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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 1 - Engineering Materials: 5: Heating and cooling
(Shown on Monday)

9.38 Maths Today: Year 1: There and Back
Introduced by David Sturgess

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 transmitters)

11.0 Hobson's Choice: Part 3
by Harold Brighouse
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 A Year's Journey: Rocks and Records
Introduced by Eric Simms

12.0 New Horizons: Men and Gods: In the Museum
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (Maths Today): David Sturgess
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Author (Hobson's Choice): Harold Brighouse
Presenter (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F.R. Elwell

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
A programme for viewers from India and Pakistan which includes advice on health and welfare lesson 49 of Look, Listen, and Speak; and Asian music
(from BBC Midlands)

"Look, Listen, and Speak," Book 4, in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, and English (the vocabulary in Gujarati is available in leaflet form) and long-playing record with English dialogue and practice sentences to accompany Book 4 obtainable from booksellers/record dealers, Asian stores, or by post from BBC Publications [address removed]. Book 6s (by post 7s. 3d.) (crossed postal order. please, not stamps); Records 41s. (by post 42s. 10d.)


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman
Assisted by (Look, Listen, and Speak): Sheila Dillon-Guy

: Interval

: Maes a Mor

Out and about with John Bevan
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield transmitters)

1.25 Interval


Presenter: John Bevan

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

For the very young

: The News


Weatherman: George Luce

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: First Thoughts
A young baby's activities are simple and largely automatic, but this early behaviour serves as a basis for subsequent development
Commentary by Tim Gudgin

2.30 Twentieth-century Focus: Violence and Society: 1: Violence of the Crowd
(Shown on Tuesday)


Narrator (Science Session): Tim Gudgin
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Closedown

: Representing the Union: 5: A Fair Differential

A trade unionist's guide to productivity bargaining and management techniques

(Shown on Sunday)

: Interval

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under 5
Presented by Mary Miller and Brian Cant


Presenter: Mary Miller
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Jackanory: Clown Stories: Holland

Larry Parker tells Clown Stories


Storyteller: Larry Parker

: The Singing, Ringing Tree: Part 1

A film from Germany in three parts

The Prince sets out to find a magic tree to offer to the bad-tempered Princess.
Story told by Tony Bilbow


Narrator: Tony Bilbow
English version written and presented by: Peggy Miller

: Wild World

Animals in close-up, in action and in our lives with Tony Soper and Jill Dawe
(From BBC South and West)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Presenter: Jill Dawe
Director: Keith Hopkins
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: John Sparks

: Babar: Babar and the Game of Bowls

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

The Robertsons give a firework party. Burroughs hears disturbing news which affects his future plans. Arnold and Langley continue to ignore each other.
(From BBC Midlands; for cast list see page 47)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale

: The Laugh Parade: The Model and the Marriage Broker

Tonight's film in this comedy series stars Thelma Ritter, Jeanne Crain, Scott Brady

Mae Swazey operates a Marriage Bureau catering for an endless parade of shy, timid clients in search of partners. With garrulous good humour she earns a modest living by matching chalk and cheese, but when she takes a sympathetic hand in the affairs of an attractive but unhappy model who isn'even a client, the sparks begin to fly.
Thelma Ritter, one of Hollywood's most accomplished character actresses, brings the wry wit of her native Brooklyn to bear on the role of Mrs Swazey whilst Jeanne Crain is the pert and pretty model.


Screenplay/Producer: Charles Brackett
Screenplay: Walter Reisch
Screenplay: Richard Breen
Director: George Cukor
Kitty: Jeanne Crain
Matt: Scott Brady
Mae Swazey: Thelma Ritter
Wixted: Zero Mostel
Doberman: Michael O'Shea
Emmy: Helen Ford

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Wednesday Play: All Out for Kangaroo Valley

by Noel Robinson
Two young Australians on holiday in London find that the 'old country' is as full of personal problems as of tourist spots.
This is the second Wednesday Play to take a look at England through the eyes of outsiders - the first was "The Exiles" by West Indian Errol John. "All Out for Kangaroo Valley" was written and directed by Australians and has an all-Australian cast.


Writer: Noel Robinson
Music: Dudley Simpson
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Bill Bain
Jan: Sandra Gleeson
Robert: Mark Edwards
Courier: Jennifer Young
Nev: Kerry Francis
Carol: Vivienne Lincoln
Jim: David Gilchrist
Colin: Warwick Sims
Liz: Betty McDowall
Peter Steiner: Peter Arne
Emma Steiner: Joanne Dainton
Girl in pub: Jasmine Greenfield
Girl in pub: Beatrice Aston
Girl in pub: Helen Harper
Woman in pub: Eileen Way
Man in pub: Bill Riley
Man in pub: Peter Collier
Man in pub: Francis Phillips
Joe: Brian Harrison
First man at party: John Keightley
Second man at party: Donald Pickering

: 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
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Olivier Todd
Producer of the Week: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Association Football

The recorded highlights of one of tonight's top matches


Commentator: Barry Davies

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