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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 Workshop: Stage 1: Crossing the Line
Introduced by Michael Holt

11.0 Watch!
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.18 Europe on the Move: Taranto - Steel Town
Commentary by Robert Hewison

11.40 Science Extra: Physics: Particles of Electricity?
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): Len Brown
Presenter (Science Extra): John Osborne
Producer (Science Extra): Robin Gwyn

: Closedown

: Y Gwyliwr

Welsh serial play

1.25 Interval

: The News



Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: The Beauty Business

Appearances matter to most people. Why are we so interested in our looks and ought we to care so much?
Introduced by Michael Aspel


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Producer: Tom Stanier

: Closedown

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

3.5 The Daily Express Triumph Hurdle Race (with £7,500 added to a sweepstakes) (2 miles and 200 yards)

3.40 The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeplechase (with £11,000 added to a sweepstakes) (3 miles, 2 furlongs and 76 yards)

4.15 The Foxhunters' Challenge Cup Steeplechase (a plate of £1,500) (over 4 miles)

(from BBC Midlands)


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

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Colin Jeavons

: Jackanory: A Tray of Tea

with Ray Smith
Today: 'A Tray of Tea' by Joan Aiken


Author: Joan Aiken
Illustrations: Carol Jones
Storyteller: Ray Smith
Director: Jenny Nimmo

: 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 Herman's Hermits, Anna-Lou and Maria



Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Musicians: Herman's Hermits
Magicians: Anna-Lou and Maria
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Diana Bates
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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 United Kingdom


Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Assistant editor (Nationwide): Robert Rowland
Editor (Nationwide): Derrick Amoore

: The Doctors

Written by Donald Bull
Starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord, Paul Massie with Barry Justice,
Irene Hamilton, Pauline Letts
(From BBC Midlands)


Writer/Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale
Mrs Burns: Pauline Letts
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Jane: Maggie Don
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Miss Chorley: Hilary Mason
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Nurse: Christine Bradley
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Tom Durham: Paul Massie
Nella Somers: Alexandra Dane
Mrs Sloman: Jean Ainslie

: Tom and Jerry: Saturday Evening Puss

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.

: Top of the Pops

from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Tony Blackburn
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
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Stanley Dorfman
Production: Mel Cornish

: The Expert: It Can't Be Done

by John Pennington
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Sally Nesbitt
Guest stars, Pauline Delaney, William Dexter, David Langton

It's clear that Penny Goodwin has murdered her husband. But why?



Writer: John Pennington
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Script Editor: Nick McCarty
Designer: Tim Harvey
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Arthur Goodwin: Edward Dentith
Penny Goodwin: Pauline Delaney
Francis Morton: David Langton
John Hardy: Marius Goring
James Bowes: William Dexter
Det-Sgt Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
Dr. Mitchell: Robert James
Dr. Jacobs: Gerald Tarrant
Det. Chief Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Jane Carter: Sally Nesbitt
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall
and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Sportsnight with Coleman

The World Ice Hockey Championships from Sweden, The 'Big Girls' in action at London's Crystal Palace, The British assault on Europe's top soccer titles

From the Johannesof Stadium, Stockholm, the Russian world ice hockey champions for the past seven years versus Czechoslovakia, a repeat of last year's flashpoint fixture.
Presented by the Swedish Television Service

From London's Crystal Palace Sportsnight's 'big girls' compete in a special invitation event to find new field talent for this summer's Commonwealth Games.

European soccer analysis following last night's action involving Leeds and Celtic.



Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Ice Hockey): Alan Weeks
Commentator (The 'Big Girls'): Ron Pickering
Television Presentation (The 'Big Girls'): Richard Tilling
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: The Curious Character of Britain: 9: Give us Back our Men Again

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.

Girls, gambling, beaches - there may be a more unlikely place in Britain to find them, but it's difficult to know where.



Narrator: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Croucher

: 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 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: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman


: Good Sailing: 10: Going Foreign

The last of 10 programmes designed to help yachtsmen get more pleasure from their sport

Sailing the cruiser Peter Pan from Cowes to Cherbourg. As cross-channel cruising becomes more and more popular with small cruiser owners, Good Sailing takes you on one of the most popular routes into foreign waters. From the moment you first set your course, until you tie up alongside a foreign quay, cruising is full of delights-and problems. This programme shows you how to maximise the former and minimise the latter.
Introduced by Alec Miller



Presenter: Alec Miller
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

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