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: Going to Work: Working with Wood

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


Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Middle School Mathematics: 5: Numbers from Shape

Art, architecture, and even anatomy have links with the pentagon, the mathematical shape behind today's programme.
Introduced by Dick Tahta.
For Schools
Previously shown on October 19
(to 10.20)


Presenter: Dick Tahta
Illustrator: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
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

People - Politics - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
(Previously shown on Thursday)
(to 11.25)


Film Editor: Peter S. Horrey
Producer: Tony Scull

: A Year in the Country: Looking Under Stones

Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(Previously shown on Tuesday, Oct. 20)
(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: 5: Woodwind: Flutes and Clarinets

Introduced by Kenneth Alwyn.
With Christopher Taylor (flute), Colin Bradbury (clarinet), Clifford Seville (piccolo) and Tom McCall (accompanist).
For Schools
(Previously shown on Monday, Oct. 19)
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Kenneth Alwyn
Flutist: Christopher Taylor
Clarinetist: Colin Bradbury
Piccolo: Clifford Seville
Pianist/accompanist: Tom McCall
Producer: John Hosier

: Racing at Aintree

The second day of the Liverpool Autumn Meeting.

2.45 The Becher Steeplechase
for 5-year-olds and upwards over 2 miles and about 5 furlongs of the Grand National course

3.15 The Liverpool Autumn Cup
for 3-year-olds and upwards over 1 mile, 2 furlongs, 170 yards

3.45 The Duchy Stakes
for 3-year-olds and upwards over 1 mile, 6 furlongs

In the paddock, Clive Graham

(to 15.50)


Commentator: Peter Montague-Evans
Commentator: Michael Seth-Smith
Commentator: Robert Haynes
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Interviews: Peter Bromley
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
with Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Harold Taylor
Guest: Mark Wynter
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/Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Magician: Harold Taylor
Singer: Mark Wynter
Musicians: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: John Burrowes
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]

: 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

: Gardening Club

Film cameras in Northern Ireland
Percy Thrower introduces a visit to the garden of John Pate in a new bungalow estate suburb of Belfast.
Space for two children to play; vegetables for a family to eat; and shrubs, trees, bamboos, and flowers to satisfy a keen plantsman
And in another new Belfast suburb, a problem of clay soil and drainage facing a beginner to gardening
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John Pate
Cameraman: Ian Barrowman
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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: Moving On

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Camilla changes her plans, Alan tackles a difficult situation, and Mrs. Chater hears some very disturbing news of Ian.


Series creator/writer: Hazel Adair
Series creator/writer: Peter Ling
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
David: Vincent Ball
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Francesca Lonardi: Isa Miranda
Doug: Lawrence James
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Ben: Bill Kerr
Stan: Johnny Wade
Tessa March: Bridget Armstrong
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Miss Outram: Elspeth MacNaughton
Alan: Basil Moss
Rosalind: Jennifer Wood
George Harvest: Mark Burns
Freddy Robbins: David Gregory

: Sykes and Two Birthdays

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Jeremy Longhurst, Gerald Campion, Richard Shaw, Tony Fayne, George Roderick, Ray Browne, George Betton, Murray Cash, Laura Thurlow, Tony Hilton,
Joyce Hemson


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Film cameraman: James Balfour
Film editor: Jim Latham
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Philip Barker
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Jeremy Longhurst
[Actor]: Gerald Campion
[Actor]: Richard Shaw
[Actor]: Tony Fayne
[Actor]: George Roderick
[Actor]: Ray Browne
[Actor]: George Betton
[Actor]: Murray Cash
[Actress]: Laura Thurlow
[Actor]: Tony Hilton
[Actress]: Joyce Hemson

: The Kathy Kirby Show

Starring Kathy Kirby
Special guest star: Richard Wattis
with Peter Gordeno, Robert Bell, Rino Cortese, Carl 'Bobo' Gonzales, Pat Coombs, Vie Riscoe, The George Mitchell Singers, The Show Dancers.


Presenter: Kathy Kirby
Guest star: Richard Wattis
Singer/dancer: Peter Gordeno
Singer: Robert Bell
Performer: Rino Cortese
Performer: Carl 'Bobo' Gonzales
Performer: Pat Coombs
Performer: Vie Riscoe
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Orchestra led by: David McCallum
Script: Bob Block
Script: Gerry Maxin
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Points of View

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


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: The Great War: Part 2: For such a stupid reason, too...

Written by John Terraine.
A twenty-six-part history of the 1914-1918 War.

God grant we may not have a European war thrust upon us, and for such a stupid reason, too-no, I don't mean stupid, but to have to go to war on account of tiresome Serbia beggars belief. Queen Mary, July 1914
with the voices of Sir Michael Redgrave as Narrator, Sir Ralph Richardson as Haig, Emlyn Williams as Lloyd George, Marius Goring, Cyril Luckham, Sebastian Shaw
Theme 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, June 6)


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

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: All About Eavesdropping

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: Under the Helmet

An unfinished portrait of Alasdair Gray painter and writer of Glasgow.
'I am a chorus in search of a tragedy, a raker of middens in the industrial North.
I am a genius in an obscure line of business. Try me a little.
I may have something you can use'.
A BBC-tv documentary film


Subject: Alasdair Gray
Photographed by: Edward McConnel
Additional photography: Oscar Marzaroli
Sound recordist: Alex Brown
Commentary: Christopher Harbon
Film editor: Inman Hunter
Production assistant: Laurence Henson
Produced and directed by: Robert Kitts

: Sky at Night: Planet Earth

Patrick Moore and Kenneth Fea of the University of London Observatory consider how the earth would appear to an astronomical observer in a satellite.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Kenneth Fea
Director: Roger Strauss
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: News Extra

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