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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Normal Distribution
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: Make a Matrix
Introduced by Derick Last

10.0 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: On the Surface
Introduced by Jim Boucher

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus

11.0 Watch!: The North Sea - Fishing
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by Julian Smith

12.5 Engineering Craft and Science


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
Director (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
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: Along the River



Narrator: Tony Soper

: The News

Weather Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

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

by Joy Thwaytes
Introduced by Tom Gibbs
With Jean Anderson, Robert Bridges, Veronica Purnell and Stephen Leigh


Writer: Joy Thwaytes
Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Devised by: Joyce M. Morris
Producer: Claire Chovil
Miss Brown: Jean Anderson
The Fat Man: Robert Bridges
Carol: Veronica Purnell
Bob: Stephen Leigh

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: Chance and the Fire-Horses: 2: Bruce, The Bus-Horse

by Ernest Dudley
With Joe Melia


Author: Ernest Dudley
Storyteller: Joe Melia

: Vision On

An ABZ of Sense and Nonsense
with Tony Hart and introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell
with Ben Benison
The Prof, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne, The Burbles
and the Vision On Gallery
Angus Grub and Wiggle by Ivor Wood

(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
The Prof: David Cleveland
Animation (Angus Grub and Wiggle): Ivor Wood
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

A new cartoon series

: 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 8: Aberdeen v Deventer

This is the last chance for these teams to improve their league position, this being their third and final match in this series.
Question-Master Kick Stokhuysen
(A joint BBC/NCRV production)


Question-Master: Kick Stokhuysen
Questions set by: Dr H. W. van Pesch
Director: Ruud Keers
Producer: Rick van Den Ende
Producer: Bill Wright

: Z Cars: Whatever Happened to the Glory Boy?: Part 2

by Philip Martin
Starring John Slater, Derek Waring with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley


Writer: Philip Martin
Script Editor: P. J. Hammond
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Pamela Lambooy
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: John Matthews
Joe Hart: Alec Ross
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Tweeny Callard: Eddie McMurray
Johnno: Robert Bartlett
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Susan Naylor: Gay Singleton
Mrs Callard: Sheila Steafel
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Doug Naylor: Alan Foss
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
Streeter: Robin Ford

: The Saga of St Trinians: Blue Murder at St Trinians

For the first time - on Television - the full, sordid story of Ronald Searle's infamous academy starring Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell

Alastair Sim as the Headmistress on short ticket of leave
St Trinians is under siege, its Headmistress is in prison. The Army has been called in to protect the country from 'these fiends in human shape' - but it would be more appropriate if somebody protected the Army...
(This Week's films: page 13)


Created by: Ronald Searle
Screenplay/director: Frank Launder
Screenplay: Val Valentine
Screenplay: Sidney Gilliat
Associate Producer: Leslie Gilliat
Flash Harry: George Cole
Sgt Ruby Gates: Joyce Grenfell
Miss Fritton: Alastair Sim
Myrna: Lisa Gastoni
Joe Mangan: Lionel Jeffries

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Go and Climb a Mountain

A special report introduced by Raymond Baxter
Within the last fortnight news media all over the world have reported on the controversial work of Dr Josef Issels. Until the beginning of the year this little-known Bavarian physician was ostracised by his medical colleagues because he had repeatedly claimed that he was able to treat cancer patients with a measure of success where all other doctors had failed. It is a claim that has been described as arrogant and dangerous and which in many ways reflects Josef Issels's own personality.
Tonight both his personality and that claim are investigated. As you watch this report, remember one important fact. The cancer treatment practised by Dr Issels is still scientifically unproven to the medical world at large. Yet two weeks ago an internationally accepted authority publicly urged that a team of medical investigators should be sent to Bavaria to enquire whether a mass trial of Dr Issels's methods should be carried out in Britain.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Subject: Dr Josef Issels.
Producer: Michael Latham
Producer: Gordon Thomas

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

Conceived, written and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Also appearing Rita Davies, Ian Davidson


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 [NB unbilled]
Conceived, written and performed by: Michael Palin [NB unbilled]
[Actress]: Rita Davies
[Actor]: Ian Davidson
Design: Richard Hunt
Producer: Ian McNaughton

: 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 with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, James Hogg, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose, David Taylor and Denis Tuohy


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Reporter: Denis Tuohy

: Viewpoint: The Painted Kipper

Have we lost the ability to distinguish between the genuine and the phoney? In his new book, Harman Grisewood argues that our grip on reality is in danger, and that consequently our whole culture - including arts, science and religion - is at risk.


Presenter: Harman Grisewood
Producer: Peter Ferres

: Weatherman, followed by: Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)


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