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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering Craft and Science

9.38 Science All Around: Clothing
Introduced by Fergus O'Kelly

10.0 Music Time
A series for 8-year-olds
with Mari Griffith, Ian Humphris and children from Hermitage School, Belmont Road, Uxbridge

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref: Byd Natur: 4: Y Morlo
Y cyflwyno gan MEIRION EDWARDS Cynhyrchydd j. MERVYN WILLIAMS
(I Ysgolion Cymru: Town and Country)

11.10 Discovering Science

11.35 British Social History: The Age of Steam: The palace of glass
Queen Victoria visits the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Introduced by Robin Ray

12.0 New Horizons: People and Computers


Presenter (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Presenter (Music Time): Mari Griffith
Presenter (Music Time): Ian Humphris
Producer (Music Time): John Hosier
Producer (Music Time): Moyra Gambleton
Unknown: Meirion Edwards
Unknown: . Mervyn Williams
Presenter (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): John Radcliffe

: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

(from Birmingham: shown on Sunday)

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

The Welsh 'Pop' Show

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Camberwick Green: Captain Snort

For the very young

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Warm Clothes

2.30 Twentieth-Century Focus


Producer (Science Session): Michael Coyle

: Closedown

: Representing the Union: 2: Costs and The Paypacket

Introduced by Bob Houlton


Presenter: Bob Houlton
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Interval

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Quest for Olwen: The Magic Sword

With Ray Smith


Storyteller: Ray Smith

: The Snow Queen: Part 2

A Russian version of Hans Christian Andersen's famous fairytale

Gerda is befriended by the Prince and Princess and narrowly misses being trapped by the King.
Story told by Gary Watson


Based on the fairytale by: Hans Christian Andersen
Narrator: Gary Watson
Director: Gennady Kazansky
Presented by: Peggy Miller
The Snow Queen: Natalia Klimova
The King: Yevgeny Leonov
The Princess: Erina Gubanova
Gerda: Lena Proklova
Kay: Slava Tsyufa

: Tom Tom

Stephen Ley and Helen Larder, winners of the Tom Tom Film Directors Competition, show their first television films which were specially shot with a top BBCtv film unit.
Another Tom Tom film unit sends back a report which shows what happened when John Earle walked under the Niagara Falls.
(from Bristol)


Reporter: John Earle
Guest/Film Director: Stephen Ley
Guest/Film Director: Helen Larder
Producer: David Turnbull

: 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

: The Doctors

Written by Frank Moore
Starring Richard Leech, Justine Lord, Barry Justice with Isla Blair

Dr Hayman is worried by the mysterious disappearance of the Platts. Dr McNeal offers to baby-sit for a neighbour. Dr Conrad becomes further involved with Beatrice Harvey.
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Frank Moore
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mary Ridge
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Albert Platt: George Woodbridge
Alice Platt: Eileen Way
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Pamela Renshaw: Susan Jameson
Ambulance Man: Dave Mobley
Dr Linda Carpenter: Isla Blair
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Beatrice Harvey: Patricia English
Dr Finnegan: Harry Webster
Ward Sister: Maggie Hanley
Jim: Keith Anderson
Patient: Dougie Douglas
Patient: Christopher Sullivan

: Tom and Jerry: Professor Tom

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Star Trek: Mirror, Mirror

The new adventures of the Star Ship Enterprise. Its mission - to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and civilisations, to go boldly where no man has gone before!

This week: Mirror, Mirror
Stepping aboard from the transporter pad, Captain Kirk is greeted by a strangely sinister Mr Spock and, startled, surveys his surroundings as through a glass darkly, hardly believing what he sees.
What has happened in his brief absence is cause for deep reflection indeed.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Marlena: Barbara Luna
Scott: James Doohan
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols

: Softly, Softly - Task Force: Its Ugly Head

by Elwyn Jones
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det. Supt. Watt, Norman Bowler as Det.-Insp. Hawkins, David Lloyd Meredith as Sgt. Evans, Terence Rigby as PC Snow, Susan Tebbs as P/W Det.-Con. Donald
with Walter Gotell as Chief Con. Cullen

Barlow: "I have to put it to you, Harry."
Hawkins: "Yes, sir."
Barlow: "Under caution even."
Hawkins: "I understand, sir, that I am not obliged to say anything, but whatever I do say will be taken down in writing and may be given in evidence."


Writer/Task Force format: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Director: Leonard Lewis
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det. Supt. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Insp. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Sgt. Evans: David Lloyd Meredith
PC Snow: Terence Rigby
P/W Det-Con Donald: Susan Tebbs
Chief Con. Cullen: Walter Gotell
Sybil: Caroline Rogers
Bernard Pinks: Ian Sharp
Grenville: Michael Goodliffe

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Sportsnight with Coleman

Heavyweight Boxing, Midweek Soccer

Boxing: Britain's most popular fighter, heavyweight champion Henry Cooper challenges the Spanish KO specialist Jose Urtain for the European Heavyweight Championship over 15 rounds, from promoter Harry Levene's Wembley bill.
This is how the fighters compare.

Football: another Wednesday night of 45-minute soccer action from the fixture list.

Action: News: Views: Analysis.
Presented by David Coleman
(Henry's hammer spells curtains for Urtain: page 3)


Presenter/Commentator (Football): David Coleman
Boxer: Henry Cooper
Boxer: Jose Urtain
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
TV Presentation (Boxing): Bob Duncan
TV Presentation (Football): John McGonagle
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Weatherman, followed by: Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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