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: Engineering Science: An Introduction

Presented by Gordon Severn.
Repeated on Wednesday and Thursday at 9.10 a.m.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: A Year in the Country: Looking Around

Introduced by Eric Simms.
A first visit to the village, the church, the farm, and the river to find out some of the things that are going on.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown in September 1962
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 9.58)


Presenter/producer: Eric Simms
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Discovering Science: Air Around Us

What is streamlining? How does a parachute work? In this first programme Gerd Sommerhoff answers these and other questions about the properties of the air around us.
For Schools
(Previously shown in September 1963)
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.38 a.m.
(to 10.20)


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

: Living in the Present: Survey

A sociology series.
This new series is designed to help with the teaching of General Studies in Technical Colleges and Colleges of Further Education. This programme is an introduction for lecturers.
BBC film
Repeated on Wednesday and Thursday at 10.23 a.m. and Wednesday at 2.30 p.m.
(to 10.43)


Commentator: Sallyann Blair
Commentator: Patrick McGeeney
Sound recordist: Tony Slater
Sound recordist: Don Thompson
Sound editing: Garie Fotheringham
Film Cameraman: Eric Deeming
Film Cameraman: Stanley Speel
Film Cameraman: John A. S. Turner
Film Editor: David Painter
Producer: Alan Hancock

: 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.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Science and Society: Unit I: Man and his Inheritance: 1: The Distant Past

In the million years that man has walked on the earth there have been few changes in his physical make-up, but many in his mode of life.
Introduced by Professor W.S. Bullough.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 12.0
(to 11.30)


Presenter: Professor W.S. Bullough
Producer: F.R. Elwell

: Merry-Go-Round: A Story About Milk (i)

For children of seven to nine.
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.

Staying at the farm; the cows; watching the milking.
With Kenneth Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Stone and family, John Howard, Danny Grover.
Story by Barbara Willard.
For Schools
(Repeated on Thursday at 9.38 a.m.)
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Writer: Barbara Willard
Film Cameraman: Edgar Best
Film Editor: Peter Horrey
Producer: Claire Chovil
[Actor]: Kenneth Watson
[Actor]: John Howard
[Actor]: Danny Grover

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: 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 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: The Caucasian Chalk Circle

by Bertolt Brecht.
Introduction by James Grout.
With Avril Elgar, Peter Ellis, Robert Gillespie, Hilary Mason, Julia McCarthy, Mollie Maureen, Derek Newark, Hugh Dickson and pupils of Crown Woods School, Eltham.
For Schools
(Previously shown in October 1962)
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.35)


Author: Bertolt Brecht
Presenter: James Grout
Designer: Gordon Roland
Script and production: Ronald Eyre
[Actor]: Avril Elgar
[Actor]: Peter Ellis
[Actor]: Robert Gillespie
[Actress]: Hilary Mason
[Actress]: Julia McCarthy
[Actress]: Mollie Maureen
[Actor]: Derek Newark
[Actor]: Hugh Dickson

: Ripcord: Race Morgan-Bounty Hunter

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

Ted and Jim meet a likeable rascal who makes a business of bringing in criminals to the police for the reward they carry.

: Lower than the Sea

A film from Holland.
Did you know that a great deal of Holland is below sea level? This is the story of how the Dutch people keep the sea from flooding their country and how they win back the land.
Commentary spoken by Peter Hawkins.


Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Diana Potter

: 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

: Song Boat

David Kernan welcomes you aboard for a river trip on the Thames from Bray to Boulter's Lock.
See the sights and enjoy the music as he entertains you, afloat and ashore, with his friends... Tommy Reilly, Douglas Squires, Anna Sharkey, Margot Barry.
Music by Johnny Pearson and his Orchestra


Singer/Presenter: David Kernan
Harmonicist: Tommy Reilly
Dancer: Douglas Squires
Singer: Anna Sharkey
Singer: Margot Barry
Musicians: Johnny Pearson and his Orchestra
Arrangements: Johnny Pearson
Arrangements: Geoff Alderson
Script: George Evans
Script: Derek Collyer
Producer: Mary Evans
Producer: Bill Wright

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
with Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead, Cathal O'Shannon,
Magnus Magnusson.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Reporter: Cathal O'Shannon
Reporter: Magnus Magnusson
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: Best-laid Plans

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Rosalind describes one plot, Adrian unravels another, and Annette entangles Ian in a plot of her own.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Gillian Howard
Director: John Crockett
Producer: Joan Craft
Ian: Ronald Allen
Julia: Polly Adams
Doug: Lawrence James
Stan: Johnny Wade
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Rosalind: Jennifer Wood
Det.-Insp. Gillingham: Alan Curtis
Ben: Bill Kerr
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Jeff: Horace James
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Lorenzo de Montellore: Michael Johnson
David: Vincent Ball
Annette Kingdom: Melissa Stribling
Bruce: Robert Flemyng

: Cirkus Scott

from Stockholm
Kate Bronett, Scandinavia's 'Madame Circus' presents stars of Sweden's largest tenting show.

with Julio Bouglione and the Cirque d'Hiver cavalerie.

Masters of Slapstick
The Two Rickaros direct from the Moscow State Circus.

Juggling with Fire
Kinito Rodriquez
with Dolores
Italy's champion accordionist

Clown on a Wire
Britain's brilliant Brian Andro

Double Flying Trapeze
The Zemgannos
Flyers without a catcher

Les Elephants du Cirque Montmartre

The Fabulous Mascotts
Blonde sisters Christa and Barbel world-famous equilibrists

Six Bewhiskered Britons
The Herculeans
Ye only period acrobats in captivity

Grand Finale

Recorded in Stockholm in association with the Swedish Television Service
See page 36


Presenter: Kate Brenet Performers: Julio Bouglione and the Cirque d'Hiver
Comedians: The Two Rickaros
Performer: Kinito Rodriquez
Accordionist: Dolores
Wire walker: Brian Andro
Trapeze artists: The Zemgannos
Animal act: Les Elephants du Cirque Montmartre
[Animal act] presented by: Sampion Bouglione
Equilibrists: The Fabulous Mascotts
Acrobatics: The Herculeans
Announcements: Francois Bronett
Regissor (Ringmaster): Frank Jackson
Kapellmastare (Musical director): Daniel Brunner
Production assistant: Mary David
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Hollywood and the Stars: Sirens, Symbols, and Glamour Queens: Part 2

A kaleidoscopic portrait of Hollywood's fabulous past and exciting present.
This week: Sirens, Symbols, and Glamour Queens: Part 2
The blinding glare of publicity and lack of privacy is the price paid by the screen's 'Love Goddesses'. Too often the result has been personal unhappiness.


Narrator: Joseph Cotten

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: East Side, West Side: Age of Consent

A film series starring George C. Scott as social worker Neil Brock, a man dedicated to helping people in trouble.

Neil Brock is called upon to bring together the families of two teenagers involved in a romance that oversteps society's accepted moral code.


Neil Brock: George C. Scott

: Amadeus String Quartet

Norbert Brainin (violin), Siegmund Nissel (violin), Peter Schidlof (viola), Martin Lovett (cello)
playing Mozart, String Quartet in C major (K.465)
The 'Dissonance' Quartet
One of the world's finest string quartets can be seen tonight in the first of two programmes recorded by the BBC before an invited audience. The quartet was formed in 1947 when the three Viennese musicians, who had begun their studies in Vienna and completed them in London, joined forces with the English cellist Martin Lovett. It was not long before they gained an international reputation and wide acclaim. Tonight they play Mozart; next Tuesday they will play another of the great works in the quartet repertoire, Schubert's A minor quartet.


Violinist: Norbert Brainin
Violinist: Siegmund Nissel
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cellist: Martin Lovett
Producer: Walter Todds

: News Extra

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