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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 1: Engineering Materials: 2: What is a Metal?
(Shown on Monday)

9.38 Maths Today: Year 1: Which Class?
Introduced by David Sturgess

10.0 History 1917-1967: Britain and Europe
(Shown on Tuesday)

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

11.0 Hobson's Choice: Part 1
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 A Year's Journey: The Apple Harvest
Introduced by Eric Simms

12.0 New Horizons: Hero: 4: Anti-Heroes
(Shown on Monday)


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

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
(From BBC Midlands)

: Interval

: Maes a Mor

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

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Better Pictures
Gordon Severn explains that if you want to be sure of better pictures you need to exercise careful control at all stages

2.30 Twentieth-Century Focus: The Scientist's Responsibility: 2: The Scientist and the Environment
(Shown on Tuesday)


Presenter (Science Session): Gordon Severn

: Racing from Cheltenham

3.0 The Wills Castella Handicap Hurdle Race
A plate of £750

3.35 The W.D. and H.O. Wills Premier Steeplechase (Qualifier) with £1,000 added to a sweepstakes
(from BBC Midlands)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Presented for TV by: Barrie Edgar

: Interval

: Play School

A programme for children under five
(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: Littlenose: The Painted Caves

John Grant tells Littlenose


Storyteller: John Grant

: Zokko!

Noise! Adventure! Glitter!
Today's edition includes Part 11 of the adventure serial Skayn, What is Plan X?

with the voices of Sheelagh McGrath, Gordon Clyde, Anthony Jackson
and pictures by Leslie Caswell
Comedy on wheels from Phil Eno
Written and directed by Paul Ciani


Voices (Skayn): Sheelagh McGrath
Voices (Skayn): Gordon Clyde
Voices (Skayn): Anthony Jackson
Pictures (Skayn): Leslie Caswell
Comedian: Phil Enos
Zokko! music: Brian Fahey
Animation: Ted Lewis
Animation: Malcolm Draper
Writer/Director: Paul Ciani
Producer: Molly Cox

: The Pony Club Cup 69

In the spring of each year. Pony Clubs all over England, Scotland, and Wales start preparing for The Mounted Games Championship for the Prince Philip Cup. Out of the 170 teams which entered this year, only six reach the Final at the Horse of the Year Show.
This is the story of the four boys and a girl of the Wyndham team -from the beginning of this journey in the fields of Cumberland to the final moments on the tan bark at Wembley.


Producer: David Turnbull

: Babar: Babar learns to Drive

The adventures of a very young elephant

: 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 is in a cheerful and expansive mood, and makes an important announcement. Julie returns home from London and once again proves her skill as a motor mechanic.
(from BBC Midlands; for cast list see page 47)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Alan Whiting
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Michael Briant

: The Laugh Parade: Miracle of Morgan's Creek

Tonight's film in this season of comedy films stars Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken with William Demarest, Diana Lynn

Trudy Kockenlocker hit her head jitterbugging and can't remember anything except she thinks she married a soldier. Pregnant, and with no evidence of a wedding, she tells her childhood sweet-heart Norval Jones, who tries to help - and how!
So begins the story of the wildest of all the Preston Sturges comedies - and the only one of these classics not yet seen on BBC-tv.
As well as hilarious performances from the stars, two fugitives from The Great McGinty - Brian Donlevy and Akim Tamiroff - put in guest appearances.


Writer/Director: Preston Sturges
Norval Jones: Eddie Bracken
Trudy Kockenlocker: Betty Hutton
Emmy Kockenlocker: Diana Lynn
Officer Kockenlocker: William Demarest
The Judge: Porter Hall
'McGinty': Brian Donlevy
'The Boss': Akim Tamiroff

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(also on BBC2)

: The Wednesday Play: The Mark-Two Wife

by William Trevor
Starring Faith Brook and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies

A mysterious, uninvited guest at a fashionable party gradually involves the other guests in her personal tragedy.
Novelist and short-story writer William Trevor has again written a play with a really strong leading role for an actress. His last Wednesday Play, A Night with Mrs Da Tanka, was especially praised for Jean Kent's performance. Tonight it's Faith Brook's turn in the role of the mysterious Anna.


Writer: William Trevor
Lighting: Jim Richards
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Philip Saville
Anna Mackintosh: Faith Brook
Mrs Badanski: Lillias Walker
Toby Oath: Roland Curram
Mrs Engelfield: Maggie McGrath
Mr Engelfield: Henry Gilbert
Badanski: Philip Madoc
General Ritchie: David Hutcheson
Mrs Ritchie: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Dolores Sweeting: Alethea Charlton
Brian Sweeting: Roger Hammond
Japanese waiter: David Toguri
Elsie Engelfield: Joanna Lumley

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: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by James Burke 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


Presenter: James Burke
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

: Association Football

The highlights of one of tonight's top matches


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks

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