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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: Water as a Solid

10.00 Merry-go-Round: Moving the Millions
With Nigel Lambert and Una Brandon-Jones

10.25-10.45 People of Many Lands: Ceylon: Life in the hills
Commentary by Christopher Trace

11.00-11.20 A Year's Journey: Boats and Waterways
Introduced by Eric Simms

11.30-11.50 Television Club: Land of the Rising Sun
Presented by David Freeland and Anne Gale

12.00 English Law: 8: Whose Fault?
(Not shown in Scotland)


Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Nigel Lambert
Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Una Brandon-Jones
Producer (Merry-go-Round): John Chapple
Narrator (People of Many Lands): Christopher Trace
Producer (People of Many Lands): Peggie Broadhead
Presenter (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F. R. Elwell
Presenter (Television Club): David Freeland
Presenter (Television Club): Anne Gale
Producer (Television Club): Bill Scott

: Closedown

: Fingerbobs: 3: Feathers

Today's Watch with Mother
with Rick Jones.



Story and design: Joanne Cole
Story and design: Michael Cole
Director: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Yoffy: Rick Jones

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

2.05 Maths Today: Year 1: The Size of It

2.28 Going to Work: Jobs on the Land

2.50 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: What Stays the Same?

3.13 Europe on the Move: Antwerp - A Port for Europe

3.35 Twentieth-Century Focus: Living with Faith: East and West


Narrator (Going to Work): David Richardson
Producer (Going to Work): Julian Aston
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): Suzanne Davies

: Interval

: Play School

: Jackanory: Saturday and the Irish Aunt: Part 1: The Will is Read

by Jenifer Wayne
With Sheila Hancock

Jessica, Nonnie and Ben were bored at having to stay indoors and listen to a will being read. But they soon grew excited when they heard of the generous gift grandfather had left them.

(Sheila Hancock's Choice: page 5)


Author: Jenifer Wayne
Storyteller: Sheila Hancock

: Blue Peter

With Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves.


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

: Treasure Over the Water: Part 3: The Single Rose

Adapted from the book "Minnow on the Say" by Philippa Pearce.


Author: Philippa Pearce
Director: Marilyn Fox
David: Andrew Balcombe
Adam: Justin Swan
Miss Codling: Dorothy Gordon
Mr Smith: Kevin Stoney
Squeak Wilson: Michael Raghan
Mr Moss: John Line

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair: 1: Bird

(Radio Times People: page 4)


Story and design: Hilary Hayton
Story and design: Graham McCallum

: National News

and Weather

: Magazine

Your regular local programme

: Young Scientists of the Year

Presented by Paddy Feeny. Tonight's teams are Cleethorpes v Glanmor v Hayle and they'll be telling three eminent scientists about their work on Removing oil slicks, Warts and witchcraft, The Cornish beam engine.
Tonight's judges are: Professor Sir George Porter, Professor Richard Gregory, Dr Jeffrey Foley.


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Judge: Sir George Porter
Judge: Professor Richard Gregory
Judge: Dr Jeffrey Foley
Producer: Robin Bootle
Director: Robin Bates

: The Mary Tyler Moore Show: We Closed in Minneapolis

We Closed in Minneapolis ...Murray makes a play for Mary!


Producer: Allan Burns
Producer: Jim Brooks
Mary Richards: Mary Tyler Moore
Lou Grant: Edward Asner
Rhoda Morgenstern: Valerie Harper
Murray Slaughter: Gavin MacLeod
Ted Baxter: Ted Knight
Marie Slaughter: Joyce Bulifant
Milt: Elliot Street

: Z Cars: Week Off

by P.J. Hammond.
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding.

Lynch tries to get away from it all....
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Writer: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Christine Ruscoe
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Derek Martinus
Eva: Elizabeth Seal
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Percy: Reg Lever
Rent collector: Derek Ware
Arthur: George Innes
Maurice: Alec Wallis
Bobo: Michael Angelis
Joey Boy: Bill Stewart
John: Graham Weston
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Reg: David Daker
HP man: Cyril Appleton

: 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



Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Assistant Editor: David Harrison
Editor: Frank Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

Including reports on the last day of President Nixon's visit to China. Presented this week by Peter Woods.


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Steptoe and Son: A Star is Born

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
This week: A Star is Born
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert Steptoe, Harry H. Corbett as Harold Steptoe
featuring Trevor Bannister
with Margaret Nolan, Betty Huntley-Wright, John Quayle, Cy Town, John Anderson
and the voice of Jimmy Young.


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Original Theme: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Liminton
Producer: John Howard Davies
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold Steptoe: Harry H. Corbett
[Actor]: Trevor Bannister
[Actress]: Margaret Nolan
[Actress: Betty Huntley-Wright
[Actor]: John Quayle
[Actor]: Cy Town
[Actor]: John Anderson
Himself (voice): Jimmy Young

: The Regiment: The Fortunes of Peace

by Anthony Steven
Starring Christopher Cazenove, John Hallam.

In the Cotswolds Regiment, Richard Gaunt's closest ally is James Willoughby, the Adjutant. They both discover that maintaining the standards expected of a British Officer is not without problems.


Writer: Anthony Steven
Series originated by: Jack Gerson
Series originated by: Nick McCarty
Script Editor: Geoffrey Tetlow
Designer: Graham Oakley
Producer: Royston Morley
Director: Darrol Blake
Lt Richard Gaunt: Christopher Cazenove
Oliver Gaunt: Richard Cornish
Charlotte Gaunt: Wendy Allnutt
Hon Alice Gaunt: Wendy Williams
Dorothy Saunders: Maria Aitken
Lt James Willoughby: John Hallam
Capt Alfred Slingsby: Denis Lill
Cpl Challoner: John Levene
Colour Sgt: John Caesar
Capt Rupert Saunders: Bernard Brown
Pte Jack Hoskins: Struan Rodger
Lt Elsworth: David Jackson
Lt Col Gaunt-Seymour: Richard Wordsworth
Major Maurice Cooke: Peter Myers
William Rigby: Anthony Sharp
Albert Flack: David Troughton
Lt Raeburn: Christopher Neame
Lt Hawtrey: John Hood
Lt Maltravers: Edward Seckerson
Edith: Betty Duncan
Lt Harry Tennant: Timothy Carlton

: 24 Hours

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures.


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Sounding Out: Maggie Bell with Stone The Crows

'England's Janis Joplin' is how many writers have described Maggie Bell. If there are similarities between them it's because they are both steeped in the blues tradition going back to Bessie Smith in the 1920s. But there are other influences on Maggie's singing: she sings traditional Gaelic songs and for some years she was the vocalist with the Mecca dance-band at Tiffany's in Glasgow.

(This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Singer: Maggie Bell
Musicians: Stone The Crows
Producer: Tony Cash

: Weatherman

followed by National and Regional News and Weather: Closedown

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