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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Round-up

10.0 History 1917-71: Lenin's Revolution

10.25-10.45 Look and Read: Joe and the Sheep Rustlers: 1: Castle Farm
by Leonard Kingston
with Struan Rodger, Martine Howard, Ken Jones, Paul Humpoletz, Michael Grady, David Sadgrove, Rita Howard

11.0 Watch!: Wood
Chairs and tables, and how to make faces from driftwood and off-cuts.
Presented by Andrew Bradford

11.18 Going to Work: the job hunt

11.40 Science Extra: Biology: Servicing the Blood System

12.5 New Horizons: The Exquisite Corpse


Writer (Look and Read): Leonard Kingston
Producer (Look and Read): Andree Molyneux
[Actor]: Struan Rodger
[Actress]: Martine Howard
[Actor]: Ken Jones
[Actor]: Paul Humpoletz
[Actor]: Michael Grady
[Actor]: David Sadgrove
[Actress]: Rita Howard
Presenter (Watch!): Andrew Bradford
Producer (Watch!): Moyra Gambleton

: Ar y Trywydd

Panel game

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

With Bob Langley
and Weatherman Jack Scott



Presenter: Bob Langley
Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: Scooters


Puppeteer: Cecil Stavordale
Puppeteer: Madge Stavordale
Puppeteer: Christopher Leith

: Cartoon Time: Quack Shot and Crockett-Doodle-Do

Warner Brothers Cartoons

: For Schools, Colleges

2.5 Television Club: a new start

2.30 Science Extra: Physics: Order out of chaos?

: Going for a Song

with Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur Richard Carne
Customers Anthea Holloway , Brian Matthew
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Richard Carne
Customer: Anthea Holloway
Customer: Brian Matthew
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Rolf Harris in Rolf's Walkabout

A 1,000-mile safari through the Australian outback.
They visit Fogg Dam bird sanctuary, examine the giant anthills of Arnhem Land, see wild buffalo and traverse South Alligator Crossing.

An ABC Production


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Producer: Alan Bateman

: Behaviour and Belief: 2: Do You Believe in Rock 'n' Roll?

In-service education project for teachers

How influential are pop heroes, and can teachers come to terms with them?

(Repeated Thursday 6.40 on BBC2. Linked with Radio 4 VHF Sundays, 3.30; R3 medium wave Wednesdays, 6.50)


Producer: Gerry Northam
Series Producer: Roger Owen

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Three Toymakers: Marta

by Ursula Moray-Williams

with Patrick Troughton
Today: Marta


Author: Ursula Moray-Williams
Storyteller: Patrick Troughton

: John Craven's Newsround


Newsreader: John Craven

: Vision On: Wheels

Tony Hart, Pat Keysell and Ben Benison
including The Prof and Wilfred Makepeace Lunn with another of his ingenious machines also Mr Blue and Cuckoo, Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne

(Send a painting for the 'Gallery' to 'Vision On' [address removed] We are sorry we cannot return them, but there is a prize for any shown)


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Inventor: Wilfred Makepeace Lunn
Designer: John Bone
Director: Clive Doig
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: National News

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

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

: British Film Comedy: A French Mistress

Starring Cecil Parker, James Robertson Justice, Ian Bannen, Agnes Laurent

The arrival of the new French teacher abruptly shatters the ordered calm of Melbury Public School for Boys - for the new master turns out to be a mistress! Discipline crumbles as she makes her glamorous presence felt.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay/Director: Roy Boulting
Screenplay: Jeffrey Dell
Producer: John Boulting
Headmaster: Cecil Parker
Robert Martin: James Robertson-Justice
Colin Crane: Ian Bannen
Madeleine Lafarge: Agnes Laurent
Rev Edwin Peake: Raymond Huntley
Staff Sgt Hodges: Irene Handl
Col Edmonds: Thorley Walters
Mr Meade: Kenneth Griffith
Matron: Edith Sharpe

: Whatever Happened to The Likely Lads?: Home is the Hero

by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Starring James Bolam as Terry and Rodney Bewes as Bob
with Sheila Fearn as Audrey

Terry has a cold welcome on returning home, until Bob offers him a bed...


Writer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: James Gilbert
Terry: James Bolam
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Audrey: Sheila Fearn
Stan: Derek Etchells

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: It's the Only Way to Go: Tuesday's Documentary

with James Burke

'I just hate the thought of going up in an aircraft but it's the only way to go so you do it.' (Airport Hostess)
This is the time of year when the travel agents want you to think ahead to jetting away from it all next summer. Some of us do think about it, but with dread.
What makes so many people afraid of flying? (and psychiatrists claim that anyone who says they're not afraid is either a fool or a liar). The answer seems obvious - crashes like last year's BEA Trident disaster killing 118 people are enough to put anyone off flying. And yet it's not as simple as that. There are more people killed in one week on Britain's roads than in any major air disaster, but that doesn't stop most of us travelling by car.
James Burke, himself a nervous man when flying, travels with a holiday group from Luton to Nicosia and tries to find out what worries them most and how they, and he, can be helped.
(Flying in the face of fear: page 12)


Presenter: James Burke
Producer: Karl Sabbagh

: Film 73

Frederic Raphael looks at the latest films and the film world today - including James Ivory's new film Savages.


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

Including: Phone-In the regular Tuesday feature in which viewers can phone-in to the programme, put their questions to people in the studio, and take part live on the air.


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Austin Mitchell
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Late Night News

: Reflection

Professor Moelwyn Merchant on "Christ and the Temple Traders" by El Greco.



Presenter: Professor Moelwyn Merchant

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