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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Measurement

10.0 History 1917-71: Britain and Europe

10.25 Look and Read: The Boy from Space (9)

10.45 Words and Pictures: Sam on Boffs' Island: 9
A puppet play by John Tully
with the voices of Judy Bennett, Miriam Margolyes, Charles Collingwood and Nigel Lambert

11.2 Watch!: Parcels: What's Inside the Parcel?
Presented by Andrew Bradford

11.18 Going to Work: Assembly line

11.40 Science Extra: Biology: Polluted waters

12.5 New Horizons: Cybernetic man


Writer (Words and Pictures): John Tully
Animated film (Words and Pictures): Oliver Postgate
Puppets and settings (Words and Pictures): Peter Firmin
Producer (Words and Pictures): Claire Chovil
Sam: Tony Robinson
Voices: Judy Bennett
Voices: Miriam Margolyes
Voices: Charles Collingwood
Voices: Nigel Lambert
Presenter (Watch!): Andrew Bradford
Producer (Watch!): Moyra Gambleton

: Ar y Trywydd

Panel game

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

With Robert Langley
and Weatherman Bert Foord



Presenter: Robert Langley
Weatherman: Bert Foord
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Canvas: The Laughing Cavalier by Franz Hals

(Wallace Collection, London)
Michael Kitson traces the Cavalier's rise to fame, in relation to Hals' work as a whole. Does he, perhaps, deserve a little more respect than we allow him?


Presenter: Michael Kitson
Producer: Leslie Megahey
Director: Michael Dobb

: For Schools, Colleges

2.0 A Job Worth Doing?: Law and Order
A look at Police Cadets and Legal Executives
Commentary by Paul Vaughan
(Booklet: page 94)

2.30 Science Extra: Physics: Energy Sources


Narrator (A Job Worth Doing?): Paul Vaughan
Producer (A Job Worth Doing?): Paul Mitchell

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Joan Sanderson, Michael Bentine
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Ian Harris
Customer: Joan Sanderson
Customer: Michael Bentine
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Soper at Large: ...in Poland

Tony Soper explores a lakeland district in Southern Poland ...and then visits a primeval forest on the Russian border - the only place where wild European Bison roam.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Producer: John Sparks

: Rosla and After: 18: Curriculum (4)

Dr Dennis Lawton, Senior Lecturer in Curriculum Studies at London University, puts the case for a common five-year curriculum for all pupils and argues practicalities with a group of teachers.
(Rpt BBC2, Thurs 6 35 Accompanying sound series R3, Wed. Booklet, 60p: p 94)


Presenter: Dr Dennis Lawton
Producer: David Allen
Series Producer: Roger Owen

: Play School

: Jackanory: Film Makers: Anything for Laughs!

by Howard Kennett
with Ted Ray



Author: Howard Kennett
Storyteller: Ted Ray

: Animal Magic

Introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home - a magazine of stories about animals illustrating their magic.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: John Craven's Newsround


Newsreader: John Craven

: Nationwide

Look North, South Today, Look East, Midlands Today, Points West and Spotlight South West bringing you news and views in your region tonight (including Regional Weather)
Presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings
(Regional details as Monday)


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Laurel and Hardy: County Hospital

Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers.

Ollie is in hospital but a visit from Stan is definitely not what the doctor ordered.


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: British Film Comedy: Up in the World

[Starring] Norman Wisdom
with Jerry Desmonde, Maureen Swanson

Norman gets a job as window cleaner on a country estate, unaware that he is the centre of a plot to kidnap the heir to the family fortunes.
(This Week's Films: page 13)


Screenplay: Jack Davies
Screenplay: Henry E. Blyth
Screenplay: Peter Blackmore
Producer: Hugh Stewart
Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Norman: Norman Wisdom
Jeannie: Maureen Swanson
Maj Willoughby: Jerry Desmonde
Lady Banderville: Ambrosine Phillpotts
Fletcher Hetherington: Colin Gordon
Sir Reginald: Michael Caridia
Maurice: Michael Ward
Sylvia: Jill Dixon
Harper: Cyril Chamberlain
Mick Bellman: William Lucas
Max: Eddie Leslie
Yvonne: Hy Hazell

: My Wife Next Door: Second Time Around

A new comedy series created by Brian Clemens and Richard Waring
Written by Richard Waring
starring John Alderton and Hannah Gordon
With Michael Graham Cox, Grazina Frame, Anne Cunningham

The wedding of two of their old friends brings thoughts of remarriage to George and Suzy.



Creator: Brian Clemens
Creator/Writer: Richard Waring
Music: Dennis Wilson
Producer: Graeme Muir
George: John Alderton
Suzy: Hannah Gordon
Maureen: Grazina Frame
Dennis: Michael Graham Cox
Kate: Anne Cunningham

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The Commanders: 1: Erwin Rommel, Field Marshal, German Army

A documentary series which examines the way that a few unusual men of different nations rose to the challenge of high command in the world's most destructive war.

A commander trained to total obedience whose doubts led him to grapple within his conscience whether to overthrow the Fuehrer. His story is the personal tragedy of a man fighting for a regime which he finally came to realise was bringing his country to catastrophe.
Those taking part, who were close to Rommel, include: his son Manfred Rommel, his aide Hermann Aldinger, General Hans Speidel, Cavalry General Siegfried Westphal, Vice Admiral Friedrich Ruge
Written by Correlli Barnett
'This man keeps Rommel's secrets: see pages 10 and 131


Writer: Correlli Barnett
Narrator: Frank Gillard
Interviewee: Manfred Rommel
Interviewee: Hermann Aldinger
Interviewee: General Hans Speidel
Interviewee: Cavalry General Siegfried Westphal
Interviewee: Vice Admiral Friedrich Ruge
Quotations from Rommel's writings spoken by: John Moffatt
Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Producer: Harry Hastings

: Film 72

Frederic Raphael looks at the latest films, including Lady Caroline Lamb written and directed by Robert Bolt and starring Sarah Miles, which has its premiere in London tonight.


Presenter: Frederic Raphael
Producer: Patricia Ingram

: Midweek

The people behind the stories, the people the stories affect and the people with something to say. Ludovic Kennedy presents an informal review of reporting and relevant talk along with Nicholas Harman and Austin Mitchell
Bernard Falk, Vincent Hanna, Max Hastings, David Jessel, Keith Kyle, Tom Mangold and Carmen Thomas are the Midweek correspondents in Britain, Europe, and at large.


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Austin Mitchell
Correspondent: Bernard Falk
Correspondent: Vincent Hanna
Correspondent: Max Hastings
Correspondent: David Jessel
Correspondent: Keith Kyle
Correspondent: Tom Mangold
Correspondent: Carmen Thomas
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Late Night News

: The Open Persuaders: Archpriest Vladimir Rodzianko

A series of interviews with Joan Bakewell talking to people who want us to change our ways.
This week: Archpriest Vladimir Rodzianko who believes Eastern and Western Christians should learn from each other.
'If you really want something genuine, something positive, something transforming in religion it must be of the other world.'


Interviewee: Archpriest Vladimir Rodzianko
Interviewer: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Peter Ferres

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