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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
Commentary by Robert Hewison

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus: Topical programme
(shown on Monday)

11.0 Watch!: Hansel and Gretel
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work
(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



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
(first shown on BBC Wales)

(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield transmitters)

1.25 Interval

: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo, and Midge: Printing

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

A topical programme which questions some of the issues behind the news and some assumptions on which people base their lives.
(shown on Sunday at 6.15)


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children under 5
Today's story is 'Indian Two Feet and His Horse' by Margaret Friskey
Illustrated by Katherine Evans
Presented by Carole Ward and Rick Jones


Author (Indian Two Feet and His Horse): Margaret Friskey
Illustrator (Indian Two Feet and His Horse): Katherine Evans
Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Jackanory: The Saturday Man: Jumble

Joe Melia tells The Saturday Man by Roy Brown


Writer: Roy Brown
Storyteller: Joe Melia

: Wacky Races

A new cartoon film series.

Dick Dastardly makes another villainous attempt to win.

: 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 Magna Carta, Dave and Toni Arthur
(Feeling Old at 27: see page 16)


Presenter: Alan Price
Musicians: Alan Price and Friends
Musicians: Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band
Band: Magna Carta
Singer: Dave Arthur
Singer: Toni Arthur
Design: Paul Trerise
Production: Peter Ridsdale Scott

: Babar: Babar at the Fair

The adventures of a very young elephant
English version written by Peggy Miller and told by Eric Thompson


Writer: 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
(Plugging the Sockets in Nationwide: see page 60)


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

: Z Cars: Give a Dog a Bad Name: Part 2

by David Ellis
Starring James Ellis, Derek Waring
with Paul Angelis, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley


Writer: David Ellis
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Don Brewer
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Tim Combe
Amy Chapman: Peggy Paige
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
PC Bannerman: Paul Angelis
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Jimmy Dugdale: Sam Kydd
Annie Dugdale: Olive Milbourne
Sarah Beswick: Elizabeth Bradley
M'Call: Talfryn Thomas
Dr Lindsay: Michael Hall
Edward Bishop: Donald Bisset
PC Stack: John Livesey

: Tomorrow's World

What's new today for those interested in tomorrow
Introduced by Raymond Baxter with James Burke
Discoveries, developments, trends -a weekly report on the critical and fast-changing world of science, medicine, and technology


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: James Burke
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Julian Cooper
Producer: John M. Mansfield
Producer: Gordon Thomas
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Michael Latham

: Decidedly Dusty

starring Dusty Springfield
with special guest Shari Lewis
and introduced by 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: Derek Warne
Musical director: Johnny Pearson
Script: Joe Steeples
Script: Spike Mullins
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Design: J. Roger Lowe
Production: Mel Cornish
Singer: Dusty Springfield
Ventriloquist: Shari Lewis
Presenter: Valentine Dyall

: Eric Robinson Presents

Svetlana Beriosova, Semprini, David Hughes, Margaret Neville
The Orpington Junior Singers
Conductor Sheila Mossman
The Bel-Canto Singers:

Danae Billett, Ilona Forge, Carol Hall, Mary Hammond, Jackie Mitchell, Ingrid Thomas, Mark Brown, Godfrey Charles, Michael Clarke, Robert Hunter, David G. March, Malcolm Williams
(Svetlana Beriosova appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Margaret Neville by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Dancer: Svetlana Beriosova
Pianist: Semprini
Singer: David Hughes
Singer: Margaret Neville
Singers: The Orpington Junior Singers
Conductor: Sheila Mossman
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Danae Billett
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Ilona Forge
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Carol Hall
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Mary Hammond
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Jackie Mitchell
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Ingrid Thomas
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Mark Brown
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Godfrey Charles
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Michael Clarke
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Robert Hunter
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): David G. March
Singer (The Bel-Canto Singers): Malcolm Williams
The Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Musical associate: Bowles Bevan
Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues
Orchestrations: Peter Hope
Settings: Robert MacGowan
Producer: Bryan Sears

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Tuesday's Documentary: Love of a Kind

A film by Lord Snowdon and Derek Hart
Why do you keep a pet? What do you demand from your dog, your cat, your budgie in return for feeding it and teaching it to be clean about the house?
Is it companionship you want? Do you keep a dog to protect you? Is the bird you keep behind bars simply a living ornament or an essential member of the household just like one of the family?
The relationships between human beings and animals, particularly domestic animals, are sometimes simple. But often they are as complicated as the relationships that exist between people themselves.
(My constant companion, my greatest delight: see page 6)


Director: Lord Snowdon
Writer/narrator: Derek Hart
Executive producer: Michael Latham

: He and She: The Phantom of 84th Street

A comedy film series which recognises the difference.
Starring Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin as Paula and Dick Hollister
with Jack Cassidy as Oscar North
and Kenneth Mars as Harry Zarakardos

Dick and Paula prove bad care-takers when they are loaned a valuable painting.


Paula Hollister: Paula Prentiss
Dick Hollister: Richard Benjamin
Oscar North: Jack Cassidy
Harry Zarakardos: Kenneth Mars

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it with the latest news in pictures


Producer of the week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Viewpoint: Conditions of Faith

Sometimes a man has to step out of his social class and think twice about his church background in order to reach religious maturity.
Robert Kee questions The Rev Geoffrey Shaw of the Gorbals about the setting of his faith.
(from BBC Scotland)


Interviewer: Robert Kee
Interviewee: The Rev Geoffrey Shaw of the Gorbals
Producer: James Dey

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors


Presented by: Mary Hoskins
Series editor: James McCloy

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