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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: How is Life Passed On?
Introduced by Peter Kelly

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Looking at Canada: 2: The Mounties
Introduced by Burnell Tucker

10.25-10.40 Words and Pictures: Part A: Pug's Favourite Things
a play with puppets by Glynn Christian

A new series to help six- and seven-year-olds with reading
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf

11.0-11.20 British Social History: Goods and Chattels

11.30 New Horizons: The Shelter Story
Des Wilson's Shelter campaign has revealed the plight of the homeless; but has it made a real impact on Britain's housing problem?
(Forgotten Families: page 12)


Presenter (Discovering Science): Peter Kelly
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Totton
Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Burnell Tucker
Script (Merry-go-Round): Ramona-Ann Hambling
Producer (Merry-go-Round): John Chapple
Writer (Words and Pictures): Glynn Christian
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
Narrator (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): John Radcliffe
Narrator (New Horizons): Magnus Magnusson
Producer (New Horizons): Bernard Adams

: Closedown

: Fact or Fantasy?

Clifford Hanley looks at techniques of Prayer and Meditation


Presenter: Clifford Hanley

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo and Midge: Printing

Mary lives with her parents at the top of a tall block of flats in a busy town. Her friends are Mungo, her wise old dog, and Midge, a very inquisitive mouse.


Narration: Richard Baker
Narration: Isabel Ryan
Script: Daphne Jones
Pictures, animation and production: John Ryan

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science all Around: Looking At Animals

2.30 Going to Work: Gas Industry: Jobs
Introduced by Peter West
A look at job opportunities for 15-year-olds, with the emphasis on gas fitting for boys.

2.55 La Chasse au Tresor 2: Patrick n'ecoute pas
by Michel Faure


Narrator (Science all Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science all Around): Michael Coyle
Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): Gordon Croton
Writer (La Chasse au Tresor): Michel Faure
Music (La Chasse au Tresor): John Hosier
Producer (La Chasse au Tresor): Ronald Smedley
Dominique: Sylvia Declercq
Patrick: Philippe Paulino
Le pere: Xavier Renault
La mere: Nicole Desailly
Le professeur: Francois Marthouret
Narrateur: Emile de Harven

: Closedown

: Jackanory: Ballet Stories: The Sleeping Beauty

With David Wood

Some of the most famous ballets are based on very unusual stories, and this week the fantastic plots of five ballets will be told. They are stories about magic creatures half human and half bird, about princes and princesses, and about wizards and witches who can cast all kinds of spells.
Today: The Sleeping Beauty


Storyteller: David Wood

: 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

: Belle and Sebastian: 10: The Fire

A serial from France in 13 episodes.

Angelina's plans for a happy Christmas appeared to be ruined, and Sebastian has gone into the mountains in search of Belle.


Guillaume: Jean Michel Audin
Cesar: Edmond Beauchamp
Berg: Pierre Massimi
Johannot: Albert Dagnant
Jean: Dominique Blondeau
Angelina: Paloma Matta
Sebastian: Mehdi
Celestine: Helene Dieudonne
Commissioner Leduc: Rene Blanchart

: The Adventures of Parsley

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

: London This Week

Focuses on events and people making the news around town.

: A Question of Sport

with David Vine featuring 50 years of world sporting action

Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan captain two teams of sporting celebrities who try to identify and answer questions about some of the most famous incidents, events, and personalities in the history of sport.The teams this week:
Henry Cooper, Nat Lofthouse, Rachael Heyhoe
Cliff Morgan, Eddie Harty, Gareth Edwards

(from Manchester)


Presenter: David Vine
Team captain: Henry Cooper
Team captain: Cliff Morgan
Panellist: Nat Lofthouse
Panellist: Rachael Heyhoe
Panellist: Eddie Harty
Panellist: Gareth Edwards
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Z Cars: It's Only a Game: Part 1

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

The 'Stiffs' - Newtown's local soccer team - have relegation problems... the last thing they need is malicious attacks from the public.
(for cast list see Tuesday, page 33)


Writer: Leslie Duxbury
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Gerald Blake
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater

: Star Trek: Who Mourns for Adonais?

The new adventures of the Star-Ship Enterprise as it zooms across man's final frontier - space!

A huge hand reaches out from the heavens and holds the Star-Ship Enterprise immovable in a mighty grip!
Captain Kirk truly reaches Olympian heights in his defiance of the glorious god-like being who imperiously demands his homage.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Apollo: Michael Forest
Carolyn: Leslie Parrish
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley

: Panorama

People, places, and problems
Introduced by Robin Day with Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Up Pompeii!

Written by Talbot Rothwell
[Starring] Frankie Howerd


Writer: Talbot Rothwell
Music: Alan Braden
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: David Croft
Lurcio: Frankie Howerd
Nausius: Kerry Gardner
Plautus: William Rushton
Senna: Jeanne Mockford
Ammonia: Elizabeth Larner
Hermione: Olwen Griffiths
Hernia: Audrey Nicholson
Cuspidor: Douglas Ridley
Ludicrus: Max Adrian
Percentus: Bill Maynard
[Actress]: Sui Lin
[Actress]: Barbara Lindley
[Actress]: Anita Richardson
[Actress]: Joanna Ross
[Actress]: Valerie Stanton
[Actress]: Jeanette Wild

: Doomwatch: The Battery People

by Elwyn Jones
[Starring] John Paul, Simon Oates, Robert Powell
with Joby Blanshard
Guest stars Emrys Jones, Jeremy Young, Ray Mort

Tough ex-miners in South Wales drinking gin instead of the traditional beer, giving their wives the cold shoulder and secretly turning to cock-fighting. It all sounds wildly out of character to Dr. Quist and his team, who investigate despite the fact that all this is taking place in the Minister's own constituency.


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Series devised by: Kit Pedler
Series devised by/Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Scientific Adviser: Dr C.M.H. Pedler [Kit Pedler]
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: David Proudfoot
Vincent Llewellyn: Jeremy Young
Dai: Edward Evans
Bryn: Michael Newport
Colonel Smithson: Emrys Jones
Dr. Spencer Quist: John Paul
Dr. John Ridge: Simon Oates
Tobias Wren: Robert Powell
Davies: David Davies
Elizabeth Llewellyn: Eliza Ward
Jones: Ray Mort
Mrs. Adams: Mary Hignett
Colin Bradley: Joby Blanshard
Laing: Jay Neill

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer of the Week: Michael Bukht
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain

Spotlight on the export drive
In recent months the economic facts of life have suddenly caught up with a number of British firms in the light aircraft and hover-craft industries. But one in particular has survived, with an aircraft that has rapidly become one of the success stories of British aviation. And what's been learned in winning an impressive series of overseas orders could prove invaluable to firms with the courage to try to emulate them in the future.
Written and presented by Ronnie Burns


Writer/Presenter: Ronnie Burns
Production: Ivor Yorke

: Weatherman

: Swim: 2: The Breast Stroke


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