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: Modern Mathematics: Programme 9: Sets - Algebra

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.00)

: Modern Mathematics: Programme 10: Sets - Infinite Sets

Presented by Tom Jones.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 9.40 a.m.
(to 10.22)


Presenter: Tom Jones
Director: Edward Goldwyn
Editor: Norman Hyland

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The Story of the USA: Wealth and World Power

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

: Discovering Science: The Wallflower

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Pure Mathematics: Year I: Programme 50

A course running through two academic years.
For Schools
Previously shown in May 1963
(to 12.20)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: David Roseveare

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a paper hat.
You need newspaper and glue
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Science and Life: Science and Industry: 5: Making Steel

This programme shows how iron can be made from iron ore-in the school laboratory and in industry-and how iron is converted to the metal on which our civilisation is based, steel.
Introduced by Gordon Severn.
For Schools


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: John Field

: The Derby

(to 15.30)

: Tich

Tich is joined by Derek Dene, Tony Hart, Puppet Time with Frank and Maisie Mumford, The Cresters.
Introduced by Ray Alan


Presenter/ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Comedian: Derek Dene
Artist: Tony Hart
Puppeteer: Frank Mumford
Puppeteer: Maisie Mumford
Band: The Cresters
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris with Tony Soper.
A magazine of stories about animals, sometimes in the wild, sometimes in the home, and sometimes in the zoo - but always magical.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Tony Soper
Film Editor: Jim Cryan
Directed and produced by: Douglas Thomas

: 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

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs-Stars-News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced by David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with The Tonight team.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: The Third Man: The Widow who Wasn't

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.
A BBC film release
Priceless treasures, looted from European art collections during the war, travelled to unexpected places. Harry Lime's latest assignment takes him to a small fishing village in Eire.

7.35-8.0 The Gauntlet Game: a series of light-hearted contests. Tonight: Weston-super-Mare v. Barnstaple
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Story and teleplay by: Lindsay Galloway
Director: Anthony Bushell
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Maureen: Honor Blackman
Braun: Alfred Burke
Inspector Workington: Richard Leech
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris

: Derby Day Sportsview

A special edition on one of Britain's greatest sporting days.
The Derby from Epsom
A Sportsview report on the thrills and the personalities of the world's greatest flat-racing classic.
Professional Boxing from London: Brian Curvis, British, British Empire, and European welterweight champion v. Dave Charnley, British lightweight champion
Highlights of last night's return contest on Jack Solomons bill at the Empire Pool, Wembley.

International Football from Brazil: Argentina v. Portugal
Sportsview cameras report from Rio on the second match of the 'Little World Cup' series.
Rugby Union from South Africa: Orange Free State v. Wales
Film from Bloemfontein of the final match of the Welsh Rugby Tour.

Sportsview is introduced by Peter Dimmock.


Boxer: Brian Curvis
Boxer: Dave Charnley
Commentator (Professional Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (International Football): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator (Rugby Union): Alun Williams
Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate Editor: Alan Hart
Associate Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: Z Cars: Somebody... Help

by John Hopkins.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

If a man is blackmailed and he has any sense he goes to the police. But if the reason why he is being blackmailed is because of a crime he has committed, then where can he go for help?
See page 44


Writer: John Hopkins
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Film sequences - Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film sequences - Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Script Editor: Robert Barr
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Robin Midgley

: Festival: Six Characters in Search of an Author

by Luigi Pirandello.
Translated by Frederick May.
[Starring] Cyril Cusack, Margaret Whiting and Joan Miller
with John Grieve


Author: Luigi Pirandello
Translated by: Frederick May
Designer: Mary Rea
Story Editor: Harry Moore
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: George R. Foa
Father: Cyril Cusack
Step-daughter: Margaret Whiting
Mother: Joan Miller
Son: Anthony Singleton
Boy: Marc Mileham
Girl: Gillian Gostling
Madame Pace: Ilona Ference
Director: John Grieve
P.A.: John Walker
Leading man: Peter Pratt
Leading lady: Jeanette Roach
Juvenile lead: Ian Frost
Juvenile girl: Frieda Knorr
Character actress: Noel Hood
[Actor]: Derek Calder
[Actor]: Thomas Hare
[Actor]: Edward Harvey
[Actor]: Freddie Jones
[Actor]: Gordon Lang
[Actress]: Julie Martin
[Actor]: Roy Patrick
[Actor]: Richard Price
[Actress]: Tracy Rogers
[Actor]: Leslie Weeks

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by The Rev. R. T. Brooks.


Conductor: The Rev. R. T. Brooks

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