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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: On the Map

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

10.25-10.45 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 8

11.00 Watch!: Visiting Australia: A Sheep Station

11.18 Going to Work: Three Skilled Crafts

11.40 Making Music
Introduced by John Langstaff

12.05 New Horizons: Megalopolis
Introduced by John Tusa


Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Presenter (New Horizons): John Tusa
Producer (New Horizons): Peter Craske

: Closedown

: Fo a Fe

Welsh comedy series
(English transmitters only: first shown on BBC Wales)

: Interval

: Andy Pandy: 10: The Jeep

Today's Watch with Mother


Script and production: Freda Lingstrom

: News



Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

2.05-2.25 Television Club: The Wild West

2.35 People of Many Lands: Ceylon: Life in the Hills

: Closedown

: Rosla and After: 9: Examinations

A survey of the existing examination provision, in particular the CSE and its possible suitability as a method of assessment for the less able.


Producer: Michael Lumley
Series Producer: Roger Owen

: Interval

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Little Broomstick: 'Will You Walk Into My Parlour?'

by Mary Stewart
With Geraldine McEwan

(Postponed from 22 February)


Author: Mary Stewart
Storyteller: Geraldine McEwan

: Vision On: Holes

An unusual view of things by Tony Hart, Pat Keysell and Ben Benison including The Prof, with more ingenious machines by Wilfred Makepeace Lunn, 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 cannot return them, but there's a prize for any that are shown)


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland [uncredited]
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.

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair: 7: Party


Producer: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: National News

and Weather

: 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
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: Special Challenge Match

in which The Quiz Ball Home International Champions of 1972 are challenged to an exhibition match by members of The British Lions Rugby Team John Dawes, Mike Gibson, John Taylor and guest supporter Hywel Bennett.
Referee Stuart Hall



Panellist (The British Lions Rugby Team): John Dawes
Panellist (The British Lions Rugby Team): Mike Gibson
Panellist (The British Lions Rugby Team): John Taylor
Panellist (The British Lions Rugby Team): Hywel Bennett
Referee: Stuart Hall
Question Setter: John Witty
Question Setter: Stan Greenberg
Question Setter: Bob Fisher
Devised by: George Woolley
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Mary Evans
Series Editor: Bill Wright

: 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: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: Hollywood Premiere: Do You Take this Stranger?

Starring Gene Barry, Lloyd Bridges, Diane Baker

Murray Jarvis is a man with everything to live for. But before he can inherit one million dollars he must die. To achieve this he sets an elaborate trap using his wife as bait. His victim is Steven Breck - a man with only six months to live...


Director: Richard Heffron
Murray Jarvis: Gene Barry
Steven Breck: Lloyd Bridges
Rachel Jarvis: Diane Baker
Dr Carson: Joseph Cotten
G.R. Jarvis: Sidney Blackmer
Mildred Crandall: Susan Oliver
Dr Bamber: Ivor Barry
Karen: Cara Burgess

: Nine O'Clock News

With Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The British Empire: Echoes of Britannia's Rule: 9: Beyond the Black Stump

An Imperial story in 13 parts

One consequence of the British Empire was the emergence of the Australian 'character' - a half-legendary figure fashioned from the struggle against a harsh environment and the influence of imperial power. He was born not in the growing cities on the sea-board but in the Outback, somewhere beyond 'the Black Stump,' a mythical landmark at the end of the known world.

The Australian character was supposedly independent, despising authority. But in the Great War, Australia sent a volunteer army of 330,000 to fight for King and Empire. The Australian legend found its climax in the defeat at Gallipoli.

A BBC-tv/Time-Life co-production


Narrator: Robert Hardy
Series Editor: Max Morgan-Witts
Script Editor: Gordon Watkins
Film Cameraman: Ron Lowe
Script Adviser: Dr Noel McLachlan
Film Editor: Peter West
Writer/Producer: Tom Haydon

: Film 72

Barry Norman previews and reviews the week's new films.

(London only, for other programmes see Variations column)


Presenter: Barry Norman
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented, by Kenneth Allsop
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: Kenneth Allsop
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
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Viewpoint: The Hidden God: 1: Patrick White's Voss

Another series of programmes examining the religious dimensions of contemporary literature.

Introduced by Janice Elliott
with Tania Robinson as Laura and Edwin Richfield as Voss


Presenter: Janice Elliott
Reader: Richard Bebb
Producer: Vernon Sproxton
Laura: Tania Robinson
Voss: Edwin Richfield

: Weatherman

: Medicine Today: The Treatment of Oedema

A monthly series of programmes for doctors


Producer: Ron Bloomfield
Series Editor: Michael Garrod

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