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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: On the Surface

10.0 Merry-go-Round: What's a Zoo for?
Introduced by Grahame Dangerfield

10.23-10.43 Exploring Science: Teeth

11.0 A Year's Journey: A Grant of Arms

11.22 Music Time: Programme 6

11.45 New Horizons: Sweet Charity?
There are now over 100,000 registered charities. Why do we need them at all in a welfare state?


Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Grahame Dangerfield
Producer (Merry-go-Round): Sue Weeks
Producer (New Horizons): Nigel Houghton

: Interval

: A Chance to Meet: Jim Lawson


Guest: Jim Lawson

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

Bob Langley, Marian Foster, David Seymour, Donny MacLeod present the ideas, activities, music and personalities of the day.
This week's programmes include: best-selling author Leslie Thomas; the story of how two housewives set up their own business; hover-craft on the lawn; and women's soccer. plus Yoga with Hazel Wills and a chat with today's Weatherman Keith Best at 1.30


Presenter: Bob Langley
Presenter: Marian Foster
Presenter: David Seymour
Presenter: Donny MacLeod
Interviewee: Leslie Thomas
Yoga instructor: Hazel Wills
Weatherman: Keith Best

: Fingerbobs: Sounds

with Rick Jones


Story and design: Michael Cole
Story and design: Joanne Cole
Music: Michael Jessett
Yoffy: Rick Jones

: For Schools, Colleges

2.2 Words and Pictures: Programme 5

2.20 Drama: A Taste of Honey: Part 3
by Shelagh Delaney


Writer (Drama): Shelagh Delaney

: Times Remembered

Joan Bakewell talks with John Buchan's widow Susan, Lady Tweedsmuir
For nearly 20 years John Buchan, author of The Thirty-nine Steps, wrote a book every year. He was a publisher, an MP, and subsequently Governor-General of Canada. What was life like living with such an energetic man?


Interviewer: Joan Bakewell
Interviewee: Lady Tweedsmuir
Producer: James Kenelm Clarke

: Let's Meet for Music

Brian Fahey and the Scottish Radio Orchestra invite you to join them along with their special guests: Anita Harris, Danny Street and The Jo Cook Dancers
Introduced by Glen Michael


Musicians: Brian Fahey and the Scottish Radio Orchestra
Singer: Anita Harris
Singer: Danny Street
Dancers: The Jo Cook Dancers
Presenter: Glen Michael
Choreographer: Jo Cook
Musical Associate: Andy Park
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Eastward with Attenborough: 2: Fire Giants of Sumatra

with David Attenborough


Presenter: David Attenborough

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory

with Maurice Denham The Wind on the Moon by ERIC LINKLATER
More about Dinah and Dorinda, the Golden Puma and the Silver Falcon.
6: A Letter with a Bloodstain


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Eric Linklater

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes, Peter Purves, Lesley Judd

Blue Peter Tenth Book, 60p: see page 82; Paddington's Blue Peter Story Book, available from booksellers, price £1.25


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

: Heroes of the Prairie: Part 4

The Busch family have stirred up war between the Sioux and the Pawnees. Miles Foreman has accused them of the theft of the guns, so they make a bid for freedom, leaving Ellen behind.

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair


Story/Design: Hilary Hayton
Story/Design: Graham McCallum

: National News

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

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: Bernard Falk
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: Sue Lawley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Christopher Rainbow
Reporter: John Swinfield
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Martin Young
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Sykes

Fancy Dress starring
Eric Sykes , Hattie Jacques
Mr Brown invites Eric arid Hattie to a fancy dress ball. Hattie goes as a policewoman but, when Eric turns up as Caesar, he finds that his imperial throne has been usurped....
(Arthur Howard is appearing in ' No Sex Please. We're British ' at the Strand Theatre, London)


Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Richard Wattis
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Raymond Huntley
Unknown: Arthur Howard
Unknown: Diane Holland
Unknown: Wensley Pithey
Unknown: Roger Brierley
Unknown: Erik Chitty
Unknown: Don MacLean
Unknown: Mr Brown
Written By: Eric Sykes
Music: Ken Jones
Designer: Colin Green
Producer: Roger Race
Unknown: Arthur Howard

: Z Cars: Inspector Lynch

by Leslie Duxbury
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Ian Cullen
with James Walsh, John Challis

Bert Lynch - is he still one of the lads....?
See page 4


Writer: Leslie Duxbury
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Director: Ron Craddock
Insp Lynch: James Ellis
Sgt Culshaw: John Challis
Geoff Devlin: Jeremy Nicholas
Julie: Maureen Darbyshire
Chas Fairchild: Peter Blake
Det-Con Skinner: Ian Cullen
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Lindsay: James Walsh
Sal Johnson: Sheridan Grant
Sammy Devlin: Windsor Davies
David Johnson: Ian Liston

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! 17 March 2016

: Panorama: Listen, Man!

'Time is running out on the white race. If a black man sees a white man, he sees him as an oppressor.' London's young West Indians talk of their frustrations, both with their parents and white society.
Alan Hart reports on their fight for acceptance as Black British.


Reporter: Alan Hart
Producer: Michael Starks
Editor: Frank Smith

: Natural Break: Night Life

with David Attenborough

The camera can help us see animals like bush babies and vampires in action!
(from Bristol)


Presenter: David Attenborough
Producer: John Sparks

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Casanova '73

starring Leslie Phillips as Henry Newhouse in The Adventures of a 20th-century Libertine by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson featuring Jan Holden as Carol Newhouse
Most young brides are naturally somewhat apprehensive about their wedding night and Henry's god-daughter is no exception.
(Leslie Phillips is in "The Man Most Likely To" at the Duke of York's Theatre: Madeline Smith is in "Habeas Corpus" at the Lyric Theatre, London)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Producer: Harold Snoad
Henry Newhouse: Leslie Phillips
Carol Newhouse: Jan Holden
Tessa Finlay: Madeline Smith
David Finlay: Peter Bennett
Joan Finlay: Elizabeth Broom
John Mitchell: John Baker
Margaret Mitchell: Lois Penson
Peter Mitchell: David Simeon
John: Merlin Ward

: I'll Never Forget What's'isname

A film starring Oliver Reed, Orson Welles, Carol White

Andrew Quint, a disillusioned young advertising man, walks into his office one morning and smashes up his desk with an axe - then he quits. He plans to find Truth and Integrity working on a small but honest literary magazine in Cambridge. But the forces of reality, represented by the massive Jonathan Lute, Andrew's former boss, are loath to let him escape so easily.
This Week's Films: page 11


Screenplay: Peter Draper
Producer/Director: Michael Winner
Jonathan Lute: Orson Welles
Andrew Quint: Oliver Reed
Georgina: Carol White
Gerald Sater: Harry Andrews
Headmaster: Michael Hordern
Louise: Wendy Craig
Nicholas: Norman Rodway
Josie: Marianne Faithfull
Carla: Ann Lynn
Susannah: Lyn Ashley
School Captain: Frank Finlay

: Late Night News

: Poets on Poetry

"I don't want to make friends and influence people with my poetry, though I do desperately want to communicate." Patricia Beer talking to Patrick Garland.


Unknown: Patricia Beer
Unknown: Patrick Garland
Producer: Nancy Thomas

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