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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: The Telephone
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Taking Pictures
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: More New Numbers
Presented by Derick Last

11.0 Watch!
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.18 Out of the Past: 2: Standing Stones
Introduced by Peter Fowler

11.40 Science Extra: Biology: Living in Rivers


Presenter (Maths Today): Derick Last
Presenter (Out of the Past): Peter Fowler
Narrator (Science Extra): Peter Welch

: International Golf: The 1969 Piccadilly World Match-Play Championship

The Defending Champion: Gary Player of South Africa
The British Open Champion: Tony Jacklin of Great Britain
The USPGA Champion: Ray Floyd of the USA
Runner-up 1968 Piccadilly and Runner-up 1969 British Open: Bob Charles of New Zealand
who, with four other golfers, today begin the series of 36-hole matches which will decide the sharing of £18,400 prize money


Golfer: Gary Player
Golfer: Tony Jacklin
Golfer: Ray Floyd
Golfer: Bob Charles
Commentator at Wentworth: Harry Carpenter
Commentator at Wentworth: Henry Longhurst
Commentator at Wentworth: Mark McCormack
Commentator at Wentworth: Peter Alliss
Director: Alan Mouncer
Director: Bill Taylor
Producer: A. P Wilkinson

: Farm Management: Programme 1: In Trouble

Ten programmes for the working farmer with advice on simple recording and on the management of crops, stock and labour based on a typical 280-acre mixed farm.

In recent years the profits at Manor Farm have been disappointing. What's wrong?


Director: Robin Hicks
Producer: Gordon Mosley

: Cadw Cwmni

Hywel Gwynfryn with his guests
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield transmitters only)


Presenter: Hywel Gwynfryn

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Last Bus

A scene with interviews by Keith Dewhurst
[Starring] Noel Dyson, Will Leighton, Paddy Joyce, Kenneth Gardnier
With Jane Carr, David Lincoln, Robin Askwith, Peter Delmar, David Mayberry, Arthur Wild and Ronald Eyre as the interviewer

This play won the senior educational international TV award, The Japan Prize, in Tokyo 1968


Writer: Keith Dewhurst
Mrs. Smith: Noel Dyson
Old man: Will Leighton
Bus conductor: Paddy Joyce
Bus driver: Kenneth Gardnier
Young man's fiancee: Jane Carr
Young man: David Lincoln
Robbo: Robin Askwith
Peter: Peter Delmar
Dave: David Mayberry
Arthur: Arthur Wild
Interviewer: Ronald Eyre

: Closedown

: Racing and Golf

Racing from Ascot
3.5 The Datchet Hurdle Race (2 miles)
3.35 The Frogmore Steeple Chase (2 miles)
4.5 The Crispin Steeple Chase Handicap (2 1/2 miles)

International Golf
Closing stages of today's matches in the Piccadilly World Championship


Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger

: Play School

A programme for children under five

(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Lionel Morton

: Jackanory: Over Sea, Under Stone: Part 4: Darkness always comes

David Wood tells Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper


Author: Susan Cooper
Storyteller: David Wood

: 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

: Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Part 2

A thrilling cartoon serial.

Professor Lindenbrook and his group of explorers become the captives of cavemen who want to learn how to use fire to make war.

: Babar: Babar at the Photographers

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

: National News

and Weather

: 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

Burroughs finds himself with a rival for Mrs Heenan's hand.
Malcolm discovers he has a talent for conjuring tricks. Jimmy returns home.
(from BBC Midlands)


Series devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Kenneth Hill
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Noel Lidiard-White
Mrs Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Amelia Malcolm: Naomi Chance
Robert Malcolm: Conrad Phillips
Hugh Robertson: Jack Watling
Olivia Robertson: Mary Kenton
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Vera Harker: June Bland
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Chenniston Royle: Norman Scace
Glyn Owen-Davis: Raymond Llewellyn
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Jimmy Harker: David Janson

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers with discs, stars, and news
Introduced by Pete Murray
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Johnny Pearson
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Mel Cornish

: Dad's Army: Something Nasty in the Vault

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
featuring John Laurie as Pte Frazer, James Beck as Pte Walker, Arnold Ridley as Pte Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Pte Pike

Something Nasty in the Vault - in which our heroes discover an unexploded bomb in the vault of Captain Mainwaring's bank
[with] Janet Davies as Mrs Pike, Bill Pertwee as the ARP Warden
Special guest: Robert Dorning as the Bank Inspector
and Norman Mitchell as Capt Rogers

The voice of Bud Flanagan
Signature tune by Jimmy Perry and Derek Taverner played by The Band of the Coldstream Guards conducted by their Director of Music Capt Trevor L. Sharpe


Writer/Signature tune: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
The voice of [singer, signature tune]: Bud Flanagan
Signature tune: Derek Taverner
Signature tune played by: The Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conductor: Capt Trevor L. Sharpe
Design: Paul Joel
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
The ARP Warden: Bill Pertwee
The Bank Inspector: Robert Dorning
Capt Rogers: Norman Mitchell

: Softly, Softly: Dead Aboard

by Elwyn Jones
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det Chief Supt Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det Chief Insp Watt, Philip Brack as Det-Insp Cook, Norman Bowler as Det-Sgt Hawkins, Peggy Sinclair as P/W Det-Sgt Allin

A prostitute is found murdered in a quiet backwater quay at Wyvern. Who is the killer? Barlow and his team make every effort to find out.


Writer: Elwyn Jones Script editor: Arnold Yarrow
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Brian Parker
Det Chief Supt Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det Chief Insp Watt: Frank Windsor
Det-Insp Cook: Philip Brack
Det-Sgt Hawkins: Norman Bowler
P/W Det-Sgt Allin: Peggy Sinclair
Carol Ransom: Annette Simone
Johnson: Frederick Peisley
Bob Mason: : Frank Mills
Smith: Robert Flynn
Jim Mason: Leon Eagles
Gregg: Nat Pearn
Mrs Prince: Dorothy Frere
Inspector Kenworth: Salvin Stewart
Patrick: John Sterland
Oliver: Michael Elwyn
Captain Donaldson: Howard Lang
PC Oates: Edward Clayton

: The Main News

With Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Sportsnight with Coleman

David Coleman introduces three major sports outside broadcasts: Show Jumping from the Empire Pool, Wembley; International Athletics from the Crystal Palace, and the Piccadilly World Match-Play Golf Championship

The Horse of the Year Show from Wembley

An international entry for the Norwich Union Championships

International Athletics: Great Britain v Finland (Men's International) and Great Britain v Rumania (Women's International)

Piccadilly World Match-Play Golf Championship
Edited highlights from the first day's play at Wentworth where competitors include British Open champion Tony Jacklin


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (The Horse of the Year Show): Dorian Williams
Television Presentation (The Horse of the Year Show): Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation (The Horse of the Year Show): David Kenning
Commentator (International Athletics): Ron Pickering
Commentator (International Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Television Presentation (International Athletics): Bob Duncan
Golfer: Tony Jacklin
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Twenty-Four 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

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


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Commentator (The Conservative Party Conference): Robin Day
Commentator (The Conservative Party Conference): Alan Watson

: Weatherman

: Car-Wise: 1: The Braking System

Ten programmes on car maintenance and the overhaul of an engine
With Barry Bucknell and Doug Mitchell
(from BBC South and West)



Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Presenter: Doug Mitchell
Producer: John Dobson

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