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: Engineering Science: 3: Force, Mass, and Acceleration

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(Previously shown in October 1963)
Repeated Wed. and Thurs. at 9.10 a.m.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: A Year in the Country: A Visit to the River

Introduced by Eric Simms.
The course of the local river, from its source near the village right down to the sea.
BBC film for Schools
(Previously shown in October 1962)
Repeated on Friday, Oct. 23, at 11.35 a.m.
(to 9.58)


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

: Discovering Science: Sounds Through the Air

What causes sound waves and how fast do they travel through the air? Gerd Sommerhoff uses a yacht race starting-gun to measure the speed of sound.
For Schools
(Previously shown in October 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: Friends and Neighbours

A sociology series.

How do we choose our friends? And why do we need them? This programme considers friendship at all ages, and examines some of the ways in which town planning attempts to influence our choice.
BBC film
Repeated on Wed. and Thurs. at 10.23 a.m. and Wed. at 2.30 p.m.
(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: 4: The Pattern of Growth

The chromosomes in all our millions of cells contain the same set of instructions-so how is it that cells in one part of the body become skin tissue, and in other parts nerve or muscle or liver tissue?
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: The Bell under the Water: Part 1

For children of seven to nine.
Introduced by Alison Edmonds.
For Schools
Children watching these programmes should, if possible, have space to move around in as they will be asked to join in with mime and improvisation.
(Repeated Thurs., Oct. 22, at 9.38 a.m.)
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Alison Edmonds
Drawings: Maureen Roffey
Special Effects: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Film Cameraman: Edgar Best
Film Editor: Peter Horrey
Producer: Claire Chovil

: 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 3

by Bertolt Brecht.
Translated by John Holmstrom.
Adapted and produced by Ronald Eyre.
Starring Avril Elgar, John Meillon
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
Storyteller: Hugh Dickson
Music: Eric Allen
Dance arranged by: Ronald Smedley
Dance accompanied by: Bob Rundle
Designer: Gordon Roland
Grusha: Avril Elgar
Azdak: John Meillon
Schauwa: James Cossins
Invalid: James Grout
Lame Man: Hugh Dickson
Accused Doctor: John Ringham
Blackmailer: Peter John
Farmers: Michael Wynne
Farmers: Adrian Brine
Old Woman: Mollie Maureen
Bandit: David King
Adjutant: Patrick Godfrey
Governor's Wife: Constance Lorne
Simon: Robert Gillespie
Cook: Betty Hardy
First Lawyer: Donald Eccles
Second Lawyer: Peter Wyatt
Trooper: Derek Newark
Trooper: Peter Ellis
Trooper: Peter Thornton
Trooper: Michael Robbins
Peasant: Barbara Atkinson
Peasant: Jackie Lenya
Peasant: Audrey Noble
Peasant: Anne Robson
Peasant: Leslie Bates
Peasant: Charles Gilbert
Michael: Adrian Gill

: Deputy Dawg

A visitor from outer space brings adventure to Deputy Dawg and his friends.

: Treasure House

where happy chance finds are made by John Earle and Serendipity Dog who open the door on a world full of strange and entertaining facts.
From the West


Presenter: John Earle
Film editor: Philip Mutton
Designer: Kenneth Wrench
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Olympic Report

with Cliff Michelmore.
Today's results from Tokyo together with the latest news, film, and personalities from the 1964 Olympic Games.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Election Gallery

with Ian Trethowan, Robin Day, Robert McKenzie.
A special report on the 1964 Election Campaign.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Associate producer: Brian Smale Adams
Producer: Anthony Whitby
Editor: John Grist

: Compact: The Shadow of Danger

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Camilla's illness reaches a climax and Alan seems to be heading for more trouble.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Joan Craft
Director: John Crockett
Ben: Bill Kerr
Sister Fearon: Gwyneth Owens
Dr. Hallowell: John Humphry
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Ian: Ronald Allen
Annette: Melissa Stribling
Julia: Polly Adams
David: Vincent Ball
Toby St Giles Viliers: David Charlesworth
Stan: Johnny Wade
Bert: Tony Poole
Freddie Robbins: David Gregory
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Alan: Basil Moss
Doug: Lawrence James
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Jeff: Horace James
Rosalind: Jennifer Wood
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Ludman: Brian Anderson

: Here's Harry: The Golfer

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
Starring Harry Worth in the first of a new series.
This week: The Golfer
featuring Geoffrey Sumner, Felix Felton, Frank Williams, Jack Smethurst
and Jack Woolgar, Alick Hayes, Tom Gowling
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Title music: Ivor Slaney
Film cameraman: John Wyatt
Settings: Tim Harvey
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Geoffrey Sumner
[Actor]: Felix Felton
[Actor]: Frank Williams
[Actor]: Jack Smethurst
[Actor]: Jack Woolgar
[Actor]: Alick Hayes
[Actor]: Tom Gowling

: Slattery's People: Question: What is Truth?

A new film series featuring a young politician who makes people and their problems his business.
Starring Richard Crenna as Slattery
with Paul Geary , Edward Asner, Maxine Stuart. Tol Avery
and guest stars, James Whitmore, Elizabeth Allan

Question: What is Truth?
...and Slattery's answer could have a disastrous effect on an opponent's long and distinguished career.


Slattery: Richard Crenna
Johnny Ramos: Paul Geary
Frank Radcliff: Edward Asner
B.J. Clawson: Maxine Stuart
Speaker Bert Metcalf: Tol Avery
Representative Harry Sanborn: James Whitmore
Pat Russell: Elizabeth Allan

: The News

: Election Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.

: Hollywood and the Stars: Teenage Idols: Part 2

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


Narrator: Joseph Cotten

: The Olympic Games

Today's events brought to you by Satellite Television from Tokyo, together with film and recordings flown over the Pole by jet aircraft.
with News-Action-Personalities from the 18th Olympiad
Today's events on Satellite include:

100m. Backstroke Semi-finals (women); 100m. Freestyle Final (women); 200m. Backstroke Final (men)

Boxing: Eliminating rounds

Weightlifting: Lightweight Final

Rowing: Semi-finals

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
Presented by BBC-tv Sport


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Commentary team in Tokyo: David Coleman
Commentary team in Tokyo: Harry Carpenter
Commentary team in Tokyo: Max Robertson
Commentary team in Tokyo: Peter West
Commentary team in Tokyo: Frank Bough

: Election News Extra

followed by The Weather

: The Science of Man: Series 3: From Egg to Adult

First transmission on Saturday

: Close Down

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