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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Normal distribution
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: Make a Matrix
Introduced by Derick Last

10.0 Out of the Past: 3: Immigrants to Britain
Introduced by Nicholas Thomas

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus: Violence and Society
(Shown on Monday)

11.0 Watch!: Canals and Canal Boats
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work: Horticulture
(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 Today): Derick Last
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Out of the Past): Nicholas Thomas
Producer (Out of the Past): Felicity Kinross
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Suzanne Davies
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)

: Interval

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


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

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Hobson's Choice: Part 3

by Harold Brighouse

How to do right by your father and still make a profit.


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
Tubby Wadlow: John Gill
Jim Heeler: Joby Blanshard
Dr MacFarlane: Patrick Godfrey

: 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
Presented by Mary Miller and Brian Cant


Presenter: Mary Miller
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Jackanory: Clown Stories: The Highland Circus

Larry Parker tells Clown Stories


Storyteller: Larry Parker

: Wacky Races and Space Kidettes

A new 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 Johnstons and Slade


Presenter: Alan Price
Musicians: Alan Price and Friends
Musicians: Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band
Performers: The Johnstons
Musicians: Slade
Design: Paul Trerise
Production: Peter Ridsdale Scott

: Babar: Babar and the Rain

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

: Z Cars: Nobody Loves Us: Part 2

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


Writer: Leslie Duxbury
Script Editor: P.J. Hamond
Designer: Pat Jackson
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Paddy Russell
Pancho Jackson: Laurence Terry
Ronnie: Raul Aston
Reet: Phoebe Kirk
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
Linda: Karin MacCarthy
Brian Fraser: Keith Skinner
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
PC Stack: John Livesey

: Tomorrow's World

Now in its sixth series
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

: Bobbie Gentry

The popular American singing star who has headed the hit parade in this country introduces tonight her special guest James Taylor
Pan's People


Presenter/Singer/Guitarist: Bobbie Gentry
Singer/Guitarist: James Taylor
Musical Director: John Cameron
Vocal backing: Tears of Joy
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Theatre Date: Dames at Sea

Scenes from the successful new musical by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller
Music by Jim Wise from the stage of the Duchess Theatre, London by arrangement with James Verner
This mini-musical with a cast of only six does for the Thirties what The Boy Friend did for the Twenties. The story is the traditional one of the chorus girl who becomes a star in a day. It is all a loving parody of a period in musical development that isn't really so far away.
"An affectionate parody of film musicals of the 1930s... endless charm, blissfully funny" (Daily Telegraph)
"Small gem of an idea... polished bright" (The Observer)
"Six magnificent mickey takers" The People


Author: George Haimsohn
Author: Robin Miller
Music: Jim Wise
Director: Neil Kenyon
Musical Director: Ray Bishop
Design: Peter Harvey
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Mona Kent: Joyce Blair
Joan: Rita Burton
Hennessey: Kevin Scott
Ruby: Sheila White
Dick: Blayne Barrington
Lucky: William Ellis
The Captain: Kevin Scott

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding: Tuesday's Documentary

A film about railways and railwaymen
"I was one of those youngsters who felt I'd like to play with toy trains and I've continued playing with them ever since. You know the old saying that you get sawdust in your veins when you are working on a circus - it's the same for the railway." (A Passenger-Train Guard)

There are 280,000 railwaymen in Great Britain. This film looks at a handful of these men - men who work or used to work on two lines in the north of England: the former Great Central route from Sheffield to Manchester, via the notorious Woodhead tunnel (a recent BBC2 play "Men of Iron" retold the story of its building), and the former Midland route from Birmingham to Sheffield via Derby and Ambergate. They are men who have railways in the blood and bone and who look at their changing industry with affection, humour and, occasionally, dismay.
Commentary written by Terry Coleman
(A steam man all his life: page 11)


Narrator: Roger Snowdon
Writer: Terry Coleman
Producer: Malcolm Brown

: He and She: How to Fail in Business By Really Trying

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

Paula and Dick find that the best way is to buy the block of flats they live in.


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

with the latest news and pictures

: The Sky at Night: The Moons of Saturn

Patrick Moore describes The Moons of Saturn
Why are Saturn's 10 satellites so different from each other? Why does one of them orbit in the opposite direction from the others, and another appear brightest on one side as it rotates?


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: Michael Brooke
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: Weatherman

: Postscript

by The Rev Ed Sealy



Speaker: The Rev Ed Sealy

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