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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Mathematics in Action: Critical Path

9.38 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: The Numbers We Use

10.0 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: Scattered Points
Introduced by Jim Boucher

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!: Prehistoric Animals
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey

11.18 Going to Work: Work for the Handicapped

11.40 Making Music: The Turtle Drum: Part 3
Introduced by John Langstaff


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
Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Closedown


Light entertainment miscellany

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Big Hill

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: 3: Find the Furniture...

With Kenneth Gardnier, Stephen Bradley, Pamela Moiseiwitsch, Hilary Mason and Barrie Fletcher


Script: Leonard Kingston
Producer: Andree Molyneux
Roy: Kenneth Gardnier
Harry: Stephen Bradley
Vicky: Pamela Moiseiwitsch
Mrs Wainwright: Hilary Mason
Chief Inspector: Barrie Fletcher

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: Richard the Lion-Heart: King Henry's Heir

with Alfred Lynch
Today: King Henry's Heir


Storyteller: Alfred Lynch

: 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)


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

: 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.

: National News

and Weather

: 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 3: Kenilworth v Belfast

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: Barbecue Brawl

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Best of Sellers: I'm All Right Jack

A season of films displaying the many-sided talents of Peter Sellers
Tonight starring Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas
and Dennis Price, Richard Attenborough, Margaret Rutherford

After his demob from the Army, Stanley Windrush attempts to enter Big Business using the influence of his shady Uncle Bertram. Stanley soon finds himself a hapless pawn in a crooked scheme to inflame labour relations and provoke a strike.
Amongst many notable comic performances in this film, Peter Sellers' is memorable, a performance which - more than any other - was responsible for the actor's rise to international stardom.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Producer: Roy Boulting
Director: John Boulting
Stanley Windrush: Ian Carmichael
Fred Kite: Peter Sellers
Major Hitchcock: Terry-Thomas
Sidney de Vere Cox: Richard Attenborough
Bertram Tracepurcel: Dennis Price
Aunt Dolly: Margaret Rutherford
Mrs Kite: Irene Handl
Cynthia Kite: Liz Fraser
Windrush Sr: Miles Malleson
Mr Mohammed: Marne Maitland
Waters: John Le Mesurier
Magistrate: Raymond Huntley
Knowles: Victor Maddern
Dai: Kenneth Griffith
Charlie: Fred Griffiths
Perce Carter: Donal Donnelly

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Professional Boxing

The world lightweight champion Ken Buchanan (Scotland) (left) v Sugar Ramos (South America) former world featherweight champion (right) [photo caption]
A featured international 10-round contest from tonight's Harry Levene promotion at Wembley.
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the whole of the fight direct from the Empire Pool and provide the first opportunity of seeing Ken Buchanan in a British ring since he became the undisputed lightweight champion of the world.
Sugar Ramos has twice fought Carlos Ortiz for the world crown and this will be a very testing warm-up fight for Buchanan before he defends his world title later this year.
(Great week for sport: page 3)


Boxer: Ken Buchanan
Boxer: Sugar Ramos
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Bob Duncan

: A Party Political Broadcast: Report to the People

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(also on BBC2)

: Harry Secombe - This Is Your Lunch

The Variety Club of Great Britain pays tribute to King Buffoon and memorable goon, Harry Secombe, CBE, at a lunch celebrating his 25 hilarious years in show business.
Friends who have threatened to attend include Eric Sykes, Michael Bentine, Ron Moody, Beryl Reid, Roy Castle, Spike Milligan and Stanley Baker
"He's the greatest guy in 'Show Business! Who else would carry brandy in his golf bag to revive his opponents?"



Subject: Harry Secombe
Guest: Eric Sykes
Guest: Michael Bentine
Guest: Ron Moody
Guest: Beryl Reid
Guest: Roy Castle
Guest: Spike Milligan
Guest: Stanley Baxter
Presented for TV by: Philip Lewis

: 24 Hours

Presented by David Dimbleby

A special edition including the first showing in Britain of
The Selling of the Pentagon
An American CBS television documentary about how the US Defense Department spends public money on an alleged 'propaganda barrage.' When shown in America earlier this year, the reporting techniques of this film triggered off a major controversy between TV and the politicians, with everyone from the White House downwards joining the debate.

With the latest news in pictures


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Producer of the Week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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