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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Building with Sounds

10.0 Science Session

10.25-10.45 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Dominoes and Routes
Introduced by Michael Holt

11.0 Watch!: How the Whale got his throat

11.18 Europe on the Move: Antwerp - a port for Europe
In only a decade, the Port of Antwerp has doubled in size to become the third largest port in the world. What has caused this expansion? Have all the changes been beneficial to the community?
Commentary by Robert Hewison

11.40 Science Extra: Physics: Electricity in Atoms?
Introduced by John Osborne


Presenter (Maths Workshop): Michael Holt
Producer (Maths Workshop: John Cain
Narrator (Europe on the Move): Robert Hewison
Producer (Europe on the Move): Andrew Neal
Presenter (Science Extra): John Osborne
Producer (Science Extra): Robin Gwyn

: Closedown

: Y Gwyliwr

Welsh serial play

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Because There's Nothing Else to Do

Scene spends a week at a Youth Club in a 'tough' area.


Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Closedown

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Sheila Ruskin
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Jackanory: Pelican Park

with Paul Jones
Today: Pelican Park by Mary Cockett
Pictures by Frank Francis


Author: Mary Cockett
Pictures: Frank Francis
Storyteller: Paul Jones

: 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

: The Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with Foundations, Saxburger


Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Musicians: Foundations
Magician: Saxburger
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Diana Bates
Producer: Johnny Downes

: London - Nationwide

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital
The news, features, opinions of the country at large from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom co-ordinated by Michael Barratt


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 Nora Nicholson
Guest stars Robert Hardy, Andree Melly

The partners are attacked in the press and on television for their handling of the Beckett family, but Bessie Beckett herself gets forgotten.


Writer: Owen Holder
Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Desmond McCarthy
Mrs Denks: Fanny Carby
Mrs Beckett: Jeannette Sterke
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Molly: Lynda Marchal
Mrs Poulter: Nora Nicholson
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Lena Freeman: Andree Melly
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Barry Lester: Robert Hardy
Gran Beckett: Katherine Parr
Dr Kipling: Donald Morley
Tom Durham: Paul Massie

: Tom and Jerry: Springtime for Thomas

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

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers, with discs, stars, and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced tonight by Tony Blackburn
"Top of the Pops" new 45-minute formula has attracted even dollier birds and groovier dancers than before. Part of the attraction for them are the prizes of the week's Top Ten on record for the best dancer and the best-dressed dolly.
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People



Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreograper: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Stanley Dorfman
Production: Mel Cornish

: Softly, Softly-Task Force: The Hermit

by Allan Prior
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det Chief Supt Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det-Supt Watt, Susan Tebbs as P/W Det-Con Donald, Terence Rigby as PC Snow

"The chaps' are out!... on the look-out for a 'hermit.' When they find him they'll be practising a 'diabolical liberty." The slang is picturesque but to Barlow and Watt the crime is truly diabolical.


Writer: Allan Prior
'Task Force' format by: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Graham Oakley
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Michael Simpson
Det Chief Supt Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det-Supt Watt: Frank Windsor
P/W Det-Con Donald: Susan Tebbs
PC Snow: Terence Rigby
James Partland: Andreas Malandrinos
Parrish: Jeffrey Segal
Knocker: Harry Landis
Corry: Anthony Jackson
George: Ronald Nunnery
Eddie: Frank Dunn
Miss Dobson: Joan Cooper
Frank: Frank Singuineau
Simmons: Bruce Taylor
Paper boy: John Trayhorn
Paper boy: Michael Douglas
Paper boy: David Morgan

: The Main News

With Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Sportsnight with Coleman

featuring The World Figure Skating Championships of 1970 and Rothmans International Tennis Tournament

World Figure Skating
From the Tivoli Sports Palace, Ljubljana world champion Tim Wood (USA) defends his free skating title against talented opposition in European champion Ondrej Nepela (Czechoslovakia) and Patrick Pera (France). Britain is represented by Haig Oundjian and John Curry
Presented by the Yugoslav Television Service

International Tennis: The Men's Quarter-final
From the Royal Albert Hall a world-class entry including Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, Holland's Tom Okker, and powerful British challengers in Mark Cox, Graham Stilwell, and Roger Taylor


Skater: Tim Wood
Skater: Ondrej Nepela
Skater: Patrick Pera
Skater: Haig Oundjian
Skater: John Curry
Commentator (World Figure Skating): Alan Weeks
Tennis player: Rod Laver
Tennis player: Ken Rosewall
Tennis player: Tom Okker
Tennis player: Mark Cox
Tennis player: Graham Stilwell
Tennis player: Roger Taylor
Commentator (International Tennis): Dan Maskell
Commentator (International Tennis): Bill Knight
Television presentation (International Tennis): Brian Johnson
Presenter: David Coleman
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: The Curious Character of Britain: 7: What's in a Name?

A series of travel films that goes somewhere different each week

Plenty - a guidebook - a wheel of life - a graveyard - a leaking bag - and a man who ate people


Narrator: Mel Oxley
Director: Ian Keill
Producer: Michael Croucher

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Weatherman

: Good Sailing: 8: Cruiser handling

Ten programmes designed to help sailors get more from their sport
Introduced by Alec Miller
(details of instruction cards: page 42)



Presenter: Alec Miller
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

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