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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: The binomial distribution
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

9.38 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Number patterns
Introduced by Michael Holt

10.0 Europe on the Move: Linkoping - a boom town
Even in one of the most prosperous towns in Sweden, day-to-day problems like housing and jobs are still very much in evidence
Commentary by Robert Hewison
Filmed by Swedish Schools Television

10.25-10.45 20th-century Focus: The Scientist's Responsibility: 1 - The Scientist and War
Introduced by Derek Cooper
(shown on Monday)

11.0 Watch!: Woods
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work: Hairdressing
Introduced by Peter West
(shown on Monday)

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by John Langstaff
with children from Minet Junior School, Hayes, Middlesex

12.3 History 1917-1967: The new Europe
The drive for unity in Western Europe after 1945
Introduced by Brian Redhead


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Stewart Gartside
Presenter (Maths Workshop): Michael Holt
Narrator (Europe on the Move): Robert Hewison
Presenter (20th-century Focus): Derek Cooper
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead

: Closedown

: Bob yn Dri

Inter-town quiz about Wales
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield transmitters only)

: Closedown

: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo, and Midge: The Crane

The first of a new series of thirteen films for the very young tells how Mary lives with her parents at the top of a tall block of flats in a busy town. Her friends are Mungo, her wise old dog, and Midge, a very inquisitive mouse.


Narration: Richard Baker
Narration: Isabel Ryan
Music: Johnny Pearson
Script: Daphne Jones
Pictures, animation, and production: John Ryan

: The News


Weatherman: George Luce

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Chips With Everything: Part 3

by Arnold Wesker
[Starring] Simon Ward as Pip Thompson, Cavan Kendall as Pilot Officer, Roy Holder as Smiler, Jack May as the Wing Commander


Writer: Arnold Wesker
Instructor: Norman Fusedale
Designer: Michael Richardson
Pip Thompson: Simon Ward
Pilot Officer: Cavan Kendall
Smiler: Roy Holder
The Wing Commander: Jack May

: Closedown

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why

(Shown on Sunday at 6.15)


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge

: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children under five
Tuesday is Dressing-up Day
(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: Over Sea, Under Stone: 2: The Quest begins

David Wood tells Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper


Author: Susan Cooper
Storyteller: David Wood

: Wacky Races and Space Kidettes

a cartoon film series

Wacky Races
Dick Dastardly and his villainous pal, Muttley, are competitors in the way-out Wacky Races. His schemes to outwit the other racing drivers - Professor Pat Pending, Penelope Pitstop and the Ant-Hill Mob - lead to some hair-raising moments as the cars zoom towards the winning post

Space Kidettes
The Space Kidettes have a map showing where hidden treasure can be found and when the notorious Captain Skyhook learns about it he is determined that the treasure shall be his

: Monster Music Mash

Pop, Blues, Folk, and Whoopee!
Alan Price introduces exciting musical sounds of today with Alan Price and Friends, Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band and featuring Fleetwood Mac in a regular spot aimed to give artists time to perform two or three numbers: not just to plug their latest single but to show off their own style.


Presenter: Alan Price
Production: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Designer: Paul Trerise

: Babar: Babar Buys a Hat

The adventures of a very young elephant
English version written by Peggy Miller and told by Eric Thompson


Writer (English version): 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

: Z Cars: A Place of Safety: Part 2

by Bill Barron
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Paul Angelis, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley


Writer: Bill Barron
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Pat Jackson
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Paddy Russell
Spence: John Junkin
PC Bannerman: Paul Angelis
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Det Insp Goss: Derek Waring
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Stack: John Livesey

: Tomorrow's World

Now in its sixth series
What's new today for those interested in tomorrow
Introduced by Raymond Baxter with James Burke
Discoveries, developments, trends -a weekly report on the critical and fast-changing world of science, medicine, and technology


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: James Burke
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Julian Cooper
Producer: John M. Mansfield
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Michael Latham

: Decidedly Dusty

Starring Dusty Springfield
with special guest Dr. Murray Banks
and introduced by Valentine Dyall

Murray Banks is one of the most sought-after speakers in America. His unusual mixture of folk psychology and Jewish stories have turned him into a major recording artist. His LPs have odd titles like "What to Do Until the Psychiatrist Comes"


Choreographer: Ruth Pearson
Vocal backing: Kay Garner
Vocal backing: Lesley Duncan
Vocal backing: Madeline Bell
Musical Associate: Larry Ashmore
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Script: Joe Steeples
Script: Spike Mullins
Sound: Lex Shorey
Design: J. Roger Lowe
Production: Mel Cornish
Singer: Dusty Springfield
Storyteller: Dr. Murray Banks
Presenter: Valentine Dyall
Dancer: Cassandra Mahon
Dancer: Peter Newton

: Tuesday at Eight: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds (by arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
Albert Modley, Ken Platt, Hope and Keen, Josephine Blake, Tux, Christine and Moll,
'Your Father's Mustache' Banjo Band
Chairman Leonard Sachs


Comedian: Albert Modley
Comedian: Ken Platt
Comedians: Hope and Keen
Performer: Josephine Blake
Performer: Tux
Dancers: Christine and Moll
Musicians: 'Your Father's Mustache' Banjo Band
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Where Do We Go from Here?: Tuesday's Documentary

About the travelling people of Britain: gypsies - tinkers - nomads - potters
by Philip Donnellan
The wanderers of our roads and lanes talk about their lives, their homes, their work, and their problem - us
Commentary by John Seymour

They left India 900 years ago and after travelling through Asia and Europe came to England about 1400. They were a dark, mysterious, clannish folk devoted to horses. They came to be called Egyptians - or gypsies for short.
The law saw them as a threat to order and stability - and still does apparently.
Today, existence is more difficult than ever for the travelling family, hate and misunderstanding more widespread. While the Irish tinkers slug it out with Authority in the city centres, the English gypsies try to keep to their 'underground' life.
Independence has always been their pride. Individualism has served them for centuries as a way of life. Can it survive? Where do they go from here?
In this film we meet half a dozen families at the berry-picking in Perthshire or a squalid Kentish campsite; at a wedding in Evesham; a Yorkshire horse-fair and scraphunting on the Welsh border.
The rise and fall of the leaf: page 6


Director: Philip Donnellan
Narrator: John Seymour

: The Horse of the Year Show: The Philips Electrical Championship

An International Speed Competition for cash prizes totalling £400

Introduced by David Vine


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Producer: Alan Mouncer
Producer: David Kenning

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it including a round-up of the day's news in pictures


Editor: Anthony Smith

: The Sky at Night: Stars that Come and Go

Most stars remain unchanging over huge periods of time; but some continually vary in brightness. Only long observation can reveal their secrets, and much of this patient work is done by amateurs.
Patrick Moore describes the different types of variable stars, and discusses with John S. Glashy the vital role of amateur observers.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: John S. Glashy
Director: Michael Brooke
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: Weatherman

: Postscript

by Fr Patrick McEnroe



Speaker: Fr Patrick McEnroe

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