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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: Atoms and Molecules

10.00 Merry-go-Round: 'The Viaduct': 2: Who Are the Spies?
by Roy Brown

10.25-10.45 People of Many Lands: Ceylon: Ambalangoda: Coastal town
Commentary by Christopher Trace

11.00-11.20 A Year's Journey: Springtime in the Fens
Introduced by Eric Simms

11.30-11.50 Television Club: The Bicycle
Presented by David Freeland and Anne Gale

12.00 English Law: 10: ...Sell, Lease, or Mortgage?
(Not shown in Scotland)


Author (Merry-go-Round): Roy Brown
Script (Merry-go-Round): John Tully
Producer (Merry-go-Round): Dorothea Brooking
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): Morton Surguy

: Closedown

: Fingerbobs: 5: Wood

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: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

2.05 Maths Today: Year 1: Staying the Same

2.28 Going to Work: Working with Electricity

2.50 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: One Thing Depends on Another

3.13 Europe on the Move: Taranto - a steel town

3.35 Twentieth-Century Focus: Knock for Knock

3.55 Interval


Narrator (Going to Work): Graham Turner
Series Producer (Going to Work): Paul Mitchell
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): Gordon Croton

: 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.
(Postponed from 28 February)


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

: The Aeronauts: Arrival at Dijon Part 2

The agents of a foreign power try to enlist ace supersonic pilot Michel Tanguy.


Director: Francois Villiers
Dialogue Director: Louis Elman
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair


Story/Design: Hilary Hayton
Story/Design: Graham McCallum

: National News

and Weather

: Magazine

Your regular local programme

: Young Scientists of the Year

Presented by Paddy Feeny
The fourth heat of the series

Tonight's teams are: Lincoln v Ogmore v Abingdon
and their new ideas will be examined by three older scientists, looking at their work on:
Sowing wild oats
Teeth in a Welsh valley
Measuring physical fitness.

Tonight's judges are Professor Anthony Bradshaw, Professor Sam Shuster, Heinz Wolff.


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Judge: Professor Anthony Bradshaw
Judge: Professor Sam Shuster
Judge: Heinz Wolff
Director: Robin Bates
Producer: Robin Bootle

: The World Figure Skating Championships: The Ice Dance Championship of the World

From Calgary, Canada.

The defending World Champions, the Russian couple Pakhomova and Gorshkov, face a fierce challenge from the West German brother and sister partnership of Buck and Buck, who recently defeated them at Gothenburg in the European Championships.

This most graceful of skating competitions has always attracted attention from British skaters who in the past have held the World Title and are always in contention for medal honours. Britain's National Champions Sawbridge and Dalby and runners-up Green and Watts took fourth and fifth places at Gothenburg, and spear-head Great Britain's attack on the World Title.
Presented by Canadian Television


Commentator: Alan Weeks

: Spy Trap: Check Point: 1

by Robert Barr
A story in four episodes
[Starring] Paul Daneman, Julian Glover

An agent escapes. Surprisingly, he brings three other people with him - including a girl...
(Episode 2: tomorrow at 7.5 pm)
(To all agents: 'These are the men that you are up against' pages 6, 7)


Devised by/Writer: Robert Barr
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Ken Hannam
Brady: Norman Rodway
Dr Richter: Gerard Heinz
Magda Rajik: Janet Key
Peter: Paul Aston
Lt Saunders: Prentis Hancock
Cmdr Anderson: Julian Glover
Cmdr Ryan: Paul Daneman

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Soap on the Box 3 July 2016

: Song for Europe: Part 1

The first preview of this year's entries in the Eurovision Song Contest to be held on 25 March 1972 in Edinburgh, featuring songs from Germany, France, Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland and Malta.
Introduced by Cliff Richard
(Part 2 will be shown on Monday 20 March)


Presenter: Cliff Richard
Presented by: Michael Hurll

: Panorama

Television'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

Presented this week by Kenneth Kendall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world.


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Steptoe and Son: Live Now PAYE Later

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Starring Harry H. Corbett as Harold Steptoe and Wilfrid Brambell as Albert Steptoe.

Albert's never been a fully paid-up member of the Welfare State. But that doesn't stop him claiming what's his.



Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental Music/Conductor: Dennis Wilson
Original Theme: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Liminton
Producer: John Howard Davies
Harold Steptoe: Harry H. Corbett
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
[Actor]: Colin Gordon
[Actor]: Edwin Apps
[Actor]: Peter Madden
[Actress]: Carole Roberts

: The Regiment: A Perfect Day

by Julian Mitchell
Starring Christopher Cazenove John Hallam.

Summer, 1896 - a family picnic by the lake and time to reflect on the past, present and future...
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Writer: Julian Mitchell
Series originated by: Jack Gerson
Series originated by: Nick McCarty
Script Editor: Geoffrey Tetlow
Designer: Barrie Dobbins
Director: William Slater
Lord Chief Justice: Kenneth Benda
Rupert Saunders: Bernard Brown
Dorothy Saunders: Maria Aitken
James Willoughby: John Hallam
Richard Gaunt: Christopher Cazenove
Hon Alice Gaunt: Wendy Williams
Charlotte Gaunt: Wendy Allnutt
Gerald Hope: David Collings
Carthew: Ralph Lawton
Meadows: James Appleby
Mess waiter: Terry Sartain

: 24 Hours

Presented tonight by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures.


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Producer of the Day: Michael Townson
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Sounding Out: Lindisfarne

"In 30 years' time people in Newcastle will be singing Fog on the Tyne instead of Blaydon Races," claims Simon Cowe.
The five members of Lindisfarne talk about their music and are seen performing at their triumphant Christmas concert in Newcastle's City Hall.


Musicians/Interviewees: Lindisfarne
Producer: Tony Cash

: Weatherman

National and Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales): Close

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