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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Mathshow: Spot Check
Including 'The dot and the line'

10.0 Look and Read - Joe and the Sheep Rustlers: Castle Farm

10.25-10.45 Science All Around: Friction

11.0 Watch!: Snow and Ice

11.18 Going to Work: I Don't Understand!

11.40 Europe from the Air: Lights in the Darkness: Part 1
A look at Kiruna and the Ounas Valley, two centres of settlement in the Scandinavian Arctic.

12.5 pm A Job Worth Doing?: 1: Bridging the Gap
Sixteen-year-old school-leavers cannot always start the job of their choice straight away. This film looks at some possible ways of bridging that gap.


Presenter (Mathshow): Jacqueline Clarke
Presenter (Mathshow): Tony Hughes
Presenter (Mathshow): Charles Collingwood
Producer (Mathshow): David Roseveare
Narrator (Europe from the Air): Paul Vaughan
Producer (Europe from the Air): Len Brown
Narrator (A Job Worth Doing): Nick Ross
Producer (A Job Worth Doing): Geoff Wilson

: Closedown

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Pebble Mill

With BOB LANGLEY, DONNY MACLEOD MARIAN FOSTER and DAVID SEYMOUR including Nature Watch and Voices of Britain with Stanley Ellis


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Stanley Ellis
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Bod

Narrated by John Le Mesurier and Maggie Henderson.


Narrated by: John Le Mesurier
Narrated by: Maggie Henderson
Film by: David Yates
Music By: Derek Griffiths
Written and Produced By: Michael Cole

: You and Me: Is there a Letter?

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds, and adults watching with them.
Introduced by Bernard Stone
(Next programme: Thursday)


Presenter: Bernard Stone
Producer: Barbara Parker

: For Schools, Colleges

2.15 Television Club
Anne Gale and David Freeland introduce the series and take us 'Behind the Scenes'.

2.40 Music Time: Programme 11


Presenter (Television Club): Anne Gale
Presenter (Television Club): David Freeland
Producer (Television Club): Morton Surguy

: Closedown

: FoaFe

Welsh comedy series

: Play School

: Deputy Dawg

: Jackanory: We Couldn't Leave Dinah: 2: The Last Boat

by Mary Treadgold
with Caroline Mortimer


Storyteller: Caroline Mortimer
Author: Mary Treadgold

: Star Trek

A cartoon series

: Rentaghost: 2

A series of five programmes by Bob Block
Mumford and his fellow ghosts set out to exorcise a ghost which has been terrorising London's Heathrow Airport.
BBC Birmingham


Writer: Bob Block
Costumes: Gill Hardie
Make-up: Christina Davies
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film Director: David Crichton
Producer: Paul Ciani
Fred Mumford: Anthony Jackson
Hubert Davenport: Michael Darbyshire
Timothy Claypole: Michael Staniforth
Mrs Mumford: Betty Alberge
Mr Mumford: John Dawson
Roger Maltby: Ian Collier
Mama Davenport: Ellsabeth Day
Mr Forster: Colin Etherington

: National News

with Richard Baker; Weatherman


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

Today's news and views in your corner of England presented by the BBC's regional newsrooms. Then at 6.25 Michael Barratt, Frank Bough, Bob Wellings and Dilys Morgan take a look at the scene Nationwide.
(Regional details as Monday)


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Presenter: Dilys Morgan
Editor: John Gau

: Are You Being Served?: Cold Store

A comedy series by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
Mr Lucas needs the day off to keep a date with a girl friend.


Writer: Jeremy Lloyd
Writer: David Croft
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Producer: David Croft
Mr Lucas: Trevor Bannister
Mrs Slocombe: Mollie Sugden
Capt Peacock: Frank Thornton
Mr Humphries: John Inman
Miss Brahms: Wendy Richard
Mr Grainger: Arthur Brough
Mr Rumbold: Nicholas Smith
Mr Mash: Larry Martyn
Young Mr Grace: Harold Bennett
Daphne: Hilda Fenemore
Forgetful one: Bill Martin
Blue alteration: Ann Sidney
Sister: Joy Allen
Drooping derriere: Pamela Cundell
Fawn trousers: Gordon Peters

: The Ellery Queen Whodunit: The Adventure of the Twelfth Floor Express

The solve-it-yourself mystery series in the company of Jim Hutton as Ellery Queen and Police Inspector Richard Queen of the New York Homicide Bureau in the late 40s with guest stars Dina Merrill, Ken Swofford
Newspaper tycoon Henry Manners enters his private lift alone to travel non-stop to his office on the twelfth floor. When the lift arrives Manners is still alone - but he has been murdered.


Ellery Queen: Jim Hutton
Richard Queen (his father): David Wayne
Miss Harriet Manners: Dina Merrill
Frank Flannigan: Ken Swofford

: Warship: What are Friends For?

by Michael J. Bird
starring Bryan Marshall David Savile with Andrew Burt, Matthew Long
Nelson is said to have turned a blind eye, but can Glenn afford to do so when HMS Hero intercepts a suspect motor-launch?


Writer: Michael J. Bird
Script Editor: Ian MacKintosh
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Producer: Joe Waters
Director: Philip Dudley
Commander Glenn: Bryan Marshall
Lt-Cdr Beaumont: David Savile
Lt Peek: Andrew Burt
David Kenyon: Matthew Long
Sue Herrick: Marian Diamond
Joe Murphy: Roy Boyd
Valerie Kenyon: Claire Nielson
Henderson: John Barcroft
Judge: Stanley Platts

: Nine O'Clock News

with Angela Rippon and Richard Baker Weather


Newsreader: Angela Rippon
Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Play for Today: Nuts in May

Camp Rules:
1: No open fires.
2: No music after 11.0 pm.
3: Positively no drains to be dug around any tent.
4: No crockery or cooking utensils to be washed up in toilet block.
5: These rules are imposed for the benefit and enjoyment of all during their holiday.
BBC Birmingham


Film Cameraman: Michael Williams
Film Recordist: John Gilbert
Film Editor: Oliver White
Producer: David Rose
Devised and directed by: Mike Leigh
Keith: Roger Sloman
Candice Marie: Alison Steadman
Ray: Anthony O'Donnell
Honky: Sheila Kelley
Finger: Stephen Bill
Miss Beale: Richenda Carey
Quarryman: Epic Allan
Farmer: Matthew Guiness
Farm girl: Sally Watts
Policeman: Richard Ireson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Memories of Play for Today 15 October 2017

: Tonight

with Sue Lawley, Denis Tuohy and Donald MacCormick.


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Donald MacCormick
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Play Sport: 1: Trampolining

David Vine begins a series about ten popular sports rarely seen on television.
With Rob Walker, National coach to the British Trampoline Federation.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: David Vine
Coach: Rob Walker
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

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