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: Engineering Science: 1: Forces

Presented by Gordon Severn.
Previously shown in September 1963
Repeated on Wednesday and Thursday at 9.10 a.m.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: A Year in the Country: Stone for Building

Introduced by Eric Simms.
A visit to the church, and a visit to a quarry to see how the local stone is removed for building.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown in September 1962

(to 9.58)


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

: Discovering Science: Air Pressure

Compressed air has many modern applications. Today Gerd Sommerhoff discovers some of them and shows the surprising strength of air under pressure.
For Schools
Previously shown in September 1963

(to 10.20)


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

: Living in the Present: Faces in the Crowd

A sociology series.

What do we know about modern British society? How is it changing? Can we use scientific methods to investigate social behaviour? These are some of the questions raised by this new film series. The first programme introduces some of the faces in the crowd.
BBC film

(to 10.43)


Sound recordist: Tony Slater
Sound recordist: Don Thompson
Sound editor: Garie Fotheringham
Film cameraman: Eric Deeming
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.
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

: Science and Society: Unit I: Man and his Inheritance: 2: Man as an Animal

The design of his physical make-up together with certain inborn behaviour patterns serve to remind man of his biological ancestry.
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: 2

For children of seven to nine
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.

Winter food for the cows; visiting a milk-bottling creamery.
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: Part 1

by Bertolt Brecht.
Translated by John Holmstrom.
Adapted and produced by Ronald Eyre.
Starring Avril Elgar
Introduced by James Grout.
For Schools
Previously shown in November 1962
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.35)


Author: Bertolt Brecht
Translated by: John Holmstrom
Adapter/producer: Ronald Eyre
Presenter: James Grout
Storyteller: Hugh Dickson
Music: Eric Allen
Designer: Gordon Roland
Grusha: Avril Elgar
Simon: Robert Gillespie
Governor: Donald Eccles
Governor's wife: Constance Lorne
Fat Duke: David King
Adjutant: Patrick Godfrey
First Doctor: Peter Wyatt
Second Doctor: Hugh Dickson
Nursemaid: Barbara Atkinson
Ladies-in-waiting: Jackie Lenya
Ladies-in-waiting: Ann Robson
Messenger: Michael Wynne
Lance Corporal: James Grout
Troopers: Derek Newark
Troopers: Peter Ellis
Troopers: Peter Thornton
Troopers: Michael Robbins
Servants: John Ringham
Servants: James Cossins
Servants: Peter John
Servants: Betty Hardy
Servants: Audrey Noble
Servants: Adrian Brine
Servants: Leslie Bates
Servants: Charles Gilbert
Farmer's wife: Mollie Maureen

: Deputy Dawg

A new series of films featuring that well-known Southern character Deputy Dawg, the wily Musk Rat, and Vincent van Gopher.

: Mountains of Glass

Eric Shipton, the famous explorer and mountaineer, leads an expedition to the most desolate part of Tierra del Fuego in South America.
They face glaciers, crevasses, and condors and are lost in a blizzard, but why have they come to climb the Mountains of Glass?
First transmission on Nov. 4, 1963


Explorer: Eric Shipton
Narrator: Derek Cooper
Filmed by: John Earle
Film editor: Peter Barber
Presented by: David Lomax
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: 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

Craig Douglas welcomes you aboard for a river trip from Buckler's Hard to Beaulieu.
See the sights and enjoy the music as he entertains you, afloat and ashore, with his friends... Steve Benbow, The Ladybirds, Douglas Squires, Pat Goh.
Music by Johnny Pearson and his Orchestra
Craig Douglas is appearing in 'No,No. Nanette' at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh


Presenter/singer: Craig Douglas
Singer/guitarist: Steve Benbow
Singers: The Ladybirds
Dancer/choreography: Douglas Squires
Dancer: Pat Goh
Musicians: Johnny Pearson and his Orchestra
Arrangements: Johnny Pearson
Arrangements: Geoff Alderson
Arrangements: Arthur Greenslade
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: The Warning

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian hears a voice from the past: Camilla finds she has taken on more than she can handle.


Series creator/writer: Hazel Adair
Series creator/writer: Peter Ling
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Joan Craft
Director: Michael Ferguson
Ian: Ronald Allen
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Alan: Basil Moss
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Ben: Bill Kerr
Stan: Johnny Wade
Doug: Lawrence James
David: Vincent Ball
Rosalind: Jennifer Wood
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Jeff: Horace James
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Mr. Benton: Jeremy Hawk
Inspector Gillingham: Alan Curtis
Theo Clay: David Swift
Vern Silver: Frank Singuineau
Sid Bergholt: Brandon Brady

: Victor Borge presents Comedy in Music

with Leonid Hambro.


Entertainer: Victor Borge
Pianist: Leonid Hambro
Orchestra under the direction of: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Raymond Berger
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Hollywood and the Stars: They Went That-A-Way

A kaleidoscopic portrait of Hollywood's fabulous past and exciting present.

'Bronco Billy', William S. Hart, Tom Mix, Gary Cooper, John Wayne-a few of the many illustrious names that have appeared in Westerns, the backbone of Hollywood's motion-picture industry for more than half a century.


Narrator: Joseph Cotten

: The News

: Questions for the Day: The Liberal Answers

Election Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party.

: Ten Years After

A film by Norman Swallow and Denis Mitchell.
A sequel to the Mitchell-Swallow film about Teenagers made ten years ago.
What became of those memorable young people? What happened? How have they changed?
Made for BBC-tv by Denis Mitchell Films Ltd.


Filmmaker: Norman Swallow
Filmmaker: Denis Mitchell
Music composed by: Thomas Henderson
Photographed by: Louis Wolfers
Sound recorded by: Michael Colomb
Editor: Michael Johns

: Amadeus String Quartet

Norbert Brainin (violin), Siegmund Nissel (violin), Peter Schidlof (viola), Martin Lovett (cello)
Schubert String Quartet in A minor, Op. 29
The second of two programmes in which one of the finest of present-day ensembles plays before an invited audience.


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

: News Extra

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