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

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: Men in History: 4: Smiths and Swordsmen

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.58)

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 64

For Schools
Previously shown in October, 1963
(to 10.20)


Presented by: Alan Tammadge
Director: John Cain

: Living in the Present: Friends and Neighbours

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

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly 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: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The Caucasian Chalk Circle: Part 3

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: Sounds Through the Air

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.58)

: Science and Society: Unit I: Man and his Inheritance: 4: The Pattern of Growth

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 have to make a paper lantern.
You need coloured wallpaper, glue, pencil, scissors, and ruler
BBC film
(to 13.45)


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

: Science Session: Records and Recording: 4: Recording Session

Gordon Severn has called his music for this series 'Viveca' and in today's programme he explains what goes on in the recording studio when he and the Stan Major Quartet make a record of the music.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 10.0 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Presenter/Theme music composed by: Gordon Severn
Musicians: The Stan Major Quartet
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Film edited by: James Langfield
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Living in the Present: Friends and Neighbours

A sociology series.
BBC film
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: Ray Alan
Music: Jimmy Leach
Drawings: Tony Hart
Research: Honor Kibblewhite
Devised by/Producer: Michael Westmore

: Part-Time Heroes

Written by Duncan Ross.
A second chance to see this documentary film about the Royal National Life-boat Institution.

No other country in the world has such an effective organisation for the saving of life at sea as Britain with the Royal National Life-boat Institution. To show something of the scope and methods of the life-boat service this film reconstructs two actual incidents-the rescue of three fishermen off the coast of North Wales and a fire on board a coastal ship.
Commentary spoken by Michael Flanders.
Produced by Duncan Griffin-Beale for BBC-tv Enterprises


Writer: Duncan Ross
Narrator: Michael Flanders
Photographed by: Leonard Newson
Photographed by: Eddie Best
Sound: John Ramsay
Film editor: Stanley Hill
Producer: Duncan Griffin-Beale

: 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

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Swizzlewick: The Best Method of Defence

From the Midlands


Music: Christopher Whelen
Story editor: John Barber
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Julia Smith
The Mayor: Martin Wyldeck
Filch: Cec Ltnder
Rack: John Woodnutt
Kenneth Wiley: Patrick Mower
Mrs. Yapp: Hilary Mason
Ernest Carter: Haydn Jones
Wendy Yapp: Madeleine Mills
Lucasta: Mary Hinton
Vicar: Edward Jewesbury
Howard: Simon Brent
Rufus Wright: Peter Russell
Vincent Salt: John Baddeley
Music-shop man: Peter Daly
Oakes: Geoffrey Denton
Jolly: Philip Garston-Jones
Town Clerk: Hugh Morton
Fidgett: John Gill
Vernon Salt: Arnold Peters
Major Lamb: Ballard Berkeley
Mrs. Smallgood: Margot Boyd
Miss Hart: Nancie Jackson
Audrey Willett: Christina Taylor
Eustace Madden: George Layton
Gina Promise: Gillian Royale

: Zero One: The Marriage Broker

Call sign of International Air Security
A film series.
Starring Nigel Patrick as Alan Garnett
Produced by MGM-TV in association with the BBC

Garnett finds himself acting as a marriage broker when he is faced with a formidable Greek family with two unmarried sons, and a pretty girl who has come all the way from New York to marry one of them.

7.25-7.50 World Zoos: Frankfurt
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Teleplay by: Phyllis White
Teleplay by: Robert White
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: Peter Graham Scott
Associate producer: Aida Young
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Jimmy Delaney: Bill Smith
Tina: Andree Melly
Miss Smith: Lois Maxwell
Papa Kadopotis: Martin Miller
Mrs Kadopolis: Selma Vaz Dias

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Bertram Mills Supershow

A circus cocktail blending ingredients sparkling, exciting, glamorous, amusing, fast, sophisticated, dangerous, and hilarious.
Cocktail shaken by Don Saunders, Musical eccentric and master of mime.

The Istvanfys
Stars of the springboard from the Hungarian State Circus.

Dawn on the Volga
Arab stallions presented at liberty by Norman Barrett.

A hilarious attempt at house-decorating by Jacko, Little Billy, and Nikki.

Bob Bramson
Sophisticated genius of the spinning hoops.

The Frankordis
Whirlwind bareback riders-the very essence of circus.

Aerial Fantasy with Martina

A Touch of Tigers
presented by Czechoslovakian Bela Roucka.

The Peters
Hungarian space-age aerialists orbiting in the roof of the Big Top.

Bertram Mills Touring Show opens next week in Liverpool


Presenter: Don Saunders
Performers: The Istvanfys
Performer: Norman Barrett
Clown: Jacko
Clown: Little Billy
Clown: Nikki
Hoop juggler: Bob Bramson
Aerialist: Martina
Acrobatics: The Frankordis
Performer: Bela Roucka
Aerialists: The Peters
Choreography for the Circus dancers by: Jack Billings
Circus director: Cyril Mills
Circus director: Bernard Mills
Musical director: Charles Hotham
Equestrian director: Norman Barrett
Director: Mary David
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Adventure: Lhasa, Forbidden City

Adventure shows again Lhasa, Forbidden City
First transmission on Feb. 15, 1962


Narrator: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Ernst Krause
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented and series edited by: Brian Branston

: The News

: Z Cars: Somebody Said...

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

A bar-room conversation leads Det.-Con. Lynch to a trio of heavy drinkers, and helps him in his search for a regular source of information.


Designer: Jeremy Davies
Film sequences - Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film sequences - Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Geoffrey Nethercott

: 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:

Long Jump Final (women); Javelin (men) 10,000m. Final

4 x 100m. Freestyle Relay Final (men); 400m. Medley Final (men); 100m. Backstroke Final (women)

Diving: Springboard Final (men)

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

: Postscript

with The Archdeacon of London.


Speaker: The Archdeacon of London [Martin Sullivan]

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