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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: Water as a Liquid
Introduced by Michael Underwood

10.0 Merry-go-Round: The Raven and the Cross: 3: Race to Battle
by John Tully
with Gabriel Woolf, Mollie Maureen, Kenneth Watson, Sally Stephens, David Charkham, Bernard Finch

10.25-10.45 Exploration and Discovery: The Treasure of Tutankhamen
Commentary by Gary Watson with Will Leighton

11.0-11.20 A Year's Journey: The Flint Way
Introduced by Eric Simms

11.30-11.55 New Horizons: Your Verdict - Lyndon Johnson: 2: The Case in His Favour
Proposed by Brian Beedham

12.5 Engineering Craft and Science: Unit 4: Metal Cutting: 5: Machines at Work
Introduced by D. R. C. Holmes


Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Totton
Writer (Merry-go-Round): John Tully
Producer (Merry-go-Round): Dorothea Brooking
King Alfred: Gabriel Woolf
Ellen: Mollie Maureen
Sigfrid: Kenneth Watson
Edwina: Sally Stephens
[Actor]: David Charkham
[Actor]: Bernard Finch
Narrator (Exploration and Discovery): Gary Watson
Narrator (Exploration and Discovery): Will Leighton
Series Editor (Exploration and Discovery): Bill Scott
Presenter (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F.R. Elwell
Speaker (New Horizons): Brian Beedham
Producer (New Horizons): John Miller
Producer (New Horizons): John Radcliffe
Presenter (Engineering Craft and Science): D.R.C. Holmes
Producer (Engineering Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Closedown

: A Chance to Meet: Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone


Subject: Lord Hailsham

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Maths Today: Year 1: Describing Facts
Introduced by David Sturgess

2.30 Going to Work: Books and Printing
Some jobs for young people in the printing, binding and selling of books.

2.55 People of Many Lands: Switzerland: life in the Grisons
Introduced by Christopher Trace

3.20 Twentieth-Century Focus: Topical Programme
A close look at the story behind the headlines.


Presenter (Maths Today): David Sturgess
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Producer (Going to Work): Barbara Parker
Presenter (People of Many Lands): Christopher Trace
Producer (People of Many Lands): Peggie Broadhead
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): Bernard Adams

: Closedown

: Computer Education in Schools: 5: Where Do I Start?

In-service courses, packages, policies, strategy, and finance.
Introduced by Maurice Meredith
With B.T. Bellis, Barbara Dutton, HMI, David Hughes, Frank Lovis, David Tinsley


Presenter: Maurice Meredith
Panellist: B.T. Bellis
Panellist: Barbara Dutton
Panellist: David Hughes
Panellist: Frank Lovis
Panellist: David Tinsley
Producer: David Roseveare

: Interval

: Jackanory: Haki the Shetland Pony: The Colt is Born

by Kathleen Fidler
with John Cairney

'It's born! It's born, and it's to be my pony!' With these words the friendship between Adam Cromarty and Haki, the Shetland pony, began.
Today: The Colt is Born


Author: Kathleen Fidler
Storyteller: John Cairney

: 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: Coconut Ice

An Australian adventure series
[Starring] Joe James as Capt Ted King
and Ihab Nafa, Ken James, Harold Hopkins, George Assang


Screenplay: Joy Cavill
From an original story by: Susan Puller
Director: Peter Maxwell Capt Ted King: Joe James
[Actor]: Ihab Nafa
Kip Young: Ken James
Steve Gabo: Harold Hopkins
Jack Meurauki: George Assang

: Decimal Five: 1: £1 is 100 new pence

Five daily guides to the new money
With the voices of Robert Dougall, The Scaffold, Joan Sims and Dick Graham


Voice (narrator): Robert Dougall
Voices (singers): The Scaffold
Voice: Joan Sims
Voice: Dick Graham
Writer: Charles Pascoe
Producer: Tony Matthews

: London This Week

People, places, and events in the news around town

The weekday news magazine at 6.0 pm varies regionally


Producer: David Hartsilver

: Entertaining with Kerr: Tom Muir's Kidneys

The Galloping Gourmet
Graham Kerr takes a lighthearted look at one of his favourite recipes and cooks it with expertise.
This week: Tom Muir's Kidneys
(A series of programmes made in Canada)


