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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Discs and Circles

10.00 History 1917-71: Stalin's Revolution
Commentary by Brian Redhead

10.25-10.45 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 3

11.00 Watch!: A Castle: 1

11.18 Going to Work: Working with Children

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by John Langstaff

12.05 New Horizons: Industry and the Environment
Introduced by John Tusa
With Professor J.K. Galbraith, Gerald Leach, Rt Hon Peter Walker MP


Narrator (History 1917-71): Brian Redhead
Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Presenter (New Horizons): John Tusa
Interviewee (New Horizons): Professor J. K. Galbraith
Interviewee (New Horizons): Gerald Leach
Interviewee (New Horizons): Rt Hon Peter Walker

: Closedown

: Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

Welsh songs of praise.

: Interval

: Andy Pandy: The Trampoline

Today's Watch with Mother


Music: Maria Bird

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

2.5-2.25 Television Club

2.35 Science Extra: Biology

: Closedown

: Rosla and After: 3: Relationships

A look at one pupil through the eyes of four teachers.


Producer: Michael Lumley
Series Producer: Roger Owen

: Interval

: Play School

: Jackanory: Polish Stories: Krakus and the Dragon

with Sandor Eles
Today: Krakus and the Dragon.


Storyteller: Sandor Eles
Illustrations: John Mousdale

: Vision On: Boats

An unusual view of things by Tony Hart, Pat Keysell and Ben Benison including the Prof, and a new extraordinary 'Hallo machine' by Wilfred Makepiece Lunn.
With Digger, Cuckoo, Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne.


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Inventor: Wilfred Makepiece Lunn
Designer: John Bone
Director: Clive Doig
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Motor Mouse and It's the Wolf

A 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 a knight.

: 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: Group 1 Play-Off: Scotland v Northern Ireland

International soccer stars meet on the general knowledge field of Quiz Ball - supported by guest stars from the world of entertainment.

Billy McNeill (Celtic), Ian Ure (Manchester United), Bobby Clark (Aberdeen), Bill Simpson
Northern Ireland
Alex Elder (Stoke City), Bryan Hamilton (Ipswich Town), Bertie Peacock, Phil Coulter

Referee Stuart Hall



Panellist (Scotland): Billy McNeill
Panellist (Scotland): Ian Ure
Panellist (Scotland): Bobby Clark
Panellist (Scotland): Bill Simpson
Panellist (Northern Ireland): Alex Elder
Panellist (Northern Ireland): Bryan Hamilton
Panellist (Northern Ireland): Bertie Peacock
Panellist (Northern Ireland): Phil Coulter
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
Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: William Woollard
Reporter: Michael Rodd
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: Christopher Riley
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: High Adventure: Swordsman of Siena

Tonight's film in this season of adventure films starring Stewart Granger, Sylva Koscina, Christine Kaufmann.

Thomas Stanwood is a 16th-century English soldier of fortune whose primary interests are gold and women. When the Spanish governor of Siena hires him to guard his betrothed, Stanwood soon discovers that the beautiful Orietta is well able to take care of herself.
Stewart Granger is the master swordsman who finds he is required to be an intrepid horse-rider as well in this colourful tale which has as its climax the famous and spectacular horse race still held each year in Siena to this day.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Etienne Perier
Thomas Stanwood: Stewart Granger
Orietta Arconti: Sylva Koscina
Serenella Arconti: Christine Kaufmann
Don Carlos: Riccardo Garrone
Hugo: Fausto Tozzi
Father Giacomo: Tullio Carminati
Paresi: Alberto Lupo
Spanish Captain: Tom Felleghi
Gino: Carlo Rizzo
Leoni: Claudio Gora
Countess of Osta: Marina Berti

: Nine O'Clock News

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



Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The British Empire: Echoes of Britannia's Rule: 3: Remember Cawnpore!

An Imperial story in 13 parts.

For over a century the world's second most populous country was run by a commercial firm with headquarters in the City of London - the East India Company.
Its merchants first went to India in search of exotic spices, but they ended up by supplanting the mighty Mogul dynasty.
The Company built new cities like Calcutta, Madras and Bombay. Young men like Warren Hastings flocked to India to make an easy fortune. Relations between the races were carefree. Inter-marriage was common.
The Company had its own army and fought epic wars to unify the sub-continent. In the hills of Afghanistan, it also suffered one of the worst defeats ever inflicted on a British army. And in 1857, after two and a half centuries, the East India Company was destroyed by the great Mutiny which almost lost Britain her Indian Empire.
Narrated by Robert Hardy.
A BBC-TV/Time-Life co-production


Narrator: Robert Hardy
Series Editor: Max Morgan-Witts
Script Editor: Gordon Watkins
Historical Adviser: Michael Edwardes
Film Editor: Tony Tew
Commentary written by: Rene Cutforth
Title music composed by: Wilfred Josephs
Conducted by: Marcus Dods
Music composed and conducted by: Alfred Ralston
Producer: Michael Weigall

: There Was a Lad - Robert Burns

A special film to celebrate the anniversary of the poet's birth starring Moira Anderson singing some of his songs. Also featured are Janis Mackintosh, Douglas Gray, Dancers of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Junior Pipes and Drums, Pipe-Major Laurence Georgeson, Craig Ross.
The voice of Victor Carin
BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra, leader Ian Tyre, conductor Iain Sutherland

(BBC Scotland)


Singer: Moira Anderson
Singer: Janis Mackintosh
Singer: Douglas Gray
Dancers: Dancers of The Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders Junior Pipes and Drums
Piper: Pipe-Major Laurence Georgeson
Performer: Craig Ross
Commentator: Victor Carin
Musicians: BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Musical Arrangement: Peter Hope
Writer: Maurice Lindsay
Film Cameraman: Stuart Wyld
Film Editor: Louis Miller
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Viewpoint: Hans Feibusch: 1: The Man who Paints on Walls

The two-part story of a mural painter and of the way his painting has influenced his own religious pilgrimage.


Subject: Hans Feibusch
Producer: R.T. Brooks

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