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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Probability
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: New Numbers from Old
Introduced by Derick Last

10.0 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: All Sorts
Introduced by Jim Boucher

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus

11.0 Watch!: The Breakfast Table - Bread
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by Julian Smith
with children from Latchmere Junior School Kingston, Surrey


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Maths Today): Derick Last
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today/Maths Workshop): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Maths Workshop): Jim Boucher
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Maddalena Fagandini
Presenter (Making Music): Julian Smith
Producer (Making Music): Moyra Gambleton
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Closedown

: Dyna Wall

Welsh quiz game

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: 13: Sailing Boats

For the very young
Andy Pandy, Teddy, and, of course, Looby Loo, come to play.



Narrator: Vera McKechnie

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Look and Read: The Lost Treasure: Part 2

by Joy Thwaytes
Bob and Carol look for treasure
Introduced by Tom Gibbs
with Veronica Purnell and Stephen Leigh


Writer: Joy Thwaytes
Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Devised by: Joyce M. Morris
Producer: Claire Chovil
Carol: Veronica Purnell
Bob: Stephen Leigh

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Railway Stories: Thomas the Tank Engine

by The Rev W. Awdry
With Ted Ray

Today: 'Thomas the Tank Engine'


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

: Vision On

An ABZ of Sense and Nonsense with Tony Hart and introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell with Ben Benison
The Prof, Angus Grub and Wiggle, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne and the Vision On gallery
Anyone under sixteen can send in paintings for the gallery; address them to 'Vision On,' [address removed]


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland [uncredited]
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Marine Boy

A cartoon film series
The underwater adventures of Marine Boy, the Ocean Patrol and the white dolphin, Splasher.

: Babar: Babar and the Rain

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


Writer (English version): Peggy Miller
Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Nationwide

The news, features, opinions of the country at large, and Your Region Tonight in particular (including Regional Weather) co-ordinated by Michael Barratt


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Deputy Editor: Phil Sidey
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Transworld Top Team: Match 3: Salisbury v Deventer

International Top of the Form which featured the brightest young brains of Australia and Canada now moves into Europe for a nine-round challenge contest between Top of the Form Champions of Great Britain and Holland.

This is Salisbury's second match in this league championship. Their opponents are from Deventer, a small industrial town which has long been a centre of education, numbering among its scholars Thomas a Kempis, Desiderius Erasmus, and Pope Adrian VI.
Question-Master Geoffrey Wheeler
(A joint BBC/NCRV production)


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright
Producer: Dick van Den Ende

: Z Cars: To Ray - Love Anne: Part 2

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

There are lots of questions surrounding Raymond Pritchard. Skinner wants a few answers.


Writer: David Ellis
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Colin Green
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: John Matthews
Pritchard: Arthur Pentelow
Ada Gill: Natalie Kent
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Matthews: Sebastian Breaks
Duffy: Sean Caffrey
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
Hilda Foster: Rita Howard
Sarah Marshall: Sheila Beckett
Charles Flemyng: Lloyd Lamble
Nursing Sister: Bettina Dickson

: The Laugh Parade: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

Starring Jayne Mansfield, Tony Randall, Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell

In the world of US advertising a publicity stunt can sometimes get out of hand...
(Philip Jenkinson writes on page 10)


Based on the play by: George Axelrod
Written, produced and directed by: Frank Tashlin
Rita Marlow: Jayne Mansfield
Rock Hunter: Tony Randall
Jenny: Betsy Drake
Violet: Joan Blondell
La Salle Jr: John Williams
Rufus: Henry Jones

: The Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Pollution is a Matter of Choice: Tuesday's Documentary

from America

Pollution is increasing all over the North American continent. Nature is being killed off... rivers and lakes despoiled... coastal water contaminated with oil and waste. Industry and jet-aircraft are fouling the air in ever increasing proportions. More cars, refrigerators, air-conditioners, television sets, transistor radios are being purchased. To meet the demand industry grows ever bigger, creating more jobs, but more pollution. Easy, fast travel is demanded. The result is more airports near populated areas, and more giant jets pouring their noise and filth into the air of America.
What can be done to hold back the pollution and its effect on the quality of life? What are the choices Americans must make if they want to save their country? This award-winning programme from New York tries to answer those questions.

Produced by the National Broadcasting Corporation of America


Reporter: Frank McGee

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

Conceived, written, and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
also appearing Carol Cleveland, Jeannette Wild
(BBC1 Variations: see facing page)


Conceived, written, and performed by: Graham Chapman
Conceived, written, and performed by: John Cleese
Conceived, written, and performed by/Animations: Terry Gilliam
Conceived, written, and performed by: Eric Idle
Conceived, written, and performed by: Terry Jones
Conceived, written, and performed by: Michael Palin
[Actress]: Carol Cleveland
[Actress]: Jeanette Wild
Design: Ken Sharp
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: 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


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Producer of the Week: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Conference Report 70

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

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



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

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