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: Indoors and Out: Man and the Land: The Highway

The age of the motorway brings changes to the landscape of Britain.
Introduced by David Attenborough.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.00)


Presenter: David Attenborough
Film Cameraman: Bill Munn
Film Cameraman: Alex Pearce
Film Cameraman: Dick Bagnall-Oakeley
Animated Film: Bernard Lodge
Film Editor: Eddie Wallstab
Producer: Eric Simms

: Discovering Science: The Bluebottle

This is the time of year when female bluebottles invade our homes to lay their eggs. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff shows something of the remarkable life-story of these familiar insects.
For Schools
Previously shown in June 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: Fishing

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Australia: First Test Match

The fifth day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Summaries: E.W. Swanton
Television Presentation: Philip Lewis

: 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 13.50)


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.: Boom and Bust

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: England v. Australia: First Test Match

at Trent Bridge.
See also BBC-2, 4.30
(to 16.15)

: Ripcord: Colorado Jump

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

A pop-singer takes on parachuting as a gimmick, but finds that there is more to it than he imagines.

: Vision On

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

The Lion
A film about a train.

Making a House
by Oliver Postgate.

Tall Timber
A funny old American film.

An Animal Competition


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Writer (Making a House): Oliver Postgate
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 Richard Baker.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Barn Dance

A country style get-together.
With Val Doonican, The Barry Sisters, Steve Benbow, The Polish Dancers, Leeds, The John Peel Dancers.
Music by Jack Armstrong and his Barnstormers
Your host, Brian Redhead
From the North


Singer: Val Doonican
Singers: The Barry Sisters
Singer/guitarist: Steve Benbow
Dancers: The Polish 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: To Catch a Thief

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Gussie gets a present, and Mr. Coombs gets a shock.


Series creator/Writer: Hazel Adair
Series creator/Writer: Peter Ling
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: James Cellan-Jones
Ian: Ronald Allen
Inspector Birling: Richard Beale
Janet: Christine Pollon
Ben: Bill Kerr
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Doug: Lawrence James
David: Vincent Ball
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Arthur Plum: David Nettheim
Mr Coombs: Eric Barker
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Paula: Judy Franklin
Smith: Jack Hulbert
Mr Goodman: Malcolm Rogers

: The Graham Stark Show

Written by Johnny Speight.
Starring Graham Stark
with Betty McDowall, William Kendall, Arthur Mullard, Edwin Apps
Guest star, Alma Cogan


Writer: Johnny Speight
Musical Director: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Cephas Howard
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Comedian: Graham Stark
[Actress]: Betty McDowall
[Actor]: William Kendall
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actor]: Edwin Apps
Singer: Alma Cogan

: Saints and Sinners: A Shame for the Diamond Wedding

A film series starring Nick Adams as Nick Alexander, John Larkin as Mark Grainger.
Special guest star, Paul Muni
and Richard Erdman, Robert Simon, Lili Darvas, Edward Andrews, Cliff Norton


Nick Alexander: Nick Adams
Mark Grainger: John Larkin
Samuel Foss: Paul Muni
Klugie: Richard Erdman
Dave Tabak: Robert Simon
Minna Foss: Lili Darvas
Arnold Foss: Edward Andrews
George Melton: Cliff Norton

: The News

: Professional Boxing: Frankie (Tiger) Taylor, England v. Mario Sitri, Italy

A ten-round featherweight contest.
Promoted by Lawrence Lewis from the Winter Gardens, Morecambe


Boxer: Frankie (Tiger) Taylor
Boxer: Mario Sitri
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Produced for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Ivor Novello: 4: The King Departs

The story of a great romantic of the theatre.
Introduced by Hugh David.
With Vanessa Lee, Olive Gilbert, Peter Graves, Alan Melville, Barry Sinclair on film
In the studio: Julia Shelley, Joan Heal, Iona Jones
The Hubert Williams Singers, The Sybil Marks Dancers
BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
(First shown on BBC Wales on March 8)


Presenter: Hugh David
Interviewee: Vanessa Lee
Singer: Olive Gilbert
Interviewee: Peter Graves
Interviewee: Alan Melville
Interviewee: Barry Sinclair
Performer: Julia Shelley
Performer: Joan Heal
Contralto: Iona Jones
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
Costume: Coleen O'Brien
Studio Lighting: Tony Escott
Music Associate: Alwyn Jones
Script: Frank Baker
Designer: Donald Homfray
Designer: Colin Shaw
Director: Jack Williams

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Growth and Play: 10: Playing with Numbers

Programmes for parents about children.

Young children play with their toes, pull the petals off flowers, and count the stairs going up to bed. Before long they are asking 'How many?' and 'How much?'. At the Infants School they learn to answer these questions as they arise in their everyday life.
L.C. Schiller
Introduced by Tony Gibson.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First shown on Sunday


Speaker: L.C. Schiller
Presenter: Tony Gibson
Producer: Eileen Molony

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