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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Mathematical Models
Introduced by Professor John Crank

9.38-9.58 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Round-up Two
Introduced by Michael Holt

10.25-10.40 Words and Pictures: (A) The Animals in the Ark
by John Tully

11.0 Watch!: A Castle: 1
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work: The Hotel Trade

11.40 Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo
Introduced by John Langstaff
with children from Minet Junior School, Hayes, Middlesex


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Professor John Crank
Producer (Mathematics in Action/Maths Workshop): John Cain
Presenter (Maths Workshop): Michael Holt
Writer (Words and Pictures): John Tully
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Words (Making Music): Ronald Eyre
Music (Making Music): Phyllis Tate
Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier
Producer (Making Music): Moyra Gambleton

: Closedown

: Dyna Wall

Welsh quiz game

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Sheep's Wool

For the very young
Pippin and Tog discover what their coats are made of.

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: A Heap of Trouble

Introduced by James Lloyd


Presenter: James Lloyd
Producer: Dorothea Brooking

: Closedown

: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Jackanory: Educating Edward: Getting to Know Him

by Noel Streatfeild
With Angela Down
Today: Getting to Know Him


Author: Noel Streatfeild
Storyteller: Angela Down

: Wild World

A weekly magazine about animals in action, in close-up, and in our lives with Tony Soper

Homes for ducks: Near Ringwood, the Game Conservancy is turning a derelict sand pit into a breeding ground for ducks. Tony Soper visits the place with Charles Coles and sees hundreds of white-fronted geese wintering in the area.

Where Vultures fly!: At Arcos, a high-level village near Seville in Spain, you can look down on vultures. Tony Soper reports from Arcos.

Canadian Summer: ...a look at some of the animals you would be lucky to see in North America, including terrapins, sharp-tailed grouse, red-winged blackbirds, and marmots.

(From BBC South and West)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Guest (Homes for ducks): Charles Coles
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: John Sparks

: Marine Boy

A cartoon film series
The underwater adventures of Marine Boy, the Ocean Patrol, and the white dolphin, Splasher

: The Adventures of Parsley

A new film series with Parsley the lion and Dill the dog in some untoward happenings.
A FilmFair Production

: 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

: Z Cars: In and Out: Part 4

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

Goss knows a big job is on and who the operators are... but nothing else.


Writer: Allan Prior
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Timothy Combe
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Tommy: Keith Marsh
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Annie: Sally Lahee
Jimmy: Barry McCarthy
Morris: Alec Mango
Gerry: Ben Howard
Burroughs: Philip Madoc
Max: Eric Mason
Fran: Alethea Charlton
Mills: William Gaunt
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
BD girl: Briony Hodge
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Harbour official: Norman Atkyns

: The Spring Thing

A musical salute to Spring and the romantic turn of a young man's fancy. Stars on both sides of the Atlantic combine to bring you a fast-moving show of music... and some smiles - even though Spring is a little late this year.
Your hosts: Noel Harrison and Bobbie Gentry
Their guests: Shirley Bassey, Goldie Hawn, Rod McKuen, Meredith MacRae, Irwin C. Watson and Harpers Bizarre


Presenter: Noel Harrison
Presenter: Bobbie Gentry
Singer: Shirley Bassey
Singer: Goldie Hawn
Singer: Rod McKuen
Singer: Meredith MacRae
Performer: Irwin C. Watson
Musicians: Harpers Bizarre
Produced for NBC by: Burt Rosen
Produced for NBC by: David Winters

: Splashdown Grandstand

International Professional Boxing: Joe Bugner v Ray Patterson
In tonight's big fight in London, Bugner, 20, continues his fight-a-month schedule following wins over Roberto Davila (Peru) and Manuel Ramos (Mexico).
Swedish-based American Patterson, 27, makes trip No 7 to Britain. Last time here Jack Bodell beat him. He fights rarely (36 bouts in seven years) and in February was beaten by Jurgen Boin, former German heavyweight champion.
(Big Fight: page 6)

8.45 The Main News
With Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's correspondents

9.0* Apollo 13: Splashdown
Re-entry due 9.2
Parachutes open 9.11
Splashdown 9.16
On deck 10.10
200 miles off Christmas Island James Burke introduces live coverage from the South Pacific, including for the first time a camera on board one of the recovery helicopters, and exclusive BBC interviews with Commander 'Chuck' Smiley and the crew of Helicopter 66 which has picked up all 12 astronauts who have been to the moon before this mission; Lieutenant Ernie Jahnke and the Underwater Demolition Team swimmers; and Captain Lee Kirkemo, commander of the Prime Recovery Ship USS Iwo Jima.
Presented in association with EBU, NBC, US Navy and NASA
(Big Splash: page 6)

10.15 * International Match of the Day: England v Northern Ireland
from the Empire Stadium, Wembley
In tonight's Home International Championship Match, England make their last appearance before Mexico on the famous ground where they won the World Championship in 1966.
(Big Match: page 6)


Boxer: Joe Bugner
Boxer: Ray Patterson
Commentator (International Professional Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Television Production (International Professional Boxing): Richard Tilling
Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Presenter (Apollo 13: Splashdown): James Burke
Interviewee (Apollo 13: Splashdown): Commander 'Chuck' Smiley
Interviewee (Apollo 13: Splashdown): Lieutenant Ernie Jahnke
Interviewee (Apollo 13: Splashdown): Captain Lee Kirkemo
Commentator on board (Apollo 13: Splashdown): Richard O'Brien
Commentator on board (Apollo 13: Splashdown): Bill Lindsay
Studio director (Apollo 13: Splashdown): Tam Fry
Producer (Apollo 13: Splashdown): Arthur Maimane
Executive Producer (Apollo 13: Splashdown): Richard Francis
Commentator (International Match of the Day): David Coleman
Commentator (International Match of the Day): Don Revie
Commentator (International Match of the Day): Joe Mercer
Television Presentation (International Match of the Day): Alec Weeks

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Editor: Anthony Smith

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