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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: Solutions and Crystals
Introduced by Michael Underwood

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Live Bones
by Sonya Leff
Introduced by Michael Burrell

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Biology: Understanding Behaviour

11.0-11.20 British Social History: Towards Prosperity: The Hungry Thirties

11.30-11.55 New Horizons: The Designers: Building

12.5 Engineering Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 9: Joints
Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes


Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science/Science Extra): Michael Totton
Writer (Merry-go-Round): Sonya Leff
Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Michael Burrell
Producer (Merry-go-Round): Claire Chovil
Narrator (Science Extra): Dr Christopher Evans
Narrator (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): John Radcliffe
Producer (New Horizons): Barbara Parker
Presenter (Engineering Craft and Science): D.R.C. Holmes
Producer (Engineering Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Closedown

: A Chance to Meet: William Rees-Mogg, Editor of The Times

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Guest: William Rees-Mogg

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton


: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science All Around: Balance
Introduced by Fergus O'Kelly

2.30 Going to Work: Day Release
Commentary by Harvey Hall

2.55 Science Extra: Physics: Electricity in Atoms?
Introduced by John Osborn

3.20 Twentieth-Century Focus: Russian Communism
Introduced by Chris Cviic
with Denis Blakeley


Presenter (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Narrator (Going to Work): Harvey Hall
Producer (Going to Work): Andrew Neal
Presenter (Science Extra): John Osborn
Producer (Science Extra): David Roseveare
Presenter (Twentieth-Century Focus): Chris Cviic
Guest (Twentieth-Century Focus): Denis Blakeley
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): John Miller

: Closedown

: Improving Your Playgroup: 4: Imaginative Play

Presented by Joan Bakewell
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Interval

: Jackanory: Turkish Stories: The Miller and the Smiling Cat: Part 1

with Brian Blessed
This week's stories come from ancient Turkey - a world of devils, dervishes, wicked sultans and beautiful princesses.

(Radio Times People: page 5)


Storyteller: Brian Blessed

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Joe and the Gladiator: 3: The Letter

by Catherine Cookson
Dramatised and directed by Anna Home

Things are going badly for Joe and his old horse 'The Gladiator.' It seems that the horse will have to be put down, but then Joe has an idea.


Author: Catherine Cookson
Dramatised by/Director: Anna Home
Joe Darling: Dennis Lingard
Mr Darling: Richard Steele
Mrs Darling: Ursula Smith
Mr Walsh: Alan Hockey
Jessica Walsh: Lorraine Smith
Matty Doolin: Keith Oldfield
Mr Tellman: Adrian Brine
Anna Billings: Sheila Whitmill
Willie Styles: Ken Purvis
Mr Peeble: John Cazabon

: The Adventures of Parsley

Parsley the lion and Dill the dog in some untoward happenings.
A Filmfair production


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: London This Week

People, places, and events in the news around town

The weekday news magazine at 6.0 pm varies regionally


Producer: Peter Trowsdale

: Young Scientists of the Year: Programme 2: Sittingbourne v Cheltenham v Mayfield

Presented by Paddy Feeny

Eight girls and three boys show three more science projects, chosen from hundreds all over the country. This week's teams have been
Looking into people's eyes-and eye colours
Examining worms and leaves for DDT
Trying to drive canal boats quickly
Tonight's judges are Professor Richard Gregory, Professor George Porter, Professor George Ash


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Judge: Professor Richard Gregory
Judge: Professor George Porter
Judge: Professor George Ash
Director: Robin Bootle
Producer: Karl Sabbagh

: 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:

Cliff Morgan, Neil Coles, Billy Bremner
Henry Cooper, Geoff Boycott, Jonah Barrington

(from Manchester)


Presenter: David Vine
Team captain: Henry Cooper
Team captain: Cliff Morgan
Panellist: Neil Coles
Panellist: Billy Bremner
Panellist: Geoff Boycott
Panellist: Jonah Barrington
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Z Cars: The Snoozer: Part 1

by Allan Prior
Starring James Ellis, Derek Waring with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding

...The one about the commercial traveller... who works when everyone's gone to bed...
(For cast list see Tuesday, page 32)


Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Paddy Russell
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring

: Oh Brother!: The Hands of Esau

Written by David Climie and Austin Steele
Another visit to Mountacres Priory
Starring Derek Nimmo as Brother Dominic

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


Writer: David Climie
Writer: Austin Steele
Music: Mike Sammes
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Executive Producer: Duncan Wood
Producer: Johnny Downes
Brother Dominic: Derek Nimmo
[Actor]: Felix Aylmer
[Actor]: Derek Francis
[Actor]: John Grieve
[Actor]: Patrick McAlinney
[Actor]: Arthur White
[Actor]: Robert Webber
[Actor]: Bert Simms
[Actor]: Parnell McGarry

: 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 Richard Baker with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Fight of the Champions: Frazier v Clay

In the early hours of tomorrow morning at Madison Square Garden, New York
Joe Frazier, Heavyweight Champion of the World meets Muhammad Ali, as Cassius Clay the former Heavyweight Champion of the World.

Harry Carpenter in New York sets the scene for the most eagerly awaited World Heavyweight fight for years.

It's the first time that two undefeated World Heavyweight Champions have met in the ring. Frazier's record is perfect. So is Clay's.

Tonight's programme invites you to meet the fighters and looks at the incredible story behind a multi-million dollar fight which provides the richest single prize in the history of sport.

Written by Harry Carpenter
(Is this the crunch for Clay?: page 3)


Presenter/Writer: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Bob Duncan
Boxer: Joe Frazier
Boxer: Muhammad Ali

: Come Dancing: North v North East

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


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: Bobby Brooke and his Orchestra
Compere: Stuart Hall
Compere: Desmond Carrington
Arranged by: Eric Morley
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: 7: Country Driving

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


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

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