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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Looking at Canada: 1: The Fur Trade

10.0 Science Session: What? - About Electricity

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: Making it fit
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

11.0 Watch!: A Castle: 1

11.18 Out of the Past: The Case of Jonathan Strong


Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Baker
Producer (Out of the Past): Felicity Kinross

: Closedown

: Y Gwyliwr

Welsh series

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Making a Musical: 1: Why?

The Malory Opera Band show how music can add drama to words, with excerpts from West Side Story and their own musical Cave.


Musicians/Presenter: The Malory Opera Band
Producer: John Hosier

: Closedown

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Educating Edward: The Clue

by Noel Streatfeild
With Angela Down
Today: The Clue


Author: Noel Streatfeild
Storyteller: Angela Down

: 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 Vanity Fare, The Crazy Tramps

(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Winter Gardens, Margate)


Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Musicians: Vanity Fare
Comedians: The Crazy Tramps
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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

Dr Somers returns to work. Louise and Jo Hayman are involved in preparations for the Praedy wedding. Angela Praedy visits the practice.


Writer: Rex Edwards
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen
Molly Dolan: Lynda Marchal
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Mr Raymond: Harry Hutchinson
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Jo Hayman: Elaine Mileham
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Mrs Lipska: June Bland
Angela Praedy: Sharon Gurney
Michael Wheeler: Jeremy Longhurst

: Tom and Jerry: The Dog House

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers, with discs, stars, and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
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: And So Say All of Us

by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Cleo Sylvestre
Guest stars, John Stratton, John Nettleton, Michael Cadman

A drunken driver is responsible for the death of his brother-in-law and business partner and for the death of the driver of the second car involved in the accident. But when Hardy comes into the investigation a number of factors begin to emerge which point away from it being the driver's responsibility. Who is guilty of the deaths? Hardy's concern for the facts leads to an exciting conclusion.


Writer: Mervyn Haisman
Writer: Henry Lincoln
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Script Editor: Nick McCarty
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Director: Ronald Wilson
Jack Bromfield: John Stratton
Thomas Barling: John Gabriel
Joe Crane: Frederick Peisley
Norman Sherwood: Tom Chatto
Mary Taylor: Lucinda Curtis
Dr. Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Young policeman: Ian Lowe
Ambulance man: James McManus
Police Sergeant: Barrie Fletcher
Dr. John Hardy: Marius Goring
David Bromfield: Michael Cadman
Caldicott: Geoffrey Chateb
Inspector Gresham: John Nettleton
Sergeant Cook: David Hargreaves
Det.-Sgt. Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
Det. Chief Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Vicky Hammond: Cleo Sylvestre
Jim Lane: Del Henney

: The Main News

with Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Sportsnight with Coleman

The Semi-Finals of the Amateur Boxing Association Championships from Belle Vue, Manchester
Forty boxers have qualified at 10 weights from four Area quarter-finals. The winners of tonight's bouts go through to the ABA Finals at Wembley on 8 May.

David Coleman analyses the week's sporting action and news


Commentator (The Amateur Boxing Association Championships): Harry Carpenter
Television presentation (The Amateur Boxing Association Championships): Ray Lakeland
Presenter: David Coleman
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: The Curious Character of Britain: 12: I Suppose We Died with the Arsenic

The last in 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.

"The jungle's coming back - sometimes I think we're going to be like Sleeping Beauty - surrounded by thorns, waiting for...?"


Narrator: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Croucher

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Fyfe Robertson and Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie

: Weatherman

: Something to Say: 1

A series of personal readings in literature old and new.

Brian Jackson talks to a studio audience about "Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens.
'The book is, for me, the most creatively superb novel that even Dickens - that titan amongst novelists - ever wrote.'



Presenter/Reader: Brian Jackson
Producer: Roger Owen

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