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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: What is Air?
Introduced by Michael Underwood

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Animals at Night: Ears
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf
with Andrew Watson

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Biology: A Place to Live

11.0-11.20 British Social History: The Age of Steam: The Coming of the mills
Introduced by Robin Ray

11.30 New Horizons: Monkeys, Apes, and Men: Family Ways
Introduced by Caroline Medawar


Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): Geoffrey Hall
Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Gabriel Woolf
Guest (Merry-go-Round): Andrew Watson
Producer (Merry-go-Round): Claire Chovil
Narrator (Science Extra): Jim Boucher
Producer (Science Extra): Andrew Neal
Presenter (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): John Radcliffe
Presenter (New Horizons): Caroline Medawar
Producer (New Horizons): Paul Mitchell

: Closedown

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science All Around: Paths of Movement
Introduced by Fergus O'Kelly

2.30 Going to Work: Assembly Line
Factory work is well paid. Is there more to it than that?

2.55 Science Extra: Physics: Weightless?

3.20 Twentieth-Century Focus


Presenter (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Producer (Going to Work): Barbara Parker
Narration (Science Extra): Tim Gudgin
Producer (Science Extra): Robin Gwyn
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): John Miller

: Closedown

: Jackanory: The Railway Stories: The Three Railway Engines

by The Rev W. Awdry
With Ted Ray

On the curious Island of Sodor, Railway Engines have minds of their own. Very often this means trouble - and a headache for the Fat Controller!
Today: 'The Three Railway Engines'


Author: The Rev W. Awdry
Pictures: C. Reginald Dalby
Storyteller: Ted Ray

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Chingachook and the Lone Hunter: Part 4

Chingachook has to prove his skill against a Huron in single combat.

: Babar: Babar's Picnic

The Adventures of a Very Young Elephant
Told by Eric Thompson
English version written by Peggy Miller


Writer: Peggy Miller
Narrator: Eric Thompson

: London This Week

Focuses on events and people making the news around town
The news magazine at 6.0 pm varies regionally throughout the country.

: Entertaining with Kerr: Galway Marrow

The Galloping Gourmet
Graham Kerr takes a lighthearted look at one of his favourite recipes and cooks it with an expert eye.
(A series of programmes made in Canada)
(A book Entertaining with Kerr will be published by BBC Publications on 15 October, price 10s.)


Cook/Presenter: Graham Kerr

: Ask the Family

A contest in speed and wits between families from all over the United Kingdom
Introduced by Robert Robinson
The Downes Family from Cheltenham, Glos v The Macey Family from Nottingham


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Contestants: The Downes Family
Contestants: The Macey Family
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Z Cars: To Ray - Love Anne: Part 1

by David Ellis
Starring James Ellis, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

Raymond Pritchard doesn't have much to say for himself. Maybe he's got something to hide...


Writer: David Ellis
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: John Matthews
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
DI Goss: Derek Waring
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley

: Not in Front of the Children: Bundle of Joy

by Richard Waring
Starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner, Ronald Hines as Henry Corner
with Charlotte Mitchell as Mary

Jennifer's baby is born at last!


Writer: Richard Waring
Signature Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Graeme Muir
Jennifer Corner: Wendy Craig
Henry Corner: Ronald Hines
Mary: Charlotte Mitchell
Nurse: Joan Benham
Trudi: Verina Greenlaw
Robin: Hugo Keith-Johnston
Amanda: Jill Riddick
Mrs Johnson: Gaye Brown
Mr Johnson: Roger Avon
The baby: Nicholas Doyle

: Panorama

Television's top reporters close in on the most interesting topics of the day
Robin Day, Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer
(Profile of Robert MacNeil: page 6)


Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Kenneth Kendall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Up Pompeii!

Written by Talbot Rothwell and Sid Colin
[Starring] Frankie Howerd
with Wallas Eaton as Ludicrus, Elizabeth Larner as Ammonia
and featuring George Baker as Jamus Bondus, Patricia Haines as Pussus Galoria


Writer: Talbot Rothwell
Writer: Sid Colin
Music: Alan Braden
Design: Gerry Scott
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Lurcio: Frankie Howerd
Ludicrus: Wallas Eaton
Ammonia: Elizabeth Lamer
Nausius: Kerry Gardner
Senna: Jeanne Mockford
Spurios: Larry Martyn
Jamus Bondus: George Baker
Pussus Galoria: Patricia Haines
[Actress]: Penny Beeching
[Actress]: Lucienne Camille
[Actress]: Monika Dietrich
[Actress]: Jackie Leapman
[Actress]: Anita Richardson
[Actress]: Heather Wright

: Ryan International: Woman on the Move

by Hugh Forbes
Starring Kieron Moore
with Cyril Luckham, Ursula Howells, Susan Sheers
Guest stars Kathleen Breck, Clive Morton, Gwen Cherrell

To a person once stateless, a passport is life. The threat to have it taken away is a death sentence.


Writer: Hugh Forbes
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Eric Price
Director: Peter Cregeen
Hugh Ryan: Kieron Moore
Maria: Kathleen Breck
Boulez: Matthew Roberton
Michelle Corbon: Susan Sheers
Henri Bersac: Cyril Luckham
Gustave: Grahame Mallard
Greenwood: Clive Morton
Mme Bersac: Ursula Howells
Mrs Dobson: Gwen Cherrell
Dobson: David Garth
Harper: John Line

: 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, James Hogg and Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Conference Report 70

Robin Day and Alan Watson report on the first day of the Labour Party Conference at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.


Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Alan Watson
Producer: Margaret Douglas
Editor: Richard Francis

: Making Out: John Tavener, composer

Six programmes which examine how it is to be an artist in Britain today - the job, the means, the people involved

John Tavener, composer, rehearsing a new work in Westminster Cathedral, London

12.5 Weatherman
followed by Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales)



Subject: John Tavener
Reporter: Magnus Magnusson
Director: Trevor Peters
Producer: Nancy Thomas

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