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: Engineering Science: 19: Electrical Instruments

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Indoors and Out: Science in the Garden: Animals in the Ground

Earthworms, insect larvae, slugs and snails, and other creatures that inhabit the soil.
Introduced by Eric Hobbis.
For Schools
(to 10.00)


Presenter: Eric Hobbis
Producer: F.R. Elwell

: Discovering Science: Dissolving Things

Where does the sugar go when it dissolves in a cup of tea? In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff explains this and shows the importance of some dissolved substances in everyday life.
For Schools
Previously shown in March 1963
(to 10.22)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Going to Work: Looking after Children

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Merry-Go-Round

For children of seven to nine.
Animal families: 1: Higher Mammals
Introduced by Desmond Morris.
Living in the Past: 1: A boy at school in fifth-century B.C. Athens
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.
With Jonathan Elsom, Brian Cant, Malcolm Tierney, Robert Dodson, John Ross
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Film cameraman: Eric Deeming
Film editor: Robert Hill
Producer: Claire Chovil
Item presenter (Animal families): Desmond Morris
Item presenter (Living in the Past): Tom Gibbs
[Actor]: Jonathan Elsom
[Actor]: Brian Cant
[Actor]: Malcolm Tierney
[Actor]: Robert Dodson
[Actor]: John Ross

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Looking at the United States: The Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains

A visit to Wyoming - a state the size of Great Britain, yet with a population the same as that of Hull. In the town of Laramie an old-timer talks about the early days.
BBC film for Schools
(Previously shown in March 1962)
(to 14.25)


Cameraman: Hannen Foss
Sound recordist: Bill Searle
Film editor: John Walker
Producer: Tim Slessor

: Noggin and the Flying Machine: Part 2

by Oliver Postgate.
A second chance to see the adventures of Noggin, Prince of the Nogs told in two parts.
The Nogs are welcomed with magic, but not all magic is bad magic.
Told by Ronnie Stevens and Oliver Postgate.


Writer/narrator: Oliver Postgate
Narrator: Ronnie Stevens
Pictures: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Ellott

: Fascinating Facts

Blackbeard, an outstanding pirate, collected amongst his other booty fourteen wives
A Stradivarius violin called the Messiah, which now lies in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, has never been played professionally since it left its maker's hands
Kenneth Kendall and top experts. with some young friends, probe facts and fancies of all kinds.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Research: Nadine Wood
Research: Joanne Symons
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: Clive Parkhurst
Producer: John Irwin

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
followed by The Weather

: Hi There!

It's Rolf Harris
with The Bachelors, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, Sheila Buxton


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Band: The Bachelors
Band: Brian Poole and The Tremeloes
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Music directed by: Norman Percival
Designer: Martin Johnson
Director: Dick Clement
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Editor: Peter Batty

: Compact: The Poison Spreads

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.
Sheila makes an accusation. Ian investigates the anonymous letters.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: N. J . Crisp
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Richard Martin
Janet: Christine Pollon
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Ian: Ronald Allen
Jenny: Pauline Munro
Alan: Basil Moss
Ben: Bill Kerr
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Iris: Louise Dunn
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Vivien: Patricia Haines
Doug: Lawrence James
Stan: Johnny Wade
David: Vincent Ball
Barry: Robin Hawdon

: Sykes and a Box

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Ronald Adam, Donald Pickering, Erik Chitty, Michael Godfrey, John Brooking, Alec Bregonzi, Maeve Leslie, Richard Morton


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: Geoff Botterill
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Ronald Adam
[Actor]: Donald Pickering
[Actor]: Erik Chitty
[Actor]: Michael Godfrey
[Actor]: John Brooking
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actress]: Maeve Leslie
[Actor]: Richard Morton

: The Dick Powell Theatre presents: Charlie's Duet

Introduced by Milton Berle.
and starring Anthony Franciosa, Julie London, Cesar Romero, Jim Backus, Jules Munshin and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
A comedy-drama about a nightclub owner whose penchant for pretty girls leads to laughter... and murder.


Presenter: Milton Berle
Director: Don Taylor
Charlie Harris: Anthony Franciosa
Linda Baxter: Julie London
Louis Samson: Cesar Romero
Monte: Jim Backus
Jackson: Jules Munshin
Girl: Zsa Zsa Gabor

: The News

: Smaller Than Life?: The Riddle of the Virus

One of the most baffling problems in biology today is the mysterious virus. Yet out of its study may come a deeper understanding of the nature of life itself, and perhaps an answer to some forms of cancer. Dr. Kingsley Sanders, Director of the Medical Research Council's Virus Unit, and a number of his colleagues describe the intensive efforts now being made to seek understanding of particles smaller and simpler than any known organism.
Programme introduced by Raymond Baxter.
BBC-tv Science and Features presentation


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Speaker: Dr. Kingsley Sanders
Script: Gordon Rattray Taylor
Film sequences director: Ramsay Short
Cameraman: Eric Deeming
Editor: Ted Walter
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Studio Direction: Bill Wright
Producer: Philip Daly

: Ballet from Europe: Les Forains

A ballet by Roland Petit.
With Zizi Jeanmaire and Roland Petit
An InterTel production for Radiodiffusion Télévision Francaise
A troupe of strolling circus performers set up their stage and give an impromptu performance.


Chorerography: Roland Petit
Story: Boris Kochno
Music: Henri Sauguet
Costumes: Yves St. Laurent
Dancer: Zizi Jeanmaire
Dancer: Roland Petit

: News Extra

The latest news with the focus on the main stories of the day.
followed by The Weather

: The Science of Man: Perception

A course in human biology.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown on Sunday

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