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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 8: Electric Arc Welding

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

10.0 History 1917-67: The Shrinking World

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref: O Gwmpas y Byd: 4: Yr Antarctig
(I Ysgolion Cymru: Town and Country)
Y cyflwyno gan MEIRION EDWARDS
(All transmitters except Scotland and Northern Ireland)

11.5-11.25 Television Club: The End of the Game

11.35 A Year's Journey: Hadrian's Wall
Introduced by Eric Simms

12.0 New Horizons: A Matter of Degree?: 3: Three Undergraduates


Presenter (Maths Today): Brenda Briggs
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Unknown: Meirion Edwards
Unknown: J. Mervyn Williams
Presenter (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F. R. Elwell

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
A new series for viewers from Pakistan and India

Introduced by Saleem Shahed
Wah Re Bhole: Bhola and his daughter-in-law wrestling with reality in a new land with K.C. Gould and Lalita Ahmed

Once Upon a Time: A story for mothers and children at home


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
[Actor] (Wah Re Bhole): K.C. Gould
[Actress] (Wah Re Bhole): Lalita Ahmed
Devised and produced by (Wah Re Bole): Mahendra Kaul

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people
(All transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Wales)

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Clocks

For the very young
Pippin and Tog hear a fairy story about the first clock.

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: The Sitting Machine
The fourth 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: Television - Medium or Message?: 1: Television: The Medium
'There are lies, damned lies, and television.' Is television 'real'?


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

: Closedown

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Rick Jones
Presenter: Sheila Ruskin

: Jackanory: Polonius Penguin comes to Town

With Paul Jones
Today: Polonius Penguin comes to Town by Anthony Abrahams illustrated by Hilary Abrahams


Author: Anthony Abrahams
Illustrator: Hilary Abrahams
Storyteller: Paul Jones

: Lazlo's Treasure: Part 2

A film from Hungary
The Captain of the Mercenaries seeks the treasure and an ambush is laid.
Story told by Gabriel Woolf


Narrator: Gabriel Woolf
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer
with Jan Leeming

John Earle takes us on a journey from Katmandu towards the world's highest peak, 29,028-foot Mount Everest. He'll be showing us some more of the things he brought back from Nepal.
Michele Brown visits a teenage fashion magazine, looks at new clothes designs, and meets a fashion photographer.
(From BBC South and West)



Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: Jan Leeming
Reporter: John Earle
Reporter: Michele Brown
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.

: 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 Owen Holder
Starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord, Paul Massie with Barry Justice

Dr Conrad is officially introduced to the partners. Dr McNeal and Tom Durham reach a crisis in their lives.
(From BBC Midlands)


Writer: Owen Holder
Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Desmond McCarthy
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Jack Malone: Ian Dewar
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Mrs Beckett: Jeannette Sterke
Alison Burbage: Maggie London
Ed Greenway: Patrick Godfrey
Mrs Denks: Fanny Carby
John Bailey: Paul Grist
Beryl Barker: Jean Harvey
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Molly: Lynda Marchal
Staff Nurse Penny James: Rohan McCullough
Sister Pearce: Amanda Walker
Tom Durham: Paul Massie

: Tomorrow's World

Now in its sixth series.
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: Bring on the Ghoul

by John Warren and John Singer
Starring Tessie O'Shea
with Arthur Mullard as Mawl

Being half Welsh, half Irish, Blodwen is a firm believer in the supernatural. And when she meets it face to face she knows precisely what to do.


Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: John Howard Davies
Man: Cy Town
Woman: Leonie Taylor
Mawl: Arthur Mullard
Crouch: Robert James
Mr Digby: John Bryans
Blodwen O'Reilly: Tessie O'Shea
Taxi driver: John Wright
Emily Stutterford: Nora Nicholson
Violet Stutterford: Hilda Barry

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds
(by arrangement with Stanley Joseph and Michael Joseph)

Presenting Roy Hudd, Derek Dene, Helen McArthur, The Square Pegs, Anna-Lou and Maria, Komazuru and Setsu, Doreen Hermitage and Stella Moray
Chairman Leonard Sachs


Comedian: Roy Hudd
Comedian: Derek Dene
Singer: Helen McArthur
Singers: The Square Pegs
Magicians: Anna-Lou and Maria
Performers: Komazuru and Setsu
Singer: Doreen Hermitage
Singer: Stella Moray
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Billy Ternent
Make-up: Lilias Munro
Costumes: Michael Robbie
Lighting: Ken Sherriff
Sound: John Drake
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Wednesday Play: The Cellar and the Almond Tree

by David Mercer
Starring Celia Johnson as Countess Von Reger, Peter Vaughan as Volubin, Sydney Tafler as Blaustein
with Patsy Byrne as Marenka, Bernard Kay as Robert Kelvin


Writer: David Mercer
Costumes: Velma Buckle
Lighting: Dennis Channon
Script Editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Alan Bridges
Countess Von Reger: Celia Johnson
Volubin: Peter Vaughan
Blaustein: Sydney Tafler
Marenka: Patsy Byrne
Robert Kelvin: Bernard Kay
Little boy: Richard Beaumont
Bernard: Peter Jesson
Gestapo agent: Jon Rollason
Pavel: Leonard Cracknell
Little girl: Lysandre De La Hay
Gentleman: Gerald Case
Interrogator: Godfrey James

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: David Dimbleby

: The World Figure Skating Championships of 1970: The Pairs Championship

from the Tivoli Sports Palace Ljubljana, featuring The Pairs Championship

The new and exciting Soviet Pairs skaters, Ljudmila Smirnova and Andrei Surakin, whose flawless Free Skating performance in the European Championships in Leningrad last month earned them second place, join forces tonight with Bronze medallists Steiner and Walter, a wealth of European talent, and leading skaters from the United States and Canada in an endeavour to unseat the reigning World Champions Irina Rodnina and Aleksei Ulanov
Presented by the Yugoslav Television Service


Skater: Ljudmila Smirnova
Skater: Andrei Surakin
Skaters: Steiner and Walter
Skater: Irina Rodnina
Skater: Aleksei Ulanov
Commentator: Alan Weeks

: Weatherman



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