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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Castors Away!
10.0 Science Session: Live and Learn
10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2 Looking at Shapes
Introduced by DERICK LAST Produced by Peter Baker
11.0 Watch! Visiting Holland
11.18 Out of the Past
4 : Through Other Eyes Script by DR ANNE ROSS
Produced by FELICITY Kinross
11.40 Science Extra: Biology Living on Others
Narrated by PETER KELLY Produced by MICHAEL TOTTON


Introduced By: Derick Last
Produced By: Peter Baker
Script By: Dr Anne Ross
Produced By: Felicity Kinross
Unknown: Peter Kelly
Produced By: Michael Totton

: Closedown

: Farm Management

6: Up Pigs
Fatteners or weaner production at Manor Farm, and what is involved in planning, and where is the money for expansion coming from?
Directed by ROBIN HICKS


Directed By: Robin Hicks
Produced By: Gordon Mosley

: Cadw Cwmni

HYWEL GWYNFRYN welcomes guests from the world of entertainment
(Crystal Palace. Wenvoe West, Holme Moss , Sutton Coldfield transmitters)


Unknown: Holme Moss

: Interval

: The News

Weatherman BERT FOORD


Unknown: Bert Foord

: Interval

: For Schools and Colleges

Scene: Two-Way Traffic
A new play by ALLAN PRIOR


Play By: Allan Prior
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Produced By: Ronald Smedley
John: Wilfred Pickles
Sally: Clare Sutcliffe
Jim: Gregory Phillips
Marge: Cheryl Hall
Headmistress: Pamela Stirling
Robin Tarrant: Leigh Lawson

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Ideas Day

: Jackanory

Flight from the Polar Night by A. RUTGERS VAN DER LOEFF Part 1


Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: A. Rutgers van Der Loeff

: 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

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat, not forgetting next door neighbour Mrs Kiki Frog.


Unknown: Mrs Kiki Frog.

: London - Nationwide

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital
The news, features, opinions of the country at large from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom co-ordinated by Michael Barratt Reporters ROBERT LANGLEY LYN LEWIS , JACK PIZZEY PHILIP TIBENHAM


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Reporters: Robert Langley
Reporters: Lyn Lewis
Unknown: Jack Pizzey
Unknown: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Newcomers

The Coopers hear news from New Zealand. Arnold continues to avoid Langley. A marriage is celebrated and all Angleton attends the reception.
Directed by MIKE BOWEN (from BBC Midlands)


Unknown: Colin Morris
Story By: John Cresswell
Script By: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Mike Bowen
Mrs Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Vera Harker: June Bland
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Robert Malcolm: Conrad Phillips
Amelia Malcolm: Naomi Chance
Julie Robertson: Deborah Watling
Olivia Robertson: Mary Kenton
Michael Robertson: Robert Bartlett
Adrian Robertson: Paul Bartlett
Hugh Robertson: Jack Watling
William Pargeter: Julian Somers
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Gordon Pargeter: Colin Stepney
Station Officer: Robin Wentworth

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers, with discs, stars, and news Introduced by Alan Freeman TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA


Introduced By: Alan Freeman
Directed By: Johnny Pearson

: Dad's Army: Menace from the Deep

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, and Clive Dunn
featuring John Laurie as Pte Frazer, James Beck as Pte Walker, Arnold Ridley as Pte Godfrey and Ian Lavender as Pte Pike
The voice of Bud Flanagan

In which our heroes are nearly blown to Kingdom Come.

Signature tune by Jimmy Perry and Derek Taverner
Played by The Band of the Coldstream Guards conducted by their Director of Music Capt. Trevor L. Sharpe


Writer/Signature tune by: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
The voice of [Signature tune vocals]: Bud Flanagan
Signature tune by: Derek Taverner
Signature tune played by: The Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conductor: Captain Trevor L. Sharpe
Design: Ray London
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Chief Warden: Bill Pertwee
Second Warden: Stuart Sherwin
First Sailor: Bill Treacher
Second Sailor: Larry Martyn

: Softly, Softly

Write Off by ALAN PLATER
Why is Det-Sgt Allin so interested in the leisure activities of the elite of Wyvern? Why does a car involved in a minor accident unaccountably burst into flame? The subsequent enquiries are not to Watt's liking - he feels the police are expected to be too perfect, while many a blind eye is turned to society's imperfections.
Script editor ARNOLD YARROW Designer GRAHAM OAKLEY Producer LEONARD LEWIS Directed by BEN REA


Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Det-Sgt Allin
Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Graham Oakley
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Directed By: Ben Rea
as Det Chief Insp Watt: Frank Windsor
as Det-Insp Cook: Philip Brack
as p/w Det-Sgt Allin: Peggy Sinclair
as Det-Con Digby: Gavin Campbell
as Det-Con Morgan: Howell Evans
ACC Gilbert: John Barron
Jean Morrow: Gay Hamilton
Henry Morris: Dennis Adams
Rivers: Anthony Collin
Taylor: Brian Rawlinson
Landlord: Victor Langley
Clarke: Griffith Davies
Mrs Rivers: Julie Martin

: The Main News

with ROBERT DOUGALL including a special preview of the Apollo 12 mission which starts tomorrow and Weather

: Sportsnight with Coleman

features International Amateur Boxing England v Czechoslovakia from the Royal Albert Hall, London
First meeting of the two countries since 1958. The England team includes bantamweight Mickey Piner and featherweight Allan Richardson, two medallists from the 1969 European Championships. Four Czech boxers represented their country at the Olympics last year.
Commentator Harry Carpenter
Who will be the BBC's Sports Personality of 1969? David Coleman talks about the personalities on parade for the final vote to be announced on Thursday 11 December, see p 10.


Presenter: David Coleman
Boxer: Mickey Piner
Boxer: Allan Richardson
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Producer: Bob Duncan
Editor: Sam Leitch

: In a Class of Their Own

Six films which try to answer the question ' What Makes a Good Teacher?'
' Chaos, passion, waste - a small price to pay.'
It's hard to talk about method in Sean O'Regan 's art-room. The atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and at first sight chaotic. Sean treats his pupils as friends and the response he gets is enormous. The true results of his teaching he believes come out in the children's ' living ' rather than their work, although some of the work is exceptional.
'My days at school are marvellous; they're one happening after another. Every day becomes an excitement - I think and hope they are getting something from it.'


Unknown: Sean O'Regan
Produced By: David Gerrard

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by David Dimbleby ivith 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
Producer of the week JOHN DEKKER Editor ANTHONY SMITH


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Linda Blandford
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: David Lomax
Unknown: Fyfe Robertson
Unknown: Denis Tuohy
Unknown: Keith Kyle
Unknown: Robert McKenzie
Unknown: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman

: Car-Wise

Ten programmes on car maintenance and the overhaul of an engine with BARRY BUCKNELL
DOUG MITCHELL , PHIL SANDERS 5: The Transmission System
Produced by JOHN DOBSON
(from BBC South and West: details of Instruction Cards on page 22)


Unknown: Barry Bucknell
Unknown: Doug Mitchell
Unknown: Phil Sanders
Produced By: John Dobson

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