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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Maths Today: Year 1: Staying the Same

10.0 Music Time
with children from Chatsworth Junior School, Hounslow

10.25-10.45 Gwlad a Thref: O Gwmpas y Byd: 6: Delta'r Afan Nil
Y cyflwyno gan Meirion Edwards
Cynhyrehydd R. Dilwyn Jones
(I Ysgolion Cymru: Town and Country)

11.10 Discovering Science: Water and Life

11.35 A Year's Journey: Border Abbey

12.0 New Horizons: The Designers: Landscape


Presenter (Music Time): Mari Griffith
Presenter (Music Time): Ian Humphris
Producer (Music Time): John Hosier
Producer (Music Time): Moyra Gambleton
Unknown (Gwlad a Thref): Meirion Edwards
Cynhyrehydd (Gwlad a Thref): R. Dilwyn Jones

: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

(from Birmingham: shown on Sunday)

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

The Welsh 'Pop' Show

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: 12: The Red Engine



Singer: Valerie Cardnell

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: It's Not What You Say...
...but the way you say it - everyday communication, the most subtle of all.

2.30 Twentieth-Century Focus: Yugoslavian Communism


Producer (Science Session): Peter Baker

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Wandering Wombles: 3: Great Uncle Bulgaria's Great Idea

by Elizabeth Beresford
With Ronald Hines


Author: Elizabeth Beresford
Storyteller: Ronald Hines

: Summer is Forever: Part 1

a boy spending his holiday sailing on the coast of Maine makes friends with an old lobster fisherman who has a secret.


Writer: Alvin Boretz
Producer: Jacqueline Babbin
Director: Ted Zachary
Eachan: Gary Merrill
Jeremy: Shawn Campbell
Mrs Warren: Carol Ann Lewis

: £60 Single, £100 Return

A play by Bill Lyons
With Margery Mason, Ken Jones, Jean Boht, Sally Faulkner, Kent Walton


Writer: Bill Lyons
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Pots: Simon Ward
Des: My Holder
Mrs Bray: Margery Mason
Mr Potter: Ken Jones
Mrs Potter: Jean Boht
Jo: Sally Faulkner
TV commentator: Kent Walton

: The Adventures of Parsley

Parsley the lion and Dill the dog.

: 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

: The Doctors

Written by Frank Moore
Starring Nigel Stock, Richard Leech, Justine Lord
with Ann Castle, Pauline Yates


Writer: Frank Moore
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Lacey: Raymond Bowers
Daphne Curtis: Pauline Letts
Ronald Curtis: John Dawson
Harry Fisher: Stephen Yardley
Mrs Fisher: Nancy Nevinson
Beth Fisher: Helen Cotterill
Helen Brockley: Ann Castle
Valerie Benson: Pauline Challoner
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Celia Thurlow: Pauline Yates
Robert Thurlow: Robert Brown
Sister Baker: Elaine Wells
Harriet Vey: Gladys Cooper
Lynn Huxley: Jan Edwards
Sarah: Sarah Twist

: Star Trek: Shore Leave

This week: Shore Leave
The crew of USS Enterprise truly think they are in wonderland when they take a well-earned rest on a beautiful planet.
To see a giant white rabbit, however surprising, is no cause for alarm, but a ferocious sword-wielding Samurai warrior is a very different kettle of fish, to mix metaphors, and their pleasure soon gives way to terror with astounding results.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Finnigan: Bruce Mars
Dr McCoy: de Forest Kelley
Sulu: George Takei
Tonia Barrows: Emily Banks
Ruth: Shirley Bonne
Caretaker: Oliver McGowan

: Take Three Girls: Coda and Resolution

by Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham
[Starring] Liza Goddard as Victoria, Barra Grant as Lulie, Carolyn Seymour as Jenny

Victoria has a chance of winning a scholarship to study under a world-famous cellist. But once again her father turns up to complicate her life.

(Take two girls: page 9)


Writer: Terence Brady
Writer: Charlotte Bingham
Series devised by: Gerald Savory
Music: The Pentangle
Script Editor: Mark Lushington
Lighting: Dave Sydenham
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Michael Hayes
Director: Mark Cullingham
Victoria: Liza Goddard
Lulie: Barra Grant
Jenny: Carolyn Seymour
Mr Edgecombe: David Langton
Zoltowski: Carl Jaffe
Frankie: Mel Martin
Leo: David Quilter
Fulton: David Garth
Michael Chappell: Lennard Pearce
Man in Boutique: Michael Bird
Girl in Boutique: Ann Elyot

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson takes a look at January 1951.
The Brabazon... ground nuts... reindeer meat. Rene Cutforth remembers winter in Korea.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Speaker: Rene Cutforth
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Robert Dougall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: South Africa Loves Jesus

A new documentary by Hugh Burnett who reports on the violent and peaceful ways in which Christianity and Apartheid exist side by side.

African guerrillas - aided with money from the World Council of Churches - nail small children to trees to wither in the sun: it's claimed by the Moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church in the Cape. Racial segregation in church is based on biblical teaching, says Dr. J.D. Vorster, newly elected head of the Dutch Reformed Church and brother of the Prime Minister.

Love dictates violence, when what you love is attacked, said the Dean of Johannesburg, before he was arrested. The trends in South Africa will inevitably mean a bigger blood-bath than Vietnam, says an African theological student.
They all speak in the name of Christ and are prepared to die for their convictions. But in South Africa even Christians have to compromise.
(Inside South Africa...: page 3)


Reporter/Director: Hugh Burnett
Interviewee: Dr. J.D. Vorster

: Sportsnight with Coleman

features the FA Cup semi-finals - an action analysis of the last four teams left in this year's FA Cup competition.

David Coleman introduces an expert assessment of next Saturday's tense semi-final fixtures.


Presenter: David Coleman
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Mrs Philip L. Graham

talking with Kenneth Harris
Mrs Philip Graham -'Kay' to her friends - owner of Newsweek, of television and radio stations and the most influential newspaper in Washington, The Washington Post. Her dining-room is the ultimate achievement of any aspiring politician. Vice-President Agnew has attacked her for being 'three powerful voices all harking to the same master.'
In her first television interview Kenneth Harris talks to her in her Washington home.


Interviewee: Kay Graham
Interviewer: Kenneth Harris
Producer: John Walker

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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