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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Programming Languages
Introduced by Philip Woodward

9.38 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Dominoes and Routes
Introduced by Michael Holt

10.0 Look Out: Routeways
The growth of travel has changed our environment and our way of life; what should our priorities be for the transport system and vehicles of the future?
Introduced by Alex Glasgow

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus: The Family in Society

11.0 Watch!: Visiting Australia - Camping in the Bush
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work: Building for Us

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by Julian Smith
with children from Lovelace Junior School, Chessington, Surrey

12.5 Engineering Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 8: Electric Arc Welding


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Philip Woodward
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Maths Workshop): Michael Holt
Producer (Maths Workshop): John Cain
Presenter (Look Out): Alex Glasgow
Producer (Look Out): John Prescott Thomas
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Presenter (Making Music): Julian Smith
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Closedown

: Cymanfa Ganu Undebol

Hymn-singing from London

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Big Family

For the very young
Story by Alison Prince.
A Q3 Production


Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: Come Back, Mrs Smithers

by John Tully
with Kathleen St John, Sheila Whitmill


Writer: John Tully
Incidental Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Morris Barry
Series Producer: Dorothea Brooking
[Actress]: Kathleen St John
[Actress]: Sheila Whitmill

: Closedown

: Prince Charles in The City

HRH The Prince of Wales, KG accompanied by HRH The Princess Anne receives the Freedom of the City of London.

In his last major public engagement for several years, the Prince of Wales drove this morning to the City in an open carriage with a mounted escort of the Household Cavalry, to receive the Freedom of the City at Guildhall and to lunch at the Mansion House with the Lord Mayor.
The scene is described by Robin Day.


Commentator: Robin Day
Producer: Antony Craxton
Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Practical Techniques for Nurses in Training: 9: Nursing Management of Acute Depression

Introduced by Christine Pickard
(Booklet: see page 13)


Presenter: Christine Pickard
Producer: Gordon Croton

: Interval

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Secret Passage: 2: Discoveries

by Nina Bawden
With Ray Brooks



Author: Nina Bawden
Storyteller: Ray Brooks

: Vision On

Sense and Nonsense with Tony Hart and Pat Keysell who introduces it also for deaf children with Ben Benison
The Prof, The Burbles - Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne
The Vision On Gallery
and including Wilfred Makepeace Lunn and his Latest Ingenious Works.


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Inventor: Wilfred Makepeace Lunn
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

A series featuring the Wacky Races favourite, Dick Dastardly, commander of the notorious Vulture Squadron, helped by his companion, Muttley.

: The Adventures of Parsley

Parsley the lion and Dill the dog in some untoward happenings.


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: 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

: Television Top of the Form: Tenth Anniversary: Heat One: South: Luton v Oxted

The coveted Owl of Wisdom trophy is the goal of 16 schools ranging from the Islands of Orkney to the Dorset coast, in an anniversary series of this popular competition.

'Quick's the word and sharp's the action,' in this friendly general knowledge quiz.
Question-master Geoffrey Wheeler



Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question Setter: Boswell Taylor
Associate Producer: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Z Cars: Hold Up: Part 2

by David Ellis
Starring James Ellis, John Collin, Derek Waring with Douglas Fielding

Two suspects and two detectives... Tough interrogation... But - there is another hold-up...


Writer: David Ellis
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Morris Barry
Micky Doyle: John Molloy
Arnold Fletcher: Leon Eagles
Betty: Shirley Stelfox
Ray Hall: Michael Kitchen
Dennis Vernon: Martin Howells
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Haggar: John Collin
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Mr Vernon: Jack Lynn
David Clifford: David Downer

: The Laugh Parade: Joey Boy

Starring Harry H. Corbett, Stanley Baxter, Bill Fraser, Percy Herbert, Lance Percival, Reg Varney

Having reluctantly chosen the army in preference to prison, a gambler and his cronies set about getting things organised to suit their particular talents.
Harry H. Corbett leads his boys in a series of escapades across wartime Europe, none of which have anything to do with defeating the enemy!
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Producer: Leslie Gilliat
Director: Frank Launder
'Joey Boy' Thompson: Harry H. Corbett
'Benny the Kid' Lindowski: Stanley Baxter
Sgt Dobbs: Bill Fraser
'Mad George' Long: Percy Herbert
Clarence Doubleday: Lance Percival
'Rabbit' Malone: Reg Varney

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Robert Dougall


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Civilisation: 3: Romance and Reality

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

"The gothic world, the world of chivalry, courtesy, and romance; a world in which serious things were done with a sense of play-where even war and theology could become a sort of game; and when architecture reached a point of extravagance unequalled in history. And yet these centuries produced some of the greatest spirits in the whole history of man, amongst them St Francis of Assisi and Dante."
Kenneth Clark journeys from a castle on the Loire, through the hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria to the cathedral baptistry at Pisa, as he explores the aspirations and achievements of the later Middle Ages in France and Italy.

"Sir Kenneth Clark's Civilisation is a major work of modern art itself and as such will stand the test of time" (Daily Express)
"The quality communicated by this series, certainly as strongly as the information, is this feeling of civilised delight. It's a long time since TV presented such an up-beat series. It leaves you quite gratified to be a member of the human race" (Oxford Mail)
(For books see p 13)


Writer/Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Director/Producer: Michael Gill
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: 24 Hours

Presented by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports.


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Producer of the Week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Lawn Tennis The Rothmans International Tournament

From the Royal Albert Hall
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring you the climax of Europe's most sophisticated indoor tournament.

Featuring: The final of The Men's Singles Championship
David Vine introduces the battle for £3,250, the top singles prize of this £12,500 tournament.
With news, results, commentaries from Dan Maskell and Bill Knight


Presenter: David Vine
News, results, commentaries: Dan Maskell
News, results, commentaries: Bill Knight
TV Presentation: A.P. Wilkinson
TV Presentation: Fred Viner
TV Presentation: Bill Taylor

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