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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Maths Today: Year 1
(Shown on Monday)

9.38 Changing Britain: Open Spaces
What part do the infertile mountains and uplands of north-western Britain have to play in the country's economy?
Introduced by Robert Hewison
(Repeated on Wednesday)

10.0-10.20 Discovering Science
(Shown on Monday)

11.0 Watch!: Boats - Past and Present
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey
(Repeated on Thursday)

11.18 Going to Work
(Shown on Monday)

11.40 Making Music: The Turtle Drum
John Langstaff introduces a complete performance
with children from David Livingstone Primary School, Thornton Heath, Surrey
(Repeated on Friday)

12.5-12.25 Mathematics in Action: 28: Economic Models
Introduced by Kenneth Wigley


Presenter (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): Kenneth Wigley
Producer (Mathematics in Action): John Cain

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: Fourth Test Match: Fifth Day

Direct from Old Trafford, Manchester

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: La Chasse au Tresor: 8: Bravo Ulysse

by Michael Faure

(Repeated on Wednesday)


Writer: Michael Faure
Music: John Hosier
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Dominique: Sylvia Declerq
Patrick: Philippe Paulino
Lucciani: Andre Maranne
Le Pere: Xavier Renoult
Le Boulanger: Jean-Pierre Gerard
Ulysse Loupv: De Purk
Narrateur: Emile de Harven

: Royal Ascot and Cricket

Royal Ascot
BBC outside broadcast cameras are at Ascot covering the principal races of the Royal meeting and looking at the fashion scene

2.30 Queen Anne Stakes
over one mile

3.5 Prince of Wales Stakes
over one and a quarter miles

3.45 Queen's Vase
over two miles

4.20 Coventry Stakes
over six furlongs

Fashions described by Judith Chalmers

and Cricket: England v. The West Indies: Fourth Test Match
Further coverage from Old Trafford, Manchester
(On BBC-2 from 4.30)


Commentator (Royal Ascot): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Royal Ascot): Clive Graham
Fashion commentator (Royal Ascot): Judith Chalmers
Television Presentation (Royal Ascot): Dennis Monger
Commentary Team (Cricket): Peter West
Commentary Team (Cricket): Richie Benaud
Commentary Team (Cricket): Denis Compton
Commentary Team (Cricket): Jim Laker
Production Team (Cricket): Nick Hunter
Production Team (Cricket): Ray Lakeland

: Vision On: P for Pencil, Punch-up, Paint and Poppycock!

with Tony Hart
Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell and Peter Pallette
with Jonah, The Prof., Fitopat and Patafil and Humphrey Umbrage


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Designer: John Bone
Director: Alan Russell
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: 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.

: 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: Splitsville

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


...it's a make-or-break affair!


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

: Talkback

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

6.0-6.25 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Michael Townson

: Z Cars: Spare the Rod: Part 2

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


Writer: Peter Grimwade
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Don Brewer
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Paddy Russell
Steve Owens: Jonathan Collins
Eric Beazley: Frederick Jaeger
Walker: Tony Steedman
Howells: Islwyn Morris
P.C. Bannerman: Paul Angelis
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Mrs. Owens: Olwen Griffiths
B.D. Girl: Jennie Goossens
Mrs. Beazley: Elsie Wagstaff
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det.-Insp. Goss: Derek Waring
Stott: Ian Ramsey
Jock Owens: Tom Bowman

: News Headlines

: British Film Comedy: Next to No Time

A season of Britain's great laughter-makers
starring Kenneth More, Betsy Drake
with Roland Culver, Harry Green, Patrick Barr, Maureen Connell
Adapted from The Enchanted Hour by Paul Gallico
Written and directed by Henry Cornelius

A brilliant but timid engineer finds himself unexpectedly on board the Queen Elizabeth in pursuit of financial backing for a revolutionary new industrial process.
Next to No Time was the last film directed by Henry Cornelius; he died shortly before its release. Cornelius is best remembered for his two delightful comedies Genevieve (in which Kenneth More scored his first big personal success) and Passport to Pimlico, the first of the Eating comedies whose special quality was to find humour and wit in the lives of ordinary people without turning them into caricatures.


Adapted from The Enchanted Hour by: Paul Gallico
Producer: Albert Fennell
Writer/director: Henry Cornelius
David Webb: Kenneth More
Georgia Brent: Betsy Drake
Becky: Bessie Love
Saul: Harry Green
Jerry: Patrick Barr
Sir Godfrey Cowan: Roland Culver
Warren: Reginald Beckwith
Steve: John Walsh
Mary: Maureen Connell

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Tuesday's Documentary: Our Man Anywhere

A profile of Malcolm MacDonald
He has described himself, jokingly, as 'an Afro-Asian with a lot of Scottish blood.'
A friend of Nehru, Chou En-Lai, and Kenyatta, and adopted son of a Dyak chief; a connoisseur, photographer, author, and humorist. He's the son of Britain's first Labour Prime Minister, and was in the Cabinet himself at the age of thirty-three. After more than twenty-five years' service in different parts of the Commonwealth, he's now due to retire.
Tonight's film profile of Britain's most versatile Commonwealth diplomat marks this year's Commonwealth Day.
With contributions from Mrs. Pandit, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, M.P.

See colour feature on page 32


Subject: Malcolm MacDonald
Speaker: Mrs. Pandit
Speaker: Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: An Enemy of the State: Part 2: Point of No Return

A thriller serial in six parts by Ken Hughes
Starring Charles Tingwell, James Maxwell

Harry Sutton, about to fly to Russia to install one of his firm's computers in a top-secret steel plant, is trapped into getting information for a man called Henderson.
(First shown on BBC-2)


Writer: Ken Hughes
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: James Cellan Jones
Col. Rykov: James Maxwell
Air stewardess: Jane Evers
Business man: Nigel Bernard
Simons: Peter Stephens
Policeman: Terry Wright
Grusha: Ann Lancaster
Reporter: John Pickles
Reporter: George Herbert
Reporter: Margareta Bourdin
Immigration official: Stephen Hubay
Macall: Roy Stephens
Boris: Jan Conrad
Orlov: Alfred Hoffman
Wilson-Nichols: Adrian Ropes
Borokhov: Alexis Chesnakov
Russian: John Luxton

: 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

: Mrs. Brown and the Great Composers

A report by Peter Dorling on the remarkable case of Mrs. Rosemary Brown, a South London widow who claims to be receiving new music from famous composers of the past, among them Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, and Schubert.
Though not a trained musician herself, Mrs. Brown is beginning to puzzle the experts with manuscripts she claims to have written from dictation by the composers.
Her story was first told to BBC viewers in the South-East of England earlier this year in an edition of London This Week. Since then, there's been mounting interest in her work, both in this country and overseas. Tonight's film brings the story up to date.
Taking part Richard Rodney Bennett, Denis Matthews, Hephzibah Menuhin, Dr. Malcolm Troup


Reporter: Peter Dorling
Subject: Rosemary Brown
Interviewee: Richard Rodney Bennett
Interviewee: Denis Matthews
Interviewee: Hephzibah Menuhin
Interviewee: Dr. Malcolm Troup

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