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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Samples and the Normal Distribution
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

9.38 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Axes and Grids
Introduced by Michael Holt

10.0 Look Out: Putting on the Style
'The bit the artist adds on'... or an integral part of an object's function? Styling communicates information and ideas; how do designers use it to express these things?
Introduced by Alex Glasgow

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus

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

11.18 Going to Work

11.40 Making Music

12.05 Engineering Craft and Science


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!): Helen Nicoll

: Closedown

: Dyna Wall

Welsh quiz game

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Along the Seashore


Narrator: Tony Soper

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Look and Read: Bob and Carol Look for Treasure: 'The Stolen Treasure': Part 1

by Joy Thwaytes
Introduced by Tom Gibbs
With Peter Hempson, Carl Gonzales, Veronica Purnell, Stephen Leigh


Writer: Joy Thwaytes
Devised by: Joyce M. Morris
Producer: Claire Chovil
Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Mike: Peter Hempson
Dan: Carl Gonzales
Carol: Veronica Purnell
Bob: Stephen Leigh

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Quest for Olwen: Giant Ysbaddaden

with Ray Smith


Storyteller: Ray Smith

: 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


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

: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

A new series of comedy cartoons featuring one Wacky Races favourite, Dick Dastardly, commander of the notorious Vulture Squadron, helped by his companion, Muttley.

: The Magic Roundabout

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 9: Inverness v The Hague

International Top of the Form moves into Europe for a nine-round challenge contest between Top of the Form Champions of Great Britain and Holland

After tonight's match this year's champions will be known. It should be an exciting finish.
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: Dick van Den Ende
Producer: Bill Wright

: Z Cars: Have You Seen Davie Richards?: Part 2

by Richard Beynon
Starring John Slater, Derek Waring

Goss and Stone continue their search for Richards...


Writer: Richard Beynon
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Derek Martinus
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Mollie Richards: Fanny Carby
Prison Governor: Duncan McIntyre
Matthews: Gerard Hely
Beryl Richards: Hilary Crane
Landlord: Harold Goodwin
Price Sr: Reg Lever
Stan Price: Matthew Long

: The Saga of St Trinians: The Pure Hell of St Trinians

The full, sordid story of Ronald Searle's infamous academy!
Starring Cecil Parker, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell
with guest stars Dennis Price, Sidney James

Their latest trick is their best ever - the girls of St Trinians have burned down their school and are on trial at the Old Bailey. With the girls under lock and key, the authorities can relax.


Created by: Ronald Searle
Screenplay/Director: Frank Launder
Screenplay: Val Valentine
Associate Producer: Leslie Gilliat
Professor Canford: Cecil Parker
Sgt Ruby Gates: Joyce Grenfell
Flash Harry: George Cole
Alphonse O'Reilly: Sidney James
Gore Blackwood: Dennis Price
Judge: Raymond Huntley

: The Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Truth About Houdini: Tuesday's Documentary

Harry Houdini, the greatest escapologist of all time: the man nothing could hold.
He escaped from handcuffs, straitjackets, sealed packing - cases, riveted steel boilers, thief-proof safes, milk churns filled with water, maximum security jails and even the sewn-up belly of a dead whale; but always the vacated prison was found to be still locked and intact!

His exploits made this once penniless son of a Hungarian Rabbi a millionaire, and his name has entered the language and the dictionaries of the world. He became a legend, occult powers were attributed to him and Hollywood's film version of his life simply added to the confusion of truth and myth.

Tonight, with the help of four Americans who have spent their lives studying the escapologist, we present the real-life, extraordinary Harry Houdini, 1874-1926.
A co-production with Patria Pictures Ltd


Producer: David C. Rea

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

Conceived, written, performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin


Conceived, written, performed by: Graham Chapman
Conceived, written, performed by: John Cleese
Conceived, written, performed by/Animations: Terry Gilliam
Conceived, written, performed by: Eric Idle
Conceived, written, performed by: Terry Jones
Conceived, written, performed by: Michael Palin
Producer: Ian McNaughton

: 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


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Viewpoint: Richard Demarco

"There is a missionary element in me - the Gallery is my way of doing what I could not do as a teacher.
"It is also my way of saving my soul... the Church was too rigid for me."
With Campbell MacLean
Richard Demarco is an Art Director whose Gallery has won astonishing fame.
BBC Scotland


Interviewer: Campbell MacLean
Interviewee: Richard Demarco
Producer: James Dey

: Medicine Today

A fortnightly series of programmes for doctors


Producer: David Allen
Series Editor: James McCloy

: Weatherman, followed by: Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)


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