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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: How Do Living Things Develop?
Introduced by Peter Kelly

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Looking at Canada: 3: The Eskimos
Introduced by Burnell Tucker

10.25-10.40 Words and Pictures: Part A: The Magic Pin
A play with puppets by Gabriel Woolf
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf

11.0-11.20 A Year's Journey: Bridges
Introduced by Eric Simms

11.30 New Horizons: Why Vote at 18?
Sixth Formers who may vote in the next Election will put this question to Christopher Chataway, MP; Richard Marsh, MP and David Steel, MP
Chairman John Tusa


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): Moyra Gambleton
Writer/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
Presenter/Producer (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F.R. Elwell
Panellist (New Horizons): Christopher Chataway
Panellist (New Horizons): Richard Marsh
Panellist (New Horizons): David Steel
Chairman (New Horizons): John Tusa
Producer (New Horizons): John Miller

: Closedown

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo and Midge: At the Fairground



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 Maths Today: Year 1: There's Always an Answer
Introduced by Brenda Briggs

2.30 Going to Work: Building for Us

2.55 La Chasse au Tresor: 3: La Police cherche un homme
by Michel Faure


Presenter (Maths Today): Brenda Briggs
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Producer (Going to Work): Barbara Parker
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
Lucciani: Andre Maranne
La Marchande: Yvonne Dany
M Bonvin: Claude Legros
Narrateur: Emile de Harven

: Closedown

: Jackanory: The Runaway Summer: Part 1: The Boy from the Sea

by Nina Bawden
With Ray Brooks

'Mary saw the three dark-skinned men and the boy landing from the boat a bit further down the beach. They were oddly dressed for a sea trip - in dark suits, each carrying a suitcase...'


Author: Nina Bawden
Storyteller: Ray Brooks

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes and Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Belle and Sebastian: 11: The Avalanche

The Commissioner from Paris has arrived in the village just as disaster had hit the chalet.


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

: 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:
Directed by HAZEL LEWTHWAITE Produced by NICK HUNTER † (from Manchester)


Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Brian Statham
Unknown: John Buckingham
Unknown: Mike Sangstee
Unknown: Mike Summerbee
Directed By: Hazel Lewthwaite
Produced By: Nick Hunter

: Z Cars: A Quiet Sort of a Lad: Part 1

by Peter Grimwade
Starring James Ellis, John Slater with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

Johnny Marsh is an isolated teenager... he thinks alone, thinks of the past. A little thing... and something snaps.
(for cast list see Tuesday, page 30)


Writer: Peter Grimwade
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Joan Craft
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen

: Star Trek: The Apple

The new adventures of the Star-Ship Enterprise as it zooms across man's final frontier - space! Its mission - to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and civilisations, to go boldly where no man has gone before.

To the landing party from the USS Enterprise, it seems like a blooming paradise at first, but the flowers spew death, and the natives don't know about the birds and the bees.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Scott: Jamesdoohan
Chekov: Walter Koenig
Martha Landon: Celeste Yarnall
Akuta: Keith Andes

: 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 Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(also on BBC2)

: Up Pompeii!

Written by Talbot Rothwell

[Starring] Frankie Howerd


Writer: Talbot Rothwell
Music: Alan Braden
Designer: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: David Croft
Lurcio: Frankie Howerd
Senna: Jeanne Mockford
Ludicrus: Max Adrian
Plautus: William Rushton
Ammonia: Elizabeth Larner
Sparticus: Shaun Curry
Nausius: Kerry Gardner
Centurion Captain: Wallas Eaton
Centurion Private: Vic Taylor
Jailer: Larry Martyn
[Actress]: Sui Lin
[Actress]: Barbara Lindley
[Actress]: Anita Richardson
[Actress]: Joanna Ross
[Actress]: Valerie Stanton
[Actress]: Jeanette Wild

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: You Have Been Watching... Are You Being Served? 28 August 2016

: Doomwatch: Hear No Evil

[Starring] John Paul, Simon Oates, Robert Powell
with Joby Blanshard, Wendy Hall
Guest stars Griffith Jones, Michael Ripper, Brian Cox

How do you combat unofficial strikes? One northern firm's answer is to use the latest scientific discoveries to manipulate the lives of their employees - private as well as public. Quist is forced to fight them with their own methods.


Series devised by: Kit Pedler
Series devised by/Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Scientific adviser: Dr C.M.H. Pedler [Kit Pedler]
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Frank Cox
Falken: Griffith Jones
Operator: Derrick O'Connor
Cook: Peter Miles
Owen: Brian Cox
Reid: Michael Ripper
Dr Spencer Quist: John Paul
Colin Bradley: Joby Blanshard
Mrs Reid: Tessa Shaw
Dr John Ridge: Simon Oates
Tobias Wren: Robert Powell
Pat Hunnisett: Wendy Hall
Stripper: Sheila Sands

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby 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: David Dimbleby
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: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain

Products, ideas, techniques. The export drive: spotlight on the men, the methods, the markets that are earning Britain's living abroad.
Export or die! The familiar slogan could well have been coined especially for one of the world's oldest and most respected vehicle manufacturers who were once bigger than Leyland's. But profitable? - hardly. Last year they lost nearly half a million pounds. So the company's fight for export sales is also a fight for survival.


Commentary: Ian Ross
Production: Ivor Yorke
Production: Michael Priestley

: Weatherman

: Swim: 3: The Front Crawl


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