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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round

10.0 Science Session

10.25-10.45 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Circles and Spirals
Introduced by Michael Holt

11.0 Watch!

11.18 Look Out: Peoplesville
Introduced by Alex Glasgow

11.40 Exploration and Discovery: The Treasure of Tutankhamen
Commentary by Gary Watson with Will Leighton


Presenter (Maths Workshop): Michael Holt
Producer (Maths Workshop): John Cain
Presenter (Look Out): Alex Glasgow
Producer (Look Out): John Prescott Thomas
Narrator (Exploration and Discovery): Gary Watson
Narrator (Exploration and Discovery): Will Leighton
Series Producer (Exploration and Discovery): Bill Scott

: Closedown

: Practical Techniques for Nurses in Training: 7: Congenital Pyloric Stenosis

Introduced by Christine Pickard
(Booklet: see page 12)


Presenter: Christine Pickard
Director: John Chapple
Producer: Gordon Croton

: Interval

: Swyn y Glec

Traditional Welsh verse

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Mr Benn: Red Knight Story

Every week Mr Benn dresses-up and finds himself in a new adventure.
Told by Ray Brooks.
(Copyright D. Dobson)


Story and illustration: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Interval

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Los Angeles, USA: 2

The problems of growing up in the richest state in the richest country in the world.


Producer: Julian Aston

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Jackanory: Littlenose the Hero

With John Grant

How to become a famous hunter -in one easy lesson!



Storyteller: John Grant

: 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

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 Max Marquis
Starring Nigel Stock, Justine Lord, Isla Blair
with Joan Newell, Pauline Yates

Stockton insists on tracking down the leakage of information.
(For cast list see Wed, page 35)
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Max Marquis
Producer: Bill Sellard
Director: Mary Ridge
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Celia Thurlow: Pauline Yates
Meg Owens: Joan Newell

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Jimmy Savile
with The Four Seasons in the LP spot
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Singers (LP spot): The Four Seasons
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Stanley Dorfman

: The Liver Birds

Starring Polly James as Beryl and Nerys Hughes as Sandra


Script: Carla Lane
Script: Myra Taylor
Script: Lew Schwarz
Script Editor: Eric Idle
Incidental Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Design: David Spode
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Beryl: Polly James
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Delivery man: Ken Platt
Jean: Patricia Shakesby
Brian: Nicholas Smith
Betty: Veronica Doran
Girl: Valerie St John

: The Andy Williams Show

A new series featuring music and comedy from the world of entertainment starring the internationally popular singing star Andy Williams with this week's guests Jo Anne Worley, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Jonathan Winters
(This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Guest: Jo Anne Worley
Singers: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Comedian: Jonathan Winters
Producer: Allan Blye
Producer: Chris Beard

: The Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Play for Today: Robin Redbreast

by John Bowen
with Anna Cropper as Norah, Bernard Hepton as Fisher

Norah Palmer owns a cottage in the country. She is a modern woman, used to city life, and totally unprepared when the setting and the people begin to take on an ancient and terrifying meaning.
A power cut blacked out the ending of Robin Redbreast in many areas during its first showing in December.

(Radio Times People: page 4)

"Brilliantly written tale, beautifully creepy" (The Sunday Times)
"Enjoyable because of its author's wit and convincingly terrifying because of his theatrical cunning" (The Observer)
"Shiver or shrug, this was a classy piece of work" (The Guardian)


Writer: John Bowen
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: James MacTaggart
Norah: Anna Cropper
Fisher: Bernard Hepton
Madge: Amanda Walker
Jake: Julian Holloway
Mrs Vigo: Freda Bamford
Rob: Andrew Bradford
Peter: Cyril Cross
Wellbeloved: Robin Wentworth

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Factfinder: People or Planning?

A case file of people who fought for their rights

What can you do when 'they' put a concrete factory outside your front door


Presenter: Michael Molyneux
Reporter: Ruth Brandon
Producer: Ron Bloomfield

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