Cook/Presenter: Graham Kerr

: A Question of Sport

with David Vine featuring 50 years of world sporting action
Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan captain two teams of sporting celebrities who try to identify and answer questions about some of the most famous incidents, events and personalities in the history of sport.
The teams this week:

Henry Cooper, Ann Brightwell, Robbie Brightwell
Cliff Morgan, Anita Porter, Hugh Porter

This week, two families - world cycle champion Hugh Porter, and his wife, gold medallist Anita Lonsbrough, and Olympic athletics captain Robbie Brightwell, and his wife, another gold medallist, Ann Packer.

(from Manchester)


Presenter: David Vine
Team captain: Henry Cooper
Team captain: Cliff Morgan
Panellist: Ann Brightwell
Panellist: Robbie Brightwell
Panellist: Anita Porter
Panellist: Hugh Porter
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Z Cars: The More We Are Together: Part 1

by Leslie Duxbury
Starring James Ellis, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen and Jack Carr

Newtown gets a new policeman... and an unusual 'do-it-yourself' expert...
(For cast list see Tuesday, page 32)


Writer: Leslie Duxbury
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Christopher Barry
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Covill: Jack Carr
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring

: Oh Brother!: By the Fleshpots

Written by David Climie and Austin Steele
Another visit to Mountacres Priory
Starring Derek Nimmo as Brother Dominic
and featuring Felix Aylmer, Derek Francis, John Grieve, Patrick McAlinney
This week: By the Fleshpots
with Cyril Luckham, Michael Robbins, Noel Davis, Kenneth Banda, Robert Webber, Bert Simms, Jay Neill

(Derek Nimmo is appearing in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Writer: David Climie
Writer: Austin Steele
Music: Mike Sammes
Design: Colin Shaw
Executive Producer: Duncan Wood
Producer: Johnny Downes
Brother Dominic: Derek Nimmo
The Prior, Father Anselm: Felix Aylmer
Sub Prior, Father Matthew: Derek Francis
[Actor]: John Grieve
Brother Patrick: Patrick McAlinney
[Actor]: Cyril Luckham
[Actor]: Michael Robbins
[Actor]: Noel Davis
[Actor]: Kenneth Banda
[Actor]: Robert Webber
[Actor]: Bert Simms
[Actor]: Jay Neill

: 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


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 Robert Dougall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Doomwatch: The Web of Fear

by Gerry Davis
[Starring] John Paul, Simon Oates, John Nolan, Jean Trend
with Joby Blanshard, Vivien Sherrard

"Be careful! ...these spiders are infected. Don't let either spider or web come into contact with your skin ...Be very, very careful"


Writer/Series devised by/Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Series devised by: Kit Pedler
Scientific Adviser: Dr. C.M.H. Pedler [Kit Pedler]
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Eric Hills
Minister: John Savident
Duncan: Michael Elwyn
Patterson: Desmond Cullum-Jones
Dr Seaton: Walter Horsbrugh
Jenson: John Lee
Geoff Hardcastle: John Nolan
Dr John Ridge: Simon Oates
Barbara Mason: Vivien Sherrard
Colin Bradley: Joby Blanshard
Dr Fay Chantry: Jean Trend
Dr Spencer Quist: John Paul
Griffiths: Glyn Owen
Janine: Stephanie Bidmead
Dr George: Anthony Newlands

: Come Dancing: North v East

Come Dancing at the Locarno, Bradford
(organised by Mecca Dancing)
Peter West introduces North v East
Bobby Brooke and his Orchestra


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: Bobby Brooke and his Orchestra
Compere: Stuart Hall
Compere: David Gell
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Director: Ian Smith
Series Producer: Barrie Edgar

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop 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: Kenneth Allsop
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

: Road Sense: 4: Overtaking

How good is yours? Find out with Judith Jackson and John Miles
Introduced by Eric Thompson


Presenter: Eric Thompson
Reporter: Judith Jackson
Reporter: John Miles
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: Sheila Innes

: Weatherman, followed by: Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)


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