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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: The Viaduct: 3

10.00 Europe on the Move: Taranto - Steel Town

10.25-10.45 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Crossing the Line

11.00 Watch!: Visiting Australia: The Big Sea

11.18 Discovering Science: Water and Life

: Closedown

: Tresarn

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

: Interval

: The Herbs

Today's Watch with Mother



Puppets and animation: Ivor Wood

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges: Scene: What Shall I Wear?


Producer: Julian Aston

: Closedown

: Interval

: Play School

: Jackanory: Stories from Wales: The Magician's Housewife

with Ray Smith
Today: The Magician's Housewife


Storyteller: Ray Smith
Pictures: Richard Dalkins

: Blue Peter

With Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves.


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

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair


Animation: Richard Taylor

: 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

: Spy Trap: The Defector: Episode 4

A story in four episodes by N.J. Crisp
[Starring] Paul Daneman, Julian Glover

"The frontier will be sealed as tight as a coffin before morning. They've got to cross tonight... on their own..."
(For cast see Wednesday, page 45)
(A new story begins next Monday)


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Serial devised by: Robert Barr
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Philip Dudley
Cdr Ryan: Paul Daneman
Cdr Anderson: Julian Glover

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Jimmy Savile.
Top of The Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


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

: It's Murder. But Is It Art?: 1: Mr Drake Takes a Hand

A comedy-thriller serial in six parts by David Pursall and Jack Seddon
Starring Arthur Lowe
with Dudley Foster, Arthur Howard, Richard Hurndall, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Anthony Sagar

Inspector Hook has no doubt who is responsible for the murder of the blonde found in Brigadier Binghop's drawing-room. But Mr Drake is not convinced.


Writer: David Pursall
Writer: Jack Seddon
Dog trained by: John Holmes
Theme Music: Ron Goodwin
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Costume: Mary Woods
Make-Up: Lyn De Winne
Sound: Malcolm Johnson
Lighting: Alan Horne
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Producer: Graeme Muir
Lady Skerrington-Mallett: Ambrosine Phillpotts
Brigadier Austin Binghop: Richard Hurndall
PC: Norman Mitchell
Det-Sgt Watson: Anthony Sagar
Inspector Hook: Dudley Foster
Sillitoe: Arthur Howard
Phineas Drake: Arthur Lowe
Chief Constable: Howard Lang
Brian Gower: John Nolan
Samantha Preston: Jill Allen

: Mountain High, Danger High

Next weekend hundreds of Easter climbers will be on the Scottish hills - more than in any previous weekend. Every winter more people climb, more have accidents, and more have to be rescued.
The rescuers are policemen, climbers, shepherds, soldiers, sailors, airmen, schoolboys... and tonight's film follows them as they try to save people from death on the mountains.
BBC Scotland


Producer: Bill Hook

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Act of Betrayal

by Hugh Whitemore
Another chance to see this Play of the Month
with Zena Walker as Barbara Jackson, Mary Wimbush as Helen Kroger, Stanley Meadows as Bob Jackson, Michael Gwynn as Norton

A question of loyalties - friendship or patriotism?

"...an almost terrifying atmosphere of suspense and inevitability." (Patrick Campbell, the Stage)


Writer: Hugh Whitemore
Film Cameraman: John Baker
Film Editor: Richard Morse
Script Editor: Rosemary Hill
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: William Slater
Barbara Jackson: Zena Walker
Helen Kroger: Mary Wimhush
Bob Jackson: Stanley Meadows
Norton: Michael Gwynn
Julia Jackson: Deborah Lavin
Peter Kroger: Alan MacNaughtan
Clifford: Gerald Sim
Tunnicliffe: Nicholas Smith
Thelma: Ann Sears
Pat: Karin MacCarthy
Susan: Kerry Arnell
Konon Molody: Gertan Klauber
Waiter: Mario Zoppellini
GPO engineer: Reg Peters
Detective: Jay Neill
Narrator: Rolf Lefebvre
Boy with Guy: Brent Oldfield

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Long Live Our England: 3: Young and Black

What is it like to be black in a country that thinks of itself as white? What is it like to be born here, educated here, regard the place as home - and yet, because you're black, still feel an outsider? Young black English people tell how it is for them.

'Black kids are told that they're just good for the factory or to go and sweep streets or work with the dustbin men or something like that.'

'People can say that I'm fine because I'm on a television film, but my reason for doing this is to tell the public, the white majority, what blacks think of the society, and what we want to do in society and what we'd like to see society doing for us.'

BBC North West


Songs: David Campbell
Songs: Nadia Cattouse
Producer: Su Dalgleish

: Weatherman

followed by National and Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales)

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