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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Statistics and Their Distribution
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: Moving with Matrices
Introduced by Derick Last

10.0 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: Back to the Beginning
Introduced by Jim Boucher

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus: Democracy at Work

11.0 Watch!: The Desert
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work: What the Eye Doesn't See
A play for discussion by John Tully

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by Julian Smith
with children from Latchmere Junior School, Kingston, Surrey

12.5 Engineering Craft and Science: Unit 3: Electricity at Work: 1: Three phase Distribution


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Maths Today): Derick Last
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Baker
Presenter (Maths Workshop): Jim Boucher
Producer (Maths Workshop): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Director (Watch!): Elizabeth Bennett
Writer (Going to Work): John Tully
Presenter (Making Music): Julian Smith
Producer (Making Music): Moyra Gambleton
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Closedown

: Lein i Loin

General knowledge quiz

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: On the Farm

For the very young
Lucy and Robert see a baby calf and all the other cows on the farm.
Story told by Keith Barron.


Narrator: Keith Barron

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Look and Read: Bob and Carol Look for Treasure: The Stolen Treasure: Part 4

by Joy Thwaytes
Introduced by Tom Gibbs
With Robert Bridges, Frank Duncan, Peter Hempson, Trevor Lloyd, Carl Gonzales,
Veronica Purnell and Stephen Leigh


Writer: Joy Thwaytes
Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Devised by: Joyce M. Morris
Producer: Claire Chovil
The Fat Man: Robert Bridges
Number One: Frank Duncan
Mike: Peter Hempson
The Policeman: Trevor Lloyd
Dan: Carl Gonzales
Carol: Veronica Purnell
Bob: Stephen Leigh

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Overland Launch: 2: Impossible

by C. Walter Hodges
With Freddie Jones


Author: C. Walter Hodges
Storyteller: Freddie Jones

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home - a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
(From Bristol)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: George Inger
Director: Brian Skilton
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

A cartoon series, starring the Ant Hill Mob and that arch-villain, the Hooded Claw.

: The Magic Roundabout

English version 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
Assistant Editor: Phil Sidey
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Quiz Ball: Match 2: Blackpool v Crystal Palace

In competition for this season's Cup, soccer stars from eight First Division- teams bring their skills of tactics and quick reactions to the general knowledge field of Quiz Ball - supported by top flight celebrities from the world of entertainment.

Tonight's teams:
Blackpool - Jimmy Meadows (Manager), Jimmy Armfield, Glyn James, Wilfred Pickles (Guest supporter)
Crystal Palace - Bert Head (Manager), John Jackson, Gerry Queen, Richard Wattis (Guest supporter)
Referee Stuart Hall


Panellist (Blackpool): Jimmy Meadows
Panellist (Blackpool): Jimmy Armfield
Panellist (Blackpool): Glyn James
Panellist (Blackpool): Wilfred Pickles
Panellist (Crystal Palace): Bert Head
Panellist (Crystal Palace): John Jackson
Panellist (Crystal Palace): Gerry Queen
Panellist (Crystal Palace): Richard Wattis
Referee: Stuart Hall
Devised by: George Woolley
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Mary Evans

: Z Cars: Stop Over: Part 2

by P.J. Hammond
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen and Bernard Holley

As events come to a head, Goss decides to keep Glass at the station to stew for a while...


Writer: P.J. Hammond
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Paddy Russell
PC Packer: Artro Morris
Glass: Michael Robbins
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Fingerprint man: Colin Bell
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Hotel receptionist: Rodney Diak
PC Clarke: Edwin Brown
DC Lindop: John Abbott
Switchboard girl: Patti Dalton

: Norman Wisdom stars in The Laugh Parade: 'The Square Peg'

with Honor Blackman, Edward Chapman
The second in a season of films starring the little man with a talent for getting big laughs.

In "The Square Peg" Norman is a road-mender who is accidentally drafted into the Army and then, in his own inimitable way, becomes the centre of a hilarious plot to impersonate a Nazi General.
(This week's films: page 13)


Screenplay: Jack Davies
Screenplay: Henry Blyth
Screenplay: Norman Wisdom
Screenplay: Eddie Leslie
Producer: Hugh Stewart
Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Norman Pitkin: Norman Wisdom
General Schreiber: Norman Wisdom
Lesley Cartland: Honor Blackman
Mr Grimsdale: Edward Chapman
Sergeant Loder: Campbell Singer
Gretchen: Hattie Jacques
Henri Le Blanc: Brian Worth

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: The Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: A Man Called Willy Brandt: Tuesday's Documentary

Willy Brandt, Chancellor of West Germany talks to Lord Chalfont about his life and times.

He was born Herbert Frahm in Lubeck in 1913. He worked in the anti-Nazi underground under the assumed name by which he has been known ever since. By the age of 19 he was a man on the run. He spent 12 years in exile in Scandinavia. He became world-famous as governing Mayor of West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. Now he is the first Socialist Chancellor of the West German Federal Republic and indisputably one of the greatest Europeans alive today.
Biographical commentary written by Patrick O'Donovan
Spoken by John Westbrook
(A man called Willy Brandt: see page 4)


Interviewee: Willy Brandt
Interviewer: Lord Chalfont
Biographical commentary written by: Patrick O'Donovan
Narrator: John Westbrook
Producer: Malcolm Brown

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

Conceived, written and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Also appearing Carol Cleveland, Mrs Idle


Conceived, written and performed by: Graham Chapman
Conceived, written and performed by: John Cleese
Conceived, written and performed by/Animations: Terry Gilliam
Conceived, written and performed by: Eric Idle
Conceived, written and performed by: Terry Jones
Conceived, written and performed by: Michael Palin
[Actress]: Carol Cleveland
[Actress]: Mrs Idle (Lyn Ashley)
Design: Robert Berk
Design: Ken Sharp
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: Postscript

by David Wade


Speaker: David Wade

: Weatherman, followed by: Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)


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