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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: The Earth in Space

10.0 Merry-go-Round: North Sea: 1

10.25-10.45 People of Many Lands: Finland: Land of Wood and Water

11.0 British Social History: The Age of Steam

11.25 Drama: Hobson's Choice: Part 3
by Harold Brighouse


Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Richard Carpenter
Producer (Merry-go-Round): Sue Weeks
Producer (Merry-go-Round): Bill Scott
Author (Drama: Hobson's Choice): Harold Brighouse

: Interval

: Hardy Heating Co Ltd: Cost Analysis

Introduced by Graham Turner
(Book: page 23)


Presenter: Graham Turner
Dramatist: Roger Dixon
Producer: Paul Ellis

: Closedown

: A Chance to Meet: Rt Hon Robert Carr, MP

Rt Hon Robert Carr, MP
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Guest: Rt Hon Robert Carr

: On the Farm

Today's Watch with Mother


Producer: Daphne Jones

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

2.5 Science All Around: Glass Bottles

2.28 Going to Work: Motor Industry Apprentice

2.50 History 1917-71: Hitler's War

3.13 Science Extra: Physics: Storing Energy

3.35 Twentieth-Century Focus: The Motor Industry: A rate for the job (1)
Filmed excerpts from the documentary play "The Carmakers" produced earlier this year at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.
With Stuart Bennett, Roger Chamberlain, Valerie Anne Lester, Mike Lucus, John Prior
Introduced by Michael Rodd


Presenter (Twentieth-Century Focus): Michael Rodd
Series Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): Gordon Croton
[Actor]: Stuart Bennett
[Actor]: Roger Chamberlain
[Actress]: Valerie Anne Lester
[Actor]: Mike Lucus
[Actor]: John Prior

: Closedown

: Design Education: 5: Sixth Form Options

Presented by Ken Baynes


Presenter: Ken Baynes
Producer: Rodney Bennett

: Adventures of Parsley


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: Jackanory: The Furious Flycycle: A visitor comes to town

by Jan Wahl
with Bob Sherman

Melvin Spitznagle is a budding young inventor. And when Professor Mickimecki discovers how to make Melvin's baseball fly in the air, Melvin decides to carry the discovery a stage further and make something else fly...
Today: A visitor comes to town


Author: Jan Wahl
Storyteller: Bob Sherman

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: The Witch's Daughter: Episode 5

Written by Alistair Bell
Based on the book by Nina Bawden

Jones has been arrested and Tim has told the police about Smith. Perdita, convinced of Smith's innocence, has warned him of Tim's action and that he must be prepared to clear his name.


Writer: Alistair Bell
Based on the book by: Nina Bawden
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: John McRae
Director: David Maloney
Perdita: Fiona Kennedy
Smith: John Abineri
Annie: Helena Gloag
Det-Sgt MacWhirter: Ian Paterson
PC Hamish MacDonald: Alastair Hunter
Tim: Spencer Banks
Janey: Gillian Bailey
Mrs Hoggart: Penelope Lee
Mr Hoggart: Richard Steele
Duncan: Barrie Hesketh

: Magic Roundabout

Written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: London This Week

People, places and events in the news around town


Editor: Roger Ecclestone

: Entertaining with Kerr: Pot au Feu

'The Galloping Gourmet'
Graham Kerr takes a lighthearted look at one of his favourite recipes and cooks it with an expert eye.
This week: Pot au Feu
(A series of programmes made in Canada)


Presenter/Cook: Graham Kerr

: Ask the Family

A contest in speed and wits between families from all over the United Kingdom
Introduced by Robert Robinson
The Sanders Family from Cookham, Berkshire v The Fine Family from Northwood, Middlesex


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Z Cars: Contact Man: Part 1

by David Ellis
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Douglas Fielding, Jack Carr

Three villains are under lock and key. But where's the £8,000?
(for cast see Tuesday, page 49)


Writer: David Ellis
Designer: Ian Rawnsley
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Derek Martinus
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
PC Covill: Jack Carr

: Now, Take My Wife...: On the Wagon

A new comedy series written by Charles Laurence
Starring Sheila Hancock as Claire Love, Donald Houston as Harry Love, Liz Edmiston as Jenny Love
with Ruth Meyers, Tim Wylton, Peter Elliott

This week: On the Wagon
Claire takes the pledge...


Writer: Charles Laurence
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Roger Liminton
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Claire Love: Sheila Hancock
Harry Love: Donald Houston
Jenny Love: Liz Edmiston
[Actress]: Ruth Meyers
[Actor]: Tim Wylton
[Actor]: Peter Elliott

: Panorama

TV's top reporters close in on the most interesting topics of the day
Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Julian Pettifer
Introduced by Robin Day


Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Presenter: Robin Day
Assistant Editor: Frank Smith
Editor: Brian Wenham

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Richard Baker with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Troubleshooters: The One with the Waggly Tail

by David Fisher
[Starring] Ray Barrett, Geoffrey Keen Philip Latham and John Carson
with Beryl Cooke, Margaret Ward
Guest star Barbara Shelley

Disaster or triumph? Willy Izard faces the two extremes in the rarified air of Mexico City, as he tackles his toughest-ever test, both in business and his private life.


Writer: David Fisher
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Associate Producer: Michael Glynn
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Lennie Mayne
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Jean Izard: Margaret Ward
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Miss Jenkins: Beryl Cooke
James Langley: John Carson
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Sanchez: Geoff L'Cise
Guzman: Al Garcia
Waiter: Carlos Douglas
Schroder: Paul Hansard
Leclerc: John Bryans
Salviotti: Gino Melvazzi
Estrada: Jay Neill
Maid: Pamela Saire
Maria: Margaret Ford
Lita Perez: Barbara Shelley
Allura: Tony Ellis

: Steptoe and Son: Robbery with Violence

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H Corbett as Harold

This week: Robbery with Violence
featuring Dudley Foster
With Edward Evans, Graham Ashley, Michael Stainton, James McManus

What a tangled web is wove ...when Steptoe breaks Harold's treasure trove.


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Music: Dennis Wilson
From an original theme by: Ron Grainer
Designer: David Chandler
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H Corbett
The Detective: Dudley Foster
Doctor: Edward Evans
Assistant Detective: Graham Ashley
[Actor]: Michael Stainton
[Actor]: James McManus

: 24 Hours

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures



Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Michael Starks
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Road Sense: 4: Overtaking

How good is yours? Find out with Judith Jackson, John Miles and fellow road users.
Introduced by Eric Thompson


Presenter: Eric Thompson
Reporter: Judith Jackson
Reporter: John Miles
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: Sheila Innes

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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