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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: On the Surface

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Looking for Romans: 1

10.25-10.45 Exploring Science: Burning

11.5 British Social History: The Iron Road

11.30 New Horizons: Information Machine

: Interval

: Profit by Control: 5: Budgeting

A discussion on budgeting problems with owners of small companies.
(Book £1.25: see page 70)


Producer: Paul Ellis

: Cywain

Topical feature

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

Anything can happen in this daily half-hour of people, views and music - in other words, entertainment.
It will happen in the entrance hall of the Pebble Mill Broadcasting Centre in Birmingham where Bob Langley will be welcoming guests, personalities, and people who just happen to drop in. Plus a daily chat with the Weatherman Keith Best



Presenter: Bob Langley
Weatherman: Keith Best
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Watch with Mother: Along the River



Devised and produced by: Dave Ellison
Devised and produced by: Roy Billings

: Look, Stranger: A Very Special Occasion

They may not have managed their eleven-plus, but the children of the South Shields Secondary Schools Brass Band can make magnificent music. We learn their story from the man who brought brass back to the schools of South Shields, and from one of the performers - the boy who bangs the gong.


Subjects/Musicians: The South Shields Secondary Schools Brass Band
Director: Sandra Wainwright
Executive Producer: Bridget Winter

: For Schools, Colleges

2.5 Words and Pictures: Sam on Boffs' Island: Part 5
Puppet play by Michael Rosen

2.25 Going to Work: Serving the Public

2.50 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Arrows

3.13 Science Extra: Physics: Storing Energy

3.35 Twentieth-Century Focus: The Motor Car: The Great Horseless Carriage


Writer (Words and Pictures): Michael Rosen

: Interval

: Pixie and Dixie: Cousin Tex

A series of cartoons


: Play School

A programme for children under 5

(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)


Presenter: Toni Arthur
Presenter: Johnny Silvo

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Jackanory: The Legend of Roland: 1: The Twelve Peers

with Alfred Lynch

Roland was a brave knight whose courage and skill at the Battle of Roncevaux Pass became a legend and his story has been told in different countries and different languages for over a thousand years.


Storyteller: Alfred Lynch

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes, Peter Purves, Lesley Judd


Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Presenter: Lesley Judd
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: The Long Chase

An adventure serial in 13 parts by N. J. CRISP
6: John and Susan may think they have escaped, but the man with the motorbike is waiting ...


Unknown: N. J. Crisp
Unknown: N. J. Crisp
Unknown: Gerard Glaister
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Philip Dudley
Tom Corby: Glyn Houston
John Corby: Simon Turner
Susan Fraser: Jan Francis
Bowers: Brian Peck
Selby: David Sinclair
Kessler: Edward Brooks
Motorcyclist: Hilary Minster
Petrol attendant: Peter Bryant

: National News

and Weather

: Nationwide

with Look North, South Today, Look East, Midlands Today, Points West and Spotlight South West bringing you news and views in your region tonight
Presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Reporter: Brian Ash
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Transworld Top Team: United Kingdom v Canada: Match 8: Llanelli v Edmonton

with Geoffrey Wheeler


Question-master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Z Cars: Public Relations

by Leslie Duxbury
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, John Collin, Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding

Det-Sgt Haggar doesn't like Ken Knowles... journalists, he says, grow fat on misrepresenting police information. He doesn't like old Bertha, either... she doesn't give information... so what chance does he stand against both of them?


Writer: Leslie Duxbury
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Ian Wyatt
Ken Knowles: Gareth Thomas
Nancy Rogers: Paula Wilcox
Det-Sgt Haggar: John Collin
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Charlie Steele: Sam Kydd
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Man under car: John Colclough
Jonty Foley: Ray Dunbobbin
Bertha Parkin: Gwen Nelson

: Panorama

TV's top reporters close in on the most interesting topics of the day.
Michael Charlton, Alan Hart, Francis Hope, Richard Kershaw, Julian Pettifer, Alan Watson



Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Francis Hope
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Alan Watson
Assistant Editor: David Harrison
Editor: Robert Rowland

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Play for Today: Man Friday

by Adrian Mitchell
Colin Blakely as Robinson Crusoe
Ram John Holder as Man Friday

A new version of an old story. How did Crusoe and Man Friday really get on? 'I allowed him to think he was teaching me. And at the same time I tried to teach him.'

(Adrian Mitchell's Choice: page 5)


Writer: Adrian Mitchell
Music: Mike Westbrook
Lighting: Dave Sydenham
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: James MacTaggart
Robinson Crusoe: Colin Blakely
Man Friday: Ram John Holder
Elder: George Browne
Boy: Robert Atiko
Girl: Sue Chaloner
Woman: Gladys Taylor
Stringed instrument player: Tommy Eytle

: Mastermind

Tonight's contenders represent the South East of England, and the programme comes from the University of Essex, Colchester. Interrogator Magnus Magnusson


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Designer: Philip Lindley
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Bill Wright

: Late Night News

: The Sky at Night: Collapsing Stars

Are there such things as 'black holes in space' - old stars which have collapsed in on themselves and lost their light?
Patrick Moore discusses with Professor Samuel Tolansky, FRS, the possible existence of 'collapsars,' and the problems it would help to solve.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Professor Samuel Tolansky
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: Ireland: 4: Ulster Will Fight

Some episodes from her past.

: Weatherman

Regional News Weather, Close

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