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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 1: Engineering Materials: 1: Properties of Materials

9.38 Science All Around: Sound
Blow, Bow, or Bang. When things vibrate they make sounds. But what has length to do with it? And why sounding boxes?
Introduced by Fergus O'Kelly
with Martha Kyemba

10.0 History 1917-1967: The New Europe
(Shown on Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg
For Welsh schools
(Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.0 Chips with Everything: Part 3
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 British Social History: The age of steam: 2: The Mill Children
The long struggle to improve the conditions of factory children in the early 19th century
Introduced by Robin Ray

12.0 New Horizons: Hero: 3: The Stars
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly Guest (Science All Around): Martha Kyemba
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 45 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?

Come to the Vymwy Valley

(first shown on BBC Wales) (Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield transmitters only)

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Football

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

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: Taking Pictures

Gordon Severn explains some of the things you need to consider when you start using a camera.


Presenter: Gordon Severn

: Closedown

: Representing the Union: 1: Productivity bargaining

A trade unionist's guide to productivity bargaining and management techniques

(shown on Sunday)

: Interval

: Play School: Pets Day

For children under five
(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Lionel Morton

: Jackanory: Over Sea, Under Stone: 3: In the Shadow of the Standing Stones

David Wood tells Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper


Author: Susan Cooper
Storyteller: David Wood

: Zokko!

Noise! Adventure! Glitter!
Today's edition includes part 10 of the adventure serial Skayn: The deadly planet...
with the voices of Sheelagh McGrath, Gordon Clyde, Anthony Jackson and pictures by Leslie Caswell
The breathtaking... Eddy Limbo and Pat

Written and produced by Molly Cox


Voices (Skayn): Sheelagh McGrath
Voices (Skayn): Gordon Clyde
Voices (Skayn): Anthony Jackson
Pictures (Skayn): Leslie Caswell
Performers: Eddie Limbo and Pat
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 - with Tony Soper and Jill Dawe.
Today's edition includes:

Bears for Britain?: Philip Wayre talks about how some of our extinct large mammals could be brought back to this country

Baboons: a close look at the lives of baboons living on cliffs in South Africa

Budgerigars: in the wild

Animals in the Classroom: what are the problems of keeping wild animals in schools? How do the pupils react?

(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Presenter: Jill Dawe
Reporter (Bears for Britain?): Philip Wayre
Director: Keith Hopkins
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: John Sparks

: Babar: Babar and the Arithmetic Lesson

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

: The Newcomers

Mrs Heenan reads the cards and discovers a strange man. Burroughs entertains his partner
(from BBC Midlands; for cast list see page 49)


Series devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Kenneth Hill
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Noel Lidiard-White

: Tom and Jerry: Heavenly Puss; Dog Trouble

Cartoon film series.
Heavenly Puss hasn't got a cat-in-hell's chance! and Dog Trouble calls for catcalls!


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Laugh Parade: Tugboat Annie

Tonight's film in a new series of comedy films stars Marie Dressler, Wallace Berry with Maureen O'Sullivan, Robert Young in one of Hollywood's most popular vintage comedies. Marie Dressler, who made her screen debut opposite Chaplin in Tillie's Punctured Romance, plays Annie, skipper of a river tugboat battling against seemingly impossible odds to keep her rascally husband (Wallace Beery) sober for the day when their son returns as an ocean Captain.


Screenplay: Norman Reilly Raine
Director: Mervyn Leroy
Annie: Marie Dressler
Terry: Wallace Beery
Alec: Robert Young
Pat: Maureen O'Sullivan
Severn: William Robertson
Shiftless: Tammany Young
Pete: Jack Pennick
Sam: Paul Hurst
Alec as a child: Frankie Darrow

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Wednesday Play: Patterson O.K.

by Ray Jenkins
with Andrew Robertson as Kenny Patterson, Roddy McMillan as Willie Patterson,
Callum Mill as John Murdoch and Virginia Stark as Connie Murdoch

A story about growing up, settling old scores, falling in love and the effect of surroundings on behaviour
Patterson O.K. is set in Glasgow where producer Pharic Maclaren makes the same dramatic use of his surroundings as he did in Edinburgh for Scobie in September and on the Isle of Arran for The Prior Commitment.
About the only non-Scottish element in the production is the author, Welshman Ray Jenkins

(from BBC Scotland)
Where the young grow up quickly: page 12


Writer: Ray Jenkins
Designer: Alex Gourlay
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Kenny Patterson: Andrew Robertson
Willie Patterson: Roddy McMillan
John Murdoch: Callum Mill
Connie Murdoch: Virginia Stark
Baker: Bill Henderson
Laurie Kyle: Paul Young
Policeman: Robin Lefevre
Elizabeth Dowie: Eileen McCallum
Andy Gemmell: Douglas Murchie
Spooner: Stuart Mungall
Dye: James Grant
Barman: Arthur Boland

: The Horse of the Year Show: The Basildon Bond Championship

for the Leading Show Jumper of the Year
This competition is divided into two sections and a final for the award of the Jorrocks Perpetual Challenge Cup and cash prizes totalling £750
Introduced by David Vine


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

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop including a round-up of the day's news in pictures and special contributions from Keith Kyle, Robert McKenzie and Olivier Todd

11.15 The Conservative Party Conference
Highlights of the first day's debates in Brighton


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Olivier Todd
Producer of the Week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith
Commentator (The Conservative Party Conference): Robin Day
Commentator (The Conservative Party Conference): Alan Watson

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