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: Going to Work: The Interview

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.55)


Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Middle School Mathematics: 4: Pattern and Growth

This programme illustrates an unusual mathematical sequence of numbers called the Fibonacci series.
Introduced by Dick Tahta.
For Schools
Previously shown Monday, Oct. 12
(to 10.20)


Presenter: Dick Tahta
Illustrator: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: John Cain

: 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 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Spotlight

For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: 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 on Tuesday, Oct. 13
(to 11.55)


Presenter/producer: Eric Simms
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: 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 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The Orchestra: 4: Harp, Cimbalom, Piano

Introduced by Kenneth Alwyn.
with Marisa Robles (harp), Gilbert Webster (cimbalom).
For Schools
Previously shown Monday, Oct. 12
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Kenneth Alwyn
Harpist: Marisa Robles
Cimbalomist: Gilbert Webster
Producer: John Hosier

: The Olympic Games

Outstanding moments of yesterday's events in Tokyo.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.
Presented by BBC-tv Sport
(to 16.30)


Presenter: Alan Weeks
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

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
with Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Harold Taylor
Guests: The Hollies
and 'Jig Jak'
Music by Bert Hayes and his Octet

Leslie Crowther is appearing in 'The Black and White Minstrel Show' at the Victoria Palace, London; Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville


Presenter: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Magician: Harold Taylor
Band/guests: The Hollies
Musicians: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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]

: 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

: 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: Smugglers' Gold

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ben's vigil ends. Ian investigates the smuggling business and his evening out has an unexpected ending.
Jennifer Clulow is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Ferguson
Ian: Ronald Allen
Stan: Johnny Wade
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Ben: Bill Kerr
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Sid Bergholt: Brandon Brady
Benton: Jeremy Hawk
Shasta Kindrl: Devi Bughwan
Doug: Lawrence James
Julia: Polly Adams
Blackett: Cameron Miller
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Nurse: Jennifer Clulow
Rosalind: Jennifer Wood
Cheryl: Jan Miller
Annette: Melissa Stribling
Passer-by: Beatrix Mackey

: The Big Noise

or Episodes in the Uneasy Life of a Top Pop Disc Jockey
Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
Starring Bob Monkhouse as Bob Mason
with Norman Rossington
and Colin Gordon as Gerald Payne


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Based on an idea by: Denis Goodwin
Wardrobe supervisor: Marjorie Lewis
Make-up supervisor: Jill Summers
Sound: Robin Luxford
Lighting: Cyril Wilkins
Music written and directed by: Kenny Napper
Designer: Martin Johnson
Executive producer: James Gilbert
Producer: Joe McGrath
Pop Group: The Untamed Four
Bob: Bob Monkhouse
Lily Goddard: Dilys Lave
Doris: Jan Williams
Kim: Norman Rossington
Nurse: Eugenie Cavanagh
Geraldine: Sheila Steafel
Producer: Bob McBain
Sheila: Marianne Stone
Gerald Payne: Colin Gordon

: Gala Performance

Andrew Cruickshank introduces Benny Goodman, Renata Scotto, Marisa Robles, The Moiseyev Dance Company, Ronnie Scott, Jackie Dougan, Dave Green, Colin Purbrook, Bill Le Sage.
The Pro Arte Orchestra
Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
(The Moiseyev Dance Company appears by arrangement with Victor Hochhauser Ltd.)
See page 64


Presenter: Andrew Cruickshank
Clarinettist: Benny Goodman
Soprano: Renata Scotto
Harpist: Marisa Robles
Dancers: The Moiseyev Dance Company
Saxophonist: Ronnie Scott
Drummer: Jackie Dougan
Bassist: Dave Green
Musician: Colin Purbrook
Musician: Bill Le Sage
Musicians: The Pro Arte Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Leonard Hirsch
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Research: Arthur Jacobs
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Sound: Adrian Stocks
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Patricia Foy

: The News

: The Great War: Part 1: On the idle hill of summer...

Written by John Terraine and Correlli Barnett.
A twenty-six-part history of the 1914-1918 War.
"On the idle hill of summer
Sleepy with the sound of streams
Far I hear the steady drummer
Drumming like a noise in dreams". (A. E. Housman)

Europe in the summer of 1914; Europe at peace yet torn by social unrest: by international tensions, by fear and ambitions that led the Great Powers unsuspectingly yet inevitably to the brink of war.

With the voices of: Sir Michael Redgrave as Narrator, Sir Ralph Richardson as Douglas Haig, Emlyn Williams as Lloyd George and Marius Goring, Cyril Luckham, Sebastian Shaw.

Music by Wilfred Josephs
played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
Conducted by George Hurst
Series produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Commission
A BBC Tonight production
(First transmission on BBC-2, May 30)
See page 61


Writer/Associate Producer (Great Britain): John Terraine
Writer: Correlli Barnett
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Douglas Haig (Voice): Sir Ralph Richardson
Lloyd George (Voice): Emlyn Williams
Voices: Marius Goring
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Music: Wilfred Josephs
Music played by: The BBC Northern Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: George Hurst
Supervising Film Editor: Barrie Toovey
Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Associate Producer (Canada): Ed Rollins
Associate Producer (Australia): Tom Manefield
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: Today at the Olympic Games

Highlights of the thirteenth day at the 18th Olympic Games, brought to you by Satellite from Tokyo.

Today's events include: Boxing Finals, Equestrian Sports, Judo

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

: News Extra

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