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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: Air and Breathing

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Under the Ground: In the Country

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Physics: Weightless?

11.0-11.20 A Year's Journey: London and its River

11.30 New Horizons: Hero: 1: Who are the Heroes?

For details see page 46

: Closedown

: Ffarwel Rock

Dinorwic quarry: discussion
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: George Luce

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Maths Today: Year 1: Looking for Patterns

2.30 Going to Work: What About Me?
A play for discussion

2.55 People of Many Lands: Japanese Farmer

: Closedown

: Jackanory: Dragon Tales

George Cole tells Dragon Tales
Considering there aren't supposed to be such things as dragons, there are lots of stories about them


Storyteller: George Cole

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


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

: A Handful of Thieves: Part 1: The Sinister Lodger

by Nina Bawden
Dramatised in four parts by Rosemary Anne Sisson

Gran's weird new lodger is not quite what she had expected. But if he is a little bit of a problem to her, he is more than that to the Cemetery Committee...


Author: Nina Bawden
Dramatised by: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Script Editor: Victor Pemberton
Designer: Barrie Dobbins
Producer: John McRae
Director: Barry Letts
Fred: Martin Ratcliffe
Gran: Barbara Leake
Mrs McAlpine: Rhoda Lewis
Mr McAlpine: Edward Harvey
Mr Puttock: John Baskcomb
Sid: Martin Skinner
Mr Gribble: Frank Mills
Mrs Beecham: Sheila Fay
Algy: John Gugolka
Rosie: Helen Worth
Clio: Juliet Marshall
Old Puffer: Erik Chitty

: The Magic Roundabout

Written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: London This Week

Ronald Allison spotlights events and people making the news around Town


Presenter: Ronald Allison

: Ask the Family

A contest in speed and wits introduced by Robert Robinson
The McCulloch Family from Forfar, Angus v The Fountain Family from Edinburgh


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Bob Toner
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Z Cars: No Time to Think: Part 1

by Robert Barr
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring

(For cast list see Tuesday, page 31)


Writer: Robert Barr
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Tony Wickert
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis

: Music, Music, Music

The George Mitchell Singers featuring John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer
with The Television Toppers
and Dorita y Pepe
Margaret Savage, Delia Wicks, Penny Jewkes, Pauline Whitaker, Les Rawlings, The Jolaes Puppets
(first shown on BBC2)


Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singers/guitarists: Dorita y Pepe
Singer: Margaret Savage
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer/Dancer: Penny Jewkes
Singer: Les Rawlings
Puppeteers: The Jolaes Puppets
Choreographer: Jan Colet
Vocal Arrangements/Orchestra conducted by: George Mitchell
Orchestra Leader: Freddie Clayton
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Devised by/Producer: George Inns

: Panorama

People, places and problems
Introduced by Robin Day
with Michael Charlton, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Main News

With Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Counterstrike: On Ice

by Max Marquis
Starring Jon Finch, Sarah Brackett

Three scientists are mysteriously lost on a sledging party that set out from a polar research station.


Writer: Max Marquis
Series created by: Tony Williamson
Designer: Ian Watson
Script Editor: David Rolfe
Producer: Patrick Alexander
Director: Malcolm Taylor
Garvin: David Jackson
Dr Richards: Norman Claridge
Dr Barker: Donald Pelmear
Taffy Sadler: David Jason
Dr Cross: Alexander John
Len Bryant: Tom Watson
Simon: Jon Finch
Mary: Sarah Brackett

: Me Mammy: The Day Verilia Went to Pieces

by Hugh Leonard.
Starring Milo O'Shea as Bunjy Kennefick
with Anna Manahan as Mrs Kennefick, Yootha Joyce as Miss Argyll and Ray McAnally as Fr Patrick

Bunjy is delighted that his mother and uncle, Fr Patrick, are going on a church outing - he hopes that he will have a quiet get-together with Miss Argyll during their absence...


Writer: Hugh Leonard
Music composed by: Max Harris
Music conducted by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: James Gilbert
Bunjy Kennefick: Milo O'Shea
Mrs Kennefick: Anna Manahan
Miss Argyll: Yootha Joyce
Fr Patrick: Ray McAnally
Mrs Canaan: Elizabeth Begley
Willie Canaan: Donal McCann
Guiney: John Molley
Sweeney: Declan Mulholland
Mrs Guiney: Lilian Rapple
Mrs Sweeney: Sheila O'Sullivan
Man in Cinema: Michael Stainton

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy with on-the-spot reports by Linda Blandford, Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Fyfe Robertson and Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle, Robert McKenzie and Oliver Todd including a round-up of the day's news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Oliver Todd
Producer of the week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain

What do we make - what will they buy? Spotlight on the export drive: new ideas - new products - new markets
Watches - like cuckoo clocks and chocolate - are Swiss by definition. British makers have specialised in cheap rugged models for home sales. But a few British firms are moving into a corner of the luxury watch market so far ignored by Basle and Geneva.


Commentary: Colin Riach
Production: Christopher Riley
Production: Marcus Davidson

: Weatherman

: Hold Down a Chord: Fingerpicking

John Pearse shows a group of friends how to 'pick' melodies in the style of four famous American folk guitarists. This week it's Big Bill Broonzy and 'Guitar Shuffle'



Presenter/guitarist: John Pearse
Producer: Victor Poole

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