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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: Combined operations

10.0 Science All Around: Metals

10.25-10.45 Look and Read: Joe and the Sheep Rustlers: 4: One in Three
with Struan Rodger, Martine Howard, Robin Andrews

11.0 Watch!: Threads
'The Tailor.' Making puppets from string and cotton reels.
Presented by Andrew Bradford

11.18 Going to Work: The Interview

11.40 People of Many Lands: United Kingdom: Wales

12.5 New Horizons: China: Creation of the Empire


Producer (Look and Read): Andree Molyneux
Joe Norland: Struan Rodger
Jill Sharp: Martine Howard
Workman: Robin Andrews
Presenter (Watch!): Andrew Bradford
Producer (Watch!): Moyra Gambleton

: Ar y Trywydd

Panel game

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

with Bob Langley
and Weatherman Bert Foord



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

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: A Wall and a Hedgehog


Narrator: Vera McKechnie

: Ask the Family

A contest in speed and wits between families from all over the United Kingdom.
Introduced by Robert Robinson


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Cecil Korer

: For Schools, Colleges

2.5 Television Club: Harvey's campaign

2.30 Look Out: In-place

: Sixteen Plus: 2: Getting Across

A series for teachers in schools and colleges of further education

Two teachers who appear to be involving their students and one who admits to failing.


Producer: David Allen

: Rolf Harris: Rolf's Walkabout

[Presented by] Rolf Harris
A 1,000-mile safari through the Australian outback.
A friendly bout with a kangaroo and a look at emus, after which they discover the mountain devils and visit an amethyst mine. Then Perro makes an appearance...

(An ABC production)


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Producer: Alan Bateman

: A Day at the Office

For many men, a day at the office is a nine-to-five operation, with a possible commuting journey by train, bus or car. But for three men involved in an air/ground war exercise, the 'day' could last a fortnight and involve thousands of miles by air from southern England to Malta and to an isolated airfield in Sicily.
BBC South


Cameraman: Jim Knights
Producer: Hugh Pitt

: Play School

: Jackanory: Nordy Bank: 2: Wolf!

by Sheena Porter
with Rosemary Leach



Author: Sheena Porter
Storyteller: Rosemary Leach

: John Craven's Newsround


Newsreader: John Craven

: Vision On: Metal

Tony Hart, Pat Keysell and Ben Benison including The Prof also Mr Blue, Cuckoo,
Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne

(Send a painting for the 'Gallery' to 'Vision On,' [address removed])


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

: The Wombles

by Elisabeth Beresford
Told by Bernard Cribbins



Writer: Elisabeth Beresford
Narrator: Bernard Cribbins
Music: Mike Batt
Animator/Director: Ivor Wood

: National News

with Kenneth Kendall; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

bringing you news and views (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: The Iron Maiden

Starring Michael Craig, Anne Helm
with Cecil Parker, Roland Culver, Noel Purcell, Alan Hale

The Iron Maiden's enthusiastic owner is an aircraft designer who has a way with... traction engines!
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay: Vivian Cox
Screenplay: Leslie Bricusse
Producer: Peter Rogers
Director: Gerald Thomas
Jack Hopkins: Michael Craig
Kathy Fisher: Anne Helm
Mrs Fisher: Jeff Donnell
Paul Fisher: Alan Hale
Admiral Trevelyan: Noel Purcell
Sir Giles Trent: Cecil Parker
Lord Upshott: Roland Culver
Mrs Fred: Joan Sims
Humphrey: John Standing
Vicar: Brian Oulton
Fred: Sam Kydd

: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?: I'll Never Forget Whatshername

by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Starring Rodney Bewes as Bob and James Bolam as Terry
with Brigit Forsyth as Thelma

Terry tries to track down some of his old flames...


Writer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: James Gilbert
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Thelma: Brigit Forsyth
Jackie: Margaret Nolan
Glenys: Sandra Bryant
Pub manager: Norman Mitchell
Barmaid: Lorna Wilde

: Nine O'Clock News

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



Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The Longest Drink: Tuesday's Documentary

A new film by Don Haworth

The Story of a City's Water
Each of us now uses 35 gallons of water a day and it costs next to nothing - about 1/2p apiece. So it's a shock in this free-swigging and sodden island to learn that some reservoirs are already down to the dregs and the whole country is in for a thirsty spell unless something drastic is done soon. The government is bracing itself to act.
Tonight's film takes the water story so far, from the raindrop through a great industrial city to the sea, from the Victorians' first brash floodings of country valleys to the politics of meekness and the technology of electronic gadgets.
Commentary read by David Mahlowe


Director: Don Haworth
Narrator: David Mahlowe

: Film 73

Introduced by Barry Norman, with reviews of current films and news and comment on what's going on in the film world. This week-a new book, Stunting in the Cinema.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Producer: Patricia Ingram

: Midweek

Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy

Including Phone-In
The subject will be announced. The number to call: [number removed] (40 lines) after 9.0 pm tonight.


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Late Night News

: Viewpoint: Hail, Gladdening Light

How do you build a sense of community in a New Town? In Stevenage, the congregation of St George's Church have started a project that incorporates ideas from the 'commune,' and the traditions of the early church, into a new way of sharing life and work among themselves and extending the sense of community outward.


Producer: Peter Ferres

: Weatherman

: Closedown

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