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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Circles and Spirals

10.00 History 1917-71: Khrushchev and the Thaw

10.25-10.45 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 5

11.0 Watch!: The Fire Station

11.18 Going to Work: Day Release

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by John Langstaff

12.05 New Horizons: Tomorrow's Child?
Introduced by John Tusa
with Professor Alan Emery, Dr Douglas Bevis, a consultant gynaecologist


Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Presenter (New Horizons): John Tusa
Expert (New Horizons): Professor Alan Emery
Expert (New Horizons): Dr Douglas Bevis

: Closedown

: Dechrau Canu

Dechrau Canmol Songs of Praise

: Interval

: Andy Pandy: A Wall and a Hedgehog

Today's Watch with Mother


Narrator: Vera McKechnie

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

2.05-2.25 Television Club: Putting on a Show: 1

2.35 Science Extra: Biology Patterns of Behaviour

: Closedown

: Rosla and After: 5: Resources

A do-it-yourself Resources Centre at a school in Staffordshire, and 'Resources are all around you' - a Welsh view.
(Rptd: BBC2, Thurs 6.35. Accompanying sound series R3, Wed. Booklet: page 12)


Producer: David Allen
Series Producer: Roger Owen

: Interval

: Play School

A programme for children under 3

: Jackanory: Jemima and the Welsh Rabbit: 2: The Boy who knew all about Trains

by Gillian Avery.
With Colin Jeavons.


Storyteller: Colin Jeavons
Author: Gillian Avery

: Vision On: Hats

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)


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Performer: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland [name uncredited]
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 an inventive knight on his journeys to the Crusades.

: 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.
Reporters Brian Ash, Robert Langley, Lynn Lewis, Jack Pizzey, Joan Shenton, Philip Tibenham


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

: Today at the Winter Olympics

Featuring The Pairs Skating Championship

The medal-winning performances from this most popular of Olympic events, dominated for the past decade by the famous Oleg Protopopov and Ljudmilla Belousova of Russia, double Olympic champions after victories at Innsbruck and Grenoble. Will Russian supremacy be challenged tonight in this classic test of artistry on ice?
Introduced by Frank Bough

TV presentation in association with the EBU and NHK, Japan.


Skater: Oleg Protopopov
Skater: Ljudmilla Belousova
Commentator (Skating): Alan Weeks
Commentator (Skiing): Ron Pickering
Commentator (Skiing): Jean-Claude Killy
Presenter: Frank Bough
TV Presentation: Jonathan Martin
TV Presentation: Fred Viner
TV Presentation: David Kenning
Editor: Brian Cowgill
Editor: Sam Leitch

: The Blackpool Tower Circus

From Great Britain Charlie Cairoli and Company: In his 31st year at The Tower Circus, compering a new beauty contest - who will win the 1971 'Miss Mop' title?
From France The Flying Alizes: aerial grace and thrilling split-second timing.
From Hungary The Three Villams: astounding high-speed juggling stars.
From Spain Arturo Segura: breath-taking performance on the 'bouncing' rope.
From Sweden Jerry, Jimmy and Johnny: a brilliant and enthusiastic trio of young bareback horse riders.
From France Jean Lemoine and partner: superbly timed comedy plate-spinning.
From Bulgaria Duo Dobritch: feats of strength and balance on the high perch.
With the Tower Circusettes
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Clowns: Charlie Cairoli and Company
Acrobats: The Flying Alizes
Jugglers: The Three Villams
Acrobat: Arturo Segura
Horse act: Jerry, Jimmy and Johnny
Plate spinners: Jean Lemoine and Partner
Acrobats: Duo Dobritch
Dancers: Tower Circusettes
Circus directed by: Bernard Crabtree
Circus produced by: Dan Collins
Musical Director: Tommy Jones
Ringmaster: Norman Barrett
Ringmaster: Harold Holt
Television Production: Nick Hunter

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Robert Dougall


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The British Empire: Echoes of Britannia's rule: 5: In Darkest Africa

An imperial story in 13 parts.
At the beginning of the 19th century no continent seemed to Europeans so mysterious, so fascinating, as Africa. There were legends about great wealth and great kingdoms in the interior.
The abolition of slavery by the British - but not by other nations - provided fresh impetus to exploration. And the feats of the great missionary explorer David Livingstone stirred Victorian Britain.
In southern Africa the British took over the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch to protect their route to India. The Dutch, fretful of British rule, began to trek northwards but came into collision with the warlike Zulu nation. At Blood River the Zulus suffered a terrible defeat - but were not conquered.
The pattern of conflict is set: the land hunger of the white men - Dutch and British - versus the ancestral rights of the African. But - as will emerge in a later programme - the pattern of conflict will eventually widen into war between the white men themselves.
A BBCtv/Time-Life co-production


Narrator: Robert Hardy
Series Editor: Max Morgan-Witts
Script Editor: Gordon Watkins
Graphics Designer: Bernard Lodge
Graphics Designer: Eddie Newstead
Film Cameraman: Butch Calderwood
Film Editor: Alan Cumner-Price
Commentary written by: Stuart Hood
Producer: Anthony Isaacs

: Film 72

Irma Kurtz previews and reviews the week's releases, including the revival of Chaplin's Modern Times, which has its Royal Premiere tonight.


Presenter: Irma Kurtz
Produced By: Iain Johnstone

: 24 Hours

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy
With Austin Mitchell with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Co-Presenter: Austin Mitchell

: Viewpoint: In Search of Belief

Aneirin Talfan Davies reflects on the poetry of Dylan Thomas.


Presenter: Aneirin Talfan Davies
Producer: John Stuart Roberts

: Weatherman

: Medicine Today

Sleep Disturbances

: Closedown

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