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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Castors Away!: 3: Trafalgar
by Hester Burton
Adapted by John Tully

10.0 Science Session: Children as Individuals
Although all children follow the same broad pattern of development, there are many individual differences. These differences are due to both heredity and environment.
Commentary by Tim Gudgin

10.25-10.45 Maths Today - Year 2: Moving with Matrices
Introduced by Derick Last

11.0 Watch!: A Dutch Story

11.18 Out of the Past: The Roman Conquest

11.40 Science Extra: Biology: Polluted Waters
Pollution could destroy all life in our rivers, and seriously affect man himself. Is he doing all he can to tackle the problem?


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
Simon Henchman: John Abineri
Mr Farley: John Cunningham
Mr Thurgar: Kenneth Watson
Mr Cardew: Michael Mulcaster
Helmsman: Patrick Milner
Narrator (Science Session): Tim Gudgin
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy
Presenter (Maths Today): Derick Last
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Baker
Script (Out of the Past): Hugh Ross Williamson
Producer (Out of the Past): Felicity Kinross
Narrator (Science Extra): Peter Welch
Producer (Science Extra): Andrew Neal

: Closedown

: Farm Management: 8: Expansion

Should Mr Smith make an offer for his neighbour's 50-acre farm, or should he be thinking of expanding his dairy herd and making long-term improvements on his existing acres?


Director: Robin Hicks
Producer: Gordon Mosley

: Cadw Cwmni

Hywel Gwynfryn and his guests from the world of entertainment
(first shown on BBC Wales)
(all transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Wales)


Presenter: Hywel Gwynfryn

: Interval

: The News



Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Personal View: Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile earns enough money from one day's work a week not to have to work on the other six days. How does he spend those six free days?


Subject: Jimmy Savile
Producer: Julian Aston

: Closedown

: Play School: Ideas Day

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

: Jackanory: Rupert Stories: Rupert, Beppo, and the Caravan

Michael Gaunt tells Rupert Stories


Storyteller: Michael Gaunt

: 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

: Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Part 9: The Living City

A thrilling cartoon serial

: 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 from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom co-ordinated by Michael Barratt



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



Writer: Elaine Morgan
Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Tom Carter
Producer: Colin Morris
Director: Christopher Barry
Bob Gilmore: David Savile
Edna Gilmore: Alison Fiske
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Mrs Beckett: Jeannette Sterke
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Probation officer: Anthony Woodruff
Clem Beckett: Jonathan Marshal
Solicitor: Geoffrey Morris
Policeman: Dick Haydon
Magistrate: Andrew Laurence
Molly: Lynda Marchal
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Mother: Magda Miller
Danya: Danya Williams
Dr John Somers: John Barrie

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers, with discs, stars, and news from this week's Top Twenty
Introduced tonight by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson



Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Mel Cornish

: Dad's Army: Man Hunt

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, Ian Lavender as Pte Pike

Man Hunt - in which our heroes enlist a recruit with four feet.

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: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
The voice of [singer, signature tune]: Bud Flanagan
Signature tune: Derek Taverner
Signature tune played by: The Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conductor: Capt Trevor L. Sharpe
Design: Ray London
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt 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
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
Suspect: Patrick Tull
Large man: Robert Moore
Small man: Leon Cortez
Fierce lady: Olive Mercer
Sexy lady: Miranda Hampton
Himself [dog]: Bran

: Softly, Softly: Task Force: Exercise

by Elwyn Jones
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det Ch Supt Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det-Supt Watt,
Norman Bowler as Det-Insp Hawkins, David Allister as Sgt Jackson, David Lloyd Meredith as Sgt Evans, Susan Tebbs as P/W D. C. Donald, Terence Rigby as PC Snow
with Walter Gotell as Chief Constable Cullen

'All personnel of No 1 District Task Force will report immediately to Thamesford HQ...'



Writer/'Task Force' format by: Elwyn Jones
Script editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Ben Rea
Det Ch Supt Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det-Supt Watt: Frank Windsor
Det-Insp Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Sgt Jackson: David Allister
Sgt Evans: David Lloyd Meredith
P/W D. C. Donald: Susan Tebbs
PC Snow: Terence Rigby
Chief Constable Cullen: Walter Gotell
Anderson: Denis Cleary
Chief Supt Rowley: Geoffrey Denton
Mr James: Walter Horsrugh
Mrs James: Patsy Smart
Outwood: Barry Jackson
Armstrong: George Reynolds

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Miss World 1969

Grace, charm, personality at The Royal Albert Hall, London (organised by Mecca Promotions) Michael Aspel and Pete Murray introduce 60 beautiful girls who have flown in from all over the world to compete for the greatest of all beauty titles. 28 million viewers will back their choice against those of a panel of famous judges chaired by Peter Dimmock. Lending male support to an all-girl evening are Frank Ifield, The Roy Budd Trio, Lionel Blair Dancers
Orchestra Phil Tate
(Cover story: pages 7-10)


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presenter: Pete Murray
Chairman: Peter Dimmock.
Singer: Frank Ifield
Musicians: The Roy Budd Trio
Dancers: Lionel Blair Dancers
Orchestra conductor: Phil Tate
Programme arranger: Eric Morley
Design: Richard Levin
Production: Philip Lewis

: In a Class of Their Own

Six films which try to answer the question 'What makes a good teacher?'
'We're trying to do a job. We're not set for canonisation.'
Tony Jarvis teaches at a Royal National Institute for the Blind school in Shropshire for children who are not only blind, but who have other physical and mental handicaps as well. His attitude to them is refreshingly free from the sentimental pity that often surrounds blind children.



Subject: Tony Jarvis
Producer: David Gerrard

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it with the latest news in pictures


Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman


: Car-Wise: 7: Bodywork

Ten programmes on car maintenance and the overhaul of an engine
With Barry Bucknell, Doug Mitchell and Phil Sanders
(from BBC South and West: details of Instruction Cards on page 55)



Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Presenter: Doug Mitchell
Presenter: Phil Sanders
Producer: John Dobson

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