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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Exploring Your World: Taking Care Of Your Body
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Changing Britain: Airport Location
(Shown on Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg
A series for Welsh Schools
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.5-11.20 La Chasse au Tresor: 7: Au secours!
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Maths Today: Year 2: 14: Summing Things Up
Introduced by Stewart Gartside
(Repeated on Monday and Thursday next week)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: The Mind of the Scientist: 2: Herschel - The Depths of Space and Time
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Baker

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India

Health and Welfare

Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 28

Asian Music

from the Midlands

'Look. Listen, and Speak,' Book 3, 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 Book 3 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. 10d.).


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman

: H.R.H. The Prince of Wales

presents Colours to The First Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales at the amalgamation parade of The South Wales Borderers and The Welch Regiment being held this morning at Cardiff Castle

The Prince of Wales is the Colonel in Chief of the new Regiment, whose first royal duties will be performed at next month's Investiture ceremony at Caernarvon


Commentary: Vincent Kane
Presented for TV by: Selwyn Roderick

: The News and Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: What? - About Food

The third of four quiz programmes
Quiz-Master, Bob Holness
(Repeated on Thursday)
(to 14.25)


Quiz-Master: Bob Holness
Producer: Peter Baker

: Play School

(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)

: Jackanory: Wet Magic: Part 3: 'The Mermaid's Home'

by E. Nesbit
with Margaret Tyzack


Author: E. Nesbit
Storyteller: Margaret Tyzack

: The Astronut Show

The adventures of a little man from outer space, and the daring deeds of a super mouse

: Animal Magic

Introduced by Johnny Morri
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home: a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
from the South and West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: George Inger
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

: H.R.H. The Prince of Wales

presents Colours to The First Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales at the amalgamation parade of The South Wales Borderers and The Welch Regiment held this morning at Cardiff Castle


Commentary: Vincent Kane
Recorded highlights presented for television by: Selwyn Roderick

: 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: Gordon Thomas
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Michael Latham

: The Newcomers

Janet and Steven return from their visit to Philip. Kerr drops a hint to Caroline concerning their future. Arnold Tripp prepares for battle against Burroughs.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen

: News Headlines

: It's A Knock-Out!

An inter-town contest of skill and strength
In tonight's programme from Bangor, two Northern Ireland teams compete for a place in the Eurovision Competition to be held in West Germany on August 22
Introduced by David Vine and Eddie Waring
Referee, Arthur Ellis


Presenter: David Vine
Presenter: Eddie Waring
Referee: Arthur Ellis
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Philip S. Gilbert
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Wink to Me Only: The Lost Chord

Written by Jennifer Phillips
A new comedy series starring Beryl Reid and Hugh Paddick
with Peter Butterworth and Richard Warner

(Richard Warner is appearing in "Hide Out" at the Westminster Theatre; Godfrey James is in "Lock Up your Daughters" at the Mermaid Theatre, London)
(See cover story on page 3)


Writer: Jennifer Phillips
Make-up: Margaret Mackinnon
Costumes: Roger Reece
Music: Max Harris
Designer: Brian Tregidden
Producer: Douglas Argent
Piano Tuner: Peter Butterworth
Rene: Beryl Reid
Sydney: Hugh Paddick
Frank: Godfrey James
Lew: Ron Pember
First man: Alan Curtis
Second man: Terry Duggan
Girl: Julie Martin
Mr. Cross: Richard Warner
Mrs. Cross: Joan Newell

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The Wednesday Play: On the Eve of Publication

by David Mercer
Starring Leo McKern as Robert Kelvin and Thorley Walters as Holland
with Michele Dotrice as Emma

The dramatic impetus to tonight's intriguing and mysterious play is provided by the memory and fantasies of Robert Kelvin, an illustrious and ageing novelist. These are triggered off by the love that Emma, a beautiful young girl almost forty years his junior, is offering him. His inability to respond any more to Emma than to the other two women in his life adds all the more to the agony of the play's powerful climax.

"Hallelujah wasn't it wonderful" (Sun)
"Leo McKern... one of the great performances of the year" (Daily Express)
"McKern, masterly, gritty, superb" (Financial Times)


Writer: David Mercer
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Alan Bridges
Robert Kelvin: Leo McKern
Holland: Thorley Walters
Emma: Michele Dotrice
Barbara: Rosalind Knight
Father: Alan Cullen
Mother: Rose Howlett
Grandfather: Robert Wallace
Ruth: Kay Newman
Jane: Pauline Devaney
Dinner guest: Mischa de la Motte
Dinner guest: Geraldine Gwyther
Dinner guest: Alfred Hoffman
Dinner guest: Winifred Hill
Dinner guest: Mervyn Prior
Dinner guest: John Roden
Dinner guest: Nova Sainte-Claire
Dinner guest: Hira Talfrey

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it 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

: Association Football

The highlights of one of tonight's matches
Television presentation by the Hungarian Television Service


Commentator: Alan Weeks

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