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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round

10.0 Science Session
(shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: Looking at Shapes
Introduced by Derick Last

11.0 Watch!

11.18 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: Two Way Stretch
Introduced by Jim Boucher

11.40 Science Extra: Biology: Living on Others


Presenter (Maths Today): Derick Last
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today/Maths Workshop): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Maths Workshop): Jim Boucher
Narrator (Science Extra): Peter Kelly
Producer (Science Extra): Michael Totton

: Closedown

: Representing the Union: 3: A Fair Differential

What causes the problem of chaotic pay differentials?
Introduced by Bob Houlton


Presenter: Bob Houlton
Director: Ian Woolf
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Swyn y Glec

Traditional Welsh verse

: Interval

: The News

Weatherman BERT FOORD


Unknown: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Men Against Mountains


Narrator: Michael Smee
Producer: Tom Stanier

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Quest for Olwen: The Beard of Great Dillus

With Ray Smith


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

: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

A suspense-filled cartoon series

: The Magic Roundabout

Written and told by Eric Thompson.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Nationwide

from 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

Albert Platt is discharged from hospital. Dr Conrad and Dr Carpenter spend the evening together.
(For cast list see Wed, page 47)


Writer: Frank Moore
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Dr Linda Carpenter: Isla Blair
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Tony Blackburn
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People


Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Johnnie Stewart

: Bachelor Father: 9: A Man's Man About the House

Written by Richard Waring
Suggested by the life-story of Peter Lloyd Jeffcock
Starring Ian Carmichael
with Joan Hickson, Donald Morley

The children persuade Peter to enter for a local cake-baking competition.


Writer: Richard Waring
Suggested by the life-story of: Peter Lloyd Jeffcock
Signature Music: Eric Rogers
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Roger Liminton
Producer: Graeme Muir
Peter Lamb: Ian Carmichael
Anna: Briony McRoberts
Jane: Beverley Simons
Ben: Ian Johnson
Donald: Roland Pickering
Freddie: Michael Douglas
Shop assistant: Pearl Hackney
2nd shop assistant: Maureen Lane
Mrs Pugsley: Joan Hickson
Important lady: Rosemary Scott
Mr Watson: Donald Morley
Visitor: Jean Marlow

: The Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Eddie Braben
Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Eric and Ernie's guests: Herman's Hermits, The Pattersons, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
featuring Ann Hamilton
with Janet Webb, Jenny Lee-Wright


Writer: Eddie Braben
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Design: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Musicians: Herman's Hermits
Musicians: The Pattersons
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
[Actress]: Ann Hamilton
[Actress]: Janet Webb
[Actress]: Jenny Lee-Wright

: The Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Play for Today: The Write-Off

by George Salverson

Where do playwrights get their ideas from? George Salverson, the distinguished Canadian author of The Write-Off, took this story straight from life when a friend telephoned to say that he had lost his job but for six months had been too proud to tell anyone.
A production of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


Writer: George Salverson
Title Music: Joseph Horovitz
Designer: Trevor Williams
Executive Producer: Robert Allen
Producer: Rudi Dorin
Walter Denning: Gerard Parkes
Larry: Cec Linder
Olive: Sandra Scott
Sandra: Maggie Morris
Mr David: William Needles
The Denning children: Trudy Young
The Denning children: Ron Coroon
The Denning children: Barby Pierce

: 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 and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Children Growing Up: 5: All in the Game

Children's play is as varied and as serious to the child as the widest world of grown-up work. Its nature changes throughout the first five years, as the child's strength, intelligence and perception develop.


Narrator: Hugh David
Director: Francis Fuchs
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Weatherman, followed by: Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)


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