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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Getting the Message
10.0 Science Session: Better Pictures
10.25-10.45 Maths Workshop: Stage 1
Number patterns
Introduced by MICHAEL HOLT
11.0 Watch!
11.18 Europe on the Move: Linkoping, Sweden. Even in this most prosperous town, problems like housing and jobs are still very much in evidence
Commentary by ROBERT HEWISON I Filmed by Swedish Schools Television
11.40 Science Extra: Physics Collisions Analysed
Narration by TIM GUDGIN


Introduced By: Michael Holt
Commentary By: Robert Hewison
Unknown: Tim Gudgin

: Closedown

: Farm Management: 2 : The Dairy Herd

Ten programmes for the working farmer based on a typical 280-acre mixed farm.
The vital factors of stocking rate, calving intervals, feeding rate and yield are analysed at Manor Farm.


Director: Robin Hicks
Producer: Gordon Mosley

: Cadw Cwmni

Hywel Gwynfryn with his guests
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield transmitters only)


Presenter: Hywel Gwynfryn

: Interval

: The News

Weatherman Graham Parker


Weather forecaster: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

Scene: The Sentence of the Court
Four boys plead guilty to a crime of violence: what happens next? A probation officer, Michael Naish and a borstal governor, R. A. Attrill, give their views


Expert: Michael Naish
Expert: R. A. Attrill
The Judge: Ronald Adam
Robbo's mother: Anne Pichon
Robbo: Robin Askwith
Peter: Peter Delmar
Dave: David Mayberry
Arthur: Arthur Wild

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under five
Ideas Day
Today's story is
'Pybus and the Phonograph' by Hilary Hayton
Presented by Diane Dorgan and Rick Jones


Story writer: Hilary Hayton
Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Jackanory

John Grant tells Littlenose
Today: The Giant Snowball


Narrator: John Grant

: 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 3

A thrilling cartoon serial

Alec is attacked by a piranha in a conflict between the mossmen and the swampmen

: Babar: Babar goes Fishing

The adventures of a very young elephant

English version written by Peggy Miller and told by Eric Thompson


Writer: 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 from BBC studios throughout Britain co-ordinated by Michael Barratt


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lyn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Newcomers

Julie makes a new friend and introduces him to her parents. Burroughs makes a business proposition to Langley. Jimmy causes his father some anxiety.


Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Vera Harker: June Bland
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Mrs Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Olivia Robertson: Mary Kenton
Adrian Robertson: Paul Bartlett
Michael Robertson: Robert Bartlett
Julie Robertson: Deborah Watling
Hugh Robertson: Jack Watling
Ted Atkinson: Charles Lamb
Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Writer: Alan Whiting
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Michael Briant

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars, and news, introduced tonight by Alan Freeman
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Musical director: Johnny Pearson
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Mel Cornish

: Dad's Army: Room at the Bottom

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

In which Captain Mainwaring discovers that he is not a commissioned officer.

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: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
Signature tune: Jimmy Perry
Signature tune: Derek Taverner
Singer, signature tune: Bud Flanagan
Musicians, signature tune: The Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conductor: Trevor L. Sharpe
Designer: Paul Joel
Capt Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
The Sergeant: Anthony Sagar
Captain Bailey: John Ringham
The Verger: Edward Sinclair
Pte Sponge: Colin Bean

: Softly, Softly: One Thing Leads to Another

by Allan Prior
Norman Bowler as Det-Sgt Hawkins
Peggy Sinclair as P/W Det-Sgt Allin
Gavin Campbell as Det-Con Digby
Howell Evans as Det-Con Morgan
There is nothing out of the ordinary in a young couple seeking entertainment at a gambling club. But when the man is Harry Hawkins and the girl is Barbara Allin they are not just there for the purpose of spending their own money - their interest is in the easy money that flows, and in the club owner, Dino Frankitt, who has the reputation of making his easy money in devious ways.


Det-Sgt Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Det-Sgt Allin: Peggy Sinclair
Det-Con Digby: Gavin Campbell
Det-Con Morgan: Howell Evans
Dino: Anthony Jacobs
Conn: Peter Bowles
Smedley: Philip Stone
Thomas: Lane Meddick
Rogers: Raymond Mason
Vera: Jo Rowbottom
Croupier: John Angove
Mrs Smedley: Ysanne Churchman
Writer: Allan Prior
Script editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Graham Oakley
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Ben Rea

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Sportsnight with Coleman

Greyhound Television Trophy
(worth £1,000 to the winning owner) from the White City Stadium
The final over 880 yards flat and a close look at the six competing finalists
Commentator Harry Carpenter
Television presentation by Brian Johnson

A Sporting Look at the Sporting Press
A new monthly item in which a prominent sportsman or sporting administrator gives his views on what has been written about his particular sport over the past four weeks


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: British by Choice: 5

Cliff Michelmore asks people from East European countries 'Why choose to leave your home, your background, your family, to settle in Britain?'
They answer:
'Because I can buy Pravda and Izvestia in a Sheffield bookshop. I can't buy the Daily Express in Moscow' : Russian-born George Helsing
'Partly because Englishmen are the most charming in the world ': Hungarian-born Ilona Solymossy
'Because it's the best country in the world to make £1 million and still be an ardent socialist': Lithuanian-born Joe Kagan


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Subject: George Helsing
Subject: Ilona Solymossy
Subject: Joe Kagan
Producer: John Morrell

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by James Burke including a round-up of the day's news in pictures


Presenter: James Burke

: Weatherman

: Car-Wise: 2: The Cooling System Batteries

Ten programmes on car maintenance and the overhaul of an engine with Barry Bucknell and Doug Mitchell
2: The Cooling System Batteries
(from BBC South and West)



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

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