who helped to put on the Festival describes it as 'a bash at the prevailing woe and the prevailing dinge.'
Michael Frayn remembers the South Bank Exhibition as 'a box of delights, a pleasure-dome.'
There is film of Festival junketings in Cornwall and the Cotswolds, and Robert Donat stars in the Festival film The Magic Box.

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

6 0-6.15 Local News and Weather
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Speaker: Huw Wheldon
Speaker: Michael Frayn
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: There's No Sale

Some of the best from one of the best comedy film series starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews

There's No Sale ...like wholesale!

6.15-6.40 Hulls by Design
A look at multi-hulled yachts
(Rowridge, Brighton)

6.15-6.40 Public Gallery
A monthly focus on Midland politics
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Unknown: Dick van Dyke
Unknown: Mary Tyler Moore
Unknown: Rose Marie
Unknown: Larry Mathews

: Top of the Form: Quarter Final 1

The Girls of Romford County High School v. The Girls of Kirkcaldy High School


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

The strange young man reveals himself as a friend of Philip's. Langley and Sydney repair their broken friendship. The writer of the anonymous letter is unmasked.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Richard Hardy
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Steven Cooper: Nigel Driscoll
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Vera Harker: June Bland
Peter Metcalfe: Gil Sutherland
Alice Williamson: Dorothea Rundle

: News Headlines

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty
Introduced by Alan Freeman
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Colin Charman

: The First Lady: I Don't Like Him

by Terence Dudley
Starring Thora Hird, Robert Keegan, James Grout and Henry Knowles

A desperate woman tells Sarah a dreadful story. The story so shocks Sarah that she embarks on a crusade in defence of a man whose only crime, it would seem, is that he can't swim. Had Henry Jackson been able to swim he could have saved the life of a child, but the Coroner has angrily expressed the view that an attempt should have been made, whether he could swim or not. Public reaction was savage, and Jackson is now without a home and a job. What right, asks Sarah, has a Court to make emotional comment or moral judgment?


Writer/Producer: Terence Dudley
Series devised by/From an initial idea by: Alan Plater
From an initial idea by: Philip Levene
Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Designer: Moira Tait
Director: Lennie Mayne
Henry Jackson: Clyde Pollitt
Old woman: Winifred Hill
Ada Jackson: Dorothy Reynolds
Tom Danby: Henry Knowles
Sarah Danby: Thora Hird
Foley: Eric Dodson
Beth Warner: Diane Appleby
John Houghton: John Stratton
Will Tarrant: Robert Keegan
George Kingston: James Grout
Margaret Kingston: Margaret John
Watkinson: Noel Howlett
Mrs. Watkinson: Aileen Raymond
Party Guest: Harold Reese
Party Guest: Joan Mane

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Sportsnight with Coleman

International Show Jumping
from the Piazza di Siena, Rome
Britain's European champion and Olympic medallist David Broome leads the British select team in the Nations' Cup Competition which counts for the President's Trophy and the World Team Championship.

The Home Countries' Soccer Championships
Can England, the World champions, resist the challenge of her oldest football rivals - Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales - in the next ten days? A preview of the most eagerly awaited British championships which can be seen 'live' in full on BBC-1 next week.

Look out for four pages of special features about the Soccer Championships in next week's Radio Times


Presenter: David Coleman
Equestrian (International Show Jumping): David Broome
Commentator (International Show Jumping): Dorian Williams
Editor: Sam Leitch

: The Chief Executive: 1: Sir Denning Pearson, Chairman of Rolls-Royce

The first of a new series
Christopher Brasher interviews some of the men who are trying to revitalise British industry.

Our image of Rolls-Royce is stately, majestic, and silent - the makers of the best car in the world. But the famous car is only a small fraction of their vast enterprise. Last year they pulled off a huge export scoop, selling £150-million worth of a new hyper-efficient aero engine to power the Lockheed airbus. How did they do it? Why is there no brain-drain from Rolls-Royce? How do they survive in one of the most competitive industries in the world - an industry dominated by the Americans?
See page 28


Interviewer/Producer: Christopher Brasher
Interviewee: Sir Denning Pearson
Director: Alec Nisbett

: 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

: The Making of a Cardinal

An edited recording of this morning's ceremony in St. Peter's, Rome, when The Most Rev. Gordon Joseph Gray, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, first Cardinal in Scotland since the Reformation, was among the thirty-three new Cardinals to receive his ring from Pope Paul.
Presented by the Italian Television Service


Subject: The Rev. Gordon Joseph Gray
Commentator: Fr. Patrick McEnroe

: Suivez La Piste: 23: Faites vos Jeux

A twenty-five-episode thriller by Emile de Harven
Follow Up Your French

with Monique Messine, Michel Forain, Gisele Grimm, Gerard Buhr

(Repeated on Saturday at 10.30 a.m.)
(For booklet and records see page 16)

(Close Down)


Writer: Emile de Harven
Presenter: Gisele Grimm
Presenter: Gerard Buhr
Devised by: Michel Blanc
Devised by: Ormond Uren
Director: John Prescott Thomas
Producer: Colin Nears
[Actor]: Monique Messine
[Actor]: Michel Forain

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