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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: The Saga of Vinland the Good

10.0 Science Session: It's Not What You Say...

10.25-10.45 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Crossing the Line
Introduced by Michael Holt

11.0 Watch!: Visiting Australia: The Big Sea

11.18 Look Out: Eyecatch
Communication is more than words - information and ideas can also be conveyed through 'visual language.'
Introduced by Alex Glasgow

11.40 Exploration and Discovery: Leap Into Space
On 4 October 1957 the first ever man-made object was launched into space.
Commentary by Gary Watson


Presenter (Maths Workshop): Michael Holt
Producer (Maths Workshop): John Cain
Presenter (Look Out): Alex Glasgow
Producer (Look Out): John Prescott Thomas
Narrator (Exploration and Discovery): Gary Watson
Series Editor (Exploration and Discovery): Bill Scott

: Closedown

: Swyn y Glec

The craft of traditional Welsh verse

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Mr Benn: Mr Benn - the Wizard

Told by Ray Brooks.


Story and illustration: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Solo

with Robin Knox-Johnston
A reconstruction of his voyage round the world in Suhaili.
(Radio Times People: pages 4 and 5)


Subject: Robin Knox-Johnston
Producer: Tom Stanier

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Wandering Wombles: 4: The Monster in the Lock

by Elizabeth Beresford
with Ronald Hines


Author: Elizabeth Beresford
Storyteller: Ronald Hines

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Desert Crusader: 4: The Bandits

An exciting series about the adventures of Thibaud, the knight who always fights for justice and truth.


Director: Henri Colpi
Thibaud: Andrela Wrence
Blanchot: Raymond Meunier
Geraud: Ameur
Chief bandit: Raoul Billerey
The Mother: Suzanne Conte
Blanche: Sophie Dares
Gilles: Raye Payne

: 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
Editor: Michael Bunce

: The Doctors

Written by Frank Moore
Starring Nigel Stock, Richard Leech, Justine Lord
Guest star Gladys Cooper

Dr Hayman is unable to attend a patient at Mrs Brockley's school.
(For cast list see Wed, page 37)


Writer: Frank Moore
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mary Ridge
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Harriet Vey: Gladys Cooper

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Ed Stewart
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People


Presenter: Ed Stewart
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Stanley Dorfman

: The Liver Birds

Starring Polly James as Beryl and Nerys Hughes as Sandra
and featuring Fabia Drake as Mrs Duval


Script: Carla Lane
Script: Myra Taylor
Script Editor: John Chapman
Signature Tune: The Scaffold
Make-up: Elizabeth Rowell
Costume: Greta Brett
Sound: Norman Greaves
Lighting: Derek Slee
Design: Jeremy Bear
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Beryl: Polly James
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Mrs Duval: Fabia Drake
Mrs Birkenshaw: Diana King
Manager: Robert Raglan
Manageress: Eunice Black
First customer: Mary Jordan
Rosie: Gilly Fraser
Second customer: Shane Shelton

: The Andy Williams Show

A new series featuring music and comedy from the world of entertainment starring the internationally popular singing star Andy Williams with this week's guests Ken Berry, Leslie Uggams, Claudine Longet


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Guest: Ken Berry
Guest: Leslie Uggams
Guest: Claudine Longet
Producer: Allan Blye
Producer: Chris Beard

: The Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Play for Today: Seven Selected Plays: 3: Scenes from Family Life

by Barry Bermange
The eternal triangle can change shape but always has three sides.

(Ronald Travers shared the SFTA Special Award for the production of The Six Wives of Henry VIII)


Writer: Barry Bermange
Lighting: Robert Wright
Script Editor: James Brabazon
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Naomi Capon
Walter: Denholm Elliott
Eric: John Ronane
Marie: Lynn Farleigh

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy 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: Ludovic Kennedy
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: Gordon Watts

: On Location: Dustin Hoffman

A profile of the American film actor Dustin Hoffman, star of The Graduate and Midnight Cowboy - filmed on location in Cornwall. It was made during the shooting of The Straw Dogs - the first English film of Sam Peckinpah who directed The Wild Bunch. Hoffman talks about his life and films.
Film excerpts from The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Little Big Man
(The Star who's survived Stardom: p 6)


Interviewee: Dustin Hoffman
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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