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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: How is Life Passed On?
Introduced by Peter Kelly

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Where We Live: Leicester
with children from Catherine Junior School, Belper Street

10.25-10.40 Words and Pictures: Part A: Pug's Favourite Things
A play with puppets by Glynn Christian
A series to help 6- and 7-year-olds with reading.
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf

11.0-11.20 British Social History: Women's Rights: Goods and Chattels
Commentary by Robin Ray

11.30 New Horizons
Professor J.K. Galbraith is questioned on his view of economics and politics by a panel of Sixth-Formers.
Chairman George Scott


Presenter (Discovering Science): Peter Kelly
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Totton
Producer (Merry-go-Round): John Chapple
Writer (Words and Pictures): Glynn Christian
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
Narrator (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): Jill Sheppard
Guest (New Horizons): Professor J.K. Galbraith
Chairman (New Horizons): George Scott
Producer (New Horizons): John Miller

: Closedown

: Equality: An impossible Utopia?

with The Rt Hon Enoch Powell, MP; The Rt Rev E.R. Wickham, Bishop of Middleton and Juliet Mitchell, writer and lecturer
Chairman Bryan Magee


Panellist: The Rt Hon Enoch Powell
Panellist: The Rt Rev Bishop E.R. Wickham
Panellist: Juliet Mitchell
Chairman: Bryan Magee

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

For the very young



Music: Johnny Pearson

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science All Around: Flour
Introduced by Fergus O'Kelly

2.30 Going to Work: Jobs for Later On
A Birmingham taxi driver and a buyer for a London department store, both in their mid-20s, show that some jobs are well worth waiting for.
Commentary by Nigel Anthony


Presenter (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Narrator (Going to Work): Nigel Anthony
Producer (Going to Work): Len Brown

: Closedown

: Jackanory: Emil in the Soup Tureen: Emil in the Soup Tureen

by Astrid Lindgren
With Rosemary Leach

Emil looked a very nice boy, and so he was -when he wasn't screaming, or pinching his sister, or upsetting the cream, or chasing the cat. He was also very stubborn and if he didn't get his own way anything might happen...
Today: Emil in the Soup Tureen


Author: Astrid Lindgren
Storyteller: Rosemary Leach

: 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: Voices in the Deep

Jack, Kip and Steve disturb some mysterious divers and find themselves in great danger.


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

: Hector's House

The adventures of Hector the Dog, Zaza the Cat, and Mrs Kiki Frog.

: London This Week

People, places, and events in the news around town

(The weekday news magazine at 6.0 varies regionally)


Producer: Peter Trowsdale

: The Debbie Reynolds Show: You Bet Your Wife

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

You Bet Your Wife ...marital gambol with a photo-finish!


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, Graham Hill, Clive Jenkins
Brian Redhead, Nemone Lethbridge, Jack de Manio

(From Manchester)


Presenter: Richard Baker
Team captain: Katharine Whitehorn
Team captain: Brian Redhead
Panellist: Graham Hill
Panellist: Clive Jenkins
Panellist: Nemone Lethbridge
Panellist: Jack de Manio
Designer: Paul Montague
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Pluto's Party

where everyone has a great time - except Pluto - in another cartoon from Walt Disney.

: 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 Raymond Burr, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Lennon Sisters, Bobby Sherman

Even when the bear enlists the combined skills of Perry Mason and Robert Ironside he still can't get his milk and cookies out of Andy. So Raymond Burr sails off in his airship. But then it's that sort of show.


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Guest: Raymond Burr
Singer: Jerry Lee Lewis
Singers: The Lennon Sisters
Singer: Bobby Sherman
Producer: Allan Blye
Producer: Chris Beard

: Panorama: The World of Steve Heighway

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

Steve Heighway, economics graduate, could be playing for Liverpool in Saturday's Cup Final. How tough does he find his new life? What attracts him most - the money or the roar of the crowd? Panorama's film cameras look at the world of football Heighway's Way.

(The amazing rise of the footballing economics graduate: see page 3)


Subject: Steve Heighway
Assistant Editor: Frank Smith
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Robert Dougall


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Brett: Trial of Strength

by Elwyn Jones
Created by Derek Glynne and Compton Bennett
Starring Patrick Allen
with Hannah Gordon, Robin Bailey, Fulton Mackay, John Savident


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Created by: Derek Glynne
Created by: Compton Bennett
Script Editor: John Maynard
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Royston Morley
Director: Jonathan Alwyn
Brett: Patrick Allen
Francoise: Hannah Gordon
Gaoler: Anthony Sheppard
Nick: Robin Bailey
Mellers: John Kidd
Anderson: Fulton Mackay
Reporter: Keith John Owen
Magistrate's Clerk: John Dunbar
Lewis: Brian Vaughan
Prosecuting Solicitor: Philip Anthony
Magistrate: Hamilton Dyce
Rogers: Hugh Cross
Wilson: Tom Watson
Judge: Robert Sansom
Usher: Ronald Mayer
Prosecuting Counsel: John Savident
Clerk of the Court: Philip Howard
Jury Foreman: Maeve Leslie

: Esther Ofarim

In this special programme, Esther Ofarim sings some of the songs that are her particular favourites, and that have helped to make her internationally famous including:
Morning of my life; Bird on the wire; She's leaving home; Go away from my window; You know who I am; and two songs from her native Israel.
(from Manchester; recorded at the Octagon Theatre. Bolton)


Singer: Esther Ofarim
Musical Arrangements: Bob Cornford
Design: Paul Montague
Sound: John Drake
Lighting: John Crowther
Production: Nick Hunter

: 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, Max Hastings, James Hogg, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose and David Taylor with special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
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: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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