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: Engineering Science: 1: Forces

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: Men in History: 2: Stones and Bones

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.58)

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 60

For Schools
Previously shown in September 1963
(to 10.20)


Presented by: Alan Tammadge
Director: John Cain

: Living in the Present: Faces in the Crowd

A sociology series.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.43)

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Mollie 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: Mollie Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The Caucasian Chalk Circle: Part I

by Bertolt Brecht.
Translated by John Holmstrom.
Adapted and produced by Ronald Eyre.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.35)


Author: Bertolt Brecht
Translated by: John Holmstrom
Adapter/producer: Ronald Eyre

: Discovering Science: Air Pressure

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.58)

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

Introduced by Professor W. S. Bullough.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 12.25)


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

: 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: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make paper flags.
You need paper, thin sticks, paints, and glue.
BBC film
(to 13.45)


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

: Science Session: Records and Recording: 2: The Crystal Pick-up

Bending or twisting a crystal of Rochelle salt can generate electricity. This remarkable fact is the secret of the crystal pick-up, which Gordon Severn investigates today in this series about records and record players.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 10.0 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Presenter/Theme music composed by: Gordon Severn
Film edited by: James Langfield
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Living in the Present: Faces in the Crowd

A sociology series.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 14.50)

: Tichpuzzle

introduced by Ray Alan assisted, interrupted, and generally thwarted by Tich and Quackers.
A programme of comedy and puzzles.


Presenter/Ventriloquist/Comedy material by: Ray Alan
Music: Jimmy Leach
Drawings: Tony Hart
Research: Honor Kibblewhite
Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Ventriloquism 18 November 2016

: Vision On

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

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
An old story told in dancing by The British Dance-Drama Group directed by Gerard Bagley.

and a Competition


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Film editor: Valerie Best
Designer: Kenneth Wrench
Director: Diana Potter
Producer: Ursula Eason
Director (The British Dance-Drama Group): Gerard Bagley
Dukas The Sorcerer: Henry Metcalfe
The Apprentice: Gerard Bagley
The Broom: Diane Gardiner

: 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

: Swizzlewick: Dog-Lovers Unite!

From the Midlands


Music: Christopher Whelen
Story editor: John Barber
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Hugh David
Rack: John Woodnutt
Filch: Cec Linder
Kenneth Wiley: Patrick Mower
Rufus Wright: Peter Russell
Lucasta: Mary Hinton
Vicar: Edward Jewesbury
Blousie: Judy Child
Jolly: Philip Garston-Jones
Vernon Salt: Arnold Peters
Miss Hart: Nancie Jackson
Mrs. Smallgood: Margot Boyd
Major Lamb: Ballard Berkeley
The Mayor: Martin Wyldeck
Oakes: Geoffrey Denton
Wendy Yapp: Madeleine Mills
Miss Oldacre: Elspeth Duxbury
Howard: Simon Brent
Mrs. Yapp: Hilary Mason
Ernest Carter: Haydn Jones

: 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
Associate producer: John Lloyd
Associate producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate producer: Anthony Smith
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Zero One: Ghost Strip

Call sign of International Air Security
A film series starring Nigel Patrick as Alan Garnett.
with Bill Smith as Jimmy Delaney
Produced by MGM TV in association with the BBC

A deserted airfield, a plane with stolen gold, and in the hut the tea is still warm in the teapot. This is the mystery Delaney has to solve when he flies to the emergency landing strip in the African bush.

7.30-7.55 The Fragrant Harbour: first of two programmes in which Johnny Morris looks at Hong Kong.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Teleplay by: Michael Pertwee
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: Pennington Richards
Associate producer: Aida Young
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Jimmy Delaney: Bill Smith
Rogers: Maurice Hedley
First Pilot: John Bonney
Second Pilot: Roy Spencer
Third Pilot: Ian Curry
Presenter (The Fragrant Harbour): Johnny Morris

: 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

: Z Cars: Lucky Partners

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

To the young Mrs. Napier, the man at the door seems anything but sinister: just buying old gold. But his methods of purchase leave something to be desired.


Writer: John Hopkins
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film sequences - Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film sequences - Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Leonard Lewis

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
with David Coleman in Tokyo setting the scene for The Olympic Games.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Item presenter (The Olympic Games): David Coleman
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate editor: Alan Hart
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: Election Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.

: The Bone Yard

by Clive Exton.
with Colin Blakely and Neil McCarthy
Colin Blakely is a National Theatre Player
See page 43


Writer: Clive Exton
Music: Norman Kaye
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Film editor: David Elliott
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: James MacTaggart
P.C. Miller: Neil McCarthy
Inspector Potter: Colin Blakely
Mrs. Miller: Marjie Lawrence
Sergeant Strickland: Michael Robbins
Mrs. Potter: Evelyn Lund
Mrs. Potter's nurse: Jacqueline Blackmore
Mrs. Lattimore: Carmel McSharry
Canteen supervisor: Sheelah Wilcocks
Superintendent Melchior: John Le Mesurier
Vicar: Jeremy Longhurst

: Can These Stones Live?

The dreams of rebuilding a ruined abbey on a remote Hebridean island grew out of the hard realities of a Glasgow slum parish in the 1930s. This Viewpoint film tells the story of George MacLeod, Founder and Leader of the Iona Community.


Subject: George MacLeod
Narrator: Rolf Lefebvre
Film cameraman: James Balfour
Sound recordist: John Murphy
Film editor: Roy Watts
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: News Extra

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