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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: Water: Atoms and Molecules
Introduced by Michael Underwood

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

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Physics: Particles of Electricity?
Introduced by John Osborne

11.0-11.20 A Year's Journey: Weavers of the Isles
Introduced by Eric Simms

11.30-11.55 New Horizons: A Matter of Degree?: 4: To College
Aspects of the daily life of a student.

12.5 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 9: Joints
Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes


Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): John Field
Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Brian Cant
Series editor (Merry-go-Round): Moyra Gambleton
Presenter (Science Extra): John Osborne
Producer (Science Extra): Robin Gwyn
Presenter/Producer (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

(First shown on BBC Wales)
(All transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Wales)

1.25 Interval


Presenter: Hywel Gwynfryn

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: 10: The Jeep



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: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Maths Today: Year 1: Staying the same
Introduced by Brenda Briggs

2.30 Going to Work: Accident at Work
by Ian Shurey
A play with Bill Lyons, Mary McMillen, Toke Townley, Frederick Beauman, Richard Leech, Judith Fellows, Elizabeth Archer

2.55 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 9: Find the S.S. Samba
with George Layton, Philip Brack, Denise Powell, Kenneth Gardnier, Kenneth Colley,
Paul Sarony, Christopher Chittell and Arthur Gross
Introduced by George Layton

3.20 20th-century Focus: Television - Medium or Message?: 2: Television: The Message
Does what we see really influence the way we think and act?
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson


Presenter (Maths Today): Brenda Briggs
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Writer (Going to Work): Ian Shurey
Producer (Going to Work): John Parry
Terry: Bill Lyons
Nurse: Mary McMillen
Mr. Peters: Toke Townley
Mr. Thomas: Frederick Beauman
Doctor: Richard Leech
Mother: Judith Fellows
Jenny: Elizabeth Archer
Judge: Richard Leech
Presenter (Look and Read): George Layton
Narrator (Look and Read): Harvey Hall
Producer (Look and Read): Andree Molyneux
Len Tanner: George Layton
Bill: Philip Brack
Pat: Denise Powell
Roy: Kenneth Gardnier
Mr Moon: Kenneth Colley
Dave: Paul Sarony
Micky: Christopher Chittell
The police inspector: Arthur Gross
Presenter (20th-century Focus): Magnus Magnusson
Producer (20th-century Focus): John Prescott Thomas

: Closedown

: In Our Midst: 3: The New British: Part 1

The problems of West Indian children at home and at school.
Introduced by Geoffrey Hodson


Presenter: Geoffrey Hodson
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Jackanory: The Extraordinary Adventures of Bobby Brewster

With H.E. Todd
The Extraordinary Adventures of Bobby Brewster by H.E. Todd

Bobby Brewster is an ordinary boy, but somehow the most extraordinary things seem to happen to him. You never know just what is going to happen next.
Today: 'Up the Wall' and 'Spider'


Author/Storyteller: H.E. Todd

: 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: 3: The Hunt

A serial from France.

Cesar has taken Sebastian higher up the mountain pass than he has ever been before, and has shown him the way to the Italian frontier.


Sebastian: Mehidi
Angelina: Paloma Matta
Jean: Dominique Blondeau
Celestine: Helene Dieudonne
Guillaume: Jean Michel Audin
Norbert: Morice Poli

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat.

: National News and Weather


: 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 some of the most famous incidents, events, and personalities in the history of sport.
The teams this week:
Henry Cooper, Jim Laker, Christine Truman
Cliff Morgan, Bruce Tulloh, Ian Ure
(From BBC North)


Presenter: David Vine
Team captain: Henry Cooper
Team captain: Cliff Morgan
Panellist: Jim Laker
Panellist: Christine Truman
Panellist: Bruce Tulloh
Panellist: Ian Ure
Designer: Paul Montague
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Z Cars: A Day Like Every Day: Part 1

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

"Squirts the window-catch with an oil-can first, then uses a knife... Vernon's style... one day he'll probably come face to face with a householder... what happens then?"
(for cast list see Tuesday, page 32)


Writer: Leslie Duxbury
Designer: Keith Harris
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Morris Barry
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Insp Goss: Derek Waring
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley

: 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 The Smothers Brothers, Ray Stevens, Gladys Knight and the Pips



Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Singers/Comedians: The Smothers Brothers
Singer: Ray Stevens
Singers: Gladys Knight and the Pips
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 Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Michael Charlton, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer



Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Kenneth Williams Show

Written by John Law, Kenneth Williams and Austin Steele
Starring Kenneth Williams and Joan Sims
with Anni Anderson, Mike Redway
with the Max Harris Orchestra


Comedian: Kenneth Williams
[Actress]: Joan Sims
[Actress]: Anni Anderson
Singer: Mike Redway
Musicians: The Max Harris Orchestra
Writer: John Law
Writer: Kenneth Williams
Writer: Austin Steele
Designer: Colin Green
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Doomwatch: Project Sahara

by Gerry Davis
[Starring] John Paul, Simon Oates, Robert Powell
with Joby Blanshard, Wendy Hall
Guest stars Nigel Stock, Hildegard Neil

The time is fast approaching when a person's entire history - educational, medical, criminal, even financial - may end up as a foot of computer tape in some impenetrable central file. Worse still, a man's future career may depend upon the computer's evaluation. This week the Doomwatch team fall under the baleful eye of a newly established security section.



Writer/Series devised by/Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Series devised by: Kit Pedler
Scientific Adviser: Dr C.M.H. Pedler [Kit Pedler]
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Jonathan Alwyn
Commander Keeping: Nigel Stock
Barker: Robert James
Computer technician: Margaret Pilleau
Computer voice: Peter Hawkins
Colin Bradley: Joby Blanshard
Tobias Wren: Robert Powell
Dr John Ridge: Simon Oates
Pat Hunnisett: Wendy Hall
Dr Stella Robson: Hildegard Neil
Dr Spencer Quist: John Paul
Jack Foster: Philip Brack
Old man: Erik Chitty
Young man: John Linares

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures



Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Producer of the Week: Michael Bukht
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain: In the English Style

Products - ideas - techniques
The export drive: spotlight on the men, the methods, the markets that are earning Britain's living abroad

Since the first fish and chip shops opened last century Britain has jealously numbered their salted and vinegared delights among her national institutions. But in the 70s the traditional 'cod and six' is attracting a good deal of gastronomic attention from other countries - chiefly the United States. Now the rapidly growing appreciation of fish and chips in the English style has led to such an export boom in British equipment, technique, and brains that there is a serious danger of shortages at home.



Commentary/Production: John Humphrys
Production: Ivor Yorke

: Weatherman


: Buying a House: 9: House and Neighbourhood

What is a Compulsory Purchase Order? And how important is a neighbourhood in our lives?
Introduced by Michael Smee
(for details of book see facing page)



Presenter: Michael Smee
Director: Roger Tonge
Producer: Alan Hancock

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