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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Critical Path
Introduced by Sydney Urry

9.38-9.58 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: The Numbers We Use
Introduced by Michael Holt

10.25-10.40 Words and Pictures (A)

11.0 Watch!: Animals with Strange Skins - Reptiles
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work

11.40 Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo
Introduced by John Langstaff


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Sydney Urry
Producer (Mathematics in Action/Maths Workshop): John Cain
Presenter (Maths Workshop): Michael Holt
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Suzanne Davies
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 programme

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Trains

Pippin and Tog hear a whistle and think they have found a monster.

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: False Alarm

Introduced by James Lloyd


Presenter: James Lloyd
Producer: Dorothea Brooking

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Runaway Summer: Part 2: Against the Law

by Nina Bawden
With Ray Brooks


Author: Nina Bawden
Storyteller: Ray Brooks

: Summer Search: The Farne Islands

Jacqueline Falla and Colin Lee from Seahouses spend a day exploring the 18 tiny islands of the Farnes which teem with sea birds and seals, and visit the Longstone Lighthouse.


Presenter: Jacqueline Falla
Presenter: Colin Lee
Director: David Turnbull

: Marine Boy

A cartoon film series

: 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

The news, features, opinions of the country at large, co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC studios throughout the UK


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: A Quiet Sort of a Lad: Part 2

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

Johnny's obsession has led him into crime and violence. The police trace that obsession - back into the past.


Writer: Peter Grimwade
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Joan Craft
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Sally Stone: Thelma Whiteley
Johnny Marsh: David Bradley
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Burley: Stuart Richman
Mr Marsh: Peter Schofield
Mrs Marsh: Dorothy Frere
BD girl: Hilary Crane
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Ferris: John Rapley
Thacker: Michael Beint
Mrs Mewitt: Lily Harold

: Tom and Jerry: Nit Witty Kitty

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.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Laugh Parade: Wild and Wonderful

Tonight's film in this comedy season stars Tony Curtis, Christine Kaufmann

Man takes bride! Bride takes dog! Dog takes over! And that's just the beginning of the trouble Tony Curtis faces when, as leader of an American jazz trio in Paris, he marries beautiful Christine Kaufmann only to find he has a rival in the canine form of Monsieur Cognac, an aristocratic French poodle!


Screenplay: Larry Markes
Screenplay: Michael Morris
Screenplay: Waldo Salt
Producer: Harold Hecht
Director: Michael Anderson
Terry Williams: Tony Curtis
Giselle Ponchon: Christine Kaufmann
Rufus Gibbs: Larry Storch
Doc Bailey: Marty Ingels
Rousseleau: Jules Munshin
Papa Ponchon: Jacques Aubuchon

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Rising Cost of Living

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(also on BBC2)

: The Jesuits - The Hated Society: Tuesday's Documentary

Give us a child when he's 7 and he will be ours for the rest of his mortal life.
True or false? But it is certain that the Jesuits are the most misunderstood, the most militant order of the Roman Catholic Church and the most formidable company of men in the last 400 Years of world history.

This special BBC film has been made with unprecedented cooperation from the Jesuits themselves and is presented at a time when the Vatican is battling with a major crisis of confidence.

Macdonald Hastings, himself taught by the Jesuits and now an agnostic, looks behind the walls of a Society whose power was so great that they influenced every court in Europe - not only in a religious sense, but in the impact they made on politics, exploration, astronomy and sociology. The Jesuits played a huge part in shaping the modern world. Not certain any more that they can find the recruits to fight for the old faith, the question now is whether they have a future.


Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Producer: Harry Hastings

: 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


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: He and She: Poster Boy

A comedy film series which recognises the difference
Starring Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin as Paula and Dick Hollister
with Jack Cassidy as Oscar North, Kenneth Mars as Harry Zarakardos

Poster Boy ...is he stuck up?


Paul Hollister: Paula Prentiss
Dick Hollister: Richard Benjamin
Oscar North: Jack Cassidy
Harry Zarakardos: Kenneth Mars

: Postscript

by The Rev Ralph Calder


Speaker: The Rev Ralph Calder

: Weatherman

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors



Presented by: David Allen
Series editor: James McCloy

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