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: Engineering Science: 5: Rotation

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: Men in History: 6: Crete: The Story of Theseus and the Minotaur

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.58)

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 68

For Schools
Previously shown in November 1963
(to 10.20)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: Living in the Present: Work

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

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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

: Shylock versus The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.35)


Author: William Shakespeare
Producer: Ronald Eyre

: Discovering Science: Fuels and Burning

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.58)

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

Presented by Jeremy Stevenson.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 12.25)


Presenter: Jeremy Stevenson
Producer: Michael Totton

: 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 a macaroni necklace.
You need newspaper, macaroni with a big hole in the middle, paints, water, and string
BBC film
(to 13.45)


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

: Science Session: Food and Diet: 1: Form and Figure

What does changing the shape of our bodies involve? Louise Davies looks at the role which proteins play in our diet.
For Schools
Repeated Thurs., Nov. 12, at 10.0 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Louise Davies
Drawings: Tony Hart
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Film edited by: James Langfield
Director: E. Gwynne Jones
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Living in the Present: Work

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 by: Ray Alan
Music: Jimmy Leach
Drawings: Tony Hart
Research: Honor Kibblewhite
Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore

: Vision On: Skating

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

Film of exhibition ice-skating by champions

Skating races

A comedy cartoon

Pierre Picton, clown on roller skates

Results of the firewood competition


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Clown: Pierre Picton
Director: Diana Potter
Producer: Ursula Eason

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Corbett Woodall

: Swizzlewick: Balance of Power

From the Midlands


Script: Malcolm Bradbury
Music: Christopher Whelen
Story editor: John Barber
Designer: Neil Parkinson
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Douglas Camfield
Rufus Wright: Peter Russell
Audrey Willett: Christina Taylor
Eustace Madden: George Layton
Vincent Salt: John Baddeley
Gina: Gillian Royale
Howard: Simon Brent
Fidgett: John Gill
Major Lamb: Ballard Berkeley
Commander Maskew: Jack Holloway
Ernest Carter: Haydn Jones
Mrs. Yapp: Hilary Mason
Wendy Yapp: Madeleine Mills
Kenneth Wiley: Patrick Mower
Gardener: Chris Gittins
Removal man: Frederick Raphael
Rack: John Woodnutt
Vernon Salt: Arnold Peters
Miss Hart: Nancie Jackson
The Mayor: Martin Wyldeck
Oakes: Geoffrey Denton
Jolly: Philip Garston-Jones
Mrs. Smailgood: Margot Boyd
Town Clerk: Hugh Morton
Councillor Boreham: Graham Rigby
Policeman: Jon Rollason
Nurse: Jennifer Whitworth

: 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: The Last of the Squadron

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

Garnett goes to West Germany to investigate a report from an ex-Luftwaffe General that planes are landing at a disused airfield. Is the General imagining things, or is there really a mystery?

7.30-7.55 England, Our England: 1 - Beyond the Golden Circle
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Teleplay by: Lewis Davidson
Teleplay by: Michael Pertwee
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: Pennington Richards
Associate producer: Aida Young
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Jimmy Delaney: Bill Smith
General: Gerard Heinz
Frau Sanger: Marie Burke
Karl: Michael Ripper
Jakob: Carl Duering

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letter for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Z Cars: The Hunch

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

Detective-Constable Lynch follows a hunch that takes him on a day-trip to London and gives him some very anxious moments.


Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Donald Brewer
Film sequences - Cameraman: Dick Bush
Film sequences - Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Ian Curteis

: Professional Boxing: Billy Walker, West Ham v. Joe Erskine, Cardiff

Ten-round heavyweight contest.

Film of last night's fight in which Billy Walker faced his toughest test yet, against the former British Heavyweight Champion Joe Erskine.
From the Harry Levene Promotion at the Empire Pool, Wembley
Presented by BBC-tv Sport
See page 35


Boxer: Billy Walker
Boxer: Joe Erskine
Commentator: Liam Nolan

: The News

: The Wednesday Play: A Crack in the Ice

A story by Nikolai Leskov.
Dramatised by Ronald Eyre.
Starring Bill Fraser, James Maxwell, Derek Newark
with Michael Hordern as the Chief of Police


Author: Nikolai Leskov
Dramatised by/Director: Ronald Eyre
Translator: David Magarshack
Music: Norman Kay
Story editor: Harry Moore
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Peter Luke
Sgt. Platov: Donald Webster
Pte. Postnikov: Derek Newark
Captain Miller: James Maxwell
Lt.-Colonel Svinin: Bill Fraser
The Painter: Colin Vancao
The Peasant: Ray Mort
General Kokoshkin: Michael Hordern
Kokoshkin's Aide: Roger Swaine
Lt. Kirov: Jack May
Superintendent of Police: Duncan Lewis
Police Constable: Conrad Monk
First guard: David Kelsey
Second guard: John Bay
Svinin's batman: Duncan Livingstone
The Bishop: Peter Madden
Hospital orderly: Trevor Peacock
Narrator: Richard Hurnball

: Viewpoint: Dominique Pire

A portrait of the country priest who won the Nobel Peace Prize.
I am a priest, but I am also an anti-clerical
The only courage I have consists in doing everything in fear


Subject: Dominique Pire
Narrator: Robert MacLeod
Fr. Pire's words spoken in English by: Gary Watson
Film cameraman: Jacques Alexandre
Film editor: Larry Toft
Producer: Peter Ferres

: News Extra

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