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: Engineering Science: An Introduction

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

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

for children of seven to nine.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.58)

: Science Session: Records and Recording: 1: Sound on Disc

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.20)

: Living in the Present

BBC film
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.43)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Antigone

by Sophocles.
Introduction by James Grout.
For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.35)


Author: Sophocles
Presenter: James Grout

: Signpost: Switzerland: 1: Village in the Mountains

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.58)

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
A programme for older children.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Film editor: Peter S. Horrey
Producer: John Miller

: Racing: The Ascot Heath Meeting

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring you three of the principal races on the first day's card.

3.0 The Gordon Garter Handicap over two miles

3.30 The Clarence House Stakes over six furlongs

4.0 The Lichfield Nursery Handicap over five furlongs

(to 16.05)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
TV presentation: A. P. Wilkinson

: Ring-A-Ding-Ding

Featuring Jim Dale
with Valerie Masters, The Blue Aces, Sports personality, Chester Barnes and Guest star, Val Doonican
See facing page


Presenter/Written material by: Jim Dale
Singer: Valerie Masters
Resident group: The Blue Aces
Interviewee: Chester Barnes
Singer: Val Doonican
Musical Associate: Les Reed
Written material by: Dennis Spooner
Designer: Peter Cory
Producer: G.B. Lupino

: Pinky and Perky: Homeward Bound

Written by Margaret Potter.
Another chance to join them in highlights from their musical voyage around the world with John Slater as Cap'n Zachary Scuttle.
From the North of England
(First transmission on March 15)


Writer: Margaret Potter
Puppets presented by: Jan Dalibor
Puppets presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
Additional manipulator: Roger Woodburn
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Trevor Hill
Cap'n Zachary Scuttle: John Slater

: Junior Points of View

A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]

: 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

: Glynis: Three Men in a Tub

A film series of comedy-thrillers.
Starring Glynis Johns as a writer of mystery stories with a flair for making her own perilous predicaments and Keith Andes as her long-suffering husband.
Three Men in a Tub ...have picked a fine time to get cleaned up!


Glynis Granville: Glynis Johns
Keith Granville: Keith Andes

: 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

: Top of the Pops

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


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Settings: Tim Harvey
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Steptoe and Son: Homes Fit for Heroes

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week a second showing of Homes Fit for Heroes
featuring Peggy Thorpe-Bates
with Marie Makino
(First transmission on January 7)

The future of his father is an ever-present problem for Harold Steptoe - and one that needs very delicate handling...
See page 51


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Norman Percival
From an original theme by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Lionel Radford
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
The Matron: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Old Lady: Marie Makino

: The Nurses: The Witch of the East Wing

A film series starring Shirl Conway as Liz Thorpe and Zina Bethune as Gail Lucas.

Nurse Downey rules Ward D with a rod of iron and a biting tongue, but she gets results.


Liz Thorpe: Shirl Conway
Gail Lucas: Zina Bethune

: The News

: Music from Hungary

BBC Television presents the distinguished artists who are in London to mark
Hungarian Fortnight.

Viktor Rona and Adel Orosz, principal dancers from the ballet of the Budapest Opera
Erzsebet Hazy, leading soprano from the Budapest Opera
Gyorgy Melis, leading baritone from the Budapest Opera
Gabor Gabos, winner of the International Liszt and Bartok competition
Ferenc Gerencser and Jozsef Szalai, music for two cymbalos


Dancer: Viktor Rona
Dancer: Adel Orosz
Soprano: Erzsebet Hazy
Baritone: Gyorgy Melis
Pianist: Gabor Gabos
Cymbalist: Ferenc Gerencser
Cymbalist: Jozsef Szalai
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Producer: John Vernon

: Thirty Million Letters

A documentary film.
30,000,000 letters each day-Dears, Darlings, Obedient Servants, Sirs and/or Madams. Faithfully, sincerely, and lovingly - all are involved in a fast and far-reaching system.

10.15-10.45 Five in Focus
John Johnston looks at the background and influence of five very different people who have appeared in 'South Today'.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Producer: Edgar Anstey
Director: James Ritchie
Presenter (Five in Focus): John Johnston

: News Extra

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