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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Hypothesis Testing
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: More New Numbers
Presented by Derick Last

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

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus: The Scientist's Responsibility: 2: The Scientist and the Environment
(Shown on Monday)

11.0 Watch!: Making Biscuits
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work: Chain Store
(Shown on Monday)

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

12.3 History 1917-1967: Britain and Europe
Why Britain held aloof from Europe until the early 1960s
Introduced by Brian Redhead


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Stewart Gartside
Presenter (Maths Today): Derick Last
Presenter (Out of the Past): Peter Fowler
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
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)

: Interval

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

The second of a new series of films for the very young.


Narration: Richard Baker
Narration: Isabel Ryan

: The News


Weatherman: George Luce

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Hobson's Choice: Part 1

by Harold Brighouse

How to rule a father and hook a husband.


Author: Harold Brighouse
Designer: Gordon Roland
Henry Hobson: Peter Woodthorpe
Maggie Hobson: Mary Miller
Alice Hobson: Shirley Stelfox
Vickey Hobson: Sian Davies
Will Mossop: Kenneth Colley
Albert Prosser: Patrick Godfrey
Mrs Hepworth: Daphne Heard
Ada Figgins: Ann Mitchell
Jim Heeler: Joby Blanshard
Tubby Wadlow: John Gill

: Closedown

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why

(shown on Sunday at 6.15)


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge

: Play School

(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: Littlenose: Two Eyes's Friends

John Grant tells Littlenose


Storyteller: John Grant

: Wacky Races and Space Kidettes

A cartoon film series

Wacky Races: Dick Dastardly makes another villainous attempt to win

Space Kidettes: Another space adventure with the Space Kidettes and Captain Skyhook

: Monster Music Mash

Pop: Blues: Folk: Whoopee!
Alan Price introduces exciting musical sounds of today with Alan Price and Friends,
Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band
and featuring The Pentangle, Duster Bennett


Presenter: Alan Price
Musicians: Alan Price and Friends
Musicians: Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band
Musicians: The Pentangle
Singer: Duster Bennett
Design: Paul Trerise
Production: Peter Ridsdale Scott

: 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: Lost and Found: Part 2

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


Writer: Leslie Duxbury
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Robert Berk
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Ron Craddock
Reg Allen: Jack Smethurst
Moira Finch: Christine Pollon
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Bannerman: Paul Angelis
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
House-Mother: Miranda Marshall
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Photographer: Martyn Huntley
Mrs Knowles: Edna Morris
Rita Parr: Anne Corfield
Joan: Paula Wilcox
Tim: Andrew Bradford
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Beryl Rawlins: Cheryl Molineaux
Mrs Booth: Diana King
Mr Booth: Clyde Pollitt
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
Sandra Brice: Rosalind Elliott

: Tomorrow's World: The Moon Men

Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins, Commander of the Apollo 11 spacecraft meet Raymond Baxter and James Burke
The men who stepped on to the surface of the Moon tell about the mission that opened a new chapter in the history of the world


Interviewee: Neil Armstrong
Interviewee: Edwin Aldrin
Interviewee: Michael Collins
Interviewer: Raymond Baxter
Interviewer: James Burke
Editor: Michael Latham

: Professional Boxing: The Heavyweight Championship of Great Britain

Jack Bodell (Swadlincote) v Carl Gizzi (Rhyl)
BBC-tv outside broadcast cameras were at the ringside at Nottingham Ice Stadium for last night's Jack Solomons and Reg King promotion, where Jack Bodell and Carl Gizzi battled for the British Heavyweight Title relinquished by Henry Cooper, OBE
(Background to the fight: page 6)


Boxer: Jack Bodell
Boxer: Carl Gizzi
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Richard Tilling

: Tuesday at Eight: Theatre Date: The Crunch

Andrew Cruickshank stars in scenes from the new comedy by Felicity Douglas and Basil Dawson from the stage of the St Martin's Theatre, London
(A Sherwood and Reid and Richard Pilbrow presentation of the Prospect production)

The crunch comes when Henry Oldershaw, headmaster of King Edward's Grammar School, is faced with an overwhelming financial problem. Is he to solve this according to the dictates of his own conscience - or is he tempted to listen to his less-principled old friend, Willy?


Writer: Felicity Douglas
Writer: Basil Dawson
Director: Toby Robertson
Setting: Keith Norman
Television direction: Mary Evans
Henry Oldershaw: Andrew Cruickshank
Beth Oldershaw: Barbara Lott
Willy Rowlands: Michael Gwynn
Neil Oldershaw: Cavan Kendall
Clytie Lennox: Juliet Harmer

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Colour Line: Tuesday's Documentary

by Hugh Burnett
A film about the dilemma of South Africans neither white nor black.

South Africa's face to the world is white, backed by a sea of blacks. But the real situation is much more complicated, ihe colour lines, drawn by law through the country's 19-million inhabitants, isolate two million people under the classification 'Coloured'
They are above the blacks and below the whites in the social hierarchy of apartheid. Many of them are the legacy of three centuries of what would now be illicit sexual pleasure - across the colour line.
Hugh Burnett has been back to South Africa to make this third film on the Republic's race policies. Tonight's documentary looks at the blurred edge of the colour line where things are not as black and white as they might seem to the outside world.
Above the Black man, below the White: page 12


Reporter/Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Who's Killing the Car?

Cliff Michelmore reports
For every 10 motorists in this country who bought a new car last year there are now only nine. This year, for the first time since 1963, less than a million new cars are expected to come on to the roads. What explains this brake on buying?
Is it the breathalyser, the 70 mph speed limit, parking meters, inadequate motorways, or is it the 15 million which road users have to pay out every day in tax?
An outside broadcast from Earls Court on the eve of the London Motor Show


Reporter: Cliff Michelmore
Associate Producer: John Mills
Associate Producer: Christopher Rainbow
Producer: Brian Robins

: 24 Hours: The Moon Men

James Burke and Patrick Moore talk to the astronauts together with a round-up of the day's news in pictures


Interviewer: James Burke
Interviewer: Patrick Moore

: Viewpoint: Don Salvador de Madariaga

"I think I must be the only mining engineer to have held the chair of Spanish studies in the University of Oxford"

Distinguished man of letters, sometime Spanish Ambassador to the USA and France, holder of many important international posts and honours, he has made his home in England since the Spanish Civil War. Here he talks about the human condition and in particular about the ideas in his latest book Portrait of a Man Standing.


Subject: Don Salvador de Madariaga
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

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