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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: The Earth in Space
Introduced by Michael Underwood

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Castors Away!: 1: The Breath of Life
by Hester Burton
Adapted by John Tully

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Biology: Life in the Soil

11.0-11.20 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

11.30-11.55 New Horizons: Men and Gods: In the Museum
Primitive art often has a direct appeal but its function appears magical and mysterious
Written and narrated by Dr John Broadbent

12.5 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 1: Engineering Materials: 5: Heating and cooling
Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes


Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): John Field
Author (Merry-go-Round: Castors Away!): Hester Burton
Adapter (Merry-go-Round: Castors Away!): John Tully
Producer (Merry-go-Round: Castors Away!): Dorothea Brooking
William Henchman: Peter Williams
Susan Henchman: Hilary Mason
Sergeant James Bubb: John Line
Tom Henchman: Louis Selwyn
Nell Henchman: Gillian Bailey
Ben Cattermole: David Chant
Mr Tracy: Peter Bathurst
Narrator (Science Extra): Peter Welch
Producer (Science Extra): Andrew Neal
Presenter (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): John Radcliffe
Writer/narrator (New Horizons): Dr John Broadbent
Producer (New Horizons): Michael Gill
Presenter (Engineering: Craft and Science): D.R.C. Holmes
Producer (Engineering: Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Closedown

: Addola Dduw

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

1.25 Interval

: Watch with Mother: Chigley: The Garden Wall

This place is in Trumptonshire and contains a factory, a handmade pottery, a stately home, and a vintage steam railway.


Animation: Bura and Hardwick
Narration: Brian Cant
Music: Freddie Phillips
Script, puppets, and production: Gordon Murray

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science All Around: Glass Bottles
Introduced by Fergus O'Kelly
with Jim Frost

2.30 Going to Work: Horticulture
Gardening today is a highly specialised business. What sort of young person finds it most rewarding?

2.55 People of Many Lands: Tire, Country Town
About the daily lives of the rope and rugmakers, tinsmiths and cotton pickers, in this small inland town in Western Turkey
Commentary by Keith Alexander

3.20 Twentieth-Century Focus: Violence and Society: 1: Violence of the Crowd
What creates a group identity in a political meeting, a student demonstration, or a soccer crowd? What makes it erupt into violence?
Introduced by John Tusa
With William Sargant


Presenter (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Guest (Science All Around): Jim Frost Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Producer (Going to Work): Barbara Parker
Narrator (People of Many Lands): Keith Alexander
Producer (People of Many Lands): Peggie Broadhead
Presenter (Twentieth-Century Focus): John Tusa
Speaker (Twentieth-Century Focus): William Sargant
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): John Miller

: Closedown

: The Expanding Classroom: 5: Enterprising Infants

Reading, writing, and mathematics in a Midlands Infant School
Presented by David Lucas
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: David Lucas
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Jackanory: Clown Stories: The Gloves

Larry Parker tells Clown Stories
'Roll up, roll up, to the greatest show on earth!'
Every circus has a clown, and this week Larry Parker, with the patched coat, baggy trousers and enormous boots, tells of his adventures as a travelling clown.


Storyteller: Larry Parker

: 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

: Triton: 3: A Box Full of Water

by Rex Tucker

Belwether and Lamb have begun a dangerous attempt to break into the warehouse hiding the revolutionary new submarine boat with which the French mean to destroy the British Fleet.


Writer: Rex Tucker
Script Editor: Kenneth Poolman
Music composed and conducted by: Dudley Simpson
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Producer: John McRae
Director: Michael Ferguson
Lieutenant Simon Lamb, RN: Paul Grist
Captain Julius Belwether, RN: Jonathan Adams
Robert Fulton: Robert Cawdron
Interpreter: Alan Downer
French Captain: Moris Farhi

: Babar: Babar's Picnic

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 This Week

Ronald Allison spotlights events and people making the news around Town


Presenter: Ronald Allison

: Ask the Family: The Amoy Family from Birmingham v The Pountain Family from Edinburgh

