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: Indoors and Out: Man and the Land: The Open Fields

From Saxon times man's ways of farming have revealed themselves in the appearance of the countryside.
Introduced by David Attenborough.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.00)


Presenter: David Attenborough
Film cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Animated film: Bernard Lodge
Film editor: Eddie Wallstab
Producer: Eric Simms

: Discovering Science: Green Plants Make Food

Animals can only live because plants make food. How do they do it? Chlorophyll is the key, as Gerd Sommerhoff discovers in today's programme.
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

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: Canoeing

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)

: 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.: United in Name Only

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


Writer/producer: Peter Scroggs
Narrator: Paul Maxwell
Film editor: Malcolm James

: Ripcord: Jungle Survival

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

Lost in the jungle, Ted and Jim begin to know the meaning of panic.

: Vision On: Circus

A fortnightly programme in which pictures speak louder than words.
Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell.

A film from Russia with horses, bareback riding, penguins, seals, and lions; as well as breathtaking trapeze acts and acrobats.


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Producer: Ursula Eason

: 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: 7: Davy Jones's Lotion

by T. C. Thomas.
A look at life in a railway signalbox somewhere in rural Wales.

In which Davy gets a taste of his own medicine-literally and almost metaphorically.
First shown on March 26


Writer: T. C. Thomas
Designer: Julian Williams
Producer: David J. Thomas
Director: Myrfyn Owen
Davy Jones: Jack Walters
Tom the Relief: Aubrey Richards
Liza Hargest: Dilys Davies
P.C. Prosser: Ieuan Rhys Williams
Frankie the Wern: Howell Evans
Major Pryce-Powell: Evan Thomas
Morgan the Keeper: Eynon Evans
Wilson: Islwyn Williams

: 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: Success Story

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

The Farrow story results in confusion at the office and defeat for Corrigan. Ben meets a new friend, and Alan meets danger.


Series creator/Script: Hazel Adair
Series creator/Script: Peter Ling
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Gareth Davies
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Corrigan: Shane Rimmer
Vivien: Patricia Haines
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Ben: Bill Kerr
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Alan: Basil Moss
Ian: Ronald Allen
Stan: Johnny Wade
David: Vincent Ball
Oliver Coombs: Eric Barker
Arthur Plum: David Nettheim
A visitor (Miss Ferguson): Anne Blake
Commissionaire: Edmond Bennett
Dennis Farrow: Bernard Kay
Lenny Ward: David Webb
Mandy Barnes: Hal Dyer
Nanny Wilson: Margo Cunningham

: Meet the Wife: Night Out

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: Gwen Evans
Producer: John Paddy Carstairs
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton

: Saints and Sinners: Judgment in Jazz Alley

A new film series starring Nick Adams as Nick Alexander and John Larkin as Mark Grainger.
Special guest stars: Lew Ayres, Ray Walston
and Richard Erdman, Robert F. Simon
See page 29


Nick Alexander: Nick Adams
Mark Grainger: John Larkin
Judge Victor Llewelyn: Lew Ayres
Larry Briggs: Ray Walston
Klugie: Richard Erdman
Dave Tabak: Robert F. Simon

: The News

: Soviet Woman

Woman is equal to man-by law-in the Soviet Union.
There are 20 million more women than men in the Soviet Union. Soviet women are doctors, brick-layers, architects, barbers, teachers, crane operators, shop assistants -and, sometimes, housewives.
A report on the Soviet woman today filmed in Russia.
Introduced by Michael Charlton.
An American Broadcasting Company film


Presenter: Michael Charlton
Producer: John H. Secondari

: Dance Date

at the Deutschlandhalle, West Berlin.
featuring the World Professional Ballroom Championships
Peter West introduces the finals of the Latin-American and Modern Championships recently held in Berlin.
By courtesy of the West German Television Service

Britain is represented tonight by Bill and Bobbie Irvine, world modern professional champions, and by Laird and Lorraine, the Latin-American champions. Altogether viewers will see some of the best dancers of sixteen nations taking part, including those of countries as far distant as Australia and Pakistan, Japan and South Africa. Germany, on their home ground, have the largest contingent, with six couples. Italy and Sweden have three each. The remainder have restricted their entries to one or two.
Peter West, giving the English commentary, is one of a polyglot band telling the story for viewers all over the world.


Commentator: Peter West
Orchestras directed by: Hugo Strasser
Orchestras directed by: Fritz John
Edited for BBC-tv by: Philip Lewis

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Growth and Play: 6: Especially for Fathers

Programmes for parents about children.

The role of father in a child's mental and emotional life and some insight into the kind of shared activities which can help to promote a good relationship.
Stephen Coates
Introduced by Tony Gibson.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First shown on Sunday


Speaker: Stephen Coates
Presenter: Tony Gibson
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Close Down

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