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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: The Future
Introduced by Benedict Nixon

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: Both Ways Round
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

10.0 Out of the Past: Livingstone - the Piecer

10.25-10.45 20th-century Focus: Television - Medium or Message?: 3: Television: The Electronic Village
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson
(Shown on Monday)

11.0 Watch!: The Moon
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work: First Day at Work
(Shown on Monday)

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by John Langstaff
with children from Ruislip Gardens Junior School, Ruislip, Middlesex

12.3 History 1917-67: The Story of Modern Egypt
Gamal Abdel Nasser and his free officers struggle to establish their revolution in Egypt.
Introduced by Brian Redhead


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Benedict Nixon
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Out of the Past): Sue Weeks
Presenter (20th-century Focus): Magnus Magnusson
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Carol Wiseman
Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier
Presenter (History 1917-67): Brian Redhead
Producer (History 1917-67): John Radcliffe

: Closedown

: Coleg Yr Ail Gynnig

A visit to Harlech College

1.25 Interval

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Guinea Pig Races the Wind

A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

Roderick the Rat teaches Guinea Pig a lesson when he boasts too much.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Director: Dave Ellison
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News



Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: What Got into Sam?

Introduced by James Lloyd


Presenter: James Lloyd
Producer: Dorothea Brooking

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

2.30 The National Hunt Two Mile Champion Steeplechase with £5,000 added to a sweepstakes (2 miles and a few yards)

3.5 The National Hunt Steeplechase with £3,000 added to a sweepstakes (4 miles)

3.40 The Totalisator Champion Novices' Steeplechase with £5,000 added to a sweepstakes (3 miles, 2 furlongs and about 170 yards)



Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: The 1,000th Jackanory Programme

with John Stride, Bernard Cribbins, Gordon Gostelow who tells the winning stories of the competition written by Gillian Harris, Paul Hinder, and Alexandra Hankinson


Storyteller: John Stride
Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins
Storyteller: Gordon Gostelow
Writer: Gillian Harris
Writer: Paul Hinder
Writer: Alexandra Hankinson
Illustrations: Alasdair Anderson
Director: Anna Home

: Wild World

A weekly magazine about animals with Tony Soper

The Butterfly Business: John Sparks visits a business run by Robert Gooden where you can buy everything concerned with butterflies, including the live ones.

To Let! Old Trees and Nest Boxes: At Cannock Forest, decaying trees are left specially for the birds. Also large numbers of nest boxes are erected over the country for birds. Do they do any good? Do some birds profit more than others? Dr Bruce Campbell answers these questions.

Trees on the Move: Even big trees can be planted on estates, on derelict land and in town centres.

Life in an Oak: Some of the animals that depend upon oak trees.

(From BBC South and West)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Reporter (The Butterfly Business): John Sparks
Interviewee (The Butterfly Business): Robert Gooden
Item presenter (To Let! Old Trees and Nest Boxes): Dr Bruce Campbell
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: John Sparks

: Wacky Races

A cartoon film series

: Hector's House

The adventures of Hector the Dog, Zaza the Cat, and Mrs Kiki Frog.

: National News and Weather


: London

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 UK


Reporter (London): Brian Ash
Reporter (London): Alan Shallcross
Reporter (London): Joan Shenton
Reporter (London): Robert Wellings
Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Reporter (Nationwide): Robert Langley
Reporter (Nationwide): Lynn Lewis
Reporter (Nationwide): Jack Pizzey
Reporter (Nationwide): Philip Tibenham
Assistant Editor (Nationwide): Robert Rowland
Editor (Nationwide): Derrick Amoore

: Z Cars: Eleanor Rigby Slept Here: Part 2

by Bill Brown
Starring James Ellis, Derek Waring with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

While trying to trace Helen Carter's 'visitor' Lynch finds himself involved with the woman herself.


Writer: Bill Brown
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Associate Producer: Ian Strachan
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Tina Wakerell
Powell: Michael Gwynn
Helen Carter: Anna Cropper
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Control: Edward Kelsey
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
PC Horrocks: Barry Lowe
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring

: The Laugh Parade: The Inspector General

Tonight's film in this comedy season stars Danny Kaye
with Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates, Elsa Lanchester

Danny Kaye, as a wandering tinker in a travelling medicine show, is mistaken for a famous government official and a trail of laughter follows.



Screenplay: Philip Rapp
Screenplay: Harry Kurnitz
Producer: Jerry Wald
Director: Henry Koster
Georgi: Danny Kaye
Yakov: Walter Slezak
Leza: Barbara Bates
Maria: Elsa Lanchester
The Mayor: Gene Lockhart
Kovatch: Alan Hale

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: A Year Ago Tonight...: Tuesday's Documentary

On 17 March last year, the Longhope lifeboat was called out. Next day, the lifeboat was found capsized. Her eight crewmen were dead. All these men came from a tiny hamlet called Brims in the Orkney Islands, a place so small that it was left with only a couple of able-bodied men. Overnight, Brims became a village of women and children. The men went to sea in the lifeboat as volunteers - not for money, not for glory, but because they simply had to go: it was what Brims had always done for mariners in distress on one of the worst stretches of water in the world - the Pentland Firth, off the northernmost cliffs of Scotland. The women and the children still live within the remorseless sound of the Firth. Tonight's film is the story of a community living by this ferocious sea - and how they survive under the tragedy that has bled them of their menfolk.
Commentary spoken by Iain Cuthbertson
(from BBC Scotland)


Narrator: Iain Cuthbertson
Producer: William Hook

: He and She: Coming Out Party

A comedy film series which recognises the difference.
Starring Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin as Paula and Dick Hollister
with Jack Cassidy as Oscar North, Kenneth Mars as Harry Zarakardos

Coming Out Party ...for wish-I'd-stayed-at-home-ers


Paul Hollister: Paula Prentiss
Dick Hollister: Richard Benjamin
Oscar North: Jack Cassidy
Harry Zarakardos: Kenneth Mars

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own



Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: 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 Faces of Evil: 3: Evil in Literature

A series of four programmes which takes a fresh look at the mystery of evil
with Ian Gregor, Professor of English Literature at the University of Kent
Brian Wicker, Critic and author of Culture and Liturgy
Philip Thody, Author of several studies on French writers
The enquiry conducted by David Jenkins, Director of Humanum Studies at the World Council of Churches


Panellist: Ian Gregor
Panellist: Brian Wicker
Panellist: Philip Thody
Presenter: David Jenkins
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Weatherman, Closedown


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