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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: The Structure of the Earth
Introduced by Michael Underwood

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Creative Writing: An Adventure at Night
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf

10.25-10.45 Exploration and Discovery: To the South Pole
Commentary by Gary Watson

11.0-11.20 A Year's Journey: The Grand Union
Introduced by Eric Simms

11.30-11.55 New Horizons: People and Computers: Information Machine
Introduced by Prof F.H. George

12.5 Engineering Craft and Science: Unit 1: Engineering Materials: 6: Heat Treatment in Practice
Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes


Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): John Field
Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Gabriel Woolf
Producer (Merry-go-Round): Claire Chovil
Narrator (Exploration and Discovery): Gary Watson
Series editor (Exploration and Discovery): Bill Scott
Presenter (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F.R. Elwell
Presenter (New Horizons): Prof F.H. George
Producer (New Horizons): John Cain
Presenter (Engineering Craft and Science): D.R.C. Holmes
Producer (Engineering Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Closedown

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge

: 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

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Maths Today: Year 1: Getting Together
Introduced by David Sturgess

2.30 Going to Work: Garage Mechanic
Introduced by Peter West

2.55 People of Many Lands: Eastern Canada: French Canadian Farm
Commentary by Tim Slessor

3.20 Twentieth-Century Focus: Young Lawbreakers
Commentary by Guy Slater


Presenter (Maths Today): David Sturgess
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): Gordon Croton
Narrator (People of Many Lands): Tim Slessor
Producer (People of Many Lands): Peggie Broadhead
Narrator (Twentieth-Century Focus): Guy Slater
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): Bernard Adams

: Closedown

: Jackanory: The Quest for Olwen: King Arthur's Cousin

with Ray Smith

'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.


Storyteller: 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: Tamati Waka Nene

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)
(Book: see page 15)


Cook/Presenter: Graham Kerr

: Ask the Family: The Hohden Family v The Macey 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
(Book: see page 15)


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

: Z Cars: 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't been seen since.
(For cast list see page 39)


Writer: Richard Beynon
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Derek Martinus
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater

: Ace of Clubs: Heat 2

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.
(Programme presented by Terry Cantor in association with Reg Swinson, MBE, for the Variety Artistes' Benevolent Fund)


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Performer: Gene Dylan
Performer: Brenda May
Impressionist: Johnny More
Performers: Gary Rogers and Michele
Ventriloquist: Keith Harris
Adjudicator: Leslie A. MacDonnell, CBE
Adjudicator: H.W.F. Harris
Adjudicator: Albert Stevenson
Musical Director: Billy Ternent
Producer: Barney Colehan

: 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' (Robert MacNeil)


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

: Steptoe and Son: Come Dancing

A new series by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert Steptoe, Harry Corbett as Harold Steptoe

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't dance a step but his father is a former master of the light fantastic...


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Dancing sequences arranged by: Harry Smith-Hampshire
Dancing sequences arranged by: Doreen Casey
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Theme Music: Ron Grainer
Design: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold Steptoe: Harry Corbett
Milkman: Tony Melody

: Ryan International: The Muck Raker

by David Hopkins
Starring Kieron Moore
with Cyril Luckham, Ursula Howells, Susan Sheers
Guest stars Avril Elgar, Alan MacNaughton, Alethea Charlton

A libellous story? Ryan doesn't want to know -until a murder is committed and Bersac's client becomes chief suspect.


Writer: David Hopkins
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Eric Price
Director: Ben Rea
Mme Mouchier: Avril Elgar
Francoise: 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, Barrie Penrose, David Taylor and Denis Tuohy


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

: The Parkers at Saltram 1769-1789: 5: The Library

Everyday life in a Great House

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.


Script: Ronald Fletcher
Direction: Ray Colley
Production: Victor Poole

: Weatherman

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

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