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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: The Future
Introduced by Benedict Nixon

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: Both Ways Round
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

10.0 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: One Thing Depends on Another
Introduced by Jim Boucher

10.25-10.45 Twentieth-Century Focus: Yugoslav Communism

11.0 Watch!: Visiting Australia: The Big Sea
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work: Pay Packet
by Cedric Blackman

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


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Benedict Nixon
Producer (Mathematics in Action): Edward Goldwyn
Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Presenter (Maths Workshop): Jim Boucher
Producer (Maths Workshop): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Writer (Going to Work): Cedric Blackman
Presenter (Making Music): Julian Smith
Producer (Making Music): 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

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: What Kind of Life?

by John Tully


Writer: John Tully
Incidental Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: 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
Musicians: 'The Gift'

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Wandering Wombles: 2: Fresh Fields and Pastures New

by Elizabeth Beresford
With Ronald Hines



Author: Elizabeth Beresford
Storyteller: Ronald Hines

: 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.

(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, [address removed]. We are sorry we cannot return paintings.)
Patrick Dowling received the Rediffusion Star 'Harlequin' Award from the SFTA for Children's Entertainment Programmes.


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

: 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.


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: 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


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 Four: South and West: Weymouth v. Weston-Super-Mare

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


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Bill Wright

: Z Cars: 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.


Writer: Ben Bassett
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Rosamund Inglis
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: 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.
(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


Newsreader: 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


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
Design: Geoffrey Patterson
Special Visual Effects: John Friedlander
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Viewpoint: Four Faces of Death: 3: Whom the Gods Love

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

Reflections on untimely death with Phoebe Hesketh.


Presenter: Noel Picarda Kemp
Guest: Phoebe Hesketh
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Weatherman; Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)


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