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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Merry-Go-Round: Moving the Millions

10.00 Science Extra: Physics: Electricity in Atoms?

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: On the Map

11.00 Watch!: Visiting Australia: Camping in the Bush

11.18 Discovering Science: Water as a Solid

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

: Closedown

: Tresarn

Welsh serial by Islwyn Ffowc Elis
(English transmitters only: first shown on BBC Wales)


Writer: Islwyn Ffowc Elis

: Interval

: The Herbs

Today's Watch with Mother



Puppets and animation: Ivor Wood

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Interval

: For Schools, Colleges: Scene: Bank Holiday

A new play by Colin Welland
Starring Tony Naylor as Todd, Myles Reithermann as Towzer.
With Bill Dean, Honora Burke, Fanny Carby, Gordon Kaye, Stanley Mcgeogh, John Thorne, Arthur Lambert, Philip Donaghy, Michael Wardle, Sharon Duce, Paul Luty.

Two lads on a motor-bike, tent on the back, in their gear, off to Scarborough for a great weekend - that goes sour! Whose fault?


Writer: Colin Welland
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Todd: Tony Naylor
Towzer: Myles Reithermann
[Actress]: Honora Burke
[Actress]: Fanny Carby
[Actor]: Gordon Kaye
[Actor]: Stanley McGeogh
[Actor]: John Thorne
[Actor]: Arthur Lambert
[Actor]: Philip Donaghy
[Actor]: Michael Wardle
[Actress]: Sharon Duce

: Closedown

: Conflict at Work: 7: The Shop Steward's Role

Reshaping Industrial Relations

: Interval

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Saturday and the Irish Aunt: Part 4: Nonnie Makes up her Mind

By Jenifer Wayne.
With Sheila Hancock.


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

: Dr Dolittle: A Hatful of Rabbits

A cartoon series about Dr Dolittle and his friends and their rascally enemy, the pirate, Sam Scurvy.

Merlin the Magician's rabbit needs the tender touch of Dr Dolittle when he can't do the hat-trick any more.

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair: 4: Art Gallery


Story/Design: Hilary Hayton
Story/Design: Graham McCallum
Producer: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: Nationwide

News and opinions from the country at large including Weather for your area presented 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 2

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

"I keep thinking about the girlfriend. What you might call the unknown factor in the case."
(from Birmingham)
(Jessie Evans is appearing in "Canterbury Tales" at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Writer: Brian Finch
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Charles Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Dr Thomas Owen: Nigel Stock
Meg Owen: Joan Newell
Dr Jim Fletcher: Alan Moore
Laura Hunter: Maggie Hanley
Beth Bevan: Jessie Evans
Harry Martin: John Bennett
Gareth Bevan: Terry Moran
Susan Price: Suzannah Williams

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Ed Stewart
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Ed Stewart
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Six of Rix: A Spot of Bother

by Vernon Sylvaine.
Freely adapted by Michael Pertwee.
Starring Brian Rix

William Rudd rescues a beautiful brunette from a sinking boat - along with some very peculiar luggage. He then takes the lady back to shore - and finds himself in deep water!
A BBC outside broadcast recorded at the Opera House, Manchester


Author: Vernon Sylvaine
Adapted by: Michael Pertwee
Setting: Rhoda Gray
Director: Wallace Douglas
Snipe: Leo Franklyn
Jill: Stephanie Voss
Bernard Fret: Derek Royle
William Rudd: Brian Rix
Tania: Elspet Gray
Christopher Watney: Peter Bland
PC Withers: George Little
Mrs Bligh: Sheila Mercier
Margaret Bligh: Joanna Robbins
Policeman: Michael Cronin

: Do You Remember?: October 1954

Robert Robinson looks back at the heyday of the coffee-bar and sees what else was happening.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Jan Elson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Peter Woods with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world.


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Edna, the Inebriate Woman

by Jeremy Sandford
Another chance to see this award-winning Play for Today
"I found this the most moving and involving Play For Today yet. all the more truthful for being so well laced with comedy. It did honour to everybody involved." (Sean Day-Lewis, Daily Telegraph)


Writer: Jeremy Sandford
Sound: Peter Edwards
Film Cameraman: Peter Bartlett
Film Editor: Peter Coulson
Designer: Evan Hercules
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Edna: Patricia Hayes
Josie: Barbara Jefford
Irene: Pat Nye
Attendant at The Spike: June Watson
Doctor at The Spike: Denis Carey
Old man: Jerry Verno
Old man: Rex Rashley
Proprietor of Common Lodging House: Walter Sparrow
Jessie: Amelia Bayntun
Social Security clerk: Douglas Ditta
Tramp: Chris Gannon
Tramp: Talfryn Thomas
Tramp: Charles Farrell
Tramp: Vivian MacKerrell
Paddy at Common Lodging House: Marie Conmee
Doris, on the road: Jenny Logan
Man in car: Anthony Dawes
Social Security official: Elaine Mitchell
Psychiatrist: John Hussey
Old woman: Dorothy Lane
Old woman: Patsy O'Shea
Clara: June Brown
Staff Nurse: Jumoke Debayo
Nina: Jo Maxwell Muller
Psychiatrist in hospital: Malcolm Terris
Porter: Keith Marsh
Proprietor of Lodging House: Eamonn Boyce
Rogo at Charitable Institution: James Cairncross
Bed Ticket proprietor: Virginia Snyders
Social Security clerk: Alex Marshall
Magistrate: Norman Lumsden
Policeman: Mark Moss
Nun: Merelina Kendall
Nun: Frances Tomelty
Mother Superior: Freda Dowie
Graham: John Trigger
Trudi: Geraldine Sherman
Vangi: Cheryl Hall
Teresa: Kate Williams
Victor: Roger Hammond
Lil: Peggy Aitchison
Counsel at Public Hearing: Jeffrey Segal
Defence: David Garth
Chairman: George Belbin

: 24 Hours

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: People Ltd: 8: Can Co-ownership Work?

Presented by John Timpson and Tony Eccles


Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter: Tony Eccles
Director: John Twitchin
Producer: Peter Riding

: Weatherman

(all except London and Wales)


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