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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Science Session: Things That go Dark in the Light
Button-pressing is easy, but just what is a photograph and how is it made?
Introduced by Michael Rodd

10.0 Look and Read: The Meteorite

10.25-10.45 Science All Around: Five Senses

11.0 Watch!: Looking Up
Rooftops and spires and steeplejacks at work. How to make a weather-vane. Presented by Jean Rogers and Stephen Bradley

11.18 Going to Work: What About Me?

11.40 Music in Action: 1: So the Story Goes
Some new music, pictures and drama about the Narcissus myth.

12.5 A Job Worth Doing?: Looking at Ourselves


Presenter (Science Session): Michael Rodd
Producer (Science Session): Peter Craske
Presenter (Watch!): Jean Rogers
Presenter (Watch!): Stephen Bradley
Puppets (Watch!): Alan Platt
Producer (Watch!): Moyra Gambleton
Executive Producer (Music in Action): John Hosier

: Closedown

: Penigamp

Panel game

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: In the Town

Today in the town you can meet Jim who collects rubbish skips, and see inside a cotton factory.


Narrator: Gordon Rollings
Cameraman: Eddie Best
Director: Peter Wiltshire

: Robbie: In Search of... Fun

Fyfe Robertson continues his series of light-hearted quests. This week in search of a relaxing, non-competitive, totally useless pastime.


Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Producer: Tom Savage

: Interval

: For Schools, Colleges

2.2 Music Time: Programme 1

2.25 Drama: Chips with Everything: Part 1
by Arnold Wesker
with Simon Ward as Pip Thompson
A kind of teacher: page 5


Author (Drama: Chips with Everything): Arnold Wesker
Pip Thompson: Simon Ward

: A Funny Thing...

Jimmy Edwards with memories and anecdotes.


Presenter: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: John Longley

: The Governor and J.J.: Second Opinion

Starring Dan Dailey as State Governor Drinkwater, Julie Sommars as his daughter, J.J.
with James Callahan as George and Neva Patterson as Maggie

There is consternation at the Governor's mansion when Guv, the basset-hound, is found to be ill. And, of course, just one vet won't do.


Governor Drinkwater: Dan Dailey
J.J: Julie Sommars
George: James Callahan
Maggie: Neva Patterson

: Petticoat Junction: The Baffling Raffle

Starring Bea Benaderet as Kat Bradley, Edgar Buchanan as Uncle Joe and Linda Kaye as Bobbie Jo, Lori Saunders as Betty Jo, Gunilia Hutton as Billie Jo
with guest stars Eva Gabor, Eddie Albert

Uncle Joe is beside himself with excitement when he finds he has won a television set in a raffle. Unfortunately, he can't remember where he put the ticket ...


Producer: Paul Henning
Director: Richard Bare
Kat Bradley: Bea Benaderet
Uncle Joe: Edgar Buchanan
Bobbie Jo: Linda Kaye
Betty Jo: Lori Saunders
Billie Jo: Gunilia Hutton
Lisa Douglas: Eva Gabor
Oliver Wendell Douglas: Eddie Albert

: Play School


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Derek Griffiths

: Jackanory: The Escaped Black Mamba and Other Things: Arabel Wins the Jackpot

by Joan Aiken
with Bernard Cribbins
Today: Arabel Wins the Jackpot


Author: Joan Aiken
Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins

: The Monkees: Teenage Monster

The boys acquire a new member of the group but find that he is more than they can take.

: Soper at Large: Seabird City

Tony Soper explores the beautiful Welsh islands of Skomer and Grassholm, and looks at the way the birds divide the cliffs among themselves. Enter a seal cave: hear and watch birds that come in from the sea at night, crowing like witches; see 15,000 nesting gannets, one of the finest wildlife shows on earth!
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Film Editor: Ron Martin
Producer: John Sparks

: National News

with Richard Baker; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: 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 Night: The Punch and Judy Man

Starring Tony Hancock, Sylvia Syms
with Barbara Murray, Ronald Fraser

Wally, a simple and easygoing seaside entertainer, has little interest in the formal celebrations to mark Piltdown's 60 Glorious Years, but his ambitious wife sees the event as her opportunity for social recognition.
This Week's Films: page 11


Screenplay: Phillip Oakes
Screenplay/Based upon an original idea by: Tony Hancock
Producer: Gordon L.T. Scott
Director: Jeremy Summers
Wally: Tony Hancock
Delia: Sylvia Syms
Lady Jane: Barbara Murray
Mayor: Ronald Fraser
Sandman: John Le Mesurier
Edward: Hugh Lloyd
Netil: Mario Fabrizi
Mayoress: Pauline Jameson
Committee man: Norman Bird
Committee man: Peter Vaughan
Committee man: John Dunbar
Clergyman: Walter Hudd
First Escort: Brian Bedford
Second Escort: Peter Myers
Madame Zarathusa: Hattie Jacques

: Spy Trap: Anything Lethal Considered

by John Wiles
[Starring] Paul Daneman, Tom Adams

The London offices of the Free Kibwesa Movement are raided by men calling themselves 'Special Branch.' But why should Special Branch wreck the office, then make their getaway in an ambulance?


Writer: John Wiles
Series devised by: Robert Barr
Script Editor: Simon Masters
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: David Askey
Cmdr Ryan: Paul Daneman
Major Sullivan: Tom Adams
Carson: Michael Gwynn
Col Kretzmer: Derek Newark
Van der Poel: Peter Geddis
Det-Insp Williams: Eric McCaine
Joseph Motu: Kwesi Kay
Cmdr Fleischer: George Roubicek
Ralph Kisanga: Lionel Ngakane
John Kanza: Mark Heath
Pub landlord: Bill Treacher
Nick Hemmings: Glenn Beck
Charles Blake: Glenn Williams
Customs Officer: Lewis Teasdale

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and Richard Whitmore


Newsreader: Richard Baker
Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: The Commanders: Isoroku Yamamoto Grand Admiral, Imperial Japanese Navy

The series continues with three new documentaries on men who rose to the challenge of high command in the Far East during World War II.

This film tells the story of the man who planned the surprise attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941 and thus forced America into the war. It explores the dilemma of someone brought up in a tradition very different from the European and American commanders. Yamamoto was a true Samurai - 'I am the sword of my Emperor'; yet he was a life-long admirer of America; he was also a compulsive gambler. Yamamoto strongly opposed Japan's foreign policy in the 1930s but it became his fate, as Commander in Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy, to plan a war that he knew Japan could never win.
Those taking part include Yamamoto's son, many of his Japanese colleagues and two of the Americans who played key roles in the extraordinary operation to ambush and destroy him in 1943.
Narrated by Frank Gillard.

(Man who shot down Yamamoto: p 17)


Writer: Correlli Barnett
Narrator: Frank Gillard
Quotations and Translations spoken by: John Moffatt
Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Producer: Harry Hastings
Director: Jonathan Stedall

: Film 73

"It's not a grown-up man's job any more..."
Dirk Bogarde, once Britain's top box office star, has gone into virtual retirement since he completed Death in Venice in 1970. He lives now in a converted farmhouse in the South of France. This summer he talked to Barry Norman about his career and his disenchantment with film acting.


Interviewer: Barry Norman
Interviewee: Dirk Bogarde
Producer: Patricia Ingram

: Midweek


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Nicholas Harman

: Late Night News

: The Sky at Night: The Moon Illusion

How big do you see the full moon? Near the horizon, it appears larger than when it is high in the sky - but this is not due to magnification by the earth's atmosphere. Patrick Moore discusses this with Professor Richard Gregory


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Professor Richard Gregory
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Patricia Owtram

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