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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: 14 - Summing Things Up
Introduced by Stewart Gartside
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.0-10.15 Merry-Go-Round: The Story of King Arthur: 3: The Lady of the Lake
Written by June Grimble
In which King Arthur receives a gift and fights his last battle.
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 1: 15: Graphs
Introduced by Brenda Briggs
(Repeated on Tuesday)

11.0-11.20 Discovering Science: Living Together
Introduced by Peter Kelly
(Repeated on Tuesday)

11.30-11.55 For Sixth Forms: The Mind of the Scientist: 3: Darwin-The Evolutionary Principle
An imaginary conversation between Dr. Michael Hoskin, Cambridge University and Charles Darwin played by Peter Copley
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter (Maths Today: Year 2): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today: Year 2): Peter Baker
Writer (Merry-Go-Round): June Grimble
Drawings (Merry-Go-Round): Sheila Perry
Drawings (Merry-Go-Round): Romek Marber
Narrator (Merry-Go-Round): Richard Hurndall
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Barbara Parker
Presenter (Maths Today: Year 1): Brenda Briggs
Producer (Maths Today: Year 1/For Sixth Forms): John Cain
Presenter (Discovering Science): Peter Kelly
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Totton
Interviewer/Script (For Sixth Forms): Dr. Michael Hoskin
Charles Darwin: Peter Copley

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: First Test Match

Fourth Day
Direct from Old Trafford, Manchester


Commentary Team: Peter West
Commentary Team: Richie Benaud
Commentary Team: Denis Compton
Commentary team: Jim Laker
Production Team: Nick Hunter
Production Team: Ray Lakeland

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Keep Clear of the Water

For the very young
Tog goes exploring but it is not so easy as he thinks.

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Exploring Your World: Control of the Body
Introduced by Harry Armstrong
(Repeated on Wednesday)

2.30 Going to Work: What I Think...
...about my home, my job, my family, the people I work with, my future. The experiences of two schoolleavers and their reactions to their first year at work.
Introduced by Peter West
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.55-3.15 Television Club: An American in Marley
Introduced by James Lloyd
(Repeated on Friday)


Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Bill Scott
Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): John Prescott Thomas
Presenter (Television Club): James Lloyd
Producer (Television Club): Peter Scroggs
Mr. Brent: Ian Gardiner
Mrs. Brent: Brenda Cowling
Colin Brent: Jonathan Collins
Shirley Brent: Nadine Hanwell

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: First Test Match

Further coverage from Old Trafford
(On BBC-2 from 4.55)

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
See facing page


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: The Flashing Blade: Part 12

The swashbuckling adventures of the daring chevalier Francois de Recci.
A film serial in twelve parts

The Chevalier de Recci returns home with the faithful Guillot after a long absence.


Francois de Recci: Robert Etcheverry
Mireille: Claude Gensac
Guillot: Jacques Balutin
Lisette: Eva Damien
The Duchess: Denise Grey
Bodinelli: Angelo Bardi
Mazarin: Gianni Esposito
Isabelle de Sospel: Genevieve Casile
The Duc de Sospel: Jean Martinelli
Flins: Hubert Noel

: 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 Movies

Michael Aspel takes a look at the career of Alfred Hitchcock with excerpts from his films and some cryptic observations from the master of suspense
(See also Friday at 10.50 p.m.)


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Daktari: Strike Like A Lion

A new Safari
[Starring] Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, Cheryl Miller as Paula Tracy and Ross Hagen as Bart Jason
Hedley Mattingly, Hari Rhodes
and Erin Moran as Jenny Jones
aided and abetted by Clarence and Judy

An expedition with Mike and Bart enlightens a young rebel.


Dr. Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Bart Jason: Ross Hagen
District Officer Hedley: Hedley Mattingly
Mike Makula: Hari Rhodes
Jenny Jones: Erin Moran

: Z Cars: Spare the Rod: Part 1

by Peter Grimwade
Starring James Ellis, Derek Waring
with Paul Angelis, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

Some teachers, like policemen, live in a jungle... civilised men and women, working under pressure... then something snaps...
For cast list see page 22


Writer: Peter Grimwade
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Paddy Russell
P.C. Bannerman: Paul Angelis
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det.-Insp. Goss: Derek Waring

: News Headlines

: Not in Front of the Children: Sweet Memories

by Richard Waring
Starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner, Ronald Hines as Henry Corner
with Charlotte Mitchell as Mary

When Henry Corner boasts of his Casanova exploits to his children, Jennifer feels she has to invent an old beau for herself - with disastrous results.


