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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Where we Live: Leicester

10.0 Science Session

10.25-10.45 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Round-up Two
Presented by Michael Holt

11.0 Watch!: Visiting the Moon

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


Presenter (Maths Workshop: Stage 1): Michael Holt
Producer (Maths Workshop: Stage 1): John Cain
Presenter (Maths Workshop: Stage 2): Jim Boucher
Producer (Maths Workshop: Stage 2): Peter Weiss

: Closedown

: Disgybl Ydwyf

Master and Pupils

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Chigley: The Garden Wall



Puppets and production: Gordon Murray

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Changing Britain: Gas from the Sea

Introduced by Robert Hewison


Presenter: Robert Hewison
Producer: Len Brown

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Pippi Longstocking: Pippi Plays Tag with a Policeman

by Astrid Lindgren
With Rosemary Leach

Pippi Longstocking was 9 years old, lived alone with a horse and a monkey, and did exactly as she pleased.
Today: Pippi Plays Tag with a Policeman


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

: Desert Crusader: 10: The Ransom


Director: Henri Colpi

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat.

: 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 Max Marquis
Starring Nigel Stock
with Pauline Yates, Ronald Leigh-Hunt

The jury reach a verdict at the Thurlow trial.
(For cast see Wednesday, page 39)


Writer: Max Marquis
Script editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Celia Thurlow: Pauline Yates
Gerald De Soutter: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


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

: Comedy Playhouse presents: The Importance of Being Hairy

by Kingsley Amis
Starring Gerald Flood
with Doug Fisher, John Cater, Louie Ramsay, George Howe, Pearl Hackney, James Copeland

At the University of Wessex, where slogans on the walls keep just a step ahead of the workmen cleaning them off, a Reader in the Popular Arts is about to be elected.
('If you can't annoy...': page 9)


Writer: Kingsley Amis
Music: Dennis Wilson
"Comedy Playhouse" Signature Music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Richard McManan Smith
Producer: Graeme Muir
Professor Shillito: George Howe
Dr Chatterjee: John Cater
Sally Train: Betty Goulding
Peter Hastings: Gerald Flood
Jill Hastings: Louie Ramsay
Fortnum: Victor Platt
Tom Potts: Doug Fisher
Dora Leach: Pearl Hackney
Snibb: Paul Thompson
Lawson Jones: George Janson
Girl candidate: Sally Avory
Boy friend: Richard Penny
Miss Travers: Gilly Flower
Watchdog: David Simeon
Professor Macdonald: James Copeland

: Z Cars: The Taker

by Allan Prior
Starring James Ellis, John Slater with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding

Patten has a record. He takes what he wants, and, if someone gets in the way... So Patten goes to this club. Smedley goes to hospital. Stone gets started - after Patten.


Writer: Allan Prior
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Morris Barry
Jack Smedley: John Cazabon
Tim Ward: Gareth Thomas
Patten: Robert Gillespie
Sid: Philip Donaghy
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
WPC Brogan: Valerie Georgeson
Mrs Smedley: Ina Clough
pc Skinner: Ian Cullen
Doctor: David Neal
Terri: Cheryl Campbell
Croupier: Maria O'Brien

: 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: When the Bough Breaks

by Tony Parker
[Starring] Hannah Gordon as Margaret Ashdown, Neil McCarthy as Eddie Gosse, Cheryl Kennedy as Sheila Gosse

When Sheila, a young mother, fails to explain satisfactorily to the doctors how her baby fractured its skull, Margaret Ashdown, an NSPCC social worker, is asked to investigate. Poverty, ignorance, a work-shy husband, and almost a tradition of family instability - these are only some of the things she discovers.


Writer: Tony Parker
Sound: Brian Hiles
Lighting: John Treays
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: James Ferman
Margaret Ashdown: Hannah Gordon
Eddie Gosse: Neil McCarthy
Sheila Gosse: Cheryl Kennedy
George Standish: Griffith Davies
Sister Potts: Ruth Kettlewell
Switchboard operator: Isla Cameron
Receptionist: Margaret Elliot
Nurse: Jumoke Debayo
Sister Thompson: Ysanne Churchman
Dr Cunningham: Donald Burton
Alec Foster: Andrew Neil
Timmy Gosse: Mark Parr
Audrey Campbell: Edith MacArthur

: 24 Hours

A special edition presented by Ludovic Kennedy
Next week a new and crucial round of negotiations on Britain's membership of the Common Market starts in Brussels. Tonight's special edition of 24 Hours provides a detailed examination of what is actually on the agenda, how much of the Treaty of Rome Britain has already accepted and what issues still remain to be discussed.
With Keith Kyle and Edouard Sablier of French Television.



Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Interviewee: Keith Kyle
Interviewee: Edouard Sablier
Reporter: Lawrence Pitkethly
Producer: Michael Starks
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Within These Four Walls: 3

Professor Eric Laithwaite visits the Electrical Engineering Gallery at the Science Museum
With Peter Bennet Stone
(An Evening with Eric Laithwaite on Friday, BBC2 at 9.20 pm)


Interviewee: Professor Eric Laithwaite
Interviewer: Peter Bennet Stone
Director: Peter E. Smith
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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