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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action The Future
9.38 Maths Today: Year 2 Both Ways Round
Introduced by STEWART GARTSIDE Produced by JOHN CAIN
10.0 Maths Workshop: Stage 2
One Thing Depends on Another Introduced by JIM boucher Produced by PETER WEISS
10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus
Yugoslav Communism
11.0 Colour Watch!
Visiting Australia - The Big Sea Introduced by ROSANNE HARVEY Produced by HELEN NICOLL
11.18 Going to Work Pay Packet by CEDRIC BLACKMAN
11.40 Making Music
Introduced by JULIAN SMITH with children from
Produced by JOHN HOSIER


Introduced By: Benedict Nixon
Produced By: Edward Goldwyn
Introduced By: Stewart Gartside
Produced By: John Cain
Introduced By: Jim Boucher
Produced By: Peter Weiss
Introduced By: Rosanne Harvey
Produced By: Helen Nicoll
Unknown: Cedric Blackman
Introduced By: Julian Smith
Produced By: John Hosier

: Closedown

: Eden Neu Uffern?

Religious discussion

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Baby

Story by Alison Prince.



Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: The News

Weatherman JACK SCOTT


Unknown: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

Television Club
What Kind of Life? by JOHN TULLY with THE GIFT '
Incidental music by JONATHAN COHEN Produced by DOROTHEA BROOKING


Unknown: John Tully
Music By: Jonathan Cohen
Produced By: Dorothea Brooking
Mrs Smithers: Elizabeth Bradley
Steve Brookes: John Baldwin
Mrs Latham: Julie May
Mr Latham: Will Stampe
Brian Latham: Charles Bolton
Meg Grainger: Victoria Maddern
Angela West: Jane Anthony
'Lofty' Tripp: Gregory Munroe
Dave Crabtree: Arthur Wild
Garry Fuller ,: Robin Davies
Eddie Smith: Ian Ellis
Harvey Briggs: Hugo Keith-Johnston

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory

The Wandering Wombles by ELIZABETH BERESFORD
2 : Fresh Fields and Pastures New


Unknown: Ronald Hines
Unknown: Elizabeth Beresford

: Vision On

Sense and Nonsense with Tony Hart and Pat Keysell who introduces it also for deaf children with Ben Benison
HUMPHREY UMBRAGE and SUSANNE The Vision On Gallery and including
WILFRED MAKEPEACE LUNN and his Latest Ingenious Works.
Designer JOHN BONE
Produced bv Patrick DOWLING
(Anyone under 16 can send in paintings for the ' Gallery' and there is a prize for any that are shown. Address them to Vision On. BBCtv, London W12. We are sorry we cannot return paintings.) Patrick Dowling received the Redilfusion Star ' Harlequin ' Award from the SFTA for Children's Entertainment Programmes.


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Pat Keysell
Unknown: Ben Benison
Unknown: Wilfred Makepeace Lunn
Unknown: Patrick Dowling
Unknown: Patrick Dowling

: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

A cartoon series, starring the Ant Hill Mob and the Hooded Claw.

: The Adventures of Parsley

Parsley the lion and Dill the dog in some untoward happenings.
Written by Michael Bond
Directed by Ivor Wood


Written By: Michael Bond
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: National News

and Weather

: Nationwide

The news, features, opinions of the country at large, and Your Region Tonight in particular
(including Regional Weather) co-ordinated by Michael Barratt Reporters
Assistant editor PHIL SIDEY Editor MICHAEL BUNCE


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Reporters: Robert Langley
Unknown: Lynn Lewis
Unknown: Jack Pizzey
Editor: Phil Sidey
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Television Top of the Form

Tenth Anniversary
The 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. Heat Four
South and West
' Quick's the word and sharp's the action,' in this friendly general knowledge quiz.
Question-master Geoffrey Wheeler


