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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Information Machines

9.38 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Crossing the Line

10.0 Look Out: Eyecatch
How do designers use non-verbal means to put across a message?
Introduced by Alex Glasgow

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus: Chinese Communism

11.0 Watch!: Visiting Australia - Green Island
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work: Model Girl

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by Julian Smith

12.5 Engineering Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 10


Presenter (Look Out): Alex Glasgow
Producer (Look Out): John Prescott Thomas
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Presenter (Making Music): Julian Smith

: Closedown

: Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

Songs of Praise

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Painter

For the very young
Story by Alison Prince.


Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: A Place for Roy

by John Tully
with Campbell Singer, John Scholes, Leonard Veall


Writer: John Tully
Incidental Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
[Actor]: Campbell Singer
[Actor]: John Scholes
[Actor]: Leonard Veall

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

2.30 Aldsworth Hurdle Race
A plate of £2,500 (over two and a half miles)

3.5 The Totalisator Champion Novices' Steeplechase
with £5,000 added to a sweepstakes (over three miles and about 100 yards)

3.40 The National Hunt Two-Mile Champion Steeplechase
with £5,000 added to a sweepstakes (two miles and a few yards)

4.15 The National Hunt Steeplechase
with £2,000 added to a sweepstakes (over four miles)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Jackanory: The Princess and the Goblin: 2: The Goblin Palace

with John Laurie



Storyteller: John Laurie

: 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 of comedy cartoons

: The Adventures of Parsley

Parsley the lion and Dill the dog

: 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 Three: Scotland: Vale of Leven V Hawick

The coveted Owl of Wisdom trophy is the goal of 16 schools.
Question-master Geoffrey Wheeler


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Bill Wright

: Z Cars: Little Girl Lost: Part 2

by James Doran and John Drew
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, John Collin, Derek Waring
with Douglas Fielding and Ian Cullen


Writer: James Doran
Writer: John Drew
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Joan Craft
PC Covill: Jack Carr
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
Mandy: Sara Carter
Dawes: George Malpas
Dr Shaw: Jack Lambert
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Mrs Bell: Anne Stallybrass
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Haggar: John Collin
Robson: John J. Carney
Fraser: Christopher Hancock

: Dad's Army: Something Nasty in the Vault

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
featuring John Laurie as Pte Frazer, James Beck as Pte Walker, Arnold Ridley as Pte Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Pte Pike

Something Nasty in the Vault ... in which our heroes discover an unexploded bomb.

with Janet Davies as Mrs Pike, Bill Pertwee as the ARP Warden
Special guests Robert Dorning as the Bank Inspector
and Norman Mitchell as Capt Rogers

Signature tune by Jimmy Perry and Derek Taverner played by The Band of the Coldstream Guards conducted by their Director of Music Capt Trevor L. Sharpe, MBE

Winner of the SFTA Award for the best TV light entertainment production and direction.


Writer/Signature tune: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
The voice of [singer, signature tune]: Bud Flanagan
Signature tune: Derek Taverner
Signature tune played by: The Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conductor: Capt Trevor L. Sharpe
Design: Paul Joel
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
The ARP Warden: Bill Pertwee
The Bank Inspector: Robert Dorning
Capt Rogers: Norman Mitchell

: The Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Eddie Braben
Starring Eric and Ernie
[with] Peter Cushing, William Franklyn, Nina, Eric Porter, Edward Woodward
and featuring Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, Ann Hamilton, Alan Curtis, with Rex Rashley and Janet Webb
(Eric Porter is an associate member of the Rsc: Edward Woodward is a National Theatre player)
Winner of the SFTA Award for the best TV light entertainment performance.


Writer: Eddie Braben
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Guest: Peter Cushing
Guest: William Franklyn
Singer: Nina
Guest: Eric Porter
Guest: Edward Woodward
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
[Actress]: Ann Hamilton
[Actor]: Alan Curtis
[Actor]: Rex Rashley
Herself: Janet Webb

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Civilisation: 5: The Hero as Artist

A personal view by Kenneth Clark
'Pope Julius II was not only ambitious for the Catholic Church; he was ambitious for Julius II; and in his new temple he planned to erect the greatest tomb of any ruler since the time of Hadrian ... some of the figures made for it survive, and they add something new to the European spirit.' Three great artists, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci, are the protagonists in this programme, which centres on Papal Rome in the early sixteenth century. Kenneth Clark 's theme takes him through the gardens and courtyards of the Vatican to the rooms decorated for the Pope by Raphael, and to the Sistine Chapel.


Writer/Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Stills photography director: Ann Turner
Director/Producer: Michael Gill
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

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


Conceived, written, performed by: Graham Chapman
Conceived, written, performed by: John Cleese
Conceived, written, performed by/Animations: Terry Gilliam
Conceived, written, performed by: Eric Idle
Conceived, written, performed by: Terry Jones
Conceived, written, performed by: Michael Palin
[Actress]: Carol Cleveland
[Actress]: Kathja Wyeth
Design: Geoffrey Patterson
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it.
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby 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: David Dimbleby
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: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Viewpoint: Four Faces of Death: 2: They Shall Grow Not Old

A series of programmes in which Noel Picarda-Kemp looks at different faces of 'the last enemy' in the light of his own life and beliefs

Reflections on death in battle with General Sir John Hackett, GCB, DSO, MC


Presenter: Noel Picarda-Kemp
Interviewee: General Sir John Hackett
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Weatherman

: Medicine Today: Inspection of a Newborn Baby

A fortnightly series of programmes for doctors

followed by Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales)


Director: Peter Riding
Producer: James McCloy

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