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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 2: Working from Drawings: 1: First and Third Angle

9.38 Science all Around: Paper
Introduced by Fergus O'Kelly

10.0 History 1917-1967: America gets involved
Introduced by Brian Redhead

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref
A series for Welsh schools
(all transmitters except Scotland and Northern Ireland)

11.0 Drama: Macbeth: Part 2
by William Shakespeare

11.35 British Social History: 5: The Big Cities
Introduced by Robin Ray

12.0 New Horizons: Men and Gods: The Human Image


Presenter (Science all Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science all Around): Michael Coyle
Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead
Author (Drama: Macbeth): William Shakespeare
Presenter (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): John Radcliffe

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

A programme for viewers from India and Pakistan which includes advice on health and welfare; lesson 51 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

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(All transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Wales)

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

For the very young

: The News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Play
The opportunity to play is essential to healthy growth and development, for it is through play activities that the young child learns about the nature of the world and about his own place in it.
Commentary by Tim Gudgin

2.30 20th-Century Focus: Violence and Society: 3: A Necessary Aggression?
What can we learn from the aggressive games of children and the more dangerous violence of teenage gangs? Does man need an aggressive instinct in order to survive?
Introduced by John Tusa
With Anthony Storr


Narrator (Science Session): Tim Gudgin
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy
Presenter (20th-Century Focus): John Tusa
Guest (20th-Century Focus): Anthony Storr
Producer (20th-Century Focus): John Miller

: Closedown

: Representing the Union: 8: Measuring Work - 2

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

(shown on Sunday; for details of booklet see page 55)

: Interval

: Play School

A programme for children under 5
(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: Rupert Stories: Rupert and the Mare's Nest

Michael Gaunt tells Rupert Stories


Storyteller: Michael Gaunt

: There was this Dog...

A Thames tugboat pulls into Greenwich Reach and dog meets boy down by the Cutty Sark.



Producer: Peggy Miller
Andy: Robin Askwith
Uncle Snelgrove: Mike Carnell
First dog: 'Tony'
Second dog: 'Fred'

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer
People, places, events, ideas, and inventions
Today Tom Tom is in Switzerland seeing the world's smallest watch being made -
smaller than a six-pence!
John Earle sets off for the Himalayas
Jan Leeming joins the Tom Tom team
(From BBC South and West)
(Himalayan Christmas puddings: page 13)


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: John Earle
Reporter: Jan Leeming
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: Hector's House

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

: National News and Weather


: 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 Doctors

written by Elaine Morgan
starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord
with Barry Justice
German measles has been confirmed at the school where Edna Gilmore teaches. Nigel Beckett has been taken into hospital, and his father into custody.



Writer: Elaine Morgan
Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Tom Carter
Producer: Colin Morris
Director: Christopher Barry
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Gran Beckett: Katherine Parr
Probation Officer: Anthony Woodruff
Mrs Beckett: Jeannette Sterke
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Molly: Lynda Marchal
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Dr Merton: Charles Stapley
Merton's secretary: Vicky Hodge
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Norah Daley: Frances Tomelty
Nigerian mother: Celya Robinson
Bob Gilmore: David Savile
Indira: Rani Dube

: The Laugh Parade: If a Man Answers

Tonight's comedy film stars Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin
with Micheline Presle, John Lund, Cesar Romero, Stefanie Powers

Chantal Stacey is the beautiful product of her sophisticated French mother and her staid stuffy father. After a clutch of simultaneous engagements Chantal falls for an attractive photographer, but marriage is only the beginning of many romantic complications.
Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin, one of Hollywood's brightest young romantic teams of the mid-sixties, make the most of this lively comedy which takes a surprising turn with the appearance of handsome veteran Cesar Romero.



Director: Henry Levin
Chantal: Sandra Dee
Eugene: Bobby Darin
Maman: Micheline Presle
John Stacey: John Lund
Adam: Cesar Romero
Tina: Stefanie Powers

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Wednesday Play: Double Bill

by Johnny Speight
starring Marty Feldman as Bill
with Eileen Atkins as the woman, Joby Blanshard as the man, Diane Aubrey and Donald Gee as the couple

The title has a double meaning. Not only does tonight's Wednesday Play feature two
Johnny Speight plays but the central character in both of them is called Bill.
This gives Marty Feldman the opportunity for something of a dramatic tour-de-force in his first 'straight' venture on BBCtv.
Both the plays have been shown before separately and it was Johnny Speight who wanted them combined, featuring Marty.
Surprisingly, Johnny Speight has only had four plays on TV before - these are two of them.
In The Compartment Bill plagues an old man in a train carriage and in Playmates his (female) victim is in a country house.



Writer: Johnny Speight
Incidental music: Carl Davis
Script editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Designer: David Myerscough-Jones
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: John McGrath
Bill: Marty Feldman
The woman: Eileen Atkins
The man: Joby Blanshard
The couple: Diane Aubrey
The couple: Donald Gee

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby 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 and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Sportsnight with Coleman: Association Football

featuring highlights of one of tonight's prominent soccer matches.


Presenter: David Coleman
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Producer: Alec Weeks
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Weatherman, Closedown


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