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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: The Binomial Distribution
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

9.38 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Number Patterns
Introduced by Michael Holt

10.0 Look Out: A man is 1.725 metres tall
Short, tall, fat, thin, right-handed, left-handed... How do designers cope with making things to fit the needs of different people and how is the science of ergonomics changing the shapes around us?
Introduced by Alex Glasgow

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus

11.0 Watch!: The Breakfast Table - Eggs
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 Workshop): Michael Holt
Producer (Maths Workshop): John Cain
Presenter (Look Out): Alex Glasgow
Producer (Look Out): John Prescott Thomas
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Maddalena Fagandini
Presenter (Making Music): Julian Smith
Producer (Making Music): Moyra Gambleton
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Closedown

: Cynan: Llanc o Lyn


: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Along the River



Producer: Dave Ellison
Producer: Roy Billings

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Look and Read: Bob and Carol Look for Treasure: The Lost Treasure: Part 3

by Joy Thwaytes
Introduced by Tom Gibbs
With Jean Anderson, Charles Leno, Sean Barrett, Simon Lanzon, Veronica Purnell, Stephen Leigh


Writer: Joy Thwaytes
Devised by: Joyce M. Morris
Producer: Claire Chovil
Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Miss Brown: Jean Anderson
Adam Kent: Charles Leno
Will Kent: Sean Barrett
Robert Kent: Simon Lanzon
Carol: Veronica Purnell
Bob: Stephen Leigh

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Russian Folk Tales: The Princess Who Couldn't Smile

With John Stride


Storyteller: John Stride

: Vision On

An ABZ of Sense and Nonsense with Tony Hart and introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell with Ben Benison, Valerie Swadling
The Prof, Angus Grub and Wiggle, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne
and the Vision On Gallery
(Anyone under 16 can send in paintings or films for the gallery: address them to 'Vision On,' [address removed]. Films will be returned but we are sorry we cannot return paintings.)


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
Magician: Valerie Swadling
The Prof: David Cleveland
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.

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/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 4: Inverness v Eindhoven

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.

Inverness, runners-up in this year's Top of the Form, meet a team from the town of Eindhoven, the largest in the South Netherlands, well known for its famous radio and television industry.
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: A Big Shadow: Part 2

by Bill Barron
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley.

Two men have been attacked, and Newcombe has a problem. The attacker could be his landlady's brother.


Writer: Bill Barron
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Ray Price
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Michael Hart
Punchy: Neil McCarthy
Charlie: Edward Cast
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
Gerald: George Baker
Jessie: Dorothy Gordon
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring

: The Laugh Parade: As Long as They're Happy

Tonight's film stars Jack Buchanan, Janette Scott, Jean Carson, Brenda de Banzie with Susan Stephen, Jerry Wayne and guest appearance by Diana Dors

When a quiet suburban household is invaded by an American pop-singer there are some hilarious and tuneful complications.


Screenplay: Alan Melville
From the play by: Vernon Sylvaine
Producer: Raymond Stross
Director: J. Lee-Thompson
John Bentley: Jack Buchanan
Gwen: Janette Scott
Pat: Jean Carson
Stella: Brenda de Banzie
Corinne: Susan Stephen
Bobby Denver: Jerry Wayne
Pearl: Diana Dors

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Robert Dougall


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Everest 1924: The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine: Tuesday's Documentary

A new BBC film, including material which has never been televised before, about the ill-fated expedition to Everest in 1924. On 8 June of that year, two climbers, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, disappeared during the final assault on the world's highest mountain. Their names have gone down in history. What happened to them? Did they reach the summit? How did they die?

Three survivors take part in this programme: photographer Captain John Noel, geologist Professor Noel Odell and medical missionary T. Howard Somervell. With the aid of Noel's original photographs and film, they tell the story of their journey through Tibet and the attempt to conquer Everest.

On that last fateful day, Noel waited and watched with his cameras, but mist and cloud hid the summit. On another part of the mountain Odell caught a glimpse of Mallory and Irvine about midday: two tiny figures a few hundred feet from the top. He was the last man to see them alive. In the following days he was to climb, alone, to 27,000 feet, searching for trace of them, without success. Somervell was at a lower camp recovering from a climb to over 28,000 feet with Colonel Norton, leader of the Expedition, a climb, without oxygen, that still stands as a world record.

We shall probably never know how Mallory and Irvine died. But we know why they died. Somervell feels that 'death in battle against a mountain is a far finer and nobler thing than death in battle against an enemy who you're trying to kill.'
(Mallory and Irvine: two against Everest: page 12)


Interviewee: Captain John Noel
Interviewee: Professor Noel Odell
Interviewee: T. Howard Somervell
Narrator: Christopher Brasher
Producer: Stephen Peet

: The Horse of the Year Show: The Philips Electrical Championship

featuring tonight's main event The Philips Electrical Championship
A speed competition with prizes (to the owners) totalling £400.
Introduced by David Vine


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented for television by: Alan Mouncer
Presented for television by: David Kenning

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it.
Presented by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures.



Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Viewpoint: The Twilight People

An ex-alcoholic, who still has a compulsive bond with the world he has left behind him, re-visits "skid-row".
Why do some people become social inadequates, switch off inside, lose the will to compete...?

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



Producer: Shirley du Boulay

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