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: Bill Wright

: ZCars

Influence: part 2 by BEN BASSETT starring James Ellis
John Slater , Derek Waring with Ian Cullen
Stone talks about blackmail ... to Rachel, to Lil ... and to Superintendent Khan.
Cast in order of appearance:


Unknown: Ben Bassett
Unknown: James Ellis
Unknown: John Slater
Unknown: Derek Waring
Unknown: Ian Cullen
Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Rosamund Inglis
Producer: Ron Craddock
Directed By: Derek Martinus
Supt Khan: Jerome Willis
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Keogh: Milton Johns
Det-Supt Oakley: William Dexter
Rachel Edmunds: Alethea Charlton
Lil Clapton: Rosalind Elliott
Benny: Johnny Shannon
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen

: The Laugh Parade: The Punch and Judy Man

starring Tony Hancock, Sylvia Sims with Barbara Murray, Ronald Fraser
Wally, a simple and easygoing seaside entertainer, has little interest in the formal celebrations to mark Piltdown's Sixty Glorious Years, but his ambitious wife sees the event as her opportunity for social recognition.
In his second major film role, Tony Hancock was, as always, striving for the new and original, and much of his own hopes and frustrations went into the character of the Punch and Judy man.
Screenplay by Phillip Oakes and Tony Hancock
Directed by JEREMY SUMMERS (This Week's Films: page 11)


Screenplay: Phillip Oakes
Screenplay: Tony Hancock
Director: Jeremy Summers
Wally: Tony Hancock
Delia: Sylvia Sims
Lady Jane: Barbara Murray
Mayor: Ronald Fraser
Sandman: John Le Mesurier
Edward: Hugh Lloyd
Nevil: Mario Fabrizi
Mayoress: Pauline Jameson
Committee Man: Norman Bird
Committee Man: Peter Vaughan
Committee Man: John Dunbar
Clergyman: Walter Hudd
Madam Zarathusa: Hattie Jacques

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Galton and Simpson 27 September 2015

: The Nine O'Clock News

presented by Robert Dougall Weather


Presented By: Robert Dougall

: Civilisation: 6: Protest and Communication

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

'In the 19th century people used to think of the invention of printing as the linchpin in the history of civilisation. Well, fifth century Greece and 12th century Chartres and 15th century Florence got on very well without it-and who shall say that they were less civilised than we are. Still on balance, I suppose that printing has done more good than harm.'
The theme of protest and communication leads Kenneth Clark to the Reformation - the Germany of Albrecht Durer and Martin Luther - to Erasmus, to the France of Montaigne, and to Elizabethan England.
Extracts from Shakespeare performed by William Devlin, Ronald Lacey, Eric Porter, Ian Richardson and Patrick Stewart

Sir Kenneth described the time spent making 'Civilisation' as the happiest of his life and certainly this impression comes over strongly on the screen. (Warrington Guardian)
He says so many wise things about civilisation, its limitations and its strengths, its frailty and its durability that one longs to quote them all. (The Sun)


Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Stills photography director: Ann Turner
Director/producer: Peter Montagnon
Producer: Michael Gill
[Actor] (Extracts from Shakespeare): William Devlin
[Actor] (Extracts from Shakespeare): Ronald Lacey
[Actor] (Extracts from Shakespeare): Eric Porter
[Actor] (Extracts from Shakespeare): Ian Richardson
[Actor] (Extracts from Shakespeare): Patrick Stewart

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

Conceived, written, performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Special visual effects JOHN FRIEDLANDER Produced by IAN MACNAUGHTON


Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Design: Geoffrey Patterson
Unknown: John Friedlander
Produced By: Ian MacNaughton

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Viewpoint Four Faces of Death

In which Noel Picarda Kemp looks at different faces of ' the last enemy' in the light of his own life and beliefs
3: Whom the Gods Love
- reflections on untimely death with Phoebe Hesketh


Unknown: Noel Picarda Kemp
Unknown: Phoebe Hesketh
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

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