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: Engineering Science: 5: Rotation

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: Merry-Go-Round: The Bell under the Water: Part 2

For children of seven to nine
Introduced by Alison Edmonds.

with Max Howard and Hilary Green
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.
For Schools
Previously shown on October 29
(to 9.58)


Presenter: Alison Edmonds
Producer: Claire Chovil
[Actor]: Max Howard
[Actress]: Hilary Green

: Science Session: Records and Recording: 5: Tape to Disc

In today's programme Gordon Severn explains how sound is stored on magnetic tape. With him we follow the story of his recorded music from the tape recorder in the studio to the disc on the record counter.
For Schools
Previously shown on October 29
(to 10.20)


Presenter/theme music composed by: Gordon Severn
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Film edited by: James Langfield
Film edited by: David Painter
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Living in the Present: Time Off

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

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: For Sixth Forms: Greek Drama: The Bacchae: Part 2

by Euripides.
Translation by Neil Curry.
Starring Jeremy Brett, John Carson, Cyril Luckham, Margot van Der Burgh
For Schools
Previously shown on October 26
(to 11.30)


Author: Euripides
Translation by: Neil Curry
Movement: Litz Pisk
Drumming by: Don Lawson
Special effects: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Dionysus: Jeremy Brett
Messenger: Alan Howard
Agave: Margot van Der Burgh
Cadmus: Cyril Luckham
Chorus: June Bailey
Chorus: Yolande Bavan
Chorus: Margo Cunningham
Chorus: Freda Dowie
Chorus: Sonia Fraser
Chorus: Bandana Gupta
Chorus: Patricia Regan
Chorus: Mary Wylie
Chorus: Maria Andipa
Chorus: Patience Gcwabe
Chorus: Sophia Lokko
Chorus: Mamsie Mtombeni
Chorus: Angela Scott-Patrick
Chorus: John Murray Scott
Chorus: Henley Thomas
Guards: David Ap-Richards
Guards: Adrian Drotsky
Guards: Steve Kirby
Guards: Derrick Slater

: Signpost: The Story of the Book: 2: Monks and Manuscripts

Christopher Trace looks at some early books. He sees how parchment and vellum were made and how the folded book form took the place of the scroll, while various styles of writing developed from the Roman script.
In the studio, Christopher Trace and Ewart Oakeshott
For Schools
Previously shown on October 29
(to 11.58)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Guest: Ewart Oakeshott
Designer: Gordon Roland
Scriptwriter: Carol Goodman
Presented by: Peggie Broadhead

: Heddiw

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


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 13.45)


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

: Spotlight

A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
Previously shown on October 30
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Film editor: Peter S. Horrey
Producer: John Miller

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Director: Rosemary Gill
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Europe: Heidi: Part 3

A film from Switzerland in four parts.

Heidi and Clara make a great discovery.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version written and presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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

: Television Top of the Form: Autumn Series: Heat 2

The Girls of Victoria College, Belfast v. The Boys of Maidstone Grammar School


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: Paddy Feeny
Scorer: Geoffrey Stone
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Graphics: Roy Laughton
Outside Broadcasts directed by: Alan Rees
Outside Broadcasts directed by: Mary Evans
Editor: Joan Clark
Producer: Innes Lloyd

: 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

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs-Stars-News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Peter Murray.


Presenter: Peter Murray
Settings: Paul Montague
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Steptoe and Son: The Lodger

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week a second showing of The Lodger

Albert's idea of introducing a third person into the Steptoe household is one that does not appeal to Harold.
First transmission on February 18


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Norman Percival
From an original theme by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett

: The Rogues: Death of a Fleming

A film series.
Starring David Niven, Charles Boyer, Gig Young, Gladys Cooper, Robert Coote as The Rogues
See page 53


Marcel St. Clair: Charles Boyer
Tony Fleming: Gig Young
Timmy St. Clair: Robert Coote
Margaret St. Clair: Gladys Cooper
Donough Cunningham: Quinn O'Hara
Sheik Swazik: Peter Whitney
Alec Fleming: David Niven

: The News

: War Requiem

by Benjamin Britten.
with Heather Harper, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Meredith Davies

The Melos Ensemble

Conducted by Benjamin Britten

BBC Chorus and Choral Society
London Philharmonic Choir
Conductor, Frederic Jackson

Boys from Emanuel School
Conductor, Christian Strover
Simon Preston organ and chamber organ
from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Introduced by Richard Baker.

(First transmission on BBC-2 on August 4)

(Copies of the words of the War Requiem, the Latin of the Mass for the Dead interspersed with poems by Wilfred Owen, may be obtained (price one shilling, post free) from BBC Publications, [address removed])
(See page 54)


Composer/Ensemble Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Soprano: Heather Harper
Tenor: Peter Pears
Baritone: Thomas Hemsley
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conductor: Meredith Davies
Musicians: The Melos Ensemble
Singers: BBC Chorus and Choral Society
Singers: London Philharmonic Choir
Conductor: Frederic Jackson
Singers: Boys from Emanuel School
Conductor: Christian Strover
Organ and Chamber organ: Simon Preston
Presenter: Richard Baker
Television Presentation: Antony Craxton

: Gallery: The American Presidency

The weekly political review.
Introduced by Ian Trethowan.

The American Presidency
A report from America by Robin Day and Robert McKenzie.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter (The American Presidency): Robin Day
Reporter (The American Presidency): Robert McKenzie
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: News Extra

: Komm Mit!: 5: Im Kaffeehaus

Wir sprechen Deutsch
A course of thirty lessons for beginners.

Heidi and Dieter drink coffee and eat cream cakes.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First transmission on Saturday

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