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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Sampling Variables
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

9.38 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Arrows
Introduced by Michael Holt

10.0 Europe on the Move: Bitelic - the Back of Beyond
How Bitelic, one of the most remote villages in Yugoslavia, is feeling the effect of the country's economic progress.
Commentary by Robert Hewison

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus: The Scientist's Responsibility: 3: The Scientist and Life
(Shown on Monday)

11.0 Watch!: Hansel and Gretel
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work: Assembly Line
(Shown on Monday)

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

12.3 History 1917-1967: Revolution in Russia: Lenin's Revolution
The Tsar's regime collapses under the stress of war, and the Bolsheviks seize power.


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Maths Workshop): Michael Holt
Producer (Maths Workshop): John Cain
Narrator (Europe on the Move): Robert Hewison
Producer (Europe on the Move): Len Brown
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Carol Wiseman
Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier
Producer (History 1917-1967): John Radcliffe

: Closedown

: Bob yn Dri

Inter-town quiz about Wales
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield transmitters only; first shown on BBC Wales)

1.25 Interval

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

This series of films for the very young tells how Mary lives with her parents at the top of a tall block of flats in a busy town. Her friends are Mungo, her wise old dog, and Midge, a very inquisitive mouse.


Narration: Richard Baker
Narration: Isabel Ryan
Filmed by: Bura and Hardwick
Music: Johnny Pearson
Script: Daphne Jones
Pictures, animation, and production: John Ryan

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Hobson's Choice: Part 2

by Harold Brighouse

How to wed on a shoe-string and keep your father out of court.


Author: Harold Brighouse
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Michael Simpson
Henry Hobson: Peter Woodthorpe
Maggie Hobson: Mary Miller
Alice Hobson: Shirley Stelfox
Vickey Hobson: Sian Davies
Will Mossop: Kenneth Colley
Albert Prosser: Patrick Godfrey
Fred Beenstock: Struan Rodger
Tubby Wadlow: John Gill

: Closedown

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why

(Shown on Sunday at 6.15)


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge

: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children under 5
(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: Norwegian Folk Tales: The Twelve Wild Ducks

Sonja Nerdrum tells Norwegian Folk Tales
Today's story: The Twelve Wild Ducks


Storyteller: Sonja Nerdrum

: 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 Moody Blues, Shirley Collins


Presenter: Alan Price
Musicians: Alan Price and Friends
Musicians: Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band
Musicians: The Moody Blues
Singer: Shirley Collins
Design: Paul Trerise
Production: Peter Ridsdale Scott

: Babar: Babar and his Friends

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

: Z Cars: Gyppo: Part 2

by Allan Prior
Starring James Ellis, John Slater
with Paul Angelis, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley


Writer: Allan Prior
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Christine Ruscoe
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Roderick Graham
Joe Smith: James Culliford
Barrow: Don McKillop
Jack: Eric Allan
Polly Smith: Diana Bishop
Girl: Miriam Mann
Boy: Freddy Foot
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Bannerman: Paul Angelis
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
Moggs: Bartlett Mullins
PC QuiIIey: Douglas Fielding

: Tomorrow's World

from Germany
A special report introduced by Raymond Baxter with James Burke
A new way to catch murderers... mushrooms like footballs... fish bred without bones for children to eat... high altitude rockets manufactured from old newspapers... the world's first square ship.
The latest remarkable developments in German medicine, science, and technology.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: James Burke
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Richard Collin
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Michael Latham

: Decidedly Dusty

Starring Dusty Springfield
with special guests Frida Boccara, Percy Edwards
and introduced by Valentine Dyall

An entertainer from sheer despair: page 12


Singer: Dusty Springfield
Singer: Frida Boccara
Guest: Percy Edwards
Presenter: Valentine Dyall
Dancer: Cassandra Mahon
Dancer: Peter Newton
Vocal backing: Kay Garner
Vocal backing: Lesley Duncan
Vocal backing: Madeline Bell
Choreographer: Ruth Pearson
Musical Associate: Larry Ashmore
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Script: Joe Steeples
Script: Spike Mullins
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Design: J. Roger Lowe
Production: Mel Cornish

: Blackpool Tower Circus

An excerpt from the 1969 Show
As always the Blackpool Tower Circus has a truly international bill with artists from Germany, Czechoslovakia, France, Denmark, and from Holland, Europe's most glamorous wild animal trainer presenting Franz Althoff's Royal Tigers.
with Circus Franz Althoff's Danish Tiger Horses and Ponies

The Four Tonys
The Four Castors
Charlie Cairoli and Company
Circus Franz Althoff's Seven Royal Tigers
The Six Ferkos
The Four Bertolas
The Tower Circusettes
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler
By arrangement with the Blackpool Tower Company Limited


Animal act: Circus Franz Althoff's Danish Tiger Horses and Ponies
Animal act presented by: Franz Althoff
Performers: The Four Tonys
Performers: The Four Castors
Clowns: Charlie Cairoli and Company
Animal act: Circus Franz Althoff's Seven Royal Tigers
Animal act presented by: Miss Yvonne
Performers: The Six Ferkos
Performers: The Four Bertolas
Performers: The Tower Circusettes
The Circus directed by: Bernard Crabtree
Musical director: Tommy Jones
Ringmaster: Norman Barrett
Ringmaster: Harold Holt
Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Remember, Remember... the Fifth of November, Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot

Tuesday's documentary asks why should we remember? And, more important still, how many needless accidents does it cause each year? No one knows the real facts about what happened on that first gunpowder night under the House of Commons 350 years ago. But the facts are clear as far as the casualty departments of our hospitals are concerned. Fireworks are an annual hazard which cripple and scar thousands of children.
Millions get pleasure and amusement from firework displays, but we are still one of the few countries left that sell fireworks to children. The law says that they must be over 13 before they can buy - but those badly burned are frequently much younger.
Man Alive last year sent out Harold Williamson as well as Jeanne La Chard and John Percival during the Guy Fawkes celebrations to bring back a disturbing film report about the cost of 5 November. This year the programme is shown again - in time, perhaps, to be a warning.
Introduced by Desmond Wilcox


Reporter: Harold Williamson
Reporter: Jeanne La Chard
Reporter: John Percival
Presenter/editor: Desmond Wilcox
Director: David Filkin
Editor: Bill Morton

: Jackie Stewart - World Champion

Introduced by Maxwell Boyd
What kind of man is the new world champion racing driver? Thirty-year-old Scotsman Jackie Stewart won the title at Monza last month with three races still to go. No one had a chance to catch him in the last Grand Prix of the 1969 season in Mexico City last Sunday.
Stirling Mess and Stewart's team manager Ken Tyrell are among the motor sporting personalities who contribute to this profile of Jackie Stewart, with highlights of the big race in Mexico City which confirmed him as world champion.
Cool and calm - even when they tiger: page 17


Subject: Jackie Stewart
Presenter: Maxwell Boyd
Interviewee: Ken Tyrell
Director: Tony Salmon
Associate producer: John Mills
Associate producer: Christopher Rainbow
Producer: Brian Robins

: 24 Hours

including news summary

: Weatherman

: Free for All: Truth: 1

In these three programmes several hundred young people, including hippies, greasers, skinheads, and hell's angels, have been invited to forget their differences and meet under one roof to tell us about themselves
Talking to them in this first programme James Mossman


Interviewer: James Mossman

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