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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science
The Structure of the Earth
Introduced by MICHAEL UNDERWOOD Produced by JOHN FIELD
10.0 Merry-go-Round
Creative Writing: An Adventure at Night
Introduced by GABRIEL WOOLF Produced by CLAIRE CHOVIL
10.25-10.45 Exploration and Discovery
To the South Pole
Commentary by GARY WATSON Series editor BILL SCOTT
11.0-11.20 Colour A Year's Journey The Grand Union
Introduced by ERIC SIMMS Produced by F. R. ELWELL
11.30-11.55 New Horizons: People and Computers
Information Machine
Introduced by PROF F. H. GEORGE Produced by JOHN CAIN
12.5 Colour
Engineering Craft and Science Unit 1: Engineering Materials 6: Heat Treatment in Practice Introduced by D. R. HOLMES c. Produced by NAT TAYLOR


Introduced By: Michael Underwood
Produced By: John Field
Introduced By: Gabriel Woolf
Produced By: Claire Chovil
Commentary By: Gary Watson
Editor: Bill Scott
Introduced By: Eric Simms
Produced By: F. R. Elwell
Introduced By: Prof F. H. George
Produced By: John Cain
Introduced By: D. R. Holmes
Produced By: Nat Taylor

: Closedown

: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo and Midge: Mungo Lost

For the very young
Mary lives with her parents at the top of a tall block of flats in a busy town.



Pictures, animation and production: John Ryan

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Maths Today: Year 1 Getting Together
Introduced by DAVID STURGESS Produced by JOHN CAIN and PETER WEISS
2.30 Going to Work Garage Mechanic
Introduced by PETER WEST Produced by GORDON CROTON
2.55 People of Many Lands Eastern Canada
French Canadian Farm
3.20 Twentieth-Century Focus Young Lawbreakers
Commentary by GUY SLATER Producer BERNARD ADAMS


Introduced By: David Sturgess
Produced By: John Cain
Produced By: Peter Weiss
Introduced By: Peter West
Produced By: Gordon Croton
Commentary By: Tim Slessor
Producer: Peggie Broadhead
Commentary By: Guy Slater
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Closedown

: Jackanory

with Ray Smith
The Quest for Olwen
' My son, I'm afraid you will lose your life if you go on this Quest for Olwen - there is only one man in the world who can help you now - your cousin King Arthur! ' So began a strange and dangerous adventure. Today:
King Arthur's Cousin t.


Unknown: Ray Smith

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


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

: Barrier Reef

An exciting Australian adventure series filmed on location on the Queensland Great Barrier Reef, starring the skipper and crew of the barquentine Endeavour.


Ted King: Joe James
Paul Hanna: Ihab Nafa
Kip Young: Ken James
Steve Gabo: Harold Hopkins
Jack Meurauki: George Assang

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: London This Week

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

: Entertaining with Kerr The Galloping Gourmet

GRAHAM KERR takes a lighthearted look at one of his favourite recipes and cooks it with an expert eye. This week:
Tamati Waka Nene
(A series of programmes made in Canada)
(Book: see page 15)


Unknown: Graham Kerr

: Ask the Family

A contest in speed and wits between families from all over the United Kingdom Introduced by Robert Robinson
THE HOHDEN FAMILY from Horley, Surrey v
THE MACEY FAMILY from Nottingham
Produced by CECIL KORKR (Book: see page 15)


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Directed By: Patricia Wood
Produced By: Cecil Korkr

: ZCars

Have You Seen Davie Richards ? Part 1 by RICHARD BEYNON starring
John Slater , Derek Waring
A man has been given a day's unescorted parole from prison ... But that was a year ago, and he hasn'been seen since.
Directed by DEREK MARTINUS ,
(For cast list see page 39)


Unknown: Davie Richards
Unknown: John Slater
Unknown: Derek Waring
Producer: Ron Craddock
Directed By: Derek Martinus

