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: Indoors and Out: Man and the Land: Green Forests

More than half of Britain was once covered by forests; today the figure is one-twentieth. Of the remaining woodlands, the New Forest is one of the most important.
Introduced by David Attenborough.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.00)


Presenter: David Attenborough
Film cameraman: Ernest Neal
Film cameraman: Kenneth Watkins
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film cameraman: Eric Deeming
Film cameraman: John Ridley
Film editor: Eddie Wallstab
Producer: Eric Simms

: Discovering Science: Animals and Their Food

How do animals find and eat their food? Gerd Sommerhoff has been watching a lion, a badger, and other animals to discover the answers.
For Schools
Previously shown in May 1963
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.22)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Lawrie Lawler
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

: Challenge: Rock Climbing

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Making Music

A series for younger children
John Langstaff, with a group of children from two primary schools in Surrey, suggests ways in which simple folk songs can form the basis of creative music-making, using voices and percussion instruments.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.40 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: John Langstaff
Producer: John Hosier

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss)


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: 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

: The Story of the U.S.A.: The Struggle for Independence

Written and produced by Peter Scroggs.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Narrator: Paul Maxwell
Film Editor: Malcolm James
Writer/Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Ripcord: Sky Diver

A thrilling film series about the adventures of two dare-devil parachutists.

A piece of delicate mining apparatus is needed in Mexico, and Ted and Jim parachute with it into a remote mountainous area.

: Blow Your Trumpet

Three films about trumpets.

Boy Meets Band
A young Canadian boy trains to join the Junior Military Band of West Vancouver, champions of Canada.

Tivoli Children's Band
Danish children play in a Guards band.

Mr. Elephant
A toy elephant consoles himself with a trumpet when his plans go awry.

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Davy Jones: 6: Davy Jones's Caravan

by T.C. Thomas.
A look at life in a railway signal-box somewhere in rural Wales.

Caravans are Pryce-Powell's particular allergy, and Davy Jones finds himself at war.
(First shown on BBC Wales on March 19)


Writer: T.C. Thomas
Designer: Julian Williams
Producer: David J. Thomas
Director: Arthur Williams
Davy Jones: Jack Walters
Tom the Relief: Aubrey Richards
Liza Hargest: Dilys Davies
Major D. Pryce-Powell, O.B.E., J.P.: Evan Thomas
Morgan the Keeper: Eynon Evans
Frankie the Wern: Howell Evans
P.C. Prosser: Ieuan Rhys Williams
Curtis the Caravans: D.L. Davies
Banning the Planning: Dillwyn Owen
Reporter: Ray Handy

: 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
Associate Producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate Producer: Kevin Billington
Associate Producer: John Lloyd
Associate Producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate Producer: Michael Tuchner
Assistant Editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Compact: Business not Blackmail

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Mario makes an announcement. David stands to make some money and Alan questions his way of doing it.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: N. J. Crisp
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: David Giles
Iris: Louise Dunn
Stan: Johnny Wade
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Alan: Basil Moss
David: Vincent Ball
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Ben: Bill Kerr
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Norman Spring: Lew Luton
Dinah: Marco Andrew
Janet: Christine Pollon
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Ian: Ronald Allen
Mario: Conrad Monk
Russell Corrigan: Shane Rimmer
A barber: Ken Waller
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Mike Fuller: Richard Coleman
Mandy Barnes: Hal Dyer
Jack Townsend: Richard Owens
Oliver Coombs: Eric Barker

: Meet the Wife: The Back

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
[Starring] Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
Meet the Wife theme by: Russ Conway
Incidental music: Norman Percival
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: John Paddy Carstairs
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
Paper boy: Pip Rolls
Milkman: Harold Goodwin
Harry: Bartlett Mullins

: The Dick Powell Theatre presents: The Old Man and the City

Introduced by June Allyson and starring Charles Bickford, Charles Ruggles
with Gene Raymond, Dennis Morgan


Presenter: June Allyson
Director: Bill Graham
Big Jake Hollander: Charles Bickford
Judge Fairbrother: Charles Ruggles
Ben Solomon: Gene Raymond
Dr Maitland: Dennis Morgan
Mayor Dominic: John Larkin
Deke Barron: Ed Binns
Burke O'Hara: Ken Tobey
Nancy Miller: Joan Blackman

: The News

: Will Shakespeare, Gent.

Fyfe Robertson in pursuit of the man behind the myth.
A Tonight presentation
See page 31


Presenter: Fyfe Robertson
Pictures [Film Cameraman]: Peter Bartlett
Sound: Don Martin
Sound: Stan Morcom
Film Editing: John Griffiths
Producer: Derrick Amoore

: The Harlem Globetrotters

The clown princes of the basketball court parade their comedy skills and fantastic ball control against The Canadian Dominions.
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley, to watch the world's wizards of basketball in high-speed action with supporting variety acts.


Basketball players: The Harlem Globetrotters
Basketball players: The Canadian Dominions
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Television presentation: A. P. Wilkinson

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Growth and Play: 5: How to Form a Playgroup

Programmes for parents about children.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First shown on Sunday

: Close Down

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