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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 1: Engineering Materials: 3: Steel
(Shown on Monday)

9.38 Science All Around: Glass Bottles
Is an empty bottle really empty? And what has this to do with a diving bell? 3d on the bottle? Nowadays it's 'No Deposit.' What brought about this technological breakthrough?
Introduced by Fergus O'Kelly
with Jim Frost

10.0 History 1917-1967: Revolution in Russia
(Shown on Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg
A series for Welsh schools
(Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.0 Hobson's Choice: Part 2
by Harold Brighouse
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 British Social History: The Age of Steam: 3: The Iron Road
The coming of the railways between 1825 and 1850, and their tremendous impact on people's lives.
Introduced by Robin Ray

12.0 New Horizons: Hero: 5: Youth and Rebels
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Guest (Science All Around): Jim Frost Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Author (Hobson's Choice): Harold Brighouse
Presenter (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): John Radcliffe

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For Indian and Pakistani viewers

: Interval

: Ble Carech Chi Fynd?

Sea trip: Menai Bridge to Llandudno
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield transmitters only)
(first shown on BBC Wales)

1.25 Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Enlarging the Picture
Gordon Severn shows how projectors and enlargers make bigger pictures.

2.30 Twentieth-Century Focus: 3: The Scientist and Life
(Shown on Tuesday)


Presenter (Science Session): Gordon Severn
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Closedown

: Representing the Union: 3: Communicating with Members

(shown on Sunday)

4.15 Interval

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under 5

(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: Norwegian Folk Tales: 'Princess on the Glass Hill'

Sonja Nerdrum tells Norwegian Folk Tales
Today's story: 'Princess on the Glass Hill'


Storyteller: Sonja Nerdrum

: Zokko!

Noise! Adventure! Glitter!
Today's edition includes Part 12 of the adventure serial Skayn: This time... I am afraid

with the voices of Sheelagh McGrath, Gordon Clyde, Anthony Jackson
and pictures by Leslie Caswell
Arthur Scott and his Performing Seals
Written and produced by Molly Cox


Voices (Skayn): Sheelagh McGrath
Voices (Skayn): Gordon Clyde
Voices (Skayn): Anthony Jackson
Pictures (Skayn): Leslie Caswell
Animal act: Arthur Scott and his Performing Seals
Zokko! music: Brian Fahey
Animation: Ted Lewis
Animation: Malcolm Draper
Director: Paul Ciani
Writer/Producer: Molly Cox

: Wild World

A series about animals - in close-up, in action, and in our lives
With Tony Soper and Jill Dawe

Operation Eleonora: this film shows the role of the RAF helping bird protection and bird study in Cyprus. Eleonora's falcons are ringed each year with the help of an RAF Mountain Rescue team.

A question of stripes: how many different kinds of zebra are there? Where do they live and how do they behave?

Big cats in Ireland: David Cabot visits a place which exported lions back to Africa.

(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Presenter: Jill Dawe
Reporter (Big cats in Ireland): David Cabot
Director: Keith Hopkins
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: John Sparks

: Babar: Babar the Artist

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

: 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

Langley's absence from the Bull on Sunday morning causes speculation. The Pargeters visit their garage. Jimmy spends the day with his new girlfriend.
(From BBC Midlands)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Richard Hardy
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen
Adrian Robertson: Paul Bartlett
Hugh Robertson: Jack Watling
Michael Robertson: Robert Bartlett
Olivia Robertson: Mary Kenton
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Vera Harker: June Bland
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Mrs Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
William Pargeter: Julian Somers
Gordon Pargeter: Colin Stepney
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Julie Robertson: Deborah Watling

: The Laugh Parade: One Good Turn

Tonight's film in this comedy season stars Norman Wisdom and also features Shirley Abicair, Joan Rice, Thora Hird
Norman's efforts to save an orphanage and provide presents for the children lead him into a succession of wild adventures - a riotous back-stage chase, the London-Brighton walking race and a dare-devil drive in a model car are all part of the trail of crazy chaos he leaves behind him.
One Good Turn was Norman Wisdom's second film, and one of his most inventive and eventful comedies. Norman has two leading ladies, Joan Rice and Shirley Abicair, and Thora Hird is also featured prominently in the supporting cast. Ted (Dixon of Dock Green) Willis was one of the contributors to the screenplay.


Screenplay/producer: Maurice Cowan
Screenplay: Ted Willis
Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Norman: Norman Wisdom
Iris: Joan Rice
Mary: Shirley Abicair
Cook: Thora Hird
Alec: William Russell
Bigley: Richard Caldicot

: The Main News

With Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Liberal Party
(Also on BBC2)

: The Wednesday Play: Close the Coalhouse Door

by Alan Plater
from a story by Sid Chaplin

The story of a mining village from the day the pits opened to the present
Based on a production originally staged at the Newcastle Playhouse
Writing with serious intent: page 14


Writer: Alan Plater
From a story by: Sid Chaplin
Songs by: Alex Glasgow
Musical director: William Southgate
Original stage design: Brian Currah
Television design: Archie Clark
Script editor: Shaun MacLaughlin
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Bill Hays
The Expert: Dudley Foster
John Milburn: Alan Browning
Thomas Milburn: Colin Douglas
Geordie: Bryan Pringle
Jackie: John Woodvine
Ruth: Geraldine Moffatt
Mary Anne Milburn: Brenda Peters
Frank Milburn: Ralph Watson
Will Jobling: Kevin Stoney
The Vicar: Robin Parkinson
Jean: Jean Becke
Hughie: James Garbutt
Policeman: Colin Hale
Pitmen: James Gavigan
Pitmen: Patrick Lewsley
Pitmen's wives: Augusta Walker
Pitmen's wives: Jean Stirling

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby 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: David Dimbleby
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: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Free for All: Truth: 2

In this, the second of 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

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