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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Best Route
Introduced by Sydney Urry

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: Forceful Thinking
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

10.0 Out of the Past: Collecting Evidence

10.25-10.40 Words and Pictures: (A): Lazy Bones
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 Watch!: Animals with Strange Skins - Heavyweights
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

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

11.40 Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo
Introduced by John Langstaff
with children from Minet Junior School, Hayes, Middlesex


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Sydney Urry
Producer (Mathematics in Action/Maths Today): Peter Baker
Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Out of the Past): Felicity Kinross
Writer (Words and Pictures): Glynn Christian
Presenter (Words and Pictures): Gabriel Woolf
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Carol Wiseman
Writer (Going to Work): John Tully
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: Pig-in-the-middle

For the very young
Pippin and Tog find children playing in the wood and learn a new game.

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: The Ghost of Castle Cross

Introduced by James Lloyd


Presenter: James Lloyd
Producer: Dorothea Brooking

: Closedown

: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Jackanory: The Rebels of Journey's End: Rufus Makes a Decision

by Diana Frances Bell
With Polly Elwes

Today: Rufus Makes a Decision


Author: Diana Frances Bell
Storyteller: Polly Elwes

: Summer Search: Loch Lomondside

Michael Boyle and his friends Tommy and Jim from Castlemilk in Glasgow spend a day on Loch Lomond fishing for pike with Richard Walker and finding out how to catch one of the world's most wily and ferocious fish.


Presenter: Michael Boyle
Fisherman: Richard Walker
Director: David Turnbull

: Shazzan!

A cartoon film series.
When Chuck and Nancy discover a magic ring they are launched on a series of exciting adventures in the land of the Arabian Nights. Shazzan, a gigantic and friendly genie, helps them in their search for the owner of the ring.

: The Adventures of Parsley

A new film series with Parsley the lion and Dill the dog in some untoward happenings.

: 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 United Kingdom


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: Night Out: Part 2

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

The evening has gone sour on Newcombe, Skinner and Quilley. And, at a party, they are reminded that they are still policemen...


Writer/Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Keith Harris
Director: Ron Cradock
Sgt Pinfold: Richard Steele
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
PC Bowman: John Swindells
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Aiken: Graham Roberts
Mrs Quilley: Natalie Kent
Shirley: Heather Spratt
June: Julie Booth
Booker: John Colclough
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Scott: Lane Meddick

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds
(by arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
presenting Stubby Kaye, Faye Fisher, Frank Carson, The Trio Hoganas, Jill Summers, The Micheletty Troupe, Syd Francis, Lori Wells and The Brothers.
Chairman Leonard Sachs.


Performer: Stubby Kaye
Singer: Faye Fisher
Comedian: Frank Carson
Acrobats: The Trio Hoganas
Comedienne: Jill Summers
Unicycle act: The Micheletty Troupe
Comedian: Syd Francis
Singers: Lori Wells and The Brothers
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Professional Heavyweight Boxing

direct from the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley
Joe Bugner (St Ives) v Brian London (Blackpool) a 10-round contest
BBC live outside broadcast cameras bring you Joe Bugner's first fight over the 10-round distance.

Tonight twenty-year-old Bugner makes his bid to become more than a 'prospect.' Tonight he can fight his way into the top three in the British rankings. In the other corner, the experienced ex-British Champion Brian London, a testing opponent who has beaten more than one young hopeful
(Handsome Joe v Brooding Brian: p 12)


Boxer: Joe Bugner
Boxer: Brian London
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: On Trial: Roger Casement: A Question of Allegiance

In June 1916, the High Court of Justice in London considered the case of an Irishman accused of high treason - Sir Roger Casement. Casement found himself in the dock, because on Good Friday 1916, three days before the armed rising in Dublin, he had landed on the coast of Ireland from a German submarine. His intention was to help free the whole of Ireland from British rule.

Tonight's programme is taken verbatim from the official transcript and is introduced by Conor Cruise O'Brien
In the part of Roger Casement: Richard Wordsworth
(Casement - hero or traitor?: page 2)


Presenter: Conor Cruise O'Brien
Lighting: Bill Poole
Make-up: Toni Chapman
Costume: Barbara Dyer
Design: Barry Newbery
Producer: Christopher Burstall
Roger Casement: Richard Wordsworth
The Court - Sir Frederick Smith, Attorney-General: Anthony Nicholls
The Court - Serjeant A. M. Sullivan, Counsel for the Defence: Denys Hawthorne
The Court - Viscount Reading, Lord Chief Justice: Russell Napier
The Court - Mr Justice Horridge: Hugh Morton
The Court - Mr Justice Avory: Edward Higgins
The Court - King's Coroner: Kenneth McClellan
The Court - Solicitor-General: Richard Pescud
The Court - Foreman of the Jury: Norman Tyrrell
The Court - Usher: John Devaut
Witnesses - Sgt Hearn: P.G. Stephens
Witnesses - John M'Carthy: Leo McCabe
Witnesses - Cpl John Robinson: Desmond Jordan
Witnesses - Inspector Britten: Dermot MacDowell
Witnesses - Pte John Cronin: Dick Sullivan
Witnesses - L/Cpl William Egan: Bert Lena

: 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 special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie

: Celebrity Concert

Radu Lupu, winner of the 1969 Leeds International Piano Competition, is the soloist in a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto in c minor K 491 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra leader Rodney Friend
Conducted by John Pritchard
The programme begins with Wagner's Overture Tannhauser
Introduced by Richard Baker


Presenter: Richard Baker
Pianist: Radu Lupu
Musicians: The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Rodney Friend
Conductor: John Pritchard
Director: Brian Large

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