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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Maths Today: Year 1: Looking for Patterns
Introduced by David Sturgess

10.0 History 1917-1967: Hitler's war
(Shown on Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref
For Welsh schools
(Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.0 Chips with Everything
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 A Year's Journey: London and its River
Introduced by Eric Simms

12.0 New Horizons: Hero
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (Maths Today): David Sturgess
Presenter (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
A programme for viewers from Pakistan and India which includes advice on health and welfare; lesson 44 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

: Maes a Mor

Out and about with John Bevan
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield transmitters only)


Presenter: John Bevan

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Dust Cart

Today's programme for the very young is Joe and the Dust Cart

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Developing the Picture
In the darkroom, infra-red television cameras enable Gordon Severn to explain how a film is processed.

2.30 20th-century Focus: Topical Programme
(Shown on Tuesday)


Presenter (Science Session): Gordon Severn

: Closedown

: Play School

(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: Stories about Music: Tunes on the Mugs

Raymond Leppard tells Stories about Music by Susan Hill


Author: Susan Hill
Storyteller: Raymond Leppard

: Zokko!

Noise! Adventure! Glitter!
Today's edition includes part 9 of the adventure serial Skayn: We must look towards Earth...

with the voices of Sheelagh McGrath, Gordon Clyde, Anthony Jackson
and pictures by Leslie Caswell
The fantastic, amazing... Ali Bongo


Voices (Skayn): Sheelagh McGrath
Voices (Skayn): Gordon Clyde
Voices (Skayn): Anthony Jackson
Pictures (Skayn): Leslie Caswell
Magician: Ali Bongo
Producer: Molly Cox

: Wild World

A series about animals - in close-up, in action, and in our lives - with Tony Soper and Jill Dawe
Festival of snakes: each summer the children in the Abruzzi region of Italy collect snakes, take them to church and school and dance with them round their necks!
The programme also includes Animals... in slow motion, and a report on Nature's refuse collectors : vultures are considered to be the most hideous of birds and yet they are really very efficient at the job for which they are built. Finally David Cabot looks at the business of shark fishing and its rituals
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Presenter: Jill Dawe
Reporter: David Cabot
Director: Keith Hopkins
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: John Sparks

: Babar: Babar Visits the Old Lady

English version written by Peggy Miller and told by Eric Thompson


Writer: Peggy Miller
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

Mrs Bannister creates trouble over Janet and Peter. Arnold receives letters of congratulations about the Colour Supplement. Langley gets a very unpleasant shock
(from BBC Midlands; for cast list see page 42)


Series devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Richard Hardy
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen

: Tom and Jerry: The Bowling Alley Cat

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

The Bowling Alley Cat gets skittled!


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Laugh Parade: That's My Boy

Tonight's film in a new season of comedy films stars Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis with Eddie Mayehoff and Polly Bergen
'Jarring Jack' Jackson, one-time athletics champ, has ambitions for his son to follow in his footsteps. There is just one problem: 'Junior' Jackson - in the person of Jerry Lewis - is a sensitive, timid hypochondriac.
A Hal Wallis production


Screenplay: Cy Howard
Production: Hal Wallis
Director: Hal Walker
Bill Baker: Dean Martin
'Junior' Jackson: Jerry Lewis
Ann Jackson: Ruth Hussey
'Jarring Jack 'Jackson: Eddie Mayehoff
Terry Howard: Marlon Marshall
Betty Hunter: Polly Bergen
Coach Wheeler: Hugh Sanders
Benjamin Green: John McIntire
Henry Baker: Francis Pierlot

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Wednesday Play: The Last Train through the Harecastle Tunnel

by Peter Terson
with Richard O'Callaghan as Fowler, John Le Mesurier as Judge Grayson

In the first in the new season of Wednesday Plays a young train spotter spends a long weekend taking a historic trip on the last train through Harecastle Tunnel. On his journey he meets a great variety of people, all with their own reasons for being on the train. Author Peter Terson is best known for his work with the National Youth Theatre with plays like Zigger Zagger, The Apprentices, and Fuzz
Peter Terson interviewed: see page 8


Writer: Peter Terson
Lighting: Peter Catlett
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Alan Clarke
Fowler: Richard O'Callaghan
Judge Grayson: John Le Mesurier
Farquhar: Paul Brooke
Smith: Iain Reid
McCullow: Robert Hartley
Corporal: John Owens
Truculent: Bill Lyons
Brian: Laurie Asprey
Blondie: John Gray
2nd Lt Florence: Jonathan Burn
Mrs Dyson: Noel Dyson
Mess: Claire Davenport
Mr Dyson: Victor Platt
Adam Coulson: Joe Gladwin
Jackie Coulson: Griffith Davis
Ticket man: John Scott Martin
Beatrice Grayson: Angela Pleasence
Mrs Grayson: Shelagh Fraser
The gardener: Anthony Kelly
Mrs Phillips: Eileen Way
Mr Phillips: Toke Townley

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
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

11.5 The Labour Party Conference in Brighton
Highlights of the day's debates


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
Commentator (The Labour Party Conference): Robin Day
Commentator (The Labour Party Conference): Alan Watson

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