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: For Schools and Colleges

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

10.0-10.15 Words and Pictures: Part B
A new series to help six- and seven-year-olds with reading.
Some reading practice based on Monday's story.
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref: Dyn a'i waith: 2: Gweithio yn y pwll glo
Y cyflwyno gan Meirion Edwards
Cynhyrchydd J. Mervyn Williams
(I Ysgolion Cymru: Town and Country)

11.5-11.25 Television Club

11.35 A Year's Journey: Bridges
Introduced by Eric Simms

12.0 New Horizons: Peace in Vietnam?


Presenter (Maths Today): Brenda Briggs
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
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
Unknown: Meirion Edwards
Unknown: J. Mervyn Williams
Presenter/Producer (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F. R. Elwell

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India
Introduced by Saleem Shahed

Wah Re Bhole: Bhola and his daughter-in-law face life in a new land
with K.C. Gould and Lalita Ahmed

Once Upon a Time: A story for mothers and children at home

(from Birmingham)


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
[Actor] (Wah Re Bhole): K.C. Gould
[Actress] (Wah Re Bhole): Lalita Ahmed
Devised and produced by (Wah Re Bole): Mahendra Kaul

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: What? - About Electricity

What are watts? What's an earth for? How does AC work? The fourth of five quizzes about practical electricity with Bob Holness as the Question-Master.


Question-Master: Bob Holness
Producer: Peter Baker

: Closedown

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Jackanory: The Rebels of Journey's End: Bait for a Spy

by Diana Frances Bell
With Polly Elwes

Today: Bait for a Spy


Author: Diana Frances Bell
Storyteller: Polly Elwes

: Six Blue Horses

Yves has been unjustly accused of breaking one of the valuable porcelain horses.
Story told by Leigh Crutchley


Narrator: Leigh Crutchley
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Vision On

An ABZ of Sense and Nonsense with Tony Hart and introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell
Also: Ben Bennison, The Prof, Jonah Humphrey, Umbrage and Susanne, Members of the Caricature Theatre and the Vision On Gallery


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Bennison
The Prof: David Cleveland [unbilled]
Director: Peter Wiltshire
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: 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

Co-ordinated by Michael Barratt


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

: The Doctors

Written by Frank Moore
Starring John Barrie, Richard Leech with Irene Hamilton

Dr Somers is called to see a Pakistani family, and becomes involved in their domestic problems. Dr Hayman discovers that Louise has had a surprise visitor.


Writer: Frank Moore
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Julia Smith
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Molly Dolan: Lynda Marchal
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Angela Praedy: Sharon Gurney
Kitty MacLaren: Jumoke Debayo
Saleem Ahmad: Renu Setna
First Mrs Ahmad: Scheherazade
Second Mrs Ahmad: Heather Emmanuel
Farida Ahmad: Yasmin Singh
Ray Hayman: Stephen Follett
Jo Hayman: Elaine Mileham

: Tomorrow's World

Introduced by Raymond Baxter with James Burke
Discoveries... developments... trends...
A weekly report on the critical and fast-changing world of science, medicine, and technology


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: John Parry
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Gordon Thomas
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Michael Latham

: All Gas and Gaiters: The Bishop Buys a Mug

by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps
Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as The Rev Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean
[with] Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh Critchley, Richard Caldicot as Canon Hodges

Art collectors can be quite ruthless in buying a much desired piece, and the Bishop is certainly no exception.
(William Mervyn in appearing in "A Woman Named Anne" at the Duke of York's Theatre; Derek Nimmo is in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Writer: Pauline Devaney
Writer: Edwin Apps
Music composed and conducted by: Stanley Myers
Designer: Graham Oakley
Producer: John Howard Davies
The Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
The Bishop: William Mervyn
The Rev Mervyn Noote: Derek Nimmo
The Dean: John Barron
Mrs Pugh Critchley: Joan Sanderson
Canon Hodges: Richard Caldicot

: It's a Knock-Out!: Aberdeen v Arbroath

An inter-town contest of skill and strength

The winner will represent Great Britain in the Eurovision Competition to be held in Namur, Belgium, on 31 July.
Tonight's programme introduced from Aberdeen by David Vine and Eddie Waring
Referee Arthur Ellis


Presenter: David Vine
Presenter: Eddie Waring
Referee: Arthur Ellis
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Ian Smith
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Wednesday Play: Emma's Time

by David Mercer
[Starring] Michele Dotrice as Emma, Andrew Keir as Robert Kelvin, Peter Vaughan as Sladek and Ian Holm as Mark Lang

Robert Kelvin, author - hero of On the Eve of Publication, is dead and Emma, who lived with him for the last two years of his life, is involved with a TV film about him.
This is the third play by award-winning writer David Mercer to feature the character of Robert Kelvin; the first was On the Eve of Publication; when he was played by Leo McKern, and the second The Cellar and the Almond Tree.
(Why I could never be like Emma: see page 2)


Writer: David Mercer
Lighting: Dennis Channon
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Alan Bridges
Emma: Michele Dotrice
Robert Kelvin: Andrew Keir
Sladek: Peter Vaughan
Mark Lang: Ian Holm
Michael: John Quentin
Arnold Crail: Norman Scace
Jane Wooller: Pauline Yates
Emma's mother: Elizabeth Kentish
Emma's father: Jack May
Kelvin's mother: Mary Merrall
Charlie: John Sharp
Ruth: Kay Newman

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Name that cover star: 4 3 June 2016

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Fyfe Robertson and 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

: Viewpoint: On Reflection

How have we got into the situation where, apparently, more and more people are looking for deeper meaning in life, while fewer seem able to find it? Why does religion, which used to meet this need, no longer do so for most people?
Jim Douglas Henry asks Canon Eric James


Interviewer: Jim Douglas Henry
Interviewee: Canon Eric James
Producer: Peter Ferres

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