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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: What is Air?
Introduced by Michael Underwood

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Under the Ground: In the City
Introduced by Richard Carpenter

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Biology: A Place to Live

11.0-11.20 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

11.30 New Horizons: Hero: 2: National Heroes
People's fates are determined by political leaders and by the men of action who carry out their policies. What is society's attitude to these figures, in peace and in war, and how and why do they become national heroes?
Introduced by George Melly


Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Richard Carpenter
Narrator (Science Extra): Peter Welch
Presenter (British Social History): Robin Ray
Presenter (New Horizons): George Melly

: Closedown

: Llygad i Weld

The experts discuss ponies
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science All Around: Five Senses
This 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?

2.30 Going to Work: Working for the Council
Through the work and the words of young employees of Chester City and Cheshire Councils, this film shows some of a local authority's operations and the wide range of career opportunities they offer school-leavers
Introduced by Peter West

2.55 People of Many Lands: Japanese Bay
About fishing, tea-growing, the cultivation of pearl oysters and silkworms - and kite flying.
Commentary by Christopher Trace

3.20 Twentieth-Century Focus: Topical Programme
A close look at the story behind the headlines


Narrator (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Narrator (People of Many Lands): Christopher Trace

: Closedown

: Jackanory: Stories about Music: Kings, Queens and Choirboys

by Susan Hill
Raymond Leppard tells Stories about Music
One of them was just a choirboy, another stole his brother's music-book to learn the tunes by moonlight, and another ran away to play the drums in a circus. They all became famous musicians, but some peculiar things happened on the way


Author: Susan Hill
Storyteller: Raymond Leppard

: 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 2: The Fireworks Party

by Nina Bawden
Dramatised in four parts by Rosemary Anne Sisson

If Mr Gribble is a vegetarian, why have Fred and Sid seen him eating meat in a cafe...?


Author: Nina Bawden
Dramatised by: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Script Editor: Victor Pemberton
Designer: Barrie Dobbins
Producer: John McRae
Director: Barry Letts
Rosie: Helen Worth
Algy: John Gugolka
Fred: Martin Ratcliffe
Sid: Martin Skinner
Clio: Juliet Marshall
Old Puffer: Erik Chitty
Gran: Barbara Leake
Mr Gribble: Frank Mills
Mrs Beecham: Sheila Fay
Police Constable: John Levene
Shopper: Maggie Flint
Shopper: Annette Kerr
Shopper: Kristine Howarth
Shopper: Martin Gordon
Shopper: Sidney Johnson

: Babar: Babar's New Clothes

The adventures of a very young elephant

After leaving the Great Forest Babar finds himself in a small French town and is befriended by the Old Lady
English version written by Peggy Miller and told by Eric Thompson
Read about Babar on page 10


Writer (English version): Peggy Miller
Narrator: Eric Thompson

: National News

and Weather

: 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 between families from all over the United Kingdom introduced by Robert Robinson
The Gavin Family from Hounslow, Middlesex v The Simkins Family from Harlow, Essex


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

: Z Cars: Not That Sort of Policeman: Part 1

by David Ellis
Starring James Ellis, John Slater
with Paul Angelis, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

A gelignite explosion has wrecked an office, and probably injured the men responsible... all for the sake of £20. But where do the police start looking for dangerous amateurs who take such risks...?
(for cast list see Tuesday, page 32)


Writer: David Ellis
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Gerry Mill
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Det. Sgt. Stone: John Slater
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Bannerman: Paul Angelis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding

: Music, Music, Music

starring The George Mitchell Singers
featuring John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer
with The Television Toppers
and Lyn and Graham McCarthy
Margaret Savage, Delia Wicks, Penny Jewkes, Pauline Whitaker, Les Rawlings
(first shown on BBC2)


Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer/Guitarist: Lyn McCarthy
Singer/Guitarist: Graham McCarthy
Singer: Margaret Savage
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer/Dancer: Penny Jewkes
Singer: Les Rawlings
Choreographer: Jan Colet
Vocal Arrangements/Orchestra conducted by: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestra Leader: Freddie Clayton
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Lighting: Tom Moncrieff
Settings: Martin Collins
Devised by/Producer: George Inns

: Panorama

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

Panorama has a new, 32-year-old editor. He is Brian Wenham, who recently joined the BBC after several years at ITN, where he was a senior producer of News at Ten


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

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Counterstrike: Nocturne

Written by Anthony Skene
Starring Jon Finch and Sarah Brackett

The madman lives in a No-Man's-Land a borderline between fantasy and reality... where the real becomes unreal, the unreal real - and life itself a waking nightmare. Simon finds himself living in such a nightmare. Has he gone mad or is he merely suffering from temporary delusions? Above all, why should he want to kill a perfect stranger?


Writer: Anthony Skene
Series created by: Tony Williamson
Designer: Ian Watson
Script Editor: David Rolfe
Producer: Patrick Alexander
Director: Cyril Coke
Inspector: Neil Hallett
Chairman: John Horsley
Simon: Jon Finch
Mary: Sarah Brackett
Mother: Maria Aitken
Jacey: Jenny McCracken
Plunkett: Kevin Stoney
Beavis: John Abineri
Secretary: April Walker
Control: Fraser Kerr
Policeman: Keith James
President: Jack Lambert

: Me Mammy: The Night the Mammy Snuffed It

by Hugh Leonard
Starring Milo O'Shea
with Anna Manahan as Mrs Kennefick, Yootha Joyce as Miss Argyll and David Kelly as Cousin Enda

When his mother is taken off to hospital for observation, Bunjy hopes to make up for lost time with his girl friend. The Mammy, however, has made her own plans and these do not include Miss Argyll.


Writer: Hugh Leonard
Music composed and conducted by: Max Harris
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: James Gilbert
Bunjy Kennefick: Milo O'Shea
Mrs Kennefick: Anna Manahan
Miss Argyll: Yootha Joyce
Cousin Enda: David Kelly
Doctor: David Cook
Nurse: Jumoke Debayo
Patient: Deirdre Costello

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by David Dimbleby 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 Olivier Todd including a round-up of the day's news in pictures


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Olivier Todd
Producer of the Week: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: The Labour Party Conference

Highlights of the first day's debates in Brighton


Commentator: Robin Day
Commentator: Alan Watson

: 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 The Rev Gary Davis and 'Candy Man'



Presenter/guitarist: John Pearse
Producer: Victor Poole

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