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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: Time Off

A sociology series.

What do we do with our leisure? How different are the spare-time activities of students in a technical college from the inhabitants of a village, a market town, a mining community?
This programme examines some spare-time activities-from a Sauna bath in Banbury to a miners' club in Yorkshire.
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

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: The State Opening of Parliament

by Her Majesty the Queen
BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras cover the Royal Procession from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, Her Majesty's ceremonial entrance into the Chamber of the House of Lords, and the Speech from the Throne.
See facing page
(to 11.50)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: 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 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
Previously shown on October 28

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
Satanio: Frank Moorey

: Deputy Dawg

The space varmint gives the boys a rare plant in exchange for some eggs.

: 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 Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: 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
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: To the Rescue

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Doug takes charge and there is a setback for Camilla.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Terence Stockting
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: John Crockett
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Doug: Lawrence James
Bridget Wayman: Gaynor Lloyd
David: Vincent Ball
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Tessa March: Bridget Armstrong
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Francesca Lonardi: Isa Miranda
Rex Barnett: Simon Oates
Ben: Bill Kerr
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Sister Howell: Faith Kent

: Here's Harry: The Quarrel

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
Starring Harry Worth
This week: The Quarrel
featuring Norman Rossington, Anthony Sharp
with Pamela Manson, Doris Gambell, John East, Jack Woolgar, Frances Brozel
From the North
See page 37


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Title music: Ivor Slaney
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Norman Rossington
[Actor]: Anthony Sharp
[Actress]: Pamela Manson
Mrs. Benson: Doris Gambell
[Actor]: John East
[Actor]: Jack Woolgar
[Actress]: Frances Brozel

: Slattery's People: Question: Whatever happened to Ezra?

A new film series featuring a young politician.
Starring Richard Crenna as Slattery
Paul Geary, Edward Asner, Maxine Stuart, Tol Avery
and guest star, Ed Wynn

Question: Whatever happened to Ezra?
...and the surprising answer leads to Slattery's determination to prevent the closure of an old people's home.


Slattery: Richard Crenna
Johnny Ramos: Paul Geary
Frank Radcliff: Edward Asner
B.J. Clawson: Maxine Stuart
Speaker Bert Metcalf: Tol Avery
Ezra Tallicott: Ed Wynn

: The News

: A Little Madness

Written by Alan Whicker.
Alan Whicker reports from The Private World of the Pocomaniacs.
Remarkable sights, hypnotic sounds of rites within the secret world of this Jamaican cult; in a fine frenzy of 'tromping' and furious drumming, spirits take possession and Pocomaniacs begin to 'speak in tongues'...
A Tonight presentation
See page 36


Writer/reporter: Alan Whicker
Sound recordist: Freddie Downton
Cameraman: Ken Willicombe
Film editor: Bill Wright
Produced and directed by: Michael Tuchner

: The State Opening of Parliament

by Her Majesty the Queen
An edited recording of this morning's ceremony.
See page 38

: Election Day U.S.A.: Johnson v. Goldwater

Richard Dimbleby introduces a special report by Satellite on today's contest for the American Presidency.
Reporters in New York,
Robin Day, Robert McKenzie
and in London
Ian Trethowan, Roderick MacLeish


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter (New York): Robin Day
Reporter (New York): Robert McKenzie
Reporter (London): Ian Trethowan
Reporter (London): Roderick MacLeish
Producer: Richard Francis

: The Science of Man

A course in human biology.
First transmission on Saturday

: Election Day U.S.A.: Johnson v. Goldwater

Richard Dimbleby introduces a further report from New York as the results come in.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby

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