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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Model Rocket
Introduced by Professor John Crank

9.38 Maths today: Year 2: Making it Fit
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

10.0 Out of the Past: The Case of Jonathan Strong

10.25-10.40 Words and Pictures: (A) Pug's Favourite Things
by Glynn Christian

11.0 Watch!: A Castle: 2
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work: Gas Industry: Jobs

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): John Cain
Presenter (Maths today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths today): Peter Baker
Producer (Out of the Past): Felicity Kinross
Writer (Words and Pictures): Glynn Christian
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

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Eggs for Breakfast

Pippin and Tog meet the hens.

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: Think Twice

Introduced by James Lloyd


Presenter: James Lloyd
Producer: Dorothea Brooking

: Closedown

: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Nigel Anthony

: Jackanory: Ballet Stories: Coppelia

With David Wood
Today: Coppelia


Storyteller: David Wood

: Summer Search: Westmorland

Paul Brook and Victoria Moss from Ravenstonedale spend a day with Tom Lancaster to explore the world of the shepherd and to visit a gypsy horse fair


Presenter: Paul Brook
Presenter: Victoria Moss
Subject: Tom Lancaster
Director: David Turnbull

: 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.

: London

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital
With Brian Ash, Alan Shallcross, Joan Shenton, Robert Wellings

The news, features, opinions of the country at large, co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC studios throughout the UK
With Robert Langley, Lynn Lewis, Jack Pizzey, Philip Tibenham


Reporter (London): Brian Ash
Reporter (London): Alan Shallcross
Reporter (London): Joan Shenton
Reporter (London): Robert Wellings
Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Reporter (Nationwide): Robert Langley
Reporter (Nationwide): Lynn Lewis
Reporter (Nationwide): Jack Pizzey
Reporter (Nationwide): Philip Tibenham
Assistant Editor (Nationwide): Robert Rowland
Editor (Nationwide): Derrick Amoore

: Z Cars: It's Only a Game: Part 2

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

The latest act of wilful damage leaves the police wondering - there are enough suspects and motives, but is that enough?


Writer: Leslie Duxbury
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Gerald Blake
Dick Sugden: Charles Morgan
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Superintendent: Richard Warner
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
Chris Riley: Dean Harris
Sheila: Jackie Rohan
PC Bowman: John Swindells
Les Brady: Roy Hanlon
Dave Marshall: Howard Rawlinson
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Jean Marshall: Mary Loughran
Betty Brady: Maggie Jones
Victor Prince: Malcolm Reynolds

: The Laugh Parade: The Iron Maiden

Starring Michael Craig, Anne Helm with Cecil Parker, Roland Culver, Noel Purcell, Alan Hale

The star of tonight's comedy is a huge brute of a girl, known affectionately as 'The Iron Maiden.' Michael Craig plays her enthusiastic owner - an aircraft designer who has a way with... traction engines!


Screenplay: Vivian Cox
Screenplay: Leslie Bricusse
Producer: Peter Rogers
Director: Gerald Thomas
Jack Hopkins: Michael Craig
Kathy Fisher: Anne Helm
Mrs Fisher: Jeff Donnell
Paul Fisher: Alan Hale
Admiral Trevelyan: Noel Purcell
Sir Giles Trent: Cecil Parker
Lord Upshott: Roland Culver
Fred: Sam Kydd

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: The Main News

With John Edmunds and Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Australia The Last of Lands: Tuesday's Documentary

Two hundred years ago Captain Cook sailed his ship Endeavour into Botany Bay, and claimed the great continent of Australia for the white man.

In this special bicentenary programme Michael Charlton returns to his native country to report on Australia now, after two centuries of white settlement.
Today, over twelve million people are proud to call themselves Australians. What have they made of that huge opportunity that history and the superior seamanship of Captain Cook presented them with?
"They call her a young country, but they lie; She is the last of lands, the emptiest" (A. D. Hope)
(The Australian dilemma: see pages 8 and 9)


Presenter: Michael Charlton
Producer: Christopher Ralling

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented by Ludovic Kennedy 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: Ludovic Kennedy
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: Michael Bukht
Editor: Anthony Smith

: The Sky at Night: When Mercury Crosses the Sun

On 9 May the tiny planet Mercury will be seen as a black dot in transit across the sun's disc.
Because it orbits close to the sun, Mercury has always been difficult to observe, and astronomers can only guess at the nature of this planet.
Patrick Moore explains how a spacecraft will fly past Mercury in 1973 and send back television pictures.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Producer: Tony Broughton

: Weatherman

: Postscript

by The Dean of St Paul's



Speaker: The Dean of St Paul's [Martin Sullivan]

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