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: Indoors and Out: Man and the Land: Mountains and Moorland

The Highlands of Scotland are a challenge to sheep farmer and forester alike.
Introduced by David Attenborough with John Clark.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


Presenter: David Attenborough
Guest: John Clark
Film Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Animated film: Bernard Lodge
Film Editor: Eddie Wallstab
Producer: Eric Simms

: Discovering Science: The Wallflower

Wallflowers are among the most common of our spring flowers. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff describes some interesting aspects of these plants that are perhaps taken too much for granted.
For Schools
Previously shown in May 1963
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.22)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: 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: Sailing

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

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


Presenter: 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.: Wealth and World Power

Written and produced by Peter Scroggs.
BBC film for Schools
(to 14.25)


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

: Ripcord: The Big Jump

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

Jim has a tense moment when he performs an operation at secondhand.

: A Drop in the Ocean

A film from Sweden.
Toppe lives in Tokyo and he is chosen to go and stay in an International Children's Camp in Sweden. At first he isn't too sure about it, but he soon changes his mind.
Commentary spoken by Kenneth Kendall.


Narrator: Kenneth Kendall
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Barn Dance

A country style get-together.
with The Countrymen, The Barry Sisters, Steve Benbow, Stanwix Sword Dancers, The John Peel Dancers.
Music by Jack Armstrong and his Barnstormers
Your host, Brian Redhead
From the North


Band: The Countrymen
Singers: The Barry Sisters
Singer/guitarist: Steve Benbow
Dancers: Stanwix Sword Dancers
Dancers: The John Peel Dancers
Directed and called by: Bill Cain
Musicians: Jack Armstrong and the 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: A Question of Loyalties

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Gussie and Janet have something to hide and Dinah picks the wrong alibi.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Tony Williamson
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: David Giles
Ray: Frazer Hines
Gary: Brian Miller
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Coombs: Eric Barker
Janet: Christine Pollon
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Stan: Johnny Wade
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Ian: Ronald Allen
Arthur: David Nettheim
Doug: Lawrence James
Ben: Bill Kerr
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Messenger: Jacky Chissick
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Julia Preston: Polly Adams
David: Vincent Ball

: Meet the Wife: The Strain

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
Sid: Brian Rawlinson
Mr. Cartwright: Geoffrey Hibbert
The Doctor: David Morrell

: Saints and Sinners: Dear George, The Siamese Cat Is Missing

A film series starring Nick Adams as Nick Alexander, Barbara Rush as Lizzie Hogan,
John Larkin as Mark Grainger.
with special guest stars, Brian Donlevy, Lola Albright, Robert Simon, Richard Erdman, Gary Lockwood

A bizarrely worded advert in the classified section of the New York Bulletin is the only means of contact with a kidnapper.


Nick Alexander: Nick Adams
Lizzie Hogan: Barbara Rush
Mark Grainger: John Larkin
Preller: Brian Donlevy
Emily Fielder: Lola Albright
[Actor]: Robert Simon
[Actor]: Richard Erdman
Vinnie: Gary Lockwood

: The News

: From Strength to Strength: The Search for New Materials

At this moment, there is an urgent demand for new materials-for space and military projects, and also for the homes of tomorrow. Some of these materials are being developed now for the immediate future; others may not be ready for fifty years. But whatever the stage of development, the race is on. How are our scientists and engineers faring? Where are we leading the field?
A BBC-tv Science and Features presentation


Script: Gerald Leach
Commentary: Derek Cooper
Camera: Peter Sargent
Sound: Bill Barker
Sound: John Murphy
Editor: Louis Miller
Assistant Producer: John M. Mansfield
Producer: Max Morgan-Witts

: One Million Babies

Britain's birth rate is expected to reach the one million mark by the end of this year. The Minister of Health The Rt. Hon. Anthony Barber T.D., M.P. talks about midwifery and the rising birthrate.
A Ministerial Broadcast


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Anthony Barber

: Ivor Novello: 3: Dancing Away the Years

The story of a great romantic of the theatre, told through songs and dances from his shows, with tributes by many of his friends.
with Margaret Rutherford, Mary Ellis, The Rev. Meredith Davies and Robert Andrews on film
In the studio: Jean Allister, Rhiannon Davies
The Hubert Williams Singers, The Sybil Marks Dancers
BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
First shown on BBC Wales on Feb. 23


Presenter: Hugh David
Interviewee: Margaret Rutherford
Interviewee: Mary Ellis
Interviewee: The Rev. Meredith Davies
Interviewee: Robert Andrews
Singer: Jean Allister
Singer: Rhiannon Davies
Singers: The Hubert Williams Singers
Dancers: The Sybil Marks Dancers
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Philip Whiteway
[Orchestra] conductor: Rae Jenkins
Film Cameraman: Russell Walker
Film Editor: John Brewser
Studio Lighting: Tony Escott
Music Associate: Alwyn Jones
Script: Frank Baker
Designer: Donald Homfray
Designer: Colin Shaw

: Growth and Play: 9: Playing with Words

Programmes for parents about children.
First shown on Sunday

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