A contest in speed and wits between families from all over the United Kingdom introduced by Robert Robinson


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Bob Toner
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Z Cars: Nobody Loves Us: Part 1

by Leslie Duxbury
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Paul Angelis, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

A rock is thrown at a passenger train, and the driver is injured. The Transport Union want the police to take some sort of action, but where do the police start looking for teenage vandals?
(for cast list see Tuesday, page 35)


Writer: Leslie Duxbury
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Paddy Russell
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Bannerman: Paul Angelis

: The Andy Williams Show

featuring song, music, and comedy and the best from the world of entertainment starring Andy Williams
and this week's guests Victor Borge, Peggy Lee, Ray Stevens, The Osmond Brothers and Danny Thomas


Singer/presenter: Andy Williams
Pianist: Victor Borge
Singer: Peggy Lee
Singer: Ray Stevens
Singers: The Osmond Brothers
Comedian: Danny Thomas
Producer: Allan Blye
Producer: Chris Beard

: Panorama

People, places and problems that matter most to Britain and the world introduced by Robin Day with Panorama reporters Michael Charlton, Richard Kershaw, Robert McNeil, Julian Pettifer


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert McNeil
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Counterstrike: All that Glisters

by Adele Rose
Starring Jon Finch, Sarah Brackett

When adults start acting childishly it is no surprise to Simon. By his standards most people are childish. But when they start acting childishly even by their own standards - when a grown man plays hopscotch and another falls off a rocking horse - then something is wrong. But can there be any connection between childish behaviour and the Centauran plan to take over the earth? It seems unlikely - but Centauran plans frequently do. Until they start to work...


Writer: Adele Rose
Series created by: Tony Williamson
Designer: John Hurst
Script Editor: David Rolfe
Producer: Patrick Alexander
Director: Viktors Ritelis
Simon: Jon Finch
Mary: Sarah Brackett
Dr Tate: Lindsay Campbell
Mrs Sengupta: Nina Baden-Semper
Bessie Collier: Mary Hignett
Gwen Gilbert: Wendy Gifford
Control: Fraser Kerr
Tom Gilbert: Ian Dewar
Mrs Tyldesley: Cynthia Bizeray
Mrs Jackman: Rosalie Westwater
Mrs Pearl: Mary Laine
Josh Tetley: Frederick Arle
Bill Pearce: Roy Pattison
Esme Hooper: Daphne Goddard
Albert Collier: Bernard Severn
Observer Africa: Oscar James

: Kenneth McKellar sings A Song for Everyone

with his special guest Nana Mouskouri
accompanied by The Athenians
(Do you like Kenneth McKellar?: page 12)


Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Singer: Nana Mouskouri
Accompanied by: The Athenians
The Orchestra leader: Henry Datyner
Musical director and special orchestrations: Peter Knight
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Design: J. Roger Lowe
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures and 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


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Special Contribution: Keith Kyle
Special Contribution: Robert McKenzie
Special Contribution: Olivier Todd
Producer of the Week: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain

How effective are British Weeks in increasing our exports around the world? Last week's programme looked at the costly operations in Tokyo, Toronto, and a new style one-industry promotion in Hamburg.
Tonight a Board of Trade official, a woman journalist, and the managing director of an export promotion company argue, under the chairmanship of Graham Turner, the case for and against British Weeks.


Panellist: A Board of Trade official [name uncredited]
Panellist: A woman journalist [name uncredited]
Panellist: The managing director of an export promotion company [name uncredited]
Chairman: Graham Turner
Producer: Marcus Davidson
Producer: Christopher Riley

: Weatherman

: Decide for Yourself: 4

A series of management problems for you to solve

When the price seems wrong, do you increase it, lower it, or wait and see?
Introduced by Robert Robinson
with John Winkler, Eric Morgan, Peter Davies, Parry Rogers



Presenter: Robert Robinson
Speaker: John Winkler
Speaker: Eric Morgan
Speaker: Peter Davies
Speaker: Parry Rogers
Director: William Woollard
Producer: Paul Ellis
Paul White: Harvey Hall

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