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: For Schools, Colleges

9.15 Engineering Craft and Science: 8: Electric Arc Welding

9.38 Science All Around: Wind

10.00 Music Time
With children from Minet School, Hayes

10.25 Gwlad a Thref: Byd Natur: 4: Morgrug
Y cyflwyno gan Meirion Edwards
(I Ysgolion Cymru: Town and Country)


Presenter (Music Time): Mari Griffith
Presenter (Music Time): Ian Humphris
Presenter/Y cyflwyno gan (Gwlad a Thref): Meirion Edwards
Producer/Cynhyrchydd (Gwlad a Thref): J. Mervyn Williams

: For Schools, Colleges

11.05 New Horizons: The Population Explosion

11.35 British Social History: The Hungry Thirties

12.0 Zarabanda: 18: How to Talk About the Past: 2
Spanish for Beginners
Presented by Alison Skilbeck and Carlos Riera
with Juan-Ignacio Macia, Miguel-Angel Aristu, Fiorella Renzi, Antonio Cintado, Virginia Quintana, Teofilo Calle


Presenter (Zarabanda): Alison Skilbeck
Presenter (Zarabanda): Carlos Riera
[Actor]: Juan-Ignacio Macia
[Actor]: Miguel-Angel Aristu
[Actress: Fiorella Renzi
[Actor]: Antonio Cintado
[Actress]: Virginia Quintana
[Actor]: Teofilo Calle

: Disc a Dawn

Welsh pop show
(English transmitters only: first shown on BBC Wales)

: Interval

: Chigley: Clay for Mr Farthing

Today's Watch with Mother


Script, puppets and production: Gordon Murray

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

2.05 Out of the Past: Emigrants: The Highlanders

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

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Saturday and the Irish Aunt: 3: Jessica starts Boiling

by Jenifer Wayne
With Sheila Hancock



Author: Jenifer Wayne
Storyteller: Sheila Hancock

: Snow White: Part 3

A film from Germany

The wicked queen has made two attempts to rid herself of her step-daughter, Snow White, but in each case the dwarfs have managed to save her.

: Unsolved Mysteries: Uncrowned Heads

Magnus Magnusson takes a new look at the legends and the facts surrounding mysterious happenings of the past and present. Today: Uncrowned Heads.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Molly Cox

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair: 3: Flying


Music: Paul Reade

: Nationwide

News and opinions from the country at large including Weather in your area co-ordinated by Michael Barratt and Bob Wellings.


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Owen MD: Way of Life: Part 1

by Brian Finch.
Starring Nigel Stock
with Joan Newell, Jessie Evans and John Bennett.

"I can hardly turn her round and point her back to Cardiff the minute she arrives, Thomas. I mean, when all's said and done, she is my sister."
(from Birmingham. Cast: page 40)
(Jessie Evans is appearing in 'Canterbury Tales' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Writer: Brian Finch
Designer: Charles Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Dr Thomas Owen: Nigel Stock
Meg Owen: Joan Newell
Beth Bevan: Jessie Evans
Harry Martin: John Bennett

: Star Trek: Balance of Terror

This week: Balance of Terror
A most unusual event aboard the USS Enterprise is rudely interrupted by the alarm for action stations. What transpires sends a grim Captain Kirk in furious pursuit of a mysterious spaceship, determined at all costs to engage a brutal and cunning enemy in a battle to the death.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Sulu: George Takei
Scott: James Doohan
Andrew Stiles: Paul Comi
Alien Commander: Mark Lenard
Centurion: John Warburton

: Softly, Softly: Task Force: A Policeman's Lot: Story 2: You Pays Your Money

by Alan Plater.
[Starring] Frank Windsor as Det-Supt Watt, Norman Bowler as Det-Insp Hawkins, David Lloyd Meredith as Sgt Evans, Brian Hall as PC Drake, Heather Stoney as P/W Det Sgt Green with Walter Gotell as Chief Con Cullen

"When a felon's not engaged in his employment,
Or maturing his felonious little plans,
His capacity for innocent enjoyment
Is just as great as any honest man's."
(W.S. Gilbert)


Writer: Alan Plater
Task Force Format: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Joan Clark
Designer: Judy Steele
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Peter Cregeen
Det-Supt Watt: Frank Windsor
Det-Insp Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Sgt Evans: David Lloyd Meredith
PC Drake: Brian Hall
P/W Det-Sgt Green: Heather Stoney
Chief Con Cullen: Walter Gotell
Mrs Jarman: Patricia Heneghan
Jarman: James Grout
Nicholson: Roy Sone
Roper: Phil McCall
De Vries: Peter Hager
Mrs Granger: Marjorie Rhodes

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Sportsnight with Coleman


The FA Cup
Action highlights from one of tonight's FA Cup fifth round replays.

Action, analysis and news from the sporting scene at home and abroad.


Presenter/Commentator: David Coleman
Soccer Television Presentation: Alec Weeks
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it.
Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy
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: Ludovic Kennedy
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
Producer of the Day: Gordon Watts
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: The Sky at Night: Mars - A Dynamic World

Mars could have water and life. This is the astonishing information now coming back from the Mariner 9 orbiting probe.
Patrick Moore discusses the evidence in the latest photographs with a geologist, Dr Peter Cattermole, and explains the significance of these revelations.

Have you a question about astronomy you would like to ask Patrick Moore? In the next Sky at Night on 27 March he will answer as many as he can in the time available. Send your questions - on a postcard - to: The Sky at Night, [Address removed]. Sorry, Patrick Moore cannot reply to questions not included in the programme.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Expert: Dr Peter Cattermole
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: Weatherman, followed by National and Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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