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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Looking at Canada

10.0 Science Session: What? - About Electricity

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: Forceful thinking
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

11.0 Watch!: Animals with Strange Skins - Reptiles

11.18 Out of the Past: Collecting Evidence


Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Baker
Producer (Out of the Past): Felicity Kinross

: Closedown

: Y Gwyliwr

Welsh play series

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: Mr Platt and the Painter

For the very young


: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Making a Musical: 3: Tunes and Chords

The Malory Opera Band make up tunes, sing the blues, and play the three chord trick.


Musicians/Presenters: The Malory Opera Band
Producer: John Hosier

: Closedown

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Jackanory: The Runaway Summer: Part 4: The Best Place in the World

by Nina Bawden
With Ray Brooks


Author: Nina Bawden
Storyteller: Ray Brooks

: 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

: The Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with Sons and Lovers, Les Zavatta
(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Winter Gardens, Margate)


Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Musicians: Sons and Lovers
Guest: Les Zavatta
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Diana Bates
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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


Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Assistant Editor (Nationwide): Robert Rowland
Editor (Nationwide): Derrick Amoore

: The Doctors

Written by Elaine Morgan
Starring Richard Leech, Justine Lord with Irene Hamilton, David Langton

Dr McNeal sees Myra Holmes again. The Haymans go to the Praedy wedding. Angela Praedy receives an unexpected wedding present.
(A sad little character played by a funny girl: pages 6 and 7)


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mary Ridge
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Ray Hayman: Stephen Follett
Jo Hayman: Elaine Mileham
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Myra Holmes: Sonia Graham
Angela Praedy: Sharon Gurney
Sir Alexander Praedy: David Langton
Gus Simpson: Tony McEwan
Michael Wheeler: Jeremy Longhurst

: Tom and Jerry: Pecos Pest

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in an award-winning cartoon film.

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers, with discs, stars, and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced tonight by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Stanley Dorfman
Production: Mel Cornish
Director: Brian Whitehouse

: The Expert: Death in the Rain

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray
Guest stars Michael Gwynn, Glyn Houston, Stella Tanner

Sometimes emotions are stronger than scientific evidence: the unreasoning heart of man overrules his head.


Writer/Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Script Editor: Max Marquis
Designer: David Myerscough Jones
Producer/Series devised by: Gerard Glaister
Director: Prudence Fitzgerald
Stephen Trimmer: Michael Gwynn
Lucille Norton: Cherry Parrish
Jack Norton: Glyn Houston
Vera Norton: Stella Tanner
Det Chief Insp Fleming: Victor Winding
Det-Sgt Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
Dr John Hardy: Marius Goring
Dr Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Sandra Hughes: Valerie Murray
Denise Yates: Gillian Bailey
Bill: Graham Weston
Police Sergeant: Barrie Fletcher
Bus mechanic: Gordon Bilboe
Bus driver: Frederick Hall
Conductor: Mark Heath

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Sportsnight with Coleman

features the week's sporting action plus current news and views from home and abroad.


Presenter: David Coleman
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Nairn's Europe: Newcastle - Aarhus (Denmark)

A series in which Ian Nairn contrasts the urban civic style of Britain and the Continent.
Newcastle and Aarhus are both provincial centres. Yet they show, in their very different ways, that the provinces need not be a mere smudged carbon copy of the metropolis, and display a life style quite distinct from London or Copenhagen.
(from Manchester)


Presenter: Ian Nairn
Director: Barry Bevins

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Weatherman

: Something to Say: 3: Two Voices

Richard Hoggart looks at the opening of two famous 20th-century novels - D. H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers and E. M. Forster's A Passage to India. Who were the writers talking to? And in what tone of voice?


Presenter: Richard Hoggart
Director: Trevor Griffiths
Producer: Roger Owen

: Election Special

The results of today's Borough Council elections in England and Wales as they come in-with reports from BBC regional news rooms and analysis of what today's voting means.
Introduced by Michael Barratt



Presenter: Michael Barratt
Producer: Tam Fry
Assistant Editor: Michael Bukht
Editor: Richard Francis

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