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: For Schools and Colleges: Discovering Science: Satellites

Introduced by Michael Underwood.


Presenter: Michael Underwood
Producer: Michael Totton

: For Schools and Colleges: Merry-go-Round: Ready for Winter

Introduced by Richard Carpenter.


Presenter: Richard Carpenter
Series editor: Moyra Gambleton

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Extra: Biology: Polluted Waters

[Repeat] (to 10.45)


Narrator: Peter Welch
Producer: Andrew Neal

: For Schools and Colleges: British Social History: The Age of Steam: 4: The Big Cities

Introduced by Robin Ray.

(to 11.20)


Presenter: Robin Ray
Producer: John Radcliffe

: For Schools and Colleges: New Horizons: Men and Gods: The Artist as Creator

Written and narrated by Dr John Broadbent.
By the time of Michelangelo artists were working no longer for gods but for men.
(to 11.55)


Writer/narrator: Dr John Broadbent
Producer: Michael Gill

: For Schools and Colleges: Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 3: Electricity at Work: 1: Three-phase distribution

Introduced by D. R.C. Holmes.



Presenter: D. R.C. Holmes
Producer: Nat Taylor

: Closedown

: Dim Ond Celwydd Golau Mrs Morgan

Welsh play
(first shown on BBC Wales)
(all transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Wales)

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Chigley: Clay for Mr Farthing

A series of films for the very young.
This place is in Trumptonshire and contains a factory, a handmade pottery, a stately home, and a vintage steam railway.


Animation: Bura and Hardwick
Narration: Brian Cant
Music: Freddie Phillips
Script, puppets, and production: Gordon Murray

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

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

2.30 Going to Work: What the Eye Doesn't See
A play for discussion by John Tully

2.55 People of Many Lands: Nebraskan Winter
About an American cattle farmer and his family on the High Plains of the USA.
Commentary by Tim Slessor

3.20 20th-century Focus: Marriage and Divorce: 2: When we are Married
What are the problems fared by young married couples today? Has the marriage scene changed its character in the 20th century?
Introduced by Michael Aspel
with Professor O. R. McGregor


Presenter (Science all Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science all Around): Michael Coyle
Writer (Going to Work): John Tully
Producer (Going to Work): Paul Mitchell
Narrator (People of Many Lands): Tim Slessor
Producer (People of Many Lands): Peggie Broadhead
Presenter (20th-century Focus): Michael Aspel
Guest (20th-century Focus): Professor O. R. McGregor
Producer (20th-century Focus): John Miller

: Closedown

: The Expanding Classroom: 9: French from Eight

A film made by the Schools Council showing methods of introducing French to primary school classes.
(From BBC South and West)


Producer: Michael Orrom
Presented by: Eileen Molony

: Jackanory: Border Stories: Thomas the Rhymer

Wendy Wood tells Border Stories
The border country of Scotland is full of stories first told long ago by wandering storytellers. The stories were of many different kinds. Funny, sad, and true stories about fairies, magic and wizards.
Wendy Wood returns to Jackanory to tell some of these stories.


Storyteller: Wendy Wood

: 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

: Pegasus: 3: More than our lives are worth

by Rex Tucker

Imprisoned in the French headquarters of spymaster Latouche, Belwether and Lamb have been told of a plan to assassinate Nelson and have made a desperate bid to escape.


Writer: Rex Tucker
Script editor: Kenneth Poolman
Music composed and conducted by: Dudley Simpson
Designer: Christopher Thompson
Producer: John McRae
Director: Michael Ferguson
Capt Julius Belwether, RN: Jonathan Adams
Lt Simon Lamb, RN: Paul Grist
Blanchard: Leslie Bryant
Brady: Derrick Slater
Gaston: Graham Tonbridge
Mme La Comtesse Dominique de Valencay: Athene Fielding
French Lieutenant: Peter Moore
Louis Rene Lavassoir Latouche: John Abineri

: 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 This Week

Ronald Allison spotlights events and people making the news around Town.


Presenter: Ronald Allison

: Ask the Family: The First Semi-Final

The Pountain Family from Edinburgh v The Shier Family from Lisburn, Co Antrim Northern Ireland
A contest in speed and wits between families from all over the United Kingdom introduced by Robert Robinson


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Bob Toner
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Z Cars: None the Worse: Part 1

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

A woman is found dead. The police get a description of the man responsible, then his name: Gleeson... the Crown's witness for a similar murder eight years ago.
(For cast list see Tuesday, page 37)


Writer: James Doran
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Tony Wickert
PC Bannerman: Paul Angelis
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding

: The Andy Williams Show

featuring song, music, and comedy and the best from the world of entertainment
starring Andy Williams and this week's guests:
The Smothers Brothers, Judy Collins, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, The Osmond Brothers
The current series of Andy Williams Shows is one of the most star-spangled anywhere on TV. The emphasis is on youth, says Andy. "We are going to have more young people and more rock groups."
Many of his stars are performers who made their name on British TV - like Rolf Harris, Mary Hopkin, and Dusty Springfield.
But the giants of American humour aren't being ignored. Next week Jimmy Durante is a guest and later on Bob Hope.


Singer/presenter: Andy Williams
Comedians/musicians: The Smothers Brothers
Singer: Judy Collins
Band: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
Singers: The Osmond Brothers
Producer: Allan Blye
Producer: Chris Beard

: Panorama

People, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world introduced by Robin Day with Panorama reporters Michael Charlton, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer



Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Take Three Girls: Requiem for Cello in SW3

by Charlotte Bingham and Terence Brady
[Starring] Liza Goddard as Victoria, Susan Jameson as Kate, Angela Down as Avril

The third play in the series, the first about Victoria, a born loser but with talent and hopes - and a mean father.



Writer: Charlotte Bingham
Writer: Terence Brady
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Michael Hayes
Director: Mark Cullingham
Victoria: Liza Goddard
Kate: Susan Jameson
Avril: Angela Down
Nanny: Margery Mason
Mrs Fairleigh: Jean Harvey
Mr Edgecombe: David Langton
Edward: David Savile
Ralph: Jeremy Child
Sheila: Daphne Thompson
Antonia: Maria Aitken
Reggie: David Rowlands
Derek: Robert Wilde
Children: Joanne Gorman
Children: Keith Berriman

: Kenneth McKellar sings A Song for Everyone

with his special guest John Williams



Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Pianist: John Williams
The Orchestra leader: Henry Datyner
Musical director and special orchestrations: Peter Knight
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Design: J. Roger Lowe
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop 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
(Women in Love: page 6)


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
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: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain

Products - ideas - techniques.
'The only way to have your products known is to travel... a sentiment often expressed, but how often practised?
A film unit tonight follows a marketing executive from London to Milan, Turin and Paris. What is it like to be in the salesman's hot seat? The language barrier... Common Market... delivery dates. Are business life and social life the same or separate?


Commentary: Colin Riach
Production: Christopher Riley
Production: Marcus Davidson

: Weatherman


: Decide for Yourself: 8

A series of management problems for you to solve

A component supplier goes bankrupt: what happens to production while you find another supplier?
Introduced by Robert Robinson



Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: William Woollard
Producer: Paul Ellis

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