Writer: Richard Waring
Signature Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Graeme Muir
Jennifer Corner: Wendy Craig
Henry Corner: Ronald Hines
Mary: Charlotte Mitchell
Trudi: Roberta Tovey
Robin Hugo: Keith Johnston
Amanda: Jill Riddick
Mr. Micklewhite: Anthony Hall

: Panorama

People, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world
Introduced by Robin Day
with Panorama reporters Michael Charlton, David Dimbleby, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, James Mossman, Julian Pettifer


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: James Mossman
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Editor: David J. Webster

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The Troubleshooters: She'll Be Right Mate

by John Lucarotti
[Starring] Geoffrey Keen, Ray Barrett, Philip Latham
Guest stars, Inia Te Wiata, Hilary Dwyer

Peter Thornton returns to the fold - straight into the thick of a row between the New Zealand government and Mogul over the shifting of a drilling rig from that country to Indonesia. Why should Thornton want to return to do Stead's dirty work? Because he wants to win a seat on the Mogul Board. Also, the man who is leading a mutiny on the rig is an old mate, Ed Ahu Riri.
Ultimately, the friendship proves to be a hindrance rather than a help and Thornton's loyalties are stretched to breaking point.

Maori opera star Inia Te Wiata makes a rare - and very welcome - television appearance as Ed Ahu Riri, and Hilary Dwyer again appears as Thornton's girl-friend, Rolli Johnson. The part of Haldane gives a British debut for Athol Coats, one of New Zealand's leading actors.
This is the 100th Troubleshooters story. Of these, no less than twenty-one have been by writer John Lucarotti, author of tonight's story.


Writer: John Lucarotti
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Ron Craddock
Ed Ahu Riri: Inia Te Wiata
Johnny Savage: Alister Williamson
Rolli Johnson: Hilary Dwyer
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Tony Haldane: Athol Coats
Haldane's secretary: Deirdre Denham
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Cookie: Jerold Wells
Mike: Martin Terry
George: John Scholes
Jack: Walter Sparrow
Kesimishu: Anthony Chinn
Ric Boyden: Jerry Stovin
News reporter: Martin King

: Moira Anderson Sings

with her special guest Tony Mercer
and the BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Conductor, Iain Sutherland
From Scotland


Singer/Presenter: Moira Anderson
Singer: Tony Mercer
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Musical associate/Orchestrations: Ian Gourlay
Orchestrations: Alan Braden
Orchestrations: Brian Fahey
Orchestrations: Alf Furnish
Orchestrations: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Orchestrations: Les Williams
Script: Jack Gerson
Design: David McKenzie
Producer: James Moir

: 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

: The Sky at Night: When Venus Crosses the Sun

Unique scientific observations are made on the rare occasions when Venus 'transits' - or crosses - the sun. Tonight's programme marks the bicentenary of Captain Cook's voyage to the South Pacific to observe a transit - on June 3, 1769 - during which he claimed Australia for Britain on his way home.

Patrick Moore talks to Cdr. Derek Howse, R.N. about Cook's voyage and to Dr. Vinicio Barocas about the first astronomer ever to observe a transit, in 1639 - a twenty-year-old Lancashire curate, the Rev. Jeremiah Horrocks


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Commander Derek Howse
Guest: Dr. Vinicio Barocas
Director: Olga Kersner
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: Vamos a Ver!: 19: Aquel Hombre...

Written by Helena Valenti.
Twenty lessons for beginners in Spanish.
With Jacinta Castillejo, Mari Carmen Nevado, Julio Pena, and Carlos Riera
(Repeated next Saturday at 9.30 a.m.)
For booklet and records see page 22

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Writer: Helena Valenti
Producer: Colin Nears
[Actress]: Jacinta Castillejo
[Actress]: Mari Carmen Nevado
[Actor]: Julio Pena
[Actor]: Carlos Riera

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