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: Engineering Science: 5: Rotation

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


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Director: Edward Goldwyn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: A Year in the Country: Ready for the Road

Introduced by Eric Simms.
A programme about a wheelwright, a blacksmith, and a mechanic, showing how careful preparation ensures safety for all road users.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown in October 1962
Repeated Friday, Nov. 13, at 11.35 a.m.
(to 9.58)


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

: Discovering Science: Fuels and Burning

Gerd Sommerhoff investigates what happens to a fuel when it burns and shows how a knowledge of burning enables us to control fire.
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: Work

A sociology series.

Many of the students in technical colleges are already at work. What does work mean to them? What sort of training are they getting? What are their ambitions and prospects? Does the college education help? What are the standards of apprentices like today? Students at Barnet College in North London give their opinions on these questions.
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.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Science and Society: Unit II: Research and Industry: 6: Isotopes in Industry

How is the outcome of originally pure academic physics research applicable in industry? Radio-activity has many valuable uses in various fields.
Presented by Jeremy Stevenson.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 12.0
(to 11.30)


Presenter: Jeremy Stevenson
Producer: Michael Totton

: Merry-Go-Round: Off the Ground

by Walter De La Mare.
read by Hugh David.
For children of seven to nine.
Alison Edmonds introduces Off the Ground
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
(to 11.55)


Author: Walter De La Mare
Reader: Hugh David
Presenter: Alison Edmonds
Drawings: Sheila Perry
Special effects: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Film editor: Peter Horrey
Producer: Claire Chovil

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards
Topical items in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss)


Unknown: 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

: Shylock versus The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare.
The second of two programmes on the theme of justice. The Trial Scene from The Merchant of Venice arouses today a reaction quite different from the one Shakespeare intended.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.35)


Author: William Shakespeare
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Shylock: Alan MacNaughtan
Antonio: Donald Webster
Bassanio: Terry Palmer
The Duke of Venice: Michael Malnick
Portia: Bridget Turner
Gratiano: Michael Murray
Salanio: Frank Moorey

: Deputy Dawg

Musky, Vince, and Deputy Dawg have trouble with the Catfish.

: 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

: 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

: First Impressions

The panel tries to identify well-known personalities in a game of question, answer, deduction, and intuition.
The Panel: Frank Muir, Drusilla Beyfus, Ted Moult
The Chairman, Terence Brady


Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Ted Moult
Chairman: Terence Brady
Designer: Luciana Arrighi
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: John Irwin

: 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

: Compact: Kooky Christening

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Annette has a proposal which startles Ian. Features and the Art Department give birth to a girl.


Series creator/writer: Hazel Adair
Series creator/writer: Peter Ling
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Ian: Ronald Allen
Annette: Melissa Stribling
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
David: Vincent Ball
Stan: Johnny Wade
Tessa March: Bridget Armstrong
Doug: Lawrence James
Trolley girl: Wendy Ascott
Benton: Jeremy Hawk
Ben: Bill Kerr
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Alan: Basil Moss
Man in Reception: Frederick Hall
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Sir Piers Dyson: John Gatrell
Julia: Polly Adams
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke

: Here's Harry: The Worker

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
Starring Harry Worth
This week: The Worker
featuring Robert Dorning, Geoffrey Hibbert, Frank Williams
with Stuart Saunders, James Beck, Doris Rogers, Joe Gladwin, Frederick Farley, Jack Woolgar, Douglas Clarke, Rex Boyd
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Title music: Ivor Slaney
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hibbert
[Actor]: Frank Williams
[Actor]: Stuart Saunders
[Actor]: James Beck
[Actress]: Doris Rogers
[Actor]: Joe Gladwin
[Actor]: Frederick Farley
[Actor]: Jack Woolgar
[Actor]: Douglas Clarke
[Actor]: Rex Boyd

: Slattery's People: Question: Remember the Dark Sins of Youth?

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 star, Arthur Hill

The happiness of an entire family is threatened by... Question: Remember the Dark Sins of Youth?


Slattery: Richard Crenna
Johnny Ramos: Paul Geary
Frank Radcliff: Edward Asner
B.J. Clawson: Maxine Stuart
Speaker Bert Metcalf: Tol Avery
Dr. George Allison: Arthur Hill

: The News

: International Athletics: Japan v. U.S.A. v. The Commonwealth

from Japan
Some of the stars of the Olympic Games compete in a triangular match at Osaka.
Presented by BBC-tv Sport


Commentator in Osaka: David Coleman

: International Concert Hall

presents the great Russian conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky conducting the London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Erich Gruenberg
Benjamin Britten's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
and Tamas Vasary the brilliant Hungarian pianist in Bela Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 3
Concert given before an invited audience at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon.
Introduced by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky.
First of a new series of International Concert Hall programmes.


Orchestra conductor/presenter: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Erich Gruenberg
Pianist: Tamas Vasary
Directed for television by: Robin Scott

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

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

How do all the cells of the embryo differentiate and organise themselves to form a baby?
Dr. L. Wolpert, King's College, London
First transmission on Saturday


Presenter: Dr. L. Wolpert

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