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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Model Rocket
Introduced by Prof John Crank

9.38-9.58 Maths Today: Year 2: Making it Fit
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

10.25-10.40 Words and Pictures: Part B
Some reading practice.
A series to help 6- and 7-year-olds with reading.
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf

11.0 Watch!: Visiting the Moon

11.18 Going to Work: Jobs for Later On

11.40 Making Music: The Turtle Drum: Part 2
With children from David Livingstone Primary School, Thornton Heath, Surrey Introduced by John Langstaff


Presenter (Mathematics in Action): Prof John Crank
Producer (Mathematics in Action): John Cain
Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Baker
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 (Making Music): John Langstaff
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Closedown

: Maes a Mor

Out and About

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Plumber

For the very young
Story by Alison Prince.


Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: Roy and the Danelli Job: 2: Take Your Money and Go...

With Kenneth Gardnier, Stephen Bradley, Michael Forrest, Talfryn Thomas and Powell Jones


Script: Leonard Kingston
Producer: Andree Molyneux
Roy: Kenneth Gardnier
Harry Wainwright: Stephen Bradley
Jim Slattery: Michael Forrest
Rollo Perkins: Talfryn Thomas
Mr Danelli: Powell Jones

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Emil in the Soup Tureen: Emil Hoists Little Ida Up the Flagpole

by Astrid Lindgren
With Rosemary Leach
Today: Emil hoists Little Ida up the flagpole


Author: Astrid Lindgren
Storyteller: Rosemary Leach

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals

In the wild, in the zoo, at home - a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
(From Bristol)
('It's time for your condensed milk': page 8)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: George Inger
Director: Robin Hellier
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

Featuring the Wacky Races favourite, Dick Dastardly, helped by his companion, Muttley.

: Hector's House

The adventures of Hector the Dog, 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
(Send a friend Nationwide: page 11)


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 2: Vale of Leven v Weston-super-Mare

Teams from Scotland, Northern Ireland, South, North, Midlands and the South-West take part in this exciting quarter-final round.
Question-master Geoffrey Wheeler


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

: Best of Sellers: The World of Henry Orient

A season of films displaying the many-sided talents of Peter Sellers
Tonight starring Paula Prentiss, Angela Lansbury

Henry Orient, third-rate concert pianist, and currently in pursuit of the beautiful but married Stella, suddenly acquires two disconcerting schoolgirl fans given to vivid flights of fancy.
This was the third film of director George Roy Hill, who made Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Director: George Roy Hill
Henry Orient: Peter Sellers
Stella: Paula Prentiss
Isabel Boyd: Angela Lansbury
Frank Boyd: Tom Bosley
Mrs Gilbert: Phyllis Thaxter
Boothy: Bibi Osterwald
Valerie Boyd: Tippy Walker
Marian Gilbert: Merrie Spaeth
Joe Byrd: Peter Duchin
Sidney: John Fiedler

: The Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Civilisation: 12: The Fallacies of Hope

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

'Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive' wrote Wordsworth of the early days of the French Revolution, but the storming of the Bastille led to the Terror, the dictatorship of Napoleon and the 19th-century bureaucracies.
Kenneth Clark traces the progressive disillusionment of the artists of the Romantic Movement through the music of Beethoven, the poetry of Byron, the paintings of Gericault, Turner and Delacroix, and the sculpture of Rodin. 'The 19th century revealed a split in the European mind as great as that which afflicted Christendom in the 16th century, and even more destructive. On the one hand was the new middle class created by the industrial revolution... Sandwiched between a corrupt aristocracy and a brutalised poor it had produced a defensive morality, conventional, complacent, hypocritical. On the other hand were the finer spirits - poets, painters, novelists, who were still heirs of the Romantic Movement, still haunted by disaster.
If ever a man deserves an Oscar for presentation on TV it is Sir Kenneth Clark for the series 'Civilisation.' Every one was a masterpiece. Never a dull moment and every detail explained minutely. (Daily Express)


Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Stills photography director: Ann Turner
Director/producer: Michael Gill
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: 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

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


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer of the Week: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman

: Medicine Today: Autoimmunity and Common Diseases

A fortnightly series of programmes for doctors

Followed by Regional News and Weather
(all except London and Wales)



Director: Mary Hoskins
Series Editor: James McCloy

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