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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2 Systems in step

10.0 Maths Workshop: Stage 2 Turning Round

10.25-10.45 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 2

11.0 Watch!: Ice and Snow: people

11.18 Going to Work: The Milk Industry

11.40 Making Music

12.5 New Horizons: The Toxic Club


(Len and the River Mob) Written By: Roy Brown
(Len and the River Mob) Dramatised By: Leonard Kingston
(Making Music) Introduced By: John Langstaff
(The Toxic Club) Introduced By: John Tusa
Contributor (The Toxic Club ): Lord Chalfont
Contributor (The Toxic Club ): Robin Clarke
Producer (The Toxic Club): Michael Rosen

: Closedown

: Colofn a Sylfaen

The Christian Church through the centuries

: Interval

: Andy Pandy: Scooters

Today's Watch with Mother


Puppeteer: Cecil Stavordale
Puppeteer: Madge Stavordale
Puppeteer: Christopher Leith

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

2.5-2.25 Television Club Magic and Mystery: 2
2.35 People of Many Lands Summer in Provence

: Closedown

: Rosla and After: 2: The Curriculum: 1

In-service education project for teachers.
Two contrasting case studies which raise some important questions about the 'right' curriculum for the early leavers.


Producer: David Allen
Series Producer: Roger Owen

: Interval

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Railway Stories: James the Red Engine

With Ted Ray
The Railway Stories by The Rev W. Awdry


Author: The Rev W. Awdry
Storyteller: Ted Ray

: Vision On: Balloons

An unusual view of things by Tony Hart, Pat Keysell and Ben Benison including The Prof with Digger, Cuckoo, Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne.

(Send a design for a 'Hallo machine,' or a painting for the 'Gallery' to Vision On, [address removed]. We are sorry we cannot return them, but there's a prize for any that are shown)


Artist/Presenter: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Presenter: Ben Benison
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Patrick Bowling

: Motor Mouse and it's the Wolf

Two series of colour cartoons with Motor Mouse leading Autocat on some high-powered cat-and-mouse games and villainous Mildew Wolf casting a hungry eye on Lambsy.

: Sir Prancelot

The adventures of an inventive knight on the Crusades.


Voices: Peter Hawkins
Written, drawn and produced by: John Ryan

: National News

and Weather

: Nationwide

News and opinions from the country at large, and, in particular, Your Region Tonight
(including Regional Weather) co-ordinated by Michael Barratt and Bob Wellings.


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Reporter: Brian Ash
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Joan Shenton
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Assistant Editor: Phil Sidey
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Quiz Ball: Home International

A chance to see your favourite soccer stars proving, once again, that a footballer's brains are not only in his boots! The new series features international players - past and present - representing the four home countries, with guest star supporters from the world of entertainment.
Group 1: Match 2
Northern Ireland - Derek Dougan (Wolves), Bryan Hamilton (Ipswich Town), Alex Elder (Stoke City), Phil Coulter v
Wales - Alan Durban (Derby County), Gary Sprake (Leeds United), Walley Barnes, Kenneth Griffith.


Contestant: Derek Dougan
Contestant: Bryan Hamilton
Contestant: Alex Elder
Contestant: Phil Coulter
Contestant: Alan Durban
Contestant: Gary Sprake
Contestant: Walley Barnes
Contestant: Kenneth Griffith
Referee: Stuart Hall
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Mary Evans

: Tomorrow's World

Raymond Baxter introduces a weekly report on the invention that could prove revolutionary... the breakthrough doctors hoped for... the idea engineers knew had to work... on the whole fast-changing world of science, medicine and technology that will alter tomorrow. With James Burke.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Co-presenter: James Burke
Reporter: William Woollard
Reporter: Michael Rodd
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: High Adventure: The Face of Fu Manchu

Tonight's film in this season of adventure films starring Christopher Lee, Nigel Green
with Tsai Chin, James Robertson Justice.

Fu Manchu, the notorious Oriental master-criminal, embarks on a plan for world domination by means of a deadly poison distilled from the seeds of Tibetan poppies.
Sax Rohmer's famous arch-fiend returns to the screen after an absence of more than 20 years - now played by Christopher Lee - in an exciting tale in which Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard renews his pursuit of the seemingly indestructible Fu Manchu.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Don Sharp
Fu Manchu: Christopher Lee
Nayland Smith: Nigel Green
Carl Jansen: Joachim Fuchsberger
Maria Muller: Karin Dor
Sir Charles: James Robertson Justice
Dr Petrie: Howard Marion-Crawford
Lin Tang: Tsai Chin
Professor Muller: Walter Rilla
Gaskell: Harry Brogan
Lotus: Poulet Tu
Chief Magistrate: Edwin Richfield
Custodian: Joe Lynch

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Robert Dougall, with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world.


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The British Empire: Echoes of Britannia's Rule: 2: The Sugar Slaves

An Imperial story in 13 parts.
The British Empire virtually began in the islands of the West Indies - and for 200 years they were its richest possession. The wealth of the islands came from sugar cane which provided sugar to sweeten the tea tables of Britain, and rum to enliven its taverns. To work the plantations millions of slaves were brought from Africa - and on this trade ports like Bristol, Liverpool and London grew rich.
Huge fortunes were made by the planters who came home from the West Indies to buy country estates, to build magnificent houses, to marry into the aristocracy, and to push their interest in Parliament.
To protect the sugar islands from rival European powers hundreds of thousands of British soldiers and sailors died. Great admirals like Benbow, Vernon, and Rodney made their names there - and Nelson fought his first battles.
The plantation system was efficient and flourishing, but an Empire built on sugar could only last as long as its principal support - the labour of the slaves - was taken for granted...
A BBCtv/Time-Life co-production.
(The Inheritors of the Empire, part 2 of the special Radio Times colour feature: pages 52-56)


Narrator: Robert Hardy
Series Editor: Max Morgan-Witts
Script Editor: Gordon Watkins
Series Research Consultant: Dr. Cameron Hazlehurst
Historical Adviser: Professor Robin Winks
Film Cameraman: Phil Meheux
Film Editor: James Colina
Writer/Producer: Dominic Flessati

: Film 72

Irma Kurtz previews and reviews this week's new films including The French Connection, starring Gene Hackman, the actor tipped to win this year's Oscar.


Presenter: Irma Kurtz
Producer: Granville Jenkins

: 24 Hours

Presented by David Dimbleby.
With Austin Mitchell and reports from Bernard Falk, Max Hastings, James Hogg, David Jessel, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose and David Taylor; special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert Mckenzie
with the latest news in pictures.


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Co-Presenter: Austin Mitchell
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Max Hastings
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Jessel
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Special Contributions: Keith Kyle
Special Contributions: Robert McKenzie

: Viewpoint: Point of Departure

Peter Youngson is a Parish Minister with reservations about the contemporary style of Christianity in Scotland.
Tonight he talks to Magnus Magnusson.
(from Scotland)


Interviewee: Peter Youngson
Interviewer: Magnus Magnusson
Producer: James Dey

: Weatherman


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