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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 10: Weldability

9.38 Science All Around: Wheels

10.0 Music Time

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg: i Batagonia
Cyflwynwyr Rhiannon Evans, Geraint Wyn Davies
Cynhyrchydd Wynne Lloyd
(I Ysgolion Cymru: Learning Welsh)

11.10 Discovering Science: Atoms and Molecules

11.35 British Social History: Towards Prosperity

12.0 New Horizons: The Designers: Graphics and Communication


Narrator (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Presenter (Music Time): Mari Griffith
Presenter (Music Time): Ian Humphris
Producer (Music Time): John Hosier
Producer (Music Time): Moyra Gambleton
Presenter (Dysgu Cymraeg): Rhiannon Evans
Presenter (Dysgu Cymraeg): Geraint Wyn Davies
Producer (Dysgu Cymraeg): Wynne Lloyd
Narrator (British Social History): Robin Ray

: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

(from Birmingham: shown on Sunday)

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

The Welsh 'Pop' Show

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: 11: Tea Party

Andy Pandy, Teddy and, of course, Looby Loo come to play.



Narrator: Vera McKechnie

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Make Your Own Radio
The 'how and why' based on a simple kit.
Introduced by Mike Smith and Bob Sparkes

2.30 Twentieth-Century Focus: Chinese Communism


Presenter (Science Session): Mike Smith
Presenter (Science Session): Bob Sparkes
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

3.5 The Sun Alliance and London Foxhunters' Challenge Cup (Steeplechase)
with £1,500 added to a sweepstakes (over four miles)

3.40 Champion Hurdle Challenge Cup
with £10,000 added to a sweepstakes (two miles and about 200 yards)

4.15 The Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeplechase
with £4,000 added to a sweepstakes (over two miles and a few yards)



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

: Tom and Jerry: Fit to be Tied

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Jackanory: The Princess and the Goblin: 3: Woven then Spun

With John Laurie



Storyteller: John Laurie

: The Golden Goose: Part 2

A film from Germany based on a fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.

Klaus and the procession attached to the wonderful goose go to the Castle and meet the Princess.



Based on a fairytale by: The Brothers Grimm
Klaus: Kaspar Eichel
The Princess: Karin Ugowski
The King: Heinz Scholz
Lies: Katharina Lind
Gret: Renate Usko

: Terry

A play by Alan Plater about the problems facing a boy who cannot keep a job.


Writer: Alan Plater
Designer: Peter Cory
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Director: Michael Simpson
Terry: Dennis Waterman
Dad: Bill Owen
Mum: Joan Newell
Manager: Reginald Marsh
Maitland: Ronald Hines
Janie: Elizabeth Knight
Dave: Anthony Trent
Chief Clerk: Clifford Parrish

: 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 Hugh Forbes
Starring Nigel Stock, Justine Lord, Isla Blair
Guest star Gladys Cooper

Miss Vey has an accident which presents Dr Owens with a problem.
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Hugh Forbes
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Timothy Combe
Miss Harriet Vey: Gladys Cooper
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Lacey: Raymond Bowers
Dr Linda Carpenter: Isla Blair
Dr David Owens: Drewe Henley
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Lynn Huxley: Jan Edwards
Jack Stockton: Peter Gilmore
Beth Fisher: Helen Cotterill
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Harry Fisher: Stephen Yardley
Mrs Ackroyd: Lucy Griffiths
Staff Nurse Moran: Margaret Lawley
Edward Brack: Brian Harrison
Sister Jeffries: Jumoke Debayo
Mrs Fisher: Nancy Nevinson
Ronald Curtis: John Dawson
Daphne Curtis: Pauline Letts

: Star Trek: The Devil in the Dark

This week: The Devil in the Dark

Operations on the planet Janus falter to a halt as one by one the panic-stricken workers are hideously destroyed by an unknown monster. Summoned to assist, Captain Kirk finds he has little time to solve the mystery of the silicon spheres they have unearthed, and to confront the unique creature whose approach has meant a horrible death to so many.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Chief Engineer Vanderberg: Ken Lynch
Lt Comdr Giotto: Barry Russo
Dr McCoy: de Forest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan

: So You Think You Can Believe Your Eyes?

How well do you use your eyes? Could you identify a wanted man? Pick out the real Cliff Michelmore from a group of 'doubles'? Spot the Queen in the three card trick? Take a commentator's view of two thrilling goals in a Leeds United-Tottenham Hotspur match? Receive a fast serve from tennis star Roger Taylor? How good a witness would you be of a crime or accident?

Cliff Michelmore puts you through a test of observation, quickness of eye, and anticipation. You can use your own TV set to try Professor Richard Gregory's practical prediction test. And compare your skill with two studio teams whose eyes are their livelihood:
Commentators - Cliff Morgan, Peter Allis, Harry Carpenter v Private Eyes - Dennis Knott, Nuala Clarke, Danny McIntyre


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Expert: Professor Richard Gregory
Panellist (Commentators): Cliff Morgan
Panellist (Commentators): Peter Allis
Panellist (Commentators): Harry Carpenter
Panellist (Private Eyes): Dennis Knott
Panellist (Private Eyes): Nuala Clarke
Panellist (Private Eyes): Danny McIntyre
Director: Robert E. Toner
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson looks back at December 1950. The Stone of Scone... Korea... Julie Andrews... Archie Andrews.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Ian Johnstone

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Sportsnight with Coleman

Cooper v Bugner: The Heavyweight Championship of Great Britain, Europe and the Empire: Henry Cooper (The Champion) v Joe Bugner (The Challenger)
From Wembley's Empire Pool, promoter Harry Levene matches the 36-year-old Henry Cooper, sporting idol of the nation, against Joe Bugner, 15 years younger and two stones heavier than the champion and his famous left hook.

International Rugby League: Great Britain v France
from the Knowsley Road ground, St Helens. The French created a good impression on their last visit with their open style of play.

David Coleman introduces this international action and spotlights the sporting trends of the week.


Presenter: David Coleman
Boxer: Henry Cooper
Boxer: Joe Bugner
Commentator (Cooper v Bugner): Harry Carpenter
TV Presentation (Cooper v Bugner): Bob Duncan
Commentator (International Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (International Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Governor Averell Harriman

talking with Kenneth Harris

Harriman, born the son of a railroad millionaire, in the 30s became a Democrat and joined Roosevelt's New Deal Administration... he was called a traitor to his class. In London during the blitz helping to organise Lease-Lend - Ambassador to Moscow for three years during the war - Working on the Marshall Plan after the war in Paris - Governor New York State in the 50s - Paris again in 1969 for the Vietnam Peace Talks. Now at 78, still a major influence in the Democratic Party. Tonight he talks to Kenneth Harris about his wartime meetings with Churchill and Stalin, looks back to Russia in the 1920s and at the post-war struggle between the two Super Powers.


Interviewee: Governor Averell Harriman
Interviewer: Kenneth Harris
Producer: John Walker

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