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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Applications
Introduced by Philip Woodward

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: On the map
Introduced by Derick Last

10.0 Out of the Past: Owen - the Manager

10.25-10.45 20th-century Focus: Television - Medium or Message?: 1: Television: The Medium

11.0 Watch!: How the Whale got his throat
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work: View of a Firm

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by John Langstaff
with children from Ruislip Gardens Junior School, Ruislip, Middlesex

12.3 History 1917-67: The shrinking world
Radio and television bring about a revolution in world communications
Introduced by Brian Redhead


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Philip Woodward
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Maths Today): Derick Last
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Producer (Out of the Past): Felicity Kinross
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier
Presenter (History 1917-67): Brian Redhead
Producer (History 1917-67): John Radcliffe

: Closedown

: Bob yn Dri

Inter-town quiz about Wales

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy's New Home

A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

Mr Turtle shows the Hamster a strange craft drifting downstream, and it isn't long before Hammy makes himself a brand-new home.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Director: Dave Ellison
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: The End of the Game

Introduced by James Lloyd


Presenter: James Lloyd
Producer: Dorothea Brooking

: Closedown

: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Rick Jones
Presenter: Sheila Ruskin

: Jackanory: Preep

With Paul Jones
Today: Preep by Milton Shulman
with pictures by Dale Maxey


Author: Milton Shulman
Pictures: Dale Maxey
Storyteller: Paul Jones

: Wild World

A weekly magazine about animals in action, in close-up and in our lives.
With Tony Soper

Alligators of the Everglades: These reptiles play an important role in the swamps of Florida.

Avocet Teach-in! Tony Soper takes 130 people up the River Tamar in search of an elusive flock of wintering avocets.

£1,000 Holiday: This money would buy you a holiday in Antarctica watching penguins, albatrosses, and elephant seals. A £1-million ship has just been built for expensive wildlife holidays.
(From BBC South and West)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: John Sparks

: Wacky Races and Space Kidettes

A cartoon film series
Wacky Races: Dick Dastardly makes another villainous attempt to win.
Space Kidettes: Another space adventure with the Space Kidettes and Captain Skyhook.

: Hector's House

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

: 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

: Z Cars: For Old Time's Sake!: Part 2

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

A fourth robbery takes place. But Newtown CID are still curious about the third one - the odd one out...


Writer: David Ellis
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Robert Berk
Associate Producer: Ian Strachan
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Paddy Russell
George Sherwood: Reginald Jessup
Stuart Phillips: Ralph Ball
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Harry Wardle: Bernard Archard
Jack Glazebrook: George Little
Norah Wardle: Hilda Braid
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Herbert Mason: Patrick Holt
'Chick' Randall: Oliver Cotton
Reg Carter: Derek Ware

: Tom and Jerry: Old Rockin' Chair Tom

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Laugh Parade: The Captain's Table

Tonight's film in this comedy season stars John Gregson, Peggy Cummins, Donald Sinden Nadia Gray

A prescription for laughter from Richard Gordon, author of the famous 'Doctor' books. John Gregson plays a Captain of a tramp steamer who is promoted to the bridge of a luxury liner - and finds plenty of trouble aboard, not least in the shapely forms of Peggy Cummins and Nadia Gray.


Screenplay: John Whiting
Screenplay: Bryan Forbes
Screenplay: Nicholas Phipps
Based on the novel by: Richard Gordon
Producer: Joseph Janni
Director: Jack Lee
Captain Ebbs: John Gregson
Mrs Judd: Peggy Cummins
Shawe-Wilson: Donald Sinden
Mrs Porteous: Nadia Gray
Major Broster: Maurice Denham
Prittlewell: Richard Wattis

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Philpott File: Tuesday's Documentary: The File on A Pension of Sunshine

A film from the series with Trevor Philpott

The number of British people going abroad to retire is doubling every year. The Englishman's dream of a pleasant old age is no longer one of roses around a cottage door in Devon. It is more likely to be geraniums around a Mediterranean balcony. He wants a little place where the taxes are low, the living is easy, and the sun is always shining.
A vast industry has grown up to make his dream come true, an industry which has grown fat selling plots of sunshine all the way from Greece to the Caribbean. And every year when retirement day arrives, thousands of ordinary British people sell up their homes in Britain and head for the sun to live in a foreign land amongst foreigners.
They are looking for a warmer, brighter, happier life. Do they find it? What is the price they have to pay?


Presenter: Trevor Philpott
Produced and directed by: Peter Robinson

: A Champion Fights Back

Graham Hill, world champion racing driver in 1962 and 1968, crashed in the United States Grand Prix last October and seriously injured both his legs. This is the story of his race against time to get fit for the first Grand Prix of 1970 in South Africa next Saturday.

Early days in plaster in a hospital bed; his first walk on crutches; wheelchair visits to dinners and dances; his first attempts to drive and fly again - Maxwell Boyd covers the events in Graham Hill's recovery up to the moment last Sunday when he said goodbye to his family at London Airport to fly to Johannesburg. There, tomorrow, on the Kyalami circuit, Graham Hill is due to test drive a Lotus 49C entered by Rob Walker and decide if he is well enough to be on the starting grid on Saturday. It is the most difficult decision of his career.
Written and produced by Brian Robins


Subject: Graham Hill
Presenter: Maxwell Boyd
Director: Tony Salmon
Writer/Producer: Brian Robins

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: The Faces of Evil: 1: Evil - A Reality?

A series which takes a fresh look at the mystery of evil

David Jenkins (Director of Humanum Studies at the World's Council of Churches) introduces a filmed cross-section of people who observe, explain, portray, or interpret evil.
In the studio:
Walter Stein, Literary critic - author of Criticism as Dialogue
Stan Windass, Ethologist - author of Man Divided


Presenter: David Jenkins
Panellist: Walter Stein
Panellist: Stan Windass
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

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