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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Science all Around: Five Senses
The first programme in a new series looks at the way animals use their senses and asks just how far can we rely on our own senses?

10.0 History 1917-1967: The Rise of Hitler
(shown on Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg: a series for Welsh schools.
(Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.0 Drama: Chips with Everything: Part 1
by Arnold Wesker.
(shown on Tuesday)

11.35 British Social History: The Age of Steam: 1 - The coming of the mills
The birth of the factory system brings new tensions between masters and men.
Introduced by Robin Ray.

12.0 New Horizons: Hero: 1: Who are the heroes?
(shown on Monday)


Narrator (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Writer (Drama): Arnold Wesker
Presenter (British Social History): Robin Ray

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
A programme for viewers from India and Pakistan which includes advice on health and welfare; lesson 43 of Look, Listen, and Speak; and Asian music
(from BBC Midlands)


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman
Assisted by (Look, Listen, and Speak): Sheila Dillon-Guy

: Interval

: Ble Carech Chi Fynd?

(Where would you like to go?)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield transmitters only)

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Marbles

Today's programme for the very young is Joe and the Marbles

: The News


Weatherman: George Luce

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: Picture in the Camera

Gordon Severn explains what happens when light rays pass through the lens of a camera.


Presenter: Gordon Severn

: Closedown

: Play School: Pets Day

Wednesday is Pets Day and the story is "One was Johnny"
(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: Dragon Tales: The Dragon of the Mountain

George Cole tells Dragon Tales


Storyteller: George Cole

: Zokko!

Noise! Adventure! Glitter!

Today's edition includes:
part 8 of the adventure serial Skayn: 8: Send for Skayn...
with the voices of Sheelagh McGrath, Gordon Clyde, Anthony Jackson
and pictures by Leslie Caswell
Sensational feats on the slack wire by Babu
Written and produced by Molly Cox


Voices (Skayn): Sheelagh McGrath
Voices (Skayn): Gordon Clyde
Voices (Skayn): Anthony Jackson
Pictures (Skayn): Leslie Caswell
Performer: Babu
Zokko! music: Brian Fahey
Animation: Ted Lewis
Animation: Malcolm Draper
Director: Paul Ciani
Writer/Producer: Molly Cox

: Wild World

A series about animals - in close-up, in action, and in our lives-introduced by Tony Soper and Dodo Humphries
Today's edition includes a report on the fertile waters of the Humboldt Current off South America which provides a living for millions of sea birds: now man hunts anchovies, tunas and whales there and the situation is not so happy for the pelicans
Robert Gillmor joins Tony Soper looking for birds to draw on a journey up the River Tamar. The programme also includes advice on how to keep your tortoise alive (thousands of tortoises and terrapins die in the winter); and a close look at the curious world of flower animals
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Presenter: Dodo Humphries
Ornithologist: Robert Gillmor
Director: Keith Hopkins
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: John Sparks

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: London - Nationwide

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital the news, features, opinions of the country at large co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC Studios throughout the United Kingdom


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lyn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Newcomers

Julie meets an old friend in Angleton. Peter Metcalfe moves into new lodgings. Eden's prototype electric car poses some problems for Hugh Robertson
(from BBC Midlands; for cast list see page 41)


Serial devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Frank Moore
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Brian Hulme

: Tom and Jerry: The Midnight Snack

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films.

The Midnight Snack is hard cheese!

: The Laugh Parade: The Happy Time

Another in the new season of comedy films, starring tonight Charles Boyer, Louis Jourdan
with Bobby Driscoll, Marsha Hunt, Linda Christian

A 12-year-old French Canadian boy discovers, in the spring, of course, what it means to be growing up when a beautiful young maid arrives in the household. But he is not her only admirer - for all the male members of the family, from Grandfather to philandering Uncle Desmonde, discover a new interest in I'amour


Screenplay: Earl Felton
Producer: Stanley Kramer
Director: Richard Fleischer
Jacques Bonnard: Charles Boyer
Susan: Marsha Hunt
Mignonette: Linda Christian
Bibi: Bobby Driscoll
Uncle Desmonde: Louis Jourdan
Grandfather: Marcel Dalio
Uncle Louis: Kurt Kasznar
Felice: Jeannette Nolan
Mr Frye: Jack Raine
Alfred Grattin: Richard Erdman
Yvonne: Ann Faber
Peggy O'Hare: Marlene Cameron

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Wednesday Play: Pitchi Poi

by Francois Billetdoux
English version by Peter Meyer

A remarkable play that was originally shown as part of "The Largest Theatre in the World" on Eurovision, when it was seen by an estimated audience of 150 million people
The story starts in France: a Jewish refugee from the SS entrusts her 3-month-old baby to a peasant who devotes the next 20 years of his life to an attempt to reunite the child and her mother
The part of Mathieu the peasant is played by Georges Rouquier, the film director


Author: Francois Billetdoux
English version by: Peter Meyer
Music: Wilfred Josephs
Conductor: Marcus Dods
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Roderick Graham
Mathieu: Georges Rouquier
Rogation: Karine Levy
Rogation: Marie Laure Benahim
Rogation: Monique Demestre
Rogation: Nina Demestre
Rogation: Chantel Salvaderi
Rogation: Hermine Karzian
Voices: Mathieu: Ronald Radd
Voices: Rogation: Imogen Hassall
Voices: Narrator: Alvar Lidell
Interrogator: Catherine Dolan
Interrogator: Hugh Dickson
Interrogator: Malcolm Hayes
Interrogator: Ann Rye
Interrogator: Hana-Maria Pravda
Interrogator: David Spenser

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy including a round-up of the day's news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer of the week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Personal Reflections

Sidney Nolan talks to A. Alvarez

The Australian painter Sidney Nolan has lived in London for nearly 20 years but Australia is still a powerful influence in his work; the story of Ned Kelly, the outlaw, continues to attract him, and the Australian landscape provides the setting for many of his paintings
Tonight in a programme that is more of a 'conversation' than an 'exhibition' Nolan talks to A. Alvarez about his childhood, his travels, and the influences which led to his becoming a painter.


Interviewee: Sidney Nolan
Interviewer: A. Alvarez
Director: Jane Graham

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