: Ace of Clubs

Michael Aspel introduces top entertainers on their way to stardom in a countrywide competition for The Stage Awards of 1970. Heat 2 from the City Varieties Theatre, Leeds
Gene Dylan, Brenda May, Johnny More, Gary Rogers and Michele, Keith Harris
Viewers are invited to record a postal vote and assist a professional panel from the world of show business to choose the Club Stars of the Year. Adjudicators:
Musical director BILLY TERNENT
(Programme presented by Terry Cantor in association with Reg Swinson, MBE, for the Variety Artistes' Benevolent Fund)


Introduces: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Gene Dylan
Unknown: Brenda May
Unknown: Johnny More
Unknown: Gary Rogers
Unknown: Michele Keith Harris
Unknown: Leslie A. MacDonnell
Unknown: H. W. F. Harris
Unknown: Albert Stevenson
Director: Billy Ternent
Produced By: Barney Colehan
Presented By: Terry Can
Unknown: Reg Swinson

: 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
'Panorama is not serious in the furrow-browed sense, but in the sense of what is not frivolous ... there are plenty of cream puffs around'


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Nicholas Harman
Unknown: Alan Hart
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Robert MacNeil
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Robert MacNeil

: The Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Steptoe and Son

A new series by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON starring
This week: Come Dancing with Tony Melody
Harold has met this bird - a very delectable one. The only trouble is that she is mad keen on ball-room dancing. Harold can'dance a step but his father is a former master of the light fantastic ...
Dancing sequences arranged by HARRY SMITH-HAMPSHIRE and DOREEN CASEY Incidental music by DENNIS WILSON Theme music by RON GRAINER Design by AUSTIN RUDDY
Produced by DUNCAN WOOD


Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Tony Melody
Arranged By: Harry Smith-Hampshire
Arranged By: Doreen Casey
Music By: Dennis Wilson
Music By: Ron Grainer
Unknown: Austin Ruddy
Produced By: Duncan Wood
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold Steptoe: Harry Corbett

: Ryan International

Kieron Moore with Cyril Luekham
Ursula Howells , Susan Sheers in The Muck Raker by DAVID HOPKINS
Guest stars Avril Elgar Alan MacNaughton Alethea Charlton
A libellous story? Ryan doesn'want to know -until a murder is committed and Bersac's client becomes chief suspect.
Cast in order of appearance
Script editor DONALD TOSH Designer DAPHNE SHORTMAN Producer ERIC PRICE Director BEN REA


Unknown: Kieron Moore
Unknown: Cyril Luekham
Unknown: Ursula Howells
Unknown: Susan Sheers
Unknown: David Hopkins
Unknown: Avril Elgar
Unknown: Alan MacNaughton
Unknown: Alethea Charlton
Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Eric Price
Director: Ben Rea
Mme Mouchier: Avril Elgar
Françoise: Ann Penfold
Hugh Ryan: Kieron Moore
Andre Dumker: Patrick Westwood
-Mme Bersac: Ursula Howells
Michelle: Corbon Susan Sheers
Marianne: Alethea Charlton
Marcel Mouchier: Alan MacNaughton
Henri Bersac: Cyril Luckham
Priest: John Moore
Pierre: Alan Gerrard
Bochard: Ray Grover

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by BERNARD FALK , JAMES HOGG DAVID LOMAX , TOM MANGOLD


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: David Lomax
Unknown: Tom Mangold
Unknown: Barrie Penrose
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Denis Tuohy

: The Parkers at Saltram

Everyday life in a Great House 5: The Library
For 20 years John Parker divided his time between town and country. At Saltram, when Parliament was not in session Mr Parker found his leisure interrupted by the affairs of public life.


Unknown: John Parker
Unknown: Mr Parker
Script: Ronald Fletcher
Script: Direction Ray Colley
Unknown: Victor Poole

: Weatherman

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

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