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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: What is Life?
Introduced by Peter Kelly

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Where We Live: The Isle of Skye
with the children of Uig School

10.25-10.40 Words and Pictures: Part A: The Animals in the Ark
A play with puppets by John Tully
A series to help 6- and 7-year-olds with reading.
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf

11.0 A Year's Journey: Harvest of the Sea
Introduced by Eric Simms


Presenter (Discovering Science): Peter Kelly
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Totton
Producer (Merry-go-Round): Sue Weeks
Writer (Words and Pictures): John Tully
Presenter (Words and Pictures): Gabriel Woolf
Devised by (Words and Pictures): Joyce M. Morris
Devised by (Words and Pictures): Claire Chovil
Director (Words and Pictures): Dorothea Brooking
Presenter (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F.R. Elwell

: Closedown

: Apparitions

: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo and Midge: Printing



Filmed by: Bura and Hardwick

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Maths Today: Year 1: 11: We Want an Answer
Introduced by Brenda Briggs

2.30 Going to Work: False Start?
by Cedric Blackman


Presenter (Maths Today): Brenda Briggs
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Writer (Going to Work): Cedric Blackman
Series Producer (Going to Work): Paul Mitchell

: Closedown

: Jackanory: The Children Who Stayed Behind: The Thundery Joke

by Bruce Carter
With Ann Morrish

Brighton 1940: 'We are putting into effect the emergency evacuation order. Make your way to the station, please, everyone. Don't rush, remain calm. There will be plenty of trains.' But the three Hartford children and the eight Foulshams somehow managed to get left behind...



Author: Bruce Carter
Storyteller: Ann Morrish

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


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

: Barrier Reef: The Tripod

An Australian adventure series


Ted King: Joe James
Paul Hanna: Ihab Nafa
Kip Young: Ken James
Steve Gabo: Harold Hopkins
Jack Meurauki: George Assang

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat, not forgetting next-door-neighbour Mrs Kiki Frog.

: London This Week

People, places, and events in the news around town

(The weekday news magazine at 6.0 pm varies regionally)


Producer: Peter Trowsdale

: The Debbie Reynolds Show: Married We Can Always Get

Debbie Reynolds starring as Debbie Thompson with the family she delights, mystifies and maddens...

Married We Can Always Get ...if we are single-minded!


Debbie Thompson: Debbie Reynolds
Husband Jim: Don Chastain
Sister Charlotte: Patricia Smith
Brother-in-law Bob: Tom Bosley
Nephew Bruce: Bobby Riha

: A Question of News

with Richard Baker
Katharine Whitehorn and Brian Redhead captain two teams who try to identify and answer questions about some of the most famous incidents, events and personalities that have made the headlines since the turn of the century.

The teams this week:
Katharine Whitehorn, Michael Frayn, William Davis
Brian Redhead, Drusilla Beyfus, Keith Dewhurst

(From Manchester)


Presenter: Richard Baker
Team captain: Katharine Whitehorn
Team captain: Brian Redhead
Panellist: Michael Frayn
Panellist: William Davis
Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Keith Dewhurst
Designer: Paul Montague
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Donald Duck

: 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 Bobbie Gentry, Tommy Roe, Don Rickles, The New Seekers


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Singer: Bobbie Gentry
Singer: Tommy Roe
Comedian: Don Rickles
Musicians: The New Seekers
Producer: Allan Blye
Producer: Chris Beard

: Panorama

Television's top reporters close in on the most interesting topics of the day.
Robin Day, Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer



Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Assistant Editor: Frank Smith
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Kenneth Kendall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Brett: The Moses Basket

by John Lewis
Starring Patrick Allen
with Hannah Gordon, Robin Bailey, Michael Hawkins, Noel Willman

When Brett decides to purchase a one-third interest in a West German electronics firm, his enemies are forced to show their colours.
(On location in Malta: page 11)


Writern: John Lewis
Created by: Derek Glynne
Created by: Compton Bennett
Script Editor: John Maynard
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Royston Morley
Director: Jonathan Alwyn
Brett: Patrick Allen
Spencer: Michael Hawkins
Parsons: Leonard Trolley
Chris Knight: Jerome Willis
Francoise: Hannah Gordon
Nick: Robin Bailey
Koshi: Geoff Chong
Caroline: Maureen Beck
Jane: Venetia Maxwell
Lois: Jean McFarlane
Kelly: Michael Lomax
Baxter: Maurice Quick
Neurath: Carl Duering
Treville: Noel Willman
Radar operator: Martin Gordon
Customs officer: Brian Vaughan
Check-in Clerk: Margaret Pilleau
Check-in Clerk: Rachel Treadgold
Customs assistant: Geoffrey Davion

: The Star United Kingdom Dance Championships of 1971

from The Hammersmith Palais, London

Master of Ceremonies Peter West introduces the Grand Finals of the Amateur Latin Championship and the Professional Modern Championship
Tonight's winners will represent the United Kingdom in the World Championships later this year.
Bob Medeiros and Sharyn Hawkins from the USA demonstrate the Mambo
Arranged by Eric Morley and organised by Mecca Promotions


Master of Ceremonies: Peter West
Dancer: Bob Medeiros
Dancer: Sharyn Hawkins
Music: The Ken Mackintosh Orchestra
Commentator: David Gell
Commentator: Peggy Spencer
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Television Presentation: Douglas Hespe

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, Max Hastings, James Hogg, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose and David Taylor and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Max Hastings
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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