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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Mathematical Models
Introduced by Prof John Crank

9.38 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Round-up Two
Presented by Michael Holt

10.0 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: Guess What?
Introduced by Jim Boucher

10.25-10.40 Words and Pictures: Part B
some reading practice.
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf

11.0 Watch!: Space Travel
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work: False Start?

11.40 Making Music: The Turtle Drum: Part 1
Introduced by John Langstaff


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Prof John Crank
Producer (Mathematics in Action/Maths Workshop: Stage 1): John Cain
Presenter (Maths Workshop: Stage 1): Michael Holt
Presenter (Maths Workshop: Stage 2): Jim Boucher
Producer (Maths Workshop: Stage 2): Peter Weiss
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 (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Words (Making Music): Ian Serraillier
Music (Making Music): Malcolm Arnold
Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Closedown

: Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol

Songs of Praise

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Donkey

Story by Alison Prince.


Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: Roy and the Danelli Job: 1: The Streets are Paved with Gold...


Script: Leonard Kingston
Producer: Andree Molyneux
Roy: Kenneth Gardnier
Jim Slattery: Michael Forrest
Jim's foreman: Talfryn Thomas
Mullins: Godfrey James
Georgie: Leonard Kingston

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Children Who Stayed Behind: The Kidnapping

by Bruce Carter
with Ann Morrish
Today: The Kidnapping


Author: Bruce Carter
Storyteller: Ann Morrish

: 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


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

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

: Hector's House

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

: 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: Quarter-Final 1: Luton v Merthyr Tydfil

Teams from Scotland, Northern Ireland, South, North, Midlands and the South West take part in this exciting quarter-final round. Four of them will qualify for a place in the semi-finals.


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Tom and Jerry: Dr Jekyll and Mr Mouse

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in the award-winning cartoon films.

: Best of Sellers: Only Two Can Play

A season of films displaying the many-sided talents of Peter Sellers tonight starring Mai Zetterling, Virginia Maskell and Richard Attenborough

The librarian in a Welsh provincial town lives in an atmosphere of cluttered discomfort at home and irritation and boredom at work. A fantasy pursuit of the local girls is all that rouses him until he meets the glamorous wife of a town councillor.
Peter Sellers brings an unusually serious undertone to his comic characterisation of the frustrated librarian.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Sidney Gilliat
John Lewis: Peter Sellers
Liz: Mai Zetterling
Jean: Virginia Maskell
Probert: Richard Attenborough
Jenkins: Kenneth Griffith
Hyman: Graham Stark
Salter: John Le Mesurier
Vernon: Raymond Huntley

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Civilisation: 11: The Worship of Nature

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

'For almost a thousand years the chief creative force in western civilisation was Christianity. Then, in about the year 1730, it suddenly declined - an intellectual society practically disappeared. Of course it left a vacuum. People couldn't get on without a belief in something outside themselves, and during the next hundred years they concocted a new belief which, however irrational it may seem to us, has added a good deal to our civilisation-a belief in the divinity of nature.'
Kenneth Clark's examination of this new force takes him to Tintern Abbey and the Lake District of Wordsworth, to the Swiss Alps and the ideas of Rousseau - and to the landscapes of Turner and Constable.
Poems of William Collins, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth spoken by C. Day Lewis
What the series adds up to is a wide-angle view of Western civilisation accompanied by Clark's personal, witty, and ever trenchant commentary. I suddenly realised when I was writing,' he explained last week, 'that these were the things that I have believed, but was too timid to say out loud. One of the nice things about growing older is that you gain the courage of your convictions.' (Newsweek)


Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Poet reader: C. Day Lewis
Stills photography director: Ann Turner
Director/producer: Peter Montagnon
Producer: Michael Gill

: Where was Spring?

With Eleanor Bron, John Fortune


Writer/Comedian: John Fortune
Writer/Comedian: Eleanor Bron
Music: The North Kensington Festival Wind Ensemble
Arranged and directed by: Stanley Myers
Design: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Presented by: Will Wyatt

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: The Sky at Night: Jupiter - the Other Magnetic Planet

Only two planets are known to have magnetic fields: the Earth itself, and Jupiter the huge cold outer planet full of mysteries which have puzzled astronomers for centuries.
Patrick Moore discusses with Dr Raymond Hide the significance of Jupiter's radio signals, and what we may learn from the probes which will fly past it in a few years' time.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Dr Raymond Hide
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)


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