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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: Both Ways Round
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

11.0 Watch!
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.18 Out of the Past: Livingstone - the Piecer

11.40 Science Extra: Biology: Signs and Signals
Social behaviour among animals is set off by certain signals. Can we find any such signals among humans? Why do we smile when introduced to strangers?
With Valerie Colgan, Peter Welch


Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Out of the Past): Sue Weeks
Narrator (Science Extra): Dr Christopher Evans
Producer (Science Extra): Michael Totton
[Actress]: Valerie Colgan
[Actor]: Peter Welch

: Closedown

: Y Gwyliwr

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

1.25 Interval

: The News



Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Being Welsh

In what ways are the Welsh different? Is the difference worth preserving? Will it survive the 20th century?
Introduced by Richard Mabey


Presenter: Richard Mabey
Producer: Tom Stanier

: Closedown

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under 5
(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: The Extraordinary Adventures of Bobby Brewster: Football Boots; Conker

With H.E. Todd
'Football Boots' and 'Conker'


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

: The Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with The Tremeloes, Daniel Remy

(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Winter Gardens, Margate)


Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Musicians: The Tremeloes
Ventriloquist: Daniel Remy
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Diana Bates
Producer: Johnny Downes

: National News and Weather


: 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 Donald Bull
Starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord with Barry Justice, Irene Hamilton, Pauline Letts

Louise meets Dr Conrad and arranges a dinner. Dr Hayman attends his psychiatric seminar.
(From BBC Midlands)


Writer/Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Eric Hills
Dan Burns: Robert Raglan
Meg Burns: Pauline Letts
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Molly Dolan: Lynda Marchal
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Mrs Parsons: Elsie Wagstaff
Dr Baker: Edward Brooks
Dr Aveling: Carl Jaffe
Dr Davis: Alan Downer
Dr Gerard: David Morrell
Dr Ellis: Richard Steele
Dr Kipling: Donald Morley
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Rodney Henry: Michael McVey
Mrs Henry: Bernadette Milnes
Miss Chorley: Hilary Mason
Jane: Maggie Don

: Tom and Jerry: Southbound Duckling

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.

: Top of the Pops

from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People



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

: Softly, Softly - Task Force: Escort

by Elwyn Jones
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det Chief Supt Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det-Supt Watt, Norman Bowler as Det-Insp Hawkins, David Allister as Sgt Jackson, David Lloyd Meredith as Sgt Evans, Susan Tebbs as P/W Det-Con Donald, Terence Rigby as PC Snow
with Walter Gotell as Chief Constable Cullen

"Officers may face the crowd at any point where they consider this is necessary on the grounds of safety." - Thamesford Constabulary Force Order No 201

(Next week: The Expert, starring Marius Goring, comes to BBC1)


Writer/'Task Force' format by: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Frank Cox
Det Chief Supt Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det-Supt Watt: Frank Windsor
Det-Insp Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Sgt Jackson: David Allister
Sgt Evans: David Lloyd Meredith
P/W Det-Con Donald: Susan Tebbs
PC Snow: Terence Rigby
Chief Constable Cullen: Walter Gotell
Rev George Rowley: Jack Shepherd
O'Hara: Douglas Lambert
Secretary: Caroline Rogers
Senator Alderton: Alan Gifford
Miss Latterby: Pat Starr
Arnold Forrester: Glenn Beck
Angela Grist: Janie Booth

: The Main News

with Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Sportsnight with Coleman

presents: The Jockeys' Show Jumping Championship of Great Britain

The top jockeys (National Hunt and flat) ride the pick of the country's show jumping horses in a straight man v man knock-out competition. Last year's champion, crack amateur John Lawrence, defends his title at the National Equestrian Centre, Stoneleigh. Challengers include Terry Biddlecombe, Bob Davies, Josh Gifford, Jimmy Uttley, Stan Mellor, Chris Collins, Eddie Harty, David Mould, David Nicholson and Barry Brogan.
(The slower they jump, the softer they fall: page 12)


Commentator: Dorian Williams
TV Presentation: Richard Tilling
Presenter: David Coleman
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: The Curious Character of Britain: 8: For Better, for Worse

A series of travel films that goes somewhere different each week in search of the British - and gets involved with their feelings about the place they call home - somewhere on our island.

It's been described as '...a countryside that is lagging a century or two behind - that is unsophisticated - more primitive - almost savage - as if the shepherds never left and the binder never entered.'
It still looks like that...



Narrator: John Stockbridge
Director: Ian Keill
Producer: Michael Croucher

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop 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: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman


: Good Sailing: 9: Coastal Navigation

Ten programmes designed to help sailors get more pleasure from their sport

How to use charts, navigational instruments and the buoyage system.
Introduced by Alec Miller
(For details of publication see page 26)



Presenter: Alec Miller
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

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