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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 4: Metal Cutting
(shown on Monday)


9.38 Maths Today: Year 1: 6: Combining Classes
Introduced by David Sturgess

10.0 History 1917-67
(shown on Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref: O Gwmpas y Byd: 1: Niagara
A series for Welsh schools
(all transmitters except Scotland and Northern Ireland)

11.5-11.25 Television Club
(shown on Tuesday)

11.35 A Year's Journey: A Castle in Wales
Introduced by Eric Simms

12.0 New Horizons
(shown on Monday)


Presenter (Maths Today): David Sturgess
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Unknown: Meirion Edwards
Presenter/producer (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F. R. Elwell

: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

Dilip Kumar talks to Mahendra Kaul about his involvement in the film industry in the developing parts of the East - how he got his screen name - what he is like today-how stardom has affected his life and, for the first time, sings a song.
Presented and produced by Mahendra Kaul
(From BBC Midlands: shown on Sunday)


Interviewee/Singer: Dilip Kumar
Presenter/Producer: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Gerry Hynes

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Bears in the Wood

For the very young
Tog is worried by a new animal, but a story reassures him.

: The News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: The Centrally Heated Man
The first of five programmes in which Carol Binsted and Dave Freeman discuss the conditions we need, as human 'machines,' to be comfortable and efficient.

2.30 20th-Century Focus: Towards a Classless Society?: 2: Crossing the Barrier
(shown on Tuesday)


Presenter (Science Session): Carol Binsted
Presenter (Science Session): Dave Freeman
Producer (Science Session): Peter Baker

: Closedown

: Play School

from Ted Moult's farm
A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Jackanory: The Ghosts: 3: The will to help is strong enough

Donald Pickering tells The Ghosts by Antonia Barber


Author: Antonia Barber
Storyteller: Donald Pickering

: Almost a Fairytale: Part 1

A film from Russia in three parts, based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen

The ugly duckling is chased from the farmyard and wanders into a game preserve where it joins an ostrich and its family.
A Sovexport film


Based on a story by: Hans Christian Andersen

: Tom Tom

introduced by Norman Tozer with Jan Leeming
People, places, events, ideas, and inventions
Norman meets some amateur radio enthusiasts, sees a mobile radio car, and visits a radio ham at home.
John Earle is in Switzerland at the tallest dam in the world, the 932-feet-high Grande Dixence, and takes a spin in a speedboat on the lake behind it which is almost as deep as the Eiffel Tower is high!
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: Jan Leeming
Reporter: John Earle
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 Colin Morris
starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord, Paul Massie with Barry Justice
Guest star Andree Melly

At Roger's insistence, Lena Freeman has agreed to consider taking a holiday. Indira and her husband have been deciding their future. The Beckett family's problems have gone from bad to worse.


Writer/producer: Colin Morris
Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Tom Carter
Director: Morris Barry
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Tom Durham: Paul Massie
Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Lena Freeman: Andree Melly
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Indira Kapila: Rani Dube
Headmaster: John Ringham
Assistant headmistress: Patricia Hastings
Bessie Beckett: Jeannette Sterke
Mrs Freeman: Maudie Edwards
Waitress: Gretchen Franklin
Dr Merton: Charles Stapley
Mrs Merton: Brenda Kaye
Penny James: Rohan McCullough
Gran Beckett: Katherine Parr

: Tomorrow's World

What's new today for those interested in tomorrow
Introduced by Raymond Baxter with James Burke
Discoveries, developments, trends - a weekly report on the critical and fast-changing world of science, medicine, and technology



Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: James Burke
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Gordon Thomas
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Michael Latham

: As Good Cooks Go: A Good Pull Up for Bentleys

by John Warren and John Singer
Starring Tessie O'Shea
with Robert Dorning

Good cooks often have their trials and tribulations and some of them have to deal with more than just kitchen problems.


Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Fight arranged by: Peter Diamond
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: John Howard Davies
Blodwen O'Reilly: Tessie O'Shea
Receptionist: Georgina Patterson
Mr Bullock: Robert Dorning
Mick: Barry Keegan
Wally: Nosher Powell
Charlie: Tommy Godfrey
Sid: Norman Chappell
Jock: Alex McAvoy
Harry: Brian Grellis
Willie: Raymond Boyd
Columnist: Bruno Barnabe
Joe: James Appleby
Susan: Hilary Pritchard
Violinist: Bobby Campbell
Vicar: John Lawrence
Executive: David Brook

: It's Cassius v Rocky

Presenting the heavyweight fight of the century Rocky Marciano v Cassius Clay Boxing's only undefeated World Heavyweight Champions of the century were brought together in the ring for this unique match.
With the differences between their ages and fitness scientifically ironed out by a computer, this is a remarkable opportunity to compare the art and technique of two great boxers. Harry Carpenter introduces the bout and discusses the most sensational fight of this electronic age. Who will win?
Marciano could win by a KO, but he cuts easily (Joe Louis)
I think Clay will win easily (Jersey Joe Walcott)
I pick Marciano's punching power against Clay's cleverness (Nat Fleischer)
This film is being shown within hours of its release in 1,500 American cinemas where it is expected to gross some $5 million.
A Woroner Film production



Boxer: Rocky Marciano
Boxer: Cassius Clay
Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Bob Duncan

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(Also on BBC2)

: The Wednesday Play: The Hunting of Lionel Crane

by Roy Minton
with Robert Powell as Lionel Crane
and Michael Robbins as Sergeant Billings


Writer: Roy Minton
Music: Martin Baggott
Film editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Sound: Peter Edwards
Film cameraman: Peter Bartlett
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Michael Tuchner
Lionel Crane: Robert Powell
Sergeant Billings: Michael Robbins
George Binns: Don Hawkins
Flash Blakey: Geoffrey Hughes
Bern: Anthony Trent
Pamela: Sandra Shipley
Squire: James Grout
Christmas Potter: John Barrett
Lionel's father: Walter Sparrow
Gamekeeper: John Rees
Margery: Veronica Doran
Bramlett: Leslie Anderson
Pub Barber: Will Leighton
Lorry driver: Reg Lye
Warrant Officer: John Comer
Colonel: Ambrose Coghill
Camp Barber: Charles Adey-Gray
Assistant Gamekeeper: John Sarbutt
Corporal: Chris Webb
Members of Squad: Terence Angel
Members of Squad: Mike Daly
Members of Squad: Andrew Grant
Members of Squad: Hugh Halliday
Members of Squad: Tom Laird
Members of Squad: Albert Lampert
Members of Squad: Jerry Martin
Members of Squad: Barry McCarthy
Members of Squad: Paul Prescott
Members of Squad: Mark Rivers
Members of Squad: Adrian Shergold
Members of Squad: Peter Winter

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: Jump Jet

To fly a jet like a helicopter - this was the revolutionary post-war dream. Britain won the race to get a vertical take-off and landing aircraft - called the VTOL for short -into quantity production. The Hawker Harrier is the world's first operational VTOL plane, now in service with the RAF. But it took 13 years, 10,000 trial take-offs, and unrevealed millions.
Although Britain has a long lead in vertical flight technology and looks towards inter-city aviation as a transport revolution, the United States and Germany are keen competitors and are catching up fast.
(from BBC Midlands)


Producer: Derek Smith

: Weatherman, Closedown


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