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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: Investigating Living Things
Introduced by Peter Kelly

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Wildlife of the Arctic
Commentary by Richard Carpenter

10.25-10.40 Words and Pictures: Part A: Lazybones
A play with puppets by Glynn Christian
A new series to help six- and seven-year-olds with reading
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf

11.0-11.20 British Social History: Towards Equality

11.30 New Horizons: Peace in Vietnam?
Michael Edwardes, historian of Asian affairs, gives his personal assessment of the chances of peace for this war-torn country.


Presenter (Discovering Science): Peter Kelly
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Totton
Narrator (Merry-go-Round): Richard Carpenter
Script (Merry-go-Round): Eric Simms
Producer (Merry-go-Round): Moyra Gambleton
Writer (Words and Pictures): Glynn Christian
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
Narrator (British Social History): Robin Ray
Series Editor (British Social History): John Radcliffe
Presenter (New Horizons): Michael Edwardes
Producer (New Horizons): John Miller

: Closedown

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo and Midge: Mungo Lost


Narration: Richard Baker
Narration: Isabel Ryan
Script: Daphne Jones
Pictures, animation and production: John Ryan

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science All Around: Places to Live

2.30 Going to Work: Pay Packet
by John Tully
Who gets the money? A programme on pay and deductions.

2.55 La Chasse au Tresor: 4: Les enfants n'ont pas peur
by Michel Faure


Narrator (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Writer (Going to Work): John Tully
Producer (Going to Work): Paul Mitchell
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
L'Adjudant-chef: Jean Tolsac
M. Bonvin: Claude Legros
Le Pere: Xavier Renault
Narrateur: Emile de Harven

: Closedown

: Jackanory: The Rebels of Journey's End: The Plight of Rikiki

by Diana Frances Bell
With Polly Elwes

Ruthless Joe Fingers, better known as The Boss, was head of the notorious mouse underworld. Rufus the mouse, Rikiki the cat, Oscar the squirrel and a girl called Donna met together in a deserted, house and pledged themselves to overthrow The Boss and to stop his wicked rule.
Today: The Plight of Rikiki


Author: Diana Frances Bell
Storyteller: Polly Elwes

: 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

: Belle and Sebastian: 12: The Enquiry

Norbert has taken to flight, and Jean has been involved in the Commissioner's investigations.


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

: The Adventures of Parsley

A new film series with Parsley the lion and Dill the dog.

: London This Week

Fosses 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:
Henry Cooper, Peter Alliss, Judy Grinham
Cliff Morgan, Ann Jones, Colin Milburn
(from Manchester)


Presenter: David Vine
Team captain: Henry Cooper
Panellist: Peter Alliss
Panellist: Judy Grinham
Team captain: Cliff Morgan
Panellist: Ann Jones
Panellist: Colin Milburn
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Z Cars: Night Out: Part 1

by P.J. Hammond
Starring James Ellis
with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

Two young brothers are drowned in a canal... Newcombe, Skinner and Quilley are there. They go on a night out - like others they want to forget their job...


Writer: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Keith Harris
Director: Ron Craddock
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis

: Star Trek: Metamorphosis

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.

This week: Metamorphosis
Love takes many forms, but surely none stranger than the pervasive passion which envelops the shuttlecraft Galileo and maroons it beyond hope of rescue. It seems likely that pestilence and war will take their toll before Captain Kirk can reach the heart of the matter and transfigure the intriguing situation.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Cochrane: Glenn Corbett
Commissioner Nancy Hedford: Elinor Donahue

: 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 Richard Baker and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Up Pompeii!

Written by Talbot Rothwell
[Starring] Frankie Howerd
(Georgina Moon is appearing in 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' at the Mayfair Theatre, London)


Writer: Talbot Rothwell
Lighting: Bill Poole
Sound: John Holmes
Costumes: Penny Lowe
Make-up: Sylvia James
Music: Alan Braden
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: David Croft
Lurcio: Frankie Howerd
Senna: Jeanne Mockford
Lusha: Trisha Noble
Nausius: Kerry Gardner
Plautus: William Rushton
Ammonia: Elizabeth Larner
Ludicrus: Max Adrian
Erotica: Georgina Moon
Maid: Queenie Watts
Oilus: John Cater
Ambrosia: Lynda Baron
Flavia: Mollie Sugden
Prodigus: David Kernan
Bumshus: John Ringham
[Actress]: Sui Lin
[Actress]: Barbara Lindley
[Actress]: Anita Richardson
[Actress]: Joanna Ross
[Actress]: Valerie Stanton
[Actress]: Jeanette Wild

: Doomwatch: Survival Code

by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis
[Starring] John Paul, Simon Oates, Robert Powell
with Joby Blanshard, Wendy Hall
Guest stars Ray Brooks, Hamilton Dyce, Tommy Godfrey

An object drops into the sea near a South-coast pier. To Sam and Geoff it appears to be a weather-detecting device. They start to dismantle it. What the object actually is, however, is something very, very different...


Writer/Series devised by: Kit Pedler
Writer/Series devised by: Gerry Davis
Make-up: Elizabeth Rowell
Costumes: Dorothea Wallace
Lighting: Jimmy Purdie
Sound: Larry Goodson
Designer: Ian Watson
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Hugh David
Air Commodore Parks: Donald Morley
Wing Commander: Colin Rix
Dr. Spencer Quist: John Paul
Dr. John Ridge: Simon Oates
Tobias Wren: Robert Powell
Geoff Harker: Ray Brooks
Toni Harker: Stephanie Turner
Sam Billings: Tommy Godfrey
Commander Sefton: Robert Cartland
Minister: Hamilton Dyce
Colin Bradley: Joby Blanshard
Pat Hunnisett: Wendy Hall
Len White: Edwin Brown
Chief Supt Charles: John Dawson
First man on pier: David St. John

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop 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: Kenneth Allsop
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: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: The Melter's Tale

A film about changes and the death of a tradition.
On the eve of the Royal opening of the world's most modern steel plant and harbour at Port Talbot, a redundant craftsman looks back over his lifetime in steel and queries the price of economic progress.


Subject: A redundant craftsman [name uncredited]
Directed and produced by: Jeffrey Iverson

: Weatherman

: Swim: 4: The Back Stroke


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