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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: Water as a Solid
Introduced by Michael Underwood

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Exploring Sounds
Introduced by Brian Cant

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Physics: Electricity in Atoms?
Introduced by John Osborne

11.0-11.20 A Year's Journey: Hadrian's Wall
Introduced by Eric Simms

11.30-11.55 New Horizons: A Matter of Degree?: 2: The University Idea

12.5 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 7: Gas Welding
Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes



Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Totton
Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Brian Cant
Series editor (Merry-go-Round): Moyra Gambleton
Presenter (Science Extra): John Osborne
Producer (Science Extra): Robin Gwyn
Presenter (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F.R. Elwell
Producer (New Horizons): Gordon Croton
Presenter (Engineering: Craft and Science): D.R.C. Holmes
Producer (Engineering: Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Closedown

: Cadw Cwmni

Hywel Gwynfryn and his guests


Presenter: Hywel Gwynfryn

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: 8: The Triangle

In this new series in colour Andy Pandy, Teddy, and, of course, Looby-Loo, come to play.


Narrator: Vera McKechnie
Singer: Valerie Cardnell
Puppeteer: Cecil Stavordale
Puppeteer: Madge Stavordale
Puppeteer: Christopher Leith
Music: Maria Bird
Script and production: Freda Lingstrom

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Maths Today: Year 1: The size of it
Introduced by Brenda Briggs

2.30 Going to Work: Laundries and Dry Cleaning
Introduced by Peter West

2.55 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 7: This way up
with George Layton, Christopher Chittell, Philip Brack, Kenneth Colley, Kenneth Gardnier
Introduced by George Layton

3.20 20th-century Focus: A Healthy Future?
How are we to find the money, use it wisely and yet limit costs, in our efforts to improve the National Health Service?
Commentary by Michael Parkinson


Presenter (Maths Today): Brenda Briggs
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): Peter Scroggs
Producer (Going to Work): Alan G. Bell
Presenter (Look and Read): George Layton
Narrator (Look and Read): Harvey Hall
Producer (Look and Read): Andree Molyneux
Len Tanner: George Layton
Micky: Christopher Chittell
Bill: Philip Brack
Mr Moon: Kenneth Colley
Roy: Kenneth Gardnier
Narrator (20th-century Focus): Michael Parkinson
Producer (20th-century Focus): Bernard Adams

: Closedown

: In Our Midst: 1: A New Life

A study in contrasts seen through the eyes of Sikh children entering an English school in the Borough of Ealing for the first time.
Introduced by Geoffrey Hodson


Presenter: Geoffrey Hodson
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Jackanory: Stories about Railways: The Talyllyn Railway

Geoffrey Wheeler tells Stories about Railways

In Britain today most trains are electric or diesel, but there are still a few steam trains running and today's story is about a railway in Wales where you can still ride on one. Other stories this week tell of rocket trains, engines that tried to fly and underground trains that drive themselves, and on Friday there's an adventure story which all happens on the night express to Scotland.
Today: The Talyllyn Railway


Storyteller: Geoffrey Wheeler

: 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

: Belle and Sebastian: 1: The Meeting

A serial from France in 13 episodes.

News comes to a small village in the French Alps that an enormous white dog is running wild in the mountains. Sebastian is determined that it shall come to no harm.


Cesar: Edmond Beauchamp
Guillaume: Jean Michel Audin
Jean: Dominique Blondeau
Angeline: Paloma Matta
Sebastian: Mehdi
Celestine: Helene Dieudonne

: Hector's House

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

: London This Week

focuses on events and people making the news around town

: A Question of Sport

with David Vine, featuring 50 years of world sporting action

Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan captain two teams of sporting celebrities who try to identify and answer questions about famous incidents, events, and personalities in the history of sport.
The teams this week:
Henry Cooper, Jack Charlton, Anita Lonsbroughv
Cliff Morgan, Richard Sharp, Pat Taaffe
(From BBC North)


Presenter: David Vine
Team captain: Henry Cooper
Team captain: Cliff Morgan
Panellist: Jack Charlton
Panellist: Anita Lonsbrough
Panellist: Richard Sharp
Panellist: Pat Taaffe
Designer: Paul Montague
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Z Cars: Nice Bit o' Stuff: Part 1

by Richard Beynon
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

Under the new act, couples can marry at 18... but there are still strong family traditions... 'Wait 'til you're 21... key of the door.' But not for Valma Yorke.


Writer: Richard Beynon
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Gerald Blake
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring

: The Andy Williams Show

A series featuring song, music, and comedy and the best from the world of entertainment starring Andy Williams and this week's guests Claudine Longet, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Andy Griffith, The Osmond Brothers


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Guest: Claudine Longet
Musicians: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
Comedian: Andy Griffith
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 Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Kenneth Williams Show

Written by John Law and Kenneth Williams
Starring Kenneth Williams and Joan Sims
with Jonathan Cohen, Mike Redway, Ted Carson
with the Max Harris Orchestra


Comedian: Kenneth Williams
[Actress]: Joan Sims
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Singer: Mike Redway
[Actor]: Ted Carson
Musicians: The Max Harris Orchestra
Writer: John Law
Writer: Kenneth Williams
Designer: Gary Pritchard
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Doomwatch: Burial at Sea

by Dennis Spooner
[Starring] John Paul, Simon Oates, Robert Powell
with Joby Blanshard, Wendy Hall

A luxury cruiser adrift in the Channel... a lifeboat sails out to the rescue. What they find aboard starts a national scandal and involves Quist in another major investigation.
Plymouth Lifeboat and Crew by permission of the RNLI


Writer: Dennis Spooner
Series devised by: Kit Pedler
Series devised by/Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Scientific adviser: Dr C.M.B. Pedler [Kit Pedler]
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Jonathan Alwyn
Lifeboatman: Steve Emerson
Angela Connor: Nova Sainte-Claire
Cobie Vale: Julian Barnes
Dr Spencer Quist: John Paul
Colin Bradley: Joby Blanshard
Pat Hunnisett: Wendy Hall
Peter Hazlewood: Brian Spink
Tranton: Peter Copley
Dr Collinson: Gerald Sim
Johnny Clive: John Stone
Superintendent: Alec Ross
Nurse: Venetia Maxwell
Dr John Ridge: Simon Oates
Tobias Wren: Robert Powell
Astley: John Horsley
The Minister: John Savident

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Fyfe Robertson,
Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain

Products - ideas - techniques
Women came out of the kitchen to play a vital role in the British industrial effort during World War I. But if that gave them a glimmer of hope for equality in a man's world, few of them have reached the boardrooms of big industry or commerce. Made in Britain looks at the success of two very unusual women and the contribution they are making to the export drive - one as head of Guided Weapons Simulation and Systems Analysis for a large electronics combine; the other as chief of an international bureau now earning foreign exchange by exporting British secretaries to America.


Reporter: David Wilson
Production: Marcus Davidson
Production: Ivor Yorke

: Weatherman

: Buying a House: 7: Old into New

How do you convert a house? What kinds of grant are available? Is professional advice necessary?
Introduced by Michael Smee



Presenter: Michael Smee
Producer: Alan Hancock

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