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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Science all Around: Looking at Animals

10.0-10.15 Words and Pictures: Part B
A new series to help six- and seven-year-olds with reading.
Some reading practice based on Monday's story.
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg: 1: Y Teulu
(I Ysgolion Cymru: Learning Welsh)
Helpu Taid-mae Nain wedi mynd i'r ysbyty, mae Gwen ar ei gwyliau ac mae Mervyn ar fordaith ysgol.
Y cyfarwyddo gan R. DILWYN OWEN
Cynhyrchydd WYNNE LLOYD

11.5-11.25 Television Club: A Heap of Trouble

11.35 British Social History: Goods and Chattels


Narrator (Science all Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science all Around): Michael Coyle
Presenter (Words and Pictures): Gabriel Woolf
Devised by (Words and Pictures): Joyce M. Morris
Devised by (Words and Pictures): Claire Chovil
Director (Words and Pictures): Dorothea Brooking
Unknown: John Bevan
Y Tad: Stewart Jones
Y Fam: Lorna Davies
Y Ferch: Olwen Rees
Ffrind y ferch: Clive Roberts
Unknown: R. Dilwyn Owen
Unknown: Cynhyrchydd Wynne Lloyd
Narrator (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): John Radcliffe

: Closedown

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
A new series for viewers from India and Pakistan
Introduced by Mahendra Kaul

Wah Re Bhole: Bhola and his daughter-in-law wrestling with reality in a new land with K.C. Gould and Lalita Ahmed

Once Upon a Time: A story for mothers and children at home

(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter/Devised and produced by (Wah Re Bole): Mahendra Kaul
[Actor]: K.C. Gould
[Actress]: Lalita Ahmed
Producer: Saleem Shahed

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: What? - About Electricity

What are watts? What's an earth for? How does AC work? Today's programme is the first of five television quizzes about practical electricity with Bob Holness as the Question-Master.


Question-Master: Bob Holness
Producer: Peter Baker

: Closedown

: Play School: Pets' Day

A programme for children under 5.


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Jackanory: Educating Edward: The Disaster

by Noel Streatfeild
With Angela Down
Today: The Disaster


Author: Noel Streatfeild
Storyteller: Angela Down

: The Children of Totem Town: Part 3

A four-part film serial from Denmark

A meeting is organised and the children decide to take action on behalf of their special playground.
Story told by Gary Watson


Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Vision On

An ABZ of Sense and Nonsense with Tony Hart and introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell
Also Ben Benison, Filopat and Patafil, The Prof, Jonah, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne, Members of the Caricature Theatre and the Vision On Gallery


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Bennison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Performers: Members of the Caricature Theatre
Director: Peter Wiltshire
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: The Adventures of Parsley

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

: 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 Rex Edwards
Starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord, Barry Justice with Irene Hamilton

The mystery of Dr Somers's disappearance is solved. Dr Conrad and Nurse James reach a final understanding. Dr McNeal finds herself cooking an unexpected meal.


Writer: Rex Edwards
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Ray Hayman: Stephen Follett
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Staff Nurse Penny James: Rohan McCullough
Jo Hayman: Elaine Mileham

: Tomorrow's World

What's new today for those interested in tomorrow
Introduced by Raymond Baxter with James Burke


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: John Parry
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Gordon Thomas
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Michael Latham

: All Gas and Gaiters: The Bishop Gains a Reputation

by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps
Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as the Rev. Mervyn Noote, John Barron as the Dean
with Anthony Sharp as Mr. Brown

When the Archdeacon has to go to Harley Street and is obviously not feeling himself, the Bishop fears the worst.

(William Mervyn is appearing in "A Woman Named Anne" at the Duke of York's Theatre; Derek Nimmo is in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre; Anthony Sharp is in "She's Done It Again" at the Garrick Theatre, London)


Writer: Pauline Devaney
Writer: Edwin Apps
Music composed and conducted by: Stanley Myers
Design: Austin Ruddy
Producer: John Howard Davies
The Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
The Bishop: William Mervyn
The Rev. Mervyn Noote: Derek Nimmo
The Dean: John Barron
Mr. Brown: Anthony Sharp

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds
(by arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
"The Songs of Leslie Stuart"
featured by Frances Barlow, Denis Martin, Doreen Hermitage, David Ellen, Jill Howard, Dudley Stevens, Ursula Barclay, Eric Vietheer

Don MacLean, Ted Durante and Hilda, Nigel Hopkins, Georges Schlick, Gil Dova, The Ukrainian Cossacks, The Reeves Triplets
Chairman Leonard Sachs

(Choreography Doreen Hermitage by arrangement with the Players Theatre, London)


Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Leslie Stuart): Frances Barlow
Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Leslie Stuart): Denis Martin
Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Leslie Stuart)/choreography: Doreen Hermitage
Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Leslie Stuart): David Ellen
Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Leslie Stuart): Jill Howard
Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Leslie Stuart): Dudley Stevens
Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Leslie Stuart): Ursula Barclay
Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Leslie Stuart): Eric Vietheer
Comedian: Don MacLean
Entertainers: Ted Durante and Hilda
Musician: Nigel Hopkins
Ventriloquist: Georges Schlick
Comic juggler: Gil Dova
Performers: The Ukrainian Cossacks
Performers: The Reeves Triplets
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan
Choreographer: Doreen Hermitage

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Wednesday Play: Sovereign's Company

by Don Shaw
Starring Roland Culver as General Cantfield and Gareth Forwood as Andrew Cantfield
(Dressing up to kill: page 8)


Writer: Don Shaw
Fight Arranger: Peter Diamond
Drill instructor: RSM Don Mason
Film Cameraman: Peter Hall
Sound: Dennis Panchen
Film Editor: Brian Keene
Designer: Colin Piggott
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Alan Clarke
General Cantfield: Roland Culver
Andrew Cantfield: Gareth Forwood
Mr Dawkins: Norman Mitchell
Mrs Dawkins: Margaret Lang
Alan Dawkins: James Hazeldine
Junior Under Officer Sanders: Stephen Sheppard
Senior Under Officer Patterson: James Cosmo
Chauffeur: Chris Cunningham
Dankworth-Lowe: David Rowlands
Hurt: Larry Dann
Nigerian Cadet: Stephen Carter
Dexter: Clive Francis
Sender: Oliver Cotton
Gen Decamps: John Wentworth
CSM Larch: Lewis Wilson
Sergeant Liman: Norman Mann
Major Grace: John Nettleton
RSM Power: Raymond Adamson
Captain Lawrence: Graham Lines
Major Hacker: Moray Watson
Youth: Ron Conrad
Colonel Frayne: Laurence Hardy

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Professional Boxing: The Bantamweight Championship of Great Britain

Alan Rudkin (Liverpool), the Holder v Johnny Clark (London), the Challenger
Alan Rudkin campaigned three times for the world title against Fighting Harada, Lionel Rose, and Ruben Olivares the present World Champion. Johnny Clark has lost only once in a remarkable professional career.
Harry Carpenter introduces a recording of last night's Top-of-the-Bill Title Fight from the Mike Barrett promotion at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Kenneth Wolstenholme brings you tonight's news from the Home International Football Tournament.
Presented by the Sportsnight Unit


Presenter/Outside Broadcast Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Boxer: Alan Rudkin
Boxer: Johnny Clark
Commentator (Football): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Outside Broadcast Presentation: Richard Tilling

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