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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Maths Today: Year 1: We want an answer
Introduced by Brenda Briggs

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

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref: Dyn a'i waith: 1
Gweithio yn y caeau padi
Y cyflwyno gan Meirion Edwards
Cynhyrchydd J. Mervyn Williams
(I Ysgolion Cymru: Town and Country)

11.5-11.25 Television Club

11.35 A Year's Journey: Timber from the North
Introduced by Eric Simms

12.0 New Horizons


Presenter (Maths Today): Brenda Briggs
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
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 (Gwlad a Thref): Meirion Edwards
Unknown (Gwlad a Thref): J. Mervyn Williams
Presenter/Producer (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F. R. Elwell

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
Introduced by Saleem Shahed

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

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: What? - about electricity

The second of five 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: Carol Chell
Presenter: Nigel Anthony

: Jackanory: Ballet Stories: Swan Lake

with David Wood
Today: Swan Lake


Storyteller: David Wood

: The Children of Totem Town: Part 4

A four-part film serial from Denmark

The grown-ups are sympathetic but of little help, and Henryk decides it is time for him to act.
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

If you like making pictures and messing around with paint you're sure to enjoy this new series. Perhaps it will give you some ideas for a picture to send in; maybe for instance you could show us what you think the 'Burbles' look like - because we've never seen them.
(Anyone under 16 can send in paintings for the Gallery; address them to 'Vision on,' [address removed])


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Bennison
The Prof: David Cleveland [unbilled]
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 - Nationwide

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital


Producer: Michael Townson

: All Gas and Gaiters: The Bishop Loves his Neighbour

by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps
Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as the Rev. Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean
with Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh Critchley

When the Dean's 'Good Neighbour Week' coincides with Test cricket, it can only mean chaos at the Palace.

(William Mervyn is in 'A Woman Named Anne' at the Duke of York's Theatre; Derek Nimmo is in 'Charlie Girl' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Writer: Pauline Devaney
Writer: Edwin Apps
Music composed and conducted by: Stanley Myers
Designer: Graham Oakley
Producer: John Howard Davies
The Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
The Bishop: William Mervyn
The Rev Mervyn Noote: Derek Nimmo
The Dean: John Barron
Mrs Pugh Critchley: Joan Sanderson

: Cup Final Grandstand: The FA Cup Final Replay: Chelsea v Leeds United

Introduced by David Coleman direct from Old Trafford, Manchester

One of the great Cup Finals of all time, which ended in a 2-2 draw at Wembley, is replayed tonight. BBC outside broadcast cameras bring uninterrupted coverage of the whole match as it happens, with slow motion replays of the outstanding moments and expert analysis by the Grandstand team, including Bobby Charlton and Brian Clough.
Chelsea and Leeds United are the first teams ever to draw in a Cup Final at Wembley. The last Cup Final to go to a replay was the game at Crystal Palace in 1912 between Barnsley and West Bromwich Albion.


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Analysis: Bobby Charlton
Analysis: Brian Clough
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks
Editor: Alan Hart
Editor: Sam Leitch

: The Main News

With Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Wednesday Play: Party Games

by Hugh Whitemore
with Frederick Jaeger as Walter, Eileen Atkins as Eileen
and Derek Smith as Ted, John Nettleton as Patterson, Nancie Jackson as Mrs Patterson, Roger Mutton as Watkins

A German businessman develops an obsessive passion for a girl he picks up in an East End pub. But she, and her brother, are playing their own game...
(First shown on BBC2)
(Derek Smith is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Writer: Hugh Whitemore
Music: Bob Leaper
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Roderick Graham
Walter: Frederick Jaegar
Eileen: Eileen Atkins
Ted: Derek Smith
Patterson: John Nettleton
Mrs Patterson: Nancie Jackson
Watkins: Roger Mutton
First tugman: Paul Angelis
Second tugman: Raymond Armstrong
Third tugman: Frank Seton
First waiter: John Hulbert
Second waiter: Wilfred Grove
Barman: Roy Pearce
Pianist: Tom McCall
Third waiter: Joby Blanshard
Prostitute: Joyce McConnel

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Editor: Anthony Smith

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