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: Indoors and Out: Man and the Land: Granite Cliffs

In north-east Scotland granite has not only shaped the scenery but has influenced man's way of life.
Introduced by David Attenborough.
BBC film for Schools
(Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.)
(to 10.00)


Presenter: David Attenborough
Film Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film Cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Animated Film: Bernard Lodge
Film Editor: Eddie Wallstab
Producer: Eric Simms

: Discovering Science: Growth and Movement

Food is the fuel and the building material of the body. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff discovers some of the ways plants and animals use their food.
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: Cycling

with Geoffrey Wheeler
For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler

: 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

Owen Edwards
Topical items introduced by Owen Edwards in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: Headline News

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. The Australians

A visit to Lord's to see play on the last day of the match between the Touring Team and the M.C.C.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
TV presentation: Antony Craxton

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 13.50)


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 Westward Movement

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

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. The Australians

At Lord's.
See also BBC-2
(to 16.15)

: Ripcord: Hijack

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

When the Ripcord plane is hi-jacked the only way for Ted to save their passenger, an important rocket expert, from being kidnapped is to thrust him from the plane - without a parachute!

: Vision On

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

The Golfer
A funny old American film from the series Comedy Capers.

The Dry Summer
Watering the garden can be unexpected.
A prize-winning film made by Gordon Rowley.

Results of the Paper Modelling Competition


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Filmmaker (The Dry Summer): Gordon Rowley
Designer: Kenneth Wrench
Director: Patrick Dowling
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

: Barn Dance

A country-style get-together.
with Val Doonican, The Barry Sisters, Steve Benbow, Latvian Folk Dance Group ('Kamolins') Leeds, The John Peel Dancers.
Your host, Brian Redhead
From the North
See page 31

6.35-7.0 Farming Club for East Anglia
(Peterborough, Manningtree)


Singer: Val Doonican
Singers: The Barry Sisters
Singer/Guitarist: Steve Benbow
Dancers: Latvian Folk Dance Group ('Kamolins')
Dancers: The John Peel Dancers
Directed and called by: Bill Cain
Music: Jack Armstrong and his Barnstormers
Presenter: Brian Redhead
Producer: John Ammonds

: 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: Who is Eddie Pritchard?

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Oliver Coombs meets some odd behaviour in an old customer and David finds himself on the edge of a crisis.


Series Creator: Hazel Adair
Series Creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Richard Martin
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Cussie: Frances Bennett
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Alan: Basil Moss
Doug: Lawrence James
Mrs Duckett: Anna Wing
Oliver Coombs: Eric Barker
Mr Goodman: Malcolm Rogers
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Stan: Johnny Wade
Iris: Louise Dunn
Ben: Bill Kerr
Mandy Barnes: Hal Dyer
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Gary: Brian Miller
David: Vincent Ball

: Meet the Wife: The Business Dinner

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
[Starring] Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton
(Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton are appearing in "The Best Laid Schemes" at the Pier Theatre, Bournemouth)


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
Mr Willett: Michael Brennan
Mrs Willett: Mavis Villiers
Ken: Tony Hilton

: Saints and Sinners: Luscious Lois

A new film series starring Nick Adams as Nick Alexander, John Larkin as Mark Grainger, Barbara Rush as Lizzie Hogan.
Special guest star, Glynis Johns
and Richard Erdman, Robert Simon

When a World War II bomber is discovered in the North African desert, the Bulletin attempts to unravel a secret which has been buried for twenty years.


Nick Alexander: Nick Adams
Mark Grainger: John Larkin
Lizzie Hogan: Barbara Rush
Lois Hawley: Glynis Johns
Klugie: Richard Erdman
Dave Tabak: Robert Simon

: The News

: Cuba: The Missile Crisis

The history of the world's first missile crisis-between the United States and the Soviet Union.
A case history of American foreign policy in action during fifteen days in October 1962, when John F. Kennedy made the most fateful decision in his two years and ten months in the White House.
Reported by Chet Huntley and N.B.C. news reporters with McGeorge Bundy,
Special adviser on National Security to President Kennedy and Theodore Sorenson.
Special counsel to President Kennedy
Introduced by Alun Gwynne-Jones.
See page 31


Reporter: Chet Huntley
Interviewee: McGeorge Bundy
Interviewee: Theodore Sorenson
Presenter: Alun Gwynne-Jones
Producer: Fred Freed

: Ivor Novello: 2: On the Crest of the Wave

The story of a great romantic of the theatre, told through songs and dances from his shows, with tributes by many of his friends.

Introduced by Hugh David
With Olive Gilbert, Dorothy Dickson, Sir Lewis Casson, Barry Jones and Trefor Jones on film.
In the studio: Elizabeth Harwood, Margaret Price, David Hillman, Dewi Owen
The Hubert Williams Singers, The Sybil Marks-Dancers
BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Rae Jenkins

(First shown on BBC Wales on Feb. 16)


Presenter: Hugh David
Singer: Olive Gilbert
Singer: Dorothy Dickson
Performer: Sir Lewis Casson
Performer: Barry Jones
Performer: Trefor Jones
Singer: Elizabeth Harwood
Singer: Margaret Price
Singer: David Hillman
Violinist: Dewi Owen
Singers: The Hubert Williams Singers
Dancers: The Sybil Marks-Dancers
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Film cameraman: Russell Walker
Film editor: John Brewser
Music associate: Alwyn Jones
Script: Frank Baker
Designer: Donald Homfray
Designer: Colin Shaw

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Growth and Play: 8: Working Together

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

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