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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Look and Read
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Discovering Science: Water: Atoms and Molecules
(Shown on Monday)

10.25-10.45 So You're Leaving Soon?: 9: Making Decisions
The problem of choosing. A young person talks about various decisions he had to make which influenced his life.
Presented by Vincent Kane
(All transmitters except Scotland and Northern Ireland)

11.5-11.25 Scene: Being Welsh
(Shown on Thursday)

11.35 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (So You're Leaving Soon?): Vincent Kane
Producer (So You're Leaving Soon?): Elwyn Thomas

: Closedown

: Y Melys Lais

A recollection of the tenor David Lloyd
(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: Making Music

(Shown on Tuesday)

: Closedown

: Play School: Science Day

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


Presenter: Lionel Morton
Presenter: Miranda Connell

: Jackanory: The Extraordinary Adventures of Bobby Brewster: Diesel Engine Tooter; The Lift

With H.E. Todd
Written and told by H.E. Todd
Today: 'Diesel Engine Tooter' and 'The Lift'

(Next week Jackanory reaches its 1,000th programme and there will be a special week of programmes to celebrate, including the winning stories in the Jackanory Competition.)


Author/Storyteller: H. E. Todd
Illustrations: Geoffrey Dickinson
Director: Paul Stone
Producer: David Turnbull
Series Producer: Anna Home

: Banana Splits

Comedy... adventure... cartoons they are all packed into this new all-action entertainment series starring Fleegle, Drooper, Bingo and Snorky of the Banana Splits Club plus an exciting serial



Producer: E. J. Rosen

: Junior Points of View

Robert Robinson takes a weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers
(Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Junior Points of View, [address removed])


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Seeing Stars: The Great Bear and its Neighbours

with Patrick Moore

Using the Great Bear as a 'signpost' you can find the Pole Star, the Little Bear, and Cassiopeia.


Presenter: Patrick Moore

: National News and Weather


: Entertaining with Kerr: Karewai Steak and Tomatoes Provencales

The Galloping Gourmet
Graham Kerr takes a lighthearted look at two of his favourite recipes and cooks them with an expert eye
(A series of programmes made in Canada)


Cook/Presenter: Graham Kerr

: Television Top of the Form: Heat 3: Scotland: Falkirk v Inverness

Can you stay with the younger generation as they accept the challenge of this new and exciting presentation?
Two points, one point, or a bonus can be won for:
Feats of Memory, Quick Reaction, Depth of Knowledge, Powers of Expression
Question-Master, Geoffrey Wheeler


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: The Virginian: The Return of Golden Tom

Tales from the American West.
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian.

An ex-convict returns to find that he has become part of frontier history.
(First shown on BBC2)


The Virginian: James Drury
Tom Brant: Victor Tory
Sarah Tedler: Dee Carroll
Ira Lom: Linden Chiles
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Willie Cade: Dee Pollock
Ross Tedler: Don Keefer

: Steptoe and Son: A Winter's Tale

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert Steptoe, Harry H Corbett as Harold Steptoe
This week: A Winter's Tale



Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Sound: Michael McCarthy
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Original theme by: Ron Grainer
Design: Austin Ruddy
Produced and directed by: Duncan Wood
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold Steptoe: Harry H Corbett

: Golden Silents: 26: You Can't Win Them All

Introduced by Michael Bentine from the National Film Theatre

Another look at one of the earlier programmes featuring Harry Langdon as the eternal loser, Charlie Chaplin as the inevitable winner and Buster Keaton trying to follow Chaplin's example.
A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer


Presenter/Script: Michael Bentine
Script/Producer: Richard Evans
Film Consultant: Raymond Rohauer
Music composed by: Malcolm Mitchell
Co-Producer: Henry Howard

: The Main News

With Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 10: The Challenge

by John Galsworthy.
Dramatised by Lawrie Craig.
Starring Kenneth More, Eric Porter, Nyree Dawn Porter

Helene has died. Soames would like to marry again, and after 12 years he has visited Irene.
(Eric Porter is a member of the RSC)


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by: Lawrie Craig
Music: Eric Coates
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: Donald Wilson
Director: David Giles
Jo: Kenneth More
Newsboy: James Wardroper
Soames: Eric Porter
Warmson: Mischa De La Motte
Nicholas: Kynaston Reeves
James: John Welsh
Emily: Fanny Rowe
Val: Jonathan Burn
Jolly: Michael York
Winifred: Margaret Tyzack
Belby: Jeffrey Segal
Dreamer: Alan Judd
Irene: Nyree Dawn Porter
Holly: Suzanne Neve
Annette: Dallia Penn
Madame Lamotte: Ellen Pollock
Dr Fryer: Raymond Clarke
June: June Barry
Plunket: Bridget Turner
Polteed: Derek Smith
Mrs Blanch: Pauline Loring
Judge: Walter Horsbrugh
Clerk: John Devaut

: Come Dancing: First Semi-Final: North of England v West Scotland

at the Locarno, Bradford
(organised by Mecca Dancing)
Peter West introduces North of England v West Scotland
Two seasons back West Scotland beat the North by two close points in exactly the same semi-final. But this time they are away from home!



Presenter: Peter West
Music: Bobby Brooke
Compere: Stuart Hall
Compere: Alex Macintosh
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Douglas Hespe
Director: Reg Perrin
Series Producer: Philip Lewis

: 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


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy

: Late Night Horror: The Corpse Can't Play

by John Burke
Dramatised by Hugh Leonard

It's strange how children's games seem to get out of hand: particularly when they are playing Murder...
(First shown on BBC2)


Author: John Burke
Dramatised by: Hugh Leonard
Music: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Paddy Russell
Alice: Clare Austin
Joanna: Christine Pollon
Tom: Neil Hallett
Simon: Michael Newport
Ronnie: Frank Barry
Karen: Kim Goodey
Colin: Samuel Burleigh
Louise: Beverley Jennings
David: Mark Colleano
Michele: Erin Geraghty
Tony: Brent Oldfield
Caroline: Karen Newport

: Weatherman, Closedown


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